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The multi-theory model – or ‘MTM’ – of health behavior change provides a theoretical framework for understanding and promoting health behaviors. Professor Manoj Sharma from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has now applied this model to understand the factors that lead people to take up meditation – or ‘dhyana’ – and to maintain this health-related behavior over time. His findings confirm the utility of the MTM in informing behavior change interventions and open up important avenues for future research.

Original Article Reference

This SciPod is a summary of the papers ‘Can the multi-theory model (MTM) of health behavior change explain the intent for people to practice meditation?’ in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, doi.org/10.1177/2515690X211064582, and ‘Introspective meditation before seeking pleasurable activities as a stress reduction tool among college students: A multi-theory model-based pilot study’, published in Healthcare, doi.org/10.33390/healthcare10040614.

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