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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526663/effects-of-using-child-personas-in-the-development-of-a-digital-peer-support-service-for-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Pontus Wärnestål, Petra Svedberg, Susanne Lindberg, Jens M Nygren
BACKGROUND: Peer support services have the potential to support children who survive cancer by handling the physical, mental, and social challenges associated with survival and return to everyday life. Involving the children themselves in the design process allows for adapting services to authentic user behaviors and goals. As there are several challenges that put critical requirements on a user-centered design process, we developed a design method based on personas adapted to the particular needs of children that promotes health and handles a sensitive design context...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521751/an-integrated-intervention-to-reduce-intimate-partner-violence-and-psychological-distress-with-refugees-in-low-resource-settings-study-protocol-for-the-nguvu-cluster-randomized-trial
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Wietse A Tol, M Claire Greene, Samuel Likindikoki, Lusia Misinzo, Peter Ventevogel, Ann G Bonz, Judith K Bass, Jessie K K Mbwambo
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a critical public health and human rights concern globally, including for refugee women in low-resource settings. Little is known about effective interventions for this population. IPV and psychological distress have a bi-directional relationship, indicating the potential benefit of a structured psychological component as part of efforts to reduce IPV for women currently in violent relationships. METHODS: This protocol describes a cluster randomized controlled trial aimed at evaluating an 8-session integrated psychological and advocacy intervention (Nguvu) with female adult survivors of past-year IPV displaying moderate to severe psychological distress...
May 18, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504041/book-review-disordered-personalities-and-crime-an-analysis-of-the-history-of-moral-insanity-mental-illness-human-rights-and-the-law-mental-health-and-the-criminal-justice-system-a-social-work-perspective-handbook-of-secure-care-and-secure-lives-the-meaning
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502244/evaluating-the-implementation-of-integrated-mental-health-care-a-systematic-review-to-guide-the-development-of-quality-measures
#4
Nadiya Sunderji, Allyson Ion, Abbas Ghavam-Rassoul, Amanda Abate
OBJECTIVE: Although the effectiveness of integrated mental health care has been demonstrated, its implementation in real-world settings is highly variable, may not conform to evidence-based practice, and has rarely been evaluated. Quality indicators can guide improvements in integrated care implementation. However, the literature on indicators for this purpose is limited. This article reports findings from a systematic review of existing measures by which to evaluate integrated care models in primary care settings...
May 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496365/prevalence-and-prognosis-of-stress-disorders-a-review-of-the-epidemiologic-literature
#5
REVIEW
Jaimie L Gradus
Given the ubiquity of traumatic events, it is not surprising that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - a common diagnosis following one of these experiences - is characterized as conferring a large burden for individuals and society. Although there is recognition of the importance of PTSD diagnoses throughout psychiatry, the literature on other diagnoses one may receive following a stressful or traumatic event is scant. This review summarizes the literature on stress disorders (classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition [ICD-10]), including acute stress reaction, PTSD, adjustment disorder and unspecified stress reactions...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488990/patient-and-practitioner-perspectives-on-culturally-centered-integrated-care-to-address-health-disparities-in-primary-care
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Glenda Wrenn, Fatima Kasiah, Allyson Belton, Sheena Dorvil, Kristin Roberts, Brian Mcgregor, Kisha Holden
INTRODUCTION: Addressing the multifaceted health and mental health needs of ethnically and culturally diverse individuals is a challenge within the current health care system. Integrated care provides a promising approach to improve mental health treatment-seeking disparities; however, adaptation of care models to impact African Americans is lacking. Although resources to support engagement of diverse populations in depression care exist, little has been developed to tailor patient preferences in accessing and engaging mental health services that are integrated into primary care...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482955/an-overview-of-tuberculosis-and-migration
#7
P Dhavan, H M Dias, J Creswell, D Weil
With nearly one billion migrants worldwide, migration is both a dynamic and a divisive phenomenon facing the world today. Migrants are a heterogeneous group, and the conditions surrounding migration pathways often pose risks to the physical, mental and social well-being of migrants, with certain subgroups being more vulnerable than others. Several determinants of health and tuberculosis (TB) interplay to increase the vulnerability of migrants to tuberculous infection, TB disease and poor treatment outcomes, making them a key population for TB...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482747/three-year-trends-in-vha-utilization-and-costs-following-traumatic-brain-injury-screening-among-veterans-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Brent Taylor, Emily Hagel Campbell, Sean Nugent, Douglas Bidelspach, Shannon Kehle-Forbes, Joel Scholten, Kevin Stroupe, Nina Sayer
