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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081614/stress-coping-strategies-spirituality-social-support-and-posttraumatic-growth-in-a-polish-sample-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#1
Marcin Rzeszutek, Włodzimierz Oniszczenko, Brygida Kwiatkowska
The aim of this study was to explore the level of posttraumatic growth (PTG) and its relationship to the level of stress coping strategies, spirituality and social support among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients (n = 250). The level of PTG was measured by the Polish adaptation of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory. Stress coping strategies were evaluated by the Polish adaptation of the Mini-COPE Inventory. Spirituality was measured by the Self-Description Questionnaire. Social support was assessed with the Berlin Social Support Scales...
January 12, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076965/predictors-of-burnout-and-health-status-in-samaritans-listening-volunteers
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Adeline Roche, Jane Ogden
Samaritan listening volunteers provide emotional support to people in distress or suicidal. Samaritans' has high volunteer turnover, which may be due to burnout. This study evaluated the role of demographic and psychosocial factors in predicting Samaritans listening volunteers' burnout and health status. Samaritans' listening volunteers (n = 216) from seven branches across UK completed an online survey to assess their levels of burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation, personal accomplishment), subjective health status, coping, empathy and social support...
January 11, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073295/the-frequency-and-predictors-of-poly-victimisation-of-south-african-children-and-the-role-of-schools-in-its-prevention
#3
Lezanne Leoschut, Zuhayr Kafaar
Violence has become a characteristic feature of South African society, with women and children often bearing the brunt of this. Contemporary research suggests that the key to stemming the tide of child victimisation is understanding the complete inventory of victimisations that may co-occur during childhood. There is growing recognition that children in South Africa typically experience abuse in the context of other forms of maltreatment and victimisation. This article draws on the empirical data collected for a national prevalence and incidence study on child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Africa and draws attention to the frequency of poly-victimisation amongst South African children and highlights why some children experience multiple co-occurring forms of victimisations while others do not...
January 10, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064527/child-violence-experiences-in-institutionalised-orphanage-care
#4
Lorraine Sherr, Kathryn J Roberts, Natasha Gandhi
Institutions are not necessarily good environments for children. In the face of challenges such as HIV, Ebola, poverty, conflict and disaster the numbers have grown rather than reduced. Some countries have closed institutions down -driven by findings that cognitive developmental delay is associated with institutional care. Yet insight into abuse and violence within institutionalised settings is neglected. Maltreatment -violence and abuse -may be an issue. This systematic review series addresses violence and abuse experiences in institutionalised care, exploring firstly the frequency of abuse/violence in institutions, secondly any interventions to reduce such violence or abuse and thirdly the perpetrators of such violence or abuse...
January 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064526/understanding-social-norms-and-violence-in-childhood-theoretical-underpinnings-and-strategies-for-intervention
#5
P S Lilleston, L Goldmann, R K Verma, J McCleary-Sills
Violence in childhood is a widespread human rights violation that crosses cultural, social and economic lines. Social norms, the shared perceptions about others that exist within social groups, are a critical driver that can either prevent or perpetuate violence in childhood. This review defines injunctive and descriptive social norms and lays out a conceptual framework for the relationship between social norms and violence in childhood, including the forces shaping social norms, the mechanisms through which these norms influence violence in childhood (e...
January 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064522/the-impact-of-humanitarian-emergencies-on-the-prevalence-of-violence-against-children-an-evidence-based-ecological-framework
#6
Beth L Rubenstein, Lindsay Stark
Little is known about the patterns and mechanisms by which humanitarian emergencies may exacerbate violence against children. In this article, we propose using the ecological framework to examine the impact of humanitarian emergencies on interpersonal violence against children. We consider the literature that supports this framework and suggest future directions for research to fill identified gaps in the framework. The relationship between humanitarian emergencies and violence against children depends on risk factors at multiple levels, including a breakdown of child protection systems, displacement, threats to livelihoods, changing gender roles, changing household composition, overcrowded living conditions, early marriage, exposure to conflict or other emergency events, and alcohol abuse...
January 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064517/experiences-of-patients-undergoing-repeated-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-injections-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
Jessica Boyle, Meri Vukicevic, Konstandina Koklanis, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Gwyneth Rees
Current therapy to slow disease progression in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) entails regular intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections, often indefinitely. Little is known about the burden imposed on patients by this repetitive treatment schedule and how this can be best managed. The aim of this study was to explore the psychosocial impact of repeated intravitreal injections on patients with neovascular AMD. Forty patients (16 males, 24 females) with neovascular AMD undergoing anti-VEGF treatment were recruited using purposive sampling from a private ophthalmology practice and public hospital in Melbourne...
