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Within-couple health behavior trajectories: The role of spousal support and strain.

Hannah Brazeau, Nathan A Lewis,

<b><i>Objective:</i></b> The current study sought to examine the associations between long-term health behavior engagement within couples and to test whether perceiving support or strain from a spouse impacts one's own health behaviors. <b><i>Method:</i></b> Data from 5,233 couples in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing were used to examine trajectories of ... Read more >>

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Impact of maternal prenatal psychological stress on birth weight.

Joanie Mélançon, Nathalie Bernard, Jean-Claude Forest, Réjean Tessier, George M Tarabulsy, Damien Bouvier, Yves Giguère,

OBJECTIVE:The study aimed to evaluate the impact of prenatal maternal stress on birth weight using a large cohort of predominantly White women living in an urban area. METHOD:Women were recruited between 2005 and 2010. Data collection took place between the 24th and the 28th week of gestation. The Measure of ... Read more >>

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[2020, 39(12):1100-1108]

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Demographic, personality, and social cognition correlates of coronavirus guideline adherence in a U.S. sample.

Tim Bogg, Elizabeth Milad,

OBJECTIVE:The present study examined patterns and psychosocial correlates of coronavirus guideline adherence in a U.S. sample (N = 500) during the initial 15-day period advocated by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. METHOD:Descriptive and correlational analyses were used to examine the frequency of past 7-day adherence to each of 10 ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(12):1026-1036]

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Perceived partner responsiveness, pain, and sleep: A dyadic study of military-connected couples.

AnnaMarie S O'Neill, Cynthia D Mohr, Todd E Bodner, Leslie B Hammer,

OBJECTIVE:The health-promoting influence of supportive close relationships has been extensively documented, yet the mechanisms of this effect are still being clarified. Leading researchers have theorized that examining particular interpersonal interactions and the mediating intrapersonal processes they facilitate is the key to understanding how close relationships benefit health. The purpose of ... Read more >>

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[2020, 39(12):1089-1099]

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Health psychology in the time of COVID-19.

Kenneth E Freedland, Mary Amanda Dew, David B Sarwer, Matthew M Burg, Trevor A Hart, Sarah W Feldstein Ewing, Carolyn Y Fang, Shelley A Blozis, Eli Puterman, Becky Marquez, Peter G Kaufmann,

<i>Health Psychology</i> has received numerous papers over the past several months on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them concern depression, anxiety, stress, or other forms of distress in the general population or in health care workers. We have received far fewer papers on COVID-related health behaviors and ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(12):1021-1025]

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Associations of depression and diabetes distress with self-management behavior and glycemic control.

Andreas Schmitt, Eileen Bendig, Harald Baumeister, Norbert Hermanns, Bernhard Kulzer,

OBJECTIVE:To analyze the independent associations of depression and diabetes distress with self-management and glycemic outcome in Type I (T1DM) and Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHOD:Six hundred six people with T1DM or T2DM participated in a cross-sectional survey including measures of depression (PHQ-9), diabetes distress (PAID-5), self-management behavior (DSMQ), and glycemic ... Read more >>

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Daily stressors and diurnal cortisol among sexual and gender minority young adults.

Wilson S Figueroa, Peggy M Zoccola, Andrew W Manigault, Katrina R Hamilton, Matt C Scanlin, Ryan C Johnson,

OBJECTIVE:Minority stress may contribute to poor health by dysregulating stress response systems, including diurnal cortisol rhythms. However, few studies have examined the association between sexual and gender minority stress and diurnal cortisol in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The current investigation tested whether the daily experience of minority ... Read more >>

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Parental decision making about clinical trial enrollment: A survey of parents of children with Fragile X syndrome.

Erin Turbitt, William M P Klein, Kris Rogers, Celeste S D'Amanda, Barbara B Biesecker,

OBJECTIVE:Opportunities for patients to enroll in clinical trials for neurodevelopmental conditions are increasing. We studied what factors are associated with parents' decisional process to enroll their child in a clinical trial for a genetic neurodevelopmental condition (Fragile X syndrome). METHOD:Parents (n = 354; mostly biological mothers of a child with ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(12):1070-1077]

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Negative affect and self-agency's association with immunosuppressant adherence in organ transplant: A meta-analysis.

