Health Psychology Research 2020-04-05T20:52:25+00:00 Emanuela Fusinato Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Health Psychology Research</strong> is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on all aspects of psychology related to health, behavioural medicine, health-related quality of life and illness. The journal 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.</p> Can self-pampering act as a buffer against depression in women? A cross-sectional study 2020-04-05T20:52:23+00:00 Marianna Dalkou Paraskevi Angelopoulou Anthony Montgomery Efharis Panagopoulou <p>Despite preliminary evidence that self-pampering can alleviate psychological burden that may lead to depression among women, no studies have so far examined the link between pampering and depression. The aim of this study was to explore the differential effect of pampering on depression depending on women’s marital, parental, or caregiving status. A cross-sectional design was employed. The sample consisted of 154 women employees of the municipal authority of Thessaloniki, Greece. The Pampering Behaviors Inventory was developed for the purposes of the present study. Depression was assessed with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Controlling for the effects of age, self-pampering was negatively related to depression (p=.001). Married women, women with children, and women caregivers engaged in self-pampering activities less frequently. Married women who did not use pampering were more depressed than married women who used pampering (p=.002). Women with children who did not use pampering were more depressed than women with children who used pampering (p=.004). Results of the present study contribute to a deeper understanding of the importance of self-pampering as a buffer against depression. Given the rising prevalence of depression today, it is essential to explore the potential of minimal interventions.</p> 2019-12-05T09:01:28+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Attitudes of younger and older adults towards kidney diseases in Greece 2020-04-05T20:52:24+00:00 Vaitsa Giannouli Nikolaos Syrmos <p>Not available.</p> 2019-12-04T08:53:08+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Family violence and its psychological management at the Emergency Department: A review 2020-04-05T20:52:25+00:00 Pasquale Caponnetto Marilena Maglia Loredana Pistritto Salvatore Ferlito Maria Concetta Cannella <p>An Emergency Department provides emergency diagnosis and interventions, first clinical instrumental and laboratory examinations, actions needed to stabilize the patient. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the state-of-the-science focused on intimate partner violence. The review search period was from 2000 to 2019. The search was not restricted by language or geographical region, and was carried out by combining an exhaustive list of terms denoting intimate partner violence, domestic violence, emergency department care of women, women victims of violence, identifying abuse among women. Databases searched included MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, Scopus, and Cochrane Library.</p> 2019-12-04T08:42:12+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##