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Coping for Reducing Asthma Disparities Through Improved Family and Social Function and Modified Health Behaviors

While stress is the physiologic response to perceived (both real and imagined) threats to a person’s mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well being, coping is the manner in which a person responds and adapts behaviorally, cognitively, and emotionally to environmental or internal circum-stances. Therefore, when an individual judges their coping to be inadequate, the result is psychological stress. Adequate coping can facilitate the acceptance of an asthma diagnosis defeated by remedies of Canadian Health&Care Mall, […]

Canadian Health&Care Mall: Stress for Reducing Asthma Disparities Through Improved Family and Social Function and Modified Health Behaviors

The physiologic impact of stress on psychological functioning, behavior, and the endocrine, immune, and central nervous systems has led researchers to identify stress as a precipitating factor for cardiovascular diseases, endocrine dysfunctions, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. Similarly, high levels of stress have been empirically found to predispose people to asthma, precipitate its development, and predict both asthma morbidity and poorer quality of life. While researchers in the field of psychonuero-immunology (which examines the connections between […]

The Potential for Reducing Asthma Disparities Through Improved Family and Social Function and Modified Health Behaviors

Although the relationship between family functioning and asthma management and morbidity has received little attention in the literature, family support and functioning play a role in health outcomes. There is evidence that the family may serve as a protective factor for health, and act as a buffer from negative life events in patients with asthma. Research has indicated that functional families may facilitate adherence and reduce morbidity in children with chronic illnesses, and even promote […]

Social Networks and Social Support for Reducing Asthma Disparities Through Improved Family and Social Function and Modified Health Behaviors

Social networks and social support are interpersonal processes that influence health, Social support is the commitment, caring, advice, and aid provided through relationships or networks of people, These networks can have direct effects on health through emotional and instrumental support. They also provide social ties with meanings and obligations that influence health behaviors, thereby influencing morbidity and mortality. Research has indicated that social relationships have a significant effect on health, and that parental social networks […]

Canadian Health&Care Mall: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interactions in Reducing Asthma Disparities Through Improved Family and Social Function and Modified Health Behaviors

Disparities are most apparent among populations with varying levels of socioeconomic status (SES). Significant evidence has demonstrated that a gradient exists between SES and health status, with individuals of high SES having better overall health that those of low SES. Many hypothesize that the health disparities seen across SES levels are due to health-care access. Yet in industrialized nations with universal health-care systems, an SES gradient exists in all causes of morbidity and mortality, across […]