Health Promotion Model Of Nola Pender

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Nola Pender was born August 16, 1941. She was a nursing theorist and author. Nola Pender is the creator of the Health Promotion Model. She was a Professor at University of Michigan School of Nursing where she taught baccalaureate, masters, and PhD students (Miller, nd.). Her model is used internationally for research, education, and practice. Dr. Pender had been educating nurses for over forty years. Nola Pender started studying health-promoting behaviors in the 1970's and the Health Promotion Model (HPM) was made available in 1982. During the early years, she conducted research testing on the Health Promotion Model with adults and adolescents. She also developed the program “Girls on the Move” In order to test the usefulness of the model …show more content…
The model is used to measure a person’s background and perceived perceptions of self among other factors to predict health behaviors. The HPM satisfactorily pulls together all the factors that can inspire a person to improve their health. Analysis of the model also shows that self-efficacy and the behavior specific cognitions are reinforced as a predictive variable in multiple studies. The model is easily understood, and the key concepts are clear. The descriptions of the concepts are in an uncomplicated form and are understood by all health professionals. The terminology and definitions are consistent throughout the model with the health promoting behavior being the end goal. Pender based her model on the health belief model (HBM) and successfully addressed many of its criticism (Peterson & Bredow, …show more content…
The model doesn’t limit itself to an exact type of health behavior completed, and consequently can be applied in a comprehensive sense to many different situations. Pender’s model is convenient to nurses because it helps increase their role to promote good health as opposed to just decreasing their risk to illness. The nurse’s goals are now aimed at strengthening resources, potentials, and capabilities for each patient and providing resources and education to promote improved health and a better quality of life (Peterson & Bredow,

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