Subjects -> HEALTH AND SAFETY (Total: 1464 journals)
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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (112 journals)                     

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AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Industrial Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy     Partially Free   (Followers: 246)
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 197)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
British Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 255)
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 205)
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
ergopraxis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Health Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 63)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors     Hybrid Journal  
Indonesian Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
International Journal of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Nuclear Safety and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Occupational Health and Public Health Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C : Toxicology and Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Global Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Interprofessional Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Occupational Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Religion and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Safety Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Vocational Health Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karaelmas İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği Dergisi / Karaelmas Journal of Occupational Health and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Musik- Tanz und Kunsttherapie     Hybrid Journal  
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 75)
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Occupational Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Occupational Therapy in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
Perspectives in Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le travail et la santé     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Population Health Metrics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Preventing Chronic Disease     Free   (Followers: 3)
Psychology & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Qualitative Health Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Reabilitacijos Mokslai : Slauga, Kineziterapija, Ergoterapija     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Revista Brasileira de Saúde Ocupacional     Open Access  
Revista Herediana de Rehabilitacion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revue Francophone de Recherche en Ergothérapie RFRE     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Safety and Health at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 75)
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82)
Sociology of Health & Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
System Safety : Human - Technical Facility - Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Work, Employment & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Workplace Health and Safety     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie. Mit Beiträgen aus Umweltmedizin und Sozialmedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

           

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Journal of Health Psychology
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.91
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 58  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1359-1053 - ISSN (Online) 1461-7277
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  • Effectiveness and feasibility of the self-administered and repeated
           episodic future thinking exercises in smoking cessation

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      Authors: Hakan Yılmaz, Mehmet Emrah Karadere
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Delay discounting (DD) is associated with smoking behavior and relapses. Episodic future thinking (EFT) is one of the leading interventions shown to reduce DD. The 1-month follow-up study with 60 participants that employed EFT as active intervention and episodic recent thinking (ERT) as control intervention was conducted in participants receiving smoking cessation treatment. In EFT group, there was significant decrease in DD rates from pre-intervention to post-intervention (p = 0.009), whereas no significant change was observed in ERT group (p = 0.497). DD rates in EFT group did not change significantly over 1 month (p = 0.059), while decrease was detected in ERT group (p = 0.011). Smoking cessation rates between groups were similar (p = 0.486). Adherence with completing follow-up evaluation forms and performing relevant exercises was higher in EFT group (p = 0.038, p = 0.006). Adding EFT to usual smoking cessation treatment did not increase smoking cessation rates, however feasibility of the self-administered exercises needs to be improved to clarify clinical effects.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-06-25T11:52:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241258207
       
  • A latent classes analysis to detect cognitive and emotional profiles in
           cancer patients

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      Authors: Mariana A Sierra-Murguía, Regina Mazatán-Orozco, Said Enrique Jiménez-Pacheco, Ferrán Padrós-Blázquez
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Thought style has been described as a mediator between cancer diagnosis and the emotional response to cancer. Describe the latent profiles related to thought style (rumination, cognitive engagement, and cognitive avoidance) and emotional response in a sample of cancer patients. 159 cancer patients were assessed prior to starting treatment. Measurement instruments used were HADS, Cancer response thought style inventory, distress thermometer, and PTGI. Analysis of latent classes to explore profiles of who share the same thought style. The solution had 4 subgroups: first group was avoidance, the means for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic growth were the lowest of the four groups. The second group was rumination, presenting highest scores for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic growth. The third group was indeterminate, this group presented low anxiety and depression. The fourth group, with cognitive engagement presented low anxiety and depression and post-traumatic growth was high.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-06-22T09:04:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241257317
       
  • Risk of cancer-related distress by age in colorectal cancer survivors: The
           modulatory role of unmet support needs

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      Authors: Y. Andreu, A. Soto-Rubio, C. Picazo, B. Gil-Juliá, S. Fernández, R. Chulvi
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      To explore the modulating role of unmet support needs on the relationship between age and the prevalence of cancer-related distress in colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors. Two hundred and forty four participants completed the questionnaires; linear regression and odd ratios were calculated. Both the prevalence of needs and their interaction with age were predictors of cancer-related distress. The risk of significant clinically distress associated with physical and socio/family needs was high in both age subgroups. Higher risk of clinical distress was associated with life perspective, sexual, occupational and health care needs in the younger subgroup and with needs for specific support resources in the older subgroup. In reducing cancer-related distress, two key issues arise: (i) the importance of managing the persistent negative symptoms following CRC treatment in survivors of any age and (ii) the need for a differentiated attention to other care needs based on the survivor’s age.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-06-20T05:41:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253358
       
  • Associations of smart device apps with and without a perceived
           self-efficacy component in a physical activity context with BMI

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      Authors: Alexander Karl Ferdinand Loder, Mireille Nicoline Maria van Poppel
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Smart device apps can be used to promote physical activity, decrease sedentariness, or increase self-efficacy to get active in college students, possibly reducing their obesity risk. This study assessed associations of college students’ smart device use with body mass index (BMI), expecting associations between physical activity parameters and self-efficacy with BMI, moderated by app type. In an online survey, app data of a week from student’s devices, weight, height, physical activity, and self-efficacy to get active were collected from 120 students. Apps were categorized “physical activity,” “physical activity with a self-efficacy component,” or “unrelated.” Use time of physical activity apps is not associated with BMI, while self-efficacy app time show negative and unrelated app time positive associations. Self-efficacy may be an important component in app design for obesity risk reduction of college students. Test economy was low, which is why future studies need to concentrate on better data extraction methods.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-06-20T04:57:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241258254
       
  • Depressive symptoms, sleep-wake features, and insomnia among female
           students: The role of rumination

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      Authors: Xin Zhang, Fei Wang, Liuni Zou, Shih-Yu Lee
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Depression symptoms are prevalent among nursing students, especially those in Asia. This study assessed the association between rumination and depression symptoms among female nursing students (N = 148) and the chain mediation role of sleep-wake indexes and insomnia symptoms. The data were collected from a battery of questionnaires and consecutive 7-day actigraphy data for analyzing sleep-wake indexes. About 54.1% of the participants had either mild or moderate depression symptoms. Most students (89.2%) had a delayed circadian phase, and circadian activity rhythm (CAR) was not ideal. The path mediation model underwent analysis using the PROCESS macros. The results showed that rumination in students is directly positively correlated with depressive symptoms (b = 4.831). Moreover, the association between rumination and depressive symptoms is sequent (moderating effect = 0.12, 95% CI [0.017, 0.410]). The proposed model in this study provides a foundation for improving educational programs on sleep hygiene and promoting mental wellness.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-06-20T04:54:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241258252
       
  • Improving kidney care for people with severe mental health difficulties: A
           thematic analysis of personal and family members’ perspectives

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      Authors: Clodagh Cogley, Jessica Bramham, Kate Bramham, Rebekah Cheung Judge, Julie Lynch, Siobhan MacHale, John Holian, Aoife Smith, Claire Carswell, Peter Conlon, Paul D’Alton
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      People with severe mental health difficulties (SMHDs) often have poorer access to kidney healthcare. To better understand the barriers and facilitators to kidney healthcare for this population, we conducted interviews with nine individuals with SMHDs and four family members. Through reflexive thematic analysis, we generated three themes: (1) ‘One size doesn’t fit all’ describes the need for individualised kidney healthcare, adapted to meet the specific needs of each person with a SMHD. (2) ‘You just can’t say, “I’m only dealing with your kidney here”’ describes how fragmentation of physical and mental healthcare services can lead to poorer outcomes for people with SMHDs, underscoring the need for coordinated care. (3) ‘Just treat me with respect’ describes the impact of healthcare provider attitudes. Overall, participants praised the dedication and kindness of renal clinicians. However, some participants also described experiences of stigma and discrimination, and called for additional education for healthcare providers regarding SMHDs.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-06-20T04:52:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241254715
       
  • ‘Yeah, this is my donation’: An application of psychological
           ownership in blood donation

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      Authors: Abigail R-A. Edwards, Rachel Thorpe, Barbara M. Masser, Fiona Kate Barlow
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      To meet the priority healthcare needs of any population there must be a consistently available blood supply donated by willing donors. Due to this universal need for blood, retaining blood donors remains an ongoing challenge for blood services internationally. Encouraging psychological ownership, or the feeling of ownership one experiences over a possession, provides a potential novel solution to donor retention. This study, based on semi-structured interviews with blood donors, investigates how donors perceive and develop psychological ownership in the context of blood donation. Interviews were conducted in Australia with 20 current blood donors (10 men, 10 women; Mage = 41.95). Through thematic analysis, six themes were identified based primarily on the theoretical framework of psychological ownership. This research offers a novel perspective on donor retention, suggesting that donors’ ownership over their individual donation practices, and not the blood service, may contribute to maintaining a stable blood supply.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-06-13T05:10:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241254581
       
  • Beliefs, screening attitudes and breast cancer awareness of young women
           with neurofibromatosis type 1: A reflexive thematic analysis

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      Authors: Caitríona Plunkett, Melissa Pilkington
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) predisposes individuals to benign and malignant tumours. Young women with NF1 (
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-06-11T05:34:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241255053
       
  • Effectiveness of identity-building interventions on recovery identity and
           patient-reported health outcomes in chronic diseases: A meta-analysis

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      Authors: Jianan Zhao, Hanjing Zhu, Dian Zhu, Fangyuan Chang, Chenyang Liu, Yan Yang, Ting Han
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This meta-analysis aimed to assess the impact of identity-building interventions on recovery identity and patient-reported health outcomes in chronic disease patients. We identified 15 relevant empirical studies (comprising 2261 patients) from 989 records through extensive keyword searches and manual screening conducted between March 2nd and March 13th, 2023. Utilizing the Cochrane tool, meta-regression, and the GRADE approach, we evaluated these studies for their characteristics, findings, and quality. The analysis revealed that identity-building interventions, encompassing recovery-oriented group, interest group, and linguistic approaches, positively influenced identity synthesis and had varying effects on health outcomes. Notably, multiple regression analysis demonstrated that identity synthesis significantly predicted health outcomes. However, the study identified mild heterogeneity, a high attrition bias risk, and insufficient data on selection and detection bias as limitations. Overall, identity-building interventions proved influential in enhancing recovery identity, a vital predictor of patient-reported health outcomes in chronic disease patients.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-31T04:16:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241249636
       
  • The prevalence of comorbid mental health difficulties in young people with
           chronic skin conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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      Authors: Clodagh Flinn, Amy McInerney, Finiki Nearchou
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Chronic skin conditions can have psychosocial and somatic implications, influencing well-being and quality of life. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to synthesise evidence on the prevalence of comorbid mental health difficulties in 0–25-year-olds with chronic skin conditions. A secondary aim included identifying factors associated with resilience. The narrative synthesis included 45 studies. Four meta-analyses were performed with moderate-high quality studies, one for each outcome: diagnosed mental disorders; mental health symptoms; suicidal behaviour; socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties. The pooled prevalence of diagnosed mental disorders was 1.2% (95% CI = 0.2–6.1); of mental health symptoms was 22.6% (95% CI = 18.9–26.7); of suicidal behaviour was 7.8% (95% CI = 1.4–3.1); of socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties was 20.9% (95% CI = 14.7–28.8). Findings demonstrate the pooled prevalence of comorbid mental health difficulties in youth with chronic skin conditions.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-30T05:31:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241252216
       
  • Cultural adaption, translation, preliminary reliability and validity of
           psychological and behavioural measures for adolescents living with HIV in
           Botswana: A multi-stage approach

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      Authors: Michael Evangeli, Ina Kaleva, Abigail Agyemang, Ivor Williams, Tsitsi Chawatama, Rachel Jackson, Moemedi Keakantse, Barnabas Morake, Khumo Seipone, Lesego Busang
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a significant public health issue among young people living in Botswana. There is a need for reliable and valid psychological and behavioural measures of causally important constructs for this population. We developed a new HIV knowledge measure for use with 10–19-year-olds living with HIV and translated and adapted additional tools measuring HIV adjustment, HIV disclosure cognitions and affect, HIV communication beliefs, antiretroviral (ART) adherence, and self-esteem, using a multi-step process. This included (1) item generation for the HIV knowledge questionnaire, (2) translation including back-translation and expert review, (3) cognitive interviewing, (4) reliability testing (5) preliminary validity analysis. The HIV Knowledge Questionnaire for Adolescents living with HIV, the Illness Cognition Questionnaire, the Adolescent HIV Disclosure Cognition and Affect Scale, the HIV Communication Beliefs Scale, and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale showed acceptable or good reliability and some evidence of validity for adolescents living with HIV in Botswana.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-29T05:55:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241248944
       
  • Perceived social support and treatment adherence in Chileans with Type 2
           diabetes

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      Authors: Belén Salinas-Rehbein, Manuel S. Ortiz, Theodore F. Robles
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study aimed to determine if greater perceived social support was directly associated with better Type 2 diabetes (T2D) treatment adherence and if better T2D treatment adherence was related to lower HbA1c levels in Chilean adults with T2D. For this purpose, 200 adults were recruited from the Chilean Diabetic Association. Participants were asked to complete self-report instruments and provide a capillary blood sample to measure HbA1c. Structural equation model analyses were performed to determine direct associations. The study’s results indicate that greater perceived social support was associated with healthier dietary habits, regular foot care, more frequent physical activity, and lower medication intake. Likewise, blood sugar testing and physical activity were related to HbA1c. These findings provide evidence of how perceived social support relates to T2D treatment adherence behaviors in Latino patients from South America and could be used for interventions to enhance social support from patients’ families, partners, and friends.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-29T05:53:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253370
       
  • Discordance between self-report and performance-based outcomes:
           Contribution of psychosocial factors

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      Authors: Helen Razmjou, Susan Robarts, Suzanne Denis, Amy Wainwright, Patricia Dickson, John Murnaghan
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this study was to examine the role of psychosocial factors in the discordance between perceived and observed physical disability in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee joint. This was a cross-sectional study of patients seen for consideration of joint arthroplasty surgery. Patients completed a psychosocial outcome measure, a patient self-reported functional scale, and two performance-based tests. Data of 121 patients, mean age, 67 (8), 81 (67%) females were used for analysis. The fear avoidance and positive affect domains had the strongest association with the discordance between the self-report and both performance outcome measures. Age, gender, and severity of osteoarthritis were associated with discordance in relation to walking. Fear avoidance beliefs and positive affect play important roles in perception of pain and function. Age, gender, and severity of arthritis should be taken into consideration for a more holistic approach to arthritis care.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-27T10:59:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253895
       
  • The association between trait mindfulness and sleep problems: A
           three-level meta-analysis

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      Authors: Li Lu, Guangming Ran
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Trait mindfulness has shown potential in relieving the symptoms related to sleep problems, but the relationship between trait mindfulness and sleep problems varies across studies. To explore this association and obtain reliable estimates, a three-level meta-analysis was conducted following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) approach. A comprehensive literature search identified 86 studies involving 87 independent samples and 35,521 participants. A total of 441 effect sizes were analyzed. The study indicated a negative association between trait mindfulness and sleep problems. Furthermore, the meta-analysis revealed significant moderating effects of study design, mindfulness facets, and measurement for trait mindfulness on this relationship. This study suggests that trait mindfulness is closely related to the alleviation of sleep problems. Furthermore, trait mindfulness is vital important in strengthening prevention and intervention measures targeting individuals’ sleep problems.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-27T10:57:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253483
       
  • Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the Pregnancy and
           Weight Gain Attitude Scale

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      Authors: Yuki Kurashima, Mie Shiraishi, Rio Harada, Takako Chiba, Masayo Matsuzaki
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study aimed to develop the Japanese version of the Pregnancy and Weight Gain Attitude Scale (J-PWGAS) as a measurement of body image regarding body weight and shape during pregnancy. This cross-sectional study was conducted at a perinatal medical center in Osaka, Japan, between March and November 2020. We recruited pregnant women in their second or third trimester, who were 20 years old or older and without pregnancy complications. This study evaluated the criterion validity, construct validity, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability. Of the participants, 218 and 102 women participated in the validation and test-retest reliability studies, respectively. An exploratory factor analysis revealed a 17-item, five-factor structure. The J-PWGAS indicated acceptable criterion validity, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability. The J-PWGAS can measure attitudes toward gestational weight gain in Japanese pregnant women and would be useful in examining the association of body image with weight gain and psychological status during pregnancy.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-27T10:55:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253142
       
