Skip to main content

Health And Quality Of Life

In Order to Read Online or Download Health And Quality Of Life Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

The Psychology of Quality of Life

The Psychology of Quality of Life Book
Author : M. Joseph Sirgy
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2021-06-11
ISBN : 9783030718879
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The third, thoroughly revised and enhanced edition of this bestselling book analyses and discusses the most up-to-date research on the psychology of quality of life. The book is divided into six parts. The introductory part lays the philosophical and academic foundation of much of the research on wellbeing and positive mental health, showing the beneficial effects of happy people at work, health, and to society at large. Part 2 (effects of objective reality) describes how sociocultural factors, income factors, other demographic factors, and biological and health conditions affect wellbeing and positive mental health. Part 3 focuses on subjective reality and discusses how individuals process information from their objective environment, and how they manipulate this information that affects wellbeing and positive mental health. Part 4 focuses on the psychology of quality of life specific to life domains, while Part 5 reviews the research on special populations: children, women, the elderly, but also the disabled, drug addicts, prostitutes, emergency personnel, immigrants, teachers, and caregivers. The final part of the book focuses on theories and models of wellbeing and positive mental health that integrate and unify disparate concepts and programs of research. The book addresses the importance of the psychology of quality of life in the context of public policy and calls for a broadening of the approach in happiness research to incorporate other aspects of quality of life at the group, community, and societal levels. It is of topical interest to academics, students and researchers of quality of life, well-being research, happiness studies, psychotherapy, and social policy.

Oral Health related Quality of Life

Oral Health related Quality of Life Book
Author : Marita Rohr Inglehart,Robert Bagramian
Publisher : Quintessence Publishing Company
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

ABSTRACT: Helping patients achieve an optimal quality of life through patient-centered treatment planning should be the ultimate goal of all oral health care providers. However, this issue extends beyond the realm of the individual clinician's office. This text presents quality-of-life research from various fields, including psychology, public health, and general health care; discusses how a patient-centered approach can be applied to basic oral and craniofacial research, clinical dental practice, community dental health issues, and dental education; and addresses how oral health-related quality of life relates to treating and understanding different patient populations, such as children with special needs, medically compromised patients, patients with oral cancer, and patients with chronic facial pain. Also discussed is how factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, and age can affect oral health-related quality-of-life concerns and treatment strategies. Finally, the book offers an outlook on the role that oral health-related quality of life will play in future research and dental education.

Well being and Quality of Life

Well being and Quality of Life Book
Author : Mukadder Mollaoglu
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2017-09-06
ISBN : 9535135139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The chapters in this book focus on the physical, social, and emotional components of the concept of quality of life. How diseases affect the quality of life of people is mainly discussed. The influence of diseases on quality of life in age-specific periods such as childhood, youth, and old age is also emphasized. In some non-disease-related environmental factors, specific social phenomena have also been analyzed. I hope that current research and research results in the book will be used to increase the quality of life by health professionals. This book will attract not only health workers but also environmentalists and social scientists and behavioral scientists.

Quality of Life Assessment International Perspectives

Quality of Life Assessment  International Perspectives Book
Author : John Orley,Willem Kuyken
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-12-13
ISBN : 9783642791253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Considerable data and expertise have accumulated in the assessment of quality of life, but to date this assessment has largely been restricted to the devel- ment of instruments that are used only in the setting in which they were dev- oped. The chapters of this book, taken together, apply this expertise to a re- tively new area: international quality of life assessment, that is to say, consid- ing quality of life from an international perspective, and developing methods for the assessment of quality of life that can be used in more than one cultural setting. The World Health Organization (WHO) initiatives in the area of inter- tional quality of life assessment arose for several compelling reasons. The World Health Organization has a commitment to equitable and accessible health care for all. This commitment refers not only to health in its narrow sense of the absence of disease and impairment, but to health as astate of physical, mental and social well-being. Disease and impairment affect not just the physical domain of life but also a person's psychological state, level of - dependence and social relationships. This is a reality not yet fully reflected in health care settings. The broadening in focus in the measurement of health to include indicators which address this more holistic sense of health is a welcome emerging trend. The primary aim of any health intervention is to maximise health and minimise disease, thereby enhancing patients' quality of life.

