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International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Hani Nouman, Yael Benyamini
BACKGROUND: Infertility is a source of stress, particularly in pronatalist societies in which a lifestyle without children is viewed as an unacceptable option. The present study examined the relationship between the use of culturally adapted religious coping strategies and emotional adjustment among women coping with fertility problems. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional correlational study. One hundred and eighty-six religious Israeli women undergoing fertility treatment filled out questionnaires assessing their use of culturally adapted religious coping strategies and emotional adjustment (distress/well-being)...
November 15, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Satoko Fujihara, Akiomi Inoue, Kazumi Kubota, Kim Fong Roseline Yong, Katsunori Kondo
BACKGROUND: We examined the association between caregiver burden and work productivity (i.e., absenteeism, presenteeism, and overall work impairment) among working family caregivers of people with dementia and whether job characteristics (i.e., job demands, job control, supervisor and coworker support) moderate this association. METHODS: A cross-sectional correlational study design using a web-based questionnaire survey was conducted among 379 Japanese working family caregivers of people with dementia (105 female, age range 20-77) in May 2016, which measured caregiver burden, work productivity, care situation, job characteristics, and demographics...
November 5, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Samantha G Farris, Bailey J O'Keeffe, Ana M Abrantes, Angelo M DiBello
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking and poor weight control independently and synergistically increase risk for morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have examined the etiological role of emotion-regulatory dysfunction in the link between smoking and poor weight control, as well as the possible moderating role of sex. METHOD: Participants (n = 577; Mage  = 44.42; SD = 13.80; 52.7% female) were daily smokers who completed a single survey online through Qualtrics...
October 31, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Emma L Thompson, Jaclyn Broadbent, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Melanie D Bertino, Petra K Staiger
BACKGROUND: A range of psychological constructs, including perceived pain, self-efficacy, and pain avoidance, have been proposed to account for the comorbidity of chronic pain and affective disorder symptoms. Despite the likely inter-relation among these constructs, few studies have explored these predictors simultaneously. As such, the relative contributions of these psychological influences remain an open question. PURPOSE: The present study uses a novel, network model approach to help to identify the key psychological contributors to the pain-affective disorder link...
October 30, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Eun-Jung Shim, Sun Hee Lee, Nam Joong Kim, Eu Suk Kim, Ji Hwan Bang, Bo Kyung Sohn, Hye Youn Park, Kyung-Lak Son, Heesung Hwang, Kwang-Min Lee, Bong-Jin Hahm
PURPOSE: The high disease burden associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is linked to the elevated suicide risk in this population. Informed by the interpersonal theory of suicide, this study examined how and under which conditions depression is related to suicide risk in people living with HIV/AIDS. METHODS: A total of 202 outpatients with HIV/AIDS participated in a cross-sectional and multi-center survey involving four university hospitals in South Korea...
September 25, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Florian Herbolsheimer, Nadine Ungar, Richard Peter
BACKGROUND: Social networks are known to be a key factor associated with late-life depression. However, there is limited knowledge about the pathways linking social isolation to mental health. It has been proposed that health-related behaviors such as physical activity represent one pathway. This study examines the way out-of-home physical activity mediates between social isolation and depressive symptoms in older adults. METHODS: A subsample of 334 older adults from the ActiFE Ulm study, Germany, was randomly selected...
December 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Michelle C Accardi-Ravid, Joshua R Dyer, Sam R Sharar, Shelley Wiechman, Mark P Jensen, Hunter G Hoffman, David R Patterson
BACKGROUND: Nearly 2.8 million people are hospitalized in the USA annually for traumatic injuries, which include orthopedic and internal organ injuries. Early post-injury pain is predictive of poor outcomes, including inability to eventually return to work, and long-term psychological distress. The goal of the present study was to improve our scientific understanding of trauma-related pain by examining (1) the nature and frequency of inpatient trauma pain and (2) the associations between inpatient trauma pain, education, opioid analgesic equivalent use, pain catastrophizing, and sleep quality...
December 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Andrea B Goldschmidt, Brandi P Cotton, Scott Mackey, Jennifer Laurent, William C Bryson, Dale S Bond
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that substance use disorders and disordered eating are often comorbid. In light of the ongoing opioid epidemic, the purpose of the current study was to understand the prevalence and health-related correlates of loss of control (LOC) eating in adults seeking methadone maintenance treatment primarily for addiction to heroin and/or painkillers. METHODS: Participants were 447 adults surveyed at presentation for methadone maintenance treatment who responded to survey items on LOC eating...
December 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Kazuhiro Watanabe, Norito Kawakami
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate effects of a flexible multi-component workplace intervention program for improving physical activity among Japanese white-collar employees in a cluster randomized controlled trial design. METHODS: A total of 208 worksites and nested employees were approached. Any worksite interested in a 3-month physical activity promotion intervention and white-collar workers aged 18 years or older were eligible. The worksites were randomly assigned to an intervention or a control, stratified by worksite size...
December 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Emilie Michalovic, Sarah Hall, Lindsay R Duncan, Rebecca Bassett-Gunter, Shane N Sweet
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the effects of action planning, risk perception, and message elaboration on the creation and quality of physical activity action plans. Risk perception was hypothesized as a potential moderator and elaboration as a potential mediator of the message framing-action planning relationship. METHOD: Inactive adults (N = 180; 44% women; Mage  = 29.7, SD = 9.92) were randomized to one of two framed action planning messages and responded to an online questionnaire pre- and post-message...
