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Title: Policy, competence, and participation: Empirical evidence for a multilevel Health Promotion Model.
Authors: Rutten, A.
Von Lengerke, T.
Abel, T.
Kannas, L.
Luschen, G.
Rodriguez Diaz, P.
VINCK, Jan
Van De Zee, J.
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Citation: Health Promotion International, 15. p. 35-47
Abstract: This paper uses data from a European health promotion evaluation study (MAREPS) to empirically test some fundamental assumptions of health promotion theory. Analysis shows that both the competence of individual actors and the opportunities provided for by health-promoting policies are significant predictors of participation in health promotion action. It also demonstrates effects of health promotion values on such action. Moreover, people's perception of their own political efficacy, e.g. their influence on community decisions that effect their health, hems out to be a significant predictor of self-rated health. In conclusion, the paper encourages further research to investigate the effectiveness of health-promoting policy strategies within a multilevel health promotion framework. As the present results indicate, effective health-promoting policies may create opportunities that enable individuals and communities to increase control over the determinants of health, and thereby improve their health.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/70
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/15.1.35
ISI #: 000085853500005
ISSN: 0957-4824
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2001
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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