Genomes and Genes
Summary: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.
Publications341 found, 100 shown here
- The spread of obesity in a large social network over 32 yearsNicholas A Christakis
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
N Engl J Med 357:370-9. 2007..The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over the past 30 years. We performed a quantitative analysis of the nature and extent of the person-to-person spread of obesity as a possible factor contributing to the obesity epidemic...
- Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety: a meta-analysisViola Spek
Department of Psychology and Health, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Psychol Med 37:319-28. 2007..We studied to what extent internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) programs for symptoms of depression and anxiety are effective...
- Social relationships and mortality risk: a meta-analytic reviewJulianne Holt-Lunstad
Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America
PLoS Med 7:e1000316. 2010..The quality and quantity of individuals' social relationships has been linked not only to mental health but also to both morbidity and mortality...
- Assortative mixing in networksM E J Newman
Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1120, USA
Phys Rev Lett 89:208701. 2002..Within this model we find that networks percolate more easily if they are assortative and that they are also more robust to vertex removal...
- The delivery of public health interventions via the Internet: actualizing their potentialGary G Bennett
Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 30:273-92. 2009..0 functionality...
- Medicine 2.0: social networking, collaboration, participation, apomediation, and opennessGunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 10:e22. 2008..0 theme issue and sponsors a conference on "How Social Networking and Web 2.0 changes Health, Health Care, Medicine and Biomedical Research", to stimulate and encourage research in these five areas...
- Social ties and mental healthI Kawachi
The Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard Center for Society and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Urban Health 78:458-67. 2001..with low resources, especially if such connections entail role strain associated with obligations to provide social support to others. Third, egocentric networks are nested within a broader structure of social relationships...
- The spread of behavior in an online social network experimentDamon Centola
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
Science 329:1194-7. 2010..The behavior spread farther and faster across clustered-lattice networks than across corresponding random networks...
- A simple rule for the evolution of cooperation on graphs and social networksHisashi Ohtsuki
Department of Biology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8581, Japan
Nature 441:502-5. 2006..In this case, cooperation can evolve as a consequence of 'social viscosity' even in the absence of reputation effects or strategic complexity...
- The collective dynamics of smoking in a large social networkNicholas A Christakis
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
N Engl J Med 358:2249-58. 2008..We examined the extent of the person-to-person spread of smoking behavior and the extent to which groups of widely connected people quit together...
- Social support and oxytocin interact to suppress cortisol and subjective responses to psychosocial stressMarkus Heinrichs
Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Biol Psychiatry 54:1389-98. 2003The presence of social support has been associated with decreased stress responsiveness...
- From social integration to health: Durkheim in the new millenniumL F Berkman
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Soc Sci Med 51:843-57. 2000..We argue that networks operate at the behavioral level through four primary pathways: (1) provision of social support; (2) social influence; (3) on social engagement and attachment; and (4) access to resources and material goods.
- Geographic constraints on social network groupsJukka Pekka Onnela
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e16939. 2011..Also, we find no correlation between the topological positions and geographic positions of individuals within network communities. These results suggest that spreading processes face distinct structural and spatial constraints...
- Effectiveness of a web-based self-help intervention for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress: randomized controlled trialAnnemieke van Straten
FPP, Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Med Internet Res 10:e7. 2008..We developed a new Web-based self-help intervention based on problem-solving therapy, which may be used for people with different types of comorbid problems: depression, anxiety, and work-related stress...
- High levels of untreated distress and fatigue in cancer patientsL E Carlson
Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Alberta Cancer Board, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Br J Cancer 90:2297-304. 2004..Many patients who report high levels of distress are not taking advantage of available supportive resources. Barriers to such use, and factors predicting distress and use of psychosocial care, require further exploration...
- Social networks and cooperation in hunter-gatherersCoren L Apicella
Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
Nature 481:497-501. 2012..Also, early humans may have formed ties with both kin and non-kin, based in part on their tendency to cooperate. Social networks may thus have contributed to the emergence of cooperation...
