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Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      We live in an era where people live longer but also suffer from more chronic illnesses. Yet these two issues present not only significant challenges to healthcare professionals, but also governments seeking cost-effective ways to manage their health and social care budgets. Encouraging people to live healthier lifestyles is, therefore, a fundamental issue for both those at risk as well as for society as a whole. This is the first textbook to present not only the theoretical foundations that explain health behavior change but also the methods by which change can be assessed and the practical contexts where theory and method can be applied. Covering behavior change aimed at improving health as well as preventing disease, it places behavior change firmly in context with the social and demographic changes which make it such an urgent issue, from the rise in levels of obesity to an aging population. The book considers the role of individuals but also other important influences on health behavior, such as the environment in which people live, public policy and technological changes. Fostering a critical perspective, and including case studies in each chapter with key issues highlighted throughout, the book provides a complete understanding of health behavior change, from its theoretical building blocks to the practical challenges of developing and testing an intervention. It will be essential reading for students and researchers of health psychology, public health and social work, as well as any professional working in this important area.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781138694811. 9781138694828. 9781315527192. 9781315527208.
    • Accession Number:
      995162517
    • Accession Number:
      1602222
    • Publication Information:
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANDREW PRESTWICH; JARED KENWORTHY; MARK CONNER. Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2018. ISBN 9781138694811. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1602222. Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Andrew Prestwich, Jared Kenworthy, Mark Conner. Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions. Routledge; 2018. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1602222
    • APA:
      Andrew Prestwich, Jared Kenworthy, & Mark Conner. (2018). Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions. Routledge.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Andrew Prestwich, Jared Kenworthy, and Mark Conner. 2018. Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1602222.
    • Harvard:
      Andrew Prestwich, Jared Kenworthy and Mark Conner (2018) Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1602222 (Accessed: 20 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Andrew Prestwich, Jared Kenworthy & Mark Conner 2018, Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, viewed 20 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Andrew Prestwich, et al. Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions. Routledge, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1602222.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Andrew Prestwich, Jared Kenworthy, and Mark Conner. Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1602222.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Andrew Prestwich, Jared Kenworthy, Mark Conner. Health Behavior Change : Theories, Methods and Interventions [Internet]. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1602222