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Health psychology

This section is dedicated to covering all aspects of health psychology. Topics of interest include, the emotional, behavioral and psychological impact of health on individuals, as well as how health can be influenced by behavior and psychology.

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  1. Plastic waste management is one of the most challenging problems of our time. Until now, only 9% of the produced plastics has been recycled. In order to increase recycling, a behavior change towards sorting of...

    Authors: Valérie J. V. Broers, Melina Van Scharrenburg, Lily Fredrix, Johan Lataster, Ansje J. Löhr and Nele Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:92

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  2. The WHO has raised concerns about the psychological consequences of the current COVID-19 pandemic, negatively affecting health across societies, cultures and age-groups.

    Authors: Cornelia Herbert, Alia El Bolock and Slim Abdennadher

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:90

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  3. Several studies have assessed the Quality of Life (QoL) in Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children and adolescents. The findings from these studies, however, vary from DHH children reporting lower QoL than the...

    Authors: Chris Margaret Aanondsen, Thomas Jozefiak, Kerstin Heiling, Stian Lydersen and Tormod Rimehaug

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:89

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  4. There is an urgent need for efficacious interventions to combat the global mental health crisis, and mental health promotion and primary prevention approaches are paramount. The aim of this study is to examine...

    Authors: Geraldine Przybylko, Darren Morton, Lillian Kent, Jason Morton, Jason Hinze, Peter Beamish and Mel Renfrew

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:77

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  5. Sickle cell disease (SCD) as other chronic medical conditions is commonly complicated by depression or other psychiatric symptoms. Results reported in studies present a large variation. Thus, synthetic data ar...

    Authors: Damien Oudin Doglioni, Vincent Chabasseur, Frédéric Barbot, Frédéric Galactéros and Marie-Claire Gay

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:54

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  6. The upsurge of COVID-19 has caused numerous psycho-social challenges for healthcare professionals because of its ability to spread rapidly in the community and high mortality rate. The seriousness of the disea...

    Authors: Bilesha Perera, Bimba Wickramarachchi, Champika Samanmalie and Manjula Hettiarachchi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:49

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  7. Many people exercise because they know it is good for their health. Although this is true, it can make us feel deserving of a reward and lead us to eat more indulgent, less healthy food than if we had not done...

    Authors: Isabelle Schlegel, Sharon A. Carstairs and Gozde Ozakinci

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:48

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  8. Thalassemia have a negative impact on the patients' psychological health and sleep quality. This study aimed to determine the effects of a positive thinking training program on hope and sleep quality of patien...

    Authors: Somayeh Makaremnia, Marieh Dehghan Manshadi and Zahra Khademian

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:43

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  9. Recently, extensive research has been reported the higher rate of depression and anxiety among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) as compared to the general population. However, no single study has been carr...

    Authors: Zahra Bagheri, Pegah Noorshargh, Zahra Shahsavar and Peyman Jafari

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:42

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  10. Work engagement is one of the most important outcomes for both employees and employers. Although the findings to date, integrated 40 intervention studies aiming to improve work engagement, consistent results h...

    Authors: Yu Komase, Kazuhiro Watanabe and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:35

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  11. Pain is one of the most common and unpleasant symptoms of patients with cancer. The Short Form Brief Pain Inventory (SF-BPI), has been psychometrically validated in several languages and widely used globally. ...

    Authors: Nirosha Priyadarshani Edirisinghe, Thamasi Rekha Makuloluwa, Thamara Dilhani Amarasekara and Christine Sampatha Evangeline Goonewardena

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:34

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  12. There is a call for sustainable, evidence-based interventions in schools to promote mental health in schoolchildren. Our primary aim of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness in vulnerable pupils of a sch...

    Authors: Lise Juul, Morten Frydenberg, Michelle Sand Beck and Lone Overby Fjorback

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:31

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  13. Psychotic illnesses can have a major impact on those who experience them. Timely treatment for psychosis is important and friends, family members and the public can be a facilitating factor in social support a...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:29

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  14. Psychological distress in University settings has grown and became a public health concern. In this context, contemplative practices such as mindfulness have been proposed as a strategy to help students on str...

    Authors: Geovan Menezes de Sousa, Geissy Lainny de Lima-Araújo, Dráulio Barros de Araújo and Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:21

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  15. Social media can play a detrimental role during a global health emergency. In this study, we aimed at assessing the impact social media has on the anxiety level of dental healthcare workers (DHCWs) whilst livi...

    Authors: Suhail H. Al-Amad and Amal Hussein

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:9

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  16. Harms of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening include psychosocial consequences. We have not identified studies using a participant-relevant questionnaire with adequate measurement properties to investigate these...

    Authors: Jessica Malmqvist, Volkert Siersma, Christine Winther Bang and John Brodersen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:7

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  17. Social support is a well-known protective factor against depressive symptoms and substance use problems, but very few studies have examined its protective effects among residents of permanent supportive housin...

    Authors: Zhengqi Tan, Eun-Young Mun, Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen and Scott T. Walters

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:6

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  18. Internet addiction is a common problem in university students and negatively affects cognitive functioning, leads to poor academic performance and engagement in hazardous activities, and may lead to anxiety an...

