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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541067/vocational-rehabilitation-for-veterans-with-felony-histories-and-mental-illness-12-month-outcomes
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James P LePage, Avery A Lewis, April M Crawford, Edward L Washington, Julie A Parish-Johnson, Daisha J Cipher, Ledjona D Bradshaw
Lack of employment is an important barrier to successful reintegration encountered by those released from prison with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. This study compares 3 different vocational reintegration modalities for a veteran population: (a) basic services; (b) self-study using the About Face Vocational Manual; and (c) the About Face Vocational Program, a standardized group program focused on the About Face Vocational Manual. One-hundred eleven veterans with a history of at least one felony conviction and a mental illness and/or substance use disorder were recruited from a large urban Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center...
May 25, 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535266/mechanism-of-bacterial-gene-rearrangement-spra-catalyzed-precise-dna-recombination-and-its-directionality-control-by-sprb-ensure-the-gene-rearrangement-and-stable-expression-of-spsm-during-sporulation-in-bacillus-subtilis
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Kimihiro Abe, Takuo Takamatsu, Tsutomu Sato
A sporulation-specific gene, spsM, is disrupted by an active prophage, SPβ, in the genome of Bacillus subtilis. SPβ excision is required for two critical steps: the onset of the phage lytic cycle and the reconstitution of the spsM-coding frame during sporulation. Our in vitro study demonstrated that SprA, a serine-type integrase, catalyzed integration and excision reactions between attP of SPβ and attB within spsM, while SprB, a recombination directionality factor, was necessary only for the excision between attL and attR in the SPβ lysogenic chromosome...
May 23, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531653/characteristics-needs-and-experiences-of-u-s-veterans-on-a-specialized-prison-unit
#3
Jack Tsai, Elizabeth Goggin
The Veterans Service Unit (VSU) in Connecticut is one of several all-veterans prison units that are being created throughout the United States. This study examined the characteristics, needs, and experiences of veterans on the Connecticut VSU. This study utilized data from a quality improvement survey that was completed by 87 of the 110 veterans on the Connecticut VSU (79% response rate). The majority of veterans on the VSU were white, aged 41-56, never married, and had an honorable or general military discharge making them potentially eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare upon release...
May 17, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521554/social-factors-predictive-of-social-integration-for-adults-with-brain-injury
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Elisabeth Batchos, Amanda Easton, Christopher Haak, Nicole Ditchman
INTRODUCTION: Individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) may not only struggle with physical and cognitive impairments, but may also face challenges reintegrating into the community socially. Research has demonstrated that following ABI, individuals' social networks tend to dwindle, support may decline, and isolation increases. This study examined factors impacting social integration in a community-based sample of 102 individuals with ABI. METHODS: Potential predictors included emotional support, instrumental support, problem solving confidence, and approach-avoidance style (AAS) of problem solving, while controlling for age, gender, education, and time since injury...
May 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521007/computing-the-social-brain-connectome-across-systems-and-states
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Daniel Alcalá-López, Jonathan Smallwood, Elizabeth Jefferies, Frank Van Overwalle, Kai Vogeley, Rogier B Mars, Bruce I Turetsky, Angela R Laird, Peter T Fox, Simon B Eickhoff, Danilo Bzdok
Social skills probably emerge from the interaction between different neural processing levels. However, social neuroscience is fragmented into highly specialized, rarely cross-referenced topics. The present study attempts a systematic reconciliation by deriving a social brain definition from neural activity meta-analyses on social-cognitive capacities. The social brain was characterized by meta-analytic connectivity modeling evaluating coactivation in task-focused brain states and physiological fluctuations evaluating correlations in task-free brain states...
May 18, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511239/-importance-of-work-and-employment-in-the-treatment-of-people-with-mental-illness
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Uta Gühne, Janine Stein, Michaela Schwarzbach, Steffi G Riedel-Heller
Exclusion of individuals with mental disorders is common, especially exclusion from the work force. This paper investigates the role of work and the reintegration into the workforce of patients with mental illness from the mental health professional's perspective. Within a qualitative study design, 44 mental health professionals from different settings and regions in Germany were interviewed. The material was transcribed verbatim and a content analysis was conducted. It can be shown that work and inclusion in the workforce is an important topic and that occupational status is discussed early in the treatment process...
May 16, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494632/children-s-and-teachers-perspectives-on-adjustments-needed-in-school-settings-after-acquired-brain-injury
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Cornelia Kocher Stalder, Anders Kottorp, Maja Steinlin, Helena Hemmingsson
BACKGROUND: Children with acquired brain injury (ABI) often present with functional deficits that influence their societal participation and well-being. Successful reintegration into school calls for individual support to meet each child's adjustment needs. The adjustment needs of children with ABI in school settings have not previously been explored. AIM: The objectives of the present study were (a) to describe adjustment needs in school settings for children with ABI and (b) to explore differences and similarities between reports from the children and their teachers...
