NDEP Offers New Resource to Support Behavior Change
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has launched a new resource for supporting behavior change in people who have diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes and their families.
The Support for Behavior Change Resource (SBCR) is an online database that provides easy access to existing research articles, tools, and programs that address the "how to" of behavior change. The database includes a variety of resources that help individuals and groups cope with diabetes and make lifestyle and behavior changes. Independent expert reviewers have reviewed all materials in the database. This new resource provides the following:
- Research articles. The articles in the SBCR are review articles, landmark studies, and meta-analyses. They are categorized by target area, such as Appointment Keeping, Physical Activity, and Weight Management, and behavioral or coping strategy, such as Goal Setting, Patient Empowerment, Problem Solving, Active Listening, Coping Skills, and Social and Peer Support. The SBCR is not an exhaustive list of research articles, but rather a selection of current publications that provide useful information for those wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the science of psychological health and behavior change and promote the practical application of these strategies.
- Tools and programs. The tools and programs in the SBCR facilitate coping and the behavior change process. Materials included provide both educational information and specifics about how to make behavior changes. The recommended tools and programs are categorized by target area, such as Medication Taking, Physical Activity, Coping, and Stress and Emotions, and target audience, such as People with Diabetes, Children and Teens, Older Adults, and Spanish Language.
The NDEP is now accepting new submissions to the SBCR. The NDEP seeks to identify additional research and tools and programs that can help people with diabetes, people at risk, and their health care teams and other organizations in their self-management efforts that contribute to improved health outcomes.
To access the SBCR, search the database, or submit a tool, visit www.ndep.nih.gov/sbcr.
NIH Publication No. 10-4562
Page last updated: December 5, 2011