Using evidence-based principles to achieve sustained behavior change
Rumsey, N. (2009) Using evidence-based principles to achieve sustained behavior change. Wounds, 21 (12). ISSN 1746-6814
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Publisher's URL: http://www.woundsresearch.com/issues/1045
This narrative review outlines the potential benefits of supporting clients to successfully change existing patterns of behavior in the context of wound care. In acknowledging the complexities involved in changing deeply ingrained patterns of behavior, the case for developing interventions based on evidence is presented. The evidence-based psychological targets, which are recommended for inclusion in behavior change interventions, are outlined together with their theoretical derivatives. An example of an intervention developed using evidence-based techniques is presented. The challenges of progressing understanding and developing successful interventions in the context of wound care are discussed.