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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536979/quantifying-multiple-work-related-psychosocial-risk-factors-proposal-for-a-composite-indicator-based-on-the-copsoq-ii
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Adrienne Stauder, Katalin Nistor, Tünde Zakor, Anita Szabó, Anikó Nistor, Szilvia Ádám, Barna Konkolÿ Thege
PURPOSE: To determine national reference values for the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ II) across occupational sectors and develop a composite score to estimate the cumulative effect of multiple work-related stressors, in order to facilitate the implementation of occupational health directives on psychosocial risk assessment. METHOD: Cross-sectional data was collected via an online questionnaire. The sample included 13,104 individuals and was representative of the general Hungarian adult working population in terms of gender, age, education, and occupation...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534316/relationship-between-air-quality-and-outdoor-exercise-behavior-in-china-a-novel-mobile-based-study
#2
Liang Hu, Li Zhu, Yaping Xu, Jiaying Lyu, Kellie Imm, Lin Yang
PURPOSE: Based on data collected from an exercise app, the study aims to provide empirical evidence on the relationship between air quality and patterns of outdoor exercise in China. METHODS: Objective outdoor exercise data spanning 160 days were collected from 153 users of an exercise app, Tulipsport in China. Each exercise mode (running, biking, and walking, respectively) was organized into five air quality categories based on Air Quality Index (AQI): excellent, good, mild pollution, moderate pollution, and serious pollution...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534315/a-daily-diary-approach-to-the-examination-of-chronic-stress-daily-hassles-and-safety-perceptions-in-hospital-nursing
#3
Gemma Louch, Jane O'Hara, Peter Gardner, Daryl B O'Connor
PURPOSE: Stress is a significant concern for individuals and organisations. Few studies have explored stress, burnout and patient safety in hospital nursing on a daily basis at the individual level. This study aimed to examine the effects of chronic stress and daily hassles on safety perceptions, the effect of chronic stress on daily hassles experienced and chronic stress as a potential moderator. METHOD: Utilising a daily diary design, 83 UK hospital nurses completed three end-of-shift diaries, yielding 324 person days...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527104/low-income-as-a-multiplicative-risk-factor-for-oral-pain-and-dental-problems-among-u-s-veteran-smokers
#4
Terrell A Hicks, Sarah M Wilson, Shaun P Thomas, Paul A Dennis, Julia M Neal, Patrick S Calhoun
PURPOSE: Compared to the United States (U.S.) general population, military veterans are at an increased risk of experiencing dental problems. This study documented associations between cigarette use and measures of dental/oral concern in a population of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. METHOD: A cross-sectional analysis of survey data from the Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans Health and Needs Study, a study of U...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523481/mild-depression-in-low-back-pain-the-interaction-of-thought-suppression-and-stress-plays-a-role-especially-in-female-patients
#5
Konietzny Kerstin, Chehadi Omar, Streitlein-Böhme Irmgard, Rusche Herbert, Willburger Roland, Hasenbring Monika Ilona
PURPOSE: Mild depression has been shown as a precursor and as a consequence of low back pain, even in early phases of acute or subacute pain. Chronic daily life stress as well as dysfunctional pain-related cognitions such as thought suppression (TS) seem to play a role in the pain-depression cycle; however, the mechanisms of these associations are less understood. Experimentally induced TS, conceived as the attempt to directly suppress sensations such as pain, has been shown to paradoxically cause a delayed and non-volitional return of the suppressed thoughts and sensations and to increase affective distress...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497401/using-a-film-intervention-in-early-addiction-treatment-a-qualitative-analysis-of-process
#6
Ingerid Elgesem Bjelland, Ayna Johansen, Farnad Darnell, Håvar Brendryen
PURPOSE: There is a need for knowledge about how self-help materials can be made useful in treatment for Substance Abuse Disorders (SUD), as a supplement to ongoing treatment, or as independent tools for change. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we explored the use of self-help films in early addiction treatment, taking into account both patient and therapist perspectives, as well as dyadic functions. We explored how active mechanisms might be related to intervention format and implementation context...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405917/key-intervention-characteristics-in-e-health-steps-towards-standardized-communication
#7
Bridgette M Bewick, Steven J Ondersma, Mette T Hoybye, Oskar Blakstad, Matthijs Blankers, Håvar Brendryen, Pål F Helland, Ayna B Johansen, Paul Wallace, Kristina Sinadinovic, Christopher Sundstrom, Anne H Berman
PURPOSE: This paper reports expert opinion on e-health intervention characteristics that enable effective communication of characteristics across the diverse field of e-health interventions. The paper presents a visualization tool to support communication of the defining characteristics. METHODS: An initial list of e-health intervention characteristics was developed through an iterative process of item generation and discussion among the 12 authors. The list was distributed to 123 experts in the field, who were emailed an invitation to assess and rank the items...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401406/the-impact-of-militarism-patriarchy-and-culture-on-israeli-women-s-reproductive-health-and-well-being
#8
Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash
