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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805246/associations-between-belief-inflexibility-and-dimensions-of-delusions-a-meta-analytic-review-of-two-approaches-to-assessing-belief-flexibility
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Chen Zhu, Xiaoqi Sun, Suzanne Ho-Wai So
OBJECTIVES: Belief inflexibility has been suggested to maintain delusions. Different measures of assessing belief inflexibility have been developed, and it remains unclear whether patients with delusions display belief inflexibility similarly across measures. As delusions consist of multiple dimensions, the aim of this meta-analytic review was to examine how belief inflexibility is related to different aspects of delusions (conviction, distress, and preoccupation) and to compare these associations between interview-based and task-based measures of belief inflexibility...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794064/children-forgotten-in-hot-cars-a-mental-models-approach-for-improving-public-health-messaging
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Castle A Williams, Andrew J Grundstein
INTRODUCTION: On average, in the USA, 37 young children die every year due to vehicular heatstroke. Additionally, over half of these incidents occur when a parent/caregiver forgets a child in a vehicle. While various governmental and child safety advocacy groups have worked to raise awareness about these tragedies, rigorous studies have yet to be conducted that examine the current understanding and effectiveness of this public health messaging. METHODS: This study will employ a mental models approach in order to identify differences that exist between experts' and parents'/caregivers' knowledge and beliefs surrounding the topic of children forgotten in hot cars...
August 9, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791792/the-role-of-feared-possible-selves-in-obsessive-compulsive-and-related-disorders-a-comparative-analysis-of-a-core-cognitive-self-construct-in-clinical-samples
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Frederick Aardema, Richard Moulding, Gabriele Melli, Adam S Radomsky, Guy Doron, Jean-Sebastien Audet, Magali Purcell-Lalonde
Increasingly, cognitive-behavioural models have been considering the role of beliefs about the self in the development and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including sensitive domains of self-concept and feared self-perceptions. This has led to the development of the Fear of Self Questionnaire (FSQ; Aardema et al., ), which has shown strong internal consistency, divergent and convergent validity, and found to be a major predictor of unwanted thoughts and impulses (i.e., repugnant obsessions)...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749523/questionnaire-of-core-beliefs-related-to-drug-use-and-craving-for-assessment-of-relapse-risk
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José Miguel Martínez-González, Raquel Vilar López, Oscar Lozano-Rojas, Antonio Verdejo-García
This study was aimed at designing a questionnaire for the assessment of addiction-related core beliefs and craving. The sample comprised 215 patients (85.8% males and 14.2% females) in treatment for dependence to alcohol (40%), cocaine (36.3%) and cannabis (23.7%). Descriptive statistics were used to characterize the sample. Variance, regression and factorial analyses were conducted to study the questionnaire structure and its relation with variables such as abstinence and craving. Items about drug-related beliefs yielded a four-factor structure: what patient think that they could not do without drug use, lack of withdrawal, conditions required to use drugs again, and use of drugs as the only way to feel good...
July 12, 2017: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743174/the-effectiveness-of-a-group-intervention-to-facilitate-posttraumatic-growth-among-women-with-breast-cancer
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Catarina Ramos, Pedro Alexandre Costa, Tânia Rudnicki, Ana Lúcia Marôco, Isabel Leal, Raquel Guimarães, José Luís Fougo, Richard G Tedeschi
OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal study tested the effectiveness of a group intervention designed to facilitate Posttraumatic Growth (PTG). The effects of group participation on components of the PTG model were also explored. METHODS: Sample consisted of 205 women diagnosed with non-metastatic breast cancer who were either assigned to an intervention group (n = 58) or to a control group (n = 147). PTG, challenge to core beliefs, and rumination (intrusive and deliberate) were assessed at baseline (T1), at 6 months (T2) and at 12 months after baseline (T3)...
July 25, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729129/exploring-beliefs-on-diabetes-treatment-adherence-among-dutch-type-2-diabetes-patients-and-healthcare-providers
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S Vluggen, C Hoving, N C Schaper, H de Vries
OBJECTIVE: Despite well-known beneficial effects, adherence to core elements of diabetes treatment is suboptimal. This study, conducted in the Netherlands, aimed to explore if and how treatment adherence success factors are applied in diabetes consultations, and to explore salient personal beliefs about type 2 diabetes treatment including both healthy lifestyle adaptations and pharmacotherapy. METHODS: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews among nine Dutch healthcare providers predominantly involved in diabetes management and 19 Dutch type 2 diabetes patients...
