Theoretical model that attempts to explain and predict
health behaviors. HBM was first developed by social
psychologists Hochbaum, Rosenstock and Kegels working in the
U.S. Public Health Services inspired by a study of why
people sought X-ray examinations for tuberculosis.
Yes, he is worried whether the ulcer will get
healed. When he developed ulcer in his left leg 6 months
back, his two toes were amputated in a local hospital. He
was advised a below knee amputation, but he decided to get
discharged from there and came to -----. So he could save
The model was developed in
response to the failure of a free tuberculosis (TB) health
The study of social sciences
helps to improve the care of the patient by increasing the
nurse’s understanding of human behaviour and to stimulate
intellectual and emotional growth and self knowledge.
Mr.SM for my clinical
assignment is a 60 year old, married, Hindu, male patient
educated up to PDC suffering from diabetes for the last 10
years and frequent leg ulcers for the last one year.