- Influence of social network on occurrence of dementia: a community-based longitudinal studyL Fratiglioni
Stockholm Gerontology Research Centre, and Division of Geriatric Medicine, Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Lancet 355:1315-9. 2000..Few data are available on the effect of social ties on dementia development. This study explored whether single social network components and different degrees of the social connections affect dementia incidence...
- The role of engagement in a tailored web-based smoking cessation program: randomized controlled trialVictor J Strecher
Center for Health Communications Research, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0471, USA
J Med Internet Res 10:e36. 2008..First, does engagement with program content predict long-term outcomes? Second, which users are most likely to drop out or disengage from the program? Third, do particular intervention strategies enhance engagement?..
- Effects of treating depression and low perceived social support on clinical events after myocardial infarction: the Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Patients (ENRICHD) Randomized TrialLisa F Berkman
Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
JAMA 289:3106-16. 2003Depression and low perceived social support (LPSS) after myocardial infarction (MI) are associated with higher morbidity and mortality, but little is known about whether this excess risk can be reduced through treatment.
- An online community improves adherence in an internet-mediated walking program. Part 1: results of a randomized controlled trialCaroline R Richardson
Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 1213, United States
J Med Internet Res 12:e71. 2010..However, the impact of some Internet-mediated programs is limited by high attrition rates. Online communities that allow participants to communicate with each other by posting and reading messages may decrease participant attrition...
- Public-sector ART in the Free State Province, South Africa: community support as an important determinant of outcomeEdwin Wouters
University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Soc Sci Med 69:1177-85. 2009..These results provide evidence from the field that communities can be mobilized to sustain these favorable outcomes under conditions of limited human resources for healthcare...
- Social contacts and mixing patterns relevant to the spread of infectious diseasesJoel Mossong
Microbiology Unit, Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
PLoS Med 5:e74. 2008..We conducted a population-based prospective survey of mixing patterns in eight European countries using a common paper-diary methodology...
- Supportive accountability: a model for providing human support to enhance adherence to eHealth interventionsDavid C Mohr
Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States
J Med Internet Res 13:e30. 2011..Each component of the proposed model is a testable hypothesis. As we develop viable human support models, these should be manualized to facilitate dissemination...
- Leaders in social networks, the Delicious caseLinyuan Lu
Research Center for Complex System Science, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
PLoS ONE 6:e21202. 2011..These results suggest that leaders who are aware of their clout may reinforce the development of social networks, and thus the power of collective search...
- Social network sensors for early detection of contagious outbreaksNicholas A Christakis
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 5:e12948. 2010..The amount of lead time will depend on features of the outbreak and the network at hand. The method could in principle be generalized to other biological, psychological, informational, or behavioral contagions that spread in networks...
- Social support and patient adherence to medical treatment: a meta-analysisM Robin Dimatteo
Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Health Psychol 23:207-18. 2004..In a review of the literature from 1948 to 2001, 122 studies were found that correlated structural or functional social support with patient adherence to medical regimens...
- Peer support/peer provided services underlying processes, benefits, and critical ingredientsPhyllis Solomon
School of Social Work, University of Penn, Caster Building, 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6214, USA
Psychiatr Rehabil J 27:392-401. 2004....
- Demand, control and social climate as predictors of emotional exhaustion symptoms in working Swedish men and womenLinda L Magnusson Hanson
Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Scand J Public Health 36:737-43. 2008....
- Cooperation and contagion in web-based, networked public goods experimentsSiddharth Suri
Microeconomics and Social Systems, Yahoo Research, New York, New York, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e16836. 2011..In total we report on 113 human subjects experiments, highlighting the speed, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of web-based experiments over those conducted in physical labs...
- A randomized controlled trial of Sweet Talk, a text-messaging system to support young people with diabetesV L Franklin
Maternal and Child Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
Diabet Med 23:1332-8. 2006..To assess Sweet Talk, a text-messaging support system designed to enhance self-efficacy, facilitate uptake of intensive insulin therapy and improve glycaemic control in paediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes...
- Barriers and facilitators to patients' adherence to antiretroviral treatment in Zambia: a qualitative studyNawa Sanjobo
SAHARA J 5:136-43. 2008..Further research is needed to study interactions between patients and their health care providers. Our findings can inform interventions to improve adherence to ART...
