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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 Available from:

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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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:wound care, behaviour change
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:11383
Deposited By: E. Thomas
Deposited On:04 Nov 2010 08:56
Last Modified:09 Oct 2013 14:18

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