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  1. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, sickle cell disease is recognized as one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Caregivers and patients with such chronic illnesses experience economic, physical, social and psychological d...

    Authors: Connie Olwit, Maureen Mugaba, Charles Peter Osingada and Rose Chalo Nabirye

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:50

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    Media multitasking (MMT)—using and switching between unrelated forms of media—has been implicated in altered processing of extraneous stimuli, resulting in performance deficits. Here, we sought to extend our p...

    Authors: Richard B. Lopez, Julia M. Salinger, Todd F. Heatherton and Dylan D. Wagner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:44

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Interventions for adolescents with externalizing behavior problems are generally found to be only moderately effective, and treatment responsiveness is variable. Therefore, this study aims to increase interven...

    Authors: L W te Brinke, H D Schuiringa, A T A Menting, M Deković and B O de Castro

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:49

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    There is no generic psychotherapy outcome measure validated for Kenyan populations. The objective of this study was to test the acceptability and factor structure of the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation...

    Authors: Fredrik Falkenström, Manasi Kumar, Aiysha Zahid, Mary Kuria and Caleb Othieno

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:48

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    A broad range of psychopathological sequelae was found in adult survivors of institutional childhood maltreatment (IM). Childhood maltreatment is also associated with lower self–esteem (SE). In previous qualit...

    Authors: Dina Weindl and Brigitte Lueger-Schuster

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:47

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Psychological distress with symptoms of depression and anxiety is common and unrecognized in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Efforts have been made to treat psychological distress in CAD with both...

    Authors: Oskar Lundgren, Peter Garvin, Margareta Kristenson, Lena Jonasson and Ingela Thylén

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:46

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Lack of formal education is an important social determinant of health inequality and represents a public health problem. School dropout is particularly common in vocational education; however few prevention pr...

    Authors: Susan Andersen, Morten Hulvej Rod, Teresa Holmberg, Liselotte Ingholt, Annette Kjær Ersbøll and Janne Schurmann Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:45

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    This protocol describes a study that will test the effectiveness of a 10-week non-clinical psychological coaching intervention for intentional personality change using a smartphone application. The goal of the...

    Authors: Mirjam Stieger, Marcia Nißen, Dominik Rüegger, Tobias Kowatsch, Christoph Flückiger and Mathias Allemand

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:43

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Symptoms of anxiety and depression are prevalent and highly comorbid in children, contributing to considerable impairment even at a subclinical level. Difficulties with emotion regulation are potentially relat...

    Authors: M. E. S. Loevaas, A. M. Sund, J. Patras, K. Martinsen, O. Hjemdal, S.-P. Neumer, S. Holen and T. Reinfjell

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:42

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has demonstrated that making music can enhance positive emotions as well as support positive psychological functioning. However, studies tend to be limited by lack of comparison with other ps...

    Authors: Rosie Perkins, Sarah Yorke and Daisy Fancourt

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:41

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Many childhood risk factors are known to be associated with children’s future antisocial and criminal behaviour, including children’s conduct disorders and family difficulties such as parental substance abuse....

    Authors: Madeleine Stevens

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:40

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Foster children are at higher risk of the development of behavior and emotional problems, which can contribute to the development of insecure attachment bonds with their foster parents and (subsequently) to pl...

    Authors: Nikita K. Schoemaker, Gabrine Jagersma, Marije Stoltenborgh, Athanasios Maras, Harriet J. Vermeer, Femmie Juffer and Lenneke R. A. Alink

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:38

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Individuals who have lived with childhood parental mental illness are at increased risk of developing mental health concerns. Yet there is limited knowledge about how a person’s childhood experiences of parent...

    Authors: Gillian Murphy, Kath Peters, Lesley Wilkes and Debra Jackson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:37

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Students following a low education track have an increased risk for developing problem behaviors. Rock and Water is a widespread, but still poorly evaluated, intervention that aims to improve students’ socio-e...

    Authors: E. C. A. Mertens, M. Deković, M. van Londen and E. Reitz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:36

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Child maltreatment is becoming predominantly multi-type in nature. Studies report that multi-type child maltreatment is associated with low self-esteem in adolescence and adulthood. There is a lack of publishe...

    Authors: Adela A. Mwakanyamale, Dickson P. Wande and Yu Yizhen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:35

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Due to an increase in migration and globalization, cross-cultural encounters in health care are also becoming more frequent. As psychotherapy is grounded in a cultural context and must be congruent with the pa...

    Authors: Judith Reichardt, Amrollah Ebrahimi, Hamid Nasiri Dehsorkhi, Ricarda Mewes, Cornelia Weise, Hamid Afshar, Peyman Adibi, Said Moshref Dehkordy, Gholamreza Yeganeh, Hanna Reich and Winfried Rief

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:31

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  18. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:32

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  19. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:30

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:29

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  21. Content type: Review

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:28

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  22. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:25

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:24

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  24. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:23

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  25. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:15

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

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

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:22

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Informal caregivers of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA) face stressful demands due to severe impairments and prospect of early death of the patients they ...

    Authors: Jessica de Wit, Anita Beelen, Constance H. C. Drossaert, Ruud Kolijn, Leonard H. van den Berg, Johanna M. A. Visser-Meily and Carin D. Schröder

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:20

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Depressive symptoms are a major comorbidity in older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, the type of activity-induced knee pain associated with depression has not been examined. Furthermore, there i...

