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Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Mary Lee Potter
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October 14, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
D Elizabeth Jesse, Hui Bian, Elizabeth C Banks, Bradley N Gaynes, Steve D Hollon, Edward R Newton
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October 14, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Mette Groenkjaer, Charlotte de Crespigny, Dennis Liu, John Moss, Imelda Cairney, Deb Lee, Nicholas Procter, Cherrie Galletly
Mental health disorder and alcohol and other drug comorbidity is prevalent in Australia. This qualitative study used semistructured interviews (N = 20) to elicit clinicians' and workers' knowledge, experiences, and opinions regarding issues pertaining to service needs of people with comorbidity in a metropolitan region of South Australia. The study revealed barriers to effective access and delivery of comorbidity care by MH and AOD services. Participants reported difficulties with identification, access, suitability, policy, funding, and collaboration between sectors and services responding to comorbidity...
October 14, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Sean Page, Jenny Burgess, Ian Davies-Abbott, Debbie Roberts, Jaanika Molderson
It cannot be assumed by healthcare providers that transgender people routinely receive care and treatment that is of the quality and sensitivity that should be expected. In particular there are concerns from within the transgender community that they experience discrimination and disrespect from both individual practitioners and the healthcare system as a whole. This causes an avoidance of contact that is undesirable for both users and providers of healthcare services. Older transgender people are vulnerable to a range of mental health problems and, like all elderly, increasingly to dementia; failure to access specialist services in a timely manner may result in unnecessary distress and potentially to crisis...
October 14, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Manuel Ángel Oscós-Sánchez, Janna Lesser, L Dolores Oscós-Flores
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October 14, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Müge Bulut, Hülya Arslantaş, İbrahim Ferhan Dereboy
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of psychoeducation given to caregivers of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia on their perceptions of burden and on clinical course of patients. This was a quasi-experimental study with pre-post tests and a control group and designed as a nonrandomized controlled intervention trial. While the patients in both the intervention and the control group received treatment as usual (TAU), only the caregivers in the study group were offered two sessions of psychoeducation a week for one month, with a total of eight sessions...
October 3, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Cyril Tarquinio, Christine Rotonda, William A Houllé, Sébastien Montel, Jenny Ann Rydberg, Laetitia Minary, Hélène Dellucci, Pascale Tarquinio, Any Fayard, François Alla
This randomized controlled trial study aims to investigate the efficacy of an early psychological intervention called EMDR-RE compared to Critical Incident Stress Debriefing on 60 victims of workplace violence, which were divided into three groups: 'EMDR-RE' (n = 19), 'CISD' (n = 23), and 'delayed EMDR-RE' (n = 18). EMDR-RE and CISD took place 48 hours after the event, whilst third intervention was delayed by an additional 48 hours. Results showed that after 3 months PCLS and SUDS scores were significantly lower with EMDR-RE and delayed EMDR-RE compared to CISD...
October 3, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Per Bülow, Gunnel Andersson, Anne Denhov, Alain Topor
Psychotropic drugs, particularly antipsychotic types, are a cornerstone of the treatment of people with psychosis. Despite numerous studies showing that drug treatment with psychotropic drugs initially alleviates psychiatric symptoms, the proportion of people with mental health problems and symptoms that do not follow doctors' prescriptions, thus exhibiting so-called non-adherence, is considerable. Non-adherence is predominantly seen as a clinical feature and as a patient characteristic that is especially due to patients' poor understanding that they are ill...
October 3, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Ya-Fen Wang, Jaclene A Zauszniewski, Christopher J Burant
This study reports the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Children's Resourcefulness Scale (C-CRS) for Taiwanese children. An instrument for assessing resourcefulness skills in children and adolescents, the CRS was translated into Mandarin Chinese, and a cross-sectional investigation was conducted with a convenience sample of 368 fifth and sixth graders recruited from three geographically diverse locations in Taiwan. Internal consistency statistics from the total sample and subgroups were between ...
September 28, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Jan Maree Sayers, Glenn E Hunt, Michelle Cleary, Oliver K Burmeister
This qualitative study explored the experiences of mental health employees working with Indigenous clients living with mental illness. Interviews were conducted with 20 mental health workers to identify strategies they adopt to facilitate community engagement with Indigenous clients. Using a thematic analysis approach, 'Brokering community engagement' was the umbrella theme from which two subthemes related to community engagement for the service and clients emerged (1) enabling connections -community and family; and (2) recovery and reconnecting with community...