  • Implicit theories of health predict influenza vaccination intention among
           elder Chinese: The mediating role of anticipated regret

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      Authors: Yun Kou, Ning Zhang
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Receiving influenza vaccines is the most effective public health strategy to protect people against seasonal flu infection. However, influenza vaccination rates are extremely low in China. This study investigated the association between implicit theories of health and influenza vaccination intention among elder Chinese when the vaccine is free (vs not free), and examined the mediating effect of anticipated regret. The results suggested that implicit theories of health, especially incremental theory of health, significantly predicted Chinese elders’ influenza vaccination intention and this relationship was mediated by anticipated regret. Implications of the current research for promoting influenza vaccination among elder Chinese and directions for future research are discussed.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-27T10:53:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253067
       
  • Overestimating prevalence' Rethinking boundaries and confounders of
           moral distress

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      Authors: Stephan Oelhafen, Settimio Monteverde, Manuel Trachsel
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Moral distress denotes a negative reaction to a morally challenging situation. It has been associated with adverse outcomes for healthcare professionals, patients and healthcare institutions. We argue that existing definitions, along with measures of moral distress, compromise the validity of empirical research. First, the definition and measurement of moral distress conflate moral events and psychological distress, even though they are distinct phenomena that should be assessed independently. Second, in many studies, there is a lack of clarity in distinguishing between moral and non-moral events. Finally, prior research on moral distress often overlooks the substantial body of evidence demonstrating the impact of diverse work-related factors, beyond moral events, on both distress and job retention. These challenges might undermine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at alleviating moral distress. We outline a comprehensive research agenda that encompasses conceptual clarifications, the refinement of data collection instruments, the design of studies and the application of appropriate statistical methods.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-23T12:37:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253233
       
  • Implicit theories of health predict HPV vaccination intention among young
           adult Chinese women: The mediating effect of consideration of future
           consequences and future self-continuity

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      Authors: Ning Zhang, Qinghua Ma, Xiaoying Zhang, Qing Huang
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigated the predicting effect of implicit theories of health on HPV vaccination intention among young adult Chinese women and its underlying mechanisms. Four-hundred and eighty-three young Chinese women adults (18–26 years old) participated this study by completing measures on implicit theories of health, consideration of future consequences, future self-continuity, and reported their HPV vaccination intention. The results demonstrated that age, whether they knew someone being diagnosed with cancer, implicit (incremental) theories of health, consideration of future consequences (CFC-Future), and future self-continuity significantly predicted young adult Chinese women’s HPV vaccination intention. The predicting effect of implicit theories of health was mediated by consideration of future consequences and future self-continuity. Implications of the current research for promoting HPV vaccination among young adult women and directions for future research are discussed.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-20T11:55:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253065
       
  • ‘It’s a difficult situation to be an asylum seeker in the UK. It’s
           not easy at all’: An exploration of the social and psychological impact
           of seeking asylum in Wales

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      Authors: Mike Wells, Clare Elmi Glennan, Catherine Heidi Seage
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Wales has been committed to receiving asylum seekers and resettling refugees in towns and cities, and these numbers are increasing on a yearly basis. However, many people seeking asylum feel disempowered by the disabling policies of the Home Office, leading to social and economic hardship for this population. This qualitative study aimed to capture the voices of this under-served group through in-depth, semi structured interviews to gain contextual understanding of the social and psychological challenges experienced by people seeking asylum in Wales. The findings suggest that many asylum seekers and refugees relied on their social support networks to compensate for the limited welfare offered to them by the asylum system. Changes to the asylum process and policies are needed for Wales to achieve its goal of ensuring that people seeking asylum are supported to rebuild their lives and make a full contribution to the Welsh society.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-20T11:54:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241249638
       
  • A resiliency intervention adapted for older women with HIV: Results from a
           pilot randomized controlled trial in the northeastern US

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      Authors: Christina Psaros, Amelia M Stanton, Georgia R Goodman, Abigail Blyler, Mark Vangel, Allison K Labbe, Gregory K Robbins, Elyse R Park
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Aging with HIV often results in psychosocial and health-related challenges for women; however, no resiliency interventions exist for older women with HIV (WWH). WWH aged ≥50 were randomized to 10 group sessions of an adapted resiliency intervention or time-matched supportive psychotherapy. Assessments were conducted at three timepoints. Feasibility and acceptability metrics were defined a priori; differences in resilience, stress coping, anxiety, and depression across timepoints were assessed. Overall, 44 WWH enrolled; participants were 58 years old on average, and 56.4% identified as Black/African American. Among those who attended any sessions, all feasibility metrics were met, and the intervention was acceptable. The interaction of study arm and time was associated with significant decreases in depression and a trend toward significant decreases in anxiety. The intervention was not associated with changes in resilience or stress coping. Adjusting delivery modality may further reduce barriers to attendance, improving feasibility and clinical outcomes.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-18T10:26:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253050
       
  • The relationship between uncertainty in illness and psychological
           adjustment to chronic illness

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      Authors: Theresa A Skojec, Tatiana M Davidson, Teresa J Kelechi
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Using Mishel’s Uncertainty in illness theory, this integrative review sought to identify how uncertainty in illness and psychological adjustment to illness are associated with chronic illness to guide development of interventions to support psychological adjustment. A search was conducted via EBSCOHost to answer the question “What is the relationship between uncertainty in illness and psychological adjustment to chronic illness'” Two key factors were identified as having an impact on psychological adjustment to chronic illness in the presence of uncertainty in illness including uncertainty appraisal and the type of coping strategies used in response to the appraisal. Individuals with a chronic illness diagnosis are more likely to experience increased levels of uncertainty in illness and decreased psychological adjustment to illness. A better understanding of these two concepts is important to augment and or guide the development of interventions to support psychological adjustment.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-18T10:00:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241249861
       
  • Association between nutrition self-efficacy, health locus of control and
           food choice motives in consumers in nine European countries

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      Authors: Barbara J Stewart-Knox, Rui Poínhos, Arnout RH Fischer, Audrey Rankin, Brendan P Bunting, Bruno MPM Oliveira, Lynn J Frewer
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      We investigated associations between food choice motives and psychological determinants of dietary health behaviour change (nutrition self-efficacy, NS-E, and health locus of control, HLoC) among 9381 participants (18–65 years, 49.4% females) from nine European countries. Price was the highest rated food choice motive. Higher importance of all motives was associated with higher NS-E and with higher Internal HLoC. Relationships between food choice motives and External HLoC were also in the expected direction in showing negative associations with Health, Natural Content, Weight Control, Mood and Sensory Appeal. Higher External HLoC was also associated with perceived greater importance of ‘external’ motives Ethical Concern, Familiarity and Convenience. Relationships between External HLoC and food choice motives were not all in the expected direction. Price was unrelated to External HLoC. Females rated the importance of all motives higher than males. People with less education ascribed greater importance to Price in motivating food choices. Together, these findings imply that self-efficacy and health locus of control should be considered along with motivations for food choice in dietary health promotion.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-14T08:27:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241249863
       
  • The impact of syndemic burden, age, and sexual minority status on
           internalized HIV stigma among people living with HIV in South Florida

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      Authors: Elliott R Weinstein, Noelle A Mendez, Megan A Jones, Steven A Safren
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Internalized HIV stigma has been associated with several poor mental and physical health outcomes among people living with HIV (PLWH); yet, little research has explored how internalized HIV stigma may be affected by syndemic burden. This study sought to examine the relationship between syndemic conditions and HIV stigma over and above the potential effects of two social determinants of health, age and sexual minority status, using a linear regression approach (N = 1343). Syndemic burden was significantly positively associated with internalized HIV stigma above and beyond the effects of age and sexual minority status (b = 0.23). Additionally, age (b = −0.02) and being a sexually minority (b = −0.31) were significantly negatively associated with internalized HIV stigma. Findings should inform future treatment targets for this population by specifically working to reduce internalized HIV stigma for people with a greater syndemic burden and, potentially, among young adults and heterosexual PLWH.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-13T09:35:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241249633
       
  • Is problematic use of the Internet and smartphone predictor of unhealthy
           eating behaviors and abnormal body weight in Turkish young adults'

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      Authors: Hacı Ömer Yılmaz, Çağdaş Salih Meriç, Kenan Bülbül, Tuğba Türkkan
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      With technological progress, the use of the internet and smartphones has become an inseparable part of our lives and their use is increasing. The uncontrolled use of both the internet and smartphones is defined as problematic use. This study examined the effects of problematic internet and smartphone use on dietary behaviors and abnormal body weight status in young adults. Participants were 560 university students. Participants completed measures of demographics, dietary behaviors, internet and smartphone usage habits, Young’s Internet Addiction Test and Smartphone Addiction Scale. Negative associations were found between dietary behaviors and problematic internet and smartphone use. Significant inverse associations were also found between these uses and recommended consumption levels of several food groups. For a healthy future generation, it is recommended that policies be developed to prevent or manage these problematic uses, especially in young adults with negative dietary behaviors and abnormal body weight.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-13T09:22:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241249542
       
  • Spiritual issues, beliefs, needs, and resources in palliative healthcare
           providers: An Italian qualitative study

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      Authors: Andrea Bovero, Francesco Gottardo, Chiara Tosi, Alexa Pidinchedda, Sara Pesce, Rossana Botto, Mario Caserta, Luca Ostacoli, Pierre Gilbert Rossini
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The significance of spirituality in navigating the meaning of illness and death has been well-established. However, healthcare professionals working with palliation also grapple with their own spiritual dimensions when confronted with these circumstances. This study aimed to explore spirituality from a subjective standpoint among a sample of palliative care professionals, investigating its role and associated needs. For the first time, the FICA Spiritual History Tool was applied in a focus group setting. The meetings were transcribed, and thematic analysis was performed. The findings underscore how spirituality is perceived as more relational than transcendent, potentially fostering connections between the self, patients, and colleagues, thereby enhancing resilience. Simultaneously, spirituality needs to be considered as a potential source of suffering that could impact both the quality of life and work of healthcare workers involved. This issue should be addressed through dedicated moments of shared reprocessing, with beneficial implications for public health.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-13T01:09:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241253046
       
  • ‘Listen to women as if they were your most cherished person’:
           Australian women’s perspectives on living with the pain of
           endometriosis: A mixed-methods study

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      Authors: Carmen Katz, Subhadra Evans, Antonina Mikocka-Walus
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This mixed-methods study used an online cross-sectional survey to explore perspectives of 533 adult Australian women living with endometriosis pain, and their relationship with biopsychosocial factors. Four themes were constructed: The primary theme, ‘Stigma and change’ reflected women’s experience of dismissal, and the wish to reverse the narrative of pain as normal. Some women emphasised self-education and self-advocacy to affect change, reflecting the theme ‘self-empowerment’. Participants described the ‘debilitating impact’ of endometriosis and the enduring difficulty of ‘inadequate healthcare’, reflecting themes three and four. Analysis indicated type of social support may impact perceived outcomes for endometriosis. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated too few significant relationships between biopsychosocial factors and themes to indicate meaningful patterns without risk of common method variance. Future research should explore the influence of social support and interventions which develop participant autonomy and practitioner competence and knowledge, using disease-specific measures over time.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-13T01:06:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241250101
       
  • Anxiety sensitivity moderates the relationship between internet addiction
           and cyberchondria among nurses

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      Authors: Majd T Mrayyan, Abdallah Abu Khait, Yazan Al-Mrayat, Ja’far M Alkhawaldeh, Imad Alfayoumi, Abdullah Algunmeeyn, Ola A Kutah, Hamzeh Yousef Abunab, Mouna S Hamdan, Hala Alhabashneh
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Internet addiction and cyberchondria have a bidirectional relationship. However, no known studies have evaluated the moderating role of anxiety sensitivity in that relationship. The study aimed to determine whether anxiety sensitivity moderates the relationship between internet addiction and cyberchondria among Jordanian nurses. Data were collected from 303 nurses using a web-based survey and convenience snowballing sampling methods using a cross-sectional research design. The Internet Addiction Test and the short version of the Cyberchondria Severity Scale were used to assess internet addiction and cyberchondria. Nurses reported mild internet addiction, low anxiety sensitivity, and moderate cyberchondria. Also, these findings suggested that sensitivity to anxious feelings moderates the relationship between internet addiction and cyberchondria. These findings would help nurses use psychosocial interventions for people with internet addiction and cyberchondria by understanding how their anxiety sensitivity promotes their internet addiction and cyberchondria.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-11T10:36:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241249634
       
  • Relationship between the presence of meaning in life and sleep quality: A
           moderated chain-mediation model

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      Authors: Dandan Ge
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Sleep is a vital component of health; however, sleep issues are particularly prominent among college students. Identifying protective factors for sleep among college students is of paramount importance. To investigate the mechanisms behind the association between the presence of meaning in life (PML) and sleep quality, we conducted two questionnaire surveys (separated by an interval of 6 months) with 5660 college students to collect longitudinal data. The results show that PML predicted sleep quality and that this relationship was influenced by the mediating effect of depression and the chain mediating effect of coping style and depression; further, the search for meaning in life played a moderating role in the chain mediation model. This study offers new theoretical perspectives on the protective factors of sleep quality and provides empirical insights useful for improving sleep health among college students.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-10T05:53:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241249236
       
  • Acceptance of disability in stroke: A qualitative metasynthesis

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      Authors: Mervyn JR Lim, Jaclyn Tan, Arturo YY Neo, Brandon CJ Ng, Miho Asano
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Disability acceptance has been conceptualized as an internalization of oneself as a person experiencing disability and associated with better coping and motivation for rehabilitation. This is particularly pertinent to individuals experiencing stroke because many are initially not fully aware of their stroke-related impairments, which affects the acceptance process. This qualitative metasynthesis aimed to synthesize qualitative findings regarding disability acceptance in stroke and identify barriers and facilitators associated with it. Eighteen studies published from 2003 to 2022, conducted in Asia, Europe, and Australasia, were included in our review. A thematic synthesis was carried out through line-by-line coding and identification of descriptive and analytical themes. Three analytical themes emerged from the analysis: “understanding impairments,” “flexibility and active engagement,” and “disability acceptance as a non-linear process.” Healthcare professionals may facilitate this process by guiding individuals experiencing stroke to recognize that they can manage their limitations and still lead meaningful lives.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-10T05:48:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241248943
       
  • The cultural representations and symbolizations emerging from Italian
           psychologists working in multidisciplinary assisted reproduction teams: A
           linguistic analysis with the emotional text mining

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      Authors: Michela Di Trani, Roberta Spoletini, Alessia Renzi, Silvia Monaco, Fabiola Fedele, Giulia Scaravelli
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims to explore the perspectives of Italian psychologists who work in assisted reproductive treatment (ART) centres regarding their roles within multidisciplinary teams. Twenty-eight psychologists were interviewed, recorded and their transcribed text was analysed using emotional text mining. The analysis revealed four clusters representing the psychologists’ cultural symbolizations of their works: ‘Clinical Practice with the patient’, ‘Placing Psychology within the Treatment’, ‘Psychologist’s Loneliness’ and; ‘Collusion with Medicine’. The symbolic representations emerging clearly highlighted a lack of integration of psychology within the medical field. Psychologists expressed emotional and practical difficulties in trying to integrate their role, including a desire to provide psychological assistance, feelings of loneliness and concerns about jeopardizing their professional opportunities, which are intertwined with the medical field. Present findings underscore the importance of integrating psychology within ART centres and multidisciplinary teams and of establishing operational guidelines for psychologists. These steps are crucial for reaching integration of psychologists within the medical setting.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-05-08T11:28:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241251528
       
  • Association between stressful life events and sleep quality in Chinese
           

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      Authors: Qingyi Li, Xuejian Ye, Zheng Li, Shuxuan Yang, Luxiao Yin, Bao-ming Li, Chunjie Wang
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigated whether emotion regulation mediates or modulates the relationship of SLEs with sleep quality and potential sex differences. A total of 1447 Chinese university students completed the Adolescent Self-Rating Life Events Checklist, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire. The results indicated that both cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression significantly mediated and moderated the negative association between SLEs and sleep quality. Additionally, sex differences were found for the mediating role of cognitive reappraisal and for the modulating roles of cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression in the relationship between SLEs and sleep quality. Although the present cross-sectional data does not allow us to test any causal relationships, these results help clarify the underlying emotion-regulation process between SLEs and sleep in university students and highlight the importance of considering sex differences in emotion regulation.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-30T12:01:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241248940
       