Sense of Place Health and Quality of Life

Sense of Place  Health and Quality of Life Book
Author : John Eyles,Allison Williams
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780754673323
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This important book brings together work related to sense of place and health, broadly defined, from the perspective of a variety of fields and disciplines. It will give the reader an understanding of both the range of applications of this construct withi

Measuring Quality of Life in Health

Measuring Quality of Life in Health Book
Author : Rod O'Connor
Publisher : Churchill Livingstone
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780443073199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

A 'how-to' or 'cookbook' style book, setting out why patient-based measures are important, their history, and how to develop and select quality of life and related measures to assess outcomes in the health care workplace. For those interested in a more in-depth understanding of the area, or whose curiosity has been piqued, there would also be brief sections in each chapter that provide a more detailed examination of relevant theoretical or technical issues.

The Quality of Life

The Quality of Life Book
Author : Lesley Fallowfield
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780285629424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download The Quality of Life book written by Lesley Fallowfield, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Health

Health Book
Author : John S. Sinacore
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download Health book written by John S. Sinacore, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Health and Quality of Life

Health and Quality of Life Book
Author : Gerhard Aumüller
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9783825857394
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

How could one define health and disease? On what presuppositions, and ought we look for such definitions? Does quality of life inherit a subjective or objective evaluation? Are health and quality of life culture dependent concepts? Under the conditions of technologically advanced medicine and the common tendency towards a hedonistic lifestyle such questions come into focus. Hence, one question is of special relevance: which role does health play in our quality of life? The contributions of this interdisciplinary volume aim at the clarification of the various concepts in use. International scholars and scientists outline the framework for a more comprehensive and demanding concept of health and quality of life including philosophical and cultural aspects as well as medical and psychological dimensions.

Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Canada

Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Canada Book
Author : Dennis Raphael
Publisher : Canadian Scholars Press
Release : 2010-01-01
ISBN : 1551303671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Health and quality of life are vital indicators of societal functioning. The way a society distributes resources among its population reveals much about the society itself. This unique volume unites readings that explore the integral link between quality of life and public policy choices. It begins with individual perspectives on health promotion and quality of life that provide a conceptual basis for determining an individual's or community's standard, then moves on to community and policy perspectives. The middle section introduces a political economy framework and the social determinants of health concept to illustrate how societies differ in their willingness to support quality of life and health. Later chapters examine vulnerable populations: Indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, women, and radicalised and immigrant communities. The book concludes with suggestions for bringing together the agendas of health promotion, quality of life, and the social determinants of health. It provides an up-to-date analysis of the barriers facing those attempting to improve quality of life and health, as well as the means to accomplish these goals.

Empowerment of Women for Promoting Global Health and Quality of Life

Empowerment of Women for Promoting Global Health and Quality of Life Book
Author : Snehendu B. Kar
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-05-25
ISBN : 0199384665
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Empowerment of Women for Promoting Health and Quality of Life reviews the evolution of modern Public Health and Global Public Health and the role of women's empowerment for promoting global health. It critically reviews the evolution of global health since the 1990s when the UN initiated the Human Development Approach and adopted the millennial development goals through global consensuses. It analyses the paradigm shifts from disease-based prevention using the Public Health model to a new paradigm focusing on the root causes of health problems globally (e.g. inequalities, powerlessness). It reviews the philosophical, theoretical and empirical foundations of these paradigms. The second section presents our meta-analysis of 86 successful women's empowerment case-studies around the world that address threats to health and well-being of their families and communities. These movements represent four domains: human-rights, equal-rights, health, and income. Using an EMPOWER (acronym) framework designed for the meta-analysis, it answers six questions: can ordinary women organize empowerment movements that enhance the well-being of their families and communities; if so, what are their characteristics; what problems motivate them; which empowerment methods are used and do they vary by domains; who support and oppose them and how; and what are the social contexts that affect their movements. Success consists of: accomplishing the original goal/s, external recognition and/or replication by others, and subjective and objective empowerment outcomes. A summary of each case allows readers to learn directly from that movement. The final chapter critically reviews the key findings, issues and their implications for policy, actions, and research in human service professions.

