Topic: The Transtheoretical Model healthcare term paper

The individual final paper should be approximately 10 pages, double spaced, using 12-point
font, Times New Roman, with one inch margins. No quotes should be used while writing the
final paper. Paraphrase and summarize as necessary. Each component of the final paper is
outlined below:
Rationale for the health issue – 2 pages
● Provide a strong rationale for why public health should address this health issue or
behavior (include at least 5 references)
● Use epidemiological data or other statistical information on incidence and prevalence
● Discuss the consequences (e.g., physical, mental, economic), impact, and behavioral
risk factors related to the health issue or behavior
● Identify the priority population from your article
● Discuss why this health issue or behavior is of importance among this population
Overview of Theory – 2 pages
● Provide a brief historical overview of the theory
● Describe the theory and define its major constructs or components (Not in context of the
article – solely the theory on its own)
● Be sure to cite proper references (i.e., the textbook!)
Critique of reviewed article – 3 pages
● Provide a critique of your article (similar to your homework assignments!). Your summary
should include the following:
● The purpose and main goal(s) of the study
● How the theory was applied/measured: A description of the operationalization and/or
application of theory constructs within the study (i.e., provide specific examples in the
program or items on the surveys that described how the constructs were operationalized
or what activities were used)
● Brief results (were study aims achieved? Why/Why not?)
● Strengths & weaknesses of applying this theory. Consider:
○ Other constructs the study could have applied
○ Different operationalization of constructs
○ Do NOT focus on limitations of the study design! Think about the theoretical
Healthy People 2030 & Interventions – 3 pages
● Research the same health issue/behavior in Healthy People 2030.
● Identify a specific objective of HP2030 and discuss whether your article addresses this
objective. Be detailed and specific (include baseline & target values)
● Using CHInav, HP2030, Google, or other sources, discuss two (2)
programs/interventions that address this HP2030 objective & your health topic.(look for
“independent” studies!)
● Be sure to cite your sources!
● Consider if you were to apply your theory to the two (2) above interventions: discuss how
you might apply or incorporate the theory constructs (a select few or all) to each
● Discuss the public health implications of applying this theory in each
intervention/program (what impact does this theory have on the overall health topic &
Writing format
● Paper includes headings reflecting required paper elements
● Paper follows the current edition APA style citations
● Paper includes citations where appropriate and a reference list
● Paper is free from errors of spelling, mechanics and grammar
● Writing concise w/ no run-on sentences
● No quoted material!

Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Term paper
Subject: Healthcare
Pages/words: 10/2750
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English

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