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Brief Action Planning to Facilitate Behavior Change and Support Patient Self-Management

Gutnick D, Reims K, Davis C, Gainforth H, Jay MR, Cole S. Brief Action Planning to Facilitate Behavior Change and Support Patient Self-Management. Journal of clinical outcomes management : JCOM. 2014 Jan 1; 21(1):17-29.

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Abstract:

- Objective: To describe Brief Action Planning (BAP), a structured, stepped-care self-management support technique for chronic illness care and disease prevention. - Methods: A review of the theory and research supporting BAP and the questions and skills that comprise the technique with provision of a clinical example. - Results: BAP facilitates goal setting and action planning to build self-efficacy for behavior change. It is grounded in the principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing and evidence-based constructs from the behavior change literature. Comprised of a series of 3 questions and 5 skills, BAP can be implemented by medical teams to help meet the self-management support objectives of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. - Conclusion: BAP is a useful self-management support technique for busy medical practices to promote health behavior change and build patient self-efficacy for improved long-term clinical outcomes in chronic illness care and disease prevention.





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