  • Impact of public health communication for prevention and personal
           resilience at the time of crisis. A pilot study with psychophysiological
           and self-report measures

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      Authors: Carlotta Acconito, Laura Angioletti, Michela Balconi
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Health communication promotes public and individual health. Psychophysiological indices can unveil the unconscious emotional variables that influence audience’s representations of these communications. This study explored emotional and cognitive responses to health communications using implicit (psychophysiological) and explicit (self-report) measurements. Twelve communications (health prevention, personal health, public health, Covid-19) were shown to N = 19 participants, while psychophysiological (i.e. Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability (HRV), skin conductance level and response (SCL and SCR)) and self-report (Semantic Differential and Self-Assessment Mannikin (SAM)) data were collected. Higher arousal and physiological engagement (SCL) were observed for health prevention, public and personal health communications. Lower HRV values were found for health prevention compared to crisis communication (Covid-19 stimuli), suggesting higher emotional reactions and concern for the first topic. Self-report results confirmed psychophysiological findings. Overall, using public health communication activates objective indicators about emotional reactions that have important implications for the effectiveness of the communication itself.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-29T09:18:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241247599
       
  • Applying self-determination theory to internalized weight stigma and
           mental health correlates among young and middle adult women: A structural
           equation model

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      Authors: Dakota L Leget, Lara J LaCaille, Stephanie A Hooker, Rick A LaCaille, Matthew W Lauritsen
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Limited research has explored the relationship between self-determination theory constructs (basic psychological needs, autonomous/controlled regulation) and internalized weight stigma (IWS). This cross-sectional, online study surveyed 480 U.S. women aged 18–40 between 2021 and 2022. We hypothesized that need frustration and controlled weight regulation would relate to higher IWS, which would be associated with dysfunctional eating, distress, and lower life satisfaction. Conversely, we predicted that need satisfaction, autonomous regulation, and body satisfaction would be associated with reduced IWS, dysfunctional eating and distress, and higher life satisfaction. Structural equation modeling demonstrated an acceptable model fit (CMIN/DF = 2.95, CFI = 0.90, RMSEA = 0.06, SRMR = 0.07), accounting for 74% of IWS variance. Findings indicate the relevance of self-determination theory in understanding IWS, supporting a dual-process model whereby adverse and adaptive outcomes follow distinct pathways. Longitudinal studies are warranted to validate psychological needs and regulatory styles as mechanisms for IWS development and to assess generalizability across diverse populations.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-29T05:16:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241248283
       
  • Qualitative findings from a randomized trial of mindfulness-based and
           cognitive-behavioral group therapy for opioid-treated chronic low back
           pain

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      Authors: David M Horton, David K Woods, Eric L Garland, Robert R Edwards, Bruce Barrett, Aleksandra E Zgierska
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This article reports qualitative outcomes from a randomized controlled trial comparing eight weeks of cognitive-behavioral group therapy for chronic pain (CBT-CP) and mindfulness-based group therapy (MBT) in individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Approximately 10 months post-treatment, 108 participants completed structured qualitative interviews to express how the study treatment affected their life or health. Responses were qualitatively analyzed to generate a set of themes and subthemes, with between-groups comparisons to evaluate differences (if any) in treatment-response between MBT and CBT-CP. A majority of participants (n = 88, 81.5%) across both groups reflected positively on the study intervention and outcomes, identifying benefits in pain management (31.5%), meditation and mindfulness skills (25.9%), and relaxation skills (22.2%). Perceived benefits varied widely, suggesting no one intervention may be ideal for CLBP. Future research should examine tailoring interventions to target diverse clinical presentations to achieve optimal outcomes.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-29T05:11:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241247710
       
  • Changes of college students’ psychological stress during the COVID-19
           pandemic in China: A two-wave repeated survey

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      Authors: Xinxin Ye, Junmeng Zhang, Huanju Liu, Xutong Zheng, Wan Ye, Wenhai Fu, Yanxia Zhong, Qiansha Wang, Yanni Lin, Cong Huang
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges to the mental health of college students worldwide. We examined the trends in students’ stress levels during and after China’s first wave of COVID-19 outbreaks by analyzing their demographics, behavior, mental health status, career confidence, and Chinese Perceived Stress Scale (CPSS) scores. Our findings indicate an increase in students’ stress levels since the COVID-19 onset, with more students experiencing higher stress levels after the first outbreak than during it (OR = 2.03, 95% CI 1.79, 2.30). Several factors were identified as being associated with higher CPSS scores, including higher class levels, residence in rural or town areas, low family income, and lack of familiarity with COVID-19, among others. Our study highlighted the urgency of developing and implementing effective strategies to cope with students’ stress during and after a global pandemic.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-25T08:51:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241246620
       
  • Validating the Stanford Gender-Related Variables for Health Research
           (SGVHR) in a Canadian population

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      Authors: Ahmed Abdel-sayyed, Kim Ngan Hoang, Tarek Turk, Lujie Xu, Esther Fujiwara
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      In addition to biological sex, the impact of gender on health outcomes is now well-recognized. Gender norms are changing rapidly, demanding contemporary gender assessment tools. This study sought to validate the recent US-based Stanford Gender-Related Variables for Health Research (SGVHR) scale in Canada. We also aimed to improve gender prediction by including socio-demographic information on education, income and occupations. We recruited 2445 Canadian online participants (~50% female; mean age: 49.3). Multigroup confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the SGVHR factor structure in our sample, indicating its generalizability beyond the USA. Regression analyses indicated that the SGVHR subscales were moderately predictive of self-reported gender. Incorporating socio-demographic factors Significantly enhanced gender prediction via the SGVHR. This study underscores the SGVHR’s applicability in diverse Western populations and encourages the inclusion of easily accessible sociodemographic variables to approximate a gender metric. Future studies should test the health-relevance of such indicators along with the SGVHR.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-24T05:47:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241247376
       
  • A scoping review: Forced/coerced sterilization as a socio-cultural risk
           factor for sexually transmitted HIV for older Black women

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      Authors: Laneshia R Conner, Margie Ruppel, Carrie B Oser
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Understanding socio-cultural factors that influence older (age 50 and up) Black women’s risk for sexually transmitted HIV has often been absent from policies and programs. This scoping review asked: What does academic literature reveal about forced/coerced sterilization as a risk factor for older Black women who are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted HIV' Using the Arksey and O’Malley scoping review methodology, the authors identified academic and gray literature published between 2000 and 2023. Of the 407 sources identified and screened, three articles met the criteria for inclusion. One study focused on birth control conspiracy beliefs, another focused on racial differences in Norplant use, and the third focused on the intergenerational transmission of mistrust of medical care that influences HIV prevention among Black Americans. The study findings suggest that because the link has not been made between socio-cultural factors that impact older Black women’s reproductive health practices, further investigation is warranted.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-24T04:55:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241240922
       
  • Patients’ subjective well-being: Determinants and its usage as a metric
           of healthcare service quality

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      Authors: Henry A Lee, Neo Poon, Paul Dolan, Ara Darzi, Ivo Vlaev
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      It is commonly suggested that patients’ subjective well-being (SWB) can be affected by pre-treatment conditions and treatment experiences, and hence SWB can be used to measure and improve healthcare quality. With data collected in a hospital in the UK (N = 446), we investigated the determinants of patients’ SWB and evaluated its use in healthcare research. Our findings showed strong relationships between pre-treatment conditions and patients’ SWB: anxiety and depression negatively predicted SWB across all three domains, mobility positively predicted the life satisfaction and happiness domains, while the ability to self care and pain and discomfort also predicted SWB in some domains. In contrast, patients’ satisfaction with the treatment only played minor roles in determining SWB, much less so the characteristics of their nurses. The general lack of associations between treatment experiences and patient’s SWB highlighted the challenges of using SWB to measure healthcare quality and inform policy making.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-20T08:28:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241246933
       
  • Sense of coherence and Covid-19 related stress: A three-wave longitudinal
           study

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      Authors: Francesca Danioni, Angela Sorgente, Margherita Lanz, Raffaella Iafrate, Camillo Regalia, Rosa Rosnati, Daniela Barni
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Sense of coherence (SOC) is the fundamental concept of the salutogenic approach to health promotion. The main aim of the current longitudinal study is to consider whether SOC has had a positive effect in reducing people’s levels of stress during the prolonged time of the pandemic or rather stress has posed a threat to SOC. A large sample of Italian adults completed an online questionnaire at three different moments of the Covid-19 pandemic (from March 2020 to May 2021). To test the reciprocal associations between SOC and stress we estimated a cross-lagged panel model. Results questioned the stability of SOC, which changed across the different moments of the pandemic, and its causal role with respect to stress since, after controlling for gender and age, it emerged a significant effect only from stress to SOC. The implications of these results and the further expansions of the study are discussed.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-20T05:31:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241242545
       
  • The (un)controlled body: A grounded theory analysis to conceptualise
           stigma for women with gestational diabetes mellitus

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      Authors: Madeleine Benton, Natasha Hotung, Jessica Bird, Khalida Ismail, Sergio A Silverio
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Health-related stigma is associated with adverse outcomes including depression, stress and reduced engagement in health behaviours which are particularly harmful in pregnancy and the postpartum. Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) report negative psychosocial experiences and may be at risk of stigma related to the condition. We aimed to understand women’s experiences of GDM-specific stigma. Individual interviews were conducted with n = 53 women living in the UK with a current or past (within 4 years) GDM. Grounded theory methodology was used to analyse the data. Four themes were identified: (1) Preconceptions and misconceptions; (2) Locating, regaining, and negotiating agency; (3) Tension about and resisting the dominant discourse of stigma; and (4) Reclaiming control over the body. GDM-specific stigma was diverse and far reaching and may have broader implications for perinatal mental health and postnatal wellbeing. It is pertinent to investigate possible prospective associations between GDM-specific stigma, and biomedical and mental health outcomes.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-17T06:45:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241241863
       
  • Supporting physical activity adoption through recommender system
           technology: A pilot study

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      Authors: Jennifer P Agans, Fenglong Ma, Serena Schade, Christopher Sciamanna
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      We tested the potential for recommender system technology to provide personalized physical activity (PA) suggestions for inactive young adults with high bodyweight. We developed a recommender system using data from the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and assessed interest in using the system among 47 young adults (mean age = 23.0 years; 63.4% female; 65.0% White; mean BMI = 29.4). Eleven of these participants (mean age = 23.6 years; 90.9% female, 63.6% White; average BMI = 28.5) also received a PA recommendation and a follow-up interview. Approximately half of the survey participants were willing to use the recommender system, and participants interested in the recommender system differed from those unwilling to try the system (e.g., more likely to be female, worse self-perceived health). Furthermore, eight of the 11 interviewees tried the PA recommended to them, but had mixed reviews of the system’s accuracy. Although our recommender system requires improvements, such systems have promise for supporting PA adoption.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-17T05:35:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241242541
       
  • The moderating effect of social support on the effectiveness of a
           web-based, computer-tailored physical activity intervention for older
           adults

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      Authors: Stephanie J Alley, Stephanie Schoeppe, Hayley Moore, Quyen G To, Jannique van Uffelen, Felix Parker, Mitch J Duncan, Anthony Schneiders, Corneel Vandelanotte
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study aimed to assess the moderating effect of social support on the effectiveness of a web-based, computer-tailored physical activity intervention for older adults. In the Active for Life trial, 243 inactive adults aged 65+ years were randomised into: (1) tailoring + Fitbit (n = 78), (2) tailoring-only (n = 96) or (3) control (n = 69). For the current study, participants were categorised as having higher (n = 146) or lower (n = 97) social support based on the Duke Social Support Index (DSSI_10). Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was measured through accelerometers at baseline and post-intervention. A linear mixed model analysis demonstrated that among participants with lower social support, the tailoring + Fitbit participants, but not the tailoring only participants increased their MVPA more than the control. Among participants with higher social support, no differences in MVPA changes were observed between groups. Web-based computer-tailored interventions with Fitbit integration may be more effective in older adults with lower levels of social support.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-15T10:17:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241241840
       
  • Examining the influence of mental health and structural determinants of
           health on the stage of motivational readiness for health behaviour
           changes: A path analysis study

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      Authors: Irene Gómez-Gómez, María Luisa Rodero-Cosano, Juan Á Bellón, Edurne Zabaleta-del-Olmo, José A Maderuelo-Fernandez, Patricia Moreno-Peral, Rosa Magallón-Botaya, Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez, Marc Casajuana-Closas, Tomàs López-Jiménez, Bonaventura Bolíbar, Joan Llobera, Ana Clavería, Alvaro Sanchez-Perez, Emma Motrico
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study explores the influence of mental health and structural determinants of health on motivational readiness for health behaviour change in 1462 Spanish primary healthcare users. Chi-square test and structural equation modelling were performed. Results showed that depression and anxiety were negatively associated with being in the action stages of motivational readiness for a healthy diet and physical activity. This association was statistically significant only for motivational readiness for a healthy diet and depression ([math]). Furthermore, women and workers were more likely to be in the action stages of motivational readiness for a healthy diet while older adults and adults with higher health-related quality of life were more likely to be in the action stages of motivational readiness for physical activity. The present study suggests that structural (being older, being a woman and being employed) and intermediary (suffering from depression and higher health-related quality of life) determinants of health influence motivational readiness for health behaviour changes.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-12T06:21:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241241015
       
  • The underlying mechanisms by which Post-Traumatic Growth is associated
           with cardiovascular health in male UK military personnel: The ADVANCE
           cohort study

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      Authors: Daniel Dyball, Alexander N Bennett, Susie Schofield, Paul Cullinan, Christopher J Boos, Anthony MJ Bull, Sharon AM Stevelink, Nicola T Fear
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is associated with good cardiovascular health, but the mechanisms of this are poorly understood. This cross-sectional analysis assessed whether factors of PTG (Appreciation of Life (AOL), New Possibilities (NP), Personal Strength (PS), Relating to Others (RTO) and Spiritual Change (SC)) are associated with cardiovascular health in a cohort of 1006 male UK military personnel (median age 34). The findings suggest AOL, PS and RTO are associated with better cardiovascular health through cardiometabolic effects (lower levels of triglycerides, and total cholesterol) and haemodynamic functioning (lower diastolic blood pressure), but not inflammation. However, NP and SC were associated with poorer cardiovascular health through cardiometabolic effects (lower levels of high-density lipoproteins and higher levels of total cholesterol) and AOL had a non-linear association with low-density lipoproteins. These findings suggest that the relationship between PTG and cardiovascular functioning is complex and in need of further scrutiny.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-12T06:15:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241240196
       
  • Physical attributes of workout instructors and appearance-related
           messaging in a sample of home workout videos on YouTube: A content
           analysis

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      Authors: Ha Gyoung Chung, Madeline R Wick, Caroline E Joo, Jennifer A Harriger
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Given the popularity of home workouts and effects of exposure to media messaging regarding appearance ideals, the purpose of this analysis was to examine the content of YouTube home workout videos. A sample of 298 YouTube home workout videos was coded for demographic factors and body shape of instructors and the presence of body positivity messaging, appearance-related messaging, and other relevant themes. All videos in the sample included detailed instructions and demonstrations of the exercises by instructors. The majority of the videos depicted young White women with low body fat and thin/athletic bodies with visible muscles. Instructors often focused on burning fat/calories but also emphasized body functionality, exercising for fun/enjoyment, and the importance of taking care of one’s body. Overall, findings demonstrate that workout instructors on YouTube conformed to unrealistic, narrowly defined appearance ideals present in Western culture, but the messaging in the videos contained many positive and affirming qualities.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-12T04:55:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241242534
       
  • Appearance comparison on social networking sites and body shame: The role
           of negative body talk and perceived sociocultural influences on body image
           

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      Authors: Ruining Wang, Baojuan Ye, Peiyi Wang
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Social media platforms play a significant role in the lives of young people. While the usage of these platforms has grown, research exploring the challenges of body image remains limited. This study investigated whether initiating negative body talk functioned as an indirect pathway between appearance comparison on social media and body shame and whether perceived sociocultural influences from parents, friends, and media on body image moderated this indirect effect. An online cross-sectional survey of 795 Chinese college students (Mage = 20.17, SD = 1.65; 60% female, 40% male) was conducted. Negative body talk was a partial indirect pathway in the association, and this indirect effect was significant among those experiencing higher sociocultural pressures from all three sources. This study highlights the need for health psychology in understanding and addressing the mental health consequences associated with digital media and sociocultural influences on body image perception.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-11T05:26:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241245100
       
