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Chronic illnesses, management, illness perceptions, coping, health-related issues.
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We are wondering if there is anybody who is interested in helping us discussing the results we wrote in the manuscript. In other words, you will be responsible for writting the disscusion part of our paper. Of couse you will be included as one of the coauthors. Please leave your email address if of interests.
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Is there any interested in helping with our analysis? We are working on a project relating to personality and friendship. Leave your email address if you are interested.
Regards,
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It will be good to know the type of psychological data you want to analyse and possibly the research hypotheses
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I'm looking for a questionnaires to use in a small study to assess Health Seeking Behaviour in a particular community. 
Can anyone help?
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My friend is looking for coauthors in Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience field. Basically you will be responsible for paraphrasing, creating figures, and collecting references for a variety of publications. Please leave your email address if you are interested. 10 hours a week is required as there is a lot of projects to be done!
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Will message you.
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Dear Colleagues, I am a recently graduated and M.A. student in General Health Psychology at Jaume I University (Castellón, Spain). I am working on a systematic review and I have doubts about the most appropriate tool to assess the risk of bias (RoB). The problem is that most of the appropriate tools for this purpose are aimed at evaluating experimental studies. However, in my review, I have included observational studies, most of them are cross-sectional studies. What is the best form to assess risk of bias in this type of studies?
I hope you can help me. Thank you!
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Is anyone aware of a published questionnaire that assesses perceived barriers to healthcare access (e.g., cost of transportation, homelessness, etc.)?
Thank you in advance!
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I think the choice of BACS is excellent. Of course, the tool can be application modified. As it is a scale tool, it offers a wide range of evaluation and methodological adjustments.
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Hi everyone.
I have read some recommendations about the book of Health Psychology for teaching this topic at university. These were posted in 2013, thus, I ask this question again if there is any update so far. Please, recommend a textbook for Health Psychology topic in university at this time, October 2020. Thank you very much!
Sarah
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quite old but good classic textbook George Bishop health psychology is a good introduction to the problems
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I am conducting research for a Health Psychology MSc. My chosen topic is to explore racial healthcare experience disparities, and healthcare inequalities, in the maternal/perinatal period. I am trying to find an appropriate health psychological theories that can be applied to these to help underpin my research and interview schedule.
Thank you.
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This article may be
Exploring the Group Prenatal Care Model: A Critical Review of the Literature useful.published J perinatal education 2012
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THIS ARTICLE RELATE 2019
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I've used Marteau & Bekker's (1992) six item state short-form of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) in a pre-op anxiety study and I was wondering if there are any established cut-offs that are available in the literature that I might have missed?  For example, to demonstrate low, moderate and high anxiety levels or to show clinically significant anxiety?  Or any established pre-op 'norms'?  Thanks in advance for any info!
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and even Andras is shortening it to STAI-5
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Psychotherapy and physical health
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We have a local axiom that goes like this: A healthy mind is in a healthy body". I personally think that the axiom still rings true because it is very difficult to stay psychologically healthy when our bodies let us down. Simply put, Poor physical functioning may prevent us from participating in the activities we would otherwise wish to do. Therefore, poor physical health may prompt distress and result in mental illness, directly or indirectly.
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The research question is: Does gender influence stress levels four month post-diagnosis of cancer?
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Very interesting information
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This is a PhD research about the effectiveness of spiritual psycho education program on self worth, self esteem and hope among people with major depressive disorder.
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Hi there, I found a paper where it had the average score for each dimension from the group of women in the study. 80 women participated
go to page 27 in the document
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Hello everyone,
As a part of my mixed-methods thesis, I ran a small survey about neurologists' practice on breaking bad news. I'm relatively inexperienced with quantitative studies, so, although I have managed to derive all the relevant descriptive statistics, I was wondering if I could perform any additional analyses to such a small sample size?
I have tried to consult google and several booked but got a bit confused. Do I have to test normality and then maybe perform non-parametric tests? As an example, I would like to look at whether their age, experience, perceived difficulty of breaking bad news etc are associated with their attitudes and practice.
Thank you!
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Hello Lefteris,
The answer depends on: (a) the specific variables involved and how they are quantified; and (b) the specific research question each analysis is intended to address. Since this is for your thesis, might I suggest that you confer with your thesis advisor and committee members (if there is a committee), since these are the folks who must approve your work?
Unfortunately, without more specific information (about a, b, above), I can't really offer specific recommendations.
Good luck with your work.
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Hi all
I'm currently working on a survey validation project. As a novice in this area, I have a question about female vs male respondents for the purpose of survey validation. Does it matter that there are many more female than male respondents? At this stage it is approximately 80% female, so a very large discrepancy.
