Application of Models of Health Behavior Change Purpose




The purpose of the module product is to help you apply one Model of Health Behavior Change (HBC) to an experience of someone you know who has engaged in a meaningful HBC. Just like an exam would provide, this assignment will draw upon your knowledge and comprehension of the content presented in the module, and help you to synthesize material. What this assignment provides that an exam may not do, is to challenge you to apply this information to a real-world situation and give you the experience to make the course content personally relevant. This assignment helps you to consider influential factors for what helps people to make necessary changes in their lives to improve their health – and what may keep them from succeeding.

• Choose one person in your life to interview who has – either successfully or unsuccessfully – attempted a Health Behavior Change. This could be someone who quit drinking or smoking, tried to lose weight or improve their physical activity, had to adjust their life due to a chronic illness, or adopted new approaches to reduce stress and increase happiness.
• Choose between the Health Belief Model, Transtheoretical Model, or Theory of Planned Behavior to apply to your interviewee’s experience and consider
• Choose one model on stress (Selye’s General Adaptation, Transactional model, Diathesis-stress model) to apply to your interviewee’s experience.
• Consider the different types of coping presented in the course – what types were the interviewee potentially engaging in, or not using properly?
• Write down questions that you should ask that would help you learn more about how their experiences map on to a chosen models of HBC and stress/coping. Use one of the tables provided on the next page to help ensure you touch on each aspect of the HBC model. These questions should be included in your final product.
• Conduct the interview. It is recommended that you audio tape the interview, as long as your interviewee allows, so you are able to go back and take direct quotes, as well as be sure you have everything you need for your write-up.
• Based on your interview, and what they said, find THREE primary sources that you feel provide you better insight to what research would say about the experience of your interviewee. Does your interviewee’s experience “match” that of what is commonly seen in research? Or do they demonstrate an “outlier” – someone who doesn’t follow the “average” experience.
• Integrate information from the textbook depending on how it helps your discussion. For example, if you are interviewing someone who made changes to their health because they were diagnosed with Diabetes or Heart Disease, you can pull from these chapters.
• Write a 2-3 page account (double-spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 pt font, Times New Roman) outlining how your interview maps on to your chosen model of HBC.
• Refer to the rubric posted on the last page of this document to be sure your assignment is complete and ready for submission.

Health Belief Model (pg. 199-200)
Construct Questions that could help you learn how this aspect of the model played into your interviewees experience
Perceived susceptibility
Perceived severity of the health threat
Perceived benefits
Perceived barriers
Cues to action Ex: “Was there one thing, an event or experience, that lead you to decide to make this step in your life?”
Context: knowledge, personality

Transtheoretical Model (pg. 201-203)


Theory of Planned Behavior (pg. 200-201)
Subjective Norm
Perceived behavioral control

Rubric for second module assignment:
Application of Models of Health Behavior Change
20 points total
Professional product: well formatted, typed, appropriate length (2-3 pages), no spelling or grammar errors. Minor errors in professionalism Unprofessional product
Integration of citations from textbook and THREE primary sources. Citations in APA formatting in-text and a reference list is provided. Partially addresses… Does not address…
Questions are well-thought out and match the HBC model chosen well (fill out table provided and turn in with write-up). Questions do not match all aspects of the model, or are not formulated well enough to understand the interviewee’s experience Questions not provided, incomplete, or extremely poor
Demonstrates mastery of understanding for terminology & research related to HBC.
Introduction: Paper has an introductory paragraph outlining at the chosen Model of Health Behavior Change, who the interviewee is, and their Behavior Change attempt Partially addresses… Does not address…
Constructs of HBC Model: This next section can be bulleted, but each bullet should be complete sentences (at least 3) for each construct. How did the interviewee describe their experience based on each aspect of the model?. Partially addresses… Does not address…
Integration with Research: Based on what you report on the constructs of the model, how does your interviewee’s experience align with research provided on the type of Health Behavior Change they attempted? Partially addresses… Does not address…
Conclusion: Based on your HBC model, what your interviewee provided in your interview, and the research you found, why do you think this individual was or was not successful in their HBC attempt? If they were or were not successful, which component of the model do you think was most influential? Partially addresses… Does not address…
Demonstrates mastery of understanding for terminology & research related to stress/ coping
Introduction: introduces model of stress and coping type that will be applied to interviewee’s experience Partially addresses… Does not address…
Constructs of Stress Model: outlines specific aspects of the model and how it influenced the interviwee’s HBC Partially addresses… Does not address…
Coping: describes at least two types of coping that were influential on the interviewee’s outcome, either because the coping style was being use well, or not being used appropriately. Partially addresses… Does not address…








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