Demands of Multiple Behavior Change in Type 2 Diabetes Risk Reduction

Jenifer Thomas, John Moring, Madison Nagel, Mariah Lee, Colter Linford, Tessa Woods, Sarah Clinkenbeard

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The purpose of this study was to explore individual experiences of participation in multiple activities recommended for type 2 diabetes risk reduction. Twelve individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes described their experiences regarding risk-reduction activities. A grounded theory method guided data collection and analysis. Data analysis revealed facilitators and inhibitors associated with participation in recommended multiple behavior change for type 2 diabetes risk reduction. Our findings emphasize social and personal factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of adherence to prevention recommendations. Findings suggest that health care providers provide structured yet individualized recommendations to support multiple behavior change efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-551
Number of pages7
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • adherence
  • behavior change
  • prevention
  • type 2 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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