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ERIC Number: ED238846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behavior Before and After an Undergraduate Health and Lifestyle Course.
McClaran, Diane M.; Breakey, Robin Sarris
A one credit mini-course consisting of six two-hour seminars exploring concepts of health promotion and personal responsibility for health was offered to undergraduate students. The course included in-depth coverage of health-related decisionmaking processes, effective strategies for changing personal behaviors, self care for common illnesses, stress management, nutrition, exercise, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. In addition to class attendance and required reading, students chose between an individual project aimed at developing and carrying out a plan for a self-directed behavior change, or a paper written from the perspective of a health provider addressing a health problem and related behavior changes. Students' attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors were measured before and after the course. Overall, the results show a gain in knowledge as well as positive changes in attitudes and behaviors. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A