July 12, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720270/cancer-through-black-eyes-the-views-of-uk-based-black-men-towards-cancer-a-constructivist-grounded-theory-study
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Betselot Mulugeta, Susan Williamson, Rob Monks, Thomas Hack, Kinta Beaver
PURPOSE: Little is known about black African (BA) and black African-Caribbean (BAC) men's views towards cancer; yet culture and acculturation can contribute to the way in which people understand, explain and develop their attitudes towards cancer. Hence, cancer prevention and early detection strategies may not be sensitive to United Kingdom (UK)-based black men's views, affecting their awareness of risk factors and early detection services. This study explored the views of UK-based BA and BAC men towards cancer...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712689/enhancing-medical-curricula-the-role-of-a-1-day-plastic-surgery-course-as-an-educational-adjunct-for-medical-students
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Harry V M Spiers, Alexander Zargaran, Aasim Nisar Murtaza, Amal Thomas, Mohammed Adil A Turki, Farida Ali
INTRODUCTION: Plastic surgery is underrepresented in medical school curricula. The St George׳s Surgical Society hosted a 1-day undergraduate course in plastic surgery. Our aim was to introduce students to plastic surgery and teach basic plastic surgical skills. METHODOLOGY: The skills day consisted of lectures from consultants and a core trainee followed by registrar-taught workshops in suturing, tendon repair, and local flap design. Precourse and postcourse questionnaires assessed perceptions of plastic surgery, confidence in performing basic plastic surgical skills, and usefulness of course components...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706072/ravens-parallel-great-apes-in-flexible-planning-for-tool-use-and-bartering
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Can Kabadayi, Mathias Osvath
The ability to flexibly plan for events outside of the current sensory scope is at the core of being human and is crucial to our everyday lives and society. Studies on apes have shaped a belief that this ability evolved within the hominid lineage. Corvids, however, have shown evidence of planning their food hoarding, although this has been suggested to reflect a specific caching adaptation rather than domain-general planning. Here, we show that ravens plan for events unrelated to caching-tool-use and bartering-with delays of up to 17 hours, exert self-control, and consider temporal distance to future events...
July 14, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694841/islam-mental-health-and-law-a-general-overview
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REVIEW
Georgios A Tzeferakos, Athanasios I Douzenis
Islam is the dominant religion in about 56 countries around the globe, and has more than 1.2 billion followers. Islam represents a holistic way of life, and according to a large proportion of its followers, the Islamic law or Shari'ah should prevail over secular law and should be implemented as state law. The etymological root of the word Shari'ah can be traced back to the harsh life in the desert and it means "pathway to be followed" or "path to the water hole," since the water was the basic element and preserver of life...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694278/cultivating-the-inner-life-of-a-physician-through-written-reflection
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Andrea Vicini, Allen F Shaughnessy, Ashley P Duggan
All of us have an "inner life" that forms the core of who we are. It shapes and is shaped by our actions and experiences. During physician training, attention to residents' inner life requires a focus on their beliefs and emotions as well as their ethical and spiritual development, topics often considered to be outside the realm of clinical training and practice. We suggest that written reflections, as part of medical residency curriculum, can allow residents to explore their inner lives. The depth and range of residents' explorations show the value of adding brief, protected time for residents to explore their hopes, joys, struggles, and feelings, and to develop meaning from their experiences with patients...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689159/self-management-support-by-final-year-nursing-students-a-correlational-study-of-performance-and-person-related-associated-factors
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Veerle Duprez, Dimitri Beeckman, Sofie Verhaeghe, Ann Van Hecke
BACKGROUND: Chronic conditions put a heavy burden on healthcare in every country. Supporting persons with a chronic illness to take an active role in the management of their condition is a core component in the Chronic Care Model. It implies confidence and good skills from professionals. To date, there is no evidence on final year nursing students' performance in supporting patients' self-management, nor on factors associated with this performance. OBJECTIVES: To explore self-reported performance of supporting patients' self-management by final year nursing students, and person-related factors associated with this performance...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677909/processes-of-change-in-an-offender-personality-disorder-pathway-prison-progression-unit
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Mary McMurran, Steve Delight
BACKGROUND: In England, the National Offender Management Service and the NHS have come together to try and improve management and treatment of offenders with personality disorder by developing a pathways approach to assist high-risk male offenders with severe personality disorder. AIM: The aim of the study is to investigate service user and staff perceptions of change in this pathway. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 prisoners and 16 staff in one unit in a London-based personality disorder pathway...
