Fundamentals of Health Psychology

Fundamentals of Health Psychology

By: Heather Hadjistavropoulos (editor), Thomas Hadjistavropoulos (editor)Hardback

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Fundamentals of Health Psychology is a contributed health psychology text. This exciting volume brings together a highly distinguished, internationally respected team of authors to discuss the sub-fields of health psychology in North America. Written in an engaging and comprehensive style, the text emphasizes evidence-based approaches to health psychology. Split into three parts, Fundamentals of Health Psychology covers a wide range of topics. Part I, "Fundamentals of Health Psychology," introduces students to general areas of health psychology, such as body systems, healthcare systems, illness prevention, stress and coping, and pain. Chapters in Part II, "Health Conditions," deal explicitly with serious illness and specific health conditions including cancer, diabetes, HIV, multiple sclerosis, and renal conditions. Part III, "Special Populations," contains chapters dedicated to special populations-children and the elderly-and cross-cultural issues, a unique and significant offering as studies of issues affecting these populations are increasingly important in our diverse society. Each chapter includes "In Practice" case studies and "In Focus" boxes discussing additional topics of prevention, promotion, research, and treatment, to help students understand health psychology as it currently exists and its future directions. End-of-chapter "Critical Thought Questions" and recommended readings inspire and enhance student discussion and research.

About Author

Dr Thomas Hadjistavropoulos is a University of Regina Research Chair in Psychology, professor of psychology, and past-president of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). He is director of the Health Psychology Research Lab at the University of Regina and he serves on the editorial boards for several academic journals including Canadian Psychology, Journal of Aging and Health, and Assessment. He is internationally recognized as an authority on pain among seniors and on ethical issues in health care. He has been honoured through a long list of prestigious awards and distinctions, including a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Investigator Award, Elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of the Health Sciences (CAHS), Elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Achievement Award.


