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International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405917/key-intervention-characteristics-in-e-health-steps-towards-standardized-communication
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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/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
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265810/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-persian-version-of-the-chronic-illness-anticipated-stigma-scale-ciass
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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
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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/28236288/self-management-and-shared-decision-making-in-alcohol-dependence-via-a-mobile-app-a-pilot-study
#9
Pablo Barrio, Lluisa Ortega, Hugo López, Antoni Gual
PURPOSE: Mobile applications (apps) have created new opportunities in the field of alcohol dependence (AD) within new paradigms of shared decision-making and self-management. The aim of this study is to report the results of a pilot study testing the usability of and satisfaction with a mobile app (called SIDEAL) in AD patients. METHODS: Adult AD outpatients were included. SIDEAL was installed on patients' personal phones. The Timeline Followback (TLFB) method for the preceding 6 weeks was administered both at baseline and after 6 weeks (end of the study)...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224445/skills-training-via-smartphone-app-for-university-students-with-excessive-alcohol-consumption-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Mikael Gajecki, Claes Andersson, Ingvar Rosendahl, Kristina Sinadinovic, Morgan Fredriksson, Anne H Berman
PURPOSE: University students in a study on estimated blood alcohol concentration (eBAC) feedback apps were offered participation in a second study, if reporting continued excessive consumption at 6-week follow-up. This study evaluated the effects on excessive alcohol consumption of offering access to an additional skills training app. METHOD: A total of 186 students with excessive alcohol consumption were randomized to an intervention group or a wait list group...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197846/smiling-instead-of-smoking-development-of-a-positive-psychology-smoking-cessation-smartphone-app-for-non-daily-smokers
#11
Bettina B Hoeppner, Susanne S Hoeppner, Lourah Kelly, Melissa Schick, John F Kelly
PURPOSE: The usefulness of mobile technology in supporting smoking cessation has been demonstrated, but little is known about how smartphone apps could best be leveraged. The purpose of this paper is to describe the program of research that led to the creation of a smoking cessation app for non-daily smokers, so as to stimulate further ideas to create "smart" smartphone apps to support health behavior change. METHOD: Literature reviews to evaluate the appropriateness of the proposed app, content analyses of existing apps, and smoking cessation sessions with non-daily smokers (n = 38) to inform the design of the app...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188599/effects-of-depression-alleviation-on-work-productivity-and-income-among-hiv-patients-in-uganda
#12
Glenn J Wagner, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, Eric Robinson, Victoria K Ngo, Peter Glick, Seggane Musisi, Dickens Akena
PURPOSE: Depression is common among people living with HIV, and it is associated with impaired work functioning. However, little research has examined whether depression alleviation improves work-related outcomes in this population, which is the focus of this analysis. METHOD: A sample of 1028 depressed HIV clients in Uganda enrolled in a comparative trial of depression care models and were surveyed over 12 months. Serial regression analyses examined whether depression alleviation (measured by the nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire) was associated with change in self-reported weekly amount of hours worked and income earned, and whether these relationships were mediated by change in work-related self-efficacy...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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
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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)...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150066/interactive-effects-of-trait-self-control-and-stress-appraisals-on-blood-pressure-responses-to-a-laboratory-stressor
#14
Daryl B O'Connor, Antonia E Wilson, Rebecca Lawton
PURPOSE: Stress may play a role in explaining part of the conscientiousness-longevity relationship. Conscientiousness (C) is associated with the appraisals of stressors and its lower-order facets have been shown to differentially moderate the experience of stress in daily life. This study investigated whether the lower-order facet, self-control (SC), moderated the relationship between stress appraisals and blood pressure responses to a laboratory stressor. METHODS: Ninety participants (selected from the upper and lower quartiles for C scores from a sample of 679 participants) were invited to complete the Maastricht Acute Stress Test (MAST)...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194719/the-impact-of-ptsd-on-functioning-in-patients-seeking-treatment-for-chronic-pain-and-validation-of-the-posttraumatic-diagnostic-scale
#15
Sophia Åkerblom, Sean Perrin, Marcelo Rivano Fischer, Lance M McCracken
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS); to investigate the prevalence of traumatic experiences, trauma types, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a sample of patients seeking treatment for chronic pain; and to examine how indices of pain-related functioning vary with a history of traumatic exposure and PTSD diagnostic status. METHOD: Participants were 463 consecutive patients with chronic pain referred for assessment at the Pain Rehabilitation Unit at Skåne University Hospital...
