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Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Phyllis A Raynor, Charlene Pope, Janet York, Gigi Smith, Martina Mueller
Very little is known about the self-care behaviors (SCB) that adult parents employ and the preferred supports they utilize to maintain their recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) while also parenting their children. This study used a qualitative descriptive approach to explore perceptions of self-care and parenting to inform future self-care interventions for parents in early recovery. Nineteen mothers and fathers of at least one child between the ages of 6-18 were interviewed by telephone about parental self-care practices while in recovery from SUD, recovery management, and preferred supports in the community...
October 13, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Emel Bahadir-Yilmaz, Fatma Öz
This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of empowerment program on increasing self-esteem, learned resourcefulness, and coping ways in women exposed to domestic violence. This experimental study was conducted between October 2012 and June 2014 in the obstetrics and gynaecology departments of the Giresun Maternity Hospital, and at the Family Counseling Center (FCC) in Turkey. Sixty women who agreed to participate in the study were randomly assigned into two groups. Data were collected by the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (SEI), The Rosenbaum's Learned Resourcefulness Scale (RLRS), and the Ways of Coping Inventory (WCI)...
October 13, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Jacquelyn H Flaskerud, Janna Lesser
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October 13, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Lucrezia Mangione, Diane Swengros, Joel G Anderson
Biofield therapies such as Healing Touch and Reiki increase relaxation, decrease anxiety and stress, and improve mood. Understanding the efficacy of these therapies in terms of mental health wellness is important for nurses interested in complementary and integrative care. The goal of the present integrative review was to investigate the state of knowledge regarding biofield therapies and the impact on anxiety, mood, and mental health wellness. Electronic databases were searched for articles available in English and published from 2014 to 2016...
October 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Fawn A Cothran, Olimpia Paun, Lisa L Barnes, Fayron Epps, Michael Schoeny, Carol J Farran
Increased attention to the effects of the stressful demands of caregiving on the mental health of dementia caregivers has resulted in the development of numerous interventions. The current study is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial that tested a 12-month moderate physical activity intervention with dementia caregivers. Our secondary data analysis examined racial differences in caregiver mental health outcomes including subjective burden, depressive symptoms, and positive affect, as well as differences in physical activity...
September 28, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Maryam Ghobadzadeh, Derek Moore
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review article was to determine whether an association exists between depressed mood and contraceptive/condom nonuse among adolescents and young adults. METHODS: CINAHL, Google Scholar, the ProQuest Digital Dissertations and PubMed databases were searched from 1990 through 2016. Longitudinal and cross-sectional studies focusing on the associations between depressed mood and sexual risk behavior of youths or adolescents, aged 12-26 years, were eligible...
September 28, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Jacquelyn H Flaskerud
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September 28, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Bassma Brnawi
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September 21, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Gianfranco Zuaboni, Sabine Hahn, Peter Wolfensberger, Thomas Schwarze, Dirk Richter
In mental health nursing, recovery-orientation is regarded as a best practice approach for patient care. To assess the effect of an intervention utilising a recovery-oriented approach in acute practice, a controlled pilot trial was conducted. On intervention wards, mental health nurses received special training. Recovery Self-Assessment Scale was used to assess the effects of the training. No statistically significant effects were found, between the experimental conditions. Reasons for this result may be methodological, practical or due an intervention that was not powerful enough...
September 21, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Christine Agenor, Norma Conner, Karen Aroian
PURPOSE: Mental health is an important measure of public health (WHO, 2004); however, nursing practice and research continues to prioritize mental illness, rather than well-being (Wand, 2011). Flourishing is a recent concept in the field of well-being. The term has been used sparingly in nursing practice and research, and conceptual clarification is needed to promote comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon. The purpose of this study is to critically analyze flourishing, assess the maturity of the concept, and provide recommendations for future research, education, and practice...
September 6, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Kyung Mi Sung, Kunsook Bernstein
This study extends Bernstein et al.'s (2016) investigation of the effects of the Enhanced Logo-autobiography Program on Korean-American women's depressive symptoms, coping strategies, purpose in life, and posttraumatic growth by analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. This study's participants significantly improved on quantitative measures of depression, coping strategies, purpose in life, and post-traumatic growth at eight weeks post-intervention and follow-up. The qualitative content analysis revealed 17 themes with five essential themes...
