Behavior Modification 2011 Notes

Behavior Modification 2011 Notes - Behavior Modification...

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Behavior Modification Chapter 1
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Lecture Outline Concept of Risk Risk Perception Relative Risk Absolute Risk Health Literacy Understanding Health Behaviors Social Cognitive Theory Health Belief Model Stages of Change Model Strategies to Modify Behavior
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Concept of Risk Health Risks/Risk Factors Any factor which increases susceptibility or has an association with the occurrence, onset, or progression of a disease or injury. The concept that relates specific health-compromising factors to increased likelihood of developing disease or higher death rates.
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Concept of Risk What’s safe? Risks that are natural Chosen risks Risks that come from people or organizations that are trusted What’s risky? Man-made risks Imposed risks Risks that come from a source we don’t trust
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Concept of Risk Absolute Risk A person's chance of developing a specific disease over a specified time period. Example Observe 100,000 women between the ages of 20 & 29 for one year, ~ 4 would develop breast cancer during this period WHAT IS the ONE YEAR ABSOLUTE RISK?
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Concept of Risk Relative Risk A measure of comparative risk of a health-related event between two groups.
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