Monthly Archives: August 2021

Understanding care needs of cancer patients with depressive symptoms: The importance of patients’ recognition of depressive symptoms






CONCLUSIONS: Including assessments of patients’ recognition of depressive symptoms and their perceptions of depression treatment efficacy might improve depression screening in cancer patients by more accurately identifying those with a need for psychological care. Moreover, improving patients’ knowledge and recognition of symptoms as being depressive symptoms might be a possible target point in increasing care needs and hereby optimizing the uptake of psychological care in cancer patients with… Continue reading

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A healthy view? exploring the positive health perceptions of older adults with a lower socioeconomic status using photo-elicitation interviews






Purpose: The health perceptions of older adults with a lower socioeconomic status still seems to be unsettled. To gain more insight in these perceptions, 19 older adults were interviewed with the use of a photo-elicitation method.Methods: Participants reflected on ten photographs covering aspects of physical, social and mental health, and were also asked if and how they experience to have control over their health.Results: The results showed that the perception of health depended on the… Continue reading

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Putting mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to the test in routine clinical practice: A transdiagnostic panacea or a disorder specific intervention?






CONCLUSIONS: After MBCT, overall functioning improved in a large heterogeneous psychiatric outpatient population independent of diagnosis or comorbidity. Continue reading

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Smoking Cessation Experience in Indonesia: Does the Non-smoking Wife Play a Role?






CONCLUSION: Indonesian ex-smokers often had multiple reasons for quitting smoking. The process was typically difficult and kept private. While wives had little influence on the cessation process, they provided support and could institute a smoking ban in the house. Continue reading

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