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.
Publications300 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- 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. 2003CONTEXT: Depression 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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?..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 ..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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)...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 ..
- 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...
- 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)...
- 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...
- 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 ..
- 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.
- 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...
- 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Adolescent affiliations and adiposity: a social network analysis of friendships and obesityThomas W Valente
Institute for Prevention Research, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
J Adolesc Health 45:202-4. 2009..There was a weak association between social position and weight status. Overweight youth nominated more friends but were nominated as friends less frequently than their normal weight peers...
- 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...
- 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)...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...
- A prospective Swedish cohort study on psychosocial factors influencing anxiety in women referred for colposcopyC Hellsten
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
BJOG 114:32-8. 2007..To elucidate risk factors for high state anxiety in women referred for colposcopy...
- Depression and negative life events among pregnant African-American and Hispanic womenLuis H Zayas
Center for Hispanic Mental Health Research, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University, New York, New York, USA
Womens Health Issues 12:16-22. 2002Depression, social support, and life events were assessed in a sample of African-American and Hispanic women (N = 148) with uncomplicated pregnancies. Over half (51%) showed elevated depressive symptoms...
- Stressful life events, motives for Internet use, and social support among digital kidsLouis Leung
Center for Communication Research, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
Cyberpsychol Behav 10:204-14. 2007This study presents the interrelationships between stressful life events, motives for Internet use, social support, and the use of the Internet among a sample of adolescents and children aged 8 to 18 (N = 717)...
- Effect of social support on adolescents' perceptions of and engagement in physical activityKeith A King
Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA
J Phys Act Health 5:374-84. 2008b>Social support can influence physical activity among some individuals. This study examined the effect that social support has on adolescents' physical activity and their perceived barriers and benefits to exercising.
- The nature of adolescents' relationships with their "very important" nonparental adultsMargaret R Beam
University of California Irvine, USA
Am J Community Psychol 30:305-25. 2002..designated as extremely important were distinguished from other VIPs in terms of providing a higher level of social support and a higher frequency of contact. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.
- Predicting physical activity intention and behaviour among children in a longitudinal sampleRyan E Rhodes
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Soc Sci Med 62:3146-56. 2006..05). These data suggest that childhood may be a formative stage for the development of physical activity cognitions and that promoting physical activity in children may require normative and control-based intervention...
- Helping someone with problem drinking: mental health first aid guidelines - a Delphi expert consensus studyAnna H Kingston
Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, 35 Poplar Rd Locked Bag 10, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
BMC Psychiatry 9:79. 2009..This paper describes the development of mental health first aid guidelines that inform community members on how to help someone who may have, or may be developing, a drinking problem (i.e., alcohol abuse or dependence)...
- Comparing two web-based smoking cessation programs: randomized controlled trialH Garth McKay
Oregon Research Institute, 1715 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
J Med Internet Res 10:e40. 2008..To date, the relatively few controlled trials of Web-based smoking cessation programs have been limited by short follow-up intervals...
- Predicting fate from early connectivity in a social networkDavid B McDonald
Department of Zoology and Physiology, 1000 East University Avenue, Department 3166, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:10910-4. 2007..The results suggest that network connectivity is important for young males (ages 1-6) but less so for older males of high status (ages 10-15) and that it is difficult to explain present success without reference to social history...
- 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...
- Online social networking by patients with diabetes: a qualitative evaluation of communication with FacebookJeremy A Greene
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont Street, Suite 3030, Boston, MA 02120, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:287-92. 2011..These new sources of knowledge, support, and engagement have become important for patients living with chronic disease, yet the quality and content of the information provided in these digital arenas are poorly understood...
- Seeking support on facebook: a content analysis of breast cancer groupsJacqueline L Bender
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
J Med Internet Res 13:e16. 2011..Social network sites have been growing in popularity across broad segments of Internet users, and are a convenient means to exchange information and support. Research on their use for health-related purposes is limited...
- Mothers' AdvocateS In the Community (MOSAIC)--non-professional mentor support to reduce intimate partner violence and depression in mothers: a cluster randomised trial in primary careAngela J Taft
Associate Professor, Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
BMC Public Health 11:178. 2011....
- Googling social interactions: web search engine based social network constructionSang Hoon Lee
Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
PLoS ONE 5:e11233. 2010..As a concrete and illustrative example, the members of the 109th United States Senate are analyzed and it is demonstrated that the methods of construction and analysis are applicable to various other weighted networks...
