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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29995266/are-sleep-hygiene-practices-related-to-the-incidence-persistence-and-remission-of-insomnia-findings-from-a-prospective-community-study
#1
Markus Jansson-Fröjmark, Jonas Evander, Sven Alfonsson
The purpose was to examine whether sleep hygiene practices are associated with the course of insomnia (incidence, persistence and remission) over 1 year in the general population. This longitudinal study was carried out in the general population. After excluding anyone with other primary sleep disorder than insomnia, 1638 participants returned a baseline and a 1-year follow-up survey. Questions regarding sleep hygiene practices were administered at baseline, and the status of insomnia was assessed at baseline (T1) and at the 1-year follow-up (T2)...
July 11, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29992367/intra-individual-study-of-mindfulness-ecological-momentary-perspective-in-post-surgical-lung-cancer-patients
#2
Mariya P Shiyko, Brian Siembor, Paul B Greene, Joshua Smyth, Jack E Burkhalter
The period of recovery following a lung-cancer surgery presents unique challenges and psychological demands. The study utilized ecological momentary assessments (EMA) to repeatedly sample mindfulness states in a sample of mindfulness-untrained individuals following hospital discharge. Intra- and inter- individual variability was assessed to examine cancer patients' natural capacity to exhibit mindfulness states during two weeks of recovery. Fifty nine stage I lung cancer patients (61% women, mean age = 66...
July 10, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29987740/impact-of-time-perspectives-on-texting-intervention-to-reduce-hiv-sti-transmission-among-female-sex-workers-in-tijuana-and-ciudad-juarez-mexico
#3
Thomas L Patterson, Shirley J Semple, Daniela Abramovitz, Alicia Harvey-Vera, Heather A Pines, Silvia Verdugo, Colin Depp, David J Moore, Gustavo Martinez, M Gudelia Rangel, Steffanie A Strathdee
Text messages may sustain post-counseling gains in behavioral improvements and reduce HIV/STI incidence. However, their effectiveness may depend on the messages' time perspective and characteristics of the individual. We evaluated the impact of time perspective on a text messaging intervention designed to maintain improvements in safer sex practices among drug-using and non-drug-using female sex workers (FSWs) in Tijuana (n = 141) and Cd. Juarez (n = 129), Mexico. FSWs received the efficacious Mujer Segura intervention, and were randomized to receive safer sex maintenance text messages with either a short-term or future-oriented time perspective...
July 9, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29982975/partner-relationship-satisfaction-partner-conflict-and-maternal-cardio-metabolic-health-in-the-year-following-the-birth-of-a-child
#4
Kharah M Ross, Christine Guardino, Calvin J Hobel, Christine Dunkel Schetter
Intimate partner relationship quality during the child-bearing years has implications for maternal health. The purpose of this study was to test whether partner satisfaction, partner conflict, and their interaction predicted maternal cardio-metabolic health at 12-months postpartum. Women were recruited in 5 U.S. sites. Partner conflict and satisfaction were measured at 6-months postpartum, and cardio-metabolic indicators (blood pressure, waist-hip ratio, glycosylated hemoglobin, total cholesterol:HDL ratio) were assessed at 6- and 12-months...
July 7, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29938385/past-present-or-future-word-tense-and-affect-in-autobiographical-narratives-of-women-with-hiv-in-relation-to-health-indicators
#5
Yudelki M Firpo-Perretti, Mardge H Cohen, Kathleen M Weber, Leslie R Brody
This study examined how the expression of positive and negative affect words and word tense in autobiographical narratives of 98 HIV+ women, predominantly African American, predicted undetectable HIV viral load (UDVL), CD4+ cells/mm3 counts and antiretroviral therapy medication (ART) adherence assessed concurrently (T1) and at 3 to 9-month follow-up (T2). Logistic regressions revealed that higher past tense words predicted worse odds of UDVL, CD4+ cells/mm3 above 350 at T1, and worse odds of 95% ART adherence at T2...
June 25, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29926314/independent-and-relative-effects-of-stress-depressive-symptoms-and-affect-on-college-students-daily-health-behaviors
#6
Elizabeth D Dalton, Constance L Hammen
Stress and depressive symptoms are associated with maladaptive health behavior practices such as unhealthy eating, sedentary behavior, insufficient sleep, and substance use. The relative and interactive effects of stress and depressive symptoms on health behavior practices are less well understood. The present study examined these processes in a daily diary study of 127 college students. Results from hierarchical generalized linear models indicated that depressive symptoms, and chronic and daily stress, but not acute stressful life events, were significantly associated with a composite score of daily maladaptive health behavior engagement (depressive symptoms b = ...
