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  1. Content type: Research article

    Globally, the phenomenon of reality shock is a major contributor to the attrition of healthcare professionals. Reality shock negatively impacts on initial workplace transition, productivity, and ultimately, em...

    Authors: Tawanda Gilbert Alfred Chipere and Pauline Busisiwe Nkosi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:40

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Significant gaps exist in education for prospective and new parents, especially for some of the most vulnerable families. Prospective parents would like more information during pregnancy to prepare them for pa...

    Authors: Touran Shafiei, Helen L. McLachlan, Jan M. Nicholson, Sarah Hay, Michelle Newton, Heather Grimes, Fiona McLardie-Hore and Della A. Forster

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:39

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Long-Term Conditions are physical health issues which profoundly impact physical and psychological outcomes and have reached epidemic worldwide levels. An increasing evidence-base has developed for utilizing Supp...

    Authors: Niall Anderson and Gozde Ozakinci

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:38

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Depressive disorder is ranked as the largest contributor to non-fatal health burden. However, with prompt treatment, outcomes can improve. Family and friends are well placed to recognise the signs of depressio...

    Authors: Kathy S. Bond, Fairlie A. Cottrill, Fiona L. Blee, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:37

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Physicians and nurses have substantial problems with wellbeing and burnout. We examined the reliability and construct validity of a wellbeing inventory (WBI) administered to some physicians and nurses working ...

    Authors: C. Michael Dunham, Amanda L. Burger, Barbara M. Hileman and Elisha A. Chance

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:36

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Partners are often the main caregivers in the care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and progressive muscular atrophy (PMA). Providing care during the progressive and fatal disease course o...

    Authors: Jessica de Wit, Sigrid C. J. M. Vervoort, Eefke van Eerden, Leonard H. van den Berg, Johanna M. A. Visser-Meily, Anita Beelen and Carin D. Schröder

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:35

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  7. Content type: Research article

    While extensive research has highlighted the positive mental health outcomes associated with mindfulness, little work has examined how mindfulness may protect the mental health of first responders exposed to t...

    Authors: Isabelle Counson, Dominic Hosemans, Tara J. Lal, Brendan Mott, Samuel B. Harvey and Sadhbh Joyce

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:34

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Procrastination is seen as a severe problem among young people, and many factors have been claimed to be associated with it, playing video games being one of them. One of the reasons why video games might be r...

    Authors: Kent Nordby, Ronny Andre Løkken and Gerit Pfuhl

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:33

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  9. Content type: Research article

    While mental health challenges in the classroom have increased over the past several years, existing research suggests that many educators feel unprepared to broach the topics of mental health and mental illne...

    Authors: Brooke Linden and Heather Stuart

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:32

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Mental health problems are leading contributors to the global disease burden in adolescents. This study aims to highlight (1) salient context-specific factors that influence stress and coping among school-goin...

    Authors: Rachana Parikh, Mahima Sapru, Madhuri Krishna, Pim Cuijpers, Vikram Patel and Daniel Michelson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:31

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Self-management is an important factor in maintaining and promoting mental health and recovery from mental health challenges. Thus, it is important to assess and support mental health self-management. In this ...

    Authors: Yasuko Morita, Yuki Miyamoto, Ayumi Takano, Norito Kawakami and Simon Coulombe

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:30

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Implicit biases are present in the general population and among professionals in various domains, where they can lead to discrimination. Many interventions are used to reduce implicit bias. However, uncertaint...

    Authors: Chloë FitzGerald, Angela Martin, Delphine Berner and Samia Hurst

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:29

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Social networks have had a major influence on students’ performance in recent years. These networks create many opportunities and threats for students in various fields. Addiction to social networking and its ...

    Authors: Seyyed Mohsen Azizi, Ali Soroush and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:28

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown a relationship between delirium and depressive symptoms after cardiac surgery with distress personalities linking to negative surgical outcomes. The aim of the present study is to f...

    Authors: Yujiro Matsuishi, Nobutake Shimojo, Takeshi Unoki, Hideaki Sakuramoto, Chiho Tokunaga, Yasuyo Yoshino, Haruhiko Hoshino, Akira Ouchi, Satoru Kawano, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Yuji Hiramatsu and Yoshiaki Inoue

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:27

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Many childhood cancer survivors develop neurocognitive impairment, negatively affecting education and psychosocial functioning. Recommended comprehensive neuropsychological testing can be time- and cost- inten...

    Authors: Lyn M. Balsamo, Hannah-Rose Mitchell, Wilhelmenia Ross, Catherine Metayer, Kristina K. Hardy and Nina S. Kadan-Lottick

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:26

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Across the globe, depression is a common psychiatric disorder and is the main cause of disability among adolescents. To this end, this study was conducted to screen for the prevalence of depression among secon...

    Authors: Babak Moeini, Saeed Bashirian, Ali Reza Soltanian, Ali Ghaleiha and Malihe Taheri

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:25

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Preliminary evidence suggests that impairment of social performance in socially anxious individuals may be specific to selective aspects of performance and be more pronounced in females. This evidence is based...

