Physical Activity and Behavioral Medicine

Plan for This Book The field of behavioral medicine is characterized by the close collaboration of interdisciplinary teams for research and intervention, and physical activity has become an excellent example of productive behavioral ...

Author: James F. Sallis

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452263694

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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`This is timely and will be of special interest to health service managers and members of primary care groups because the successful promotion of regular physical activity is a challenge contained in the strategy of Our Healthier Nation and is a candidate for incorporation into health improvement programmes and the service framework for coronary heart disease' - Health Service Journal This crisply written and thought-provoking book integrates theories and studies from several disciplines to examine what is known about physical activity and health. The authors use a behavioural epidemiology framework to organize the book and explore such topics as: physical activity and the health of ch

Physical Activity and Mental Health

This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors.

Author: William P. Morgan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781560323655

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine

Modifying physical activity in a multiethnic sample of low-income women: Oneyear results from the IMPACT (Increasing Motivation for Physical ACTivity) project. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 30(3), 191–200. Alley, S., Jennings, C., ...

Author: Edwin B. Fisher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387938264

Category: Psychology

Page: 1144

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Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine A Global Handbook Edwin B. Fisher, Linda D. Cameron, Alan J. Christensen, Ulrike Ehlert, Brian Oldenburg, Frank J. Snoek and Yan Guo This definitive handbook brings together an international array of experts to present the broad, cells-to-society perspectives of behavioral medicine that complement conventional models of health, health care, and prevention. In addition to applications to assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and management, contributors offer innovative prevention and health promotion strategies informed by current knowledge of the mechanisms and pathways of behavior change. Its range of conceptual and practical topics illustrates the central role of behavior in health at the individual, family, community, and population levels, and its increasing importance to person-centered care. The broad perspectives on risk (e.g., stress, lifestyle), management issues (e.g., adherence, social support), and overarching concerns (e.g., inequities, health policy) makes this reference uniquely global as it addresses the following core areas: · The range of relationships and pathways between behavior and health. · Knowing in behavioral medicine; epistemic foundations. · Key influences on behavior and the relationships among behavior, health, and illness. · Approaches to changing behavior related to health. · Key areas of application in prevention and disease management. · Interventions to improve quality of life. · The contexts of behavioral medicine science and practice. Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine opens out the contemporary world of behavior and health to enhance the work of behavioral medicine specialists, health psychologists, public health professionals and policymakers, as well as physicians, nurses, social workers and those in many other fields of health practice around the world.

Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine

(2001). Prevention of Type 2 diabetes mellitus by changes in lifestyle among subjects with 161 162 163 164 Beecher, H.K. (1961). Surgery as placebo: a. Sallis, J.F. & Owen, N. (1999). Physical activity and behavioral medicine.

Author: Susan Ayers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139465267

Category: Medical


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Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline at the interface of psychology and clinical medicine. This new edition is fully reworked and revised, offering an entirely up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, one-stop resource for clinical psychologists, mental health professionals and specialists in health-related matters. There are two new editors: Susan Ayers from the University of Sussex and Kenneth Wallston from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The prestigious editorial team and their international, interdisciplinary cast of authors have reconceptualised their much-acclaimed handbook. The book is now in two parts: part I covers psychological aspects of health and illness, assessments, interventions and healthcare practice. Part II covers medical matters listed in alphabetical order. Among the many new topics added are: diet and health, ethnicity and health, clinical interviewing, mood assessment, communicating risk, medical interviewing, diagnostic procedures, organ donation, IVF, MMR, HRT, sleep disorders, skin disorders, depression and anxiety disorders.

Psychology of Physical Activity

Behavioral Medicine, 45(1), 1–6. doi:10.1080/08964289.2017.1361902 Rhodes, R. E., & Pfaeffli, L. (2010). Mediators of physical activity behaviour change among adult non-clinical populations: A review update.

