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Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Health in South Asian Americans

  • Marisa J. Perera
  • Edward C. Chang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Edward C. Chang, Marisa J. Perera, Casey N.-H. Batterbee, Zunaira Jilani
    Pages 1-12
  3. History of South Asian Americans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Anju Kaduvettoor-Davidson, Ryan D. Weatherford
      Pages 33-49
  4. Models of Health in South Asian Americans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Namratha R. Kandula, Manasi A. Tirodkar
      Pages 53-70
    3. Zunaira Jilani, Edward C. Chang, Jerin Lee, Casey N.-H. Batterbee
      Pages 71-94
  5. Major Health Conditions in South Asian Americans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Suhaila Khan, Nilay Shah, Nisha Parikh, Divya Iyer, Latha Palaniappan
      Pages 121-147
    3. Francesca Gany, Anuradha Hashemi, Jennifer Leng
      Pages 149-169
    4. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Anita Deshpande
      Pages 171-192
  6. Barriers to Promoting Health in South Asian Americans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Farah A. Ibrahim, Jianna R. Heuer
      Pages 195-214
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235

About this book

Introduction

This volume is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary text to holistically improve understanding of the health of South Asians residing in the United States by considering biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors of health. The vast literatures of diverse fields – psychology, medicine, public health, social work, and health policy – are integrated by leading scholars, scientists, and practitioners in these areas to explore the impact of South Asian cultural factors on health, health risk, and illness. Chapters incorporate available theoretical and empirical information on the status of chronic health conditions in South Asians in the United States, with consideration of future directions to improve understanding of the health of this group. Cultural and ethnic insights imperative for clinical/community/medical practitioners to provide effective and culturally-appropriate care and treatment from an interdisciplinary lens are provided.

Keywords

Biopsychosocial Approaches in South Asian Health Chronic Cardiovascular Conditions in South Asian Americans Counseling South Asian Americans Health Workforce and South Asian Americans Healthy South Asian Americans Holistic Understanding Health in South Asian Americans Mental Health Conditions in South Asian Americans Models of Health pertaining to in South Asian Americans Preventative Health in South Asian Americans Promoting Health in South Asian Americans Sociocultural Models of Health in South Asian Americans South Asian American Health South Asian Culture South Asian Immigration to the United States Weight-Related Health Conditions in South Asian Americans

Editors and affiliations

  • Marisa J. Perera
    • 1
  • Edward C. Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91120-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91118-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91120-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-6056
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-6064
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