- Community-level social support responses in a slow-motion technological disaster: the case of Libby, MontanaRebecca J W Cline
School of Communication Studies, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Am J Community Psychol 46:1-18. 2010b>Social support is an important resource for communities experiencing disasters. However, a disaster's nature (rapid- versus slow-onset, natural versus technological) may influence community-level responses...
- The role of social support and self-esteem in the presence and course of depressive symptoms: a comparison of cancer patients and individuals from the general populationMaya J Schroevers
Northern Centre for Healthcare Research, University of Groningen, PO Box 196, Groningen 9700 AD, Netherlands
Soc Sci Med 57:375-85. 2003The key focus of this longitudinal study in the Netherlands was to determine the role of social support (i.e...
- ChewFree.com: evaluation of a Web-based cessation program for smokeless tobacco usersHerbert H Severson
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, Oregon 97405, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 10:381-91. 2008..We conclude that a tailored, interactive Web-assisted cessation program can be an efficacious method for assisting adult ST users to quit...
- Social support and self-care of patients with heart failureSteven L Sayers
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ann Behav Med 35:70-9. 2008b>Social support can influence treatment adherence of patients with chronic illnesses, which may explain the positive effects of social support on heart failure (HF) outcomes.
- Social support and quality of life over time among adults living with HIV in the HAART eraRobert Burgoyne
Immunodeficiency Clinic, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G2C4
Soc Sci Med 58:1353-66. 2004Stability in perceived social support and associations between social support and health-related quality of life for a sample of 41 adult outpatients living with HIV/AIDS (PHA) in Canada were assessed longitudinally...
- Motivation and diabetes self-managementCheryl Shigaki
Department of Health Psychology, University of Missouri, School of Health Professions One Hospital Drive, Columbia, USA
Chronic Illn 6:202-14. 2010..To examine the relationship between autonomous motivation and diabetes self-care activities among individuals with diabetes...
- A prospective study of return to work across health conditions: perceived work attitude, self-efficacy and perceived social supportSandra Brouwer
Department of Health Sciences, Section of Social Medicine, Work and Health, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, Building 3217, Room 620, Groningen, The Netherlands
J Occup Rehabil 20:104-12. 2010..in a prospective cohort of workers on long-term sickness absence to investigate whether associations between perceived work attitude, self-efficacy and perceived social support and time to RTW differ across different health conditions.
- The Finnmark Study. A prospective population study of the social support buffer hypothesis, specific stressors and mental distressR Olstad
Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:582-9. 2001According to the buffer hypothesis, social support or social network may affect mental health by buffering the negative effect of stress on mental health...
- Development of mental health first aid guidelines on how a member of the public can support a person affected by a traumatic event: a Delphi studyClaire M Kelly
Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
BMC Psychiatry 10:49. 2010..However, few people have the knowledge and skills required to assist. Simple guidelines may help members of the public to offer appropriate support when it is needed...
- Can the higher risk of disability onset among older people who live alone be alleviated by strong social relations? A longitudinal study of non-disabled men and womenRikke Lund
Section of Social Medicine, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Age Ageing 39:319-26. 2010..to investigate if the increased risk of disability onset among older people who live alone could possibly be moderated by either high social participation or by being satisfied with the social relations...
- Long-term weight loss and changes in blood pressure: results of the Trials of Hypertension Prevention, phase IIV J Stevens
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
Ann Intern Med 134:1-11. 2001..Weight loss appears to be an effective method for primary prevention of hypertension. However, the long-term effects of weight loss on blood pressure have not been extensively studied...
- Rethinking theoretical approaches to stigma: a Framework Integrating Normative Influences on Stigma (FINIS)Bernice A Pescosolido
Department of Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 7000, USA
Soc Sci Med 67:431-40. 2008..We end by discussing the clear implications this framework holds for stigma reduction, even in the face of conflicting results...
- Family support for physical activity in girls from 8th to 12th grade in South CarolinaMarsha Dowda
Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, 921 Assembly Street, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
Prev Med 44:153-9. 2007..To examine the relationship between perceived family support and other selected correlates of physical activity (PA) with changes in PA over time...
- Social support and social-ecological resources as mediators of lifestyle intervention effects for type 2 diabetesManuel Barrera
Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
J Health Psychol 11:483-95. 2006A study was conducted to determine if an intervention could change social support and social-ecological resources of post-menopausal women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and if those changes mediated the intervention's effects on health ..
