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  1. 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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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of death. Smoking cessation interventions that use implementation intentions show promising results. Implementation intentions are if-then plans that specify a cert...

    Authors: Anne H. Buitenhuis, Marrit A. Tuinman and Mariët Hagedoorn

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:53

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Informal caregivers of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA) face stressful demands due to severe impairments and prospect of early death of the patients they ...

    Authors: Jessica de Wit, Anita Beelen, Constance H. C. Drossaert, Ruud Kolijn, Leonard H. van den Berg, Johanna M. A. Visser-Meily and Carin D. Schröder

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:20

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Depressive symptoms are a major comorbidity in older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, the type of activity-induced knee pain associated with depression has not been examined. Furthermore, there i...

    Authors: Hirotaka Iijima, Tomoki Aoyama, Naoto Fukutani, Takuya Isho, Yuko Yamamoto, Masakazu Hiraoka, Kazuyuki Miyanobu, Masashi Jinnouchi, Eishi Kaneda, Hiroshi Kuroki and Shuichi Matsuda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:19

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Strategies to promote physical activity (PA) focus mainly on changing or fostering explicit cognitions and are only modestly effective. Contemporary studies suggest that, as well as explicit cognitions, implic...

    Authors: Carolin Muschalik, Iman Elfeddali, Math J. J. M. Candel and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:18

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To date, population based surveys aimed at gaining insight in health related behaviour of children have often used either child self-reports or parent proxy reports. It remains unclear however, if surveys usin...

    Authors: Maaike Koning, Astrid de Jong, Elske de Jong, Tommy L. S. Visscher, Jacob C. Seidell and Carry M. Renders

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:14

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Stroke is a major public health threat globally. Psychosocial well-being may be affected following stroke. Depressive symptoms, anxiety, general psychological distress and social isolation are prevalent. Appro...

    Authors: Marit Kirkevold, Line Kildal Bragstad, Berit A. Bronken, Kari Kvigne, Randi Martinsen, Ellen Gabrielsen Hjelle, Gabriele Kitzmüller, Margrete Mangset, Sanne Angel, Lena Aadal, Siren Eriksen, Torgeir B. Wyller and Unni Sveen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:12

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Long-term conditions may negatively impact multiple aspects of quality of life including physical functioning and mental wellbeing. The rapid systematic review aimed to examine the effectiveness of psychologic...

    Authors: Niall Anderson and Gozde Ozakinci

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:11

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The PACE trial was a well-powered randomised trial designed to examine the efficacy of graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for chronic fatigue syndrome. Reports concluded that...

    Authors: Carolyn E. Wilshire, Tom Kindlon, Robert Courtney, Alem Matthees, David Tuller, Keith Geraghty and Bruce Levin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:6

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  10. Content type: Debate

    Cancer during pregnancy is a rare event. However, knowledge about treatment has progressed in recent years with improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. The number of women who decide to continue their pregnan...

    Authors: Federica Ferrari, Flavia Faccio, Fedro Peccatori and Gabriella Pravettoni

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:10

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Body dissatisfaction and disordered eating raise the risk for eating disorders. In the prevention of eating disorders, many programmes have proved partly successful in using cognitive techniques to combat such...

    Authors: Christine Sundgot-Borgen, Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, Kethe M. E. Engen, Gunn Pettersen, Oddgeir Friborg, Monica Klungland Torstveit, Elin Kolle, Niva Piran, Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen and Jan H. Rosenvinge

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:8

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this research was to examine the relationships of self-reported physical activity to involvement with messages that discuss the prevention of heart disease and breast cancer through physical act...

    Authors: Tanya R. Berry, Kelvin E. Jones, Kerry S. Courneya, Kerry R. McGannon, Colleen M. Norris, Wendy M. Rodgers and John C. Spence

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:2

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  13. Content type: Research article

    It is a challenge for both individuals and families when an illness or traumatic injury results in a severe spinal cord injury. The on-going physical impairments experienced by persons with spinal cord injury ...

    Authors: Anne Geard, Marit Kirkevold, Marianne Løvstad and Anne-Kristine Schanke

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:1

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Factors that influence unhealthy behaviours in adolescents may have different impacts in different sociocultural settings. There is lack of research on the association between psychosocial vulnerability and un...

    Authors: Ulrica Paulsson-Do, Birgitta Edlund, Christina Stenhammar and Ragnar Westerling

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:39

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Psychological health is vital for effective employees, especially in stressful occupations like military and public safety sectors. Yet, until recently little empirical work has made the link between requisite...

