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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.

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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