Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Public Health

Social and Behavioral Health

Edited by Jay Maddock

University of Hawaii System, United States of America

Human behavior accounts for the majority of morbidity and premature mortality throughout the world. This book explores several areas of human behavior including physical activity, nutrition and food, addictive substances, gun violence, sexual transmitted diseases and more. Several cutting edge methods are also examined including empowering nurses, community based participatory research and nature therapy. Less well known public health topics including human trafficking, tuberculosis control in prisons and public health issues in the deaf community are also covered. The authors come from around the world to describe issues that are both of local and worldwide importance to protect and preserve the health of populations. This book demonstrates the scope and some of the solutions to addressing today's most pressing public health issues.

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Public HealthSocial and Behavioral HealthEdited by Jay Maddock

Published: May 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2242

ISBN: 978-953-51-0620-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4295-9

Copyright year: 2012

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92366 Total Chapter Downloads

57 Crossref Citations

126 Web of Science Citations

194 Dimensions Citations


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1. The IDEFICS Intervention Toolbox - A Guide to Successful Obesity Prevention at Community Level

By Vera Verbestel, Stefaan De Henauw, Staffan Marild, Stefan Storcksdieck genannt Bonsmann, Laura Fernández Celemín, Katharina Gallois, Holger Hassel and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij


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2. Testing the Assumptions of Stage of Change for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Naturalistic Study

By Jay E. Maddock, Jodi D. Barnett, Carrie S. Marshall and Claudio R. Nigg


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3. Strategies for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Rural Southern African American Communities

By Ralphenia D. Pace, Norma L. Dawkins and Melissa Johnson


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4. Gender Differences in Food Choice and Dietary Intake in Modern Western Societies

By Claudia Arganini, Anna Saba, Raffaella Comitato, Fabio Virgili and Aida Turrini


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5. Iron Food Fortification for the Control of Childhood Anemia in Brazil

By Joel Alves Lamounier, Flávio Diniz Capanema and Daniela Silva Rocha


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6. Economic Stressors and Childhood Obesity: Differences by Child Age and Gender

By Steven Garasky, Craig Gundersen, Susan D. Stewart, Joey C. Eisenmann and Brenda J. Lohman


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7. Critical Appraisal of Selected Body Composition Data Acquisition Techniques in Public Health

By Steven Provyn, Aldo Scafoglieri, Jonathan Tresignie, Céline Lumé, Jan Pieter Clarys and Ivan Bautmans


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8. Physical Activity, Inactivity, and Nutrition Behavior Among Children: Investigating Compensation and Transfer Effects

By Judith Väth, Katie Amato and Claudio R. Nigg


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9. U.S. Food Policy and Obesity

By Julian M. Alston, Abigail M. Okrent and Joanna C. Parks


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10. Alcohol Consumption Among Adolescents in Estonia 1994 - 2010

By Kersti Pärna, Mariliis Tael, Inge Ringmets and Katrin Aasvee


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11. Public Health and Indigenous Australian Gambling: Risky Lifestyle or Harmless Recreation?

By Helen Breen, Nerilee Hing and Ashley Gordon


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12. Self Medication, Drug Dependency and Self-Managed Health Care - A Review

By A. O. Afolabi


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13. The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Risk Behaviour: A Systematic Literature Review of High-Risk Groups, with a Focus on South Africa

By Manuela G. Neuman, Michelle Schneider, Radu M. Nanau, Charles Parry and Matthew Chersich


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14. Challenges in Healthcare in Multi-Ethnic Societies: Communication as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity

By Emine Kale and Bernadette Nirmal Kumar


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15. Public Health Research and Action: Reflections on Challenges and Possibilities of Community-Based Participatory Research

By S. Lazarus, B. Duran, L. Caldwell and S. Bulbulia


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16. Nature Therapy and Preventive Medicine

By Juyoung Lee, Qing Li, Liisa Tyrväinen, Yuko Tsunetsugu, Bum-Jin Park, Takahide Kagawa and Yoshifumi Miyazaki


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17. How Can the Empowerment Role of Public Health Nurses (PHNs) Be Fostered? A Review of an Exploratory Research Study Conducted in Ireland and Current Evidence

By Teresa Cawley


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18. Disseminating an Evidence-Based Disease Self-Management Program for Older Americans: Implications for Diversifying Participant Reach Through Delivery Site Adoption

By Matthew Lee Smith, Basia Belza, Mary Altpeter, SangNam Ahn, Justin B. Dickerson and Marcia G. Ory


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19. Strategy and Practice of Support for Families with Multiple Births Children: Combination of Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Approach

By Syuichi Ooki and Kiyomi Hiko


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20. TB Control in Prisons

By J. Noeske


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21. Social Determinants of Health in Deaf Communities

By Scott R. Smith and Nancy P. Chin


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22. Anxiety and Emotional Discomfort in the School Environment: The Interplay of School Processes, Learning Strategies, and Children's Mental Health

By L. Tramonte and J. D. Willms


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23. Re-Emergence of HIV Infection and Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men

By Maria Antonella Di Benedetto, Nino Romano and Alberto Firenze


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24. Gun Violence in the United States: A Public Health Epidemic

By Amy J. Thompson


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25. The Public Health Intervention of Skin Care for All: Community Dermatology

By Terence J. Ryan, Steven J. Ersser and Lucinda Claire Fuller


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26. Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective

By Adam Davis and Mindy Benson


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27. An Integrated Theoretical Framework to Describe Human Trafficking of Young Women and Girls for Involuntary Prostitution

By Thozama Mandisa Lutya and Mark Lanier


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