Chapter 20

Chapter 20 - o Multi level interventions should be most...

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Chapter 20: Ecological Models of Health Behavior (Social Context) Emphasize environmental/policy contexts of behavior while incorporating social and psychological influences Lead to explicit consideration of multiple levels of influences, thereby guiding the development of more comprehensive interventions Four core principles of ecological models of health behavior o Multiple levels of factors influence health behaviors (Factors at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, community, public policy levels) o Influences on behavior interact across different levels o Ecological models should be behavior specific
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Unformatted text preview: o Multi level interventions should be most effective in changing behavior • Key strength is the focus on multiple levels of influence that broadens options for intervention o Policy and environmental changes are expected to affect virtually entire populations in contrast to interventions that reach only individuals who choose to participate o Policy and environmental interventions establish settings/incentives that can persist in sustaining behavior changes, helping to solve the problem that effects of many individually directed interventions are poorly maintained...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course HP 300 taught by Professor Riggs during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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