KEY FEATURES ; PREFACE ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; ABOUT THE EDITORS ; CONTRIBUTORS ; PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY ; 1. Introduction to Health Psychology ; Thomas Hadjistavropoulos and Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos ; What Is Health Psychology? ; A Brief History of Health Psychology ; Careers in Health Psychology ; Theories in Health Psychology ; The Biopsychosocial Model ; Health Beliefs Model ; Social Cognitive Theory ; Theory of Planned Behaviour ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 2. An Introduction to Body Systems and Psychological Determinants of Health ; Blaine Ditto ; Body Systems ; Introduction ; The Cardiovascular System ; The Gastrointestinal System ; The Respiratory System ; The Renal System/Urinary System ; The Immune System ; Psychological Influences on Body Systems ; The Peripheral Nervous System ; The Autonomic Nervous System ; The Endocrine System ; The Development of the Stress Concept ; Emotion ; Psychological Factors in the Development of Medical Illnesses ; Gastrointestinal Ulcers: Executive Monkeys and Helpless Rats ; Vasovagal Reactions: A Brief but Dramatic Response ; High Blood Pressure ; Other Diseases ; Psychoneuroimmunology ; Development of the Field ; Stress, Immune Function, and Illness ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 3. Health Psychology within the Health Care System ; Gregory Marchildon, Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos, and Gerald P. Koocher ; Introduction ; Health Systems in the United States, Canada, and Elsewhere ; Impact of Health Systems on Health Psychology ; Types of Health Services ; Patterns of Health Care Utilization ; Medical Service Misuse ; Overutilization ; Delayed Health Care ; Adherence to Medical Care ; Definition and Measurement ; Rates and Predictors of Adherence ; Improving Adherence ; Patient Satisfaction ; Medical Cost Offset of Psychological Interventions ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 4. Prevention of Illness and Health Promotion Intervention ; James O. Prochaska and Janice M. Prochaska ; Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle ; Core Constructs of the Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change ; Stages of Change ; Processes of Change ; Decisional Balance ; Critical Assumptions of the TTM ; Empirical Support ; Stage Distribution ; Pros and Cons Structure across 12 Behaviours ; Integration of Pros and Cons and Stages of Change Across 12 Health Behaviours ; Processes of Change across Behaviours ; Relationship between Stages and Processes of Change ; Applied Studies ; Challenging Studies ; Increasing Impacts with Multiple Behaviour Change Programs ; Applying TTM Interventions to Exercise, Nutrition, and Smoking ; Limitations of the Model ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 5. Stress, Coping, and Health ; Nicholas J. S. Christenfeld and Britta A. Larsen ; Stress, Coping, and Health ; Good vs. Bad Stress ; Acute vs. Chronic Stress ; Stressful Situations ; Job and Primary Role Stress ; Life Events ; Caregiver Stress ; Sociological Stress: Socioeconomic Status, Gender, and Race ; Contributors to Stress: The Person ; Contributors to Stress: Person x Situation Interaction ; Appraisal ; Coping ; Problem vs. Emotion-Focused Coping ; Social Support ; The Great Gender Divide ; Other Coping Strategies ; Stress and Mental Health ; Stress Management ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 6. Health Anxiety and Other Psychological Responses to Bodily Symptoms ; Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos ; Introduction ; Common Sense Model of Illness Representations ; Dimensions of Illness Representations ; Relationship between Illness Representations and Coping Behaviour ; Illness Representations and Health Outcomes ; Determinants of Illness Representations ; Health Anxiety ; Clinical Considerations ; Genetics ; Cognitive Behavioural Model of Health Anxiety ; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 7. The Psychology of Pain ; Thomas Hadjistavropoulos ; Acute vs. Chronic Pain, Prevalence, and Medical Management ; Understanding the Nature of Pain ; Theories of Pain ; Psychological Assessment of Pain ; Full History, Comorbidities, Coping Styles, and Overall Psychological Functioning ; Dimensions of the Pain Experience ; Pain Behaviour, its Antecedents, Consequences, and Other Situational/Environmental ; Determinants of the Pain Experience ; Effects of Pain on Quality of Life ; Psychological Treatments for Chronic Pain ; Psychological Management of Acute Pain ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; PART II HEALTH CONDITIONS ; 8. Cancer ; Anne Moyer and Elizabeth A. Sarma ; Cancer ; Types and Prevalence of Cancer ; Lung Cancer ; Prostate Cancer ; Breast Cancer ; Medical Management Approaches ; Cancer Risk Factors ; Biopsychosocial Factors in Cancer Incidence and Progression ; Cancer Prevention ; Psychosocial Adjustment to Cancer ; Psychological Assessment of the Cancer Patient ; Psychological Interventions for Cancer Patients ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 9. Cardiovascular Disease ; Amanda C. Kentner, Adrienne H. Kovacs, and Sherry L. Grace ; Cardiovascular Disease Description, Prevalence, and Medical Management ; The Disease Process ; Prevalence of CVD ; Medical Management of CVD ; Psychological Factors in Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention ; Stress ; Social Isolation ; Psychological Disorders ; Personality ; Positive Psychology: Resilience and Coping ; How? The Biopsychosocial Model ; Summary of Psychological Factors in Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention ; Psychological Assessment of Patients with Cardiovascular Disease ; Depression/Anxiety ; Personality Factors ; Social Support ; Interventions for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease ; Pharmacotherapy (Medications) ; Psychotherapy ("Talk Therapy") ; Psycho-educational and Behavioural Interventions ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 10. Diabetes ; Kristi E. White, Laura L. Mayhew, and William P. Sacco ; Diabetes Overview ; Endocrine Disorders ; Diabetes Classification ; Diagnosis ; Diabetes Statistics ; Etiology and Risk Factors ; Common Medical Complications ; Medical Management of Diabetes ; Prediabetes, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes ; Type 1 Diabetes ; Other Medical Management Issues ; Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) ; Psychosocial Factors in Diabetes ; Stress and Coping ; Beliefs and Expectations ; Depression ; Anxiety and Eating Disorders ; Social Support ; Theories and Models Related to Diabetes ; Psychosocial Assessment of Patients with Diabetes ; Psychological Interventions for People with Diabetes ; Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) ; Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) ; Relaxation Training ; Motivational Interviewing (MI) ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 11. HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections ; Tyler G. Tulloch, Natalie Stratton, Stanley Ing, Bojana Petrovic, and Trevor A. Hart ; Sexually Transmitted Infections in the National and Global Context ; Overview of STIs in the US and Canada ; Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors in HIV/STI Acquisition ; Knowledge, Motivation, and Skills ; Condoms ; Number of Sexual Partners ; Communication ; Substance Use ; Internalized Homophobia ; Personality Factors ; Sociocultural Factors ; Diagnoses ; Coping with HIV ; Medication Adherence ; Assessment of HIV/STI Risk Behaviour and Medication Adherence ; Evidence Based Treatments and Other Interventions ; Theoretical Frameworks Used in Evidence Based Interventions ; Methods of Delivering Interventions ; Interventions to Prevent HIV and STI Transmission ; Treatments and Interventions Involving People Living with HIV/STIs ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 12. Multiple Sclerosis and Other Chronic Neurological Diseases ; Danielle Blackmore, Jenna Albiani, and Tae Hart ; Background on Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Symptoms, and Prevalence ; Prevalence and Risk Factors ; Types of MS ; Medical Interventions and Symptom Management Strategies ; Managing Acute Attacks ; Preventing New Attacks ; Managing Existing Symptoms of MS ; Complementary and Alternative Medicine ; Emerging Treatment ; Psychological Factors in MS ; Depression ; Anxiety ; Fatigue ; Sexual Dysfunction ; Cognitive Function ; Stress, Appraisal, and Coping ; Other Psychological Factors in MS ; Psychological Assessment in People with MS ; The Assessment of Depression and Anxiety ; The Assessment of Fatigue ; The Assessment of Sexual Dysfunction ; The Assessment of Cognitive Function ; Treatment of Psychological Issues in MS ; The Treatment of Depression and Anxiety ; The Treatment of Fatigue ; The Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction ; Management of Cognitive Symptoms ; Treating Other Psychological and Physical Symptoms ; Other Chronic Neurological Diseases: Huntington's Disease and ALS ; Huntington's Disease ; ALS ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 13. Obstetric and Gynaecological Conditions ; Pamela A. Geller and Alexa Bonacquisti ; Introduction ; Psychosocial/Contextual Factors ; Infertility ; Mental Health Issues ; Pregnancy ; Prenatal Mental Health Issues ; Health Behaviour Changes During Pregnancy ; Gestational Diabetes Mellitus ; Smoking Cessation ; Pregnancy Loss ; Postpartum Responses ; Menopause ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 14. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ; Thomas Ritz and Thomas Janssens ; Asthma ; Definition, Prevalence, and Medical Treatment ; Disease Manifestation and Physiology ; Psychological Factors in Asthma ; COPD ; Definition, Prevalence and Medical Treatment ; Psychological Factors in COPD ; Psychological Assessment of Patients with Asthma and COPD ; Psychological Interventions for Patients with Asthma and COPD ; Self-Management and Education ; Psychophysiological Control Interventions ; Lifestyle Interventions and Rehabilitation ; Psychotherapy ; Psychosocial Interventions ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 15. Gastrointestinal Conditions ; Sarah K. Ballou, Rachel C. Lawton, and Laurie Keefer ; Introduction to Gastrointestinal Conditions: IBS and IBD ; Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Functional Syndrome of the Gastrointestinal Tract ; Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Psychosocial Factors ; Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Organic Gastrointestinal Tract Condition ; Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Psychosocial Factors ; Psychological Assessment of Patients with Gastrointestinal Conditions ; Psychological Interventions for Patients with Gastrointestinal Conditions ; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ; Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy ; Self-Management ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 16. The Renal and Urological Systems: Focus on Kidney Disease ; Konstadina Griva ; Introduction ; The Renal and Urinary System ; Kidney Disease ; Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) ; Chronic Kidney Disease ; Treatment for CKD ; Transplantation ; Dialysis ; Decision Making Process in CKD ; Conservative Management ; CKD in Children ; Psychological Problems and Quality of Life ; Quality of Life (QOL) ; Neurocognitive Function ; Emotional Distress ; Treatment-related Stress ; Other Psychological Factors ; Social Support ; Illness and Treatment Beliefs ; Adherence ; Psychological Assessment in CKD ; Psychological Interventions ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; PART III SPECIAL POPULATIONS ; 17. Pediatric Psychology ; Christine T. Chambers ; What is Pediatric Psychology? ; Coping with Chronic Medical Conditions ; Adherence to Pediatric Treatment Regimens ; Coping with Medical Procedures ; Pediatric Chronic Pain ; Pediatric Palliative Care ; Common Parenting Challenges: Sleeping, Feeding, Toileting ; Impact on Family ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 18. Health Geropsychology ; Rebecca S. Allen, Casey B. Azuero, and Thomas Hadjistavropoulos ; Introduction ; Working with Older Adults with Chronic Illnesses ; Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Care ; Family Caregiving and Chronic Illness ; Chronic Pain ; Older Adults Who Live Independently in the Community ; Older Adults with Dementia Who Live in Long-Term Care Facilities ; Falls ; Behavioural Interventions in Long-term Care ; Behavioural Activation in Long-Term Care ; Reminiscence Therapy ; Treatments in the Community ; Treatments in Long-term Care ; Treatment for Individuals Approaching the End of Life ; Cognitive Rehabilitation ; Dementia ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; 19. Cross-Cultural Issues in Health Psychology ; Jaime Williams and Chantelle Richmond ; Introduction: The Importance of Cross-Cultural Issues in Health Psychology ; What is Diversity? Distinguishing Among Race, Ethnicity, and Culture ; Hofstede's Value Dimensions of Culture ; Cultural Factors and a Biopsychosocial Formulation of Health ; Health Beliefs Expressed Cross-Culturally ; Health Disparities among Cultural Groups ; Key Health Disparities in North America ; Determinants of Health Disparities ; Socioeconomic Status: A Critical Determinant of Health Disparity ; The Effect of Acculturation ; Mental Health Issues and Health ; Cross-Cultural Presentation of Psychological Symptoms and Disorders ; Empirically Supported Therapies with Cultural Groups ; Cultural Competence ; Future Directions ; Summary ; Critical Thought Questions ; Recommended Reading ; GLOSSARY ; REFERENCES ; NAME INDEX ; SUBJECT INDEX

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  • ISBN13: 9780199002757
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780199002757
  • weight: 26
  • ISBN10: 0199002754

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