Preventive & Medical Care Use
The Health Beliefs Model explains why
The Poor are the least likely to use preventive medical care.
Medical Care Utilization
= NonSelfdirected care, managed by some type of formalized practitioner.
Health care utilization and helpseeking behaviors involve the interaction of biological,
socialpsychological, and social structural influences.
Explain the health lifestyles model in Figure 6.1 (Weber’s diagram in textbook). What is the major
contribution of this model in explaining lifestyles?
What are health lifestyles?
Do all segments of society participate equally in health behaviors? Why or why not?
Discuss cultural variations in health lifestyles as evidenced by studies in the U.S. and Western and
Eastern Europe. Who are the uninsured in the U.S.? Why this particular group?