Title

Why do we behave the way we do?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

1-1-1995

Abstract

Changing high risk behaviours involves progress through six stages of change: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance and termination. Stage matched programs for cardiovascular disease prevention can produce much higher participation rates than traditional action-oriented programs (80 to 85% versus 1 to 5%). The amount of success following intervention is directly related to the scare of change participants are in before intervention. Helping people progress through the stages involves matching particular processes and principles of change to particular stages of change.

Publication Title

Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Volume

11

Issue

SUPPL. A

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