• Perceived Benefits &amp Outcome Expectations

    • What are some of the perceived benefits of behavior change the client shared?

Togain back the mobility she lost before she loose it.

Getcomforts on her skins and stay healthy.

Hergoal to drop down to 185 pounds.

    • What are some of the outcome expectations of behavior change the client shared?

Bettermobility, weight loss, how’s she feeling inside. Time management.

    • What strategies will you use to reinforce these perceived benefits and outcome expectations?

Dietmanagement is essential to promote the well-being of an individual.Dietary management necessitates for a good diet in order to realizemetabolic management. Food therapy would help the client to checkwhatever she eats. This plan collaborates in solving practicalproblems, offering advice and guidance to the affected people throughindividual assessment (Zazworsky,Bolin &amp Gaubeca, 2006).

    • What strategies will you use to motivate or reinforce motivation toward behavior change?

Advocatefor better routines on adoption of the correct eating behaviors thatare associated with long-term health benefits. The need to be aproper understanding of the common challenges related to diabetes andstrategies formed to address them. This will help in making physicalexercises part of the individual’s daily life. Counseling will alsohelp in promoting behavior change (Zazworsky, Bolin &amp Gaubeca,2006).

  • Strategies &amp Tools to Overcome Perceived Barriers

    • What are some of the perceived barriers to behavior change the client shared?

Time,full time teaching, children, single parents and teenagers two boys.

    • How confidence/how much control does the client express about their ability to change their behavior?

60to 70 percent confidence, food, exercise issue, work place and peerpressure.

    • What strategies and tools will you provide to your client to increase self-efficacy?

Iwould always seek to ensure the client has a strict timetable thathelps in managing her daily routine. Another approach is to put greatemphasis on the need to adopt healthy behaviours. It will boost herself-esteem, outlook on life, concentration, and intelligence. Toincrease self-efficacy, it is important to have procedures,which should be used to minimize the risk by establishing a moreappropriate dietary selection. The development of these criteria tookinto consideration of appropriate techniques that has more healthbenefits as opposed to health risks. It would be appropriate toalways encourage the client as means to improve confidence(Zazworsky, Bolin &amp Gaubeca, 2006).

    • What resources will you provide to your client to help overcome barriers?

Someof the resources I would provide the client include reading materialsand personal time. The reading materials will have essentialinformation about healthy living. Barriers can be overcome by havingsomeone who is always supporting the client to realize the expectedresults. Time is an important resource that will enable the clientplan her time well to attend physical exercises. Other resourcesinclude videos about healthy lifestyles.Inadequate information, myths and misinformation contributes to poorunderstanding of intervention measures in the adoption of healthylifestyle. The resources provided will help the client in managinghis situation for better (Zazworsky,Bolin &amp Gaubeca, 2006).


Zazworsky,D., Bolin, J., &amp Gaubeca, V. B. (2006). Handbookof diabetes management.New York: Springer.