explore a health issue from the theoretical perspectives on health behavior.

Unit 2 Assignment Instructions

Throughout this course, you will explore a health issue from the theoretical perspectives on health behavior. For this unit’s Assignment, identify a health issue associated with health behavior and find three peer-reviewed sources that (1) utilize a health behavior theory and

(2) were published in a refereed journal within the last 10 years.

Begin this Assignment with a 1-paragraph summary of your chosen health issue. Next, provide an annotated bibliography based upon these three sources. For each source in your annotated bibliography, you will write 2 paragraphs. The first paragraph will be to summarize the information in your own words. In the second paragraph, you will analyze/critique the source by examining strengths and weaknesses. You may answer questions such as the following: What did the study do particularly well? What areas were not addressed adequately?

In this Assignment, you may select health behavior theories that are presented in future units within this course, as well as health behavior theories that are not presented in this course. The health behavior theories explored on your chosen health issue in this unit will serve as the basis for future assignments.

*There is a template for this assignment located in Course Documents.

Please be sure to download the file “Writing Center Resources” from Course Documents to assist you with meeting APA expectations for written assignments.

Kaplan University School of Health Sciences

Health Behavior



Unit 2 Assignment Grading Rubric = 175 points

Assignment Requirements

PU505-3: Evaluate theory based health behavior and health education literature and communicate overall findings.

Points possible Points earned by student
Student evaluated health behavior theories and then presented a concise 1-paragraph summary of chosen health issue with a strong association to health behavior. 0–35
Annotated bibliography contained 3 peer-reviewed studies involving a relevant health behavior theory. 0–50
Each study was summarized (in student’s own words), focusing on the theoretical underpinnings. 0–30
Each study was critiqued by the student, using logical arguments for strengths and weaknesses. 0–30
Studies selected contain current and relevant information for public health and/or health education professionals. 0–30
Total (Sum of all points)
Points deducted for spelling, grammar, and/or APA errors.
Adjusted total points
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