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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772281/geriatric-oncology-spirituality-and-palliative-care
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Lodovico Balducci
Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for older individuals. Palliative care is essential to improve the outcome of cancer treatment in terms of quality of life and treatment satisfaction. This review examines the influence of spirituality on aging in general and on the management of older cancer patients. A spiritual perspective has been associated with successful aging, and with better tolerance of physical and emotional stress, including the ability to cope with serious diseases and with isolation...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769367/similarities-between-military-and-medical-service-stigma-of-seeking-mental-health-assistance
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EDITORIAL
Fergus Gardiner, E C Gardiner
Studies have identified that there are many barriers to treatment of mental health illnesses in military populations, including the negative-associated stigma. One such barrier includes perceptions of weakness, leading to concerns about leadership and competency and being seen as malingering. Furthermore, similarities can be seen in civilian health professionals, where concerns of negative perceptions can limit reporting and treatment of mental health illnesses. Despite the frequency of stressful events, military and health professionals do not become immune to stress and are often ill prepared to cope with acute stressors that can often build on each other until emotional exhaustion and/or crisis point...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766312/posttraumatic-growth-as-a-response-to-natural-disasters-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Melissa Bernstein, Betty Pfefferbaum
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review examines factors thought to be associated with posttraumatic growth (PTG) (demographic variables, exposure, and family and social processes) among youth exposed to natural disasters, describes the relationship between PTG and posttraumatic stress, and discusses psychological processes (rumination and coping) linked to PTG. RECENT FINDINGS: Guided by PTG theory and the literature on PTG in adults, research has revealed relationships between PTG and child, environmental, and family and social factors among youth though the results are mixed...
May 16, 2018: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764338/the-prognostic-relevance-of-psychological-factors-with-regard-to-participation-and-success-in-table-tennis
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Guillaume Martinent, Valérian Cece, Marije Titia Elferink-Gemser, Irene Renate Faber, Jean-Claude Decret
This study examined the prognostic relevance of self-determined motivation, coping, burnout, perceived stress and recovery experienced by 159 youth table-tennis players involved in intensive training centers with regard to their participation and success six years later. Results of ANCOVAs showed that players who still practiced at time 2 (T2; six years later; n = 130) reported lower time 1 (T1; while they were involved in intensive training centers) amotivation (large effect), disengagement-oriented coping, sport devaluation and reduced accomplishment (moderate effects) than their counterparts who dropped out at T2 (n = 29)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762315/effectiveness-of-psychosocial-interventions-on-the-psychological-health-and-emotional-well-being-of-family-carers-of-people-with-dementia-following-residential-care-placement-a-systematic-review
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Deborah Brooks, Elaine Fielding, Elizabeth Beattie, Helen Edwards, Sonia Hines
OBJECTIVE: To identify, appraise and synthesize existing evidence regarding the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions on the psychological health and emotional well-being of family carers of people with dementia who have moved into residential care. INTRODUCTION: Many carers experience stress, guilt, grief and depression following placement of a relative with dementia into residential care. Psychosocial interventions to support family carers may help to improve psychological health and emotional well-being; however, evidence for such interventions delivered to family carers following placement has yet to be appraised and synthesized...
May 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760891/high-midday-temperature-stress-has-stronger-effects-on-biomass-than-on-photosynthesis-a-mesocosm-experiment-on-four-tropical-seagrass-species
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Rushingisha George, Martin Gullström, Mwita M Mangora, Matern S P Mtolera, Mats Björk
The effect of repeated midday temperature stress on the photosynthetic performance and biomass production of seagrass was studied in a mesocosm setup with four common tropical species, including Thalassia hemprichii , Cymodocea serrulata , Enhalus acoroides , and Thalassodendron ciliatum . To mimic natural conditions during low tides, the plants were exposed to temperature spikes of different maximal temperatures, that is, ambient (29-33°C), 34, 36, 40, and 45°C, during three midday hours for seven consecutive days...
May 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760788/the-effectiveness-of-stress-management-training-on-blood-glucose-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh, Marzieh Araban, Hamid Reza Koohestani, Mahmood Karimy
Background: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that is expanding at an alarming rate in the world. Research on individuals with type 2 diabetes showed that stressful life events cause problems in the effective management and control of diabetes. This study aimed at investigating the effect of a stress management intervention on blood glucose control in individuals with type 2 diabetes referred to Zarandeh clinic, Iran. Methods: In this experimental study, 230 individuals with type 2 diabetes (179 female and 51 male) were enrolled and assigned to experimental (n = 115) and control (n = 115) groups...
