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Health and Behavior
Techniques to Facilitate Change in Patients

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1. To be an effective change agent, healthcare professionals:

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2. What is the focus when planning change using an outcome-driven approach?

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3. A patient has a behavior-related health problem and plans to change the behavior but is not yet ready to change. This patient is in which stage according to the transtheoretical model?

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4. During which stage of change is relapse and regression to an earlier stage most likely to occur?

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5. Which model of change stresses the impact of a patient’s social environment?

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6. Which action by the clinician is least likely to motivate a patient to change?

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7. As part of motivational interviewing, helping a patient focus on how current behavior differs from desired behavior is known as:

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8. Motivational interviewing states that an important step in developing a partnership for change with a patient is to:

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9. A type of reflection where the clinician recaps what has occurred in all or part of an interaction with a patient to communicate interest and understanding is called:

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10. When eliciting change talk, a patient comments to the clinician that “it is important to take my medication as prescribed because my blood pressure is way too high.” According to the mnemonic device DARN-CAT, this represents:


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