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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718078/relationship-between-daily-pain-and-affect-in-women-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-lower-optimism-as-a-vulnerability-factor
#1
Zuzanna Kwissa-Gajewska, Ewa Gruszczyńska
The aim of the study was to examine the moderating effect of optimism on the relationship between daily pain-daily affect. Fifty-four female patients with rheumatoid arthritis completed self-report measures of optimism (once), daily pain and daily positive and negative affect for 7 consecutive days during hospitalization. Results of multilevel random coefficients modeling demonstrated a significant cross-level interaction for daily negative affect only. Simple slopes analysis revealed that low optimism was related to a stronger positive relationship between daily pain and daily negative affect, whereas this effect was insignificant for higher optimism...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712010/the-interaction-between-individualism-and-wellbeing-in-predicting-mortality-survey-of-health-ageing-and-retirement-in-europe
#2
Judith A Okely, Alexander Weiss, Catharine R Gale
The link between greater wellbeing and longevity is well documented. The aim of the current study was to test whether this association is consistent across individualistic and collectivistic cultures. The sample consisted of 13,596 participants from 11 European countries, each of which was assigned an individualism score according to Hofstede et al.'s (Cultures and organizations: software of the mind, McGraw Hill, New York, 2010) cultural dimension of individualism. We tested whether individualism moderated the cross-sectional association between wellbeing and self-rated health or the longitudinal association between wellbeing and mortality risk...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710565/somatic-symptom-severity-among-primary-care-patients-who-are-obese-examining-the-unique-contributions-of-anxiety-sensitivity-discomfort-intolerance-and-health-anxiety
#3
Thomas A Fergus, Christine A Limbers, Jackson O Griggs, Lance P Kelley
Prior research indicates the common presentation of somatic symptoms and obesity in primary care settings, as well as links between obesity and somatic symptoms. Anxiety sensitivity, discomfort intolerance, and health anxiety are three variables relevant to somatic symptoms. How those three variables relate to somatic symptom severity among individuals who are obese and the unique variance accounted for by each variable in somatic symptom severity remains unexamined. Among a large sample of primary care patients who are obese (N = 342), anxiety sensitivity, discomfort intolerance, and health anxiety collectively accounted for 35% of variance in somatic symptom severity beyond the effects of sociodemographic variables, body mass index, medical morbidity, and depression severity...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710564/psychological-generators-of-stress-headaches
#4
Juanita Kay Miller Berry, Peter D Drummond
Psychological stress triggers headaches, but how this happens is unclear. To explore this, 38 migraine sufferers, 28 with tension-type headache (T-TH) and 20 controls rated nausea, negative affect, task-expectancies and headache at 5-min intervals during an aversive 20-min mental arithmetic task with a fixed failure rate. Blood pressure and pulse rate were measured every 3 min and salivary cortisol was sampled before and after the task. Multiple regression analysis indicated that irritation, anxiety and the absence of sluggishness (i...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689248/daily-self-weighing-and-weight-gain-prevention-a-longitudinal-study-of-college-aged-women
#5
Diane L Rosenbaum, Hallie M Espel, Meghan L Butryn, Fengqing Zhang, Michael R Lowe
Daily self-weighing has been suggested as an important factor for weight loss maintenance among samples with obesity. This study is a secondary analysis that examined daily self-weighing in association with weight and body composition outcomes over 2 years among young women with vulnerability for weight gain. Women (N = 294) of varying weight status completed self-weighing frequency questionnaires and weight was measured in the clinic at baseline, 6 months, 1, and 2 years; DXA scans were completed at baseline, 6 months and 2 years...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646268/the-role-of-perceived-sleep-norms-in-subjective-sleep-appraisals-and-sleep-related-illness-behavior
#6
Mazheruddin M Mulla, Jerome A Lewis, James C Hamilton, Joshua Tutek, Sarah E Emert, Tricia H Witte, Kenneth L Lichstein
The present investigation sought to extend extant research on subjective sleep complaints by examining their relation to perceived sleep norms. Results from two studies showed that individuals' distress and illness behavior in response to symptoms of fatigue and non-restorative sleep was influenced by their perceptions of peer norms for those symptoms. Individuals who believed they experienced a greater degree of fatigue and non-restorative sleep than their peers reported more distress arising from those symptoms, and were also more likely to seek social support and medical treatment for them...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639107/depressive-symptoms-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-biological-mechanistic-pathways
#7
Diana A Chirinos, Indira Gurubhagavatula, Preston Broderick, Julio A Chirinos, Karen Teff, Thomas Wadden, Greg Maislin, Hassam Saif, Jesse Chittams, Caitlin Cassidy, Alexandra L Hanlon, Allan I Pack