- Social engagement and cognitive function in old ageKristin R Krueger
Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center and Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Exp Aging Res 35:45-60. 2009..2 (SD = 7.5). Social network size, frequency of social activity, and level of perceived social support were assessed in linear regression models adjusted for age, sex, education, and other covariates...
- Self-harmKeren Skegg
Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Medical School, PO Box 913 Dunedin, New Zealand
Lancet 366:1471-83. 2005..Although risk factors for self-harm are well established, aspects that protect people from engaging in self-harm need to be further explored...
- Social support in diabetes: a systematic review of controlled intervention studiesHenk A van Dam
Maastricht University, Department of General Practice, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Patient Educ Couns 59:1-12. 2005..selecting descriptions of prospective intervention trials with good methodological design, testing effects of social support interventions on health outcomes in primary and outpatient care for type 2 diabetes...
- Social support, quality of life, and self-care behaviors amongAfrican Americans with type 2 diabetesTricia S Tang
University of Michigan, Department of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center, USA
Diabetes Educ 34:266-76. 2008The purpose of this study was to examine social support and its relationship to diabetes-specific quality of life and self-care behaviors in African Americans with type 2 diabetes.
- Network diversity and economic developmentNathan Eagle
Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Science 328:1029-31. 2010..We find that the diversity of individuals' relationships is strongly correlated with the economic development of communities...
- Antenatal risk factors for postpartum depression: a synthesis of recent literatureEmma Robertson
University Health Network, Women s Health Program, 657 University Avenue, Toronto General Hospital, ML 2 004D, Toronto, MG5 2N2 Canada
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:289-95. 2004..during pregnancy, experiencing stressful life events during pregnancy or the early puerperium, low levels of social support, and a previous history of depression...
- Social capital, socio-economic status and psychological distress among Australian adultsPhilayrath Phongsavan
University of Sydney, Australia
Soc Sci Med 63:2546-61. 2006..The findings also suggest the importance of examining the interrelationships between socio-economic status, social capital and mental health for community-dwelling adults...
- Social relationships and healthSheldon Cohen
Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Am Psychol 59:676-84. 2004
- Social marginalization of overweight childrenRichard S Strauss
Department of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Brunswick, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:746-52. 2003..Although the correlation among overweight, low self-esteem, and depression is well known, social isolation among overweight children and adolescents has not been studied...
- Utilization patterns and user characteristics of an ad libitum Internet weight loss programMartin Binks
Binks Behavioral Health PLLC, 2801 Canter Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
J Med Internet Res 12:e9. 2010..There is a paucity of research examining utilization patterns of online weight loss programs, particularly in the rapidly expanding direct-to-consumer arena...
- Cooperative behavior cascades in human social networksJames H Fowler
Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92103, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:5334-8. 2010..These results show experimentally that cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks...
- Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humansFrances S Chen
Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:19937-42. 2011..polymorphism (rs53576) in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) might interact with stress-protective effects of social support. Salivary cortisol samples and subjective stress ratings were obtained from 194 healthy male participants ..
- Women's perceptions and experiences of breastfeeding support: a metasynthesisVirginia Schmied
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth 38:49-60. 2011..The aim of this metasynthesis was to examine women's perceptions and experiences of breastfeeding support, either professional or peer, to illuminate the components of support that they deemed "supportive."..
- Using the internet for health-related activities: findings from a national probability sampleNancy L Atkinson
Department of Public and Community Health, Public Health Informatics Research Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 2611, USA
J Med Internet Res 11:e4. 2009..However, little is known about the distribution and use of different kinds of eHealth tools across the population or within population subgroups...
- The associations of social support and other psychosocial factors with mortality and quality of life in the dialysis outcomes and practice patterns studyAurélie Untas
Laboratoire de Psychologie Santé et Qualité de vie EA 4139, Universite de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:142-52. 2011This study aimed to investigate the influence of social support and other psychosocial factors on mortality, adherence to medical care recommendations, and physical quality of life among hemodialysis patients.
