In this assignment, you will apply theoretical constructs to a public health issue, analyzing the strengths and limitations of theory, specifically TTM. then
engage in peer-feedback to discuss the application of theoretical constructs to a variety of public health issues.
To Prepare
• Review the module Learning Resources.
• Select a public health issue of interest to you.
o Note: It is important that when you select a public health issue, you choose one where different theory can be applied, specifically transtheoretical model of
change (TTM), precaution adoption process model (PAPM), and health belief model (HBM).
• Review articles focusing on the TTM and its use in public health research.
• Consider the constructs of the TTM in relation to the public health issue you selected.
Write a 2page paper response in which you:
• Briefly describe the public health issue you selected.
• Explain how you might apply the constructs of the transtheoretical model of change (TTM) to the public health issue.
• Explain why TTM is appropriate to apply to the public health issue.
• Explain at least two possible limitations of applying TTM to the public health issue.
Support your response with at least two peer-reviewed/scholarly articles, less than five years old. Properly cite/reference using the APA 7th edition.
Glanz, K. (2016). Behavioral & social sciences research: Social and behavioral theories. https://obssr.od.nih.gov/sites/obssr/files/Social-and-BehavioralTheories.pdf
Prochaska, J. O., Redding, C. A., & Evers, K. E. (2015). The transtheoretical model and stages of change. In K. Glanz, B. K. Rimer, & K. Viswanath (Eds.). Health
behavior: Theory, research, and practice (5th ed., pp. 125–148). Jossey-Bass.
Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. (n.d.). Theories & approaches: Health belief model (HBM). http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?
Rimer, B. K., & Brewer, N. T. (2015). Introduction to health behavior theories that focus on individuals. In K. Glanz, B. K. Rimer, & K. Viswanath (Eds.). Health
behavior: Theory, research, and practice (5th ed., pp. 67–74). Jossey-Bass.
Rural Health Information Hub. (n.d.). The health belief model. https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/toolkits/health-promotion/2/theories-and-models/health-belief
Skinner, C. S., Tiro, J., & Champion, V. L. (2015). The health belief model. In K. Glanz, B. K. Rimer, & K. Viswanath (Eds.). Health behavior: Theory, research, and
practice (5th ed., pp. 75–94). Jossey-Bass.
Weinstein, N. D. Sandman, P. M., & Blalock, S. J. (2008). The precaution adoption process model. In Glanz, K., Rimer, B. K., & Viswanath, K. (Eds.), Health
behavior and health education (4th ed., pp. 123–147). Jossey-Bass.
Health Belief Model and Mixed Methods
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