Chronic Physical Disorders: Behavioral Medicine's Perspective / Edition 1

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In Chronic Physical Disorders, the most prominent figures in the field of behavioral medicine argue why a biopsychosocial perspective is crucial to reducing the tremendous personal and societal burden of chronic disease.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Christensen and Antoni have edited an outstanding text that will be exceptionally helpful to both researchers and clinicians. The list of authors reads like a veritable Who’s Who in Behavioral Medicine.” Professor Francis J. Keefe, Duke Pain and Palliative Care Program

“This volume provides an excellent synthesis of the cross-cutting themes and major psychosocial issues in the adjustment process for persons with chronic medical conditions. It is an essential reference for researchers, clinicians, and students of the discipline of health psychology and behavioral medicine, as well as a valuable resource for other health professionals whose research and clinical work focuses on chronic disease management.” Dr. Perry M. Nicassio, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

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Meet the Author

Alan J. Christensen is Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. Dr. Christensen received the 2000 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Contributions to Behavioral Medicine Research, awarded by the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Michael H. Antoni is Professor of Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Miami University. Dr. Antoni is Director of the Center for Psycho-Oncology Research and Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Psychology & Health.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Alan J. Christensen (The University of Iowa) and Michael H. Antoni (The Ohio State University).

Part I: Cross-Cutting Issues:.

1. Quality of Life and Chronic Illness: Robert M. Kaplan (University of California, San Diego).

2. Social Psychological Aspects of Chronic Disease: Vicki S. Helgeson (Cernegie Mellon University) and Kerry A. Reynolds (Carnegie Mellon University).

3. Coping Processes and Adjustment to Chronic Illness: Charles S. Carver (University of Miami) and Michael F. Scheier (Carnegie Mellon University).

4. Adherence in the Management of Chronic Disorders: Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob (University of Pittsburgh), Elizabeth A. Schlenk (University of Pittsburgh) and Donna Caruthers (University of Pittsburgh).

Part II: Chronic Physical Disorders:.

5. Coronary Heart Disease: Timothy W. Smith (The University of Utah) and John M. Ruiz (The University of Utah).

6. Cancer: Barbara L. Anderson (The Ohio State University) and Sharla Wells (The Ohio State University).

7. Diabetes: Linda Gonder-Frederick (University of Virginia Health System), Daniel J. Cox (University of Virginia Health System), and William L. Clarke (University of Virginia Health System).

8. Chronic Pain: Dennis C. Turk (University of Washington) and Akiko Okifuji (University of Washington).

9. HIV and AIDS: Michael H. Antoni (University of Utah).

10. End-Stage Renal Disease: Alan J. Christensen (University of Iowa) and Katherine Raichle (University of Iowa).

11. Asthma: Bruce G. Bender (University of Colorado) and Thomas L. Creer (The Ohio University).

12. Arthritis: Heather M. Burke (Arizona State University), Alex J. Zautra (Arizona State University), Amy S. Schultz (Arizona State University), John W. Reich (Arizona State University) and Mary C. Davis (Arizona State Univerisity).

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