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Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course
KINE 1020
Professor
Michael Riddell
Semester
Fall

Description
Determinants of Health  Determinants of Health- Mental Health and Behavior Change Health Psychology  Study of social, behavioral, 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  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.”  The Short Form (36) Health Survey- A common “psychometric” tool to evaluate health  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)?  SF-36 (John Ware et al., 1993) Physical Health  “Do you have any of the following problems with work or other regular daily activity as a result of your physical health?” a. Cut down on …time spent on work b. Accomplished less than you would like c. Limited in the kind of work you could do d. Had difficulty performing work…(took more effort)  SF-36 (John Ware et al., 1993) Role limitation due to emotional problems  ”Do you have any of the following problems with work or other regular daily activity as a result of any emotional problems?” a. Cut down on time spent at work… b. Accomplished less than you would like c. Didn’t do work or other activities as carefully as usual.  What are your health risks? For each item, answer YES or No.  What are your health risks? For each item, answer YES or No.  Estimated contributions of different factors to health status.  Health Psychologist  Scientists who research physical, mental, emotional, and social health  Health promotion – intervene at the social (e.g., government policy, community) or individual level to promote health and prevent illness and disease.  Sub-areas of industrial, personality, developmental, social, experimental, neuropsychology, cognit
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