Beverly poythress health psychology

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Beverly poythress health psychology

  1. 1. Health intervention projectBeverly PoythressHealth Pyschology Dr. Gina Turner
  2. 2. Changing health behaviorsStress to diminish the physiological/psychosocialaspects of Crohn’s Disease.Fear that the disease won’t stay in remission.Anxiety about completing assignments on time.
  3. 3. CBt Approach to behavioralchangesSelf observation of a problemSelf monitoring of a problemStimulis controlSelf reinforcement controls the consequence of thebehaviorHealth Belief Model: being aware of the health risk
  4. 4. further observations of thebehaviorBeing aware of health compromising behaviors.Relating to theoretical theory of fight and flight andmodifying my behaviors that contribute to that.Positive thinking to avoid negative stressors.
  5. 5. coping with stressExpanding my coping skills in a way that is conduciveto me.Being aware that negative thoughts lead nowhere andmagnify the stressors.Faith based practice can help or joining an activity.
  6. 6. healthcareSeeing gastroenterologist regularly.Not panicking when Crohn’s Disease flares.Using multiple health services available.Being active in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
  7. 7. progressUtilized more of the coping effectiveness training.Altering behavior that may have caused unexpectedstress or anxiety.Included friends and family in my state of progresswas a positive factor.Have developed a higher threshold of managing pain.
  8. 8. quality of lifeLong term affects of my intervention have reducedmy stress level.Increases my quality of life since my Crohn’s Diseaseflares up based on my stress level.Able complete daily activities including school work,shopping, and recreational activities.

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