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  1. ‘Diabulimia’ is the term given to the deliberate administration of insufficient insulin for the purpose of weight loss. Although Diabulimia can be life-threatening and prevalence rates in diabetes are high, th...

    Authors: Sophie Elizabeth Coleman and Noreen Caswell

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:101

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Being parents of children who display disruptive behavior problems (DBP) can pose several challenges. Interventions for children with DBP are primarily outpatient group parent training (PT) programs. The purpo...

    Authors: Britt-Marie Ljungström, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm and Ulf Axberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:100

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Pregnancy as a sensitive period of a woman’s life can be affected by various psychological factors that can have adverse effects on the woman, her fetus and future baby. Since COVID-19 is a new phenomenon with...

    Authors: Fatemeh Effati-Daryani, Somayeh Zarei, Azam Mohammadi, Elnaz Hemmati, Sakineh Ghasemi Yngyknd and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:99

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  4. Bonding disorders happen as parents cannot build an affective relationship with children and are associated with their psychological and social conditions. Personal values impact well-being and psychological o...

    Authors: Erika Obikane, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Daisuke Nishi and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:98

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Smartphone plays a vital role in higher education as it serves as a device with multiple functions. Smartphone addiction was reported on the rise among college and university students. The addiction may result...

    Authors: Leonard Yik-Chuan Lei, Muhd Al-Aarifin Ismail, Jamilah Al-Muhammady Mohammad and Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:97

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The prognosis of patients with brain tumors is widely varying. Psychooncologic need and depression are high among these patients and their family caregivers. However, the need for counselling and need for refe...

    Authors: Christiane Reinert, Michael Gerken, Katharina Rathberger, Katharina Krueger, Monika Klinkhammer-Schalke, Patricia Lindberg-Scharf, Oliver Koelbl, Martin A. Proescholdt, Markus J. Riemenschneider, Tobias Pukrop, Elisabeth Bumes, Markus Hutterer and Peter Hau

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:96

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Although electronic monitoring is the “gold standard” for adherence monitoring, the range of inhaler devices on the market exceeds the availability of appropriate monitoring devices. Simple tools, applicable a...

    Authors: Brett G. Toelle, Guy B. Marks and Stewart M. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:95

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) is a pan-theoretical and pan-diagnostic measure of mental health designed to cover issues that people wish to change in psychotherapy. The ...

    Authors: Clara Paz, Guido Mascialino and Chris Evans

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:94

    Content type: Research article

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  9. It is common for toddlers to display disruptive behaviors (e.g., tantrums, aggression, irritability) but when these become severe and persistent they can be the start of a trajectory towards poor outcomes in c...

    Authors: Jane Kohlhoff, Sara Cibralic, Nancy Wallace, Susan Morgan, Cathy McMahon, Erinn Hawkins, Valsamma Eapen, Nancy Briggs, Anna Huber and Cheryl McNeil

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:93

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Stress-related situations play a significant role in children’s lives and result in different reaction in children. Among various methods of evaluating the stressful environment of children, 54-item Children’s...

    Authors: Zobeydeh Dehghan Manshadi, Hamid Taher Neshat Doost, Hooshang Talebi and Panos Vostanis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:92

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The practice of mindfulness at home is a core component of standard eight-week mindfulness-based programmes (MBP). Teachers of mindfulness courses require an understanding of the factors that need to be addres...

    Authors: Jiva Masheder, Lone Fjorback and Christine E. Parsons

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:91

    Content type: Review

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  12. The ability to understand another’s emotions and act appropriately, empathy, is an important mediator of relationship function and health intervention fidelity. We adapted the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (I...

    Authors: Daniel E. Sack, Michael B. Frisby, Matthew A. Diemer, Caroline De Schacht, Erin Graves, Aaron M. Kipp, Almiro Emílio, Ariano Matino, Ezequiel Barreto, Sara Van Rompaey, Kenneth A. Wallston and Carolyn M. Audet

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:90

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  13. Certain factors, such as depressive symptoms and binge drinking, may be linked to young adults’ ability to attain an acceptable level of functioning on specific life-domains (i.e. self-sufficiency). We studied...

