Social Networks and Health

Social Networks and Health

by Judith A. Levy

ISBN-10: 0762308818

ISBN-13: 9780762308811

Pub. Date: 09/03/2002

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

Product Details

Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
Advances in Medical Sociology
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. ISocial Networks and Health: An Overview
The Role of Social Networks in Health, Illness, Disease and Healing: The Accepting Present, the Forgotten Past, and the Dangerous Potential for a Complacent Future3
Pt. IILinking Social Network Theory to Disease Prevention
Social Support and Social Networks: Synthesis and Review29
Infectious Disease Control: Combining Molecular Biological and Network Methods73
Cases, Contexts, and Care: The Need for Grounded Network Analysis101
Pt. IIIMethodological Issues in Network Recall and Agreement
"Sorry, I Forgot": The Role of Recall Error in Longitudinal Personal Network Studies113
Patterns in the Recall of Sexual and Drug Injection Partners131
Concordance between Drug Users' and their Network Members' Reported Drug Use and HIV Status: Implications to HIV Prevention151
Pt. IVRisk Exposure and Social Ties
Ethnicity, Social Networks and HIV Risk in Older Drug Users167
Pt. VNetwork Ties and Disease Prevention
Informal Social Networks and Epidemic Prevention in a Third World Context: Cholera and HIV/AIDS Compared201
The Differential Importance of Friend, Relative and Partner Relationships for the Mental Health of Young Adults223
Gender, Social Support, and Experiential Similarity During Chronic Stress: The Case of Family Caregivers247
Pt. VISocial Support and Health
Exploring the Structural Contexts of the Support Process: Social Networks, Social Statuses, Social Support, and Psychological Distress269
Factors Related to Multiplexity in Support Networks of Persons with Severe Mental Illness293
Drug Users' Lay Consultation Processes: Symptom Identification and Management323
Gender Differences in Depressive Symptoms: Insights from a Life Span Perspective on Life Stages and Social Networks343
About the Authors359

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