International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

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List of Papers (Total 123)

“If I’d Known …”—a Theory-Informed Systematic Analysis of Missed Opportunities in Optimising Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Accessing Relevant Support: a Qualitative Study

PurposeNicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is often used suboptimally by smokers. Previous research has focused on cognitions and attitudes as potential reasons. This study drew on theoretical frameworks of behaviour to comprehensively explore smokers’ NRT use to identify new intervention targets.MethodsSemi-structured face-to-face interviews were conducted with 16 adult UK-based...

The Epidemiology of Depressive Symptoms and Poor Sleep: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)

Purpose The reasons for the comorbidity between depressed mood and poor sleep are not well understood. Method Participants were 5172 adults aged 50 years and older from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Sleep was measured via self-report and depressive symptoms using the Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale. Results Greater depressive symptoms and sleep...

Music Listening and Stress in Daily Life—a Matter of Timing

Purpose Despite increasing evidence suggesting that music listening in daily life has stress-reducing effects, studies mostly rely on subjective, retrospective data on music listening. Thus, the temporal dynamics underlying the stress-reducing effect of music listening remain unclear. Therefore, we aimed to examine the temporal dynamics of the associations between stress and...

Women’s Reproductive Health in Sociocultural Context

Purpose The special issue on Women’s Reproductive Health in Cultural Context covers multiple dimensions of women’s reproductive health and how it might be shaped by cultural meanings, social and gender inequities, and power differentials, employing a variety of methodological approaches. On the one hand, it aims to bring to the forefront the conversation about how women’s health...

Correction to: Psychosocial and Clinical Correlates of Fatigue in Haemodialysis Patients: the Importance of Patients’ Illness Cognitions and Behaviours

We wish to highlight a discrepancy with regards to the reported mean fatigue severity score (mean = 28.3, standard deviation = 6.5). Since publication we have followed this sample up over time and are currently evaluating the longitudinal trajectories of fatigue severity.

Perseverative Cognition as an Explanatory Mechanism in the Relation Between Job Demands and Sleep Quality

Purpose The aim of this longitudinal three-wave study was to examine (i) reciprocal associations among job demands, work-related perseverative cognition (PC), and sleep quality; (ii) PC as a mediator in-between job demands and sleep quality; and (iii) continuous high job demands in relation to sleep quality and work-related PC over time. Method A representative sample of the...

Perceived Sodium Reduction Barriers Among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Which Barriers Are Important and Which Patients Experience Barriers?

Purpose The purposes of this study were to assess the importance of perceived sodium reduction barriers among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and identify associated sociodemographic, clinical, and psychosocial factors. Method A total of 156 patients with CKD completed a questionnaire assessing sodium reduction barriers (18 self-formulated items), depressive symptoms...

Cross-Cultural Study of Information Processing Biases in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Comparison of Dutch and UK Chronic Fatigue Patients

Purpose This study aims to replicate a UK study, with a Dutch sample to explore whether attention and interpretation biases and general attentional control deficits in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are similar across populations and cultures. Method Thirty eight Dutch CFS participants were compared to 52 CFS and 51 healthy participants recruited from the UK. Participants...

Work-Home Interference, Perceived Total Workload, and the Risk of Future Sickness Absence Due to Stress-Related Mental Diagnoses Among Women and Men: a Prospective Twin Study

Purpose Work-home interference has been proposed as an important explanation for sickness absence (SA). Previous studies show mixed results, have not accounted for familial factors (genetics and shared everyday environment), or investigated diagnosis specific SA. The aim was to study whether work-home interference and perceived total workload predict SA due to stress-related...

Key Intervention Characteristics in e-Health: Steps Towards Standardized Communication

PurposeThis paper reports expert opinion on e-health intervention characteristics that enable effective communication of characteristics across the diverse field of e-health interventions. The paper presents a visualization tool to support communication of the defining characteristics.MethodsAn initial list of e-health intervention characteristics was developed through an...

Expectation of a Decrease in Pain Affects the Prognosis of Pain in Cancer Patients: a Prospective Cohort Study of Response to Morphine

Purpose Cancer pain is a multidimensional experience that includes physiological, sensory, affective, cognitive, behavioral, and sociocultural dimensions. Few prospective studies have examined the relationship between a patient’s expectation of pain improvement and the pain prognosis. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate whether patients’ expectation to pain...

Skills Training via Smartphone App for University Students with Excessive Alcohol Consumption: a Randomized Controlled Trial

Purpose University students in a study on estimated blood alcohol concentration (eBAC) feedback apps were offered participation in a second study, if reporting continued excessive consumption at 6-week follow-up. This study evaluated the effects on excessive alcohol consumption of offering access to an additional skills training app. Method A total of 186 students with excessive...

The Impact of PTSD on Functioning in Patients Seeking Treatment for Chronic Pain and Validation of the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale

Purpose The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS); to investigate the prevalence of traumatic experiences, trauma types, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a sample of patients seeking treatment for chronic pain; and to examine how indices of pain-related functioning vary with a...

Interactive Effects of Trait Self-Control and Stress Appraisals on Blood Pressure Responses to a Laboratory Stressor

PurposeStress may play a role in explaining part of the conscientiousness-longevity relationship. Conscientiousness (C) is associated with the appraisals of stressors and its lower-order facets have been shown to differentially moderate the experience of stress in daily life. This study investigated whether the lower-order facet, self-control (SC), moderated the relationship...

Psychometric Properties of the Arabic Version of the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test (DUDIT) in Clinical, Prison Inmate, and Student Samples

Purpose The study aimed to validate the Arabic version of the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test (DUDIT) by (1) assessing its factor structure, (2) determining structural validity, (3) evaluating item-total and inter-item correlation, and (4) assessing its predictive validity. Method The study population included 169 prison inmates, 51 patients with clinical diagnosis of...

Integral Health Status-Based Cluster Analysis in Moderate–Severe COPD Patients Identifies Three Clinical Phenotypes: Relevant for Treatment As Usual and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Purpose The purposes of the study are to identify clinical phenotypes that reflect the level of adaptation to the disease and to examine whether these clinical phenotypes respond differently to treatment as usual (TAU) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), the latter with its strong emphasis on improving adaptation. Methods Clusters were identified by a cluster analysis using data...

Perceived Cognition after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Association with Quality of Life, Mood and Fatigue in the THORESCI Study

Purpose Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a common invasive procedure for the treatment of coronary artery diseases. Long-term cognitive functioning after PCI and its association with health-related quality of life (HRQL) and psychological factors is relatively unknown. The aim of this study is to examine whether perceived cognitive functioning during the year after PCI...

Interactive Voice Response with Feedback Intervention in Outpatient Treatment of Substance Use Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Purpose Substance use disorders and problematic substance use are common problems in adolescence and young adulthood. Brief personalized feedback has been suggested for treatment of alcohol and drug problems and poor mental health. This repeated measurement randomized controlled trial examines the effect of an interactive voice response (IVR) system for assessing stress...

What Is Behavioural Medicine? Commentary on Definition Proposed by Dekker, Stauder and Penedo

Purpose Dekker et al. (2016) propose an updated definition of behavioural medicine. Method In this commentary, we discuss how the field and the disciplines involved have changed over time before suggesting small amendments to the proposed definition. Results We suggest that the range of medicine which might be considered ‘behavioural’ is increasing to encompass virtually all...