This study examined the association between depressive symptoms, as well as depressive symptom dimensions, and three candidate biological pathways linking them to Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): (1) inflammation; (2) circulating leptin; and (3) intermittent hypoxemia. Participants included 181 obese adults with moderate-to-severe OSA enrolled in the Cardiovascular Consequences of Sleep Apnea (COSA) trial. Depressive symptoms were measured using the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II). We assessed inflammation using C-reactive protein levels (CRP), circulating leptin by radioimmunoassay using a double antibody/PEG assay, and intermittent hypoxemia by the percentage of sleep time each patient had below 90% oxyhemoglobin saturation...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639106/time-to-selected-quit-date-and-subsequent-rates-of-sustained-smoking-abstinence
#8
George L Anesi, Scott D Halpern, Michael O Harhay, Kevin G Volpp, Kathryn Saulsgiver
In efforts to combat tobacco dependence, most smoking cessation programs offer individuals who smoke the choice of a target quit date. However, it is uncertain whether the time to the selected quit date is associated with participants' chances of achieving sustained abstinence. In a pre-specified secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial of four financial-incentive programs or usual care to encourage smoking cessation (Halpern et al. in N Engl J Med 372(22):2108-2117, doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1414293 , 2015), study participants were instructed to select a quit date between 0 and 90 days from enrollment...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631102/experiencing-is-believing-prior-experience-moderates-the-impact-of-self-based-and-socially-based-cues-in-the-context-of-blood-donation
#9
Lindsay Roberts, Jason P Rose, Erin A Vogel
Two studies explored how self-based cues (i.e., self-efficacy), socially-based cues (i.e., perceived social norms), and prior blood donation experience differentially influence behavioral intentions. In Study 1, undergraduate students (N = 766) completed an online study that evaluated prior experiences, self-efficacy, perceived norms, and behavioral intentions in the context of blood donation. In Study 2, a community sample (N = 199) from a clinic waiting room completed similar measures. Across both studies, having high self-efficacy was a necessary and sufficient antecedent to high intentions, regardless of norm perception for donors...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631101/stationary-cycling-exergame-use-among-inactive-children-in-the-family-home-a-randomized-trial
#10
Ryan E Rhodes, Chris M Blanchard, Shannon S D Bredin, Mark R Beauchamp, Ralph Maddison, Darren E R Warburton
Exergames may be one way to increase child physical activity, but long term adherence has seen little research attention. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the usage of an exergame bike in comparison to a stationary bike in front of a TV across 3-months within a family home environment among children aged 10-14 years old. Seventy-three inactive children were recruited through advertisements and randomized to either the exergame condition (n = 39) or the standard bike condition (n = 34)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593427/drinking-and-exercise-behaviors-among-college-students-between-and-within-person-associations
#11
Ana M Abrantes, Matthew D Scalco, Sara O'Donnell, Haruka Minami, Jennifer P Read
Prior work has suggested a paradoxical positive relationship between the risk behavior alcohol use and the health behavior exercise, particularly in young adults. Though seldom tested, different theoretical perspectives exist on the mechanisms that may explain the positive relationship. The aims of this study were to test theorized mechanisms of association, including common causes shared by both behaviors (e.g., personality, motives, affective), compensatory processes such as exercising to compensate for calories from alcohol consumption, and methodological confounds (e...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577198/heart-disease-versus-cancer-understanding-perceptions-of-population-prevalence-and-personal-risk
#12
Jennifer K Scheideler, Jennifer M Taber, Rebecca A Ferrer, Emily G Grenen, William M P Klein
Although the gap is narrowing, Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with and die from heart disease than cancer, and yet many believe cancer is more common and their personal risk of cancer is higher than their heart disease risk. Using nationally representative 2013 Health Information National Trends Survey data, we assessed such beliefs and examined sociodemographic and psychological factors and health behaviors associated with these beliefs. 42.8% of participants rated cancer as more common and 78.5% rated their own cancer risk as equal to or exceeding their heart disease risk...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560605/social-support-stress-coping-strategies-resilience-and-posttraumatic-growth-in-a-polish-sample-of-hiv-infected-individuals-results-of-a-1%C3%A2-year-longitudinal-study
#13
Marcin Rzeszutek, Włodzimierz Oniszczenko, Ewa Firląg-Burkacka
This study investigated the level of posttraumatic growth (PTG) and its association with the level of social support, stress coping strategies and resilience among a people living with HIV (PLWH) in a 1 year longitudinal study. We also controlled for age, HIV infection duration and the presence of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). From the 290 participants, initially eligible for the study, 110 patients were recruited for the first assessment and 73 patients participated in a follow-up assessment. Participants filled out following psychometric tools: the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI), the Berlin Social Support Scales (BSSS), the Mini-COPE Inventory, the Resiliency Assessment Scale (SPP-25) and the PTSD-F questionnaire...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528393/chronic-and-episodic-stress-predict-physical-symptom-bother-following-breast-cancer-diagnosis
#14
Lauren N Harris, Margaret R Bauer, Joshua F Wiley, Constance Hammen, Jennifer L Krull, Catherine M Crespi, Karen L Weihs, Annette L Stanton
