Attitudes toward Health and Wellness Behaviors Essay by Research Group

Attitudes toward Health and Wellness Behaviors
This paper is a class project consisting of an interview conducted with a friend, regarding her attitudes toward health and wellness behaviors, based on the Health Belief Model.
# 26336 | 1,420 words | 2 sources | 2002 | US


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This paper discusses the Health Believe Model, developed by Hochbaum, Kegels and Rosenstock, which is a systematic method to explain and predict preventive health behavior, focusing on the relationship of health behaviors, practices and the utilization of health services and general health motivation for distinguishing illness and sick-role behavior from health behavior. The author constructed a structured interview protocol in which the interviewee was asked several questions about her health and provided with set responses from which to choose. The paper reported that the interviewee Ms. C indicated that her two strongest barriers were "inconvenience" and "expense". Questionnaire included.

Table of Contents
Introduction
The Health Belief Model
Structured Interview
Analysis and Discussion of Findings
Researcher-Designed Health Belief Questionnaire

From the Paper:

"Ms. C is a 35 year old woman who works as a supervisor for a major telephone company. She works during the day and is taking a business administration class at night. She hopes the class will help to foster a promotion in the company. She also works a good deal of overtime and is very devoted to her job. Regarding her responses to the structured interview, the first topic that can be discussed is the Health Belief Model's notion of "perceived susceptibility." Ms. C rated her health as "good;" however, when she was asked to indicate how likely she believed it was that she might experience a condition that could adversely affect her health, she rated it as "likely" and discussed being worried about her health because of her hectic schedule."

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