June 20, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29948542/longitudinal-relationship-between-onset-of-physical-symptoms-and-functional-impairment
#7
Lisa M McAndrew, Drew A Helmer, Shou-En Lu, Helena K Chandler, Sarah Slotkin, Karen S Quigley
Patients with chronic physical symptoms (e.g., chronic pain) often have significant functional impairment (i.e., disability). The fear avoidance model is the dominant theoretical model of how the relationship between chronic physical symptoms and functional impairment develops and proposes a cyclical/bidirectional relationship. There has never been a definitive test of the proposed bi-directional relationship. The current study followed 767 Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom soldiers from pre-deployment, when they were relatively healthy, to 1 year after deployment, when it was anticipated that symptoms would increase or develop...
June 9, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29948541/self-compassion-chronic-age-related-stressors-and-diurnal-cortisol-secretion-in-older-adulthood
#8
Heather Herriot, Carsten Wrosch, Jean-Philippe Gouin
Many older adults experience chronic age-related stressors (e.g., life regrets or health problems) that are difficult to control and can disturb cortisol regulation. Self-compassion may buffer adverse effects of these stressful experiences on diurnal cortisol secretion in older adulthood. To examine whether self-compassion could benefit older adults' cortisol secretion in the context of chronic and largely uncontrollable age-related stressors, 233 community-dwelling older adults reported their levels of self-compassion, age-related stressors (regret intensity, physical health problems, and functional disability), and relevant covariates...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29882172/targeting-and-tailoring-message-framing-the-moderating-effect-of-racial-identity-on-receptivity-to-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-african-americans
#9
Todd Lucas, Mark Manning, Lenwood W Hayman, James Blessman
This study demonstrates the potential of racial identity to moderate how gain and loss-framed messaging, as well as culturally-targeted messaging, can affect receptivity to preventive health screening. African-Americans (N = 132) who were noncompliant with recommended colorectal cancer (CRC) screening completed a measure of racial identity centrality-encompassing the extent to which racial identity is a core component of self-concept-and then participated in an online education module about CRC screening, during which either gain or loss-framed messaging was introduced...
June 7, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29855845/mastery-self-esteem-and-optimism-mediate-the-link-between-religiousness-and-spirituality-and-postpartum-depression
#10
A C D Cheadle, C Dunkel Schetter
Religious and spiritual beliefs and behaviors are powerful influences in the everyday lives of people worldwide and are especially salient for women and families around the birth of a child. A growing body of research indicates that aspects of religiousness and spirituality are associated with mental health including lower risk of postpartum depression, a disorder that affects as many as 1 in 5 women after birth. The mechanisms, however, are not well understood. In this study, psychosocial resources (mastery, self-esteem, and optimism) was tested as a mechanism linking religiousness and spirituality with depressive symptoms in 2399 postpartum women from the Community Child Health Network...
May 31, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29850971/recovery-from-stress-an-experimental-examination-of-focused-attention-meditation-in-novices
#11
Amy R Borchardt, Peggy M Zoccola
Identifying strategies that aid in recovery from stress may benefit cardiovascular health. Ninety-nine undergraduate meditation novices were randomly assigned to meditate, listen to an audio book, or sit quietly after a standardized stressor. During recovery, meditators' heart rate variability and skin conductance levels returned to baseline, whereas only heart rate variability returned to baseline for the audio book and control groups. Positive and negative affect were no different than baseline following meditation, whereas, both audio book and control groups had lower positive affect and higher negative affect following the intervention...
May 30, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29802535/self-regulation-and-obesity-the-role-of-executive-function-and-delay-discounting-in-the-prediction-of-weight-loss
#12
Fania C M Dassen, Katrijn Houben, Vanessa Allom, Anita Jansen
Obesity rates are rising worldwide. Executive function and delay discounting have been hypothesized to play important roles in the self-regulation of behavior, and may explain variance in weight loss treatment success. First, we compared individuals with obesity (n = 82) to healthy weight controls (n = 71) on behavioral and self-report measures of executive function (working memory, inhibition and shifting) and delay discounting. Secondly, the individuals with obesity took part in a multidisciplinary weight loss program and we examined whether executive function and delay discounting predicted weight change...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29802533/relationships-between-dispositional-mindfulness-health-behaviors-and-hemoglobin-a1c-among-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
#13
J Fanning, C Y Osborn, A E Lagotte, L S Mayberry
Examine cross-sectional relationships between dispositional mindfulness and diabetes self-care behaviors (i.e., medication adherence, diet and exercise behavior, and self-monitoring of blood glucose; SMBG), hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c, %), and body mass index (BMI; continuously and obese vs. not). Adults with type 2 diabetes (N = 148, Mage  = 55.7 ± 10.1) who were recruited to participate in a web-based diabetes medication adherence intervention completed all assessments at enrollment. In unadjusted analyses, mindfulness was associated with better dietary habits and worse HbA1c (p < ...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777500/methamphetamine-associated-dysregulation-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-axis
