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Title Handbook of gender, culture, and health / edited by Richard M. Eisler, Michel Hersen.
Imprint Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000.

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Subject Health -- Sex differences -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Health -- Social aspects -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Social medicine -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Delivery of Health Care.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Sex Characteristics.
Sex Factors.
Sociology, Medical.
Alt Name Eisler, Richard M.
Hersen, Michel.
Description 1 online resource (x, 531 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Neuroendocrine influences on the health of diverse populations / Tonya Y. Schooler and Andrew Baum -- Neurohormonal factors, stress, health, and gender / Ulf Lundberg and Deirdre Parr -- Gender role stressors and women's health / Patti Lou Watkins and Diane Whaley -- Masculine gender role stressors and men's health / Glenn E. Good, Nancy B. Sherrod, and Mark G. Dillon -- Health risk factors in diverse cultural groups / David Sue -- Health practices and health-care systems among cultural groups / Nolan E. Penn, Joyce Kramer, John F. Skinner, Roberto J. Velasquez, Barbara W.K. Yee, Letticia M. Arellano, and Joyce P. Williams -- Behavioral and sociocultural aspects of aging, ethnicity, and health / Miriam F. Kelty, Richard R. Hoffman III, Marcia G. Ory, and J. Taylor Harden -- Influence of gender on cardiovascular disease / Tores Theorell and Annika Harenstam -- Cancers common in men / David Frederick Gordon and Traci Cerami -- Cancers common in women / Beth E. Meyerowitz, Andrea A. Bull, and Martin A. Perez -- The influence of ethnicity on eating disorders in women / Ruth H. Striegel-Moore and Linda Smolak -- Gender and cultural influences on substance abuse / Barbara W. Lex -- Gender and cultural factors in the prevention of HIV infection among women / Kathleen J. Sikkema, Lynne I. Wagner, and Laura M. Bogart -- Gender, culture, and autoimmune disorders / Joan C. Chrisler and Erin L. O'Hea -- Gender and fitness : enhancing women's health through principled exercise training / Jessica A. Whiteley and Richard A. Winett -- Health concerns of lesbians / Kate O'Hanlan -- Role of gender and culture in the psychological adjustment to aging / Cindy B. Kamilar, Daniel L. Segal, and Sara H. Qualls -- The effects of gender and culture on adjustment to widowhood / Patricia A. Wisocki and Jeffrey Skowron -- The role gender in marital dysfunction / Gary R. Brooks -- Survivors of violence by male partners : gender and cultural considerations / Mary P. Koss and Karen Hoffman.
Summary "During the last few years, theory and research on the role of biobehavioral and sociocultural factors in the prevention of illness and the maintenance of health have increased exponentially. Research clearly implicates gender, sociocultural, and environmental variables as potential influences associated with mental and physical health across the life span." "This new handbook illustrates the influence of these factors on the health practices and risk factors for health problems in diverse groups of people. Contributions from leading researchers in psychology, health, and epidemiology provide an interdisciplinary approach to the topic. In addition to epidemiological issues, this book discusses the view that public health policy and programs must be individually tailored to specific groups to maximize their effectiveness." "Featuring the latest information for understanding how diverse groups of people perceive and respond to issues relating to their health, this handbook should prove to be a valuable resource to a wide range of practitioners and researchers in psychology, medicine, psychiatry, sociology, social work, nursing, exercise science, and counseling."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585231184 (electronic bk.)
9780585231181 (electronic bk.)
0805826386 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 45728180
Additional Format Print version: Handbook of gender, culture, and health. Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000 0805826386 (DLC) 99030953 (OCoLC)41326252
Table of Contents
Pt. IStress in Diverse Populations 
 1Neuroendocrine Influences on the Health of Diverse Populations / Tonya Y. Schooler, Andrew Baum3
 2Neurohormonal Factors, Stress, Health, and Gender / Ulf Lundberg, Deirdre Parr21
 3Gender Role Stressors and Women's Health / Patti Lou Watkins, Diane Whaley43
 4Masculine Gender Role Stressors and Men's Health / Glenn E. Good, Nancy B. Sherrod, Mark G. Dillon63
Pt. IIDifferences in Health Issues 
 5Health Risk Factors in Diverse Cultural Groups / David Sue85
 6Health Practices and Health-Care Systems Among Cultural Groups [et al.] / Nolan E. Penn, Joyce Kramer, John F. Skinner105
 7Behavioral and Sociocultural Aspects of Aging, Ethnicity, and Health [et al.] / Miriam F. Kelty, Richard R. Hoffman III, Marica G. Ory139
Pt. IIISpecific Health Problems 
 8Influence of Gender on Cardiovascular Disease / Tores Theorell, Annika Harenstam161
 9Cancers Common in Men / David Frederick Gordon, Traci Cerami179
 10Cancers Common in Women / Beth E. Meyerowitz, Andrea A. Bull, Martin A. Perez197
 11The Influence of Ethnicity on Eating Disorders in Women / Ruth H. Striegel-Moore, Linda Smolak227
 12Gender and Cultural Influences on Substance Abuse / Barbara W. Lex255
 13Gender and Cultural Factors in the Prevention of HIV Infection Among Women / Kathleen J. Sikkema, Lynne I. Wagner, Laura M. Bogart299
 14Gender, Culture, and Autoimmune Disorders / Joan C. Chrisler, Erin L. O'Hea321
 15Gender and Fitness: Enhancing Women's Health Through Principled Exercise Training / Jessica A. Whiteley, Richard A. Winett343
Pt. IVHealth Problems of Special Populations 
 16Health Concerns of Lesbians / Kate O'Hanlan377
 17Role of Gender and Culture in the Psychological Adjustment to Aging / Cindy B. Kamilar, Daniel L. Segal, Sara H. Qualls405
 18The Effects of Gender and Culture on Adjustment to Widowhood / Patricia A. Wisocki, Jeffrey Skowron429
 19The Role of Gender in Marital Dysfunction / Gary R. Brooks449
 20Survivors of Violence by Male Partners: Gender and Cultural Considerations / Mary P. Koss, Karen Hoffman471
 Author Index491
 Subject Index527

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