Step-by-step towards a better understanding of health behaviour

Stefanie Kasten

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Understanding human health behaviour is the basis for effective health promotion interventions. Several theoretical models exist, which help to increase our knowledge with regard to the factors that can influence behaviour such as smoking cessation, physical activity or a healthy diet. Many models concentrate on the motivational determinants. However, research indicates that there is a lack of understanding regarding factors and processes that occur before and after the formation of motivation.
This thesis investigated, based on the I-Change Model, how a better understanding of health behaviour can be reached - step-by-step.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • de Vries, Hein, Supervisor
  • van Osch, Liesbeth, Co-Supervisor
Award date2 Oct 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789463804974
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Health behaviour
  • post-motivational factors
  • pre-motivational factors


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