The Transtheoretical Model of Change and HIV Prevention: A Review
O. Prochaska, Colleen
A. Redding, Lisa L. Harlow, Joseph
S. Rossi & Wayne F. Velicer
Cancer Prevention Research
The Transtheoretical model of health behavior change is described and
supporting empirical work is presented that reviews the central constructs of the model
the stages of change, processes of change, decisional balance, confidence, and temptation.
Model based applications to a broad range of problem behaviors are summarized.
Applications to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention behavior changes are
highlighted for each variable. Finally, several questions about the area of sexual
behavior change to reduce risk of HIV exposure are explored and future research ideas are
described within the context of this model.
* Abstract Reprinted with permission