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  1. Poor mental health status and associated risk factors of public health workers have been overlooked during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study used the effort–reward imbalance model to investigate the associatio...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Yijing Wang, Jingdong Xu, Hua You, Yan Li, Yuan Liang, Shan Li, Lina Ma, Joseph Tak-fai Lau, Yuantao Hao, Shilin Chen, Jing Zeng, Jinghua Li and Jing Gu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:55

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Sickle cell disease (SCD) as other chronic medical conditions is commonly complicated by depression or other psychiatric symptoms. Results reported in studies present a large variation. Thus, synthetic data ar...

    Authors: Damien Oudin Doglioni, Vincent Chabasseur, Frédéric Barbot, Frédéric Galactéros and Marie-Claire Gay

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:54

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In the case of people who carry an increased number of anxiety traits and maladaptive coping strategies, psychosocial stressors may further increase the level of perceived stress they experience. In our resear...

    Authors: Szabolcs Garbóczy, Anita Szemán-Nagy, Mohamed S. Ahmad, Szilvia Harsányi, Dorottya Ocsenás, Viktor Rekenyi, Ala’a B. Al-Tammemi and László Róbert Kolozsvári

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:53

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  4. Motivational Interviewing (MI) has a robust evidence base in facilitating behavior change for several health conditions. MI focuses on the individual and assumes patient autonomy. Cross-cultural adaptation can...

    Authors: Pragya Rimal, Sonu Khadka, Bhawana Bogati, Jamuna Chaudhury, Laxmi Kumari Rawat, Kumari Chhaya Bhat, Pramita Manandhar, David Citrin, Duncan Maru, Maria L. Ekstrand, Sikhar Bahadur Swar, Anu Aryal, Brandon Kohrt, Srijana Shrestha and Bibhav Acharya

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:52

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Coping strategies play a key role in modulating the physical and psychological burden on caregivers of stroke patients. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between the severity of burden of c...

    Authors: Azar Kazemi, Jalil Azimian, Maryam Mafi, Kelly-Ann Allen and Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:51

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Typical development of socio-communicative skills relies on keen observation of others. It thus follows that decreased social attention negatively impacts the subsequent development of socio-communicative abil...

    Authors: F. Robain, N. Kojovic, S. Solazzo, B. Glaser, M. Franchini and M. Schaer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:50

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The upsurge of COVID-19 has caused numerous psycho-social challenges for healthcare professionals because of its ability to spread rapidly in the community and high mortality rate. The seriousness of the disea...

    Authors: Bilesha Perera, Bimba Wickramarachchi, Champika Samanmalie and Manjula Hettiarachchi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:49

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Many people exercise because they know it is good for their health. Although this is true, it can make us feel deserving of a reward and lead us to eat more indulgent, less healthy food than if we had not done...

    Authors: Isabelle Schlegel, Sharon A. Carstairs and Gozde Ozakinci

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:48

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Recent views posited that negative parenting and attachment insecurity can be considered as general environmental factors of vulnerability for psychosis, specifically for individuals diagnosed with psychosis (...

    Authors: Linda A. Antonucci, Alessandra Raio, Giulio Pergola, Barbara Gelao, Marco Papalino, Antonio Rampino, Ileana Andriola, Giuseppe Blasi and Alessandro Bertolino

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:47

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Primary aim of the current randomized controlled trial was to test the effectiveness of the parenting intervention ‘Video-feedback to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline’ (VIPP-SD) in a sample ...

    Authors: Saskia Euser, Claudia I. Vrijhof, Bianca G. Van den Bulk, Rachel Vermeulen, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:46

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  11. Disability is a vital public health issue for health care programs. Affluent countries usually prioritize disability-related research, while often it remains neglected in resource-poor countries like Nepal. Th...

    Authors: Ajay Risal, Dipak Kunwar, Eliza Karki, Shambhu Prasad Adhikari, Inosha Bimali, Barsha Shrestha, Subekshya Khadka and Are Holen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:45

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  12. Individuals suffering from an anxiety disorder are characterized by chronically low heart rate variability (HRV) compared to healthy individuals during resting state conditions. However, when examining HRV and...

    Authors: Judith Held, Andreea Vîslă, Christine Wolfer, Nadine Messerli-Bürgy and Christoph Flückiger

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:44

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  13. Thalassemia have a negative impact on the patients' psychological health and sleep quality. This study aimed to determine the effects of a positive thinking training program on hope and sleep quality of patien...

    Authors: Somayeh Makaremnia, Marieh Dehghan Manshadi and Zahra Khademian

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:43

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Recently, extensive research has been reported the higher rate of depression and anxiety among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) as compared to the general population. However, no single study has been carr...

    Authors: Zahra Bagheri, Pegah Noorshargh, Zahra Shahsavar and Peyman Jafari

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:42

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The ‘doorway effect’, or ‘location updating effect’, claims that we tend to forget items of recent significance immediately after crossing a boundary. Previous research suggests that such a forgetting effect o...

    Authors: Jessica McFadyen, Christopher Nolan, Ellen Pinocy, David Buteri and Oliver Baumann

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:41

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  16. US Latinos report high levels of emotional distress. Having positive familial and friend social support buffers emotional distress among US Latinos, but thus far no research has been done on social support and...

