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. Research

    Analysis of resilience and sexual behavior in persons with HIV infection

    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...

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

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:21

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  2. Research

    Mothers’ perceptions of their own diets and the diets of their children at 2–3 years of age

    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...

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

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:13

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  3. Research Article

    Drug use prevention projects in schools in Vitória, Brazil: quality analysis and improvement proposals

    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...

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

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  4. Research

    Social skills in crack users: differences between men and women

    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...

    Ilana Andretta, Jéssica Limberger and Jaluza Aimèe Schneider

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:45

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  5. Research

    Burnout syndrome and abdominal adiposity among Primary Health Care nursing professionals

    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...

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

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:44

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  6. Research

    Well-being and health in adolescents with disabilities

    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.

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

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:32

    Published on: 20 April 2016

  7. Research

    Frailty and depressive symptoms in older adults: data from the FIBRA study - UNICAMP

    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...

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

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:16

    Published on: 18 April 2016

  8. Research

    Contextual factors related to chronic condition in portuguese adolescents: highlights from the HBSC/WHO study

    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...

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

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:3

    Published on: 13 April 2016

  9. Research

    Causal attribution among women with breast cancer

    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...

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

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:4

    Published on: 13 April 2016