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Health behaviour/illness belief models
Terms in this set (8)
Health belief model
Perceived seriousness, risk, benefits, barriers
Modifiable variables, cues to action, self-efficacy
Poor predictor of health behaviour
Does not take into account fluidity of health beliefs
Theory of Reasoned Action
Focuses on intention to adopt a behaviour
Attitudes towards behaviour + subjective norms
= behavioural intention -> behaviour
Model for changing health behaviours
Change occurs in stages of change over time
Precontemplation -> Contemplation -> Preparation
-> Action -> Maintenance
Precaution adoption process model
7 stages of development of health behaviours
Unaware of issue -> unengaged -> deciding whether to act -> Decision NOT to act OR Decision to act -> Acting -> Maintenance
Mechanic's variables influencing illness behaviour
Is the problem visible? e.g. rash
How serious is it perceived to be?
How disruptive is it?
How frequently is it a problem?
Personal threshold for tolerating the symptom
How familiar are you with the disease and its course?
Lay referral system, Friedson
Disruption in the social network
Doctor's attitude/rapport with doctor
Ease of access
Availability of alternative help/treatment
Zola's 5 triggers
Sanctioning help seeking
Open ended questioning
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