Social-cognitive predictors of parental supervised toothbrushing: An application of the health action process approach
CONCLUSION: Results indicate that parental supervised toothbrushing is a function of motivational and volitional processes. This knowledge can be used to inform behaviour change interventions targeting parental supervised toothbrushing.PMID:33656231 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12516 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - March 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephanie R Smith Jeroen Kroon Ralf Schwarzer Kyra Hamilton Source Type: research

Social-cognitive predictors of parental supervised toothbrushing: An application of the health action process approach
CONCLUSION: Results indicate that parental supervised toothbrushing is a function of motivational and volitional processes. This knowledge can be used to inform behaviour change interventions targeting parental supervised toothbrushing.PMID:33656231 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12516 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - March 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephanie R Smith Jeroen Kroon Ralf Schwarzer Kyra Hamilton Source Type: research

Social-cognitive predictors of parental supervised toothbrushing: An application of the health action process approach
CONCLUSION: Results indicate that parental supervised toothbrushing is a function of motivational and volitional processes. This knowledge can be used to inform behaviour change interventions targeting parental supervised toothbrushing.PMID:33656231 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12516 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - March 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephanie R Smith Jeroen Kroon Ralf Schwarzer Kyra Hamilton Source Type: research

Understanding self-affirmation effects: The moderating role of self-esteem
CONCLUSIONS: These findings support the proposition that self-esteem serves as affirmational resources, which implies that self-affirmation interventions to reduce defensiveness to health messages may be beneficial for people with high self-esteem but less so for people with lower self-esteem. Similar to much other self-esteem research, self-esteem was negatively skewed, which warrants caution in generalization of the findings across all levels of self-esteem.PMID:33641204 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12517 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Xuan Zhu Marco Yzer Source Type: research

Understanding self-affirmation effects: The moderating role of self-esteem
CONCLUSIONS: These findings support the proposition that self-esteem serves as affirmational resources, which implies that self-affirmation interventions to reduce defensiveness to health messages may be beneficial for people with high self-esteem but less so for people with lower self-esteem. Similar to much other self-esteem research, self-esteem was negatively skewed, which warrants caution in generalization of the findings across all levels of self-esteem.PMID:33641204 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12517 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Xuan Zhu Marco Yzer Source Type: research

Understanding self-affirmation effects: The moderating role of self-esteem
CONCLUSIONS: These findings support the proposition that self-esteem serves as affirmational resources, which implies that self-affirmation interventions to reduce defensiveness to health messages may be beneficial for people with high self-esteem but less so for people with lower self-esteem. Similar to much other self-esteem research, self-esteem was negatively skewed, which warrants caution in generalization of the findings across all levels of self-esteem.PMID:33641204 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12517 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Xuan Zhu Marco Yzer Source Type: research

'Your face freezes and so does your life': A qualitative exploration of adults' psychosocial experiences of living with acquired facial palsy
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights a pressing need to review how FP is managed in the UK. To improve patient well-being, health care professionals could benefit from FP education, and patients from timely access to psychological support and clearer standards of care following diagnosis.PMID:33611831 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12515 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Claire Hamlets Heidi Williamson Matthew Hotton Nichola Rumsey Source Type: research

'Your face freezes and so does your life': A qualitative exploration of adults' psychosocial experiences of living with acquired facial palsy
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights a pressing need to review how FP is managed in the UK. To improve patient well-being, health care professionals could benefit from FP education, and patients from timely access to psychological support and clearer standards of care following diagnosis.PMID:33611831 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12515 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Claire Hamlets Heidi Williamson Matthew Hotton Nichola Rumsey Source Type: research

'Your face freezes and so does your life': A qualitative exploration of adults' psychosocial experiences of living with acquired facial palsy
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights a pressing need to review how FP is managed in the UK. To improve patient well-being, health care professionals could benefit from FP education, and patients from timely access to psychological support and clearer standards of care following diagnosis.PMID:33611831 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12515 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Claire Hamlets Heidi Williamson Matthew Hotton Nichola Rumsey Source Type: research

'Your face freezes and so does your life': A qualitative exploration of adults' psychosocial experiences of living with acquired facial palsy
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights a pressing need to review how FP is managed in the UK. To improve patient well-being, health care professionals could benefit from FP education, and patients from timely access to psychological support and clearer standards of care following diagnosis.PMID:33611831 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12515 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Claire Hamlets Heidi Williamson Matthew Hotton Nichola Rumsey Source Type: research