    Authors: Yu-Chu Shen, Jeremy Arkes and Paul B. Lester

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:32

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Returning to work after cancer is associated with improved physical and psychological functioning, but managing this return can be a challenging process. A workbook based intervention (WorkPlan) was developed ...

    Authors: Lauren Schumacher, Maria Armaou, Pauline Rolf, Steven Sadhra, Andrew John Sutton, Anjali Zarkar and Elizabeth A. Grunfeld

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:34

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Psychological interventions are widely implemented for pain management and treatment, but their reported effectiveness shows considerable variation and there is elevated likelihood for bias.

    Authors: Georgios Markozannes, Eleni Aretouli, Evangelia Rintou, Elena Dragioti, Dimitrios Damigos, Evangelia Ntzani, Evangelos Evangelou and Konstantinos K. Tsilidis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:31

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is a disabling condition associated with a decrease in health. Illness beliefs are individual and are acquired during life. Constraining beliefs may prevent patients from regainin...

    Authors: P Järemo, M Arman, B Gerdle, B Larsson and K Gottberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:24

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Tableware size may influence how much food and non-alcoholic drink is consumed. Preliminary evidence of the impact of glass size on purchasing of alcoholic drinks shows an increase in wine sales of almost 10% ...

    Authors: Z. Zupan, R. Pechey, D. L. Couturier, G. J. Hollands and T. M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:17

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A person’s sense of coherence (SOC) reflects their perception that the world is meaningful and predictable, and impacts their ability to deal with stressors in a health-promoting manner. A valid, reliable, and...

    Authors: Anners Lerdal, Randi Opheim, Caryl L. Gay, Bjørn Moum, May Solveig Fagermoen and Anders Kottorp

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:18

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  21. Content type: Research article

    There is a well-established association between migration to high income countries and health status, with some groups reporting poorer health outcomes than the host population. However, processes that influen...

    Authors: Lailah Alidu and Elizabeth A. Grunfeld

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:8

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Pathologic subjective halitosis is known as a halitosis complaint without objective confirmation of halitosis by others or by halitometer measurements; it has been reported to be associated with social anxiety...

    Authors: Miho Tsuruta, Toru Takahashi, Miki Tokunaga, Masanori Iwasaki, Shota Kataoka, Satoko Kakuta, Inho Soh, Shuji Awano, Hiromi Hirata, Masaharu Kagawa and Toshihiro Ansai

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:7

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to investigate whether mild kidney dysfunction and low-grade inflammation in post-myocardial infarction patients are independently associated with markers of mental well-being (i.e. depressive and ...

    Authors: Rick H. M. Heeres, Ellen K. Hoogeveen, Johanna M. Geleijnse, Janette de Goede, Daan Kromhout and Erik J. Giltay

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:1

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Mindfulness training (MT) programs represent an approach to attention training with well-validated mental health benefits. However, research supporting MT efficacy is based predominantly on weekly-meeting, fac...

    Authors: Sheffy Bhayee, Patricia Tomaszewski, Daniel H. Lee, Graeme Moffat, Lou Pino, Sylvain Moreno and Norman A. S. Farb

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:60

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Astronauts may have difficulty adhering to exercise regimens at vigorous intensity levels during long space missions. Vigorous exercise is important for aerobic and musculoskeletal health during space missions...

    Authors: Deborah L. Feltz, Lori Ploutz-Snyder, Brian Winn, Norbert L. Kerr, James M. Pivarnik, Alison Ede, Christopher Hill, Stephen Samendinger and William Jeffery

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:54

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Previous research revealed high prevalence of psychological symptoms among sickle cell disease (SCD) patients in the West and Europe. In some Black SCD populations such as Nigeria and Jamaica, anxiety and depr...

    Authors: Michael Tetteh Anim, Joseph Osafo and Felix Yirdong

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:53

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological evidence suggests the impact psychological distress has on symptomatic outcomes (pain) among cancer patients. While studies have examined distress across various medical illnesses, few have exa...

    Authors: Tamara A. Baker, Jessica L. Krok-Schoen and Susan C. McMillan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:52

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Type 1 diabetes is a complex and demanding condition, which places a substantial behavioural and psychological burden on young people and their families. Around one-third of adolescents with type 1 diabetes ne...

    Authors: Virginia Hagger, Steven Trawley, Christel Hendrieckx, Jessica L. Browne, Fergus Cameron, Frans Pouwer, Timothy Skinner and Jane Speight

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:42

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