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Why Use Theories and Models in Health Promotion? 2.12.2018 o Theory Defined A theory is a set of interrelated concepts, definitions, and propositions that present a systematic view of events or situations by specifying relations among variables in order to explain and predict the events or situation o Purpose of a Theory Untangle and simplify for human comprehension the complexities of nature A general explanation of why people act or do not act to maintain and/or promote the health of themselves, their families, organizations, and communities o Why use Theories? Successful programs are based on the understanding of targeted health behaviors and their environmental context John Dewey- “You can’t understand a person unless you understand their social context” Key to effective planning process
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