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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344101/predictors-of-acute-post-surgical-pain-following-inguinal-hernioplasty
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Patrícia R Pinto, Artur Vieira, Diamantino Pereira, Armando Almeida
Acute post-surgical pain (APSP) is a common and anticipated problem after surgery with detrimental consequences if not appropriately managed. This study examined the independent and joint contribution of pre-surgical demographic, clinical and psychological variables as predictors of APSP intensity, evaluated through an 11-point numerical rating scale, after inguinal hernioplasty, one of the most performed surgeries worldwide. In a prospective observational cohort study, a consecutive sample of 135 men undergoing hernioplasty was assessed before (T1) and 48 hours after (T2) surgery...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331743/psychiatric-symptoms-and-psychosocial-problems-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Filiz İzci, Ahmet Serkan İlgün, Ebru Fındıklı, Vahit Özmen
Cancer is a physical disease and also one of the leading clinical manifestations where psychosocial problems are prevalent. Psychosocial problems that these patients may have in the long run include anxiety, uneasiness, mourning, helplessness, fatigue, impairment of concentration, sleep disorders, mental and cognitive reservation, sexual dysfunction, infertility, psychological distress, and psychiatric disorders. Psychosocial problems have a nature of underpinning the emergence of psychological troubles. The prevalence of psychological disorders in patients with cancer range from 29% to 47%...
July 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331356/individual-and-dyadic-coping-in-chronic-pain-patients
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Andrea Burri, Michèle Blank Gebre, Guy Bodenmann
The purpose of the current cross-sectional study was to test the associations between individual coping responses to pain, dyadic coping, and perceived social support, with a number of pain outcomes, including pain intensity, functional disability, and pain adjustment, in a sample of N = 43 patients suffering from chronic pain in Switzerland. In contrast to previous research, we were interested not only in specific pain coping but also in more general stress coping strategies and their potential influence on pain outcomes...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327414/posttraumatic-symptom-profiles-among-adult-survivors-of-childhood-sexual-abuse-a-longitudinal-study
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Iris M Steine, Dagfinn Winje, Jens Christoffer Skogen, John H Krystal, Anne Marita Milde, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Inger Hilde Nordhus, Janne Grønli, Ståle Pallesen
In the present study, our aim was to examine longitudinal posttraumatic stress symptom (PTSS) trajectories in a Norwegian sample of adults who had experienced sexual abuse during childhood, and to identify predictors of PTSS-trajectory belongingness. The sample consisted of 138 adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (96.4% women, mean age=42.9years, mean age at the first abuse=5.9 years), recruited from support centers for sexual abuse survivors. The majority (78.3%) reported penetrative abuse, and a large proportion of the sample reported that the perpetrator was a biological parent (38...
March 16, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322276/identifying-fast-onset-antidepressants-using-rodent-models
#5
M J Ramaker, S C Dulawa
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor to the burden of suicide. A major limitation of classical antidepressants is that 2-4 weeks of continuous treatment is required to elicit therapeutic effects, prolonging the period of depression, disability and suicide risk. Therefore, the development of fast-onset antidepressants is crucial. Preclinical identification of fast-onset antidepressants requires animal models that can accurately predict the delay to therapeutic onset. Although several well-validated assay models exist that predict antidepressant potential, few thoroughly tested animal models exist that can detect therapeutic onset...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321516/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-short-form-of-the-dysfunctional-beliefs-and-attitudes-about-sleep-scale-dbas-16
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Christin Lang, Serge Brand, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Uwe Pühse, Flora Colledge, Markus Gerber
Research shows that dysfunctional sleep-related cognitions play an important role in the development, maintenance and exacerbation of insomnia. This study examines the factorial validity, psychometric properties and both concurrent and predictive validity of the German version of the 16-item DBAS (dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes about sleep) scale. Data was collected in 864 vocational students from the German-speaking part of Switzerland (43% females, M age = 17.9 years). Data collection took place twice within a 10-month interval...
