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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression and anxiety disorders are increasing among the general population in the Western world. Individuals may need several kinds of treatment in order to maintain health, such as cognitive behavioural the...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:40

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    Sleep problems are a major risk factor for the emergence of depression in adolescence. The aim of this study was to test whether an intervention for improving sleep habits could prevent the emergence of depres...

    Authors: Joanna M. Waloszek, Orli Schwartz, Julian G. Simmons, Matthew Blake, Laura Blake, Greg Murray, Monika Raniti, Ronald E. Dahl, Neil O’Brien-Simpson, Paul Dudgeon, John Trinder and Nicholas B. Allen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:39

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Very little is known about the extent to which eleven-year olds might consider a career in medicine. This exploratory study therefore asked children and their parents about medicine as a possible career, looki...

    Authors: I. C. McManus, Terry Ng-Knight, Lucy Riglin, Norah Frederickson, Katherine Shelton and Frances Rice

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:38

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    The construct of psychopathy is sparsely researched in the non-Western world, particularly in the Middle East. As such, the extent to which the psychopathy construct can be generalized to other cultures, inclu...

    Authors: Robert D. Latzman, Ahmed M. Megreya, Lisa K. Hecht, Joshua D. Miller, D. Anne Winiarski and Scott O. Lilienfeld

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:37

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2015 3:42

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    Participation is increasingly becoming an important outcome for assessment in many fields, including development, disability and policy implementation. However, selecting specific instruments to measure partic...

    Authors: Ganesh M. Babulal, Parul Bakhshi, Sunyata Kopriva, Sarah A. Ali, Susan A. Goette and Jean-Francois Trani

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:36

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    The consequences of childhood bullying victimisation are serious. Much previous research on risk factors for being bullied has used a cross-sectional design, impeding the possibility to draw conclusions on cau...

    Authors: Lars Peter Andersen, Merete Labriola, Johan Hviid Andersen, Thomas Lund and Claus D. Hansen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:35

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    Tourette’s syndrome (TS) is a poorly understood neurodevelopmental disorder consistently associated with impaired peer relationships. This research aimed to investigate the relationship between TS and the abil...

    Authors: Deirdre O’Hare, Valsamma Eapen, Edward Helmes, Kerry McBain, John Reece and Rachel Grove

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:34

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Self-sufficiency is the realisation of an acceptable level of functioning either by the person him/herself or through the adequate organisation of help from informal or formal care providers. Assessment of sel...

    Authors: Rienke Bannink, Suzanne Broeren, Jurriën Heydelberg, Els van’t Klooster and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:33

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  9. Content type: Debate

    The movement of evidence-based practices (EBPs) into routine clinical usage is not spontaneous, but requires focused efforts. The field of implementation science has developed to facilitate the spread of EBPs,...

    Authors: Mark S. Bauer, Laura Damschroder, Hildi Hagedorn, Jeffrey Smith and Amy M. Kilbourne

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:32

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    This paper presents the rationale and study protocol for a pragmatic controlled effectiveness trial of Truce, a prevention-based selective intervention targeting the significant mental health needs of young peopl...

    Authors: Pandora Patterson, Fiona E J McDonald, Joseph Ciarrochi, Louise Hayes, Danielle Tracey, Claire E. Wakefield and Kate White

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:31

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    While ethnic discrimination emphasizes boundaries between different cultures, the concept of transculturality focuses on the fact that cultures can merge and that individuals integrate novel cultural elements ...

    Authors: Miriam A. Knauss, Kristina Günther, Sophie Belardi, Pauline Morley and Ulrike von Lersner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:30

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    Sense of belonging is recognized as an important determinant of psychological and physical well-being. Research in Canada has shown that sense of belonging has increased in recent years although important vari...

    Authors: Peter Kitchen, Allison M. Williams and Melissa Gallina

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:28

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    Mindfulness-based interventions have shown to reduce psychological distress in cancer patients. The accessibility of mindfulness-based interventions for cancer patients could be further improved by providing m...

    Authors: F. R. Compen, E. M. Bisseling, M. L. Van der Lee, E. M. M. Adang, A. R. T. Donders and A. E. M. Speckens

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:27

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    Although research has shown exposure therapy to have earned its rank among empirically supported treatments (ESTs) for anxiety disorders, several US-based studies suggest it to be underused in clinical practic...

