John’s Journey Continues: Taking Action, Part 3

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. John’s current stop on his patient journey is the action stage – that stage of the journey when John, after contemplation and preparation, initiates change and takes action to resolve his communication problems. Recall that the Transtheoretical (changes of change) Model consists of 6…

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John’s Journey: His PCP’s influence on the hearing aid purchase decision

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. As John takes action to purchase hearing aids, he is likely to proceed on the perception that hearing aids are medical devices, according to MT9 survey data reported in last week’s post.  Assuming he follows the medical path, he can consult a variety of professionals,…

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John’s Journey Resumes: Taking Action

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. When we last left John on his Journey toward better hearing (before taking some detours to the CDC and the PCAST), John was engaged in the preparation stage of his journey as defined by the Transtheoretical (stages of change) model of behavior.   Recall…

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John’s Journey Continues: Preparation

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   In my last post, we took a little side-trip (a path less-traveled) from John’s Journey to explore the Case of the Curious CDC report on the “Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type among Adults – United States, 2013.” This week, we’ll get back…

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John Starts His Hearing Journey

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.  For today’s post, I’d like to combine the subjects of two previous, seemingly unrelated “Peeling the Onion” posts –the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model  and MarkeTrak (MT) 9. MT9 Goes to the IOM Meeting   On June 30th I attended the Second Meeting of…

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