Course: Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health Part II: Mezzo/Micro-Level Theories

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Session 16: Life-Course Perspective Required reading

Culos-Reed SN, Rejeski WJ, McAuley E, Ockene JK, Roter DL. Predictors of adherence to behavior change interventions in the elderly. Control Clin Trials. 2000;21(5 Suppl 1):S200-S205. These to papers illustrate how there are real differences in strategies for health interventions at the two ends of the age spectrum.

Sleath B, Bush PJ, Pradel FG. Communicating with children about medicines: a pharmacist's perspective. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2003:60-604-7.

Recommended readings

Bloom P, Weisberg DS.  Childhood origins of adult resistance to science.  Science. 2007;316:996-7.

Habermas T, de Silveira C. The development of global coherence in life narratives across adolescence: temporal, causal, and thematic aspects. Dev Psychol. 2008 May;44:707-21. This paper is very dense and not for the faint-hearted, but does a nice job of illustrating how the capability to generate meaningful narrative evolves over time.

Sessions 17 & 18: Intra-personal Aspects of Health Behavior Required readings

Martin JE, Dubert PM. Behavioral management strategies for improving health and fitness. J Cardiac Rehabilitation. 1984;4:200-208. This paper gives a really clear description of how conditioning is applied to behavior change interventions.

Hibbard JH, Slovic P, Peters E, Finucane ML. Strategies for reporting health plan performance information to consumers: evidence from controlled studies. HSR: Health Services Research 2002; 37:291-312. A clear paper from a strong group that demonstrates how choice can be manipulated through the mechanics of data presentation.

Recommended readings

Bechara A, Damasio AR. The somatic marker hypothesis: a neural theory of economic decision. Games and Economic Behav 2005;52:336-762.

Fishbein M. Hall-Jamieson K, Zimmer E, von Haeften I, Nabl R. Avoiding the boomerang: testing the relative effectiveness of anti-drug public service announcements before a national campaign. AJPH 2002;92:238-245.

Fishbein M.  Developing effective behavior change interventions: some lessons learned from behavioral research. In: Backer TE, David SL, Soucy G, editors. Reviewing the behavioral science knowledge base on technology transfer.  NIDA monograph 155, DHHS (PHS), 1995. Fishbein pulls together the common elements of many of the accepted theories.

Kahneman D. A perspective on judgment and choice.  American Psychologist 2003;58:697-720. The Nobel lecture.

Hibbard JH, Slovic P, Jewett JJ. Informing consumer decisions in health care: implications from decision-making research. Milbank Q 1997;75:395-414.
A paper that addresses one of the core assumptions of competitive models of health care coverage/delivery - can people really weigh large numbers of complex variables?

Whitlock EP, Orleans CT, Pender N, Allan J. Evaluating primary care behavioral counseling interventions: an evidence-based approach. Am J Prev Med. 2002 May;22(4):267-84.

Session 19: Theories of Health Behavior Based on Interpersonal Influence Required reading

Christakis NA, Fowler JH.  The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Network. New England Journal of Medicine. 2008; 358:2249-2258.

Recommended readings

Dishion TJ, McCord J, Poulin F. When Interventions Harm: Peer Groups and Problem Behavior.  American Psychologist.  1999;54: 755-764.

Haidt J. The new synthesis in moral psychology. Science. 2007;316:998-1002.

Latkin CA, Forman V, Knowlton A, Sherman S.  Norms, social networks, and HIV-related risk behaviors among urban disadvantaged drug users.  Social Science & Medicine. 2003;56:465-476.

Mellanby AR, NewcombeRG, ReesJ, Tripp JH. A comparative study of peer-led and adult-led school sex education. Health Education Research. 2001; 16: 481-492.

Session 20: Workshopping Narratives, Adapting Written Narratives to Audio Format No Reading
Session 21: Models of Patient-Provider Communication Required Reading

Beach MC, Inui T; Relationship-Centered Care Research Network. Relationship-centered care. A constructive reframing. J Gen Intern Med. 2006;21 (Suppl 1):S3-8.

Roter, DL, Stewart, M, Putnam, S, Lipkin, M, Stiles W, and Inui, T. (1997). Communication patterns of primary care physicians. JAMA,277,350-355.

Suggested Reading

Roter, DL. (2006). The Patient-Physician Relationship and its Implications for Malpractice Litigation. Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, 9 (2); 304-314.

Roter, DL and Kinmounth AL. What is the evidence that increasing participation of individuals in self-management improves the processes and outcomes of care? In Williams R., Herman, W, Kinmonth AL, Wareham NJ. (Eds). The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care. Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2002.

Beach MC, Keruly J, Moore RD. Is the quality of the patient-provider relationship associated with better adherence and health outcomes for patients with HIV? J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jun;21(6):661-5.

Street RL, Makoul G, Arora NK, Epstein RM. How does communication heal? Pathways linking clinician-patient communication to health outcomes.  Pat Ed Couns 2009;74:295-301.

Teal CR, Street RL. Critical elements of culturally competent communication in the medical encounter: a review and model. Soc Sci Med 2009 Feb;68(3):533-43.

