Health Belief Model - a psychological model of health behaviour change

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The health belief model (Rosenstock) is concerned with what people perceive or believe to be true about them-selves in relation to their health. This model is based on three components of individual perceptions of threat of a disease: (1) perceived susceptibility to a disease, (2) perceived seriousness of a disease, and (3) perceived benefits of action.

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This paper describes the process by which large-scale skin cancer screening is conducted for farm populations, presumed findings from screenings, and the Health Belief Model's relevance to skin cancer care. Further, it describes the steps adopted to the likelihood of follow-up action taken by screening participants who were informed of a probable malignancy, and it will present data from telephone interviews with individuals who participated in a screening.

application of health belief model in nursing

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