African American Health Belief Model

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This study was designed to raise awareness to African American college students about self and familial risk to heart disease, and enhance their willingness to change unhealthy behaviors utilizing the Heath Belief Model as a foundation for the study. The Health Belief Model shows how health actions are dependent on one’s perception of susceptibility to a health risk, barriers to taking action, cues to take action, and knowledge of others affected by cardiovascular disease. One of the leading causes of deaths in African Americans is cardiovascular disease. With weight gain being more prevalent during college years, young college adults were the preferred population for this study. Young African Americans need to be more aware of their increased
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