Research Methods in Health: Investigating Health and Health Services

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Social research on health:
sociological and psychological
concepts and approaches
Introduction18
Sociological and psychological research on health18
1Health and illness19
The bio-medical model19
The social model of health20
Lay definitions of health20
Lay theories of illness21
Variations in medical and lay perspectives22
2Social factors in illness and responses to illness23
Social variations in health: structural inequalities23
Psycho-social stress and responses to stress24
Stigma, normalisation and adjustment27
The Sick Role and illness behaviour29
3Models of health behaviour33
Health lifestyles33
Health behaviour34
Models of health-related actions35
4Health-related quality of life38
Theoretical influences on measurement39
5Interactions between health professionals and patients41
Communication41
Patients' evaluations of health care42
Summary of main points51
Key questions53
Key terms53
Recommended reading53

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