My Belief Analysis
score 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 will
continue 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 and
specific situations in which I can act to achieve the goal). Based on my Belief
Analytics a lot of my other classmates also scored a 3.
Adherence is a person’s ability to be obedient
in following recommended daily and health practices and advice. Examples from
the book include creating and maintaining healthy life style practices like exercising,
avoiding stress, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, and eating properly. Overall
adherence means engaging in behaviors that are consistent with the best health
outcomes given. For an individual to gain from adherence, the advice given must
be genuine and valid, and whoever is receiving the advice must accept it. My non-compliant
behaviors consisted of unhealthy eating, and inconsistencies in working out.
Biopsychosocial barriers that prevent me from acting to change my non-compliant
behavior of unhealthy eating, is not having the budget as a college student to change
to a heath based diet. Another barrier that prevents me from creating a healthy
workout routine is not having a group of people to hold me accountable and go
to the gym with me.
Consequences of my nonadherence for unhealthy
eating could be unwanted weight gain, and unhealthy lifestyle. Consequences for
negative self-talk could be not completing work or accomplishing goals, and
creating opportunity for negative experiences. If nonadherence persist it could
create a system of unwanted behaviors.