social support


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.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi The spread of obesity in a large social network over 32 years
    Nicholas A Christakis
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:370-9. 2007
  2. ncbi Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety: a meta-analysis
    Viola Spek
    Department of Psychology and Health, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 37:319-28. 2007
  3. ncbi Assortative mixing in networks
    M E J Newman
    Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1120, USA
    Phys Rev Lett 89:208701. 2002
  4. pmc The collective dynamics of smoking in a large social network
    Nicholas A Christakis
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:2249-58. 2008
  5. ncbi The delivery of public health interventions via the Internet: actualizing their potential
    Gary G Bennett
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:273-92. 2009
  6. pmc Social relationships and mortality risk: a meta-analytic review
    Julianne Holt-Lunstad
    Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000316. 2010
  7. ncbi The spread of behavior in an online social network experiment
    Damon Centola
    Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
    Science 329:1194-7. 2010
  8. ncbi Meta-analysis of risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder in trauma-exposed adults
    C R Brewin
    Subdepartment of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, England
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:748-66. 2000
  9. pmc Medicine 2.0: social networking, collaboration, participation, apomediation, and openness
    Gunther Eysenbach
    J Med Internet Res 10:e22. 2008
  10. pmc Social ties and mental health
    I 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

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  1. ncbi The spread of obesity in a large social network over 32 years
    Nicholas 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...
  2. ncbi Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety: a meta-analysis
    Viola 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...
  3. ncbi Assortative mixing in networks
    M 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...
  4. pmc The collective dynamics of smoking in a large social network
    Nicholas 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...
  5. ncbi The delivery of public health interventions via the Internet: actualizing their potential
    Gary 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...
  6. pmc Social relationships and mortality risk: a meta-analytic review
    Julianne 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...
  7. ncbi The spread of behavior in an online social network experiment
    Damon 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...
  8. ncbi Meta-analysis of risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder in trauma-exposed adults
    C R Brewin
    Subdepartment of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, England
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:748-66. 2000
    ..the effect size of all the risk factors was modest, but factors operating during or after the trauma, such as trauma severity, lack of social support, and additional life stress, had somewhat stronger effects than pretrauma factors.
  9. pmc Medicine 2.0: social networking, collaboration, participation, apomediation, and openness
    Gunther 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...
  10. pmc Social ties and mental health
    I 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...
  11. ncbi From social integration to health: Durkheim in the new millennium
    L 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.
  12. pmc Effectiveness of a web-based self-help intervention for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress: randomized controlled trial
    Annemieke 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...
  13. ncbi Psychosocial work environment and mental health--a meta-analytic review
    Stephen Stansfeld
    Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Joseph Rotblat Building, Barts and London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Charterhouse Square, London EC1 6BQ, United Kindom
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:443-62. 2006
  14. ncbi A self-regulation program for maintenance of weight loss
    Rena R Wing
    Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:1563-71. 2006
    ..We developed a maintenance program based on self-regulation theory and tested the efficacy of delivering the program face to face or over the Internet...
  15. ncbi Impact of psychological factors on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and implications for therapy
    A 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...
  16. pmc A simple rule for the evolution of cooperation on graphs and social networks
    Hisashi 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...
  17. pmc Using the internet for health-related activities: findings from a national probability sample
    Nancy 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...
  18. pmc The role of engagement in a tailored web-based smoking cessation program: randomized controlled trial
    Victor 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?..
  19. ncbi Mechanisms linking social ties and support to physical and mental health
    Peggy A Thoits
    Department of Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 52:145-61. 2011
    ..investigators have called repeatedly for research on the mechanisms through which social relationships and social support improve physical and psychological well-being, both directly and as stress buffers...
  20. ncbi Network analysis in the social sciences
    Stephen 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...
  21. pmc Geographic constraints on social network groups
    Jukka 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...
  22. pmc Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study
    James 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...
  23. pmc Supportive accountability: a model for providing human support to enhance adherence to eHealth interventions
    David 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...
  24. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of Sweet Talk, a text-messaging system to support young people with diabetes
    V 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...
  25. pmc Social network structure of a large online community for smoking cessation
    Nathan 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...
  26. pmc An online community improves adherence in an internet-mediated walking program. Part 1: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Caroline 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...
