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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805069/assessing-the-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-in-kuwait-a-cross-sectional-study
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Eman J Abdullah, Hanan E Badr
The main objective of this paper was to assess the level and the determinants of quality of life (QOL) amongst patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). A cross-sectional study was conducted among a convenience sample of 200 adult MS patients. Inclusion criteria were: MS diagnosis for at least one year, and aged 21+ years. However, exclusion criteria were: having other neurological diseases, serious cardiovascular, orthopedic or other disability precluding participation. Self-administered questionnaire employed MSQOL-54 with two outcomes: Physical Health Composite (PHC) and mental health composite (MHC)...
August 13, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797174/the-dermatology-life-quality-index-dlqi-and-the-hospital-anxiety-and-depression-hads-in-chinese-rosacea-patients
#2
Yanyu Wu, Chaowei Fu, Wei Zhang, Caixia Li, Jie Zhang
The study aims to investigate the quality of life (QOL) and the psychological situation in Chinese patients with rosacea. A total of 196 healthy controls and 201 rosacea patients were involved in the final analysis. The general information, the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were collected. Significantly higher DLQI, anxiety and depression score were observed in the rosacea group compared to the control group (p < .01). Total DLQI score of patients was positively related with anxiety (r = ...
August 10, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793802/resisting-temptation-alcohol-specific-self-efficacy-mediates-the-impacts-of-compensatory-health-beliefs-and-behaviours-on-alcohol-consumption
#3
Fiona A I Matley, Emma L Davies
Awareness of health risks linked with excessive alcohol consumption appears to have little influence on how much some people drink. Compensatory health beliefs (CHBs), in which the consequences of unhealthy behaviour are considered to be neutralised by additional healthy behaviours, are one way of justifying poor health choices. Currently, the role of CHBs within the context of drinking behaviour is not well understood. This research examined associations between alcohol specific compensatory health beliefs (ACH-Beliefs) and behaviours (ACH-Behaviours), alcohol consumption and alcohol specific self-efficacy (ASE), via an online survey completed by 249 participants, aged 18 + years (63...
August 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792231/the-impact-of-perceived-effort-reward-imbalance-on-workplace-bullying-also-a-matter-of-organizational-identification
#4
Dina Guglielmi, Greta Mazzetti, Paola Villano, Gabriela Topa Cantisano
Work environments characterized by inadequate work conditions have been widely recognized as being particularly prone to the occurrence and exacerbation of bullying behavior. Accordingly, this longitudinal study aimed to explore whether the impact of effort-reward imbalance (ERI) on workplace bullying was mediated by a lower perception of organizational justice, and whether the association between ERI and perceptions of justice was moderated by organizational identification. In the current study, a sample of N = 195 Spanish employees from different occupational sectors filled in an online questionnaire at two different times with a time lag of 8 months...
August 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786296/a-population-based-2-year-longitudinal-study-of-insomnia-disorder-in-a-chinese-population-in-hong-kong
#5
Ka-Fai Chung, Wing-Fai Yeung, Yee-Man Yu, Fiona Yan-Yee Ho
There is a paucity of literature examining the longitudinal course of insomnia using standardized diagnostic criteria. This study aims to evaluate the persistence, remission, relapse, and incidence rates of insomnia symptoms and insomnia disorders according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th and 5th edition (DSM-IV and DSM-5). A total of 398 community dwellers were interviewed annually over two years using the Brief Insomnia Questionnaire, a validated questionnaire for deriving insomnia diagnoses...
August 8, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760009/hiv-positive-pregnant-women-attending-the-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-aids-pmtct-services-in-ethiopia-economic-productivity-losses-across-urban-rural-settings
#6
Elias Asfaw Zegeye, Josue Mbonigaba, Sylvia Blanche Kaye
HIV/AIDS impacts significantly on pregnant women and on children in Ethiopia. This impact has a multiplier effect on household economies and on productivity losses, and is expected to vary across rural and urban settings. Applying the human capital approach to data collected from 131 respondents, this study estimated productivity losses per HIV-positive pregnant woman-infant pair across urban and rural health facilities in Ethiopia, which in turn were used to estimate the national productivity loss. The study found that the annual productivity loss per woman-infant pair was Ethiopian birr (ETB) 7,433 or United States dollar (US$) 378 and ETB 625 (US$ 32) in urban and rural settings, respectively...
July 31, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738723/patients-expectations-for-the-functional-and-psychosocial-outcomes-of-orbital-decompression-surgery-for-thyroid-eye-disease-a-qualitative-study
#7
Sadie Wickwar, Hayley McBain, Matthew R Edmunds, Daniel G Ezra, Geoffrey E Rose, Stanton P Newman
Patients with appearance-altering conditions may be dissatisfied with the outcomes of reconstructive surgery due to unmet expectations. This study explored patients' expectations of orbital decompression surgery for thyroid eye disease (TED) and whether these were met. Semi-structured interviews were conducted at two times: (1) in the weeks after patients were listed for decompression surgery and before surgery; (2) up to 12 months after surgery. Thematic analysis was performed for each time point, to identify themes within the data...
