Prior to beginning your work on this assignment, please read the assigned text chapters for Week One. In addition, read pages 17-18 from the article, Theory at a Glance: A guide for Health Promotion Practice (Links to an external site.)(National Cancer Institute, 2005). This article includes information about the Transtheoretical model (TTM) describing stages of change across a timespan, and the Health Belief Model (HBM) describing perceptions determining an individual’s behavior change relating to health and disease.
An additional resource includes the University of Rhode Island Cancer Prevention Research Center’s Transtheoretical Model: Detailed Overview (Links to an external site.).
Different biopsychosocial theoretical models have been developed to assess individual perspectives on health promotion as well as to develop effective interventions to support health promotion. This assignment focuses on shared decision making (SDM) and the use of decision aids (DA) in health promotion as well as the analysis of a specific health promotion practice using two theoretical biopsychosocial models. Utilization of healthcare services in the form of immunizations will be evaluated using the Healthcare Belief Model (HBM) and the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of Behavioral Change.
How does the consumer perceive and act upon vaccination (immunization) recommendations as a health promotion activity?
For this assignment you must:
Use the following resources to help guide your work:
Create your paper by evaluating vaccines as health promotion practices.
Conclude your paper by distinguishing how vaccinations are typically utilized across the lifespan from childhood through adulthood and into old age. Depending on the amount of content in your tables, your paper will be a minimum of three pages excluding title page. A reference page is not required unless you choose to use citations in your tables.
Writing the Paper
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
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