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Essentials of health behavior : social and behavioral theory in public health

Author: Mark Cameron Edberg
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2015] ©2015
Series: Essential public health.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Health promotion, education, and prevention programs ultimately focus on changing health behavior. "Essentials of Health Behavior", Second Edition provides the groundwork for understanding, assessing, and effectively applying theories of human behavior within the practice of public health. In clear and accessible language, this text provides the student with a background of the kinds of social and behavioral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Edberg, Mark Cameron, 1955-
Essentials of health behavior.
Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2015]
(DLC) 2013026309
(OCoLC)851693510
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Cameron Edberg
ISBN: 9781449698508 1449698506 9781449698515 1449698514
OCLC Number: 871003439
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 223 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : the links between health and behavior --
Health issues and behavior --
Social behavioral theory and its roots --
Individual health behavior theories --
Social, cultural, and environmental theories (part I) --
Social, cultural, and environmental theories (part II) --
Multilevel theories --
Doing something about it : the ecological perspective and the move from theory to practice --
Communities and populations as focus for health promotion programs --
Application of theory : schools and worksites --
Application of theory : communications campaigns --
Application of theory : global health --
Application of theory : high-risk and special populations --
Evaluation : what is it? why is it needed? how does it relate to theory? --
Culture, diversity, and health disparities : are current theories relevant? --
Career choices and social/behavioral theory in public health : a brief introduction.
Series Title: Essential public health.
Other Titles: Social and behavioral theory in public health
Responsibility: Mark Edberg.
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Health promotion, education, and prevention programs ultimately focus on changing health behavior. "Essentials of Health Behavior", Second Edition provides the groundwork for understanding, assessing, and effectively applying theories of human behavior within the practice of public health. In clear and accessible language, this text provides the student with a background of the kinds of social and behavioral theories that guide our understanding of health related behavior and form the background for health promotion and prevention efforts. Filled with real life examples and profiles, the text explores some of the ways in which these theories and approaches are used in applied health promotion efforts.

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