Phone call – Week 8
Allow approximately 40 minutes for this call.
After discussing the exercise program and health issues, as for previous weeks, offer the maintenance options to the patient, such as:
Continuing to exercise at home
Joining a gym
Joining a walking group
Attending an exercise group
Reflect on the past 8 weeks – listen and encourage “change talk” – DARN:
Desire – statements about preference for change
Ability – statements about capability
Reasons – specific arguments for change
Need – statements about feeling obliged to change
Check that the patient has a follow up appointment for re-assessment at the hospital or health centre.