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Access to Health (10th Edition) [Paperback]

Rebecca J. Donatelle , Patricia Ketcham
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February 3, 2007 0805332499 978-0805332490 10

The newly revised Access to Health, Tenth Edition features a new reader friendly design. Long known for its currency, research, and strength in behavior change for personal health readers, the Tenth Edition provides a consistent framework for motivating readers to make healthy life choices. The revised edition’s updated coverage includes a revised fitness chapter with greater focus on daily physical activity, updated nutrition chapter using the 2005 dietary guidelines, and increased information on coping with stress. Hot topics include the latest on fad-diets, sleep, and the role spirituality plays in our lives will engage reader interest. Promoting Healthy Behavior Change, Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well, Managing Stress: Coping With Life's Challenges, Violence and Abuse: Creating Healthy Environments, Healthy Relationships: Communicating Effectively with Friends, Family, and Significant Others, Sexuality: Choices in Sexual Behavior, Reproductive Choices: Making Responsible Decisions, Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health, Managing Your Weight, Personal Fitness: Improving Health Through Exercise, Addictions and Addictive Behavior: Threats to Wellness, Drinking Responsibly: A Lifestyle Challenge on Campus, Tobacco and Caffeine: Daily Pleasures, Daily Challenges, Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse, Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Risk, Cancer: Reducing Your Risk, Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Risks and Responsibilities, Noninfectious Conditions: The Modern Maladies, Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Process, Dying and Death: The Final Transition, Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally, Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Services, Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices and Responsibilities for Healthwise Consumers For all readers interested in personal health and making healthy life choices.

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From the Back Cover

Teacher and mentor Rebecca J. Donatelle helps readers make wise decisions about their health using the most current information available. Along with insightful self-assessments and behavior change commitments, Access to Health, Eighth Edition also includes a comprehensive supplements package. Access to Health is comprehensive, readable, and generously illustrated, making it the book of choice for todayUs health and wellness enthusiasts. The Eighth Edition includes the latest research and statistics, as well as hot topics of interest and importance to readers such as body art, fast food, club drugs, alternative medicine, and safer sex. For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in health and wellness. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Rebecca J. Donatelle is a teacher and mentor for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Public Health at Oregon State University. Although her main emphasis is in the area of Public Health Promotion and Health Education, she teaches a wide range of students from many disciplines on the Oregon State campus. Donatelle is an Associate Professor in Public Health and is the Coordinator of Public Health Promotion and Education Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. She has a Ph.D. in Community Health/Health Education, a Master of Science degree in Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in both Health/Physical Education and English. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Among the courses that she teaches are Principles of Health Behaviors, Stress and Health, Violence and Public Health, Epidemiology and Control of Chronic Diseases, and Introduction to Human Disease (Communicable). Recently, she has developed a new course on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.


In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Donatelle is an active researcher in the area of health behaviors, and she has been the principal investigator on a number of randomized, controlled trials focusing on motivating behavior change, the use of social support facilitating behavior change, and the use of community supports to assist individuals in changing high-risk behaviors. Currently, she is working with pregnant women who smoke in an effort to get them to reduce or stop smoking during pregnancy and beyond. She has also conducted extensive research in the area of decision making and factors influencing the use of alternative and traditional health care providers for treatment of low back pain; illness and sick role behaviors; women's decisions about treatment for breast cancer and cardiac rehabilitation; and stress in health and disease.


Donatelle has received the Leadership Award, an Outstanding Teacher Award, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Presidential Award for Promising New Research in the Smoke-Free Families National Initiative. She has been an active member of several state and national committees and task forces and continues to work to reduce risk for high-risk populations, particularly women and older adults. In addition to Access to Health, Donatelle is the author of Health: The Basics, Fitness for Health, and AIDS and STIs in a Global Society, and she has written several chapters and manuscripts for various health-related books and journals.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 10 edition (February 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805332499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805332490
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the DANTES Here's to Your Health exam April 30, 2007
This book covers everything you need to know to pass the Dantes Health exam. It's well worth its cost, if you want/need a high passing score.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Up for Access to Health February 15, 2003
I just completed a health class and this was the textbook we used. I learned so much from using this book. This book is precise and to the point. It provides you with colorful pictures, charts, and definitions that's superb. It provides great information on Weight Management, Cancer, Heart Disease, Illicit Drugs, and Alchohol.
No health class should go with out this book. This is defintely a great teaching tool for those that are taking a health class, or simply a great reference guide. I give this book five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! June 18, 2000
The 1999 Edition of Access to Health by Donatelle and Davis is excellent! User friendly writing style, colors, charts, references, and a comprehensive collection of chapters that cover all the key personal health related topics. From human sexuality to societal violence, the text covers all the bases. The authors have worked hard to bring this Edition up to date with the most current health research references/topics. I strongly recommend considering adoption for any introductory personal health course.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality of Book April 28, 2013
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The book came damaged and pages are missing throughout.. There is also a considerable amount of notations throughout the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Access to your health March 29, 2013
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I purchased this to study for a Dante's exam it was very helpful Also good info for general health questions
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5.0 out of 5 stars chabot college textbook March 13, 2013
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textbook for chabot college. best price here for that date i purchased. i researched other places before purchase. trusted more over other online retailers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Health Class is Lame May 25, 2012
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This was a required book for a college health class. The book itself is pretty lame and mostly an insult to the average person's intelligence, but seeing as it was required and I HAD to buy it, it was a really good price compared to what the college bookstore charges. I bought it used on here for next to nothing and it's literally like sparkling brand new! No marks in it and hardly any wear. (Maybe the last person who used it thought it sucked too and never read it.) However, I can't fathom any reason anyone would buy this unless it was a required text for a class.
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