Health Care Profiles and Plans for Change

Health Care Profiles and Plans for Change

From your work in Week One, you have already read about shared decision-making aids; the Healthcare Belief Model (HBM) and Transtheoretical Stages of Change (TTM). Review resources from the Week One assignment to assist you in this assignment.

It is recognized that achieving and maintaining a normal weight is a foundational goal of good health. The Healthy People 2020 initiative, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, lists nutrition and physical activity as one of the leading health indicators (LHI) for the U.S. population. For this reason, many resources and decision aids have been developed to assist the individual in achieving this goal. Using the interactive Decision Aid at the Choose My Plate website, you will use information from a case study to create a profile of an individual, and develop a plan for achieving and maintaining a normal weight through healthy diet choices and physical activities.

Please refer to these resources to assist you with your work:

Your paper should be organized into two sections as outlined below.
Section 1 – Case Study: Using the Get Your MyPlate Plan online software at the MyPlate website from the UDSA, create a profile with the information provided in the case study below.

Case Study: Jane is a 55 year old female, who is 5’6” tall and weighs 205 pounds. She accumulates less than 30 minutes per day of moderate activity exercise. Once you have created the profile, you will receive dietary and physical activity information. Using this data, answer the following questions in the first section of your written paper:

  • What is Jane’s Body Mass Index (BMI)?
  • Is Jane underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese?
  • What recommendations can we provide to improve Jane’s health (move her towards a healthier weight)?

Section 2 – Behavioral Change: Complete the following three tables regarding the case study profile you developed in Section 1 of this assignment. Copy & paste your completed tables into your assignment paper.

Additional references are not required for this assignment. A separate reference page is not required, unless you used citations to complete your tables. If additional references are cited, all sources must be documented in APA style and listed on a separate reference page, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Writing the Assignment
The Paper:

  • Must be 4 to 6 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center if additional references are used in the paper.

Carefully review the Grading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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