Gerrit J F P Hanewald

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Whether erotic films made by women are more arousing for women than erotic films made by men was studied. Forty-seven subjects were exposed to both a woman-made, female-initiated, and female centered, erotic film excerpt. Photoplethysmographic vaginal pulse amplitude was recorded continuously. Self-report ratings of sexual arousal and affective reactions(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic events may result in a variety of physical and psychological health problems. Self-confrontation with traumatic memories, by putting painful emotions and thoughts into (verbal) words, is associated with psychophysiological benefits. Self-confrontation may be invoked during sessions and enhanced by structural assignments, which the(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the cultural invariance of the Impact-on-Family Scale in order to make cross-cultural comparisons. METHODS The Italian version of the scale was administered to mothers of children with chronic illnesses. Factorial invariance was examined to investigate whether the four factors found with the original United States (U.S.) scale could be(More)
Data are presented on the factorial structure, internal consistency, and validity of the Dutch adaptation of the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory (the BDHI-D). Factor analyses of the responses of 463 subjects revealed two scales measuring Overt Aggression and Covert Aggression. The reliability of both subscales is good. Concordance with other self-report(More)
This study investigated variables assumed to influence the symptom perception process, as well as the sociodemographic variables of age, gender and socioeconomic status, regarding their relation to common physical symptoms. In addition, it ascertained the predictors of two symptom measurement methods (prospective and retrospective). A group of 152 men and(More)
Two methods of assessing cognition in high, moderate, and low test-anxious children, thought listing and self-statement questionnaire approaches, were investigated under naturalistic test-taking conditions. The amount of cognition, its content, and its relation to level of anxiety and task performance were examined. States of mind (SOM) analyses were(More)
The prevalence and recognition of depression among physically frail patients living in an urban Dutch nursing home were estimated. To patients with Mini-Mental-Status-Examination (MMSE) scores of 15 or above, the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) was administered (N = 80). With this screen clinically relevant depressive symptoms can be established. For(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the effect of psychological intervention on multiple medically unexplained physical symptoms, psychological symptoms, and health care utilization in addition to medical care as usual. To identify patient-related predictors of change in symptoms and care utilization. METHODS In a randomized controlled trial, subjects were assigned to one(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of use of alternative cancer therapies, as well as the characteristics of the patients who use these therapies, and their experiences with them. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING Outpatient departments of several hospitals in North-Holland. METHOD In total, 1091 patients were asked to participate in the study; 949(More)