FYI: Analysis will be done using Dima’s (2018) 6-step R-based psychometrics protocol for scale validation, reference:
Dima, L. (2018). Scale validation in applied health research: tutorial for a 6-step R-based psychometrics protocol. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 6, 136-161.
Cheers,
Candice
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According to the estimated proportion of both sexes in the "TARGET POPULATION" OBJECT OF SUCH SURVEY
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I am currently looking for a journal in the field of health psychology (preferably an APA journal) with the option of rapid publication. Does anyone has experience with fast track publication?
I will be very grateful for your recommendations.
Best, Caro
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Psychological Impact of Health Disease on Human Behaviour. If anybody is interested they can join us.
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Dear I agree with you, Health psychology is important subject that should be discussed in detail. Psychologist can help the community in covid crisis. Its importance has been increased in covid period
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Kindly provide list of free publishing journals indexed in SCOPUS. I need it submit my research paper.
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You can use the following spreadsheet. Go to the third sheet (Scopus), highlight the Subject Area and Category, use "Conditional Formatting", select "Highlight Cell Rules", choose "Text that Contains", enter Psychology. You will get roughly around 985 journals that are Scopus-indexed & WoS-indexed at the same time.
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At the moment.. i am working on my dissertation. reviewing feedback from my tutor.. she questions whether such a tool is valid and reliable? i looked up on internet... but didn't find clear cut answers. 
and what about the Newcastle Ottawa Scale?
and the Emergency Care Research Institute Before and After Scale?
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you can use down and back, JBI etc
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Can someone recommend a scale/questionnaire of hypochondriasis with published cut-off scores?
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Supposed that the methods were neatly planned, some experiments do not give the expected results. Oftentimes this means that the experiments do not fit into current theories or do not give incremental input to current theories.
Now i found a journal (Health Psychology Bulletin) where such experiments can be published to fight against the publication bias.
Are there similar journals for other fields in psychology?
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Take a look in the Journal of Negative Results.
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I'm conducting an exercise intervention with office workers. The intervention will include Yoga classes and one to one coaching. I will be looking at the effects of the intervention on two dependent variables: 1.walking
2. the amount of time workers spend standing.
I have a control group and a treatment group. Walking data will be measured using pedometers, and standing time will be measured using a self-report questionnaire.
Am I right in thinking that a two-way unrelated ANOVA is needed to test for difference between the groups?
Thanks in advance
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MANOVA is also a good option and the you see the interactions between variables.
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Which of the following or any other questionnaires do you think is best to measure coping mechanisms in an outpatient medical setting and why?
- Jalowiec Coping Scale
- The COPE inventory
- Ways of Coping Questionnaire
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Dear Mr. James Amirkhan, 
Can I use The Coping Strategy Indicator (CSI) for my research paper?
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Hi, I am conducting a health psychology research. I would like to find out if family member-patient dyads/pairs are in agreement with one another in a questionnaire that I have administered on both participant group. May I kindly ask which statistical method I should use?
I would like to examine if they agree with one another, and to what extent, in each of the questions, and also in each of the domains.
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You can look how we did it:
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Since this (Syrian IDPs) is a relatively new topic, I first want to check how much literature has been published on Syrian IDPs (I am not talking about newspapers or blog type publications here, but more academic resources). 
Thank you for your help 
Maysaa 
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please take a look at http://wos-education.org/
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I am a PhD candidate, and am looking for conferences to attend/submit an abstact to that are relevant to my research. My research focuses on the prevention of CVD through a health behavior intervention, employing strategies based on health psychological theory, especially aiming to increase people's self-control capacity to behave healthily.
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Thank you for your suggestions!
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Does anybody know a good source for finding an appropriate ego depletion task? I am looking for some kind of review/overview that summarizes and describes different types of tasks used in previous studies.
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Hi,
Take a look at the attached research method.
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Anything unique that has been brought to the forefront in very recent years regarding health psychology?
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Agree with Dr@ Mahesh Kumar
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I am researching on the psychological well-being of the primary caregivers of patients with heart conditions and would like to get wind of some of the updated theories of psychological well-being.
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I am writing my thesis about mindfulness and resilience and would like to measure the effects on body perception. The questionnaire should be pretty short  and more likely to ask people in economics (no disorders etc.) as my target group is the GEN Y, young professionals in Germany.
Let me know, if you need further information.
I would be more than happy about any ideas! Thanks!
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A resilience scale you find in our paper:
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Currently I am working on my thesis and I am searching for reliable scales which I can use in my investigacion. The investigacion is in a health-related context and concerns informed consent.
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I'm looking for people with an interest in developing interventions aimed at increasing health literacy that would be part of the higher education curriculum.
