Behaviour change techniques and medical education: The TENT PEGS study
|Starts:||14:00 7 May 2013|
|Ends:||15:00 7 May 2013|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Institute of Population Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
Host: Centre for Primary Care
Speaker: Anna Chisholm, Health Psychology, University of Manchester
About the event:
The costs of obesity for individuals, society and health care systems are widely acknowledged. Accordingly, the General Medical Council expects that by graduation, medical students are able to discuss obesity and behaviour change with patients. Qualified clinicians (including GPs) however, report that discussing behaviour change with patients can be difficult, uncomfortable and frustrating. Furthermore, a number of barriers to successful behaviour change discussions exist, such as perceived lack of training, low confidence in available behaviour change strategies, desire to avoid damaging the doctor-patient relationship, and confusion regarding clinicians’ roles and responsibilities.
The TENT PEGS study aimed to address some of these barriers by drawing upon an existing evidence-base which identifies numerous theory-linked behaviour change techniques. The key study aim was to investigate whether it is possible to use this literature to develop effective obesity management education for medical students. Results of a feasibility and acceptability study will be described in which GP trainees delivered behaviour change education to medical students. Central to this education was the TENT PEGS framework which provided students with a practical ‘tool box’ of behaviour change techniques. Discussion will focus upon the potential utility of this kind of medical education, implications for other health professionals, and possible challenges of implementation.
All welcome. No booking necessary
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar room 1, 5th Floor