Facilitating dietary change: the patient-centered counseling model
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Behavior Therapy; Counseling; Dietetics; Food Habits; Health Promotion; Humans; *Models, Psychological; *Patient Compliance; Patient-Centered Care
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies
Recent data indicate that the patient-centered counseling model enhances long-term dietary adherence. This model facilitates change by assessing patient needs and subsequently tailoring the intervention to the patient's stage in the process of change, personal goals, and unique challenges. This article describes this model, including its theoretical foundations, a 4-step counseling process, and applications. This behavioral counseling model can help nutrition professionals enhance patient adherence to nutrition care plans and dietary guidelines.
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Citation: J Am Diet Assoc. 2001 Mar;101(3):332-41. Link to article on publisher's site