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theory

Theory guides the search for why people do or do not engage in certain health behaviors.

It helps define the information that planners need to develop effective programs

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what do theories explain?

what influences health behaviors and initiates planning effective interventions, communitywide strategies, services, public policy, and any other changes necessary

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what are the 3 categories of theory

individual
interpersonal
community

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Individual (interpersonal)

Individual knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors

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Interpersonal

Individual factors as they relate to environment and personal characteristics like family and friends

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community

Institutional, community, public policy factors and infrastructure, as well as interpersonal theoretical concepts

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How do theories relate to Health Program Planning Models

Evidence-based interventions are based on behavior change theories