Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

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This is the only text organized by risk factors - the same as those your patients present in the clinical setting. This valuable book reviews the recommendations from the newly revised U.S. Task Force 'Guide to Clinical Preventive Services' and provides step-by-step instructions on how to put prevention into your practice.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Alex Lickerman
This book summarizes the various preventative care guidelines currently recommended by the major American and Canadian Task Forces. The book provides practical information for the purpose of promoting the implementation of services designed to prevent disease from occurring and to detect asymptomatic disease early enough to improve morbidity and morality. It is appropriately targeted to healthcare professionals involved in providing primary care, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners. The writing is clear and easily grasped by this audience. The book outlines the data concisely, includes discussions of strength of evidence, and organizes its presentation into subheadings whicthat are practical and greatly aid in application to clinical practice, such as What to Do with Abnormal Results, Potential Adverse Effects of Screening, and Accuracy and Reliability as Screening Test. In collecting and reviewing results from more than 200 studies examining preventative care practices, the authors have done a great service for primary caregivers. Not only have they laid out a large amount of often-conflicting data in an easily digestible form, they have specifically calculated sensitivities, specificities, and positive predictive values for individual screening tests, exam practices, and procedures either to support or refute recommendations to screen or not to screen. These statistics are extremely important to have available when discussing preventative care with patients, and the authors have been diligent in their accuracy. In addition, they complement these statistics with pragmatic suggestions for improving patient compliance with beneficial lifestylepractices. The quality of the book is superior, its message in great need of broadcasting, and it should help many practitioners improve the quality of care they deliver to their patients.
Offers suggestions for prevention and health promotion, based on the newly revised US Task Force Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. Chapters organized by risk factors examine risk factors associated with exercise, tobacco use, nutrition, and STDs, and recommend preventive strategies and advice on gathering information from the patient, ordering screening tests, prescribing the right treatments, and designing a personalized health maintenance plan. Includes a few color and b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is the second edition of a how-to book for primary care practitioners in health promotion and disease prevention. The first edition was published in 1996, so there is a significant amount of information that has changed since then. However, despite the 2008 copyright, the references appear to be somewhat dated, with a few from 2006.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to provide a how-to of preventive medicine. While the book does give some procedure-oriented information, such as how to do insert an IUD and the correct pace walking gait and arm swing, there are important gaps, such as in what a patient needs to know about the insertion and effectiveness of estrogen implants for contraception. In general, the book's comprehensiveness is spotty.
Audience: The intended audience is anyone who is in a counseling position, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, etc. In an attempt to be a reference for all levels of practitioners, the book appears to miss some of the significant issues physicians should be aware of and at times gives detail not appropriate for a physician extender-level counselor.
Features: A major area of concern is the statement of guidelines in the book that the authors have described as "generally conforming to those of evidence-based groups...." There are numerous, sometimes conflicting guidelines published by various groups that cause confusion among laypersons. This book increases that burden unnecessarily. There is no problem comparing the different guidelines, discussing the pros and cons of each, but there is no need to add an additional set. The goal should be to state what guidelines are actually supported by definitive evidence and, where there is no evidence, label the guidance as expert opinion if the author is, in fact, an expert on the subject. The book also has a tendency to unnecessarily define new terms such as "non aerobic exercise." Finally, a significant negative aspect is the incomplete information. Those accepting the role of counselor must be ready to address all aspects of a subject. The chapter on depression, mood disorders, and cognitive impairment includes nothing on suicidal ideation, which potentially could be a major component during these discussions. Likewise, the chapter on sexually transmitted infections includes no mention of the counseling of patients following exposure to hepatitis B or HIV. These are serious and important current issues in disease prevention.
Assessment: A how-to book on health promotion and disease prevention is a great way to separate the evidence-based understanding of the subject from the all too common wisdom that has dominated the subject. This book unfortunately falls short of this goal.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683092707
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 618
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Principles of Risk Assessment 3
2 The History: What to Ask About 20
3 The Physical Examination: Where to Look for Preclinical Disease 49
4 Laboratory Screening Tests 85
5 Influencing Health Behavior: The Process 145
6 Tobacco Use: Counseling and Adjunctive Treatment 163
7 Exercise 176
8 Nutrition 193
9 Weight Management 217
10 Injury Prevention 233
11 Family Planning through Reversible Contraception 258
12 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 273
13 Substance Use and Abuse: Alcohol and Other Drugs 291
14 Exposure to Ultraviolet Light and the Prevention of Skin Disease 303
15 Oral Health 315
16 Functional Status and Mental Health 335
17 What to Do with Abnormal Screening Test Results 354
18 Immunizations 388
19 Chemoprophylaxis 426
20 Self-Examination of the Breasts, Skin, and Testes 437
21 What Not to Do and Why 448
22 Developing a Health Maintenance Schedule 467
23 How to Organize a Practice for the Development and Delivery of Preventive Services 483
24 Providing Preventive Care in the Public Health Department, Worksite, and Emergency Department 505
25 Reimbursement for Preventive Services 525
26 Computer-Assisted Decision Making and Reminder Systems 543
27 Ethical Issues in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 554
28 Future of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice and in the Community 569
Appendix: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 579
Index 593
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