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A Reconsideration of the Self-Compassion Scale’s Total Score: Self-Compassion versus Self-Criticism.






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A Reconsideration of the Self-Compassion Scale’s Total Score: Self-Compassion versus Self-Criticism.

PLoS One. 2015;10(7):e0132940

Authors: López A, Sanderman R, Smink A, Zhang Y, van Sonderen E, Ranchor A, Schroevers MJ

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The Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) is currently the only self-report instrument to measure self-compassion. The SCS is widely used despite the limited evidence for the scale’s psychometric properties, with validation studies commonly performed in college students. The current study examined the factor structure, reliability, and construct validity of the SCS in a large representative sample from the community. The study was conducted in 1,736 persons, of whom 1,643 were included in the analyses. Besides the SCS, data was collected on positive and negative indicators of psychological functioning, as well as on rumination and neuroticism. Analyses included confirmatory factor analyses (CFA), exploratory factor analyses (EFA), and correlations. CFA showed that the SCS’s proposed six-factor structure could not be replicated. EFA suggested a two-factor solution, formed by the positively and negatively formulated items respectively. Internal consistency was good for the two identified factors. The negative factor (i.e., sum score of the negatively formulated items) correlated moderately to strongly to negative affect, depressive symptoms, perceived stress, as well as to rumination and neuroticism. Compared to this negative factor, the positive factor (i.e., sum score of the positively formulated items) correlated weaker to these indicators, and relatively more strongly to positive affect. Results from this study do not justify the common use of the SCS total score as an overall indicator of self-compassion, and provide support for the idea, as also assumed by others, that it is important to make a distinction between self-compassion and self-criticism.

PMID: 26193654 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Weight and height in children newly diagnosed with cancer.






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Weight and height in children newly diagnosed with cancer.

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Oct 30;

Authors: Brinksma A, Roodbol PF, Sulkers E, Hooimeijer HL, Sauer PJ, van Sonderen E, de Bont ES, Tissing WJ

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BACKGROUND: Although weight loss and lack of linear growth occur in children with cancer, growth history is not included in research that aims to determine nutritional status in children newly diagnosed with cancer. Therefore, this study aimed to determine weight loss and lack of linear growth in this patient group.
PROCEDURE: Weight and height were recorded in 95 children (ages 1.5-10 years) at diagnosis and compared with data predicted from growth curves. Age, gender, type of malignancy, extent of disease, and prior weight and height were tested for their potential relation to differences between actual and predicted data.
RESULTS: The incidence of undernutrition, based on z-scores for weight-for-age (WFA), height-for-age (HFA), and weight-for-height (WFH), was 2%, 4%, and 7%, respectively. Actual z-scores were lower than predicted z-scores. Differences between actual and predicted z-scores of <-0.5 standard deviation score (SDS) in WFA, HFA, or WFH were found in 25%, 23%, and 29% of the children, respectively. Children with advanced cancer had the highest risk of significant weight loss (<-0.5 SDS in WFA) (ORWFA  = 3.45, P = 0.012) prior to diagnosis. Differences were unrelated to type of malignancy, age, gender, and weight and height prior to diagnosis.
CONCLUSIONS: At diagnosis, approximately 25% of the children showed a significant reduction in z-scores for weight-for-age, height-for-age, and weight-for-height. This reduction may indicate a deteriorated nutritional status. Therefore, assessment of growth history should be standard of care to ensure appropriate nutritional interventions and should be included in research that aims to evaluate nutritional status in children newly diagnosed with cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

PMID: 25359660 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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Assessment of disease activity by patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and the parents compared to the assessment by pediatric rheumatologists.






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Assessment of disease activity by patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and the parents compared to the assessment by pediatric rheumatologists.
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Dec 24;11(1):48
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Psychological distress in couples dealing with colorectal cancer: gender and role differences and intracouple correspondence.






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Psychological distress in couples dealing with colorectal cancer: gender and role differences and intracouple correspondence.
Br J Health Psychol. 2004 Nov;9(Pt 4):465-78
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Effect of rate or rhythm control on quality of life in persistent atrial fibrillation. Results from the Rate Control Versus Electrical Cardioversion (RACE) Study.






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Effect of rate or rhythm control on quality of life in persistent atrial fibrillation. Results from the Rate Control Versus Electrical Cardioversion (RACE) Study.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Jan 21;43(2):241-7
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Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, quality of life and neuroticism.






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Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, quality of life and neuroticism.
Neth J Med. 2005 May;63(5):170-4
Authors: van den Berg MP, Ranchor AV, van Sonderen FL, van Gelder IC, van Veldhuisen DJ
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Predictors of non-pharmacological intervention in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Value of neuroticism.






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Predictors of non-pharmacological intervention in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Value of neuroticism.
Int J Cardiol. 2006 Jul 28;111(1):75-9
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Comparison of oral psoralen-UV-A with a portable tanning unit at home vs hospital-administered bath psoralen-UV-A in patients with chronic hand eczema: an open-label randomized controlled trial of efficacy.






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Differences between participants and non-participants in an RCT on physical activity and psychological interventions for older persons.






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Differences between participants and non-participants in an RCT on physical activity and psychological interventions for older persons.
Aging Clin Exp Res. 2005 Jun;17(3):236-45
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Clinical factors influencing participation in society after successful kidney transplantation.






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Clinical factors influencing participation in society after successful kidney transplantation.
Transplantation. 2006 Jul 15;82(1):80-5
Authors: van der Mei SF, Groothoff JW, van Sonderen EL, van den Heuvel WJ,… Continue reading

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