The purpose of this doctoral project was to create a group treatment manual for adults diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, who were displaying adverse health behaviors that were modifiable by lifestyle change. In order to create the manual, an extensive literature review was conducted in the areas of the prevalence of chronic illness in the United States, cardiovascular disease and associated health risk factors, motivational interviewing, health behavior change, and group therapy with adults. The result is a manual consisting of 10 detailed weekly sessions, including pre/post outcome measures, complete with handouts and facilitator guidelines for working with this population.
School of Behavioral Health
Arechiga, Adam L.
Herbozo, Sylvia M.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Year Degree Awarded
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Cardiovascular Diseases; Group Counseling; Group Psychotherapy
Subject - Local
Treatment manuals, Cardiovascular disease, Adverse Health Behaviors, Group Therapy, Lifestyle Change
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Salem, Salma A., "Motivational Interviewing Group to Address Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors" (2013). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 151.
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