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Professional Resources


There are a number of models and programs avaialble to support behaviour change.  The following resources offer more information to support you in working with your patients to achieve active participation in self-management.



Dr. M.T. Vallis--Behaviour Change Institute Tools


Are you interested in hearing Dr. Vallis discuss motivational interviewing?    


If you have attended the "Moving Towards Change" workshop, the following tools will help you incorporate your learnings in to your every day clinical practice.


Please click on each tool to view


Behavior Modification Tool


Emotion Management Tool


Motivational Enhancement Tool


If you would like to view a copy of Dr. Vallis' recent slide presentation from this Nov 2019 workshop, Click here




Are you are interested in learning more about a Manual for Group-Based Intervention--Psychosocial Diabetes Care"?     





Self-Management Support for HCP by Mike Hindmarsh 


This link provides a video link to a self-management tool kit video   





Self-Management Support - Youtube Videos


This link provides a video link to a Self Managing Self-Management support video


This link provides a video regarding the importance of self-management in primary care settings




The 5 A's Behaviour Change Model


The 5 A's model is based on the following 5 concepts:



1.  Assess

2.  Advise

3.  Agree

4.  Assist

5.  Arrange


This model is currently being used by the Canadian Obesity Network. 


This link provides a 5 A's framework for guiding patient-provider interactions; office environment proecedures and Community/Policy approaches.  



COPD Resources

Click Here to view some of the COPD resources offered by the Ontario Lung Association


Flinder's Program™

The Flinder's Program™ was formerly known as the Flinder's model.  It was developed at Flinder's University in Australia and after 10 years of reserarch and success, it has moved from a model to a program. 





Brief Action Planning (BAP) 

This program was developed to support health care providers to learn effective communication strategies to support self-management and motivate effective behaviour change.





3 Minute Empowerment




This program was developed by Dr. Jacques Bedard, from Quebec.  The focus is on assessing the stage of change and the level of conviction and confidence, and using motivational interviewing as the intervention technique. 






Research Articles


Barriers to Self-Management in People Affected by a Chronic Disease


Development and Pilot-Testing of a Brief Psychosocial Group Intervention Protocol for Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management


The Development and Validation of an Eating Self-Efficacy Scale


The Efficacy of Diabetes Patient Education and Self-Management Education in Type 2 Diabetes


Effectiveness of Diabetes Self-management Education Intervention Elements:  A meta-analysis 


Partnering in Self-Management Support: A Toolkit for Clinicians


Patient Self- Management: Health- Literacy Skills Required


Psychosocial and Management Experiences of Canadian Family Members Living With People With Diabetes:  The Second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs Study (DAWN2™)


Perspectives of Canadian Healthcare Professionals on Diabetes Self-Management and Care: Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs2 (DAWN2™)


"A Daughter’s Frustration with the Dearth of Patient and Family-Centered Care"- Cindy Brach 2014


Diabetes Resources

The following link provides additional resources from the Waterloo Wellington Diabetes website




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