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IPE350 Health Promotion Theory Spring 2012

IPE350 Health Promotion Theory Spring 2012 - Health...

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Health Promotion Theory in Health Promotion
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Class Objectives 1. Explain the ecological perspective of health. 2. Identify factors that influence health behavior. 3. Discuss how theory is applied to promoting a change in behavior. 4. Discuss the theory that guides heath promotion in a variety of settings. 5. Discuss the use of theory to address issues in diverse populations.
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Class Assignment Select a recorder for your team (need computer). During the lecture answer the TEAM DISCUSSION questions. (time will be given during class). Submit on SLU Global your teams answers to the TEAM DISCUSSION questions answered during class. Include the team member names who participated in your submission.
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Health “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity” (WHO). Core concept in society. Health has multidimensionality and is applicable to both individuals and groups. Based on variety of factors. Holistic experience.
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Team Discussion 1. Identify three activities you/and or your team members do to stay healthy.
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Health Promotion 1. Is behavior motivated by a person’s, family or community to increase well being and health potential. 2. Series of interventions targeted at improving the health of individuals, families, communities, or populations. 3. Refers to those actions used to increase health or well-being---helping people change lifestyles to maintain health. 4. Generally organized around developmental stages. Specific attention is given to needs of
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Health Promotion Involves educating individuals about health practices, changing organizational behaviors, and physical and social environment of communities. Involves developing and advocating for policies s that support health. Operates on multiple levels---individual, family, community.
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What is theory? Systematic way of understanding events or situations. Set of concepts, definitions, and propositions that explain or predict events. Illustrate the relationships between variables. Applicable to a broad variety of situations. By nature are abstract.
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Characteristics of Useful Theory A useful theory makes assumptions about a behavior, health problem, target population, or environment that are: Logical Consistent with everyday observations Similar to those used in previous successful programs Supported by past research
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What is Health Promotion Theory? Most adapted from the social and behavioral sciences. Used to optimize effectiveness to influence change in health behaviors. Help to understand both health promoting and preventive behaviors. Allows for emphasis on evidence-based interventions.
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