Effectiveness and feasibility of the self-administered and repeated episodic future thinking exercises in smoking cessation
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by Hakan Yılmaz, Mehmet Emrah Karadere
2w ago
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 ..read more
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A latent classes analysis to detect cognitive and emotional profiles in cancer patients
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by Mariana A Sierra-Murguía, Regina Mazatán-Orozco, Said Enrique Jiménez-Pacheco, Ferrán Padrós-Blázquez
3w ago
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 ha ..read more
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Risk of cancer-related distress by age in colorectal cancer survivors: The modulatory role of unmet support needs
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by Y. Andreu, A. Soto-Rubio, C. Picazo, B. Gil-Juliá, S. Fernández, R. Chulvi
3w ago
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 ..read more
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Associations of smart device apps with and without a perceived self-efficacy component in a physical activity context with BMI
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by Alexander Karl Ferdinand Loder, Mireille Nicoline Maria van Poppel
3w ago
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 studen ..read more
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Depressive symptoms, sleep-wake features, and insomnia among female students: The role of rumination
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by Xin Zhang, Fei Wang, Liuni Zou, Shih-Yu Lee
3w ago
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 ..read more
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Improving kidney care for people with severe mental health difficulties: A thematic analysis of personal and family members’ perspectives
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by Clodagh Cogley, Jessica Bramham, Kate Bramham, Rebekah Cheung Judge, Julie Lynch, Siobhan MacHale, John Holian, Aoife Smith, Claire Carswell, Peter Conlon, Paul D’Alton
3w ago
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 her ..read more
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‘Yeah, this is my donation’: An application of psychological ownership in blood donation
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by Abigail R-A. Edwards, Rachel Thorpe, Barbara M. Masser, Fiona Kate Barlow
1M ago
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 i ..read more
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Beliefs, screening attitudes and breast cancer awareness of young women with neurofibromatosis type 1: A reflexive thematic analysis
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by Caitríona Plunkett, Melissa Pilkington
1M ago
Journal of Health Psychology, Ahead of Print. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) predisposes individuals to benign and malignant tumours. Young women with NF1 (<50 years) have an up to five-fold increased risk of breast cancer. The UK adopts moderate cancer risk guidelines of NICE, advising women with NF1 to attend breast screening from 40 years. Previous results from a systematic review and meta-analysis found that breast cancer in this cohort predominantly occurs from 34 to 44 years. Without earlier screening, breast awareness is fundamental. Reflexive thematic analysis and semi-structured in ..read more
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Effectiveness of identity-building interventions on recovery identity and patient-reported health outcomes in chronic diseases: A meta-analysis
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by Jianan Zhao, Hanjing Zhu, Dian Zhu, Fangyuan Chang, Chenyang Liu, Yan Yang, Ting Han
1M ago
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 ..read more
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The prevalence of comorbid mental health difficulties in young people with chronic skin conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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by Clodagh Flinn, Amy McInerney, Finiki Nearchou
1M ago
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; s ..read more
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