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The present study incorporated the behavioral alternative of abstinence into the Theory of Reasoned Action to test whether abstinence contributed to the prediction of intentions to use performance enhancing substances (PES). Adolescent athletes ( N = 241) completed a questionnaire about the use...
Multiple roles remain a reality for women. While there is debate over whether this arises from personal aspirations or social arrangements, it is clear that it results in stress and reductions in emotional well-being. We asked 13 female Australian university students about their aspirations for...
This article is concerned with what it may mean to individuals to engage in practices that are physically challenging and risky. The article questions the assumptions that psychological health is commensurate with maintaining physical safety, and that risking one's health and physical safety is...
In response to identified deficits in the provision of health care to female patients, we sought to improve healthcare workers' gender awareness— conceptualized as gender-role ideology, sensitivity, and knowledge related to female patients—through the application of a brief computerized...
Researchers are already aware that decision making about health issues is not necessarily driven by rational or cognitive-based decision-making processes. This appears to be especially true for the decision to donate organs. Although hints about what is actually driving the decision-making...
This article describes the effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing self-efficacy and consequently, changing addiction behaviours. Electronic databases were searched and bibliographies of retrieved references scanned. Ten studies targeting tobacco smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use...
Emerging behavioral research on methamphetamine suggests a growing public health concern no longer limited to specific regions of the United States. Given that current evidence-based treatments for addressing methamphetamine addiction have had limited success, there remains a need to further...
Based upon Identity and Social Cognitive theories, two studies examined reactions to challenges to exercise identity (Study 1) and healthy-eater identity (Study 2). For both studies, participants responded to a perceived challenge relative to the health behavior in terms of affect, intentions,...
The objective of the study was to examine the desire for spiritual and religious treatment options in chronically ill adults. Email interview data ( N = 12) generated themes for religion, spirituality, and desired treatments. The resultant questionnaire data ( N = 83) analysed the popularity of...
This study explores breast cancer patients' experiences of chemotherapy treatment, with a focus on the impact of an altered appearance during this time. We present two key themes from the thematic analysis of interviews with 19 women: anxiety that chemotherapy will render them identifiable as a...
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