  • Childhood maltreatment and the risk of impaired glucose metabolism or type
           2 diabetes in young adults: Findings from the Lifelines Cohort Study

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      Authors: Sonya S. Deschênes, Finiki Nearchou, Amy McInerney, Norbert Schmitz, Frans Pouwer, Arie Nouwen
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      We examined the associations between childhood maltreatment and the risk of impaired glucose metabolism (IGM) or type 2 diabetes (T2D) in young adults aged 18–35. Participants (N = 8506) from the Lifelines Cohort Study without IGM or diabetes at baseline (2007–2013) were included. Childhood maltreatment was assessed by the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) and incident IGM/T2D was assessed by haemoglobin A1c levels (≥5.7%) in 2014–2017. There were 223 (2.6%) cases of IGM/T2D during the follow-up period. After adjusting for sociodemographic and health/lifestyle covariates and follow-up time, only the CTQ Sexual Abuse subscale was significantly associated with IGM/T2D (RR = 1.05 [95% CI = 1.01, 1.10]). The association remained when additionally accounting for depressive and anxiety symptoms (RR = 1.05 [95% CI = 1.00, 1.09]). Childhood sexual abuse was associated with an increased risk of IGM/T2D in young adults, highlighting the long-term metabolic consequences of childhood maltreatment.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-11T05:23:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241243285
       
  • What motivates information (non-)seeking behaviors about a healthy
           diet'

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      Authors: Yijia Zhu, Nour Zeid, Dominik J Leiner, Sebastian Scherr
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Previous research on health information seeking has primarily focused on individuals’intentions to seek or avoid information. However, limited empirical evidence exists regarding the actual behavioral patterns of information-seeking and non-seeking. To address this, we conducted a survey experiment manipulating cognitive load with mostly Belgian participants (N = 359). By integrating self-report and behavioral data, we investigated motivations and conditions associated with information (non)-seeking behaviors on a healthy diet. Guided by the risk information seeking and processing (RISP) model, we examined the roles of informational subjective norms and information insufficiency, as well as the moderating role of cognitive capacity. Neither informational subjective norms nor information insufficiency significantly correlated with information-seeking behaviors. However, a significant interaction between the predictors and cognitive capacity in predicting non-seeking behaviors was observed. These findings underscore the intricate nature of individuals’ behavioral patterns in seeking or not seeking information about healthy eating.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-08T04:19:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241245263
       
  • How dyadic appraisal moderate the association between dyadic coping and
           diabetes management efficacy

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      Authors: Huiqiong Zheng, Xinyu Fan, Yuyang Liu, Yanjuan Wu, Yixuan Liu, Yingxin Xu, Jingyi Zhi, Conghui Yang, Jing Liao
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      To explore the moderating role of dyadic appraisal in the association between dyadic coping and diabetes management efficacy. Two hundred seventy six middle-aged and older couple pairs with one spouse who had diabetes were recruited from 14 community healthcare centers across Guangzhou. The moderating role of dyadic appraisal was investigated using the actor–partner interdependence moderation model. When both couples considered diabetes to be a shared condition, statistically-significant associations were found between patients’ negative (β = −22.7, p = 0.008) and neutral behaviors (β = 13.6, p = 0.017), plus spouses’ positive behaviors (β = 22.8, p = 0.009) on their own diabetes management efficacy, respectively (i.e. actor effects); as well as between spouses’ positive (β = 16.8, p = 0.028), negative (β = −28.5, p  <  0.001), and neutral behaviors (β = 16.9, p = 0.006) on patient’s diabetes management efficacy (i.e. partner effects). Dyadic appraisal moderates the association between dyadic coping and diabetes management efficacy.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-08T04:13:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241240735
       
  • Intergenerational transmission of traumatic stress and relational
           disruptions among Cambodian refugee families in the United States

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      Authors: Chansophal Mak, Elizabeth Wieling
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Cambodian refugees resettled in the United States were severely affected by genocidal trauma and have been trapped in decades of intergenerational transmission of traumatic stress and relational disruptions without much public attention. This manuscript reports on data collected as part of a Cambodian needs assessment that employed methodological principles of critical ethnography and was grounded by a human ecological theoretical model. Eighteen professionals who served Cambodian communities were interviewed. The interviews were transcribed in Khmer or/and English and analyzed using the Developmental Research Sequence resulting in three domains (Pre-Migration, During Migration, and Post Resettlement in the United States) and four categories (i.e. Impact on Self, Couple Relationships, Parent-Child Relationships, and Context) within each domain. The thematic findings emphasize intergenerational transmission of psychopathology, disruptions in parent-child relationships, and a critical need to support parents to promote positive child development within Cambodian communities.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-06T12:02:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241245098
       
  • Meaning in life during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil: Impact of quality
           of life and sociodemographic factors

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      Authors: David Moises Barreto dos Santos, Diogo Arnaldo Corrêa, Thiago Antonio Avellar de Aquino
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Research on meaning in life typically emphasizes the psychological aspects of quality of life, neglecting broader dimensions. Additionally, its relevance to the COVID-19 context remains limited. This study investigated the relationship of meaning in life with quality of life and sociodemographic factors related to COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. A total of 4133 Brazilian adults completed Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ), WHOQOL-BREF, WHOQOL-SRPB BREF, and sociodemographic information. Our results indicated a positive correlation between the presence of meaning and quality of life dimensions, with psychological health exhibiting the strongest relationship. We found a lower presence of meaning among individuals experiencing heightened social isolation, while vaccinated individuals exhibited a greater presence of meaning. Additionally, non-working participants reported lower presence and higher search for meaning than employed individuals, with frontline workers showing the highest search for meaning. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-06T12:00:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241241479
       
  • Remote consultations in primary care: Patient experiences and suggestions
           for improvement

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      Authors: Richard O de Visser, Chimela Nwamba, Eve Brearley, Vahid Shafiei, Lia Hart
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The use of Remote Consultations (RCs) in primary care expanded rapidly during the Covid-19 pandemic: their ongoing use highlights a need to improve experiences of them. We interviewed 17 adults in the UK, including a sub-sample of five people with a First Language other than English (FLotE). Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis identified five major themes: (1) RCs are convenient, but they require appropriate technology and appropriate conditions of use; (2) even those with good general eHealth literacy and connectivity may struggle with systems that are not user-friendly; (3) greater reliance on verbal communication was experience as limiting empathy, and also made RCs more difficult for people with a FLotE; (4) RCs are considered inappropriate for complex conditions, or those with major psychological components; (5) continuity of care is important, but is often lacking. Overall, interviewees emphasised the need for more user-friendly processes, and greater attention to patients’ preferences for consultation type.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-06T11:53:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241240383
       
  • Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treating women with
           endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain: A randomized trial

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      Authors: Lilian Donatti, Sergio Podgaec, Edmund Chada Baracat
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study seeks to assess the efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in enhancing coping strategies, alleviating depression, stress, pain perception, and improving the quality of life for women with endometriosis. About 52 patients randomized, categorized into an intervention group (n = 25) and a control group (n = 27) filled out the instruments. A significant positive change was observed in all variables studied within the intervention group compared to the control group. This study introduced a psychological treatment protocol focused on refining coping strategies using CBT techniques. Following the promotion of adaptive coping, there was an improvement in scores related to depression, stress, quality of life, perception of pain, and emotional distress. This suggests that CBT is effective in enhancing the overall emotional wellbeing of women with endometriosis.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-03T06:32:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241240198
       
  • Weight misperception and weight-related behaviors in non-Hispanic Black
           youth

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      Authors: Tienna Fenton, Elena Bastida
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Current literature is conflicting regarding whether accurate weight perception encourages healthy weight-related behaviors. This study examined the prevalence of weight misperception and explored associations between weight misperception and weight-related behaviors among 353 Black adolescents in Broward County, Florida. Overall, 44.8% of participants misperceived their weight, with boys more often misperceiving their weight than girls (52.2% vs 40.2%). Students who misperceived their weight were more likely to try to lose weight but less likely to be adequately physically active. Adolescents who underestimated their weight were less likely to be physically active and excessively play video or computer games or use a computer. There was no association between weight misperception and daily physical education attendance or excessive television watching. Weight misperception appears to be a risk factor for obesity in adolescents, as weight misperception was associated with lower engagement in physical activity.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-03T05:15:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241242548
       
  • Cultural persistence and the ‘herbal medicine paradox’:
           Evidence from European data

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      Authors: Joan Costa-Font, Azusa Sato
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The use of herbal or traditional medicines has survived the proliferation of modern medicine. The phenomenon has been labeled as the ‘herbal medicines paradox’ (HMP). We study whether such HMP hypothesis can be explained by the persistence of attitudes across cultural boundaries. We undertake a secondary analysis of individual-level migration data to test the persistence of the use of herbal medicines in relation to norms in the person’s country of birth (or home country). We study the association between attitudes towards herbal medicine treatments of both first (N = 3630) and second-generation (N = 1618) immigrants in 30 European countries, and the average attitudes of their sending country origins. We find robust evidence of an association that is stronger for the second-generation migrants. We document a stronger effect among maternal than paternal lineages, as well as significant heterogeneity based on migrants’ country of origin. Our estimates are robust to different sample analysis. Our estimates are consistent with a cultural explanation for the HMP.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-03T05:13:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241237031
       
  • Food insecurity and body dissatisfaction in a sample of Canadian adults

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      Authors: Allyson Lamont, David Speed
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Food insecurity may predict poorer body image, which is associated with increased risk of mental health problems. However, minimal attention has been given to the food insecurity-body image link and to factors that may influence this link, such as assigned sex; importantly, females are more likely to experience both food insecurity and body dissatisfaction. The present study used data from the 2017 to 2018 Canadian Community Health Survey (N = 32,017) to investigate the effects of food insecurity and sex on body satisfaction via generalized ordered logistic regression. Results indicated: (1) Food insecurity predicted lower odds of body satisfaction, (2) Males were more likely than females to be satisfied with their bodies, and (3) Food insecurity no longer predicted body satisfaction following the inclusion of sex. Findings suggest the association between food insecurity and body satisfaction may largely be driven by the link between food insecurity and sex. Further investigation is warranted.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-03T05:13:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241242342
       
  • The integration of the cancer experience into identity: Perspectives from
           young adults

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      Authors: Amanda M Marín-Chollom, Paige Beaucant, Cameron King, Ian Pervil, Lisa R Rubin, Tracey A Revenson
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The study explored how young adults with cancer create a cancer identity across the illness trajectory. Young adults with hematological cancers (n = 53, ages 20–39) completed a semi-structured interview and brief questionnaire. Deductive thematic analysis was used to code interviews. Four identity categories (Acceptance, Enrichment, Engulfment, and Rejection) were coded and linked to the cancer stage (pre-treatment, active treatment, post-treatment). Pre-treatment, there was minimal expression about identity. Acceptance during active treatment involved identity work around disclosure and the integration of pre-cancer identity with the treatment experience. Post-treatment, acceptance involved actively making sense of the cancer experience and its long-term impact; Enrichment was more frequent post-treatment. Engulfment was expressed most during treatment. Individuals who remained engulfed post-treatment expressed difficulties moving beyond the patient’s identity. Rejection of a cancer identity was rarely expressed. Understanding how young adults integrate the cancer experience into their identity may suggest intervention strategies.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-03T05:11:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241240932
       
  • Dimensions of psychological flexibility and their significance in people
           with somatic symptoms: The 18-item Flexibility Index Test (FIT-18)

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      Authors: Tim Y Koppert, Renée van Hoek, Rinie Geenen
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Psychological flexibility has been hypothesized to preserve health in bad times. We examined whether psychological flexibility as assessed with an abbreviated questionnaire, was indicated to preserve mental and physical health when having somatic symptoms. Principal axis factoring indicated that two dimensions best represented the 60-item Flexibility Index Test (FIT-60) questionnaire: “mindfulness and acceptance” (M&A) and “commitment and behavior change” (C&BC). We selected 18 items that best denoted these dimensions (FIT-18 questionnaire). Regression analyses in 2060 Dutch people with and without persistent somatic symptoms, indicated that the M&A dimension (β = 0.33, p 
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-03T05:06:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241239129
       
  • Understanding and mitigating negative affect in preventive health
           behaviors: Evidence from the COVID-19 vaccination process

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      Authors: Qianqian Fan, Wanying Hu, Xinxin Han, Stacey Lee Henderson, Yaoguo Geng
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The study investigated the willingness for vaccine uptake during the COVID-19 pandemic (April–June 2021), and explored the effect of both mindfulness and health education in managing negative affect post-vaccination. In study 1, a sample of 468 Chinese college students completed a one-time survey, assessing loneliness, stress, medical fear, and vaccination likelihood. Results showed that medical fear mediated the relationship between loneliness, stress and vaccination likelihood. In study 2, 70 college students were randomly assigned to one of three intervention conditions (mindfulness, health education, and control) during vaccination. Participants in mindfulness group showed lower negative affect scores than the control group post-intervention (p = 0.019). However, no significant difference was reported between health education with the other two conditions. As such, medical fear would be an important factor to target for improving the likelihood of vaccine uptake. Furthermore, a short mindfulness intervention was effective to improve experience of vaccination through mitigating negative affect.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-02T04:46:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241242526
       
  • The case for screening for diabetes distress, depression, and anxiety

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      Authors: Allen P Michot, Tracy L Evans, Madhuri M Vasudevan, Andrea Bradford, Natalie E Hundt, Israel C Christie, Gala True, Mark E Kunik
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Our goal was to determine the prevalence of anxiety and depression in a sample of U.S. military veterans with type 2 diabetes and elevated diabetes distress (DD). Cross-sectional analyses were conducted. The association between DD and anxiety and depression was assessed with logistic regression. Almost 80% of persons with elevated DD had clinically significant anxiety or depression symptoms. The odds of depression and anxiety increased with DD severity. Given the large overlap of depression and anxiety with elevated DD, we recommend providers screen for all three conditions and, if positive, connect to resources for diabetes self-management and/or clinical treatment.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-04-01T12:07:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241241841
       
  • Testing the mediatory role of kinesiophobia in the association between
           perceived greenspace and physical activity among individuals with chronic
           low back pain

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      Authors: Hansen Li, Matthew H.E.M. Browning, Haodong Tian, Li Huang, Xing Zhang, Mingyue Yin, Haowei Liu
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      To test the mediatory role of kinesiophobia between greenspace and physical activity, we conducted a cross-sectional survey and recruited 801 participants with chronic low back pain. The level of greenspace was assessed using both perceived greenspace and the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). The frequency of walking and moderate and vigorous physical activities was measured using a brief assessment, while kinesiophobia was evaluated using the 11-item Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK-11). The results revealed that perceived greenspace was positively associated with all measured physical activities, and was negatively associated with kinesiophobia. Meanwhile, NDVI was only positively associated with moderate and vigorous physical activity. Kinesiophobia played a marginal but significant mediating role in the association of perceived greenspace with walking, moderate physical activity, and vigorous physical activity. In conclusion, our findings offer early evidence of associations and pathways between greenspace and physical activity among individuals with chronic low back pain.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-29T05:10:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241241413
       
  • Anxiety, depression, working from home and health-related behaviours
           during COVID-19: Structural equation modelling and serial mediation of
           associations with angina, heart attacks and stroke

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      Authors: Bárbara Lopes, Caroline Kamau-Mitchell
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Based on the vulnerability-stress model and coping theory, this study of 1920 people in Scotland investigated how sex, age, occupational factors, anxiety, depression and maladaptive coping behaviours are associated with cardiovascular health. Structural equation modelling and serial Sobel mediation tests were conducted. Anxiety was associated with past arrhythmia, whereas depression was associated with past heart attacks, stroke and angina. Females reported more anxiety, past arrhythmia, confectionary and alcohol consumption, whereas males had more heart attacks. Confectionary consumption was associated with past arrhythmia, and alcohol consumption was associated with past heart attacks. Being older was associated with depression, past stroke, arrhythmia and alcohol consumption. Being younger was associated with anxiety and smoking. Depression and smoking mediated the relationship between type of working and cardiovascular health history, potentially because of socioeconomic factors. Clinicians can use these results to advise clients about cardiovascular risks associated with anxiety, depression, demographics and health-related coping behaviours.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-28T09:47:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241241412
       
