Title

Facilitating dietary change: the patient-centered counseling model

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

3-2001

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Behavior Therapy; Counseling; Dietetics; Food Habits; Health Promotion; Humans; *Models, Psychological; *Patient Compliance; Patient-Centered Care

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Am Diet Assoc. 2001 Mar;101(3):332-41. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

11269614