The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, Fifth Edition

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The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, Fifth Edition

SKU# 9780826180131


  • Marisa E. Hilliard PhD
  • Kristin A. Riekert PhD
  • Judith K. Ockene PhD, MEd, MA
  • Lori Pbert Ph.D.

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This revised and updated fifth edition of the highly acclaimed "gold standard" textbook continues to provide a foundational review of health behavior change theories, research methodologies, and intervention strategies across a range of populations, age groups, and health conditions. It examines numerous, complex, and often co-occuring factors that can both positively and negatively influence people’s ability to change behaviors to enhance their health including intrapersonal, interpersonal, sociocultural, environmental, systems, and policy factors, in the context of leading theoretical frameworks. Beyond understanding predictors and barriers to achieving meaningful health behavior change, the Handbook provides an updated review of the evidence base for novel and well-supported behavioral interventions and offers recommendations for future research.

New content includes chapters on Sun Protection, Interventions within the Family System, and the Role of Technology in Behavior Change. Throughout the textbook, updated reviews emphasize Mobile health technologies and electronic health data capture and transmission and a focus on implementation science. And the fifth edition, like the previous edition, provides learning objectives and discussion questions to facilitate use by course instructors in health psychology, behavioral medicine, and public health.

Handbook of Health Behavior Change 5th Edition is a valuable resource for students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate level in the fields of public or population health, medicine, behavioral science, health communications, medical sociology and anthropology, preventive medicine, and health psychology. It also is a great reference for clinical investigators, behavioral and social scientists, and healthcare practitioners who grapple with the challenges of supporting individuals, families, and systems when trying to make impactful health behavior change.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Revised and updated to encompass the most current research and empirical evidence in health behavior change
  • Includes new chapters on Sun Protection, Interventions with the Family System, and the Role of Technology in Behavior Change
  • Increased focus on innovations in technology in relation to health behavior change research and interventions

Key Features:

  • The most comprehensive review of behavior change interventions
  • Provides practical, empirically-based information and tools for behavior change
  • Focus on robust behavior theories, multiple contexts of health behaviors, and the role of technology in health behavior change.
  • Applicable to a wide variety of courses including public health, behavior change, preventive medicine, and health psychology
  • Organized to facilitate curriculum development and includes tools to assist course instructors, including learning objectives for each chapter
  • Appropriate for academic and public health researchers and clinical care practitioners

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 28, 2018
  • Page Count 574
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826180131

Table of Contents 

Section 1: Theoretical Models of Behavior Change

1. Individual Theories

Mary R. Janevic and Cathleen M. Connell

2. Understanding Population Health from Multi-Level and Community-Based Models

Marian L. Fitzgibbon, J. Buscemi, M. Cory, A. Jagpal, B. Brush, A. Kong, and L. Tussing-Humphreys

Section 2: Barriers to and Facilitators of Lifestyle Change and Disease Management

3. Psychosocial Predictors of Behavior Change

Summer L. Williams and Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek

4. Developmental Influences on Behavior Change: Children, Adolescents, Emerging Adults, and the Elderly

Crystal S. Lim, Elizabeth Schneider, and David M. Janicke

5. Culture, Behavior, and Health

Milagros C. Rosal, Monica L. Wang, and Valerie J. Silfee

Section 3: Lifestyle Change and Disease Prevention Interventions

6. Dietary Behavior Change

Cynthia A. Thomson and Craig Johnston

7. Physical Activity Behavior

Jylana L. Sheats, Sandra J. Winter, Lauren A. Grieco, and Abby C. King

8. Skin Cancer and Melanoma Prevention: UV Radiation Exposure, Tanning, and Sun Protection

Jennifer M. Taber and Sarah A. Hayes

9. Addressing Tobacco Use and Dependence

Lori Pbert, Denise Jolicoeur, Brianna L. Haskins, and Judith K. Ockene

10. Alcohol Prevention and Treatment: Interventions for Hazardous, Harmful, and Dependent Drinkers

Emma Geijer-Simpson, Ruth McGovern, and Eileen Kaner

11. Reducing Stress to Improve Health

David J. Finitsis, Ellen A. Dornelas, Jonathan Gallagher, and Hannah Janis

12. Building a Science for Multiple-Risk Behavior Change

Judith J. Prochaska, Janice M. Prochaska, and James O. Prochaska

Section 4: Chronic Disease Management Interventions

13. Chronic Disease Management Interventions: Cardiovascular Disease

Laura L. Hayman

14. Diabetes Management Behaviors: The Key to Optimal Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Korey K. Hood, Jennifer Raymond, Rebecca N. Adams, Molly L. Tanenbaum, and Michael A. Harris

15. Behavioral Management of Chronic Respiratory Diseases: Examples from Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Kristin Riekert, Eakin, and Rand

16. Chronic Infectious Disease Management Interventions

Scott D. Rhodes, Aimee M. Wilkin, Claire Abraham, Timothy S. Oh, and Laura H. Bachmann

17. Adherence to Treatment and Lifestyle Changes Among People with Cancer

Amy H. Peterman, David Victorson, and David Cella

18. Obesity

Rachel W. Goode, Yang Yu, and Lora E. Burke

Section 5: Interventions to Support Health Behavior Change Across Systems

19. Interventions with the Family System

Emily R. Hamburger, Lindsay S. Mayberry, Kimberly L. Savin, and Sarah S. Jaser

20. School Interventions to Support Health Behavior Change

Rebekka M. Lee and Steven L. Gortmaker

21. Prevention of Chronic Disease at the Worksite

Stephenie C. Lemon, Elizabeth Ablah, and Barbara Estabrook

22. Health Care Provider and System Interventions Promoting Health Behavior Change

Anne C. Dobmeyer, Jeffrey L. Goodie, and Christopher L. Hunter

23. The Role of the Built Environment in Supporting Health Behavior Change

Angie L. Cradock

Section 6: Health Behavior Change Research Methodology

24. Principles of Health Behavior Measurement

Marisa Hilliard and Rachel Wasserman

25. Role of Technology in Behavior Change to Expand Reach and Impact on Public Health

Bradford William Hesse, Ellen Beckjord, and David K. Ahern