Home Health week 2 peer response

Home Health week 2 peer response

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respond to peers thoughtfully, add value to the discussion, and apply ideas, insights, or concepts from scholarly sources, such as: journal articles, assigned readings, textbook material, lectures, course materials, or authoritative websites. For specific details and criteria, refer to the discussion rubric in the Menu (⋮) or in the Course Overview Weekly Discussion Guidelines. 

1st peer response

McKenzie Ledbetter

The Health Belief Model (HBM) was developed by Hochbaum, Rosenstock, and Kegels, psychologists working in the US Public Health Services. HBM is based on perceived susceptibility, severity, benefits, and barriers. This Model can be used to predict health behaviors, for example, the intention to vaccinate or comply with medical interventions. I chose this model because it is important to know if your patients will engage with healthy behavior or not. If it is the latter, you can implement education and resources to help them make healthy choices.

During the COVID pandemic, misinformation had an enormous impact on people following precaution guidelines. Many people ignored recommendations due to their lack of accurate information. The HBM can raise awareness of the relationship between health, information, and the digital landscapes the public interacts with (Houlden et al., 2021).

I believe this model can address my topics because there are a lot of people who have been misinformed about healthy behaviors regarding mental health and childbirth. This model can help screen for those individuals and once identified, education and resources can be offered to encourage better heath decisions.


Houlden, S., Hodson, J., Veletsianos, G., Reid, D., & Thompson-Wagner, C. (2021). The health belief model: How public health can address the misinformation crisis beyond COVID-19. 
Public health in practice (Oxford, England)
2, 100151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhip.2021.100151

2nd peer response

Megan Brown

· I chose the Transtheoretical/Stages of Change Model. This model helps describe a patient’s motivation and readiness to change a health-related behavior they may want to improve. It is described in a five-step process and evaluates the patient’s behavioral change, the process of the changes, decision-making, and self-efficacy. Here are the five stages of this model: 

      1. Precontemplation: the patient is unaware of their need to change and most likely is unwilling to change. 

      2. Contemplation: this is when the patient begins to develop a desire to change and get better. 

      3. Preparation: personal plans begin of how to change. 

      4. Action: when the patient incorporates the new behavior into their life and/or routine. 

      5. Maintenance: the patient is consistent in changing and demonstrating that change, usually for six months or more. 

· I chose this model because I feel it gives the patient ways to improve and get better in a clear and precise way. It gives the patient their own choice to get better, which I feel is an excellent way to get a patient to change unhealthy behaviors. The patient needs to have that desire to change and get better first. It demonstrates more of an understanding of the actual cognitive and behavioral changes the patient will experience and go through. “Movement through these stages does not always occur in a linear manner, but may also be cyclical as many individuals must make several attempts at behavior change before their goals are realized” (Marcus & Simkin, 1994). It gives the patient time to work through each stage, even if it may not happen the first time, but it helps them feel more fulfilled. 

· This model can be used to address the Healthy People topic and objective I have chosen because, a lot of the time, the patient is unaware they need to change or unwilling to change. They don’t know what steps they need to take to get better. Once given the education on how to get better, they need to desire to get better. This model can show the patient that they are getting better and gives them something to look at. It can also show healthcare professionals how the patient is improving and where they are at. 



Marcus , B. H., & Simkin, L. R. (1994, November 26). 
The transtheoretical model: Applications to exercise behavior. National Library of Medicine. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7837962

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