    Authors: Yosef Zenebe, Kunuya Kunno, Meseret Mekonnen, Ajebush Bewuket, Mengesha Birkie, Mogesie Necho, Muhammed Seid, Million Tsegaw and Baye Akele

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:4

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  19. Severe asthma affects a small population but carries a high psychopathological risk. Therefore, the psychodemographic profile of these patients is of interest. A substantial prevalence of anxiety, depression, ...

    Authors: Lucía Dafauce, David Romero, Carlos Carpio, Paula Barga, Santiago Quirce, Carlos Villasante, María Fe Bravo and Rodolfo Álvarez-Sala

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:3

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  20. Adapting and translating already developed tools to different cultures is a complex process, but once done, it increases the validity of the construct to be measured. This study aimed to assess the 12 items WH...

    Authors: Zewditu Abdissa Denu, Mensur Osman Yassin, Telake Azale Bisetegn, Gashaw Andargie Biks and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:1

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  21. Evidence of the relationship between serious physical injury and poor mental health among university students from low- and middle-income countries is limited. The aim of the study is to assess the association...

    Authors: Supa Pengpid and Karl Peltzer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:129

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  22. A lower respiratory tract infection caused by novel coronavirus termed as Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) was first identified in China and subsequently took the form of pandemic. Studies on disease outbreak i...

    Authors: Kamal Gautam, Ramesh P. Adhikari, Aman Sen Gupta, Rajan Kumar Shrestha, Pitambar Koirala and Suraj Koirala

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:127

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  23. Being bullied in adolescence is linked to mental health problems like anxiety, depressive- and somatic symptoms and can have negative consequences on both an individual and a societal level. However, evidence ...

    Authors: Trine Nøhr Winding, Lisbeth Astrid Skouenborg, Vibeke Lie Mortensen and Johan Hviid Andersen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:122

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  24. This study explored the psychometric properties and dimensionality of the Stress of Conscience Questionnaire (SCQ) in a sample of health professionals from a tertiary-level Australian hospital. The SCQ, a meas...

    Authors: Yangama Jokwiro, Elizabeth Pascoe, Kristina Edvardsson, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Ewan McDonald, Qarin Lood and David Edvardsson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:109

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  25. Self-efficacy is an important determinant of adjustment following spinal cord injury. Self-efficacy is defined as the belief that one can successfully execute behavior required to produce the desired outcomes....

    Authors: Tijn van Diemen, Ashley Craig, Ilse J. W. van Nes, Janneke M. Stolwijk-Swuste, Jan H. B. Geertzen, James Middleton and Marcel W. M. Post

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:108

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  26. Forgiveness is a concept of growing interest within psychology and of potential relevance to public health. While there has been increasing evidence suggesting positive associations between forgiveness of othe...

    Authors: Katelyn N. G. Long, Everett L. Worthington Jr, Tyler J. VanderWeele and Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:104

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  27. 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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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. This investigation aims to validate the psychometric properties of the modified 19-item Bengali version World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) instrument in a typical healthy rural population in Ba...

    Authors: Mohammed Nazim Uddin and Fakir M. Amirul Islam

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:44

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  40. Despite the considerable success of comprehensive tobacco control efforts, tobacco use remains one of the greatest preventable causes of death and disease today. Over half of all smokers in the US make quit at...

    Authors: Ellen Carl, Amylynn Liskiewicz, Cheryl Rivard, Ronald Alberico, Ahmed Belal, Martin C. Mahoney, Amanda J. Quisenberry, Warren K. Bickel and Christine E. Sheffer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:42

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  41. Disruption of biological rhythms has been linked to the pathophysiology of mental disorders. However, little is known regarding the rhythmicity of mood symptoms due to the lack of validated clinical questionna...

    Authors: Melissa A. B. Oliveira, Kristina Epifano, Salina Mathur, Felipe Gutiérrez Carvalho, Marina Scop, Alicia Carissimi, Ana Paula Francisco, Luciene L. S. Garay, Ana Adan, Maria Paz Hidalgo and Benicio N. Frey

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:35

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  42. The prevalence in the Lebanese general population of cigarette and waterpipe smoking, alcohol drinking and internet use seems to be increasing lately. So far, no study was done relating the above to attachment...

    Authors: Laurette Nakhoul, Sahar Obeid, Hala Sacre, Chadia Haddad, Michel Soufia, Rabih Hallit, Marwan Akel, Pascale Salameh and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:33

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  43. Explicit and implicit attitudes have been studied extensively, but there is less attention to reducing dissonance between them. This is relevant because this dissonance (IED) results in distress and has incons...

    Authors: Carolin Muschalik, Rik Crutzen, Iman Elfeddali and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:32

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  44. Cognitive fatigue after childhood cancer is frequently overlooked despite guidelines recommending follow-up, and might be mistaken for depression due to overlapping symptoms. Our objectives were: 1) to examine...

    Authors: Elin Irestorm, Ingrid Tonning Olsson, Birgitta Johansson and Ingrid Øra

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:31

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