'Your face freezes and so does your life': A qualitative exploration of adults' psychosocial experiences of living with acquired facial palsy
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights a pressing need to review how FP is managed in the UK. To improve patient well-being, health care professionals could benefit from FP education, and patients from timely access to psychological support and clearer standards of care following diagnosis.PMID:33611831 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12515 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Claire Hamlets Heidi Williamson Matthew Hotton Nichola Rumsey Source Type: research

Experiences of completed and withdrawn unspecified kidney donor candidates in the United Kingdom: An inductive thematic analysis from the BOUnD study
Conclusions The data demonstrate that, although all donors enter the process with a similar level of commitment, those who did not proceed to donation expressed dissatisfaction and lingering emotional consequences linked to lack of follow-up from transplant teams. The implication for the UKD programme is that from the beginning there needs to be a strategic and consistent approach to managing expectations in order to prepare those who embark on the donation process for all possible outcomes and their associated emotional consequences.PMID:33600041 | DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12514 (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mira Zuchowski Nizam Mamode Heather Draper Peter Gogalniceanu Sam Norton Joseph Chilcot Alexis Clarke Lynsey Williams Timothy Auburn Hannah Maple Source Type: research

Experiences of completed and withdrawn unspecified kidney donor candidates in the United Kingdom: An inductive thematic analysis from the BOUnD study.
Conclusions The data demonstrate that, although all donors enter the process with a similar level of commitment, those who did not proceed to donation expressed dissatisfaction and lingering emotional consequences linked to lack of follow-up from transplant teams. The implication for the UKD programme is that from the beginning there needs to be a strategic and consistent approach to managing expectations in order to prepare those who embark on the donation process for all possible outcomes and their associated emotional consequences. PMID: 33600041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Zuchowski M, Mamode N, Draper H, Gogalniceanu P, Norton S, Chilcot J, Clarke A, Williams L, Auburn T, Maple H Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

'Maturing Out' as dilemmatic: Transitions towards relatively light drinking practices among UK University students.
CONCLUSIONS: This study reinforces the view that 'maturing out' involves more than simply having gained new responsibilities during young adulthood. Recognition of these dilemmatic features of drinking transitions could be drawn on in novel campus-based interventions. Such interventions may help strengthen realistic and sustainable moderate drinking by guiding students to anticipate potential difficulties involved in planned reductions in personal drinking but may also help foster students' ability to view drinking choices as in transition rather than as permanent and enduring. PMID: 33592136 [PubMed - as supplied by ...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Conroy D, Morton C, Griffin C Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Experiences and predictors of psychological distress in pregnant women living with HIV.
CONCLUSION: These findings emphasize the importance of psychosocial care for HIV-positive pregnant women. PMID: 33580626 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ogueji IA Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Assessing the influence of warnings with testimonies from former smokers on smoking and quitting behaviour.
CONCLUSIONS: Warnings with general testimonies from former smokers might provide a useful evidence-based addition to currently used cigarette pack health warnings. PMID: 33554386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - February 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Van Dessel P, Tibboel H Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

The influence of context stability on physical activity and sedentary behaviour habit and behaviour: An ecological momentary assessment study.
CONCLUSIONS: Although context stability was related to behaviour, this did not appear to be explained by habit, as habit did not differ by the degree of context stability surrounding bouts of PA or SB. PMID: 33502088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Maher JP, Rebar AL, Dunton GF Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Hedonic and eudaimonic well-being during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy: The role of stigma and appraisals.
CONCLUSIONS: COVID-19-related stigma and appraisals can impair positive feelings about life as well as the pursuit of self-realization and the search for meaning in life. The findings highlight the importance of developing psychological preventive and rehabilitative interventions to help people cope with these risk factors. PMID: 33460503 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Paleari FG, Pivetti M, Galati D, Fincham FD Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

