Perspectives on Using Theory: Past, Present, and Future
Karen Glanz and Barbara K. Rimer
Chapter Twenty-Two provides a historical overview and future propositions for the field of health behavior theory. There is no additional online content.
- Looks back on health behavior theory over the past decades and at present and identifies ways to anticipate future challenges.
- Proposes key cross-cutting propositions to put the use of health behavior theory in perspective.
- Identifies commonalities in how the first four chapters in Part Five describe tools, strategies, models, and issues for applying theory in health education and health behavior.
- Challenges readers to use theory effectively in developing and evaluating interventions to improve the health of individuals and populations.