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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345258/locus-of-control-and-frequency-of-physician-visits-results-of-a-population-based-longitudinal-study-in-germany
#1
André Hajek, Hans-Helmut König
OBJECTIVES: To examine the role of internal and external locus of control (LOC) in the frequency of physician visits longitudinally. DESIGN: A nationally representative, longitudinal cohort study of German households. Data were used from the years 2005 and 2010. METHODS: Data were gathered from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). The ten internal and external LOC items in the SOEP are based on a scale by Krampen. The number of physician visits in the last 3 months was used as outcome variable...
March 27, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271592/what-do-demand-control-and-effort-reward-work-stress-questionnaires-really-measure-a-discriminant-content-validity-study-of-relevance-and-representativeness-of-measures
#2
Cheryl Bell, Derek Johnston, Julia Allan, Beth Pollard, Marie Johnston
OBJECTIVES: The Demand-Control (DC) and Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) models predict health in a work context. Self-report measures of the four key constructs (demand, control, effort, and reward) have been developed and it is important that these measures have good content validity uncontaminated by content from other constructs. We assessed relevance (whether items reflect the constructs) and representativeness (whether all aspects of the construct are assessed, and all items contribute to that assessment) across the instruments and items...
March 8, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244173/reducing-fat-intake-using-implementation-intentions-a-meta-analytic-review
#3
Irene Vilà, Isabel Carrero, Raquel Redondo
PURPOSE: To study the efficacy of forming implementation intentions for fat intake reduction as well as possible moderating variables. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 empirical studies (N = 3,323) published in English and Spanish in the Web of Science (Core Collection) and MEDLINE (1990-January 2016) databases. RESULTS: This study found that the efficacy of planning interventions on fat consumption reduction was higher than expected, as a moderate overall effect of implementation intentions was observed (d = 0...
February 28, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191723/perceptions-of-hpv-and-attitudes-towards-hpv-vaccination-amongst-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-qualitative-analysis
#4
Tom Nadarzynski, Helen Smith, Daniel Richardson, Alex Pollard, Carrie Llewellyn
OBJECTIVES: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at risk of genital warts and anal cancer due to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. This study explores MSMs' perceptions of HPV and HPV vaccination prior to the introduction of this programme. DESIGN: Focus groups and one-to-one interviews with self-identified MSM were conducted between November 2014 and March 2015 in Brighton, UK. METHODS: Participants were recruited from community-based lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) venues and organizations...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191712/ways-of-encoding-somatic-information-and-their-effects-on-retrospective-symptom-reporting
#5
Marta Walentynowicz, Ilse Van Diest, Filip Raes, Omer Van den Bergh
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective symptom reports tend to overestimate actual symptom intensity. This study explored how focusing on sensory-perceptual or on affective-motivational aspects of a somatic experience influenced retrospective symptom reports in high and low habitual symptom reporters (HSR). We hypothesized that a focus on affective-motivational aspects of somatic episodes contributes to retrospective overestimation compared to a focus on sensory-perceptual aspects. DESIGN: Dyspnoea (rebreathing) and pain (cold pain) were induced during two experimental sessions in healthy women: 21 high and 24 low HSR, selected using cut-off scores on a symptom checklist...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160354/putting-knowledge-into-practice-does-information-on-adverse-drug-interactions-influence-people-s-dosing-behaviour
#6
Simone Dohle, Ian G J Dawson
OBJECTIVE: Adverse drug events relating to drug-drug interactions are a common cause of patient harm. Central to avoiding this harm is the patients' understanding that certain drug combinations present a synergistic risk. Two studies tested whether providing individuals with information about a drug combination that presents a synergistic (cf. additive) risk would elicit higher perceived risk and, therefore, would result in greater precaution in terms of dosing behaviour. DESIGN: Both studies employed an experimental design...
February 3, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150410/health-behaviour-change-interventions-for-couples-a-systematic-review
#7
Emily Arden-Close, Nuala McGrath
OBJECTIVES: Partners are a significant influence on individuals' health, and concordance in health behaviours increases over time in couples. Several theories suggest that couple-focused interventions for health behaviour change may therefore be more effective than individual interventions. DESIGN: A systematic review of health behaviour change interventions for couples was conducted. METHODS: Systematic search methods identified randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomized interventions of health behaviour change for couples with at least one member at risk of a chronic physical illness, published from 1990-2014...
