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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229314/understanding-etiology-of-hearing-loss-as-a-contributor-to-language-dysfluency-and-its-impact-on-assessment-and-treatment-of-people-who-are-deaf-in-mental-health-settings
#1
Charlene J Crump, Stephen H Hamerdinger
Working with individuals who are deaf in mental health settings can be complex work, necessitating consideration for the difference in language abilities. These differences include not only the language differences of American Sign Language (ASL) and English, but also the range of heterogeneity within the Deaf Community. Multiple influences such as mental illness, medical conditions, language deprivation and the etiology of deafness can impact how a person acquires and uses language. This article will discuss how various causes of deafness create the potential for specific language dysfluencies with individuals who are deaf in mental health settings...
February 22, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220340/preventing-youth-from-falling-through-the-cracks-between-child-adolescent-and-adult-mental-health-services-a-systematic-review-of-models-of-care
#2
Tram Nguyen, Mark G Embrett, Neil G Barr, Gillian M Mulvale, Diana K Vania, Glen E Randall, Briano DiRezze
Optimizing the transition between child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and adult mental health services (AMHS) is a priority for healthcare systems. The purpose of this systematic review is to: (1) identify and compare models of care that may be used to facilitate the transition from CAMHS to AMHS; and (2) discuss trends and implications to inform future research and practice. Results identified three models of care which move beyond healthcare services and incorporate a broader range of services that better meet the dynamic needs of transition-aged youth...
February 20, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213767/mountaintop-removal-coal-mining-and-emergent-cases-of-psychological-disorder-in-kentucky
#3
Will H Canu, John Paul Jameson, Ellen H Steele, Michael Denslow
Although mountaintop removal (MTR) coal extraction techniques have been employed in Appalachia for decades, relatively little research has examined its potential psychological impact on people living in close proximity to MTR activity. The current study taps the State Emergency Department Database (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Kentucky State Emergency Department Database, 2008) to examine the relative risk for diagnoses of depressive, substance use, and anxiety disorders originating in areas with and without MTR activity...
February 17, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204909/reincarceration-risk-among-men-with-mental-illnesses-leaving-prison-a-risk-environment-analysis
#4
Stacey L Barrenger, Jeffrey Draine, Beth Angell, Daniel Herman
Reentry interventions for persons with mental illness leaving prison have consisted primarily of linkage to mental health services and have produced mixed results on psychiatric and criminal recidivism. These interventions primarily focus on intra-individual risk factors. However, social and environmental factors may also increase risk of reincarceration by constraining choices and pro-social opportunities for community reintegration upon release from prison. In order to add to the knowledge base on understanding reincarceration risk for men with mental illnesses leaving prison, we examined interpersonal and environmental factors that exposed men to heightened risk for reincarceration...
February 15, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197749/the-effect-of-life-style-based-education-on-the-fathers-anxiety-and-depression-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-periods-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Fovzieh Sanaati
Due to the harmful effects of prenatal and postnatal anxiety and depression on fathers, the aim of this study was to determine the impact of lifestyle-based training on paternal depression and anxiety (primary outcomes) during the prenatal and postnatal periods. This single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 126 spouses of pregnant women with gestational ages of 24-28 weeks. They were followed up until 6 weeks after childbirth. Using the block randomization method and stratified based on the number of children, the eligible samples were divided into two groups (one receiving two weekly group lifestyle-based training session (lasting 60-90 min) and a control group)...
February 14, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194600/vocational-counselors-in-france-comparison-to-competencies-of-employment-specialists-working-in-canadian-ips-programs
#6
Inès de Pierrefeu, Marc Corbière, Bernard Pachoud
Supported employment programs are evidence-based practices to help people with severe mental illness to obtain competitive employment. The competencies of employment specialists working in these programs are key elements related to work integration. In France, the Messidor Association, a prevocational organisation, has developed a practice with similarities to supported employment and is beginning to develop supported employment programs in their context. The objective of this quantitative study was to evaluate the Messidor vocational counselors' competencies using the Behaviors, Attitudes and Knowledge in Employment Specialists' scale by comparing their results to those of employment specialists working in IPS programs in Canada...
February 14, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194599/common-factors-in-community-mental-health-intervention-a-scoping-review
#7
Sean A Kidd, Larry Davidson, Kwame McKenzie
While there is considerable research and commentary devoted to common factors in psychotherapy, their implications for community mental health interventions are much less clear. In response, a scoping review was conducted to answer the question, 'What is the evidence base for common factors in community mental health intervention?' A comprehensive search of MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Google Scholar was completed. A total of 60 publications were identified in this review with a focus primarily upon therapeutic alliance...
