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Unformatted text preview: lifestyle behavior choice Perceived seriousness/severity Perception of what severity of outcome would be upon contracting a disease, illness or consequence of lifestyle behavior choice Perceived benefits Positive outcomes related to action taken in the event of disease or illness or consequence of lifestyle behavior Perceived barriers Obstacles that prevent individuals from taking actions to address disease, illness, of negative lifestyle behavior o HBM suggest that each of the 4 constructs is influenced by other variables Demographic descriptors- age, race, ethnicity Psychosocial influences- social class (income +education), peers Structural variables- knowledge, experience, PRE influences o In addition, the perceived benefits ( as perceived by the individual) must outweigh the barriers...
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- Spring '08