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This work will be the one that students and clinicans keep on their shelves as the gold-standard reference for health behavior change. Summing Up: Essential


The third edition of this handbook provides students and practitioners with the most complete and up-to-date resource on contemporary topics in the field of health behavior change. Score: 95, 4 stars


Praise for the second edition: This handbook sets a standard for conceptually based, empirically validated health behavior change interventions for the prevention and treatment of major diseases. It is an invaluable resource for the field of behavioral medicine as we work toward greater integration of proven health behavior change interventions into evidence-based medical practice.—Susan J. Curry, PhD, Director, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound; Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine

Numerous acute and chronic diseases can be prevented simply by maintaining healthy behavioral patterns. This handbook provides practical and authoritative health management information for both health psychologists and primary care physicians whose clients and patients suffer from health-related issues and risks. The text also serves as a useful resource for policy makers and graduate students studying public health or health psychology.

This new edition of The Handbook of Health Behavior Change provides an updated and expanded view of the factors that influence the adoption of healthy behaviors. The contributors also examine the individual, social, and cultural factors that can inhibit or promote health behavior change.
Key Features:

• Reviews of past and current models of health behavior change, disease prevention, disease management, and relapse prevention
• Comprehensive coverage of health-related issues, including dietary needs, tobacco and drug use, safer sexual practices, and stress management
• Analysis of behavior change within specific populations (young, elderly, cognitively impaired, etc.)
• Factors that predict or serve as obstacles to lifestyle change and adherence

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Reviewer: Karen E Peters, DrPH (University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health)
Description: The third edition of this handbook provides students and practitioners with the most complete and up-to-date resource on contemporary topics in the field of health behavior change. This area of inquiry has expanded rapidly since publication of the second edition in 2004, particularly in the areas of theory development, measurement, and the social context of behavior change.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an updated and expanded view of the theoretical and empirical literature on the factors that influence the adoption of healthy behaviors and the individual, interpersonal, social, and cultural factors that can inhibit or promote behavior change. The handbook addresses the need for an authoritative, transdisciplinary approach to examining current issues in this field.
Audience: The editors are a distinguished panel of scholars who have assembled a recognized cadre of social scientists and health practitioners in the field of health behavior change. The handbook is written for graduate students of public or population health, health psychology, health communications, medical sociology, and anthropology. Advanced level undergraduates in the social sciences will also find it useful. In addition, behavioral and social scientists and practitioners will find it to be of value in supplementing their understanding of current theory and measurement issues.
Features: The book is organized into seven sections covering theory, behavioral interventions, measurement, change and adherence issues related to chronic disease, specific populations, and implications of these in the broader contexts of ethics and the social determinants of health. Overall, the 40 chapters include the essential and well researched aspects of health behavior change, but the newer chapters on theories of prevention, health disparities and minority health, and community-based participatory research, and an entire section devoted to measurement as well as a concluding chapter on what we should not repeat, stand out as the major, innovative contributions.
Assessment: The publication of this third edition only four years after the last edition is well justified due to the tremendous progress that the health behavior change field has experienced. Despite limited increases in funding to conduct research in these areas, the field has continued to expand in both impact and contribution to improving the lives of individuals and the health of communities. The handbook captures these contributions and provides the basis for the continued growth and future directions of this ever expanding and exciting area of inquiry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826115454
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/23/2008
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 856
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristin A. Riekert, PhD,
is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University and
Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center (JHARC). Dr. Riekert is Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several NIH and foundation-sponsored intervention trials focused on improving adherence and health outcomes in cystic fibrosis, asthma, chronic kidney disease, sickle cell disease and secondhand smoke reduction. She is co-editor of the third edition of The Handbook of Health Behavior Change.

