Behavioural Change

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By Colette Browning, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD and Shane A. Thomas, DipPubPol, PhD, MAPS
ISBN
9780443073571
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Publication Date
04-01-2006
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For all topics, the following questions are posed:
  • What is the scope of the problem within the international communities?
  • What approaches are typically used to prevent or treat it?
  • What is the evidence as to the most effective approaches to prevention and treatment?
  • What is the performance of these approaches in terms of prevention/diversion and full or partial recovery for the short and long term?
Behavioural Change provides a comprehensive overview of what is known about our ability to change behaviour of people across a wide range of domains including smoking, physical activity and exercise, eating and nutrition, sexual behaviour, drugs and alcohol use, sleep, crash and injury prevention, depression, gambling and self-management of chronic illness. It not only reviews the evidence concerning these issues but also provides original insights into how effective and sustainable intervention programs may be designed and delivered to address them. The main emphasis of the book is on linking research knowledge, i.e. the evidence base, and its translation into effective and sustainable programs. State of the art reviews are presented in an accessible but authoritative manner. The emphasis upon transfer to programs is very useful for practitioners and students.

Key Features
For all topics, the following questions are posed:
  • What is the scope of the problem within the international communities?
  • What approaches are typically used to prevent or treat it?
  • What is the evidence as to the most effective approaches to prevention and treatment?
  • What is the performance of these approaches in terms of prevention/diversion and full or partial recovery for the short and long term?
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780443073571
Author Informaiton By Colette Browning, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, Associate Professor in Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia and Shane A. Thomas, DipPubPol, PhD, MAPS, Professor and Director of Primary Care Research, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Honorary Professor Research School in Population Health, Australian National University Professor and Director, International Institute for Primary Health Care Research, Health and Family Planning Capacity Building and Continuing Education Center of Shenzhen, China
Pp Authortext Browning & Thomas
Published Reviews "This comprehensive text covers an important area for social and public healthcare practitioners. It is clearly written in a scholarly yet accessible style." Peter Hadwin; Nursing Standard vol. 20
Table of Content 1. Introduction

2. Models of behaviour change and health promotion

3. Achieving effectiveness in health promotion programs: evidence, infrastructure and action

4. Eating and nutrition

5. Sexual health and behaviour change

6. Alcohol and drug use: Theoretical integration of interventions to prevent harm.

7. Changing physical activity and exercise patterns

8. Tobacco dependence, smoking prevention and cessation

9. Management of depression

10. Interventions for insomnia

11. Problematic gambling behaviour

12. Crash and injury prevention

13. Self-management and chronic illness

14. Pushing the boundaries of evidence-based research: enhancing the application and sustainability of health promotion programs in diverse populations

15. The way forward in the design and development of effective behaviour change programs
Imprint Churchill Livingstone
Publication Date 04-01-2006
Pages 306
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