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The transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM) is frequently used to systematically describe and understand a wide range of health behaviors and changes therein, such as smoking cessation, safer sex, quitting cocaine, or the adoption and maintenance of exercise (Prochaska and DiClemente, 1983; Prochaska et al., 1994). Although interventions demonstrated that physical activity and exercise are necessary for health (American College of Sports Medicine, 2014; Dishman et al., 2013), studies on different populations (USA and Europe) showed that less than 5% of adults exercise the minimum amount to impact health (Cavill et al., 2006; Garber et al., 2011). Furthermore, research indicated that 50% of the exercisers drop-out in the first six months (Berger et al., 2002). To study exercise behavior, the TTM is often applied for an in-depth understanding of the development of this specific behavior and its change over time (Buckworth et al., 2013; Reed, 2001). In various populations and settings, the existence of significant relationships between the TTM and exercise behavior have been demonstrated (Fallon et al., 2005; Marshall and Biddle, 2001; Spencer et al., 2006). The current model describes four key constructs; 1. stages of change; 2. decisional balance; 3. self-efficacy; and 4. processes of change. The stages of change are the organizing construct of the TTM and hypothesize that individuals move cyclically through the stages with periods of progression and relapse. The stages of change contain five main stages (Dishman et al., 2010) to cease an unhealthy (like smoking) or adopt a healthy behavior (like exercise), or six stages if the termination/relapse stage is also included (Cardinal, 1998; Fallon et al. 2005; Prochaska and Marcus, 1994;). The stages are summarized in Table 1.
The TTM supposes to be an integrative model (Velicer et al., 1998) meaning that individual constructs are related. This contains primarily the relationship of decisional balance, self-efficacy, temptation and processes of change with the stages of change. Prochaska et al. (1994) studied twelve problem behaviors and ordered the usage of pros and cons to the stages of change participants claimed to be in. The outcomes showed that pros and cons develop over time over the stages of change, and variations per problem behavior were observed. Concerning processes of change, Prochaska and DiClemente (1983) indicated that self-changers are using the fewest processes of change during precontemplation and emphasize consciousness raising at contemplation. They emphasized self-reevaluation in contemplation and action stage, and reported increased usage of self-liberation, helping relationships, plus reinforcement management in the action and maintenance stage. Velicer et al. (1998) mentioned that the cognitive processes are mostly used in the early stages, and the behavioral processes in the later stages of change. Dishman et al. (2010) reported contrary results; people appear to use both cognitive and behavioral processes while they attempt to increase or maintain their physical activity. The integrative nature of the TTM has also been applied to self-efficacy and temptations. Based on theory, self-efficacy mainly starts to increase at preparation and remains stable in action and maintenance stage. Temptation decreases in the preparation, action and maintenance stage (Velicer et al. 1998; Dishman et al. 2010). A schematic overview of the relationship between stage and self-efficacy, temptation, pros and cons for a healthy behavior such as exercise, is demonstrated in Figure 1, based on Velicer et al. (1998).
Figure 3. The mitochondrial modulation of ASC neurophysiology (created with BioRender.com). Mitochondrial metabolism functions as a central regulator of NSC self-renewal and differentiation. Neuronal differentiation is driven by a significant increase in OXPHOS while stem cell fate is shifted toward gliogenesis under oxidative and metabolic stress. Thus, mitochondrial dysfunction disrupts neurodevelopment and contributes to glial over-proliferation and subsequent neuroinflammation. The remodeling of mitochondrial metabolism also facilitates the maturation of myelinating oligodendrocytes and modulates the activation of microglia during neurodevelopment. Microglial activation is essential for post-natal synaptic pruning, which is dysregulated in ASC leading to synaptic overgrowth, cortical hyperconnectivity, and an imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory synapses. Anti-inflammatory microglia release growth factors that promote oligodendrocyte maturation while pro-inflammatory microglia are responsible for demyelination via phagocytosis. The coupling between mitochondrial fatty acid metabolism and glial phenotypes underlies the oligodendrocyte-microglial interactions that modulate myelin synthesis and turnover, which is crucial for the formation and plasticity of neural networks. Therefore, mitochondrial dysfunction is a common mechanism implicated in several features of ASC neurodevelopment, physiology and function. NSC, Neuronal Stem Cell; IPC, Intermediate Progenitor Cell; OPC, Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell; OXPHOS, oxidative phosphorylation; E/I imbalance, excitatory/inhibitory imbalance.
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