- Parenting stress in families of children with disabilitiesT B Smith
Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Am J Orthopsychiatry 71:257-61. 2001..Results suggest that factors such as income, time available for interaction with the child, and social support predict parenting stress much better than do aspects of child functioning...
- Family carers' experiences using support services in Europe: empirical evidence from the EUROFAMCARE studyGiovanni Lamura
Department of Gerontological Research, INRCA, Ancona, Italy
Gerontologist 48:752-71. 2008..This article explores the experiences of family carers of older people in using support services in six European countries: Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and the UK...
- Informal carers of stroke survivors--factors influencing carers: a systematic review of quantitative studiesNan Greenwood
Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s University of London and Kingston University, London, UK
Disabil Rehabil 30:1329-49. 2008..The purpose of this review is to summarize factors influencing outcomes in carers of stroke survivors...
- The psychological impact of cancer on patients' partners and other key relatives: a reviewC Pitceathly
CRUK Psychological Medicine Group, Stanley House, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK
Eur J Cancer 39:1517-24. 2003..The review discusses why, given this evidence, carers fail to take advantage of interventions designed to help them and those who participate derive only limited psychological benefits...
- Successful aging: the contribution of early-life and midlife risk factorsAnnie Britton
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1098-105. 2008..To test whether early-life factors (education, height, father's social position) and midlife social, behavioral, and psychosocial factors were associated with entering older age without disease and with good functioning...
- Randomized controlled trial of a social support ('buddy') intervention for smoking cessationSylvia May
Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, London, UK
Patient Educ Couns 64:235-41. 2006To assess the effectiveness of including a social support intervention ('buddy system') in a group treatment programme to aid smoking cessation.
- Fatigue after stroke: relationship to mobility, fitness, ambulatory activity, social support, and falls efficacyKathleen M Michael
University of Maryland Schools of Nursing and Medicine, USA
Rehabil Nurs 31:210-7. 2006..persistent in stroke survivors, yet it is not known how mobility deficits, fitness, or other factors, such as social support, relate to fatigue severity, or whether subjective fatigue contributes to reduced ambulatory activity...
- Psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support in youthBelinda Bruwer
Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town 7505, South Africa
Compr Psychiatry 49:195-201. 2008There is increasing awareness of the contribution of perceived social support (PSS) to emotional and physical well-being...
- Social support and diabetes management in childhood and adolescence: influence of parents and friendsTim Wysocki
Division of Psychology and Psychiatry, Nemours Children s Clinic, 807 Children s Way, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA
Curr Diab Rep 6:117-22. 2006This paper reviews the empirical research literature on the role of social support in children and adolescents with diabetes...
- The Latina paradox: an opportunity for restructuring prenatal care deliveryMichael S McGlade
Geography Department, Western Oregon University
Am J Public Health 94:2062-5. 2004..We recommend steps to harness the benefits of informal systems of prenatal care in Latino communities to meet the increasing needs of pregnant Latina women...
- MOSAIC (MOthers' Advocates In the Community): protocol and sample description of a cluster randomised trial of mentor mother support to reduce intimate partner violence among pregnant or recent mothersAngela J Taft
Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
BMC Public Health 9:159. 2009..Evidence for the separate benefit to victims of social support, advocacy and non-professional mentoring suggested that a combined model may reduce the levels of violence, ..
- Seizing possibilities for positive family caregiving in nursing homesUrsula Kellett
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
J Clin Nurs 16:1479-87. 2007..This paper explores the ways family members reconstruct meaning through seizing possibilities for positive caregiving in nursing homes...
- How does information influence hope in family members of traumatic coma patients in intensive care unit?Sofie T L Verhaeghe
Nursing Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
J Clin Nurs 16:1488-97. 2007..To assess the interplay between hope and the information provided by health care professionals...
- Quality of life and coping of persons with temporary and permanent stomasVera Lúcia Conceição de Gouveia Santos
Nursing College of the University of São Paulo, Brazil
J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 33:503-9. 2006..To evaluate and compare the use of coping strategies and quality of life (QoL) among individuals with temporary and permanent stomas...
- 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 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 ..
- 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 ..
- 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 ..
- 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...
- 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: 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 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 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 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. ..
- 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 ..