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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Almost 90% of cancer patients suffer from symptoms of fatigue during treatment. Supporting treatments are increasingly used to alleviate the burden of fatigue. This study examines the short-term and long-term ...

    Authors: Teresa Zetzl, Michael Schuler, Agnes Renner, Elisabeth Jentschke and Birgitt van Oorschot

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:64

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    Mental health problems are a significant social issue that have multiple consequences, including broad social and economic impacts. However, many individuals do not seek assistance for mental health problems. ...

    Authors: Brian Moore, Dean Dudley and Stuart Woodcock

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:60

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Indigenous people are over represented among homeless populations worldwide and the prevalence of Indigenous homelessness appears to be increasing in Canadian cities. Violence against Indigenous women in Canad...

    Authors: Brittany Bingham, Akm Moniruzzaman, Michelle Patterson, Jitinder Sareen, Jino Distasio, John O’Neil and Julian M. Somers

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:57

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Explicit attitudes as well as implicit attitudes have been shown to be associated with physical activity (PA). These two types of attitudes can, however, be discrepant towards the same object or behavior. This...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:52

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Nowadays there is a growing interest in exploring causes of fatigue symptoms and the possible linked aspects in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) receiving hemodialysis (HD) treatment. Inflammatory pr...

    Authors: Michela Balconi, Laura Angioletti, Daniela De Filippis and Maurizio Bossola

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:49

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Whereas meditation training has been purported to support slower cellular aging, little work has explored the association among different facets of dispositional mindfulness, self-compassion, and cellular agin...

    Authors: Shian-Ling Keng, Onn Siong Yim, Poh San Lai, Soo Hong Chew and Richard P. Ebstein

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:47

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There are known gender differences in the impacts infertility has on quality of life and well-being. Less is known about how infertile couples spend time on fertility-related tasks and associations with qualit...

    Authors: Rachel Cusatis, Nicole Fergestrom, Alexandra Cooper, Kate D. Schoyer, Abbey Kruper, Jay Sandlow, Estil Strawn and Kathryn E. Flynn

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:45

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

  11. 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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  12. 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

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2019 7:19

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

  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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