Improving health: what can psychology contribute?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/556798
Title:
Improving health: what can psychology contribute?
Authors:
Psychological Society of Ireland; McGee, Hannah ed.; Gilligan, Paul ed; Rush, Dermot ed
Affiliation:
Psychological Society of Ireland.
Citation:
Psychological Society of Ireland, McGee, Hanna (ed), Gilligan, Paul (ed), Walsh, Dermot (ed). 1990. Improving health: what can psychology contribute?. Dublin: Psychological Society of Ireland.
Publisher:
Psychological Society of Ireland.
Issue Date:
1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/556798
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The promotion of health is a common goal for individuals and communities. Health can be improved by such diverse activities as campaigning for lead-free petrol, shopping for a balanced diet, having a dental check-up and teaching hygiene skills to children and parents. In the developed world we are increasingly aware that the elimination of the major infectious diseases in the early part of this century has not resulted in a state of optimal health. Instead, although we live longer on average, we suffer from chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart disease and bronchitis. Thus, while medical and environmental advances have added years to life, for many individuals those added years are often years of disability rather than ability. Many of the chronic diseases are diseases of lifestyle, products of years of inappropriate patterns of behaviour. Thus, for example, high cholesterol diets, cigarette smoking and sedentary lifestyles are risk factors for coronary heart disease. The only effective treatment for many chronic diseases is prevention and this requires a focus on attitudes and behaviour.
Keywords:
HEALTH PROMOTION; DIET; COMMUNICABLE DISEASE; CHRONIC DISEASE; HYGIENE
ISBN:
0950457035

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPsychological Society of Irelanden_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Hannah ed.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGilligan, Paul eden_GB
dc.contributor.authorRush, Dermot eden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-11T15:57:56Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-11T15:57:56Zen
dc.date.issued1990-
dc.identifier.citationPsychological Society of Ireland, McGee, Hanna (ed), Gilligan, Paul (ed), Walsh, Dermot (ed). 1990. Improving health: what can psychology contribute?. Dublin: Psychological Society of Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn0950457035-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/556798en
dc.descriptionThe promotion of health is a common goal for individuals and communities. Health can be improved by such diverse activities as campaigning for lead-free petrol, shopping for a balanced diet, having a dental check-up and teaching hygiene skills to children and parents. In the developed world we are increasingly aware that the elimination of the major infectious diseases in the early part of this century has not resulted in a state of optimal health. Instead, although we live longer on average, we suffer from chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart disease and bronchitis. Thus, while medical and environmental advances have added years to life, for many individuals those added years are often years of disability rather than ability. Many of the chronic diseases are diseases of lifestyle, products of years of inappropriate patterns of behaviour. Thus, for example, high cholesterol diets, cigarette smoking and sedentary lifestyles are risk factors for coronary heart disease. The only effective treatment for many chronic diseases is prevention and this requires a focus on attitudes and behaviour.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPsychological Society of Ireland.en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.subjectDIETen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectCHRONIC DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectHYGIENEen_GB
dc.titleImproving health: what can psychology contribute?en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentPsychological Society of Ireland.en_GB
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