What are health-related components

Goals, health-related


[engl. health-related goals, health targets], [GES], (1) The content dimension of personal goals that are aimed at establishing and maintaining health or preventing disease. Health-related goals are important factors in g. Self-regulation, as they direct attention and control behavior (target theories). As with other goal contents, health-related goals can be characterized on the basis of their concreteness, temporal extension, importance, feasibility, degree of difficulty and the progress made in achieving them. In a number of health behavior models (such as the Health Action Process Approach), health-related goals are central components of initiating and maintaining health-related behavior (health behavior) and thus also starting points for interventions. (2) Subject of public health activities and health policy in terms of national or international health-related goals. In Germany, there has been a cooperation network health goals.de since the end of 2000, within the framework of which key players in the health system jointly define which health-related goals are to be primarily pursued and promoted. So far, national health-related goals have been developed on seven topics: diabetes, breast cancer, tobacco consumption, growing up healthily, patient sovereignty, depressive illnesses (depression), aging healthily. Recommendations are formulated for these areas and catalogs of measures proposed to improve health care and thus the health of the population. [http://gesundheitsziel.de/cgi-bin/render.cgi?__cms_page=nationale_gz].

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