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This article is a report of a larger study on the relationship between adaptive tasks, coping and quality of life, taking Parkinson’s disease and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as examples. The concept of adaptive tasks or disease-related stressors testing the adaptive capacities of chronically...
This study aimed to explore women’s experiences of chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Twenty-one interviews with women 12 to 18 months after a negative laparoscopy were conducted. A predominantly qualitative methodology was adopted. The majority of women were still experiencing pain at this time, yet...
While many researchers assume the menopause to be an endocrine deficiency disease, others argue that menopause is normally non-traumatic, associated with few and minor symptoms. An Australian sample of 304 female volunteers (128 pre-menopausal, 35 peri-menopausal, 80 post-menopausal and not...
The theory that thinking is modelled on the social activity of argument is investigated through the views of general practitioners about terminally ill patients. The social activity of general practice centres on the consultation, which the doctor manages by ‘technical rationality’. But this...
The consultations of 88 patients presenting with psychological problems to primary care medical practitioners were tape-recorded, coded, and factor-analyzed to identify their constituent verbal exchanges . A verbal exchange is a set of speech act categories that tend to occur together and are...
This study describes the associations between social factors and leisure-time physical activity levels in young people. Important concepts from Bandura’s social learning theory and Bourdieu’s theory of social position and lifestyles were used as theoretical frameworks. Baseline data were...
To determine the pathways between treatment intensity (age at diagnosis, dosage of chemotherapy intrathecal methotrexate; IT-MTX and cranial radiation CRT) and various psychosocial outcomes, review of medical records and structured interviews were carried out in 510 adult survivors of childhood...
The present study investigated two predictions derived from inhibition theory. It was hypothesized that emotional secrecy has a negative impact on (1) physical and (2) subjective well-being. Also, the study examined whether the relation holds when controlling for negative affectivity (NA), a...
This Final Report of the European Federation of Professional Psychologists’ Associations (EFPPA) Task Force on Health Psychology defines the nature and scope of health psychology and its possible future development to the year 2000 and beyond. Training needs and objectives are specified for...
The relation between personality traits, environmental stressors and their impact, coping behaviors, and health status was examined, as were pathways through which health is influenced by these individual difference variables. It was hypothesized that personality predicts susceptibility to...
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