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ME-WEL - MEnopause and WEight Loss: Development of Model, Measure, and Intervention
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Background The Oxford Food and Activity Behaviors (OxFAB) taxonomy systematize the cognitive-behavioral strategies adopted by individuals who are attempting to manage their weight. The present study aimed to (1) develop a questionnaire based on the OxFAB taxonomy, specifically adapted for middle-aged women—the OxFAB-MAW—stage of life and sex, which...
The present study set out to explore the impact of beliefs and coping strategies to manage UI, as well as UI symptoms on sexual function, social isolation, and work productivity in peri-/post-menopausal women.
Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a public health problem of high prevalence among peri- and post-menopausal women and UI dysfunctional coping may result into symptoms’ worsening. This study aimed to establish evidence of the validity and reliability of The Coping Strategies Instrument - a scale designed to access functional and dysfunctional coping str...
This cross-sectional study investigates the predictors of psychological symptoms—stress and depressive mood—in a sample of middle-aged women. A community sample of 1,003 women filled in the questionnaires and instruments, which included the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales and the Life Events Survey; sociodemographic, health, and menopause-rel...
Objective: Obesity (OB) and successful weight loss (SWL) are associated, among other factors, with eating behaviour. The aim of this study was to explore whether eating behaviour, binge eating, weight history and lifestyle diverge between people with OB and SWL. Methods: In all, 77 participants with OB and 105 who had achieved a SWL filled in the D...
This study aims at exploring the eating behaviours such as emotional eating, external eating and restrained eating in a sample of 70 women with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 30kg/m2, using the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (D.E.B.Q). It also explores the association between BMI and the existence of a psychological problem and compares...