Injury and Violence Prevention. Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications

  • ID: 2218068
  • Book
  • 576 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Every three minutes someone in the United States dies from an injury due to such causes as fires and burns, homicide and suicide, poisoning, drowning, falls, and motor vehicle crashes. Injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 44 and the leading cause of years of potential life lost before age 65. Injuries and violence are substantial problems not only in the U.S. but globally as well, and they exact a huge toll on the health of people throughout the world.

Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications is a cutting–edge volume that provides a comprehensive understanding of injury and violence prevention. This detailed resource draws on the breadth and depth of many scientific disciplines and public health practice experiences. Written by internationally renowned experts in the field, Injury and Violence Prevention emphasizes the specific theories, methods, and applications that make behavioral science approaches relevant and central to reducing injury–related harm. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the most frequently used behavior change theories and models and shows how they have been or could be applied to injury problems, the most commonly used research methods for understanding and influencing behavior change, behavior change issues for specific injury topic areas, and a variety of cross–cutting issues important to the field.

Injury and Violence Prevention suggests new lines of research and multidisciplinary collaborations that can serve as an inspiration to behavioral and social scientists, health psychologists, health educators, injury prevention specialists, and others in public health who wish to explore more fully the exciting challenge of preventing injury and violence.

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Foreword (Martin Fishbein).

Foreword (David C. Grossman).


The Editors.

The Contributors.

1 Injury Prevention and Behavior: An Evolving Field (Andrea Carlson Gielen, David A. Sleet).


2 Individual–Level Behavior Change Models: Applications to Injury Problems (David A. Sleet, Lara B. Trifiletti, Andrea Carlson Gielen, Bruce Simons–Morton).

3 The Application of Social Cognitive Theory to Injury Prevention (Bruce Simons–Morton, Tonja Nansel).

4 Community Models and Approaches for Interventions (Andrea Carlson Gielen, David A. Sleet, Lawrence W. Green).

5 Health Risk Communication and Injury Prevention (Deborah C. Girasek).

6 Ecological Models for the Prevention and Control of Unintentional Injury (John P. Allegrante, Ray Marks, Dale W. Hanson).

7 Planning Models: PRECEDE–PROCEED and Haddon Matrix (Kimberley Freire, Carol W. Runyan).


8 Study Methods for Understanding Injury Behavior (Nancy J. Thompson).

9 Intervention Research and Program Evaluation (John B. Lowe, Jingzhen Yang, Erin Heiden, Ralph J. DiClemente).


10 Behavior Change Interventions in Road Safety (Lawrence P. Lonero, Kathryn M. Clinton, David A. Sleet).

11 Modifying Alcohol Use to Reduce Motor Vehicle Injury (Ralph Hingson, David A. Sleet).

12 Behavioral Considerations for Sports and Recreational Injuries in Children and Youth (Morag MacKay, Karen Liller).

13 House Fires and Other Unintentional Home Injuries (Eileen M. McDonald, Andrea Carlson Gielen).

14 Occupational Injury Prevention and Applied Behavior Analysis (E. Scott Geller).

15 Intimate Partner Violence (Karen A. McDonnell, Jessica G. Burke, Andrea Carlson Gielen, Patricia J. O′Campo).

16 Applying Behavioral Theory to Self–Directed Violence (Alex E. Crosby, David W. Coombs, Leigh Willis).

17 Youth Violence Prevention: Theory and Practice (Darrell Hudson, Marc A. Zimmerman, Susan Morrel–Samuels).


18 Supervision as a Behavioral Approach to Reducing Child–Injury Risk (Barbara A. Morrongiello, Jennifer Lasenby).

19 Reducing Posttraumatic Stress After Individual and Mass Trauma (Courtney Landau Fleisher, Nancy Kassam–Adams).

20 Law, Behavior, and Injury Prevention (Frederic E. Shaw, Christopher P. Ogolla).

21 Human Factors in Product and Environmental Design for Injury Control (Bryan E. Porter, James P. Bliss).

22 Behavioral Sciences, Injury, and Violence Prevention: Synthesis and Future Directions (Ralph J. DiClemente, Andrea Carlson Gielen, David A. Sleet).

Appendix: Federal Injury and Violence–Related Data Systems (Joseph L. Annest, David A. Sleet).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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"This text presents an opportunity for a cleaver reappraisal of the imperative to improve and the health outcomes of the next generations . . ." (Australian and New Zealand of Public Health, August–Sept 2007)

"Should be on the bookshelf of every researcher, practitioner, and advocate striving to reduce the public health burden of injury and violence. This well–written, comprehensive, and compelling book has a great deal to teach students and professionals about the theories underpinning the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral change strategies."
American Journal of Preventive Medicine

"This book would be an excellent resource for classroom teaching. The authors have provided thought–provoking examples of real–life interventions. The book would be useful not only in a topical class on the issue of injury and violence but also in classes focused on behavior change theories and theory–based intervention development. I found new and innovative examples of interventions that I will use in classroom teaching.

I would recommend this book to public health professionals and to teachers working with students of public health, health education, nursing and medicine. The clarity of the writing and the excellent examples make this book appropriate for both graduate– and undergraduate–level students"
Health Education Research

"The cohesive textbook Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications offers the reader a solid foundation for the involvement of psychology in the field."
Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

"I highly recommend this book. It sets a new standard for the next generation of injury and violence prevention programs."
American Journal of Health Behavior

The outstanding new text Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications is the first to focus on the application of behavioral science to the problem of injury.
Journal of the American Medical Association

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