Depressive Symptoms Mediate the Relationship between Emotional Cutoff and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
ConclusionThese findings suggest a new perspective on the role of psychological patterns in type 2 diabetes mellitus development and progression. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - September 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Adding Telephone and Text Support to an Obesity Management Program Improves Behavioral Adherence and Clinical Outcomes. A Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial
ConclusionThese results suggest a high degree of promise for the incorporation of telephone and text message support into community-based obesity management services. The findings have the potential to improve existing practices and reduce the burden on the health care system by demonstrating a resource-effective improvement to obesity management service delivery. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - September 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Long-Term Associations Between Prenatal Maternal Cortisol and Child Neuroendocrine-Immune Regulation
ConclusionsThe findings suggest prenatal maternal HPA activity may moderate child NEI functioning. Additional research conducted with more heterogeneous and larger samples is needed to fully understand these relations. Furthering our knowledge of NEI development has important research and clinical implications, particularly for understanding and addressing conditions with inflammatory pathophysiologies, such as depression and cardiovascular disease. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - September 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Using the ORBIT Model to Design an Intervention Promoting Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy: the Value of an Iterative and Incremental Approach to Intervention Development
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Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Interaction of Alcohol Use and Cannabis Use Problems in Relation to Opioid Misuse Among Adults with Chronic Pain
ConclusionsCollectively, these findings suggest there may be utility in assessing and treating alcohol and cannabis use problems among persons with chronic pain who are using opioids for pain management. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - September 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

“Finding my own motivation” — A Mixed Methods Study of Exercise and Behaviour Change Support During Oncological Treatment
ConclusionsThe results indicate the importance of finding incentives and creating an environment that fosters autonomy, competence and relatedness to motivate persons to exercise during oncological treatment. Some BCTs appear particularly useful and may be used by health professionals to increase patients ’ motivation to exercise. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - August 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Statistical Guideline #3: Designate and Justify Covariates A Priori, and Report Results With and Without Covariates
AbstractFrom the Editors: This is one in a series of statistical guidelines designed to highlight common statistical considerations in behavioral medicine research. The goal was to briefly discuss appropriate ways to analyze and present data in theInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM). Collectively, the series will culminate in a set of basic statistical guidelines to be adopted by IJBM and integrated into the journal ’s official Instructions for Authors and also to serve as an independent resource. If you have ideas for a future topic, please email the Statistical Editor, Suzanne Segerstrom at segerstr...
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Daily Associations Between Sleep and Physical Activity
ConclusionResults suggest that, in healthy young adults, physical activity may not promote healthier subsequent sleep, but sleep duration and continuity influence physical activity in their own way. Young adults may respond differently to health promotion efforts, and a greater understanding of these temporal associations can enhance the efficacy of these efforts. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - August 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

‘If I Had Someone Looking Over My Shoulder…’: Exploration of Advice Received and Factors Influencing Physical Activity Among Non-metropolitan Cancer Survivors
ConclusionsSurvivors ’ knowledge of PA guidelines was limited and they did not often recall their oncologists making specific recommendations concerning PA. Survivors’ referred to the desire for accountability and monitoring in order to successfully change PA. Lack of motivation was the main barrier to PA participat ion. Other barriers included age, health status, and lack of facilities or exercise programs. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Association Between Employment Status and Short Sleep Duration Among Middle-Aged Japanese: the Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities
ConclusionSelf-employed women had a higher prevalence of SSD. By contrast, self-employed men had a lower prevalence of SSD. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Cocaine Use, and HIV Persistence
AbstractBackgroundPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and stimulant use disorders are highly prevalent, commonly co-occur, and predict faster clinical HIV progression. However, scant research has examined if PTSD and cocaine use are associated with the HIV reservoir that persists in immune cells, lymphoid tissue, and organs of people living with HIV that are receiving effective treatment.MethodThis cross-sectional study enrolled 48 HIV-positive persons with sustained undetectable viral load (
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Role of Cohabitating Partner and Relationship Characteristics on Physical Activity among Individuals with Osteoarthritis