  27. pmc Social networks, work and network-based resources for the management of long-term conditions: a framework and study protocol for developing self-care support
    Anne Rogers
    Health Sciences Research Group, and Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care CLAHRC for Greater Manchester, School for Community Based Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Implement Sci 6:56. 2011
    ..This forms the basis of a novel approach to understanding, designing, and implementing new forms of self-management support...
  28. ncbi Risk factors for functional status decline in community-living elderly people: a systematic literature review
    A E Stuck
    Department of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, Zieglerspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 48:445-69. 1999
    ..This review will help investigators set priorities for future research of the Disablement Process, plan health and social services for elderly persons and develop more cost-effective programs for preventing disability among them...
  29. ncbi Empirical analysis of an evolving social network
    Gueorgi 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...
  30. ncbi Social support and oxytocin interact to suppress cortisol and subjective responses to psychosocial stress
    Markus Heinrichs
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Psychiatry 54:1389-98. 2003
    The presence of social support has been associated with decreased stress responsiveness...
  31. pmc Food insecurity, depression and the modifying role of social support among people living with HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda
    Alexander C Tsai
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, Harvard University, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:2012-9. 2012
    ..the association between food insecurity and depression symptom severity, (b) assess the extent to which social support may serve as a buffer against the adverse effects of food insecurity, and (c) determine whether the buffering ..
  32. pmc Social capital and mental illness: a systematic review
    Mary J De Silva
    Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:619-27. 2005
    ..This papers aims to systematically review quantitative studies examining the association between social capital and mental illness...
  33. pmc Sharing health data for better outcomes on PatientsLikeMe
    Paul Wicks
    PatientsLikeMe Inc, Research and Development, 155 2nd Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA
    J Med Internet Res 12:e19. 2010
    ..The goal of the website is to help patients answer the question: "Given my status, what is the best outcome I can hope to achieve, and how do I get there?"..
  34. pmc High levels of untreated distress and fatigue in cancer patients
    L 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...
  35. ncbi Antenatal risk factors for postpartum depression: a synthesis of recent literature
    Emma 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...
  36. ncbi Social networks, social capital and chronic illness self-management: a realist review
    Ivaylo Vassilev
    Health Sciences Research Group Primary Care, School of Community Based Medicine, University of Manchester, UK
    Chronic Illn 7:60-86. 2011
  37. pmc Social networks and cooperation in hunter-gatherers
    Coren 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...
  38. ncbi Predictors of postpartum depression: an update
    C 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...
  39. ncbi Influence of social network on occurrence of dementia: a community-based longitudinal study
    L 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...
  40. ncbi 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 Trial
    Lisa F Berkman
    Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    JAMA 289:3106-16. 2003
    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.
  41. ncbi Social ties and susceptibility to the common cold
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA 277:1940-4. 1997
    ..To examine the hypothesis that diverse ties to friends, family, work, and community are associated with increased host resistance to infection...
  42. ncbi Public-sector ART in the Free State Province, South Africa: community support as an important determinant of outcome
    Edwin 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...
  43. ncbi Patients using the Internet to obtain health information: how this affects the patient-health professional relationship
    Miriam McMullan
    University of Plymouth, Faculty of Health and Social Work, School of Health Professions, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 9BH, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 63:24-8. 2006
    ..A review of the literature was carried out to determine the use of the Internet for health information by the patient and how this could affect the patient-health professional relationship...
  44. ncbi Neighborhood green, social support, physical activity, and stress: assessing the cumulative impact
    Yingling Fan
    Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Place 17:1202-11. 2011
    ..neighborhood green mitigates stress directly, and indirectly by encouraging physical activity and/or fostering social support. Using data from a recent community health survey in Chicago and two-stage instrumental variables regression ..
  45. pmc Structural and dynamical patterns on online social networks: the Spanish May 15th movement as a case study
    Javier Borge-Holthoefer
    Instituto de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos BIFI, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e23883. 2011
    ..Our study represents a first step towards the use of data from online social media to comprehend modern societal dynamics...
  46. ncbi Parental social support and the physical activity-related behaviors of youth: a review
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Public Health Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Behav 37:621-44. 2010
    b>Social support from parents serves as one of the primary influences of youth physical activity-related behaviors...
