Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability Among African Americans / Edition 1

Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability Among African Americans / Edition 1

by Faye Z. Belgrave
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865692424

ISBN-13: 9780865692428

Pub. Date: 08/27/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

One out of every seven working age African Americans has an impairment that affects functioning in activities of daily living. These statistics suggest that most African Americans are touched by disability. This book examines the psychosocial aspects of disability and chronic illness using a culturally congruent framework. Chapters address prevalance, health and

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Overview

One out of every seven working age African Americans has an impairment that affects functioning in activities of daily living. These statistics suggest that most African Americans are touched by disability. This book examines the psychosocial aspects of disability and chronic illness using a culturally congruent framework. Chapters address prevalance, health and rehabilitation utilization patterns, the role of culture, empirical research, and strategies for improving mental health and functional outcomes. This book will be useful to professionals who work with people with disabilities, policymakers, and consumers, as well as faculty and students in rehabilitation, health, and African American courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865692428
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/27/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Contextual Framework

Disability and Chronic Illness Among African Americans: An Overview

Health, Medical, and Rehabilitation Utilization Patterns: Cultural Considerations

Cultural Influences on Disabilty and Outcomes

Adaptive Functioning

Factors Contributing to Employment Success Among African Americans with Disabilities

The Role of Social Support in Adaptive Functioning Among African Americans with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities

Intrapersonal Resources for Increasing Adaptive Functioning Among African Americans with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses

Culturally Congruent Approaches

Guidelines for Implementing a Social Support Intervention

Empowering African Americans Through Increasing Perceptions of Control and Self-efficacy Beliefs

Conclusions and Directions for Future Work

References Index

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