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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636201/an-exploration-of-the-relationship-between-use-of-safety-seeking-behaviours-and-psychosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sarah Tully, Adrian Wells, Anthony P Morrison
Safety-seeking behaviours are responses employed to protect against perceived threat. In relation to anxiety disorders, safety-seeking behaviours have been implicated in both the formation and maintenance of distress. Several studies have highlighted similar findings in relation to psychosis; however, this literature has not yet been synthesized. This review is, therefore, being conducted in order to synthesize the literature on safety seeking in people with psychosis to increase the understanding of this relationship...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629411/prevalence-and-predictors-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-people-with-coronary-heart-disease-or-at-risk-for-this-in-the-sixth-troms%C3%A3-study-a-comparative-analysis-using-protection-motivation-theory
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Agnete E Kristoffersen, Fuschia M Sirois, Trine Stub, Anne Helen Hansen
BACKGROUND: Engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as healthy diet and regular physical activity, are known to reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is known to be associated with having a healthy lifestyle. The primary aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of CAM use in CHD patients, and in those without CHD but at risk for developing CHD, using Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) as a guiding conceptual framework...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584840/reported-influences-of-backpack-loads-on-postural-deviation-among-school-children-a-systematic-review
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Balamurugan Janakiraman, Hariharasudhan Ravichandran, Senait Demeke, Solomon Fasika
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, a large number of students experience spinal pain quite early in life due to heavy school bag loads. Moreover, external forces in the form of school bags may influence the normal growth, development of children and adolescents, and also maintenance of alignment of their bodies, which can pose a huge threat to postural integrity under external load. Awareness about the appropriate load and placement of backpack is thought to be important in reducing musculoskeletal complications among children's...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544356/older-people-s-experiences-of-falling-and-perceived-risk-of-falls-in-the-community-a-narrative-synthesis-of-qualitative-research
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Siobhan Gardiner, Margaret Glogowska, Catherine Stoddart, Sarah Pendlebury, Daniel Lasserson, Debra Jackson
AIM: To examine qualitative research exploring older people's experiences of falling and the perceived risk of falling in the community. This will contribute new insights into how falling is perceived by the older community. BACKGROUND: Falls are a major problem for older people and healthcare services across the world. Accidental falls in the community are a persistent problem that is generally recognised as an intrinsic risk of ageing. This review provides a new synthesis of evidence that considers older people's perception of falls in the community as new insights are needed if the increasing problems of falls are to be addressed...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536575/inflammatory-long-pentraxin-3-is-associated-with-leukocyte-telomere-length-in-night-shift-workers
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Sofia Pavanello, Mariarita Stendardo, Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Melissa Bonci, Barbara Bottazzi, Manuela Campisi, Marco Nardini, Roberto Leone, Alberto Mantovani, Piera Boschetto
Aging is an emerging worldwide threat to public health, even in the workplace, as it links with risk of illness and death. Bewildered inflammatory responses and stressful conditions associate with age-related disorders. Additionally, circadian rhythm disruption, a critical health issue in night-shift workers, correlates with premature aging. We investigated the hypothesis of a link between altered inflammatory response, detected by plasmatic long pentraxin 3 (PTX3), and biological aging, measured by leukocyte telomere length (LTL), attrition, and possibly induced by night-shift work...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461204/challenge-and-threat-imagery-manipulates-heart-rate-and-anxiety-responses-to-stress
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Sarah E Williams, Jet J C S Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Gavin P Trotman, Mary L Quinton, Annie T Ginty
This study investigated the influence of different types of mental imagery on heart rate and anxiety responses to a standard psychological stress task. Using a within-design, 25 females (Mage=23.24; SD=4.19) imaged three different scripts (challenge, threat, and neutral) to manipulate appraisal of a speech preparation task. Following each script, participants completed the task. Heart rate was recorded during a resting baseline prior to each imagery script and during each speech preparation task. Cognitive and somatic anxiety and self-confidence were assessed prior to the speech preparation trials, and immediately prior to each speech preparation following imagery...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457483/pathways-towards-the-proliferation-of-avoidance-in-anxiety-and-implications-for-treatment
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Inna Arnaudova, Merel Kindt, Michael Fanselow, Tom Beckers
Avoidance is a key symptom of anxiety disorders. Maladaptive avoidance impairs general functioning acutely and maintains chronic anxiety. A better understanding of the mechanisms that elicit and maintain excessive avoidance might provide opportunities to improve treatment. Here, we discuss pathways through which avoidance might get amplified in the context of anxiety disorders: 1) increased threat appraisal; 2) enhanced threat avoidance tendencies; 3) impaired regulation of avoidance; 4) habitual avoidance; and 5) attempts at increasing psychological distance...