  47. ncbi Family caregiving of persons with dementia: prevalence, health effects, and support strategies
    Richard Schulz
    University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:240-9. 2004
    ..Authors review practice guidelines and recommendations for healthcare providers in light of the empirical literature on family caregiving...
  48. ncbi Exploring the communication of social support within virtual communities: a content analysis of messages posted to an online HIV/AIDS support group
    Phoenix K H Mo
    Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Cyberpsychol Behav 11:371-4. 2008
    The present study examined the nature of social support exchanged within an online HIV/AIDS support group...
  49. pmc Social network determinants of depression
    J N Rosenquist
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 16:273-81. 2011
    ..The results are robust to multiple network simulation and estimation methods, suggesting that network phenomena appear relevant to the epidemiology of depression and would benefit from further study...
  50. ncbi Can social capital be intentionally generated? a randomized trial from rural South Africa
    Paul M Pronyk
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 67:1559-70. 2008
    ..This is among the first experimental trials suggesting that social capital can be exogenously strengthened. The implications for community interventions in public health are further explored...
  51. ncbi Brief report: quality of life in overweight youth-the role of multiple informants and perceived social support
    Lisa M Ingerski
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0165, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:869-74. 2007
    ..To examine the impact of overweight status on pediatric quality of life (QOL)...
  52. pmc Leaders in social networks, the Delicious case
    Linyuan 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...
  53. pmc Social contacts and mixing patterns relevant to the spread of infectious diseases
    Joel 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...
  54. ncbi Interventions to enhance medication adherence in chronic medical conditions: a systematic review
    Sunil Kripalani
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:540-50. 2007
    ..Approximately 20% to 50% of patients are not adherent to medical therapy. This review was performed to summarize, categorize, and estimate the effect size (ES) of interventions to improve medication adherence in chronic medical conditions...
  55. pmc Scaling laws of human interaction activity
    Diego Rybski
    Levich Institute and Physics Department, City College of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:12640-5. 2009
    ..These findings are also of importance for designing communication networks and for the understanding of the dynamics of social systems in which communication plays a role, such as economic markets and political systems...
  56. ncbi Factors influencing adherence to antiretroviral treatment in Asian developing countries: a systematic review
    Sharada P Wasti
    Section of Public Health ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 17:71-81. 2012
    ..To systematically review the literature of factors affecting adherence to Antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Asian developing countries...
  57. ncbi The relation between work-related psychosocial factors and the development of depression
    Bo Netterstrøm
    Clinic of Occupational Medicine, Hillerød Hospital, Helsevej 2, DK 3400 Hillerød, Denmark
    Epidemiol Rev 30:118-32. 2008
    ..0. However, indication of publication bias weakens the evidence. Social support at work was associated with a decrease in risk for future depression, as all four studies dealing with this ..
  58. pmc Cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks
    James 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...
  59. pmc Contextual and psychosocial influences on antiretroviral therapy adherence in rural Zimbabwe: towards a systematic framework for programme planners
    Morten 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...
  60. ncbi Measuring AIDS stigmas in people living with HIV/AIDS: the Internalized AIDS-Related Stigma Scale
    Seth C Kalichman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    AIDS Care 21:87-93. 2009
    ..The Internalized AIDS-Related Stigma Scale appears reliable and valid and may be useful for research and evaluation with HIV-positive populations across southern African and North American cultures...
  61. ncbi Demand, control and social climate as predictors of emotional exhaustion symptoms in working Swedish men and women
    Linda L Magnusson Hanson
    Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 36:737-43. 2008
  62. ncbi Barriers and facilitators to patients' adherence to antiretroviral treatment in Zambia: a qualitative study
    Nawa Sanjobo
    Copperbelt University
    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...
  63. ncbi Peer support/peer provided services underlying processes, benefits, and critical ingredients
    Phyllis 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
  64. pmc Social network sensors for early detection of contagious outbreaks
    Nicholas 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...
  65. pmc Social engagement and cognitive function in old age
    Kristin 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...
  66. ncbi Social support and patient adherence to medical treatment: a meta-analysis
    M 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...
  67. ncbi Self-harm
    Keren 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...
  68. pmc Initial evaluation of a real-world Internet smoking cessation system
    Nathan K Cobb
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:207-16. 2005
    ..Process-to-outcome analyses indicated that sustained use of QuitNet, especially the use of social support, was associated with more than three times greater point prevalence abstinence and more than four times ..
