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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122005/memories-of-paternal-relations-are-associated-with-coping-and-defense-mechanisms-in-breast-cancer-patients-an-observational-study
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Chiara Renzi, Giada Perinel, Paola Arnaboldi, Sara Gandini, Valeria Vadilonga, Nicole Rotmensz, Angela Tagini, Florence Didier, Gabriella Pravettoni
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment represent stressful events that demand emotional adjustment, thus recruiting coping strategies and defense mechanisms. As parental relations were shown to influence emotion regulation patterns and adaptive processes in adulthood, the present study investigated whether they are specifically associated to coping and defense mechanisms in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: One hundred and ten women hospitalized for breast cancer surgery were administered questionnaires assessing coping with cancer, defense mechanisms, and memories of parental bonding in childhood...
November 9, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078801/resilience-or-hope-incremental-and-convergent-validity-of-the-resilience-scale-for-adults-rsa-and-the-herth-hope-scale-hhs-in-the-prediction-of-anxiety-and-depression
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Roxanna Morote, Odin Hjemdal, Karolina Krysinska, Patricia Martinez Uribe, Jozef Corveleyn
BACKGROUND: Hope and resilience protect against inner vulnerabilities or harsh life circumstances; they explain individual differences in physical or mental health outcomes under high stress. They have been studied in complementary or competing theoretical frameworks; therefore, the study of measures of hope and resilience should be undertaken prior to explore if they are truly value-added for research. This study investigates the convergent and incremental validity of the Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA) and the Herth Hope Scale (HHS), in the prediction of anxiety and depression (HSCL-25)...
October 27, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058642/the-effectiveness-of-universal-parenting-programmes-the-canparent-trial
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Geoff Lindsay, Vasiliki Totsika
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of targeted parenting programmes but much less evidence regarding universal parenting programmes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the CANparent Trial of 12 universal parenting programmes, which were made available to parents of all children aged 0-6 years in three local authorities in England. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study of universal parenting programmes on this scale...
October 23, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978357/association-between-baseline-psychological-attributes-and-mental-health-outcomes-after-soldiers-returned-from-deployment
#4
Yu-Chu Shen, Jeremy Arkes, Paul B Lester
BACKGROUND: Psychological health is vital for effective employees, especially in stressful occupations like military and public safety sectors. Yet, until recently little empirical work has made the link between requisite psychological resources and important mental health outcomes across time in those sectors. In this study we explore the association between 14 baseline psychological health attributes (such as adaptability, coping ability, optimism) and mental health outcomes following exposure to combat deployment...
October 5, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978353/usefulness-and-engagement-with-a-guided-workbook-intervention-workplan-to-support-work-related-goals-among-cancer-survivors
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Lauren Schumacher, Maria Armaou, Pauline Rolf, Steven Sadhra, Andrew John Sutton, Anjali Zarkar, Elizabeth A Grunfeld
BACKGROUND: Returning to work after cancer is associated with improved physical and psychological functioning, but managing this return can be a challenging process. A workbook based intervention (WorkPlan) was developed to support return-to-work among cancer survivors. The aim of this study was to explore how participants using the workbook engaged with the intervention and utilised the content of the intervention in their plan to return-to-work. METHODS: As part of a feasibility randomised controlled trial, 23 participants from the intervention group were interviewed 4-weeks post intervention...
October 4, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938897/consequences-of-child-emotional-abuse-emotional-neglect-and-exposure-to-intimate-partner-violence-for-eating-disorders-a-systematic-critical-review
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Melissa Kimber, Jill R McTavish, Jennifer Couturier, Alison Boven, Sana Gill, Gina Dimitropoulos, Harriet L MacMillan
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment and eating disorders are significant public health problems. Yet, to date, research has focused on the role of child physical and sexual abuse in eating-related pathology. This is despite the fact that globally, exposure to emotional abuse, emotional neglect and intimate partner violence are the three of the most common forms of child maltreatment. The objective of the present study is to systematically identify and critically review the literature examining the association between child emotional abuse (EA), emotional neglect (EN), and exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and adult eating-disordered behavior and eating disorders...
September 22, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859685/an-umbrella-review-of-the-literature-on-the-effectiveness-of-psychological-interventions-for-pain-reduction
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Georgios Markozannes, Eleni Aretouli, Evangelia Rintou, Elena Dragioti, Dimitrios Damigos, Evangelia Ntzani, Evangelos Evangelou, Konstantinos K Tsilidis
BACKGROUND: Psychological interventions are widely implemented for pain management and treatment, but their reported effectiveness shows considerable variation and there is elevated likelihood for bias. METHODS: We summarized the strength of evidence and extent of potential biases in the published literature of psychological interventions for pain treatment using a range of criteria, including the statistical significance of the random effects summary estimate and of the largest study of each meta-analysis, number of participants, 95% prediction intervals, between-study heterogeneity, small-study effects and excess significance bias...
