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Chronic Physical Disorders: Behavioral Medicine's Perspective / Edition 1

Chronic Physical Disorders: Behavioral Medicine's Perspective / Edition 1

by Alan Christensen


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Chronic Physical Disorders: Behavioral Medicine's Perspective / Edition 1

In Chronic Physical Disorders, the most prominent figures in the field of behavioral medicine argue why a biopsychosocial perspective is crucial to reducing the tremendous personal and societal burden of chronic disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900631220762
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Series: Blackwell Series in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Alan J. Christensen is Associate Professor and Directorof Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology and AssociateProfessor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Universityof Iowa. Dr. Christensen received the 2000 American PsychologicalAssociation Distinguished Scientific Award for Contributions toBehavioral Medicine Research, awarded by the Society of BehavioralMedicine.

Michael H. Antoni is Professor of Psychology andAssociate Professor of Psychiatry at Miami University. Dr. Antoniis Director of the Center for Psycho-Oncology Research and Editorof the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Psychology& Health.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Alan J. Christensen (The University of Iowa) andMichael H. Antoni (The Ohio State University).

Part I: Cross-Cutting Issues:.

1. Quality of Life and Chronic Illness: Robert M. Kaplan(University of California, San Diego).

2. Social Psychological Aspects of Chronic Disease: Vicki S.Helgeson (Cernegie Mellon University) and Kerry A. Reynolds(Carnegie Mellon University).

3. Coping Processes and Adjustment to Chronic Illness: CharlesS. Carver (University of Miami) and Michael F. Scheier (CarnegieMellon University).

4. Adherence in the Management of Chronic Disorders: JacquelineDunbar-Jacob (University of Pittsburgh), Elizabeth A. Schlenk(University of Pittsburgh) and Donna Caruthers (University ofPittsburgh).

Part II: Chronic Physical Disorders:.

5. Coronary Heart Disease: Timothy W. Smith (The University ofUtah) and John M. Ruiz (The University of Utah).

6. Cancer: Barbara L. Anderson (The Ohio State University) andSharla Wells (The Ohio State University).

7. Diabetes: Linda Gonder-Frederick (University of VirginiaHealth System), Daniel J. Cox (University of Virginia HealthSystem), and William L. Clarke (University of Virginia HealthSystem).

8. Chronic Pain: Dennis C. Turk (University of Washington) andAkiko Okifuji (University of Washington).

9. HIV and AIDS: Michael H. Antoni (University of Utah).

10. End-Stage Renal Disease: Alan J. Christensen (University ofIowa) and Katherine Raichle (University of Iowa).

11. Asthma: Bruce G. Bender (University of Colorado) and ThomasL. Creer (The Ohio University).

12. Arthritis: Heather M. Burke (Arizona State University), AlexJ. Zautra (Arizona State University), Amy S. Schultz (Arizona StateUniversity), John W. Reich (Arizona State University) and Mary C.Davis (Arizona State Univerisity).

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From the Publisher

“Christensen and Antoni have edited an outstanding text that will be exceptionally helpful to both researchers and clinicians. The list of authors reads like a veritable Who’s Who in Behavioral Medicine.” Professor Francis J. Keefe, Duke Pain and Palliative Care Program

“This volume provides an excellent synthesis of the cross-cutting themes and major psychosocial issues in the adjustment process for persons with chronic medical conditions. It is an essential reference for researchers, clinicians, and students of the discipline of health psychology and behavioral medicine, as well as a valuable resource for other health professionals whose research and clinical work focuses on chronic disease management.” Dr. Perry M. Nicassio, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

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