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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735271/a-collaborative-approach-to-facilitate-professionals-to-support-the-breathless-patient
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Vanessa Shaw, Alison Davies, Bie Nio Ong
OBJECTIVES: Breathlessness is a major problem for people in their last weeks of life. Breathlessness is considered to be multidimensional with physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual factors all playing a part. It has been recognised that specific training to health professionals is beneficial in order to improve the care for patients with breathlessness.Breathlessness courses have tended to focus on senior nurses. A new flexible and collaborative training course was designed to include a wider range of nurses and other health professionals in hospital, hospice, primary care and community settings...
July 22, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725088/self-disclosure-and-spiritual-well-being-in-pastors-seeking-professional-psychological-help
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Erik D Salwen, Lee A Underwood, Gabriel S Dy-Liacco, Kathleen R Arveson
Pastoral mental health is a topic that has only rarely been researched empirically in the psychological literature, yet a pastor's mental health can have a significant impact on churches, communities, and even nations (Royal and Thompson, Journal of Psychology and Christianity,31(3), 195-204, 2012). One of the thoughts prompting this research is that evangelical pastors might be expected to resist the findings of psychological research and lack understanding of specific mental illnesses they are potentially facing...
2017: Pastoral Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716162/changing-our-thinking-about-changing-their-thinking-in-older-adulthood
#3
Viviana M Wuthrich
It is well-established that as people age, deterioration in cognitive abilities including processing speed, memory, and cognitive flexibility occurs, although vast individual differences occur in the rate and consequences of this decline (Christensen, 2001). Anxiety and depression in late life are also associated with specific cognitive deficits in memory and executive functioning that may impact on new learning (Yochim et al., 2013). Therefore, it is possible that cognitive changes make it more difficult for older adults to learn how to change their thinking particularly in the context of psychological therapy...
July 18, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714702/the-effect-of-positive-mood-on-flexible-processing-of-affective-information
#4
Maud Grol, Rudi De Raedt
Recent efforts have been made to understand the cognitive mechanisms underlying psychological resilience. Cognitive flexibility in the context of affective information has been related to individual differences in resilience. However, it is unclear whether flexible affective processing is sensitive to mood fluctuations. Furthermore, it remains to be investigated how effects on flexible affective processing interact with the affective valence of information that is presented. To fill this gap, we tested the effects of positive mood and individual differences in self-reported resilience on affective flexibility, using a task switching paradigm (N = 80)...
July 17, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712260/effects-of-an-integrated-health-care-program-for-children
#5
Ok Hyun Kim, Jin Kyung Park
PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of an integrated health care program in elementary school students. METHODS: The integrated program comprised exercises (3-4 times/week) and six sessions on nutritional and psychological education. Anthropometric measurements were recorded before the intervention. Additionally, physical fitness, dietary habits, nutrition knowledge, and psychological changes were assessed before and after the program. RESULTS: In total, 29% of the subjects were overweight and obese before the intervention (32% boys and 26% girls)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710564/psychological-generators-of-stress-headaches
#6
Juanita Kay Miller Berry, Peter D Drummond
Psychological stress triggers headaches, but how this happens is unclear. To explore this, 38 migraine sufferers, 28 with tension-type headache (T-TH) and 20 controls rated nausea, negative affect, task-expectancies and headache at 5-min intervals during an aversive 20-min mental arithmetic task with a fixed failure rate. Blood pressure and pulse rate were measured every 3 min and salivary cortisol was sampled before and after the task. Multiple regression analysis indicated that irritation, anxiety and the absence of sluggishness (i...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708414/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-qigong-exercise-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-in-the-united-states
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Pei-Shiun Chang, M Tish Knobf, Marjorie Funk, Byeongsang Oh
OBJECTIVES: Qigong exercise has been shown to improve physical and psychological well-being in adults with chronic conditions, but little is known about the feasibility and acceptability of engaging in a qigong exercise program in community-dwelling older adults in the United States. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility, acceptance, and adherence to an 8-week qigong exercise intervention in community-dwelling American older adults. DESIGN: An exploratory study design...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699818/implementing-brief-dynamic-interpersonal-therapy-dit-in-a-va-medical-center
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Cory K Chen, Christine P Ingenito, Michelle M Kehn, Nicole Nehrig, Karen S Abraham
BACKGROUND: Given increasing mental health needs in the VA, identifying strategies to deliver new services is critical. AIMS: This paper describes the process of navigating provider, patient and systems barriers of an initiative to increase choice, access and quality of psychotherapy at the VA by incorporating an evidence-based short-term, psychodynamic psychotherapy. METHODS: Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) was selected as a viable model for implementation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698326/miyoga-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-mindfulness-movement-programme-based-on-hatha-yoga-principles-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-study-protocol
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Catherine Mak, Koa Whittingham, Ross Cunnington, Roslyn N Boyd
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood physical disability, with life-long impacts for 1.77 in 1000 children. Although CP is primarily a physical disability, children with CP have an increased risk of experiencing cognitive difficulties, particularly attention and executive function deficits. Impairment in cognitive abilities can lead to subsequent impairment in independent functioning, education, employment and interpersonal relationships. This paper reports the protocol of a randomised controlled trial of a novel family-centred lifestyle intervention based on mindfulness and hatha yoga principles (MiYoga)...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692627/emotional-intelligence-and-the-occurrence-of-accidents-in-motorcycle-drivers-in-kashan-iran
#10
Fatemeh Sadat Asgarian, Mohammad Aghajani, Negin Masoudi Alavi
There is an inherent risk of death and injury for motorcyclists. Some factors such as personality and psychological characteristics may be contributors of motor vehicle accidents/crashes. This study aimed to determine the relationship between emotional intelligence and its related components and the occurrence of accidents/crashes in motorcycle drivers. In this case-control study, 280 motorcycle drivers with and without a history of motorcycle-related accidents or crashes in Kashan, Iran, were selected for convenience sampling...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689469/a-mindfulness-program-manual-for-people-with-dementia
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Joanne Chan, Anna Churcher Clarke, Lindsay Royan, Joshua Stott, Aimee Spector
This article describes a 10-session group-based Mindfulness Program for people with mild to moderate dementia. It aims to equip people with dementia with skills to manage psychological distress, with support from carers. The Mindfulness Program was developed through reviews of existing literature, consultation with experts, and a focus group with people with dementia. In a randomized controlled feasibility and pilot trial with people with mild to moderate dementia in care homes, it was found to significantly increase quality of life...
July 1, 2017: Behavior Modification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689449/evaluating-an-adjunctive-mobile-app-to-enhance-psychological-flexibility-in-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy
#12
Michael E Levin, Jack Haeger, Benjamin Pierce, Rick A Cruz
The primary aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility and potential efficacy of a novel adjunctive mobile app designed to enhance the acquisition, strengthening, and generalization of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) skills being taught in therapy. A sample of 14 depressed/anxious clients receiving ACT used the ACT Daily app for 2 weeks in a pre-post, open trial design. Participants reported a high degree of program satisfaction. Clients significantly improved over the 2-week period on depression and anxiety symptoms as well as a range of psychological inflexibility measures...
July 1, 2017: Behavior Modification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677916/conspiracy-suspicions-as-a-proxy-for-beliefs-in-conspiracy-theories-implications-for-theory-and-measurement
#13
Michael J Wood
Research on the psychology of conspiracy theories has shown recent steps towards a standardization of measures. The present article seeks to continue that trend by presenting the Flexible Inventory of Conspiracy Suspicions (FICS), a questionnaire template that can be adapted to measure suspicions of a conspiracy around nearly any topic of public interest. Compared to conspiracy belief measures that ask about specific theories on a given topic, the FICS is worded in such a way as to provide relatively stable validity across time and cultural context...
August 2017: British Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675714/processes-of-recovery-through-routine-or-specialist-treatment-for-borderline-personality-disorder-bpd-a-qualitative-study
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Christina Katsakou, Nancy Pistrang, Kirsten Barnicot, Hayley White, Stefan Priebe
BACKGROUND: Recovery processes in borderline personality disorder (BPD) are poorly understood. AIMS: This study explored how recovery in BPD occurs through routine or specialist treatment, as perceived by service users (SUs) and therapists. METHODS: SUs were recruited from two specialist BPD services, three community mental health teams, and one psychological therapies service. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 48 SUs and 15 therapists...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674509/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-music-performance-anxiety-a-pilot-study-with-student-vocalists
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David G Juncos, Glenn A Heinrichs, Philip Towle, Kiera Duffy, Sebastian M Grand, Matthew C Morgan, Jonathan D Smith, Evan Kalkus
This study investigated the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a treatment for music performance anxiety (MPA) in an uncontrolled pilot design. ACT is a newer, "third-wave" therapy that differs from previous MPA treatments, because its goal is not to reduce symptoms of MPA. Rather, ACT aims to enhance psychological flexibility in the presence of unwanted symptoms through the promotion of six core processes collectively known as the ACT "Hexaflex." A small group of student vocalists (N = 7) from an elite choral college were recruited using objective criteria for evaluating MPA...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669719/changing-similarity-stable-and-flexible-modulations-of-psychological-dimensions
#16
Michael Dieciuc, Nelson A Roque, Jonathan R Folstein
Successfully categorizing objects requires discriminating between relevant and irrelevant dimensions (e.g., shape, color). Categorization can lead to changes in the visual system that stretch psychological space, making relevant dimensions more distinct and irrelevant dimensions more similar. These changes are known as dimensional modulation (DM) and they can be both stable and flexible in nature. The current study examined the interaction between stable DM and flexible DM, as well as the time course of relative changes in similarity...
June 29, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665008/understanding-how-coping-strategies-and-quality-of-life-maintain-hope-in-patients-deliberating-phase-i-trial-participation
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Diane A van der Biessen, Peer G van der Helm, Dennis Klein, Simone van der Burg, Ron H Mathijssen, Martijn P Lolkema, Maja J de Jonge
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to understand how hope and motivation of patients considering phase-I trial participation are affected by psychological factors such as coping strategies and locus of control (LoC), and general well-being as measured by the quality of life (QoL). METHODS: An exploratory cross-sectional study was performed in patients with incurable cancer (N=135) referred to our phase-I unit for the first time. Patients were potentially eligible for phase-I trial participation and participated in our study while deliberating phase-I trial participation...
June 30, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662715/cognitive-bias-modification-for-paranoia-cbm-pa-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jenny Yiend, Antonella Trotta, Christopher Meek, Ilvana Dzafic, Nora Baldus, Bryony Crane, Thomas Kabir, Daniel Stahl, Margaret Heslin, Sukhwinder Shergill, Philip McGuire, Emmanuelle Peters
BACKGROUND: Persecutory delusions are the most common type of delusions in psychosis and present in around 10-15% of the general population. Persecutory delusions are thought to be sustained by biased cognitive and emotional processes. Recent advances favour targeted interventions, focussing on specific symptoms or mechanisms. Our aim is to test the clinical feasibility of a novel psychological intervention, which manipulates biased interpretations toward more adaptive processing, in order to reduce paranoia in patients...
June 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660481/a-dialogic-vaccine-to-bridge-opposing-cultural-viewpoints-based-on-bakhtin-s-views-on-dialogue-and-estrangement
#19
Atsushi Tajima
Today, we face global conflicts between opposing ideologies that may be described in terms of cultural viewpoints and value judgments. It is difficult for individuals to determine whether ideologies are right or wrong because each ideology has its own worldview and sense of justice. Psychologists have an urgent mission to defuse the likelihood of fatal clashes between opposing cultural perspectives (ideologies), and to propose paradigms for peaceful coexistence. This paper examines the series of papers (Oh, Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 51, 2017; Sakakibara, Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 51, 2017; Watanabe, Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science, 51, 2017) contributed to this volume that investigate the effects of high school and university educational programs promoting productive dialogue aimed at bridging, or transcending, conflicting perspectives among Japanese, Chinese, and Korean students...
September 2017: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644865/test-designs-and-modeling-under-the-general-nominal-diagnosis-model-framework
#20
Jinsong Chen, Hui Zhou
Most psychological questionnaires face issues of response bias in respondent-reported scales, inadequacy for criterion-reference testing, or difficulty in estimating a large number of latent traits. Situational tests together with the general nominal diagnosis model framework provide a viable alternative to alleviate these concerns. Under this framework, there are different ways to design situationally nominal items, which can offer more flexibility for test development. Any response bias remaining with respondent-reported questionnaires may be addressed with appropriate test designs...
2017: PloS One
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