Social Networks and Health

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762308811
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/3/2002
  • Series: Advances in Medical Sociology
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Social 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 Future 3
Pt. II Linking Social Network Theory to Disease Prevention
Social Support and Social Networks: Synthesis and Review 29
Infectious Disease Control: Combining Molecular Biological and Network Methods 73
Cases, Contexts, and Care: The Need for Grounded Network Analysis 101
Pt. III Methodological Issues in Network Recall and Agreement
"Sorry, I Forgot": The Role of Recall Error in Longitudinal Personal Network Studies 113
Patterns in the Recall of Sexual and Drug Injection Partners 131
Concordance between Drug Users' and their Network Members' Reported Drug Use and HIV Status: Implications to HIV Prevention 151
Pt. IV Risk Exposure and Social Ties
Ethnicity, Social Networks and HIV Risk in Older Drug Users 167
Pt. V Network Ties and Disease Prevention
Informal Social Networks and Epidemic Prevention in a Third World Context: Cholera and HIV/AIDS Compared 201
The Differential Importance of Friend, Relative and Partner Relationships for the Mental Health of Young Adults 223
Gender, Social Support, and Experiential Similarity During Chronic Stress: The Case of Family Caregivers 247
Pt. VI Social Support and Health
Exploring the Structural Contexts of the Support Process: Social Networks, Social Statuses, Social Support, and Psychological Distress 269
Factors Related to Multiplexity in Support Networks of Persons with Severe Mental Illness 293
Drug Users' Lay Consultation Processes: Symptom Identification and Management 323
Gender Differences in Depressive Symptoms: Insights from a Life Span Perspective on Life Stages and Social Networks 343
About the Authors 359
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