对压力的新见解如何帮助平息忧虑的情绪

Posted Posted in Coping, Social Support, Stress

由荷兰莱顿大学临床心理学系和荷兰诺德韦克 PEP 集团的巴特·维奎尔 (Bart Verkuil) 撰稿

    “如果我感染了病毒,最后住进了医院怎么办?”“如果我几个月后付不起账单怎么办?”“这次封锁会对我孩子的健康产生什么影响?”

冠状病毒的威胁正在对我们的大部分生活产生巨大的影响。为了确定需要采取哪些措施,并评估我们面临的风险,科学家们使用统计模型来深入了解病毒的传播。这无疑有助于在一定程度上控制这场大流行。有趣的是,作为人类,我们一直在像这些科学家一样行事,但以一种更自动的方式行事;我们的大脑可以被视为“预测机器”,不断地估计我们目前是否面临感染、失业或受到批评的风险。然而,人们对这些风险的评估存在很大的差异,对一些人来说,这些评估会螺旋式下降,导致强烈的担忧

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如果医学是一种团队游戏,那么患者也应该参与其中:从心理角度看待患者参与

Posted Posted in Patient engagement

由意大利圣心天主教大学的G·格拉菲尼亚(G. Graffigna)撰稿

在整个护理过程中,医疗保健专业人员必须努力加强合作和协调,以保证医疗保健系统有效运行。换句话说,医学需要团队合作才能成功。如果我们同意这一原则,那么——用一个体育比喻——病人也应该被视为团队中的一员!

患者参与的概念认识到了这一点,它是提高医疗保健有效性和可持续性的重要因素。

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如何支持患者减肥并更好地管理他们的2型糖尿病

Posted Posted in Communication, Incentives, Motivational interviewing, Social Support

由英国提赛德大学的利亚·艾弗里(Leah Avery)撰稿

2型糖尿病以前被认为是处于一种渐进性的情况,不可避免地需要胰岛素治疗,然而生活方式的行为改变研究挑战了对这种疾病悲观性的预测。随着2型糖尿病患病率的不断增加,用来支持食物的重要作用和通过改变我们的饮食方法以成功控制病情的证据也在不断增加。

饮食方法大致可分为两种。那些专注于我们的饮食(例如碳水化合物)以通过缓慢而稳定的减肥来优化新陈代谢和血糖控制的人。其他着重于摄入量,例如低热量饮食包含了用于明显的快速减重的能量限制。

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Teaching practitioners Healthy Conversation Skills 

Posted Posted in Communication, Goal setting

By Wendy Lawrence, University of Southampton

The main causes of death and disease in society today are influenced by our lifestyle choices, and there is a growing focus on ways to improve health behaviours. Front-line practitioners, particularly those working in health, social and community care roles, are a key resource for supporting behavioural change. Routine appointments offer opportunities to initiate conversations about behaviour change every week, but many practitioners feel that they lack the knowledge and skills necessary to provide behaviour change support. This can reduce our confidence for having conversations with clients or patients about potentially sensitive topics, including smoking, weight loss or alcohol intake.

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To eat or not to eat, that is the question: How can health psychology practitioners help people manage food safety?

Posted Posted in Automaticity, Habit, Self-efficacy

By Barbara Mullan, Curtin University, Australia

Extent of the problem

Every year, one in 10 people worldwide (approximately 600 million people) become ill after eating contaminated food, and as many as 420,000 people die. There are vast geographical differences in where these instances occur, with African, South-East Asian, and Eastern Mediterranean regions bearing the highest burden of foodborne disease (further detail about the foodborne disease burden by region can be found here). In addition to these geographical differences, there are also vast differences in the types of agents that are responsible for foodborne disease (e.g., viruses, bacteria, parasites).

