Tag: "motivational" at medical news
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...ies have shown that physician advice is a powerful motivational
toolto help patients be more compliant with new behaviors that can help reduce theirrisk of disease. What this study shows us is that we have a long way to gobefore we have achieved our goal of effective patient counseling. Ashealth-care providers,...
New Book (And Web Site) Use 'Currency' Of Aging To Guide And Motivate Healthy Choices
... all fit together. It turned out to be a wonderful motivational
tool, far more effectivethan doctors' orders, warn...iors thatmade their RealAge younger. We had struck motivational
gold." The book cites the example of Roizen's remarkably active 92-year-oldfather (RealAge 76), the ...
Gender differences in private substance abuse treatment retention
... referrals for women with psychiatric problems, or motivational
enhancement therapy for men who need to increase their motivation levels. Furthermore, people who are entering treatment, as well as their families and friends, may benefit by becoming aware of those 'risk factors' associated with dropping out and p...
Study discovers a way to keep infants safe from second-hand smoke
...ents in the study group received a 30-to 45-minute motivational
interviewing session at their home with a health e...persuade the smokers to change their behavior, the motivational
interview is a more-respectful strategy that says, 'we cant make this choice for you, but here is so...
Sky-is-the-limit challenges have strongest effect on the heart
... cardiovascular responses can be a sign of intense motivational
and emotional states. Such findings are important because chronically elevated cardiovascular responses may lead to cardiovascular disease. A link between pronounced cardiovascular responses and negative health outcomes is by no means certain, says l...
College drinking problems and research solutions
...-behavioral skills with norms clarification; brief motivational
interventions; altering students expectations about the effects of alcohol) Effective With General Populations and Could Be Applied to College Environments (examples: enforcement of minimum drinking age laws; restrictions on alcohol retail outlet d...
Exploring the brain chemistry of people at risk for alcohol disorders
...+ individuals may have a deficit in their aversive motivational
system or AMS that might lead them not to learn to moderate their drinking so that they avoid the negative consequences of drinking," said Peter R. Finn, associate professor of psychology at Indiana University. "The theoretical rationale runs some...
Educational interventions boost participation in cervical screening
...tervention. Educational materials included videos, motivational
pamphlets, and fact sheets in both Chinese and English. After 6 months, 39% of the women in the outreach group reported having undergone Pap testing, compared with 25% of the women in the direct mail group and 15% of the women in the no-intervention ...
A computer-based, self-help system for the space age
...2) - Soon we can throw out the self-help books and motivational
tapes and make way for a computerized system designed to help people work through issues such as conflict resolution or mild depression. Under development for astronauts on extended missions, the system will assist in preventing, assessing and managi...
Airport noise impairs long-term memory and reading
...hronic noise can have serious health, learning and motivational
effects in children and adults....
NIDA sponsors Frontiers in Addiction Research at Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Orlando
... in Drug Abuse? Neuropeptides play major roles in motivational
processes and related behaviors, and integrate behavioral responses to stressful stimuli. This symposium is a state-of-the-art look at research into the understanding of the role of neuropeptides in addiction. The NIDA co-chair is Dr. Yu Woody Lin. ...
Videotaping message helps black teens eat more fruits, veggies
...od that combined behavioral skills learning with a motivational
technique called strategic self-presentation Strategic self-presentation "is based on the proposition that one's public displays shape a person's private self," Wilson explains. "That is, how we present ourselves to others has a powerful influence on...
College students get better grades when they take psychological principals courses
...on and how students could put motivational
techniques into practice. Specifically, they learned about overcoming procrastination, building self-confidence, taking responsibility and managing their life. Another major part of the c...
Outpatient pediatric visits good opportunity to help parents quit smoking
...utreach Program (STOP), a free service including a motivational
interview, nicotine replacement, follow-up phone counseling and referrals to both their primary care physicians and to the Massachusetts Smokers Quitline. Of 100 parents enrolling in the program, 78 percent accepted nicotine replacement therapy, and...
Major prostate-cancer prevention study to launch awareness campaign in churches nationwide
...id the campaign's celebrity supporter Les Brown, a motivational
speaker, author and television personality who also is a five-year survivor of prostate cancer. "Through my involvement with SELECT Sunday, I encourage congregations nationwide to host a SELECT Sunday service and to advise African Americans about the...
Brain area identified that weighs rewards
... is kind of a nexus of brain circuitry involved in motivational
or emotional inputs from the limbic system. And it...ying to find those circuits that seem to associate motivational
outcomes or emotional outcomes with the actions or the stimuli that produced them," said Platt. "So,...
'Survival sex' and substance abuse may hinder HIV prevention efforts
...as the message wears off. "We need to develop some motivational
interviewing skills and techniques which include the patient in the process to set achievable goals," Dr. McGowan said. "Rather than telling a patient to stop using drugs, you would ask, 'Do you think you can cut back on your drug use?'" Finally, th...
Brief mail- and computer-generated interventions work best for problem drinking among young people
...n four countries, a review and commentary on brief motivational
interventions with college students, and the preli...at to be effective in producing behavioral change, motivational
feedback has to be individualized," said Kypri. "In the context of computerized brief interventions...
HHS launches diabetes prevention campaign
...set of type 2 diabetes. Campaign materials include motivational
tip sheets for consumers as well as print and radio public service ads. Each set of materials is specifically tailored for one of the high risk groups: African Americans; Hispanic and Latino Americans; American Indians and Alaska Natives; ...
Examining motivational interviewing in drug abuse therapy
...ed to assess the usefulness of a single session of motivational
interviewing in drug abuse treatment showed that t...ents to receive or not receive a single session of motivational
interviewing as part of their drug abuse therapy. The researchers assessed drug use at the pretreatm...