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Fam Community Health. 2017 Jan/Mar;40(1):56-61.

Using Multitheory Model of Health Behavior Change to Predict Adequate Sleep Behavior.

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Department of Health Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Dr Knowlden); Behavioral & Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi (Dr Sharma); Department of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science, School of Allied Health Sciences, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee (Dr Nahar); and Department of Dermatology, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson (Dr Nahar).


The purpose of this article was to use the multitheory model of health behavior change in predicting adequate sleep behavior in college students. A valid and reliable survey was administered in a cross-sectional design (n = 151). For initiation of adequate sleep behavior, the construct of behavioral confidence (P < .001) was found to be significant and accounted for 24.4% of the variance. For sustenance of adequate sleep behavior, changes in social environment (P < .02), emotional transformation (P < .001), and practice for change (P < .001) were significant and accounted for 34.2% of the variance.

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