ConclusionsPartners and relationship satisfaction may play an important role in the physical activity of individuals with osteoarthritis. Interventions seeking to increase physical activity in this population may be enhanced by promoting partner support. Additional research is needed to further explain these associations within the context of relationship satisfaction. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Survive or Thrive? Longitudinal Relation Between Chronic Pain and Well-Being
ConclusionsOur study provides a comprehensive picture of the way chronic pain is associated both with EWB and HWB, in addition to psychological distress. Further, chronic pain may have a lasting influence on EWB, while it may have little predictive value for future HWB and psychological distress. Our study supports well-being ’s relevance to chronic pain research and has the potential to guide prevention strategies and treatment for chronic pain using a positive psychological framework. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Motivation, Challenges and Self-Regulation in Heart Failure Self-Care: a Theory-Driven Qualitative Study
ConclusionFuture person-centred self-care interventions could be tailored according to the study findings. Better self-care could improve patient outcomes, reduce rehospitalisation and alleviate global healthcare burden. Findings could be generalised to healthy populations as primary prevention. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Statistical Guideline #2: Report Appropriate Reliability for your Sample, Measure, and Design
AbstractFrom the Editors: This is the second column from the Statistics Guru. The Statistics Guru will appear in every issue. In these columns, we briefly discuss appropriate ways to analyze and present data in the journal. As such, the Statistics Guru can be seen both as an editorialamuse bouche and a set of guidelines for reporting data in theInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine. If you have ideas for a column, please email the Statistical Editor, Suzanne Segerstrom at segerstrom@uky.edu. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mediating Effects of the ‘eCoFit’ Physical Activity Intervention for Adults at Risk of, or Diagnosed with, Type 2 Diabetes
ConclusionIncreased daily steps among the intervention participants were explained by increased implementation intentions. The eCoFit study successfully operationalised implementation intentions in the smartphone app designed to promote outdoor physical activity.Trial RegistrationThe trial was approved by a University Human Research Committee and is registered with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry (ACTRN12615000990527). (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Type D Personality and Health-Related Quality of Life in Vascular Surgery Patients
ConclusionType D personality was not a stable trait over time. Preoperative assessment of type D personality did not predict improvement in HRQoL after vascular surgery. However, the study revealed associations between the NA component of type D personality, depression, and lower HRQoL. This indicates that measures of overall negative affect should be taken into account when assessing HRQoL patient-reported outcomes in vascular surgery patients. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Moderators of Cognitive Therapy and Bright Light Therapy Effects on Depressive Symptoms in Patients with Breast Cancer
ConclusionsAlthough replication is needed, findings of this study suggest the existence of different profiles of patients more likely to benefit from CT and BLT.Trial registrationNCT01637103https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01637103 (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Community Violence Exposure, Sleep Disruption, and Insulin Resistance in Low-Income Urban Adolescents
ConclusionThese data indicate that low-income, urban African-American female adolescents who witness violence and experience sleep disruptions may already be at elevated risk for health problems compared with their male counterparts. Additional research should attempt to replicate and explicate the underlying reasons for the gender differences observed here, with the goal of improving health and disrupting the path leading to health disparities. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - July 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Improvement in 6-min Walk Test Distance Following Treatment for Behavioral Weight Loss and Disinhibited Eating: an Exploratory Secondary Analysis
ConclusionsFunctional exercise capacity improved among participants completing behavioral interventions for weight and disinhibited eating. Improvements in dietary behavior regulatory skills may have generalized to improved regulation in other behavioral domains associated with exercise capacity. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Perceived Discrimination and Cardiometabolic Risk Among US Hispanics/Latinos in the HCHS/SOL Sociocultural Ancillary Study
ConclusionsOverall results suggested that perceived discrimination was not strongly or consistently associated with MetS among Hispanics/Latinos. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Family Strain, Depression, and Somatic Amplification in Adults with Chronic Pain
ConclusionsThe presence of chronic pain has been associated with family dynamics changing, which may be linked with higher levels of non-spouse family strain. A negative family environment may be related to the development of depression, which may be associated with the severity and inability to cope with chronic pain. Somatic amplification may strengthen the association between depression and pain intensity. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Positive and Negative Affect and Salivary Markers of Inflammation Among Young Adults
