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Relationships among interoceptive sensitivity (IS), body image dissatisfaction, body mass index (BMI), and self-reported body awareness were investigated in a cross-sectional study. Eighty-two Norwegian high school students and 70 Hungarian undergraduate university students participated in the study. Subjects completed two questionnaires (Body Image Ideals(More)
In the development of somatosensory amplification, health anxiety, and modern health worries, environmental factors seem more important than genetic background. Parental attitudes might represent a major source of learning. In total, 186 adolescents and their parents completed a questionnaire assessing modern health worries, somatosensory amplification,(More)
The theoretically hypothesized connection between modern health worries (MHWs) and somatosensory amplification (SSA), as well as the factor structure of the Hungarian version of the MHW scale were investigated in a cross-sectional questionnaire study. A total of 163 university students (mean age = 21.3± 2.70 yrs; 44.2% male) and 145 patients (mean age =(More)
The aim of the study was to examine the relationship of mindfulness to the emotional quality of dreaming. In our questionnaire-based study, comprising the data of 587 undergraduate students we examined the association between trait anxiety, perceived stress, trait mindfulness, negative dream affect and dream anxiety. Our results indicate that mindfulness is(More)
INTRODUCTION 'Idiophatic Environmental Intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields' (IEI-EMF) refers to the perception of subjective symptoms during or following EMF exposure. IEI-EMF has become disproved to be a mostly biologic entity by now, and evidences accumulate to support the role of nocebo effect in the phenomenon. The two aims of this study(More)
INTRODUCTION The tendency of experiencing unpleasant symptoms in the proximity of working electric devices is called idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF). Evidence about psychophysiological backgrounds of the phenomenon (i.e., detection ability and mechanisms of symptom generation) is not yet conclusive. (More)
The cross-sectional study aimed at the psychometric evaluation of the Modern Health Worries Scale in adolescents and the exploration of the relationship among modern health worries, somatosensory amplification, health anxiety, and somatic symptoms. A total of 480 secondary school students (aged between 14 and 19 years) completed a set of questionnaires.(More)
The study aimed to assess the attitudes of laypeople toward clinical placebo use. One of three imaginary stories was presented randomly in a popular news portal and participants (6,404 individuals) were asked to rate nine statements about it. In the stories, placebo therapy was used in a deceptive way. Following the success of the treatment, the patient was(More)
BACKGROUND Modern health worries (MHWs) were related to somatic symptoms and to preference of holistic healing methods in previous studies. PURPOSE The study aimed to investigate the contribution of symptom-related and holism-related factors to MHWs. METHODS Participants (visitors of an Internet news portal; N = 16152; 64.1 % males) completed a(More)
BACKGROUND Modern health worries (MHWs; i.e., concerns about possibly harmful features of modern life) have been associated with somatic symptoms and somatosensory amplification in previous cross-sectional studies. Causal relationship among these variables is yet to be discovered. PURPOSE The study investigates the temporal association among subjective(More)