The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence

Hardcover | November 7, 2013

EditorLeslie R. Martin, M. Robin DiMatteo

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Better health all around - this is what clinicians and patients, alike, desire. But achieving and maintaining good health can be difficult task, as this requires the adoption of behaviors, habits, and lifestyles that are challenging for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most vital tool in thedelivery of healthcare, despite its low-tech nature, is communication - it plays an important role in informing, motivating, and ultimately achieving optimal health behaviors. This edited volume brings together top-notch scientists and practitioners to explain and illustrate the state-of-the-art inthe interfaces of health communication, behavior change, and treatment adherence. The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence presents a three-factor model that includes information, motivation, and strategy. If individuals are to engage in health-promoting behaviors they must be informed and know what they should do and how to do it. Butinformation is not enough - individuals must want to carry out those behaviors, they must be motivated to do so. Finally, people must have the resources to do those things that they know are good and that they desire to do - barriers must be minimized or removed and effective strategies and supportsystems put into place. Although these three elements are broadly applicable, their details will necessarily vary; the second major section of the handbook therefore revisits health behavior change and treatment adherence from the perspective of different points in the lifespan and in the context ofcomorbidities.Readers will find in this handbook a synthesis of cutting-edge empirical research and demonstrably effective applications, solidly grounded in theory. Clearly written by some of the best scholars and professionals in the field, this volume is accessible, highly informative, and a must-have forunderstanding the ins-and-outs of health communication, behavior change, and treatment adherence.

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Better health all around - this is what clinicians and patients, alike, desire. But achieving and maintaining good health can be difficult task, as this requires the adoption of behaviors, habits, and lifestyles that are challenging for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most vital tool in thedelivery of healthcare, despite its low-tech...

Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at La Sierra University. She is also a research psychologist at the University of California, Riverside. M. Robin DiMatteo, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:November 7, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Leslie R. Martin and M. Robin DiMatteo: From Communication to Healthy Behavior and AdherencePart One: The Three-Factor Model2. Leslie R. Martin: Barriers and Keys to Treatment Adherence and Health Behavior ChangePart Two: Information3. Debra B. Keller, Urmimala Sarkar, and Dean Schillinger: Health Literacy and Information Exchange in Medical Settings4. Marianne Schmid Mast and Gaetan Cousin: The Role of Nonverbal Communication in Medical Interactions: Empirical Results, Theoretical Bases, and Methodological Issues5. Claude Richard and Marie-Therese Lussier: The Art of Medical Information Exchange6. Rebekah C. Laidsaar-Powell, Stella Bu, and Kirsten J. McCaffery: Partnering with and Involving Patients7. Marcy E. Rosenbaum and Jonathan D. Silverman: Training for Effective Communication in Healthcare Settings8. Michele G. Greene and Ronald D. Adelman: Beyond the Dyad: Communication in Triadic (and More) Medical Encounters9. Enrico Coiera and Mei-Sing Ong: Systemwide CommunicationPart Three: Motivation10. John N. Harvey: Health Beliefs and Health Outcomes11. Erika A. Waters, Amy McQueen, and Linda D. Cameron: Perceived Risk and its Relationship to Health-Related Decisions and Behavior12. Nick Heather and Johannes Honekopp: Readiness to Change and the Transtheoretical Model as Applied to Addictive Disorders: A Balanced Appraisal13. Jerry Suls and Kathryn Bruchmann: Persuasion and Motivation14. Sarah J. Flynn, Lisa A. Cooper, and Tiffany L. Gary-Webb: The Role of Culture in Promoting Effective Clinical Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence15. Kristin P. Beals and Janella M. Godoy: Commitment to Change: An Examination of the Maintenance of Health Behavior ChangesPart Four: Strategy16. Mary P. Gallant: Social Networks, Social Support, and Health-Related Behavior17. Juliet B. Beni: Non-traditional Approaches for Improving Adherence18. Leslie R. Martin: Social and Environmental barriers to Adherence and Healthy Behavior19. Christopher Nemeth: Team-based Techniques for Improving Health Behavior20. M. Robin DiMatteo, Tricia A. Miller, and Leslie R. Martin: The Importance of Effective Measurement for Fostering ChangePart Five: Life Span and Co-morbidity Issues21. Dennis Drotar and Jennifer M. Rohan: Pediatric Adherence and Health Behavior Change22. Jan L. Wallander, Chris Fradkin, and Sarah M. Scott: Issues in Adolescent Adherence and Health Behavior Change23. Marie C. Bradley and Carmel M. Hughes: Issues in Aging, Adherence, and Health Behavior Change24. Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek and Summer L. Williams: Adherence and Health Behavior Change in the Context of Mental Health Challenges25. Tim Wysocki: Managing Complex Regimens: The Psychological Context of Family Management of Pediatric Diabetes26. Leslie R. Martin and M. Robin DiMatteo: Health Communication: Implications for Reform and Public Policy