Cristina Zarbo

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BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Psychosocial factors such as depression and low social support are established risk factors for poor prognosis in patients with heart disease. However, little is known about the hypothetical relationship pattern between them. PURPOSE The purposes of this(More)
A narrative review of the major evidence concerning the relationship between emotional regulation and depression was conducted. The literature demonstrates a mediating role of emotional regulation in the development of depression and physical illness. Literature suggests in fact that the employment of adaptive emotional regulation strategies (e.g.,(More)
A narrative review of the major evidence concerning the relationship between anxiety, social support and cardiac disease was conducted. Literature demonstrates that a strict relationship between anxiety, social support and cardiac disease outcomes subsists. However, the function of social support within anxiety and heart disease association remains unclear(More)
Background. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a complex, multifactorial disease in which personality seems to play a role but with no definition in combination with other risk factors. Objective. To explore the nonlinear and simultaneous pathways between traditional and personality traits risk factors and coronary stenosis by Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)(More)
The paper reports two cases of transitory hyperphosphatasemia in two siblings of 13 and 29 months without modifications of the liver, kidney or bones. Laboratory data are given for hepatic and renal function and for the calcium/phosphorus metabolism. The paper underlines the observation of rotavirus and the consequent clinical symptoms in the two subjects.(More)
Citation: Zarbo C, Brugnera A, Cipresso P, Brignoli O, Cricelli C, Rabboni M, Bondi E and Compare A (2017) E-mental Health for Elderly: Challenges and Proposals for Sustainable Integrated Psychological Interventions in Primary Care. Front. Psychol. 8:118. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00118 E-mental Health for Elderly: Challenges and Proposals for Sustainable(More)
A range of psychotherapy approaches have been recognized as effective and even the treatment of choice across the range of psychiatric diagnostic categoriesand-behavioural-conditions). However, in clinical practice, the choice of the most effective psychotherapy for each mental disorder is complicated by the existence of over 400 varieties of psychotherapy(More)
Endometriosis is a disabling and long-term medical condition affecting quality of life and mental health. Behavioral, cognitive, and emotional coping strategies, emotional intelligence, and metacognition could in part explain the link between the disease and impaired psychological and life functioning. This critical narrative review aimed at examining the(More)
Aging is associated with changes in biological functions, such as reduced cardiovascular responses to stressful tasks. However, less is known about the influence of age on the reactivity of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) to acute stressors. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effects of a computerized-controlled stress task on the PFC and autonomic(More)
Background. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common health problems worldwide. Purpose. To investigate the link between baseline demographic and occupational, medical, and lifestyle data with following psychological and occupational outcomes in a large sample of employees with LBP over a 3-year period. Study Design. Three-year prospective cohort(More)