2018: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760615/stress-itch-and-quality-of-life-in-chronic-urticaria-females
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Alicja Ograczyk-Piotrowska, Zofia Gerlicz-Kowalczuk, Anna Pietrzak, Anna M Zalewska-Janowska
Introduction: Chronic urticaria (CU) belongs to a group of psychodermatological disorders, thus stress can play a significant role in this dermatosis onset and/or exacerbation. On the other hand, the disease itself accompanied by itch, may be a source of distress and could worsen patients' quality of life (QoL). Aim: The first goal of our study was to compare stress intensity between CU subjects and the control group. The second aim was to investigate the relationships between disease-related parameters (CU severity, itch) and psychological variables (stress and QoL) in CU patients...
April 2018: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759914/symptom-cluster-of-emotional-distress-fatigue-and-cognitive-difficulties-among-young-and-older-breast-cancer-survivors-the-mediating-role-of-subjective-stress
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Inbar Levkovich, Miri Cohen, Shirly Alon, Iryna Kuchuk, Bella Nissenbaum, Ella Evron, Simon Pollack, Georgeta Fried
OBJECTIVES: To examine the nature of the symptom cluster of emotional distress, fatigue, and cognitive difficulties in young and older breast cancer survivors (BCS); To assess the mediating role of subjective stress and coping strategies (emotional control and meaning-focused coping) in the association between age and symptom cluster. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were 170 BCS, stages I-III, 1-12 months post-chemotherapy, filled-out the Fatigue, Emotional Control, Meaning-focused Coping, Emotional Distress and the Cognitive Difficulties Questionnaires...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758554/psychosocial-distress-in-bladder-cancer-stratified-by-gender-age-treatment-and-tumour-stage
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Désirée Louise Draeger, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Oliver W Hakenberg
OBJECTIVES: Cancer patients have to cope with anxieties -concerning their prognosis, potential recurrence/progression, and treatment-associated sequelae. Stress-related psychosocial factors influence survival and disease-related mortality in cancer patients. Despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, bladder cancer (BC) remains characterized by high rates of recurrence and progression. We screened -pre-therapeutically the stress level of BC patients stratified by gender, disease state, treatment, and other factors by -self-administered validated questionnaires to integrate them into psychosocial support as needed...
May 14, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758493/spirituality-religiousness-and-coping-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Soumitra Das, Varghese Panickasseril Punnoose, Nimisha Doval, Vijayakrishnan Yathindran Nair
Religion is a form of coping that helps individuals to deal with a wide variety of difficult life situations. But most of the research in this field has been in acute patients of schizophrenia. Also, most of the research on religion and schizophrenia has focused on religion and spirituality as coping mechanisms, and research evaluating the relationship between spirituality/religiousness and repertoire of other coping skills is sparse. Our objective was to evaluate the association between spirituality, religiousness and coping skills in patients with schizophrenia in remission...
April 24, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758419/seasonal-ionomic-and-metabolic-changes-in-aleppo-pines-growing-on-mine-tailings-under-mediterranean-semi-arid-climate
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Antonio López-Orenes, María C Bueso, Héctor Conesa, Antonio A Calderón, María A Ferrer
Aleppo pine is the most abundant conifer species in Mediterranean basin. Knowledge of adaptive mechanisms to cope with different environmental stresses simultaneously is necessary to improve its resilience to the predicted climatic changes and anthropogenic stressors, such as heavy metal/metal(loid)s (HMMs) pollution. Here, one year-old needles and rhizosphere soil samples from five mining and non-mining (NM) populations of Aleppo pines grown spontaneously in SE Spain were sampled in two consecutive years during spring and summer...
May 11, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758225/trpv6-protects-er-stress-induced-apoptosis-via-atf6%C3%AE-trpv6-jnk-pathway-in-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Zhichao Li, Zhaoyue Meng, Jun Lu, Francis M Chen, Wing-Tak Wong, Gary Tse, Changbo Zheng, Wendy Keung, Kennis Tse, Ronald A Li, Liwen Jiang, Xiaoqiang Yao
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes have potential applications in disease modeling and drug screening. Therefore, it is important to understand the mechanisms and signaling pathways underlying the survival and death of these cells. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is triggered by various cellular stresses that disturb protein folding in the ER. Cells cope with ER stress by activating the unfolded protein response (UPR), a homeostatic signaling network that orchestrates the recovery of ER function...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757969/personality-traits-strategies-for-coping-with-stress-and-the-level-of-internet-addiction-a-study-of-polish-secondary-school-students
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Joanna Chwaszcz, Bernadeta Lelonek-Kuleta, Michał Wiechetek, Iwona Niewiadomska, Agnieszka Palacz-Chrisidis
Among the many contributing factors in addictions there are also those describing the individual characteristics and ways of dealing with various life challenges. Despite numerous studies in this area, there is still no unambiguous data on the nature and specificity of this relationship in different age groups. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between personality dimensions and strategies of coping with stress and the level of Internet addiction. The study was funded by the Ministry of Health under grant no...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757318/use-of-protective-behavioral-strategies-among-young-adult-veteran-marijuana-users
#15
Eric R Pedersen, Margo C Villarosa-Hurlocker, Mark A Prince
Young adult veterans are at risk for problematic marijuana use and associated consequences, which is partially due to their high rates of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and problematic substance use. Veterans tend to endorse more severe and chronic mental health symptoms compared to their civilian counterparts and they identify marijuana use as a method to cope with their symptoms. Given the prevalence of marijuana use among veterans in the community and in clinical settings, it is important to explore the factors that may help minimize harm associated with use for those that choose to use the drug...
