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Title: The development of a tool for the assessment of communication skills for behaviour change in dietetics
Author: Whitehead, Kirsten Anne
ISNI:       0000 0004 5359 9555
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2014
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In recent years the NHS has moved towards a patient-centred approach, placing the emphasis on changing health -related behaviour and developing the communication skills of healthcare staff. Registered Dietitians (RDs) have an important role in supporting patients with health -related behaviour change and are required to communicate effectively with patients. The aim of this research, using a mixed methods approach, was to explore and develop the area of Communication Skills for Behaviour Change (CSBS) within one-to-one consultations between patients and RDs in the UK. A cross-sectional survey of British Dietetic Association (BDA) members was undertaken to ascertain their views on the use of CSBC in dietetics and preferred teaching methods at both pre- and post- registration level. A tool for the assessment of CSBC within dietetic patient consultations (DIET-COMMS) was developed and tested for its psychometric properties and utility in practice. Finally semi-structured interviews were undertaken with experienced RDs who had undertaken inter-rater reliability testing with DIET-COMMS to explore their views on best practice for CSBC in dietetics.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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