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According to the Scottish Health Survey the following factors have been identified as the risk factors that account for around 90% of the total burden of disease in developed countries:
low fruit and vegetable consumption
low levels of physical activity and
While the population’s health has been increasing overall, the gap in health outcomes between rich and poor is growing. Self-assessed health declines as levels of deprivation increase. In the least deprived areas 84% of people report good health and 2%
bad health. Compared to most deprived areas where 57% report good health and 18% bad health.
This module is for anyone who wants to learn more about health behaviour change and who has (or thinks they could have) a role in improving health.
By the end of this module you will be able to:
describe what health behaviour change is and why it is important as an approach
examine the relationship between health behaviours, health outcomes and health inequalities
clarify your role in supporting health behaviour change
know the process of how to raise lifestyle issues appropriately and sensitively in a person centred way
support individuals to access relevant information or services local to them.
The course includes 5 sections and should take around 2 hours to complete.
There are a number of videos within this module that require access to YouTube to view. If you do not have access to YouTube please contact your local network administrators or IT department to request access.
At the end of each section is a small informal multiple choice quiz. You will receive feedback on your answers.
Clicking on bold blue text takes you to further explanation or information related to the text.
In the top right of the screen is the resources icon. Clicking this will open the resource list. You can click on each of the links for some additional reading.
On completion of all the sections you will be taken to a formal assessment. After doing the assessment, you will be able to access a certificate of completion, or receive feedback on your responses.
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