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International Journal of Mental Health Systems

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203274/complementary-primary-mental-health-programs-for-young-people-in-australia-access-to-allied-psychological-services-ataps-and-headspace
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Bridget Bassilios, Nicolas Telford, Debra Rickwood, Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) was introduced in 2001 by the Australian Government to provide evidence-based psychological interventions for people with high prevalence disorders. headspace, Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation, was established in 2006 to promote and facilitate improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12-25 years. Both programs provided free or low cost psychological services...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191035/the-prevalence-of-suicidal-ideation-and-depression-among-primary-care-patients-and-current-management-in-south-korea
#2
Yoon-Joo Choi, Weon-Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Primary care in South Korea has no effective screening system to identify high-risk suicide patients despite to the possibility of hidden patients. The present study examined the prevalence of suicidal ideation and depression among primary care patients and investigated rates of recognition and management strategies of physicians as they encountering patients with suicidal ideation and depression in primary care settings. METHODS: This study was conducted as a two-part survey of patients visiting primary care clinics and their physicians...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184242/medication-challenges-for-patients-with-severe-mental-illness-experience-and-views-of-patients-caregivers-and-mental-health-care-workers-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
#3
Masunga K Iseselo, Joel Seme Ambikile
BACKGROUND: Management of patients with mental disorders is inadequate in the majority of low and middle income countries. The main treatment modality for patients with severe mental disorders in these countries is mainly pharmacological approach. Patients face many challenges in meeting medication needs. In this context, high percentages of individuals who have severe mental disorders are not treated. Regular and adequate supplies of appropriate, safe and affordable medications are some of the important aspects required for provision of quality mental health services...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174600/does-accreditation-improve-pro-re-nata-benzodiazepines-administration-in-psychiatric-inpatients-pre-post-accreditation-medical-record-comparison
#4
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Sughayir
BACKGROUND: In psychiatric inpatients, administration of pro re nata benzodiazepines is a common practice. Benzodiazepine use is associated with potential complications of risk of abuse, cognitive impairment, and falls. An interest in accreditation is growing rapidly among many countries to enhance the quality of health care services. We aimed to investigate whether hospital accreditation drives improvements for administered pro re nata benzodiazepines in psychiatric inpatients. METHODS: The study reviewed medical records of consecutive hospital admissions for pre- and post-accreditation comparisons of PRN benzodiazepine medications in two acute mental health wards at a teaching general hospital...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168004/training-needs-and-perspectives-of-community-health-workers-in-relation-to-integrating-child-mental-health-care-into-primary-health-care-in-a-rural-setting-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-mixed-methods-study
#5
Dejene Tilahun, Charlotte Hanlon, Mesfin Araya, Basiro Davey, Rosa A Hoekstra, Abebaw Fekadu
BACKGROUND: Community health workers can help to address the substantial unmet need for child mental health care in low and middle income countries. However, little is known about their training needs for this potential role. The aim of this study was to examine training needs and perspectives of community health extension workers (HEWs) in relation to providing child mental health care in rural Ethiopia. METHODS: The study was conducted in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163777/hospitalization-cost-of-conventional-psychiatric-care-compared-to-broad-spectrum-micronutrient-treatment-literature-review-and-case-study-of-adult-psychosis
#6
Bonnie J Kaplan, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Jeffrey S Hoch
BACKGROUND: Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, with mental health treatment amongst the most expensive, especially when hospitalization is involved. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five Canadians is living with a mental disorder in any given year, at an annual cost of $50 billion. In light of this societal burden, alternative approaches are being evaluated, such as brief psychotherapy by phone, peer support, and, as part of the emerging field of nutritional mental health, treatment with micronutrients (minerals and vitamins)...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127388/how-to-implement-illness-management-and-recovery-imr-in-mental-health-service-settings-evaluation-of-the-implementation-strategy
#7