    Authors: Suzanne J. van den Toren, Amy van Grieken, Marlou L. A. de Kroon, Wico C. Mulder, Yvonne T. M. Vanneste and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:89

    Content type: Research article

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  14. General Self-efficacy is a key variable in clinical, educational, social, developmental, health and personality psychology that can affect the outcomes of people’s lives. The present study aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Ali Zakiei, Hosna Vafapoor, Mostafa Alikhani, Vahid Farnia and Farnaz Radmehr

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:88

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Although many musicians perceive music performance anxiety (MPA) as a significant problem, studies about the psychobiological and performance-related concomitants of MPA are limited. Using the biopsychosocial ...

    Authors: Amélie J. A. A. Guyon, Regina K. Studer, Horst Hildebrandt, Antje Horsch, Urs M. Nater and Patrick Gomez

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:87

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Instruments for monitoring the clinical status of adolescents with emotional problems are needed. The Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) according to theory measures problems/sym...

    Authors: Veronica Lorentzen, Bjørn Helge Handegård, Connie Malén Moen, Kenth Solem, Kjersti Lillevoll and Ingunn Skre

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:86

    Content type: Research article

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  17. This study aimed to investigate the association between time preference (i.e., time discounting and hyperbolic time discounting) and personal values (the areas of priority values and commitment to value) in a ...

    Authors: Norito Kawakami, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Daisuke Nishi, Daisuke Takagi, Hideki Hashimoto and Saori C. Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:85

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The Needs Assessment of Family Caregivers- Cancer (NAFC-C) scale is shown to have adequate psychometric properties in assessing family caregiver needs during the cancer journey and its psychometric properties ...

    Authors: Winson Fu Zun Yang, Jianlin Liu, Yiong Huak Chan, Konstadina Griva, Sangita Kuparasundram and Rathi Mahendran

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:84

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Evidence-based interventions are needed to reduce depression among adolescents in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). One approach could be cultural adaptation of psychological therapies developed in hig...

    Authors: Kelly Rose-Clarke, Indira Pradhan, Pragya Shrestha, Prakash B.K., Jananee Magar, Nagendra P. Luitel, Delan Devakumar, Alexandra Klein Rafaeli, Kathleen Clougherty, Brandon A. Kohrt, Mark J. D. Jordans and Helen Verdeli

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:83

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The fear of hypoglycemia leads to psychological symptoms in patients with diabetes type 2. In this research, the effects of EDMR on the fear of hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes type 2 were examined.

    Authors: Mohammadreza Sheikhi, Mohamad Moradi, Saeed Shahsavary, Zainab Alimoradi and Hamid Reza Salimi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:82

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Mental training intends to support athletes in mastering challenges in sport. The aim of our study was to investigate the differential and shared effects of psychological skills training and mindfulness traini...

    Authors: Philipp Röthlin, Stephan Horvath, Severin Trösch, Martin grosse Holtforth and Daniel Birrer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:80

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Psychological resilience and coping strategies have been found to be related to various psychological and mental health problems. Evaluations of the relationship between resilience and coping style among unive...

    Authors: Yu Wu, Wenzhou Yu, Xiuyun Wu, Huihui Wan, Ying Wang and Guohua Lu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:79

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is among the treatment options for coronary artery disease. However, it is associated with signi...

    Authors: Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery, Sedigheh Miranzadeh, Mahsa Tahmouresi and Ismail Azizi-Fini

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:78

    Content type: Research article

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  24. This study describes the psychometric testing of the Mental Health Continuum (MHC) model the Canadian Department of National Defense developed initially, among undergraduates of three Canadian universities. Th...

    Authors: Shu-Ping Chen, Wen-Pin Chang and Heather Stuart

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:76

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  25. The aim of this study was to examine the internal consistency, structural validity, and convergent/known-group validity of the Japanese version of the 42-item Psychological Well-Being Scale (PWBS-42).

    Authors: Natsu Sasaki, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Kotaro Imamura, Daisuke Nishi, Mayumi Karasawa, Chiemi Kan, Carol Diane Ryff and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:75

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The capacity to evaluate beauty plays a crucial role in social behaviour and social relationships. It is known that some characteristics of beauty are important social cues that can induce stereotypes or promo...

    Authors: Monica Mazza, Maria Chiara Pino, Roberto Vagnetti, Sara Peretti, Marco Valenti, Antonella Marchetti and Cinzia Di Dio

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:74

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Internet addiction is one of the fast-growing addictive behaviors and is a significant public health problem affecting a large number of people worldwide. Excessive use of the internet among university student...

    Authors: Innocent B. Mboya, Beatrice John Leyaro, Alberto Kongo, Charles Mkombe, Eliah Kyando and Johnston George

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:73

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Mindfulness programmes as a potential avenue of enhancing pupil wellbeing are beginning to show great promise. However, research concerning the effectiveness of mindfulness training for primary aged school chi...