- Social cognitive determinants of nutrition and physical activity among web-health users enrolling in an online intervention: the influence of social support, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and self-regulationEileen Smith Anderson-Bill
Center for Research in Health Behavior, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
J Med Internet Res 13:e28. 2011..Nor do we understand how Web users' psychosocial characteristics relate to their health behavior-information essential to the development of effective, theory-based online behavior change interventions...
- Is obesity contagious? Social networks vs. environmental factors in the obesity epidemicEthan Cohen-Cole
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, USA
J Health Econ 27:1382-7. 2008..We further note the presence of estimation bias resulting from use of an incorrectly specified dynamic model...
- Sex differences in the relationship between social support and risk for major depression: a longitudinal study of opposite-sex twin pairsKenneth S Kendler
Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0126, USA
Am J Psychiatry 162:250-6. 2005..Prior studies have suggested that women are more sensitive to the depressogenic effects of low social support, but most of these studies had substantial methodologic limitations.
- Contextual and psychosocial influences on antiretroviral therapy adherence in rural Zimbabwe: towards a systematic framework for programme plannersMorten Skovdal
London School of Economics and Political Science, Institute of Social Psychology, London, UK
Int J Health Plann Manage 26:296-318. 2011..We offer this framework as a resource for ART programme planners and implementers seeking to improve ART compliance in resource-poor settings...
- Exploiting social networks to mitigate the obesity epidemicDavid B Bahr
Department of Physics and Computational Science, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:723-8. 2009....
- Quality of life among women living with HIV: the importance violence, social support, and self care behaviorsA C Gielen
Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Soc Sci Med 52:315-22. 2001..A history of child sexual abuse and adult abuse, social support and health promoting self-care behaviors were the psychosocial factors studied...
- Network analysis in the social sciencesStephen P Borgatti
LINKS Center for Network Research in Business, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0034, USA
Science 323:892-5. 2009..We hope to contribute to a dialogue among researchers from across the physical and social sciences who share a common interest in understanding the antecedents and consequences of network phenomena...
- Attitudes, social support and environmental perceptions as predictors of active commuting behaviour in school childrenJ R Panter
School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 64:41-8. 2010..This study examines whether attitudes, social support and environmental perceptions are associated with active commuting behaviour in school children and whether ..
- Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart StudyJames H Fowler
Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
BMJ 337:a2338. 2008..To evaluate whether happiness can spread from person to person and whether niches of happiness form within social networks...
- Social network structure of a large online community for smoking cessationNathan K Cobb
Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Am J Public Health 100:1282-9. 2010..We evaluated the social network structure of QuitNet, one of the largest online communities for behavior change, and compared its characteristics to other known social networks...
- Dissemination of health information through social networks: twitter and antibioticsDaniel Scanfeld
Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, Structural and Genetic Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
Am J Infect Control 38:182-8. 2010..This study reviewed Twitter status updates mentioning "antibiotic(s)" to determine overarching categories and explore evidence of misunderstanding or misuse of antibiotics...
- Treatment supporter to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected South African adults. A qualitative studyJean B Nachega
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:S127-33. 2006Little is known about the patient characteristics, social support networks, and relationship factors associated with excellent adherence in resource-limited settings, even though these can be important clues that inform the identification ..
- Community group participation: can it help young women to avoid HIV? An exploratory study of social capital and school education in rural ZimbabweSimon Gregson
Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3FY, UK
Soc Sci Med 58:2119-32. 2004..However, our findings suggest that promotion of and organisational development and training among community groups could well be an effective HIV control strategy...
- Correlates and predictors of adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy: overview of published literatureAdriana Ammassari
Clinica delle Malattie Infettive, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Roma, Italy
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:S123-7. 2002..These limitations concern the measurement of adherence, the assessment of correlates and predictors of adherence, the study population, and the study design...
- Developing health promotion interventions on social networking sites: recommendations from The FaceSpace ProjectJudy Gold
Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
J Med Internet Res 14:e30. 2012....
- Social disengagement and incident cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly personsS S Bassuk
Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
Ann Intern Med 131:165-73. 1999..However, few longitudinal studies of this relation have been done...
