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MPH 622

Health behavior theory & communication

Finding articles that use a theoretical framework: 

Two ways to find theory based research in CINAHL

1. Use a subject heading search and then add in a keyword. This is particularly useful for the following models/theories: 

  • Health Belief Model
  • Theory of Reasoned Action (Ajzen-Fishbein Theory of Reasoned Action) & Theory of Planned Behavior
  • Transtheoretical Model/Stages of Change
  • Diffusion of Innovations
  • Social Marketing

2. Use a simple keyword search. This is particularly useful for: 

  • Socioecological Model
  • Integrated Behavioral Model
  • Behavioral Economics

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