Rumination and symptom reports in children and adolescents: Results of a cross-sectional and experimental study

Lohaus A, Vierhaus M, Frevert A, Kreienborg A-K, Laker EF, Pelster S, Schilling C (2013)
Psychology And Health 28(9): 1032-1045.

Journal Article | Published | English

No fulltext has been uploaded

Author
; ; ; ; ; ;
Abstract
This study explores the relationship between a ruminative response style and symptom reports in children and adolescents of grades 5, 7 and 9 from German secondary schools. Questionnaires were used to assess rumination and symptom reports. A group of children and adolescents (N=140) were asked to think first about the items before responding to them (increased attention condition), while a second group (N=260) served as control group (standard condition). The assumption was that rumination and also additional attention to the symptoms by instruction would increase the reported frequency of experiencing somatic and psychological symptoms. The results showed significant relations between symptom reports and rumination, which increased with grade. There were sex differences for somatic symptom reports with increased symptom frequencies in girls, which were mediated by rumination. Moreover, instructing participants to think first about the items led to an increase in reported symptoms. It is concluded that an increased attention to symptoms of distress increases symptom reports, which may be induced momentarily by instruction and also more generally by a ruminative response style. Conclusions regarding prevention and concerning instructions in symptom report questionnaires are outlined.
Publishing Year
ISSN
eISSN
PUB-ID

Cite this

Lohaus A, Vierhaus M, Frevert A, et al. Rumination and symptom reports in children and adolescents: Results of a cross-sectional and experimental study. Psychology And Health. 2013;28(9):1032-1045.
Lohaus, A., Vierhaus, M., Frevert, A., Kreienborg, A. - K., Laker, E. F., Pelster, S., & Schilling, C. (2013). Rumination and symptom reports in children and adolescents: Results of a cross-sectional and experimental study. Psychology And Health, 28(9), 1032-1045.
Lohaus, A., Vierhaus, M., Frevert, A., Kreienborg, A. - K., Laker, E. F., Pelster, S., and Schilling, C. (2013). Rumination and symptom reports in children and adolescents: Results of a cross-sectional and experimental study. Psychology And Health 28, 1032-1045.
Lohaus, A., et al., 2013. Rumination and symptom reports in children and adolescents: Results of a cross-sectional and experimental study. Psychology And Health, 28(9), p 1032-1045.
A. Lohaus, et al., “Rumination and symptom reports in children and adolescents: Results of a cross-sectional and experimental study”, Psychology And Health, vol. 28, 2013, pp. 1032-1045.
Lohaus, A., Vierhaus, M., Frevert, A., Kreienborg, A.-K., Laker, E.F., Pelster, S., Schilling, C.: Rumination and symptom reports in children and adolescents: Results of a cross-sectional and experimental study. Psychology And Health. 28, 1032-1045 (2013).
Lohaus, Arnold, Vierhaus, Marc, Frevert, Annika, Kreienborg, Ann-Kathrin, Laker, Elena F., Pelster, Sarah, and Schilling, Christine. “Rumination and symptom reports in children and adolescents: Results of a cross-sectional and experimental study”. Psychology And Health 28.9 (2013): 1032-1045.
This data publication is cited in the following publications:
This publication cites the following data publications:

1 Citation in Europe PMC

Data provided by Europe PubMed Central.

Perseverative thoughts and subjective health complaints in adolescence: Mediating effects of perceived stress and negative affects.
Kokonyei G, Jozan A, Morgan A, Szemenyei E, Urban R, Reinhardt M, Demetrovics Z., Psychol Health 30(8), 2015
PMID: 25599581

31 References

Data provided by Europe PubMed Central.

Theoretical perspectives on the relation between catastrophizing and pain.
Sullivan MJ, Thorn B, Haythornthwaite JA, Keefe F, Martin M, Bradley LA, Lefebvre JC., Clin J Pain 17(1), 2001
PMID: 11289089

Torsheim, 2004

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0
Negative affectivity and enhanced symptom reports: differentiating between symptoms in men and women.
Van Diest I, De Peuter S, Eertmans A, Bogaerts K, Victoir A, Van den Bergh O., Soc Sci Med 61(8), 2005
PMID: 16029779
An empirical assessment of pain beliefs.
Williams DA, Thorn BE., Pain 36(3), 1989
PMID: 2710564

Export

0 Marked Publications

Open Data PUB

Web of Science

View record in Web of Science®

Sources

PMID: 23531274
PubMed | Europe PMC

Search this title in

Google Scholar