August 31, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841921/growing-up-hiv-positive-in-uganda-psychological-immunodeficiency-a-qualitative-study
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Birthe Loa Knizek, James Mugisha, Joseph Osafo, Eugene Kinyanda
BACKGROUND: This study is part of a longitudinal study among children and adolescents with HIV in both urban and rural Uganda: 'Mental health among HIV infected CHildren and Adolescents in KAmpala and Masaka, Uganda (CHAKA)'. METHOD: The study is constructed of both quantitative and qualitative components. In this article we report a qualitative study on the experiences of 21 adolescents (twelve to seventeen years) living with HIV in Uganda. The purpose of the study was to investigate both the protective and the risk factors in HIV-infected adolescents' care environment in order to understand what might contribute to negative outcomes and what might provide a protective buffer against harmful life events...
August 25, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784179/testing-the-impact-of-a-social-skill-training-versus-waiting-list-control-group-for-the-reduction-of-disruptive-behaviors-and-stress-among-preschool-children-in-child-care-the-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Sylvana M Côté, Marie-Pier Larose, Marie Claude Geoffroy, Julie Laurin, Frank Vitaro, Richard E Tremblay, Isabelle Ouellet-Morin
BACKGROUND: Most preschoolers growing up in western industrialized countries receive child care services (CCS) during the day, while their parents are at work. Meta-analytic data suggest that CCS represent a stressful experience for preschoolers. This may be because preschoolers have not yet developed the social skills necessary to cope with the new and rapidly fluctuating social contexts of CCS. We tested the effectiveness of a child care-based social skill training program aiming to improve children's social behaviors and reduce the stress they experience...
August 7, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778213/the-effect-of-recall-reproduction-and-restudy-on-word-learning-a-pre-registered-study
#10
Saloni Krishnan, Kate E Watkins, Dorothy V M Bishop
BACKGROUND: Certain manipulations, such as testing oneself on newly learned word associations (recall), or the act of repeating a word during training (reproduction), can lead to better learning and retention relative to simply providing more exposure to the word (restudy). Such benefit has been observed for written words. Here, we test how these training manipulations affect learning of words presented aurally, when participants are required to produce these novel phonological forms in a recall task...
August 4, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768547/assisting-an-australian-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-person-with-gambling-problems-a-delphi-study
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Kathy S Bond, Katrina M Dart, Anthony F Jorm, Claire M Kelly, Betty A Kitchener, Nicola J Reavley
BACKGROUND: Gambling problems appear to be more prevalent in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than in the non-Indigenous population. Although gambling harms can be significant, treatment-seeking rates are low. The Delphi expert consensus method was used to develop a set of guidelines on how a family or community member can assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with gambling problems. METHODS: Building on a previous systematic review of websites, books and journal articles a questionnaire was developed that contained items about the knowledge, skills and actions needed for supporting an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with gambling problems...
August 2, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768522/exploring-the-reliability-and-acceptability-of-cognitive-tests-for-indigenous-australians-a-pilot-study
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Kylie M Dingwall, Allison O Gray, Annette R McCarthy, Jennifer F Delima, Stephen C Bowden
BACKGROUND: Reliable cognitive assessment for Indigenous Australians is difficult given that mainstream tests typically rely on Western concepts, content and values. A test's psychometric properties should therefore be assessed prior to use in other cultures. The aim of this pilot study was to examine the reliability and acceptability of four cognitive tests for Australian Aboriginal people. METHODS: Participants were 40 male and 44 female (N = 84) Aboriginal patients from Alice Springs Hospital...
August 2, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743291/theory-based-interventions-for-caries-related-sugar-intake-in-adults-systematic-review
#13
Said Hartih Al Rawahi, Koula Asimakopoulou, Jonathon Timothy Newton
BACKGROUND: Theories of behavior change are essential in the design of effective behaviour change strategies. No studies have assessed the effectiveness of interventions based on psychological theories to reduce sugar intake related to dental caries. The study assessed the effect of interventions based on Social Congition Models (SCMs) on sugar intake in adults, when compared with educational interventions or no intervention. METHODS: A range of papers were considered: Systematic review Systematic Reviews with or without Meta Analyses; Randomised Controlled Trials; Controlled Clinical Trials and Before and after studies, of interventions based on Social Cognition Models aimed at dietary intake of sugar in adults...
