Physical Health

Publication Title: 
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy

Eudaimonic well-being that protects mental and physical health has received increasing attention. This investigation aimed to review which comprehensive instruments for measuring eudaimonic well-being were applied with clinical populations (reporting mental or physical illnesses), beyond Ryff's Psychological Well-Being Scale. Articles citing at least 1 of the measures of eudaimonic well-being identified by previous theoretical work were extracted from medical and psychological electronic databases and screened.

Brandel, Martina
Vescovelli, Francesca
Ruini, Chiara
Publication Title: 
The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: To identify whether mindfulness-based stress reduction is effective in improving physical health outcomes for long-term physical conditions. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature (retrieved from MEDLINE, PubMed and PsycINFO). RESULTS: Fifteen studies were included in the review. None of the studies assessed as having a low risk of bias demonstrated significant improvements in physical health status although there was some emerging evidence that mindfulness-based stress reduction may be useful in pain conditions.

Crowe, Marie
Jordan, Jennifer
Burrell, Beverley
Jones, Virginia
Gillon, Deborah
Harris, Shirley
Publication Title: 
Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress

Although previous studies indicate a negative association between caregivers' anger and health, the potential mechanisms linking this relationship are not yet fully understood. The aim of this study was to explore the potential mediating role of optimism in the relationship between anger and caregivers' physical health. Dementia caregivers (n?=?108) were interviewed and filled out instruments assessing their anger (reaction), optimism and health (vitality). A mediational model was tested to determine whether optimism partially mediated the relationship between anger and vitality.

LÛpez, J.
Romero-Moreno, R.
M·rquez-Gonz·lez, M.
Losada, A.
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