health behavior, interaction model, model evaluation, research review



  1. Carter, Kimberly Ferren RN, MSN, CHES
  2. Kulbok, Pamela A. RN, DNSc


The Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior was proposed in 1982 as a prescriptive nursing framework.The model is grounded in multidisciplinary perspectives, and early research suggests that the model may be useful for research and practice. The elements of client singularity and health outcomes have been the primary focus of research during the past decade. Statistical analyses have been exploratory. This article concludes that the model is ready for hypothesis testing with more rigorous statistical procedures, more diversity in samples, and more comprehensive use of the model, including the elements of client-professional interaction.