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Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Darawan Thapinta, Sombat Skulphan, Voranut Kitsumban, Chaowanee Longchoopol
Individuals with disorders co-occurring of depression and alcohol dependence are clinically more complex and more difficult to keep well than those diagnosed with either depression or alcohol dependence alone. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has shown to help reduce patients' symptoms of depression and alcohol use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a CBT self-help booklet (CBT-SHB) with usual care in decreasing depression and alcohol use among people with co-occurring alcohol dependence and mild depression...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Sofie Lundström, Britt Hedman Ahlström, Henrika Jormfeldt, Helena Eriksson, Ingela Skärsäter
The aim of this study was to elucidate the meaning of the lived experience of lifestyle changes as perceived by people with severe mental illness (SMI). People with SMI who have experience in managing lifestyle changes were interviewed (n = 10). The interviews were analyzed with a phenomenological hermeneutic approach. The findings reveal three themes: (1) struggling with inner and outer limitations, (2) on one's own but together with others and (3) longing for living a life in harmony. The meaning of lifestyle changes can be understood as a person's internal and external endeavors to make well-considered decisions about lifestyle changes...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Lisa Whitehead
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June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Michelle Cleary, Jan Sayers, Marguerite Bramble, Toby Raeburn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Riitta Askola, Olavi Louheranta, Päivi Soininen, Hanna Putkonen, Päivi Åstedt-Kurki, Eija Paavilainen
This study aims to describe the views of forensic psychiatric patients' parents, and especially how they feel about the patient's offense. The data analyzed was collected by interviews with forensic psychiatric patients' parents and analyzed by inductive content analysis. The findings suggest that the offense committed has a significant effect on the lives of parents of forensic psychiatric patients and in many ways these people felt like a marginalized group even though they were frequently a major resource for their child who had been taken into forensic psychiatric care...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Suyon Baek, Haewon Yoo
In this study, we examined emotional/behavioral problems and self-concept in adolescents from low-income families in Korea; additionally, we identified ecological factors associated with these traits. This descriptive study employed an ecological model to analyze data from the Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey. A nationwide stratified multistage cluster sampling methodology was used. Overall, 2534 first-year middle school students were included in the survey, and the survey was conducted from 2010 to 2016...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Trine Lise Bakken, Heidi Sageng, Jane Hellerud, Arvid Kildahl, Tone Kristiansen
Mental health nursing for adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness is understudied. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of validation in mental health nursing for patients with intellectual disabilities and additional mental illness in a specialised psychiatric inpatient setting. Ten nurses/social educators and four individual therapists described the use of validation; each provided three vignettes with clinical examples. The clinical examples support the view that interventions developed for patients in the general population are feasible also for patients with intellectual disabilities...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Hanna Tuvesson, Mona Eklund
This study investigated the interplay between nursing staff stress, Mastery, Moral Sensitivity, individual characteristics and the ward atmosphere in psychiatric in-patient care. Data were collected through five questionnaires from 93 nursing staff. Multivariate analysis showed that Moral Strength, Moral Burden, Internal Demands, Perceived Stress and age were related to several factors of the ward atmosphere. We conclude that efforts to reduce stress levels and create a supporting ethical climate on psychiatric wards would be beneficial for both psychiatric nursing staff and their nursing practice...
June 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Jennifer Oates, Nicholas Drey, Julia Jones
Nurses' mental health is of paramount importance, both in terms of patient safety and the sustainability of the workforce. Age, years in the profession, in post and personal experience or exposure to mental health problems are relevant to the mental health nursing workforce crisis in the United Kingdom. This study aimed to determine the relationship between age, years in the profession and post and self-reported experience of mental health problems using an online cross-sectional survey of 225 UK mental health nurses...
June 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Karen Mancini
Body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating are often overlooked as personal factors that may affect pregnancy, postpartum, and infant feeding method. The current study compared body image, eating attitudes, and breastfeeding intention of first-time breastfeeding mothers to first-time non-breastfeeding mothers. A two-group, comparative design was used to analyze data for first-time mothers recruited through a large pediatric practice with multiple offices. Although there was no significant difference in body image scores between the groups, the literature suggests that body image dissatisfaction can affect the transition to motherhood and lead to more serious mental health issues...
