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Becker results
Positive correlation: perceived susceptibility ans seriousness, and adherence. Negative correlation: inaccessibility of chemists and adherence.
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Rotter results
Ps who felt in control were more able to cope with potential threats.
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Bandura and Adams results
Higher self efficacy correlated positively with snake interaction. Systematic desensitisation was found to be effective.
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Cowpe results
Decrease in chip pan fires of 7-33% at the time of the campaign. Decrease of 171`% 6 months after the campaign. Awareness increased from 12-28%
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Dannenberg results
Awareness of the law increased to 87%, 38% of children said to have worn their helmet the last time they cycled.
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Janis and Feshback results
High fear: anxiety 42%, change 8%. Low fear: anxiety 24%, change 36%
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Chung and Naya results
Adherence of the oral asthma medication quite high at 71%, compliance shown through returned pills even higher at 92%
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Bulpit results
In one study, 8% of individuals stopped taking the drugs due to sexual problems, 15% stopped due to other problems.
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Watt results
38% more parents medicated their child on the previous day with the funhaler
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Holmes and Rahe results
Death of a spouse given the highest rating at 100 units, Christmas on the lower end of the scale at 12 units. Correlations high between ps.
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Johansson results
Higher adrenaline levels in urine of work than rest days. High risk finishers showed higher levels of stress related illness and absenteeism.
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Geer and Meisel results
Heart rate electrode findings were insignificant. Group 2 showed the highest levels of stress to the tone. Group 3 showed the lowest levels of stress to the photos.
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Kanner results
Men: positive correlation between life events and hassles, negative between life events and uplifts. Women: positive correlation between life events and both.
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Meichenbaum results
SIT was found to be more effective than SD. Both therapy groups had a significant anxiety reduction in comparison to the control group.
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Budzynski results
The biofeedback group was the only one to show a reduction in hypochondria. Biofeedback showed a reduction in muscle tension and therefore tension headaches.
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Waxler-Morrisson results
Key factors linked with survival: marital status, friend support, total support, friend contact, employment and social network.
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Wender results
8 fold increase in depression among the biological relatives of the depressed ps, 15 fold increase in suicide among the biological relatives of the depressed ps.
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Beck results
Clear differences were found between depressed and non-depressed individuals. Low esteem, overwhelming responsibility and paranoia.
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Lewinsohn results
A positive correlation between mood and positive reinforcement was found although there were individual differences.
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Karp and Frank results
Combined treatment was no better than drug therapy, although the drug treatment did have a lower attrition.
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Beck results
The cognitive condition showed a 78.9% improvement while the drug therapy condition only showed a 20% improvement. Attrition was at 5% in the cognitive therapy group yet 32% in the drug therapy group.
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Lewinsohn results
52% of group 2 were still depressed, 57% of group 1 still depressed. This amount decreases with time.
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