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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620775/normalization-as-a-strategy-for-maintaining-quality-of-life-while-coping-with-infertility-in-a-pronatalist-culture
#1
Yael Benyamini, Miri Gozlan, Ariel Weissman
PURPOSE: Infertility could be highly stressful, particularly in a pronatalist culture. We aimed to develop the concept and a measure of normalization (maintaining normal life routines and feeling "normal") as a strategy that could enable women with infertility maintain their quality of life (QoL) while coping with this condition. We tested its associations with women's well-being, distress and QoL in Israel, where being childless is socially unacceptable and highly stigmatized. METHODS: One-hundred and eighty Israeli women undergoing infertility treatment at a fertility community clinic filled in questionnaires assessing normalization-related coping strategies, QoL, and psychological adjustment (distress, wellbeing)...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620774/-in-my-culture-we-don-t-know-anything-about-that-sexual-and-reproductive-health-of-migrant-and-refugee-women
#2
Christine Metusela, Jane Ussher, Janette Perz, Alexandra Hawkey, Marina Morrow, Renu Narchal, Jane Estoesta, Melissa Monteiro
PURPOSE: Migrant and refugee women are at risk of negative sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes due to low utilisation of SRH services. SRH is shaped by socio-cultural factors which can act as barriers to knowledge and influence access to healthcare. Research is needed to examine constructions and experiences of SRH in non-English-speaking migrant and refugee women, across a range of cultural groups. METHOD: This qualitative study examined the constructions and experiences of SRH among recent migrant and refugee women living in Sydney, Australia, and Vancouver, Canada...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608172/factors-associated-with-poor-sleep-in-older-adults-with-multiple-sclerosis
#3
Sheila N Garland, Samantha R M Scurrey, Michelle Ploughman
PURPOSE: Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world. Sleep disturbance in individuals with MS is approximately four times higher than in the general population. This is concerning given that poor sleep quality negatively affects one's mental and physical well-being. The objectives of this study are (1) to document the prevalence of sleep problems in a Canadian sample of older individuals living with MS, (2) to identify demographic and clinical factors associated with poor sleep, and (3) to investigate the potential impact of possible sleep-promoting and sleep-interfering medications...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600704/steering-clear-of-driving-after-drinking-a-tailored-e-health-intervention-for-reducing-repeat-offending-and-modifying-alcohol-use-in-a-high-risk-cohort
#4
Hollie Jai Wilson, Gavan Palk, Mary Christina Sheehan, Darren Wishart, Barry Watson
PURPOSE: Digital interventions to reduce risk behaviours are emerging as effective public health measures; however, few have been applied to drink driving and associated alcohol use based on a harm reduction perspective. This paper reports on the design, development, and pilot of a novel intervention which aims to reduce repeat offending by first-time convicted drink driving offenders. It explores whether an online program is acceptable and user friendly and contains useful and relevant content, with a sample of first-time drink driving offenders recruited at the time of conviction...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585073/exploring-the-social-needs-and-challenges-of-chinese-american-immigrant-breast-cancer-survivors-a-qualitative-study-using-an-expressive-writing-approach
#5
Krystal Warmoth, Bernice Cheung, Jin You, Nelson C Y Yeung, Qian Lu
PURPOSE: Little is known about the psychological well-being and social barriers among immigrant Chinese American breast cancer survivors. The aim of the present study was to explore the social needs and challenges of Chinese American immigrant breast cancer survivors. METHOD: This study used the expressive writing approach to explore the experiences among 27 Chinese American breast cancer survivors. The participants were recruited through community-based organizations in Southern California, most of whom were diagnosed at stages I and II (33 and 48%, respectively)...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585072/maternal-health-a-qualitative-study-of-male-partners-participation-in-lagos-nigeria
#6
Samuel Ojima Adejoh, Adetayo Olorunlana, Olatunji Olaosebikan
PURPOSE: Male involvement in maternal healthcare has been described as a key factor to reducing maternal mortality globally. Hence, this study investigated the choice of facility to be used during pregnancy and examined factors that influence male participation in maternal healthcare issues of their spouses as these factors may sometimes influence the choice of health care services for pregnant women. METHOD: The study was cross-sectional in design; the setting was at Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536979/quantifying-multiple-work-related-psychosocial-risk-factors-proposal-for-a-composite-indicator-based-on-the-copsoq-ii
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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/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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
Reza Ziaei, Reza Mohammadi, Saeed Dastgiri, Eija Viitasara, Vahab Asl Rahimi, Abolfazl Jeddi, Joaquim Soares
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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