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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049901/the-efficacy-of-aerobic-exercise-and-resistance-training-as-transdiagnostic-interventions-for-anxiety-related-disorders-and-constructs-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Daniel M LeBouthillier, Gordon J G Asmundson
Evidence supports exercise as an intervention for many mental health concerns; however, randomized controlled investigations of the efficacy of different exercise modalities and predictors of change are lacking. The purposes of the current trial were to: (1) quantify the effects of aerobic exercise and resistance training on anxiety-related disorder (including anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder) status, symptoms, and constructs, (2) evaluate whether both modalities of exercise were equivalent, and (3) to determine whether exercise enjoyment and physical fitness are associated with symptom reduction...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049180/the-effect-of-care-intervention-for-obese-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes
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Xuelian Jiang, Xiyun Fan, Rui Wu, Fengqin Geng, Chenping Hu
The incidence of type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing worldwide and affecting the quality of people's life. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of care intervention on body weight and glycemic parameters in obese T2DM patients.One hundred twenty-six obese T2DM cases were randomly divided into 2 groups. Patients in control group received conventional care, while patients in the intervention group received dietary, exercise, and psychology interventions on the basis of conventional care. Twelve months follow-up was performed to compare the changes of body weight and glycemic parameters in the 2 groups...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049178/evaluation-of-smoking-cessation-intervention-in-patients-with-chronic-diseases-in-smoking-cessation-clinics
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Changxi Zhou, Lei Wu, Qinghui Liu, Huaijie An, Bin Jiang, Fan Zuo, Li Zhang, Yao He
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of psychological intervention and psychological plus drug intervention on smoking cessation among male smokers with single chronic diseases.A total of 509 male smokers were divided into psychological group (n = 290) and psychological plus drugs (n = 219) groups according to their will. The physicians provided free individual counseling and follow-up interviews with brief counseling for all the subjects. In addition to mental intervention, patients in psychological plus drug group also received bupropion hydrochloride or varenicline tartrate to quit smoking...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048569/impulse-control-in-negative-mood-states-emotional-eating-and-food-addiction-are-associated-with-lower-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-with-severe-obesity
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Meredith H Rose, Evan P Nadler, Eleanor R Mackey
Objectives: Quality of life (QoL) is an important outcome to evaluate in adolescents with severe obesity, yet intrapersonal predictors of QoL are understudied. The current study assessed whether difficulty with impulse control when experiencing a negative mood (negative urgency) is associated with poorer QoL, mediated by more emotional eating and food addiction. Method: Participants consisted of 69 primarily female (71%), minority (76%) adolescents aged 13-21 (M age = 16...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048520/pain-acceptance-as-a-predictor-of-medical-utilization-and-school-absenteeism-in-adolescents-with-chronic-pain
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Michelle A Clementi, Grace S Kao, Evelyn Monico
Objective: Identifying factors contributing to high medical utilization and productivity loss is important, given the high cost of pediatric chronic pain. The current study examined chronic pain acceptance as a predictor of medical utilization and school absenteeism in adolescents with chronic pain. Methods: In all, 122 adolescents (aged 12-21 years) with chronic pain and their parents/guardians completed questionnaires assessing medical visits (past 6 months), medication usage, and number of school absences (past month)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048469/resilience-to-stress-and-risk-of-gastrointestinal-infections
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Carren Melinder, Ayako Hiyoshi, Teresa Kasiga, Jonas Halfvarson, Katja Fall, Scott Montgomery
Background: Exposure to psychological stress can elicit a physiological response that may influence characteristics of the gastrointestinal mucosa, including increased intestinal permeability, in turn possibly increasing susceptibility to gastrointestinal infections. We investigated whether low stress resilience in adolescence is associated with an 'increased' risk of gastrointestinal infections in subsequent adulthood. Methods: Data were provided by Swedish registers for a cohort of 237 577 men who underwent military conscription assessment in late adolescence (1969-76)...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048320/development-of-the-carmen-q-questionnaire-for-mental-workload-assessment
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Susana Rubio-Valdehita, María I López-Núñez, Ramón López-Higes, Eva M Díaz-Ramiro
BACKGROUND: Mental workload has emerged as one of the most important occupational risk factors present in most psychological and physical diseases caused by work. In view of the lack of specific tools to assess mental workload, the objective of this research was to assess the construct validity and reliability of a new questionnaire for mental workload assessment (CarMen-Q). METHOD: The sample was composed of 884 workers from several professional sectors, between 18 and 65 years old, 53...
