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Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Leslie Martin, Kelly Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380408
eISBN:
9780199864454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Each year, millions of people resolve to take better care of their health and almost a billion medical visits take place. Yet as many as half of these visits result in patient nonadherence, and most ... More


Social Support, Social Control, and Health Behavior Change in Spouses

Kieran T. Sullivan, Lauri Pasch, Kathrine Bejanyan, and Katherine Hanson

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter reviews the research on the effects of social support and social control on health behavior in intimate relationships. The authors apply the transtheoretical model of change to account ... More


Role of social and behavioral research in assessing the utility of genetic information

Saskia C. Sanderson, Christopher H. Wade, and Colleen M. McBride

in Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition: Building the evidence for using genetic information to improve health and prevent disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398441
eISBN:
9780199776023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398441.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes and critiques the state of the science with respect to understanding how genetic information has been, and how genomic information might, in the future, be used to improve ... More


Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Amanda Killoran and Mike P. Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Evidence-Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency continues the themes raised in Public Health Evidence: tackling health inequalities. Written by the same team, this book is a ... More


Apples and Oranges: A Critique of Current Trends in the Study of Religion, Spirituality, and Health

Gail Gaisin Glicksman and Allen Glicksman

David E. Guinn (ed.)

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In recent years a new approach to the study of religion in the social sciences has emerged. It differs from the classical approach in four important ways. First, it treats all specific religious ... More


Users, Non-users, Clients, and Help-seekers: The Use of Categories in Research on Health Behaviour

Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Using two examples of research on health behaviour that combined quantitative and qualitative methods, this analysis shows that information that captures the perspectives of users can be at odds with ... More


A life course perspective on women’s health behaviours

Mary Schooling and Diana Kuh

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Adult behaviours such as smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, and exercise are sources of risk for many chronic diseases and the need to change unhealthy behaviours remains a key aspect of health ... More


History

Thomas W. Valente

in Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods, and Applications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195301014
eISBN:
9780199777051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301014.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Chapter two provides a brief introduction to the history of social network analysis research and notes that network research development was delayed in part by an over-emphasis on inferential ... More


Social inequality and public health

Salvatore J. Babones (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423207
eISBN:
9781447303398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Public health in the early 21st century increasingly considers how social inequalities impact on individual health, moving away from the focus on how disease relates to the individual person. This ... More


Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods, and Applications

Thomas W. Valente

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195301014
eISBN:
9780199777051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301014.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Social Networks and Health provides a comprehensive introduction to how social networks influence health behaviors. Section one provides an introduction to major research themes and perspectives ... More


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