March 20, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318413/treatment-strategies-for-programming-and-ritual-abuse
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Colin Ross
Individuals in treatment for dissociative identity disorder not uncommonly describe childhood involvement in organized, multi-perpetrator ritual abuse. They described being "programmed" by the perpetrators and feel that the programming is out of their control. The author has developed a set of treatment strategies and interventions for such cases. These are based on the principle of therapeutic neutrality and can be used no matter what assumptions the therapist makes about the historical accuracy of the memories and beliefs...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315756/interleukin-4-is-a-participant-in-the-regulation-of-depressive-like-behavior
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Simone Wachholz, Alexandra Knorr, Leonie Mengert, Jennifer Plümper, Rainer Sommer, Georg Juckel, Astrid Friebe
Inflammatory immune activation has been frequently associated with the development of major depression. Microglia might serve as an important interface in this immune system-to-brain communication. Interleukin-4, the major Th2 type cytokine, might be protective against depression due to its ability to counter-regulate inflammation and to inhibit serotonin transporter activity. By using an Interferon-α mouse model, we show that a decreased IL-4 responsiveness of microglia was specifically related to the development of depressive-like behavior...
March 16, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300479/knowing-and-not-knowing-a-frequent-human-arrangement
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Sylvia Solinski
The paradigmatic system of societal abuse occurs in totalitarian state systems. The relational systems of subjugation that maintain such states of terror must, of necessity, destroy any authentic civic space in which individuals can flourish. Similar dynamics characterize child abuse within families. Survival requires the use of varied strategies, the most extreme of which are dissociative in nature, and that result in marked distortions of developmental trajectories across all psychological domains. Such dynamics are mirrored in dissociative systems that, in the absence of intervention, perpetuate the trauma of non-recognition by subjugation and self-objectification, or by omnipotent denial of others' subjectivity...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288530/trajectories-of-health-related-quality-of-life-after-stroke-results-from-a-one-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Maria van Mierlo, Caroline van Heugten, Marcel W M Post, Trynke Hoekstra, Anne Visser-Meily
PURPOSE: To identify trajectories of physical and psychosocial health-related quality of life (HRQoL) from two months to one-year post stroke and to determine the factors that are associated with trajectory membership. METHOD: Multicenter prospective cohort study in which 351 stroke patients were followed up at 2, 6, and 12 months post stroke. Latent class growth mixture modeling was used to determine trajectories of physical and psychosocial HRQoL. Multinomial regression analyses were performed to predict trajectory membership...
March 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287757/crip-for-a-day-the-unintended-negative-consequences-of-disability-simulations
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Michelle R Nario-Redmond, Dobromir Gospodinov, Angela Cobb
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of disability simulations on mood, self-ascribed disability stereotypes, attitudes about interacting with disabled individuals, and behavioral intentions for improving campus accessibility. DESIGN: Experiment 1 evaluated disability-awareness simulations by randomly assigning undergraduates (N = 60) with and without disabilities to stations simulating either dyslexia, hearing or mobility impairments. Experiment 2 extended the field study into the lab where undergraduates (N = 50) with and without disabilities each completed low vision, hearing impairment, and dyslexia simulations...
March 13, 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281452/three-year-trajectories-of-disability-and-fatigue-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-cohort-study
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Linda M Willems, Linda Kwakkenbos, Madelon C Vonk, Frank H J van den Hoogen, Theodora P M Vliet Vlieland, Cornelia H M van den Ende
OBJECTIVES: Functional disability and fatigue are important consequences of systemic sclerosis (SSc), but little is known about their course over time. The aim of this study was to identify and characterise homogeneous subgroups with distinct 3-year trajectories of disability and fatigue, separately. METHODS: A 3-year cohort study including 215 patients with SSc was conducted. Functional disability was assessed using the Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI)...