    Authors: Trevor Thompson, Nejra Van Zalk, Christopher Marshall, Melanie Sargeant and Brendon Stubbs

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:24

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The quality of an expectant mother’s bonding to the fetus has been shown to be associated with important developmental outcomes. Previous studies suggest that bonding quality is predicted by, for example, soci...

    Authors: Dag Nordahl, Ragnhild Sørensen Høifødt, Agnes Bohne, Inger Pauline Landsem, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang and Jens C. Thimm

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:23

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    The denial of pregnancy is the non-recognition of the state of the current pregnancy by a pregnant woman. It lasts for a few months or for the whole pregnancy, with generally few physical transformations. In t...

    Authors: Julie Auer, Coralie Barbe, Anne-Laure Sutter, Dominique Dallay, Laurianne Vulliez, Didier Riethmuller, Violaine Gubler, Valérie Verlomme, Stéphanie Saad-Saint-Gilles, Alain Miton, Emmanuelle Tessier, Olivier Parant, Julie Le Foll, Agnès Bourgeois-Moine, Sylvie Viaux, Marc Dommergues…

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:22

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Mental disorders (MD), such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment, are highly prevalent in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Current guidelines on cardiovascular diseases recommend screeni...

    Authors: Samia Peltzer, Hendrik Müller, Ursula Köstler, Katja Blaschke, Frank Schulz-Nieswandt, Frank Jessen and Christian Albus

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:21

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  21. Content type: Correspondence

    In a recent paper, we argued that the conclusions of the PACE trial of chronic fatigue syndrome are problematic because the pre-registered protocol was not adhered to. We showed that when the originally specif...

    Authors: Carolyn E. Wilshire and Tom Kindlon

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:19

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2019 7:15

    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2018 6:6

  22. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have documented the variety of post-stroke psychosocial challenges, which are complex, multifaceted, and affect a patient’s rehabilitation and recovery. Due to the consequences of these challen...

    Authors: Ellen G. Hjelle, Line Kildal Bragstad, Manuela Zucknick, Marit Kirkevold, Bente Thommessen and Unni Sveen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:18

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Informed choice is of ethical and practical importance in mammography screening. To assess the level to which decisions regarding such screening are informed is thus imperative, but no specific instrument has ...

    Authors: Maren Reder, Eva-Maria Berens, Jacob Spallek and Petra Kolip

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:17

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The mental well-being of adolescents is a crucial issue affecting lives of both adults and young people. Bullying and mental health problems are important factors that can have a negative impact on the mental ...

    Authors: Hoang Thuy Linh Nguyen, Keiko Nakamura, Kaoruko Seino and Saber Al-Sobaihi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:16

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  25. Content type: Correspondence

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is chronic disabling illness characterized by severe disabling fatigue, typically made worse by exertion. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is thought by some to be the same disorde...

    Authors: Michael Sharpe, Kim Goldsmith and Trudie Chalder

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:15

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2019 7:19

    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2018 6:6

  26. Content type: Study protocol

    There is sufficient evidence that psychosocial stimulation (PS) benefits children’s neurocognitive behavior, however, there is no information on how it works when delivered through an Unconditional Cash Transf...

    Authors: Sheikh Jamal Hossain, Bharati Rani Roy, Nur-E Salveen, Mohammad Imrul Hasan, S. M. Mulk Uddin Tipu, Shamima Shiraji, Fahmida Tofail and Jena D. Hamadani

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:13

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Attentional biases are a relatively robust phenomenon among clinical populations but less pronounced in healthy participants. However, regarding the components of attentional biases and the directions of atten...

    Authors: Benjamin Iffland, Angelina Weitkämper, Nicolai J. Weitkämper and Frank Neuner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:12

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  28. Content type: Research article

    In developed countries, there are well documented mental health impacts of HIV/AIDS and patients’ quality of life. Acquiring HIV/AIDS can be a serious psychological trauma and can predispose a person to differ...

    Authors: Aboma Motumma, Lemma Negesa, Gari Hunduma and Tilahun Abdeta

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:11

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Adherence to good dietary practices has been linked to disease prevention and better quality of life yet, University students are known to have poor dietary intake and diet quality. For an effective behaviour ...

    Authors: Freda Dzifa Intiful, Emefa Gifty Oddam, Irene Kretchy and Joana Quampah

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:10

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  30. Content type: Research article

    While it is commonly understood that a cancer diagnosis evokes feelings of fear, the effect of labeling a child’s illness as “cancer” remains unstudied. We hypothesized that lower health utility scores would b...

    Authors: Brenna M. McElderry, Emily L. Mueller, Abigail Garcia, Aaron E. Carroll and William E. Bennett Jr

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:8

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The I-Change Model for explaining motivational and behavioral change postulates that an awareness phase precedes the motivation phase of a person, and that effects of pre-motivational factors on behavior are p...

