Information on the four behavioural risk factors for CVD is provided. Brief interventions are described as an approach to providing counselling on risk factors and encouraging people to have healthy lifestyles.
This module focuses on the behavioural risk factors and provides information on:
- tobacco use, unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity and harmful use ofalcohol as important contributors to CVDs
- behavioural change, brief interventions for counselling and key points formotivational interviewing
- the theory of the 5As for brief interventions, as well as sample brief interventionsfor each risk factor, using the 5As.
Target users of this module:
This module is intended for trainers of primary health care workers, including physicians, nurses, and other health workers.
Primary care workers should be trained on the risk factors and counselling approaches, adapting to local customs, culture and context.
NCD programme managers may also use it for planning purposes.