May 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493270/public-health-alternatives-to-incarceration-for-drug-offenders
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Nicholas Clark, Kate Dolan, David Farabee
Drug users are vastly overrepresented in prison populations. Once inside they face increased risks of acquiring infections such as HIV, hepatitis and TB, and on release they face an elevated risk of fatal overdose. Relapse and recidivism are the norm following release from prison. The implementation of evidence-based drug treatment programmes in prison is rare, yet drug treatment in prison reduces the transmission of infections, recidivism and fatal overdose on release. Recognising the negative returns associated with incarceration, many jurisdictions have begun to consider alternatives such as depenalisation of the personal use of illicit drugs, provision of treatment and social reintegration of drug offenders, and a shift in focus from supply reduction to demand and harm reduction measures in the community and in prison...
May 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483697/preparation-and-evaluation-of-human-choroid-extracellular-matrix-scaffolds-for-the-study-of-cell-replacement-strategies
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Kathleen R Chirco, Kristan S Worthington, Miles J Flamme-Wiese, Megan J Riker, Joshua D Andrade, Beatrix M Ueberheide, Edwin M Stone, Budd A Tucker, Robert F Mullins
Endothelial cells (ECs) of the choriocapillaris are one of the first cell types lost during age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cell replacement therapy is currently a very promising option for patients with advanced AMD. We sought to develop a reliable method for the production of human choroidal extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds, which will allow for the study of choroidal EC (CEC) replacement strategies in an environment that closely resembles the native tissue. Human RPE/choroid tissue was treated sequentially with Triton X-100, SDS, and DNase to remove all native cells...
May 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482704/measuring-functional-ability-in-hospitalized-older-adults-a-validation-study
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Kylie Wales, Natasha A Lannin, Lindy Clemson, Ian D Cameron
PURPOSE: To examine the internal consistency, construct validity and responsiveness of functional assessments tools when used with hospitalized older adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The functional ability of 66 patients was assessed using a semi-structured interview scale (n = 16 tools). The assessment of motor and process skills was administered during hospital admission and again at three months post-discharge. RESULTS: Tools showed poor-to-excellent internal consistency (α = 0...
May 8, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481893/evaluation-of-a-transdiagnostic-psychodynamic-online-intervention-to-support-return-to-work-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rüdiger Zwerenz, Jan Becker, Katharina Gerzymisch, Martin Siepmann, Martin Holme, Ulrich Kiwus, Sieglinde Spörl-Dönch, Manfred E Beutel
OBJECTIVES: Given their flexibility, online interventions may be useful as an outpatient treatment option to support vocational reintegration after inpatient rehabilitation. To that purpose we devised a transdiagnostic psychodynamic online intervention to facilitate return to work, focusing on interpersonal conflicts at the workplace often responsible for work-related stress. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, we included employed patients from cardiologic, psychosomatic and orthopedic rehabilitation with work-related stress or need for support at intake to inpatient rehabilitation after they had given written consent to take part in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481758/building-bridges-using-the-shriners-hospitals-for-children-american-burn-association-burn-outcome-questionnaires-to-follow-teenagers-and-young-adults-across-the-age-spans
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Aaron J Kaat, Liang Chen, Lewis E Kazis, Austin F Lee, Gabriel D Shapiro, Robert L Sheridan, Colleen M Ryan, Jeffrey C Schneider
The Shriners Hospitals for Children/American Burn Association Burn Outcomes Questionnaires (BOQ) are well-established, reliable, and valid outcome measures. The adolescent (BOQ11-18 years) and young adult version (18-30 years) have similar overlapping domains, but the scores are not comparable. This study objective was to build bridges across these forms. Datasets were from the Multi-Center Benchmarking Study Group. The comparable subscales from the BOQ11-18 and the young adult version were bridged using item response theory cocalibration...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476068/-5-year-follow-up-of-the-member-multicenter-study-on-medical-occupational-rehabilitation
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S B Schmidt, M Boltzmann, M S Brunotte, M Sailer, J Kiesel, H Karbe, J Harms, C Busch, R Eckhardt, M Spranger, D Rixecker, M Siepmann, R Weber, H-J Hesselschwerdt, K Scheidtmann, M Köhler, C Müller, T Platz, U Specht, T Schmelter, H Hoff-Emden, D Urbach, J Lecheler, J D Rollnik
In Germany, medical-occupational rehabilitation represents an essential link between rehabilitation programs focusing either on medical or occupational rehabilitation. Its main objective is return to work. The current study presents the vocational integration 5 years after medical-occupational rehabilitation and determines possible prognostic factors for long-term occupational integration. To evaluate the effectiveness of medical-occupational rehabilitation, a 5-year-follow-up interview was conducted with participants (n=105) of the multicenter study on medical-occupational rehabilitation (MEmbeR)...
