Issues in The Nursing Field :Changes Within the Populations

Find an original research article that introduces the use of the behavioral theory known as the transtheoretical model. The study may examine how the theory works, how it relates to a health behavior/issue, how it predicts behavior, etc. You must locate the study in a health promotion journal, or other scientific, related journals.

Write a brief overview including these Five Sections (Include these Five Headings):

  1. Research Questions/Hypotheses
  2. Description of Theories
  3. Methods (How elements of the theory or theories were personalized or what measurable units the author(s) translated the theoretical elements into action, how the authors collected the information and from whom
  4. Results (Main conclusions of study)
  5. Summary (Are there program elements and components that do not relate to the theory or theories? How well do you think the authors applied the theory or theories, and why do you feel this way? Also discuss the study’s strength and weaknesses (especially with regard to the theory used), including what you liked about it and what you think could have been done better)

The paper should be 3-4 pages in length. Please reference the original research article with your review.

Here is a brief description on the behavioral model that needs to be the main basis within the journal article you choose to review upon.

Overview of the Model

The Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska & DiClemente, 1983; Prochaska, DiClemente, & Norcross, 1992) is an integrative, biopsychosocial model to conceptualize the process of intentional behavior change. Whereas other models of behavior change focus exclusively on certain dimensions of change (e.g. theories focusing mainly on social or biological influences), the TTM seeks to include and integrate key constructs from other theories into a comprehensive theory of change that can be applied to a variety of behaviors, populations, and settings—hence, the name Transtheoretical.