December 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
O Kornienko, D R Schaefer, S D Pressman, D A Granger
PURPOSE: This study investigates the social determinants of health by examining how mucosal immunity is associated with the patterning of social connections in a network. Studies have suggested that social networks have biological underpinnings, but investigations at the scale of networks, rather than individuals, have remained elusive. We integrate salivary bioscience methods with advanced social network modeling to explore the association between salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA), a key component of mucosal immunity, and social network structure...
December 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Sylvia Hansen, Maija Huttunen-Lenz, Diewertje Sluik, Jennie Brand-Miller, Mathijs Drummen, Mikael Fogelholm, Teodora Handjieva-Darlenska, Ian Macdonald, Alfredo J Martinez, Thomas Meinert Larsen, Sally Poppitt, Anne Raben, Wolfgang Schlicht
PURPOSE: Weight loss has been demonstrated to be a successful strategy in diabetes prevention. Although weight loss is greatly influenced by dietary behaviors, social-cognitive factors play an important role in behavioral determination. This study aimed to identify demographic and social-cognitive factors (intention, self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, social support, and motivation with regard to dietary behavior and goal adjustment) associated with weight loss in overweight and obese participants from the PREVIEW study who had pre-diabetes...
December 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Henning Krampe, Anke Barth-Zoubairi, Tatjana Schnell, Anna-Lena Salz, Léonie F Kerper, Claudia D Spies
PURPOSE: The interrelated associations of social relationship factors, depression, and outcomes of surgical patients are yet unexplored. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether depression mediates effects of general social support, loneliness, and living alone on hospital length of stay (LOS) of 2487 patients from diverse surgical fields. METHOD: Social relationship factors and depression were assessed prior to surgery. The PROCESS macro for SPSS was used to conduct three simple mediation models that tested the indirect effects of social relationship factors on LOS mediated through depression...
December 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Megan M Hood, Rebecca Wilson, Annika Gorenz, Sharon Jedel, Shohreh Raeisi, Stevan Hobfoll, Ali Keshavarzian
PURPOSE: Treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC), given its chronicity and its associated disruptive and often distressing symptoms, is increasingly focusing on maximizing patient quality of life. Poorer quality of life has been found among patients with poor sleep quality, which is much more common in patients with UC than in the general population and may be associated with inflammation and psychological distress. METHOD: Forty-seven patients with UC (n = 11 flaring) completed measures of sleep quality, depression, state anxiety, gastrointestinal-related anxiety, perceived stress, and quality of life...
October 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Kimberley D Curtin, Eun-Young Lee, Lira Yun, John C Spence
PURPOSE: To examine associations between physical activity contexts and health and fitness perceptions among Korean adults and youth. METHOD: Data were from the Korean Survey on Citizens' Sports Participation in 2015. Korean youth (N = 832; Mage  = 14.7) and adults (N = 6719; Mage  = 41.3) were included in the hierarchical logistic and linear regressions. Youth physical activity was examined in school-based (i.e., school-based and after-school/Saturday school sports) and out of school (i...
October 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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October 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Aleksandra Herbec, Ildiko Tombor, Lion Shahab, Robert West
PURPOSE: Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is often used suboptimally by smokers. Previous research has focused on cognitions and attitudes as potential reasons. This study drew on theoretical frameworks of behaviour to comprehensively explore smokers' NRT use to identify new intervention targets. METHODS: Semi-structured face-to-face interviews were conducted with 16 adult UK-based smokers and ex-smokers who used NRT in recent quit attempts (mean (SD) age = 34...
October 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Linda K Larkey, Dara James, Michael Belyea, Mihyun Jeong, Lisa L Smith
PURPOSE: Meditative movement (MM) practices are increasingly being studied, including examination of the potential for these modalities to contribute to weight management. METHODS: A search was conducted for randomized controlled trials testing one or both of two forms of MM, Tai Chi and Qigong, reporting effects on changes in body composition. Data from these studies were extracted and tabled, and a meta-analysis of studies with inactive control conditions was conducted...
October 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Andrew W Manigault, Alex Woody, Peggy M Zoccola, Sally S Dickerson
PURPOSE: Researchers benefit from controlling for individual differences that systematically account for variance in acute cortisol responses (e.g., sex). Similarly, some suggest that education could be used as a cortisol covariate because prior work found a negative relationship between education and the magnitude of acute cortisol responses in middle-aged adults. Nevertheless, education is seldom controlled for in tests of cortisol responses to acute stress, in part because the effect of education on acute cortisol responses has yet to be tested in a college sample...
October 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Daniela Curado, Viviam Barros, Emérita Opaleye, Sarah Bowen, Helena Hachul, Ana Regina Noto
PURPOSE: To investigate dispositional mindfulness, psychiatric symptoms, and their relationship with insomnia severity among female chronic hypnotic users. METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional study, including 76 women with chronic hypnotic use. Participants completed several self-report questionnaires: sociodemographic characteristics, depressive symptoms (CES-D), anxiety levels (STAI-T), dispositional mindfulness (FFMQ), and insomnia severity (ISI). Exploratory linear regression models were used to identify factors related to insomnia severity...
October 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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