Using a social-ecological model in development of treatment progams that target behavior change

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dc.contributor.author Shoemaker, Candice A.
dc.contributor.editor Goodyear, S. N.
dc.contributor.editor Shoemaker, Candice A.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-01T16:03:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-01T16:03:06Z
dc.date.issued 2/1/2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15284
dc.description.abstract Horticultural therapy and therapeutic horticulture programs often lack a clearly specified theoretical foundation or conceptual model, thus it is difficult to clearly articulate the outcomes a patient or client may experience from the program. One approach that may help with this challenge is to use a social-ecological model in horticultural therapy programming. Social ecology is the study of the influence of the social context on behavior, including institutional and cultural variables and is used to develop practical guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs. The most common models to describe this approach are 5-level (individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and public policy) or 4-level (individual, relationship, community, and societal) and can be represented by an onion, with one level wrapping around another. For an intervention to be effective it must address multiple levels since, through research, we know that factors at multiple levels affect human behavior. This paper will explain the social-ecological model and provide an example of how it can be used to develop an intervention. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher ISHS en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.actahort.org/books/954/ en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by the International Society for Horticultural Science, January 24, 2013 en_US
dc.subject Horticultural therapy en_US
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject Health-behavior models en_US
dc.title Using a social-ecological model in development of treatment progams that target behavior change en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.citation.ctitle Proceedings of the Xth International People-Plant Symposium on Digging Deeper: Approaches to Research in Horticultural Therapy and Therapeutic Horticulture en_US
dc.citation.epage 82 en_US
dc.citation.isbn 978-90-66054-37-0 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Acta Horticulturae en_US
dc.citation.spage 77 en_US
dc.citation.volume 954 en_US
dc.description.conference International People-Plant Symposium (10th: 2010: Truro, Nova Scotia) en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid cshoemak en_US


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