Integration of an 800-Number Health Information Line into a Comprehensive Health Promotion Program Driven by the Stage of Change Theory

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael A. Perko, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The Stages of Change Theory purports that a significant percentage of the population are not contemplating a change in their health related behavior at any given point in time. One way to move people from not thinking about a behavior change to actually thinking about, acting on, and maintaining a positive health related behavior is to utilize an 800-Number health information line. The purpose of this Practical Perspectives article will be to discuss how a comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention program titled "Good Health Makes $ense" (GHM$) uses its 800-Number to assist in program activities that correspond to movement along the stages.

Additional Information

Publication
Perko, M. A., & Cowdery, J. E. (1994). Integration of an 800 Number Health Information Line into a Comprehensive Health Promotion Program Driven by the Stages of Change Theory. Wellness Perspectives: Theory, Research, and Practice, 11(1), 62-67.
Language: English
Date: 1994
Keywords
Health promotion, Health education, Information line