Doody's Review Service recently reviewed Introduction to Health Behavior Theory, Second Edition by Joanna Aboyoun Hayden. According to reviewer, Karen N. Ouzts, BSN, MSN, PhD, from Walden University, it is "a perfect book for undergraduate students in nursing and public health programs."
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"This is the second edition of a book that offers clear, succinct descriptions of various health behavior theories for those who need a basic overview. Considering the complexity and sheer number of theories, the author's goal of providing such an introduction is accomplished. The book does offer just the right amount of information on each theory with helpful examples.
The book is intended for undergraduate students, practitioners, and those preparing for certification exams. It consistently offers enough information on each theory to provide a clear overview. As a professor in public health, the author is a credible authority on health behavior theories.
As a public health professional, I found the book offers the appropriate amount of information needed to choose the correct theory to develop appropriate health promotion interventions and programs. The second edition offers updated sample peer-reviewed articles and updated reference lists for each theory."