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All MD colleges of medicine (not sure about DO schools) are required to address in their curriculum mental and physical health, managing stress, and changing behavior. The competencies required for graduation require critical thinking skills, which are a strong focus of the various schools' curricula, no matter how differently they are structured. You might want to check with the education or pre-clinical curricular dean of a medical school in your area to discuss.
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Hi,I have done some post doc research on an instrument I developed for my PhD. The research has not been published and is now really old as it was done in 2006. I had submitted it to Psychology and Health, Patient Education and Counselling, BMC Health Services Research and Complementary and Alternative Medicine, but it's been always rejected so far. The feedback made it stronger though - I still believe the data works out rather well (i.e. in line with the model) and the conclusions are ok, but probably more of interest to a particular niche group of people in my field.
Would you recommend I give up on the idea of publishing it in a peer reviewed journal or just keep going?  I put the article on my page for public review - let me know if you think it is worthwhile to keep pushing. If you think there is value, which journal do you think would take it and not charge me any money for processing it? Thank you for your time!
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If you want to find an alternative, you can use Journal Finder (https://journalfinder.elsevier.com/) to search for other journals that could be better suited for publishing your manuscript.
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Hi Sally
Is it perhaps possible to rephrase the abstract in as much that it will show the regions of all colleagues working on the project?
Thanks and best
Arnold
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Yes, indeed. I mentioned the regions I work in but will revise. All are welcome and will certainly enrich the conversation and exchange. Thank you Arnold.
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Hello, i am conducting a health report for a psychological assignment, this report is based on the reduction of risk in contracting hiv in a prison setting. Unfortunately after reading a fair amount of journals I am quite confused in which Social Cognitive model within health psychology would be most effective ? If anyone can offer any advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou..
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Hi Rachel,
A difficult question to answer without a bit more context. By the way, Grimsby used to be quite a haunt of mine when I lived in Boston (UK) many moons ago before arriving in New Zealand and Australia. Louth, Grimsby, Scunthorpe etc were regular trips for me - and I lived near Hull for a umber years. Anyway - there are a number of seminal social-cognitive models that might fit the bill - it depends what you want them to do in relation to HIV and the prison setting. The attached articles might assist. They are nursing-related - but the principles are generic.
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For years I have been thinking and raising the point that to some different degrees, our health has been significantly influenced by politics dressed as democracy, human right or religion. Selfish and self-centered abuse of power produced by political systems or religious systems has served to provide planned benefits for individuals (such as fame, position…) or a system, a nation (such as economical growth), but the price has been paid by others. For example, I see important links between inciting wars with the need for gun sale of some countries, the resources existed in target countries (such as oil ), as well as the political gains internally or externally. I see the link between our individual, group or national selfishness and health challenges and health inequity. I see that religious wars have roots in politics. To be honest I am very afraid that in the name of democracy or religion we witness more wars, hunger and inequity in health.
Evelyne De leeuw and I had a presentation in a health promotion conference in regards to politics and religions as ignored determinants of health. I can send you our presentation slides if you are interested.
I wonder whether health promotion professional have any roles to play? Can we do better in highlighting these links and advocate for ethical politics (if possible!) , ethical economical growth (respecting the rights of other systems (environment and social systems ) and more mutual understanding between followers of different faiths? I would like to know what you think.
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I feel that to some extent HP is already addressing this issue through a WoG approach, HiAP and intersectoral action. These approaches are well established and advocated, appropriately, by the WHO HP division with its member states.
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We're planning to conduct a systematic review, and within that, the aim to create a standardised definition of a concept. 
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There isn't "a" standard process for creating a new definition. General research findings on this topic as well as philosophical literature often mention concept research and concept analysis. In these sources two parts are important in generating a new intensional definition: The genus (or family) and the differentia. Problem here is that these sources do not explicitly describe how to perform a concept analysis in a structured and standardized way and how to define genus and differentia. Certain disciplines have developed their own concept analysis methods. Especially in nursing and health sciences there exist a lot of different methods. Here some examples:
  • concept analysis (Walker & Avant 1983)
  • evolutionary concept analysis (Rogers 1993)
  • simultaneous concept analysis (Haase et al. 1993)
  • hybrid model of concept development (Schwartz-Barcott & Kim 1993)
  • utility method (Morse 2000)
  • principle-based method of concept analysis (Penrod & Hupcey 2005)
The method by Walker & Avant (1983) is one of the most popular one and is used in large amount of studies. For detailed information you can read the article by Nuopponen (2010). She described and compared the different methods. Here the link:
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It seems that people who live in small cities take too much care about one another's life. On the other hand, those who live in big cities tend to express less interest in lives of their fellow citizens. Does it mean people who live in medium-size cities, on average, have the highest level of perceived happiness and life satisfaction?
