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    Influence des facteurs individuels et dyadiques sur l’ajustement sexuel des couples lors d’un cancer du côlon

    Influence of Individual and Dyadic Factors in Sexual Adjustment of Couples with Colon Cancer/Partners’ Interdependence in Sexual Adjustment

    A. Stulz, N. Favez, C. Flahault

    Psycho-Oncologie, Vol.16, No.3, pp. 303-312, 2022, DOI:10.3166/pson-2022-0206

    Abstract Context: Colon cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in the world and has an impact on all aspects of the lives of patients and their partners. To date, few studies have examined patients’ sexual adjustment, and none have analyzed partner interactions.
    Objective: The objective of this study is to describe the relationships between individual variables and couples’ emotional and sexual adjustments.
    Method: Thirteen couples completed a set of questionnaires on social support, dyadic communication and coping strategies, and sexual satisfaction. Non-parametric analyses were performed on the quantitative data.
    Results: Social support, communication, and dyadic coping strategies play a role… More >

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    The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental-Emotional Wellbeing of Primary Healthcare Professionals: A Descriptive Correlational Study

    Regina Lai-Tong Lee1,2,*, Anson Chiu-Yan Tang3, Ho-Yu Cheng1, Connie Yuen-Yu Chong1, Wilson Wai-San Tam4, Wai-Tong Chien1, Sally Wai-Chi Chan5

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 327-342, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.026388

    Abstract The present study aimed to examine work environment related factors and frontline primary healthcare professionals’ mental-emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in school communities of Hong Kong. A total of 61 (20%) school health nurses (frontline primary healthcare professionals) participated in a cross-sectional online survey from March to June 2020. Outcomes of mental-emotional health were measured using the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (14-item scale with three subscales related to emotional, social and psychological wellbeing); the Perceived Stress Scale (10-item scale with two subscales related to perceived helplessness and lack of self-efficacy; and the Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced Inventory (Brief… More >

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    Stress, Burnout, and Resilience: Are Teachers at Risk?

    José Luis Moreno-Lucas1, Juan Pedro Martínez-Ramón1,*, Francisco Manuel Morales-Rodríguez2, Cecilia Ruiz-Esteban1, e Inmaculada Méndez1

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.2, pp. 207-222, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.025901

    Abstract It is increasingly common to find alarming news related to tragic events occurring in schools around the world. Being able to deal with these situations without getting hurt is a task not suitable for everyone. In general, teachers are the ones who must deal with this type of situation in addition to other daily problems that appear in any classroom that make the level of stress to which they are subjected can become dangerous. This research aims to know the current situation of teachers in a region of southeastern Spain in terms of their level of work stress, resilience, and… More >

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    Suicide in Digestive System Cancers: A Scoping Review

    Jie Chen1,2, Xiaoping Ding1,2, Xin Peng3, Deying Hu1,3,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 1-20, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022578

    Abstract Digestive system cancers are important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cancer patients are more likely to commit suicide. The objective of this scoping review is to provide a comprehensive and updated summary of the existing literature on suicide among patients with digestive system cancers to identify the incidence and risk factors relevant to suicide in these populations. The PRISMA-Scr (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses extension protocol for scoping reviews) protocol was used. The review was based on relevant articles published prior to January 2022 in databases of Web of Science and PubMed. The authors identified 21… More >

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    Sequential Mediating Effect of Proactive Coping and Perceived Stress in the Relationships between Self-Esteem Stability and Life Satisfaction

    Seungju Hyun*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 425-437, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018829

    Abstract While the effect of self-esteem stability on life satisfaction is widely verified, it is not very known how coping strategies explain this relationship. The present study focused on proactive coping, a preliminary step to minimize the impact of expected stressors, and a process of recognizing stressful events as challenges and actively managing them. Specifically, this study (N = 280) examined whether proactive coping and perceived stress mediated the relationship between self-esteem stability and life satisfaction in a sequential manner. The results indicate that proactive coping and perceived stress sequentially mediated the relationship between self-esteem stability and life satisfaction, respectively. This… More >

