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'Making every contact count'. Evaluation of the impact of an intervention to train health and social care practitioners in skills to support health behaviour change

'Making every contact count'. Evaluation of the impact of an intervention to train health and social care practitioners in skills to support health behaviour change
'Making every contact count'. Evaluation of the impact of an intervention to train health and social care practitioners in skills to support health behaviour change
A total of 148 health and social care practitioners were trained in skills to support behaviour change: creating opportunities to discuss health behaviours, using open discovery questions, listening, reflecting and goal-setting. At three time points post-training, use of the skills was evaluated and compared with use of skills by untrained practitioners. Trained practitioners demonstrated significantly greater use of these client-centred skills to support behaviour change compared to their untrained peers up to 1 year post-training. Because it uses existing services to deliver support for behaviour change, this training intervention has the potential to improve public health at relatively low cost.
1461-7277
138-151
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Lawrence, Wendy, Black, Christina, Tinati, Tannaze, Cradock, Sue, Begum, Rufia, Jarman, Megan, Pease, Anna, Margetts, Barrie, Davies, Justin, Inskip, Hazel, Cooper, Cyrus, Baird, Janis and Barker, Mary (2016) 'Making every contact count'. Evaluation of the impact of an intervention to train health and social care practitioners in skills to support health behaviour change. Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (2), 138-151. (doi:10.1177/1359105314523304). (PMID:24713156)

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Abstract

A total of 148 health and social care practitioners were trained in skills to support behaviour change: creating opportunities to discuss health behaviours, using open discovery questions, listening, reflecting and goal-setting. At three time points post-training, use of the skills was evaluated and compared with use of skills by untrained practitioners. Trained practitioners demonstrated significantly greater use of these client-centred skills to support behaviour change compared to their untrained peers up to 1 year post-training. Because it uses existing services to deliver support for behaviour change, this training intervention has the potential to improve public health at relatively low cost.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 8 April 2014
Published date: February 2016
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 394843
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/394843
ISSN: 1461-7277
PURE UUID: 9c988eed-dc21-4975-9457-9719c0d8a70a
ORCID for Wendy Lawrence: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1264-0438
ORCID for Hazel Inskip: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8897-1749
ORCID for Cyrus Cooper: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3510-0709
ORCID for Janis Baird: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4039-4361
ORCID for Mary Barker: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2976-0217

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Date deposited: 24 May 2016 15:18
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 16:57

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Author: Wendy Lawrence ORCID iD
Author: Christina Black
Author: Tannaze Tinati
Author: Sue Cradock
Author: Rufia Begum
Author: Megan Jarman
Author: Anna Pease
Author: Barrie Margetts
Author: Justin Davies
Author: Hazel Inskip ORCID iD
Author: Cyrus Cooper ORCID iD
Author: Janis Baird ORCID iD
Author: Mary Barker ORCID iD

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