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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Arguments for including mindfulness instruction in higher education have included claims about the benefits of mindfulness practice for critical thinking. While there is theoretical support for this claim, emp...

    Authors: Chris Noone and Michael J. Hogan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:13

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    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a need to build the evidence base of early interventions to promote children’s health and development in the UK. Chance UK is a voluntary sector organisation based in London that delivers a 12-month m...

    Authors: Laura Whybra, Georgina Warner, Gretchen Bjornstad, Tim Hobbs, Lucy Brook, Zoe Wrigley, Vashti Berry, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Justin Matthews, Rod Taylor, Tim Eames, Angeliki Kallitsoglou, Sarah Blower and Nick Axford

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:9

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    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

    It remains unclear to what extent treatment-related gains in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms translate to improvements in broader domains of personal wellbeing, such as community connectedness, l...

    Authors: David Berle, Dominic Hilbrink, Clare Russell-Williams, Rachael Kiely, Laura Hardaker, Natasha Garwood, Anne Gilchrist and Zachary Steel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:7

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Physical injury and psychological disorder following a motor vehicle crash (MVC) is a public health concern. The objective of this research was to determine rates of major depressive disorder (MDD) and post-tr...

    Authors: Rebecca Guest, Yvonne Tran, Bamini Gopinath, Ian D. Cameron and Ashley Craig

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:4

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    There is a need to build the evidence base of early interventions promoting children’s health and development in the UK. Malachi Specialist Family Support Services (‘Malachi’) is a voluntary sector organisatio...

    Authors: Nick Axford, Georgina Warner, Tim Hobbs, Sarah Heilmann, Anam Raja, Vashti Berry, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Justin Matthews, Tim Eames, Angeliki Kallitsoglou, Sarah Blower, Tom Wilkinson, Luke Timmons and Gretchen Bjornstad

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:3

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Optimal psychological development is dependent upon a complex interplay between individual and situational factors. Investigating the development of these factors in adolescence will help to improve understand...

    Authors: Charlotte Booth, Annabel Songco, Sam Parsons, Lauren Heathcote, John Vincent, Robert Keers and Elaine Fox

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:41

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ) assesses regulatory promotion and prevention focus, which represent orientations towards gains or losses. The main objective of this study was to examine the psychometr...

    Authors: Bjarne Schmalbach, Markus Zenger, Roy Spina, Ileana Steffens-Guerra, Sören Kliem, Michalis Michaelides and Andreas Hinz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:40

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  19. 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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  20. Content type: Research article

    Poor mental health constitutes a considerable global public health burden with approximately half of all cases of poor mental health having their onset before the age of 14 years. The identification of modifia...

    Authors: Xiu Yun Wu, Sara F. L. Kirk, Arto Ohinmaa and Paul J. Veugelers

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:38

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment represent stressful events that demand emotional adjustment, thus recruiting coping strategies and defense mechanisms. As parental relations were shown to influence emotio...

    Authors: Chiara Renzi, Giada Perinel, Paola Arnaboldi, Sara Gandini, Valeria Vadilonga, Nicole Rotmensz, Angela Tagini, Florence Didier and Gabriella Pravettoni

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:37

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Hope and resilience protect against inner vulnerabilities or harsh life circumstances; they explain individual differences in physical or mental health outcomes under high stress. They have been studied in com...

    Authors: Roxanna Morote, Odin Hjemdal, Karolina Krysinska, Patricia Martinez Uribe and Jozef Corveleyn

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:36

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Research article

    Child maltreatment and eating disorders are significant public health problems. Yet, to date, research has focused on the role of child physical and sexual abuse in eating-related pathology. This is despite th...

    Authors: Melissa Kimber, Jill R. McTavish, Jennifer Couturier, Alison Boven, Sana Gill, Gina Dimitropoulos and Harriet L. MacMillan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:33

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  26. 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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  27. Content type: Research article

    This study is part of a longitudinal study among children and adolescents with HIV in both urban and rural Uganda: ‘Mental health among HIV infected CHildren and Adolescents in KAmpala and Masaka, Uganda (CHAKA)’...

    Authors: Birthe Loa Knizek, James Mugisha, Joseph Osafo and Eugene Kinyanda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:30

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Most preschoolers growing up in western industrialized countries receive child care services (CCS) during the day, while their parents are at work. Meta-analytic data suggest that CCS represent a stressful exp...

    Authors: Sylvana M. Côté, Marie-Pier Larose, Marie Claude Geoffroy, Julie Laurin, Frank Vitaro, Richard E. Tremblay and Isabelle Ouellet-Morin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:29

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Gambling problems appear to be more prevalent in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than in the non-Indigenous population. Although gambling harms can be significant, treatment-see...

    Authors: Kathy S Bond, Katrina M. Dart, Anthony F. Jorm, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:27

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Reliable cognitive assessment for Indigenous Australians is difficult given that mainstream tests typically rely on Western concepts, content and values. A test’s psychometric properties should therefore be as...

    Authors: Kylie M. Dingwall, Allison O. Gray, Annette R. McCarthy, Jennifer F. Delima and Stephen C. Bowden

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:26

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  31. 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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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Parenting interventions that focus on enhancing the quality and consistency of parenting are effective for preventing and reducing externalising problems in children. There has been a recent shift towards onli...

    Authors: Lucy A. Tully, Patrycja J. Piotrowska, Daniel A. J. Collins, Kathleen S. Mairet, David J. Hawes, Eva R. Kimonis, Rhoshel K. Lenroot, Caroline Moul, Vicki Anderson, Paul J. Frick and Mark R. Dadds

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:21

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Muscle dysmorphia (MD) is a relatively young diagnosis referring to the desire for a high degree in lean muscle mass, while simultaneously believing that one is insufficiently muscular, mostly found in men. It...

    Authors: Catharina Schneider, Maria Agthe, Takuya Yanagida, Martin Voracek and Kristina Hennig-Fast

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:19

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Content type: Research article

    The Ruff Figural Fluency Test (RFFT; a pencil and paper test) and the CogState (a computerized cognitive test battery) are well-validated and suitable tests to evaluate cognitive functioning in large observati...

    Authors: Jisca S. Kuiper, Richard C. Oude Voshaar, Floor E. A. Verhoeven, Sytse U. Zuidema and Nynke Smidt

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:15

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 3.8 million sport and recreational concussions occur per year, creating a need for accurate diagnosis and management of concussions. Researchers and clinicians are exploring the potential dose-re...

    Authors: Trevor Barker, Stephen A. Russo, Gaytri Barker, Mark A. Rice Jr., Mary G. Jeffrey, Gordon Broderick and Travis J. A. Craddock

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:14

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  38. Content type: Debate

    Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) was developed by Rogers in 1975, to describe how individuals are motivated to react in a self-protective way towards a perceived health threat. Rogers expected the use of PMT...

    Authors: Rachel Westcott, Kevin Ronan, Hilary Bambrick and Melanie Taylor

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:13

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