Stress : Personal Control and Health

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This volume aims to present diverse perspectives on stress, personal control and health. It assesses the ways in which control is invoked in a range of health-relevant issues. The current state of knowledge is summarized and potential new integrative developments in research are highlighted. The disciplines represented by the contributors include public health and epidemiology, medical sociology, social psychiatry, experimental and clinical psychology, nursing studies and animal physiology. Research has been carried out in six countries. Part 1 covers the role of personal control in job settings and its influence on health. Part 2 details the effect of control on pain, emotional disorders, heart disease and coping with stressful medical procedures. The text concludes with an experimental view of behavioural and psychobiological responses to control.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 12.7mm | 540g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 29 figures, 15 tables, index
  • 0471931055
  • 9780471931058

Table of contents

Part 1 Occupational aspects: personal control in an occupational context, Katharine R.Parkes; personal control at work and health - a review of epidemiological studies in Sweden, Tores Theorell; restricted status control and cardiovascular risk, Johannes Siegrist and Herbert Matschinger. Part 2 The clinical perspective: assessment of control in health-care settings, Kenneth A.Wallston; information, coping and control in patients undergoing surgery and stressful medical procedures, Suzanne M.Miller et al; perceived control and the experience of pain, Arnoud Arntz and Anton J.M. Schmidt; the relationship between anxiety, lack of control and loss of control, Susan Mineka and Kelly A. Kelly; life events, personal control and depression, Johan Ormel and Robbert Sanderman; loss of control, vital exhaustion and coronary heart disease, A.D. Appels. Part 3 Mechanisms relating stress with control: psychophysiological consequences of behavioural choice in adversive situations, Keith Phillips; the role of control in cardiovascular activation and cardiovascular disease - help or hindrance?, Arne Ohman and Gunilla Bohlin; neuroendocrine correlates of control and coping, Robert Dantzer; social control in relation to neuroendocrine and immunological responses, Jaap Koolhaas and Bela Bohus; the significance of personal control in health and disease, Andrew Steptoe.
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