  • Men’s experiences of a personalised, appearance-based, facial-morphing,
           safer drinking intervention

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      Authors: Ian R Burgess, Alison Owen, Keira Scholtens, Sarah Grogan
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Risky alcohol consumption behaviours remain commonplace, representing a major threat to health and safety, and are especially evidenced by young university students. Consequently, new interventions targeting this high-risk group are required. The current study investigated young male university students’ experiences of a personalised, appearance-based, facial morphing, safer drinking intervention. Twenty-five male student participants were recruited, aged 18–34 years. Inductive thematic analysis of data gathered whilst participants were immersed in the intervention, and thereby exposed to alcohol-aged images of their own faces, produced four primary themes: alcohol as a threat to appearance and health, motivations to protect appearance, motivational aspects of the intervention, and proposed improvements and applications. The results of the current study suggested that participants expressed intentions towards healthier consumption/maintenance of already non-risky intake, supporting the potential of the facial-morphing appearance-based approach to address risky alcohol consumption, even in high-risk groups.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-27T04:33:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241238166
       
  • Interoceptive sensibility, intuitive eating, binge, and disordered eating
           behavior among individuals with obesity: A comparative study with the
           general population

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      Authors: Vrutti Joshi, Pierluigi Graziani, Jonathan Del-Monte
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The present study assessed the links between interoceptive sensibility, binge, disordered (emotional, restrained, and external) and intuitive eating among individuals with obesity (n = 57) and normal weight (n = 29). Individuals with obesity presented lower “attention regulation,” “body-listening,” and “trusting” interoceptive dimensions. When age was controlled, group differences on “trusting” remained significant. Individuals with obesity showed lower intuitive eating, higher emotional, and binge eating compared to controls. Higher “body listening,” “eating for physical rather than emotional reasons,” and “reliance on hunger and satiety cues” predicted lower binge eating whereas “external eating” predicted higher binge eating among individuals with obesity. Eating for physical reasons and reliance on hunger and satiety had protective mediating roles in the relationship between external and binge eating in both groups. Interoceptive sensibility and intuitive eating should conjointly serve as psychotherapeutic targets for disordered eating, obesity, and weight management.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-27T04:31:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241237900
       
  • The relationship between motivation profiles for health-oriented physical
           activity, basic psychological needs and emotional regulation

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      Authors: Marta Vega-Díaz, Guillaume Martinent, Higinio González-García
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The study of motivation toward health-oriented physical activity helps to know the reasons that guide people to practice physical activity. Moreover, different types and levels of motivation may coexist. As such, this paper aimed to analyze the combination of motivation for health-oriented physical activity profiles and examine whether profiles differed in emotional regulation and basic psychological needs. A sample of 808 Spanish adults between 18 and 65 years old (Mage = 33.90; Standard Deviation = 12.91; 366 men) participated in a cross-sectional study. Results revealed the existence of three different motivational profiles: (a) Low scores in self-determined motivation and average-high scores in non-self-determined motivation; (b) Average scores in self-determined and non-self-determined motivation; (c) High scores in self-determined motivation and average-high in non-self-determined motivation. Furthermore, participants differed in the satisfaction of basic psychological needs and cognitive-emotional regulation strategies depending on the profiles combination that they perceive. In conclusion, practitioners need to enhance an optimal combination of motivation profiles to satisfy better basic psychological needs and the use of functional cognitive-emotional regulation strategies since this could help improve psychological and emotional health in adults.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-26T03:29:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241240981
       
  • Guidelines for evaluating and reporting social isolation and loneliness
           interventions

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      Authors: Eric C Schoenmakers, Mathias Lasgaard, Joanna McHugh Power
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Given the unpleasant nature of social isolation and loneliness (SIL) and their negative effects on health and wellbeing, interventions are needed. However, persistent issues in the design, evaluation, and reporting of SIL interventions preclude conclusive evidence and commentary on the effectiveness of SIL interventions. Here, we propose guidelines for evaluating SIL interventions, firstly by operationalising them into two categories: (1) interventions aiming to reduce SIL as a primary outcome and (2) interventions aiming to improve non-SIL outcomes in the lives of individuals experiencing SIL. Secondly, we evaluate instruments for measuring SIL and research designs for studying intervention effectiveness. Thirdly, guidelines for reporting information about the intervention, study design, results, and discussion in SIL intervention studies are presented. These guidelines will help researchers to better and more consistently report on SIL interventions and improve comparability of SIL interventions, ultimately contributing to the improvement of interventions and to the mitigation of SIL.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-26T03:24:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241238127
       
  • Letting go of control: A qualitative descriptive study exploring
           parents’ perspectives on their child’s transition from pediatric to
           adult care for inflammatory bowel disease

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      Authors: Allison Bihari, Karen J Goodman, Eytan Wine, Cynthia H Seow, Karen I Kroeker
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Parents of young adults with chronic disease are important stakeholders in their child’s transition from pediatric to adult care. There remains a gap in characterizing the parent experience during transition. This study describes the experiences of 13 mothers of young adults with inflammatory bowel disease during their child’s transition. Most parents expressed fear and sadness about their child transitioning. Themes relating to involvement in their child’s adult care included: direct involvement (sub-themes: disease management; logistics of care); and indirect involvement. Reasons for involvement included themes of parent’s feelings and child’s circumstances. Themes of involvement were discussed in terms of previous research on parenting of children with chronic disease. We suggest that future efforts focus on improving empathy and understanding toward parents of transitioning children and providing resources on how they can best support their child during transition and transfer to adult care.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-25T04:27:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241237861
       
  • Self-employed workers with chronic health conditions: A qualitative study

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      Authors: Dana Yagil, Miri Cohen
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Chronic health conditions affect many individuals of working age, who cope with physical, psychological, and social difficulties that often involve limited work ability. This qualitative study explored experiences of self-employed individuals with chronic health conditions to advance our understanding of the effect of chronic illness on work. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with 23 self-employed individuals coping with cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lung disease, or asthma. Data were analyzed with thematic analysis. Analysis of the interviews revealed four themes: uncertainty in planning work and committing to customers, acceptance versus denial of reduced work abilities, disclosure of health status to workers and customers, and temporal substitutes as a source of both support and concern. The results indicate that self-employed workers with a chronic health condition cope with unique challenges due to the need to sustain their business in the face of illness and a sense of sole responsibility.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-23T05:32:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241239462
       
  • How perceived coercion polarizes unvaccinated people: The mediating role
           of conspiracy beliefs

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      Authors: Haiyan Wang, Jan-Willem van Prooijen, Paul AM van Lange
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      During the COVID-19 pandemic, different policies were implemented to increase vaccination uptake. Meanwhile, conspiracy theories spread widely, and vaccinated versus unvaccinated people increasingly polarized against each other. This study examined the associations between perceived vaccination coercion, conspiracy beliefs and polarization. We tested the relationship of vaccination status with perceived vaccination coercion, conspiracy beliefs, and polarization, with a total sample size of N = 1202 (n = 400 in China, n = 401 in the US, and n = 401 in the UK), among them n = 603 were vaccinated and n = 599 were unvaccinated. As pre-registered, unvaccinated people perceived more vaccination coercion and endorsed more conspiracy theories. Conspiracy mentality was positively related to perceived coercion. Contrary to our hypotheses, vaccinated people were more polarized toward unvaccinated people than vice versa. Finally, conspiracy beliefs mediated the link between perceived coercion and polarization among unvaccinated people.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-18T05:03:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241238126
       
  • Resilience after combat: A prospective, longitudinal study of Marines and
           Navy Corpsmen

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      Authors: Kate A Yurgil, Hayden Ricca, Dewleen G Baker
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Resilience is common, yet our understanding of key biopsychosocial and environmental correlates is limited. Additionally, perceived resilience is often conflated with absence of psychiatric symptoms. Here we leverage prospective, longitudinal data from 1835 Marines and Navy Corpsmen to examine predictors of perceived resilience 3 months after a combat deployment, while controlling for pre-deployment and concurrent psychiatric symptoms. Marines and Corpsmen did not differ significantly on psychosocial or clinical factors, and 50.4% reported high perceived resilience after deployment. Across groups, the strongest predictors of post-deployment perceived resilience were pre-deployment perceived resilience, positive emotions, and social support. Concurrent depression was the only clinical symptom negatively associated with perceived resilience. Our findings suggest that perceived resilience is a multi-dimensional construct that involves both psychosocial and personality factors, including but not limited to low psychopathology. Notably, establishing strong social support networks and encouraging positive emotions may help promote resilience following deployment.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-18T04:48:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241236539
       
  • Colorectal cancer survivors’ adjustment to permanent colostomy in
           Switzerland: A qualitative analysis

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      Authors: Thierry Mathieu, Sarah Cairo Notari, Fabienne Fasseur, Nicolas Favez
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Colostomized colorectal cancer survivors present physical, psychological, and social difficulties after treatment, which complicate their return to normal life. Nevertheless, we lack insight into their lived transition experience after treatment in Switzerland. We led nine semi-structured interviews with participants who had a colostomy for a mean of 16.4 years. The participants’ mean age was 73.1 years. Through an inductive thematic analysis, we highlighted several adaptation difficulties. Their body image was poor, and they behaved differently than before the surgery. For fear of being rejected, they concealed their colostomy. However, they felt isolated and often wished for more support. They may be in a vicious circle where their difficulties are maintained. We advocate that supporting survivors psychologically beyond the end of their treatment is essential to facilitate adjustment and overcome cancer.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-15T04:18:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241237569
       
  • The perception, understanding and experience of flourishing in young
           people living with chronic pain: A Q-methodology study

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      Authors: Ryan D Parsons, Joanna L McParland, Sarah L Halligan, Liesbet Goubert, Abbie Jordan
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Much research has adopted a deficits-based approach to chronic pain, neglecting the study of flourishing. Using a Q-methodological framework, this study sought to explore how individuals experience, understand and perceive flourishing in the context of young people living with chronic pain. Fifty-four individuals completed a Q-sorting task, indicating their level of agreement and disagreement with 52 statements. Q-analysis generated three factors that represented clear viewpoints of participants: ‘Pain is not a barrier to flourishing’, ‘Adapting to a new life’ and ‘Adopting a positive perspective’. Factors expressed the viewpoints that flexibility is key to enjoying life despite chronic pain, while resilience, management of stressors, acceptance and problem-solving may be required to flourish with chronic pain. Participants’ understanding of flourishing also focused on the appreciation and enjoyment of life and achievements. This study provides a useful contribution towards furthering our understanding of flourishing in young people living with chronic pain.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-15T04:13:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241237341
       
  • Perceived autonomy during childbirth predicts mothers’ parental
           self-efficacy: A prospective cohort study

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      Authors: Rebecca J Brand, Casey A Gartland, Grace Koo, Jennifer E McMahon, Jordan M Hicks, Ranya Al-Khayyat, Martina M Jaatinen
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Experience during childbirth is an important predictor of mothers’ later well-being. Using the framework of Self-Determination Theory and, we hypothesized that the degree to which women felt autonomy over their choices during childbirth would be reflected in their later confidence as parents, termed Parental Self-Efficacy (PSE). We assessed PSE as well as depressive symptoms before birth (T1, approximately 36 weeks pregnant) and after birth (T2, approximately 5 weeks postpartum). Perceptions of autonomy during childbirth were measured at T2 using the Perceived Control in Childbirth scale. Using hierarchical linear regression, we found that mothers’ perceived autonomy during childbirth predicted their postpartum PSE, controlling for prenatal PSE, pre- and postnatal depression, number of childbirth interventions, and overall birth satisfaction. These data suggest that care providers’ support for women’s autonomy in childbirth impacts how women feel about themselves as mothers in the postpartum months.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-15T04:09:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241236642
       
  • Validation of the Sibling Perception Questionnaire in healthy siblings of
           children with chronic illnesses

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      Authors: Abbi L Gutierrez, Christine A Limbers
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of the study was to assess the psychometric properties of the parent-report version of the Sibling Perception Questionnaire (SPQ) in well-siblings. Participants were 200 caregivers of healthy children ages 9–17 years who had a sibling (ages 0–18 years) diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, spina bifida, or congenital heart disease. The SPQ had acceptable internal consistency reliability for the total score (α = 0.83) and displayed acceptable convergent validity as evidenced by medium to large positive correlations with the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (r’s ranged from 0.39 to 0.56). The original four-factor model displayed a poor model fit (CFI = 0.6, RMSEA = 0.11, TLI = 0.55, SRMR = 0.14) in comparison to a revised, 14-item four-factor model (CFI = 0.92, RMSEA = 0.07, TLI = 0.90, SRMR = 0.06). The shortened, 14-item parent-report version of the SPQ largely demonstrated good psychometric properties and has the potential to reduce the burden of caregivers filling out the measure.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-15T04:04:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241235095
       
  • The factors involved in surgical decision-making in younger women
           diagnosed with breast cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand: A qualitative
           analysis

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      Authors: Tania Blackmore, Kimberley Norman, Vanessa Burrett, Jenni Scarlet, Ian Campbell, Ross Lawrenson
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Women diagnosed with breast cancer must make important surgical decisions. The decision-making process for younger women is complex, with this group more likely to have an advanced diagnosis and life-stage considerations that can impact on treatment. This study investigated the decision-making process of women aged
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-08T10:37:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241237075
       
  • First-interview response patterns of intensive longitudinal psychological
           and health data

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      Authors: Shelley A Blozis
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Self-report data are essential in health psychology research where an individual’s perception is critical to understanding one’s health and psychological status. Intensive data collection over time, including daily diary assessments, is necessary in understanding within- and between-person variability in health and psychological processes over time. An “initial elevation or latent decline” (IELD) effect, inherent of self-report data, is increasingly acknowledged in the social psychology literature, but awareness of this effect in health psychology research is lacking, particularly in studies that emphasize within- and between-person variability in self-reports. The IELD effect is a pattern in which responses tend to be more extreme at the initial interview relative to subsequent responses. This paper illustrates the impact of IELD in applications of mixed-effects models based on observational self-reports and concludes that researchers take such effects into account in data analysis or in the research designing phase to help mitigate such effects.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-06T06:32:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241235751
       
  • Active tracking measures: Providing targets for youth alcohol use and
           health behavior interventions

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      Authors: Caitlin C Abar, Bonnie Rose Thomson, Allison Miley, Nathan Halter, Shaday Turner, Vanity Jones, Sharon Sarra
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study seeks to use examine the utility of recently published, developmentally informed measures of parental active tracking for work on youth health behaviors. Information on parental active tracking and health behaviors were collected in six independent survey studies (n’s = 157–408). A series of empirical questions regarding parental active tracking were examined. The recently published measures of parental active tracking in high school and college were shown to have sufficient internal consistency, to be well described by single latent factors, to be empirically distinct from helicopter parenting, to be inconsistently linked with youth risk behaviors, and to demonstrate closer linkages with youth substance use when accounting for parental motivations for tracking. The measures of parental active tracking employed provide face valid, psychometrically sound, and empirically supported indices for use examining parental influences during adolescence and young adulthood.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-06T06:30:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241236029
       
  • Utility of the Theory of Planned Behaviour for predicting parents’
           intentions to vaccinate their children against COVID-19

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      Authors: Gavin Q. Fox, Lucy E. Napper, Fathima Wakeel
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Vaccination is a crucial form of primary prevention, and it is important to understand the factors that influence parents’ decisions to vaccinate their children. The current study examines the utility of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and anticipated affect for explaining parents’ intentions to vaccinate their children against COVID-19. Parents (N = 843) living in the United States completed an online survey. The TPB variables explained 65% of the variability in parents’ intentions. In addition to all three of the TPB antecedents predicting vaccine intentions, both anticipated regret of not vaccinating and anticipated positive emotions of vaccinating were associated with parent intentions. Contrary to predictions, subjective norms were a stronger predictor of intentions when perceived behavioural control was lower compared to higher. These findings help further our understanding of parent-for-child vaccine decisions in the context of novel health threats and inform intervention efforts aimed at encouraging this behaviour.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-05T05:59:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241233852
       
  • Mechanisms through which befriending services may impact the health of
           older adults: A dyadic qualitative investigation

