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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. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. 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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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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