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2 Lesson 1 Making Consumer Choices What information do you need before you make a decision regarding health care products and services?

3 Lesson 1 Lesson Objectives Identify the factors that influence consumer decisions about health care products and services. Analyze the health messages delivered through advertising in the media. Demonstrate ways to utilize criteria to evaluate health products for appropriateness. In this lesson, youll learn to:

4 Lesson 1 Being an Informed Health Consumer Informed Health Consumer To become an informed health consumer, you need to:health consumer Learn about available health products and services. Understand how to judge their effectiveness and reliability.

5 Lesson 1 Influences on Your Decisions Factors Influencing Your Decisions Internal Factors External Factors Habit Personal taste Opinions of family members and friends Cost Media

6 Lesson 1 Influences on Your Decisions Many health products and services are promoted through advertising. advertising Advertisements make you want to buy the featured product. By analyzing the messages hidden in ads for health products, you can make a better-informed purchasing decision. Media and Advertising

7 Lesson 1 Hidden Messages in Advertising Influences on Your Decisions

8 Lesson 1 Influences on Your Decisions You can make wise purchasing decisions through comparison shoppingcomparison shopping. Some criteria to consider as you evaluate products and services: Cost Features Quality Warranty Safety Recommendations Comparing Choices

9 Lesson 1 Influences on Your Decisions One way to compare two similar products is to read their labels. Product Labels

10 Lesson 1 Your Rights as a Consumer Consumer Rights The right to safety The right to choose The right to be informed The right to be heard The right to have problems corrected The right to consumer education

11 Lesson 1 Some points to consider when shopping online: Price: Online sources sometimes offer lower prices. However, some of these savings may be lost by the added cost of shipping. Convenience: Items are delivered directly to the home. For many people this convenience outweighs the potential problem of repackaging and mailing items that may need to be returned. Product information: Online descriptions provide only limited information about a product. Todays Consumer Choices Online Shopping

12 Lesson 1 Todays Consumer Choices Consider the following safeguards: Safeguards When Shopping Online Get permission from your parents or guardians. Make sure that the site is secure. Check the organization's return policy. Write down any purchase related information.

13 Lesson 1 Q. The method of judging benefits of different products by comparing several similar factors for each one is known as ______. Quick Review Choose the appropriate option. 1.online shopping 2. advertising 3.comparison shopping 4. media

14 Lesson 1 A. The method of judging benefits of different products by comparing several similar factors for each one is known as comparison shopping. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

15 Lesson 1 Q. A ________ is a companys or a stores written agreement to repair a product or refund your money should the product not function properly. Quick Review 1.receipt 2. warranty 3.marketing policy 4. license Choose the appropriate option.

16 Lesson 1 A. A warranty is a companys or a stores written agreement to repair a product or refund your money should the product not function properly. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

17 Lesson 1 Q. List three safeguards you should consider when shopping online. Quick Review Click Next to view the answer. Provide a short answer to the question given below.

18 Lesson 1 A. Some safeguards you should consider before shopping online are: Get permission from your parents or guardians. Make sure that the site is secure. Check the organizations return policy. Write down any information related to your purchase. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

19 Lesson 1 Quick Review Analyze and evaluate. Demonstrate ways to use criteria to evaluate health products for appropriateness: What factors would you consider when deciding which of two bicycle helmets to buy? List the factors in order of importance.

20 Lesson 1 Safety Considerations Safety considerations should be foremost in your mind when choosing sports, recreation, or home-safety products. Logos to look for on any product or equipment you are thinking of buying: Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Snell American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Influences on Your Decisions

21 Lesson 1 Informed Health Consumer To become an informed health consumer, you need to:health consumer Learn about available health products and services. Understand how to judge their effectiveness and reliability. A health consumer is anyone who purchases or uses health products or services. Being an Informed Health Consumer

22 Lesson 1 Internal Factors External Factors Habit Personal taste Opinions of family members and friends Cost Media Influences on Your Decisions Factors Influencing Your Decisions Media refers to the various methods of communicating information.

23 Lesson 1 Many health products and services are promoted through advertising. advertising Advertisements make you want to buy the featured product. By analyzing the messages hidden in ads for health products, you can make a better-informed purchasing decision. Media and Advertising Advertising is a written or spoken media message designed to interest consumers in purchasing a product or service. Influences on Your Decisions

24 Lesson 1 You can make wise purchasing decisions through comparison shoppingcomparison shopping. Some criteria to consider as you evaluate products and services: Cost Features Quality Warranty Safety Recommendations Influences on Your Decisions Comparing Choices Comparison shopping is a method of judging the benefits of different products by comparing several factors, such as quality, features, and cost.

25 Lesson 1 You can make wise purchasing decisions through comparison shoppingcomparison shopping. Some criteria to consider as you evaluate products and services: Cost Features Quality Warranty Safety Recommendations Influences on Your Decisions Comparing Choices A warranty is a companys or a stores written agreement to repair a product or refund your money should the product not function properly.

26 Lesson 1 Some points to consider when shopping online: Price: Online sources sometimes offer lower prices. However, some of these savings may be lost by the added cost of shipping. Convenience: Items are delivered directly to the home. For many people this convenience outweighs the potential problem of repackaging and mailing items that may need to be returned. Product information: Online descriptions provide only limited information about a product. Todays Consumer Choices Online Shopping Online shopping involves using the Internet to buy products and services.

27 Lesson 1 A. Correct! The method of judging benefits of different products by comparing several similar factors for each one is known as comparison shopping. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

28 Lesson 1 A. Correct! A warranty is a companys or a stores written agreement to repair a product or refund your money should the product not function properly. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

29 Lesson 1 You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer. Quick Review - Answer

30 Lesson 1 You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer. Quick Review - Answer


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