April 19, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451516/antibiotic-resistance-what-is-so-special-about-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
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Martin Exner, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Bärbel Christiansen, Jürgen Gebel, Peter Goroncy-Bermes, Philippe Hartemann, Peter Heeg, Carola Ilschner, Axel Kramer, Elaine Larson, Wolfgang Merkens, Martin Mielke, Peter Oltmanns, Birgit Ross, Manfred Rotter, Ricarda Maria Schmithausen, Hans-Günther Sonntag, Matthias Trautmann
In the past years infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria have dramatically increased in all parts of the world. This consensus paper is based on presentations, subsequent discussions and an appraisal of current literature by a panel of international experts invited by the Rudolf Schülke Stiftung, Hamburg. It deals with the epidemiology and the inherent properties of Gram-negative bacteria, elucidating the patterns of the spread of antibiotic resistance, highlighting reservoirs as well as transmission pathways and risk factors for infection, mortality, treatment and prevention options as well as the consequences of their prevalence in livestock...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438253/development-and-validation-of-the-work-conflict-appraisal-scale-wcas
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Pilar González-Navarro, Lucía Llinares-Insa, Rosario Zurriaga-Llorens, Susana Lloret-Segura
BACKGROUND: In the context of cognitive appraisal, the Work Conflict Appraisal Scale (WCAS) was developed to assess work conflict in terms of threat and challenge. METHOD: In the first study, the factorial structure of the scale was tested using confirmatory factor analysis with a Spanish multi-occupational employee sample (N= 296). In the sec-ond study, we used multi-sampling confirmatory factor analysis (N= 815) to cross-validate the results. RESULTS: The analyses confirm the validity of the scale and are con-sistent with the tri-dimensional conflict classification...
May 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437667/social-identity-shapes-stress-appraisals-in-people-with-a-history-of-depression
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Alexandra Isaksson, Peter Martin, Jan Kaufmehl, Markus Heinrichs, Gregor Domes, Nicolas Rüsch
Ingroup perception or the views people with depression have about their group, may influence their vulnerability to social identity threat and lead to enhanced stress reactions and impaired performance. It is unclear how ingroup perception can influence stress appraisals in performance situations among people with a history of depression who are currently in remission. We investigated the impact of ingroup perception on primary stress appraisal, i.e. how threatening a test situation is perceived, as well as on secondary stress appraisal, or perceived coping resources...
April 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435498/security-violent-events-and-anticipated-surge-capabilities-of-emergency-departments-in-washington-state
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Jonathan S Weyand, Emily Junck, Christopher S Kang, Jason D Heiner
INTRODUCTION: Over the past 15 years, violent threats and acts against hospital patients, staff, and providers have increased and escalated. The leading area for violence is the emergency department (ED) given its 24/7 operations, role in patient care, admissions gateway, and center for influxes during acute surge events. This investigation had three objectives: to assess the current security of Washington State EDs; to estimate the prevalence of and response to threats and violence in Washington State EDs; and to appraise the Washington State ED security capability to respond to acute influxes of patients, bystanders, and media during acute surge events...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420098/development-and-validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-knowledge-threat-and-coping-appraisal-and-intention-to-practice-healthy-behaviors-related-to-non-communicable-diseases-in-the-thai-population
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Kanittha Chamroonsawasdi, Suthat Chottanapund, Pravich Tunyasitthisundhorn, Nawaphan Phokaewsuksa, Tassanee Ruksujarit, Pawarat Phasuksathaporn
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are important issues in Thailand and health sectors are now focusing on modifiable risks that include cognitive, affective and behavioral factors. This study aimed to develop and validate a questionnaire to assess knowledge about NCDs, threat appraisal, coping appraisal and intention to practice based on protection motivation theory. Content validity was determined by the mean of the item content validity index (I-CVI) from five experts. The questionnaire was pilot tested for difficulty of knowledge items and reliability test using the Kuder-Richardson (KR)-20 and Cronbach's alpha coefficient among 30 Thai adult subjects in the health office for two sub-districts...
April 14, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417549/searching-for-a-job-cardiac-responses-to-acute-stress-and-the-mediating-role-of-threat-appraisal-in-young-people
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M Zandara, M Garcia-Lluch, C Villada, V Hidalgo, A Salvador
Being unemployed and looking for a job has become a source of stress for many people in several European countries. However, little attention has been paid to the impact of this stressful situation on the individuals' psychophysiological stress responses. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of being an unemployed job seeker on cognitive threat appraisal and cardiac responses to a psychosocial stressor. We exposed a group of unemployed job seekers (N = 42) and a matched group of unemployed non-job seekers (N = 40) to a standardized social stressor in form of job interview, the Trier Social Stress Test...
