Assignment 1: Discussion—Transtheoretical Model of Change

The transtheoretical model of change has had a  significant impact on health promotion. The model is used for the  explanation of behavior and the design of health behavior interventions.  Originally developed as a strategy to explain and predict harmful  behavior, such as tobacco use, the application of the model has become  so widespread that it is one of the most commonly used models in public  health practice.According to Prochaska and DiClemente (as cited in  Edberg, 2007), behavior change occurs in steps or stages as an  individual moves from contemplating a behavior change, through getting  ready for behavior change, to making the change and maintaining the new  behavior. Interventions can be designed to address one or more of the  various processes of change associated with the stages of behavior  change.(See attachment)Using the Argosy University online library resources,  research the transtheoretical model of change. Apply the acquired  information to complete your assignment.Identify a health behavior.Explain how each of the “stages of behavior change” from the  transtheoretical model of change can be applied to the health behavior.Describe the types of strategies that could be used to move an individual from contemplation to action.Explain how these strategies would be different from those used to move an individual from precontemplation to contemplation.Write your initial response in approximately 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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