read “theory, evidence and intervention mapping to improve behavior nutrition and physical activities interventions” by Burg, et al. 2005. Discuss the following points in your thread
- In this position paper the authors debate the proper use of behavioral theory in health promotion interventions. In their paper they cite 2 dictionary definitions for the word, “theory”. Which of the 2 best suited to the position they are taking and why?
- In their discuss the authors point out that, while many behavioral theories are good at explaining current health behavior, they have limited success in predicting changes or improvements in behavior. Why?
- In at least 3 places in their paper, the authors state that the use of interventions mapping as a health promotion intervention framework can mitigate some of the limitations of behavioral theory in bringing about health behavior change. Is this a realistic expectation? Why or why not?