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The role of psychological factors in health and illness : the application and future direction of health psychology in Malaysia

Abdul Majid, Hariyati Shahrima (2005) The role of psychological factors in health and illness : the application and future direction of health psychology in Malaysia. In: Contemporary Issues in Malaysian Psychology. Thomson, Singapore, pp. 43-70. ISBN 981-254-819-X

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Abstract

This aim of this chapter is to introduce health psychology as a branch of applied psychology in Malaysia. The chapter is divided into the following sections: (1) overview of health psychology; (2) literature review on psychological factors associated with health and illness-related behaviors; (3) health and illness in Malaysia; (4) major landmarks ofhealth psychology in Malaysia; and (5) coronary heart disease among Malaysians referring to a study on the relationship between psychological factors and outcomes. The rationale for addressing coronary heart disease (CHD) is multifold: (i) CHD is the leading mortality factor in Malaysian government hospitals; (ii) the onset and progression ofCHD is influenced by modifiable healthrelated behaviors; and (iii) cardiac rehabilitation programs in Malaysia need to take into account the specific psychological needs of Malaysian

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6850/9598
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health, psychology, Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Zazali Yaakub
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 11:34
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 16:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9598

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