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An automated and interactive positive motivation system (10) that allows a physician, counselor or trainer to produce and send a series of motivational messages and/or questions to a client (50) to change or reinforce a specific behavioral problem. The system (10) consists of a client database (12) and a client program (14) that includes for each client unique motivational messages and/or questions based on the transtheoretical model of change comprising the six stages of behavioral change (100) and the 14 processes of change (114), as interwinding, interacting variables in the modification of health and mental health behaviors of the client (50). The client program (14) utilizes the associated 14 processes of change (114) to move the client (50) through one of the six stages of behavioral change (100) when appropriate by using a plurality of transmission and receiving means. The database and program are operated by a computer (16) that at preselected time periods sends the messages and/or questions to the client (50) through use of a variety of transmission means and furthermore selects a platform of behavioral issues that is to be addressed based on a given behavioral stage (100) at a given time of day.

Title
Automated and interactive behavioral and medical guidance system
Application Number
112955
Publication Number
5596994
Application Date
May 2, 1994
Publication Date
January 28, 1997
Inventor
William L Bro
8939 S. Sepulveda #530, Los Angeles, 90045
CA, US
Agent
Cislo & Thomas
IPC
A61B 5/04
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