Models and Theories to Promote Health Behavior and Proposed Project Plan

Paper Guidelines and Grading Rubric

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Identify a model or a theory that you would like to use to promote health behavior. You can select an individual model or theory (chapter 2) to promote healthy behavior or a community models (chapter 3) to promote health.

After you have identified a model or theory, develop a health promotion-prevention plan related to the population and health entity identified in assignment #1. Chapter 4 outlines how to assess health and health behaviors. Chapter 5 describes how to develop a health promotion-prevention plan.

Review the chapters that may apply to your proposed plan: Chapter 6 (physical activity and health promotion); Chapter 7 (nutrition and health promotion); Chapter 8 (stress management and health promotion); or Chapter 9 (social support and health).

When you write your paper, follow the grading guidelines. Each student is to submit a paper (no group work). The paper should be carefully written in a formal style, adhere to the most recent APA guidelines, use primary sources, and provide an integration of ideas.
The length of this assignment should be no more than 5 pages excluding the title page and Reference list. All submissions should be submitted to the Assignment section in PDF format.  Each assignment must be submitted to automatically once you have downloaded it into the assignment section. You will be able to see your score.
A copy of the grading rubric is provided for you below.  It is highly recommended that you organize your paper based on the grading rubric criteria detailed below; the use of headings based on the grading rubric criteria is also strongly recommended.

Grading Rubric

Criteria Points
1. Introduction paragraph. There must be a thesis statement that tells reader purpose
of paper and what will be discussed. 2/2
2. Identify and describe a model or theory that you would like to use to promote health
You can select an individual model or theory (chapter 2) to promote healthy behavior or a community model or theory (chapter 3) to promote health.
You are also welcome to use a model or theory from another source.
Describe the model, why you selected the model, and how the model or theory would be beneficial to use to with your identified population.
3. Develop a health promotion-prevention intervention plan related to the population and health entity identified in assignment #1. Chapter 4 and 5 will help you with developing your plan. You are welcome to read any or all of chapters 6-9, which will provide ideas on specific interventions. These chapters will help you with examples and some chapters may be related to your areas of interest. For example: chapter 6 (physical activity and health promotion); chapter 7 (nutrition and health promotion); chapter 8 (stress management and health promotion); chapter 9 (social support and health).

Hypothetically plan out a potential health promotion-prevention plan.
Describe your proposed project in detail.
Search the literature on this topic. For example, if you are interested in exploring the effectiveness of group diabetic education program, review the literature and see the best evidence-based data on this topic (i.e. format and number of classes and overall structure of such a program). Also, how does this compare to individual educational classes (i.e on knowledge, physiological parameters, etc).
4. Conclusions: Summarize the essential points of paper. 2/2
6. Deductions:
APA: title page, organizational headings for each section, citations, & reference list
(Primary sources are to be used for references)
Grammar/sentence structure/flow of thought and organization of paper
Over page limit 10% deduction

Total 25/25

All papers must be submitted to Turnitin automatically in the assignment section. You will need to plan to allow time for feedback and your originality report. A second report submitted to Turnitin can take up to 24 hours for a new originality report. Please note: Up to 20% of points will be deducted from grade for lack of scholarship.

Scholarship Expectations

You are clinical nurse scholars in the making. You are the APNs/DNPs and members of the highly literate profession of advanced practice nursing who will chart the future of health care. Good writing ability is as much a required skill for nurses in advanced practice as performing clinical functions. Therefore, precision and scholarship is expected in all assignments.

Content must be organized and with logical progression of ideas; effort and attention to detail
is evident; all aspects of the discussion is communicated effectively; correct grammar, spelling, and word choice; and liberal number of references. References must be current, appropriately
paraphrased, and acknowledged; correct use of APA; correct title page used for assignment copy.

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