- Predictors of postpartum depression: an updateC T Beck
School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
Nurs Res 50:275-85. 2001..Approximately 13% of women experience postpartum depression. Early recognition is one of the most difficult challenges with this mood disorder because of how covertly it is suffered...
- Physical activity social support and middle- and older-aged minority women: results from a US surveyA A Eyler
Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MO 63376, USA
Soc Sci Med 49:781-9. 1999..Research on the determinants of physical activity have indicated that social support is one of the strongest correlates, but little is known about this relation in important subgroups of middle ..
- Impact of psychological factors on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and implications for therapyA Rozanski
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY 10025, USA
Circulation 99:2192-217. 1999..When they do so, the resultant risk for cardiac events is often substantially elevated, equaling that associated with previously established risk factors for CAD, such as hypertension and hypercholesterolemia...
- Children's experiences with chat support and telephone supportRuben G Fukkink
SCO Kohnstamm Instituut, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:759-66. 2009..In line with the wider trend of offering support via the Internet, many counseling and referral services for children have introduced online chat, often in addition to a traditional telephone service...
- Barriers and enablers in the management of tuberculosis treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative studyMette Sagbakken
Section for International Health, Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, P, O, Box 1130 Blindern, NO 0318 Oslo, Norway
BMC Public Health 8:11. 2008..The aim of the present study is to explore enablers and barriers in the management of TB treatment during the first five months of treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
- Patient and parent views on a Web 2.0 Diabetes Portal--the management tool, the generator, and the gatekeeper: qualitative studySam Nordfeldt
Center for Medical Technology Assessment, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
J Med Internet Res 12:e17. 2010..Although Web 2.0 resources can provide this support, few pediatric clinics offer it as part of routine diabetes care...
- Physical activity in middle-aged and young-old adults: the roles of self-efficacy, barriers, outcome expectancies, self-regulatory behaviors and social supportBrian J Ayotte
VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
J Health Psychol 15:173-85. 2010..the associations of self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, perceived barriers, self-regulatory behaviors and social support with physical activity. Data from 116 married community-dwelling middle-aged and young-old couples (M = 58...
- Social cognitive mediators of change in a group randomized nutrition and physical activity intervention: social support, self-efficacy, outcome expectations and self-regulation in the guide-to-health trialEileen S Anderson
Center for Research in Health Behavior, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
J Health Psychol 15:21-32. 2010..GTH treatment effects were mediated by self-efficacy, self-regulation and social support; self-regulation mediated self-efficacy...
- Weight loss on the web: A pilot study comparing a structured behavioral intervention to a commercial programBeth Casey Gold
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Vermont, 250 Carrigan Wing, 109 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:155-64. 2007..This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a structured behavioral weight loss website (VTrim) vs. a commercial weight loss website (eDiets.com)...
- Effect of internet support on the long-term maintenance of weight lossJean Harvey-Berino
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0148, USA
Obes Res 12:320-9. 2004..To investigate the efficacy of an Internet weight maintenance program...
- Delivering smoking cessation support to disadvantaged groups: a qualitative study of the potential of community welfare organizationsJamie Bryant
Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
Health Educ Res 25:979-90. 2010..The community service setting represents a promising access point for engaging disadvantaged smokers for cessation and further research exploring the effectiveness of support delivered in this setting is clearly warranted...
- Social support and health: a review of physiological processes potentially underlying links to disease outcomesBert N Uchino
Department of Psychology and Health Psychology Program, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E, Rm 502, Salt Lake City, 84112 Utah, USA
J Behav Med 29:377-87. 2006b>Social support has been reliably related to lower rates of morbidity and mortality. An important issue concerns the physiological mechanisms by which support influences such health endpoints...
- Does social support affect the relationship between socioeconomic status and depression? A longitudinal study from adolescence to adulthoodTaina Huurre
National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
J Affect Disord 100:55-64. 2007..study of adolescents was to investigate socioeconomic differences in adult depression and in the domain of social support from adolescence to adulthood...
- Social-cognitive determinants of physical activity: the influence of social support, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and self-regulation among participants in a church-based health promotion studyEileen S Anderson
Center for Research in Health Behavior, Department of Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Health Psychol 25:510-20. 2006..Within the model, age, race, social support, self-efficacy, and self-regulation contributed to participants' physical activity levels, but outcome ..
