Flashcards in Chapter 4 Deck (7)
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
what do theories explain?
what influences health behaviors and initiates planning effective interventions, communitywide strategies, services, public policy, and any other changes necessary
what are the 3 categories of theory
Individual knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors
Individual factors as they relate to environment and personal characteristics like family and friends
Institutional, community, public policy factors and infrastructure, as well as interpersonal theoretical concepts