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Applying Theory in Health Behavior Research

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Diane Lauver, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN

October 30 2009

1 hour and 56 minutes


Objectives for this presentation:

1. Describe how basing research on a theory can be especially useful and efficient

2. Review commonly used models and theories for health behavior

3. Apply models and theories to health promotion research

4. Provide examples of customized interventions for target populations

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Books recommended by the speaker:

1. Health promotion in multicultural populations : a handbook for practitioners and students, [edited by] Michael V. Kline, Robert M. Huff

2. Theory Building, Robert Dubin

3. Dictionary of nursing theory and research, Bethel Ann Powers, Thomas R. Knapp

4. Theory construction; from verbal to mathematical formulations, Hubert M. Blalock, Jr.

5. Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, [edited by] Karen Glanz, Barbara K. Rimer, and Frances Marcus Lewis


Behavioral Medicine, Biomedical Research


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