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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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

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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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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

  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2020 8:65

  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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