Adrienne Stauder

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OBJECTIVES Multiple relationships between anxiety, allergic symptoms, and treatment difficulties have been observed. The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of anxiety disorders in outpatients with various allergic diseases, to identify diagnostic cues or possible risk factors, and to test the usefulness of self-administered(More)
We studied the characteristics of the Hungarian version of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS, Cohen et al., 1983) based on data from 217 persons willing to participate in a stressmanagement program (Williams LifeSkills Program). The shorter versions of the questionnaire (PSS10, PSS4) were strongly correlated (r = 0,99 and 0,93) to the original 14item(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic stress is an important risk factor for morbidity and premature mortality at the individual and societal level. PURPOSE Our aim was to describe the process of adapting and testing the effectiveness of a structured stress management skills training program in a culture different from the one in which it was first developed. METHOD We(More)
Little is known about the relationship between smoking and meaning in life, although the association of meaninglessness with other addictive behaviours has been widely investigated. The aim of this study is to examine whether a relationship exists between meaning in life and intensity of smoking as measured by cigarettes smoked per day. The study population(More)
A comprehensive assessment of psychosocial stress often poses significant challenges due to diversity in conceptualization of stress. Consequently, a number of instruments that measure psychosocial stress, its stressors, and its impact at the individual, organizational, and societal levels have been developed. This article aims to provide a brief review of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this representative study in the Hungarian population was to analyse the association between work-related factors and self-reported mental and physical health after controlling for negative affect and hostility as personality traits. METHODS The effects of job related factors on Beck Depression Score, WHO well-being score and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients with different kinds of allergic diseases and the connection of depressive symptoms with the severity, type and seasonality of allergic complaints. METHODS Data was obtained via a cross-sectional multicenter questionnaire survey of 528 patients aged 16-60 years attending six regional(More)
In the last decades in the transforming societies of Central and Eastern Europe, premature mortality increased dramatically, especially among men. Increasing disparities in socioeconomic conditions have been accompanied by a widening socioeconomic gradient in mortality among men. Social cohesion and meaning in life may help to counterbalance the widening(More)
PURPOSE We aim to provide an update of the definition and scope of behavioral medicine in the Charter of ISBM, as the present version was developed more than 25 years ago. METHODS We identify issues which need clarification or updating. This leads us to propose an update of the definition and scope of behavioral medicine. RESULTS Issues in need of(More)