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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220963/the-association-between-gender-ethnicity-and-suicidality-among-vocational-students-in-israel
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Joy Benatov, Ora Nakash, Shai Chen-Gal, Anat Brunstein Klomek
Gender and ethnicity are significant factors when evaluating suicidal risk, especially among ethnically diverse populations. In the current study we explored the association between gender, ethnicity, and suicide ideation and attempts among Arab and Jewish vocational education and training high school students in Israel. Students (N = 3,554) completed a self-report survey evaluating suicide ideation and attempts, depression, anxiety, somatization, and sense of belonging. Hierarchical generalized linear modeling indicated that female Arab adolescents had elevated levels of suicide ideation, higher rates of suicide attempts, and greater psychological distress than Arab males and Jewish students...
February 21, 2017: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206808/job-matching-an-interdisciplinary-scoping-study-with-implications-for-vocational-rehabilitation-counseling
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Marina Nützi, Bruno Trezzini, Lorenzo Medici, Urban Schwegler
PURPOSE: Matching a person's capabilities and characteristics with the demands and characteristics of their job is crucial for sustainable employment, in particular for persons with disabilities. The present study aims to summarize and synthesize conceptual and empirical knowledge on job matching (JM) from industrial and organizational psychology (IOP), vocational psychology (VP), and return to work (RTW) research. RESEARCH METHOD: We conducted a scoping study applying Arksey and O'Malley's (2005) framework and using eight electronic databases from psychology, economics, and medicine...
February 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150988/individual-differences-and-their-measurement-a-review-of-100-years-of-research
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Paul R Sackett, Filip Lievens, Chad H Van Iddekinge, Nathan R Kuncel
This article reviews 100 years of research on individual differences and their measurement, with a focus on research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. We focus on 3 major individual differences domains: (a) knowledge, skill, and ability, including both the cognitive and physical domains; (b) personality, including integrity, emotional intelligence, stable motivational attributes (e.g., achievement motivation, core self-evaluations), and creativity; and (c) vocational interests. For each domain, we describe the evolution of the domain across the years and highlight major theoretical, empirical, and methodological developments, including relationships between individual differences and variables such as job performance, job satisfaction, and career development...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143461/what-explains-the-socioeconomic-status-gap-in-activity-educational-differences-in-determinants-of-physical-activity-and-screentime
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Nelli Hankonen, Matti T J Heino, Emilia Kujala, Sini-Tuuli Hynynen, Pilvikki Absetz, Vera Araújo-Soares, Katja Borodulin, Ari Haukkala
BACKGROUND: Designing evidence-based interventions to address socioeconomic disparities in health and health behaviours requires a better understanding of the specific explanatory mechanisms. We aimed to investigate a comprehensive range of potential theoretical mediators of physical activity (PA) and screen time in different socioeconomic status (SES) groups: a high SES group of high school students, and a low SES group of vocational school students. The COM-B system, including the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF), was used as a heuristic framework to synthesise different theoretical determinants in this exploratory study...
February 1, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000421/job-satisfaction-quality-of-work-life-and-work-motivation-in-employees-with-intellectual-disability-a-systematic-review
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Andreas Kocman, Germain Weber
BACKGROUND: Current research on employment options for people with Intellectual Disability emphasizes the importance of employee needs and satisfaction. The study aims at systematically reviewing the literature on job satisfaction and related constructs. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted. Studies were included if (i) they are specific to effects of work, (ii) assessed variables are related to job satisfaction, QoWL, attitudes towards work or work motivation and if (iii) studies reported intellectual disability-specific results...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988425/internet-addiction-disorder-personality-characteristics-and-risk-of-pathological-overuse-in-adolescents
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Donato Munno, Flora Cappellin, Marta Saroldi, Elisa Bechon, Fanny Guglielmucci, Roberto Passera, Giuseppina Zullo
AIM: Few studies have investigated Internet Addiction (IA) in adolescents in relation to personality characteristics. The aim of this study was to determine whether personality differences exist between adolescents with problematic/pathological Internet use and those with normal Internet use. Our hypothesis was that certain psychopathological personality traits may predispose to the development of maladaptive Internet use. METHODS: The Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A) were administered to a sample of 224 high school students...