    Authors: David Sars and Agnes van Minnen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:26

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    Mindfulness has its origins in an Eastern Buddhist tradition that is over 2500 years old and can be defined as a specific form of attention that is non-judgmental, purposeful, and focused on the present moment...

    Authors: Johannes Mander, Paula Kröger, Thomas Heidenreich, Christoph Flückiger, Wolfgang Lutz, Hinrich Bents and Sven Barnow

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:25

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    The primary aim of this study was to explore how metacognition, as implicated in Wells and Matthews’ metacognitive theory of emotional disorder, might relate to the concept of mindfulness, and whether metacogn...

    Authors: Stian Solem, Susanne Semb Thunes, Odin Hjemdal, Roger Hagen and Adrian Wells

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:24

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    Despite a good prognosis for most melanoma survivors, many experience substantial fear of new or recurrent melanoma, worry and anxiety about the future, and unmet healthcare needs. In this protocol, we outline...

    Authors: Mbathio Dieng, Nadine A. Kasparian, Rachael L. Morton, Graham J. Mann, Phyllis Butow, Scott Menzies, Daniel S.J. Costa and Anne E. Cust

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:23

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Under stressful conditions such as in an emergency situation, efficient information processing is essential for reasonable responses.

    Authors: Marcel Delahaye, Patrick Lemoine, Shanique Cartwright, Gunnar Deuring, Johannes Beck, Marlon Pflueger, Marc Graf and Henning Hachtel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:22

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    The social integration of children with an immigrant background has become one of the most urgent social responsibilities in Germany. They are more likely to live in high-risk environments and are disadvantage...

    Authors: Judith Lebiger-Vogel, Constanze Rickmeyer, Annette Busse, Korinna Fritzemeyer, Bernhard Rüger and Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:21

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    Population ageing is a global phenomenon that has characterised demographic trends during the 20th and 21st century. The rapid growth in the proportion of older adults in the population, and resultant increase...

    Authors: Caoimhe Hannigan, Robert F. Coen, Brian A. Lawlor, Ian H. Robertson and Sabina Brennan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:20

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The psychological sequelae of institutionalized abuse and its long-term consequences has not been systematically documented in existing literature in regarding social support once disclosure has been made. Rep...

    Authors: Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Asisa Butollo, Yvonne Moy, Reinhold Jagsch, Tobias Glück, Viktoria Kantor, Matthias Knefel and Dina Weindl

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:19

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The resilience construct is of increasing interest in clinical and health psychology. The Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA) is a measure of protective factors. The evidence supporting its construct validity is...

    Authors: Odin Hjemdal, Antonio Roazzi, Maria da Graça B. B. Dias and Oddgeir Friborg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:18

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    Obesity is public health problem associated with significant health risks and healthcare costs. Behavioral weight control programs produce clinically meaningful weight losses, however outcomes have high variab...

    Authors: Jason Lillis, Heather M Niemeier, Kathryn M Ross, J Graham Thomas, Tricia Leahey, Jessica Unick, Kathleen E Kendra and Rena R Wing

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:17

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    Past research has shown links between both children’s aggressive behaviour and a lack of prosocial behaviour to later maladaptation. Both types of behaviours have also been identified as crucial in children’s ...

    Authors: Ingrid Obsuth, Manuel P Eisner, Tina Malti and Denis Ribeaud

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:16

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    People living with HIV who maintain a positive outlook on their future may manage stress better than those who do not, leading to improved coping behaviors and better health outcomes.

    Authors: Carolyn M Audet, Lois J Wagner and Kenneth A Wallston

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:15

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    Poor health and health behaviors are associated with divorce. This study investigates the degree to which six health indicators and health behaviors among husbands and wives are prospectively related to divorc...

    Authors: Fartein Ask Torvik, Kristin Gustavson, Espen Røysamb and Kristian Tambs

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:13

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    Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is one of the most frequently cited problems by cancer survivors. More than one third report high FCR, which is a clinical concern due to its association with negative health ou...

    Authors: Marieke A van de Wal, Marieke FM Gielissen, Petra Servaes, Hans Knoop, Anne EM Speckens and Judith B Prins

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:12

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The role and demands of studying nursing and medicine involve specific stressors that may contribute to an increased risk for mental health problems. Stigma is a barrier to help-seeking for mental health probl...

