Using the SMART-EST Goals in Lifestyle Medicine Prescription

Nicole D. White, Vicki Bautista, Thomas Lenz, Amy Cosimano

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Abstract

Lifestyle modifications can effectively decrease chronic disease risk but studies show little to no time during patient encounters is spent on lifestyle medicine counseling. The SMART-EST goal framework facilitates both a rich discussion of lifestyle medicine and a comprehensive patient-centered action plan for health behavior change. The tenets of the SMART-EST goal-setting process are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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