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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211459/gravitational-body-forces-focus-north-american-intraplate-earthquakes
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Will Levandowski, Mark Zellman, Rich Briggs
Earthquakes far from tectonic plate boundaries generally exploit ancient faults, but not all intraplate faults are equally active. The North American Great Plains exemplify such intraplate earthquake localization, with both natural and induced seismicity generally clustered in discrete zones. Here we use seismic velocity, gravity and topography to generate a 3D lithospheric density model of the region; subsequent finite-element modelling shows that seismicity focuses in regions of high-gravity-derived deviatoric stress...
February 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207331/a-systematic-review-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-sexual-minorities
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Billy A Caceres, Abraham Brody, Rachel E Luscombe, Jillian E Primiano, Peter Marusca, Edward M Sitts, Deborah Chyun
BACKGROUND: Mental health and HIV disparities are well documented among sexual minorities, but there is a dearth of research on other chronic conditions. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Although sexual minorities have high rates of several modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (including stress, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption), there is a paucity of research in this area. OBJECTIVES: In this systematic review, we synthesized and critiqued the existing evidence on cardiovascular disease among sexual minority adults...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206842/finding-the-balance-uncovering-resilience-in-the-veterinary-literature
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Martin A Cake, Michelle M McArthur, Susan M Matthew, Caroline F Mansfield
Resilience is an issue of emerging importance in veterinary education and research, as in other professional contexts. The aim of this study was to perform an appraisal of how resilience is portrayed in the contemporary (1995-present) research and education literature around veterinary mental health, and to attempt a provisional synthesis informing a conception of resilience in the veterinary context. Qualitative analysis of the literature (59 sources included) revealed a dominant emphasis on mental health problems, particularly stress, which outweighs and potentially obscures complementary approaches to well-being and resilience...
2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203067/silent-strain-of-caregiving-exploring-the-best-predictors-of-distress-in-family-carers-of-geriatric-patients
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Katarzyna Bień-Barkowska, Halina Doroszkiewicz, Barbara Bień
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article was to identify the best predictors of distress suffered by family carers (FCs) of geriatric patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 100 FC-geriatric patient dyads was conducted. The negative impact of care (NIoC) subscale of the COPE index was dichotomized to identify lower stress (score of ≤15 on the scale) and higher stress (score of ≥16 on the scale) exerted on FCs by the process of providing care. The set of explanatory variables comprised a wide range of sociodemographic and care-related attributes, including patient-related results from comprehensive geriatric assessments and disease profiles...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194085/association-of-quality-of-life-and-job-stress-in-occupational-workforce-of-india-findings-from-a-cross-sectional-study-on-software-professionals
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Giridhara R Babu, Paulomi M Sudhir, Tanmay Mahapatra, Aritra Das, Mohanbabu Rathnaiah, Indiresh Anand, Roger Detels
BACKGROUND: There is limited scientific evidence on the relationship of job stress with quality of life (QoL). PURPOSE: This study aims to explore different domains of job stress affecting IT/ITES professionals and estimate the levels of stress that these professionals endure to reach positive levels of QoL given that other determinants operating between these two variables are accounted for. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We estimated levels of stress that software professionals would have endured to reach positive levels of QoL considering that other factors operating between these two variables are accounted for...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178022/the-impact-of-essential-fatty-acid-b-vitamins-vitamin-c-magnesium-and-zinc-supplementation-on-stress-levels-in-women-a-systematic-review
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Delia McCabe, Karolina Lisy, Craig Lockwood, Marc Colbeck
BACKGROUND: Women juggling multiple roles in our complex society are increasingly experiencing psychological stress. Dietary supplementation to manage stress is widespread despite limited supporting evidence. A systematic review of the available literature was undertaken to investigate the efficacy of specific dietary supplements in managing female stress and anxiety. OBJECTIVES: To identify the impact of essential fatty acids (EFAs), B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium and/or zinc, consumed as dietary supplements to the daily diet, on female stress and anxiety levels...
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178015/association-between-perceived-psychological-stress-and-cognitive-decline-in-aging-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Juliana Nery de Souza-Talarico, Sonia Betzabeth Ticona Benavente, Andrea Regiani Alves, Flávia Oliveira de Motta Maia, Ana Lúcia Siqueira Costa
The objective of this review is to identify, appraise and synthesize the best available evidence on the association between perceived psychological stress and cognitive decline in aging.
