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International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Official Journal of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine

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Cognitive Mediators of Change in Physical Functioning in Response to a Multifaceted Intervention for Managing Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a widespread and debilitating condition, affecting 27 million Americans [ 1 ] with prevalence on the rise [ 2 , 3 ]. Evidence-based guidelines for OA emphasize the importance of combining medical approaches with behavioral …


Behavioral Health Risk Factors: the Interaction of Personal and Country Effects

Behavioral risk factors are major contributors to health problems and costs. In industrialized countries, where chronic (rather than infectious) diseases lead to morbidity and mortality, health behaviors are particularly important. There is a long …


Type D Personality and Sleep Quality in Coronary Artery Disease Patients With and Without Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Mediating Effects of Anxiety and Depression

Type D personality is an established risk factor for greater risk and worse prognosis of cardiovascular disease patients [ 1 ]. It is a combination of two stable personality traits of negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI), which is …


One-Year Cardiovascular Prognosis of the Randomized, Controlled, Short-Term Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Among Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Psychological interventions in cardiac rehabilitation programs were found to be beneficial for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), mainly in reducing depression and anxiety, symptom recurrence, and mortality during short- [ 1 – 3 ] or …


Comfort Eating and All-Cause Mortality in the US Health and Retirement Study

Many people eat to relieve negative emotions like anxiety or sadness. The prevalence of comfort eating ranges from 15 to 46% in nonclinical samples and from 47 to 71% in clinical samples with obesity or eating disorders [ 1 ]. Although the …

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The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM) is the official publication of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM). It presents original research and integrative reviews on interactions among behavioral, psychosocial, environmental, genetic and biomedical factors relevant to health and illness. The scope of the Journal extends from research on biobehavioral mechanisms and clinical studies on diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to research on public health, including health promotion and prevention. IJBM publishes research originating from all continents, inviting research on multi-national, multi-cultural and global aspects of health and illness.

5 Year Impact Factor: 1.937 (2008)
Section "Psychology, Clinical": Rank 41 out of 88

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