  69. pmc Support for self care for patients with chronic disease
    Anne Kennedy
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 335:968-70. 2007
  70. pmc Social disconnectedness, perceived isolation, and health among older adults
    Erin York Cornwell
    Department of Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 50:31-48. 2009
    ..g., loneliness, perceived lack of social support)...
  71. ncbi Infection in social networks: using network analysis to identify high-risk individuals
    R M Christley
    Epidemiology Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 162:1024-31. 2005
    ..Identification of more central individuals in populations may be used to inform surveillance and infection control strategies...
  72. pmc Cooperation and contagion in web-based, networked public goods experiments
    Siddharth 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...
  73. ncbi Social support in diabetes: a systematic review of controlled intervention studies
    Henk 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...
  74. pmc Self-efficacy, social support, and associations with physical activity and body mass index among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Catherine Kim
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Diabetes Educ 34:719-28. 2008
    To examine the associations between 2 potential facilitators of healthy behaviors (self-efficacy and social support), and both physical activity and body mass index (BMI) among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
  75. ncbi Long-term weight loss and changes in blood pressure: results of the Trials of Hypertension Prevention, phase II
    V 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...
  76. ncbi Social support and health: a review of physiological processes potentially underlying links to disease outcomes
    Bert 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. 2006
    b>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...
  77. ncbi Benefits of recruiting participants with friends and increasing social support for weight loss and maintenance
    R R Wing
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213 2593, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 67:132-8. 1999
    To determine the benefits of social support for weight loss and maintenance, this study recruited participants (N = 166) either alone or with 3 friends or family members and then randomly assigned them to a standard behavioral treatment (..
  78. ncbi Social marginalization of overweight children
    Richard 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...
  79. ncbi Women's perceptions and experiences of breastfeeding support: a metasynthesis
    Virginia 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."..
  80. pmc Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans
    Frances 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 ..
  81. ncbi Social capital, socio-economic status and psychological distress among Australian adults
    Philayrath 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...
  82. ncbi Social relationships and health
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am Psychol 59:676-84. 2004
  83. ncbi Social support, quality of life, and self-care behaviors amongAfrican Americans with type 2 diabetes
    Tricia 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. 2008
    The 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.
  84. pmc Utilization patterns and user characteristics of an ad libitum Internet weight loss program
    Martin 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...
  85. ncbi Network diversity and economic development
    Nathan 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...
  86. ncbi Exploiting social networks to mitigate the obesity epidemic
    David B Bahr
    Department of Physics and Computational Science, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:723-8. 2009
  87. pmc The associations of social support and other psychosocial factors with mortality and quality of life in the dialysis outcomes and practice patterns study
    Aurélie Untas
    Laboratoire de Psychologie Santé et Qualité de vie EA 4139, Universite de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:142-52. 2011
    This 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.
  88. pmc 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-regulation
    Eileen 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...
  89. ncbi Sex differences in the relationship between social support and risk for major depression: a longitudinal study of opposite-sex twin pairs
    Kenneth 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.
  90. ncbi Is obesity contagious? Social networks vs. environmental factors in the obesity epidemic
    Ethan 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...
  91. pmc Attitudes, social support and environmental perceptions as predictors of active commuting behaviour in school children
    J 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 ..
  92. ncbi Quality of life among women living with HIV: the importance violence, social support, and self care behaviors
    A 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...
  93. ncbi Treatment supporter to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected South African adults. A qualitative study
    Jean 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. 2006
    Little 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 ..
  94. pmc Dissemination of health information through social networks: twitter and antibiotics
    Daniel 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...
  95. ncbi Correlates and predictors of adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy: overview of published literature
    Adriana 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...
  96. ncbi Community group participation: can it help young women to avoid HIV? An exploratory study of social capital and school education in rural Zimbabwe
    Simon 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...
  97. pmc Developing health promotion interventions on social networking sites: recommendations from The FaceSpace Project
    Judy Gold
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 14:e30. 2012
  98. ncbi Physical activity social support and middle- and older-aged minority women: results from a US survey
    A 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 ..
  99. ncbi Social disengagement and incident cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly persons
    S 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...
  100. pmc Barriers and enablers in the management of tuberculosis treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative study
    Mette 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...
