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A Practical Guide on Behaviour Change Support for Self-Managing Chronic Disease

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  • Valuable for students and professionals interested in chronic disease management

  • Contains expertise from contributors of various disciplines

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Interprofessional Learning Outcomes-Based Curriculum to Support Behaviour Change in Persons Self-Managing Chronic Disease

    • Afke Kerkstra, Cristina Lavareda Baixinho, Isa Brito Félix, Judith Strawbridge, Mara Pereira Guerreiro
    Pages 1-9Open Access
  3. Concepts and Theories in Behaviour Change to Support Chronic Disease Self-Management

    • Maria Adriana Henriques, David de Sousa Loura
    Pages 11-21Open Access
  4. Identifying and Assessing Self-Management Behaviours

    • Helga Rafael Henriques, José Camolas, Nuno Pimenta, Anabela Mendes
    Pages 23-58Open Access
  5. Implementing Behaviour Change Strategies

    • Isa Brito Félix, Mara Pereira Guerreiro
    Pages 59-79Open Access
  6. Communication and Person-Centred Behaviour Change

    • Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Carlos Filipe Quitério, Isa Brito Félix, Mara Pereira Guerreiro
    Pages 81-112Open Access
  7. Supplementary Online Resources for the Development of Behaviour Change Support Competencies

    • Gregor Štiglic, Katja Braam, Maria Beatriz Carmo, Luís Correia, Lucija Gosak, Mateja Lorber et al.
    Pages 113-119Open Access
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 121-122

About this book

This open access book is a valuable resource for students in health and other professions and practicing professionals interested in supporting effective change in self-management behaviors in chronic disease, such as medication taking, physical activity and healthy eating.

Developed under the auspices of the Train4Health project, funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, the book contains six chapters written by international contributors from different disciplines. Chapter one introduces the competencies necessary for delivering effective behavior change support, based on an established program of work, and related learning outcomes. The four following chapters describe how these competencies can be acquired, focusing on concepts and theories, assessing self-management behaviors, implementing change strategies and person-centered communication, using a practical approach. The last chapter points out supplementary learning resources, developed as part of the Train4Health project.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Nursing Research, Innovation and Development Centre of Lisbon (CIDNUR), Nursing School of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

    Mara Pereira Guerreiro, Isa Brito Félix

  • Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC) & NMS Research, NOVA Medical School, NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal

    Marta Moreira Marques

About the editors

Mara Pereira Guerreiro obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Manchester (UK). She held a senior post at the Nursing School of Lisbon, Portugal, where she led research and innovation projects in the field of digital health and education, including Train4Health, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. More recently, she took a post of Associate Professor at Egas Moniz University, Portugal.

Isa Raquel Brito Santos Pereira Félix has a PhD in Nursing (University of Lisbon, Portugal). She is an early career investigator in the Nursing School of Lisbon. Her research is focused on the application of behavioral science to the development of interventions to support self-care of people with chronic health conditions, using both digital and non-digital modes of delivery. Isa held the position of Train4Health project manager. 


Marta Moreira Marques holds a PhD in Health Psychology (Leiden University, Netherlands). She is a senior research fellow at the NOVA Medical School (Portugal), and holds honorary research positions at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and University College London (UK).  Her research focuses on the methods for advancing the science of behaviour change, and in applying them to the development and evaluation of complex health behaviour change interventions.





Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Practical Guide on Behaviour Change Support for Self-Managing Chronic Disease

  • Editors: Mara Pereira Guerreiro, Isa Brito Félix, Marta Moreira Marques

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-20010-6

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-20009-0Published: 08 March 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-20010-6Published: 07 March 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 122

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Medicine/Public Health, general, Psychology, general, Physiology, Pharmacy

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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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