Stages of Change is a heuristic model that describes a sequence of stages (see Table 1) in successful behavior change:
The Stages of Change model can be used both to help understand why people at high-risk for diabetes might not be ready to attempt behavioral change, and to improve the success of health counseling.
Another application of the Stages of Change model in organizations and communities involves conceptualizing organizations along the stages-of-change continuum according to their leaders’ and members’ (i.e., employees’) readiness for change.
People do not always move through the stages of change in a linear manner – they often recycle and repeat certain stages, for example individuals may relapse and go back to an earlier stage depending on their level of motivation and self-efficacy.
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