The productive use of threat in primary care: Behavioural responses to health promotion

Michael P. Kelly, Frank Sullivan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The importance of a scientific understanding of the behavioural change processes involved in certain health promotion interventions is stressed. A model for guiding the behavioural dimensions in health promotion in primary care is presented. This distinguishes between information-giving and -providing skills to facilitate behavioural change. The social factors which impinge upon processes of behaviour change are highlighted. It is suggested that health promotion clinics in primary care may produce a situation with which the client has to cope. The manner of their coping will be a critical factor in determining outcome. Some key organizational issues are underlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-480
Number of pages5
JournalFamily Practice
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1992

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The productive use of threat in primary care: Behavioural responses to health promotion'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this