Health Belief Model in Nursing: Definition, Theory & Examples


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According to the health belief model, people make an effort to change an unhealthy behavior:

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1. In the health belief model, messages from mass media campaigns along with advice from friends, family, and health-care providers are known as _____.

2. The health belief model would likely be useful in which of the following situations.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By the end of this lesson, you will learn more about why social scientists created the health belief model in the 1950s. To help you retain your new knowledge, the quiz questions will focus on topics such as unhealthy behaviors and the usefulness of this model.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test your knowledge about:

  • Why people change unhealthy behaviors
  • Messages in the health belief model
  • When this model is most useful
  • Examples of open-ended questions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding situations in which the health belief model would be beneficial
  • Information recall - access information about open-ended questions
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge about why people choose to change unhealthy behaviors

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson titled Health Belief Model in Nursing: Definition, Theory & Examples, you will be able to learn more on topics such as:

  • What unsuccessful screening lead to the development of the health behavior model
  • How to increase the chance of behavioral change
  • How the health behavior model could be used with a smoker