Managing Diabetes: Use of the Transtheoretical Model

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael A. Perko, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Managing diabetes requires a motivated client and skilled health care provider." clients adhere to diabetes management recommendations is challenging. The transtheoretical model may be valuable in achieving success in diabetes management. Health care providers who are informed about the behavior change process and stage specific interventions may be well equipped to facilitate positive and lasting behavior changes. The purpose of this paper is to describe the transtheoretical model and to discuss strategies for applying it to diabetes management. Utilizing stage-matched strategies may be beneficial in motivating clients with diabetes to adhere to recommendations.

Additional Information

Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society
Language: English
Date: 2008
Public Health, Diabetes, Diabetes Management

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