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Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving HealthcareRelationships, jobs, and health behaviors-these are what New Year’s resolutions are made of. Every year millions resolve to adopt a better diet, exercise more, become fit, or lose weight but few put into practice the health behaviors they aspire to. For those who successfully begin, the likelihood that they will maintain these habits is low. Healthcare professionals recognize the importance of these, and other, health behaviors but struggle to provide their patients with the tools necessary f…

Health Behavior Change in the Dental PracticeHealth Behavior Change in the Dental Practice presents an overview of health behavior change, focusing on the spirit of motivational interviewing. Targeting the clinical application of the principles, the book applies lessons learned from the field of general and behavioral medicine to the dental practice. By presenting a series of clinical examples and accompanying dialogue, the book guides the reader in using motivational interviewing techniques as tools for oral hygiene education, tobacco use…

Health Communication: From Theory to Practice (J-B Public Health/Health Services Text) - Key words: health communication, public health, health behavior, behavior change communicationsHealth Communication: From Theory to Practice is a much needed resource for the fast-growing field of health communication. It combines a comprehensive introduction to current issues, theories, and special topics in health communication with a hands-on guide to program development and implementation.  While the book is designed for students, professionals and organizations with no significant field experience, it also includes advanced topics for health communication practitioners, public healt…

The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, 4th EditionChoice Outstanding Academic Title! 4 Stars – Doody’s! Praise for the Third Edition: “This work will be one that students and clinicians keep on their shelves as the gold-standard reference for health behavior change. Summing up: Essential” –Choice Substantially revised to reflect current trends in the field of health behavior change, this new edition of the highly acclaimed “gold standard” text continues to provide a comprehensive overview of behavior change as it relates to public health. It…

Behavior Change and Public Health in the Developing World (Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology)Focusing on universal public health issues, this book explores what can be done and what the future holds. It introduces students and practitioners to behavior -change theories and applications. It details experiences of successful programs for the prevention and control of the world’s biggest killers: malnutrition; respiratory infections; diarrhea; HIV//AIDS; and health problems arising from tobacco consumption and lack of access to family planning. The book explores health communication and so…

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The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence (Oxford Library of Psychology)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 the delivery 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 togeth…

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Applications of Motivational Interviewing) Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills o…

Public Health Communication: Evidence for Behavior Change (Routledge Communication Series)This volume argues the case that public health communication has affected health behavior. It brings together 16 studies of large-scale communication in a variety of substantive health areas–tobacco, drugs, AIDS, family planning, heart disease, childhood disease, highway safety–prepared by the authors who did the original research. These studies show important effects and illustrate the central conditions for success. The book also includes complementary analytic chapters which provide a meta-…

Reframing Health Behavior Change With Behavioral EconomicsBehavioral economics is a rapidly developing area of psychological science that has synergistically merged microeconomic concepts with behavioral research methods. A driving force behind the growth of behavioral economics has been its recent application to behaviors that significantly affect health. The book examines the latest behavioral economic research on smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, obesity, gambling, and other poor health habits, and explores the implications for individual and communi…