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Quality of Life

Biopsychosocial Perspectives

Edited by Floriana Irtelli

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart


Federico Durbano

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department in ASST Melegnano and Martesana

Simon George Taukeni

University of Namibia

This book is a collection of chapters addressing various aspects of quality of life and health psychology from a biopsychosocial perspective. Chapters cover crucial issues, both clinical and social. Starting with an analysis of the concept of quality of life as it is described by the World Health Organization, subsequent chapters of the book examine the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual issues related to the concept. The book explores how health, climate, psychiatric diseases, and social conditions of specific geographical areas can impact quality of life.

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Quality of LifeBiopsychosocial PerspectivesEdited by Floriana Irtelli

Published: October 7th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77627

ISBN: 978-1-78985-208-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-207-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-848-5

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

6521 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

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1. Quality of Life and Biopsychosocial Paradigm: A Narrative Review of the Concept and Specific Insights

By Floriana Irtelli and Federico Durbano


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2. Health Disparities at the Intersection of Gender and Race: Beyond Intersectionality Theory in Epidemiologic Research

By Ganga Bey


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3. Healthy Sexuality

By J. Shivananda Manohar, Suman S. Rao, Abhinav Tandon and T.S. Sathyanarayana Rao


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4. Effects of Physical Exercise on the Quality of Life of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

By Pablo Tomas-Carus, Nilton Leite and Armando Raimundo


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5. Quality of Life and Menopause

By César Velasco-Téllez, Manuel Cortés-Bonilla, Guillermo Ortiz-Luna, Linda Sánchez-Zelayeta, Horacio Méndez-Serrano, Cinthya Salazar-Jiménez, Abraham Zavala-García and Alicia Sánchez-Cevallos


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6. Sport for the Subjective Dimensions of Quality of Life

By Janka Peráčková and Pavol Peráček


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7. Behavioral and Psychosocial Factors as Mediators of the Oral Health Impact on Adolescents Quality of Life

By Samuel Veras, Verônica Kozmhinsky, Paulo Goes and Mônica Heimer


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8. The Impacts of Parental Schizophrenia on the Psychosocial Well-Being of Offspring: A Systematic Review

By Sabreena Hussain


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9. Quality of Life from the South, Local Knowledge, Socio-Ecological Relationships, and Citizen Participation in Times of Global Climate Change

By Jorge Rojas Hernández and Javier Lastra Bravo


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10. Services for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: The Impact on the Family’s Life Quality

By Tamara Džamonja Ignjatović


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11. Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics of Living Conditions of Elderly Quilombolas from Maranhão, Northeast Region, Brazil

By Rafaela Macedo Pires Ferreira, Eriko Bruno Costa Barros and Bruno Luciano Carneiro Alves de Oliveira


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12. Spirituality and Hansen’s Disease: Spirituality’ Conceptual Structure and Hansen’s Disease History - Part One

By Makiko Kondo, Mikako Yamaberi, Hitomi Yamao, Masato Muguruma, Kayoko Furochi, Shiho Oka and Aiko Matsushita


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13. Spirituality and Hansen’s Disease: Spirituality’ Conceptual Structure and Hansen’s Disease History - Part Two

By Makiko Kondo, Mikako Yamaberi, Hitomi Yamao, Masato Muguruma, Kayoko Furochi, Shiho Oka and Aiko Matsushita


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