Aleksandra Luszczynska

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Social-cognitive predictors of health behavior: action self-efficacy and coping self-efficacy
    R Schwarzer
    Gesundeheitspsychologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Health Psychol 19:487-95. 2000
  2. doi request reprint Translating intentions into nutrition behaviors via planning requires self-efficacy: evidence from Thailand and Germany
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Int J Psychol 45:260-8. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Stage-matched minimal interventions to enhance physical activity in Chinese adolescents
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Department of Psychology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Adolesc Health 47:533-9. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Social-cognitive predictors of physical exercise adherence: three longitudinal studies in rehabilitation
    Ralf Schwarzer
    epartment of Psychology, Free University of Berlin, Germany
    Health Psychol 27:S54-63. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Adoption and maintenance of four health behaviors: theory-guided longitudinal studies on dental flossing, seat belt use, dietary behavior, and physical activity
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Ann Behav Med 33:156-66. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Changes in finding benefit after cancer surgery and the prediction of well-being one year later
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Gesundheitspsychologie, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 63:1614-24. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Mechanisms of health behavior change in persons with chronic illness or disability: the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA)
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Department of Psychology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Rehabil Psychol 56:161-70. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Coping and quality of life after tumor surgery: personal and social resources promote different domains of quality of life
    Sonja Boehmer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Anxiety Stress Coping 20:61-75. 2007
  9. doi request reprint A dietary planning intervention increases fruit consumption in Iranian women
    Maryam Gholami
    Health Psychology Department, Freie Universitat Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Appetite 63:1-6. 2013
  10. doi request reprint The interplay of dyadic and individual planning of pelvic-floor exercise in prostate-cancer patients following radical prostatectomy
    Silke Burkert
    Institute of Medical Psychology, Charite, Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Luisenstr 57, 10117, Berlin, Germany
    J Behav Med 35:305-17. 2012

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Social-cognitive predictors of health behavior: action self-efficacy and coping self-efficacy
    R Schwarzer
    Gesundeheitspsychologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Health Psychol 19:487-95. 2000
    ..Parameter estimates differed between samples; the importance of perceived self-efficacy increased with age and weight...
  2. doi request reprint Translating intentions into nutrition behaviors via planning requires self-efficacy: evidence from Thailand and Germany
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Int J Psychol 45:260-8. 2010
    ..For planning to mediate the intention-behavior relation, people must not harbor self-doubts. If they lack self-efficacy, intentions are not well translated into nutrition behavior through planning...
  3. doi request reprint Stage-matched minimal interventions to enhance physical activity in Chinese adolescents
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Department of Psychology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Adolesc Health 47:533-9. 2010
    ..This intervention study examines PA in Chinese high school students whose stage of change at the beginning of the study was identified...
  4. doi request reprint Social-cognitive predictors of physical exercise adherence: three longitudinal studies in rehabilitation
    Ralf Schwarzer
    epartment of Psychology, Free University of Berlin, Germany
    Health Psychol 27:S54-63. 2008
    ..The prediction model was examined in 3 studies with participants who were enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation (Study 1, N = 353; Study 2, N = 114) or orthopedic rehabilitation (Study 3, N = 368)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Adoption and maintenance of four health behaviors: theory-guided longitudinal studies on dental flossing, seat belt use, dietary behavior, and physical activity
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Ann Behav Med 33:156-66. 2007
    ..Adoption and maintenance of health behaviors are often poorly predicted by behavioral intentions. To bridge the gap between intentions and behavior, strategic planning and recovery self-efficacy have been suggested as proximal predictors...
  6. ncbi request reprint Changes in finding benefit after cancer surgery and the prediction of well-being one year later
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Gesundheitspsychologie, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 63:1614-24. 2006
    ..However, changes in benefit finding predicted subsequent well-being. Received support was associated with benefit finding. Changes in benefit finding as well as initial support emerged as joint predictors of well-being...
  7. doi request reprint Mechanisms of health behavior change in persons with chronic illness or disability: the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA)
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Department of Psychology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Rehabil Psychol 56:161-70. 2011
    ..CONCLUSIONS/IMPLICATIONS: The theoretical developments and research evidence for the self-regulation framework explain the cognitive mechanisms of behavior change and adherence to treatment in the rehabilitation setting...
  8. ncbi request reprint Coping and quality of life after tumor surgery: personal and social resources promote different domains of quality of life
    Sonja Boehmer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Anxiety Stress Coping 20:61-75. 2007
    ..This effect was not mediated by coping. Results suggest the development of interventions to increase optimistic self-beliefs and coping skills in tumor-surgery patients...
  9. doi request reprint A dietary planning intervention increases fruit consumption in Iranian women
    Maryam Gholami
    Health Psychology Department, Freie Universitat Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Appetite 63:1-6. 2013
    ..Dietary planning seems to play a role in the mechanism that facilitates fruit intake among Iranian women. This mediation by planning was found in middle aged women (30-48 years old), but not in young adult women (17-29 years old)...