A grounded theory of type 2 diabetes prevention and risk perception.
CONCLUSION: This study investigated risk perception of T2D within the SA community. When considering health prevention in the context of an individual's culture, we need to consider the social context in which they live. Failure to acknowledge the cultural-situated T2D risk perception relevant to health promotion and illness messages may account for the issues identified with health care engagement in the SA population. PMID: 33448543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vaja I, Umeh KF, Abayomi JC, Patel T, Newson L Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Are current elicitation techniques for barriers and enablers confounded with motivation? How natural language may hinder theory-guided research.
The objective of this study was to compare standard elicitation techniques for barriers and enablers for physical activity and sleep behaviours, to an alternative approach whereby participants were told to only consider the literal meanings of the words prevent/enable. DESIGN: Randomized controlled design. METHODS: College students were randomized to either a standard methods group (n = 177) (what prevents you from doing behaviour X) or a vignette group (n = 176) to encourage them to think of the literal meaning of the words prevent/enable. Responses were then codified by two blinded researche...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Branscum PW, Williams DM, Rhodes RE Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Mental health of Italian adults during COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study raise particular concern about psychological well-being considering the negative associations between stressful events during the COVID-19 pandemic, symptoms of psychological distress, and perceived social support. These results have possible significant clinical implications. PMID: 33410243 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Amendola S, Spensieri V, Hengartner MP, Cerutti R Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Health behaviour change during the UK COVID-19 lockdown: Findings from the first wave of the C-19 health behaviour and well-being daily tracker study.
CONCLUSIONS: The cohort reported worsening health behaviours during early lockdown. Longer term changes will be investigated using further waves of data collection. PMID: 33410229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Naughton F, Ward E, Khondoker M, Belderson P, Marie Minihane A, Dainty J, Hanson S, Holland R, Brown T, Notley C Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Habit formation following routine-based versus time-based cue planning: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Linking one's nutrition behaviour to a daily routine or a specific time was similarly effective for habit formation. Interventions should encourage persons to repeatedly carry out their planned behaviour in response to the planned cue to facilitate habit formation. PMID: 33405284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Keller J, Kwasnicka D, Klaiber P, Sichert L, Lally P, Fleig L Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Social group memberships, physical activity, and physical health following retirement: A six-year follow-up from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.
CONCLUSIONS: Supporting people to maintain - and ideally increase - their group memberships in retirement may have benefits for their engagement in physical activity and long-term physical health. PMID: 33403782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stevens M, Cruwys T, Haslam C, Wang V Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

What makes one feel eustress or distress in quarantine? An analysis from conservation of resources (COR) theory.
CONCLUSIONS: The models that predict eustress and distress are completely different. Based on these results, a series of recommendations are proposed aimed at increasing eustress and reducing distress in a situation of confinement. Additionally, proposals are offered for future research. PMID: 33400353 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Merino MD, Vallellano MD, Oliver C, Mateo I Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Comfort eating: An observational study of affect in the hours immediately before, and after, snacking.
CONCLUSION: The findings are consistent with the hypothesis of comfort eating, with unhealthy snacking being preceded by worsening affect. Unhealthy snacking did not, however, lead to affect improvements afterwards, which questions the 'effectiveness' of comfort eating. The intake of healthy snacks however was associated with positive affective experiences. These findings could function as a component of interventions aiming at improving dietary behaviours. PMID: 33398921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - January 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Franja S, Wahl DR, Elliston KG, Ferguson SG Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Does self-compassion help to deal with dietary lapses among overweight and obese adults who pursue weight-loss goals?
CONCLUSION: Self-compassion may be a powerful internal resource to cultivate when dieters experience inevitable setbacks during weight-loss strivings which could facilitate weight-loss perseverance. PMID: 33368932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Thøgersen-Ntoumani C, Dodos LA, Stenling A, Ntoumanis N Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