PURPOSE: In this paper, we situate and frame Israeli women's reproductive health within the social, historical, political, cultural, and geographical context of Israeli women's lives. METHODS: We used a theoretical review in this paper. RESULTS: Militarism, patriarchy, and cultural values heavily shape and influence Jewish and Arab women's access to and experience of reproductive health when it comes to the imperative to have children, pregnancy, birth, access to contraception and abortion, and other reproductive healthcare services...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342086/motivational-and-volitional-correlates-of-physical-activity-in-participants-reporting-no-past-and-current-hypertension-findings-from-a-cross-sectional-observation-study
#9
Julian Wienert, Tim Kuhlmann, Sebastian Fink, Rainer Hambrecht, Sonia Lippke
PURPOSE: The study investigated differences in motivational and volitional correlates of physical activity in persons who reported currently having hypertension, had hypertension in the past, or had no hypertension by using the health action process approach as a theoretical background. METHOD: Self-reported data from 512 participants (71.9% women; M age = 46.83 years; SD age = 13.77; M BMI = 24.89; SD BMI = 4.71) were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), analysis of variance (ANOVA), and post hoc comparisons of groups to determine differences in motivational and volitional correlates for physical activity between groups followed by analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299624/examining-the-relationship-between-pain-catastrophizing-and-suicide-risk-in-patients-with-rheumatic-disease-the-mediating-role-of-depression-perceived-social-support-and-perceived-burdensomeness
#10
Eun -Jung Shim, Yeong Wook Song, Seung-Hee Park, Kwang-Min Lee, Dong Jin Go, Bong-Jin Hahm
PURPOSE: Little research has examined the role of pain catastrophizing (PC) in predicting suicide among patients with rheumatic disease or the mechanisms through which it works. This study examines whether depression, perceived social support (PSS), and perceived burdensomeness (PB) mediate the relationship between PC and suicide risk. It also examines the relative importance of sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological factors in predicting suicide risk. METHODS: Three hundred sixty patients from a rheumatology clinic in Korea completed measures of pain catastrophizing, social support, depression, and perceived burdensomeness...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299623/unique-contributions-of-acceptance-and-catastrophizing-on-chronic-pain-adaptation
#11
Julia R Craner, Jeannie A Sperry, Afton M Koball, Eleshia J Morrison, Wesley P Gilliam
PURPOSE: Pain catastrophizing and acceptance represent distinct but interrelated constructs that influence adaptation to chronic pain. Clinical and laboratory research suggest that higher levels of catastrophizing and lower levels of acceptance predict worse functioning; however, findings have been mixed regarding which specific outcomes are associated with each construct. The current study evaluates these constructs in relation to pain, affect, and functioning in a treatment-seeking clinical sample...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265810/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-persian-version-of-the-chronic-illness-anticipated-stigma-scale-ciass
#12
Ali-Akbar Nejatisafa, Sahar Mozafari, Ahmad-Ali Noorbala, Fatemeh Sadat Asgarian, Valerie A Earnshaw, Mohammad-Ali Sahraian, Farnaz Etesam
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to evaluate the cross-cultural validation and psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Chronic Illness Anticipated Stigma Scale (CIASS) among the patients with chronic illness in Iran. METHOD: Following standard procedures, the questionnaire was administered to a total sample of 186 patients with chronic illness who were recruited from the referral hospital, including hospitalized and clinic outpatients plus several referral clinics...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265809/expectation-of-a-decrease-in-pain-affects-the-prognosis-of-pain-in-cancer-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-response-to-morphine
#13
Hiromichi Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Atsuko Koyama, Chihiro Makimura, Yoshihiko Fujita, Junji Tsurutani, Kiyohiro Sakai, Ryo Sakamoto, Kazuto Nishio, Kazuhiko Nakagawa
PURPOSE: Cancer pain is a multidimensional experience that includes physiological, sensory, affective, cognitive, behavioral, and sociocultural dimensions. Few prospective studies have examined the relationship between a patient's expectation of pain improvement and the pain prognosis. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate whether patients' expectation to pain reduction was associated with pain intensity after morphine treatment in opioid treatment-naïve patients with various types of cancer...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290077/2016-european-guidelines-on-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-clinical-practice-the-sixth-joint-task-force-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-and-other-societies-on-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-clinical-practice-constituted-by-representatives
#14
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155081/subjective-health-complaints-in-individuals-with-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-associations-with-the-severity-of-the-skin-condition-and-illness-perceptions-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
Emma Charlott Andersson Nordbø, Geir Aamodt, Camilla Martha Ihlebæk
PURPOSE: High comorbidity has been reported among persons with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), but the occurrence of subjective health complaints (SHCs) in these patient groups is poorly understood. The study aimed to describe the prevalence of SHCs among individuals with psoriasis and PsA in Norway, and investigate whether the severity of their skin condition and their illness perceptions were associated with the number and severity of health complaints. METHOD: Participants were recruited through the Psoriasis and Eczema Association of Norway (PEF) (n = 942)...
