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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
- Psychology, choice Perceived benefits, lifestyle behavior