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Behavioral Medicine: Interventions and Outcomes Study Section [BMIO]

The Behavioral Medicine: Interventions and Outcomes study section reviews behavioral and biobehavioral approaches to treatment, management, adaptation, and rehabilitation related to physical or cognitive impairment; study of sequelae of diseases or disorders; and biobehavioral aspects of pain, affect, stress, social support and symptom perception. Included are applications focused on interactions between experiential, behavioral, social, psychological, and physiological factors.



  • Cognitive, psychological, social and cultural factors affecting the experience and interpretation of pain or physical symptoms and their relationship to diagnosis or treatment of somatic diseases or conditions.
  • Psychological, behavioral or biological responses to interventions designed to reduce stress, distress or pain secondary to disease, conditions or surgical procedures.
  • Behavioral interventions as primary or adjunctive treatments; studies of behavioral interventions designed to remedy or slow the progression of diseases or disorders.
  • Rehabilitation of conditions associated with disability including cognitive, physical, communicative and social role functioning.
  • Outcome studies focused on changes in quality of life and psychosocial adjustment.
  • Interactions between symptoms and health behavior change and management. Studies focusing on adherence, compliance, decision-making, patient education, self-care or self-management, and genetic counseling.

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