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1. What did Bandura find?

  • People who felt they were in control of their behaviour were more likely to display behaviours which helped them cope with their health/adopt healthy behaviour.
  • Positive correlation between the post assessment and levels of interaction with snakes. Increased self efficacy increased levels of interaction with the snake.
  • Positive correlation between belief of susceptibility and seriousness of asthma and adhering to the regime. Costs included: distription of daily activities and their children complaning. Demographic variables relating: martial status & education.
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2. Who researched self efficacy?

  • Rotter
  • Bandura
  • Becker

3. What did Janis and Fechbach find?

  • Strong fear improved dental health by 8%. Moderate fear improved dental health by 22%. Minimal fear improved dental health by 36%. The control group (eye lecture) improved dental health by 0%.
  • Awareness of chip pan fires increased from 62% to 96%. All reigons reported a 12% decrease in chip pan fires. Regions where the campaign overlapped had the smallest change.
  • The town with law change and education campaign increased - 11%-37%. The town with education campaign only increased - 8%-13%. The town with minimal education increased- 7%-11%.

4. What did Bulpitt find?

  • Side effects of the medicine for hypertension (high blood pressure) included: dizziness, drowsiness and deteriorating cognition.
  • The decrease in symptoms of the experimental group decreased significantly for both depression and blood sugar levels.
  • 38% more mothers medicated their children with the fubhaler than the standard inhaler.

5. Who researched the effect of legislation on adherence?

  • Dannberg
  • Janis & Fechbach
  • Cowpe


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