Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology, Volume 2: Disorders of Behavior and Health

Pages: 470
Item #: 4317037
ISBN: 978-1-59147-091-5
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Copyright: 2004
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The second volume of the three-volume Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology examines the behavioral factors that affect both disease outcomes and health promotion. The volume posits that the use of a public health model might create more integrated and coordinated primary risk reduction approaches in health care. Leading clinicians and researchers discuss risk factors, methods for risk reduction, the maintenance of health, and adaptation to health and disease. This practical sourcebook will be an invaluable reference for health psychologists and medical professionals.

The Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology is both comprehensive and specific as it relates to the entire field of health psychology. Topics in Volume 1 explore the role of behavior and psychology in a wide range of medical disorders, and use the ICD-9 diagnostic classification as a basis. Volume 3 examines the models and theories that psychologists use to provide heuristic paradigms for health psychology. This set could be used as an encyclopedia, a manual, or a comprehensive text. It is meant to encompass a newly developing, rapidly expanding, scientifically validating, and clinically recognized area concerned with human health and health care delivery.

The Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology series also includes Volume 1: Medical Disorders and Behavioral Applications (2002) and Volume 3: Models and Perspectives in Health Psychology (2004).

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Series
—Thomas J. Boll

Introduction to Volume 2: Disorders of Behavior and Health
—James M. Raczynski and Laura C. Leviton

I. Cross-Cutting Factors That Affect Health Risks

  1. Behavioral Aspects of Obesity, Dietary Intake, and Chronic Disease
    —Delia Smith West, Jean Harvey-Berino, and James M. Raczynski
  2. Substance Use Disorders
    —Jesse B. Milby, Joseph E. Schumacher, and Jalie A. Tucker
  3. Cigarette Smoking
    —Edwin B. Fisher, Ross C. Brownson, Andrew C. Heath, Douglas A. Luke, and Walton Sumner II
  4. The Context of Sexual Risk Behavior
    —Leslie F. Clark, Scott D. Rhodes, William Rogers, and Nicole Liddon
  5. Promotion of Physical Activity Through the Life Span
    —Patricia M. Dubbert, Abby C. King, Bess H. Marcus, and James F. Sallis
  6. Normal Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Adults and Children
    —G. Vernon Pegram, John McBurney, Susan M. Harding, and Christopher M. Makris

II. Mediators of Risk

  1. Stress, Coping, and Social Support in Health and Behavior
    —Pamela Davis Martin and Phillip J. Brantley
  2. Spirituality, Religion, and Health: A Scientific Perspective
    —Carl E. Thoresen and Alex H. S. Harris
  3. Symptom Perception and Health Care-Seeking Behavior
    —René Martin and Howard Leventhal
  4. Medical Regimen Adherence: Concepts, Assessment, and Interventions
    —Suzanne Bennett Johnson and Dawn Newman Carlson

III. Adaptation to Health and Disease

  1. The Biopsychosocial Perspective of Pain
    —Robert J. Gatchel and Ann Matt Maddrey
  2. Family Adaptation in Illness, Disease, and Disability
    —Timothy R. Elliott and Richard M. Shewchuk
  3. Patient Adaptation to Chronic Illness
    —Katharine E. Stewart, Dana Ross, and Shannon Hartley

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios


Thomas J. Boll, PhD, is director of the Neuropsychology Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. For 32 years, he was a professor at several universities and medical centers including the University of Washington; the University of Virginia; the Chicago Medical School; and for the past 20 years, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He was a professor in the Departments of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Neurological Surgery.

He is board certified in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and clinical health psychology. His research investigations in the areas of health and human behavior include issues related to heart and lung transplantations and chronic pediatric illnesses, including congenital cytomegalovirus, low birthweight, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities.

He has written on various aspects of educational and curriculum design for health psychology and was the founding chairman of the Department of Medical Psychology at the Chicago Medical Center and the first director of clinical training for the Medical Psychology Program at UAB. He was the chair of the Doctoral Curriculum Committee at the Arden House Conference, which set the curriculum for health psychology doctoral training programs.

Volume Editors

James M. Raczynski, PhD, is professor and dean of the College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Before joining the faculty in the COPH at UAMS in 1992, he was at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for 21 years, where he served as professor and chair for the Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health; professor and chief for the Behavioral Medicine Unit, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine; and director of the UAB Center for Health Promotion.

His research has focused primarily on chronic disease risk factor identification and health promotion and disease prevention methods. In recent years, his interests have focused on primary prevention approaches, particularly within African American and other underserved communities.

He is the coeditor of the Handbook of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (1999).

Laura C. Leviton, PhD, is a senior program officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey. Before joining the foundation in 1999 she was a professor at two schools of public health: University of Pittsburgh and University of Alabama at Birmingham.

She received APA's 1993 award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest for her work in HIV prevention and worksite health promotion.

She has served on an Institute of Medicine Committee to evaluate preparedness for terrorist attacks and on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention.

She was president of the American Evaluation Association in 2000 and is coauthor of two books: Foundations of Program Evaluation (1991) and Confronting Public Health Risks: A Decision-Maker's Guide (1997).