Behaviour change (DS-10)

Discussion session
Time:
Monday 13 May 2019, 10:45-12:15
Location:
Room C
Moderator
Speakers
Are the words adherence, compliance and concordance now disreputable? - Establishing sustainable behaviour change with physical therapy

Description

As part of the physical therapy intervention, individuals may be expected to change their behaviour in relation to physical activity, treatment adherence and self-management. What are the most successful approaches to ensure patients stick to the exercise regime and do not give up? Is the expectation of “adherence” pejorative or does the right to self-determination mean a different approach is required? Should we rather, as physical therapists be supporting patients to develop their skills and self-efficacy to self-manage their long term condition.

Objectives

  1. Introduce theories underpinning behaviour change
  2. Explore strategies to improve treatment engagement and self-management
  3. Discuss barriers and facilitators to successful behaviour change