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      Authors: Caoimhe Hannigan, Michelle Kelly, Eimile Holton, Brian Lawlor, Thomas Scharf, Frank Kee, Sean Moynihan, Aileen O’Reilly, Joanna McHugh Power
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Befriending services are often delivered to older adults with a view to improving social connectedness, but they may also lead to improved health. The objective of the current study was to explore potential mechanisms through which befriending services might impact the health of older adults. Data were collected from 13 befriendee-befriender dyads (n = 26), using a constructivist grounded theory and dyadic analytic approach. Potential mechanisms were described, using a realist evaluative framework of mechanistic processes in a complex intervention context. Five mechanisms of action triggered by the intervention were identified: supporting health behaviours; providing emotional support; improving mood; getting cognitive stimulation and novelty; and providing opportunities for socialising. We identified five potential mechanisms through which befriending services might impact health for older people. Our results suggest potential mechanisms through which befriending might positively impact the health of older people, and which should be evaluated empirically in future research.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-05T05:57:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241235846
       
  • Se Habla Español: The role of ethnic centrality in the effect of
           providing Spanish-language services in health clinics among Latinx
           Americans

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      Authors: Gabriel Camacho, Mora A Reinka
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The present work experimentally examines whether a Spanish-speaking healthcare provider (an identity safety cue) increases the anticipated quality of care and healthcare utilization intentions of Latinx Americans (N = 180) and whether this effect is moderated by ethnic centrality. We find that providing Spanish-language services, versus not, on a healthcare facility’s webpage significantly increases both anticipated quality of care and healthcare utilization intentions—but only for Latinx Americans who perceive their ethnicity as highly central to their self-concept. Likewise, we find that anticipated quality of care mediates the effect that identity safety cues have on healthcare utilization intentions only for Latinx Americans high on ethnic centrality. These findings demonstrate that members of minoritized ethnic groups shown to be the most susceptible to experiencing concerns of discrimination (people high on ethnic centrality) are also the most likely to benefit from identity safety cues that are designed to mitigate these very concerns.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-05T05:55:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241235443
       
  • Children and adolescents’ quality of life in repeated cross-sectional
           studies during the COVID-19

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      Authors: Rachel Elisa Rodrigues Pereira de Paiva, Jonas Jardim de Paula, Danielle de Souza Costa, Lucas Gomes da Silva, Leandro Fernandes Malloy-Diniz, Marco Aurélio Romano-Silva, Débora Marques de Miranda
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      During the COVID-19 pandemic, internalizing and externalizing symptoms have impacted the quality of life of children and adolescents. This cross-sectional study evaluated children’s quality of life using parental reports, observing associations with mental health problems and sociodemographic variables. Some behavioral measures were linked to lower quality of life, particularly depression symptoms, relationship problems, and inattention. Multiple regression models indicated that reduced children’s quality of life (R2 = 36%) was associated with higher levels of internalizing (r = −0.46) and externalizing (r = −0.23) behavioral problems and younger parents (r = −0.08). Children with previous mental disorder diagnoses had lower quality of life than those without (p 
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-05T05:52:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241235068
       
  • The association of fatigue and cognitive complaints with work-related
           outcomes and cancer-related anxiety among employees 2–10 years after
           cancer diagnosis

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      Authors: Ingrid G Boelhouwer, Tinka van Vuuren
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigated the association of fatigue and cognitive complaints among employees post-cancer diagnosis, with work-related outcomes, and moderation by cancer-related anxiety. A survey was carried out among workers 2–10 years after cancer diagnosis. Employees without cancer recurrence or metastases were selected (N = 566). Self-reported fatigue and cognitive complaints were classified into three groups. ANOVA’s and regression analyses were used, controlling for age. Group 1 (cognitive complaints, n = 25, 4.4%), group 2 (fatigue, n = 205, 36.2%), and group 3 (cognitive complaints and fatigue, n = 211, 37.3%) were associated with higher burnout complaints and lower work engagement, and group 2 and 3 with lower work ability. Cancer-related anxiety positively moderated the association of group 3 with higher burnout complaints. Employees with both fatigue and cognitive complaints report less favorable work functioning. Cancer-related anxiety needs attention in the context of burnout complaints.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-04T08:59:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241234748
       
  • Network analysis to examine sex differences linked to emotional well-being
           in cardiovascular disease

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      Authors: Antonio R Hidalgo-Muñoz, Carmen Tabernero, Bárbara Luque
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Psychosocial dimensions are essential to guarantee an optimal approach to improve emotional well-being in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is evidence of sex differences regarding these dimensions. Thus, the connections between them are crucial to implement personalized therapies. Network model analyses were conducted on data from 593 CVD patients. The models included scores from the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), positive (PA) and negative affect (NA), positivity (PS), satisfaction of life (SLS), social support (SS), self-efficacy on emotion regulation (RESE), cardiac self-efficacy (CSE) and the Short Form-12 Health Survey. The main sex differences were found in: PA-PS (p = 0.03), SS-RESE (p = 0.04), for which the positive associations are stronger for men than for women and PA-RESE (p < 0.01) for which the positive association is stronger for women than for men. These nuances should be considered to implement tailored and integrative therapies for each CVD patient.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-04T08:54:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241230263
       
  • Disentangling between-person and within-person associations of physical
           symptoms of depression with self-perceived health and life satisfaction: A
           longitudinal study in Chilean adults

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      Authors: Jorge Schleef, Luis Mario Castellanos-Alvarenga, Mauro P. Olivera, Manuel S. Ortiz
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Depression is a major health problem in Chile. Evidence suggests that physical symptoms of depression (PSD) negatively impact self-perceived health and life satisfaction. The aim of this study was to determine the between-person and within-person associations of PSD with self-perceived health and life satisfaction in Chilean adults. The sample consisted of 1424 participants (64.54% female; Mage = 46.77, SD = 14.88) with data in five waves of the Social Longitudinal Study of Chile. Variables were measured through self-report questionnaires. Hypotheses were tested using multilevel analysis. At the within-person level, physical slowing, fatigue, and sleep problems were associated with poorer self-perceived health and lower life satisfaction. At the between-person level, physical slowing and fatigue were associated with poorer perceived health and lower life satisfaction. PSD are associated with self-perceived health and life satisfaction in Chilean adults longitudinally. The study highlights the importance of monitoring PSD changes in Chilean adults.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-03-04T08:50:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241229533
       
  • Virtual Motivational Interviewing (VIMINT) to support physical activity:
           Experiences of older adults and counsellors

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      Authors: Olayinka Akinrolie, Jacquie Ripat, Shaelyn Strachan, Sandra C Webber, Ruth Barclay
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of older adults and counsellors involved in virtual motivational interviewing (MI). This study was part of the Virtual Motivational INTerviewing (VIMINT) feasibility trial of virtual MI for physical activity in older adults. A descriptive qualitative design utilized content analysis. Seven older adults and three counsellors were interviewed. Four categories were developed: (i) Benefits and limitations of using technology (ii) Relationships between older adults and counsellors (iii) MI skills and spirit and (iv) Effects of virtual MI. Older adults and counsellors reported that receiving/delivering MI virtually was convenient and flexible. They described reduced non-verbal communication in virtual MI. Virtual MI facilitates interpersonal relationships, and counsellors reported that MI skills and spirit can be applied virtually. This study showed that virtual MI offers potential benefits with some limitations. The findings could inform future research involving virtual delivery of MI.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-28T04:39:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241235094
       
  • Anxiety, depression, and infertility-specific distress among women with
           female factor infertility

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      Authors: Leah M Hecht, Geneviève Joseph-Mofford, Rory Iacobelli, Marwa Ahmed, Erin Haley, Amy M Loree, Lisa R Miller-Matero
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study aimed to evaluate whether anxiety, depression, and infertility-specific distress differ among women with female infertility who are trying to conceive and/or seeking infertility treatment. Women with diagnosed female factor infertility in the past 2 years (N = 188) completed demographic questions, and measures of infertility-specific distress, anxiety, and depression. The majority of the sample were actively trying to conceive (78.7%, n = 148) and approximately one third (33.5%, n = 63) were undergoing fertility treatment. Anxiety and depression scores did not differ based on trying to conceive or treatment-seeking, although these subgroups reported higher levels of need for parenthood and rejection of a childfree lifestyle. High levels of mood and anxiety are experienced by women with female infertility. Although infertility-specific distress is experienced more so by women with anxiety and depression, a substantial proportion of those without mental health conditions had high levels of distress, underscoring the need for screening and treatment.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-28T04:26:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241235092
       
  • ‘What doesn’t kill you. . .’: A qualitative analysis of factors
           impacting the quality of life of people living with HIV

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      Authors: Kate L Ballesty, Toby RO Newton-John, Ruth M Hennessy, Dion M Alperstein, Kim Begley, Shiraze M Bulsara
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Despite viral suppression, people living with HIV (PLHIV) report lower quality of life (QoL) than the general population, negatively impacting treatment adherence and wellbeing. This qualitative study explored factors influencing QoL of PLHIV. Participants completed a QoL questionnaire, with cut-off scores used to allocate participants into Low-Moderate QoL (n = 11) or High-Very High QoL (n = 10) focus groups. Thematic analysis indicated convergence across factors perceived to impact QoL, with some notable discrepancies. Socioeconomic stability, social connection and support, maintaining good health, adaptive attitudes and reduced impact of stigma were perceived to improve QoL, while obstacles to connection, ageing and poor HIV literacy in the general population were perceived to worsen QoL in both groups. The Low-Moderate QoL group alone identified socioeconomic stressors and ongoing burden of negative life experiences worsened their QoL. Results are presented in the context of local and global HIV health strategies, with implications for clinical management noted.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-27T11:48:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241235091
       
  • I don’t feel sick: Cognitive and affective processing of self-health
           associations using the Implicit Association Test

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      Authors: Eda Tipura, Isabele Jacot De Alcantara, Amélie Mantelli, Léa Duong Phan Thanh, Anna Fischer, Patrik Vuilleumier, Roberta Ronchi
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Measuring implicit associations of self-concept with health or illness attributes may offer valuable insight into the mechanisms entailing the perception of one’s own health, as explicit measures of self-reported health are usually influenced by social desirability or response bias. In this study, healthy participants performed a modified version of the implicit association test (IAT) investigating implicit associations between the self and either health or illness related representations. Behaviorally, implicit associations dominated for self-health pairing, and their strength was inversely correlated with depressive traits. Neurally, concomitant EEG recording showed significant modulations of the P1, LPP, and N4 components evoked by such pairings, suggesting a facilitation of sensory responses to self-related stimuli and differential emotional processes engaged to integrate health versus illness information into self-related representations. These data offer new clues to better understand the cognitive and affective mechanisms underlying unrealistic optimism and pathological awareness of health conditions in various clinical populations.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-27T11:44:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241233509
       
  • Physical activity, posttraumatic stress, and gender: A longitudinal study
           of post-9/11 veterans

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      Authors: Katherine E Gnall, Shane J Sacco, Sinead M Sinnott, Crystal L Park, Carolyn M Mazure, Rani A Hoff
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Given the importance of physical activity (PA) for both physical and mental health, the present study characterizes post-9/11 veterans’ leisure-time PA engagement over time. Further, this study examines the relationship between PA and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), as well as whether this relation differs by gender and time since military discharge. This study was a secondary analysis of a 12-month longitudinal observational investigation of 410 (39.5% female) post-9/11 veterans. Participants completed self-report questionnaires at baseline and 12 months. Over a third of post-9/11 veterans were not engaging in any weekly leisure-time PA at study baseline and PA engagement significantly decreased in the subsequent year. The longitudinal relationship between PA and PTSS depended on both gender and time since military discharge. These results underscore the importance of considering both gender and time since discharge when tailoring interventions to support leisure-time PA as a key health habit in post-9/11 veterans.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-24T07:11:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241233380
       
  • How shared versus unshared parental contribution to child risk influences
           guilt responses

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      Authors: Kaylee Foor, Siri Ravuri, Susan Persky
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The extent to which parents experience guilt related to their child’s health may depend on their perceptions of their contribution to these outcomes. The impact of the child’s “other” biological parent’s (OBP) contribution to child health on guilt responses is understudied. Some models posit a diffusion-of-responsibility process, while others favor a heightened-risk-heightened-guilt model. The present study examines how perceived OBP contribution to child risk affects guilt among a sample of parents with self-reported overweight. Parents who perceived their child’s OBP to also have overweight experienced more guilt for passing down genetic and family environment-based obesity risk to their child, which suggests that perceptions of shared risk contribution promote guilt-related outcomes. Additionally, risk information endorsing a gene-environment interaction liability framing was the most responsive to OBP weight status. These results support a heightened-risk-heightened-guilt process. Future work should consider guilt when developing child health interventions to avoid undesirable emotional outcomes among parents.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-22T08:56:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241233336
       
  • Queens of hearts: Exploring the lived experiences of mothers caring for
           infants with complex congenital heart disease in Sri Lanka

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      Authors: G Navangi J de Silva, Gayani P Gamage
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of eight Sri Lankan mothers of infants with complex congenital heart disease (CCHD) using semi-structured interviews. Four themes were generated as: illness perception, communication with medical staff, challenges faced, and coping mechanisms. These provided insight into the multi-faceted nature of mothers’ experiences, importance of medical-caregiver communications and their need for psychosocial services. The findings enhance the limited knowledge of South–Asian primary CCHD caregiver experiences and will help in improving psychosocial support services in Sri Lanka.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-22T08:32:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241233382
       
  • Validation of the satisfaction with life scale for Korean older adults
           using item response theory

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      Authors: Kyeongwon Lee
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      As Korea is rapidly becoming an aging society, people are increasingly interested in the life satisfaction of the older adults. Therefore, the need for a tool that can precisely measure the life satisfaction of the older adults in Korea is also increasing. In this study, SWLS, which has been widely used to measure life satisfaction, was applied to Korean older adults. This study analyzed the life satisfaction of the older adults using item response theory that can supplement the limitations of existing research methods. Data from 3543 older adults who responded to the 2021 Korean Happiness Survey. As a result of the analysis, it was found that the goodness of fit of item 5 exceeded the standard value, and item 4 functioned differentially between the young-old and old-old. Based on the results of this study, it presented an empirical basis for the application of SWLS to the older adults.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-22T06:57:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241233461
       
  • Diabetes distress in Veterans with type 2 diabetes mellitus: Qualitative
           descriptive study

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      Authors: Allison A Lewinski, Abigail Shapiro, Matthew J Crowley, Chelsea Whitfield, Joanne Roman Jones, Amy S Jeffreys, Cynthia J Coffman, Teresa Howard, Eleanor McConnell, Paula Tanabe, Susan Barcinas, Hayden B Bosworth
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Diabetes distress (DD) is a negative psychosocial response to living with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We sought insight into Veterans’ experiences with DD in the context of T2DM self-management. The four domains in the Diabetes Distress Scale (i.e. regimen, emotional, interpersonal, healthcare provider) informed the interview guide and analysis (structural coding using thematic analysis). The mean age of the cohort (n = 36) was 59.1 years (SD 10.4); 8.3% of patients were female and 63.9% were Black or Mixed Race; mean A1C was 8.8% (SD 2.0); and mean DDS score was 2.4 (SD 1.1), indicating moderate distress. Veterans described DD and challenges to T2DM self-management across the four domains in the Diabetes Distress Scale. We found that (1) Veterans’ challenges with their T2DM self-management routines influenced DD and (2) Veterans experienced DD across a wide range of domains, indicating that clinical interventions should take a “whole-person” approach.Trial Registration: NCT04587336
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-22T06:47:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241233387
       
  • Fitness self-presentations on social media and the impact of social
           support on physical activities

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      Authors: Hyung-Min Kim
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Social media serves as one of the primary outlets for self-presentation and receiving social support. Even when individuals portray themselves negatively, it might not necessarily be intended for social disapproval. Conversely, positive self-presentation doesn’t always guarantee social support. This study examined the relationship between positive and negative fitness self-presentations on social media and the reception of supportive feedback. Additionally, it investigated how social support might influence individuals’ self-efficacy, motivation, and participation in physical activities (PA). Participants were fitness app users recruited from a crowdsourcing internet marketplace who had shared their fitness experiences on social media. The results indicated that both types of self-presentation received social support: presenters receiving more social support showed higher self-efficacy for PA. Moreover, fitness posters with higher self-efficacy in PA showed greater motivation for PA. This research suggests that fitness self-presentation allows users to receive social support, fostering confidence and motivation for engaging in PA.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-22T06:31:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241233370
       
  • Typology of reasons why a person kills in a war context: The case of
           rebel/nationalist army combatants in the Spanish Civil War

