Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Google eBook)
Karen Glanz, Barbara K. Rimer, K. Viswanath
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 28, 2008 - Medical - 592 pages
The fourth edition of the landmark book, Health Behavior and Health Education, offers an accessible, comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the health behavior theories and practices that are most relevant to health education. This thoroughly revised edition includes the most current information on theory, research, and practice at individual, interpersonal, and community and group levels. The volume includes substantial new content on current and emerging theories of health communication, e-health, culturally diverse communities, health promotion, the impact of stress, the importance of networks and community, social marketing, and evaluation.
Praise for the Fourth Edition of Health Behavior and Health Education
"Once again, the editors and contributors to the fourth edition of Health Behavior and Health Education provide up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of health behavior theories at the individual, interpersonal, and community levels along with meticulous attention to the application of theory for research and practice. This book is an extraordinary resource for students, researchers, practitioners, and policy markers."
"This unique volume, with its astonishing breadth and depth, richly captures the energy and dynamism that is translating insight into intervention, planning into practice, and analysis into action. Both public health students and practitioners will find the book engaging and useful."
"The newest edition of Health Behavior and Health Education is a terrific volume linking theory to research and practice in the continuum of health behavior change. It reminds us of the need for theory to help us ask the right questions to move forward efficiently. There are few classic texts in the health behavior arena—and this is one of them."
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An informative work offering views and perspectives on health....The social dimension may not be all there is but it sure is an influence on health. Several evidences support this. For one, increasing research findings point to the association of negative interactions at the personal level to a number of mental health conditions such as depression, negative mood, and substance abuse.
In fact, early studies on the influence of social network such as those conducted by John Cassey pointed to the ‘protective’ role social support played to the vulnerability of individuals to the adverse health effects of stress. Cassey’s work in the 1970s that involve human as well as animal research even show the influence of social support, along with other factors at the psychological level, on the etiology of disease, thus indicating the possible influence of social support on the incidence as well as prevalence of a broad range of health outcomes. Apparently, this early work gave impetus to the development of, or at least the accommodation by, different social psychological and sociological theories as to the fundamental interpersonal processes behind the link between health and social relationships
Review: Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and PracticeUser Review - Tim Sharma - Goodreads
Some of the chapters were were terribly written, others were well read. All in all, this book is a mixed bag, but there is a lot of useful information. Read full review
CHAPTER 13IMPROVING HEALTH THROUGH COMMUNITY
CHAPTER 16 COMMUNICATION THEORY AND HEALTH
REFERENCES CHAPTER 17 PERSPECTIVES ON GROUP ORGANIZATION
THEORY AND PRACTICE
CHAPTER 21 EVALUATIONOF THEORYBASED
FOR THEORYBASED INTERVENTIONS
COMMUNITY AND GROUP MODELS
INTERVENTIONS CHALLENGES TO CONDUCTING AND EVALUATING