What is Readiness to Change?

Guide: Motivate positive health habits and build more personal wellness programs with Readiness to Change Data. 

Actionable Data for Better Health Outcomes: Measure Change Readiness with Wellcomplete™

Actionable Data for Better Health Outcomes: Measure Change Readiness with Wellcomplete™

Readiness to change data empowers wellness professionals to make educated decisions about where their resources will be best spent. Our reports help you zero in on the areas of wellness that you can control so your time and money have the greatest impact. Wellcomplete Health Risk Assessments use the Transtheoretical Model (TTM), created by research psychologists Drs. James O. Prochaska and Carlo C. DiClemente, to identify which stage of the change journey an individual is in and prompt HRA participants with change readiness questions where appropriate.

Behavior change takes effort. And it won’t happen until a person recognizes the need to change and is willing to make it happen.

Our lifestyle coaches use the readiness to change data report we capture through the Wellcomplete HRA to meet our members where they are at. By understanding where the member is on the spectrum of readiness to change, we can help move them through the stages through motivational interviewing. By using this feature, we’ve seen more positive outcomes in our coaching programs.
Our lifestyle coaches use the readiness to change data report we capture through the Wellcomplete HRA to meet our members where they are at. By understanding where the member is on the spectrum of readiness to change, we can help move them through the stages through motivational interviewing. By using this feature, we’ve seen more positive outcomes in our coaching programs.

Readiness to Change Questions in Action

One of the areas of health measured by Wellcomplete is physical activity. Depending on whether or not a participant reports a healthy level of activity, they may be prompted to answer one of these questions: 

reported low physical activity:

reported Healthy physical activity:

In both the examples above, you learn about the participant’s willingness to change their health habits, or how recently they changed their habit to learn where they may be in their change journey. Both responses provide new insights into the individual’s future health status, and can be used to build more targeted health and wellness programs. 

Administrative Reporting For Readiness to Change Data

Readiness to change data empowers wellness professionals to make educated decisions about where their resources will be best spent. Our reports help you zero in on the areas of wellness that you can control so that your time and money have the greatest impact. In this Wellcomplete Admin Report example, nutrition is overwhelmingly the area that people are ready to change. By focusing program efforts on nutrition, population health managers see better results, including:

  • Increased user participation in wellness programs
  • Improved health outcomes

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