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Health Psychology interventions

Citation
O'Carroll R (2014) Health Psychology interventions. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (2), pp. 235-239. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12082

Abstract
First paragraph: There is now widespread acceptance that behaviour plays a key role in the development of many long-term conditions and that behaviour change is essential for both prevention and treatment (Khaw et al., 2008; Mokdad, Marks, Stroup, & Gerberding, 2004). Our discipline has taken important strides forward in theory development and in extending our understanding of the factors that guide intention formation and behavioural enaction. Significant advances are also being made in developing a reliable taxonomy of behaviour and behaviour change techniques (Michie et al., 2013). However, Health Psychology now needs to start to deliver robust evidence that our interventions can lead to lasting changes in behaviour, which in turn, lead to significant health benefits.

Keywords
intervention; treatment; effect-size; replication

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Output Type: Editorial

Journal
British Journal of Health Psychology: Volume 19, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)O'Carroll, Ronan
Publication date31/05/2014
Date accepted by journal17/12/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/17938
PublisherWiley-Blackwell for The British Psychological Society
ISSN1359-107X

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