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I am not sure of the answer, but I can recommend a resource that might help you figure out an answer: try the General Social Survey, online at "GSS Berkeley."  It has at least one measure of overall, self-reported happiness, and I believe it has some measures you could use as the independent variable.  It also has responses from 55,000 people, collected over the last 45 years.
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Our MDT meetings involve psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and psychologists. Can be any number of people from 3 to 20. These meetings can be very long an tedious. All online info is exhaustive and exhausting. Any quick tips for improving multidisciplinary team meetings?
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Decide ahead of time what is to be discussed with each patient, otherwise team members may discuss details that, while perhaps important, are not relevant to the immediate care of the patient.  If inpatient, how has the person been behaviorally, report of symptoms, any reported side effects from medications, and plans for discharge (e.g., location, timing, treatment to be provided outpatient including psychotherapy).  Ask specific questions of team members and not open-ended ones, which invite long discussions!
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Dear colleagues,
 
We are conducting a meta-analysis to investigate whether cue-reminders increase the effectiveness of health-promoting interventions. If you have any unpublished studies related to cue-reminder effectiveness in relation to healthy lifestyle promotion, we would be grateful to receive your work. Also, please contact us if you know of other researchers who performed relevant but (yet) unpublished studies in this field. Below, please find some more detailed information on cue-reminders. 
 
A cue-reminder is an intervention component that is provided to individuals into daily and potentially high-risk situations after having received a health-promoting intervention. Cue-reminders are aimed at reminding intervention recipients (sub)consciously of the intervention, thereby reactivating what was learned. As such, the intervention infiltrates into daily and potentially high-risk situations through which relapse may be prevented. An example of a cue-reminder is a bracelet recipients can wear to remind them of healthy lifestyles behaviors.
 
Our meta-analysis focuses on cue-reminders in combination with interventions that promote healthy lifestyles, that is, safe sex behavior, eating behavior, physical exercise, and substance use.
 
 
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
 
Marloes Kleinjan (mkleinjan@trimbos.nl)
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This is the right question. It must have a big effect
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Plan to use this instrument in dissertation.  Cannot locate original instrument in any literature database.
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There is ample evidence demonstrating that attractiveness is constrained by biological motives. Facial attractiveness has been positively related to reproductive success (Jokela, 2009; Rhodes et al., 2005), health and longevity (Henderson and Anglin, 2003; Shackelford and Larsen, 1999), immunocompetence (Jones et al., 2001; Scheib et al., 1999), immune function (Klein, 2000; Lie et al., 2008; Roberts et al., 2005; Roney et al., 2006), and healthy aging and diet (Fink et al., 2001; Jones et al., 2004; Matts et al., 2007; Stephen et al., 2012). 
However, is evident, and some theorists argue, that socialization also plays an important role. The attractive patterns are different in different societies and times; and other non-physical aspects, such as intelligence, humour or creativity, also influence this. While some theorists consider that attractiveness ratings are universal, while others state that they are highly idyosincratic. 
¿What is the current state of the art on sociological accounts of attractiveness?
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Dear Bo, 
Many many thanks for your response. 
Although most work on attractiveness has been focused from the Biologicism/ universalism perspective, there is no doubt that there is plenty of room for other social or intrapersonal influences. 
Great contribution!!!
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I am a PhD student in Health Psychology conducting Multilevel Analyses in R. I am using the lmer() function to analyze my dyadic diary data.
I want to estimate the effect sizes of my Level-1 predictors. Using the sjt.lmer function of the sjPlot package, I derived the standardized beta-coefficients (show.std=TRUE). My questions is: Can I interpret these standardized beta-coefficients in terms of Cohen’s r effect size?
As I understood Cohen’s r, Cohen’s r reflects the partial correlation with values of r >= .10 indicating a small effect.
When I calculate Cohen’s r ‘by hand’ (r = betax * (SD(x)/SD(y)), with beta derived from the multilevel model and the SD’s derived from the descriptive statistics (summary()), I derive larger estimates than those derived from using the sjt.lmer function (standardized beta-coefficients). I guess this would be due to the fact that only the beta-coefficient takes the other predictors into account.
I would appreciate any advice on how to calculate and interpret effect sizes for my multilevel model. Can I interpret the standardized beta-coefficients as derived from sjt.lmer() in terms of Cohen’s r effect size?