Maryam N Demian, Allen E Thornton, R J Shapiro, Wendy Loken Thornton,

<b><i>Objective:</i></b> In organ transplant, prevalence estimates of negative affect (e.g., depressive symptoms) are higher than in the general population and self-agency is required for successful regimen self-management. Nonetheless, the roles of these psychological factors for immunosuppressant adherence in this population remain unclear. <b><i>Method:</i></b> Meta-analytic techniques were used to determine the ... Read more >>

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Patient-provided e-support in reduced intensity obesity treatment: The INSPIRE randomized controlled trial.

Tricia M Leahey, Tania B Huedo-Medina, Andrea Grenga, Linda Gay, Denise Fernandes, Zeely Denmat, Caroline Doyle, Remei Areny-Joval, Rena R Wing,

OBJECTIVE:There are two types of patient supporters, peers (two individuals initiating health behavior change who support one another) and mentors (a previously successful patient who supports incoming patients). Social comparison theory suggests that peers and mentors may elicit social comparison processes (patients may compare their progress to that of their ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(12):1037-1047]

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Goal setting and achievement for walking: A series of N-of-1 digital interventions.

Guillaume Chevance, Dario Baretta, Natalie Golaszewski, Michelle Takemoto, Sama Shrestha, Sonia Jain, Daniel E Rivera, Predrag Klasnja, Eric Hekler,

OBJECTIVE:Despite evidence that goal setting is valuable for physical activity promotion, recent studies highlighted a potential oversimplification in the application of this behavior change technique. While more difficult performance goals might trigger higher physical activity levels, higher performance goals might concurrently be more difficult to achieve, which could reduce long-term ... Read more >>

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Alcohol-involved sexual aggression: Emotion regulation as a mechanism of behavior change.

Kelly Cue Davis, Elizabeth C Neilson, Mitchell Kirwan, Nolan Eldridge, William H George, Cynthia A Stappenbeck,

OBJECTIVE:Sexual aggression remains a significant public health problem, with the majority of sexual assaults involving alcohol. Founded upon an experimental medicine approach to behavior change, the current study used a proximal change experiment to target and test emotion regulation (ER) as a mechanism underlying alcohol-involved sexual aggression. METHOD:Heavy episodic drinking ... Read more >>

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Just-in-time adaptive intervention to promote fluid consumption in patients with kidney stones.

David E Conroy, Ashley B West, Deborah Brunke-Reese, Edison Thomaz, Necole M Streeper,

OBJECTIVE:Kidney stones are painful and costly. Prevention guidelines emphasize a simple behavior change: increasing fluid intake and urine output. Unfortunately, adherence to those prevention guidelines is limited, and patients report forgetting or not being thirsty enough. This study evaluated the acceptability of using semiautomated tracking of fluid consumption to trigger ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(12):1062-1069]

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Physical and psychological functioning in veterans with diabetes: Disease-related versus service-related effects.

Kathleen A Fairman, Kelsey Buckley,

OBJECTIVE:Research on veterans with diabetes (VWD) suggested elevated rates of mental illness and substance use disorder but used samples studied 14-21 years ago without comparator groups. To inform translational research and care-delivery models for diabetes, the purpose of this study was to compare VWD, nonveterans with diabetes (NVWD), and veterans ... Read more >>

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Adapting pharmacological dose-finding designs for early phase behavioral intervention development research.

Elizabeth Kuhl Towner, April Idalski Carcone, Samiran Ghosh, Steven Ondersma, Mario Stylianou,

The use of systematic dose-finding designs to develop behavioral health interventions is lacking. In contrast, drug development research consistently follows a prescribed, regulated, and iterative pathway that begins with empirically establishing optimal drug dose. Adapting dose-finding methodologies from the drug development literature offers several advantages to increasing the feasibility, efficiency, ... Read more >>

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Associations between hardiness, C-reactive protein, and telomere length among former prisoners of war.

Gadi Zerach, Mark Shevlin, Zahava Solomon,

BACKGROUND:War captivity and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are known to be associated with several poor health outcomes of an accelerated aging process. However, the contribution of personality protective factors to this phenomenon are rarely studied. The present 24-year prospective study examined associations between psychological hardiness and three health outcomes: C-reactive ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(11):1007-1012]

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Reinforcer pathology's alternative reinforcer hypothesis: A preliminary examination.

