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Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Leslie Martin, Kelly Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo


Each year, millions of people resolve to take better care of their health and almost a billion medical visits take place. Yet as many as half of these visits result in patient nonadherence, and most people who successfully begin necessary health behavior changes fail to maintain them. Healthcare professionals often struggle to provide their patients with the tools necessary for successful maintenance of healthy behavior. This book synthesizes the results from an overwhelming number of empirical research articles on adherence and health behavior change, providing simple, powerful, and practical ... More

Keywords: adherence, health, health behavior, behavior change, healthcare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195380408
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leslie Martin, author
La Sierra University, Riverside

Kelly Haskard-Zolnierek, author
Texas State University, San Marcos

M. Robin DiMatteo, author
University of California, Riverside