Healthy Behaviour & Change is a research area that aims to increase awareness of a person’s habits and behaviours to encourage change. Several studies have shown that knowledge plays an important role in motivating change. To achieve the desired change, people should seek out information from trusted sources such as peer-reviewed journals, governmental scientific bodies, and health information.
Changing behaviour is a complex challenge and involves multiple factors, such as genetics, cultural and geographic location, life experiences, and socioeconomic status. It is also important to recognize that our current habits and lifestyle are directly related to our overall health status. Changing our lifestyle can make a big difference in our chances of developing chronic diseases. In fact, it is estimated that one in every two people worldwide now has at least one chronic disease.
The aim of this parent meta-review is to highlight the latest research relating to the impact of interventions on health and wellbeing. It focuses on the most comprehensive, rigorous and methodologically rigorous meta-analyses on interventions that aim to engage self-regulation. These interventions usually involve specific behaviour change techniques and components. The efficacy of such interventions is highly dependent on the population and the target behaviour.
Self-regulation theory is a theoretical framework that incorporates various theories related to behavior change. It highlights the bidirectional relationship between factors such as self-efficacy, motivation, and risk perception. It also considers the role of social factors and community-based influences.