4.6.3 Assess ‘readiness’ of the person to change diet/lifestyle

The basic principle of a health behaviour change is that people hold a range of beliefs about their problems and behaviours. They range between those who do not acknowledge that there is a problem, those who acknowledge that there is a problem but are not ready to act and those who understand and make efforts to act but are unable to persist with desired actions. A careful assessment of an individual’s readiness or preparedness to change can help a healthcare provider plan further intervention.

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