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Adherence and Health Behavior Change in the Context of Mental Health Challenges  

Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek and Summer L. Williams

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter outlines the ways in which depression and other mental health issues influence adherence and health-behavior change. Patient adherence and health-behavior change are defined ... More

The Art of Medical Information Exchange  

Claude Richard and Marie-Thérèse Lussier

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
The clinical settings in which physicians and other healthcare providers must apply their scientific knowledge and technical expertise are diverse and require further adaptive capacities on ... More

Barriers and Keys to Treatment Adherence and Health Behavior Change  

Leslie R. Martin

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
Nonadherence represents a significant challenge not only to personal health and well-being but also to the health-care system as a whole. The Information-Motivation-Strategy model, which ... More

Beyond the Dyad: Communication in Triadic (and more) Medical Encounters  

Michele G. Greene and Ronald D. Adelman

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter focuses on how communication is affected when, in addition to the physician and the patient, there is another individual present during the interaction. Although it is ... More

Commitment to Change: An Examination of the Maintenance of Health-Behavior Changes  

Kristin P. Beals and Janella M. Godoy

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
Volumes of research and countless models have examined how people decide to make a health-behavior change. This chapter is focused on what happens after the decision to change is made. Do ... More

Comorbidity of Social Anxiety Disorder and Depression  

Julia K. Langer and Thomas L. Rodebaugh

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are prevalent disorders that exhibit a high rate of co-occurrence. Furthermore, these disorders have been shown to be ... More

Depression and Comorbidity: Personality Disorder  

Daniel N. Klein, Sara J. Bufferd, Eunyoe Ro, and Lee Anna Clark

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter examines the relation between personality disorder (PD) and depression, disorders that are commonly comorbid in clinical and community populations. This comorbidity presents ... More

Disorders of Personality in Late-Life  

Joel Sadavoy

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Oct 2014
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Jun 2014
Diagnosis of personality disorder (PD) in older adults is clinically difficult. In DSM-5, no specific provisions for the diagnosis in later life have been included. This omission makes it ... More

From Communication to Healthy Behavior and Adherence  

Leslie R. Martin and M. Robin DiMatteo

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
New and intricate technologies are commonplace in medical care today, but the key to good health-care outcomes is how that care is delivered. Research evidence strongly supports the ... More

Health Beliefs and Health Outcomes  

John N. Harvey

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
As discussed in previous chapters, adherence to the recommended treatment regime is central to achieving successful medical outcome in most medical conditions. This section examines factors ... More

Health Literacy and Information Exchange in Medical Settings  

Debra B. Keller, Urmimala Sarkar, and Dean Schillinger

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay describes health literacy as the range of skills that individuals need to optimally function in the healthcare setting, as well as the interplay between these literacy skills and ... More

Hope in the Midst of Terminal Illness  

Douglas L. Hill and Chris Feudnter

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Feb 2018
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Nov 2017
Although palliative and hospice care services are increasingly available, many adults and children still die without this kind of support or receive it only in the last few days of life, as ... More

Human Sexuality  

Elizabeth Yost Hammer

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Aug 2015
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May 2014
Students hold many misconceptions about issues related to sexuality, thus it is important to include a course in human sexuality in the undergraduate psychology curriculum. Through this ... More

The Importance of Effective Measurement for Fostering Change  

M. Robin DiMatteo, Tricia A. Miller, and Leslie R. Martin

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay examines issues relevant to the accurate assessment of patient adherence to recommendations for health behavior change and/or the management of medical conditions, including ... More

Improving Team Communication for Better Health Behavior  

Christopher P. Nemeth

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
Health-care activities rely on the acquisition, portrayal, and analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic information as an integral part of patient care. As a service provided by multiple ... More

Issues in Adolescent Adherence and Health-Behavior Change  

Jan L. Wallander, Chris Fradkin, and Sarah M. Scott

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
Although adolescence is the healthiest period in the lifespan, significant health threats are present that require intervention. In this chapter we first provide an overview of ... More

Issues in Aging, Adherence, and Health-Behavior Change  

Marie C. Bradley and Carmel M. Hughes

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
Adherence to medication is an intriguing and complex behavior. It is a multifaceted construct that is influenced by a range of factors. The problem of nonadherence remains a challenge for ... More

Late-Life Depression  

Elizabeth A. DiNapoli and Forrest R. Scogin

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Oct 2014
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Jun 2014
Depression is common in older adults and prevalence rates tend to increase with age, female sex, reduction in severity of symptoms, and greater restriction in living arrangements. ... More

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Ageing: Considerations for Interventions  

Linda A. Travis and Douglas C. Kimmel

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Oct 2014
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Jun 2014
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults are patients in geriatric healthcare settings yet are often invisible to providers. LGBT older adults remain vulnerable to ... More

Loneliness and Health in Later Life  

Constança Paúl

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Oct 2014
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Jun 2014
Loneliness in old age is a very popular issue in the media although it is frequently looked at through the lens of prejudice and myth. There is no doubt that loneliness is a serious problem ... More

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