  101. ncbi Children's experiences with chat support and telephone support
    Ruben 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...

Research Grants80

  1. Understanding/ Treating Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Pediatric Physical Illness
    Eva Szigethy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
    Jessica A Whiteley; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The program will utilize behavioral strategies including self-monitoring, goal setting, social support, problem solving and others to promote sustained health behavior change in adolescents...
  3. Addressing Psychosocial Disparities in Rural Hispanic Cancer Survivors
    Rachel M Ceballos; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..cortisol, c-reactive protein) associated with cancer comorbidities and survivorship. While informational and social support resources have emerged as potent attenuators of the psychosocial and potential physiological burdens of cancer ..
  4. Predictors of Dietary Quality in Low-Income Pregnant Women
    Eileen R Fowles; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The specific aims are to: 1) examine the relationships of modifiable maternal factors (stress, depression, social support, emotional eating, nutritional knowledge, eating habits) and contextual maternal factors (ethnicity, pre-..
  5. Diet Quality and CVD Risk Factors in a Family Based Weight Management Study
    Alice H Lichtenstein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..During the one-year intervention period social support and tailored individualized counseling will be provided to the families, augmented with telephone calls and ..
  6. A dataset for the study of the social determinants of health.
    Peter A Muennig; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This dataset will greatly advance scientific understanding of the social causation of disease and health disparities. ..
  7. Risk factors for orofacial clefts
    Suzan L Carmichael; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..None of them have included measures of social support, an important potential buffer of the negative effects of stress...
  8. Online patient self-assessment for chronic pancreatic and other pain
    Andrew H Soll; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g., depression, anxiety disorders, trauma or abuse, poorly tolerated stress, and poor social support). Smoking and alcohol misuse contribute both to the pain and the chronic pancreatitis...
  9. Social Networks &Breast Cancer Prognosis in the Chinese and US Evaluation Study
    Candyce H Kroenke; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will consider the modifying influence of relationship quality, (i.e., levels of social support and social burden) on BC outcomes...
  10. Creation of Eating/Activity Environments by New Mothers
    Deborah Young Hyman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will use questionnaires, diet and PA recalls and accelerometry to measure mothers'self-efficacy and social support for healthy lifestyle behavior, beliefs and intentions regarding the creation of a healthy food and PA ..
  11. Stress and Subclinical Cardio-Metabolic Disease in Police: A Longitudinal Study
    John M Violanti; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g., resiliency and social support)...
  12. Health-Seeking Behaviors among Men with Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse Hist
    Pamela Valera; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. health/illness, parenting, vocational skills, housing stability, employment, and social support) that may impede men's ability to prioritize their health care needs...
  13. Biological Pathways of Acute and Chronic Stress in Aged Hip Fracture Caregivers
    Lisa Fredman; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..stress, and end of caregiving due to the patient's recovery;and 3) mechanisms by which modifiers (ie, social support caregiving factors) affect these pathways...
  14. Reducing Weight and Diabetes Risk in an Underserved Population
    Carla A Green; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..A fourth aim explores effects of motivation, social support, and outcomes expectancies on primary outcomes, and moderators of intervention effectiveness (ethnicity, ..
  15. Mission Reconnect: Promoting Resilience and Reintegration of Post-Deployment Vete
    Janet Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..impact of intervention on measures of stress, depression, PTSD symptoms, sleep quality, self-compassion, social support and relationship satisfaction. 7...
  16. Biopsychosocial approaches to healthy aging
    Terrie Vasilopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..pressure, and medication use as indices of physical function, and on self-reports of coping, self-esteem, social support, stress reaction and life events, as measures of psychosocial characteristics...
  17. Neurobiology of Social Support
    CAROL SUE CARTER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    Social engagement, social support and social bonds can have positive health benefits, although the mechanisms for these effects are at present not well understood...
  18. Resilience and Adjustment after VA Inpatient Rehabilitation for Traumatic Injury
    Scott McDonald; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..It is expected that several personality traits called "resiliency factors" (e.g., optimism) and perceived social support will be significant predictors of resilience (Hypothesis 1)...
  19. Ecology of Infectious Diseases (EID)-Immune Landscapes of Human Influenza in Hous
    Derek Cummings; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Key stakeholders such as the Center for Disease Control in Guangzhou and the Center for Health Protection in Hong Kong will be made aware of these results during meetings held specifically for them. ..