January 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064515/school-corporal-punishment-in-global-perspective-prevalence-outcomes-and-efforts-at-intervention
#8
Elizabeth T Gershoff
School corporal punishment continues to be a legal means of disciplining children in a third of the world's countries. Although much is known about parents' use of corporal punishment, there is less research about school corporal punishment. This article summarizes what is known about the legality and prevalence of school corporal punishment, about the outcomes linked to it, and about interventions to reduce and eliminate school corporal punishment around the world.
January 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064513/temporal-patterns-and-predictors-of-bullying-roles-among-adolescents-in-vietnam-a-school-based-cohort-study
#9
Ha Thi Hai Le, Michael P Dunne, Marilyn A Campbell, Michelle L Gatton, Huong Thanh Nguyen, Nam T Tran
Although many cross-sectional studies have examined bullying experiences and correlated factors among adolescents in schools, relatively little is known about the extent to which bullying roles are stable or fluid over time. This short-term quantitative longitudinal study in Vietnam examined temporal patterns and predictors of bullying roles over an academic year. A total of 1424 middle and high school students aged 12-17 years completed two anonymous, self-administered questionnaires six months apart in 2014 and 2015...
January 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058855/the-first-year-after-diagnosis-psychological-impact-on-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
#10
M F Possa, E Minacapelli, S Canale, G Comi, V Martinelli, M Falautano
The impact of multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis on newly diagnosed individuals remains so far little explored. Our aim is to outline affective, personality and quality of life (QoL) correlates of MS patients shortly after MS diagnosis. Thirty-eight (22 F and 16 M) newly-diagnosed MS patients (mean interval from diagnosis communication 4.7 ± 3.8 months, range 1-12 months) underwent the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale and a comprehensive psychological evaluation: Beck Depression Inventory-II, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Psychophysiological Questionnaire-Revised, Fear Survey Schedule, Maudsley Obsessional-Compulsive Questionnaire, Impact of Event Scale-Revised, Personal Meaning Questionnaire, Problem Solving Inventory and Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54...
January 6, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034321/comorbidity-in-allergic-asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-functional-somatic-syndromes
#11
Georgios Tsiakiris, Gregory Neely, Nina Lind, Steven Nordin
Based on the concept of central sensitisation, the present study tested the hypothesis of comorbidity in allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis with diagnoses of functional somatic syndromes (FSSs), including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and migraine. Data were used from the population-based Västerbotten Environmental Health Study (n = 3406). The participants consisted of 164 individuals with allergic asthma and 298 individuals with allergic rhinitis as well as 2876 individuals without allergic or non-allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis or atopic dermatitis...
December 30, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019100/assessing-the-impact-of-autonomous-motivation-and-psychological-need-satisfaction-in-explaining-adherence-to-an-exercise-referral-scheme
#12
Michael John Eynon, Christopher O'Donnell, Lynn Williams
Given the mixed findings concerning self-determination theory in explaining adherence to exercise referral schemes (ERS), the present study attempted to examine whether autonomous motivation and psychological need satisfaction could predict ERS adherence. Participants referred to an 8-week ERS completed self-report measures grounded in self-determination theory and basic needs theory at baseline (N = 124), mid-scheme (N = 58), and at the end of the scheme (N = 40). Logistic regressions were used to analyse the data...
December 26, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013552/depression-and-sleep-quality-in-older-adults-a-meta-analysis
#13
Nathália B Becker, Saul N Jesus, Karine A D R João, João N Viseu, Rute I S Martins
The literature emphasizes depression and poor sleep quality as problems that affect many elderly individuals. However, these problems have been related in few studies and there is no meta-analysis performed so far on this relationship. The present research reviewed the studies performed on the subjective sleep quality in order to understand how it relates to depression in older adults. The review was conducted in January 2016 and comprised publications between 2005 and 2015. Based on the electronic databases Web of Science and EBSCO, we used the keywords 'sleep quality', 'depression', and 'older' to identify the empirical studies performed...
December 26, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013548/the-relationship-between-attitudes-toward-suicide-and-willingness-to-pay-for-suicide-prevention-a-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
#14
Hajime Sueki
There are gaps in our knowledge of the role attitudes toward suicide play in determining people's willingness to participate (WTP) for suicide prevention. We conducted a large nationwide cross-sectional study with the aim of clarifying the relationship between WTP for reducing suicide risk and attitudes toward suicide. Ordinal logistic regression analyses (n = 1771) showed that there were significant associations of WTP for suicide prevention with 'Suicide as a right' (β = -.15, 95% CI: -.25 to -.04, p = ...
