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SOCIOLOGY 154: Medical Sociology Dr. Schuster Final Examination Review/Study Questions A. Individual’s perceptions and choices about their health and illness behaviors are an aspect and reflection of society. - Outline and describe the revised health beliefs model.
- Using this model and/or the framework of predisposing, enabling, and need conditions, summarize the social demography of health lifestyles, self-care, and preventive/therapeutic medical care utilization. - What are health lifestyles?
- Explain the health lifestyles model in Figure 6.1.** - What is the major contribution of this model in explaining lifestyles?** - Do all segments of society participate equally in health behaviors - why or why not?
- Discuss trends in physician utilization by social class - who goes the most often?
- individual take responsibility of their own health - Passive orientation toward health services - lower class - turn over control of health issues to the medical system - Why do the poor not go to the doctor as often as they should?
- How do social variables such as ethnicity and social class influence help-seeking behavior and the recognition of symptoms?
B. Illness is a social construction, and thus the definition and meaning of illness varies historically and culturally.

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