Health Behavior Change for Prediabetes

Case ID:
UA19-219
Invention:

This Family Consultation (FAMCOM) for Prediabetes Program is a health behavior change program for use with adult couples in which at least one member is prediabetic. FAMCOM is an evidenced-based treatment that is effective in modifying a range of health behaviors and has been adapted for prediabetes. The program uses systemic perspective to target couple-level interaction patters to promote increased physical activity and healthier eating. 

 

Background: 
Health behaviors occur in a social context, and to affect long-term, sustainable health behavior change, behavior interventions must attend to not only to interpersonal interactions, but the larger social milieu in which these social processes unfold.


Applications:

  • Health-related behavioral change
  • Prediabetic behavioral change


Advantages:

  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Promotes increased physical activity and healthier eating
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Laura Silva
Sr. Licensing Manager, COS
The University of Arizona
lauras@tla.arizona.edu
Lead Inventor(s):
David Sbarra
Atina Manvelian
Bonita Sur
Mark Whisman
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