May 5, 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458488/clinical-and-psychosocial-predictors-of-community-reintegration-of-stroke-survivors-three-months-post-in-hospital-discharge
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Nelson Ekechukwu, Olubukola Olaleye, Talhatu Hamzat
BACKGROUND: There appears to be a dearth of published literature on the biopsychosocial predictors of community reintegration (CR) among stroke survivors. This study aims to investigate the clinical and psychosocial predictors of CR among stroke survivors three months post in-hospital discharge. METHODS: Fifty-two stroke survivors took part in this prospective exploratory study. The participants' clinical attributes of motor function (MF), balance (Bal) and psychosocial characteristics of Fall Self-Efficacy (FSE), Balance Self-Efficacy (BSE), Self-Esteem (SEst) and Social Support (SS) were assessed pre-discharge and at three months post-discharge...
January 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455901/social-networks-and-social-functioning-level-among-occupational-therapy-workshops-and-community-based-support-centers-users
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Paweł Bronowski, Maryla Sawicka, Magda Rowicka, Marta Bronowska
OBJECTIVES: Community-Based Support Centers (CSC) and Occupational Therapy Workshops (OTW) have been functioning for over 20 years in Poland. However, the effectiveness of their rehabilitation programs as well as the users profile has not been examined yet. The aim of the study was to determine social functioning level and support network effectiveness of CSC and OTW users. METHODS: Research tools: GAS (Global Assessment Scale), social network and social support assessment, Social Functioning Scale, Sociodemographic Questionnaire...
February 26, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454124/influence-of-the-rehabilitation-outcome-on-returning-to-drive-after-neurological-impairment
#16
Urša Š Čižman, Gaj Vidmar, Petra Drnovšek
In traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke rehabilitation, the question of reintegration of the driver into traffic is faced very often. Driving is an important domain and for some patients, return to driving represents a crucial event for community inclusion. The aim of our study was to examine the utility of Glasgow Coma Scale within the first 24 h of injury and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) at rehabilitation admission for predicting the return to driving. We included 72 patients after TBI or stroke...
June 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453365/a-novel-method-for-designing-and-optimizing-the-layout-of-facilities-in-bathroom-for-the-elderly-in-home-based-rehabilitation
#17
Duojin Wang, Jing Wu, Qinglian Lin
PURPOSE: The home-based rehabilitation of elderly patients improves their autonomy, independence and reintegration into society. Hence, a suitable environment plays an important role in rehabilitation, as do different assistance technologies. The majority of accidents at home involving elderly people occur in the bathroom. Therefore, the planning of the layout of facilities is important in this potentially dangerous area. This paper proposes an approach towards designing and optimizing the layout of facilities in the bathroom, based on logistical and nonlogistical relationships...
April 28, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452618/long-term-reintegration-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-a-good-neurological-outcome-findings-after-more-than-20-years
#18
Bengt Sonesson, Erik Kronvall, Hans Säveland, Lennart Brandt, Ola G Nilsson
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to examine long-term quality of life (QOL) and reintegration in patients with good neurological recovery after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and SAH of unknown cause (SAH NUD). METHODS A long-term follow-up was performed in an original cohort of 113 individuals who had suffered SAH (93 with aSAH and 20 with SAH NUD) between 1977 and 1984. Self-reporting assessments, performed > 20 years after the bleeding episode, included the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS), Psychological General Well-Being (PGWB) index, and Reintegration to Normal Living (RNL) index, along with information on sleep disturbances and work status...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440545/cell-reintegration-stray-epithelial-cells-make-their-way-home
#19
REVIEW
Tyler J Wilson, Dan T Bergstralh
Ongoing work shows that misplaced epithelial cells have the capacity to reintegrate back into tissue layers. This movement appears to underlie tissue stability and may also control aspects of tissue structure. A recent study reveals that cell reintegration in at least one tissue, the Drosophila follicular epithelium, is based on adhesion molecules that line lateral cell surfaces. In this article we will review these observations, discuss their implications for epithelial tissue development and maintenance, and identify future directions for study...
June 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438907/-good-outcome-isn-t-good-enough-cognitive-impairment-depressive-symptoms-and-social-restrictions-in-physically-recovered-stroke-patients
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Arunima Kapoor, Krista L Lanctôt, Mark Bayley, Alex Kiss, Nathan Herrmann, Brian J Murray, Richard H Swartz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Functional outcome after stroke is often only evaluated using the modified Rankin Scale, which primarily assesses activities of daily living. Stroke patients may experience difficulties with social reintegration and mental functions, feel isolated, and experience poor quality of life, even after physical recovery is complete. Functional assessments based solely on activity limitations may not be able to capture the full range of problems experienced by stroke survivors...
April 24, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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