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Becker and Rosenstock 1978
The health belief model is a cognitive model which predicts the uptake of health behaviours based on several factors. It is not
just a cognitive model, however, as it also incorporates social factors e.g. culture. It was designed in response to Rosenstock's
study in the 1950's…

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- Positive correlation: between a mother's belief about her child's susceptibility to asthma attacks and compliance to the
medical regimen was found; between the mothers' perceptions of the child's having a serious asthma condition and her
administering the medication as prescribed.
- Mothers who reported that their child's asthma interfered…


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