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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
Commentary
HopeLandrineElizabeth A.Klonoff

Steve and Alan Sussman described the nature of theory, detailed the steps for developing theory, outlined procedures for evaluating the quality of theories, and argued logically and convincingly about the importance of theory for developing effective health intervention programs. Here we simply add two ...

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