Women s Work Health and Quality of Life

Women s Work  Health  and Quality of Life Book
Author : Afaf I. Meleis
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2001-10-23
ISBN : 9780789016614
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Discover the unexpected results when occupational health studies include women’s unpaid work! This landmark book makes a powerful case for the interrelationship of work (whether paid or unpaid) and health issues. Women's Work, Health, and Quality of Life examines specific occupational attitudes, behaviors, and conditions that affect the well-being of women. The subjects of the studies range from Filipina domestic workers in Hong Kong to migrant farm workers in the US, and the conclusions are fascinating. It also presents a reasoned critique of the shortcomings of most scientific research into women’s occupational health and offers a paradigm shift with significant consequences. By examining women's unpaid domestic work, caregiving, and volunteer work as well as paid work, Women's Work, Health, and Quality of Life provides a more accurate look at critical health issues. It addresses such vital concerns as the physical and emotional health of women who are giving unpaid care to sick family members, for example, as well as analyzing the effects of paid employment on health. International in scope, Women's Work, Health, and Quality of Life examines vital factors in health and work, including: self-care and social support levels of stress health protective behaviors postpartum and midlife health issues Women's Work, Health, and Quality of Life offers a fascinating picture of these vital issues of women's lives. In kitchens, factories, and offices around the world, work has an impact on women's health. This wide-ranging book will be of interest to public health researchers, policymakers, and women’s activists.

Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics

Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics Book
Author : Joyce A. Cramer,Bert Spilker
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Based on Dr. Spilker's classic Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics in Clinical Trials, 2nd Edition, this streamlined sourcebook offers an easy-to-understand introduction to an increasingly critical aspect of health care. Seven succinct sections review key aspects of health-related quality of life and the essentials of pharmacoeconomics, providing expert answers to your most pressing questions: What generic HRQOL and disease-specific assessments are available? How are these scales chosen, used, and interpreted? What instruments do I need...and where can I find them? What is the relationship between pharmacoeconomics and quality of life? Between outcomes research and quality of life? Well-organized and easy to use, Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics: An Introduction will become a standard textbook for professionals and students in all areas of medical research and practice.

Isoqol Dictionary of Quality of Life and Health Outcomes Measurement

Isoqol Dictionary of Quality of Life and Health Outcomes Measurement Book
Author : Nancy E. Mayo
Publisher : Isoqol
Release : 2015-08-25
ISBN : 9780996423106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

"Quality of Life" and "Health Outcomes" and other terms referring to the physical, mental and emotional effects experienced by people as they encounter health challenges are in wide use and misuse in the health care and health research community. Many of these terms are used interchangeably without recognizing that they have completely different meanings and, thus, require different measurement approaches and different types of interventions if they are to be optimized. The notion of creating a "dictionary" of these terms arose so that novices and experts, researchers and clinicians, can commonly address these health outcome challenges. The correct term for this collection of definitions is a "vocabulary for a vertical audience" as the definitions reflect the usage in QOL and health outcomes measurement rather than all usages and the definitions were written to have meaning for the novice while still being useful for the expert As a starting point for the vocabulary, terms were chosen based on the frequency of use in journal articles focussing on of quality of life research. The terms fall broadly into 8 concepts all of which have an identified need for consistent and correct terminology: research process, measurement properties, statistics for QOL research, designs for QOL research, patient reported outcomes (PROs), theories and models, knowledge translation, and personal factors. Rather than being "A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic" (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary), "This dictionary, however, is a most useful work." (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary). To avoid the "devil," terms reflecting modern advances in outcomes research and design were included even they may not yet be in common usage in QOL research. For example, while designs like the stepped wedge or platform trials may not yet have penetrated the world of QOL research, they will not if no one knows about them. More than 20 people contributed definitions and following editing, the dictionary was opened up for review and comment from members of ISOQOL and their suggestions and modifications were included, adding a component of peer review to the process. Editor, Nancy E. Mayo, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD James McGill Professor Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Department of Medicine School of Physical and Occupational Therapy McGill University [email protected]

Measuring Health

Measuring Health Book
Author : Ann Bowling
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The essential reference to regulate quality health care Interest in measuring quality of life and broader health status has risen sharply over the past few years, and the production of measurement scales has almost become an industry. For this reason, there is a need to keep Measuring Health up-to-date on pertinent developments and references. This thoroughly revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive guide to measures of health and is an essential reference resource for all health professionals and students. The unique strength of the book lies in author Ann Bowling's ability to provide an accessible commentary and guidance on a range of commonly, and not so commonly, used scales. Each chapter is self-contained, and you can dip into and out of the book or read it in full. Current users of the book praise its user-friendly format and length, which are continued in the third edition.

