Adopting New Behaviors Doesn’t Need to Be All Work- It Can be Quite Satisfying

Individual behavior change is often central to enhancing quality of life and improving health.  This includes adopting healthier habits around diet, physical activity, sleep, and other core individual behaviors.  It includes new tactics to improve social interactions with family and friends and with healthcare providers.  And it often includes new medical-related behaviors such as medication […]

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Seeing the Success of Others Makes us More Likely to Succeed

We were glad to see the interest in Paul’s article from last month’s Canary Health newsletter about designing digital interventions to highlight behavioral modeling.  Providing behavioral modeling is one of the key approaches to increasing an individual’s self-efficacy — i.e. the confidence in one’s ability to set a goal and accomplish it. Increasing self-efficacy has […]

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Improving Outcomes: Self-Efficacy Based Digital Therapeutics

Neal Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer, Canary Health, recently presented at the Right Care Initiative, a public-private partnership working to improve clinical outcomes for adults with chronic conditions within California. Neal discussed digital therapeutics, the implications for modern health practice, and the role increasing self-efficacy plays in improving outcomes. He also presented Better Choices, Better Health® and […]

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Increasing Self-Efficacy Accelerates Successful Behavior Change

Over 40 years ago, Albert Bandura postulated that self-efficacy was important for individuals and societies to be able to be successful.  Many others have subsequently validated his concepts.  Self-efficacy serves as the core element of a wide variety of interventions. “Self-efficacy is the belief we have in our own abilities, specifically our ability to meet […]

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