I’m working on a health & medical report and need guidance to help me learn.
Steve is a doctoral candidate at university who is interested in researching the role of
cultural beliefs and behaviors on healthcare decision making, especially from the perspective
of the individual, about their health condition. John’s sample consisted of a diverse population
of persons from Africa, Central America, Asia, and the United States. He was contemplating on
using the Health Belief Model (HBM) or the Diffusion Health Innovations Model (DHIM) as the
conceptual framework for his research. However, he is having issues aligning any of the
models with his studies. Assuming you are supervising John:
1. Explain the HBM and the DHIM to Steve and justify why any of those two models would
be appropriate for his studies.
2. Discuss what possible methodologies he would use to investigate and try to understand
the role of any of these models.
3. What ethical concerns should Steve have regarding the participation of human subjects
in a study of this nature?
4. Based on the results, Steve intends to improve the health condition of a community
comprising a diverse population demographic. Describe the challenges one would face
in improving health for a population and implement a preventative strategy.
Write a five-page paper addressing the items above with at least six peer-reviewed references
written in APA format.