November 10, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889604/suicidal-ideation-plans-and-attempts-among-medical-college-students-in-china-the-effect-of-their-parental-characteristics
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Long Sun, Chengchao Zhou, Lingzhong Xu, Shixue Li, Fanlei Kong, Jie Chu
Medical college students are a high-risk population of suicidal ideation, plan and attempt. However, few studies discuss the effect of parental characteristics on suicidal ideation, plans and attempts among medical college students in China. A total of 2198 respondents answered the questionnaires referring social-demographic characteristics, psychological conditions, parental characteristics, suicidal ideation, plan and attempt. The prevalence of suicidal ideation, plan and attempt among the subjects were 17...
January 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847930/work-activity-in-the-process-of-recovery-an-interpretive-phenomenological-analysis-of-the-experiences-of-people-with-a-schizophrenia-spectrum-diagnosis
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Anna Pańczak, Igor Pietkiewicz
OBJECTIVES: Having the opportunity to work has been found meaningful for individuals suffering from severe mental illness, in order to boost their self-esteem, provide a sense of control over their lives and of belonging to a community. There are no studies in Polish literature on the process of recovery from schizophrenia with reference to work activity. The objective of this research was to explore personal experiences of people employed in Vocational Development Centers. METHODS: Eight semi-structured interviews were conducted with adult patients...
2016: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818368/psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures
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Robert C Doss, W Curt LaFrance
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are diagnosed in at least 10-40% of the patients seen for long-term monitoring of epilepsy, and it is no surprise that patients with PNES are often treated for epilepsy. Given the substantial economic costs and mental health burden of misdiagnosis, it is imperative to establish early identification, correct diagnosis, and effective treatment of PNES in order to provide the greatest opportunity for remission of events, improved psychological functioning, and social-vocational outcome...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771822/-life-is-at-a-standstill-quality-of-life-after-lower-extremity-trauma-in-malawi
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Racquel E Kohler, Jared Tomlinson, Tiyamike Eletima Chilunjika, Sven Young, Mina Hosseinipour, Clara N Lee
PURPOSE: Low- and middle-income countries face a disproportionate burden of death and disability from injuries, many of which are due to road traffic accidents or falls. Lower extremity injuries in particular have implications not only for physical disabilities affecting work and school performance, but also for quality of life (QOL) of the individual. This qualitative study explores the psychosocial impact and QOL changes due to lower extremity injuries among trauma patients in central Malawi...
October 22, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744538/disclosing-huntington-s-genetic-testing-results-in-the-context-of-intellectual-disability-and-guardianship-using-the-family-illness-narrative-to-guide-the-flow-of-information
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Mark B Warren, Kathryn M Schak
A diagnosis of Huntington's disease has broad social, vocational, reproductive and psychological implications. The ability to accurately diagnose the illness via genetic testing is not new. However, given a persistent lack of robustly effective interventions, it remains an area of ethical concern. The difficulty is compounded in cases of intellectual disability. This paper presents a case of genetic testing for Huntington's disease conducted on a patient with intellectual disability with guardian consent, but without the patient's direct knowledge and how the family illness narrative and psychiatric care were employed in the eventual disclosure of the patient's diagnosis and subsequent management...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695073/type-of-high-school-predicts-academic-performance-at-university-better-than-individual-differences
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Benjamin Banai, Višnja Perin
Psychological correlates of academic performance have always been of high relevance to psychological research. The relation between psychometric intelligence and academic performance is one of the most consistent and well-established findings in psychology. It is hypothesized that intelligence puts a limit on what an individual can learn or achieve. Moreover, a growing body of literature indicates a relationship between personality traits and academic performance. This relationship helps us to better understand how an individual will learn or achieve their goals...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684465/brain-computer-interface-for-individuals-after-spinal-cord-injury
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David B Salisbury, Thomas D Parsons, Kimberley R Monden, Zina Trost, Simon J Driver
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of brain-computer interface (BCI) with patients on an inpatient spinal cord injury (SCI) unit. Research Method/Design: This study included 25 participants aged 18-64 who sustained traumatic or nontraumatic SCI and did not have severe cognitive or psychiatric impairment. Participants completed a variety of screening measures related to cognition, psychological disposition, pain, and technology experience/interest. The Emotiv electroencephalography system was used in conjunction with a cube rotation and manipulation game presented on a laptop computer...
