Decision making in the transtheoretical model of behavior change
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Decision making is an integral part of the transtheoretical model of behavior change. Stage of change represents a temporal dimension for behavior change and has been the key dimension for integrating principles and processes of change from across leading theories of psychotherapy and behavior change. The decision-making variables representing the pros and cons of changing have been found to have systematic relationships across the stages of change for 50 health-related behaviors. Implications of these patterns of relationships are discussed in the context of helping patients make more effective decisions to decrease health risk behaviors and increase health-enhancing behaviors.
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Medical Decision Making
Prochaska, James O.. "Decision making in the transtheoretical model of behavior change." Medical Decision Making 28, 6 (2008): 845-849. doi: 10.1177/0272989X08327068.