#14
Deborah L Jones, Adam W Carrico, Suat Babayigit, Violeta J Rodriguez, Carlos Aguila, Mahendra Kumar
Methamphetamine and HIV impair thyroid function, but few studies have investigated their combined effects on thyroid dysregulation. This study examined the associations of methamphetamine use alone and in combination with HIV on thyroid function among men in South Florida. Measures of thyroid function in methamphetamine-using, HIV-infected (METH+HIV+; n = 127) and HIV-negative (METH+HIV-; n = 46) men who have sex with men (MSM) were compared to non-methamphetamine-using, HIV-negative men (METH-HIV-; n = 136)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766471/self-control-as-measured-by-delay-discounting-is-greater-among-successful-weight-losers-than-controls
#15
Warren K Bickel, Lara N Moody, Mikhail Koffarnus, J Graham Thomas, Rena Wing
Long-term weight loss maintenance is likely to require strong self-control in order to sustain changes in behavior patterns. We, therefore, tested the hypothesis that those who have successfully maintained weight loss may have superior self-control compared to control participants. Self-control was assessed using a delay discounting task through a webbased assessment of members of the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR: N = 757; non-obese = 605; obese = 152) and control participants (Control N = 443; nonobese = 236; obese = 207) from Amazon's Mechanical Turk...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766470/perinatal-depression-prevention-through-home-visitation-a-cluster-randomized-trial-of-mothers-and-babies-1-on-1
#16
S Darius Tandon, Erin A Ward, Jaime L Hamil, Cindy Jimenez, Mya Carter
Postpartum depression is highly prevalent in low-income women and has significant health effects on mother and child. This pilot study tested the effectiveness of the newly adapted Mothers and Babies (MB) 1-on-1 intervention. A cluster randomized trial was conducted with 8 programs using trained home visitors to deliver MB 1-on-1 and 6 delivering usual home visiting. One hundred twenty pregnant women not experiencing major depression were enrolled. Outcomes were assessed at baseline and 3- and 6-months postpartum...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740746/psychosocial-and-demographic-predictors-of-postpartum-physical-activity
#17
Christine M Guardino, Calvin J Hobel, Madeleine U Shalowitz, Sharon L Ramey, Christine Dunkel Schetter
Physical activity promotes better health outcomes across the lifespan, and provides physical and mental health benefits for women who have recently given birth. However, research has not adequately characterized physical activity levels or risk factors for inadequate physical activity during the postpartum period. The objective of the present study was to describe levels and correlates of physical activity at 6 months postpartum in mothers of diverse race/ethnicity (55% African American, 23% White, 22% Hispanic/Latina), with the majority living in or near poverty...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736780/pain-catastrophizing-activity-engagement-and-pain-willingness-as-predictors-of-the-benefits-of-multidisciplinary-cognitive-behaviorally-based-chronic-pain-treatment
#18
Jordi Miró, Elena Castarlenas, Rocío de la Vega, Santiago Galán, Elisabet Sánchez-Rodríguez, Mark P Jensen, Douglas Cane
Pain catastrophizing and pain acceptance have been shown to be associated with improvements after participation in cognitive behaviorally-based treatment (CBT) for chronic pain. However, it is not yet clear how important each of these factors is relative to the other. Furthermore, it is also not clear if multidisciplinary pain treatment has the same impact on the two primary dimensions of pain acceptance (activity engagement and pain willingness), and whether their role in explaining treatment outcome differs as a function of the outcomes under study...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728951/parents-have-both-implicit-and-explicit-biases-against-children-with-obesity
#19
Janet A Lydecker, Elizabeth O'Brien, Carlos M Grilo
Weight bias (negative attitudes towards individuals with obesity) has been widely observed, but not examined in parents. In this study, we measured parents' (N = 658; 74.2% female) explicit and implicit weight bias against children with obesity. Many parents (n = 612; 93%) endorsed some moderate explicit weight bias. Fathers had greater explicit bias than mothers and parents with overweight/obesity had less bias than those with healthy-weight. Other parent/child variables (i.e., parent age, child sex, child weight, child age) were not significantly associated with explicit bias...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721813/pioneer-baby-suggestions-for-pre-and-postnatal-health-promotion-programs-from-rural-english-and-spanish-speaking-pregnant-and-postpartum-women
#20
Lisette T Jacobson, Rosalee Zackula, Michelle L Redmond, Jennifer Duong, Tracie C Collins
In the United States, more than 9 million rural women (15-44 years old) experience limited access and delivery of reproductive healthcare services. Rurality coupled with lower socio-economic status are associated with increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain in-depth information from underserved English- and Spanish-speaking pregnant and postpartum rural women on what they would value in a health promotion program. Three focus group sessions were conducted exploring four domains: (1) physical activity, (2) dietary habits, (3) fetal movement/kick counts, and (4) breastfeeding and other support resources...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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