The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence

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Better health all around—this is what clinicians and patients, alike, desire. But achieving and maintaining good health can be difficult task, as this requires the adoption of behaviors, habits, and lifestyles that are challenging for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most vital tool in the delivery of healthcare, despite its low-tech nature, is communication—it plays an important role in informing, motivating, and ultimately achieving optimal health behaviors. This edited volume brings together top-notch ...

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Overview

Better health all around—this is what clinicians and patients, alike, desire. But achieving and maintaining good health can be difficult task, as this requires the adoption of behaviors, habits, and lifestyles that are challenging for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most vital tool in the delivery of healthcare, despite its low-tech nature, is communication—it plays an important role in informing, motivating, and ultimately achieving optimal health behaviors. This edited volume brings together top-notch scientists and practitioners to explain and illustrate the state-of-the-art in the interfaces of health communication, behavior change, and treatment adherence. The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence presents a three-factor model that includes information, motivation, and strategy. If individuals are to engage in health-promoting behaviors they must be informed and know what they should do and how to do it. But information is not enough— individuals must want to carry out those behaviors, they must be motivated to do so. Finally, people must have the resources to do those things that they know are good and that they desire to do— barriers must be minimized or removed and effective strategies and support systems put into place. Although these three elements are broadly applicable, their details will necessarily vary; the second major section of the handbook therefore revisits health behavior change and treatment adherence from the perspective of different points in the lifespan and in the context of comorbidities. Readers will find in this handbook a synthesis of cutting-edge empirical research and demonstrably effective applications, solidly grounded in theory. Clearly written by some of the best scholars and professionals in the field, this volume is accessible, highly informative, and a must-have for understanding the ins-and-outs of health communication, behavior change, and treatmen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199795833
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2013
  • Series: Oxford Library of Psychology Series
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at La Sierra University; she is also a research psychologist at the University of California, Riverside.

M. Robin DiMatteo, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside.

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Table of Contents

1. From Communication to Healthy Behavior and Adherence
Leslie R. Martin and M. Robin DiMatteo

Part One: The Three-Factor Model

2. Barriers and Keys to Treatment Adherence and Health Behavior Change
Leslie R. Martin

Part Two: Information

3. Health Literacy and Information Exchange in Medical Settings
Debra B. Keller, Urmimala Sarkar, and Dean Schillinger

4. The Role of Nonverbal Communication in Medical Interactions: Empirical Results, Theoretical Bases, and Methodological Issues
Marianne Schmid Mast and Gaëtan Cousin

5. The Art of Medical Information Exchange
Claude Richard and Marie-Thérèse Lussier

6. Partnering with and Involving Patients
Rebekah C. Laidsaar-Powell, Stella Bu, and Kirsten J. McCaffery

7. Training for Effective Communication in Healthcare Settings
Marcy E. Rosenbaum and Jonathan D. Silverman

8. Beyond the Dyad: Communication in Triadic (and More) Medical Encounters
Michele G. Greene and Ronald D. Adelman

9. Systemwide Communication
Enrico Coiera and Mei-Sing Ong

Part Three: Motivation

10. Health Beliefs and Health Outcomes
John N. Harvey

11. Perceived Risk and its Relationship to Health-Related Decisions and Behavior
Erika A. Waters, Amy McQueen, and Linda D. Cameron

12. Readiness to Change and the Transtheoretical Model as Applied to Addictive Disorders: A Balanced Appraisal
Nick Heather and Johannes Hönekopp

13. Persuasion and Motivation
Jerry Suls and Kathryn Bruchmann

14. The Role of Culture in Promoting Effective Clinical Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence
Sarah J. Flynn, Lisa A. Cooper, and Tiffany L. Gary-Webb

15. Commitment to Change: An Examination of the Maintenance of Health Behavior Changes
Kristin P. Beals and Janella M. Godoy

Part Four: Strategy

16. Social Networks, Social Support, and Health-Related Behavior
Mary P. Gallant

17. Non-traditional Approaches for Improving Adherence
Juliet B. Beni

18. Social and Environmental barriers to Adherence and Healthy Behavior
Leslie R. Martin

19. Team-based Techniques for Improving Health Behavior
Christopher Nemeth

20. The Importance of Effective Measurement for Fostering Change
M. Robin DiMatteo, Tricia A. Miller, and Leslie R. Martin

Part Five: Life Span and Co-morbidity Issues

21. Pediatric Adherence and Health Behavior Change
Dennis Drotar and Jennifer M. Rohan

22. Issues in Adolescent Adherence and Health Behavior Change
Jan L. Wallander, Chris Fradkin, and Sarah M. Scott

23. Issues in Aging, Adherence, and Health Behavior Change
Marie C. Bradley and Carmel M. Hughes

24. Adherence and Health Behavior Change in the Context of Mental Health Challenges
Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek and Summer L. Williams

25. Managing Complex Regimens: The Psychological Context of Family Management of Pediatric Diabetes
Tim Wysocki

26. Health Communication: Implications for Reform and Public Policy
Leslie R. Martin and M. Robin DiMatteo

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