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ERIC Number: EJ822075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 102
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Research and Practice Opportunities at the Intersection of Health Education, Health Behavior, and Genomics
Wang, Catharine; Bowen, Deborah J.; Kardia, Sharon L. R.
Health Education & Behavior, v32 n5 p686-701 2005
Researchers and practitioners in health behavior and health education (HBHE) can play a pivotal leadership role in the integration of genomic advances to improve the public's health. The purpose of this article is to outline research and practice opportunities at the intersection of genomics and HBHE. We begin this article by briefly summarizing the existing evidence in the literature pertaining to the public's use of genetic services, the effectiveness of genetic counseling, and the impact of genetic testing. Following this, we outline and expand on several areas that we believe are ripe for further exploration, understanding, and public health application:(a) public understanding of genetic information, (b) interventions for health behavior change, and (c) public health assurance and advocacy. This analysis has identified the need to consider potential application efforts in genomics and HBHE from an ecological perspective, with an emphasis on multiple levels of intervention and analysis. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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