This trial is evaluating whether Brief Action Planning Exercise will improve 3 primary outcomes and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with Health Behaviors. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline Period.
This trial requires 178 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Brief Action Planning Exercise is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"Signs of health behaviors include obesity, being overweight or obese, cigarette smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, drug or alcohol use, binge drinking and sexual activity. Many of these behaviors contribute to heart disease and other chronic illnesses, and a number of signs of them may be present early on before the onset of symptoms." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The annual level of health behaviors varies widely between all groups. People who participate in an array of activities are most likely to develop healthy lifestyles." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Understanding health-related behavior helps health professionals improve patient care and minimize risk. This article identifies significant risk factors for cigarette smoking, physical inactivity, and alcohol use by adolescents and younger adults. Preventing or minimizing these unhealthy habits can reduce morbidity and mortality and reduce the cost of healthcare." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Poor lifestyle habits, including smoking, alcohol intake, body weight, diet, and engaging in physical activity can be harmful to one's physical health. To minimize these risk factors, it is important for individuals to implement healthy lifestyles at a young age, and for families to teach their children proper lifestyle habits. The physical inactivity that occurs in many youth and in older adults can be prevented by increasing the amount of walking, swimming or jogging they do and by getting off their sofa and out of the house. Inactivity causes a range of heart problems, and can increase the risk of developing other health problems." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Health behavior change can be achieved with minimal intervention and a variety of theoretical principles. However, it is difficult to change and enhance positive health behaviors." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Most patients diagnosed with chronic conditions engage in many of the behaviors listed in the PPROMIS-12, but many have behaviors that are not prevalent in the general population and thus require particular attention for targeted prevention and/or intervention." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"A major contribution of the current evidence is that it supports the effectiveness of the evidence base that has been established for health behaviors so that clinicians can choose appropriate therapy based on the person's needs, preferences, and values. [Health behaviors are not always treated aggressively but when treatment is necessary, it is usually in the form of medication, lifestyle modifications, or a combination of the 2.] In most instances, interventions are designed to empower patients rather than target patient compliance with instructions." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"As age increases, health behaviors generally decrease. Furthermore, our population is quite young, with a mean age of just 32 years. With an average age of just 32 years and nearly a quarter of our population having no health behaviors, the average age of our population was the strongest predictor of having no health behaviors." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Brief action planning is a feasible method to increase and maintain PA in people. BAP was found to be safe in this sample of healthy individuals. Future studies will explore the optimal duration of these interventions and whether other types of interventions with other population groups will improve the effectiveness of BAP." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"A review study concluded that [BAPEX is feasible and effective in increasing motivation for exercise and improving exercise performance in adults]], which provides evidence for the clinical validity of BAPEX. [https://www.jnn.com/content/early/2017/04/05/health.jnn.com.br?section=news&articles_id=35231668] More information and clinical applications of BAPEX can be found in the following publication: https://www.simpsonpress." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Although the genetic correlation between body weight and exercise behavior is low, these findings suggest that there are strong family environmental influences on both behaviors." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Despite the presence of a statistically significant, low odds ratio, the strongest predictor of health-related behavior was an individual's level of motivation (defined in this study as the level of the intention to follow a healthy diet) after adjusting for the individual's level of perceived barriers to this health-related behavior. In a recent study, findings support a key, if temporary, role for "physiological- and psychological-environmental-specific barriers" in explaining individual differences in health behavior." - Anonymous Online Contributor