Handbook of Health and Rehabilitation Psychology

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Anthony J. Goreczny
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 1995 - Medical - 692 pages
Despite medical technological advances, the major killers with which we must currently contend have remained essentially the same for the past few decades. Stroke, cancer, and heart disease together account for the vast majority of deaths in the United States. In addition, due to improved medical care, many Americans who would previously have died now survive these disorders, necessitating that they receive appropriate rehabilitation efforts. One result of our own medical advances is that we must now accept the high costs associated with providing quality care to individuals who develop one of these problems, and we must avail ourselves to assist of afflicted individuals. families Despite the relative stability of causes of death and disability, the health-care field is currently experiencing tremendous pressures, both from professionals with in the field, who desire more and better technology than is currently available, and from the public and other payers of health care (e.g., insurance companies), who seek an end to increasing health-care costs. These pressures, along with an increased emphasis on providing evidence of cost-effectiveness and quality assurance, are substantially changing the way that health-care professionals perform their jobs.
 

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Contents

Recent Developments in the Psychological Assessment and Management of Recurrent Headache Disorders
3
Recent Trends in Asthma Research
31
Temporomandibular Disorders
55
Gastrointestinal Disorders
79
Insomnia
99
Raynauds Disease and Phenomenon
117
HEALTH PROMOTION
133
Smoking and Smoking Cessation Current Conceptualizations and Directions for Future Research
135
Spinal Cord Injury
341
Assessment and Conservative Treatment of Occupational Musculoskeletal Disability
361
Assessment and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
389
Traumatic Brain Injury
431
Cancer Rehabilitation Concepts and Interventions
457
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF VARIOUS DISEASE STATES
479
Recent Advances in Psychosocial and Behavioral Oncology
481
Psychological Aspects of ChronicMaintenance Hemodialysis Patients
497

Obesity A Health Psychology Perspective
157
Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
175
Assessment and Modification of CoronaryProne Behavior A Transactional View of the Person in Social Context
197
Hypertension
219
Cardiovascular Disorders
239
Exercise and Physical Activity
255
Stress and Stress Management
275
Preparation for Surgery
291
Relapse Prevention
307
REHABILITATION
323
Toward an Integrative DiathesisStress Model of Chronic Pain
325
Diabetes Mellitus Considerations of the Influence of Stress
513
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
535
EMERGING TOPICS
553
Theoretical Models Applied to AIDS Prevention
555
Aging Issues in Health and Neuropsychological Functioning
583
Computer Applications in Behavioral Medicine
605
The Marketing of Professional HealthCare Services
637
EPILOGUE
661
The Future of Psychology in Health Care
663
Index
677
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