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-The Health Belief Model was one of the first models which adapted theories from the behavioral sciences to examine health problems.-Attempts to explain the reasons behind alterations in an individuals' behavioral patterns
-The model proposes that people will change an unhealthy behavior if they determine 5 following:They are at risk for an illnessIf the threat is seriousIf the benefit of changing outweigh the costIf they believe they can make the changeIf the enviorment supports the change
Health belief model
Health Belief Model<br />JulieDevin<br />
What is the Health Belief Model?<br />Psychological model based on knowledge and perception<br />Developed by researchers at the U.S. Public Health Service in the 1950s<br />Adapts theories from behavioral sciences to examine health problems<br />Explain and predicts health behaviors<br />Focuses on individuals attitudes and beliefs<br />
perceived susceptibility: person's opinion of the chances of getting a certain condition<br />perceived severity, person's opinion of how serious this condition is<br />perceived benefits, a person's opinion of the effectiveness of some advised action to reduce the risk or seriousness of the impact<br />perceived barriers: psychological costs of this advised action<br />cues to action:internal or external events which can activate actions and change in behavior. <br />
Making A difference<br />Helps in developing messages which persuade individuals to make healthy decisions. <br />Applied to health behaviors; smoking, exercising, wearing seatbelts, sunscreen etc.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKtY7vBXHUM&feature=PlayList&p=B69ECDFFD196D8C7&index=6<br />
Work Cited<br />Green, Lawrence W.. "Health Belief Model." Encyclopedia of Public Health. 2002. Retrieved March 20, 2010 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404000398.html<br />Teague, M. L., Mackenzie, S., & Rosenthal, D. M. (2009). Your Healthy Today. New York: William R. Glass. <br />