July 25, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679446/illness-beliefs-among-patients-with-chronic-widespread-pain-associations-with-self-reported-health-status-anxiety-and-depressive-symptoms-and-impact-of-pain
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P Järemo, M Arman, B Gerdle, B Larsson, K Gottberg
BACKGROUND: Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is a disabling condition associated with a decrease in health. Illness beliefs are individual and are acquired during life. Constraining beliefs may prevent patients from regaining health. Understanding these patients' illness beliefs may be a way to improve the health care they are offered. The aim of this study was to describe illness beliefs among patients with CWP and associations with self-reported health, anxiety and depressive symptoms, and impact of pain...
July 5, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673334/population-levels-of-wellbeing-and-the-association-with-social-capital
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A W Taylor, G Kelly, E Dal Grande, D Kelly, T Marin, N Hey, K J Burke, J Licinio
BACKGROUND: This research investigates wellbeing at the population level across demographic, social and health indicators and assesses the association between wellbeing and social capital. METHOD: Data from a South Australian monthly chronic disease/risk factor surveillance system of randomly selected adults (mean age 48.7 years; range 16-99) from 2014/5 (n = 5551) were used. Univariable analyses compared wellbeing/social capital indicators, socio-demographic, risk factors and chronic conditions...
July 3, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645298/neurodevelopmental-profile-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review
#16
Shannon Lange, Joanne Rovet, Jürgen Rehm, Svetlana Popova
BACKGROUND: In an effort to improve the screening and diagnosis of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), research has focused on the identification of a unique neurodevelopmental profile characteristic of this population. The objective of this review was to identify any existing neurodevelopmental profiles of FASD and review their classification function in order to identify gaps and limitations of the current literature. METHODS: A systematic search for studies published up to the end of December 2016 reporting an identified neurodevelopmental profile of FASD was conducted using multiple electronic bibliographic databases...
June 23, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629428/study-protocol-evaluation-of-an-online-father-inclusive-universal-parenting-intervention-to-reduce-child-externalising-behaviours-and-improve-parenting-practices
#17
Lucy A Tully, Patrycja J Piotrowska, Daniel A J Collins, Kathleen S Mairet, David J Hawes, Eva R Kimonis, Rhoshel K Lenroot, Caroline Moul, Vicki Anderson, Paul J Frick, Mark R Dadds
BACKGROUND: Parenting interventions that focus on enhancing the quality and consistency of parenting are effective for preventing and reducing externalising problems in children. There has been a recent shift towards online delivery of parenting interventions in order to increase their reach and impact on the population prevalence of child externalising problems. Parenting interventions have low rates of father participation yet research suggests that father involvement may be critical to the success of the intervention...
June 19, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629402/erratum-to-social-capital-a-mixed-blessing-for-women-a-cross-sectional-study-of-different-forms-of-social-relations-and-self-rated-depression-in-moscow
#18
Sara Ferlander, Andrew Stickley, Olga Kislitsyna, Tanya Jukkala, Per Carlson, Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen
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June 19, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619103/effects-of-muscle-dysmorphia-social-comparisons-and-body-schema-priming-on-desire-for-social-interaction-an-experimental-approach
#19
Catharina Schneider, Maria Agthe, Takuya Yanagida, Martin Voracek, Kristina Hennig-Fast
BACKGROUND: Muscle dysmorphia (MD) is a relatively young diagnosis referring to the desire for a high degree in lean muscle mass, while simultaneously believing that one is insufficiently muscular, mostly found in men. It goes along with a risk for social withdrawal to maintain rigid exercise and dietary regimen. The aim of the current study was thus, to explore differences in men with and without a risk for muscle dysmorphia regarding their desire for social interaction. Furthermore, we investigated potential effects of individual social comparison tendencies (the tendency to compare oneself with persons who are perceived to be superior or inferior to oneself on a certain dimension) and of one's own body schema on the desire for social interaction...
June 15, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602159/micro-drinking-behaviours-and-consumption-of-wine-in-different-wine-glass-sizes-a-laboratory-study
#20
Z Zupan, R Pechey, D L Couturier, G J Hollands, T M Marteau
BACKGROUND: Tableware size may influence how much food and non-alcoholic drink is consumed. Preliminary evidence of the impact of glass size on purchasing of alcoholic drinks shows an increase in wine sales of almost 10% when the same portion of wine is served in a larger glass. The primary aim of the current study is to test if micro-drinking behaviours act as a mechanism that could underlie this effect, through an increase in drinking rate, sip duration and/or number of sips from a larger glass...
June 12, 2017: BMC Psychology
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