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      Authors: Francisco J Leira-Castiñeira, Raquel Martín-Ríos
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      European historiography on wars has embarked on a study of a matter of crucial significance: the involvement of ordinary individuals as perpetrators of mass casualties. This article aims to provide insights and hypotheses concerning the underlying motives behind such actions, focusing on the unique context of the Spanish Civil War. The data utilized for this study are drawn from a sample of 112 oral interviews conducted with former combatants of the Spanish Civil War, all born between 1905 and 1920. During these interviews, 112 men participated a semi structured discussion. Individual perceptions and variables of interest relevant to acts of violence were subjected to qualitative analysis. Our analysis suggests that instances of aggression often arise because of emotional triggers, alignment with fascist ideological convictions, societal pressures and a sense of duty-driven obedience. Our results refute the notion that ideological factors alone suffice as explanations.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-21T06:40:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241233339
       
  • Translation, cultural adaptation and validation of the German Quality of
           life in Epidermolysis Bullosa (QOLEB) questionnaire

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      Authors: Gudrun Salamon, Sophie Strobl, Ursula Field-Werners, Tobias Welponer, Dédée F Murrell, Anja Diem
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare disease characterised by skin fragility and a wide variety of symptoms. The Quality of Life in Epidermolysis Bullosa (QOLEB) score is an English 17-item EB-specific validated measurement tool with two dimensions: functioning and emotions. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to develop and validate a culturally adapted German QOLEB. The following steps were carried out: translation, expert evaluation, back translation, linguistic and cultural adaptation, sample-based psychometric testing and evaluation. Data analysis was performed with n = 46 patients across all EB types. The reliability and internal consistency of the translated German QOLEB were excellent (α = 0.901). Regarding convergent validity, the QOLEB correlated highly with the iscorEB (r = 0.879; p < 0.001). Structural similarity with the English original version was confirmed through exploratory factor analysis. In conclusion, the German QOLEB demonstrates internal reliability and construct validity and is suitable to assess the quality of life in German-speaking EB patients.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-19T05:28:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231221369
       
  • Depression and life satisfaction after Kahramanmaraş earthquakes: The
           serial mediation roles of life meaning and coping with earthquake stress

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      Authors: Serkan Cengiz, Adem Peker
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims to examine the meaning of life, and the mediating effect of strategies for coping with earthquake stress in the relationship between depression, and life satisfaction in survivors of the 2023 Kahramanmaraş centered earthquakes. The participants of this study were 472 adults (31.1% male, 68.9% female; Mage = 24.52) who were affected by earthquakes. The data of the study were tested with the bootstrapping-based PROCESS macro program (Model-81). The results showed that depression negatively predicted life satisfaction. Meaning of life mediated the relationship between depression and life satisfaction. However, problem solving and cognitive avoidance coping strategies reduced the effects of depression and the meaning of life on life satisfaction. These results can be a resource for mental health services for earthquake victims. At the same time, the study provides evidence that protecting personal resources in disaster situations positively affects life satisfaction in terms of conservation of resources theory (COR).
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-07T06:17:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241229554
       
  • Examining sense of purpose and conscientiousness as unique correlates of
           health: A bifactor examination

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      Authors: Patrick L Hill, Gabriel Olaru, Mathias Allemand
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Conscientiousness and sense of purpose consistently predict health, wellbeing, and health behavior. However, it remains an open question whether they are unique or overlapping predictors of health and wellbeing. The current study considered this question using the MOSAiCH study, a nationally representative sample of 2305 Swiss adults (M: 52.33 years old; SD = 17.36). Participants reported on sense of purpose and conscientiousness, in addition to multiple health, wellbeing, and health behavior indicators (e.g. dietary practices, activity engagement, health conditions, psychological concerns, and doctor visits). Results found conscientiousness and sense of purpose were moderately associated with multiple health, wellbeing, and health behavior indicators. Bifactor modeling was employed to test the incremental validity of conscientiousness and sense of purpose, when accounting for their shared variance. The specific factor for purpose predicted outcomes even when accounting for conscientiousness. However, conscientiousness had little incremental validity over the general factor.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-05T08:21:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241226814
       
  • Exploring the benefits and costs of a growth mindset in a digital app
           weight management program

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      Authors: Sydney Earl, Jeni L Burnette, Annabell Suh Ho
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      We explored the potential benefits and costs of believing one can change their weight (i.e. growth mindset) in the context of a digital weight management program. We investigated mechanisms by which growth mindsets relate to weight loss achievement and body shame. Among participants seeking to lose weight (N = 1626; 74.7% female; 77.9% White; Mage = 45.7), stronger growth mindsets indirectly predicted greater weight loss achievement through positive offset expectations and subsequent increased program engagement. Additionally, stronger growth mindsets predicted less body shame through positive offset expectations but predicted more body shame through increased onset responsibility, replicating the double-edged sword model of growth mindsets. We conclude with applications that leverage growth mindsets for optimal behavior change while mitigating costs such as body shame.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-05T08:19:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241226610
       
  • A cluster randomized controlled trial of a brief positive healthy eating
           intervention

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      Authors: Henry CY Ho, Agnes Y Lai, Moses Wai-keung Mui, Alice Wan, Carol Wing-see Yew, Tai Hing Lam
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Excessive sugar intake poses a significant risk factor for non-communicable diseases. A positive healthy eating (PHE) intervention was developed to promote low-sugar dietary practices in families. The PHE intervention capitalized on positive psychological constructs to overcome barriers to health behavior change by helping families associate feelings of joy, gratitude, and savoring with healthy eating. In a cluster randomized controlled trial, 1983 participants from 1467 families were recruited in Hong Kong. PHE included a core and booster session. Data were collected at pre-intervention, post-intervention, and at 1-month and 3-month follow-up. Compared to the control, PHE showed greater increase in intention to change at post-intervention, engagement in low-sugar dietary practices individually and with family members at 3-month follow-up, and greater reduction in sugar-sweetened beverage intake at 1-month and 3-month follow-up. Intentions to change mediated PHE’s effects on low-sugar dietary practices. Focus group interviews revealed the behavior-change process and family quality of life.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-05T08:17:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231225934
       
  • Xenophobia in the context of African worldviews: A synopsis of the
           Nigerian situation

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      Authors: Tosin Tunrayo Olonisakin, Sulaiman Olanrewaju Adebayo
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This paper examines the phenomenon of xenophobia in Africa. The manifestation of xenophobia was explored within the tenets of the terror management theory which links existential concerns to the development of worldviews that help to make sense of life vagaries. We put forward that colonialism impacted the African worldview of collectivism and human connectedness and contributed to a worldview of the world as a dangerous place. The authors largely situate xenophobic attitudes of Africans toward Africans within the colonial experience which promoted ethnic discord and influenced the perception and receptivity toward strangers. The value of collectivism in pre-colonial and post-colonial African societies was compared to demonstrate the impact of colonialism. Furthermore, a synopsis of ethnic politics as a legacy of colonialism in Nigeria was provided. The authors conclude by emphasizing the importance of giving recognition to ethnic identity as one approach to managing xenophobic attitudes toward co-nationals in African countries.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-05T08:15:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231223850
       
  • How does patient-centered communication work' Trend analysis of mediation
           through cancer worry and health self-efficacy, 2011–2020

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      Authors: Jizhou Francis Ye, Shenting Zheng, Song Harris Ao, Changhao Dylan Yan, Yuyuan Lai, Ze Lai, Xinshu Zhao
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study proposed and tested the cross-sectional effects of patient-centered communication (PCC) on cancer screening behaviors via an affective-cognitive sequential chain of mediation through cancer worry and health self-efficacy. Cross-sectional data were analyzed from four iterations of the Health Information National Trends Survey (2011, 2014, 2017, and 2020). The results found that lowered cancer worry following PCC does not show a cross-sectional positive effect in promoting cancer screening behaviors, while enhanced health self-efficacy as a subsequent state is a facilitator of screening behaviors. The findings further demonstrated increased PCC, a rise in cancer worry, and a sustained level of health self-efficacy. Also, our research has identified an upward trend in cancer screening behaviors from 2011 to 2017, followed by a notable decrease in 2020. These insights underscore the nuanced ways PCC can foster cancer screening behaviors, emphasizing the importance of emotional and cognitive aspects in clinical settings.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-02-02T12:11:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241228437
       
  • Don’t say it’s over: The perceived epidemic stage and COVID
           preventive behaviour

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      Authors: Yadviga Sinyavskaya, Ksenia Eritsyan, Natalia Antonova, Nikita Sharin
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Little is known about the perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic’s dynamic and its effect on self-protective behaviour. Using survey data from 1343 university students we explored how the perceived temporal distance to the COVID pandemic peak associates with risk perception and the adherence of preventive behaviours. Results show that individuals differ in their perception of the pandemic stage despite being in the same environment. The belief that the COVID peak is in the past was associated with less perceived risk and decreased self-protection. A high COVID-19 media involvement and trust in the authorities were associated with higher perceived risk and preventive behaviour implementation. Overall, the perception that the pandemic wave is in its final stages could be an independent predictor of more risky behaviour. Thus, the communication of the pandemic dynamic should be provided by policy makers with caution to avoid the possibility of discounting the risk.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-30T11:53:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231222338
       
  • Bi-directional associations of core affect and physical activity in adults
           with higher body weight: An ecological momentary assessment study

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      Authors: Caroline Seiferth, Janis Fiedler, Tanja Färber, Magdalena Pape, Stefanie Schroeder, Stephan Herpertz, Sabine Steins-Loeber, Jörg Wolstein
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Affect is known to be predictive of and enhanced by higher physical activity (PA) levels in the general population. This secondary analysis aimed to increase the understanding of the bi-directional relationship between PA and core affect (i.e. valence, energetic arousal, and calmness) among adults with higher body weight. Affect and PA were assessed in naturalistic settings via ecological momentary assessment using a mixed sampling scheme from 157 participants (body mass index: 32.99 ± 3.78 kg/m2). Multilevel models revealed that being more physically active in the 15 minutes prior to the assessment predicted an increase in energetic arousal and a decrease in calmness. Subsequently, feeling more energetic and agitated was associated with increased PA within the following 15 minutes. Valence (i.e. pleasure–displeasure) was not associated with PA nor predictive of subsequent PA. Digital PA interventions may target the enhancement of feelings of energy and present psychoeducation about these distinct psychological benefits.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-29T12:10:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241228202
       
  • ‘It’s like tumbleweeds everywhere’: An Interpretative
           Phenomenological Analysis of the lived experience of being diagnosed with
           and living with narcolepsy

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      Authors: Bella Kilmartin, William Day
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      There is a lack of awareness of how sleep health and sleep disorders are experienced. Previous research has found that living with narcolepsy has a debilitating impact on several areas of an individual’s life alongside significant diagnostic delays. This study uses a phenomenological, qualitative methodology to explore experiences of being diagnosed with and living with narcolepsy. Six women with type 1 narcolepsy participated in semi-structured interviews. Transcripts were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Capturing the whole illness experience of narcolepsy, our analysis illuminated three superordinate themes; ‘minimising, dismissing and downplaying symptoms’, ‘navigating the winding journey to diagnosis’ and ‘a different way of living’. Through our analysis, we are able to demonstrate the affective impact lack of awareness of sleep and sleep disorders has; resulting in significant diagnostic delays and a lack of support post-diagnosis. Findings demonstrate a need for greater awareness and increased support.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-29T12:08:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231221373
       
  • Development and Validation of the Cheers Attitudes towards Non-drinkers
           Scale (CANS)

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      Authors: Christopher Cheers, Amy Pennay, Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia, Sarah Callinan
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Non-drinkers report experiencing stigma, which can act as a barrier to non-drinking. Two studies were undertaken to develop and test a new scale to measure attitudes towards non-drinkers. In Study 1, 29 items were presented to 426 Australian drinkers. In Study 2, the refined 12-item Cheers Attitudes to Non-drinkers Scale (CANS) was presented to 389 drinkers. Alcohol consumption, Harm and the Regan Attitudes towards Non-drinkers Scale (RANDS) were presented for scale validation. Exploratory factor analysis revealed three factors representing the Threats to Fun, Connection and Self that drinkers perceive non-drinkers to pose. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the scale meets the required fit indices and had good reliability (α = 0.842). Evidence of validity was shown through significant correlations with Alcohol Consumption, Harm and the RANDS. These studies show the CANS to be a reliable and valid measure that could be utilised to understand and modify the stigma experienced by non-drinkers.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-29T12:06:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231220519
       
  • Tensions in caring for chronic patients’ medication adherence: A
           qualitative study in Cyprus

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      Authors: Christiana Karashiali, Pinelopi Konstantinou, Orestis Kasinopoulos, Christos Michael, Alexia Papageorgiou, Irini Kadianaki, Maria Karekla, Angelos P Kassianos
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Medication adherence (MA) to recommended treatment is a multi-faceted problem and an ongoing challenge for healthcare providers (HCPs) to monitor. This qualitative study with 10 HCPs in Cyprus aims to explore HCPs’ perceptions and strategies used on addressing medication non-adherence (MNA) in patients with chronic conditions. Two main themes emerged from the analysis reflecting the ways that HCPs described their reactions to MNA of their patients: (1) “Relying on information provision to improve MA” and (2) “Trying to understand patients’ perspective.” HCPs reported empathizing with patients and engaging in discussions to understand patients’ perspective and reasons for MNA, so as to explore alternative solutions. Simultaneously, some HCPs reflected that the techniques used to improve MA are solely centered around information on medication and side-effects. HCPs experienced an internal conflict between providing patient-centered care versus using directive approaches to improve MA. Findings suggest how HCPs could thoroughly address patients’ individual barriers.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-29T06:45:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053241227003
       
  • Measuring Spiritual Well-being using a numerical rating scale: Additional
           evidence of the validity of the Well-being Numerical Rating Scales
           (WB-NRSs)

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      Authors: Francesca Chiesi, Carlotta Tagliaferro, Georgia Marunic, Andrea Bonacchi
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The Well-being Numerical Rating Scales (WB-NRSs) can be used to assess rapidly and accurately different types of well-being. However, the spiritual well-being scale showed slightly weaker psychometric properties. This study aimed to further investigate its suitability in measuring spiritual well-being. Participants (N = 270, age: M = 32.98; SD = 15.64; 67% females) were administered a questionnaire including spiritual well-being, gratitude, compassionate love, and personality traits measures. A network analysis (based on correlations) was used to display graphically the pattern of relationships among the measured constructs (i.e. the nomological net). Results provided evidence that the scale measures spiritual well-being as defined in the literature, that is, a component distinct from faith and compassionate love, but connected to meaning in life, quality of relationships, personality traits, and gratitude. These findings confirm the WB-NRSs is a psychometrically sound and easy-to-use tool with clear benefits for both research and clinical assessment.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-29T06:42:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231225908
       
  • ‘Don’t let it hold you back’ — The experience of transition to
           adulthood in young people with primary ciliary dyskinesia: An
           interpretative phenomenological analysis

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      Authors: Rhys Dore, Isabella E Nizza, Hannah M Mitchison, Celine Lewis
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare, chronic genetic condition with variable features arising from motile cilia dysfunction, including recurrent respiratory infections, sinonasal disease, reduced hearing, infertility and situs inversus. The aim of the study was to understand the experiences of young people with PCD as they transition into adulthood and adult healthcare services. An interpretative phenomenological analytical method was applied. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with three participants aged 18–24 years. Four interconnected group experiential themes were identified: (1) reconceptualising a stigmatised identity, (2) sharing the journey to independence, (3) entering adulthood with newfound autonomy, (4) anticipating an uncertain future. Overall, we found that transition for young people with PCD presents as a complex period marked by identity-formation, creating systems of support and becoming an autonomous adult. Facilitation of personalised and integrated approaches to care should be prioritised. Our findings are important to help health professionals provide appropriate, anticipatory support.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-29T06:36:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231223912
       
  • Psychometric evaluation of the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire-Short Form
           (DSQ-SF) among adults with Long COVID, ME/CFS, and healthy controls: A
           machine learning approach