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173618/organizational-stressors-and-basic-psychological-needs-the-mediating-role-of-athletes-appraisal-mechanisms
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Kimberley J Bartholomew, Rachel Arnold, Richard J Hampson, David Fletcher
This paper reports the first study to quantitatively examine the relationships between the demands encountered by athletes that are associated with the organization within which they are operating, cognitive appraisals, and basic psychological need experiences. Three hundred and fifteen high-level British athletes completed a multi-section questionnaire which assessed each of the aforementioned constructs. A series of path analyses provided valuable insight into the way in which the three dimensions (i.e., frequency, intensity and duration) of five organizational stressor categories were evaluated by athletes and, in turn, how such threat or challenge appraisals predicted feelings of need satisfaction and need frustration...
February 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169571/a-preliminary-exploration-of-the-application-of-self-compassion-within-the-context-of-sport-injury
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Zenzi Huysmans, Damien Clement
In a prospective study of collegiate athletes (N=117), the application of self-compassion within the context of sport injury was explored. Previous literature indicated that self-compassion enhances adaptive coping and well-being, and reduces anxiety in stress-provoking situations. This research suggested that it could potentially reduce the stress response and subsequent injury risk. Findings indicated that self-compassion may buffer the experience of somatic anxiety (rs=-.436,p<.01) and worry (rs=-.351,p<...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167135/long-term-effects-of-adolescent-stress-on-neophobic-behaviors-in-zebra-finches-are-modulated-by-social-context-when-in-adulthood
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Michael G Emmerson, Karen A Spencer
Experiencing stress during adolescence can increase neophobic behaviors in adulthood, but most tests have been conducted in the absence of conspecifics. Conspecifics can modulate responses to stressors, for example by acting as 'social buffers' to attenuate the aversive appraisal of stressors. Here, we investigate the long-term effects of adolescent stress on the behavioral responses to novel stimuli (a mild stressor) across social contexts in an affiliative passerine bird, the zebra finch. During early (days 40-60) or late (days 65-85) adolescence the birds (n=66) were dosed with either saline or the hormone corticosterone (CORT)...
February 3, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152998/critical-appraisal-of-advance-directives-given-by-patients-with-fatal-acute-stroke-an-observational-cohort-study
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A Alonso, D Dörr, K Szabo
BACKGROUND: Advance directives (AD) imply the promise of determining future medical treatment in case of decisional incapacity. However, clinical practice increasingly indicates that standardized ADs often fail to support patients' autonomy. To date, little data are available about the quality and impact of ADs on end-of-life decisions for incapacitated acute stroke patients. METHODS: We analyzed the ADs of patients with fatal stroke, focusing on: (a) their availability and type, (b) stated circumstances to which the AD should apply, and (c) stated wishes regarding specific treatment options...
February 2, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150066/interactive-effects-of-trait-self-control-and-stress-appraisals-on-blood-pressure-responses-to-a-laboratory-stressor
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Daryl B O'Connor, Antonia E Wilson, Rebecca Lawton
PURPOSE: Stress may play a role in explaining part of the conscientiousness-longevity relationship. Conscientiousness (C) is associated with the appraisals of stressors and its lower-order facets have been shown to differentially moderate the experience of stress in daily life. This study investigated whether the lower-order facet, self-control (SC), moderated the relationship between stress appraisals and blood pressure responses to a laboratory stressor. METHODS: Ninety participants (selected from the upper and lower quartiles for C scores from a sample of 679 participants) were invited to complete the Maastricht Acute Stress Test (MAST)...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137320/irradiation-influence-on-the-phenoloxidase-pathway-and-an-anti-oxidant-defense-mechanism-in-spodoptera-litura-lepidoptera-noctuidae-and-its-implication-in-radio-genetic-f-1-sterility-and-biorational-pest-suppression-tactics
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B Sachdev, Z Khan, M Zarin, P Malhotra, R K Seth, R K Bhatnagar
The present study was conducted to appraise the ontogenic radio-sensitivity of a serious tropical pest, Spodoptera litura (Fabr.). The molecular responses pertaining to the phenoloxidase (PO) pathway and an anti-oxidant defense mechanism were evaluated in order to understand its implication in pest control at pre-harvest and post-harvest intervals. Irradiation exhibited an inverse relationship with age with respect to impact on developmental and transcriptional responses. Transcript abundance of PO cascade enzymes, prophenoloxidase (slppo-2), its activating enzyme (slppae-1) and free-radical scavenging enzymes, superoxide dismutase (slsod) and catalase (slcat) was evaluated upon gamma irradiation alone and the dual-stress of radiation plus microbial challenge...