April 18, 2017: Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416273/attention-allocation-and-social-worries-predict-interpretations-of-peer-related-social-cues-in-adolescents
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Simone P W Haller, Brianna R Doherty, Mihaela Duta, Kathrin Cohen Kadosh, Jennifer Y F Lau, Gaia Scerif
Adolescence is a sensitive period for increases in normative but also debilitating social fears and worries. As the interpretation of interpersonal cues is pertinent to social anxiety, investigating mechanisms that may underlie biases in social cue appraisal is important. Fifty-one adolescents from the community aged 14-19 were presented with self- and other-relevant naturalistic social scenes for 5s and then required to rate either a negative or a positive interpretation of the scene. Eye-tracking data were collected during the free viewing period to index attentional deployment...
March 18, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413687/what-we-have-changed-our-minds-about-part-1-borderline-personality-disorder-as-a-limitation-of-resilience
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REVIEW
Peter Fonagy, Patrick Luyten, Elizabeth Allison, Chloe Campbell
This paper sets out a recent transition in our thinking in relation to psychopathology associated with personality disorder, in an approach that integrates our thinking about attachment, mentalizing (understanding ourselves and others in terms of intentional mental states) and epistemic trust (openness to the reception of social communication that is personally relevant and of generalizable significance) with recent findings on the structure of both adult and child psychopathology and resilience. In this paper - the first of two parts - we review evidence suggesting that a general psychopathology or p factor underlies vulnerability for psychopathology...
2017: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411521/the-experience-of-epilepsy-in-later-life-a-qualitative-exploration-of-illness-representations
#16
Haris Yennadiou, Emma Wolverson
The objective of this study was to explore how older people living with epilepsy appraise their condition through their lived-experience. The common-sense model of illness representations (CSMIR) provides a framework to explain how individuals make sense of and manage health threats. Semi-structured in-depth interviews based on the CSMIR were conducted with ten people with epilepsy who were above the age of 65. The results were analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Three overarching themes emerged from the analysis: 'the power of epilepsy', 'they say you can live a normal life but you can't' and 'attempts to adjust and cope'...
May 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394142/are-there-individual-and-sibling-differences-in-appraisals-of-interparental-conflict
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Rachel G Lucas-Thompson, Melissa W George
Despite decades of empirical literature documenting the harmful effects of frequent, intense, violent, and unresolved interparental conflict on children's adjustment, there is considerable variability in the extent to which marital conflict contributes to the development of children's emotional and behavioral problems. Past research has documented links between properties of interparental conflict itself (e.g., intensity, frequency), children's appraisals of conflict, and children's outcomes, yet less is known about the role of individual and family characteristics in predicting children's conflict appraisals...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391656/-you-ve-got-your-own-demons-that-you-ve-got-to-fight-every-day-a-qualitative-exploration-of-how-people-respond-to-the-experience-of-psychosis
#18
Sarah Tully, Adrian Wells, Anthony P Morrison
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive models of psychosis implicate how people respond to their distressing experiences in the maintenance of such experiences. Safety-seeking behaviours, which are employed in response to a catastrophic misinterpretation of threat, are viewed as unhelpful maintenance factors. However, the concept of safety seeking was developed in relation to anxiety disorders, and there may be additional complexities that apply in relation to the experience of psychosis. The ways in which people respond to their distressing experiences of psychosis are complex, multifaceted, and changeable, and qualitative research is needed to further the understanding of this process...
April 8, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373688/microglial-recruitment-of-il-1%C3%AE-producing-monocytes-to-brain-endothelium-causes-stress-induced-anxiety
#19
D B McKim, M D Weber, A Niraula, C M Sawicki, X Liu, B L Jarrett, K Ramirez-Chan, Y Wang, R M Roeth, A D Sucaldito, C G Sobol, N Quan, J F Sheridan, J P Godbout
Psychosocial stress contributes to the development of anxiety and depression. Recent clinical studies have reported increased inflammatory leukocytes in circulation of individuals with stress-related psychiatric disorders. Parallel to this, our work in mice shows that social stress causes release of inflammatory monocytes into circulation. In addition, social stress caused the development of prolonged anxiety that was dependent on inflammatory monocytes in the brain. Therefore, we hypothesize that chronic stress drives the production of inflammatory monocytes that are actively recruited to the brain by microglia, and these monocytes augment neuroinflammatory signaling and prolong anxiety...
April 4, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326821/understanding-self-harm-in-older-people-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies
#20
Anne Pamela Frances Wand, Carmelle Peisah, Brian Draper, Henry Brodaty
OBJECTIVE: Rates of suicide in older adults are generally higher than other age groups. Although risk factors for suicide attempts, and self-harm more generally, in this population are well-characterised, many of these vulnerabilities are common to older people and individual motivations are less well understood. Qualitative research may reveal more about the underlying thought processes, meaning and experiences of older people who self-harm. METHODS: A systematic review of qualitative studies examining the reasons why older people have self-harmed was undertaken by searching databases and screening the reference lists of articles...
March 22, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
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