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Perceived Stress Scale: Reliability and Validity Study in Greece
Objective: To translate the Perceived Stress Scale (versions PSS-4, −10 and −14) and to assess its psychometric properties in a sample of general Greek population. Methods: 941 individuals completedExpand
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Stress management techniques: evidence-based procedures that reduce stress and promote health
Purpose: According to the World Health Organization, stress is a significant problem of our times and affects both physical as well as the mental health of people. Stress is defined as a situationExpand
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Aggressive behavior while driving as predictor of self-reported car crashes.
PROBLEM In Greece, there is a lack of scientific evidence on the relationship between aggressive behavior while driving and young drivers' involvement in car crashes; this study examined thisExpand
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The Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) in Greek Population of Attica
The purpose of this study was to standardize a Greek version of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale and to study its psychometric qualities on Greek population. The questionnaire was completed by 496Expand
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A randomized controlled trial of the effects of a stress management programme during pregnancy.
BACKGROUND Prenatal maternal stress is associated with adverse birth outcomes. Relaxation techniques might be effective in reducing stress during that period. The purpose of this study was toExpand
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Evidence for an Increase in the Prevalence of Known Diabetes in a Sample of an Urban Population in Greece
It is accepted that the prevalence of known diabetes mellitus has increased in some countries, although the available data are incomplete and sometimes anecdotal. In 1974 a sample of the urbanExpand
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Effect of the emotional freedom technique on perceived stress, quality of life, and cortisol salivary levels in tension-type headache sufferers: a randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short-term effects of the emotional freedom technique (EFT) on tension-type headache (TTH) sufferers. DESIGN We used a parallel-group design, with participants randomlyExpand
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The Healthy Lifestyle and Personal Control Questionnaire (HLPCQ): a novel tool for assessing self-empowerment through a constellation of daily activities
BackgroundThe main goal of stress management and health promotion programs is to improve health by empowering people to take control over their lives. Daily health-related lifestyle choices areExpand
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Use of a Relaxation Technique by Mothers of Children with Autism: A Case-Series Study
Mothers of children with autism are subject to considerable stress by having to adjust to the disorder and to cope with practical and social issues. Evidence on the effects of relaxation training onExpand
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Stress management and multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled trial.
There is a well-established adverse reciprocal relationship between stress and multiple sclerosis (MS). However, stress management in these patients has been parsimoniously studied. In this parallelExpand
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