behavioural intervention


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behavioural intervention

The use of operant conditioning models—i.e., positive and negative reinforcement—to modify undesired behaviour—e.g., anxiety, smoking, overeating.
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This is the first time that behavioural interventions have been measured scientifically, and the reasons for success pinpointed.
Although these findings are only preliminary, it's encouraging that lay health coaches successfully supplemented a less intensive, lower cost behavioural intervention and that their weight losses were actually comparable to those produced by professional coaches - something that could be critical in this changing health care landscape," M.
The ministry of community, family and children's services has been ordered to fund the child's Intensive Behavioural Intervention treatment until a decision has been made in the case.
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that even a modest behavioural intervention program can measurably reduce the incidence of HIV among female sex workers in the U.
Half the world's population (nearly 5 billion) will be myopic by 2050 they predict, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) in the high myopia category and at a significantly increased risk of blindness, if behavioural interventions and optical treatments are not developed and implemented.
However, researchers say that without behavioural interventions or the development of optical treatments, this could reach five billion in the next 35 years.

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