January 31, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131546/a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-information-needs-of-parents-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-prior-to-first-admission
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Vera Fixter, Catherine Butler, Jo Daniels, Samantha Phillips
PURPOSE: Hospitalization can be stressful for patients and their families. Pre-hospitalization information is crucial in establishing a good basis for patient satisfaction. In order to develop better preparatory material for parents, this qualitative study explored whether parents of children with cystic fibrosis, admitted to a UK Children's Hospital, felt adequately prepared for their child's admission. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were collected from twelve parents whose children had been admitted within the last two years for routine intravenous antibiotics...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119163/compassion-fatigue-a-meta-narrative-review-of-the-healthcare-literature
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REVIEW
Shane Sinclair, Shelley Raffin-Bouchal, Lorraine Venturato, Jane Mijovic-Kondejewski, Lorraine Smith-MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Compassion fatigue describes a work-related stress response in healthcare providers that is considered a 'cost of caring' and a key contributor to the loss of compassion in healthcare. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review was to critically examine the construct of compassion fatigue and to determine if it is an accurate descriptor of work-related stress in healthcare providers and a valid target variable for intervention. DESIGN: Meta-narrative review...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110110/trauma-appraisals-emotion-regulation-difficulties-and-self-compassion-predict-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-following-childhood-abuse
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M Rose Barlow, Rachel E Goldsmith Turow, James Gerhart
Experiencing traumatic events and abuse is unfortunately common in general, non-clinical samples. Recent research indicates that the ways in which individuals interpret traumatic experiences, as well as the ways that they manage challenging emotions in general, may statistically predict post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms to a greater extent than does trauma itself. Negative trauma appraisals, generalized emotion regulation (ER) difficulties, and low levels of self-compassion have each been shown to influence the connection between trauma exposure and subsequent PTSD symptoms...
January 18, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108676/can-work-make-you-mentally-ill-a-systematic-meta-review-of-work-related-risk-factors-for-common-mental-health-problems
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REVIEW
Samuel B Harvey, Matthew Modini, Sadhbh Joyce, Josie S Milligan-Saville, Leona Tan, Arnstein Mykletun, Richard A Bryant, Helen Christensen, Philip B Mitchell
It has been suggested that certain types of work may increase the risk of common mental disorders, but the exact nature of the relationship has been contentious. The aim of this paper is to conduct the first comprehensive systematic meta-review of the evidence linking work to the development of common mental health problems, specifically depression, anxiety and/or work-related stress and to consider how the risk factors identified may relate to each other. MEDLINE, PsychInfo, Embase, the Cochrane Collaboration and grey literature databases were systematically searched for review articles that examined work-based risk factors for common mental health problems...
January 20, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103700/the-effects-of-mindfulness-based-interventions-for-health-and-social-care-undergraduate-students-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Michelle O'Driscoll, Stephen Byrne, Aoife Mc Gillicuddy, Sharon Lambert, Laura J Sahm
Health and social care undergraduate students experience stress due to high workloads and pressure to perform. Consequences include depression and burnout. Mindfulness may be a suitable way to reduce stress in health and social care degree courses. The objective of this systematic review is to identify and critically appraise the literature on the effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for health and social care undergraduate students. PubMed, EMBASE, Psych Info, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library and Academic Search Complete were searched from inception to 21st November 2016...
January 19, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103414/a-meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-appraisals-of-trauma-and-posttraumatic-stress-in-children-and-adolescents
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Ryan Mitchell, Kate Brennan, David Curran, Donncha Hanna, Kevin F W Dyer
Cognitive models of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) place an emphasis on the role of negative appraisals of traumatic events. It is suggested that the way in which the event is appraised determines the extent to which posttraumatic stress symptoms will be experienced. Therefore, a strong relationship between trauma appraisals and symptoms of PTSD might be expected. However, this relationship is not as firmly established in the child and adolescent literature. A systematic literature review of this relationship returned 467 publications, of which 11 met full eligibility criteria...
February 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089704/brain-mineralocorticoid-receptor-function-in-control-of-salt-balance-and-stress-adaptation
#20
REVIEW
E Ronald de Kloet, Marian Joëls
We will highlight in honor of Randall Sakai the peculiar characteristics of the brain mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in its response pattern to the classical mineralocorticoid aldosterone and the naturally occurring glucocorticoids corticosterone and cortisol. Neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) express MR, which mediate selectively the action of aldosterone on salt appetite, sympathetic outflow and volume regulation. The MR-containing NTS neurons innervate limbic-forebrain circuits enabling aldosterone to also modulate reciprocally arousal, motivation, fear and reward...
January 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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