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International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

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
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...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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
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
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
Jari J Hakanen, Piia Seppälä, Maria C W Peeters
PURPOSE: Traditionally, employee well-being has been considered as resulting from decent working conditions arranged by the organization. Much less is known about whether employees themselves can make self-initiated changes to their work, i.e., craft their jobs, in order to stay well, even in highly demanding work situations. The aim of this study was to use the job demands-resources (JD-R model) to investigate whether job crafting buffers the negative impacts of four types of job demands (workload, emotional dissonance, work contents, and physical demands) on burnout and work engagement...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Valentina A Andreeva, Marion J Torres, Damien Léger, Virginie Bayon, Paloma Gonzalez, Fabien Szabo de Edelenyi, Serge Hercberg, Pilar Galan
PURPOSE: We assessed the association of long-term weight change ≥5 kg with total sleep time (TST), investigating effect modification by sex and overweight/obesity. METHOD: In a cross-sectional context, we studied 41,610 adults from the general population-based NutriNet-Santé e-cohort. A sleep questionnaire was self-administered in 2014. It included sleep logs for the estimation of average TST at night, and items for the calculation of major weight change as experienced over the previous 5 years...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Benjamin D Pollock, Wei Chen, Emily W Harville, Lydia A Bazzano
PURPOSE: Type A personality, characterized by action-oriented tendencies, has been linked to cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly adults. Alternatively, limited research has tested whether personality type A/B and cardiovascular (CVD) risk are linked prior to adulthood. Therefore, we used the Hunter-Wolf A/B personality score to determine whether personality type A/B is associated with traditional CVD risk factors during adolescence, and more importantly if personality type, or its individual type A components, are associated with cardiovascular risk through young adulthood...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Kari N Duerksen, Karen L Lawson
PURPOSE: In recent years, anti-choice dialog has shifted from a focus on the fetus to a focus on the woman. This new movement constructs itself as positive and pro-woman, while perpetuating harmful stereotypes about women and the effects of abortion. Research has shown a relationship between benevolent sexism (beliefs that women are morally pure creatures in need of protection and nurturing) and restrictive attitudes towards abortion, although no research has qualitatively explored this relationship...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Mehdi Noroozi, Elahe Ahounbar, Salah Eddin Karimi, Sina Ahmadi, Mohammad Najafi, Ali Bazrafshan, Zahra Jorjoran Shushtari, Mohammad Hassan Farhadi, Peter Higgs, Fatemeh Rezaei, Hesam Ghiasvand, Asaad Sharhani, Bahram Armoon, Katherine Waye
PURPOSE: Understanding and increasing awareness on individual risk for HIV infection as well as HIV risk perception's effects on different behavioral outcomes for people who inject drugs (PWID) is important for policymaking and planning purposes. The objectives of the present study were to determine whether HIV risk perception was associated with greater injection and sexual risk-taking behaviors among PWIDs. METHOD: We surveyed 460 PWID in Kermanshah regarding their demographic characteristics, sexual risk behaviors, HIV risk perception, and drug-related risk behaviors in the month prior to the study...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Reza Ziaei, Reza Mohammadi, Saeed Dastgiri, Eija Viitasara, Vahab Asl Rahimi, Abolfazl Jeddi, Joaquim Soares
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Stephanie P Goldstein, Brittney C Evans, Daniel Flack, Adrienne Juarascio, Stephanie Manasse, Fengqing Zhang, Evan M Forman
PURPOSE: Lapses are strong indicators of later relapse among individuals with addictive disorders, and thus are an important intervention target. However, lapse behavior has proven resistant to change due to the complex interplay of lapse triggers that are present in everyday life. It could be possible to prevent lapses before they occur by using m-Health solutions to deliver interventions in real-time. METHOD: Just-in-time adaptive intervention (JITAI) is an intervention design framework that could be delivered via mobile app to facilitate in-the-moment monitoring of triggers for lapsing, and deliver personalized coping strategies to the user to prevent lapses from occurring...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Christian Jules Cerrada, Eldin Dzubur, Kacie C A Blackman, Vickie Mays, Steven Shoptaw, Jimi Huh
PURPOSE: Cigarette smoking is a preventable risk factor that contributes to unnecessary lung cancer burden among Korean Americans and there is limited research on effective smoking cessation strategies for this population. Smartphone-based smoking cessation apps that leverage just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAIs) hold promise for smokers attempting to quit. However, little is known about how to develop and tailor a smoking cessation JITAI for Korean American emerging adult (KAEA) smokers...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Lilian N Dindo, Ana Recober, Rita Haddad, Chadi A Calarge
PURPOSE: Depression and anxiety are highly comorbid psychiatric conditions and both are common in adult patients with migraine. This study aims to examine the unique associations between major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in a well-characterized group of older adolescents and college-age individuals with migraine. METHOD: Participants (N =  227), between 15 and 20 years old, who were unmedicated or within 1 month of beginning antidepressant treatment underwent a comprehensive psychiatric assessment to establish the presence of MDD and GAD, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition, Text Revision, and to rate their symptom severity using the Longitudinal Interval Follow-up Evaluation for Adolescents (A-LIFE)...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Stefanie Duijndam, Johan Denollet, Ivan Nyklíček, Nina Kupper
PURPOSE: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a common invasive procedure for the treatment of coronary artery diseases. Long-term cognitive functioning after PCI and its association with health-related quality of life (HRQL) and psychological factors is relatively unknown. The aim of this study is to examine whether perceived cognitive functioning during the year after PCI is associated with HRQL over this time period, and whether mood, fatigue, and age are associated with changes in perceived cognition and HRQL...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Claes Andersson, Agneta Öjehagen, Martin O Olsson, Louise Brådvik, Anders Håkansson
PURPOSE: Substance use disorders and problematic substance use are common problems in adolescence and young adulthood. Brief personalized feedback has been suggested for treatment of alcohol and drug problems and poor mental health. This repeated measurement randomized controlled trial examines the effect of an interactive voice response (IVR) system for assessing stress, depression, anxiety and substance use. METHODS: The IVR system was used twice weekly over 3 months after treatment initiation, with or without addition of a personalized feedback intervention on stress and mental health symptoms...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Yue Liao, Chih-Ping Chou, Jimi Huh, Adam Leventhal, Genevieve Dunton
PURPOSE: Affective response during physical activity may influence motivation to perform future physical activity behavior. However, affective response during physical activity is often assessed under controlled laboratory conditions. The current study used ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to capture affective responses during free-living physical activity performed by adults, and determined whether these affective responses predict future moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels after 6 and 12 months...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Jeannette B Peters, Lonneke M Boer, Johan Molema, Yvonne F Heijdra, Judith B Prins, Jan H Vercoulen
PURPOSE: The purposes of the study are to identify clinical phenotypes that reflect the level of adaptation to the disease and to examine whether these clinical phenotypes respond differently to treatment as usual (TAU) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), the latter with its strong emphasis on improving adaptation. METHODS: Clusters were identified by a cluster analysis using data on many subdomains of the four domains of health status (HS) (physiological functioning, functional impairment, symptoms and quality of life) in 160 outpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receiving TAU...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Joseph T F Lau
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December 15, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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