Beyond Assessment of Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

Beyond Assessment of Quality of Life in Schizophrenia Book
Author : A. George Awad,Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-06-14
ISBN : 331930061X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book fills a significant research gap in how to integrate quality of life data into relevant clinical care plans, and to broaden its applicability to pharmacoeconomic studies of antipsychotic medications and health policy decision-making. It also presents an argument for reformulating the concept of health-related quality of life in schizophrenia as a bio-psycho-social construct, which provides an opportunity to better explore the many factors underpinning the concept itself. Internationally renowned experts from different scientific backgrounds and scopes of expertise each make arguments for the need to invigorate quality of life as a concept in schizophrenia, by broadening its usefulness for clinical and research efforts. The book represents an important addition to the extensive contributions of its editors, Dr. A. George Awad and Dr. Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti, to the field of quality of life.

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships Book
Author : Vicki Hines-Martin,Fannie M. Cox,Henry R. Cunningham
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-05-24
ISBN : 0429799462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships illustrates the value of libraries and their resources through an array of alliances to improve health and enhance people's lives. It is unique in its illustration of key principles of collaboration, partner engagement, shared leadership, project development and outcomes measurement, as well as the challenges inherent in collaborations among diverse partners. The book includes collaboration exemplars focused on education, health, information literacy and capacity building for populations that experience access and resource disparities. It highlights the innovative use of existing assets, environments and diverse professions to broaden access to resources and information to those in need. The strategies, challenges, outcomes and lessons learned that are described in the volume have application for a variety of settings and populations. Highlighting the key role that libraries play in guiding successful interprofessional collaborations with communities, Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships should be of interest to academics, students and professionals engaged in library and information science, education, health care, social services and community organizations.

Health Status and Health Policy

Health Status and Health Policy Book
Author : Donald L. Patrick,Professor of Health Services Donald L Patrick, PH.D.,Pennifer Erickson,Chief Clearinghouse on Health Indexes Pennifer Erickson
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book has two major objectives. The first is to propose the Health Resource Allocation Strategy as a social and political process for comparing costs and outcomes of alternative policy options in the health and medical care arena to select interventions with greatest benefit in relation to cost. The second objective is to provide a reference for state-ofthe-art development and application of health status and quality of life measures for health care policy and research, including clinical applications. Not all policy applications of health- related quality of life involve resource allocation. Thus we present guidelines to assessment for use in program evaluation, monitoring of health policy, clinical trials, and health services research.

The Psychology of Quality of Life

The Psychology of Quality of Life Book
Author : Joseph Sirgy
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-07-18
ISBN : 9789400799301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The second edition will be an update and further elaboration of the literature related to subjective well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction. It will have a new substantial section that focuses on reviewing much of the literature of subjective well-being within specific life domains (social life, material life, leisure life, work life, community life, spiritual life, family life, health life, sex life, travel life, etc.) In the 1st edition the research in these various life domains was discussed only briefly. The second edition will maintain the same organizational structure of the first edition; that is, Part 1 will focus on introduction (definitions and distinctions; examples of measures of subjective well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction; and motives underlying subjective well-being). Part 2 will focus on psychological strategies that are allow people to optimize subjective well-being by engaging in psychological processes related to the relationship between and among life domains (e.g., social life, family life, love life, spiritual life, community life, financial life, etc.) This part will contain four chapters related to these various “inter-domain” processes: bottom-up spillover, top-down spillover, horizontal spillover, and compensation. Part 3 of the book will focus on “intra-domain” psychological strategies designed to optimize subjective well-being. These include re-evaluation based on personal history, re-evaluation based on self-concept, re-evaluation based on social comparison, goal selection, goal implementation and attainment, and re-appraisal. Part 4 of the book will focus on balance processes—how people attempt to create balance in their lives using psychological processes within specific life domains (intra-domain strategies) and processes that relate one domain to another (inter-domain strategies).