9-6 - HP 300 9/6/11 Transtheoretical Model What are stage...

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HP 300 9/6/11 Transtheoretical Model What are stage theories? o What makes a good stage theory? What is the transtheoretical model? o What are its stages? o How do you get from one stage to the next? Stage theory o Looks at health behavior as a series of discrete steps/stages o People change a little bit, then plateau, then change a little bit, then plateau Common Elements of Stage Theories o (1) Use a category system to define stages in a person’s change process and everyone is in one of these stages Each stage has a prototype. People match prototype approximately but not exactly Mutually exclusive o (2) Ordering of the stages people must proceed through specifically ordered stages in their change process can pass through a stage very quickly, or can get stuck in a stage, or can move backwards before one can pass from stage to stage, have to overcome barriers to change major barriers: move slowly, minor barriers: move quickly Barriers Common barriers to change facing people in the same stage Makes it useful to tailor interventions to the person’s stage
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course HP 300 taught by Professor Riggs during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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