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The aetiology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS are controversial. Doctors and sufferers often have opposing perspectives, leading to problematic clinical interactions. We use discourse analysis to explore ME/CFS sufferers’ descriptions of interactions with medical professionals...
Health locus of control (HLC) describes an individual’s characteristic attribution of health outcomes to internal or external causes. This four-year longitudinal study examined changes in HLC beliefs among 124 members of a health-promotion facility, related to their age (22—81) and relative...
Most faith-based obesity intervention research has been conducted in African-American Protestant churches. However, Catholic communities might also benefit from a faith-tailored approach. Overweight Catholic individuals ( n = 34, 71% female) were randomized to a Catholic-tailored or standard...
Using the Canadian Community and Health Survey (2000), this study examines self-perceived stress across marital and parental statuses, adjusting for age, education, work status, income and sense of community belonging. Results show that fatherhood increases perceived stress regardless of marital...
In order to sustain life, patients whose kidneys fail must receive dialysis or obtain a transplant. This study reports on the development and validation of measures of Stage of Change, Decisional Balance and Self-efficacy based on the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) to assess patients’ readiness...
This project examined whether interpersonal pressure to be muscular predicted late adolescents’ pursuit of muscularity. Participants were 199 adolescents (16—19 years), mothers ( n = 175), and friends ( n = 159), assessed at two annual times. Pressure to be muscular was assessed with...
Two measures of implicit attitudes, the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) and the Implicit Association Test (IAT), were compared with each other and with a measure of explicit attitudes in the assessment of implicit pro-slim/anti-fat bias. Results from both implicit tests indicated...
This large-scale Internet-experiment tests whether vaccine-critical pages raise perceptions of the riskiness of vaccinations and alter vaccination intentions. We manipulated the information environment (vaccine-critical website, control, both) and the focus of search (on vaccination risks,...
The Food Thought Suppression Inventory (FTSI) was designed as a domain-specific measure of food-related thought suppression, and the FTSI has been found to be associated with eating pathology, including binge eating. Although initial research in this area is promising, as it may provide...
The aim of this grounded theory study was to illuminate the main concern of people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and how they handle their everyday life. Data were collected through interviews with 23 people with COPD at different stages, from mild to severe. A...
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