Session 22: Implications of Health Literacy for Clinical Interpersonal Interactions Required Reading

Roter DL, Erby LH, Larson S, Ellington L. (2007)   Assessing oral literacy demand in genetic counseling dialogue:  preliminary test of a conceptual framework.   Soc Sci Med.  65(7): 1442-57.

Roter DL, Erby LH, Larson S, Ellington L.  Oral literacy demand of prenatal genetic counseling dialogue:  Predictors of learning. Patient Educ Couns 75(3):  392-7.

Supplemental Reading

Schillinger D, Bindman A, Wang F, Stewart A, Piette J. 2004. Functional health literacy and the quality of physician-patient communication among diabetes patients. Patient Educ Couns 52: 315-323.

Erby LH, Roter D, Larson S, Cho J (2008)  The rapid estimate of adult literacy in genetics (REAL-G):   A means to assess literacy deficits in the context of genetics. Am J Med Genet A.  146A(2): 174-81

For Small Group Discussion

Salmon P, Young B. Core assumptions and research opportunities in clinical communication. Patient Educ Couns. 2005 Sep;58(3):225-34.

Session 23: Sex and Gender Required Reading

Zierler, S. &  Krieger, N. Reframing Women's Risk: Social Inequalities and HIV Infection. Annual Review of Public Health.1997;18: 401-436

Meyer IH.  Why Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health?  American Journal of Public Health 91(2001):856-859.

Recommended Reading

Rees SJ, Chavkin W. Women. In: Levy B, Sidel V. Social Injustice and Public Health. Oxford University Press, 2006.   

Goffman E. Stigma and social identity. In: Goffman E. Stigma: Notes on the management of spoiled identity. New York: Touchstone Books, 1986.

Stall R, Mills TC, Williamson J, Hart T, Greenwood G, Paul J, Pollack L, Binson D, Osmond D, Catania JA. Association of co-occurring psychosocial health problems and increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS among urban men who have sex with men. Am J Public Health. 2003 Jun;93(6):939-42.

Levy, Ariel. Either/or: sports, sex, and the case of Caster Semenya. New Yorker, November 30, 2009: 46-57.

Session 24: Midterm Quiz and Media/Gender Lab No Reading
Session 25: Health education and health promotion: making change through behavioral interventions Required Reading

Green LW. Health education's contributions to public health in the twentieth century: a glimpse through health promotion�s rear view mirror, Ann Rev Public Health 1999:20:67-88.

Martin JB, Green LW, Gielen AC, Potential lessons from public health and health promotion for the prevention of child abuse, J Prev Interv Community, 2007;34(1-2):205-22.

Recommended Reading

Green LW, From Alma Ata to prescription for health: corrective 30 years of drift in primary care prevention and behavioral interventions, Am J Prev Med 2008 Nov; 35(5 suppl):S434-6.

Gielen, AC, McDonal EM, Gary TL, and Bone LR, Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED model to apply health behavior theories. In: Glanz K, Rimer BK, and Viswanath K. Health Behavior and Health Education. Theory, Research and Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass, 2008 Pgs 407-434.

Green LW, Ottoson JM, Garcia C, Hiatt RA, Diffusion theory and knowledge dissemination, utilization and integration in public health, Ann Rev Public Hlth, 30:151-174, 2009

Session 26: Program Evaluation Required Reading

Ware NC, Tugengerg T, Dickey B, McHorney C. An ethnographic study of the meaning of continuity of care in mental health services.  Psychiatric Services 1999;50:395-400.

Campbell NC, Murray E, Darbyshire J, Emery J, Farmer A, Griffiths F, Guthrie B, Lester H, Wilson P, Kinmonth AL.  Designing and evaluating complex interventions to improve health care. BMJ. 2007 Mar 3;334(7591):455-9.

West SG, Duan N, Pequegnat W, Gaist P, Des Jarlais DC, Holtgrave D, Szapocznik J, Fishbein M, Rapkin B, Clatts M, Mullen PD.  Alternatives to the randomized controlled trial. Am J Public Health. 2008 Aug;98(8):1359-66.

Session 27: Intervention example: making change in clinical settings Required Reading

Cabana MD, Rand CS, Powe NR, Wu AW, Wilson MH, Abboud PA, Rubin HR. Why don't physicians follow clinical practice guidelines? A framework for improvement. JAMA. 1999 Oct 20;282(15):1458-65.

Nutting PA, Miller WL, Crabtree BF, Jaen CR, Stewart EE, Stange KC.  Initial lessons from the first national demonstration project on practice transformation to a patient-centered medical home. Ann Fam Med 2009;7:254-60.

Suggested Reading

Miller WL, McDaniel RR Jr, Crabtree BF, Stange KC.  Practice jazz: understanding variation in family practices using complexity science.  J Fam Pract. 2001 Oct;50(10):872-8.

Cifuentes M, et al. Prescription for health: changing primary care practice to foster healthy behaviors.  Ann Fam Med 2005;3(supp 2):S4-S12.

Cohen DJ, Tallia AF, Crabtree BF, Young DM. Implementing health behavior change in primary care: lessons from prescription for health. Ann Fam Med 2005:3(Suppl 2):S12-S19.

Session 28: Discussion of Berkman/Glass model No Reading
Session 29: Narrative readings No Reading
Session 30: Final exam No Reading