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Perceived Health and Adaptation in Chronic Disease
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Francis Guillemin (University of Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France) Alain Leplege (Universite Paris Diderot, France)
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Perceived Health and Adaptation in Chronic Disease

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)



Public health & preventive medicine;
Diseases & disorders


318 pages

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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:   640g
ISBN:   9780367224455
ISBN 10:   0367224453
Pages:   318
Publication Date:   June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Part I: Concepts and models Chapter 1. Introduction Lennart Nordenfeldt Chapter 2. Chronic disease in medicine: past, present and possible future of a problematic concept. Joel Coste Chapter 3. Conceptual Approaches to Perceived Quality of Life. Donald L. Patrick Chapter 4. ICF and other conceptual models: Rethinking the role of context and implications for assessing health. Elizabeth M. Badley Chapter 5. Psychological adjustment to chronic disease Annette L. Stanton, Michael A. Hoyt Part II: Measurement Chapter 6. Contemporary perspectives on the epistemology of measurement in the social sciences Alain Leplege Chapter 7. Advances in social measurement: A Rasch measurement theory. David Andrich Chapter 8. A matter of convergence: Classical and modern approaches to scale development. Alan Tennant Chapter 9. Item generation and construction of questionnaires. Nina Tamm, Janine Devine, Matthias Rose Chapter 10. Alternative approaches to questionnaires in measuring heath concepts. The example of measuring how patient actually performs activities in daily life. Wilfred F. Peter, Francis Guillemin, Caroline B. Terwee Part III:. Interpretation of perceived health data Chapter 11. Introduction Dorcas Beaton Chapter 12. Chronic conditions, Disability and Perceived health: Empirical support of a conceptual model. Jordi Alonso, Carlos G. Forero, Nuria D. Adroher, Gemma Vilagut, on behalf of the World Mental Health (WMH) Consortium Chapter 13. Social heterogeneity in self-reported health status and the measurement of inequalities in health Florence Jusot, Sandy Tubeuf, Marion Devaux, Catherine Sermet Chapter 14. Social heterogeneity of perceived health Thierry Lang, Cyrille Delpierre, Michele Kelly-Irving Chapter 15. The complexity of interpreting changes observed over time in Health-Related Quality of Life: a short overview of 15 years of research on response shift theory Antoine Vanier, Bruno Falissard, Veronique Sebille, Jean-Benoit Hardouin Chapter 16. Interpretation of perceived health data in specific disorders. Anne-Christine.Rat, Jacques Pouchot Part IV: Knowledge and decision Chapter 17. Perceived individual freedom and collectively provided care. Emmanuel Picavet Chapter 18. Patient-reported outcomes: Clinical applications in the field of chronic pain self-management. James Elander, Elisabeth Spitz Chapter 19. Clinical decision based on evidence Emmanuelle Busch, Marc Debouverie Chapter 20. Stakes and challenges in decision making in public health Serge Briancon

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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