Thank you very much in advance,
Fabiola
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No, not really. A standardised beta coefficient is not a correlation coefficient and doesn't have a straightforward interpretation as one except in the case of a single level model with one predictor and one outcome. I'm not sure what you mean by Cohen's r effect size. Cohen scale effects in terms of d (standardized mean differences). The r in question is Pearson's r, though possibly you mean the 'small', 'medium' and 'large' designations. These are essentially nonsense and hardly ever helpful. First d and r are measures of signal to noise (not how big an effect is) and second whether an effect is big or small varies hugely by context.
My personal preference is to avoid all standardised effect size metrics as they are easily distorted by factors that have nothing to do with the size of the effect (e.g., study design, range restriction, sampling error for the estimate of the SD, reliability and so on). They are particularly problematic when the estimate of variance is neither constant nor fixed by the data). So for models like logistic regression - where the variance is a function of the mean or multilevel models where the variance estimates can decrease or increase when you add predictors. These factors mean that is a priori impossible to create r or r^2 like metrics that have all the same properties that are found in simpler regression models.
If you are going to use standardised measures I think it usually makes more sense to estimate the quantities from raw data rather than model estimates.
Of course it depends on what you want to do. There are various standardised metrics for multilevel models that appear to be useful in some contexts - notably for power and sample size planning.
Also note that unstandardised effect size metrics are effect size statistics too and are generally more meaningful in my view. I would try and relate any effects you have to real world health outcomes rather than noise in the data (which is what standardised metrics do)
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I can across this article 'Potential mechanisms connecting asthma,
esophageal reflux, and obesity/sleep apnea
complex—A hypothetical review '. However, there is little information about the concept of a hypothetical review online. 
Are there references to find out more about hypothetical reviews?
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Diseases are a complex combination of 2n of organs and organisms. Is it worth to do it?
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We are trying to measure it amongst mothers, therefore measures for elderly or disabled individuals do not seem appropriate. We believe the concept should be closely related to participation in your community. We highly appreciate your input and possible ways on how you have measured it or know how other's measure it.
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Dear Bernadette and other respondents,
first of all, thank you for your input with regard to measuring perceived integration of individuals living in communities, in our case mothers.
To define the context, we are exploring a middle-sized city in the North of the Netherlands. We realised that mothers living in the community often experience loneliness and have little trust in the future in being employable again. We are exploring the issue from a psychological perspective which means that we are particularly interested in the motivational effects of experiencing little social integration and that means that we are mainly interested whether they perceive that they are socially integrated or not (it is not so much about whether they have the resources or are objectively integrated).
Therefore, our approach differs from yours I believe but to get back to your question about the Cutrona measure. We decided that the following items are most meaningful for our purposes:
Social integration (Cutrona &Russell, 1987)
5. There are people who like the same social activities I do.
8. I am with a group of people who think the same way I do about things.
14. There is no one who has the same interests and concerns as me. R
22. There is no one who likes to do the things I do. R
Reassurance of Worth (Cutrona &Russell, 1987)
6. Other people do not think I am good at what I do. R
9. I do not think that other people respect what I do. R
13. There are people who value my skills and abilities.
20. There are people who admire my talents and abilities.
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Older articles found online frequently do not have adequate information that is required for a complete citation or reference. How do I get past this?
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A practical way is to search the paper in Google Scholar and click on the "cite" link.
You can also use a reference software like "EndNote" and manually enter the details of the reference, than select the template you need to automatically format the citation.
Although many editors and referee consider older articles outdated and consequently their field of research outdated if no newer article are available this is a major bias in research.
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Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 15, 323-328.
Really need this article to help me with my research. 
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Fantastic... Thank you Ettore Ambrosini.
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Hi everyone, can a negative and positive affect (moods) be measured in any longitudinal survey study? or just daily diary is suitable ? Thanks in advance
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Dear Muhammad.
By their very nature, moods, contrary to psychological traits, are transient states. Note also that I can be sad and glad at the same time. Glad, because it is my birthday, and sad because some of my relatives cannot come to celebrate it. As I see it, it does not make much sense to run, say, a longitudinal experiment to measure what is ephemeral and transient in its very nature. Like Rachel, I think that a daily diary is preferable to a longitudinal survey study.  
Best regards,
Orlando
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I need to assess the psychological climate of an organization.
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If you are looking for a scale on psychological climate at the workplace/within a team, I would reccomend you these articles:
Demerouti, E., Kattenbach, R., & Nachreiner, F. (2003). Flexible working times: Consequences on employees’ burnout, work-nonwork conflict and performance.
Shiftwork International Newsletter, 20, 61.
Kühnel, J., Sonnentag, S., & Bledow, R. (2012). Resources and time pressure as day-level antecedents of work engagement. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85, 181-198. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8325.2011.02022.x
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I have a mobility-impaired patient seeking an online self-help intervention for her chronic pain. Google gives me lots of links to research but none to the actual interventions.
