BACPAC: Protocol and Pilot Study Results for a Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Antidepressants, Fear Avoidance Rehabilitation, or the Combination for Chronic Low Back Pain and Comorbid High Negative Affect
30-01-2023CONCLUSIONS: SYNNAPTIC addresses the lack of evidence-based protocols for the treatment of the vulnerable subgroup of patients with CLBP and high NA. We hypothesize that combination therapy of antidepressants + fear avoidance rehabilitation will be more effective than each treatment alone.

Understanding the experiences of cancer patients referred for a clinical trial during the COVID-19 pandemic
30-01-2023CONCLUSION: This study gives an insight into the experiences of cancer patients who were referred for a clinical trial at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It illustrated the impact of social distancing and the effect of virus-related fear on cancer patients' mental health.

Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence and COVID-19-Related Anxiety During the Second Lockdown in Portugal: The Mediating Role of Anxiety, Depression, and Stress
30-01-2023CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the mediating role of psychological distress on IPV perpetration. Practical implications for intervention policies in IPV perpetration will be discussed.

Supporting Children and Families in Medical Settings: Insights from Child Life Specialists During the COVID-19 Pandemic
30-01-2023Medical settings can be frightening and stressful places for pediatric patients and their families. During the COVID-19 pandemic fear and anxiety associated with receiving medical care increased as medical facilities dramatically altered the way they functioned in attempts to stop the spread of the virus. Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLSs) are medical professionals who provide psychosocial support for pediatric patients and their families by helping them understand and cope with medical...

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy following envenomation: An updated review
30-01-2023CONCLUSION: Envenomation following multiple insect stings and reptile bites can precipitate TTC. Most reported envenomation related TTC has been due to bee stings and scorpion bites. Common mechanisms causing TTC were fear, anxiety, and stress of envenomation. Most of these patients present with clinical presentation of ACS, ST elevation, and elevated troponin. The most common type of TTC in these patients is Apical, which improved following medical management.

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Illness perception in patients with D.M. type II in Cambodia
This research is a qualitative study of illness perception in patients registered in a clinic in a rural area in Cambodia (Cambodia-Dutch Organization). All patients in the clinic with Diabetes...
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