Dawn believes she is vulnerable to diabetes. She believes diabetes is a serious life threatening disease.
She likes to eat a lot of sweet foods & she is not physically active.
Other risk factors:
Her mother and two aunts on her mothers side died from complications of diabetes and today she is obese.
She knows she is at risk and plans to reduce her risk. She plans to exercise and has made arrangements with her friend Pam to go walking in the mornings at 5:30. For the last three months she has been putting off starting the walking programme
#1 What educational approach is more likely to help Dawn modify her bahaviour?
a. Give Dawn some reading materials about diabetes and its prevention
b. Encourage Dawn to develop a behaviour contract and find a strong support system
c. Have a variety of educational materials displayed in the waiting area of the clinic where Dawn visits for medical care
d. Engage in reflective listening and offer material incentives for change
#2Based on the information given about Dawn and in light of the stages of change theory at what stage would you say she is in her readiness to change her behaviour