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Using the health belief model to understand cholesterol and blood pressure screenings in rural populations in central Texas.

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dc.contributor.advisor Umstattd Meyer, M. Renée.
dc.contributor.author Rose, Tiffany A.
dc.date.copyright 2012-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8463
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to develop and test Health Belief Model (HBM) construct scales to understand cholesterol screening behavior in rural communities in central Texas. A survey was developed using modified verisons of cancer screening surveys. The resulting 67-item survey instrument was disseminated to three rural communities through school districts, churches, and community programs. Of the 1,125 survey dissemenated, 170 were returned (15.1%). Exploratory Factor Analysis confirmed the following scales: susceptibility (7 items), severity (3 items), benefits (4 items), barriers (6 items), and self-efficacy (6 items). Logistic regression was conducted for meeting cholesterol guidelines and intention to screen using HBM constructs and demographic and health variables. The final model for meeting cholesterol guidelines included perceived barriers, insurance, age, disease index, and BMI. The final model for intention included race/ethnicity, age, and BMI. This study supports the use of HBM constructs to understand cholesterol screening behavior in rural communities. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Cholesterol screening. en_US
dc.subject Health belief model. en_US
dc.title Using the health belief model to understand cholesterol and blood pressure screenings in rural populations in central Texas. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.P.H. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 1/13/14.
dc.contributor.department Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en_US


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