    Authors: Stefanie Kasten, Liesbeth van Osch, Math Candel and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:7

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    This study investigated the long-term effects (12 months post-rehabilitation) of a standard inpatient multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP), in which a control...

    Authors: P. Hampel, A. Köpnick and S. Roch

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:6

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Accumulating evidence shows that a cognitive factor associated with a worsening of depressive symptoms amongst people with and without diagnoses of depression – reduced Autobiographical Memory (rAMS) – can be ...

    Authors: Kris Martens, Tom J. Barry, Keisuke Takano and Filip Raes

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:5

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Not being able to recognize a person’s face is a highly debilitating condition from which people with developmental prosopagnosia (DP) suffer their entire life. Here we describe the case of J, a 30 year old wo...

    Authors: Martin Wegrzyn, Annika Garlichs, Richard W. K. Heß, Friedrich G. Woermann and Kirsten Labudda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:4

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  35. Content type: Results-Free Research Article

    Children develop in the context of the family. Family functioning prominently shapes the psychosocial adaptation and mental health of the child. Several family psychosocial risk factors have been shown to incr...

    Authors: Arwa Nasir, Andrea Zimmer, David Taylor and Jonathan Santo

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:3

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Incidence of end stage kidney disease (ESKD) for Indigenous Australians is especially high in remote and very remote areas of Australia (18 and 20 times the rate of comparable non-Indigenous people). Relocatin...

    Authors: Kylie M. Dingwall, Tricia Nagel, Jaquelyne T. Hughes, David J. Kavanagh, Alan Cass, Kirsten Howard, Michelle Sweet, Sarah Brown, Cherian Sajiv and Sandawana W. Majoni

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:2

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  37. Content type: Original research

    Engagement in productive activities is an important determinant of mental health and quality of life (QoL). Persons with physical disabilities are often confronted with constraints to engage in productive acti...

    Authors: Christine Fekete, Johannes Siegrist, Marcel W. M. Post and Martin W. G. Brinkhof

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:1

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Habits (learned automatic responses to contextual cues) are considered important in sustaining health behaviour change. While habit formation is promoted by repeating behaviour in a stable context, little is k...

    Authors: Gaby Judah, Benjamin Gardner, Michael G. Kenward, Bianca DeStavola and Robert Aunger

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:62

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Illness-related stigma has been identified as an important public health concern. Past research suggests there is a disproportionate risk of mental-health stigma in the military, but this same finding has not ...

    Authors: Christine Frank, Mark A. Zamorski and Ian Colman

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:61

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common sequelae of severe combat-related emotional trauma that is often associated with significantly reduced quality of life in afflicted veterans. To date, no publi...

    Authors: L. E. Pezzin, E. R. Larson, W. Lorber, E. L. McGinley and Timothy R. Dillingham

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:60

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Predisposing factors for metacognitive dysfunctions are common in university students. However, there is currently no valid questionnaire instrument designed to assess metacognitive aspects including meta-memo...

    Authors: Md. Dilshad Manzar, Abdulrhman Albougami, Mohammed Salahuddin, Peter Sony, David Warren Spence and Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:59

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Disorders-of-consciousness (DOC) are rare conditions leading to very severe physical and mental disabilities. Providing care for DOC patients has been described as a stressful experience, eroding the physical ...

    Authors: Inga Steppacher and Johanna Kissler

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:58

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Mothers of preterm infants often have symptoms of anxiety and depression, recognized as risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases and associated with low rates of heart rate variability (HRV)...

    Authors: Mayara K. A. Ribeiro, Tereza R. M. Alcântara-Silva, Jordana C. M. Oliveira, Tamara C. Paula, João B. R. Dutra, Gustavo R. Pedrino, Karina Simões, Romes B. Sousa and Ana C. S. Rebelo

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:57

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Human trafficking is a pervasive global crime with important public health implications that entail fundamental human rights violations in the form of severe exploitation, violence and coercion. Sex-specific a...

    Authors: Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios, Siobán D. Harlow, Sarah A. Burgard, Ligia Kiss and Cathy Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:56

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to explore changes in the Compulsive Exercise Test (CET) following a family-based intervention in adolescents with restrictive eating disorders (ED). It was hypothesized that compulsi...

    Authors: Ingemar Swenne

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:55

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Developmental Language disorders (DLD) are developmental disorders that can affect both expressive and receptive language. When severe and persistent, they are often associated with psychiatric comorbidities a...

    Authors: Adele Assous, Ayala Borghini, Maryse Levi-Rueff, Guy Rittori, Bérangère Rousselot-Pailley, Christelle Gosme, Franck Zigante, Bernard Golse, Bruno Falissard and Laurence Robel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:54

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  47. Content type: Research article

    With ever increasing educational expectations and demands, burnout has emerged as a major problem negatively affecting the wellbeing of different student populations. Even though the validity of the Maslach Bu...

    Authors: Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Devani Sakunthala Dissanayake and Gihan Sajiwa Abeywardena

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:52

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