Biopsychosocial Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology

Biopsychosocial Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology

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qFilling a key need, this practical volume provides state-of-the-art approaches and tools for evaluating both health-related behaviors and psychosocial aspects of medical illness. The book begins by presenting a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment framework. Evidence-based strategies are described for assessing such key lifestyle factors as tobacco use, alcohol and other drugs, physical activity, and social support. Behavioral, cognitive, and emotional issues associated with a range of specific medical conditions--including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic pain, and others--are addressed. Chapters on assessment of specific populations cover pediatric patients, older adults, ethnic/racial minority groups, organ transplant and bariatric surgery patients, and primary careq--Provided by publisher.If a biomarker is to be used as part of a screening evaluation, the only viable choice is a POC test (i.e., urine or saliva a€œdipsticksa€) ... Because biomarkers are easy to use and testing may be billed for using existing CPT codes for drug testinganbsp;...

Title:Biopsychosocial Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology
Author: Frank Andrasik, Jeffrey L. Goodie, Alan L. Peterson
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2014-04-12

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