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The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, Third Edition

The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, Third Edition

by Sally A. Shumaker
     
 

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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"

--Choice

"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.

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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"

--Choice

"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

--Doody's

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

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826117519
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/23/2008
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
856
File size:
14 MB
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"This comprehensive handbook presents all aspects of behavior change--from theoretical constructs to barriers that prevent successful maintenance to strategies and techniques for successful intervention. The well-written chapters address behavior change in theory and practice, applying abstract concepts to practical, clinical reality. The editors have brought together the most respected researchers, their research, and material about the multiple risks posed by the 21st century....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

--Choice

Meet the Author

Kristin A. Reikert, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Riekert received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University where she specialized in pediatric psychology. She completed post-doctoral training in health psychology at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Riekert's primary areas of research interest are: psychosocial predictors of adherence in pediatric chronic illness, measurement of adherence, development of culturally and developmentally appropriate interventions to improve adherence, developmental aspects of transitioning responsibility for health behaviors and care, patient-reported outcome methodology, health care disparities, and doctor-patient communication.

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