    Authors: Hirotaka Iijima, Tomoki Aoyama, Naoto Fukutani, Takuya Isho, Yuko Yamamoto, Masakazu Hiraoka, Kazuyuki Miyanobu, Masashi Jinnouchi, Eishi Kaneda, Hiroshi Kuroki and Shuichi Matsuda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:19

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Strategies to promote physical activity (PA) focus mainly on changing or fostering explicit cognitions and are only modestly effective. Contemporary studies suggest that, as well as explicit cognitions, implic...

    Authors: Carolin Muschalik, Iman Elfeddali, Math J. J. M. Candel and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:18

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  30. Content type: Research article

    To date, population based surveys aimed at gaining insight in health related behaviour of children have often used either child self-reports or parent proxy reports. It remains unclear however, if surveys usin...

    Authors: Maaike Koning, Astrid de Jong, Elske de Jong, Tommy L. S. Visscher, Jacob C. Seidell and Carry M. Renders

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:14

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Arguments for including mindfulness instruction in higher education have included claims about the benefits of mindfulness practice for critical thinking. While there is theoretical support for this claim, emp...

    Authors: Chris Noone and Michael J. Hogan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:13

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Stroke is a major public health threat globally. Psychosocial well-being may be affected following stroke. Depressive symptoms, anxiety, general psychological distress and social isolation are prevalent. Appro...

    Authors: Marit Kirkevold, Line Kildal Bragstad, Berit A. Bronken, Kari Kvigne, Randi Martinsen, Ellen Gabrielsen Hjelle, Gabriele Kitzmüller, Margrete Mangset, Sanne Angel, Lena Aadal, Siren Eriksen, Torgeir B. Wyller and Unni Sveen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:12

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Long-term conditions may negatively impact multiple aspects of quality of life including physical functioning and mental wellbeing. The rapid systematic review aimed to examine the effectiveness of psychologic...

    Authors: Niall Anderson and Gozde Ozakinci

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:11

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The PACE trial was a well-powered randomised trial designed to examine the efficacy of graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for chronic fatigue syndrome. Reports concluded that...

    Authors: Carolyn E. Wilshire, Tom Kindlon, Robert Courtney, Alem Matthees, David Tuller, Keith Geraghty and Bruce Levin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:6

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  35. Content type: Debate

    Cancer during pregnancy is a rare event. However, knowledge about treatment has progressed in recent years with improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. The number of women who decide to continue their pregnan...

    Authors: Federica Ferrari, Flavia Faccio, Fedro Peccatori and Gabriella Pravettoni

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:10

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a need to build the evidence base of early interventions to promote children’s health and development in the UK. Chance UK is a voluntary sector organisation based in London that delivers a 12-month m...

    Authors: Laura Whybra, Georgina Warner, Gretchen Bjornstad, Tim Hobbs, Lucy Brook, Zoe Wrigley, Vashti Berry, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Justin Matthews, Rod Taylor, Tim Eames, Angeliki Kallitsoglou, Sarah Blower and Nick Axford

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:9

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Body dissatisfaction and disordered eating raise the risk for eating disorders. In the prevention of eating disorders, many programmes have proved partly successful in using cognitive techniques to combat such...

    Authors: Christine Sundgot-Borgen, Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, Kethe M. E. Engen, Gunn Pettersen, Oddgeir Friborg, Monica Klungland Torstveit, Elin Kolle, Niva Piran, Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen and Jan H. Rosenvinge

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:8

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  38. Content type: Research article

    It remains unclear to what extent treatment-related gains in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms translate to improvements in broader domains of personal wellbeing, such as community connectedness, l...

    Authors: David Berle, Dominic Hilbrink, Clare Russell-Williams, Rachael Kiely, Laura Hardaker, Natasha Garwood, Anne Gilchrist and Zachary Steel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:7

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Physical injury and psychological disorder following a motor vehicle crash (MVC) is a public health concern. The objective of this research was to determine rates of major depressive disorder (MDD) and post-tr...

    Authors: Rebecca Guest, Yvonne Tran, Bamini Gopinath, Ian D. Cameron and Ashley Craig

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:4

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a need to build the evidence base of early interventions promoting children’s health and development in the UK. Malachi Specialist Family Support Services (‘Malachi’) is a voluntary sector organisatio...

    Authors: Nick Axford, Georgina Warner, Tim Hobbs, Sarah Heilmann, Anam Raja, Vashti Berry, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Justin Matthews, Tim Eames, Angeliki Kallitsoglou, Sarah Blower, Tom Wilkinson, Luke Timmons and Gretchen Bjornstad

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:3

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this research was to examine the relationships of self-reported physical activity to involvement with messages that discuss the prevention of heart disease and breast cancer through physical act...

    Authors: Tanya R. Berry, Kelvin E. Jones, Kerry S. Courneya, Kerry R. McGannon, Colleen M. Norris, Wendy M. Rodgers and John C. Spence

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:2

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  42. Content type: Research article

    It is a challenge for both individuals and families when an illness or traumatic injury results in a severe spinal cord injury. The on-going physical impairments experienced by persons with spinal cord injury ...

    Authors: Anne Geard, Marit Kirkevold, Marianne Løvstad and Anne-Kristine Schanke

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:1

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