Becker - Health belief model

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What was the aim of Becker's research?
To use the health belief model to explain mother's adherence for their asthmatic children.
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Describe the methodology of Becker's research
Correlation between beliefs reported during interviews and compliance with self reported administration of asthma medication.
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Who were the participants in this study?
111 mothers responsible for administering asthma medication to their children.
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Describe the procedure in this research?
Each mother was interviewed for around 45 minutes.
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What were the mothers asked questions about?
Their perception of their child's susceptibility to illness and asthma, how serious asthma is and how much it interferes with their child's education.
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What other questions were the mothers asked?
How much it caused embarrassment and interfered with the mother's activities. Asked about faith in doctors and effectiveness of medication.
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What were the findings concerning the mother's perception of the child having a serious illness and administration of the medication as required?
A positive correlation was found between mother's perception of the child having a serious illness and administering medication as required.
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What findings were found regarding a mother's belief about her child's susceptibility to asthma attacks and compliance with medical regimes.
A positive correlation was found between mother's belief about child's susceptibility to asthma attacks and compliance with medical regimes.
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How did variables of marital status and educational level link with compliance?
A married mother was more likely to comply and the greater the mother's educational level, the more likely they were to comply.
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What was a negative correlation found between?
Costs of medication and treatment and compliance.
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What was a large factor that influenced compliance?
If the child's asthma interfered with the mother's activities, they were more likely to comply.
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What were the conclusions drawn from Becker's research?
The health belief model is a useful model to predict and explain different levels of compliance with medical regimes.
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