Healthquest 4.2 Update CD-ROM Standalone Box Version / Edition 6

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HealthQuest allows you to interactively and personally assess your current health and wellness status; determine your health risks; figure your relative life expectancy; explore your health options; and make decisions for positive change! How much of a weight difference would an extra candy bar a day make? Am I a likely candidate to contract a sexually-transmitted disease? Is my stress level negatively affecting my health? With the help of HealthQuest's consistent organization and easy-to-use interface, all your health and wellness questions are answered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072951165
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Gold is an accomplished researcher and nationally known expert in the application of technology in health education and health promotion. His publications include numerous research and evaluation articles, dozens of pieces of software for organizations such as the Addiction Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society, and commercially published software and textbooks: Dr. Gold is Professor of Health Education and Director of the Public Health Informatics Research Laboratory at the University of Maryland and Chair of the Department of Public and Community Health. He has served as Vice President at ORC Macro. Dr. Gold holds a Ph.D. in health education with major emphases in computer science and research design, and a Dr.P.H. in Community Health Practice with major areas of study in program evaluation and epidemiology. Over the last 10 years, he has directed a number of SBIR and related technology development grants and contracts, including three NCI studies examining the potential for applying advanced health communications technology for cancer prevention among high risk populations. Most recently, he has worked on several technology related projects including a national surveillance system on factors affecting quality of life in communities associated with a five-year applied research project called Accelerating Community Transformation, a Prevention Science Decision Support System for The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and building a technology infrastructure for the Collaborative Center for Child Well-Being. He was the first recipient of the HEDIR Annual HEDIR Award, which recognizes a health educator who has made outstanding contributions to the profession through technology.

Nancy Atkinson is a health education and public health communications expert who specializes in health education instruction, research, program evaluation, and multimedia product development, with emphases on women's health, health behavior, health communication, and health care provider training. She has served as project director, project coordinator, instructional designer, field test coordinator, and design team member on a variety of expert system health education products and training applications whose topics include: breast and cervical cancer screening and early detection for Hispanic women, human papillomavirus prevention and control, and decision-support for cystic fibrosis gene carrier testing. Currently she is serving as principal investigator for a Department of Defense project titled CD-ROM Technology to Increase Appropriate Self-Care and Preventive Behaviors Among Army and Navy Women. Dr. Atkinson received her undergraduate training in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her masters and doctoral degrees from the Department of Health Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation focused on diffusion of innovations as it applies to the adoption of interactive health educational interventions.

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