Breast cancer patients often experience adverse physical side effects of medical treatments. According to the biobehavioral model of cancer stress and disease, life stress during diagnosis and treatment may negatively influence the trajectory of women's physical health-related adjustment to breast cancer. This longitudinal study examined chronic and episodic stress as predictors of bothersome physical symptoms during the year after breast cancer diagnosis. Women diagnosed with breast cancer in the previous 4 months (N = 460) completed a life stress interview for contextual assessment of chronic and episodic stress severity at study entry and 9 months later...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516391/denial-of-a-sleep-deprivation-message-situational-and-dispositional-influences-on-message-rejection
#15
Suzanne C Thompson, Haley W Marber, Laeesha N Cornejo, Bryn M Launer, Kimberly Ona Ayala
Two studies investigated situational and dispositional influences on rejection of a sleep deprivation warning message for young adults. The hassle of protection (Study 1) and the self-relevance of the problem (Study 2) were manipulated; the disposition to use denial (threat orientation) for warning messages was measured. In both studies, it was found that both dispositional denial and the situational manipulation (more protection-hassle or self-relevance) showed at least one denial effect by reducing perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, or credibility...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508383/spiritual-well-being-religious-activity-and-the-metabolic-syndrome-results-from-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-sociocultural-ancillary-study
#16
Carrie E Brintz, Orit Birnbaum-Weitzman, Maria M Llabre, Sheila F Castañeda, Martha L Daviglus, Linda C Gallo, Aida L Giachello, Ryung S Kim, Lenny Lopez, Yanping Teng, Frank J Penedo
Sociocultural risk and protective factors for developing the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), have not been well studied in Hispanics/Latinos residing in the United States (U.S.). Religiosity and/or spirituality (R/S), important aspects of Hispanic/Latino culture, have been inversely associated with CVD and multiple CVD risk factors. Cross-sectional associations between dimensions of R/S and prevalent MetS, and its five individual components were examined using multiple logistic and linear regression, among 3278 U...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508382/think-fast-rapid-assessment-of-the-effects-of-episodic-future-thinking-on-delay-discounting-in-overweight-obese-participants
#17
Jeffrey S Stein, Yan Yan Sze, Liqa Athamneh, Mikhail N Koffarnus, Leonard H Epstein, Warren K Bickel
Accumulating laboratory-based evidence indicates that reducing delay discounting (devaluation of delayed outcomes) with the use of episodic future thinking (EFT; mental simulation of future events) improves dietary decision-making and other maladaptive behaviors. Recent work has adapted EFT for use in the natural environment to aid in dietary and weight control by engaging participants in EFT repeatedly throughout the day. These efforts may benefit from minimizing the amount of time required for measurement and implementation of EFT...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500504/delay-discounting-and-parental-monitoring-in-adolescents-with-poorly-controlled-type-1-diabetes
#18
Amy Hughes Lansing, Catherine Stanger, Rebecca Crochiere, Ann Carracher, Alan Budney
In a sample of adolescents with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes, this study examined if delay discounting, the extent to which individuals prefer immediate over delayed rewards, was associated with severity of non-adherence and poor glycemic control, and if parental monitoring of diabetes management moderated those associations. Sixty-one adolescents (M age = 15.08 years, SD 1.43) with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes completed a delayed discounting task and an HbA1c blood test. Adherence was assessed via self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) data from adolescents' glucometers...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455831/greater-ability-to-express-positive-emotion-is-associated-with-lower-projected-cardiovascular-disease-risk
#19
Natalie L Tuck, Kathryn S Adams, Sarah D Pressman, Nathan S Consedine
Positive emotion is associated with lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, yet some mechanisms remain unclear. One potential pathway is via emotional competencies/skills. The present study tests whether the ability to facially express positive emotion is associated with CVD risk scores, while controlling for potential confounds and testing for sex moderation. Eighty-two men and women underwent blood draws before completing self-report assessments and a performance test of expressive skill. Positive expressions were scored for degree of 'happiness' using expression coding software...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451904/anxiety-sensitivity-predicts-increased-perceived-exertion-during-a-1-mile-walk-test-among-treatment-seeking-smokers
#20
Samantha G Farris, Lisa A Uebelacker, Richard A Brown, Lawrence H Price, Julie Desaulniers, Ana M Abrantes
Smoking increases risk of early morbidity and mortality, and risk is compounded by physical inactivity. Anxiety sensitivity (fear of anxiety-relevant somatic sensations) is a cognitive factor that may amplify the subjective experience of exertion (effort) during exercise, subsequently resulting in lower engagement in physical activity. We examined the effect of anxiety sensitivity on ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and physiological arousal (heart rate) during a bout of exercise among low-active treatment-seeking smokers...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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