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Health Psychology Research

Health Psychology Research is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on all aspects of psychology related to health, behavioral medicine, health-related quality of life and illness. The journal’s scope reflects the wide application of health psychology study in medical settings. The contents include work on health attitudes and behaviour, health locus of control, quality of life in chronic disease, influence of emotion on health and health-related behaviours, psychological interventions in health and disease as well as psychological aspects of prevention. They also include work regarding the impact of rehabilitation programmes on individuals’ health, independence and choice, functional abilities, and social role participation across the lifespan. The journal accepts not only papers describing rigorous empirical work but also those outlining new psychological approaches and interventions in health-related fields. The following types of paper are invited:

  • papers reporting original empirical investigations
  • theoretical papers which may be analyses or commentaries on established theories in health psychology, or presentations of theoretical innovations
  • review papers, which should aim to provide systematic overviews, evaluations and interpretations of research in a given field of health psychology
  • case reports dealing with health psychology
  • brief communications. Original research papers can also be published in a brief format.
  • editorial articles
  • abstracts of conferences
  • book reviews
  • study protocols
  • interviews
  • commentaries

Health Psychology issues have become prominent in clinical medicine, health services and outcomes research. The journal aims to offer high quality articles and wide diffusion in the public domain. It also aims to promote the dissemination of knowledge on health psychology research within the scientific community.

Vol 2, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents


Improvement of diabetic patients nursing care by the development of educational programs
Bakalis Vissarion, Maria Malliarou, Paraskevi Theofilou, Sofia Zyga | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.931


Sober-living houses and changes in the personal networks of individuals in recovery
David G. Mueller, Leonard A. Jason | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.988
Testing a longitudinal integrated self-efficacy and self-determination theory model for physical activity post-cardiac rehabilitation
Shane N. Sweet, Michelle S. Fortier, Shaelyn M. Strachan, Chris M. Blanchard, Pierre Boulay | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1008
Family perceptions of intensive care unit nurses’ roles: a Greek perspective
Maria Malliarou, Georgia Gerogianni, Fotoula Babatsikou, Evaggelia Kotrotsiou, Sofia Zyga | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.994
Do health-related feared possible selves motivate healthy eating?
Samar Noureddine, Bonnie Metzger | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1043
Improving maintenance medication adherence in adult inflammatory bowel disease patients: a pilot study
Michelle L. Matteson-Kome, Jessica Winn, Matthew L. Bechtold, Jack D. Bragg, Cynthia L. Russell | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1389
The role of psychosocial and belief factors in self-reported cigarette smoking among university students in Malaysia
Sami Al-Dubai, Kurubaran Ganasegeran, Mustafa Alshagga, Aamenah Hawash, Wahid Wajih, Saba Kassim | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1195
A thematic study of the role of social support in the body image of burn survivors
Kellie Hodder, Anna Chur-Hansen, Andrea Parker | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1196

Study Protocols

Assessment of burn-out and quality of life in nursing professionals: the contribution of perceived social support
Evagelos Fradelos, Giorgos Tzitzikos, Vaitsa Giannouli, Panagiota Argyrou, Chryssa Vassilopoulou, Paraskevi Theofilou | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.984

Health Psychology Research [eISSN 2281-2075] is a new Open Access, online-only, peer-reviewed journal published by PAGEPress, Pavia, Italy. All credits and honors to PKP for their OJS.
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