Health and Behavior The Interplay of Biological, Behavioral, and Societal Influences

ISBN-10: 0309070309

ISBN-13: 9780309070300

Edition: 2001

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Description: Health and Behavior reviews our improved understanding of the complex interplay among biological, psychological and social influences and explores findings suggested by recent research.

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 9/17/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738

Executive Summary
Definition of Behavior
Definition of Health
Risk Factors
Health-Related Interventions
An Intervention Case Study: Tobacco
Findings and Recommendations
Introduction
Definition of Behavior
Definition and Measurement of Health
The Intersection of Health and Behavior
Underlying Assumptions
Statement of Task
Boundaries of the Study
Organization of the Report
References
Biological, Behavioral, and Social Factors Affecting Health
Biobehavioral Factors in Health and Disease
Stress, Health, and Disease
The Brain as Interpreter, Regulator, and Target
Immune System Function in Health and Disease
Additional Factors Influence Long-Term Effects of Stress
Cardiovascular Health and Disease
Developmental Trajectories
References
Behavioral Risk Factors
Tobacco Use
Obesity: Physical Activity and Diet
Alcohol Consumption
Sexual Practices
Disease Screening Practices
References
Social Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Status
Social Networks and Social Support
Occupational Factors
Social Inequalities
Religious Belief
References
Health-Related Interventions
Individuals and Families: Models and Interventions
Models of Behavior Change
Interventions Targeted at Individuals
Families and Health
Interventions Targeted at Family Interactions
References
Organizations, Communities, and Society: Models and Interventions
Organizations and Health
Interventions Targeted at Organizations
Communities and Health
Community-Level Interventions
Society and Health
Society-Level Interventions
Reference
Evaluating and Disseminating Intervention Research
Evaluating Interventions
Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation
Dissemination
References
Findings and Recommendations
Findings and Recommendations
Interactions Among Risk Factors
Behavior Change
An Intervention Case Study: Tobacco
Application of Research Results
Findings and Recommendations
References
Appendixes
Workshop on Health, Communications, and Behavior
Consultants
Index
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