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About this product
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication15/09/2013
- GenreClinical Medicine: Professional
- Series TitleSpringerBriefs in Specialty Topics in Behavioral Medicine
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note19 Illustrations, color; 6 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 132 p. 25 illus., 19 illus. in color.
- Weight225 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Edited byJoost Dekker
- Edition Statement2014 ed.
- Table Of Contents1. Introduction.- Part I. Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.- 2. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical aspects.- 3. Therapeutic options.- Part II. Functional decline.- 4. Risk factors for functional decline.- 5. Neuromuscular mechanisms explaining functional decline.- 6. Behavioral mechanisms explaining functional decline.- Part III. Exercise therapy.- 7.Regular exercise therapy.- 8. Exercise aiming at neuromuscular mechanisms.- 9. Exercise aiming at behavioral mechanisms.- 10. Comorbidity, overweight, and exercise.- 11. Concluding remarks.
- Author BiographyJoost Dekker is professor of allied health care at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and at the Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (1997-present). His research focuses on behavioral factors in somatic disease. He is chair of the research theme Soma and psyche of the research program Mental Health at the Institute for Health Care Research (EMGO, Amsterdam). He is head of the Department of Rehabilitation Research at Reade Hospital, Amsterdam. Professor Dekker is a licensed health psychologist. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine and is involved in international and national boards and committees, eg, International Society of Behavioral Medicine, Netherlands Health Council, Netherlands Behavioral Medicine Federation, and Royal Netherlands Society of Physiotherapy.
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