Behavioral Medicine Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

By Kristina Orth-Gomér; Neil Schneiderman | Go to book overview

Chapter 4
Social Class and Cardiovascular Disease

S. Leonard Syme University of California-Berkeley

We are at a crisis stage in the study of psychosocial factors and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Over the last 40 years, researchers in this field have generated a large and impressive body of data on many psychosocial risk factors. Unfortunately, the field operates in a theoretical vacuum. No agreed-on conceptual model or theory exists in epidemiology to guide either our research or the interpretation of findings that have been generated. As a result, the field of psychosocial epidemiology consists of a series of seemingly unrelated findings on a variety of seemingly unrelated topics.

One explanation for this problem is that we have never agreed on the central focus of our work in this field. Is the purpose of our research to explain why some groups have higher rates of disease than other groups? Or is it to explain why one person gets sick while another does not? Or is it to explain why one person gets sick with one disease while another succumbs to another disease? Each of these questions is important, but the research to answer them all involves different training, research instruments, technology, and language. Anyone who has attended an interdisciplinary meeting knows how difficult it is to communicate with people who are asking fundamentally different questions and who do not explicitly recognize this difference. These interdisciplinary meetings tend to become multidisciplinary meetings. We seem to be talking about the same things, but we are not. In nursery school children, we call this parallel play. Like nursery school children, we often meet in the same room and talk about the same topics, but, essentially, we each do our own thing. My task in this chapter is to discuss findings regarding social class. I do this in a way that is amenable

-43-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Behavioral Medicine Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 324

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

    Already a member? Log in now.