Monitoring goals and providing Feedback

Directly linked to Planning and Setting Goals is monitoring of these goals and the provision of feedback. This facilitates reflection on what worked well and what was more challenging, and why. Adjustments of the goals can then be made accordingly.

 
The monitoring of behaviours (e.g. eating or physical activity behaviours) or outcomes of behaviours (e.g. bodyweight or blood pressure) may be carried out by the dietitian using a food consumption questionnaire, (reading out) a pedometer or a scale, but also by means of so-called ‘self-monitoring’. In case of the latter, the client is asked record her/his (outcomes of) behaviours. An example is asking a client to weigh themselves at the end of each day, over a two-week period.
 
Based on the monitoring the dietitian is able to provide factual feedback by informing the client on the progress and relating that to the agreed goals.
 
Video Examples


Watch how the dietitians reviews the goals set during the previous appointment and how she provides positive feedback on the achievement of the goals.



See how the dietitian praises Alice for the changes made and how she suggests to amend some of the goals and make them more realistic to avoid the feeling of failure.



Look how the dietitian provides feedback to Queenie based on the blood test results. She congratulates her for the improved blood choleterol and tries to find out why the triglycerides have remained (too) high.



See how the dietitian praises Brian for his weight gain and how she asks questions to find out why he is a bit constipated.