Quality of Life in Behavioral Medicine Research

Quality of Life in Behavioral Medicine Research

by Joel E. Dimsdale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805816534

ISBN-13: 9780805816532

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The number of, and interest in, quality of life studies has grown dramatically in the last decade. On an ever increasing basis, patients, clinicians, researchers, and health policy regulators are considering quality of life in assessing treatment alternatives. Unfortunately, most discussions of quality of life are narrow in scope — applying to only one disease

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Overview

The number of, and interest in, quality of life studies has grown dramatically in the last decade. On an ever increasing basis, patients, clinicians, researchers, and health policy regulators are considering quality of life in assessing treatment alternatives. Unfortunately, most discussions of quality of life are narrow in scope — applying to only one disease group. This unique book represents the concerted effort of experts in academia, federal government health care regulators, and pharmaceutical industry representatives to define the promise and the problems associated with quality of life studies. The issues covered range from cross cutting ones to those that are specific to particular illnesses.

Because quality of life takes into consideration such domains as mood, vocation, family, sexual functioning, social participation, and costs, this book will serve as an invaluable companion to readers with an interest in behavioral medicine research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805816532
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Perspectives on Behavioral Medicine Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
1Quality of Life, Resource Allocation, and the U.S. Health-Care Crisis3
2Quality of Life from a Federal Regulatory Perspective31
3Years of Healthy Life: Charting Improvements in the Nation's Health43
4Quality of Life Assessment: A Pharmaceutical Industry Perspective57
5A Commentary on the Pharmaceutical Industry's Sponsorship of Health-Related Quality of Life Research69
6Quality of Life Assessment in Cancer Clinical Trials79
7Quality of Life After Breast Cancer: A Decade of Research97
8Blood Pressure and Behavioral Effects of Antihypertensive Medications: A Preliminary Report115
9Blood Pressure Affects Cognitive Functioning: The Framingham Studies Revisited121
10Antihypertensive Therapy and Quality of Life: Effects of Drug and Nondrug Interventions on Sleep, Mood State, and Sexual Functioning145
11The Effects of Hypertension on Neurobehavioral Functioning161
12Effectiveness of a Combined Behavioral-Drug Intervention for Hypertension: Drug, Personality, and Quality of Life Effects171
13Health-Related Quality of Life in HIV-Infected Persons: A Conceptual Model191
14Psychosocial Interventions and Quality of Life Changes Across the HIV Spectrum205
15Quality of Life Research in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus241
Author Index263
Subject Index277

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