July 25, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697624/evaluating-a-novel-intervention-to-reduce-trauma-symptoms-and-sexual-risk-taking-qualitative-exit-interviews-with-sexual-minority-men-with-childhood-sexual-abuse
#8
S Wade Taylor, Brett M Goshe, Samantha M Marquez, Steven A Safren, Conall O'Cleirigh
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) continues to affect sexual minority men (SMM) at disproportionate levels and contributes to multiple negative health outcomes, including sexual-risk taking and HIV acquisition. This paper presents qualitative evaluative feedback from SMM (N = 9) who participated in a 10-session Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Trauma and Sexual Health (CBT-TSH) intervention to reduce CSA-related posttraumatic stress reaction and distress. The treatment was designed to increase accurate sexual risk appraisals and to improve self-care health behaviors related to HIV/STI acquisition...
July 12, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675053/relationship-between-perceptions-of-ageing-and-frailty-in-english-older-adults
#9
Krystal Warmoth, Mark Tarrant, Charles Abraham, Iain A Lang
Older adults' negative beliefs about ageing are related to their health and functioning, but little is known about how perceptions of ageing (POA) relate to frailty status. This study aimed to explore the relationship between POA and frailty. Secondary analysis of data used were from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Waves 2 and 5. A POA score was based on participants' responses to 12 statements using a five-point Likert scale at baseline, and a Frailty Index (FI) score was calculated for each participant for both waves...
July 4, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675045/association-between-quality-of-life-of-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-and-parents-illness-perception-as-evaluated-by-adolescents
#10
Johanna Terrasson, Florence Terrade, Alain Somat, Sylvie Nivot-Adamiak, Marie-Aline Guitteny, Marc de Kerdanet
Children and adolescents account for half of all cases of type 1 diabetes, which is one of the most common pediatric chronic diseases. The disease's effects and the treatment/disease-management protocols patients must follow can lead to a marked deterioration in quality of life, especially for adolescents. Patients' illness perceptions have been shown to impact their quality of life, but do other people's illness perceptions also have an effect? The present study addressed this question by investigating possible links between the quality of life of adolescent patients with type 1 diabetes and illness perceptions, measured in terms of the adolescents' self-perceptions, parents' self-perceptions, and the adolescents' evaluations of their parents' perceptions...
July 4, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661187/burnout-and-occupational-stress-in-the-medical-residents-of-oncology-haematology-and-radiotherapy-a-prevalence-and-predictors-study-in-portugal
#11
Ana Joaquim, Sandra Custódio, Joana Savva-Bordalo, Sérgio Chacim, Inês Carvalhais, Liliana Lombo, Heitor Lopes, António Araújo, Rui Gomes
Burnout is a professional syndrome associated with stress caused by overwork. Our aim was to calculate the prevalence of burnout and stress on medical residents of Oncology, Haematology and Radiotherapy in Portugal, as well as to determine predictors of burnout and stress. An anonymous questionnaire was applied (n = 118). Statistical analysis consisted of a descriptive and inferential analysis. The prevalence of burnout and stress was calculated to be 45.2 and 50%, respectively. The dimensions that generated higher levels of stress were 'dealing with patients' and 'overwork'...
June 29, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651434/body-mass-index-and-functional-impairment-the-explanatory-role-of-anxiety-sensitivity-among-treatment-seeking-smokers
#12
Brooke Y Kauffman, Lorra Garey, Charles Jardin, Michael W Otto, Amanda M Raines, Norman B Schmidt, Michael J Zvolensky
Obesity and smoking are highly prevalent public health concerns in the United States. Data indicate that elevated Body Mass Index (BMI) is related to functional impairment. However, there is limited understanding of mechanisms that may explain their comorbidity among smokers. The current study sought to test whether anxiety sensitivity explained the relation between BMI and functional impairment among 420 (46.9% females; Mage = 38 years, SD = 13.42) treatment-seeking, adult smokers. Results indicated that BMI yielded a significant indirect effect through anxiety sensitivity for functional impairment, b = 0...
June 27, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649868/early-eye-movement-desensitisation-and-reprocessing-emdr-intervention-in-a-disaster-mental-health-care-context
#13
Anna Saltini, Daniela Rebecchi, Chiara Callerame, Isabel Fernandez, Elisa Bergonzini, Fabrizio Starace
'Early psychological intervention' is defined as commencing treatment within three months of the traumatic event, with the aim to prevent or treat posttraumatic stress disorder, ongoing distress or acute stress disorder. In natural disaster situations, specific issues may limit the amount of time available for treatment and the possibility of interventions. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) can be used without regard to these limits. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effects of EMDR, Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) provided within three months of the traumatic event to a large sample of individuals exposed to the earthquake that hit Emilia Romagna Region (Northern Italy) in 2012...
