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The Handbook of Program Development for Health Behavior Research and Practice guides the reader from program development theory through program activity analysis and selection, immediate impact studies, and intermediate and long-term outcome measurement. The handbook consists of five parts, providing a wealth of information about: - The history and rationale for engaging in health behavior program development, including a case study that shows how to apply the six-step program development model and ways of surmounting the hurdles to engaging in program development - The role of theory in program development, the use of assessment studies to fill in gaps in theory regarding what leads to health-related behavior, and many issues and resources relevant to pooling information about prior interventions - Perceived efficacy (i.e. concept evaluation) ...

Commentary 2
Commentary 2
StanMaes

Although the chapter on “Needs for the Future of Program Development,” based on the chain model, contains a lot of valuable ideas concerning program development, some underlying assumptions are open to discussion. The chapter seems to concentrate on specific health behavior change at an individual level, ...

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