Social Support and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Sally A. Shumaker
  • Susan M. Czajkowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Key Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dennis M. Davidson
      Pages 3-19
    3. Barbara R. Sarason, Irwin G. Sarason
      Pages 41-63
  3. Establishing a Relationship between Social Support and Cardiovascular Disease

  4. Individual, Environmental, and Cultural Factors in Social Support and Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Jeffrey V. Johnson, Ellen M. Hall
      Pages 145-166
  5. The Development of Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Sheldon Cohen, Jay R. Kaplan, Stephen B. Manuck
      Pages 195-221
  6. The Crisis and Rehabilitation Phases of Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Larry Gorkin, Michael J. Follick, Dianne L. Wilkin, Raymond Niaura
      Pages 281-299
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 355-360

About this book


In this groundbreaking work, distinguished contributors explore the myriad relationships between networks of social support and the development, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals with cardiovascular disease. Chapters span the range from conceptual to methodological issues, and take into account gender, environmental, and cultural differences. The book will provide a wealth of information for clinicians and students in the fields of behavioral medicine, psychophysiology, and cardiovascular disease.


cardiovascular epidemiological gender health heart rehabilitation vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Sally A. Shumaker
    • 1
  • Susan M. Czajkowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public Health Sciences, Bowman Gray School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Behavioral Medicine BranchNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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