Fundamentals of Health Psychology

Hardcover | October 1, 2014

EditorThomas Hadjistavropoulos, Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos

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Featuring an internationally renowned team of authors, this contributed text is a comprehensive overview of the key areas of health psychology in North America and abroad. Emphasizing the application of the latest research and ideas, this engaging introduction offers students the foundationthey need to think critically about the most pressing issues in health psychology and to pursue future study in this dynamic field.

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Featuring an internationally renowned team of authors, this contributed text is a comprehensive overview of the key areas of health psychology in North America and abroad. Emphasizing the application of the latest research and ideas, this engaging introduction offers students the foundationthey need to think critically about the most ...

Dr Thomas Hadjistavropoulos is a Research Chair in Aging and Health, Professor of Psychology, and a Past-President of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). He is the Director of Centre on Aging and Health and leads the Health Psychology Research Lab at the University of Regina. Moreover, he serves on the editorial boards of s...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Note: All chapters include:- Learning Objectives- Future Directions- Summary- Critical Thought Questions- Recommended ReadingPart One: Fundamentals of Health Psychology1. Introduction to Health Psychology - Thomas Hadjistavropoulos and Heather D. HadjistavropoulosWhat Is Health Psychology?A Brief History of Health PsychologyCareers in Health PsychologyTheories in Health Psychology- The Biopsychosocial Model- Health Belief Model- Social Cognitive Theory- Theory of Planned Behaviour2. An Introduction to Body Systems and Psychological Determinants of Health - Blaine DittoBody Systems- Introduction- The Cardiovascular System- The Gastrointestinal System- The Respiratory System- The Renal System/Urinary System- The Immune SystemPsychological Influences on Body Systems- The Peripheral Nervous System- The Autonomic Nervous System- The Endocrine SystemThe Development of the Stress ConceptEmotionPsychological 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 DiseasesPsychoneuroimmunology- Development of the Field- Stress, Immune Function, and Illness3. Health Psychology within the Health Care System - Gregory Marchildon, Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos, and Gerald P. KoocherIntroductionHealth Systems in the United States, Canada, and ElsewhereImpact of Health Systems on Health PsychologyTypes of Health ServicesPatterns of Health Care UtilizationMedical Service Misuse- OveruseDelayed Health CareAdherence to Medical Care- Definition and Measurement- Rates and Predictors of Adherence- Improving AdherencePatient SatisfactionMedical Cost Offset of Psychological Interventions4. Prevention of Illness and Health Promotion Intervention - James O. Prochaska and Janice M. ProchaskaImportance of a Healthy LifestyleCore Constructs of the Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change- Stages of Change- Processes of Change- Decisional BalanceCritical Assumptions of the TTMEmpirical Support- Stage Distribution- Pros and Cons across 12 Behaviours- Processes of Change across Behaviours- Relationship between Stages and Processes of ChangeApplied StudiesChallenging StudiesIncreasing Impacts with Multiple Behaviour Change ProgramsApplying TTM Interventions to Exercise, Nutrition, and SmokingLimitations of the Model5. Stress, Coping, and Health - Nicholas J. S. Christenfeld and Britta A. LarsenIntroduction- Good vs. Bad Stress- Acute vs. Chronic StressStressful Situations- Job and Primary Role Stress- Life Events- Caregiver Stress- Sociological Stress: Socioeconomic Status, Gender, and RaceContributors to Stress: The PersonContributors to Stress: The Interaction of Person and SituationAppraisalCoping- Problem vs Emotion-Focused Coping- Social Support- The Great Gender Divide- Other Coping StrategiesStress and Mental Health- Stress Management6. Health Anxiety and Other Psychological Responses to Bodily Symptoms - Heather D. HadjistavropoulosIntroductionCommon-Sense Model of Illness Representations- Dimensions of Illness Representations- Relationship between Illness Representations and Coping Behaviour- Illness Representations and Health Outcomes- Determinants of Illness RepresentationsHealth Anxiety- Clinical Considerations- Genetics- Cognitive Behavioural Model of Health Anxiety- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy7. The Psychology of Pain Thomas HadjistavropoulosAcute vs. Chronic Pain, Prevalence, and Medical ManagementUnderstanding the Nature of PainTheories of Pain- The Operant Model- The Fear Avoidance Model of Pain- The Communications Model of Pain- Cognitive Behavioural Theory of PainPsychological Assessment of Pain- Full History, Co-morbidities, 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 LifePsychological Treatments for Chronic PainPsychological Management of Acute PainPart Two: Health Conditions8. Cancer - Anne Moyer and Elizabeth A. SarmaUnderstanding CancerTypes and Prevalence of Cancer- Lung Cancer- Prostate Cancer- Breast CancerMedical Management ApproachesCancer Risk FactorsBiopsychosocial Factors in Cancer Incidence and ProgressionCancer PreventionPsychosocial Adjustment to CancerPsychological Assessment of the Cancer PatientPsychological Interventions for Cancer Patients9. Cardiovascular Disease - Amanda C. Kentner, Adrienne H. Kovacs, and Sherry L. GraceCardiovascular Disease Description, Prevalence, and Medical Management- The Disease Process- Prevalence of CVD- Medical Management of CVDPsychological Factors in Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention- Stress- Social Isolation- Psychological DisordersPersonality- Positive Psychology: Resilience and Coping- How? The Biopsychosocial Model- Summary of Psychological Factors in Cardiovascular Disease and PreventionPsychological Assessment of Patients with Cardiovascular Disease- Depression/Anxiety- Personality Factors- Social SupportInterventions