December 26, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010121/emotional-eating-as-a-mediator-between-anxiety-and-cholesterol-in-population-with-overweight-and-hypertension
#15
Marinna S Mensorio, Ausiàs Cebolla, Juan Francisco Lisón, Enrique Rodilla, Gonzalo Palomar, Marta Miragall, Rosa Maria Baños
Although the relationship between cholesterol and mood states (especially anxiety) has been well studied, few researches have included the role of eating styles in this relationship. This study explored the associations among eating styles, negative emotional symptoms, and levels of cholesterol (and other medical variables) in a population with hypertension and overweight or obesity, analyzing the possible mediation mechanisms involved. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 68 adults with hypertension and overweight/obesity, and stepwise multiple regression analysis and mediation analyses were carried out to test the hypothesis that eating styles mediate the relationship between negative emotional symptoms and cholesterol...
December 23, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007008/positive-and-negative-mood-following-imaging-guided-core-needle-breast-biopsy-and-receipt-of-biopsy-results
#16
Katherine L Perlman, Rebecca A Shelby, Anava A Wren, Sarah A Kelleher, Caroline S Dorfman, Erin O'Connor, Connie Kim, Karen S Johnson, Mary Scott Soo
Positive and negative mood are independent psychological responses to stressful events. Negative mood negatively impacts well-being and co-occurring positive mood leads to improved adjustment. Women undergoing core needle breast biopsies (CNB) experience distress during CNB and awaiting results; however, influences of mood are not well known. This longitudinal study examines psychosocial and biopsy- and spirituality-related factors associated with mood in patients day of CNB and one week after receiving results...
December 23, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006984/illness-perception-patterns-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#17
E Kunschitz, O Friedrich, Ch Schöppl, J Maitz, J Sipötz
The purpose of this study is to identify patterns of illness perception in patients with angiografically verified Coronary Artery Disease. A total of 166 patients (age: 64.4 ± 12.1, 80.7% male) were recruited after angiography. Cluster analysis on the items of the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire was used to identify patterns of illness perception. The resulting groups were characterized with regard to Quality of Life (MacNew), anxiety and depression (GAD-7 and PHQ-9) and resilience (RS-13). The analysis revealed 4 distinct groups differing with regard to the items covering the perception of the physical and emotional impact of disease...
December 23, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998180/challenging-body-weight-evidence-from-a-community-based-intervention-on-weight-behaviour-and-motivation
#18
Louise T Blais, Diane E Mack, Philip M Wilson, Chris M Blanchard
The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a 12 week weight loss intervention within a commercial fitness centre on body weight, moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), dietary intake, and behavioural regulations for exercise and healthy eating. Using a quasi-experimental design, the intervention group received weekly coaching sessions and bi-weekly seminars designed to increase MVPA and improve dietary intake. Outcome variables were assessed at three time points over a six month period...
December 21, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998179/patients-intention-to-speak-up-for-health-care-providers-hand-hygiene-in-inpatient-diabetic-foot-wound-treatment-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-diabetes-outpatient-centres-in-lower-saxony-germany
#19
Thomas von Lengerke, Barbara Kröning, Karin Lange
Hand hygiene in wound care by health care providers (HCPs) is a key principle in treating hospitalized patients with diabetic foot infections. This study aimed to estimate the extent to which patients with type-2-diabetes (T2D) intend to speak up for HCPs' hand hygiene during inpatient foot treatment, test whether this motivation increases given the hospital would invite patients to speak up, and identify associations with socio-demographics, knowledge of hand hygiene requirements, and diabetes-related factors...
December 21, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973916/health-consequences-of-intimate-partner-violence-against-married-women-a-population-based-study-in-northern-iran
#20
Robabeh Soleimani, Reza Ahmadi, Azadeh Yosefnezhad
The effects of different types of intimate partner violence (IPV) on mental health are understudied. The aim of this study was to analyse the association between women's mental health and physical, psychological and sexual IPV. We invited subjects of a population-based survey conducted in 2015 in Rasht, Iran, on IPV against women to complete the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). The present research study is a secondary study based on these data and archival data from the 2015 study. For analysis, multivariate analysis of covariance was used...
December 14, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
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