Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 9

Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 9 - Lecture9...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lecture 9  I. Psychosomatic Research  A. Psychosomatic characteristics influence health or illness  i. Psychological effects physical health/body  B. Personality concepts linked to illness through:  i. Definition and measurement  ii. Etiology  iii. Treatment interventions  II. Type A Coronary Prone Behavior Pattern  A. Discovery  i. Type A personality tend to have heart attacks  ii. Risk factors  a. age, gender, blood cholesterol, hypertension, smokier, diabetic, family history, obesity, physical inability  b. fail to predict new cases  B. Definition  i. “action/emotion complex”  a. Competitive – want to get ahead/goal  b. Sense of time urgency – always on time  c. Excessive hostility (most important)  d. people who swerve through traffic “road rage”  e. heat attack patients tend to be type A, sit on the end of the seat  ii. Research Results  a. Type A’s have 2 times the coronary heart disease than Type B 
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
b. A’s respond to stress with stronger physical reactions than B’s 
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Hanssell during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

Page1 / 4

Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 9 - Lecture9...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online