Monitor progress

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The client's progress in the stress management programme should be regularly monitored both through the use of the stress assessment instrument, and through questioning the client about their adherence to the stress management programme. This monitoring is important so that the progamme can be updated to reflect any new assessment information and to keep the client motivated towards acheivement of their stress management goals.

The stress management programme may be updated because the client is progressing faster or slower than expected, because some new stressors have been identified, because the stress management modality does not suit the client

When the client is actively engaged in folloiwng your healthcare programme, your role expands to include a coaching role. Your clients value your enthusiasm especially for their achievements, but remember to encourage them when they're not making so much progress.