Handbook of Health Behavior Change

ISBN-10: 0826115454
ISBN-13: 9780826115454
Edition: 3rd 2008
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Description: Demands of managed care and wellness programs require that practitioners and researchers find effective models for behaviour change. This handbook has been updated to direct both care providers and policy makers to the most promising prevention and  More...

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Book details

List price: $85.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 856
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.872

Demands of managed care and wellness programs require that practitioners and researchers find effective models for behaviour change. This handbook has been updated to direct both care providers and policy makers to the most promising prevention and wellness therapies.

Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd, M, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School. She holds the Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine and is Associate Vice Provost for Gender and Equity. Dr. Ockene is the recipient of numerous NIH grants funding research in the prevention of illness and disability and the promotion of health and quality of life for individuals and communities. Much of her work has focused on the risk behaviors of tobacco, alcohol, and diet. She teaches medical, graduate, public health students and clinicians how to help patients make lifestyle changes. She has over 180 publications and was a scientific editor of two Surgeon General's Reports on Smoking and Health. Dr. Ockene has received several school, state, and national mentoring awards, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award in 2009, the Katharine F. Erskine Mentoring Award for Women in Medicine & Science in 2008, and the UMMS Women's Faculty Committee Mentor Award in 2006. Dr. Ockene is a past member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and past President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She is coeditor of the third edition of The Handbook of Health Behavior Change.

Tables and figures
Health Behavior Change and Maintenance: Theory and Techniques
Interventions for Lifestyle Change
Measurement
Obstacles and Predictors of Lifestyle Change and Adherence
Lifestyle Change and Adherence Issues Within Specific Populations
Lifestyle Change and Adherence Issues Among Patients With Chronic Diseases
Lifestyle Changes and Adherence: The Broader Context
Index

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