Oleh Anne Marie Plass, University Pusat Perubatan Göttingen, Germany Suatu masa dulu, seorang pakar dermatologi yang merawat psoriasis (sejenis penyakit kulit kronik) di sebuah hospital universiti, mengadu kepada saya tentang ramai pesakit-pesakit yang tidak mematuhi terapi yang disyorkan, walaupun matlamat telah ditetapkan bersama, dan keputusan bersama telah dibincang.
By Stan Maes & Véronique De Gucht, Leiden University, Netherlands Over the last decades, the role of individuals within the healthcare system has evolved from ‘compliance with medical regimens’, implying obedience; to ‘self-management’, denoting responsibility for the control of one’s own health or disease. This has recently progressed further to the idea of ‘self-regulation’, a […]
By Gerjo Kok, Maastricht University, the Netherlands; University of Texas at Houston, USA A wide range of campaigns and interventions to improve public health and change health behaviors currently exists, but many of these are not “theory- and evidence-based”. This post will briefly describe the processes health psychologists undertake when developing interventions, and highlight how […]
By Stephen Sutton, University of Cambridge, England Large-scale problems require large-scale solutions. Tackling the ‘Big 4’ behaviours (physical inactivity, tobacco use, excessive consumption of food and alcohol) requires scalable interventions that can reach large numbers of people to achieve a significant public health impact. One promising approach is to use brief interventions delivered by practitioners […]
Karen Morgan, Perdana University Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Robbert Sanderman, University of Groningen and Health and Technology University of Twente, The Netherlands. What is practical about health psychology? Health psychology is a young, dynamic and rapidly growing discipline of psychology. Health psychologists focus on applying psychological theory […]