November 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048300/intensive-family-exposure-based-cognitive-behavioral-treatment-for-adolescents-with-anorexia-nervosa
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Marina Iniesta Sepúlveda, Joshua M Nadeau, Megan K Whelan, Christina M Oiler, Amaya Ramos, Bradley C Riemann, Eric A Storch
BACKGROUND: Anorexia nervosa exhibits high comorbidity rates and shared features with anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anxiety-based etiological models have proposed that fear of eating-related stimuli is the central mechanism around which avoidance of food and food-related rituals are performed. Building on this approach, exposure-based interventions have demonstrated promising results. Limited evidence in adolescents encourages the evaluation of exposure approaches in this population...
November 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048249/effect-of-teaching-races-for-understanding-in-youth-sailing-on-performance-knowledge-and-adherence
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María Trinidad Morales-Belando, José L Arias-Estero
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to know whether an intervention using an adaptation of the teaching games for understanding approach (named teaching races for understanding [TRfU]) led participants to improve skill execution, decision making, race performance, race involvement, race knowledge, enjoyment, intention to continue practicing sailing, and perceived competence. METHOD: Participants were 67 children from a randomly selected sailing school (Mage = 9...
October 19, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048180/-meta-analyses-and-p-curves-support-robust-cycle-shifts-in-women-s-mate-preferences-reply-to-wood-and-carden-2014-and-harris-pashler-and-mickes-2014-correction-to-gildersleeve-haselton-and-fales-2014
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Reports an error in "Meta-analyses and p-curves support robust cycle shifts in women's mate preferences: Reply to Wood and Carden (2014) and Harris, Pashler, and Mickes (2014)" by Kelly Gildersleeve, Martie G. Haselton and Melissa R. Fales (Psychological Bulletin, 2014[Sep], Vol 140[5], 1272-1280). In the article, all p-curve analyses examining the Context Moderation Hypothesis Prediction mistakenly included the p-value from Little, Jones, Burt, & Perrett (2007) Study 2 for the simple effect of fertility on attraction to facial symmetry in a short-term relationship context (p < ...
November 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048178/the-uncertainty-of-psychological-and-psychiatric-diagnoses
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Andreas Mokros, Elmar Habermeyer, Helmut Küchenhoff
Psychiatric and psychological diagnoses are imperfect. Unlike somatic medicine, most psychological and psychiatric phenomena have no gold standard to establish their presence beyond reasonable doubt. Consequently, prevalence estimates are based on the average agreement of imperfect evaluators. Küchenhoff, Augustin, and Kunz (2012) provided a statistical method for estimating confidence intervals of the prevalence based on the well-known kappa coefficient of interrater agreement. We expand this method and derive confidence intervals for the probability of a diagnosis being true (i...
October 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047288/upregulating-positive-affectivity-in-the-transdiagnostic-treatment-of-emotional-disorders-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Alberto González-Robles, Azucena García-Palacios, Rosa Baños, Soledad Quero, Cristina Botella
Transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral therapy for emotional disorders (ED) has proven to be effective. However, current transdiagnostic treatment protocols address only the regulation of negative affectivity, and they do not include treatment components to more directly target the regulation of positive affectivity. In this study, we propose to evaluate the preliminary efficacy and acceptability of a transdiagnostic treatment protocol for ED that includes, as an innovative feature, a specific treatment component to directly upregulate positive affectivity based on positive psychology interventions...
October 1, 2017: Behavior Modification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047071/category-effects-on-stimulus-estimation-shifting-and-skewed-frequency-distributions-a-reexamination
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Sean Duffy, John Smith
Duffy, Huttenlocher, Hedges, and Crawford (Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17(2), 224-230, 2010) report on experiments where participants estimate the lengths of lines. These studies were designed to test the category adjustment model (CAM), a Bayesian model of judgments. The authors report that their analysis provides evidence consistent with CAM: that there is a bias toward the running mean and not recent stimuli. We reexamine their data. First, we attempt to replicate their analysis, and we obtain different results...