February 13, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194598/student-run-clinics-a-novel-approach-to-integrated-care-teaching-and-recruitment
#8
Liza I Mishan, Dianna Dragatsi
The purpose of this study is to assess the educational impact of incorporating a psychiatry consult service into a medical student-run clinic. In November 2014, a psychiatry consult service was introduced at the Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP), a student-run clinic located in Harlem, New York. From September 2015 to January 2016, surveys (Qualtrics) were then distributed to student members of the clinic. Surveys assessed how the psychiatric consult service impacted students' knowledge, skills and attitudes about psychiatry...
February 13, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190179/dimension-and-socio-demographic-correlates-of-domestic-violence-a-study-from-northeast-india
#9
Prasanta Kr Borah, Azad S Kundu, Jagadish Mahanta
Present study was aimed to find out dimension and socio-demographic correlates of domestic violence in Assam, Sikkim and Meghalaya, Northeast India. Two districts from each state were selected at random and women aged 18-35 years from rural and urban localities were interviewed to obtain relevant information. The study included a total of 2249 participants (Rural = 1577 and Urban = 672) from Assam (650), Sikkim (1148) and Meghalaya (451). Domestic violence was recorded in 26.4% of study participants and highest in Meghalaya...
February 11, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190178/peer-support-in-full-service-partnerships-a-multiple-case-study-analysis
#10
Elizabeth Siantz, Benjamin Henwood, Todd Gilmer
Peer providers are integral to Full Service Partnerships (FSPs), which are team-based mental health service models. Peer providers use principles of recovery to engage clients, but FSPs can vary in their recovery orientation. Whether and how peer recovery orientation reflects the organizational environments of FSPs is unclear. This qualitative study explored peer provider attitudes towards recovery within the organizational contexts of FSPs where they are employed. Case study analysis was conducted on eight purposively sampled FSPs using qualitative interviews with peer providers and program directors...
February 11, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188389/beliefs-and-prejudices-versus-knowledge-and-awareness-how-to-cope-stigma-against-mental-illness-a-college-staff-e-survey
#11
Chiara Buizza, Alberto Ghilardi, Clarissa Ferrari
The aims of this study were to collect information about attitudes toward mental illness from the staff of Brescia University, and to detect predictors of issues regarding mental disorders and evaluate their relationship with public stigma. The study involved 1079 people and each participant received a letter explaining the purpose of the e-research. Four hundred and eighty-six people completed the questionnaires. The results showed that those who had a higher level of education, a personal life experience with mental disorders and a higher professional role were more likely to develop behaviours of acceptance toward the mentally ill...
February 10, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188388/longer-duration-of-untreated-psychosis-hinders-improvement-in-treatment-of-chronic-schizophrenia-community-based-early-intervention-is-an-evidence-based-option
#12
Abdülkadir Tabo, Erkan Aydın, Hüseyin Yumrukçal, Sadık Yiğit, Uğraş Erman Uzun, Oğuz Karamustafalıoğlu
To determine the effects of community-based mental health services on the quality of life and disease symptoms of chronic schizophrenia patients and to determine the effects of duration of untreated psychosis on outcome. The first year records of schizophrenia patients who had been followed up at Zeytinburnu CMHC for at least 12 months, have been used to asses outcome using initial and 12th month quality of life (QoL), positive and negative symptom scale (PANSS) scores. Highly significant improvements were shown in the QoL and PANSS scores...
February 10, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185137/reducing-non-attendance-rates-for-assessment-at-an-eating-disorders-service-a-quality-improvement-initiative
#13
Paul E Jenkins
Rates of non-attendance at initial appointments within community eating disorder (ED) services are frequently high, although this has received relatively little research attention and no reports of interventions designed to address this. The current report describes outcomes following a change of procedure introducing a 'partial booking' system. Attendance rates at first appointments (N = 1260) were audited following introduction of a system designed to reduce non-attendance in January 2013 within a UK ED service...
