Changing behaviours: interventions that count.

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Many individuals affected by tension-type headache (TTH) choose the self-care route without seeking medical advice from their primary care doctor 1. As a result, community pharmacies play an important role in identifying patients with TTH, providing education and counselling on potential lifestyle trigger factors and recommending appropriate analgesics.

This increased responsibility in TTH mirrors recent changes in the professional role of pharmacy staff – away from dispensing medicines towards a more patient-oriented advisory role. What can pharmacists do to introduce a culture change and behaviour shift among their staff? When considering this question, it can be helpful to look at the underlying principles that explain and influence human behaviour. A keen understanding of behaviour is also important for other professionals involved in the management of TTH such as cognitive behavioural therapists and physiotherapists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-30
JournalInternational journal of clinical practice. Supplement
Issue numbers182
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2015


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