Karina Myhren Egeland, Torleif Ruud, Terje Ogden, Rickard Färdig, Jonas Christoffer Lindstrøm, Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation strategy used in the first-phase of implementation of the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) programme, an intervention for adults with severe mental illnesses, in nine mental health service settings in Norway. METHODS: A total of 9 clinical leaders, 31 clinicians, and 44 consumers at 9 service settings participated in the implementation of IMR. Implementation was conducted by an external team of researchers and an experienced trainer...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101132/what-are-good-outcomes-in-public-mental-health-settings-a-qualitative-exploration-of-clients-and-therapists-experiences
#8
Christian Moltu, Jon Stefansen, Jan Christian Nøtnes, Åse Skjølberg, Marius Veseth
BACKGROUND: The mental health field sees a surge of interest in Routine Outcome Monitoring, mandated by a wish to help better those not-on-track to recovery. What constitutes positive outcomes for these patients is not fully understood. AIMS: To contribute knowledge into what constitutes meaningful outcome concepts in the experiences of patients with long and complex mental health suffering and treatment, and the clinicians who work to help them. METHODS: A qualitative in-depth study of 50 participants' experiences...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096897/the-impact-of-organisational-change-and-fiscal-restraint-on-organisational-culture
#9
Frances Dark, Harvey Whiteford, Neal M Ashkanasy, Carol Harvey, Meredith Harris, David Crompton, Ellie Newman
BACKGROUND: Strategies to implement evidence-based practice have highlighted the bidirectional relationship of organisational change on organisational culture. The present study examined changes in perceptions of organisational culture in two community mental health services implementing cognitive therapies into routine psychosis care over 3 years. During the time of the study there were a number of shared planned and unplanned changes that the mental health services had to accommodate...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070220/measuring-the-effects-of-socioeconomic-factors-on-mental-health-among-migrants-in-urban-china-a-multiple-indicators-multiple-causes-model
#10
Ming Guan
OBJECTIVES: Since 1978, rural-urban migrants mainly contribute Chinese urbanization. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of socioeconomic factors on mental health of them. Their mental health was measured by 12-item general health questionnaire (GHQ-12). METHODS: The study sample comprised 5925 migrants obtained from the 2009 rural-to-urban migrants survey (RUMiC). The relationships among the instruments were assessed by the correlation analysis...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070219/users-involvement-in-mental-health-services-programme-logic-model-of-an-innovative-initiative-in-integrated-care
#11
Carolane Tremblay, Valérie Coulombe, Catherine Briand
BACKGROUND: Collaboration and partnership are key issues for modern health systems seeking to implement quality integrated care that meets the needs of the population. The Carrefour Communautaire-Institutionnel-Usagers (Connecting Community organisations-Institutions-Users, CCIU), involving community- and institution-based mental health workers, carers and users, is an innovative normative integrated care group (group for shared values, culture and vision) established by the Canadian Mental Health Association-Montreal Branch...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070218/evidence-based-guideline-implementation-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-lessons-for-mental-health-care
#12
REVIEW
Mary Docherty, Kate Shaw, Lucy Goulding, Hannah Parke, Erica Eassom, Farnoosh Ali, Graham Thornicroft
BACKGROUND: There is a significant treatment gap in provision of effective treatment for people with mental disorders globally. In some Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) this gap is 90% or more in terms of untreated cases. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are one tool to improve health care provision. The aim of this review is to examine studies of the effectiveness of evidence-based CPG implementation across physical and mental health care, to inform mental healthcare provision in low and middle income countries (LMICs), and to identify transferable lessons from other non-communicable diseases to mental health...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070217/health-systems-context-s-for-integrating-mental-health-into-primary-health-care-in-six-emerald-countries-a-situation-analysis
#13
REVIEW
James Mugisha, Jibril Abdulmalik, Charlotte Hanlon, Inge Petersen, Crick Lund, Nawaraj Upadhaya, Shalini Ahuja, Rahul Shidhaye, Ntokozo Mntambo, Atalay Alem, Oye Gureje, Fred Kigozi
BACKGROUND: Mental, neurological and substance use disorders contribute to a significant proportion of the world's disease burden, including in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In this study, we focused on the health systems required to support integration of mental health into primary health care (PHC) in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. METHODS: A checklist guided by the World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS) was developed and was used for data collection in each of the six countries participating in the Emerging mental health systems in low and middle-income countries (Emerald) research consortium...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066505/promoting-wellbeing-and-improving-access-to-mental-health-care-through-community-champions-in-rural-india-the-atmiyata-intervention-approach
#14
Laura Shields-Zeeman, Soumitra Pathare, Bethany Hipple Walters, Nandita Kapadia-Kundu, Kaustubh Joag
