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Topic 1:1:1 Theories of Health Belief

Study 1: Health Belief Model

Background ­ study in 1954 on why people did or didn't go for TB (serious threat) screening, main
consideration was how serious they perceived it to be. HBM cognitive model which identifies factors
that indicate the possibility of individual…

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Evaluation of the Health Belief Model:

Usefulness: you can identify where the person is going wrong and try to help.
Application to everyday life: apply to everyday life situations.
Holistic approach: as it considers other factors such as culture.
Individual situation: you can apply to individuals.
Evidence to support this…


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