Author: Stuart J. H. Biddle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000367553

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 502

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The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to be a major concern throughout the world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important issue for scientists, health professionals and policy-makers alike as they address the challenge of behaviour change. Psychology of Physical Activity provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of exercise psychology, from mental health, to theories of motivation and adherence, and to the design of successful interventions for increasing participation. Now publishing in a fully revised, updated and expanded fourth edition, Psychology of Physical Activity is still the only textbook to offer a full survey of the evidence base for theory and practice in exercise psychology, and the only textbook that explains how to interpret the quality of the research evidence. As the field continues to grow rapidly, the new edition expands the behavioural science content of numerous important topics, including physical activity and cognitive functioning, automatic and affective frameworks for understanding physical activity involvement, new interventions designed to increase physical activity (including use of new technologies), and sedentary behaviour. A full companion website offers useful features to help students and lecturers get the most out of the book during their course, including multiple-choice revision questions, PowerPoint slides and a test bank of additional learning activities. Psychology of Physical Activity is the most authoritative, engaging and up-to-date book on exercise psychology currently available. It is essential reading for all students working in behavioural medicine, as well as the exercise and health sciences.

ACSM s Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise

Time displacement and confidence to participate in leisure-time physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. In press. Rhodes RE, Blanchard CM, Bellows K. Exploring cues to sedentary behavior as processes of physical ...

Author: American College of Sports Medicine

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781469832722

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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Based on the latest scientific research findings, ACSM’s Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise lays the theoretical foundation of behavior change and then provides specific strategies, tools, and methods to motivate and inspire clients to be active, exercise, and stay healthy. Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and written by a team of leading experts in exercise science and motivation, this highly practical book provides step-by-step instructions to help fitness/health professionals and students master motivation techniques that have proven successful in helping clients adhere to an exercise program.

Physical Activity and Mental Health

A review and meta-analysis of affective judgments and physical activity in adult populations. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 180-204. Rhodes, R.E., & Pfaeffli, LA. (2009). Mediators of physical activity behaviour change among adult ...

Author: Angela Clow

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492583028

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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With contributions from internationally renowned experts, Physical Activity and Mental Health presents research illustrating how the use of physical activity can enhance well-being and reduce the impact of potentially debilitating mental health conditions. Written for students, researchers, and professionals in exercise science, fitness, and health care fields, Physical Activity and Mental Health details the factors that influence the relationship between mental health and physical activity as well as the benefits of physical activity in dealing with mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, and addictive behaviors. Readers will learn how promotion of physical activity can lead to a greater sense of well-being or act as a medical intervention. Exercise readiness checklists, mental health checklists, and population-specific sample activity plans assist in creating and implementing exercise programs to meet the needs of patients or clients. Physical Activity and Mental Health begins with an exploration of the brain systems that are affected by physical activity and how these affect mental well-being. The text continues with discussion of the following topics: • An overview of physical activity guidelines and the challenges in measuring physical activity in a mental health context • How physical activity promotes well-being across the life span and among socioeconomic statuses • How physical activity and exercise can improve quality of life and recovery in people with a range of mental and physical health conditions • An examination of exercise dependence, including its relationship with eating disorders and body dysmorphia and the negative impacts of excessive exercise on mental health Learning features in each chapter assist both the student and practitioner in learning and referencing the information. A chapter outline and an editors’ introduction provide an overview of the structure and content. Key concepts cover important ideas and definitions. Evidence to Practice boxes review current knowledge and theory from a perspective of practical application. Each chapter concludes with a summary and list of references, and additional highlight boxes throughout the text accent important topics. Physical Activity and Mental Health integrates theoretical and applied approaches with practical tips on exercise programs, measurement strategies, and methodological considerations. Balancing theory and practice, this resource assists students, researchers, and practitioners in understanding the links between physical activity, well-being, and mental health and how to apply this information for the benefit of patients and clients across a range of populations and conditions.

Handbook of Integrative Clinical Psychology Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Measurement of physical activity in children with particular reference to the use of heart rate and pedometry. Sports Medicine, 24, 258–272. Royak-Schaler, R., & Feldman, ... International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 12(4), 244–255.