March 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279704/beliefs-about-pharmaceutical-medicines-and-natural-remedies-explain-individual-variation-in-placebo-analgesia
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Andrew Watkinson, Sarah C E Chapman, Rob Horne
This study examined whether placebo responses were predicted by a theoretical model of specific and general treatment beliefs. Using a randomised cross-over, experimental design (168 healthy individuals) we assessed whether responses to a cold pressor task were influenced by two placebo creams described as Pharmaceutical vs Natural origin. We assessed whether placebo responses were predicted by pre-treatment beliefs about the treatments (placebo) and by beliefs about the pain. The efficacy of both Pharmaceutical and Natural Placebos in reducing Pain Intensity was predicted by aspects of pain catastrophizing including Feelings of Helplessness (Pharmaceutical: B=0...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273613/relatives-perception-of-stressors-and-psychological-outcomes-results-from-a-survey-study
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Bastian Matt, Daniel Schwarzkopf, Konrad Reinhart, Christian König, Christiane S Hartog
PURPOSE: To identify relevant stressors or resources of relatives of critically ill patients and explore their relationship with psychological outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective mixed-method study performed in 4 multidisciplinary ICUs of an urban academic hospital. Main relatives of consecutive patients with severe sepsis were questioned after 90days by structured interview. Quantitative data included demographic characteristics, ICU experience, Impact-of-Event Scale (posttraumatic stress) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS); answers to open questions about stressors and resources were transcribed verbatim and analyzed by thematic analysis...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270116/-nothing-s-actually-happened-to-me-the-experiences-of-fathers-who-found-childbirth-traumatic
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Jody Etheridge, Pauline Slade
BACKGROUND: Given the limited research into men's experiences of being present at childbirth this study explored the experiences of fathers who found childbirth traumatic. The aim of the research was to investigate how men coped with these experiences; the impact on their lives; and their views on what may have helped to reduce distress. METHODS: Participants were recruited via websites relating to birth trauma and parenthood. A consent and screening questionnaire was used to ensure that participants met the inclusion criteria of: being resident in the UK; being 16 years or older; having been present at the birth and answering yes to the question "At some point during the childbirth I experienced feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror"...
March 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262659/-the-lived-experience-of-patients-with-heart-transplantation-a-phenomenological-study
#16
Younghui Hwang, Myungsun Yi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experience of patients with heart transplantation in Korea. METHODS: Individual indepth interviews and a focus group interview were used to collect the data from nine patients who had heart transplantations in 2015. All interviews were audio-taped and verbatim transcripts were made for the analysis. Data were analyzed using Colaizzi's phenomenological method. RESULTS: Among the nine participants, eight were men...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242505/implementation-of-fall-prevention-in-residential-care-facilities-a-systematic-review-of-barriers-and-facilitators
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Ellen Vlaeyen, Joke Stas, Greet Leysens, Elisa Van der Elst, Elise Janssens, Eddy Dejaeger, Fabienne Dobbels, Koen Milisen
OBJECTIVES: To identify the barriers and facilitators for fall prevention implementation in residential care facilities. DESIGN: Systematic review. Review registration number on PROSPERO: CRD42013004655. DATA SOURCES: Two independent reviewers systematically searched five databases (i.e. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Web of Science) and the reference lists of relevant articles. REVIEW METHODS: This systematic review was conducted in line with the Center for Reviews and Dissemination Handbook and reported according to the PRISMA guideline...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231633/barriers-to-regaining-control-within-a-constructivist-grounded-theory-of-family-resilience-in-icu-living-with-uncertainty
#18
Pauline Wong, Pranee Liamputtong, Susan Koch, Helen Rawson
This paper discusses families' experiences of their interactions when a relative is admitted unexpectedly to an Australian intensive care unit BACKGROUND: The overwhelming emotions associated with the unexpected admission of a relative to an intensive care unit (ICU) are often due to the uncertainty surrounding the condition of their critically ill relative. There is limited in-depth understanding of the nature of uncertainty experienced by families in ICU, and interventions perceived by families to minimise their uncertainty are not well documented...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197083/balb-c-mice-can-learn-touchscreen-visual-discrimination-and-reversal-tasks-faster-than-c57bl-6-mice
#19
Karly M Turner, Christopher G Simpson, Thomas H J Burne
Touchscreen technology is increasingly being used to characterize cognitive performance in rodent models of neuropsychiatric disorders. Researchers are attracted to the automated system and translational potential for touchscreen-based tasks. However, training time is extensive and some mouse strains have struggled to learn touchscreen tasks. Here we compared the performance of commonly used C57BL/6 mice against the BALB/c mice, which are considered a poor performing strain, using a touchscreen task. BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice were trained to operate the touchscreens before learning a visual discrimination (VD) and reversal task...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191986/studies-of-learned-helplessness-in-honey-bees-apis-mellifera-ligustica
#20
Christopher W Dinges, Christopher A Varnon, Lisa D Cota, Stephen Slykerman, Charles I Abramson
The current study reports 2 experiments investigating learned helplessness in the honey bee (Apis mellifera ligustica). In Experiment 1, we used a traditional escape method but found the bees' activity levels too high to observe changes due to treatment conditions. The bees were not able to learn in this traditional escape procedure; thus, such procedures may be inappropriate to study learned helplessness in honey bees. In Experiment 2, we used an alternative punishment, or passive avoidance, method to investigate learned helplessness...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Learning and Cognition
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