Social Support and Physical Health: Understanding the Health Consequences of Relationships

Social Support and Physical Health: Understanding the Health Consequences of Relationships

by Bert N. Uchino
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300102186

ISBN-13: 9780300102185

Pub. Date: 02/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

This state-of-the-art book examines the effect of social relationships on physical health. It surveys and assesses the research that shows not only that supportive relationships protect us from a multitude of mental health problems but also that the absence of supportive relationships increases the risk of dying from various diseases.
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Overview

This state-of-the-art book examines the effect of social relationships on physical health. It surveys and assesses the research that shows not only that supportive relationships protect us from a multitude of mental health problems but also that the absence of supportive relationships increases the risk of dying from various diseases.
Bert N. Uchino discusses the links between social support and mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. He investigates whether social support is more effective for some individuals and within certain cultures. After evaluating existing conceptual models linking social support to health outcomes, he offers his own broader perspective on the issue. And he suggests the implications for intervention and for future research in this area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102185
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/10/2004
Series:
Current Perspectives in Psychology
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction and Historical Perspectives1
Ch. 2The Meaning and Measurement of Social Support9
Ch. 3Theoretical Perspectives Linking Social Support to Health Outcomes33
Ch. 4Social Support and All-Cause Mortality54
Ch. 5Social Support and Mortality From Specific Diseases83
Ch. 6Pathways Linking Social Support to Health Outcomes109
Ch. 7Intervention Implications145
Ch. 8Future Directions and Conclusions170
References183
Index215

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