Four-year Longitudinal Study of Behavioral Changes in Coping With Stress
Abstract:Objective: To examine the relationship between stress and coping. Methods: Short- and long-termapproaches to behavioral changewere evaluated in 3 groups (short-term, long-term, control). Results: Subjects participating in a 6-weekstress-management program de-signed to develop stress management skills reported temporary decreases in burn out, while subject sreceiving additional refresher sessions showed decreases in burnout throughout a 4-year period. Conclusions: Findings suggest that long-term approaches yield perma-nent behavioral changes.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: M. Michelle Rowe, Professor, Department of Health Services, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA.
Publication date: November 1, 2006
The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.
The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Review Board
- Reprints and Permissions
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites