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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911349/quantification-of-vascular-function-changes-under-different-emotion-states-a-pilot-study
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Yirong Xia, Licai Yang, Xueqin Mao, Dingchang Zheng, Chengyu Liu
Recent studies have indicated that physiological parameters change with different emotion states. This study aimed to quantify the changes of vascular function at different emotion and sub-emotion states. Twenty young subjects were studied with their finger photoplethysmographic (PPG) pulses recorded at three distinct emotion states: natural (1 minute), happiness and sadness (10 minutes for each). Within the period of happiness and sadness emotion states, two sub-emotion states (calmness and outburst) were identified with the synchronously recorded videos...
November 25, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888735/leisure-participation-and-subjective-well-being-exploring-gender-differences-among-elderly-in-shanghai-china
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Wei Zhang, Qiushi Feng, Joy Lacanienta, Zhihong Zhen
OBJECTIVES: To explore the association between leisure participation and subjective well-being and the role gender in this issue among elderly Chinese in Shanghai, China. METHODS: Principal components analysis and logistic regressions are used to analyze the cross-sectional data of the 2013 Shanghai Elderly Life and Opinion Survey that contains 2884 respondents (60+ with a mean age of 72.6) recruited from a multistage cluster sampling design. Subjective well-being is measured by happiness and life satisfaction, and leisure participation is examined by the type and diversity of leisure activities...
November 19, 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864361/causes-of-male-infertility-a-9-year-prospective-monocentre-study-on-1737-patients-with-reduced-total-sperm-counts
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M Punab, O Poolamets, P Paju, V Vihljajev, K Pomm, R Ladva, P Korrovits, M Laan
STUDY QUESTION: What are the primary causes of severe male factor infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although 40% of all patients showed primary causes of infertility, which could be subdivided into three groups based on the severity of their effect, ~75% of oligozoospermia cases remained idiopathic. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There are few large-scale epidemiological studies analyzing the causes of male factor infertility. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: A prospective clinical-epidemiological study was conducted at the Andrology Centre, Tartu University Hospital between 2005 and 2013, recruiting male partners of couples failing to conceive a child for over ≥12 months...
November 17, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833789/impaired-visual-cortical-processing-of-affective-facial-information-in-schizophrenia
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S Maher, T Ekstrom, Y Chen
Facial emotion perception impairment in schizophrenia is currently viewed as abnormal affective processing. Facial emotion perception also relies on visual processing. Yet, visual cortical processing of facial emotion is not well understood in this disorder. We measured perceptual thresholds for detecting facial fear and happiness in patients (n=23) and controls (n=23), and adjusted emotion intensity of facial stimuli (via morphing between images of neutral and emotive expressions) for each subject. We then evaluated activations of the visual cortex and amygdala during the performance of perceptually-equated facial emotion detection tasks...
July 2016: Clinical Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818626/arousal-rather-than-basic-emotions-influence-long-term-recognition-memory-in-humans
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Artur Marchewka, Marek Wypych, Abnoos Moslehi, Monika Riegel, Jarosław M Michałowski, Katarzyna Jednoróg
Emotion can influence various cognitive processes, however its impact on memory has been traditionally studied over relatively short retention periods and in line with dimensional models of affect. The present study aimed to investigate emotional effects on long-term recognition memory according to a combined framework of affective dimensions and basic emotions. Images selected from the Nencki Affective Picture System were rated on the scale of affective dimensions and basic emotions. After 6 months, subjects took part in a surprise recognition test during an fMRI session...
2016: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790342/meanings-of-health-for-iranian-diabetic-patients-a-qualitative-study
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Golrokh Moridi, Sina Valiee, Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi, Golnaz Esmaeil Nasab, Shahnaz Khaledi
INTRODUCTION: Health is an exclusive and subjective phenomenon, and one of the most important situations with regard to perception of health, arises when patients suffer from a chronic disease. This study was conducted within the qualitative research framework and aimed to explore the meanings of health as perceived by a group of Iranian diabetic patients. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative analysis design was used. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 20 participants among diabetic patients, who were admitted to the diabetes care centre of Tohid Hospital of the Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran during a ten-month period in 2014...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774810/labor-market-integration-immigration-experience-and-psychological-distress-in-a-multi-ethnic-sample-of-immigrants-residing-in-portugal
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Ana F Teixeira, Sónia F Dias
OBJECTIVES: This study aims at examining how factors relating to immigrants' experience in the host country affect psychological distress (PD). Specifically, we analyzed the association among socio-economic status (SES), integration in the labor market, specific immigration experience characteristics, and PD in a multi-ethnic sample of immigrant individuals residing in Lisbon, Portugal. DESIGN: Using a sample (n = 1375) consisting of all main immigrant groups residing in Portugal's metropolitan area of Lisbon, we estimated multivariable linear regression models of PD regressed on selected sets of socio-economic independent variables...
October 24, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761319/exploring-the-socio-emotional-factors-associated-with-subjective-well-being-in-the-unemployed
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M Pilar Berrios, Natalio Extremera, M Pilar Nieto-Flores
In this study, we examined the relations between dimensions of Perceived Emotional Intelligence (PEI) and classic constructs, such as social support, on depression, stress, and subjective well-being indicators (life satisfaction and happiness). The study also sought to determine whether PEI dimensions accounted for a significant portion of the variance beyond that of classic constructs in the study of depression, stress, and well-being outcomes in a sample of 442 unemployed subjects. Results indicated that social support and all PEI dimensions are found to be significant and negatively related to depression and stress, and these variables were also found to be significant and positively associated with life satisfaction and happiness...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715498/subjective-well-being-and-levels-of-clinical-symptomatology-in-a-transwomen-sample-and-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-chile
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Jaime Barrientos, Fabiola Gómez, Manuel Cárdenas
This paper examines the levels of subjective well-being (psychological and social well-being, subjective happiness, and satisfaction with life) and clinical symptomatology (anxiety, depression, somatization, hostility, and phobic anxiety) in a transwomen sample (n = 112). The sample was recruited through a snowball procedure in Chile (Santiago, Valparaíso, and Arica). Data obtained are compared to those from a group of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) (n = 323). Results reveal statistically significant differences in the levels of happiness (t(157) = 2...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661039/the-pemberton-happiness-index-validation-of-the-universal-portuguese-version-in-a-large-brazilian-sample
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Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva, Mayara Goulart de Camargos, Marcelo Marcos Piva Demarzo, Gonzalo Hervás, Carmelo Vázquez, Carlos Eduardo Paiva
The Pemberton Happiness Index (PHI) is a recently developed integrative measure of well-being that includes components of hedonic, eudaimonic, social, and experienced well-being. The PHI has been validated in several languages, but not in Portuguese. Our aim was to cross-culturally adapt the Universal Portuguese version of the PHI and to assess its psychometric properties in a sample of the Brazilian population using online surveys.An expert committee evaluated 2 versions of the PHI previously translated into Portuguese by the original authors using a standardized form for assessment of semantic/idiomatic, cultural, and conceptual equivalence...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638186/-ethical-aspects-of-palliative-medicine
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C Rehmann-Sutter, H Lehnert
BACKGROUND: The aim of palliative medicine is to adequately care for and attend to patients suffering from life-threatening and incurable medical conditions according to their needs. This implies that for these patients it is not a matter of dealing with diseases that can be treated separately but with their existence in the face of their approaching death. OBJECTIVE: This article investigates which ethical questions are currently prioritized for discussion in palliative medicine...
October 2016: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618739/don-t-worry-be-happy-endocannabinoids-and-cannabis-at-the-intersection-of-stress-and-reward
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Nora D Volkow, Aidan J Hampson, Ruben Baler
Cannabis enables and enhances the subjective sense of well-being by stimulating the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a key role in modulating the response to stress, reward, and their interactions. However, over time, repeated activation of the ECS by cannabis can trigger neuroadaptations that may impair the sensitivity to stress and reward. This effect, in vulnerable individuals, can lead to addiction and other adverse consequences. The recent shift toward legalization of medical or recreational cannabis has renewed interest in investigating the physiological role of the ECS as well as the potential health effects, both adverse and beneficial, of cannabis...
September 2, 2016: Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560543/the-protective-effect-of-job-satisfaction-in-health-happiness-well-being-and-self-esteem
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Cibele Satuf, Samuel Monteiro, Henrique Pereira, Graça Esgalhado, Rosa Marina Afonso, Manuel Loureiro
The purpose of this article is to analyze the possible effects of job satisfaction on mental and physical health, happiness, subjective well-being and self-esteem. A total of 971 Portuguese-speaking adults participated in this study. Most participants reported high rates of satisfaction with their colleagues, the nature of their work and leadership, while reporting dissatisfaction with regard to salaries and promotions. Results indicated the existence of the protector effect of job satisfaction for health, happiness, subjective well-being and self-esteem, in addition to reinforcing the importance of maintaining a positive evaluation of one's work...
August 25, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546979/unhappy-cities
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Edward L Glaeser, Joshua D Gottlieb, Oren Ziv
There are persistent differences in self-reported subjective well-being across US metropolitan areas, and residents of declining cities appear less happy than others. Yet some people continue to move to these areas, and newer residents appear to be as unhappy as longer-term residents. While historical data on happiness are limited, the available facts suggest that cities that are now declining were also unhappy in their more prosperous past. These facts support the view that individuals do not maximize happiness alone but include it in the utility function along with other arguments...
April 2016: Journal of Labor Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539846/multicausal-systems-ask-for-multicausal-approaches-a-network-perspective-on-subjective-well-being-in-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Marie K Deserno, Denny Borsboom, Sander Begeer, Hilde M Geurts
Given the heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder, an important limitation of much autism spectrum disorder research is that outcome measures are statistically modeled as separate dependent variables. Often, their multivariate structure is either ignored or treated as a nuisance. This study aims to lift this limitation by applying network analysis to explicate the multivariate pattern of risk and success factors for subjective well-being in autism spectrum disorder. We estimated a network structure for 27 potential factors in 2341 individuals with autism spectrum disorder to assess the centrality of specific life domains and their importance for well-being...
August 17, 2016: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536261/happiness-psychology-and-degrees-of-realism
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Andrea Lavazza
The recent emphasis on a realist ontology that cannot be overshadowed by subjectivist or relativist perspectives seems to have a number of consequences for psychology as well. My attempt here is to analyse the relationship between happiness as a state of the individual and the states of the external world and the brain events related to (or, in some hypotheses, causally responsible for) its occurrence. It can be maintained that different degrees of realism are suitable to describe the states of happiness and this fact might have relevant psychological implications, namely for the so-called positive psychology...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513284/happy-family-kitchen-a-community-based-research-for-enhancing-family-communication-and-well-being-in-hong-kong
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Henry C Y Ho, Moses Mui, Alice Wan, Yin-Lam Ng, Sunita M Stewart, Carol Yew, Tai Hing Lam, Sophia S Chan
Urban families worldwide are often characterized by busy working lives which leave little time for family gatherings and communication. The Happy Family Kitchen project, which emphasized cooking and dining with family members, was conducted in a deprived district in Hong Kong. We hypothesized that the community-based family intervention, derived from a positive psychology framework, can improve family communication, family well-being, and subjective happiness. Twenty-three social service units organized and delivered the intervention programs for 1,419 individuals from 612 families...
September 2016: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507855/adult-playfulness-humor-styles-and-subjective-happiness
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Xiao D Yue, Chun-Lok Leung, Neelam A Hiranandani
Playfulness has been referred to as a disposition that involves reframing a situation to amuse others and to make the situation more stimulating and enjoyable. It may serve to shift one's perspective when dealing with environmental threats. Despite all the benefits of playfulness towards psychological well-being, it remains a largely understudied subject in psychology, particularly in Chinese societies. Hence, this study examined the association between adult playfulness, humor styles, and subjective happiness among a sample of 166 university students in Hong Kong and 159 students in Guangzhou, who completed a self-administered questionnaire, including the Short Measure for Adult Playfulness, the Chinese Humor Styles Questionnaire, and the Subjective Happiness Scale...
August 9, 2016: Psychological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475240/patient-reported-esthetic-and-functional-outcomes-of-primary-total-laparoscopic-intestinal-vaginoplasty-in-transgender-women-with-penoscrotal-hypoplasia
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Mark-Bram Bouman, Wouter B van der Sluis, Leonora E van Woudenberg Hamstra, Marlon E Buncamper, Baudewijntje P C Kreukels, Wilhelmus J H J Meijerink, Margriet G Mullender
INTRODUCTION: Puberty-suppressing hormonal treatment may result in penoscrotal hypoplasia in transgender women, making standard penile inversion vaginoplasty not feasible. For these patients, intestinal vaginoplasty is a surgical alternative, but knowledge on patient-reported postoperative outcomes and quality of life is lacking. AIMS: To assess patient-reported functional and esthetic outcomes, quality of life, satisfaction, and sexual well-being after primary total laparoscopic intestinal vaginoplasty in transgender women...
September 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473842/happy-family-kitchen-ii-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-community-based-positive-psychology-family-intervention-for-subjective-happiness-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-hong-kong
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Henry C Y Ho, Moses Mui, Alice Wan, Yin-Lam Ng, Sunita M Stewart, Carol Yew, Tai Hing Lam, Sophia S Chan
BACKGROUND: Most positive psychology interventions conducted in the West have been focused on the individual. Family relationships are highly valued in the Chinese collectivist culture, and it is of interest to know whether family-focused interventions can improve the well-being of Chinese people. We have previously reported the effectiveness of a positive psychology family intervention in terms of family well-being. Based on the data derived from the Happy Family Kitchen II project, this paper examines the effectiveness of a community-based positive psychology family intervention on subjective happiness and health-related quality of life...
July 29, 2016: Trials
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