    Authors: Shir Lerman Ginzburg, Stephenie C. Lemon, Eric Romo and Milagros Rosal

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:40

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  17. Schizophrenia is the most severe mental chronic disabling disease that the majority of the patients need constant care in a variety of aspects. Regarding the role of family caregivers in taking care of these p...

    Authors: Maryam Behrouian, Tahereh Ramezani, Mahlagha Dehghan, Abdoreza Sabahi and Batool Ebrahimnejad Zarandi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:39

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  18. Mental health problems (MHP) in children and adolescents (CA) are common. This longitudinal study analyzed the prevalence, course, and persistence of MHP over 10 years from childhood into adolescence based on ...

    Authors: Max Supke, Caterina Ferling, Kurt Hahlweg and Wolfgang Schulz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:38

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Maths anxiety is defined as a feeling of tension and apprehension that interferes with maths performance ability, the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems in a wide variety of ordin...

    Authors: Eihab Khasawneh, Cameron Gosling and Brett Williams

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:37

    Content type: Review

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  20. Medical students have a worse perception of Quality of Life (QoL) and a high prevalence of psychosocial suffering when compared to the general population. The objective of this study was to investigate associa...

    Authors: Alice de Queiroz Constantino Miguel, Patricia Tempski, Renata Kobayasi, Fernanda B. Mayer and Milton A. Martins

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:36

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Work engagement is one of the most important outcomes for both employees and employers. Although the findings to date, integrated 40 intervention studies aiming to improve work engagement, consistent results h...

    Authors: Yu Komase, Kazuhiro Watanabe and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:35

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Pain is one of the most common and unpleasant symptoms of patients with cancer. The Short Form Brief Pain Inventory (SF-BPI), has been psychometrically validated in several languages and widely used globally. ...

    Authors: Nirosha Priyadarshani Edirisinghe, Thamasi Rekha Makuloluwa, Thamara Dilhani Amarasekara and Christine Sampatha Evangeline Goonewardena

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:34

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Childbirth is one of the invaluable human experiences and is associated with parental happiness. However, when a child is born with congenital heart disease, it creates emotional and mental distress. As a resu...

    Authors: Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Zahra Roddehghan, Farzad Mahmoodi and Parvin Mahmoodi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:33

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Strict adherence to masculine norms has been associated with deleterious consequences for the physical and mental health of men. However, population-based research is lacking, and it remains unclear whether ag...

    Authors: Danielle Herreen, Simon Rice, Dianne Currier, Marisa Schlichthorst and Ian Zajac

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:32

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  25. There is a call for sustainable, evidence-based interventions in schools to promote mental health in schoolchildren. Our primary aim of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness in vulnerable pupils of a sch...

    Authors: Lise Juul, Morten Frydenberg, Michelle Sand Beck and Lone Overby Fjorback

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:31

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Studies in Western cultures have shown that perfectionism is conceptualized by two-factor higher-order model including perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns. However, little is known about the...

    Authors: Reza Moloodi, Abbas Pourshahbaz, Parvaneh Mohammadkhani, Ladan Fata and Ata Ghaderi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:30

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  27. Psychotic illnesses can have a major impact on those who experience them. Timely treatment for psychosis is important and friends, family members and the public can be a facilitating factor in social support a...

    Authors: Fairlie A. Cottrill, Kathy S. Bond, Fiona L. Blee, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener, Anthony F. Jorm and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:29

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  28. People with an intellectual disability experience higher rates of mental health problems, but experience significant barriers to receiving professional help. Increasing the knowledge and skills of those who su...

    Authors: Kathy S. Bond, Fairlie A. Cottrill, Louise Kelly, Joan Broughan, Kimberley Davies, Anna M. Ross and Claire M. Kelly

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:28

    Content type: Research article

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  29. This study aimed to culturally translate the Attribution Questionnaire (AQ) to the Swedish language and examine the reliability and validity of the new Swedish version to measure stigma towards disability pens...

    Authors: Ashley McAllister, Bo Burström and Patrick Corrigan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:27

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  30. Breast cancer is a common tumor in China and has become a public health problem in modern society. Stress plays an important role in the occurrence and progression of cancer. At present, the current situation ...

    Authors: Ruo-Yu Hu, Jing-Ya Wang, Wan-Li Chen, Jie Zhao, Chun-Hai Shao, Ji-Wei Wang, Xiao-Min Wei and Jin-Ming Yu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:26

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  31. Numerous studies have reported that the repeated presentation of a stimulus leads to an increase in positive affect towards the stimulus itself (the so-called mere exposure effect). Here, we evaluate whether chan...

    Authors: Rocco Palumbo, Alberto Di Domenico, Beth Fairfield and Nicola Mammarella

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:25

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  32. A 2017 terrorist attack in Manchester, UK, affected large numbers of adults and young people. During the response phase (first seven weeks), a multi-sector collaborative co-ordinated a decentralised response. ...

