Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Google eBook)

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Karen Glanz, Barbara K. Rimer, K. Viswanath
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 28, 2008 - Medical - 592 pages
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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."
—Susan J. Curry, Ph.D., dean, College of Public Health, University of Iowa

"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."
—Howard Koh, MD, MPH, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health and associate dean, Public Health Practice, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health

"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."
—Michael Stefanek, Ph.D., vice president, Behavioral Research and director, Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society

  

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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
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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

Contents

Dedication
THE CONTRIBUTORS
SETTINGS AND AUDIENCES FOR HEALTH EDUCATION
PLANNED BEHAVIOR AND
CHAPTER 5THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL ANDSTAGES
CHAPTER 2 THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN HEALTH
CHAPTER 6THE PRECAUTION ADOPTION PROCESS MODEL
BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH EDUCATION
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
KEY POINTS
PHASESOFRESEARCH
FOR THEORYBASED INTERVENTIONS

KEY POINTS
COMMUNITY AND GROUP MODELS
INTERVENTIONS CHALLENGES TO CONDUCTING AND EVALUATING
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About the author (2008)

Karen Glanz is professor and director of the Emory Prevention Research Center and Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Research Scholar in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Barbara K. Rimer is dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

K. Viswanath is an associate professor of society, human development, and health in the School of Public Health at Harvard University.

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