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Both should give you an idea of the treatment using ACT.
The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris is a good self-help general ACT book, and now comes with an app too.  Probably better to get someone started on the general concepts.
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I'm designing a study aiming to measure school teachers' attitudes towards mental health, levels of stigma and mental health knowledge. Do you know of any good and reliable measures that can test these things? 
Many thanks. 
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We use the AQ-27.... Corrigan, P., Markowitz, F. E., Watson, A., Rowan, D. & Kubiak, M. A. (2003). An Attribution Model of Public Discrimination Towards Persons with Mental Illness. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 44, 162-179.
Another old and nice article: Link, B. G., Yang, L. H., Phelan, J. C. & Collins, P. (2004). Measuring Mental Illness Stigma. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 30, 511-541.
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I'm interested in conducting studies about perceptions or measuring mental health stigma. Any assistance would be appreciated. 
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Hi Rhea,
This would be a good one, a validated and reliable questionnaire. Please check the link below.
We have used the EMIC scale in leprosy stigma as well. All these articles are uploaded into researchgate as well.
Thanks.
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Guidelines/checklist for 'mini review'
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Dear Marco,
As you may have experienced, there are many checklists and tools in order to reporting and to assess the quality of SRL, RCT, meta-analysis, observational studies, etc. PRISMA is a good one but it was "not designed to be a quality assessment instrument to gauge the quality of a systematic review, but to help authors improve the reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses".
AMSTAR has been used on many occasions as an useful tool for assessing the methodological quality of SRL. The reliability of AMSTAR score is very good and the checklist is simple to accomplish. AMSTAR checklist can be found on URL https://amstar.ca/Amstar_Checklist.php
However. I think we must pay attention to tools by Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP). May be, these tools are the "most cost-effective" in terms of  effort and mental resources spent. CASPE checklist can be found on URL http://www.casp-uk.net/casp-tools-checklists
I hope this is useful for you.
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I am conducting research into the prediction of chocolate consumption by implicit processes, and in addition to measuring implicit attitude, I want to measure automatic approach-avoidance tendency (e.g. Neumann, Hülsenbeck,& Seibt, 2004; Rinck & Becker, 2007). I therefore need to either access or develop an AAT for chocolate. I cannot find reference to one in the literature, so was hoping some-one may either know of one I have missed, or have developed one they have not yet published that I could possibly utilise. Alternatively, if anyone has developed an AAT for a similar category that could be adapted, that would be extremely helpful.
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Hi. I found very interesting your answer in this discussion group and, because I'm conducting research into implicit tendency to high or low caloric food, I'd have a question about the programming of an AAT: is there any particular software to realize an AAT or does exist already  an available  version with stimuli similar to those of my research? Thanks
Laura
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I am searching for a psychometrically validated metric to measure behavioral intention to use Motivational Interviewing with patients experiencing opioid addiction.
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Hi Denise - I'm afraid i don't have a specific recommendation, but you might find something of use here (link). Warm regards, Paul
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Does any colleague have a validated Arabic version of Functional Status after Childbirth Questionnaire?
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no
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Are there cut off scores for each level and where are these available?
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Nicola,
I found this article to be helpful with scoring the PAM-13.  Hopefully you will find it useful as well:
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I am in the process of writing up my MSc dissertation, and I am struggling to find an explanation that shows the difference between the terms "routine health screening" and "universal health screening". Are they used interchangeably, or are they two very separate terms?
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Routine screing just is about what one gets if one sees a health practitioner. Universal means everyone gets it or is at least offered it
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I am preparing questionnaire on self medication habit of consumer in which one of the item of standardized scale is about asking for reason for self medication : Question is like Which is your most preferred reasons for self medicating or using drugs without a doctor’s prescription? then in options 7 reasons are mentioned . But i am confused is it the right way to ask or i should draft separate question for each of the option and note consumer preference on a 5 point likert scale as i think that way i can apply more statistical test while in the former case only possible form is Chi-square test.. also comment can i use both ways in he same questionnaire. please feel free to comment suggest or modify my question and give appropriate answer.
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Thanks Philip i think what you suggested is really a good option.
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Hi!
I'm wondering if there are any articles or literature out there that state that counseling psychologists and guidance counselors are similar? Or that they go through similar tasks?
Particularly with regard to the types of clients they handle, or their approach, or their tasks within the workplace (eg. do counselors do more paperwork?).
Anything like that.
Thank you!
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Hi everyone and thank you for you answers! 
Sam Steen:
Yes, it is meant to be in a school setting. :)
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Attentional biass as attentional processes involved in chronic illness people
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Good luck
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I find it very interesting as social networks affect people with disabilities and/or dependents.
