TITLE

TOWARD A POLYTHEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE

AUTHOR(S)
Corda, Kirsten W.; Quick, Virginia; Schefske, Scott; DeCandia, Joanne; Byrd-Bredbenner, Carol
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p211
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To overcome shortcomings and boost the strength of commonly used health behavior theories, researchers have suggested combining these theories into a single, unified model. Thus, the objective was to engage in "theoretical fusion" to construct an integrated, comprehensive health behavior polytheoretical framework. The resulting polytheoretical framework represents a fusion of ideas across theories, defines each construct, depicts relationships among constructs, and cites research supporting them. It is drawn in a manner that promotes intervention design, framework testing, consistent language in research reporting, and fidelity of study replication. The polytheoretical framework is among the first attempts to integrate frequently used and emerging health behavior theories into a single framework. We hope the framework will spawn lively debate and advance research, theory application and improvement, and knowledge of health promotion intervention components that more effectively effect change.
ACCESSION #
67311170

 

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