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Running head: NOLA PENDER AND THE THEORY OF THE HEALTH PROMOTIONAL MODEL 1 Nola Pender and the Theory of the Health Promotional Model Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
NOLA PENDER AND THE THEORY OF THE HEALTH PROMOTIONAL MODEL 2 Nola Pender and the Theory of the Health Promotional Model Pender designed the theory to serve as a complementary model of health protection. The theory defines health to be an active dynamic state and not the absence of health. The model centers on three main areas. First, it focuses on personal experiences and characteristics. Secondly, it emphasizes on behavior-specific affect and cognition. And lastly, the theory concentrates on behavioral outcomes. The aim of the health promotion model is to increase the well-being of the patient. More so, it describes the multidimensional nature of individuals as they interact with the environment as they pursue health. Major Concepts Pender’s theory notes that individuals have unique personal experiences as well as characteristics that do affect subsequent actions. On the other hand, the variables set for behaviors affect and knowledge has significant motivational implications. However, one can

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