Studies are finding that computerized calls have a positive effect at a much lower cost than live calls.  In a Stanford study, Researcher Abby King found that over a 12 month period, exercise levels for a group receiving computerized calls increased from 78 minutes per week to 157, an increase of 201%.  People receiving live phone calls for the same period increased from 100 minutes per week to 178, an increase of 178%.

Evidence-based behavioral change principles have been designed into Sprezie Aftercare from the start:

Positive Recognition – personal messages recorded by friends, family and others are a powerful, positive, motivating force.

Proactive, Moment-of-Decision Support – participants set their personal schedules to receive calls when they need them most.

Involvement of People of Influence – friends, family and professionals provide support by leaving messages which are automatically delivered by the system.

Personal Application – the questions, schedule and messages are specific to the participant, not a general diagnosis. 

Manageable Goals – unique questions asked during each call transform goals into manageable tasks and time frames.

Accountability – each call provides the opportunity for the participant to report on his or her effort and success.

Self-Awareness – consistently asking about effort and routines raises self-awareness and helps the person self correct.

Journaling – the reports are a journal of the participants’ effort, results and related personal stories, organized by day.

Visual Data – the participants’ answers are presented in online, easy-to-understand reports. 

Consistent Measurement – data collection occurs daily at the moment people are making real decisions.

Studies show each of the above principles have a positive impact on behavioral change. Studies also show that phone coaching in general accelerates and sustains long-term behavioral change.

Independent, peer-reviewed, published studies about the Sprezie Aftercare have found that the program accelerates and sustains positive behavioral change.