ConclusionsFindings suggest that higher PA may be associated with lower salivary CRP in young adults, even after accounting for NA and demographic characteristics. Findings highlight the utility of assessing emotional states in relation to salivary markers of inflammation in future biobehavioral research. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Syndemic Factors Associated with Safer Sex Efficacy Among Northern and Indigenous Adolescents in Arctic Canada
ConclusionsFood insecurity and IPV were associated with lower SSE —a protective factor associated with consistent condom use—underscoring the need to address poverty and violence to advance adolescent sexual health in the NWT. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Depression, Anxiety, Perceived Stress, and Their Changes Predict Greater Decline in Physical Health Functioning over 12  Months Among Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
This study investigated whether three common manifestations of distress (depression, anxiety, and perceived stress) and their changes predicted the decline in physical functioning in CHD patients over 12  months. In addition, perceived social support was examined as a buffer of psychological distress or a direct predictor of physical functioning.MethodsParticipants were 255 CHD patients with a mean age of 63 (SD  = 8.65) years, including 208 men and 47 women. Psychological distress and physical functioning were assessed at baseline, 6 months and 12 months. Hierarchical regression analyses were ...
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Illness Perceptions and Depression Are Associated with Health-Related Quality of Life in Youth with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
AbstractBackgroundIn youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been shown to be affected by individual disease factors and specific psychological factors. The innovative aim of this study is to examine thecombined impact of psychological factors (illness perceptions, cognitive coping, anxiety, and depression) on HRQOL, over and above the associations of demographic and disease factors with HRQOL in youth with IBD.MethodData on clinical disease activity, illness perceptions, cognitive coping, anxiety, depression, and HRQOL were prospectively collected in 262 consecutive youth (a...
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Delivering Personalized Protective Behavioral Drinking Strategies via a Smartphone Intervention: a Pilot Study
ConclusionsThis intervention, designed to reduce risky drinking behaviors among young adults, was rated as highly usable and was shown to increase the application of harm minimization strategies within drinking contexts. While the intervention and its delivery show promise, it did not appear to mitigate risky drinking behaviors. Implications of this research and future directions are discussed.Trial RegistrationThis trial is registered at the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: BLINDED. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Illness Cognitions Among Adolescents and Young Adults Who Have a Parent with Cancer: a Qualitative Exploration Using the Common-Sense Model of Self-regulation as a Framework
ConclusionsFindings indicate that young people ’s perceptions of their parent’s cancer can be usefully described within the framework of the Common-Sense Model of Self-Regulation. Future research should investigate the relationships between young people’s illness cognitions, coping strategies, and psychological adjustment following their p arent’s cancer diagnosis. This will provide valuable insights for the development of interventions that target specific types of illness cognitions associated with maladaptive coping strategies and poor adjustment. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Assessing the Relationship Between Implicit and Explicit Evaluations of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Cancer Survivors
ConclusionThe results support the view that implicit and explicit measures of fruit and vegetable consumption diverge for cancer survivors, consistent to implicit and explicit evaluations in other domains and samples. Further, the association between these evaluations differed depending on time since first treatment and if they have been treated for a prior cancer occurrence. By knowing more about implicit and explicit positive evaluations, and their moderators, it may be possible for interventionists to alter cancer survivors ’ motivation and intention to eat fruits and vegetables. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - June 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Association of Skin Cancer Risk and Protective Behaviors with Health Literacy Among Young Adults in the USA
ConclusionInterestingly, higher health literacy was associated with lower levels of intentional tanning yet also higher incidental UV exposure and lower skin protection among US young adults. These findings suggest that interventions may be needed for young adults at varying levels of health literacy as well as populations (e.g., outdoor workers, outdoor athletes/exercisers) who may be receiving large amounts of unprotected incidental UV. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - May 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effects of Social Support Source and Effectiveness on Stress Buffering After Stem Cell Transplant
This study used the social support effectiveness framework to examine whether effective social support buffered the relationship between stressful life events and distress among hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) survivors and whether that buffering effect depended on the type of caregiver who provided it (partner versus non-partner caregivers).MethodsA total of 275 HSCT survivors completed measures of the effectiveness of their caregiver ’s support—social support effectiveness (SSE) —distress, and stressful life events. Hierarchical linear regression was used to analyze a three-way interaction bet...