Examination of trends in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) healthcare utilization and costs among veterans with mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is needed to inform policy, resource allocation and treatment planning. The objective of this study was to assess the patterns of VHA healthcare utilization and costs in the three years following TBI screening among veterans with mild TBI compared with veterans without TBI. A retrospective cohort study of veterans who underwent TBI screening in fiscal year 2010 was conducted...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482237/hopelessness-independent-associations-with-health-related-quality-of-life-and-short-term-mortality-after-critical-illness-a-prospective-multicentre-trial
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Lotti Orwelius, Margareta Kristenson, Mats Fredrikson, Sten Walther, Folke Sjöberg
PURPOSE: To assess the independent associations between ability to cope and hopelessness with measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and their effects on mortality up to 3 years after discharge in patients who have been treated in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A prospective, cross-sectional multicenter study of 980 patients. Ability to cope, hopelessness, and HRQoL were evaluated using validated scales. Questionnaires were sent to patients 6, 12, 24, and 36 months after discharge from ICU...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480806/mechanisms-of-change-in-dialectical-behaviour-therapy-and-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-for-borderline-personality-disorder-a-critical-review-of-the-literature
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Susie Rudge, Janet Denise Feigenbaum, Peter Fonagy
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the "active ingredients" of psychological therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) despite a growing evidence base documenting its clinical effectiveness. This information can be used by clinicians to inform service planning and care pathways. AIMS: The aim of this study was to review published empirical research investigating the potential mechanisms underlying therapeutic change in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for BPD...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478934/the-grip-of-trauma-how-trauma-disrupts-the-academic-aspirations-of-foster-youth
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Brenda M Morton
The academic challenges foster youth encounter during their P-12 education have been widely reported. Yet, despite these challenges, the majority of foster youth desire postsecondary education. What is less known is the reason why so few foster youth alumni who desire a four-year college degree, achieve this goal. For the participants in this four-year longitudinal study, maltreatment, resulting in foster care placement, and the ensuing exposure to the foster care system, resulted in trauma histories and mental health diagnoses...
May 4, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472877/psychological-and-psychosocial-implications-for-parenting-a-child-with-phenylketonuria-a-systematic-review
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Lidia Borghi, Elisabetta Salvatici, Enrica Riva, Marcello Giovannini, Elena A Vegni
INTRODUCTION: Since phenylketonuria (PKU) appears to have specificities that might challenge the parents' adaptation and well-being, the present review aimed to evaluate the impact of parenting a child with PKU on parents' psychological and psychosocial functioning. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic electronic search was conducted using PubMED, Scopus, Embase, PsychInfo, Google Scholar and Cochrane Database to identify studies exploring psychological and psychosocial issues of parents of PKU children...
May 4, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470745/-what-makes-an-excellent-mental-health-doctor-a-response-integrating-the-experiences-and-views-of-service-users-with-critical-reflections-of-psychiatrists
#13
Imani Gunasekara, Sue Patterson, James G Scott
While therapeutic relationships are appropriately recognised as the foundation of mental health service, service users commonly report suboptimal experiences. With shared understanding critical to improvement in practice, we explored service users' experiences and expectations of psychiatrists and consultations, engaging psychiatrists throughout the process. Using an iterative qualitative approach we co-produced a response to the question 'what makes an excellent mental health doctor?' Experiences and expectations of psychiatrists were explored in interviews with 22 service users...
May 3, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468528/improving-physical-health-of-patients-with-severe-mental-disorders-a-critical-review-of-lifestyle-psychosocial-interventions
#14
Corrado De Rosa, Gaia Sampogna, Mario Luciano, Valeria Del Vecchio, Benedetta Pocai, Giuseppina Borriello, Vincenzo Giallonardo, Micaela Savorani, Federica Pinna, Maurizio Pompili, Andrea Fiorillo
People with severe mental disorders have a mortality rate that is more than two times higher than the general population, with at least a decade of potential years of life lost. People with mental disorders have a significantly higher risk of obesity, hyperglycemia and metabolic syndrome, which are related to modifiable risk factors, such as heavy smoking, poor physical activities, and inappropriate unhealthy diet, which can be improved through lifestyle changes. Areas covered: Lifestyle behaviours are amenable to change through the adoption of specific psychosocial interventions, and several approaches have been promoted...
