Designing and Evaluating Health Psychology Interventions

Authored by: Travis I. Lovejoy , Drew Fowler

Handbook of Health Psychology

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138052819
eBook ISBN: 9781315167534
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315167534-4

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Abstract

Health psychology, broadly speaking, examines the influence of behaviors, psychological conditions, and social factors on health outcomes. Key to this enterprise is the development, rigorous testing, and implementation of evidence-based interventions targeting these influences, with the overarching goal of improving individual and population health. This chapter provides an overview of intervention development and empirical testing, with special emphasis paid to the randomized controlled trial (RCT).

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