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    An AYA with Cancer Confronted with the Grief of a Peer: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

    La confrontation au deuil d’un pair chez une AJA atteinte de cancer. Une analyse phénoménologique interprétative

    J. Phan, V. Laurence, P. Marec-Berard, C. Cordero, C. Riberon, C. Flahault

    Psycho-Oncologie, Vol.16, No.2, pp. 243-252, 2022, DOI:10.3166/pson-2022-0197

    Abstract Aims: Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with cancer facing the loss of another AYA with cancer may face a “triple task”: the process of adolescence, psychological adjustment to cancer, and the bereavement process of a sick peer. The aim of this study was to explore the processes underlying the loss of a sick peer in AYAs with cancer.
    Procedure: A single interview was submitted to an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), designed to understand the system of meanings attached to a subjective and intimate phenomenon such as bereavement.
    Results: Six major themes emerge from the IPA: the life course; the care… More >

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    « Sans tabou »
    Une web-série pour aborder la sexualité chez les jeunes patients atteints de cancer

    “No Taboo”
    A Web-Series to Approach the Theme of Sexual Life in Young Patients with Cancer

    F. Ait-Kaci, S. Vanderosieren, C. Lervat

    Psycho-Oncologie, Vol.16, No.3, pp. 289-293, 2022, DOI:10.3166/pson-2022-0205

    Abstract Even upset by cancer, sexuality can remain a source of satisfaction for young patients. However, in the general mind, sexuality and cancer appear as two taboos, two contradictory phenomena which cannot coexist together. To overcome this paradox, the web-series named No Taboo offers itself as a mediation tool specific to the 17 to 25 age group, which tackles with acuity and humor, the theme of love and sexual life during cancer. Its objectives are to encourage health professionals to approach this subject in a fun and didactic way; to fight the received ideas on cancer, treatment, and sexuality; to free… More >

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    Effects of Internet-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (IACT) on Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Jing Wang, Shuanghu Fang*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.4, pp. 433-448, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.025304

    Abstract Objectives: This study reviewed published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and evaluated the efficacy of internet-based acceptance and commitment therapy (IACT) on adolescent mental health. Methods: Searches were conducted in PubMed, ProQuest, APA (PsycNET/PsycINFO), and Web of Science from inception to January 2022 to identify RCTs evaluating the effects of IACT on adolescents. The included studies were assessed for quality and risk of bias. This study was performed using the standard mean difference and associated 95% confidence interval of effective measures. Review Manager 5.4 software was adopted to calculate the effect size. Results: Compared to adolescents in control groups, those in… More >

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    Short-Term Mindfulness Intervention on Adolescents’ Negative Emotion under Global Pandemic

    Yue Yuan1,*, Aibao Zhou1,*, Tinghao Tang1, Manying Kang2, Haiyan Zhao1, Zhi Wang3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.4, pp. 563-577, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.022161

    Abstract Objective: In this research, we tried to explore how short-term mindfulness (STM) intervention affects adolescents’ anxiety, depression, and negative and positive emotion during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design: 10 classes were divided into experiment groups (5 classes; n = 238) and control (5 classes; n = 244) randomly. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) were used to measure participants’ dependent variables. In the experiment group, we conducted STM practice interventions every morning in their first class from March to November 2020. No interventions were conducted in the control group. Methods: Paired-sample t-tests were used to identify if a… More >

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    Can Social Support be Protective against Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents from 24 Low- and Middle-Income Countries?

    Haowen Wu1, Zhanli Yi1, Tianyou Guo2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 375-387, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021505

    Abstract Background: Adolescents are highly vulnerable to depressive symptoms worldwide partially because of limited social supports. However, it still remains largely unknown regarding the associations between social support(s) and depressive symptoms among adolescents living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study aimed to explore the associations between different types of social support and depressive symptoms in adolescents from LMICs. Methods: Data were retrieved from the Global School-based Health Survey (GSHS) in which 92,551 adolescents (50.6% females) were included with mean of 15.6 years. Depressive symptoms in the past one month as the dependent variable were measured in… More >

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    Comparison of Self-Strength, Seeking Help and Happiness between Pakistani and Chinese Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Inquiry

