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Life Course Theory Of Health Promotion

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The theory I choose that has application to my health promotion concept is the life course theory. The alternative approach to life course theory is a model that hypothesizes that adult chronic disease reflects the cumulative lifetime exposure to damaging physical and social environments (Nickitas, Middaugh, & Aries, 2010, p. 28). It was mentioned that factors like one’s socioeconomic status, like being born into poverty, could lead to poor education and limited access to health care services. This theory has a significant correlation and application to the health promotion concept I have chosen – the prevention, treatment, and care of diabetes. Diabetes is the 7th leading underlying cause of death in 2011("Healthy People 2020," 2014). Complications
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