Behavioural Change

1st Edition

An Evidence-Based Handbook for Social and Public Health


  • Print ISBN 9780443073571

Key Features

For all topics, the following questions are posed:
  • What is the scope of the problem within the international communities?
  • What approaches are typically used to prevent or treat it?
  • What is the evidence as to the most effective approaches to prevention and treatment?
  • What is the performance of these approaches in terms of prevention/diversion and full or partial recovery for the short and long term?

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Models of behaviour change and health promotion

3. Achieving effectiveness in health promotion programs: evidence, infrastructure and action

4. Eating and nutrition

5. Sexual health and behaviour change

6. Alcohol and drug use: Theoretical integration of interventions to prevent harm.

7. Changing physical activity and exercise patterns

8. Tobacco dependence, smoking prevention and cessation

9. Management of depression

10. Interventions for insomnia

11. Problematic gambling behaviour

12. Crash and injury prevention

13. Self-management and chronic illness

14. Pushing the boundaries of evidence-based research: enhancing the application and sustainability of health promotion programs in diverse populations

15. The way forward in the design and development of effective behaviour change programs


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Colette Browning

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia

Shane Thomas

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director of Primary Care Research, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Monash University, Melbourne, Australia