Chapter 7 Preventing Health Problems Flashcards

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when is motivational interviewing most succesful in changing behavior

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delivered by primary care physicians
applied to patient’s level of change
integrated with more complex programs

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how to maximize the effect of media on behavior change

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refine communication
fear messages accompanied by ways to overcome (simple!)
information framing
specific targeting of interventions

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according to what theory can peer learning be used as a tool for education about safe sex

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social learning and diffusion theory - knowledge about safe sex diffuses through society, reaching many people

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how can the worksite be used for public health interventions

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providing healthy alternatives in cantines
establishing smoke-free areas
educating the workforce
screening for risk factors
providing economic incentives for health behavior change

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are educational lessons at school efficacious

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short-term but not long-term

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