    Umaira Tabbasam1, Amjad Islam Amjad2, Tariq Ahmed1, Xing Qiang1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 389-402, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.024130

    Abstract Adolescents’ emotions and preferences are influenced by their childhood experiences. In today’s world, there is a pervasive eagerness for happiness. Happiness has been linked to feelings of self-strength, seeking help, and psychological health. The current quantitative research was designed with a positive psychological perspective to compare Pakistani and Chines adolescents’ self-strength, seeking help, and happiness. The research design of the study was causal-comparative. The study population consisted of 400 Pakistani and 409 Chinese adolescents studying in the elementary grades of both countries. The sample was selected by using a simple random sampling technique. It consisted of 413 boys (51%) and… More >

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    Prevalence and Factors Associated with Smartphone Addiction among Adolescents–A Nationwide Study in Malaysia

    Kai Wei Lee1, Siew Mooi Ching2,*, Norsiah Ali3, Chor Yau Ooi4, Shahnul Kamal Hj Sidek5, Azlin Amat6, Yusnita Yatim7, Zaiton Yahaya8, Nabihah Shamsuddin9, Idora Ibrahim10, Fauzia Abdul Majid11, Fazlin Suhana Othman12, Nik Suhaila Zakaria13, Artini Abidin14, Nor Hazlin Talib15, Dhashani Sivaratnam16

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.2, pp. 237-247, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.013407

    Abstract Smartphone ownership among adolescents is getting common in this decade especially in Malaysia; Adolescent are strongly devoted to their smartphone and this may lead to smartphone addiction. Studies have reported that smartphone addiction has become an emerging social and health problem especially among the youth in many countries however there is lack of study among adolescents in Malaysia. This study aimed to examine the prevalence and factors associated with smartphone addiction among adolescents in Malaysia. This was a cross-sectional study involving adolescents from 15 primary care clinics throughout the country. Respondents were assessed on their smartphone activities using the Malaysian… More >

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    Cross-Sectional Associations of Lifestyle Behaviors with Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

    Weiman Kong1, Jiayi Gu2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 139-152, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022123

    Abstract This study aimed to examine the associations between lifestyle behaviors and depressive symptoms in adolescents. Self-reported data from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was analyzed. Depressive symptoms were set as the outcome variable. Movement variables (physical activity, muscle-strengthening exercise, physical education attendance, sports team participation, television watching, video or computer games, and sleep), eating behaviors (fruit intake, vegetable intake, milk intake, and eating breakfast or not), and substance use (alcohol use and cigarette use) were included as explanatory variables. Binary logistic regression was used to explore the associations between lifestyle behaviors and depressive symptoms after adjusting for sex,… More >

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    Hope and Academic Procrastination in Adolescents: A Moderated Mediation Model

    Shoushi Wang1, Jingping Shi2, Ruike Sheng1, Si Yu1, Wei Xu1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 933-944, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.023083

    Abstract Academic procrastination among adolescents is an increasingly prominent problem. It is important to look for influences behind academic procrastination in the adolescent population. The present study aimed to reveal the explanatory mechanisms underlying the association between hope and academic procrastination behaviors among Chinese adolescents by testing the mediating role of attentional control and the moderating role of trait mindfulness. Participants in the current study were 1156 Chinese adolescents who completed self-report questionnaires on hope, attentional control, academic procrastination, and trait mindfulness. The results indicated that adolescent hope was negatively related to academic procrastination and that attentional control partially mediated this… More >

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    The Association between Physical Education and Mental Health Indicators in Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Xiaoqing Hu1, Yan Tang1,2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 783-793, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018332

    Abstract Objective: To explore the associations between physical education attendance and mental health indicators. Methods: Using data from the Global Student Health Survey, the frequency of physical education attendance, suicidality-related indicators, loneliness, bullying, and anxiety were all assessed using a standardized self-reported questionnaire. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate the association between physical education attendance and mental health-related indicators. Results: The study included 276,169 participants from 71 countries (47.3% males, aged 11–18 years old). After controlling for sex, age, food insecurity, close friends, physical activity, sedentary time, others’ help, and parents’ understanding, physical education attendance was not signifi- cantly associated… More >

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