  10. doi request reprint The interplay of dyadic and individual planning of pelvic-floor exercise in prostate-cancer patients following radical prostatectomy
    Silke Burkert
    Institute of Medical Psychology, Charite, Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Luisenstr 57, 10117, Berlin, Germany
    J Behav Med 35:305-17. 2012
    ..Results underscore the importance of social factors in the planning process and its mechanisms in health-behaviour change...
  11. ncbi request reprint Two kinds of items in quality of life instruments: 'indicator and causal variables' in the EORTC qlq-c30
    Sonja Boehmer
    Department of Health Psychology, Free Universit├Ąt of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Qual Life Res 15:131-41. 2006
    ..Further research should investigate whether both kinds of variables could be combined into a higher order, aggregate score for HRQOL...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sense of coherence and smoking in a sample of abused women
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Warsaw University, Faculty of Psychology, Poland
    Psychol Rep 90:1123-8. 2002
    ..e., lower rates of smoking) cannot be accepted for this sample...
  13. ncbi request reprint Discontinuity patterns in stages of the precaution adoption process model: meat consumption during a livestock epidemic
    Falko F Sniehotta
    School of Psychology, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 10:221-35. 2005
    ..It was hypothesized that non-linear trends (discontinuity patterns) in perceived vulnerability, positive and negative outcome expectancies, procrastination, and self-efficacy might be observed across the stages...
  14. ncbi request reprint Planning to change diet: a controlled trial of an implementation intentions training intervention to reduce saturated fat intake among patients after myocardial infarction
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 63:491-7. 2007
    ..This article investigates the effects of a brief psychological intervention-implementation intentions training-on the reduction of saturated fat intake among patients after myocardial infarction (MI)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Emotional support for men and women with cancer: do patients receive what their partners provide?
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, England
    Int J Behav Med 14:156-63. 2007
    ..In the context of mainly gastrointestinal cancer surgery, the study examines the course of spousal support in 173 dyads over half a year to illuminate the function of gender in support transactions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Planning to lose weight: randomized controlled trial of an implementation intention prompt to enhance weight reduction among overweight and obese women
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, ESX, England
    Health Psychol 26:507-12. 2007
    ..The trial investigates the effects of augmenting an established weight-reduction intervention with implementation intention prompts...
  17. ncbi request reprint The general self-efficacy scale: multicultural validation studies
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    School of Life Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Flamer, Brigton, UK
    J Psychol 139:439-57. 2005
    ..General self-efficacy appears to be a universal construct that yields meaningful relations with other psychological constructs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Multidimensional health locus of control: comments on the construct and its measurement
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
    J Health Psychol 10:633-42. 2005
    ..Further refinement of the instrument is recommended, and the range of promising applications needs to be clearly defined...
  19. ncbi request reprint An implementation intentions intervention, the use of a planning strategy, and physical activity after myocardial infarction
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Pevensey 1, Brighton, Falmer BN1 9QH, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:900-8. 2006
    ..Only patients who participated in the implementation intention intervention and increased their use of a planning strategy adhered to the recommended three or more sessions of moderate physical activity per week...
  20. ncbi request reprint Improving fruit and vegetable consumption: a self-efficacy intervention compared with a combined self-efficacy and planning intervention
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
    Health Educ Res 22:630-8. 2007
    ..In both intervention groups, change in respective cognitions predicted change in fruit and vegetable consumption. Parsimonious interventions might contribute to health behavior change...
  21. ncbi request reprint Received social support, self-efficacy, and finding benefits in disease as predictors of physical functioning and adherence to antiretroviral therapy
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, Department of Psychology, Falmer, BN1 9QH, United Kingdom
    Patient Educ Couns 66:37-42. 2007
    ..The study investigated whether received social support, self-efficacy, and finding benefits in disease are related to physical functioning and adherence to antiretroviral medication among men and women infected with HIV...
  22. ncbi request reprint Change in breast self-examination behavior: effects of intervention on enhancing self-efficacy
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Warsaw University
    Int J Behav Med 11:95-103. 2004
    ..Social cognitive variables measured in this study explained 15% of variance of behavior change in the control group and 29% of breast self-examination change in the intervention group...
  23. ncbi request reprint Affect and enacted support in couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization: when providing is better than receiving
    Nina Knoll
    Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Institute of Medical Psychology, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 64:1789-801. 2007
    ..Neither support receipt nor reciprocal support, however, were reliably associated with affect changes. Results partially coincide with predictions from esteem-enhancement theory of supportive exchanges...
  24. ncbi request reprint 2007--a very successful year for "Anxiety, Stress and Coping"
    Joachim Stoeber
    Anxiety Stress Coping 21:1-2. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of a self-efficacy intervention on initiation of recommended exercises in patients with spondylosis
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Aging Phys Act 15:26-40. 2007
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  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of asking medical personnel about handwashing: the moderating role of patients' age and MRSA infection status
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Wroclaw, Poland
    Patient Educ Couns 68:79-85. 2007
    ..We expected that MRSA infection status and age might moderate relations between the behaviour and its predictors...