- Type-D personality mechanisms of effect: the role of health-related behavior and social supportLynn Williams
Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom
J Psychosom Res 64:63-9. 2008....
- Empirical analysis of an evolving social networkGueorgi Kossinets
Department of Sociology and Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, MC 3355, New York, NY 10027, USA
Science 311:88-90. 2006..In the absence of global perturbations, average network properties appear to approach an equilibrium state, whereas individual properties are unstable...
- Multirelational organization of large-scale social networks in an online worldMichael Szell
Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 23, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:13636-41. 2010..As a demonstration of the power of the approach, we present the first empirical large-scale verification of the long-standing structural balance theory, by focusing on the specific multiplex network of friendship and enmity relations...
- Effect of adding a virtual community (bulletin board) to smokefree.gov: randomized controlled trialJacqueline L Stoddard
SAIC Frederick Inc, NCI Frederick, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
J Med Internet Res 10:e53. 2008..Web-assisted tobacco interventions (WATIs) offer a potentially low-cost way to reach millions of smokers who wish to quit smoking and to test various forms of online assistance for use/utilization and user satisfaction...
- The positive role of social networks and social networking technology in the condom-using behaviors of homeless young peopleEric Rice
University of Southern California, School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Public Health Rep 125:588-95. 2010..street-based) and how those ties are maintained (face-to-face vs. via social networking technology)...
- Perceived needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer: rural versus urban locationA Girgis
Aust N Z J Public Health 24:166-73. 2000..To assess the prevalence and predictors of perceived unmet needs among women diagnosed with breast cancer, with a particular focus on the impact of location (rural/urban)...
- Detecting implausible social network effects in acne, height, and headaches: longitudinal analysisEthan Cohen-Cole
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, USA
BMJ 337:a2533. 2008..To investigate whether "network effects" can be detected for health outcomes that are unlikely to be subject to network phenomena...
- Korean translation and validation of the functional assessment of cancer therapy-breast (FACT-B) scale version 4Hee J Yoo
Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Qual Life Res 14:1627-32. 2005..Nevertheless our study has the limitation that it did not evaluate the sensitivity to the changes of the patients' QoL in the long term follow-up, and we will supplement it in our further study...
- Estimating peer effects in adolescent smoking behavior: a longitudinal analysisMir M Ali
Department of Economics, University of Toledo, Toledo 43606, Ohio, USA
J Adolesc Health 45:402-8. 2009..We follow adolescents over time to examine whether the role of adolescent peers persists in affecting individual behaviors as adolescents transition into adulthood...
- Effect of peer support on prevention of postnatal depression among high risk women: multisite randomised controlled trialC L Dennis
Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
BMJ 338:a3064. 2009..To evaluate the effectiveness of telephone based peer support in the prevention of postnatal depression...
- An exploration of social support as a factor in the return-to-work processRosemary M Lysaght
Queen s University, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Work 30:255-66. 2008..relationships are important in human resource management, little is understood about the nature of workplace social support in a disability context, or what features of support are important to the success of return-to-work programs...
- Posttraumatic growth following breast cancer: a controlled comparison studyM J Cordova
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, USA
Health Psychol 20:176-85. 2001..Research that has focused solely on detection of distress and its correlates may paint an incomplete and potentially misleading picture of adjustment to cancer...
- Associations of social networks with cancer mortality: a meta-analysisMartin Pinquart
Department of Psychology, Philipps University, Gutenbergstrasse 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 75:122-37. 2010This meta-analysis integrates results of 87 studies on the associations of perceived social support, network size, and marital status with cancer survival...
- Social capital and mental health: an interdisciplinary review of primary evidenceAstier M Almedom
Department of Biology, Tufts University, 165 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Soc Sci Med 61:943-64. 2005..Interdisciplinary multi-method investigations and analyses are called for in order to unravel mechanisms whereby social capital and mental health might be meaningfully associated...
- Effects of combined intervention programmes for people with dementia living at home and their caregivers: a systematic reviewCarolien H M Smits
Trimbos Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:1181-93. 2007..This study reviews the evidence for effects of combined intervention programmes for both the informal caregiver and the person with dementia...
