ACE Study Guide Chapter 4

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    Behavioral theory models

    The health belief model

    This is where the threat of developing health problems motivates individuals to change their behaviors and to start exercising.

    Perceived seriousness: The more serious the health threat is, the more likely an individual is to change their habits and start exercising.

    Perceived susceptibility: These are the feelings that an individual has about their chances of obtaining a health threat.

    Cues to action: Environmental and/or physical occurrences that motivate individuals to take action.

    Vocabulary to know:

    • Hypertension
    • Sedentary


    This is the perception that a person