Changing Patient Behavior / Edition 1

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This comprehensive anthology on disease management focuses on integrating health behavior change strategies into disease management practices. Changing Patient Behavior offers a solid, systematic approach to developing and implementing strategies to influence the patient's behavior in the context of health and disease management programs.
Nationally known disease management authority Richard Patterson has assembled a stellar lineup of contirubtions from fifteen major health experts, creating an indispensable guide to making the patient integral to the management of his or her own health.Richard Patterson is executive vice president, director of development for HealthAnswers, Inc., a business-to-business health management and wellness services company.

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Editorial Reviews

This guide to disease management introduces strategies of improving outcomes of the management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Its systematic approach centers on integrating the patient into the overall process. Contributors examine the complex set of motivators affecting health-related behavior, and offer suggestions on how to influence this behavior in ways that improve the patient's overall physical condition. The book also includes models of behavior change that can be customized to fit the individual patient. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787952792
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/20/2000
  • Series: J-B AHA Press Series , #4
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD PATTERSON is executive vice president, director of development for HealthAnswers, Inc., a business-to-business health management and wellness service company. He was the founder and managing director of Hastings Outcomes Management, a health and disease management company located in Pennington, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (J. Prochaska).

The New Focus: Integrating Behavioral Science into Disease Management (R. Patterson).


Utilizing Theories and Constructs Across Models of Behavior Change (K. Glanz & B. Oldenburg).

Applying the Theory: Models of Behavior Change (C. Cafiero & F. Carness).


Changing Behavior and Environment: How to Plan Theory- and Evidence-Based Disease Management Programs (L. Bartholomew, et al.).

Using Telephone-Based Interventions (T. Mason).


Implementing Behavior Change Methods (C. Cafiero & F. Carness).

Connecting People and Technologies for Disease Management (D. Newton & N. Sofian).

Measuring and Improving the Intervention (M. Toscani & L. Pizzi).

Selecting Variables and Constructs to Measure (J. Biskupiak).



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