May 3, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466750/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-depression-among-garment-workers-in-bangladesh
#15
Taylor Jennelle Fitch, Jacxelyn Moran, Gabriela Villanueva, Hari Krishna Raju Sagiraju, Mohammad Morshedul Quadir, Hasanat Alamgir
BACKGROUND: Depression is a growing health issue in both developed and developing countries. General unawareness at the population level, lack of training among health care providers and scarcity of resources including treatment opportunities may conceal the real burden of depression in developing countries, and more epidemiological studies on its prevalence and risk factors are critically needed. AIM: This study reports the prevalence of depression and its associated risk factors among female garment factory workers in Bangladesh - a major supplier country of clothes for the Western market...
May 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466658/a-critical-analysis-of-debates-around-mental-health-calls-in-the-prehospital-setting
#16
Polly Christine Ford-Jones, Claudia Chaufan
Paramedics, health care workers who assess and manage health concerns in the prehospital setting, are increasingly providing psychosocial care in response to a rise in mental health call volume. Observers have construed this fact as "misuse" of paramedic services, and proposed as solutions better triaging of patients, better mental health training of paramedics, and a greater number of community mental health services. In this commentary, we argue that despite the ostensibly well-intentioned nature of these solutions, they shift attention and accountability away from relevant public policies, as well as from broader economic, social, and political determinants of mental health, while placing responsibility on those requiring services or, at best, on the health care system...
January 1, 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464935/provision-of-peer-specialist-services-in-va-patient-aligned-care-teams-protocol-for-testing-a-cluster-randomized-implementation-trial
#17
Matthew Chinman, Karin Daniels, Jeff Smith, Sharon McCarthy, Deborah Medoff, Amanda Peeples, Richard Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Over 1100 Veterans work in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as peer specialists (PSs). PSs are Veterans with formal training who provide support to other Veterans with similar diagnoses, primarily in mental health settings. A White House Executive Action mandated the pilot reassignment of VHA PSs from mental health to 25 primary care Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) in order to broaden the provision of wellness services that can address many chronic illnesses. An evaluation of this initiative was undertaken to assess the impact of outside assistance on the deployment of PS in PACT, as implementation support is often needed to prevent challenges commonly experienced when first deploying PSs in VHA settings...
May 2, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464309/psychiatric-and-behavioral-comorbidities-in-epilepsy-a-critical-reappraisal
#18
REVIEW
Anne T Berg, Hamada H Altalib, Orrin Devinsky
Psychiatric and behavioral disorders are important aspects of epilepsy and have received increasing attention in the last several years. The literature upon which most of the field relies contains some biases that must be carefully examined and resolved in future studies. First, in the pediatric epilepsy literature, many reports find that children with epilepsy have high levels of behavioral and psychiatric disorders when compared to appropriate controls. Most of these studies rely on parent-proxy completed instruments to assess these behavioral endpoints...
May 2, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462747/the-quality-of-mental-health-literacy-measurement-tools-evaluating-the-stigma-of-mental-illness-a-systematic-review
#19
Y Wei, P McGrath, J Hayden, S Kutcher
AIMS: Stigma of mental illness is a significant barrier to receiving mental health care. However, measurement tools evaluating stigma of mental illness have not been systematically assessed for their quality. We conducted a systematic review to critically appraise the methodological quality of studies assessing psychometrics of stigma measurement tools and determined the level of evidence of overall quality of psychometric properties of included tools. METHODS: We searched PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library and ERIC databases for eligible studies...
May 2, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452639/preliminary-evidence-for-the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-caregiver-reaction-scale
#20
Kelly A O'Malley, Sara H Qualls
OBJECTIVE: Reliable and valid measures of caregiver experience are critical components of researching the caregiver experience and providing effective care to family caregivers. Assessments should be comprehensive, including positive aspects of caregiving as well as multiple dimensions of stress and burden (Family Caregiver Alliance, 2006). One such measure is the Caregiver Reaction Scale (CRS), a clinical tool adapted from research protocols in 1990. METHODS: This study is a preliminary examination of the psychometric properties of the CRS using a sample of family caregivers (N = 502) seeking services at a community based mental health and aging family service agency...
June 14, 2016: Clinical Gerontologist
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