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Tuesday September 15 2015 DPH 375 Introduction to Theory Theory 0 is a set of interrelated concepts definition and propositions that present a systematic view of events or situations by mapping the relationships between variables in order to explain events 0 example social cognitive theory Concept is primary elements of theories or building blocks of theory a person that doesn39t believe that they39re going to get pregnant therefore they don39t use contraception their belief is that they can not get pregnant many concepts have multiple labels constructs tells you how to get from where you are to where you want to be example personal beliefs Construct is a concept that is developed created to adopted for use with a specific theory Construct renames the same thing considered labels examples perceived benefits Variable is the operational practical use form of a construct Variables contain numbers that allow us to measure things Tuesday September 15 2015 example on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being least important and 10 being most important how important is your health Model is a subclass of theory that draws upon a number of theories to help people understand a specific problem in a particular setting or context helps identify the theory Models sometimes combine multiple theories mostly like a recipe in which it has instructions or steps on how to implement a program example Health Belief Model Applicable to individuals their families organizations and communities Three levels of influence 0 Individual 0 Interpersonal 0 Group of people Theories allow us to predict how people change and how most people change Theory helps us explain why people participate in certain health behaviors and why does it impact those people Theory helps us to explain things and predict outcomes Canned programs are implemented off of what someone else created The first thing you need to ask yourself before implementing a program is What are the risk factors behavior environmental or genetic Intentionally or unintentionally The very next thing is to look at the theory that will inform us on what to do how can I change the risk factors Tuesday September 15 2015 Behavioral risk factors are always modifiable which is a health educational approach Communication is modifiable There are two kinds of theories 0 Theories that explain and theories that focus on change Three levels of influence 0 Individual Level 0 Community Level 0 Organizational Level Disparity when a specific group has a higher risk of a disease than another group