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - May 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Statistical Guideline #1. Avoid Creating Categorical Variables from Continuous Variables
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Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - May 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pathways to Health: an Examination of HIV-Related Stigma, Life Stressors, Depression, and Substance Use
ConclusionIt is important to continue to develop ways to address stigma, stressful life events, and their effects on distress in those living with HIV. Expanding our knowledge of disease progression risk factors beyond ART adherence is important  to be able to design adjuvant interventions, particularly because treatment means that people living with HIV have markedly improved life expectancy and that successful treatment means that HIV is not transmittable to others. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Distress, Weight Gain, and Glucose Control for Pregnant Low-Income Women: A Quasi-Experimental Trial Using the ORBIT Model
ConclusionA short-term intervention led to significant improvements in stress, and showed promise for preventing glucose intolerance. However, the majority of women gained excessive weight. A longer more intensive intervention may be needed for this high-risk population.ClinicalTrials.gov #NCT01307683. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Young Thai People ’s Exposure to Alcohol Portrayals in Society and the Media: A Qualitative Study for Policy Implications
ConclusionsThis study reflects the growing concerns from academia and civil society sectors of the impacts of increased alcohol exposure and the role that the industry may have on young people ’s drinking attitudes. It highlights the need for response to significant policy challenges to reduce these impacts. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Relations of Subjective Social Status and Brooding with Blood Pressure
ConclusionsAs predicted, for individuals with low SSS, more brooding was associated with higher DBP. Yet, in individuals with high SSS, more brooding was associated with lower DBP. There was no relation between SSS, brooding, and SBP. Our results suggest that brooding may serve as diathesis for some symptoms of CVD (i.e., high DBP but not high SBP) in individuals with low SSS. We discuss how other factors, like burnout or defensive pessimism, may contribute to the relation between high SSS, high brooding, and low DBP. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Perceptions of Physical Activity Promotion, Transportation Support, Physical Activity, and Body Mass: an Insight into Parent-Child Dyadic Processes
ConclusionParental perceptions of school/community-based PA policies and transportation provision may explain changes in child MVPA and body weight. Interventions aimed at prevention of child overweight/obesity may benefit from a focus on parental transportation provision to PA facilities and parental awareness of PA promotion at local environment. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychosocial Syndemics and Sexual Risk Practices Among U.S. Adolescents: Findings from the 2017 U.S. Youth Behavioral Survey
ConclusionThe study advances our understanding of the heterogeneity of class membership associated with psychosocial syndemic risk factors among adolescents and extends our understanding of syndemics in the area of adolescent health. Thus, practitioners and policymakers can design multicomponent and multilevel school-based HIV/STI prevention programs that meet the needs of adolescents. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Association Between Deviation of Fairness Perceptions from Group Average and Serious Psychological Distress in Japanese Worksites: a Cross-Sectional Study
ConclusionsThe results indicated that divergent perceptions of fairness at worksites may deserve further exploration for equal achievement of workers ’ psychological well-being. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

What Determines Support for Donor Registration Systems? The Influence of Sociopolitical Viewpoint, Attitudes Toward Organ Donation, and Patients ’ Need
ConclusionIndividuals most concerned with the need of patients waiting for an organ are relatively indifferent with respect to the sociopolitical implications of a registration system, while those strongly objecting to a coercive role for the state express reservations against organ donation itself. In order to help people to form balanced opinions about organ donation systems, we recommend to make the prosocial and sociopolitical aspects equally salient and deserving of debate. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Physical Activity After Breast Cancer Surgery: Does Depression Make Exercise Feel More Effortful than It Actually Is?