The Beliefs About Breastfeeding Questionnaire (BAB-Q): A psychometric validation study.
This study conducted a psychometric evaluation of the Beliefs About Breastfeeding Questionnaire (BAB-Q). DESIGN: A two-phase evaluation in an online cross-sectional questionnaire study (N = 278) and cohort study sample (N = 264). A ten-item questionnaire was proposed to assess women's beliefs about the benefits and efforts of breastfeeding. METHODS: Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) assessed construct validity and reliability. Multivariate regression analyses assessed validity in predicting breastfeeding behaviour and experiences. RESULTS: EFA found ...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - December 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Davie P, Bick D, Chilcot J Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Fears for the future: A qualitative exploration of the experiences of individuals living with multiple sclerosis, and its impact upon the family from the perspective of the person with MS.
CONCLUSIONS: The data demonstrate the psychosocial impact of living with MS as life-changing, encompassing traumatic losses and adaptation that was ongoing. The findings highlight the important role of health professionals and the dynamic impact of illness identity and engulfment. Opportunities to improve patient care by acknowledging the emotional impact of MS are discussed. Targeted and timely interventions to enhance psychological well-being, and areas for future research are considered. PMID: 33340208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - December 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hunter R, Parry B, Thomas C Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Determinants of physical activity among adults in the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic: The DUK-COVID study.
Conclusions If UK adults believed they had the physical opportunity and were motivated, they were more likely to have maintained or increased their PA during the COVID-19 lockdown. However, the majority of adults are not meeting the UK guidelines on PA and the prevalence of PA is substantially lower than national surveys prior to the pandemic. Statement of contribution What is already known on this subject? The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the daily routines of citizens globally. Engagement in physical activity appears to have declined as a result of the requirement to self-isolate and stay in place. The C...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - December 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Spence JC, Rhodes RE, McCurdy A, Mangan A, Hopkins D, Mummery WK Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Explaining the rise and fall of psychological distress during the COVID-19 crisis in the United States: Longitudinal evidence from the Understanding America Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides longitudinal population-based evidence detailing the mediating factors explaining changes in distress during the COVID-19 crisis. Perceived health risks associated with the virus may play a key role in explaining rising and falling levels of psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. PMID: 33278066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - December 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robinson E, Daly M Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

'Lonely in my head': The experiences of loneliness in individuals with brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights that processing the trauma, developing dialectical thinking, self-compassion, and a degree of self-acceptance assist in the movement of participants towards allowing themselves to be 'Visible with Cracks'. This allowance of self to be fully seen appears to serve an important function for reconnection with self and others. These results may help to inform brain injury rehabilitative care, through developing their understanding of the internal loneliness factors that may be influencing an individual's social isolation or social withdrawal. PMID: 33270325 [PubMed - as supplied by publis...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - December 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lowe N, Crawley L, Wilson C, Waldron B Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Retrospective coding of health care professional cancer screening behaviours and of real-world interventions designed to support them: Identifying recommendations to optimize intervention design.
CONCLUSIONS: Recommendations include to consider a broader range of intervention functions and BCTs, particularly for training interventions which should make use of recommended BCTs such as 'graded tasks'. PMID: 33236514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - November 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hanbury A, Sallis A, Chadborn T, Arber M, Sanderson A, Durlik C, Wood H Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Longitudinal associations of meaning in life and psychosocial adjustment to the COVID-19 outbreak in China.
CONCLUSION: Findings suggest that individuals' prior level of meaning in life may help them maintain a healthy psychosocial adjustment during disease outbreak, though cautions regarding the possibility to render an addiction to information about the outbreak are warranted. PMID: 33217144 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lin L Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Interpretations of partners' responses to pain behaviours: Perspectives of patients and partners.
CONCLUSION: Patients and partners are likely to make various interpretations of a certain partner response to pain behaviours. Our findings underscore that patients' interpretation about a certain behaviour might determine whether that behaviour is rated as desirable or aversive. PMID: 33180996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - November 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Akbari F, Mohammadi S, Dehghani M, Sanderman R, Hagedoorn M Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Type D personality and blunted cardiovascular stress reactivity: Role of task engagement.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that motivational disengagement in the psychosocial stress task might be an important pathway linking Type D personality to blunted cardiovascular stress reactivity. PMID: 33159832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - November 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lü W, Yao Z Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

The vital role of health psychology in the response to COVID-19.
PMID: 33108046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Arden MA, Byrne-Davis L, Chater A, Hart J, McBride E, Chilcot J Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

