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Final Call – Week 8

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.