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Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Social Vulnerability Index for Use in the Dutch Context.






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Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Social Vulnerability Index for Use in the Dutch Context.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Nov 14;14(11):
Authors: Bunt S, Steverink N, Andrew MK, Schans CPV, Hobb… Continue reading

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Benefit finding trajectories in cancer patients receiving psychological care: Predictors and relations to depressive and anxiety symptoms






CONCLUSIONS: Cancer patients showed distinct benefit finding trajectories during psychological care. A small proportion reporting a large increase in benefit finding were also most likely to show decreases in depressive symptoms over time. These findings suggest a relation between perceiving benefits from cancer experience and improved psychological functioning in cancer patients receiving psychological care. Statement of contribution What is already known on this subject? People vary in course… Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Social Vulnerability Index for Use in the Dutch Context






Being able to identify socially frail older adults is essential for designing interventions and policy and for the prediction of health outcomes, both on the level of individual older adults and of the population. The aim of the present study was to adapt the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to the Dutch language and culture for those purposes. A systematic cross-cultural adaptation of the initial Social Vulnerability Index was performed following five steps: initial translation, synthesis of… Continue reading

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Trajectories of Anxiety and Depression After Liver Transplantation as Related to Outcomes During 2-Year Follow-Up: A Prospective Cohort Study






CONCLUSIONS: A significant subset of transplant recipients showed persistent symptoms of anxiety and depression from before to 2 years after transplantation. These results emphasize the importance of psychosocial care in the transplant population. Continue reading

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