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Injury and violence prevention : behavioral science theories, methods, and applications /
Andrea Carlson Gielen, David A. Sleet, Ralph J. DiClemente, editors ; forewords by Martin Fishbein and David C. Grossman.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2006.
description
xxxix, 534 p. : ill.
ISBN
0787977640, 9780787977641
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Appeared in Choice on 2007-06-01:
Injury and violence are major public health problems involving pain and possibly death of individuals, emotional and financial disruption of families, and loss of productivity affecting communities. This book is a contribution to the field of injury and violence prevention with a focus on using principles of behavioral science to strengthen research and program design. The editors and contributors are respected researchers and practitioners who reflect the interdisciplinary character of the field. Sections cover relevant behavioral models of change, research methods for design and evaluation of programs, successful theory-based programs, and broad issues affecting a variety of injury risk behaviors and outcomes. The latter section is particularly strong, and includes, e.g., a good chapter on the role of law with respect to behavioral change and social meaning. An appendix of 40 publicly available injury and violence-related databases with links to the Web is useful. However, the subject index is uneven. This book is appropriate for collections focusing on public health (especially behavioral or social epidemiology); health psychology, communications, or education; and law. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners. T. C. Bekhuis Drexel University
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"This text presents an opportunity for a cleaver reappraisal of the imperative to improve and the health outcomes of the next generations . . ." ( Australian and New Zealand of Public Health , August-Sept 2007) "Should be on the bookshelf of every researcher, practitioner, and advocate striving to reduce the public health burden of injury and violence. This well-written, comprehensive, and compelling book has a great deal to teach students and professionals about the theories underpinning the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral change strategies." - American Journal of Preventive Medicine "This book would be an excellent resource for classroom teaching. The authors have provided thought-provoking examples of 'real-life' interventions. The book would be useful not only in a topical class on the issue of injury and violence but also in classes focused on behavior change theories and theory-based intervention development. I found new and innovative examples of interventions that I will use in classroom teaching. I would recommend this book to public health professionals and to teachers working with students of public health, health education, nursing and medicine. The clarity of the writing and the excellent examples make this book appropriate for both graduate- and undergraduate-level students" - Health Education Research "The cohesive textbook Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications offers the reader a solid foundation for the involvement of psychology in the field." - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books "I highly recommend this book. It sets a new standard for the next generation of injury and violence prevention programs." - American Journal of Health Behavior "The outstanding new text Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications is the first to focus on the application of behavioral science to the problem of injury. - Journal of the American Medical Association
"This text presents an opportunity for a cleaver reappraisal of the imperative to improve and the health outcomes of the next generations . . ." ( Australian and New Zealand of Public Health , August-Sept 2007) "Should be on the bookshelf of every researcher, practitioner, and advocate striving to reduce the public health burden of injury and violence. This well-written, comprehensive, and compelling book has a great deal to teach students and professionals about the theories underpinning the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral change strategies."-- American Journal of Preventive Medicine "This book would be an excellent resource for classroom teaching. The authors have provided thought-provoking examples of 'real-life' interventions. The book would be useful not only in a topical class on the issue of injury and violence but also in classes focused on behavior change theories and theory-based intervention development. I found new and innovative examples of interventions that I will use in classroom teaching. I would recommend this book to public health professionals and to teachers working with students of public health, health education, nursing and medicine. The clarity of the writing and the excellent examples make this book appropriate for both graduate- and undergraduate-level students"-- Health Education Research "The cohesive textbook Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications offers the reader a solid foundation for the involvement of psychology in the field."-- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books "I highly recommend this book. It sets a new standard for the next generation of injury and violence prevention programs."-- American Journal of Health Behavior
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Every three minutes someone in the United States dies from an injury due to such causes as fires and burns, homicide and suicide, poisoning, drowning, falls, and motor vehicle crashes. Injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 44 and the leading cause of years of potential life lost before age 65. Injuries and violence are substantial problems not only in the U.S. but globally as well, and they exact a huge toll on the health of people throughout the world. Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications is a cutting-edge volume that provides a comprehensive understanding of injury and violence prevention. This detailed resource draws on the breadth and depth of many scientific disciplines and public health practice experiences. Written by internationally renowned experts in the field, Injury and Violence Prevention emphasizes the specific theories, methods, and applications that make behavioral science approaches relevant and central to reducing injury-related harm. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the most frequently used behavior change theories and models and shows how they have been-or could be-applied to injury problems, the most commonly used research methods for understanding and influencing behavior change, behavior change issues for specific injury topic areas, and a variety of cross-cutting issues important to the field. Injury and Violence Prevention suggests new lines of research and multidisciplinary collaborations that can serve as an inspiration to behavioral and social scientists, health psychologists, health educators, injury prevention specialists, and others in public health who wish to explore more fully the exciting challenge of preventing injury and violence.
