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Journal of Psychosomatic Research

Katharina Clever, Florian Schepper, Thomas Pletschko, Peter Herschbach, Holger Christiansen, Julia Martini
OBJECTIVE: Psychometric properties of the Fear of Progression Questionnaire - Short Form (FoP-Q-SF) were shown to be good in samples of adult cancer patients and their partners but have so far not been investigated in parents of children with cancer. This study therefore aimed to examine psychometric properties of the previously adapted parent version of the Fear of Progression Questionnaire (FoP-Q-SF/PR) in pediatric oncology. METHODS: N=181 parents (119 mothers, 62 fathers) of n=128 children with diverse cancer entities, up to ten years after diagnosis were recruited at six hospitals and six registered parent associations in Germany and Austria between 06/2015 and 05/2016 (cross-sectional design)...
April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Rozita Jalilianhasanpour, Benjamin Williams, Isabelle Gilman, Matthew J Burke, Sean Glass, Gregory L Fricchione, Matcheri S Keshavan, W Curt LaFrance, David L Perez
OBJECTIVE: Reduced resilience, a construct associated with maladaptive stress coping and a predisposing vulnerability for Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), has been under-studied compared to other neuropsychiatric factors in FND. This prospective case-control study investigated self-reported resilience in patients with FND compared to controls and examined relationships between resilience and affective symptoms, personality traits, alexithymia, health status and adverse life event burden...
April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Manasi Murthy Mittinty, Daniel W McNeil, Lisa M Jamieson
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April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Wiebke Fischer, Susanne Brandstetter, Magdalena Brandl, Tamara Finger, Merle M Böhmer, Michael Pfeifer, Christian Apfelbacher
BACKGROUND: Beliefs about medicines are regarded as influencing factors on medication adherence (Horne, 1997). Adherence levels in patients with chronic pulmonary diseases are low (Bourbeau and Bartlett, 2008; Sumino and Cabana, 2013). A better understanding of the predictive role of patients' beliefs about medicines for adherence might be a crucial step to improve medication adherence. OBJECTIVE: This prospective study investigated the association between beliefs about medicines and medication adherence in patients with asthma and COPD...
April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Helen Koechlin, Rachael Coakley, Neil Schechter, Christoph Werner, Joe Kossowsky
OBJECTIVE: Emotion regulation (ER) includes a set of cognitive and attentional processes used to change or maintain emotional state. A small but growing body of research suggests that maladaptive ER might be a risk factor for the development of chronic pain. This review aims to summarize existing literature on the association between ER and chronic pain, and to determine whether the construct of ER may further enhance our understanding of the risk and protective factors that may contribute to the onset and maintenance of chronic pain...
April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Jonathan Schaffir, Anne Kunkler, Courtney D Lynch, Jason Benedict, Loriana Soma, Andrew Doering
OBJECTIVE: Postpartum depression may be associated with higher levels of postpartum pain, but the association with discomfort in general is unclear. We sought to describe an association between postpartum mood disturbances and quantitatively measured physical symptoms at the time of the routine postpartum encounter. METHODS: We designed a novel quantitative measurement of postpartum symptoms, the Postpartum Symptom Inventory (PSI), to allow comparison to scores of postpartum mood...
April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Stephen Potts, Frank Vitinius, Yesim Erim, Gabor Gazdag, Robert Gribble, S Y Sohal Ismail, Emma K Massey, Jose Maldonado, Istvan Mucsi, Marta Novak, Shehzad Khan Niazi, Terry D Schneekloth, Markos Syngelakis, Paula Zimbrean
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April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Hisashi Ohseto, Mami Ishikuro, Masahiro Kikuya, Taku Obara, Yuko Igarashi, Satomi Takahashi, Daisuke Kikuchi, Michiko Shigihara, Chizuru Yamanaka, Masako Miyashita, Satoshi Mizuno, Masato Nagai, Hiroko Matsubara, Yuki Sato, Hirohito Metoki, Hirofumi Tachibana, Mari Maeda-Yamamoto, Shinichi Kuriyama
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic syndrome and the presence of metabolic syndrome components are risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the association between personality traits and metabolic syndrome remains controversial, and few studies have been conducted in East Asian populations. METHODS: We measured personality traits using the Japanese version of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (Revised Short Form) and five metabolic syndrome components-elevated waist circumference, elevated triglycerides, reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, and elevated fasting glucose-in 1322 participants aged 51...
April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Ivan Nyklíček, Sophie E M Truijens, Viola Spek, Victor J M Pop
OBJECTIVES: Mindfulness skills have been associated with better mood and several health related outcomes. Because depressed mood during pregnancy has been related to worse child outcomes, the aim was to examine the association of mindfulness skills during pregnancy with the mother's depressive symptoms, gestational age, and neonatal birth weight. METHODS: A subsample of 905 pregnant women who participated in the longitudinal cohort HAPPY study (Holistic Approach to Pregnancy and the first Postpartum Year) completed the 12-item Three Facet Mindfulness-Questionnaire-Short Form at 22weeks of gestation...
April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Annabel Herzog, Meike C Shedden-Mora, Pascal Jordan, Bernd Löwe
OBJECTIVE: A long duration of untreated mental illness (DUI) has been found to be associated with negative long-term outcomes. Although somatic symptom and related disorders are frequent in the general population and in primary care, data regarding the DUI of these disorders is scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the DUI in patients with somatoform disorders. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, primary care patients at high risk of having a somatoform disorder were identified using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)...