June 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Kim M Anderson, Lynette M Renner, Tina L Bloom
The purpose of this study was to explore rural women's accounts of intimate partner violence and the strategies they used to protect themselves from such adversity. Convenience sampling included women currently in an abusive relationship (N = 22), who were receiving mental health services at a rural victim-service provider. Standardized measures indicated, on average, that study participants were symptomatic for depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet exhibited higher resilience than other PTSD populations...
May 19, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Melissa D Pinto, Amy M Greenblatt, Bryan L Williams, Adam I Kaplin
Elucidating mechanisms of how high quality clinical encounters with providers may alleviate depressive symptoms in young adults are critical to reduce psychological morbidity and disability. Guided by Street's Model of Health Communication (SMHC), this study explores the predictive relationships of the clinical encounter, which includes communication functions (patient-provider communication and patient self-appraisal of communication skills with provider) and proximal outcomes (patient activation; PA) to improve health outcomes (depressive symptoms) in young adults...
May 19, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Abd Alhadi Hasan, Mahmoud Musleh
AIMS: The aim of this study was to explore the family members' determinant of the delay in seeking psychiatric care to patients diagnosed with psychosis. METHODS: Qualitative semi-structured interviews were carried out with twenty-seven family members of patients with psychosis at psychiatric outpatient clinics in Amman, Jordan. RESULTS: The findings revealed that perceived stigma and fears about being labelled are the main barriers to requesting early psychiatric health care...
May 9, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Dorte Buxbom Villadsen, Marie Toftdahl Sørensen
The aim of the study is to explore how adults with schizophrenia describe their lived experiences with oral hygiene. 23 adults with schizophrenia were interviewed within a period of four months in late 2015. Transcriptions of the interviews were analysed using the Reflective Lifeworld Research phenomenological approach of Dahlberg, Dahlberg, and Nyström. The essence of the phenomenon, oral hygiene, is described as a challenge: a mixture of ability and assigning priority; a challenge in which significant others, for better or worse, play an important role...
May 8, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Terence V McCann, Wallapa Songprakun, John Stephenson
The growing incidence of depression in developing countries, such as Thailand, is placing increasing pressure on public mental health services, and those living in rural areas have limited access to these services. Resilience is integral to the recovery of people with depression and to caregivers. This parallel-group randomised controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of a guided self-help manual in improving resilience in adults diagnosed with moderate depression and their primary caregivers in Thailand...
May 4, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Dana Perlman, Christopher Patterson, Lorna Moxham, Ellie Taylor, Renee Brighton, Susan Sumskis, Tim Heffernan
The provision of mental health care has recently focused on the concept of recovery-oriented care. Clinical placements are important for imparting recovery-oriented knowledge and skills to students. However, it has been determined that not all clinical placements are beneficial for future nursing professionals. The aim of this study was to examine what elements of professional learning were facilitated by engagement in a recovery- and recreation-based clinical placement for pre-registration nursing students called Recovery Camp...
April 24, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Mary Heath Wise, Florence Weierbach, Yan Cao, Ken Phillips
Tobacco has been recognized as the number one cause of preventable death in America and results in almost 5.2 million years of potential life lost each year. The use of tobacco products is highly correlated with pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, and other forms of chronic illness in America. New tobacco products are trending in the tobacco market such as the water pipe/hookah and e-cigarettes. With e-cigarettes and other newer forms of tobacco on the rise, it is important to look at the underlying factors for using all kinds of tobacco products as a means of prevention...
April 24, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Jacquelyn H Flaskerud
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April 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Jacquelyn H Flaskerud
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April 10, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Siiri Hedlund, Kajsa Landgren
The aim of this study was to elucidate the meaning of receiving acupuncture as a complement in the treatment of anorexia nervosa at a specialist unit. Nine inpatients were interviewed, one to three times. The sixteen interviews were analysed with a phenomenological hermeneutic method. The main theme found was "Creating a pause, a framework for rest and reflection." The participants described acupuncture to be an attractive part of the treatment, offering a pause in a very stressful situation. The relaxing effect was palpable...
April 10, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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