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Table of Contents
1 General Definition & Theoretical Background
2 Measuring Stage
3 Recommendations
4 References
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Appendix A

6 Appendix B
7 Appendix C
8 Appendix D
9 Published Examples

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Other Constructs
 

Barriers

 

Dispositional Optimism

 

Environments

 

Illness Representations

  Implementation Intentions
  Intention, Expectation, and Willingness
  Normative Beliefs
  Optimistic Bias
  Perceived Benefits
  Perceived Control
  Perceived Severity
  Perceived Vulnerability
  Self-Efficacy
  Self-Reported Behavior
  Social Influence
  Social Support
  Stages
  Worry

Stages
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Appendix A. Example Items from the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA)

Precontemplation
    "As far as I’m concerned, I donít have any problems that need changing"
    "All this talk about psychology is boring. Why canít people just forget about their problems?"

Contemplation
    "I have a problem and I really think I should work on it"
    "I’m hoping this place will help me to better understand myself"

Action
    "I am doing something about the problems that had been bothering me"
    "Anyone can talk about change: I’m actually doing something about it"

Maintenance
    "It worries me that I might slip back on a problem I have already changed, so I am here to seek help"
    "I’m here to prevent myself from having a relapse of my problem"

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