Precede-Proceed Model for Health Behavior
Social and behavioral theories
Most probably we have heard of some employees, or perhaps some people buying take a way food stuffs from vendors and not cooking. Their behavior is influenced by personal preferences, habits, nutrition information and sometimes availability (Gielen, 2008). There are several theories designed to explain such actions in the community. These theories include the health belief model, the stages of change model, the social cognitive theory, the social, ecological model and lastly the precede-proceed model. However, among this theories, the most helpful to the community is the precede-proceed model since it focuses on the health intervention as well as the community intervention which is different from other theories. Moreover, the other theories have not been easy to understand and probably to work with since they are only health based and do not capture the community as well in their studies.
The Precede-Proceed model
This model was established or rather developed for use in the public health. Its primary role, however, transfers to other community as well. Based on this issues the model is treated not just as a health based model but also as a community intervention in general since it focuses on the community as the wellspring of health promotion. When we look back during the 20th century, the focus on health maintenance shifted from the treatment of diseases to the prevention of this vital condition and more recently to the active promotion of behavior and attitude, proper diet, and exercise. The model has a flow chart that is circular and begins with the community demographic, then to the quality of life survey and finally to the precedes four phases (Gielen, 2008). Due to this structure, it is considered the most appropriate model to be used since it helps provide you with more, and more accurate information about the issues in question and with the best understanding of the history and probable context in the community.
Gielen, A. C., McDonald, E. M., Gary, T. L., & Bone, L. R. (2008). Using the precede-proceed model to apply health behavior theories. Health behavior and health education: Theory, research, and practice, 4, 407-29.