Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
- Describe the transtheoretical model and stages involved in healthy behavior change.
- Discuss the role of motivation in exercise adoption and adherence.
- Identify behavioral strategies for enhancing motivation and describe a variety of motivational strategies.
- Determine which motivational strategies are appropriate based on a client’s stage of change.
Course Outcome addressed in this Assignment:
EF310-3:Define motivational strategies and techniques for each age group cohort.
When working with clients, it is important to determine their readiness for change and identify appropriate motivational strategies they can use to increase or maintain their physical activity. For this Assignment, you will complete a self-assessment as well as an assessment of your client, Sally.
Part 1: Self-Assessment
Identify your current stage of change (pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance) in regards to exercise based upon the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. When it comes to exercise, do you consider yourself motivated? If not currently exercising, are you motivated to increase your activity level?
If you are not meeting the Guidelines, what are your current barriers to exercise/physical activity (include real and perceived barriers). If you are meeting the Guidelines, what are barriers you may face in the future or have faced in the past? Based on your current stage of change, what are three motivational strategies you can use to either increase your physical activity or maintain your current active lifestyle?
Part 2: Client Assessment, Sally
To begin, review the biography of your client, Sallyfrom Course Documents. Once you have read her biography, listen to her audio clip for additional information about her readiness for change.
Identify Sally’s current stage of change (pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance). Be sure to discuss how you reached this conclusion. Does the client have high or low motivation to make a change in her physical activity/lifestyle? Explain how you reached this conclusion; provide specific examples from the client’s biography and audio clip.
What are Sally’s current barriers to exercise/physical activity (include real and perceived barriers). Based on Sally’s current stage of change, what are three motivational strategies she can use to increase her physical activity and/or move to a more active stage?
Project must be in APA format and utilize references. Expected length is approximately 2–3 pages.