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The cognitive activation theory of stress
This paper presents a cognitive activation theory of stress (CATS), with a formal system of systematic definitions of coping, hopelessness, and helplessness that are easy to operationalize in man and in animals. Expand
Thoroughly modern worries: the relationship of worries about modernity to reported symptoms, health and medical care utilization.
Concerns about modernity do cause changes in the way individuals interpret somatic information and may play a role in undermining perceptions of health. Expand
A scoring system for subjective health complaints (SHC)
The aim of this study is to present a complete scoring system for subjective health complaints (SHC) as they are experienced by the lay population, previously referred to as the Ursin Health Inventory (UHI). Expand
Prevalence of subjective health complaints (SHC) in Norway
There are gender and age differences in both prevalence and degree of complaints; the intensity of subjective health complaints forms a continuum, and there is no obvious cut-off point to indicate what are ``normal' ' complaints and what is illness. Expand
Psychobiological mechanisms of socioeconomic differences in health.
- M. Kristenson, H. Eriksen, J. Sluiter, D. Starke, H. Ursin
- Psychology, Medicine
- Social science & medicine
- 1 April 2004
It is concluded that sustained activation and loss of capacity to respond to a novel stressor could be a cause of the higher risk of illness and disease found among people with lower SES. Expand
Randomized Clinical Trial of Lumbar Instrumented Fusion and Cognitive Intervention and Exercises in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain and Disc Degeneration
The main outcome measure showed equal improvement in patients with chronic low back pain and disc degeneration randomized to cognitive intervention and exercises, or lumbar fusion. Expand
A scoring system for subjective health complaints (SHC).
The aim of this study is to present a complete scoring system for subjective health complaints (SHC) as they are experienced by the lay population, previously referred to as the Ursin Health Inventory (UHI), which is a systematic, easy, and reliable way to score subjective health complained. Expand
Shift work disorder among oil rig workers in the North Sea.
The prevalence of SWD was relatively high among shift workers in the North Sea and individuals with SWD reported poorer sleep quality and more subjective health complaints in the non-work period than shift workers not having SWD. Expand
Integrated health programme: a workplace randomized controlled trial.
The Integrated Health Programme was not effective in reducing sick leave and subjective health complaints, but may be of use to employers wanting to increase employee job satisfaction and well-being. Expand
Cognitive activation theory of stress (CATS)
The cognitive activation theory of stress (CATS) is reviewed, discussing its potential explanatory power in epidemiology, prevention and treatment of "subjective health complaints" and the translational leap to humans. Expand