International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research
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Volume 6 Issue 2
The Interplay of Health Behaviour within Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts: An Integrative Review
|Shary Krishna B. S.
|This integrative review examines the multifaceted interplay of health behaviour within social, cultural, and political frameworks, emphasising the transition from a reductionistic to a holistic paradigm in understanding health dynamics. Recognising health as more than the absence of disease, the paper underscores the significance of lifestyle factors in modern morbidity and mortality, advocating for health promotion strategies that include lifestyle modifications and legislative measures. Delving into systems research, it highlights the importance of socio-political and ecological factors in shaping health behaviours, exploring the evolution of the concept of a healthy lifestyle as a dynamic and interconnected phenomenon. The review further discusses the implications of social determinants, technological advances in gathering longitudinal health data, and the impact of social discrimination and interpersonal dynamics on health behaviours. Innovative research concepts integrating social and behavioural sciences, such as complex systems, social genomics, and epigenetics, are explored. The paper culminates by drawing parallels between the health behavioural approaches to HIV and COVID-19, illustrating the necessity of a multidisciplinary, multi-level approach to health behaviour research and policymaking. This comprehensive review emphasises the need for an integrated understanding of health behaviours, considering individual, community, and societal influences to inform effective health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
|Health Behaviour, Social context, Systems biology, Embodiment, Biological embedding, Social genomics, Social Determinants.
|Sociology > Health
|Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024
|The Interplay of Health Behaviour within Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts: An Integrative Review - Shary Krishna B. S. - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.12208
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