Behavior-Change Action Plans in Primary Care: A Feasibility Study of Clinicians

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This article reports findings of a study to explore whether it is feasible for clinicians to engage patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors in collaborative goal-setting and concrete action planning during the primary care visit. 

It concludes that collaborative goal-setting between clinicians and patients for improved health behaviors is viewed favorably by clinicians in primary care. Time constraints could be addressed by delegating goal-setting to other caregivers. 

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