October 18, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046965/mother-infant-bonding-in-the-postpartum-period-assessment-of-the-impact-of-pre-delivery-factors-in-a-clinical-sample
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Borja Farré-Sender, Anna Torres, Estel Gelabert, Susana Andrés, Alba Roca, Gracia Lasheras, Manuel Valdés, Lluïsa Garcia-Esteve
This study aims to examine the extent to which a variety of pre-delivery factors (demographic, reproductive, psychological, psychiatric, and psychopathological) predict disturbances in mother-infant bonding (MIB) in the postpartum period. Two hundred fifty-one pregnant women enrolled at a public perinatal psychiatric service were assessed between the first and second trimester of pregnancy and at 6-7 weeks after delivery. During pregnancy, the psychological risk factors were assessed with the Vulnerable Personality Style Questionnaire, the Marital Adjustment Scale, the Early Trauma Inventory, and the General Health Questionnaire...
October 18, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046653/restorative-qualities-of-and-preference-for-natural-and-urban-soundscapes
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Paulina Krzywicka, Katarzyna Byrka
Psychological restoration in urban agglomerations has become a growing challenge. Although scientific proof of the significance of nature is irrefutable, an increase in built-up areas has led to a decrease in urban greenery. Thus, a growing need for restorativeness in urban surroundings has emerged. To investigate whether positively evaluated sonic environments, represented by natural and urban sounds, have comparable restorative qualities we conducted two studies. The aim of the first (Study 1) was to explore the restorative qualities of positively assessed natural and urban sounds...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044352/-sulphurous-vaginal-douching-and-vulvovaginal-atrophy
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M Costantino, V Conti, M B Marongiu, G Napolano, A Filippelli
OBJECTIVE: During climacteric the reduction or interruption of estrogenic stimulus determines a gradual atrophy of the tissues of the urogenital tract.Vulvovaginal atrophy can be cause of dryness, itch, burning, and dyspareunia. Vulvovaginal atrophy is associated also with depression. Hence the importance of an appropriate treatment of the vulvovaginal atrophy. Between therapeutic options we can add, particularly for women who suffer only from vaginal symptoms, the spa therapy that uses mineral waters with benefic effects on vaginal tissue wellness and health...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043921/adaptation-of-the-barkin-scale-of-maternal-functioning-and-examination-of-the-psychometric-properties
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Ruveyde Aydın, Kamile Kukulu
Evaluation of the maternal function is important not only for the mother and the baby but for the family health, as well. The aim of the researchers was to examine the Barkin Index of Maternal Function (BIMF) to Turkish Culture. Two hundred thirty-five postpartum women participated in the study. As a result of exploratory factor analysis of the scale, we decided that it should be 5-factor. Fit indexes of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were determined as Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA) 0...
October 18, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042878/the-evaluation-acute-traumatic-stress-level-in-close-relatives-of-stroke-patients
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Yasemin Ünal, Yes Im Ünal, Dilek A Öztürk, Gülser K Emir, Mustafa Yılmaz, Gulnihal Kutlu
OBJECTIVE: Stroke is the second most common cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability. Both stroke patients and their family can therefore experience increased traumatic stress level. METHODS: The participants are close relatives of patients (n=65) who had a first time stroke (CRPWS) hospitalized. A control group (CG) (n=61), who had no history of chronic illness in their family and had at least one traumatic life event experience. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, Modified Rankin Scale, Personal Information Form, Life Events Checklist, Traumatic Stress Symptom Scale, and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, were used in the study...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042824/family-profiles-in-eating-disorders-family-functioning-and-psychopathology
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Luca Cerniglia, Silvia Cimino, Mimma Tafà, Eleonora Marzilli, Giulia Ballarotto, Fabrizia Bracaglia
Research has studied family functioning in families of patients suffering from eating disorders (EDs), particularly investigating the associations between mothers' and daughters' psychopathological symptoms, but limited studies have examined whether there are specific maladaptive psychological profiles characterizing the family as a whole when it includes adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED). Through the collaboration of a network of public and private consultants, we recruited n=181 adolescents diagnosed for EDs (n=61 with AN, n=60 with BN, and n=60 with BEDs) and their parents...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042778/motivation-to-change-and-posttreatment-temptation-to-drink-a-multicenter-study-among-alcohol-dependent-patients
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Elena Fiabane, Marcella Ottonello, Valeria Zavan, Caterina Pistarini, Ines Giorgi
BACKGROUND: An inpatient 28-day rehabilitation program for alcohol dependence is focused on detoxification, enhancing motivation to change, and coping strategies for the management of emotional distress and temptation to drink. The aims of the present study were to investigate 1) changes over time in motivation to change, anxiety, and depression in individuals undergoing residential rehabilitation treatment for alcohol addiction, and 2) which pretreatment factors are associated with posttreatment temptation to drink...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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