ConclusionsWomen with currently elevated depressive symptoms experienced exercise as more difficult compared to women below the CES-D cutoff, but these self-perceptions did not reflect actual heart rate differences. Depression may make exercise feel more demanding, which could ultimately decrease patients ’ likelihood of engaging in regular exercise. Results support the use of depression screening tools following breast cancer surgery to identify and intervene on individuals at risk for decreased physical activity during survivorship. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Associations of Pain Intensity and Frequency With Loneliness, Hostility, and Social Functioning: Cross-Sectional, Longitudinal, and Within-Person Relationships
ConclusionPain intensity and frequency were associated with social well-being, although the effects were dependent on the social well-being outcome and the time course being examined. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mapping a Syndemic of Psychosocial Risks During Pregnancy Using Network Analysis
ConclusionsOur results characterize a network of psychosocial risks among pregnant HIV-positive women. Distress about pregnancy emerged as central to this network, suggesting that unintended pregnancy is particularly distressing in this population and may contribute to further risks to maternal health, such as depression. Prevention of unintended pregnancies and interventions for coping with unplanned pregnancies may be particularly useful where multiple risks intersect. Efforts addressing single risk factors should consider an integrated, multilevel approach to support women during pregnancy.Trial RegistrationClinicalTria...
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pre-surgical Caregiver Burden and Anxiety Are Associated with Post-Surgery Cortisol over the Day in Caregivers of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients
ConclusionThese outcomes support the utility of psychological interventions aimed to increase the awareness of caregiving tasks and demands in informal caregivers. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Commonalities and Differences in Psychological Adjustment to Chronic Illnesses Among Older Adults: a Comparative Study Based on the Stress and Coping Paradigm
This study aimed to validate the role of the stress and coping paradigm in the context of psychological adjustment to chronic illnesses among older adults by using the structural equation modeling technique, as well as investigating the differences in structural weights between older adults with arthritis and older adults with hypertension.MethodA cross-sectional study was conducted with 325 older adults with chronic illnesses (149 hypertension, 176 arthritis), aged 60 –88 years, who completed questions on perceived social support, psychological resources, threat appraisal, self-efficacy, coping strategy, depres...
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Moderation of Mood in the Transfer of Self-Regulation From an Exercise to an Eating Context: Short- and Long-Term Effects on Dietary Change and Obesity in Women
This study aimed to clarify previous research on self-regulatory skills ’ transfer from an exercise to eating context, effects of mood on self-regulatory strength, and related effects on a targeted eating behavior.MethodsWomen with obesity participated in a yearlong community-based cognitive-behavioral treatment that first focused on self-regulatory skills development for exercise maintenance, then use of similar self-regulatory skills and improved mood to facilitate short- and long-term increases in fruit/vegetable intake and reduction in weight. Groups were based on high ( ≥ 5% of baseline weight;n&thinsp...
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Getting to Zero: Targeting Psychiatric Comorbidities as Drivers of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
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Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Coding Client Language in Motivational Interviewing for HIV Medication Adherence Using Self-Determination Theory
ConclusionFuture refinement and extension of the SDTCS could allow for a more nuanced understanding of client motivational speech that is currently provided by existing coding tools. (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Acculturation Moderates the Effects of Expressive Writing on Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms Among Chinese American Breast Cancer Survivors
ConclusionsOur findings highlight the important role of sub-ethnic cultural orientation in the efficacy of psychosocial interventions targeting immigrant populations.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03546673 (Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research