Five As Technique
Aka: Five As Technique, Health Risk Behavior Counseling
- See Also
- Five Rs Technique
- FRAMES Technique
- Trans-theoretical Model
- Counseling health behavior change
- Technique: Five As
- Ask: How much Tobacco do you use?
- Advise: As your doctor, I strongly recommend that you quit Tobacco.
- Assess: Are your ready to quit Tobacco in the next 30 days? I can help you quit.
- Assist (or refer):
- Quitting Tobacco can be a real challenge
- Nicotine withdrawal
- Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood
- Weight gain
- We have medications such as Buproprion and Nicotine Replacement to help you.
- I would ask the clinic nurse to see how you are doing in 1-2 weeks.
- Searight (2007) Prim Care 34(3): 551-70 [PubMed]
- Searight (2009) Am Fam Physician 79:277-84 [PubMed]