September 28, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Jacquelyn H Flaskerud
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September 28, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Nicholas Guenzel, Julia Houfek, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway
Diseases of obesity have become a major cause of morbidity and mortality among people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Childhood adversity has been associated with adult obesity in the general public, but has not been examined among people with mental illness. This study used a secondary analysis to examine childhood adversity and body mass index in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Among females, a history of physical abuse from parents or paternal emotional neglect was associated with an increased risk for obesity (OR = 3...
September 28, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Marlene M Rosenkoetter, Tamara McKethan, Cynthia Chernecky, Stephen Looney
Moving to a retirement community involves a major life transition that requires adjustment to a new way of life. The purpose of this study was to develop a tool to assess the psychosocial adjustment of residents. Using the Life Patterns Model as a conceptual framework, residents of 3 retirement communities (n = 240 residents) were surveyed. Median ages were ∼84 years, Nearly 85% (202) reported that they feel good about themselves and most (92.5%; n = 221) have things to do that they enjoy. Health status was strongly associated with having nearby relatives (rs = -...
September 28, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Fadwa Alhalaiqa, Omar Omari, Dianne Wynaden, Nisreen Almusallami, Mohammed Bashtawy, Donald E Morisky, Abdul-Monim Batiha, Abdullah Alkhawaldeh
A cross-sectional study (n = 108) was conducted to assess medication adherence levels among people with mental illness in Jordan using the Arabic version of Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. The findings showed a significant negative correlation between patients' level of adherence, frequency of admissions, and relapses per year and a negative correlation between adherence level and frequency of follow up appointments per month. Nonadherence to antipsychotic medication in Jordan is very high and the reasons for this need to be further explored as nonadherence negatively effects the global burden of disease associated with mental illness, particularly in developing countries...
September 2, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Adriana Inocenti Miasso, Paulo Celso Prado Telles Filho, Tatiana Longo Borges, Assis do Carmo Pereira Júnior, Kelly Graziani Giacchero Vedana, Rebecca Shasanmi, Fernanda Raphael Escobar Gimenes
The study aims were to analyze patients' adherence to psychotropic medications and its association with sociodemographic factors, therapeutic regimen, presence of common mental disorders, and illness factors. A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in ten Primary Health Care units in Brazil. The tools were the Measurement of Treatment Adherence Test and the Self Reporting Questionnaire. Nonadherence to psychotropic drugs was 88.9%. There was association between adherence and age and among patients positive for Common Mental Disorders (97...
August 22, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Frank Puga, Amanda Dorough, Janis N Rice
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August 22, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Lora Humphrey Beebe, Kathlene Smith, Chad Phillips
We conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine the effect of weekly telephone intervention upon self-reported medication adherence, medication adherence self efficacy, and symptom levels in 140 stable outpatients with SSDs for three months. To our knowledge, this is the first study examining medication adherence self efficacy in persons with SSDs. Study measures were administered in a private office by trained study staff immediately following the granting of informed consent, and again after three months...
August 17, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Susanne Jansson, Bengt Fridlund
A therapeutic alliance with a continuing collaboration between a patient and psychiatric staff is a resource for helping patients cope with the demands of coercive legislation. Knowledge exists describing coercion in inpatient care while the knowledge regarding the perceptions of creating a therapeutic alliance with patients on Community Treatment Orders (CTO) among psychiatric staff is scarce. To describe perceptions among psychiatric staff of creating a therapeutic alliance with patients on CTOs, an exploratory design using a phenomenographic method was employed...
August 17, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Christopher Lance Coleman
The purpose of this study was to describe the correlates of condom use among a sample of N = 60 substance using seropositive men who have sex with (MSM). The mean age of the study participants was 52 ranging 50-75 years of age. Seventy-percent of study participants reporting smoking marijuana, 62% using cocaine, 25% heroin, 37% alcohol, and 30% amphetamines. Among those reporting substance use, 75% reported it was a hassle to use condoms, 42% indicated pleasure decreased with condom use, 72% indicated safer sex is boring, 72% reported the idea of using condoms is unappealing, 78% reported condoms ruined sex, and 71% said condoms interfered with romance...
August 12, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Rasmieh Al-Amer, Lucie Ramjan, Paul Glew, Sue Randall, Yenna Salamonson
Diabetes mellitus is reaching epidemic levels worldwide. In a developing country like Jordan, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has reached a prevalence rate of 17.1%. This cross-sectional study examined the relationship between self-care activities and: illness perception, depression, social support, religiosity and spiritual coping, and self-efficacy among patients with T2DM. A random sample of 220 patients with T2DM, who attended Jordan University Hospital in Jordan were enrolled. The data were collected through a structured interview and the medical files...
August 2, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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