June 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108963/erratum-to-the-prevalence-attitudes-and-correlates-of-waterpipe-smoking-among-high-school-students-in-iran-a-cross-sectional-study
#16
Reza Ziaei, Reza Mohammadi, Saeed Dastgiri, Eija Viitasara, Vahab Asl Rahimi, Abolfazl Jeddi, Joaquim Soares
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June 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943106/the-association-between-weight-status-weight-history-physical-activity-and-cognitive-task-performance
#17
Meghan K Edwards, Scott J Dankel, Jeremy P Loenneke, Paul D Loprinzi
PURPOSE: Physical activity has been shown to attenuate the association between overweight/obesity and deleterious cardiovascular health-related outcomes, with emerging work also taking the duration of overweight/obesity into consideration. No previous work, however, has explored the interrelationships between physical activity, obesity, and obesity duration in the context of cognitive task performance, which was the purpose of this study. METHOD: Data from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used (N = 2322 adults 60-85 yrs)...
June 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834043/psychometric-properties-of-an-arabic-pain-anxiety-symptoms-scale-20-pass-20-in-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-attending-a-physiotherapy-clinic
#18
Osama A Tashani, Oras A AlAbas, Raafat A M Kabil, Mark I Johnson
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to cross-culturally adapt the PASS-20 questionnaire for use in Libya. METHODS: Participants were 71 patients (42 women) attending the physiotherapy clinic, Ibn Sina Hospital, Sirt, Libya for management of persistent pain and 137 healthy unpaid undergraduate students (52 women) from the University of Sirt, Libya. The English PASS-20 was translated into Arabic. Patients completed the Arabic PASS-20 and the Arabic Pain Rating Scales on two occasions separated by a 14-day interval...
June 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822664/assessment-of-motivational-cognitions-in-diabetes-self-care-the-motivation-thought-frequency-scales-for-glucose-testing-physical-activity-and-healthy-eating
#19
Sophie C Parham, David J Kavanagh, Christian A Gericke, Neil King, Jon May, Jackie Andrade
PURPOSE: There is a need for improved measurement of motivation for diabetes self-care. The Elaborated Intrusion Theory of Desire offers a coherent framework for understanding and identifying the cognitive-affective events that constitute the subjective experience of motivation and may therefore inform the development of such an instrument. Recent research has shown the resultant Motivation Thought Frequency scale (MTF) to have a stable factor structure (Intensity, Incentives Imagery, Self-Efficacy Imagery, Availability) when applied to physical activity, excessive snacking or alcohol use in the general population...
June 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800575/sex-differences-in-the-relationship-between-socio-cultural-norms-and-sunbathing
#20
John Mingoia, Amanda Hutchinson, Carlene Wilson
PURPOSE: The tripartite influence model (Thompson et al. 1999) proposes that internalized appearance ideals mediate the relationship between socio-cultural norms endorsing a tanned appearance and sunbathing. This study examined the extent to which socio-cultural norms lead to an idealization of darker skin, which in turn predicts sunbathing. This study also explored whether the relationship between an internalized muscular physique and sunbathing is moderated by sex. METHODS: Adult males (N = 124) and females (N = 175) completed an online questionnaire measuring socio-cultural norms endorsing a tanned appearance, internalization of mesomorphic and tanned ideals, and sunbathing...
June 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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