July 2017: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health: CBMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642726/urban-legends-and-paranormal-beliefs-the-role-of-reality-testing-and-schizotypy
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Neil Dagnall, Andrew Denovan, Kenneth Drinkwater, Andrew Parker, Peter J Clough
Recent research suggests that unconventional beliefs are locatable within a generic anomalous belief category. This notion derives from the observation that apparently dissimilar beliefs share fundamental, core characteristics (i.e., contradiction of orthodox scientific understanding of the universe and defiance of conventional understanding of reality). The present paper assessed the supposition that anomalous beliefs were conceptually similar and explicable via common psychological processes by comparing relationships between discrete beliefs [endorsement of urban legends (ULs) and belief in the paranormal] and cognitive-perceptual personality measures [proneness to reality testing (RT) and schizotypy]...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623869/changing-predictions-stable-recognition-children-s-representations-of-downward-incline-motion
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Michael Hast, Christine Howe
Various studies to-date have demonstrated children hold ill-conceived expressed beliefs about the physical world such as that one ball will fall faster than another because it is heavier. At the same time, they also demonstrate accurate recognition of dynamic events. How these representations relate is still unresolved. This study examined 5- to 11-year-olds' (N = 130) predictions and recognition of motion down inclines. Predictions were typically in error, matching previous work, but children largely recognized correct events as correct and rejected incorrect ones...
June 17, 2017: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619311/treating-individuals-with-amputations-in-therapeutic-massage-and-bodywork-practice-a-qualitative-study
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Sarah Shue, Ania Kania-Richmond, Thalia Mulvihill, Niki Munk
INTRODUCTION: Best practices for massage therapy and bodywork (TMB) treatment of individuals with amputations are not well established. Although anecdotal observations are available, they have limited applicability for informing effective massage therapy and bodywork approaches for individuals with amputations. This study is part of a multifaceted research program seeking to establish a foundation for education and investigation of TMB for amputation related conditions/symptomology. The purpose of this study was to understand how TMB practitioners approach and treat individuals with amputations and their perceptions of outcomes...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603008/scientific-citations-favor-positive-results-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Bram Duyx, Miriam J E Urlings, Gerard M H Swaen, Lex M Bouter, Maurice P Zeegers
OBJECTIVE: Citation bias concerns the selective citation of scientific articles based on their results. We brought together all available evidence on citation bias across scientific disciplines and quantified its impact. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: An extensive search strategy was applied to the Web of Science Core Collection and Medline, yielding 52 studies in total. We classified these studies on scientific discipline, selection method and other variables. We also performed random effects meta-analyses to pool the effect of positive versus negative results on subsequent citations...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581898/assistive-technology-reasoning-in-rural-school-based-occupational-therapy
#18
Anne F Cronin
This study explores broad issues associated with assistive technology (AT) service provision in rural school settings. The study was designed to explore the beliefs of practitioners working in rural schools about their role in AT service provision. This article includes an extensive review of the literature and findings from a naturalistic study of AT service provision experience in rural school settings. The study portion of this article involved completion of an open-ended questionnaire followed by semi-structured ethnographic interviews...
June 5, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573426/cultural-adaptations-conceptual-ethical-contextual-and-methodological-issues-for-working-with-ethnocultural-and-majority-world-populations
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Guillermo Bernal, Cristina Adames
Mayor advancements have been achieved in research on the cultural adaptation of prevention and treatment interventions that are conducted with diverse ethnocultural groups. This commentary addresses conceptual, ethical, contextual, and methodological issues related to cultural adaptations. The articles in this special issue represent a major contribution to the study of cultural adaptations in prevention science. We frame our analysis of fidelity to core intervention components using a conceptual approach that examines (a) the propositional model (theory of change), (b) the procedural model (theory of action, methods), and (c) the philosophical assumptions that undergird these models...
August 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553258/an-overview-of-monthly-rhythms-and-clocks
#20
REVIEW
Florian Raible, Hiroki Takekata, Kristin Tessmar-Raible
Organisms have evolved to cope with geophysical cycles of different period lengths. In this review, we focus on the adaptations of animals to the lunar cycle, specifically, on the occurrence of biological rhythms with monthly (circalunar) or semi-monthly (circasemilunar) period lengths. Systematic experimental investigation, starting in the early twentieth century, has allowed scientists to distinguish between mythological belief and scientific facts concerning the influence of the lunar cycle on animals. These studies revealed that marine animals of various taxa exhibit circalunar or circasemilunar reproductive rhythms...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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