Read by QxMD icon Read

Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings

Robin S Everhart, Stephen J Molitor, Dena Wentz, H Joel Schmidt, Michael S Schechter
Engaging parents early in the development of psychosocial support programs in cystic fibrosis (CF) clinics may enable services and care team recommendations to be tailored appropriately. This pilot study identified psychosocial priorities of parents of children with CF related to treatment adherence, parent/child mental health, and CF-related communication. Forty parents of children with CF (2 months to 17 years) completed an anonymous 17-item survey during routine clinic visits that assessed priorities related to psychosocial services...
October 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Brooke R Fusco, Ryan J Marek, Anthony M Tarescavage, Yossef S Ben-Porath, Leslie J Heinberg
Previous studies suggest the importance of understanding what factors increase risk of lack of physical activity (PA) prior to bariatric surgery, which may increase risk of suboptimal postoperative outcomes. Therefore, the current study sought to explore which Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) scales were associated with lack of pre-surgical PA. The mean age of the sample (N = 1170) was 45.97 years [standard deviation (SD) = 11.59]. Bivariate correlations and relative risk ratios were utilized to examine associations between MMPI-2-RF scale scores and regular preoperative PA...
October 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Nina C Silander, David J Chesire, Kamela S Scott
The primary medical goals of acute care are restoration of physical health and return to physical function. However, in response to traumatic events and injuries, psychological factors are critical to one's overall recovery. Both pre-morbid psychiatric comorbidities and post-injury psychological compromise affect physical and psychological recovery in inpatient trauma populations. The Psychological Services Program (PSP), a model trauma/acute care program, addresses these critical factors in a Level 1 Trauma Center...
October 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Kirby Magid, Renée El-Gabalawy, Anbukarasi Maran, Eva R Serber
This study examined the association between post-traumatic growth (PTG), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trauma-related factors in cardiac outpatients. Participants recruited from four cardiology clinics between November 2014 and July 2015 (N = 52, 69.2% men, Mage = 65 years) completed self-assessments of PTG and PTSD along with demographic, cardiac health index, and trauma-related factors. In total, 75% of the sample endorsed their cardiac event as traumatic, while 17.2% reported their cardiac event as their 'worst trauma'; those endorsing the latter did not significantly differ from those endorsing 'other traumas' as their worst...
October 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Sally E Jensen, Zabin S Patel, Robert Listernick, Joel Charrow, Jin-Shei Lai
This secondary data analysis qualitatively identified salient concerns reported by individuals with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)-associated plexiform neurofibromas (pNFs) at different stages of development. Past literature has focused on overall symptomatology, but has not examined nuances in how these symptoms are experienced across developmental phases. Therefore, we aimed to identify commonalities and differences in symptom experiences across age groups to better assist individuals to adjust to symptoms across the lifespan...
October 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Tal Shani-Sherman, Michael J Dolgin, Leah Leibovitch, Ram Mazkereth
Studies have shown premature birth and infant hospitalization to be associated with increased levels of parental distress. Internal and external psychological resources have been found to mitigate distress among persons coping with stressful medical events. The current study evaluated psychological resources and distress in 87 parents (57 mothers and 30 fathers) to whom an infant was born prematurely and hospitalized in the NICU of a large tertiary medical center. Parents were administered standardized measures of internal (problem-solving skills) and external (total spousal support, adequacy of spousal support) psychological resources and of psychological distress (depression, posttraumatic symptoms, and mood)...
September 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Ryan R Landoll, Lauren A Maggio, Ronald M Cervero, Jeffrey D Quinlan
Primary care behavioral health (PCBH) is a model of integrated healthcare service delivery that has been well established in the field of psychology and continues to grow. PCBH has been associated with positive patient satisfaction and health outcomes, reduced healthcare expenditures, and improved population health. However, much of the education and training on PCBH has focused on developing behavioral health providers to practice in this medical setting. Less attention has been paid to physician team members to support and practice within an integrated environment...
September 25, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Carrie Tully, Corrine Ahrabi-Nejad, Leann L Birch, Eleanor Mackey, Randi Streisand
Young children with T1D frequently display challenging eating behaviors interfering with diabetes management. The current study explored the feasibility and acceptability of a behavioral parent feeding training session with young children with type 1 diabetes. As part of a larger intervention pilot focused on healthy eating and physical activity, 9 young children (Mage  = 4.22) with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their mothers participated in a novel/non-preferred food training session. Parents were taught strategies and then were given an opportunity to use the strategies with their child...
September 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
John H Porcerelli, John R Jones, Jillian E Grabowski, William Murdoch
The integration of psychologists and other behavioral health providers in primary care practice continues to evolve and reshape approaches to patient care. This study is a replication and extension of a 2013 study describing dual interviewing encounters involving psychology trainees and family medicine residents within an integrated primary care clinic as it relates to behavioral health assessments and interventions. Psychology trainees provided descriptions of 400 collaborative patient encounters involving 337 single and 63 repeat encounters...
September 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Ourania Founta, Karoline Adamzik, Anne-Marie Tobin, Brian Kirby, David Hevey
This study investigates (a) the prevalence of psychological distress, alexithymia and alcohol misuse in psoriasis patients; and (b) the relationship between psoriasis severity, alexithymia, alcohol and psychological distress in patients with psoriasis. A cross-sectional study was conducted. Outpatients (n = 184) with moderate to severe psoriasis completed a psychological screening battery. Measures included the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Penn State Worry Questionnaire, the twenty-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale, the Dermatology Life Quality Index, the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index, the Self-Administered Psoriasis Area and Severity Index, and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Mohammad J Alkhatatbeh, Khalid K Abdul-Razzak, Noor A Amara, Mohamad Al-Jarrah
This study was performed to check the hypothesis that low serum vitamin D and reduced calcium intake may contribute to the comorbidity of psychological symptoms (anxiety and depression) and non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). The design was a case-control study that involved 40 subjects with NCCP and 40 age and gender-matched healthy controls. Serum vitamin D was assessed using electrochemiluminescence immunoassay; anxiety and depression symptoms were assessed using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and dietary calcium intake was assessed by self-reporting...
