My Belief Analysisscore resulted in a 3. Items 2, 5, and 11 represented good adherence behavior, beliefs,and habits.
2(If my prescription medicine doesn’t seem to be working, I willcontinue taking it.), 5(I see my dentist twice a year if I have a problems), 11(When I set a goal to improve my health, I plan out the specific ways andspecific situations in which I can act to achieve the goal). Based on my BeliefAnalytics a lot of my other classmates also scored a 3.
Adherence is a person’s ability to be obedientin following recommended daily and health practices and advice. Examples fromthe book include creating and maintaining healthy life style practices like exercising,avoiding stress, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, and eating properly. Overalladherence means engaging in behaviors that are consistent with the best healthoutcomes given. For an individual to gain from adherence, the advice given mustbe genuine and valid, and whoever is receiving the advice must accept it. My non-compliantbehaviors consisted of unhealthy eating, and inconsistencies in working out.Biopsychosocial barriers that prevent me from acting to change my non-compliantbehavior of unhealthy eating, is not having the budget as a college student to changeto a heath based diet. Another barrier that prevents me from creating a healthyworkout routine is not having a group of people to hold me accountable and goto the gym with me.
Consequences of my nonadherence for unhealthyeating could be unwanted weight gain, and unhealthy lifestyle. Consequences fornegative self-talk could be not completing work or accomplishing goals, andcreating opportunity for negative experiences. If nonadherence persist it couldcreate a system of unwanted behaviors.