The Trans-Theoretical Model (TTM)

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In 1979, James O. Prochaska developed the Trans-theoretical model (TTM) which has its roots in psychotherapy, and representing the outcomes and the critical review of three hundred therapy studies. (McKenzie, et al., 2005) As a model in nature, TTM aims to presented processes and explain them thus is helping planners and healthcare educators better understand implementation and evaluation of programs as well as defining the framework on which to create plans for programs. (Butler, 2000) According to McKenzie et al (2005), TTM refers to as stage theory where people are classified into categories and identifies the overall factors that move people from one category to the next. Specifically, stage theories are characterized by four fundamental principles, which are as follows: (1) Definition of stages by generating a category system (2) Ordering of stages (3) Common barriers (4) Different barriers. Based upon these principals, transtheoritical…show more content…
(McKenzie, et al., 2005) Temptation is moving in opposite direction to confidence; one’s moves forward through stages temptation decreases and confidence increases. However, Prochaska indicated that temptation is still present even in the latest stage, maintenance, and so healthcare planners should be

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