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Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Research: Strategies for Improving Public Health

Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Research: Strategies for Improving Public Health

Ralph J. DiClemente, Richard A. Crosby, Michelle C. Kegler

ISBN: 978-0-787-96616-4

Oct 2002, Jossey-Bass

432 pages

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"Having so many theories put together thoughtfully, proximally, in a single book will help the field come to grips with what the role is of theories as we go forward and address the individual actions, and societal and community influencers of individual action, that promote healthy behaviors."
--Jim Marks, director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New and longstanding threats to public health, such as violence, drug misuse, HIV/AIDS, and homelessness are creating an ever greater demand for innovative theories that are responsive to the changes in the larger social environment. This important work is designed to fill the demand by assembling a careful selection of new and emerging health promotion theories into a single volume, written with an emphasis on practical application of theory to health promotion and health education programs.
Foreword (Lawrence W. Green).


About the Editors.

About the Contributors.

1. Understanding and Applying Theory inHealth Promotion Practice and Research (Richard A. Crosby, Michelle C. Kegler, and Ralph J. DiClemente).

2. The Precaution Adoption Process Model and Its Application (Neil D. Weinstein and Peter M. Sandman).

3. The Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model (Jeffrey D. Fisher and William A. Fisher).

4. The Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion:Health Promotions That Yield Sustained Behavioral Change (Richard E. Petty, Jamie Barden, and S. Christian Wheeler).

5. Application of the Authoritative Parenting Model toAdolescent Health Behavior (Bruce Simons-Morton and Jessica Hartos).

6. Natural Helper Models to Enhance a Community s Healthand Competence (Eugenia Eng and Edith Parker).

7. Toward a Comprehensive Understanding ofCommunity Coalitions: Moving from Practice to Theory (Frances D. Butterfoss and Michelle C. Kegler).

8. Community Capacity: Concept, Theory, and Methods (Barbara L. Norton, Kenneth R. McLeroy, James N. Burdine,Michael R. J. Felix, and Alicia M. Dorsey).

9. Social Capital Theory: Implications for Community-BasedHealth Promotion (Marshall W. Kreuter and Nicole Lezin).

10. Prevention Marketing: An Emerging Integrated Framework (May G. Kennedy and Richard A. Crosby).

11. Conservation of Resources Theory: Application toPublic Health Promotion (Stevan E. Hobfoll and Jeremiah A. Schumm).

12. The Theory of Gender and Power: A Social Structural Theoryfor Guiding Public Health Interventions (Gina M. Wingood and Ralph J. DiClemente).

13. The Behavioral Ecological Model: Integrating Public Healthand Behavioral Science (Melbourne F. Hovell, Dennis R. Wahlgren, and Christine A. Gehrman).

14. Reflections on Emerging Theories in Health PromotionPractice (Michelle C. Kegler, Richard A. Crosby, and Ralph J. DiClemente).

Name Index.

Subject Index.
"All the chapters are clearly written and well organized." (E-Streams, December 17, 2002)

"The information is well worth the $60 investment..." (The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, December 2002)

"It is a must-read for health promotion practitioners. It should be required reading for all health promotion graduate students." (Health Promotion Practice, April 2003)

"...fresh and optimistic..." (Health Education & Behavior, 10/03)