The effects of a positive health priming intervention on somatic complaints.

@article{Meerman2013TheEO,
  title={The effects of a positive health priming intervention on somatic complaints.},
  author={Esther E Meerman and Jos F Brosschot and Bart Verkuil},
  journal={Psychology & health},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={189-201}
}
Somatic complaints are common and form a major burden. Previous studies suggested that such complaints might be increased by 'illness-related memory', for example due to worries about health. In this ambulatory study we tested whether we could decrease somatic complaints through enhancing the activation of health-related memory by a 'positive health'-priming intervention. Forty-three students were randomly assigned to the 'positive health'-group or a control group. Using online measures… CONTINUE READING