    Authors: Daniel Hind, Kate Allsopp, Prathiba Chitsabesan and Paul French

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:22

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  33. Psychological distress in University settings has grown and became a public health concern. In this context, contemplative practices such as mindfulness have been proposed as a strategy to help students on str...

    Authors: Geovan Menezes de Sousa, Geissy Lainny de Lima-Araújo, Dráulio Barros de Araújo and Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:21

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  34. Recently, we showed that 4-week mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) followed by 4-week existential approach (EXMIND) was as effective for developing self-compassion as 8-week MBI. This study aims to identify ...

    Authors: Nobuko Kawano, Takeshi Terao, Akari Sakai, Mari Akase, Koji Hatano, Masanao Shirahama, Hirofumi Hirakawa, Kentaro Kohno and Nobuyoshi Ishii

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:20

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  35. Over the last decade, international research has produced a large number of studies that have stressed the importance of temporal focus in various aspects of the lives of individuals, groups and organizations....

    Authors: Pierluigi Diotaiuti, Giuseppe Valente and Stefania Mancone

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:19

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  36. Relationship between emotional intelligence and emotional variables such as stress, depression, anxiety and mental health has been well documented in child and adult samples. New insights into the association ...

    Authors: Sahar Obeid, Chadia Haddad, Kassandra Fares, Diana Malaeb, Hala Sacre, Marwan Akel, Pascale Salameh and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:18

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  37. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that the article had published with the Acknowledgements erroneously excluded from the declarations at the end of the article.

    Authors: Sara Assecondi, Rong Hu, Gail Eskes, Michelle Read, Chris Griffiths and Kim Shapiro

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:17

    Content type: Publisher Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychology 2020 8:125

  38. This study aims to design and validate ten projective images of Young’s Early Maladaptive Schema (EMS) domains. For this purpose, two questions are to be addressed. (1) How is the factorial structure of the proje...

    Authors: Javad Siahmoshtei, Ali Delavar and Ahmad Borjali

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:16

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  39. The aim of this study is to validate the Arabic version of the Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Frustration Scale (BPNSFS), and to investigate the extent of its invariance across five Arab countries a...

    Authors: Kashef N. Zayed, Ehab N. Omara, Nasser Y. al-Rawahi, Ali K. al-Shamli, Asma K. al-Attiyah, Ahmad A. al-Haramleh, Mahmoud S. Azab, Ghada M. al-Khasawneh and Mohammed A. Hassan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:15

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  40. Active ageing has been a rapidly developing field of study in light of the growing population of older people. Acknowledgement of the lack of a counselling program to promote active ageing for the older people...

    Authors: Jantana Juthavantana, Nanchatsan Sakunpong, Ujsara Prasertsin, Monthira Charupheng and Sheibon Hassakama Lau

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:14

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  41. People with HIV have always faced stigma and discrimination. Given the numerous papers that have addressed the psychological and social risk factors in spreading HIV, a pressing question is whether individuals...

    Authors: Morteza Mehraeen, Mohammadreza Heydari, Kamran B. Lankarani, Hassan Joulaei and Marjan Faghih

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:13

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  42. Drawing on Eccles’ expectancy-value model, we investigated the associations between parents’ sports-related socialization behaviors in the family context, youth’s sports’ values, and youth’s involvement in org...

    Authors: Darun Jaf, Metin Özdemir and Therése Skoog

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:12

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  43. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent psychiatric condition associated with significant disability, mortality and economic burden. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy (P...

    Authors: J. I. Røssberg, J. Evensen, T. Dammen, T. Wilberg, O. Klungsøyr, M. Jones, E. Bøen, R. Egeland, R. Breivik, A. Løvgren and R. Ulberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:11

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  44. Individuals tend to avoid effortful tasks, regardless of whether they are physical or mental in nature. Recent experimental evidence is suggestive of individual differences in the dispositional willingness to ...

    Authors: Corinna Kührt, Sebastian Pannasch, Stefan J. Kiebel and Alexander Strobel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:10

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  45. Social media can play a detrimental role during a global health emergency. In this study, we aimed at assessing the impact social media has on the anxiety level of dental healthcare workers (DHCWs) whilst livi...

    Authors: Suhail H. Al-Amad and Amal Hussein

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:9

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  46. Quality of life and self-esteem are functional domains that may suffer when having mental problems. In this study, we examined the change in quality of life and self-esteem when targeting anxious and depressiv...

    Authors: Kristin D. Martinsen, Lene-Mari P. Rasmussen, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Solveig Holen, Anne Mari Sund, Marit Løtveit Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth S. Løvaas, Joshua Patras, Frode Adolfsen and Simon-Peter Neumer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:8

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  47. Harms of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening include psychosocial consequences. We have not identified studies using a participant-relevant questionnaire with adequate measurement properties to investigate these...

    Authors: Jessica Malmqvist, Volkert Siersma, Christine Winther Bang and John Brodersen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:7

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  48. Social support is a well-known protective factor against depressive symptoms and substance use problems, but very few studies have examined its protective effects among residents of permanent supportive housin...

    Authors: Zhengqi Tan, Eun-Young Mun, Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen and Scott T. Walters

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:6

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