Health Risk Assessment And Health Promotion Contract
Go to the website https://www.virginiamason.org/home/body.cfm?id=149 and complete the Health Risk Assessment. You will NOT submit the online results of the HRA for grading. (The HRA will ask for some information such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but if you do not know that information, you may click “I don’t know.”)
For each section of the Health Risk Assessment in the document below, provide a substantial summary of your results from the HRA taken online. In each section’s summary, be sure to include any additional information about your health and lifestyle that might play a role in your overall wellness.
You will contract to change/improve one health behavior during this course. Your Health Risk Assessment can give you guidance on your choice, but you do not have to choose to work on the area in which you scored lowest on your Health Risk Assessment.
Part of the contract requires you to evaluate your current “stage of change” according to the stages described by Zimmerman, Olsen, and Bosworth in the article, “A ‘Stages of Change Approach to Helping Patients Change Behavior.”
You will be tracking your progress toward the goals in your contract by completing journal entries for four weeks, then analyze your motivation, successes, and obstacles in the final week of the course.
- Devise a personal Health Promotion contract to be used for the duration of the course.
- Discuss the Stages of Change model in relation to health behavior changes for others and self