February 2, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127844/the-decision-making-process-for-breast-reconstruction-after-cancer-surgery-representations-of-heterosexual-couples-in-long-standing-relationships
#8
Léonor Fasse, Cécile Flahault, Christel Vioulac, Kristopher Lamore, Anna Van Wersch, Bruno Quintard, Aurélie Untas
OBJECTIVES: Most people deal with intrusive life events such as cancer and the care trajectory together with their intimate partners. To our knowledge, no research has studied the involvement of the partner in the decision-making process regarding breast reconstruction (BR) after cancer. This study aimed to gain a better understanding of the couples' decision-making process for BR in the cancer context and particularly to investigate the partners' involvement in this process. METHOD: Eighteen participants (nine women who underwent a mastectomy following a first breast cancer and their intimate partners) took part in this study...
January 27, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083924/differential-association-between-affect-and-somatic-symptoms-at-the-between-and-within-individual-level
#9
Hendrika M Schenk, Elisabeth H Bos, Joris P J Slaets, Peter de Jonge, Judith G M Rosmalen
OBJECTIVES: The established between-subjects associations between affect and somatic symptoms have often been interpreted as indicating a causal effect of affect on somatic symptoms, but it is doubtful whether this is valid. In this study, we evaluate the association between positive affect (PA), negative affect (NA), and somatic symptoms at both the between- and within-subject level. DESIGN AND METHODS: Diary data were collected in the context of an online study called 'HowNutsAreTheDutch'...
January 13, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059490/socio-economic-status-and-theories-of-health-behaviour-time-to-upgrade-a-control-variable
#10
EDITORIAL
Benjamin Schüz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910189/a-qualitative-investigation-into-the-hiv-disclosure-process-within-an-intimate-partnership-the-moment-i-realized-that-our-relationship-was-developing-into-something-serious-i-just-had-to-tell-him
#11
Charlotte Smith, Rachel Cook, Poul Rohleder
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to elucidate the process through which people living with HIV (PLWH) in the United Kingdom disclose their status to an intimate partner (IP). DESIGN: A qualitative cross-sectional survey design was used. METHOD: A total of 95 PLWH took part. They were presented with a series of open-ended questions enquiring into their last experience of disclosing to an IP. The data were analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Disclosure became a salient issue when the discloser acknowledged their relationship as meaningful...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885763/meditation-awareness-training-for-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#12
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
William Van Gordon, Edo Shonin, Thomas J Dunn, Javier Garcia-Campayo, Mark D Griffiths
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to conduct the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of a second-generation mindfulness-based intervention (SG-MBI) for treating fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Compared to first-generation mindfulness-based interventions, SG-MBIs are more acknowledging of the spiritual aspect of mindfulness. DESIGN: A RCT employing intent-to-treat analysis. METHODS: Adults with FMS received an 8-week SG-MBI known as meditation awareness training (MAT; n = 74) or an active control intervention known as cognitive behaviour theory for groups (n = 74)...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882638/anxiety-symptoms-prior-to-a-prostate-cancer-diagnosis-associations-with-knowledge-and-openness-to-treatment
#13
Amanda J Dillard, Laura D Scherer, Peter A Ubel, Stewart Alexander, Angela Fagerlin
AIM: Research suggests that anxiety may be a common response to a cancer diagnosis, but research is needed to examine anxiety before diagnosis. Anxiety before diagnosis may relate to the comprehension of relevant health information or openness to potential treatments. This study examined anxiety and these outcomes in men who were waiting to learn of a prostate cancer diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: One goal of this study was to determine whether anxiety would increase as men came closer to learning the results of their prostate cancer biopsy...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882634/attachment-and-couple-satisfaction-as-predictors-of-expressed-emotion-in-women-facing-breast-cancer-and-their-partners-in-the-immediate-post-surgery-period
#14
Nicolas Favez, Sarah Cairo Notari, Tania Antonini, Linda Charvoz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate expressed emotion (EE) in couples facing breast cancer in the immediate post-surgery period. EE may be predictive of psychological disturbances that hinder both partners' capacities to cope with the stress of the disease. Severity of the disease, attachment tendencies, and couple satisfaction were tested as predictors of EE. DESIGN: The design was cross-sectional. Couples (N = 61) were interviewed 2 weeks after the women's breast surgery...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862713/impact-of-alcohol-promoting-and-alcohol-warning-advertisements-on-alcohol-consumption-affect-and-implicit-cognition-in-heavy-drinking-young-adults-a-laboratory-based-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kaidy Stautz, Daniel Frings, Ian P Albery, Antony C Moss, Theresa M Marteau
