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The power of communication. Modifying behaviour: effectively influencing nutrition patterns of patients.

Abstract

Every year 7000 people die from obesity and another 13,000 people die by wrong diets in The Netherlands. Part of this problem can be solved when the communication between general practitioners (GPs) and patients about nutrition and diets improves. There are four activities that can contribute greatly to the communication between GPs and their patients. (1) GPs can ask nonjudgemental questions that help to understand their patients' perspective on the illness, its causes and possible treatments. (2) GPs can listen carefully to their patients' replies and try to pick up clues to their understanding as well as their ability to adhere to a recommended treatment. (3) GPs can work with patients and family members to set realistic and achievable goals for behavioural change. (4) GPs can involve their patients in active problem solving. The role that practitioners play in changing patients' behaviour to healthy lifestyles is more similar to a coach. They should be along the sideline, empowering patients, helping them develop their own healthy lifestyles. When GPs apply these principles in daily practice, they will find out that they can effectively influence the nutrition patterns of their patients.

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    De Presentatie Groep, Bloemendaal, the Netherlands. info@depresentatiegroep.nl

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    Source

    European journal of clinical nutrition 59 Suppl 1: 2005 Aug pg S17-21; discussion S22-3

    MeSH

    Attitude of Health Personnel
    Choice Behavior
    Communication
    Health Promotion
    Humans
    Netherlands
    Nutritional Sciences
    Patient Education as Topic
    Physician-Patient Relations
    Practice Patterns, Physicians'

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16052187

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - The power of communication. Modifying behaviour: effectively influencing nutrition patterns of patients. AU - Koster,F R T, AU - Verheijden,M W, AU - Baartmans,J A, PY - 2005/7/30/pubmed PY - 2005/10/29/medline PY - 2005/7/30/entrez SP - S17-21; discussion S22-3 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 59 Suppl 1 N2 - Every year 7000 people die from obesity and another 13,000 people die by wrong diets in The Netherlands. Part of this problem can be solved when the communication between general practitioners (GPs) and patients about nutrition and diets improves. There are four activities that can contribute greatly to the communication between GPs and their patients. (1) GPs can ask nonjudgemental questions that help to understand their patients' perspective on the illness, its causes and possible treatments. (2) GPs can listen carefully to their patients' replies and try to pick up clues to their understanding as well as their ability to adhere to a recommended treatment. (3) GPs can work with patients and family members to set realistic and achievable goals for behavioural change. (4) GPs can involve their patients in active problem solving. The role that practitioners play in changing patients' behaviour to healthy lifestyles is more similar to a coach. They should be along the sideline, empowering patients, helping them develop their own healthy lifestyles. When GPs apply these principles in daily practice, they will find out that they can effectively influence the nutrition patterns of their patients. SN - 0954-3007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16052187/full_citation L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602169 ER -