Application of Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health Interventions

4. Important Theories and Their Key Constructs

Exercise 4

This exercise asks the user to match example influences to the appropriate level of influence based on the Social Ecological Model. 

Instructions:
Place each of the example influences into the appropriate level of influence in the diagram below.

Example influences:
Knowledge about breast cancer risk factors
Friends and relatives affected by breast cancer
Mammogram screening recommendations
Accessibility and affordability of mammography facilities
Community programs to promote cancer screening for women over age 50, from all races and economic groups

Levels of influence:
Individual
Interpersonal
Organizational
Community
Public Policy

Answers:
Individual - Knowledge about breast cancer risk factors
Interpersonal - Friends and relatives affected by breast cancer
Organizational - Accessibility and affordability of mammography facilities
Community - Community programs to promote cancer screening for women over age 50, from all races and economic groups
Public Policy - Mammogram screening recommendations