Author: Roland A. Carlstedt, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110959

Category: Psychology

Page: 912

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"This is the long-awaited text on interdisciplinary treatment and assessment of, among other clinical topics, brain-derived behavioral, cognitive, and neurological disorders...." --Niels Birbaumer, PhD University of T ̧bingen, Germany Member of the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina "Gone is the unidimensional approach of the expert summarizing a topic from a single vantage point. Instead, the content shifts laterally, embracing not only interdisciplinary expertise, but an integrative way of thinking that transcends each discipline....What makes the Handbook so refreshing is that this cross pollination of ideas and approaches is more than novel theorizing. It offers clinicians a new way forward." --Anthony Feinstein, MD, MPhil, PhD, FRCP University of Toronto To maintain the highest standards, allied health care practitioners must keep pace with evolving trends in diagnostics, interventions, and methodologies. This book supports clinicians by disseminating important perspectives, research, and procedures. It provides an integrative roadmap that fosters interdisciplinary cooperation. Key Features: Presents reviews of research on a broad selection of clinical disorders Includes a wide range of established and emerging diagnostic and intervention approaches Discusses viable evidence-based alternative treatment methods Critiques certain approaches, paradigms, and practices that may need to be revised Includes contributions from renowned psychologists, psychiatrists, and researchers Clinicians, researchers, and students will find this book a valuable source for interdisciplinary practice and research. It facilitates a sorely needed move toward integrative practice in an era in which specialization pervades.

Assessment in Behavioral Medicine

The importance of habitual physical activity is not only reflected in the relative risk of physical inactivity, ... physical activity; examples are behavioral (activity) observation, the activity diary, the activity questionnaire and ...

Author: Ad Vingerhoets

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317710752

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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How can the influence of behavioral factors on health and well-being be measured? Research over the past two decades has shown that psychological factors and lifestyle have been found to be relevant to the onset and course of disease. In addition, these factors codetermine how patients and those in their social environment cope with illness and what their quality of life is. Assessment in Behavioral Medicine gives the reader a greater understanding of the influence of behavioral factors on somatic health. There is a continuing need for research to better our understanding of the processes that play a crucial role in the influence of psychosocial factors on health. However, the proliferation of tools for assessing psychosocial and psychobiological factors makes it difficult to make an optimal choice of measurement. This volume aims to advance the state of measurement in the multidisciplinary fields of behavioral medicine and health psychology by bringing together state-of-the-art theory and research on assessment issues in this area. It provides the reader with an insight into the different kinds of measures that are available, along with practical guidelines for choosing the appropriate tools and designs to meet specific research questions. Assessment in Behavioral Medicine is a unique resource for students, researchers, clinicians and teachers who are involved in education, research or clinical work in which measuring behavioral and psychosocial factors is a crucial activity.

Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

Social capital and leisure time physical activity: a population based multilevel analysis in Malmo, Sweden. J Epidemiol Community Health, 57, 23–28. McColl, K. (2009). “Fat taxes” and the financial crisis. Lancet, 373, 797–798.

Author: Andrew Steptoe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387094881

Category: Psychology

Page: 1074

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Behavioral medicine emerged in the 1970s as the interdisciplinary field concerned with the integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical science knowledge relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Recent years have witnessed an enormous diversification of behavioral medicine, with new sciences (such as genetics, life course epidemiology) and new technologies (such as neuroimaging) coming into play. This book brings together such new developments by providing an up-to-date compendium of methods and applications drawn from the broad range of behavioral medicine research and practice. The book is divided into 10 sections that address key fields in behavioral medicine. Each section begins with one or two methodological or conceptual chapters, followed by contributions that address substantive topics within that field. Major health problems such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, HIV/AIDs, and obesity are explored from multiple perspectives. The aim is to present behavioral medicine as an integrative discipline, involving diverse methodologies and paradigms that converge on health and well being.