- Religion, spirituality, and health in medically ill hospitalized older patientsHarold G Koenig
Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:554-62. 2004To examine the effect of religion and spirituality on social support, psychological functioning, and physical health in medically ill hospitalized older adults.
- Predicting long-term maintenance of physical activity in older adultsEdward McAuley
Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Prev Med 37:110-8. 2003..Additional factors, such as exercise-induced affect, social support, and value judgments, have also been identified as having the potential to influence adherence to activity...
- Mental health symptoms following war and repression in eastern AfghanistanWillem F Scholte
Academic Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
JAMA 292:585-93. 2004..Its Eastern province of Nangarhar is part of the region that originated the Taliban movement. This may have had a distinct impact on the living circumstances and mental health condition of the province's population...
- Gender differences in the relationship of partner's social class to behavioural risk factors and social support in the Whitehall II studyM Bartley
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, International Center for Health and Society, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WCIE 6BT, UK
Soc Sci Med 59:1925-36. 2004..Risk factors were smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol consumption, and measures of social support. In no case was risk factor exposure more affected by the socio-economic position of a female partner than ..
- Social capital at work as a predictor of employee health: multilevel evidence from work units in FinlandTuula Oksanen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
Soc Sci Med 66:637-49. 2008..In conclusion, this longitudinal multilevel study provides support for the hypothesis that exposure to low social capital at work may be detrimental to the health of employees...
- Violence against women and the perinatal period: the impact of lifetime violence and abuse on pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeedingKathleen A Kendall-Tackett
Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, USA
Trauma Violence Abuse 8:344-53. 2007..Current abuse, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, social isolation, lack of social support, and cessation of breastfeeding all have negative health effects for mothers and babies.
- Social influence and individual risk factors of HIV unsafe sex among female entertainment workers in ChinaXiushi Yang
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
AIDS Educ Prev 22:69-86. 2010..Behavioral intervention is urgently needed and should take a multilevel approach, emphasizing behavioral skills training and promoting a supportive social/working environment...
- Mental health and social capital in Cali, ColombiaTrudy Harpham
Urban Policy and Development, South Bank University, London SW8 2JZ, UK
Soc Sci Med 58:2267-77. 2004..The dominance of poverty related factors, as opposed to social capital, prompts renewed attention to the explanatory mechanisms that link income inequality and poor mental health...
- Political violence and mental health: a multi-disciplinary review of the literature on NepalWietse A Tol
HealthNet TPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Soc Sci Med 70:35-44. 2010....
- Social network effects in alcohol consumption among adolescentsMir M Ali
Department of Economics, University of Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
Addict Behav 35:337-42. 2010..Effective policy aimed at reducing alcohol consumption among adolescents would consider these significant peer effects...
- Caring for Our Generations: Supporting Native Mothers and Their FamiliesTeresa Evans Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2009..health outcomes, protective health tjehaviors, risk factors for substance use during and after pregnancy, and social support for mothers...
- A Pap Test Intervention to Enhance Decision Making among Pacific Islander WomenSORA PARK contact TANJASIRI; Fiscal Year: 2010..This five year cluster unit randomized trial will develop and evaluate a social support intervention targeting both men and women to increase Pap testing decision making and behavior among Chamorro, ..
- The Logics for HIV Risk among Street-Based Heroin InjectorsPhilippe Bourgois; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Disparities in CHD in the Jackson Heart StudyMario Sims; Fiscal Year: 2007..to which neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and key psychosocial factors (discrimination, stress, and social support) impact coronary heart disease (CHD) in African Americans in Mississippi...
- Chicago Endothelial Function StudyLouise C Hawkley; Fiscal Year: 2010..Psychosocial risk factors such as loneliness, hostility, depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and low/ social support have also been shown to predict high blood pressure and/or hypertension, but distinctions among these ..
- Chicago Endothelial Function StudyLOUISE HAWKLEY; Fiscal Year: 2009..Psychosocial risk factors such as loneliness, hostility, depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and low/ social support have also been shown to predict high blood pressure and/or hypertension, but distinctions among these ..
