New Directions in Health Psychology Assessment

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Harold E. Schroeder
Taylor & Francis, 1991 - Social Science - 177 pages
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This work offers the results of a meeting held at the Applied Psychology Center of Kent State University in 1987 to examine current methods and future proposals in the assessment of what family, social and work factors contribute to the health of people and communities. Amongst the topics covered are how to assess quality of life, family behaviour with regard to health, the assessment of health risks associated with work and how the physical environment affects children's health.
 

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Contents

Assessment of Quality of Life for Setting Priorities in Health
1
Conclusion
20
Family Systems and Health Behaviors
27
Family Variables and Family Health Behavior
33
Family Stress and Adaptation
48
Stress Model
53
Some General Hypotheses
79
Goal Systems Equals Lifestyle
86
Dimensionalizing the Work Environment
101
Dimensions of the Work Setting that Are Likely to Impact
107
An Overview of Methodological Issues in Detecting and Assessing
114
The Role of the Physical Environment in the Health and WellBeing
127
Interrelations of Environmental Characteristics
146
Community Needs Assessment
159
Index
175
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Assessing Health Risks in the Work Setting
95

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