OBJECTIVES: There is sparse evidence regarding the effect of alcohol-advertising exposure on alcohol consumption among heavy drinkers. This study aimed to assess the immediate effects of alcohol-promoting and alcohol-warning video advertising on objective alcohol consumption in heavy-drinking young adults, and to examine underlying processes. DESIGN: Between-participants randomized controlled trial with three conditions. METHODS: Two hundred and four young adults (aged 18-25) who self-reported as heavy drinkers were randomized to view one of three sets of 10 video advertisements that included either (1) alcohol-promoting, (2) alcohol-warning, or (3) non-alcohol advertisements...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860058/patient-experiences-of-a-bariatric-group-programme-for-managing-obesity-a-qualitative-interview-study
#16
Mark Tarrant, Sammyh S Khan, Claire V Farrow, Pooja Shah, Mark Daly, Katarina Kos
OBJECTIVES: People with obesity experience a range of physical and psychological ill-health outcomes. This study examined patients' experiences of a group-based programme for the management of morbid obesity delivered within the UK National Health Service. The focus of the study was on the emerging dynamic of the group and patients' perceptions of its impact on health outcomes. DESIGN: A qualitative interview study was conducted and involved patients recruited from a Tier 3 bariatric service in South West England...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860038/-i-m-worried-about-getting-water-in-the-holes-in-my-head-a-phenomenological-psychology-case-study-of-the-experience-of-undergoing-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-for-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Virginia Eatough, Karen Shaw
OBJECTIVES: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a form of biotechnological surgery which has had considerable success for the motor improvement of Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Paradoxically, this observed motor improvement is not matched with improved psychosocial adjustment. This study contributes to a small but growing body of research aiming to understand this paradox. We conclude by discussing these aspects from a phenomenological and health psychology understanding of decision-making, human affectivity, and embodiment...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813208/an-interactive-training-programme-to-treat-body-image-disturbance
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Lucinda J Gledhill, Katri K Cornelissen, Piers L Cornelissen, Ian S Penton-Voak, Marcus R Munafò, Martin J Tovée
OBJECTIVES: Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a life-threatening mental health condition. A core feature is a disturbance of body image, such that sufferers see themselves as fatter than they actually are. DESIGN: We tested the effectiveness of a novel training programme to recalibrate our participants' perception of body size. METHODS: In a novel adaptation of a cognitive bias training programme, participants judged the body size of a series of female bodies and were given feedback to improve their accuracy over four daily training sessions...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743412/predictors-of-dyadic-planning-perspectives-of-prostate-cancer-survivors-and-their-partners
#19
Jan Keller, Amelie U Wiedemann, Diana Hilda Hohl, Urte Scholz, Silke Burkert, Mark Schrader, Nina Knoll
OBJECTIVES: Extending individual planning of health behaviour change to the level of the dyad, dyadic planning refers to a target person and a planning partner jointly planning the target person's health behaviour change. To date, predictors of dyadic planning have not been systematically investigated. Integrating cognitive predictors of individual planning with four established predictor domains of social support provision, we propose a framework of predictors of dyadic planning. Including target persons' and partners' perspectives, we examine these predictor domains in the context of prostate cancer patients' rehabilitative pelvic floor exercise (PFE) following radical prostatectomy...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680898/educational-differences-in-responses-to-breast-cancer-symptoms-a-qualitative-comparative-study
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Afrodita Marcu, Georgia Black, Peter Vedsted, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Katriina L Whitaker
OBJECTIVE: Advanced stage at diagnosis for breast cancer is associated with lower socio-economic status (SES). We explored what factors in the patient interval (time from noticing a bodily change to first consultation with a health care professional) may contribute to this inequality. DESIGN: Qualitative comparative study. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with a sample of women (≥47 years) from higher (n = 15) and lower (n = 15) educational backgrounds, who had experienced at least one potential breast cancer symptom...
February 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
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