Salutogenesis was first introduced by Aaron Antonovsky a medical sociologist in

Salutogenesis was first introduced by aaron

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-Salutogenesis was first introduced by Aaron Antonovsky, a medical sociologist in 1979 -the starting point is not disease but identifying behaviors that enhance or contribute to high level wellness -If considered on Travis continuum, salutogenesis would be movement toward high-level wellness. -Factors that influence health (most to least) 1. Behavior (51%) 2. Heredity 3. Health care services 4. physical environment -Positive health behaviors that impact wellness: ~sleeping 7-8 hours a day ~eating breakfast daily ~regular physical activity ~limit use of alcohol ~not smoking ~appropriate use of legal medications ~positive attitude/outlook -Behavior change theories: ~behavioral learning theory ~health belief model ~theory of reasoned action ~states of change -Behavioral learning theories: ~several versions – most common was Operant Conditioning ~behaviors are performed in response to stimuli ~behavior is reinforced if there is a perceived benefit ~cognition is not necessary to prompt the behavior ~stimulus – response occur in memory
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-Health Belief Model ~The first conceptual model of behavior designed for public health issues ~four components: 1: perceived susceptibility 2: perceived severity 3: perceived benefits 4: perceived barriers -Perceived susceptibility and threat: ~A person is more likely to seek to change their behavior, if they perceive themselves to be more susceptible than usual
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