The behavioral outcomes that we hope to achieve are

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The behavioral outcomes that we hope to achieve are healthcare professionals encourages the patient, the patient is empowered, the patient is committed to the plan of action, and that the health promoting behaviors begin. This is the Health Promotion Model diagram that Pender created. It shows the relationships between the concepts and sub-concepts. The Health Promotion Model includes seven theoretical assumptions. These are: persons seek to create conditions of living through which they can express their unique human health potential, persons have the capacity for reflective self-awareness including assessment of their own competencies, persons value growth in direction viewed as positive and attempt to achieve apersonally acceptable balance between change and stability, individuals seek to actively regulate their own behaviors, individuals in all their biopsychosocial complexity interact with the environment progressively transforming the environment and being transformed over time, health professionals constitute a part of the interpersonal environment which exerts influence on persons throughout their lifespan, and self-initiated reconfiguration of person-environment interactive patterns is essential to behavior change.
There are also fourteen theoretical propositions. These are from the model and provide a basis for research work on the individual’s health behaviors. The first proposition is that prior behaviors influence health promoting behaviors. The second propositions is that personal benefits are important when committing to the behavior. The third and fourth propositions are that perceived barriers can affect the commitment and perceived competence can affect the commitment. The fifth proposition is that the higher the belief of one’s ability the fewer perceived barriers. Two other propositions are that optimism towards the result increases the perception of self-efficacy and the probability of commitment. The eighth proposition is that the individual is likely to stay committed with the behavior when the significant other supports the behavior. Another theoretical proposition is that families, peers, and health care providers are important influencers to the individual’s commitment to the health promoting behavior. The tenthproposition is that situational influences from the external environment can have an effect on the individual’s commitment. The eleventh proposition is that the greater the commitment to a specific plan, the higher the chances are of maintaining health promoting behaviors over time. Two other propositions are the commitment to a plan is lowered when the person is unable to have control with competing demands and the commitment to a plan is lowered when other plansof action look more appealing. The last proposition is that the individual can change all influences to create incentives for health promoting behavior.

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