An Week Discussion Post On Tuberculosis ( Tb ) Treatment Failures

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Behav. Good Day, Nathaniel Thank you for sharing this week discussion post on Tuberculosis (TB) treatment failures in Ethiopia. I agree with you the Health Belief Model (HBM) has it pros and cons like any other behavioral theory (Glanz, Rimer, & Viswanath, 2015). However, to focus on HBM major limitation is its inability to predict actual practices to reduce risky behaviors. As it can explain, the perceived barriers from cognitive factors associated with the cue to actions, but can not wholeheartedly justify the variance in the behavior (Glanz et al., 2015). Thus, is due to the poor construct that provides the lack of definite rules, which weakens the validity components in HBM to only give a list of variables to establish relationships (Orji, Vassileva, & Mandryk, 2012). Therefore, much cannot be stated to justify those who actually change their behaviors to receive TB prevention in Ethiopia under the HBM. Good Day, Pamela Thank you for this week discussion post. The Health Belief Model (HBM) strength lies in its ability to predict behavior change in any health intervention studies. As it can assess cognitive thoughts to determine, an individual perceived cues to actions (Orji, Vassileva, & Mandryk, 2012). Such advantage to perceive actions suggest that the HBM model has no rules to which the health intervention model can offer flexibility in a study population (Orji et al., 2012). Moreover, the HBM flexibilities can accommodate health professionals to

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