  20. Prolonged Grief and Functioning of Parents after the Hermosillo Day Care Fire
    Fran H Norris; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..effects of parent-community participation measures will be tested while controlling for other measures of social support and factors that predict group participation...
  21. Workplace Health Promotion
    MARGARET A HANNON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and may improve adoption among employees as well, as it could provide them with social support at home as well as at work...
  22. Enhancing cancer outreach for low-income adults with innovative smoking cessation
    Damon J Vidrine; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..component;2) Evaluate the role of quit motivation, nicotine withdrawal, risk perception, self- efficacy, social support, and negative affect as potential mediators of smoking abstinence;and 3) Compare the cost-effectiveness of the ..
  23. The Impact of Microfinance on Health: Experimental Evidence from India
    Rohini Pande; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We anticipate that the results will have an important positive impact on policy surrounding microfinance and public health in developing countries. ..
  24. Mechanisms of Stress-Enhanced Aversive Conditioning
    Jelena Radulovic; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Social support, on the other hand, significantly reduces fear and anxiety symptoms in both disorders...
  25. Mothers in Motion Program to Prevent Weight Gain in Overweight/Obese WIC Mothers
    Mei Wei Chang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..activity;stress;feelings;and personal (self-efficacy and emotional coping response) and environmental (social support) factors from the Social Cognitive Theory. The RE-AIM model will guide process evaluation of the MIM...
  26. Preventive Web-Based Intervention for Spouses of Traumatized Military Personnel
    BENTSON H contact MCFARLAND; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..could provide essential information to spouses, facilitate acquisition of coping strategies, and increase social support. Moreover, Internet-based programs offer the possibility of reaching the large numbers of at-risk spouses who ..
  27. Inflammation, Stress, and Social Behavior: Using Ecological Assessments and Model
    Charles Raison; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Whether conceptualized as social integration or social support, positive social connectivity (PSC) has been shown in hundreds of studies to protect against illness ..
  28. Preventing Postpartum Smoking Relapse: A C-SHIP Based Text Messaging Intervention
    Suzanne M Miller; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..New, innovative intervention delivery models are needed to provide three key components: high levels of social support for ongoing behavioral change, while simultaneously addressing the new psychological and practical demands ..
  29. The Living Well Project: Early Palliative Care and MI for persons with AIDS
    Tammie E Quest; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..ii) Better psychosocial outcomes: Better coping skills, higher perceived social support, higher spirituality, higher levels of self-advocacy, lower proportion who report substance use...
  30. Self-Management, Biobehavioral and Informatics Core
    Nancy E Reame; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..potential for informatics as an enhancer of self-management support (information, education, reminders, email, social support, etc.) has been well-documented over the last decade...
  31. Social, Genetic Determinants of Blood Pressure in Underserved African Americans
    SANDRA MARIE COULON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Social- environmental stress and social support factors, such as individual socioeconomic status (SES), have been linked to high BP, as have related ..
  32. Disparities in CHD in the Jackson Heart Study
    Mario Sims; Fiscal Year: 2010 which neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and key psychosocial factors (discrimination, stress, and social support) impact coronary heart disease (CHD) in African Americans in Mississippi...
  33. The Iowa Flood Study: Perinatal Effects of a Natural Disaster
    MICHAEL WILLIAM O apos HARA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..element of this study is that pre-flood data are available on the psychological functioning, coping, and social support in 135 pregnant and postpartum women...
  34. Mothers and Others: Family-based Obesity Prevention for Infants and Toddlers
    Margaret E Bentley; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..breastfeeding attitudes;higher levels of parenting and breastfeeding self-efficacy;higher levels of perceived social support;higher responsive feeding style scores;improved accuracy in perceiving infant/toddler weight status;and, ..
  35. Cognitive Impairment and Self-management in Adults with Heart Failure
    Joel W Hughes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and sleep impairments, previous HF hospitalization;age, gender, ethnicity, SES, education, health literacy;social support/caregiver assistance, depression, and anxiety)? 3) What are the relationships among degree of cognitive ..
