Behaviour Change to Promote Diabetes Outcomes: Getting More From What We Have Through Dissemination and Scalability

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      The potential benefits of advanced medical treatments (pharmacotherapies) and technologies (diagnostics, devices and apps) are unrealized due to lack of sustained behaviour change in individuals living with type 2 diabetes. The lack of scale-up of effective health behaviour change interventions limits health improvement. Identification of mediators of behaviour change (adherence, self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation) can address this limitation by shifting the focus of behaviour change from input (which behaviour change strategy to choose) to output (what can the person adhere to and sustain). Technology and accessing the workplace environment to promote change offer scalable opportunities for facilitating health behaviour change in populations.


      Les avantages potentiels des traitements médicaux avancés (pharmacothérapies) et des technologies (diagnostics, dispositifs et applis) ne se sont pas concrétisés en raison de l’absence de changement durable de comportement chez les individus qui vivent avec le diabète de type 2. L’absence d’élargissement des interventions efficaces de changement de comportement visant à améliorer la santé freine l’amélioration de la santé. L’identification des médiateurs du changement de comportement (observance et adhésion, auto-efficacité, motivation intrinsèque) peut permettre de remédier à cette lacune en privilégiant le changement de comportement du début (quelle stratégie de changement de comportement choisir) à la fin (ce à quoi peut adhérer la personne et le maintenir). Les technologies et l’accès à l’environnement de travail dans le but de promouvoir les changements offrent des occasions évolutives qui favorisent le changement au sein des populations.


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