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Health psychology

The health psychology section includes studies focused on the empirical relationship between psychological factors in behavior and health. It publishes original scholarly articles that address topics such as contextual and behavioral factors that may contribute to illness and disease prevention, reviews of approaches in the health field, protective and risk factors in health, promotion strategies and health education, pediatric psychology, psycho-oncology, healthy aging, and evaluation and dissemination of interventions in health psychology.

  1. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to describe and evaluate the effects of a pilot intervention on perceived stress, knowledge about hypertension, and illness perception among hypertensive and normotensive worker...

    Authors: Gerusa Estelita Pires, Ana Carolina Peuker and Elisa Kern Castro

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:26

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  2. Content type: Review

    This paper discusses the Intervention Mapping (IM) protocol for planning theory- and evidence-based behavior change interventions. IM has been developed in the field of health promotion in 1998 and has mostly ...

    Authors: Gerjo Kok, Louk W. H. Peters and Robert A. C. Ruiter

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:19

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  3. Content type: Research

    The main objective of this study was to evaluate ex post facto resilience in persons with HIV infection and its relationship to socio-demographic and sexual behavior variables. Participants included 159 person...

    Authors: Ludgleydson Fernandes de Araújo, Inmaculada Teva, José Hernández Quero, Antonio Ortega Reyes and María de la Paz Bermúdez

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:21

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  4. Content type: Research

    This is a cross-sectional analysis of a follow-up study to examine the perceptions of mothers treated at public health centers, regarding their own diets and the diets of their children aged 2–3. Among the 464...

    Authors: Mônica Cristina Broilo, Márcia Regina Vitolo, Lucia Marques Stenzel and Daniela Centenaro Levandowski

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:13

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Adolescents living in vulnerable regions are more exposed to risk factors for drug use. The prevention of such use in school is a public policy that needs evaluation. Based on technical criteria and derived fr...

    Authors: Elizeu Borloti, Maria Victoria Hidalgo García, Virginia Sanchez Jiménez and Maria Fátima Oliver Sudbrack

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:1

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  6. Content type: Research

    Low levels of social skills in drug users are reported in the literature. However, specific characteristics of these users need to be identified and comprehended. Thus, we aim to evaluate and compare the socia...

    Authors: Ilana Andretta, Jéssica Limberger and Jaluza Aimèe Schneider

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:45

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  7. Content type: Research

    Accumulation of abdominal adiposity (AA) constitutes a risk factor for heart and coronary diseases and for metabolic complications. Research suggests that stress is related to adipogenesis. The burnout syndrom...

    Authors: Magno Conceição das Merces, Douglas de Souza e Silva, Iracema Lua, Daniela Sousa Oliveira, Marcio Costa de Souza and Argemiro D’Oliveira Júnior

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:44

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  8. Content type: Research

    Animal-assisted intervention (AAI) is an approach recently introduced into the hospital environment to improve the quality of hospitalization and provide important benefits for patients with chronic diseases a...

    Authors: Tatiane Ichitani and Maria Claudia Cunha

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:43

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  9. Content type: Research

    Several studies have indicated that adolescents with disabilities are more dissatisfied with their quality-of-life and have more complaints regarding their health in comparison to their nondisabled peers.

    Authors: Lúcia Canha, Celeste Simões, Margarida Gaspar Matos and Laura Owens

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:32

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  10. Content type: Research

    The relationship between the presence of depression, as measured by total score on the GDS-15 scale, and both pre-frailty and frailty status in community-dwelling elderly was determined. Two thousand four hund...

    Authors: Priscila Pascarelli Pedrico Nascimento, Samila Sathler Tavares Batistoni and Anita Liberalesso Neri

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:16

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  11. Content type: Research

    Pediatric communication directly contributes to treatment adherence, fewer symptoms, better clinical responses, healthier treatment adaptation and management of psychosocial issues. This study aimed to evaluat...

    Authors: Marina Kohlsdorf and Áderson Luiz Costa Junior

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:15

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  12. Content type: Research

    Adolescence’s changes may become more pronounced when living with a chronic condition (CC). This study aims to examined the differences in satisfaction with family life, perception of school competence and “pr...

    Authors: Teresa Santos, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Maria Celeste Simões and Maria do Céu Machado

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:3

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  13. Content type: Research

    Causal attribution among women with breast cancer was studied. The study included 157 women outpatients with breast cancer. A form for sociodemographic and clinical data and the Revised Illness Perception Ques...

    Authors: Ana Carolina W. B. Peuker, Maria Júlia Armiliato, Luisa V. de Souza and Elisa K. de Castro

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:4

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