February 10, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185136/the-role-of-partner-support-among-women-with-depressive-symptoms
#14
Melissa A Davey-Rothwell, Jennifer Stewart, Alison Vadnais, Sharif A Braxton, Carl A Latkin
Scarce research has explored how sex partners and their provision of social support impact depression among women. The purpose of this study is to examine the role of social support (overall and specific types of support) provided by a sex partner on depressive symptoms among a sample of women (n = 295). We assessed depression using the Centers for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale and used a social network inventory to evaluate partner characteristics and types of support provided. Overall 76% (n = 225) of the sample experienced depressive symptoms in the past 90 days...
February 10, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185135/integrating-the-integrated-merging-integrated-dual-diagnosis-treatment-iddt-with-housing-first
#15
Janice Pringle, Kim Grasso, Lisa Lederer
This study reports on a housing program that merged two evidence-based practices frequently applied in tandem: Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Housing First. Quantitative measures show that consumers in the program were receptive to supportive housing and core services. These quantitative measures, when considered alongside qualitative interviews, suggest that in order for more consumers to move through the IDDT stages of educational and vocational advancement, the staff will need to emphasize the permanence of supportive housing...
February 9, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181094/factors-predicting-patient-s-allocation-to-short-and-long-term-therapeutic-community-treatments-in-the-italian-voect-cohort-study
#16
F Vigna-Taglianti, F Mathis, R Diecidue, E Trogu, U Kirchmayer, J Ghibaudi, G Piras, A Camposeragna, A Saponaro, L Amato, M Davoli, F Faggiano, P P Pani
The Evaluation of Therapeutic Community Treatments and Outcomes (VOECT) study was conducted in 131 Italian Therapeutic Communities (TCs) in 2008/2009. All of the patients entering residential treatment for drug or alcohol dependence were invited to participate. Data regarding patient socio-demographic characteristics, drug and alcohol consumption, health and psychopathological status, prior treatments and outcomes, and their motivation score were collected upon enrolment onto the study. The aim of this work was to identify the factors associated with allocation to short- versus long-term programmes in drug or alcohol dependent patients entering TCs in Italy...
February 8, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181093/common-barriers-to-the-dissemination-of-exposure-therapy-for-youth-with-anxiety-disorders
#17
Adam M Reid, Maria I Bolshakova, Andrew G Guzick, Alyka G Fernandez, Catherine W Striley, Gary R Geffken, Joseph P McNamara
This study investigated the prevalence of common barriers to the use of exposure therapy (ET) in the treatment of youth with anxiety disorders, specifically examining both logistical limitations and negative beliefs about ET. Results from 230 practicing clinicians who treat youth with anxiety disorders found that the top three barriers were session length (56%), lack of training (48%), and concern about parent reaction (47%). Endorsement of barriers to ET was associated with less ET utilization and less optimal implementation of ET...
February 8, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181092/validation-of-the-implementation-leadership-scale-ils-with-supervisors-self-ratings
#18
Elisa M Torres, Mark G Ehrhart, Rinad S Beidas, Lauren R Farahnak, Natalie K Finn, Gregory A Aarons
Although often discussed, there is a lack of empirical research on the role of leadership in the management and delivery of health services. The implementation leadership scale (ILS) assesses the degree to which leaders are knowledgeable, proactive, perseverant, and supportive during evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation. The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the ILS for leaders' self-ratings using a sample of mental health clinic supervisors (N = 119). Supervisors (i...
February 8, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176211/association-between-parenting-stress-and-functional-impairment-among-children-diagnosed-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders
#19
Yasser S Almogbel, Rohit Goyal, Sujit S Sansgiry
The objective of this study was to examine the association between parenting stress and functional impairment among children with Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD). A sample of 150 parents of children diagnosed with NDD were recruited from schools that offer special education services. Parents completed a self-administered survey containing the parenting stress index-short form (PSI-SF) scale and the Columbia Impairment Scale. The multiple logistic regression conducted to compare those with clinically significant PSI-SF scores indicated that the risk of parents with clinically significant scores of parenting stress increased 5...
February 8, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176210/experts-by-experience-peer-support-and-its-use-with-the-homeless
#20
Stephanie L Barker, Nick Maguire
The homeless population has complex needs. Peers with experience of homelessness offer unique perspectives in supporting those experiencing homelessness. Peer support fostered and developed by professional organisations, termed intentional peer support (IPS), formalises this process. This review aims to assess the effectiveness of IPS as an intervention with young adults and adult homeless persons (including streetdwelling and those within services). PyscINFO, Web of Science, MEDLINE, and CINAHL were searched, resulting in ten studies, involving 1,829 participants...
February 7, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
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