September 5, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Vered Ben-David, Melissa Jonson-Reid, Ron Tompkins
The aim of the present study was to examine the role of nurse's clinical judgment in the uptake of an evidence-based tool assessing postpartum depression, the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale. Nurses in a home visitation program were being asked to regularly screen for postpartum depression. The screener was introduced as a new standard of practice for nurses. A qualitative investigation of the nurses' reactions in addition to an evidence-based screener was conducted. Prior to and during the implementation, several meetings were held with the nurses and the research team to discuss the nurses' experience with the tool...
August 3, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Barbara A Coles
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August 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Aude Paquet, Brigitte Plansont, Anaïs Labrunie, Dominique Malauzat, Murielle Girard
Many intercurrent factors may be involved in the modulation of the pain message and its expression, such as the previous experience of pain built along the life. In this study, we aimed to determine whether susceptibility to experimentally induced pain is differentially influenced by the individual previous painful experience in subjects with schizophrenia (SC) major depression (MD), and controls (C). METHODS: The SC (30), MD (32) and C (30) groups participated in experimental pain tests (application of pressure and induction of ischemia) after a semi-structured interview to make an inventory of the previous painful experiences, and the evaluation of anxiety either with autonomic (heart rate, blood pressure) or psychological (Hospital Anxiety Depression scale HAD) measures, and catastrophism...
August 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Pamela Recto, Jane Dimmitt Champion
According to the United States (U.S.) Census Bureau, Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic minority in the U.S. As such, Hispanic females have the highest birth rate (35 per 1000) among adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 years. Despite high fertility rates, there is limited mental health information among Hispanic adolescents during the perinatal period. Perinatal depression is a major concern as it poses health risks for both the mother and infant. Adverse outcomes such as preterm birth, low infant birth weight, and poor maternal-infant attachment may result from perinatal depression...
August 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Kuniyoshi Nagai, Etsuko Kajita
When persons with mental disorders attempt to live independently in the community, they face situations where they must decide whether to disclose their disorder (i.e., "come out"), which will affect self-concept, self-stigma, and empowerment. We conducted a self-reported questionnaire among users of psychiatric daycare facilities (N = 150) to gather correlational data on these variables among others. Sixty-one percent had positive intentions to come out, which was influenced by affirmativeness and self-efficacy...
August 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Kosuke Niitsu, Julia F Houfek, Cecilia R Barron, Scott F Stoltenberg, Kevin A Kupzyk, Michael J Rice
Although clinicians and researchers are interested in the phenomenon of resilience, there is no agreed-upon definition of resilience. Scientific evidence suggests that resilience is influenced by intrapersonal (e.g. personality traits) and environmental (e.g. social support) variables. A concept analysis was conducted to better understand the meaning of resilience. In this analysis, the antecedent of resilience was a potentially traumatic event; the defining attributes were ego-resiliency, emotion regulation, social support, and heredity; and the consequences were none to mild psychopathological symptoms and positive adaptation...
August 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Francis Patrick Walsh, Pauline Meskell, Emer Burke, Maura Dowling
This longitudinal study describes the effects of recovery-based training on staff knowledge and attitudes to recovery. Mental health staff (n = 101) completed the study questionnaire (the Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI-20) and Recovery Attitudes' Questionnaire (RAQ-16)) before training and after six months. On the RKI, significant changes between pre- and post-training scores (p < 0.01) were found. On the RAQ, the scores showed significant changes in Factors 1 (p < 0.001) and 2 (p < 0.009). The results indicate a significant difference in confidence using a recovery model of care following training suggesting that recovery-based training positively affects staff knowledge and attitudes to recovery overall...
July 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Kelly Graziani Giacchero Vedana, Dayane Rosa Alvarenga Silva, Adriana Inocenti Miasso, Ana Carolina Guidorizzi Zanetti, Tatiana Longo Borges
OBJECTIVE: To understand the meaning of stigma for people with mental disorders. METHOD: A qualitative study with 46 Brazilian adults with mental disorders. Data were collected through semistructured interviews and nonparticipant observation and submitted for a thematic analysis with symbolic interactionism. RESULTS: Stigma was considered as an experience of incomprehension and suffering. The society has difficulty in empathizing, respecting differences and understanding the extent of the suffering of people with mental disorders...
July 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Thomas Tobin, Mary L Tobin
Given that approximately 70 million Americans suffer from sleep-wake disorders and their under-recognized role in practice, psychiatric nurses may see, or may be already seeing, patients with undiagnosed sleep disorders. Assessment of sleep-wake disorders can and should be a part of psychiatric nursing education and practice. Many practicing clinicians lack formal training regarding sleep-wake issues and treatment. Even as sleep disturbances are common concerns among psychiatric populations, sleep-wake issues may go unrecognized...
July 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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