In case of shortage of networks, how does?
Social networks healthy, how can it affect?
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Persons with disabilities are not only influenced positively by their social networks, but also negatively. You may want to read the literature on Expressed Emotion and see how criticism of persons with mental disorders exacerbates their illnesses. This has been examined in persons with schizophrenia, depression and Alzheimer's disease. It is really important to look at negative exposures from social networks and not only positive. 
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We are going to measure the relationship between work-family conflict and job satisfaction, using short-form MSQ for job satisfaction variable. But when i searched it, the latest version is the 1977 version, which is too old to use. Is there better version for MSQ to be used? Thank you for your answer
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My impression is that the University of Minnesota's Work Adjustment Project has been winding down operations for many years now - their federal funding ended in the 1970s, and the founding psychologists are long retired or deceased. On the plus side, all of their instruments are available free of charge (see link below). On the minus side, as you note, all of them are increasingly out-of-date.
For what it is worth, my impression (after re-reading the test blank) is that the items, as such, are probably still good to use. They do not make reference to specific job duties, so the economic changes of the last 40 years (e.g., away from manufacturing, toward information processing) should not affect their meaningfulness. Naturally, you would not want to trust the norms! But those norms only yielded percentile ranks anyway (not standard scores), and would not have been relevant to Indonesian workers even in the 1970s.
As a matter of fact, you might be better off with the 1967 version! I know this sounds counterintuitive. But the folks at UMINN say that (a) the 1977 version was actually developed circa 1963, just not published until later, and (b) the 1977 version produces negatively skewed distributions of scores [because most people are mostly satisfied], something the 1967 version 'fixes' by adding more response options at the high end [e.g., 'extremely satisfied'].
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I am interested in the constructs of emotional pain and human suffering in the general population and more specifically in those with chronic illnesses (both physical and mental). Any leads/thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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Thanks, Dr. Durak for sharing these articles. These are very helpful. 
Best
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Is There any large sample clinical studies on the effect of Mudras (a type of Yoga Therapy) in various diseases?
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Published articles may mean nothing if they are methodologically defective. In Medicine the greater credibility is based on systematic reviews of randomized and controlled clinical trials published in databases of high credibility by the scientific community. This is the only way we can get rid of pseudo-scientific interventions in vain of metaphysical influences.
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which is the best tool to measure ( insight about mental illness ), especially for schizophrenia? 
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Dear Majdi
This article and these links can be helpful for you.
Best.
Mithat
Beck, A. T., Baruch, E., Balter, J. M., Steer, R. A., & Warman, D. M. (2004). A new instrument for measuring insight: the Beck Cognitive Insight Scale. Schizophr Res, 68(2-3), 319-329. doi:10.1016/S0920-9964(03)00189-0
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Hello researchers, I wish to conduction a research on the Royal Navy that assess psychological and physical health and fitness and am looking for validated questionnaires that can be applied to cardiovascular health. it is hope that through this research that it provides insight knowledge towards improving musculoskeletal injuries, less illnesses and better retention within the Royal Navy
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Due to the current increase in the rise of psychological and psycho-social problems does the malocclusion have stress related problems in orthodontic patients? 
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Thank you very much sudeep for the feedback , will definitely look into it. 
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Can someone help me with work-related back pain questionnaire?
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General, construction or health care
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im looking for a trusted website where i can download reliable and valid family dynamics scale and vocational identity questionnaire.
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I would like to identify attitudes towards the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications among patients, health care professionals and medical students. The questionnaire measuring trust in medication, the value in the therapy as well as danger... Could you please suggest any?
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 As stated above, pursuing a line of inquiry along the lines of attitude/behavior may permit you to closely measures the intended relationship. I am doubtful that a thorough analysis can be done without a mixed methods approach. Behavior, obviously, is quantifiable (compliance to medication usage, etc.) wherein novel qualitative research may need to be conducted on sample attitudes. 
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Generalized Resistance Resources (GRRs) is part of Aaron Antonovsky's concept salutogenesis. 
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May I add a view from Chinese medicine? In Chinese medicine, if the spleen is not healthy, nutrition absorption rate is low. western exercises cannot activate the spleen function except the Chinese exercise (qigong) or get Chinese medicine treatments of acupuncture, herbs, magnet therapy or the whole body healing system,
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If not, is there any reason, based on prior research, to think it is significantly different from the original version ?
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Hello,
Although you may be aware of these studies, here are a few studies that have employed the French version, many do not assess the psychometric properties directly, but you can extrapolate from them (e.g., what is it correlated with, etc.):
Bernard, J. Y., De Agostini, M., Forhan, A., Alfaiate, T., Bonet, M., Champion, V., ... & EDEN Mother-Child Cohort Study Group. (2013). Breastfeeding duration and cognitive development at 2 and 3 years of age in the EDEN mother–child Cohort. The Journal of pediatrics, 163(1), 36-42.