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帮助孕妇戒烟:分享来自英国的最佳实践

Posted Posted in Financial Incentives, Smoking cessation

由英国东安格利亚大学的菲利克斯·诺顿(Felix Naughton)撰稿

25–50%的女性吸烟者会在发现自己怀孕后戒烟。但是为什么剩下的人在怀孕期间仍在吸烟呢?

难道她们不知道怀孕期间吸烟有害吗?他们通常是知道的。我们在英国进行的一项研究发现99%的孕妇(包括了想要戒烟和不想戒烟的)都在一定程度上同意“怀孕期间吸烟会对宝宝造成严重伤害”这一说法,约75%的孕妇非常或极度同意这一说法。但12周后,只有不到10%的人戒掉了。尽管持有强烈“伤害信念”的人在怀孕期间尝试戒烟的可能性更大,但似乎并没有增加成功的机会

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改善初级保健中简短饮酒建议的传达效果:来自咨询双方的观点

Posted Posted in Assessment, Brief behavioural intervention, Goal setting, Habit, Planning

由英国纽卡斯尔大学的艾米·奥唐奈(Amy O’Donnell)撰稿

最近在欧洲某些地区,尤其是在年轻人中,饮酒的水平下降了。但是,过量饮酒仍然是健康不良和早逝的主要危险因素。给被判定为重度饮酒者的患者提供简短的饮酒建议,尤其当该建议的传达者是初级保健医师(例如全科医生)或护士时,可以帮助减少人们的饮酒量饮酒的简短建议包括了简短的、循证的、结构化的对话,对话的目的是激发和支持患者去考虑改变饮酒行为以减少它带来的伤害风险。我们仍未完全确定这些对话的关键因素,但提供有关患者饮酒量的个性化反馈,并鼓励他们自我监控饮酒,似乎是其中特别有效的部分

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Staying well while staying at home

Posted Posted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Coping, Habit, Mental Health, Planning, Routines, Self-monitoring, SMART Goals

By Dr Federica Picariello and Professor Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London, the UK.

Within weeks around the world, daily life dramatically changed, and uncertainty seized our future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond the immediate and urgent need to slow down the spread of COVID-19 through rapid and widespread behavioural change (i.e., self-isolation, social distancing, and quarantine), the impact on mental and physical wellbeing needs to be considered to allow early intervention and mitigate the longer-term consequences.

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How to maintain health behaviours long term?

Posted Posted in Habit, Motivation, Self-monitoring, Self-regulation

By Dominika Kwasnicka, SWPS University, Poland and University of Melbourne, Australia

The ultimate goal of health promotion programmes is to promote long-lasting change and health care professionals can play a role and help patients to improve their health outcomes and maintaining behaviour change. We know that health behaviour change is difficult to initiate and it can be even more challenging to maintain in the long term. One big question in health psychology is why maintenance is so difficult. 

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Stop being an ostrich! The benefits of helping people to monitor their progress

Posted Posted in Self-monitoring

By Thomas L. Webb, Department of Psychology, The University of Sheffield, the UK

How are you getting on with your goal to reduce the amount of sugar that you eat and lose 10kg? Chances are that you don’t really know – or even want to know. In situations like these, people tend to behave like ostriches and bury their heads in the sand, intentionally avoiding or rejecting information that would help them to monitor their goal progress. Research on this “ostrich problem” suggests that people often do not keep track of their progress (e.g., step on weighing scales, read the packets of food that they buy), in part, because doing so can make them feel bad about themselves – e.g., they realise that they weigh more than hoped and that they still consume too much sugar. However, theory and evidence suggest that keeping track of progress helps people to identify discrepancies between their current and desired states that warrant action. The implication is that avoiding monitoring makes it difficult to identify the need to act and the most appropriate way to do so. The ostrich problem therefore represents an opportunity for healthcare professionals (and others) to help people to monitor their progress and capitalise on the benefits of so doing. Perhaps not surprisingly then, we found good evidence that prompting people to monitor their progress helps people to achieve goals across a range of domains.

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