January 2018: Cannabis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757086/bereavement-hallucinations-after-the-loss-of-a-spouse-associations-with-psychopathological-measures-personality-and-coping-style
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Karina Elisabeth Jensen, Maja O'Connor, Helle Spindler, Andrew Moskowitz
Bereavement hallucinations (BHs) were assessed in 175 conjugally bereaved participants four years post loss, to explore whether BHs were: a) associated with psychological distress and b) predicted by sociodemographic variables, personality and/or coping style. Participants with BHs scored significantly higher than those without BHs on prolonged grief, post-traumatic stress, depression symptoms, and emotional loneliness. Hierarchical logistic regression analysis showed avoidant coping, openness to experience, and length of marriage to significantly predict BHs, while detached coping was negatively associated with BHs...
May 14, 2018: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755394/a-pathway-to-psychological-difficulty-perceived-chronic-social-adversity-and-its-symptomatic-reactions
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Cody Ding, Jingqiu Zhang, Dong Yang
In this paper, we attempt to predict and explain psychological maladjustment or difficulty. Specifically, we discuss the concept of perceived chronic social adversity, and we expect that such perceived chronic social adversity may potentially lead to chronic stress responses. Accordingly, we propose the symptomatic reactions of perceived chronic social adversity. We put forward a set of hypotheses regarding the relationships between perceived chronic social adversity and those chronic stress responses, and we further hypothesize a mediating role of individualized negative essentialism brought by perceived chronical social adversity...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754586/do-avian-blood-parasites-influence-hypoxia-physiology-in-a-high-elevation-environment
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Farah Ishtiaq, Sahas Barve
BACKGROUND: Montane birds which engage in elevational movements have evolved to cope with fluctuations in environmental hypoxia, through changes in physiological parameters associated with blood oxygen-carrying capacity such as haemoglobin concentration (Hb) and haematocrit (Hct). In particular, elevational migrants which winter at low elevations, encounter varying intensities of avian haemosporidian parasites as they traverse heterogeneous environments. Whilst high intensity parasite infections lead to anaemia, one can expect that the ability to cope with haemosporidian infections should be a key trait for elevational migrants that must be balanced against reducing the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood in response to high elevation...
May 14, 2018: BMC Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753694/physiological-adaptation-of-the-growth-restricted-fetus
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REVIEW
Karel Maršál
The growth-restricted fetus in utero is exposed to a hostile environment and suffers undernutrition and hypoxia. To cope with the stress, the fetus changes its physiological functions. These adaptive changes aid intrauterine survival; however, they can lead to permanent functional and structural changes that can contribute to the development of serious chronic diseases later in life. Epigenetic mechanisms are an important part of the pathophysiological processes behind this "developmental origin of adult diseases...
February 24, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753136/the-allelochemical-trans-cinnamic-acid-stimulates-salicylic-acid-production-and-galactose-pathway-in-maize-leaves-a-potential-mechanism-of-stress-tolerance
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Fabrizio Araniti, Antonio Lupini, Antonio Mauceri, Antonino Zumbo, Francesco Sunseri, Maria Rosa Abenavoli
In this study, the effects (5 days) of the secondary metabolite trans-cinnamic acid on maize leaves (Zea mays L.), through a physiological and an untargeted metabolomic approach, were evaluated. A reduction in leaf growth and development accompanied by a decrease in protein content was observed in treated seedlings. Besides, trans-cinnamic acid stimulated the photosynthetic machinery with a significant increment in pigment content (chlorophyll a, b and carotenoids), a stimulation of the light adapted PSII efficiency (ɸII ) as well as the chlorophyll a fluorescence (YNO ), the apparent electron transport rate, and the regulated dissipation of the energy (YNPQ )...
May 5, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
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