  36. Early experience and emotional development in free-ranging primates
    Karen J Parker; Fiscal Year: 2013 risk or protective factors such as polymorphisms in the serotonin transporter (SERT) gene and amount of social support. This 5-year project will be conducted with the free-ranging population of rhesus macaques on Cayo Santiago, ..
    Judy Huei Yu Wang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results of this study will contribute to our understanding of cultural impact in cancer survivorship and inform the development of effective interventions to promote Chinese survivors'quality of life. ..
  38. Sexual Health among Low-Income Female CSWs in China
    ..The findings from this study will be used to guide the development of a future longitudinal sexual health risk reduction study targeting street walkers. ..
  39. Subjective Well-Being Over The Life Course
    STEPHEN JONATHAN MACHIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Attention will be paid to the moderating effects of social class and social support and to the impact of specific life transitions such as retirement and bereavement...
  40. CFFONE: A Cell Phone Support Program for Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis
    KEVIN F DAWKINS; Fiscal Year: 2010 program that will provide 11 year-old to15 year-old adolescents with CF with health information and social support opportunities...
  41. Reducing Obesity in Underserved Postpartum African American Women
    Caroline M Apovian; Fiscal Year: 2010 the intensive lifestyle component in addition to patient navigators to enhance compliance and provide social support and, if successful, this pilot study could become a model for an effort to reduce the disparity in the high ..
  42. Friendships and Risk of Over-weight among Diverse-origin Adolescents
    ELIZABETH contact VAQUERA; Fiscal Year: 2010
  43. Boston Puerto Rican Health Study - CVD Risk Factors
    Katherine L Tucker; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  44. Pediatrician Advice, Family Counseling, &SHS Reduction for Underserved Children
    Stephen J Lepore; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We also will test the hypothesis that social support, coping skills, and self-efficacy mediate effects of CQI+BC on smoking outcomes and explore whether other ..
  45. Effects of Physician Social Networks on Surgical Quality, Safety, and Costs
    John Malcolm Hollingsworth; Fiscal Year: 2013
  46. Stress Responses, Psychosocial Stress and Pain Perception in African Americans
    Susan S Girdler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Also, potential stress buffers (e.g. religiosity, social support) will be assessed...
  47. Meditation and Exercise for Preventing Acute Respiratory Infection (MEPARI-2)
    Bruce P Barrett; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Questionnaire measures assessing perceived stress, positive and negative emotion, self-efficacy, social support, sleep quality and general mental and physical health will be analyzed as potential mediators of causal ..
  48. Ethnic Differences in Drinking and Diabetes Self Care Activities
    Patrice A C Vaeth; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..proposes that optimal diabetes self-care results from several factors, including SES, health care access, social support, health status, and drinking practices...
  49. Physical Activity Behavior Among Midlife South Asian Indian Immigrants
    MANJU NARESH DANIEL; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..and lifestyle physical activity behavior in SAI immigrants, controlling for demographics, current health and social support. This study will address the Healthy People 2010 objective of increasing from 15% to 30% the percentage of ..
  50. A Social Ecological Based Smoking Cessation Intervention in Public Housing
    Jeannette O Andrews; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..well-being;b) interpersonal level strategies with behavioral counseling in small peer groups to enhance social support;c) neighborhood level strategies with policy and counter-marketing campaigns led by a neighborhood advisory ..
  51. Stress and the Genome: Testing the Impact of Social Effects on Gene Regulation
    Mark E Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Chronic social stress and reduced access to social support are predictive of a number of adverse health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes...
  52. Do barriers to transplantation impact liver cancer survival in Asians?
    Umut Sarpel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..we will be able explore qualitative issues such as perception of provider treatment bias, and presence of social support networks...
    RICHARD MARK ALLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Appropriate social support, lower symptom burden, and post- event service and resource use can contribute to maintenance of mobility and ..
  54. The Logics for HIV Risk among Street-Based Heroin Injectors
    Philippe Bourgois; Fiscal Year: 2013
  55. Project REACH: Preventing Postpartum Depression in Adolescent Mothers
    Maureen G Phipps; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..e., poor social support, role transitions and life stressors)...
  56. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
    KAREN LYNN SABAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Moreover, potential protective and risk factors, such as prior life adversity, social support, health behaviors, acculturation, and diurnal cortisol, posited to moderate the effect of psychological well- ..
