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    Introduction to Health  Psychology
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Health Psychology Study of social, behavioural, cognitive,  and emotional factors that  influence  the: Maintenance of health Development of illness and disease Course of illness or disease Patient’s and family’s response to illness  and disease
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What is health, illness, and  disease?
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World Health Definition of  Health  (1948) “A complete state of physical, mental, and  social well-being and not merely the  absence of disease and infirmity.”
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Health Concept Physical Role - Physical Social Emotional Role- Emot. Pain Vitality General Health
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SF-36 (John Ware et al.,  1993) – Social Functioning 1. …in past 4 weeks, to what extent have … physical/emotional problems interfered  with normal social activities with family,  friends, neighbors, or groups. 2. …in past 4 weeks, how much time has  your physical/emotional problems  interfered with your social activities (like  visiting with friends and relatives)?
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SF-36 (John Ware et al.,  1993) Role limitations due to physical health –  Do you  have any of the following problems with work or  other regular daily activity as a result of your  physical health? Cut down on …time spent on work… Accomplished less than you would like Limited in the kind of work you could do Had difficulty performing work…(took more effort)
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SF-36 (John Ware et al.,  1993) Role limitation due to emotional problem – Do you have any of the following problems  with work or other regular daily activity as  a result of any emotional problems? Cut down on time spent at work… Accomplished les than you would like Didn’t do work or other activities as carefully  as usual.
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What are your health risks? For each item, answer YES or No. 1. I believe if I feel well I must be healthy. 2. My weight is not within the range that the  charts say it should be. 3. I smoke cigarettes 4. My drinking would not qualify as moderate  – I either do not drink or I drink too much  to be considered a moderate drinker. 5. I rarely get 7 or 8 hours of sleep.
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What are your health risks? For each item, answer YES or No. 6. I do not follow a regular exercise program. 7. I believe that most disease have a genetic  base. 8. I believe that modern medicine will find  cures for most diseases before I am old  enough to be affected by these diseases. 9. As long as I am not overweight, I believe  that my diet will not affect my health.  10.
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Kannan during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.

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