August 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Meredith R Craven, Sarah Quinton, Tiffany H Taft
This study aimed to characterize patient expectations for integrating mental health into IBD treatment, describe experiences with psychotherapy, and evaluate therapy access and quality. Adults with IBD were recruited online and via a gastroenterology practice. Participants, 162 adults with IBD, completed online questionnaires. The sample was primarily middle-aged, White, and female. Sixty percent had Crohn's Disease. Disease severity was mild to moderate; 38% reported utilizing therapy for IBD-specific issues...
August 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Laura Pedrini, Clarissa Ferrari, Alberto Ghilardi
To validate the Italian Perceived Maternal Parenting Self-Efficacy (PMP S-E), the first questionnaire specifically developed for mothers of preterm neonates hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Two hundred mothers filled the PMP S-E, the General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), the Parental Distress Index (PSI-SF/Pd). The Explanatory Factor Analysis outlined four factors: care-taking procedures, evoking behaviours, reading and managing bodily cues, reading and managing emotional cues...
August 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Amelia Swanson, Jessica Geller, Kelly DeMartini, Anne Fernandez, Dwain Fehon
Without a transplant, end-stage liver disease is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Transplant candidates endure physical and psychological stress while awaiting surgery, yet little is known about the relationship between physical health and psychological resilience during the wait-list period. This study examined predictors of psychological resilience and mediators of the relationship between physical health and psychological resilience in liver transplant candidates. Wait-listed candidates (N = 120) from a single Northeast transplant center completed assessments of physical functioning, coping, perceived social support, and resilience...
December 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Ashley N Junghans-Rutelonis, Julia R Craner, Chelsea M Ale, Cynthia Harbeck-Weber, Philip R Fischer, Karen E Weiss
Intensive pain rehabilitation programs are effective in increasing functioning for youth with chronic pain (CP). However, the utility of such programs for youth with CP and co-morbid postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is rarely examined. In addition, studies examining mediators of treatment for CP are sparse. This paper compares treatment outcomes for youth with CP (n = 117) and youth with CP + POTS (n = 118). Additionally, depression and pain catastrophizing were tested as potential mediators of treatment effects...
December 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Sue Morris, Kristen Schaefer, Erlene Rosowsky
The aim of this study was to explore the current practices of primary care physicians (PCPs) in providing bereavement care to elderly patients, with implications for medical education. A total of 63 PCPs answered a brief online survey about their typical practices, barriers, comfort level with bereavement, and confidence in their ability to diagnose prolonged grief disorder (PGD). They were recruited through an online newsletter and contacts of one of the authors. The results found that two-thirds of the PCPs do not routinely screen their elderly patients for recent losses, nor do they refer to mental health clinicians when loss is identified...
December 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Huaiyu Zhang, Erika R Carr, Amanda G Garcia-Williams, Asher E Siegelman, Danielle Berke, Larisa V Niles-Carnes, Bobbi Patterson, Natalie N Watson-Singleton, Nadine J Kaslow
Research has identified the experience of shame as a relevant predictor of depressive symptoms. Building upon resilience theory, this is the first study to investigate if self-compassion and/or contingent self-worth (i.e., family support and God's love) mediate the link between shame and depressive symptoms. Participants were 109 African Americans, within the age range of 18 and 64, who sought service following a suicide attempt from a public hospital that serves mostly low-income patients. Findings suggest that shame was related to depressive symptoms through self-compassion but not through contingent self-worth, underscoring the significant role that self-compassion plays in ameliorating the aggravating effect of shame on depressive symptoms...
December 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Oana Cobeanu, Daniel David
Cognitive and behavioral interventions (CBI) have been used for breast cancer patients with various stages of the disease or undergoing different treatments. However, no quantitative review has summarized their efficacy on the side effects of treatment, distress, and quality of life in the acute treatment setting after diagnosis. This meta-analysis synthesizes data from 19 randomized clinical trials in order to: (a) provide an estimation of overall effect of CBI in breast cancer patients during treatment for breast cancer, i...
December 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Leen Oris, Koen Luyckx, Jessica Rassart, Liesbet Goubert, Eva Goossens, Silke Apers, Seher Arat, Joris Vandenberghe, René Westhovens, Philip Moons
The present study examines the concept of illness identity, the degree to which a chronic illness is integrated into one's identity, in adults with a chronic illness by validating a new self-report questionnaire, the Illness Identity Questionnaire (IIQ). Self-report questionnaires on illness identity, psychological, and physical functioning were assessed in two samples: adults with congenital heart disease (22-78 year old; n = 276) and with multisystem connective tissue disorders (systemic lupus erythematosus or systemic sclerosis; 17-81 year old; n = 241)...
December 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Marieke van de Wal, Petra Servaes, Rebecca Berry, Belinda Thewes, Judith Prins
This case study describes the course and content of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for clinical fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in a breast cancer survivor. The CBT for clinical FCR consisted of seven face-to-face therapy sessions and one telephone session. The primary treatment goal was to reduce FCR severity by modifying cognitive processes and dysfunctional behavior. Assessments of FCR and quality of life were completed by the breast cancer survivor pre-therapy, post-therapy, and at 6 and 12 months of post-therapy...
December 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"