April 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124194/psychometric-properties-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-drug-use-disorders-identification-test-dudit-in-clinical-prison-inmate-and-student-samples
#16
Anis Sfendla, Btissame Zouini, Dina Lemrani, Anne H Berman, Meftaha Senhaji, Nóra Kerekes
PURPOSE: The study aimed to validate the Arabic version of the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test (DUDIT) by (1) assessing its factor structure, (2) determining structural validity, (3) evaluating item-total and inter-item correlation, and (4) assessing its predictive validity. METHOD: The study population included 169 prison inmates, 51 patients with clinical diagnosis of substance used disorder, and 53 students (N = 273). All participants completed the self-report version of the Arabic DUDIT...
April 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27481106/psychometric-properties-of-the-german-version-of-the-pain-vigilance-and-awareness-questionnaire-pvaq-in-pain-free-samples-and-samples-with-acute-and-chronic-pain
#17
M Kunz, E S Capito, C Horn-Hofmann, C Baum, J Scheel, A J Karmann, J A Priebe, S Lautenbacher
PURPOSE: The way individuals attend to pain is known to have a considerable impact on the experience and chronification of pain. One method to assess the habitual "attention to pain" is the Pain Vigilance and Awareness Questionnaire (PVAQ). With the present study, we aimed to test the psychometric properties of the German version of the PVAQ across pain-free samples and across patients with acute and chronic pain. METHOD: Two samples of pain-free individuals (student sample (N = 255)/non-student sample (N = 362)) and two clinical pain samples (acute pain patients (N = 105)/chronic pain patients (N = 36)) were included in this cross-sectional evaluation of the German PVAQ...
April 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924552/what-is-behavioural-medicine-commentary-on-definition-proposed-by-dekker-stauder-and-penedo
#18
Marie Johnston, Derek Johnston
PURPOSE: Dekker et al. (2016) propose an updated definition of behavioural medicine. METHOD: In this commentary, we discuss how the field and the disciplines involved have changed over time before suggesting small amendments to the proposed definition. RESULTS: We suggest that the range of medicine which might be considered 'behavioural' is increasing to encompass virtually all medical practice. In addition, the role of behaviour and the potential for behaviour change as a means of improving health have become increasingly important...
February 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882490/defining-the-field-of-behavioral-medicine-a-collaborative-endeavor
#19
Joost Dekker, Adrienne Stauder, Frank J Penedo
PURPOSE: To respond to comments on our proposal for an update of the definition and scope of behavioral medicine. METHODS: We identify common themes in the comments and provide a response. RESULTS: We discuss the relationship of behavioral medicine to other disciplines and fields, the scope of behavioral medicine, and issues related to the application of behavioral medicine. CONCLUSION: Based on the comments of our esteemed colleagues and our reflection on those comments, we now offer the following refined definition and scope of behavioral medicine...
February 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844398/proposal-for-an-update-of-the-definition-and-scope-of-behavioral-medicine
#20
Joost Dekker, Adrienne Stauder, Frank J Penedo
PURPOSE: We aim to provide an update of the definition and scope of behavioral medicine in the Charter of ISBM, as the present version was developed more than 25 years ago. METHODS: We identify issues which need clarification or updating. This leads us to propose an update of the definition and scope of behavioral medicine. RESULTS: Issues in need of clarification or updating include the scope of behavioral medicine (biobehavioral mechanisms, clinical diagnosis and intervention, and prevention and health promotion); research as an essential characteristic of all three areas of behavioral medicine; the application of behavioral medicine; the terminology of behavioral medicine as a multidisciplinary field; and the relationship and distinction between behavioral medicine, mental health, health psychology, and psychosomatic medicine...
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