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Ch 2: Health Models, Theories & Data

About This Chapter

This chapter is about health models and health theories. See examples of the various models that are discussed. Get familiar with terms used, and discover how to gather and interpret data.

Health Models, Theories & Data - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter offer you a chance to closely examine several health models. Take a look at why six stages are often listed for the five-stage change model. Get to know how outside forces, like rewards and punishments, can affect our choices and behaviors.

Consider behavior and health models, and learn about the ways in which they can be applied to fitness and physical-education related situations. Read about mortality, morbidity, risk and needs assessment data. The lessons cover the following topics:

  • The change model's 5 stages
  • Thorndike and the law of effect
  • Definition and stages of change in the transtheoretical model
  • Meaning, theory and examples of the health belief model
  • Tools and examples related to the gathering of health data
  • How to interpret data that is health related
  • Examining experimental data and drawing logical conclusions

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7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Health Models, Theories & Data
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5 Stages of Change Model

1. 5 Stages of Change Model

This lesson goes over the five stages of change model, explaining who created the model, defining each of the five stages, and explaining the sixth stage that may occur.

Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect

2. Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect

How can outside forces change the way we behave? Why are people's actions shaped by rewards, such as money or good grades, or punishments, such as losing money or feeling pain? This lesson is an introduction to the famous psychologist Thorndike and his foundational research on why consequences of behavior, such as rewards or punishments, affect our future choices.

Transtheoretical Model: Definition & Stages of Change

3. Transtheoretical Model: Definition & Stages of Change

Did you know we go through different stages of change when breaking old habits and adopting new ones? Continue reading to learn more about these different stages and how it all relates to the transtheoretical model.

Health Belief Model: Definition, Theory, & Examples

4. Health Belief Model: Definition, Theory, & Examples

This lesson will define the Health Belief Model as it was originally designed. You will also be given examples of how this health theory can be applied in the professional nursing environment.

Gathering Health Data: Tools & Examples

5. Gathering Health Data: Tools & Examples

Health data is collected through different methods and is used to identify trends. In this lesson, we will learn about how health data is gathered and how it is used.

Interpreting Health-Related Data

6. Interpreting Health-Related Data

Nothing is quite as powerful as numbers. In this lesson, you will: learn how to seek out specific healthcare data, access various sample sources, and navigate through a sea of information to find exactly what you are looking for.

Drawing Logical Conclusions from Experimental Data

7. Drawing Logical Conclusions from Experimental Data

Experimental results are what scientists like to share with each other, but it's important to understand what those data mean. We do this in the final step of the experimental process, when we draw meaningful conclusions from the results we obtained.

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