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Table 1 Core constructs of the Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska et al. 2008) [32]

From: Complex multiple risk intervention to promote healthy behaviours in people between 45 to 75 years attended in primary health care (EIRA study): study protocol for a hybrid trial

Stages of Change Description
Precontemplation No intention to take action within the next 6 months
Contemplation Intends to take action within the next 6 months
Preparation Intends to take action within the next 30 days and has taken some behavioural steps in this direction
Action Changed overt behaviour for less than 6 months
Maintenance Changed overt behaviour for more than 6 months
Termination No temptation to relapse and 100% confidence