for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease- Pharmacotherapy (Medications)- Psychotherapy (or Talk Therapy)- Psycho-educational and Behavioural Interventions10. Diabetes - Kristi E. White, Laura L. Mayhew, and William P. SaccoDiabetes Overview- Endocrine Disorders- Diabetes Classification- Diagnosis- Diabetes Statistics- Etiology and Risk Factors- Common Medical ComplicationsMedical 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 DiabetesPsychosocial Assessment of Patients with DiabetesPsychological Interventions for People with Diabetes- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)- Problem-Solving Therapy (PST)- Relaxation Training- Motivational Interviewing (MI)11. HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections - Tyler G. Tulloch, Natalie Stratton, Stanley Ing, Bojana Petrovic, and Trevor A. HartSexually Transmitted Infections in the National and Global Context- Overview of STIs in the US and CanadaPsychosocial Risk and Protective Factors in HIV/STI Acquisition- Knowledge, Motivation, and Skills- Condoms- Number of Sexual Partners- Communication- Substance Use- Internalized Homophobia- Personality Factors- Socio-cultural Factors- Psychology of Living with HIV/STIs- StressorsDiagnoses- Coping with HIV- Medication Adherence- Assessment of HIV/STI Risk Behaviour and Medication AdherenceEvidence-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/STIs12.Multiple Sclerosis and Other Chronic Neurological Diseases - Danielle Blackmore, Jenna Albiani, and Tae HartBackground on Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Symptoms, and Prevalence- Prevalence and Risk Factors- Types of MSMedical Interventions and Symptom Management Strategies- Managing Acute Attacks- Preventing New Attacks- Managing Existing Symptoms of MS- Complementary and Alternative Medicine- Emerging TreatmentPsychological Factors in MS- Depression- Anxiety- Fatigue- Sexual Dysfunction- Cognitive Function- Stress, Appraisal, and Coping- Other Psychological Factors in MSPsychological Assessment of People with MS- The Assessment of Depression and Anxiety- The Assessment of Fatigue- The Assessment of Sexual Dysfunction- The Assessment of Cognitive FunctionTreatment 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 SymptomsOther Chronic Neurological Diseases: Huntington's Disease and ALS- Huntington's Disease- ALS13. Obstetric and Gynaecological Conditions - Pamela A. Geller and Alexa BonacquistiIntroduction- Psychosocial/Contextual FactorsInfertility- Mental Health IssuesPregnancy- Prenatal Mental Health IssuesHealth Behaviour Changes during Pregnancy- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus- Smoking CessationPregnancy LossPostpartum ResponsesMenopause14. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Thomas Ritz and Thomas JanssensAsthma- Definition, Prevalence, and Medical Treatment- Disease Manifestation and Physiology- Psychological Factors in AsthmaCOPD- Definition, Prevalence and Medical Treatment- Psychological Factors in COPDPsychological Assessment of Patients with Asthma and COPDPsychological Interventions for Patients with Asthma and COPD- Self-Management and Education- Psychophysiological Control Interventions- Lifestyle Interventions and Rehabilitation- Psychotherapy- Psychosocial Interventions15. Gastrointestinal Conditions - Sarah K. Ballou, Rachel C. Lawton, and Laurie KeeferIntroduction 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 ConditionsPsychological Interventions for Patients with Gastrointestinal Conditions- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy- Self-Management16. The Renal and Urological Systems: Focus on Kidney Disease - Konstadina GrivaIntroductionThe Renal and Urinary SystemKidney Disease- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)Treatment for CKD- Transplantation- Dialysis- Decision-Making Process in CKD- Conservative ManagementCKD in ChildrenPsychological Problems and Quality of Life- Quality of Life (QOL)- Neurocognitive Function- Emotional Distress- Treatment-related StressOther Psychological Factors- Social Support- Illness and Treatment BeliefsAdherencePsychological Assessment in CKDPsychological InterventionsPart Three: Special Populations17. Pediatric Psychology - Christine T. ChambersWhat Is Pediatric Psychology?Coping with Chronic Medical ConditionsAdherence to Pediatric Treatment RegimensCoping with Medical ProceduresPediatric Chronic PainPediatric Palliative CareCommon Parenting Challenges: Sleeping, Feeding, ToiletingImpact on Family18. Health Geropsychology - Rebecca S. Allen, Casey B. Azuero, and Thomas HadjistavropoulosIntroductionWorking with Older Adults with Chronic Illnesses- Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Care- Family Caregiving and Chronic IllnessChronic Pain- Older Adults Who Live Independently in the Community- Older Adults with Dementia Who Live in Long-Term Care Facilities- FallsBehavioural Interventions in Long-Term Care- Behavioural Activation in Long-Term CareReminiscence Therapy- Treatments in the Community- Treatments in Long-Term Care- Treatment for Individuals Approaching the End of LifeCognitive Rehabilitation- Dementia19. Cross-Cultural Issues in Health Psychology - Jaime Williams and Chantelle RichmondIntroduction: The Importance of Cross-Cultural Issues in Health PsychologyWhat Is Diversity? Distinguishing among Race, Ethnicity, and Culture- Hofstede's Value Dimensions of CultureCultural Factors and a Biopsychosocial Formulation of Health- Health Beliefs Expressed Cross-CulturallyHealth Disparities among Cultural Groups- Significant Health Disparities in North America- Determinants of Health Disparities- Socio-Economic Status: A Critical Determinant of Health Disparity- The Effect of AcculturationMental Health Issues and Health- Cross-Cultural Presentation of Psychological Symptoms and Disorders- Empirically Supported Therapies with Cultural Groups- Cultural CompetenceGlossaryReferencesNames IndexSubject Index

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"The inclusion of case studies in each chapter is effective and interesting. They show how health psychology principles can be applied in the real world. It is an element not commonly seen in other health psychology textbooks." --Susana Phillips, Kwantlen Polytechnic University