The Health Behavior Model Of Health And Human Service Essay

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One of the intrapersonal health behavior models that were used to create this fact sheet was called the Health Behavior Model. A theory that helps understand health behavior decisions and how to influence a persons desire to change their health behavior. The Health Behavior Model was developed in the 1950s, by a group of psychologists at the US Public Health Service. This was in response to why people did not want to engage in disease prevention strategies for the early detection of disease. One of those social psychologists, Rosenstock, reported that peoples decisions to engage in preventative measures,” depended on their perception of threats, benefits and barriers: (Haber, 2013, p. 113). This theory was influenced by six concepts; perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, cues to actions ad self efficacy
If Americans do not change their diet and lifestyle, by the year 2020, half of all Americans over age 50 will have weak bones, increasing their risk of fractures. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, 2012). In the fact sheet, I started off addressing perceived susceptibility by mentioning that both men and women are susceptible to osteoporosis. Perceived susceptibility of osteoporosis is where the elderly believe that they are susceptible to osteoporosis when they have an inactive lifestyle. In the fact sheet I mentioned three major statistics that “4 in 10 women over age 50 and 1 in 10 men will break a hip, spine or…

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