June 25, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635315/age-stereotypes-flexible-goal-adjustment-and-well-being-among-chinese-older-adults
#14
Jinfeng Zhang, Yu Nancy Xiaonan, Jianxin Zhang, Mingjie Zhou
Previous studies have examined the independent roles of positive age stereotypes (PAS) and negative age stereotypes (NAS) in successful aging. This study aimed to examine the joint effect of PAS and NAS on the well-being of Chinese older adults, and to further examine whether this effect was moderated by flexible goal adjustment (FGA). Using a cross-sectional design, 279 Chinese older adults (age range 60‒97 years) completed measures related to age stereotypes, FGA, and well-being. The results showed that PAS interacted with NAS to predict well-being...
June 21, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635312/predictors-of-adherence-to-aerobic-exercise-in-rectal-cancer-patients-during-and-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#15
Andria R Morielli, Normand G Boulé, Nawaid Usmani, Kurian Joseph, Keith Tankel, Diane Severin, Kerry S Courneya
This pilot study explored predictors of adherence to exercise during and after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) in rectal cancer patients. Eighteen rectal cancer patients were prescribed three supervised aerobic exercise sessions/week during NACRT followed by ≥150 min/week of unsupervised aerobic exercise after NACRT. Although not statistically significant, adherence to supervised exercise during NACRT was meaningfully better for patients who were women (d = .82; P = .12), younger (d = -.62; P = ...
June 21, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635311/type-d-personality-but-not-type-a-behavior-pattern-is-associated-with-coronary-plaque-vulnerability
#16
Ping Lin, Ling Li, Yini Wang, Zhenjuan Zhao, Guojie Liu, Wei Chen, Hui Tao, Xueqin Gao
Personality traits are associated with major adverse coronary events (MACE) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the link between personality traits and intravascular morphology in CAD patients is poorly understood. This study investigated the relationship between personality traits, specifically Type A behavior pattern and Type D personality, and plaque vulnerability. After adjustment for demographic and clinical factors, multivariable regression analysis showed no association between Type A and optical coherence tomography indices...
June 21, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635309/rheumatoid-arthritis-is-associated-with-negatively-variable-impacts-on-domains-of-female-sexual-function-evidence-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Qiuxiang Zhang, Congcong Zhou, Haoyang Chen, Qian Zhao, Lin Li, Yafei Cui, Biyu Shen
To systematically review the literature to identify the impact of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on specific female sexual function domains. A meta-analysis was performed and the related literature were searched in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CNKI, CBM and Web of Science databases, and in reference lists of articles and systematic reviews. Score of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) was used as the outcome measurement, and mean differences (MD) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated. Five studies were included, including 346 women with RA and 237 healthy female controls...
June 21, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625072/depression-and-anxiety-among-war-widows-of-nepal-a-post-civil-war-cross-sectional-study
#18
Syaron Basnet, Pragya Kandel, Prabhat Lamichhane
Thousands of Nepalese women were widowed as a consequence of a decade (1996-2006) long civil war in Nepal. These women are at grave risk of mental health problems due to both traumatic experiences and violation of natural order of widowhood. The present study explores the depression and anxiety among war-widows. In 2012, a cross-sectional study was designed to interview 358 war-widows using validitated Beck Depression Inventory and Beck Anxiety Inventory in four districts of Nepal - Bardiya, Surkhet, Sindhupalchowk and Kavrepalanchowk with history of high conflict intensity...
June 19, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621153/depression-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Yafei Cui, Lin Li, Rulan Yin, Qian Zhao, Shengnan Chen, Qiuxiang Zhang, Biyu Shen
There is substantial uncertainty regarding the prevalence of depression in Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). We conducted a systematic review aiming to evaluate the association of pSS with depression. PubMed, Web of Science, VIP, CNKI and Wanfang database were searched to find the published literatures (from these databases established to October 2016). Studies were screened according to inclusion and exclusion criteria and the qualities of included studies were evaluated. The data was analyzed using Revman5...
June 16, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621148/association-between-cognitive-vulnerability-to-depression%C3%A2-%C3%A2-dysfunctional-attitudes-and-glycaemic-control-among-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-a-hospital-in-beijing-a-multivariate-regression-analysis
#20
Yue Ma, Xun Li, Dandan Zhao, Rui Wu, Hongfeng Sun, Shibo Chen, Linyun Wang, Xue Fang, Jin Huang, Xia Li, Ying Zhang, Guangjian Jiang, Dongwei Zhang, Yanyun Pan, Tian An, Yue Shi, Jiacheng Zuo, Na Yu, Sihua Gao
This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the relationship between glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and cognitive vulnerability to depression (dysfunctional attitudes) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A total of 245 valid records from June 2016 to December 2016 were collected from a hospital in Beijing. Participants were asked to complete four questionnaires (Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale, Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire, Zung Self-rating Depression Scale, and World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument-Short Form) to assess mental health and quality of life...
June 16, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
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