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Titolo:
Effects of future writing and optimism on health behaviors in HIV-infectedwomen
Autore:
Mann, T;
Indirizzi:
Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Psychol, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA Univ CalifLos Angeles Los Angeles CA USA 90095 Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA
Titolo Testata:
ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
fascicolo: 1, volume: 23, anno: 2001,
pagine: 26 - 33
SICI:
0883-6612(200124)23:1<26:EOFWAO>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
STRESSFUL EXPERIENCES; PESSIMISTS; ADHERENCE; DISTRESS; THERAPY; AIDS; MEN;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
29
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Mann, T Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Psychol, Franz Hall,Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA Univ Calif Los Angeles Franz Hall,Box 951563 Los Angeles CA USA 90095
Citazione:
T. Mann, "Effects of future writing and optimism on health behaviors in HIV-infectedwomen", ANN BEHAV M, 23(1), 2001, pp. 26-33

Abstract

Optimists (people who have positive expectations about the future) have been shown to perform more health-promoting behaviors than pessimists. This study attempts to alter individuals' levels of optimism, and thereby their health behaviors, by having them write about a positive future. HIV-infectedwomen (N = 40) on combination therapies were randomly assigned to write about a positive future or assigned to a no-writing control group. Among participants who were low in optimism, the writing intervention led to increased optimism, a trend toward increased self-reported adherence to medications, and decreased distress from medication side effects, compared to controlswho did not write. Participants who were high in optimism showed the opposite effects after writing about the future. Results suggest that a future-oriented writing intervention may be a promising technique to increase medication adherence and decrease symptom distress in pessimistic individuals.

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