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    Perceived Stress and Coping Styles among the General Population in Saudi Arabia during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Waleed A. Alghamdi1,2, Sami H. Alzahrani3, Saeed S. Shaaban1,*, Naseem A. Alhujaili2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 361-373, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.017685

    Abstract This article examines the stress levels, coping responses, and influence of adaptive and maladaptive coping styles on stress in Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online cross-sectional survey was distributed to the attendees of a pandemic-related awareness webinars. The questionnaire assessed demographic and clinical characteristics, coping strategies (the brief COPE inventory), and stress levels (the Perceived Stress Scale). A multivariate linear regression analysis was conducted to assess the predictors of stress. The highest adaptive and maladaptive coping styles were reported for religion and self-distraction. Certain groups were independently more vulnerable to experience stress, including young- and middle-aged adults, females,… More >

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    Investigating the Relationships among Leisure, Coping, and Personal Growth among People with Physical Disabilities

    Junhyoung Kim1,*, Jaehyun Kim2, Chungsup Lee3, Namyun Kil4, Youngkhill Lee5

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 533-543, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.016321

    Abstract Little information exists with regard to the relationship between leisure and coping mechanisms among people with physical disabilities. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships among leisure, coping, and personal growth among people with physical disabilities living in the U.S. Using a purposive sampling strategy, 121 participants completed all 3 instruments: assessment of leisure and recreation involvement, coping strategy indicator, and personal growth. Frequency, descriptive analysis, Pearson correlations, and path analysis were utilized to test the relationship between leisure involvement, coping strategies, and personal growth. There were statistically significant direct effects of leisure involvement and avoidance-withdrawal coping… More >

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    Stressors and Coping Strategies of Medical Staff in the COVID-19 Pandemic in Wuhan

    Long Liu1,2, Yanlin Shi1,*, Xiyan Fei3, Zhenzhen Wang1,4, Zhi Wang1,5, Li Li6, Lin Ding6, Qiaoyuan Yan7,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.3, pp. 319-330, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015699

    Abstract Exploring whether medical staff perceive stress on the assigned medical tasks, what are the specific sources of stress, what are the tangible sources of support they expected to be helpful, and individual coping with stress to provide more accurate, personal support for psychological crisis. This study uses a cross-sectional descriptive survey adopting convenience sampling among the medical staff who worked for over seven days in the infected areas of one Grade 2A and three Grade 3A hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The assessment includes attitude when receiving tasks, major stressors, factors relieving stress, and personal management of stress. A total… More >

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    Effect of Mechanical Forces on the Behavior of Dental Stem Cells: A Scoping Review of In-Vitro Studies

    Maryam Rezai Rad1, Sadra Mohaghegh2, Farnaz Kouhestani3, Saeed Reza Motamedian4,*

    Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 51-67, 2021, DOI:10.32604/mcb.2021.015136

    Abstract This article is a scoping review of the studies that assessed the effect of mechanical forces on the behavior of dental stem cells (DSCs). PubMed and Scopus searches were done for in-vitro studies evaluating the effect of tension, hydrostatic pressure (i.e., the pressure applied through an incompressible fluid), compression, simulated microgravity, and vibration on DSCs. The following factors were analyzed: osteogenic/odontogenic differentiation, proliferation, adhesion and migration. Articles were reviewed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews extension for scoping reviews (PRISMA-ScR) guideline. Included studies were evaluated based on the modified Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT). A total… More >

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    Stress Coping of Chinese International Students in Face of COVID 19 Pandemic: Cultural Characteristics

    Mian Xia1,2,3,*, Changming Duan4

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 159-172, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011117

    Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the stress and coping strategy of Chinese International Students (CISs) during the epidemic, and to explore the relationship between identification with Chinese cultural beliefs and coping strategies, positive experience, negative emotion and need for psychological support. Two hundred and thirty CISs participated in the study by filling out a series of questionnaires that we designed. The series of questionnaires contained six scales: Pandemic Related Stress (PRS), Identification with Chinese Cultural Beliefs (ICCB), Stress Coping Strategy (SCS), Positive Experience (PE) and Negative Emotion (NE) and Need for Psychological Support (NPS). The results showed… More >

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