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Author Elder, John P.

Title Behavior change & public health in the developing world / John P. Elder
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [2001]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  614.44 Eld/Bca  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Behavioral medicine and health psychology ; 4
Behavioral medicine and health psychology (2000)
Contents 1. Health Behavior in the Developing World -- 2. A Few Good Theories - and Behavioral Interventions That Work -- 3. Nutrition -- 4. Family Planning -- 5. Infectious Diseases -- 6. HIV/AIDS -- 7. Tobacco Control -- 8. Taking on the Wheel of Disease: Health Behavior Change in the 21st Century
Summary "Behavior Change & Public Health in the Developing World emphasizes behavior change programs for the prevention and control of the world's biggest killers: malnutrition, respiratory infections, diarrhea, vaccine-preventable diseases, wasteful fertility, HIV/AIDS, and tobacco use. These programs are linked to theories and models that most typically frame them: health communications and social marketing, learning theory, media advocacy, and community self-control. Descriptions of programs and related literature presented in the book were selected for how well they represent the application of a theory to a specific health or disease target."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-154) and indexes
Subject Clinical health psychology -- Developing countries.
Public health -- Developing countries -- Psychological aspects.
Medicine, Preventive -- Developing countries.
Health behavior -- Developing countries.
LC no. 00009852
ISBN 0761917780 hardback
0761917799 paperback
Other Titles Behavior change and public health in the developing world