Judith K. Ockene, PhD. MEd, MA, is a tenured Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). She holds the Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine and is Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at UMMS.Dr. Ockene is the recipient of numerous NIH grants funding research in the prevention of illness and disability and the promotion of health and quality of life for individuals and communities. Much of her research now focuses on women's health affecting morbidity, mortality, and quality of life in older women. Dr. Ockene teaches medical and public health students, residents in training, community physicians, and a variety of other healthcare providers how to help patients make lifestyle changes for the prevention and control of disease and adaptation to illness. Dr. Ockene's work is at the intersection of clinical medicine and public health. She has over 150 publications in preventive and behavioral medicine and was a scientific editor of two Surgeon General's Reports on Smoking and Health. Dr. Ockene is a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and past President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Sally A. Shumaker, PhD, is a Tenured Full Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, and the Department of Internal Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Research, one of four Directors of the Translational Science Institute, and Director of the Office of Intercampus Program Development at Wake Forest University. She received her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Michigan, and completed postdoctoral training in health and environmental psychology, and epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine and UCLA. In addition to her training in the behavioral and social sciences, Dr. Shumaker is formally trained in negotiations, executive coaching and mediation. She conducts workshops and training in these areas for the Association of American Medical College and other national groups, and is a faculty advisor to senior faculty at academic health centers in the United States and Canada.

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Table of Contents

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Section I. Health Behavior Change and Maintenance: Theory and Techniques

(Judith K. Ockene, Editor)

1. Theories of Prevention

2. Theoretical Models and Strategies for Improving Disease Management by Patients

3. Cultural and Health-Related Behavior

4. The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change

5. Multi-Level Theories of Behavior Change: A Social Ecological Framework

6. Models of Provider-Patient Interaction and Shared Decision Making

7. Relapse Prevention and the Maintenance of Optimal Health

8. Motivational Interviewing

9. E-Health Strategies to Support Adherence

Section II. Lifestyle Differences and Maintenance of Change

(Judith K. Ockene, Editor)

10. Addressing Tobacco Use and Dependence

11. Promoting Dietary Change

12. Adherence to Physical Activity Recommendations and Interventions

13. Adoption and Maintenance of Safer Sexual Practices

14. Intervention Elements Promoting Adherence to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programs in a Clinical Behavioral Medicine Setting

15. Multiple Risk Behavior Change: What Most Individuals Need

Section III. Measurement

(Kristin A. Riekert, Editor)

16. Measuring Adherence with Medication Regimens in Clinical Care and Research

17. The Measurement of Physical Activity

18. Changes in Substance Use Behavior

19. Statistical Issues in Measuring Adherence: Methods For Incomplete Longitudinal Data

Section IV. Obstacles and Predictors of Lifestyle Change and Adherence

(Sally A. Shumaker, Editor)

20. Predictors of Patient Adherence: Patient Characteristics

21. Biopsychological Obstacles to Adoption and Maintenance of a Healthy Lifestyle

22. Adolescent Tobacco Use and the Social Context

23. Psychosocial Barriers to Adherence and Life Style Change

24. The Challenges of Changing Clinical Behavior: Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines to Improve Primary Care Practice

Section V. Lifestyle Change and Adherence Issues within Specific Populations

(Sally A. Shumaker, Editor)

25. Lifestyle Interventions for the Young

26. Problems with Adherence in the Elderly

27. Optimizing Adherence in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment

28. Adherence Issues among Adolescents with Chronic Diseases

29. Health Disparities/Minority Health

Section VI. Lifestyle Change and Adherence Issues among Patients with Chronic Diseases

(Kristin A. Riekert, Editor)

30. Adherence for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

31. Aging, Cognition, and Diabetes: The Transition from Self-Care to a Caregiver for Diabetes Self-Management

32. Adherence to Treatment and Lifestyle Changes Among People with Cancer

33. Adherence and HIV: A Lifetime Commitment

34. Lifestyle Change and Adherence Issues Among Patients with Heart Disease

35. Does Cognition Influence Type 2 Diabetes Related Adherence?

Section VII. Lifestyle Change and Adherence: The Broader Context

(Sally A. Shumaker, Editor)

36. Adherence and the Placebo Effect

37. Collaboration Between Professionals and Mediating Structures in the Community: Social Determinants of Health and Community-Based Participatory Research

38. Ethical Issues in Lifestyle Change and Adherence

39. Adherence and Health Outcomes - How Much Does Adherence Matter?

40. Lessons Learned: What we know doesn't work and what we shouldn't do again

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