Main Description
Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications is a cutting-edge volume that provides a comprehensive understanding of injury and violence prevention. This detailed resource draws on the breadth and depth of many scientific disciplines and public health practice experiences. Written by internationally renowned experts in the field, Injury and Violence Prevention emphasizes the specific theories, methods, and applications that make behavioral science approaches relevant and central to reducing injury-related harm. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the most frequently used behavior change theories and models and shows how they have been or could be applied to injury problems, the most commonly used research methods for understanding and influencing behavior change, behavior change issues for specific injury topic areas, and a variety of cross-cutting issues important to the field.
Main Description
Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications is a cutting-edge volume that provides a comprehensive understanding of injury and violence prevention. This detailed resource draws on the breadth and depth of many scientific disciplines and public health practice experiences. Written by internationally renowned experts in the field, Injury and Violence Prevention emphasizes the specific theories, methods, and applications that make behavioral science approaches relevant and central to reducing injury-related harm. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the most frequently used behavior change theories and models and shows how they have been┬żor could be┬żapplied to injury problems, the most commonly used research methods for understanding and influencing behavior change, behavior change issues for specific injury topic areas, and a variety of cross-cutting issues important to the field.
Back Cover Copy
Injury and Violence PreventionEvery three minutes someone in the United States dies from an injury due to such causes as fires and burns, homicide and suicide, poisoning, drowning, falls, and motor vehicle crashes. Injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 44 and the leading cause of years of potential life lost before age 65. Injuries and violence are substantial problems not only in the U.S. but globally as well, and they exact a huge toll on the health of people throughout the world.Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications is a cutting-edge volume that provides a comprehensive understanding of injury and violence prevention. This detailed resource draws on the breadth and depth of many scientific disciplines and public health practice experiences. Written by internationally renowned experts in the field, Injury and Violence Prevention emphasizes the specific theories, methods, and applications that make behavioral science approaches relevant and central to reducing injury-related harm. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the most frequently used behavior change theories and models and shows how they have been-or could be-applied to injury problems, the most commonly used research methods for understanding and influencing behavior change, behavior change issues for specific injury topic areas, and a variety of cross-cutting issues important to the field.Injury and Violence Prevention suggests new lines of research and multidisciplinary collaborations that can serve as an inspiration to behavioral and social scientists, health psychologists, health educators, injury prevention specialists, and others in public health who wish to explore more fully the exciting challenge of preventing injury and violence.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
The Editorsp. xxi
The Contributorsp. xxv
Injury Prevention and Behavior: An Evolving Fieldp. 1
Behavior Change Theories and Modelsp. 17
Individual-Level Behavior Change Models: Applications to Injury Problemsp. 19
The Application of Social Cognitive Theory to Injury Preventionp. 41
Community Models and Approaches for Interventionsp. 65
Health Risk Communication and Injury Preventionp. 83
Ecological Models for the Prevention and Control of Unintentional Injuryp. 105
Planning Models: PRECEDE-PROCEED and Haddon Matrixp. 127
Research and Assessment Methods for Behavior Change Interventionsp. 159
Study Methods for Understanding Injury Behaviorp. 161
Intervention Research and Program Evaluationp. 188
Behavior Change Interventions to Reduce Injury Riskp. 211
Behavior Change Interventions in Road Safetyp. 213
Modifying Alcohol Use to Reduce Motor Vehicle Injuryp. 234
Behavioral Considerations for Sports and Recreational Injuries in Children and Youthp. 257
House Fires and Other Unintentional Home Injuriesp. 274
Occupational Injury Prevention and Applied Behavior Analysisp. 297
Intimate Partner Violencep. 323
Applying Behavioral Theory to Self-Directed Violencep. 346
Youth Violence Prevention: Theory and Practicep. 368
Cross-Cutting Issuesp. 393
Supervision as a Behavioral Approach to Reducing Child-Injury Riskp. 395
Reducing Posttraumatic Stress After Individual and Mass Traumap. 419
Law, Behavior, and Injury Preventionp. 442
Human Factors in Product and Environmental Design for Injury Controlp. 467
Behavioral Sciences, Injury, and Violence Prevention: Synthesis and Future Directionsp. 485
Federal Injury and Violence-Related Data Systemsp. 501
Name Indexp. 507
Subject Indexp. 523
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