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Changing Behaviours: A Practical Framework


1. Introduction

2. Conditions for behavioural change; Explanation, Applicable Strategies:

A. strong positive intention

B. no environmental barriers

C. skills to perform the behaviour.

D. advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

E. social pressure to perform

F. behaviour is consistent with self-image a

G. emotional reaction more positive than negative.

H. perceived self-efficacy

Compiled by Jodi Thesenvitz. Based on work by Jodi Thesenvitz and Larry Hershfield at The Health Communication Unit.

Why Should Health Promoters Be Theoretical?


Dedication to Karol Steinhouse


A. Why Use Theory?

B. Frameworks of Change and Theories to Consider

C. How Do We Make Changes?

D. Individual & Social Change Theories

Individual - i) Developmental

ii) Health Belief Model

iii) Stages of Change Theory

iv) Social Cognitive Theory

Social - Social Change Theory, Diffusion of Innovations, Community Organization

E. Conclusion

F. References


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