November 2016: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676966/predictive-value-of-the-fear-avoidance-model-on-functional-capacity-evaluation-fce-after-orthopaedic-trauma
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Cyrille Burrus, Johanne Tuscher, Philippe Vuistiner, Gilles Rivier, Bertrand Léger, François Luthi
OBJECTIVE: Functional capacity evaluation (FCE) based on a safe maximal performance (kinesiophysical criteria), is used to evaluate abilities of a patient to accomplish work-related tasks that may help precise functional limitations. As known in chronic pain, psychosocial factors and behavioral factors have been shown to influence FCE. The influence of the "fear-avoidance" model on FCE is debated (van Abbema, 2011) and has never been studied with a full model. The goal of this study was to evaluate the influence of the fear-avoidance model on FCE performance in patients admitted for vocational rehabilitation after orthopaedic trauma...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676726/the-fear-avoidance-model-to-predict-return-to-work-after-an-orthopedic-trauma
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Johanna Morgounovski, Philippe Vuistiner, Bertrand Léger, François Luthi
OBJECTIVE: The fear-avoidance model (FAM) is commonly used in musculoskeletal chronic pain (Vlaeyen 2012). Nevertheless, only few prospective studies have been conducted, especially on return to work (RTW). This study lays the hypothesis that the components of the FAM (catastrophizing, kinesiophobia and depression) can predict RTW 1 year after a vocational rehabilitation for orthopedic trauma patients. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 323 rehab orthopedic trauma inpatients (average time after accident: 9 months) were included...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612067/return-to-work-after-vocational-rehabilitation-for-sick-listed-workers-with%C3%A2-long-term-back-neck-and-shoulder-problems-a-follow-up-study-of-factors-involved
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Ulrika Rinaldo, John Selander
BACKGROUND: Absence from work due to musculoskeletal disorders is a significant problem from a number of perspectives, and there is a great need to identify factors that facilitate return to work (RTW). OBJECTIVE: To identify factors related to RTW after vocational rehabilitation for sick-listed workers with long-term back, neck and/or shoulder problems, and to compare the results with those from a previous literature review based on studies from 1980 to 2000. METHODS: A literature review based on studies published 2001-2014 in PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, ERIC and the Cochrane Library...
September 27, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605136/quality-of-life-priorities-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer-a-multinational-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-phase-i-study
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Susanne Singer, Olga Husson, Iwona M Tomaszewska, Laura D Locati, Naomi Kiyota, Ulrike Scheidemann-Wesp, Dirk Hofmeister, Melanie Winterbotham, Christine Brannan, Cláudia Araújo, Eva M Gamper, Dagmara Kulis, Harald Rimmele, Guy Andry, Lisa Licitra
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to determine quality of life (QoL) issues that are relevant to thyroid cancer patients cross-culturally, and to identify those with highest relevance to them in addition to the more general issues covered by the core European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer QoL questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30). METHODS: A systematic literature search provided a list of potentially relevant QoL issues to supplement the core questionnaire EORTC QLQ-C30, which is widely used in research and in care and addresses QoL issues relevant to all groups of cancer patients...
October 12, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27407639/effect-of-short-term-psychiatric-intervention-in-amputees
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A W Kashif, T S Walia, S K Salujha, S Chaudhury, S Sudarsanan, Msvk Raju, K Srivastava
A total of 40 patients with limb amputations were included in the present study aimed at evaluating the psychological status of amputees. All patients filled a specially designed proforma and the following psychological questionnaires: General Health Questionnaire, Carroll Rating Scale for Depression, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test and Disability Assessment Questionnaire. Analysis of the results showed that 29 (72.5%) of the amputees had psychiatric disorders and this number had reduced to 20 (50%) after therapy...
July 2004: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27300095/-unemployment-and-addiction-the-sunrise-project
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N Scherbaum, M Specka, C Kaspar, T Mikoteit, B Lieb
Objectives: In the SUNRISE-project, the unemployment benefit office refers long-term unemployed clients (25-49 years old) to medical and psychological specialists of an addiction clinic, if substance-related problems are suspected as an obstacle for job placement. The present study aims at characterizing these clients with respect to educational qualifications, vocational training, diagnosed addictive disorders, and other mental disorders. Of special interest is the temporal sequence of unemployment and addictive disorders...
June 14, 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27295134/the-meaning-of-work-for-young-adults-diagnosed-with-serious-mental-health-conditions
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Rosalie A Torres Stone, Kathryn Sabella, Charles W Lidz, Colleen McKay, Lisa M Smith
OBJECTIVE: Despite the increased recognition of the importance of work for social and psychological well-being, the meaning of work for young adults with serious mental health conditions is understudied. This study uses a participatory action research approach to explore the economic, social and psychological significance of work for young adults diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities. METHOD: We conducted 57 one-hour semistructured interviews with young adults between the ages of 18 to 30 enrolled in 3 well established vocational support programs...
June 13, 2016: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
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