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Author Kivimäki, Mika

Title The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Epidemiology
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017


Description 1 online resource (427 pages)
Series Routledge International Handbooks
Routledge international handbooks.
Contents Part Part I Concepts and methods in the study of psychosocial factors and health -- chapter 1 Psychosocial epidemiology: Key concepts and methods / Mika Kivimäki, G. David Batty, Andrew Steptoe and Ichiro Kawachi -- chapter 2 Causal inference in psychosocial epidemiology / M. Maria Glymour and Laura D. Kubzansky -- part Part II Psychosocial factors linked to health -- chapter 3 Social networks / Yongjoo Kim -- chapter 4 Workplace stressors / Mika Kivimäki, Jane E. Ferrie and Ichiro Kawachi -- chapter 5 Religious communities / Tyler J. VanderWeele -- chapter 6 Depression and negative emotions / Andrew Steptoe -- chapter 7 Positive psychological well- being / Julia K. Boehm, Eric S. Kim and Laura D. Kubzansky -- chapter 8 Personality, intelligence and genes / Michelle Luciano, Alexander Weiss, Catharine R. Gale and Ian J. Deary -- chapter 9 Gender differences Anne McMunn -- part Part III Psychosocial factors in the aetiology and prognosis of specific diseases, disorders and events -- chapter 10 Diabetes mellitus / Frans Pouwer, Briana Mezuk and Adam G. Tabák -- chapter 11 Cardiovascular diseases / Mika Kivimäki -- chapter 12 Cancer / Katriina Heikkilä and Markus Jokela -- chapter 13 Infectious diseases / Allison E. Aiello, Amanda M. Simanek, Rebecca C. Stebbins and Jennifer B. Dowd -- chapter 14 Suicide / G. David Batty, Mika Kivimäki, Steven Bell, Catherine R. Gale, Martin J. Shipley, Elise Whitley and David Gunnell -- chapter 15 Mood disorders and cognitive impairment / Klaus P. Ebmeier -- chapter 16 Sleep disorders / Torbjörn Åkerstedt -- part Part IV Interventions and policy implications -- chapter 17 Behavioural and psychological interventions for the management of cardiac patients / Alan Rozanski -- chapter 18 Targeting psychosocial factors to reduce health inequalities / Angela Donkin and Michael G. Marmot -- part Part V Future research directions -- chapter 19 Current state of psychosocial epidemiology: Where are we? What are the next steps? / Mika Kivimäki, G. David Batty, Andrew Steptoe and Ichiro Kawachi
Summary "The health effects of psychosocial factors are a widely discussed and controversial topic. Do positive and negative emotions affect our risk of developing physical disease? Are depressive individuals more likely to have cancer than those with an optimistic outlook on life? And what is the role of IQ in staying healthy and recovering from disease? Importantly, can we improve our health and life expectancy by avoiding certain psychosocial risk factors and maximizing positive psychological well-being? These and other questions are the focus of psychosocial epidemiology, a discipline linking psychological, social and biological sciences. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Epidemiology is the first book to map this growing discipline. Including contributions from many of the leading researchers in the field, it is divided into five sections:Part I: Methodological challenges in studying psychosocial factors and health; Part II: Psychosocial factors in the etiology and prognosis of chronic diseases; Part III: Controversies in the psychosocial approach; Part IV: Interventions and policy implicationsPart V: Future research directionsTaking advantage of a huge growth in research in recent years, the book provides the reader with the essentials to evaluate the diverse set of studies on psychosocial factors and health that are published today, and describes study designs in this field of research, progress in judging the validity of epidemiological evidence, as well as challenges in translating evidence into action. This is an important and timely book. Providing methodological rigour, critical analysis and the policy implications of this emerging field of study, The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Epidemiology will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers within both behavioural and medical sciences, as well as policy makers and others working in health and social care."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
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Subject Psychiatric epidemiology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Psychiatric epidemiology
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals
Form Electronic book
Author Batty, David G
Kawachi, Ichiro
Steptoe, Andrew
ISBN 9781317375135