  57. A Transgenerational e-Intervention for Gestational Diabetics and their Offspring
    Wanda K Nicholson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..with protocol, improved eating behaviors and physical activity, postpartum depression symptoms, self-efficacy, social support, acceptability and costs...
  58. Long-term benefits of dog ownership: Effects on stress and social behavior
    Kristen Jacobson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..empathy, attitudes towards animals), and measures of social environment (e.g., recent stressful life events, social support, family characteristics) that may moderate or predict the effects of HAI on biology and behavior...
  59. Identifying brain mediators distinguishing eustress and distress impact on cancer
    Lei Cao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Epidemiological studies have revealed that social support is linked to improved health outcomes among cancer patients whereas social isolation predicts risk for ..
  60. Barriers and Facilitators of Mental Health Services Utilization Among Latinos
    Milagros C Rosal; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..risk among Caribbean Latinos in Lawrence, MA, and assess the buffering effects of culture-specific types of social support and resources on these associations...
  61. Integrative Pathways to Health and Illness: Testing Older Cohort Hypotheses
    Carol D Ryff; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..those with high protective moderators (well-being, sense of control, cognitive abilities, mental cohesion, and social support) adverse health will not be evident...
  62. The Impact of Stress and Psychosocial Factors on Inflammation in Women
    Susan A Everson-Rose; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..stressful life events, perceived discrimination) and psychosocial functioning (hostility, anxiety, optimism, social support), together with the adiponectin and leptin data from the PI's active R21, to examine both cross-sectional ..
  63. Chicago Endothelial Function Study
    Louise 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 ..
  64. Wed Based Outreach for Pregnant African American Women
    JoAnne Herman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Low-income women are at an even higher risk for poor pregnancy outcomes. Perceived stress and poor social support are import factors that impact the higher incidence of low birth weight and preterm birth...
  65. PS07-003, Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
    JOSE EDUARDO NANIN; Fiscal Year: 2011
  66. Social Networks and Pathways to Transplant Parity for Black Hemodialysis Patients
    TERI MARIE BROWNE; Fiscal Year: 2010
  67. Ethnicity, Gender & Social Support in Knee Osteoarthritis
    HUAN 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 ..
    JACQUES LEMPERS; Fiscal Year: 1991
    DESCRIPTION (Adapted from applicant's abstract): This proposal on war stress, family coping, social support, and family well-being requests support for a longitudinal study on the impact of war stress on family functioning...
  69. 'Social Influence and Self-management Behaviors Among O*
    Megan Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..First, most research examining the social interactions that affects these types of behaviors has examined social support, although evidence indicates that social control interactions are also important elements of older adults' ..
  70. Supportive Behaviors to Assist in Smoking Cessation
    Kimber Richter; Fiscal Year: 2005
    b>Social support is an important but frequently under-examined factor in smoking cessation...
  71. HIV Prevention Within High-Risk Social Networks
    Jeffrey 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. ..
    David Sheffield; Fiscal Year: 1999
    A large quantity of epidemiological data has accumulated attesting to a link between social support and the progression of cardiovascular disease in cardiac patients...
  73. Peer-support motivational interviewing PA intervention for African American women
    LORNA MCNEILL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The Guide to Community Preventive Service found social support interventions to be effective in increasing PA...
    Phoebe Williams; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..baseline and post intervention phases will document the siblings levels of knowledge of illness, self-esteem, social support, mood and behavior problems, outcomes shown in the literature to be sensitive to change in pediatric ..
    Carol 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 ..
  76. Social networks and networking that put adolescents at high risk
    Thomas W Valente; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The stability and predictability of at risk categorizations based on network and behavior are estimated. ..
  77. Social Support, Self-Management, and Hospital Use for Heart Failure
    RAEGAN DURANT; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..However, fewer studies have examined non-clinical factors such as patient social support. Social support is essential to the successful outpatient management of heart failure, particularly among the ..
  78. HIV Risk Reduction Predictors in Russian Social Networks
    Yuri Amirkhanian; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..s. ..
  79. Enhancing Partner Support to Motivate Smokeless Tobacco Users to Quit Via the Web
    Laura Akers; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..One avenue to explore for enhancing program engagement is the use of social support. The vast majority of ST users ("chewers") are male, and most of their wives and domestic partners are eager ..
  80. Long-term effects of war-related trauma in children
    MARIA 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...