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Knowledge, attitudes and motivations to health, 2008-11


This report presents findings from the Knowledge, attitudes and motivations to health (KAM) module included within the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) between 2008 and 2011. The KAM module is the successor to the Health Education Population Survey, which ran in two waves annually between 1996 and 2007 (with the exception of three waves which were suspended in 1999-2000) and was intended to monitor progress in the process of achieving change in health behaviours through a health education approach. The KAM module is embedded within the SHeS so can draw on a much wider pool of information about health-related behaviours, experiences and characteristics. This expands the possibility for analysis and for a robust examination of the links between knowledge, attitudes, motivations and actual behaviour.


Lisa Rutherford, Susan Reid (ScotCen Social Research)

Publisher(s): NHS Health Scotland / ScotPHO
Date published: 24th April 2013
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