Evaluation of the health belief model

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Usefulness

you can identify where the person is going wrong and try to help

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Application to everyday life

Apply to everyday situations.

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Holistic approach

As it considers other factors such as culture.

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Individual situation

You can apply it to an individual.

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Evidence

Evidence to support this theory is in Becker's study.

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Cognitive Approach

Makes assumptions that you can change the way a person thinks.

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Reductionist

Because it doesn't take into account biological factors.

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OLD

Outdated because the model was made in 1954 so may not be applicable to everyday life as society has changed a great deal since then.

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Sample

Large sample used so representative of the target population.

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Validity

   Increased validity because blood tests were used to test the level of medication providing further evidence for what the mothers said during the interview.

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Correlation

  Cannot establish a cause and effect relationship just a correlation.

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Social Desirability

§       may have occurred because they do not want to been seen as bad mothers’.

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Demand Characteristics

  May have given answers which they think the interviewer expects.

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Demand Characteristics

  May have given answers which they think the interviewer expects.

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