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  1. The effect of cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis (CBTp) on the core symptoms of schizophrenia has proven contentious, with current meta-analyses finding at most only small effects. However, it has bee...

    Authors: Keith R. Laws, Nicole Darlington, Tejinder K. Kondel, Peter J. McKenna and Sameer Jauhar

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:32

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The objectives of the study were to generate normative data for the Oslo Social Support Scale (OSSS-3) for different age groups for men and women and to further investigate the factor structure in the general ...

    Authors: Rüya-Daniela Kocalevent, Lorenz Berg, Manfred E. Beutel, Andreas Hinz, Markus Zenger, Martin Härter, Urs Nater and Elmar Brähler

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:31

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Wellbeing and resilience are essential in preventing and reducing the severity of mental health problems. Equipping children with coping skills and protective behavior can help them react positively to change ...

    Authors: Amanda Fenwick-Smith, Emma E. Dahlberg and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:30

    Content type: Research article

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  4. During the preschool years, children develop abilities and skills in areas crucial for later success in life. These abilities include language, executive functions, attention, and socioemotional skills. The pe...

    Authors: Tove Gerholm, Thomas Hörberg, Signe Tonér, Petter Kallioinen, Sofia Frankenberg, Susanne Kjällander, Anna Palmer and Hillevi Lenz Taguchi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:29

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Post-natal Depression (PND) is a depressive disorder that causes significant distress or impairment on different levels in the individual’s life and their families. There is already evidence of the efficacy of...

    Authors: George Stamou, Azucena García-Palacios and Cristina Botella

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:28

    Content type: Review

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  6. Depression and anxiety disorders are a major concern in western countries, and because these often have a negative affect on everyday life interventions based on activities in everyday life are needed. The Tre...

    Authors: A. Birgitta Gunnarsson, Petra Wagman, Katarina Hedin and Carita Håkansson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:25

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Developmental language disorder (DLD, also called specific language impairment, SLI) is a common developmental disorder comprising the largest disability group in pre-school-aged children. Approximately 7% of ...

    Authors: Marja Laasonen, Sini Smolander, Pekka Lahti-Nuuttila, Miika Leminen, Hanna-Reetta Lajunen, Kati Heinonen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Todd M. Bailey, Emmanuel M. Pothos, Teija Kujala, Paavo H. T. Leppänen, Christopher W. Bartlett, Ahmed Geneid, Leena Lauronen, Elisabet Service, Sari Kunnari…

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Subjectively perceived memory problems (memory-related Subjective Cognitive Symptoms/SCS) can be an indicator of a pre-prodromal or prodromal stage of a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s disease. W...

    Authors: Tobias Luck, Susanne Roehr, Francisca S. Rodriguez, Matthias L. Schroeter, A. Veronica Witte, Andreas Hinz, Anja Mehnert, Christoph Engel, Markus Loeffler, Joachim Thiery, Arno Villringer and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:23

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The extensive keeping of companion animals and the substantial monetary amount we spend on these animals indicate that they are highly valued. Although the benefits humans derive from keeping cats and dogs hav...

    Authors: Ruben Hoffmann, Carl Johan Lagerkvist, Malin Hagberg Gustavsson and Bodil S. Holst

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:15

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Healthy aging is associated with a decline in multiple functional domains including perception, attention, short and long-term memory, reasoning, decision-making, as well as cognitive and motor control functio...

    Authors: Thomas VanVleet, Michelle Voss, Sawsan Dabit, Alex Mitko and Joseph DeGutis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  20. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. 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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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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