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      Authors: William J McGarrigle, Jacob Furst, Leonard A Jason
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Long COVID shares a number of clinical features with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), including post-exertional malaise, severe fatigue, and neurocognitive deficits. Utilizing validated assessment tools that accurately and efficiently screen for these conditions can facilitate diagnostic and treatment efforts, thereby improving patient outcomes. In this study, we generated a series of random forest machine learning algorithms to evaluate the psychometric properties of the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire-Short Form (DSQ-SF) in classifying large groups of adults with Long COVID, ME/CFS (without Long COVID), and healthy controls. We demonstrated that the DSQ-SF can accurately classify these populations with high degrees of sensitivity and specificity. In turn, we identified the particular DSQ-SF symptom items that best distinguish Long COVID from ME/CFS, as well as those that differentiate these illness groups from healthy controls.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-29T06:34:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231223882
       
  • Understanding cancer patients’ desire to quit tobacco without
           assistance: A mixed-methods study

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      Authors: Tia Borger, Abigayle R Feather, Kathleen E Wakeman, William Bowling, Jessica L Burris
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      While many cancer patients who use tobacco try to quit post-diagnosis, some prefer to quit without using tobacco treatment, despite evidence against unassisted quit attempts. This study aimed to understand the rationale for some cancer patients’ desire to quit tobacco without assistance. Thirty-five adult cancer patients who currently used tobacco and declined tobacco treatment because of the desire to quit unassisted provided data via a standardized questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. The sample was predominately White, non-Hispanic (85.71%) and female (68.57%). The most common cancer site was gynecological. Key themes that emerged from the interviews were: self-reliance, willpower, social norms, and negative attitudes toward tobacco treatment. The most frequently endorsed barrier to tobacco treatment was “I know others who have quit without tobacco treatment” (82.86%). This study with cancer patients identified affective, cognitive, and personality factors related to quitting unassisted, and social and systemic reasons to not use tobacco treatment.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-29T06:32:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231223345
       
  • ‘Do I cry or just carry on’: A story completion study of healthcare
           professionals’ anticipated responses to experiencing chest pain

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      Authors: Caitlin Vries, Caroline A Flurey
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Healthcare professionals may experience barriers to seeking healthcare that differ from the general population. We explored healthcare professionals’ anticipated responses to experiencing chest pain following a period of stress using qualitative story completion method with healthcare professionals (n = 44). Data were analysed using reflexive thematic analysis, which identified three themes: ‘“Do I cry or just carry on'”: A Culture of Suffering in Silence’ identified worries that expressing health concerns would be perceived as weakness, with potential impact on career opportunities. Participants also described self-diagnosis and self-medication rather than help-seeking. ‘“Me' Have a panic attack'”: Psychosomatic Shame’ suggested mental health issues may be ignored due to stigma. ‘“We definitely don’t take care of ourselves”: Prioritising Pressures of Multiple Responsibilities over Self-care’ identified real or perceived pressures to de-prioritise their health. Future research should explore the design of confidential, time efficient support for healthcare professionals that tackle cultural norms and barriers to self-care.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-29T06:26:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231221400
       
  • ‘I’ve learned a lot about myself this year’: Young student women’s
           perceptions of their cumulative use of digital fitness technologies across
           the Covid-19 pandemic

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      Authors: Beth T Bell, Sarah Norminton, Kora Dollimore
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Many young women turned to digital fitness technologies (DFT) to support their health and wellbeing during the covid-19 pandemic. The present study explores young student women’s retrospective perceptions of their cumulative engagement with DFT, across periods of restriction and easing (March 2020–2021). Seventeen UK-based women (Age M = 20.29, SD = 1.72); Ethnicity White = 94.12% participated in one-on-one interviews using an adapted scroll-back technique. Data was analysed using narrative-informed reflexive thematic analysis. Three themes were developed: My lockdown #fitnesstransformation: DFT as information and inspiration, My unrealistic expectations: DFT as a source of comparison and concern and My new body positive and resilient self: DFT as a catalyst to self-development. Themes highlight how perceptions of DFT changed over time as a consequence of repeat engagement, sociocultural context and psychological meaning-making. Crucially, findings underscore the importance of examining the collective and cumulative effects of DFT engagement on health and wellbeing, both positive and negative.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-27T10:55:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231225598
       
  • Indirect effects of health-related quality of life on suicidal ideation
           through psychological distress among cancer patients

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      Authors: Nkechi A Chukwuemeka, Tosin Yinka Akintunde, Favour E Uzoigwe, Marvellous Okeke, Andrew Tassang, Stanley Oloji Isangha
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The interrelationships of suicidal ideation, psychological distress, and impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in cancer patients are complex and multifaceted. Limited empirical evidence exists on the indirect effects of impaired HRQoL on suicidal ideation through psychological distress among cancer patients. To fill this research gap, 250 cancer patients were recruited through a cross-sectional hospital-based research design. Structural equation model (SEM) results indicated that impaired HRQoL is a predictor of psychological distress (β = 0.153; p 
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-27T06:42:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231225306
       
  • Longitudinal linkages between strength use and depressive symptoms in
           Chinese nurses: A two wave, cross-lagged study

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      Authors: Chengzhi Bai, Baoyu Bai, Yuanyuan Hao, Feng Kong
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      Nurses are at increased risk for developing depressive symptoms. While previous research has suggested that strength use may be inversely related to these symptoms, the longitudinal impact of strength use on nurses’ depressive symptoms remains under-explored. This study sought to examine the longitudinal relationship between strength use and depressive symptoms among Chinese nurses. Using a two-wave cross-lagged design from 2020 to 2023, 321 nurses participated in an online questionnaire survey. Using structural equation modeling, our results supported the hypothesized reciprocal model, indicating that strength use can significantly predict a reduction in depressive symptoms and vice versa. Given these findings, there’s an urgent need for nurse leaders to emphasize the importance of using nurses’ strengths as a strategy to alleviate depressive symptoms.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-27T06:38:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231222167
       
  • Self-objectification and cosmetic surgery consideration among Chinese
           young women: The mediating roles of alienation and body image
           inflexibility

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      Authors: Xiaole Huang, Rongmao Lin, Youwei Yan
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The behavior of undergoing cosmetic surgery is a coping strategy for body-image threats and challenges. Self-objectification is associated with alienation and body image inflexibility, and all of these are associated with stronger cosmetic surgery considerations. This study evaluated the relationship between self-objectification and cosmetic surgery consideration, and whether this relationship was mediated by alienation and body image inflexibility. The participants were 650 Chinese female college students. Serial mediation analysis indicated that the relationship between self-objectification and cosmetic surgery consideration was significantly mediated by alienation followed by body image inflexibility. The total mediating effect value was 0.424, accounting for 57.5% of the total effects. These results suggest that reducing alienation and improving the flexibility of body image can reduce the influence of self-objectification on young women’s willingness to undergo cosmetic surgery. These findings provide a basis for intervening or preventing the self-objectified young women’s willingness for cosmetic surgery.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-24T03:52:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231222854
       
  • The quality of life and its inter-relationship with posttraumatic stress
           disorder and social support in two post-conflict communities in Nigeria

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      Authors: Oluyemi O Akanni, Aladi N Edeh, Michael T Agbir, Anthony A Olashore
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      The study aimed to compare the quality of life (QoL) in two communities with different exposures to conflict and investigate the inter-relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social support, and QoL. This is a cross-sectional with 413 participants. Study instruments included the PTSD module of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), the World Health Organization Quality of Life BREF (WHOQoL-BREF), and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). The family domain of social support was protective of both PTSD and QoL. Except for the relationship between community’s location and the physical subscale of the QoL, a hierarchical regression analysis showed that all the independent variables were significantly associated with the QoL domains. Direct exposure to crises impaired QoL more than areas indirectly exposed. PTSD and the family domain of social support play a significant role in the QoL outcome. This suggests that therapeutic intervention to improve QoL should target these key variables.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-23T05:21:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231222851
       
  • Is fear of disease progression associated with antiretroviral therapy
           adherence in persons with HIV/AIDS'

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      Authors: Chan-Woo Yeom, Hyeju Ha, Bong-Jin Hahm, Sun Hee Lee, Nam Joong Kim, Eun-Jung Shim
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      We examined the mediating role of depression and anxiety on the relationship between fear of disease progression (FoP) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and the moderating role of social support in the FoP-depression/anxiety-ART adherence relationship in persons with HIV/AIDS (PWHA). 202 PWHA completed self-report measures. Simple mediation and moderated mediation analyses were performed. FoP was directly and negatively associated with ART adherence, and the mediating role of depression in this relationship was significant. Indirect effect of FoP mediated by anxiety on ART adherence was not significant. The moderating effect of social support was significant in the FoP-depression pathway, while the indirect effect of FoP on ART adherence mediated by depression was greatest at a higher level of social support and lower level of FoP. The results suggest the relevance of high FoP and depression-mediated FoP in ART adherence and social support may attenuate the negative impact of FoP.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-22T11:24:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231224177
       
  • Umwana w’umugore: The gendered realities of girls born of
           conflict-related sexual violence and their mothers in post-genocide Rwanda
           

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      Authors: Myriam Denov, Djamila Saad
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores the challenges, needs and capacities of girls born of conflict-related sexual violence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi. Twenty-nine interviews and 11 focus groups were conducted with girls born of genocidal rape, alongside 44 interviews with mothers of children born of genocidal rape. In a society where Umwana w’umugore – being ‘the child of a woman’ – is considered an insult for children born of rape, gendered realities profoundly shape girls’ experiences. Data reveal that girls born of genocidal rape face challenges related to identity and belonging, multiple forms of violence and economic challenges. Moreover, girls sustain the indirect consequences of gender-based injustices committed against their mothers, making stigma and social exclusion shared and intergenerational experiences, alongside mutual care and support. Policy development must take into account the unique needs of girls born of rape, the precarious situation of their mothers and broader gender inequalities.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-22T08:12:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231223883
       
  • Using distance-framed narratives to foster health communication outcomes
           among e-cigarette users and non-users

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      Authors: Sixiao Liu, Janet Z Yang
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study examines the effectiveness of distance-framed narratives in deterring e-cigarette use among young adults. Through an online experiment (N = 916), this study investigates how narratives with different distance cues influence participants’ narrative engagement, perceived psychological distance, and compliance with the message. The findings suggest that distance-framed narratives heighten identification. Increased identification reduces perceived psychological distance, leading to more negative attitudes, decreased e-cigarette use intention, and stronger policy support. E-cigarette use status also impacts persuasive outcomes. Non-users tend to be more receptive to narratives featuring congruent distance cues in character and scenario depictions. Users are motivated by narratives that present an uncertain scenario, regardless of whether the character is portrayed as socially close or distant.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-22T04:53:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231223810
       
  • Associations of dietary patterns and perceived stress with memory deficits
           in patients with heart failure

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      Authors: Mei Wang, Lyu Wang, Mei Yang, Xiuting Zhang, Xiuzhen Fan
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study aimed to examine the relationships between dietary patterns and perceived stress with memory deficits in 291 patients with heart failure aged 45–85 years. A total of 142 (48.8%) patients reported memory deficit. Three dietary patterns were identified by K-means clustering: nut-fruit-dairy, meat-processed, and traditional (high intake of cereals) diets. Compared to the traditional diet, the nut-fruit-dairy diet and meat-processed diet were associated with lower levels of deficits in short-term memory, delayed memory, and overall memory. What’s more, perceived stress was positively associated with deficits in short-term memory and overall memory, but the association was only found in patients adhering to the traditional diet using stratified analyses. Our findings suggest that adhering to a healthy diet may be conducive to improving deficits in short-term memory, delayed memory, and overall memory, while also buffering the adverse association between perceived stress and deficits in short-term memory and overall memory.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-17T10:20:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231221064
       
  • The associations of dyadic coping strategies with caregiver’s
           willingness to care and burden: A weekly diary study

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      Authors: Giulia Ferraris, Pierre Gérain, Mikołaj Zarzycki, Saif Elayan, Val Morrison, Robbert Sanderman, Mariët Hagedoorn
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This weekly diary study investigated associations of weekly dyadic coping strategies with caregivers’ willingness to care and burden. Multilevel modelling was applied to assess between- and within-person associations for 24 consecutive weeks in 955 caregivers. Greater willingness to care was reported in weeks when caregivers used more collaborative (b = 0.26, p < 0.001) and supportive (b = 0.30, p < 0.001) strategies, whereas uninvolved coping was associated with lower willingness to care (b = −0.44, p < 0.001). Using collaborative coping strategies was associated with lower weekly burden (b = −0.13, p < 0.001). A greater burden was reported in weeks when caregivers used more uninvolved (b = 0.19, p < 0.001) and controlling (b = 0.13, p < 0.001) coping strategies. A full understanding of whether caregivers’ willingness to care and burden may be improved owing to weekly dyadic coping is essential for developing timely support for caregivers.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-10T10:51:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231223838
       
  • Body image in patients with prostate cancer undergoing treatment with
           hormone therapy: Observational study using both a cross-sectional and
           longitudinal design

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      Authors: Pei-Yi Chen, Kuan-Lin Liu, Cheng-Keng Chuang, Chun-Te Wu, See-Tong Pang, Ying-Hsu Chang, Kai-Jie Yu, Ching-Hui Chien
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      This study aims to examine changes in body image (BI) over time and factors related to BI among patients with prostate cancer who receive hormone therapy (HT). A cross-sectional design and longitudinal design were utilized. Patients with prostate cancer who received HT were recruited from the urology outpatient departments in two hospitals in Taiwan between August 2017 and December 2020. Cross-sectional data were collected from 177 patients who had started HT for prostate cancer. Longitudinal data were collected from 34 newly diagnosed patients before receiving HT and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after HT. The variables measured included hormonal symptoms and distress, self-efficacy, and BI. The results showed that BI dissatisfaction ranged from 6.1% to 17.2%. Hormonal symptoms and distress (e.g. lack of vitality) were correlated with BI dissatisfaction. Education on the side effects of HT and coping strategies can be provided to patients to prevent BI dissatisfaction.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-10T05:43:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231223930
       
  • Birth by emergency caesarean delivery: Perspectives of Wāhine Māori in
           Aotearoa New Zealand

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      Authors: Felicia Airini Lawrie, Yvonne Awhina Mitchell, Ashleigh Barrett-Young, Amanda Ellen Clifford
      Abstract: Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print.
      In Aotearoa New Zealand, wāhine Māori (Māori women) are overrepresented in several negative post-natal outcomes, including negative outcomes related to caesarean deliveries. We aimed to understand the experiences of wāhine Māori who had experienced a caesarean delivery and to identify how healthcare systems can better meet the needs of wāhine Māori during pre- and post-natal care. Using kaupapa Māori principles, thematic analysis of one-on-one interviews identified eight themes covering a range of issues related to overall wellbeing. Bodily autonomy and choice were discussed by all participants, as was the need for mental wellbeing to be a larger focus of perinatal care. Participants also shared positive encounters with midwives and nurses, as well as a desire to incorporate religious and cultural practices within perinatal care. The caesarean delivery birthing stories of wāhine Māori highlighted the importance of Māori health models in understanding and providing culturally-affirming healthcare to wāhine Māori across Aotearoa.
      Citation: Journal of Health Psychology
      PubDate: 2024-01-03T06:35:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13591053231218667
       
 
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    - HEALTH AND SAFETY (686 journals)
    - HEALTH FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATION (358 journals)
    - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (112 journals)
    - PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HYGIENE (117 journals)
    - WOMEN'S HEALTH (82 journals)

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AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Industrial Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy     Partially Free   (Followers: 246)
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 197)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
British Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 255)
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 205)
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
ergopraxis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Health Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 63)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors     Hybrid Journal  
Indonesian Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
International Journal of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Nuclear Safety and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Occupational Health and Public Health Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C : Toxicology and Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Global Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Interprofessional Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Occupational Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Religion and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Safety Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Vocational Health Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karaelmas İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği Dergisi / Karaelmas Journal of Occupational Health and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Musik- Tanz und Kunsttherapie     Hybrid Journal  
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 75)
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Occupational Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Occupational Therapy in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
Perspectives in Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le travail et la santé     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Population Health Metrics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Preventing Chronic Disease     Free   (Followers: 3)
Psychology & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Qualitative Health Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Reabilitacijos Mokslai : Slauga, Kineziterapija, Ergoterapija     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Revista Brasileira de Saúde Ocupacional     Open Access  
Revista Herediana de Rehabilitacion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revue Francophone de Recherche en Ergothérapie RFRE     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Safety and Health at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 75)
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82)
Sociology of Health & Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
System Safety : Human - Technical Facility - Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Work, Employment & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Workplace Health and Safety     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie. Mit Beiträgen aus Umweltmedizin und Sozialmedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

           

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