In accordance with your professional area of interest, search the health education literature for 3-4 journal articles that address behavioral risk factors within the following contexts:
1.A particular theory/model pertaining to individual or family-related determinants of risk behaviors.
2.An aspect of health behavior that is of particular relevance to your goals/interests in health education.
Provide summaries of the 3-4 articles that you selected.
See http://www.nchec.org/assets/2251/areas_of_responsibilities_and_competencies.pdf and below for a list of relevant National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Competencies.
Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education
Competency 1.4 Examine Relationships among Behavioral, Environmental and Genetic Factors That Enhance or Compromise Health
1.4.1-Identify factors that influence health behaviors
1.4.2-Analyze factors that influence health behaviors
1.4.3-Identify factors that enhance or compromise health
1.4.3-Analyze factors that enhance or compromise health
SLP Assignment Expectation
You are expected to consult the scholarly literature in preparing your paper; you are also expected to incorporate relevant background readings.
Your paper should be written in your own words. This will enable me to assess your level of understanding.
Proofread your paper to ensure that grammar and punctuation are correct, that reference citations conform to APA guidelines, and that each part of the assignment has been addressed clearly and completely.
Length: 3-4 peer-reviewed sources, cited and annotated; 2-4 double-spaced pages.
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Committee on Health and Behavior: Research, Practice and Policy, Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health (2001). Health and Behavior: The Interplay between the Biological, Behavioral, and Societal Influences: Chapter 5: Individuals and Families: Models of Interventions. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
As you anticipated your discussion of current epidemiological data of health-related risk behaviors lead to an interest in understanding the factors that prompt such behaviors. You assured your colleagues that this central aspect of health behavior will be thoroughly addressed at next week’s seminar as you present theoretical concepts and models relevant to individual and family perspectives of risk behavior.