HCM and research

HealthChange® Methodology (HCM) has been used by numerous research teams over the years to:

  • develop person-centred protocols for the delivery of research-based health interventions
  • identify and help staff communicate key health literacy messages to research participants
  • train, upskill and audit clinical staff in the use of HCM
  • develop consultation scripts and documentation
  • align patient education materials to HCM
  • provide and support a structure for ongoing skills development and community of practice.

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Some Selected Partnerships and Publications


Deakin University: Healthy Pregnancy Study (HIPP)

Skouteris, H., McCabe, M., Milgron, J., Kent, B., Bruce, L., Mihalopoulos, C., Herring, S., Barnett, M., Patterson, D., Teale, G., & Gale, J. (2012), Protocol of a randomised controlled trial of a specialised health coaching intervention to prevent excessive gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention in women: the HIPP study. BMC Public Health, 12:78  Link

Hill, B., Skouteris, H., McCabe, M., Milgrom, J., Kent, B., Herring, S., Hartley-Clark, L., Gale, J. (2013). A Conceptual Model of Risk and Protective Factors for Excessive Gestational Weight Gain. Midwifery, 29, 110-114   Link


The University of Melbourne: Diabetic Retinopathy Study

Feedback of personal retinal images appears to have a motivational impact in people with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and suboptimal HbA1c: findings of a pilot study

First published: 21 March 2013


The University of Melbourne and Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine: Telephone interventions for Knee Osteoarthritis

Hinman RS, Lawford BJ, Campbell PK, Briggs AM, Gale J, Bills C, French SD, Kasza J, Forbes A, Harris A, Bunker SJ, Delany CM, Bennell KL. Telephone-Delivered Exercise Advice and Behavior Change Support by Physical Therapists for People with Knee Osteoarthritis: Protocol for the Telecare Randomized Controlled Trial. Phys Ther. 2017 May 1;97(5):524-536. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzx021. PMID: 28339847.

Bennell KL, Campbell PK, Egerton T, Metcalf B, Kasza J, Forbes A, Bills C, Gale J, Harris A, Kolt GS, Bunker SJ, Hunter DJ, Brand CA, Hinman RS. Telephone Coaching to Enhance a Home-Based Physical Activity Program for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Jan;69(1):84-94. doi: 10.1002/acr.22915. PMID: 27111441.