BACKGROUND: There are limited accounts of community-based interventions for reducing distress or providing support for people with common mental disorders (CMDs) in low and middle-income countries. The recently implemented Atmiyata programme is one such community-based mental health intervention focused on promoting wellness and reducing distress through community volunteers in a rural area in the state of Maharashtra, India. CASE PRESENTATION: This case study describes the content and the process of implementation of Atmiyata and how community volunteers were trained to become Atmiyata champions and mitras (friends)...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066504/challenges-for-nurses-who-work-in-community-mental-health-centres-in-the-west-bank-palestine
#15
Mohammad Marie, Ben Hannigan, Aled Jones
BACKGROUND: Nurses in Palestine (occupied Palestinian territory) work in a significantly challenging environment. The mental health care system is underdeveloped and under-resourced. For example, the total number of nurses who work in community mental health centres in the West Bank is seventeen, clearly insufficient in a total population of approximately three million. This research explored daily challenges that Palestinian community mental health nurses (CMHNs) face within and outside their demanding workplaces...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066503/why-do-psychiatric-patients-in-korea-stay-longer-in-hospital
#16
EDITORIAL
Agnus M Kim
Korea is the only developed country that saw an increase in the number of psychiatric beds with the longest average length of stay of psychiatric patients for the past decades. This phenomenon can be explained regarding the payment system, the law, and society. Korea is in a critical position concerning mental health policy. How it paves the way for reducing psychiatric admissions will provide a model for rearranging the interests of different social groups for the sake of a higher value, that of human rights...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053661/psychological-morbidity-and-substance-use-among-patients-with-hypertension-a-hospital-based-cross-sectional-survey-from-south-west-ethiopia
#17
Matiwos Soboka, Esayas Kebede Gudina, Markos Tesfaye
BACKGROUND: Psychological morbidity and substance use disorders have been linked to cardiovascular diseases; affecting patients' medical outcome and quality of life. However, little is known about psychological morbidity and substance use among patients with hypertension in Ethiopia. Therefore, we aimed to assess psychological comorbidity and substance use among hypertensive patients in Southwest Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 396 hypertensive patients on follow-up at Jimma University Teaching Hospital in Ethiopia during the study period...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053660/causes-of-and-risk-factors-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-the-beliefs-of-iraqi-and-afghan-refugees-resettled-in-australia
#18
Shameran Slewa-Younan, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Anisa Yaser, Jonathan Mond, Mitchell Smith, Diana Milosevic, Caroline Smith, Sanja Lujic, Anthony Francis Jorm
BACKGROUND: Resettled refugees are a vulnerable group for mental health problems and in particular, trauma-related disorders. Evidence suggests that poor 'mental health literacy' (MHL) is a major factor in low or inappropriate treatment-seeking among individuals with mental health problems. This study sought to determine the beliefs regarding the causes of and risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst two resettled refugee groups in Australia. METHODS: Utilising a culturally adapted MHL survey method, 225 Iraqis and 150 Afghans of refugee background were surveyed...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053659/a-web-based-information-system-for-a-regional-public-mental-healthcare-service-network-in-brazil
#19
Vinicius Tohoru Yoshiura, João Mazzoncini de Azevedo-Marques, Magdalena Rzewuska, André Luiz Teixeira Vinci, Ariane Morassi Sasso, Newton Shydeo Brandão Miyoshi, Antonia Regina Ferreira Furegato, Rui Pedro Charters Lopes Rijo, Cristina Marta Del-Ben, Domingos Alves
BACKGROUND: Regional networking between services that provide mental health care in Brazil's decentralized public health system is challenging, partly due to the simultaneous existence of services managed by municipal and state authorities and a lack of efficient and transparent mechanisms for continuous and updated communication between them. Since 2011, the Ribeirao Preto Medical School and the XIII Regional Health Department of the Sao Paulo state, Brazil, have been developing and implementing a web-based information system to facilitate an integrated care throughout a public regional mental health care network...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018481/walking-the-tightrope-perspectives-on-local-politicians-role-in-implementing-a-national-social-care-policy-on-evidence-based-practice
#20
A Bäck, C Ståhl, U von Thiele Schwarz, A Richter, H Hasson
BACKGROUND: Despite national policy recommending evidence-based practice (EBP), its application in social care has been limited. While local politicians can affect the process, little is known about their knowledge, attitudes and roles regarding EBP. The aim here is twofold: to explore the role of local politicians in the implementation of EBP in social care from both their own and a management perspective; and to examine factors politicians perceive as affecting their decisions and actions concerning the implementation of EBP policy...
2016: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
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