April 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Mats Glambek, Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Johannes Gjerstad, Ståle Einarsen
OBJECTIVE: The association between exposure to bullying at work and subsequent pain reports is relatively well-established, but few studies have examined possible moderators of this relationship. As gender is a known risk factor for pain, with women reporting pain levels of higher intensity and longer duration, a possible gender difference in the relationship between bullying and pain has been suggested, but not sufficiently tested. The objective of the present study was therefore to examine whether gender moderates the prospective relationship between exposure to workplace bullying behaviours and subsequent subjective back and neck pain...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Simone N Vigod, Ebrahim Bagheri, Fattane Zarrinkalam, Hilary K Brown, Muhammad Mamdani, Joel G Ray
BACKGROUND: About 8% of U.S women are prescribed antidepressant medications around the time of pregnancy. Decisions about medication use in pregnancy can be swayed by the opinion of family, friends and online media, sometimes beyond the advice offered by healthcare providers. Exploration of the online social network response to research on antidepressant use in pregnancy could provide insight about how to optimize decision-making in this complex area. METHODS: For all 17 research articles published on the safety of antidepressant use in pregnancy in 2012, we sought to explore online social network activity regarding antidepressant use in pregnancy, via Twitter, in the 48h after a study was published, compared to the social network activity in the same period 1week prior to each article's publication...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Matthew Tyler Boden
AIMS: To examine prevalence, functioning and treatment associated with all DSM-5 12-month mood, anxiety, eating and substance use disorders among people with diabetes in data obtained from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III. METHODS: Through multistage stratified randomized sampling a sample representative of the United States civilian population was obtained. Prevalence of diabetes (Type 1 and 2), DSM-5 disorders, physical and mental functioning, and treatment utilization were assessed via telephone interview...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Alexander Lischke, Robert Jacksteit, Anett Mau-Moeller, Rike Pahnke, Alfons O Hamm, Matthias Weippert
OBJECTIVE: Psychosocial stress is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Accordingly, there is a growing interest in biomarkers that indicate whether individuals show adaptive (i.e., stress-buffering and health-promoting) or maladaptive (i.e., stress-escalating and health-impairing) stress reactions in social contexts. As heart rate variability (HRV) has been suggested to be a biomarker of adaptive behavior during social encounters, it may be possible that inter-individual differences in HRV are associated with inter-individual differences regarding stress in distinct social domains...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Maaike Van Den Houte, Katleen Bogaerts, Ilse Van Diest, Jozef De Bie, Philippe Persoons, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Omer Van den Bergh
OBJECTIVE: Dyspnea perception is distorted in patients with medically unexplained dyspnea. The goals of this study were 1) to replicate these results in patients with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and 2) to investigate predictors of distorted symptom perception within the patient group, with a focus on negative affectivity (NA), psychiatric comorbidity and somatic symptom severity. METHODS: Seventy-three patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia and/or CFS and 38 healthy controls (HC) completed a rebreathing paradigm, consisting of a baseline (60s of room air), a rebreathing phase (150s, gradually increasing ventilation, partial pressure of CO2 in the blood, and self-reported dyspnea), and a recovery phase (150s of room air)...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
L Barracliffe, Y Yang, J Cameron, C Bedi, G Humphris
Fears of cancer recurrence (FCR) in patients with breast cancer are hypothesised to develop over the period from diagnosis, through treatment and thereafter. A crucial point may be the contact that patients have with their therapeutic radiographer in review appointments. The study aimed to (1) describe and categorise the content of the identified emotional talk, and (2) consider the evidence for an association of content with FCR trajectory. METHODS: A concurrent mixed methods approach was applied as part of a larger investigation (FORECAST) of breast cancer patients (n=87)...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Amy Muise, Sophie Bergeron, Emily A Impett, Isabelle Delisle, Natalie O Rosen
OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of a novel motivational perspective-sexual communal motivation-in women's pain during intercourse and both partners' distress in couples coping with vulvodynia, a prevalent gynecological pain condition. Our goal was to test whether sexual communal strength (i.e., motivation to meet a partner's sexual needs) and unmitigated sexual communion (i.e., prioritization of a partner's sexual needs in neglect of one's own needs) were indirectly associated with pain, depression, and anxiety via sexual distress...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Claudia Luck-Sikorski, Georg Schomerus, Thomas Jochum, Steffi G Riedel-Heller
OBJECTIVES: Obesity and depression are common conditions in the general public and show a high level of co-morbidity. Both conditions are stigmatized, i.e., associated with negative attitudes and discrimination. Previous research shows that devalued conditions can overlap or combine to produce a layered stigma which is associated with more negative health outcomes than either single devalued condition alone. This study therefore set out to investigate the double stigma of obesity and depression...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Maria Luigia Crosta, Clara De Simone, Salvatore Di Pietro, Mariateresa Acanfora, Giacomo Caldarola, Lorenzo Moccia, Antonino Callea, Isabella Panaccione, Ketty Peris, Lucio Rinaldi, Luigi Janiri, Marco Di Nicola
AIMS: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a complex etiology, involving the immune system, genetic factors, and external/internal triggers, with psychosomatic aspects. The aim of the study was to investigate childhood trauma and resilience in a psoriatic sample compared with healthy controls. Correlations between childhood trauma, resilience, quality of life, clinical data and psoriatic features were also evaluated. METHODS: Seventy-seven psoriatic patients and seventy-six homogeneous healthy controls were enrolled...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
L E van den Akker, H Beckerman, E H Collette, H Knoop, G Bleijenberg, J W Twisk, J Dekker, V de Groot
BACKGROUND: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) effectively reduces fatigue directly following treatment in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but little is known about the process of change during and after CBT. DESIGN: Additional analysis of a randomized clinical trial. OBJECTIVE: To investigate which psychological factors mediate change in fatigue during and after CBT. METHODS: TREFAMS-CBT studied the effectiveness of a 16-week CBT treatment for MS-related fatigue...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
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