Essay On Health Belief Model

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1. Discuss the concepts and sub concepts of the theory with clarity and simplicity. The Health Belief Model (HBM) attempts to explain and predict health behaviors. This is accomplished by focusing on the beliefs and attitudes of individuals. This theory was first developed in the 1950s by social psychologists Hochbaum, Rosenstock and Kegels, who were working in the U.S. Public Health Services at that time, in response to the public health concerns about the widespread reluctance to accept screening for tuberculosis, cervical cancer screening, immunizations, and other preventive measures that were provided for free or
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al. in 2012, to predict breast self-examination for breast cancer early diagnosis, and predictors of mammography in women, respectively. In these studies, self-efficacy predicted the behavior under investigation (Pender, 2016. Another study where extended HBM model was used was done by James, Pobee, et. al. in 2012. In this study, the model was able to generate themes for development of weight management materials for a weight management program that is culturally appropriate, in this, case, that of African-American women (Pender, …show more content…
Discuss the impact and continuing influence or predictability for further development. The Health Belief Model (HBM) continues to be used to explain preventive and health promotion behaviors, as well as, sick-role behaviors (Pender, 2016). In general, the individual constructs of the model can predict behavior when the goal is prevention of a negative outcome, which is consistent with the original purpose of the model to predict the adoption of preventable behaviors. However, there are also limitations of the model which limit its utility in public health. Among these are:
A. The model does not take into account the behaviors that are performed for non-health related reasons such as social

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