Managing a personal health behaviour change.
Order Description Identify, reflect and evaluate a personal health behaviour change in respect of the potential and actual benefits, obstacles to this change and supportive mechanisms that have/ could have helped. Managing a personal health behaviour change Identify, reflect and evaluate a personal health behaviour change in respect of the potential and actual benefits, obstacles to this change and supportive mechanisms that have/ could have helped. Preparatory work ¢ Identify a personal health behaviour that you have considered changing to improve your own health, i.e. you would like to stop smoking, have a healthier diet, take more exercise, etc and prepare a plan of action for change ¢ Over a period of a month, carry out this plan keeping a reflective diary on your journey each week identifying potential /actual threats to your success and what has helped you achieve success. You should include in the main body of your assignment (1500 words):- ¢ An introduction detailing the purpose of the assignment and the chosen health behaviour. Identify the detrimental effects (or risks) that this health behaviour has on the body and person. ¢ Include contemporary evidence from peer reviewed journals and national guidelines to support the need for this behaviour change ¢ Identify the health benefits of changing this behaviour would make. Describe and analyse behaviour change theory and apply this to your chosen health behaviour change ¢ Identify factors that have helped or prevented you from succeeding and reflect on how this change has (or has not) impacted on your health “ detail from your reflective diary can be added in an appendix, thereby saving on your word count. ¢ Your work must be supported by current, evidenced based references.