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Running head:NOLA PENDER AND THE THEORY OF THE HEALTH PROMOTIONAL MODEL1Nola Pender and the Theory of the Health Promotional ModelStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
NOLA PENDER AND THE THEORY OF THE HEALTH PROMOTIONAL MODEL2Nola Pender and the Theory of the Health Promotional ModelPender 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 ConceptsPender’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