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Adolescent Health is a survey textbook that includes an overview of existing theories and current research on interventions that address the social morbidities and mortalities of adolescents. Author Lynn Rew examines theories from a variety of professional disciplines that provide frameworks for understanding adolescent health behavior and health outcomes. Each theory is presented in terms of its essential elements, including its origin, a brief background of the theorist’s philosophical paradigm, the purpose and usefulness of the theory, the meaning and scope of the theory, and, when available, empirical referents.
Chapter 9: Health Belief and Health-Promotion Models
Health Belief and Health-Promotion Models
In the mid-1970s, the focus of public health in the United States and other industrialized countries such as Canada shifted from a biological model concerned with controlling microscopic, disease-causing organisms through technology to a model of greater self-responsibility for a healthy lifestyle. ...