Announcing our Best Practices Series: Reviewing the evidence-base for health psychology and disease management interventions

Best Practices in the Behavioral Management of Chronic Disease

Best Practices in the Behavioral Management of Health from Preconception to Adolescence

The most comprehensive, evidence-based review of behavioral treatments for promoting health and managing chronic disorders: 55 chapters, over 1400 pages total.

Tobacco, diet, physical activity, alcohol, illicit drugs and improper use of prescription drugs contribute to over half of all deaths in the United States. Unhealthful behaviors greatly reduce health and wellbeing and increase health care costs. However, advances in Behavioral Medicine are leading to increasingly effective ways to help clients adopt and maintain health-oriented behaviors.

The Best Practices series provides the most comprehensive review of evidence-based research. Written by national and international experts in the management of chronic diseases, Best Practices is divided into three volumes:

(18 chapters, 473 pages)

(19 chapters, 434 pages)

(18 chapters, 566 pages)

Organization of the Chapters

The Best Practices series is a valuable resource for physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, public health professionals, providers, allied health professions, researchers, and students in the health sciences.

About the Editors

Jodie A. Trafton, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Disease Management, is a Health Science Specialist at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System's Center for Health Care Evaluation and is a Clinical Assistant Professor (affiliated) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Trafton is an expert in the evaluation of behavioral treatments for chronic disorders.

William P. Gordon, Ph.D., a Lecturer in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University for eight years, founded Institute for CorTexT, an international provider of health education in the behavioral sciences for over one million health professionals in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. Dr. Gordon also founded and is President of Institute for Brain Potential (IBP), a non-profit organization dedicated to communicating advances in Behavioral Medicine.


  1. Achieving Maximum Impact: A Transtheoretical Approach by James O. Prochaska and Janice M. Prochaska (U. Rhode Island and Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc)
  2. Increasing Self-Efficacy for Health Behavior Change by John McKellar (VA Palo Alto and Stanford)
  3. Using Message Framing to Promote Healthful Behaviors by Alexander J. Rothman, Emily N. Stark, and Peter Salovey (U. Minnesota and Yale)
  4. Stroke Management and Prevention by Judith Redfern, Christopher McKevitt, Anthony Rudd and Charles Wolfe (Guy's Hospital, London)
  5. Managing Dementia by Cornelia Beck and Valorie Shue (U. Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
  6. Managing Anxiety Disorders by David H. Barlow and Todd J. Farchione (Boston U.)
  7. Managing Major Depression by David Knesper (U. Michigan)
  8. Preventing Suicidal Behavior by M. David Rudd (Baylor)
  9. Reducing Substance Use by Jodie A. Trafton, Jared Minkel, Elizabeth Oliva, Doyanne Horst (VA Palo Alto and Stanford)
  10. Preventing Smoking by Alessandra N. Kazura and Raymond Niaura (Brown)
  11. Treating Tobacco Dependence by Ludmila Cofta-Gunn, Kelli L. Wright, David W. Wetter (U. Texas)
  12. Managing Dual Diagnosis by Robert E. Drake (Dartmouth)
  13. Managing Adult Cancer Pain by Elizabeth C. Devine (U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  14. Managing Chronic Pain by Robert J. Gatchel, Yuan Bo Peng (U. Texas-Arlington)
  15. Managing Migraine and Tension-Type Headaches by Kenneth A. Holroyd (Ohio U.)
  16. Treating Persistent Insomnia by Charles M. Morin (U. Laval)
  17. Preventing Obesity by Nancy E. Sherwood and Robert W. Jeffery (U. Minnesota)
  18. Managing Obesity by G. Ken Goodrick, Suzanne Kneuper and Donna Laws-Gallien (Baylor)


