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Theory in a Nutshell Health Promotion Theories

ISBN-10: 0074713329
ISBN-13: 9780074713327
Edition: 2nd 2004
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Description: A comprehensive, authoritative book on the theories and models most commonly used to guide health promotion practice. It presents the most essential and most up-to-date information in public health theory.

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Australia
Publication date: 2/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

A comprehensive, authoritative book on the theories and models most commonly used to guide health promotion practice. It presents the most essential and most up-to-date information in public health theory.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Theoryp. 1
What is a theory?p. 1
The use of theoryp. 2
Single theory or multiple theories?p. 6
Further readingp. 9
Theories on health behaviour and health behaviour change: individual characteristicsp. 10
The health belief modelp. 10
The theories of reasoned action and planned behaviourp. 14
The transtheoretical (stages of change) modelp. 16
Social cognitive theoryp. 19
Summaryp. 22
Further readingp. 23
Theories on change in communities and communal action for healthp. 25
Diffusion of innovation theoryp. 26
Community organisation and community buildingp. 30
Summaryp. 36
Further readingp. 37
Models for communication to bring about behaviour changep. 39
Communication-behaviour change modelp. 39
Social marketingp. 42
Summaryp. 47
Further readingp. 47
Models for change in organisations and for the creation of health-supportive organisational practicep. 49
Theories of organisational changep. 50
Models of intersectoral actionp. 53
Summaryp. 58
Further readingp. 59
Models for the development of healthy public policyp. 61
A framework for making healthy public policyp. 61
Evidence-based policy making to promote healthp. 64
Impact assessment and health impact assessmentp. 69
Summaryp. 73
Further readingp. 73
Conclusion: Theory in practicep. 75
Indexp. 77
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