    Authors: Kathy S Bond, Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener and Nicola J Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:11

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Traumatized refugees often report significant levels of chronic pain in addition to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and more information is needed to understand pain in refugees exposed to traumatic ev...

    Authors: Dinu-Stefan Teodorescu, Trond Heir, Johan Siqveland, Edvard Hauff, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Lars Lien

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:7

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Health care providers often inaccurately perceive depression in cancer patients. The principal aim of this study was to examine oncologist-patient agreement on specific depressive symptoms, and to identify pot...

    Authors: Lucie Gouveia, Sophie Lelorain, Anne Brédart, Sylvie Dolbeault, Angélique Bonnaud-Antignac, Florence Cousson-Gélie and Serge Sultan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:6

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire is one of the most employed screening instruments. Although there is a large research body investigating its psychometric properties, reliability and validity are n...

    Authors: Lisanne L Stone, Jan M A M Janssens, Ad A Vermulst, Marloes Van Der Maten, Rutger C M E Engels and Roy Otten

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:4

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  32. Content type: Research article

    It has been proposed that children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) have a selective deficit in procedural learning, with relatively spared declarative learning. In previous studies we and others confir...

    Authors: Dorothy V M Bishop and Hsinjen Julie Hsu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:3

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In order to promote physical activity uptake and maintenance in individuals who do not comply with physical activity guidelines, it is important to increase our understanding of physical activity motivation am...

    Authors: Stijn AH Friederichs, Catherine Bolman, Anke Oenema and Lilian Lechner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:1

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Identifying healthy lifestyle behaviours that promote psychological wellbeing is crucial to preventing mental disorders. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the individual and combined associations be...

    Authors: Julia Velten, Kristen L Lavallee, Saskia Scholten, Andrea Hans Meyer, Xiao-Chi Zhang, Silvia Schneider and Jürgen Margraf

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:58

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2016 4:2

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    Postnatal depression (PND) is an important health problem of global relevance for maternal health and impacts on the health and wellbeing of the child over the life-course. Although recent multinational data i...

    Authors: Nasir Warfa, Melissa Harper, Giampaolo Nicolais and Kamaldeep Bhui

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:56

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Procrastination is a prevalent self-regulatory failure associated with stress and anxiety, decreased well-being, and poorer performance in school as well as work. One-fifth of the adult population and half of ...

    Authors: Alexander Rozental, Erik Forsell, Andreas Svensson, David Forsström, Gerhard Andersson and Per Carlbring

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:54

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Non-conscious neural activation may underlie various psychological functions in health and disorder. However, the neural substrates of non-conscious processing have not been entirely elucidated. Examining the ...

    Authors: Paolo Meneguzzo, Manos Tsakiris, Helgi B Schioth, Dan J Stein and Samantha J Brooks

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:52

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Tympanic membrane temperature (TMT) has been proposed as an indicator of cerebral activation and TMT asymmetry may indicate lateralization, which has been associated with specific (problem) behaviors in childr...

    Authors: Rani C Damsteegt, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Dorothée Out and Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:51

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Suicidal ideation is more prevalent among physicians, compared to the population in general, but little is known about the factors behind surgeons’ suicidal ideation. A surgeon’s work environment can be compet...

    Authors: Maja Wall, Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, Daria Minucci, Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Lise Tevik Løvseth and Ann Fridner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:53

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The influences on the psychological well-being of heart failure (HF) patients have received limited attention. Illness perceptions are a specific set of cognitive representations that have been shown to predic...

    Authors: Karen Morgan, Amanda Villiers-Tuthill, Maja Barker and Hannah McGee

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:50

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  41. Content type: Research article

    A principal caregiver (CG) is directly affected by patient's health problems that lead to CG strain. Pakistan has an estimated 4.8% of the population suffering from strokes. The study objective was to evaluate...

    Authors: Qurat Ul Ain, Nayab Zaheer Dar, Arsalan Ahmad, Saad Munzar and Abdul Wahab Yousafzai

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:49

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    Mood disorders represent the most expensive mental disorders for employer-based commercial health plans. Collaborative care models are effective in treating chronic physical and mental illnesses at little to n...

    Authors: Amy M Kilbourne, Kristina M Nord, Julia Kyle, Celeste Van Poppelen, David E Goodrich, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Daniel Eisenberg, Hyong Un and Mark S Bauer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:48

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