Advocating for Behavior Change With Education

Katherine R. Arlinghaus, Craig A. Johnston

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Education is ubiquitous with clinical care. However, not all education supports behavioral change. Education is a broad term that encompasses the process of obtaining general knowledge, personal awareness, and skills training. Although not sufficient, education is a necessary component for behavior change. This article outlines the role of education in behavior change and offers practical suggestions for how clinicians can provide education to their patients to help them change behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • behavior change
  • education
  • knowledge
  • self-efficacy
  • training


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