5 Part Series on Health Behavior Change

Over the next several weeks, the Respectful Living blog will cover health behavior change theories and steps one can take for positive changes.

I will update this post with the series as each is completed.

Blog Series Post 1: The Health Belief Model Evaluation

Blog Series Post 2: The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change

Blog Series Post 3: The Theory of Reasoned Action

Blog Series Post 4: Theories of Stress and Coping

Blog Series Post 5: Identity Behavior Theory

Additional Information:

Helpful Website for Theories and Models Used in Health Promotion Interventions: 

Cancer Prevention Resource Center (CPRC), University of Rhode Island

CPRC is the home of the Transtheoretical Model. At this Website, you can obtain information about the model, as well as measures that can be used to “stage” a person.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

This Website provides an application of the socio-ecological approach to violence prevention.

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative National Cancer Institute (NCI)

At this Website you will be able to download a copy of the National Cancer Institute’s publication Theory at a Glance: A Guide for Health Promotion Practice. This volume presents a single, concise summary of health behavior theories that is both easy to read and practical.

Theory of Planned Behavior

This is part of the Website of Dr. Icek Ajzen, creator of the theory of planned behavior. The site provides great detail about the theory, as well as sample questionnaires to show how data can be collected using this theory.

Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

This page at the NCI’s Cancer Control and Population Sciences Website presents definitions, background information, references, published examples, and information about the best measures of a number of theoretical constructs used in health promotion practice and research.

SEE ALSO: NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research created the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Course to provide knowledge and information about research methods and tools to use for researchers. Feel free to browse the other chapters and save this for future reference.