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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Several studies indicate the role of psychosocial factors in the management and control of chronic diseases in adolescents. In this regard, the roles of attachment and alexithymia in the management of type 1 d...

    Authors: Zeinab Shayeghian, Mina Moeineslam, Elnaz Hajati, Mehrdad Karimi, Golshan Amirshekari and Parisa Amiri

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:30

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Contextual cues play an important role in facilitating behaviour change. They not only support memory but may also help to make the new behaviour automatic through the formation of new routines. However, previ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Stawarz, Benjamin Gardner, Anna Cox and Ann Blandford

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:29

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The use of psychological testing to indicate the potential for dissatisfaction with dental treatment has many potential patient and clinician benefits but has been rarely investigated. The study aimed to explo...

    Authors: James Dudley, Lindsay Richards and Melati Mahmud

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:24

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The fear of illness progression is common amongst those with chronic illnesses including cancers, and contributes to high psychological morbidity. Research in Asia on such fears however, is limited by a paucit...

    Authors: Rathi Mahendran, Jianlin Liu, Sangita Kuparasundram and Konstadina Griva

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:10

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  11. Infertility can have a powerful impact on marital quality. The Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS) is a widely used measure of marital quality. This scale has not been validated in infertile patients. There...

    Authors: Saman Maroufizadeh, Reza Omani-Samani, Mostafa Hosseini, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Mahdi Sepidarkish and Payam Amini

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:6

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  12. Hope or hopefulness enhances coping and improves quality of life in persons with chronic or incurable illnesses. Lack of hope is associated with depression and anxiety, which impact negatively on quality of li...

    Authors: Hellen Siril, Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Jim Todd, Magreat Somba, Anna Kaale, Anna Minja, Japhet Killewo, Ferdinand Mugusi and Sylvia F. Kaaya

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:5

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  13. The imprisoned women usually have low self-esteem and suffer from various physical and mental complaints; they may suffer from feelings of emptiness, isolation, and depression. Transactional analysis (TA) is p...

    Authors: Mahya Torkaman, Jamileh Farokhzadian, Sakineh Miri and Batool Pouraboli

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:3

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2020 8:14

  14. Chronic pain constitutes one of the most common reasons for seeking health care services and may even lead to disability. Chronic pain has been associated with depression and deterioration of the quality of li...

    Authors: Ekaterini Rapti, Dimitrios Damigos, Paraskevi Apostolara, Vasiliki Roka, Chara Tzavara and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:86

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  15. Chronic diseases in childhood can affect the physical and mental health of patients and their families. The literature on pediatric chronic diseases has found important associations between the sociodemographi...

    Authors: Filiberto Toledano-Toledano, Rocío Rodríguez-Rey, José Moral de la Rubia and David Luna

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:85

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  16. Risk behaviors among young people are a major social and public health issue. This study aims to assess the impact of a life-skills-based prevention program (called Mission Papillagou) on self-esteem, well-being,...

    Authors: Virginie Moulier, Hélène Guinet, Zorica Kovacevic, Zohra Bel-Abbass, Yacine Benamara, Nadhirati Zile, Arezki Ourrad, Pilar Arcella-Giraux, Emmanuel Meunier, Fanny Thomas and Dominique Januel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:82

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In the last decade academic stress and its mental health implications amongst university students has become a global topic. The use of valid and theoretically-grounded measures of academic stress in universit...

    Authors: Igor Portoghese, Maura Galletta, Fabio Porru, Alex Burdorf, Salvatore Sardo, Ernesto D’Aloja, Gabriele Finco and Marcello Campagna

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:68

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  18. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. 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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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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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

  28. 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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  29. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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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

  30. 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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  31. 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. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. 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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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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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

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