Bernard, J. (2013). Déterminants nutritionnels précoces du neurodéveloppement des enfants de l'étude EDEN: rôle des acides gras polyinsaturés (Doctoral dissertation, Université Paris Sud-Paris XI).
Halbwachs, M., Muller, J. B., de La Rochebrochard, E., Gascoin, G., Branger, B., Rouger, V., ... & Flamant, C. (2013). Usefulness of parent-completed ASQ for neurodevelopmental screening of preterm children at five years of age. PloS one, 8(8), e71925.
Troude, P., Squires, J., L'Hélias, L. F., Bouyer, J., & de La Rochebrochard, E. (2011). Ages and Stages Questionnaires: feasibility of postal surveys for child follow-up. Early human development, 87(10), 671-676.
You may wish also to contact the company, they frequently have this kind of information:
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Hi,
I am having trouble positioning my research in a paradigm.
My study is on exploring consumers satisfaction with accessibility of pathology services (a referred service in Australia) and interest in direct access testing.
I am proposing utilising a survey based on the framework of access developed by Levesque et al. The data being qualitative in nature will be coded to allow quantifiable comparisons to be made.
 Like many PhD students before me, the more I read, the more confused I become!
Is this a pragmatic exploratory study located in the pragmatic paradigm? 
Can anyone provide me some guidance?
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Using an exploratory sequential mixed-methods approach is a design, rather than a paradigm.
Here are two of my articles on pragmatism as a paradigm that may be useful to you.
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Using neuropsychological assessment (record) data to understand service use-trajectories and outcomes among adolescents in specialized psychiatric outpatient service.
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Their basic IQ level and underlying g is likely to far more influential than any sub-profile.
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Dear colleagues, does anybody know a good measure of flexibiliy of work time (not location) and/or perceived fairness of own work time in comparison to peers or colleagues. I could need a good scale for a validation study.
Also I would be interested in scales referring to satisfaction with work time in general.
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Thank you so much for your answers. Helped me a lot.
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Pastors and other religious leaders may form an addiction to "serving" to the extent of damaging relationships, engaging in solitude, financial burdens. I would like to study the psychological and physical effects of religion and how one can be addicted to the personal satisfaction of volunteering time, money, and energy to religious efforts while neglecting personal needs.
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You might want to use as a reference book Measures of Religiosity, 1999, by Peter C. Hill and Ralph W. Hood Jr.
A couple articles show up in PsycInfo. Mostly religious addiction is a term used by bloggers rather than by serious scholars of religion, and you should base your study in a serious study of the literature in the psychology of relgion, from a textbook such as The Psychology of Religion, Third Edition: An Empirical Approach, 2003, by Bernard Spilka PhD and Ralph W. Hood Jr. PhD
You should be familiar with various categories used to describe religion, everything from William James' healthy-minded vs sick soul to research on dogmatism. 
Religious addiction: Obsession with spirituality.
By Taylor, Cheryl Zerbe
Pastoral Psychology, Vol 50(4), Mar 2002, 291-315.
Discusses the history, recognition as a disease, symptoms and characteristics of religious addiction. This is described as an obsession with spirituality that has not only has harmful effects for the individual but also a devastating effect on the family. The author discusses connections with scrupulosity and obsessive compulsive disorder, the downward spiral of religious addiction, and the effects on the addict, the codependent spouse, and children, including adult children. Recovery, intervention and treatment issues are discussed, including support groups employing a 12-step program. The author includes personal experiences with these issues. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Religious addiction: The subtle destruction of the soul.
By Vanderheyden, Patricia Anne
Pastoral Psychology, Vol 47(4), Mar 1999, 293-302.
This paper acquaints one with and examines critically the reality of religious addiction. It describes some of the defining characteristics and symptoms. Rigidity, black and white thinking, low self-esteem, magical thinking, judgmental attitudes are but a few of the symptoms of this complex phenomenon described by myself as destructive soul work. The religious addict seeks to avoid pain and overcome shame by becoming involved in a belief system which offers security through its rigidity and its absolute values. This paper is not definitive in its scope. It's purpose is to explore and examine with the goal of gaining insight and awareness into the topic of religious addiction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
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I am interpreting IPA interview. I want to ask when reporting participant conditions, what kind of tenses are more appropriate to use, past or present? e.g, " P1 feels disoriented about her life. She is experiencing life changing conditions" or would it be more appropriate to use past tenses like " P1 felt this and that and so on". 
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As a general rule, the past tense should be used.