'That's just how I am': a qualitative interview study to identify factors influencing engagement with a digital intervention for tinnitus self-management.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated the acceptability of the Tinnitus E-Programme 2.0 amongst its target group, while highlighting potential areas for improvement in future intervention modifications. Our findings identified contextual factors that others developing interventions for tinnitus or cognitive behavioural interventions may wish to consider. PMID: 33108049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Greenwell K, Sereda M, Coulson NS, Geraghty AWA, Bradbury K, Hoare DJ Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Chronic pain in the time of COVID-19: Stress aftermath and central sensitization.
CONCLUSION: Due to the COVID-19 situation, individuals with central sensitization pain syndromes may be at higher risk of developing psychological distress. Interdisciplinary interventions involving psychologists are urgently needed to provide this population with appropriate health care. PMID: 33099793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Serrano-Ibáñez ER, Esteve R, Ramírez-Maestre C, Ruiz-Párraga GT, López-Martínez AE Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Resilience during uncertainty? Greater social connectedness during COVID-19 lockdown is associated with reduced distress and fatigue.
CONCLUSION: Our findings highlight the important role that social connections play in promoting resilience by buffering against negative physical and mental health outcomes, particularly in times of adversity in times of adversity. PMID: 33099800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nitschke JP, Forbes PAG, Ali N, Cutler J, Apps MAJ, Lockwood PL, Lamm C Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Stockpiling in the time of COVID-19.
CONCLUSIONS: Individual, societal, and ideological implications are discussed. PMID: 33080090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Micalizzi L, Zambrotta NS, Bernstein MH Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Investigating which behaviour change techniques work for whom in which contexts delivered by what means: Proposal for an international collaboratory of Centres for Understanding Behaviour Change (CUBiC).
CONCLUSION: Better understanding of behaviour change techniques is vital for improving behaviour change interventions to tackle global problems such as obesity and recovery from COVID-19. The CUBiC proposal is just one of many possible solutions to the problems that the world faces and is a call to action for scientists to work collaboratively to gain deeper understanding of the underpinnings of behaviour change interventions. PMID: 33080120 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Armitage CJ, Conner M, Prestwich A, de Bruin M, Johnston M, Sniehotta F, Epton T Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

What is it like to live with a functional movement disorder? An interpretative phenomenological analysis of illness experiences from symptom onset to post-diagnosis.
CONCLUSIONS: FMD has a significant impact on patients' relationships with themselves and others, which in turn affects well-being. These findings suggest some nuanced additions to interventions (diagnosis, psychotherapy, physiotherapy, public education.). PMID: 33058369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dosanjh M, Alty J, Martin C, Latchford G, Graham CD Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Therapists' perceptions of barriers and facilitators to uptake and engagement with therapy in long-term conditions.
CONCLUSION: Barriers to uptake and engagement need to be addressed to optimize LTC pathways. Findings demonstrated the importance of offering flexible, tailored therapy to people with LTCs, and equipping staff and services with adequate training and resources to improve functioning of LTC pathways in practice. PMID: 33043530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carroll S, Moss-Morris R, Hulme K, Hudson J Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Does a lack of social support and perceived stigma influence the relationship between motor neurone disease-related stress and psychological distress?
CONCLUSIONS: A comprehensive approach to tackling stigma is important in ameliorating psychological distress for people with MND. Limitations of the current study are discussed, along with implications for clinical practice. PMID: 33026136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Leigh N, Simpson J, Eccles FJR Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Reasoned action approach and compliance with recommended behaviours to prevent the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the UK.
CONCLUSIONS: Interventions to increase compliance with the recommended behaviours to prevent the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, especially those relating to social distancing, need to bolster people's intentions and perceptions of capacity. This may be achieved through media-based information campaigns as well as environmental changes to make compliance with such measures easier. Such interventions should particularly target younger adults. PMID: 33007143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - October 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Norman P, Wilding S, Conner M Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Autism research is 'all about the blokes and the kids': Autistic women breaking the silence on menopause.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings implicate the potential for menopause to severely compromise health and well-being of autistic people and indicate an area of underserved support needs. PMID: 32996665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Moseley RL, Druce T, Turner-Cobb JM Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Environmental and psychological variables influencing reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study provides important insights on how people experienced the early stages of the outbreak. This information could prove valuable in the coming months to understand who might have been more impacted by the stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictive measures. PMID: 32951244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rubaltelli E, Tedaldi E, Orabona N, Scrimin S Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Usability and experience testing to refine an online intervention to prevent weight gain in new kidney transplant recipients.
CONCLUSIONS: Results have allowed for identification of potential areas for resource refinement. This has facilitated iterative enhancement of ExeRTiOn in preparation for a randomized controlled feasibility trial. PMID: 32931645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - September 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Castle EM, Greenwood J, Chilcot J, Greenwood SA Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research

Parallel worlds and personified pain: A mixed-methods analysis of pain metaphor use by women with endometriosis.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates the power of language in facilitating understanding and empathy in the listener, alongside the challenge of communicating endometriosis pain to others. Imagery-based techniques may assist in adaptation to, interpretation, and acceptance of pain to reduce pain-related distress. PMID: 32920887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Health Psychology)
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - September 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bullo S, Hearn JH Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research