- Ethnicity, Gender & Social Support in Knee OsteoarthritisHUAN CHANG; Fiscal Year: 2007..Based on our pilot studies, we believe perceived social support is a significant patient-related factor in TKR decision-making that varies between groups and may contribute ..
- PS07-003, Minority HIV/AIDS Research InitiativeJose Nanin; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Social Networking and Personal Genomics: Emerging Issues for Health ResearchSandra Soo Jin Lee; Fiscal Year: 2010..This study examines how consumers share DTC personal genomic information online and create new research communities and their potential impact on large scale population based genomic research. ..
- Supportive Behaviors to Assist in Smoking CessationKimber Richter; Fiscal Year: 2005b>Social support is an important but frequently under-examined factor in smoking cessation...
- HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social NetworksJeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2006..This study will evaluate a model for undertaking HIV prevention within high-risk social networks, a promising approach understudied in the field. ..
- Network Support for Alcohol Treatment: Mechanisms and EffectivenessMark Litt; Fiscal Year: 2009..Analyses of social network variables at posttreatment indicated that the NS conditions did not reduce social support for drinking relative to the CaseM condition, but did increase social support for abstinence, as well as AA ..
- A Randomized Trial of Incentives and Peer Mentors to Improve Diabetic OutcomesJudith A Long; Fiscal Year: 2010..of behavior change;2) One-on- one peer mentoring is a flexible, cost-efficient means of increasing DM specific social support and may be particularly salient in minority communities;and 3) Matching patients with poorly controlled DM ..
- IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES IN ASTHMA PATIENTSCarol Mancuso; Fiscal Year: 2003..assess the effectiveness of an intervention involving education, enhancement of self-efficacy, and telephone social support in preserving and improving functional status in 180 patients from diverse socio-demographic backgrounds with ..
- The role of social factors in cardiovascular risk behaviors disparitiesLAURA SAMUEL; Fiscal Year: 2010..These behaviors are shaped by social environmental resource factors, including social support, loneliness and neighborhood social cohesion...
- Effects of Stress and Inflammatory Cytokines on PregnancyMary Coussons Read; Fiscal Year: 2007..We hypothesize that that prenatal maternal stress and low social support increase levels of proinflammatory cytokines during pregnancy and that these changes increase the probability ..
- HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social NetworksJeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2007..and cultural transformations, and where individuals have long relied on their social networks for social support and trusted advice...
- HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social NetworksJeffrey Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2009..and cultural transformations, and where individuals have long relied on their social networks for social support and trusted advice...
- HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social NetworksJeffrey A Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2010..and cultural transformations, and where individuals have long relied on their social networks for social support and trusted advice...
- HIV Risk Reduction Predictors in Russian Social NetworksYuri Amirkhanian; Fiscal Year: 2006..s. ..
- Environmental Stress, Social Networks, and Older Age Health and MortalityDora L Costa; Fiscal Year: 2010..Because there was considerable variation in POW and wartime experience during the Civil War, the data provide several control groups for examining the effects of extreme stress. ..
- Environmental Stress, Social Networks, and Older Age Health and MortalityDORA COSTA; Fiscal Year: 2009..Because there was considerable variation in POW and wartime experience during the Civil War, the data provide several control groups for examining the effects of extreme stress. ..
- Environmental Stress, Social Networks, and Older Age Health and MortalityDORA COSTA; Fiscal Year: 2007..Because there was considerable variation in POW and wartime experience during the Civil War, the data provide several control groups for examining the effects of extreme stress. ..
- Long-term effects of war-related trauma in childrenMARIA LLABRE; Fiscal Year: 2006..ages 9-12) and their parents, life events between 1993 and 2003-2004, current exposure to war-related events, social support, and current measures of psychological distress and health-related symptoms collected in 2003...
- Network Support for Alcohol Treatment: Mechanisms and EffectivenessMark D Litt; Fiscal Year: 2010..Analyses of social network variables at posttreatment indicated that the NS conditions did not reduce social support for drinking relative to the CaseM condition, but did increase social support for abstinence, as well as AA ..