Warren K Bickel, Allison N Tegge, Katelyn A Carr, Leonard H Epstein,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:The novel theory of Reinforcer Pathology states that the temporal window of integration, measured by delay discounting (DD), determines the value of reinforcers. Based on the Reinforcer Pathology theory, the valuation of alternative reinforcers is positively associated with the length of the temporal window (negatively with rates of ... Read more >>

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Balance of group sizes in randomized controlled trials published in American Psychological Association journals.

Mara Cañedo-Ayala, Danielle B Rice, Alexander W Levis, Matthew Chiovitti, Brett D Thombs,

OBJECTIVE:We evaluated whether sample size differences between arms of two-arm parallel group randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in American Psychological Association (APA)-affiliated journals were consistently smaller than expected by chance with simple randomization. METHOD:We searched PsycINFO for two-arm parallel group RCTs in APA-affiliated journals published January 2007 to September 2017 ... Read more >>

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Role of childhood maltreatment on weight and weight-related behaviors in adulthood.

Andrea L Ruiz, Sarah A Font,

OBJECTIVE:This study investigated associations between child maltreatment and body mass, body weight perceptions, and weight control behaviors among men and women. METHOD:Data were derived from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). Multinomial logistic regression was used to investigate links between dimensions of childhood maltreatment and ... Read more >>

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Multilevel prenatal socioeconomic determinants of Mexican American children's weight: Mediation by breastfeeding.

Sarah G Curci, Juan C Hernández, Linda J Luecken, Marisol Perez,

<b><i>Objective:</i></b> Mexican American (MA) children are more likely to grow up in poverty than their non-Hispanic/Latinx white peers and are at an elevated risk for early onset obesity. The current study evaluated the effects of prenatal family- and neighborhood-level disadvantage on children's weight and weight gain from 12 months through ... Read more >>

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[2020, 39(11):997-1006]

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Translation of findings from laboratory studies of food and alcohol intake into behavior change interventions: The experimental medicine approach.

Matt Field, Paul Christiansen, Charlotte A Hardman, Ashleigh Haynes, Andrew Jones, Allecia Reid, Eric Robinson,

Objectives: Laboratory studies have contributed important information about the determinants of food and alcohol intake, and they have prompted the development of behavior change interventions that have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials conducted in the field. In this article we apply a recent experimental medicine (EM) framework to this ... Read more >>

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Modeling longitudinal variation in affective response to exercise across a 16-week randomized control trial (RCT).

Courtney J Stevens, Arielle S Gillman, Gregory R Giordano, Angela D Bryan,

Objective: Consistent with the Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) experimental medicine approach, this early phase intervention development study examines the influence of an intervention strategy (exercise training) on a behavioral health outcome (exercise engagement) in the service of addressing a widespread threat to public health (physical inactivity). Method: Physically inactive ... Read more >>

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A reinforcer pathology model of health behaviors in individuals with obesity.

William Brady DeHart, Sarah E Snider, Derek A Pope, Warren K Bickel,

<b><i>Objective:</i></b> Research concerning trans-disease processes aims to ascertain an underlying mechanism of several seemingly dissonant behaviors, pathological conditions, or both. The theory of reinforcer pathology posits that excessive delay discounting and the maladaptive overvaluation of a particular commodity underlie a variety of dysfunctional health behavior ranging from substance abuse to ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(11):966-974]

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The role of incidental affective states in appetitive risk behavior: A meta-analysis.

Rebecca A Ferrer, Jennifer M Taber, Paschal Sheeran, Angela D Bryan, Linda D Cameron, Ellen Peters, Jennifer S Lerner, Emily Grenen, William M P Klein,

<b><i>Objective:</i></b> Appetitive risk behaviors (ARB), including tobacco use, alcohol consumption, consumption of calorie dense/nutrient-poor foods, and sexual risk behavior contribute substantially to morbidity and mortality. Affective states that arise from a wide array of unrelated circumstances (i.e., incidental affect) may carry over to influence ARB. A meta-analysis is needed to ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(12):1109-1124]

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Childhood sexual abuse, girls' genitourinary diseases, and psychiatric comorbidity: A matched-cohort study.

Pascale Vézina-Gagnon, Sophie Bergeron, Martine Hébert, Pierre McDuff, Violaine Guérin, Isabelle Daigneault,

Objective: The present study aimed to determine whether psychiatric comorbidity (i.e., diagnostic comorbidity in eight categories of mental and behavioral disorders) mediates the relationship between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and diseases of the genitourinary system (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision) among girls. Method: Using ... Read more >>

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