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Editorial on Health Behavior Change Conversations in Dental Care Setting

Health behaviors finish in oral health issues. Behavior modification techniques, au courant by behavior science, area unit seldom used by care professionals (DCPs) inside routine care. Aim To develop a theory-informed intervention to support DCPs' behavior modification conversations and valuate its practicability and acceptableness. Intervention a behavior modification toolkit (Toothpicks) comprising thirty three behavior modification techniques relevant to medicine, delivered inside associate degree interactive on-line course. Design Development and mixed-methods analysis of the intervention. Participants' motivation to discussion behavior modification with patients was measured before and when coaching using a valid form. Acceptableness was assessed through semi-structured interviews.  DCPs' (N = 32) motivation enlarged considerably post-training. Participants found the coaching acceptable and according afterwards implementing techniques into their observe. Potential barriers preventing implementation to clinical observe embody perceived lack of opportunities to result modification inside the constraints of the clinical context. 


Sanika Swapna

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