Journal of Family and Community Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 1995  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 9--13

Health understanding and its effect on health outcome


Anthony F Cole, Thord Theodorsson 
 Department of Family & Community Health, College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Correspondence Address:
Anthony F Cole
College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University P O. Box 35, AI-Khod 123
Oman

Literature regarding health belief models, health understanding and their effect on health outcome is reviewed. Aspects of the major elements comprising health understanding- including lay explanations of illness, locus of control and the affective meaning of symptoms - are described. The particular problems posed by utilising these models in a developing Middle Eastern country are discussed, together with the importance of applied research to assess the feasibility of improving health outcome by enhanced health understanding.


How to cite this article:
Cole AF, Theodorsson T. Health understanding and its effect on health outcome.J Fam Community Med 1995;2:9-13


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Cole AF, Theodorsson T. Health understanding and its effect on health outcome. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 1995 [cited 2020 Oct 19 ];2:9-13
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