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Social Support and Cardiovascular Disease

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In this groundbreaking work, distinguished contributors explore the myriad relationships between networks of social support and the development, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals with cardiovascular disease. Chapters span the range from conceptual to methodological issues, and take into account gender, environmental, and cultural differences. The book will provide a wealth of information for clinicians and students in the fields of behavioral medicine, ...

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Overview

In this groundbreaking work, distinguished contributors explore the myriad relationships between networks of social support and the development, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals with cardiovascular disease. Chapters span the range from conceptual to methodological issues, and take into account gender, environmental, and cultural differences. The book will provide a wealth of information for clinicians and students in the fields of behavioral medicine, psychophysiology, and cardiovascular disease.

Examines epidemiological evidence & ethnic variation/cross- cultural differences/underlying biological mechanisms/etc.

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An examination of the existing research and theory in the area of social support and cardiovascular disease (CVD), based on the discussions and recommendations that took place at a working conference cosponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the U. of California at Irvine, where a multidisciplinary group of researchers critically reviewed the available evidence linking social support to CVD etiology, occurrence, and rehabilitation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Key Concepts: An Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease; D.M. Davidson. Measures of Health Outcome in Social Support Research; R.M. Kaplan. Establishing a Relationship between Social Support and Cardiovascular Disease: International Epidemiological Evidence for a Relationship between Social Support and Cardiovascular Disease; K. Orth-Gomer. A Critical Evaluation of United States Epidemiological Evidence, Including a Special Consideration of Ethnic Variation; H.P. Hazuda. Individual, Environmental, and Cultural Factors in Social Support and Cardiovascular Disease: Gender Differences in Type A Behavior, Social Support, and Ischemic Heart Disease; M.A. Morell, et al. Social Support in the Work Environment and Cardiovascular Disease; J.V. Johnson, E.M. Hall. The Development of Cardiovascular Disease: Social Support and Coronary Heart Disease; S. Cohen, et al. The Crisis and Rehabilitation Phases of Cardiovascular Disease: Cardiac Rehabilitation; K. Dracup. 7 additional articles. Index.

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