IMG_0001_NEW_0024 - The Health Belief Model The Stages of...

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. Their Perspective Cultural Relativism - the idea that "because cultures are unique, they can be evaluated only according to their own standards and values." Health Beliefs and Practices o Perceptions of illness It's common - it's normal o Perceptions of disease Disease vs. lllness Western vs. traditional Paradigm explaining the causes of illness o Folk illness o The prevention of illness "Preventing" problems in newborns Getting rid of "bad spirits", "evil eYe" o Use of services and health providers Respect, language, cost and Payment method, Health Behaviors 1. Nutrition 2. Unsafe sex 3. Hygiene 4. lndoor air pollution 5. Cigarette smoking Behavior Change Models o The ecological perspective Levels of influence - individual, intra-, interpersonal, institutional, public
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Unformatted text preview: The Health Belief Model The Stages of Change Model Precontem plation, contem plation, decision/determ ination, action, maintenance o The Diffusions of Health lnnovations Model lnnovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, late adopters, laggards Understanding and Engendering Behavior Change L. Understanding behaviors 2. Changing health behaviors 3. Communitymobilization 4. Mass media 5. Social marketing 6-{eeial-tsffiing Main Messages Culture is a set of beliefs and behaviors that are learned and shared Culture operates in many domains Culture is an important determinant of health There are many models of behavior change Need to understand culture and behavior to be able to promote behavior change...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course HSCI 160 taught by Professor Kreis during the Fall '10 term at Simon Fraser.

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