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10 June 2019
Public health & preventive medicine; Diseases & disorders
Chronic diseases have become predominant in Western societies and in many developing countries. They affect quality of life and daily activities and require regular medical care.

This unique monograph will bring readers up to date with chronic disease research, with a focus on health-related quality of life and patient perception of the impact of the diseases and health intervention, as well as psychological adaptation to the disease. It considers the application of concepts and measures in medical and psychological clinical practice and in public health policies. Informed by theory, philosophy, history and empirical research, chapters will indicate how readers might advance their own thinking, learning, practice and research. The book is intended to be provocative and challenging to enhance discussion about theory as a key component of research and practice.

Perceived Health and Adaptation in Chronic Disease will be of interest to researchers and academics alike. It boasts a wide range of contributions from leading international specialists from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. This has also allowed the book to provide readers with a multidisciplinary approach.
Edited by:   Francis Guillemin (University of Lorraine Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy France), Alain Leplege (Universite Paris Diderot, France), Serge Briancon (Lorraine University, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France), Elisabeth Spitz (Universite de Lorraine, Metz, France), Joel Coste (Paris Descartes University, France)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   635g
ISBN:   9780367224455
ISBN 10:   0367224453
Pages:   318
Publication Date:   10 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Francis Guillemin is epidemiologist and rheumatologist, professor of public health, Director of the APEMAC Research unit on Chronic diseases, perceived health and adaptation processes, of the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Alain Leplege, is professor at Paris Diderot University, France, specialized in health service research and outcome measurement, methodology and epistemology. Serge Briancon is epidemiologist, professor emeritus of public health, head of the School of Public Health (2001-2016) at Lorraine University, Nancy, France. Elisabeth Spitz is professor of health psychology at the University of Lorraine, Metz, France. Joel Coste is a rheumatologist, epidemiologist and historian of medicine, and professor at Paris Descartes University and Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France.

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