  1. Preventing Cancer by Barbara Rimer and Karen Glanz (U. North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Emory)
  2. Screening for Cancer by Kathryn L. Taylor, Nicole L. Africano, Jennifer Cullen, Tara W. Lamond, Randi Williams, Kimberly Davis (Georgetown)
  3. Managing Tuberculosis by Sonya S. Shin, Jennifer J. Furin, and Jennifer M. Singler (Harvard)
  4. Enhancing Antiretroviral Adherence by Jane M. Simoni, David W. Pantalone, Pamela A. Frick and Barbara J. Turner (U. Washington and U. Penn)
  5. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease by Lora E.Burke (U. Pittsburgh)
  6. Managing Coronary Artery Disease by Jan Lisspers and Orjan Sundin (MidSweden U. and Karolinska)
  7. Treating Hypertension by Thomas Pickering (Columbia)
  8. Managing Heart Failure by Valerie Emery and Michael W. Rich (Washington U.)
  9. Managing COPD by Claudia G. Cote and Bartolome R. Celli (Tufts)
  10. Preventing and Treating Viral Hepatitis by Jane N. Zuckerman and Arie J. Zuckerman (U. College London)
  11. Managing Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus by Tim Wysocki (Nemours)
  12. Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes by Diane K. King and Russell E. Glasgow (Kaiser Permanente)
  13. Managing Chronic Dental Disorders by Julie Wagner and Susan Reisine (U. Connecticut)
  14. Improving Adherence With Long-Term Pharmacotherapy by Cynthia Willey and Brian J. Quilliam (U. Rhode Island)
  15. Understanding the Role of Culture on Treatment Adherence by Michael Lara
  16. Increasing Physical Activity in Clinical Populations by Janet Buckworth and Leigh Sears (Ohio State U.)
  17. Managing Osteoporosis by Deborah T. Gold and Jane G. Hertel (Duke)
  18. Telemedicine for Chronic Disease Management by Richard Wootton (Royal Children's Hospital)
  19. Telehealth by Brie Linkenhoker and William Gordon (IBP)


  1. Improving Preconception Care by Brian Jack (Boston U.)
  2. Preventing Low Birthweight, Macrosomia, and Birth Defects by Jodie A. Trafton and Jennifer M. Singler (VA Palo Alto and Stanford and U.C. Davis)
  3. Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV by Claire Thorn and Marie-Louise Newell (U. College London)
  4. Improving Birth-Care of Infant and Mother by Maria Blois
  5. Increasing Rates of Childhood Vaccination by James Taylor (U. Washington)
  6. Treating Pediatric Asthma by Ellen F. Crain and William Crain (Albert Einstein)
  7. Treating Autism Spectrum Conditions by Gina Owens, Kate Gordon, and Simon Baron-Cohen (U. Cambridge)
  8. Treating Eating Disorders by Phillipa J. Hay (U. Western Sydney)
  9. Preventing Obesity by Nancy E. Sherwood and Robert W. Jeffery (U. Minnesota)
  10. Treating AD/HD by Jonathan D. Schmidt and Bradley H. Smith (U. South Carolina)
  11. Treating Conduct Disorders in Children and Adolescents by Dustin A. Pardini (U. Pittsburgh)
  12. Preventing Smoking by Alessandra N. Kazura and Raymond Niaura (Brown)
  13. Preventing Alcohol and Drug Use by Elizabeth J. D'Amico and Stefanie A. Stern (RAND)
  14. Preventing Unwanted Pregnancy and STDs by Douglas Kirby and B.A. Laris (ETR)
  15. Reducing Unhealthful Exposure to Media by Leonard A. Jason and William T. O'Donnell, Jr. (DePaul U.)
  16. Preventing School Violence by Catherine N. Dulmus, Eugene Maguin and Amy R. Manning (U. Buffalo)
  17. Preventing Acess to and Use of Firearms by Renee M. Johnson and David Hemenway (Harvard)
  18. Reducing Intimate Partner Violence by Gene Feder, Marianne Hester, Emma Williamson and Danielle Dunne (Queen Mary's and U. Bristol)

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