    Authors: R. Amundsen, L. M. Riby, C. Hamilton, M. Hope and D. McGann

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:71

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Fatigue can affect the behavior of drivers. While the driver must be able to respond and cope appropriately to the critical situations, which is known as the ability to cope with a crisis. It is likely that th...

    Authors: Siamak Pourabdian, Saeid Lotfi, Saeid Yazdanirad, Parastoo Golshiri and Akbar Hassanzadeh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:70

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The physical and psychological health impacts on victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) have lasted for a long time. Some cross-sectional studies have reported a relationship between social networks...

    Authors: Yumi Sugawara, Yasutake Tomata, Takuya Sekiguchi, Yutaka Yabe, Yoshihiro Hagiwara and Ichiro Tsuji

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:69

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Obesity is a multi-dimensional condition with causal factors beyond the physiological into the behavioural, dietetic and psychological. Understanding the lived experience of those who are overweight and obese ...

    Authors: Kathryn Ogden, Jenny Barr, Georgia Rossetto and John Mercer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:67

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  32. Sexting has recently emerged as a public health and social issue. The present study had two aims: a) to preliminarily test adolescent gender differences on parental practices regarding adolescent online life, ...

    Authors: E. Confalonieri, G. Cuccì, M. G. Olivari, M. Parise, E. Borroni and D. Villani

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:63

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  33. Death rattle is a frequently occurring symptom in the last phase of life. The experience of death rattle of relatives has been found to vary. It is unclear if treatment with medication is useful. The most fitt...

    Authors: Harriëtte J. van Esch, Martine E. Lokker, Judith Rietjens, Lia van Zuylen, Carin C. D. van der Rijt and Agnes van der Heide

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:62

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  34. Technological advances provide an opportunity to refine tools that assess central nervous system performance. This study aimed to assess the test-retest reliability and convergent and ecological validity of a ...

    Authors: Ben Horan, Rachael Heckenberg, Paul Maruff and Bradley Wright

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:61

    Content type: Technical advance

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  35. Interventions designed to support children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) can be time consuming, needing involvement of outside experts. Social Stories™ are a highly personalised interven...

    Authors: B. Wright, C. Teige, J. Watson, R. Hodkinson, D. Marshall, D. Varley, V. Allgar, L. Mandefield, S. Parrott, E. Kingsley, R. Hargate, N. Mitchell, S. Ali, D. McMillan, H. Wang and C. Hewitt

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:60

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. The quality of maternal-infant bonding is related to important child outcomes. The literature has assumed that the ability to form relationships is a relatively stable trait, and research studies have suggeste...

    Authors: Dag Nordahl, Kamilla Rognmo, Agnes Bohne, Inger Pauline Landsem, Vibeke Moe, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang and Ragnhild Sørensen Høifødt

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:58

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  37. The aim of this randomized wait-list controlled trial was to explore the effects of Mindfulness–Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on risk and protective factors for depressive relapse within the domains of cognit...

    Authors: Elisabeth Schanche, Jon Vøllestad, Endre Visted, Julie Lillebostad Svendsen, Berge Osnes, Per Einar Binder, Petter Franer and Lin Sørensen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:57

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In view of heightened rates of suicide and evidence of poor mental health among healthcare occupational groups, such as veterinarians, doctors, pharmacists and dentists, there has been increasing focus on the ...

    Authors: Elisa G. Lewis and Jacqueline M. Cardwell

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:54

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  39. In Lebanon, it is already established that mental disorders are prevalent among the population. Lebanese people are active users of social media platforms. To date, no study has previously explored the relatio...

    Authors: Lara Youssef, Rabih Hallit, Nelly Kheir, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:56

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  40. Need-oriented family support programs are examples of voluntary-based interventions increasingly recognized by the public sector as an important contribution to health and social care provision. Voluntary inte...

    Authors: Maiken Pontoppidan, Mette Thorsager, Arendse Tange Larsen and Mette Friis-Hansen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:55

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  41. Scandalous incidents occurring in prominent organisations in the world have brought to limelight the role of leaders in shaping the ethical climate of their organisations. As a result, several studies across d...

    Authors: Ibeawuchi K. Enwereuzor, Ike E. Onyishi, Florence Chiji Albi-Oparaocha and Kenneth Amaeshi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:52

    Content type: Research article

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