Unformatted text preview: tus However, it is still beneficial to change
behaviors after onset of disease/condition.
Helps with disease management and
minimizing negative effects.
minimizing Health Behavior
Health Why study determinants of health
behavior? CDC estimates that 50% to 80% of diseases
are linked to behavior
are Daily habits contribute to development of
virtually all major sources of Mortality and
Morbidity Smith TW, Orleans CT, Jenkins CD 2004 McGinnis JM and Foege WH 1993 Can We Change
Behaviors? Only after determinants are understood.
Only Made more complex: iincreasing age
Increasing ethnic and cultural diversity
Increasing recognition of disparities in risks and
treatments Hence: No one intervention “cookie cutter approach” will work. It
will require a rich understanding of populations and their
experiences as well as proven effective programs.
experiences Improvements in Health How
are we doing better?
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