Applied Sciences

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QUESTION 1
There is growing evidence that a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, income, disability, sexual orientation, and geographic location determine the likelihood of many chronic diseases. Many public health promotion community programs are trying to reduce chronic diseases by focusing on the common risk factors of tobacco use, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition. Please outline some of the commonly used disease prevention strategies that focus on high-risk health behaviors.

Your response should be at least 225 words in length.

QUESTION 2
Please provide a quick overview of a Transtheoretical Model that specifically outlines its key characteristics. There are known research studies conducted and some strong evidence of successful implementation of the principles of this model in the area of smoking cessation. Please outline and briefly talk about two of the required interventions applicable to each of the five stages of change of this model: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance.

Your response should be at least 225 words in length.

QUESTION 3

Why is access to the comprehensive, quality healthcare services important? What does this access specifically impact, in terms of people’s health outcomes? What role does an effective health promotion program play in access to health care?

Your response should be at least 225 words in length.

QUESTION 4
The Theory of Planned Behavior concludes that there are six key components that determine a person’s actual control over their behavior. These components are attitudes, behavioral intention, subjective norms, social norms, perceived power, and perceived behavioral control. Please outline/indicate some of the key characteristics of the attitudes and the social norms components.

Your response should be at least 225 words in length.

COURSE TEXBOOK:

Edberg, M. (2015). Essentials of health behavior: Social and behavioral theory in public health (2nd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781284061277

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