The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, Third Edition

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9780826115454: The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, Third Edition

This work will be the one that students and clinicans keep on their shelves as the gold-standard reference for health behavior change. Summing Up: Essential

--Choice

The third edition of this handbook provides students and practitioners with the most complete and up-to-date resource on contemporary topics in the field of health behavior change." Score: 95, 4 stars

--Doody's

Praise for the second edition: "This handbook sets a standard for conceptually based, empirically validated health behavior change interventions for the prevention and treatment of major diseases. It is an invaluable resource for the field of behavioral medicine as we work toward greater integration of proven health behavior change interventions into evidence-based medical practice."
--Susan J. Curry, PhD, Director, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound; Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine

Numerous acute and chronic diseases can be prevented simply by maintaining healthy behavioral patterns. This handbook provides practical and authoritative health management information for both health psychologists and primary care physicians whose clients and patients suffer from health-related issues and risks. The text also serves as a useful resource for policy makers and graduate students studying public health or health psychology.

This new edition of The Handbook of Health Behavior Change provides an updated and expanded view of the factors that influence the adoption of healthy behaviors. The contributors also examine the individual, social, and cultural factors that can inhibit or promote health behavior change.

Key Features:

  • Reviews of past and current models of health behavior change, disease prevention, disease management, and relapse prevention
  • Comprehensive coverage of health-related issues, including dietary needs, tobacco and drug use, safer sexual practices, and stress management
  • Analysis of behavior change within specific populations (young, elderly, cognitively impaired, etc.)
  • Factors that predict or serve as obstacles to lifestyle change and adherence

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About the Author:

is a tenured Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). She holds the Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine and is Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at UMMS.Dr. Ockene is the recipient of numerous NIH grants funding research in the prevention of illness and disability and the promotion of health and quality of life for individuals and communities. Much of her research now focuses on women's health affecting morbidity, mortality, and quality of life in older women. Dr. Ockene teaches medical and public health students, residents in training, community physicians, and a variety of other healthcare providers how to help patients make lifestyle changes for the prevention and control of disease and adaptation to illness. Dr. Ockene's work is at the intersection of clinical medicine and public health. She has over 150 publications in preventive and behavioral medicine and was a scientific editor of two Surgeon General's Reports on Smoking and Health. Dr. Ockene is a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and past President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

is a Tenured Full Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, and the Department of Internal Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Research, one of four Directors of the Translational Science Institute, and Director of the Office of Intercampus Program Development at Wake Forest University. She received her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Michigan, and completed postdoctoral training in health and environmental psychology, and epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine and UCLA. In addition to her training in the behavioral and social sciences, Dr. Shumaker is formally trained in negotiations, executive coaching and mediation. She conducts workshops and training in these areas for the Association of American Medical College and other national groups, and is a faculty advisor to senior faculty at academic health centers in the United States and Canada.

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