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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644859/grief-interventions-for-people-bereaved-by-suicide-a-systematic-review
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Katja Linde, Julia Treml, Jana Steinig, Michaela Nagl, Anette Kersting
BACKGROUND: Adaption to the loss of a loved one due to suicide can be complicated by feelings of guilt, shame, responsibility, rejection, and stigmatization. Therefore people bereaved by suicide have an increased risk for developing complicated grief which is related to negative physical and mental disorders and an increased risk for suicidal behavior. Grief interventions are needed for this vulnerable population. The aim of this systematic review was to provide an overview of the current state of evidence concerning the effectiveness of interventions that focus on grief for people bereaved by suicide...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644680/exploring-the-factor-structure-of-the-social-cognition-and-object-relations-global-rating-method-support-for-two-and-three-factor-models
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Caleb J Siefert, Michelle Stein, Jenelle Slavin-Mulford, Greg Haggerty, Samuel J Sinclair, Danielle Funke, Mark A Blais
The Social Cognition and Object Relations Scales-Global Rating Method (SCORS-G) contains 8 scales for coding narrative content. This study explores the factor structure of this measure using college (n = 171), outpatient (n = 239), and inpatient (n = 78) samples. Participants told stories to the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT; Murray, 1943) cards. Stories were transcribed and coded by blind raters using the SCORS-G. Cases were randomly assigned to an exploratory or validation group. Exploratory factor analysis with the exploratory group suggested 2- and 3-factor models...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623417/a-validated-clinical-mri-injury-scoring-system-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Shamik B Trivedi, Zachary A Vesoulis, Rakesh Rao, Steve M Liao, Joshua S Shimony, Robert C McKinstry, Amit M Mathur
BACKGROUND: Deep nuclear gray matter injury in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes. We previously published a qualitative MRI injury scoring system utilizing serial T1-weighted, T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), weighted for deep nuclear gray matter injury. OBJECTIVES: To establish the validity of the MRI scoring system with neurodevelopmental outcome at 18-24 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRI scans from neonates with moderate to severe HIE treated with therapeutic hypothermia were evaluated...
June 16, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605973/a-comparative-study-on-assessment-procedures-and-metric-properties-of-two-scoring-systems-of-the-coma-recovery-scale-revised-items-standard-and-modified-scores
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Davide Sattin, Piergiorgio Lovaglio, Greta Brenna, Venusia Covelli, Davide Rossi Sebastiano, Dunja Duran, Ludovico Minati, Ambra Mara Giovannetti, Cristina Rosazza, Anna Bersano, Anna Nigri, Stefania Ferraro, Matilde Leonardi
OBJECTIVE: The study compared the metric characteristics (discriminant capacity and factorial structure) of two different methods for scoring the items of the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised and it analysed scale scores collected using the standard assessment procedure and a new proposed method. DESIGN: Cross sectional design/methodological study. SETTING: Inpatient, neurological unit. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 153 patients with disorders of consciousness were consecutively enrolled between 2011 and 2013...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602515/the-impact-of-tai-chi-and-qigong-mind-body-exercises-on-motor-and-non-motor-function-and-quality-of-life-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R Song, W Grabowska, M Park, K Osypiuk, G P Vergara-Diaz, P Bonato, J M Hausdorff, M Fox, L R Sudarsky, E Macklin, P M Wayne
PURPOSE: To systematically evaluate and quantify the effects of Tai Chi/Qigong (TCQ) on motor (UPDRS III, balance, falls, Timed-Up-and-Go, and 6-Minute Walk) and non-motor (depression and cognition) function, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: A systematic search in 7 electronic databases targeted clinical studies evaluating TCQ for individuals with PD published through August 2016. Meta-analysis was used to estimate effect sizes (Hedges's g) and publication bias for randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 25, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600442/tracking-and-predicting-disease-progression-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-csf-and-blood-biomarkers
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Edwin Jabbari, Henrik Zetterberg, Huw R Morris
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare and progressive neurodegenerative condition characterised pathologically by neuronal cell loss due to abnormal tau deposits. Clinically, the condition manifests as parkinsonism with the addition of progressive balance, speech, swallowing, eye movement and cognitive impairment, ultimately leading to death. Measuring change over time in neurodegenerative conditions is central to defining the effects of therapeutic intervention and disease biology. The current gold standard for measuring clinical disease progression in PSP is the PSP Rating Scale score...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587629/efficacy-of-the-ubiquitous-spaced-retrieval-based-memory-advancement-and-rehabilitation-training-usmart-program-among-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-randomized-controlled-crossover-trial
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Ji Won Han, Kyung Lak Son, Hye Jin Byun, Ji Won Ko, Kayoung Kim, Jong Woo Hong, Tae Hyun Kim, Ki Woong Kim
BACKGROUND: Spaced retrieval training (SRT) is a nonpharmacological intervention for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia that trains the learning and retention of target information by recalling it over increasingly long intervals. We recently developed the Ubiquitous Spaced Retrieval-based Memory Advancement and Rehabilitation Training (USMART) program as a convenient, self-administered tablet-based SRT program. We also demonstrated the utility of USMART for improving memory in individuals with MCI through an open-label uncontrolled trial...
June 6, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584882/increases-in-intrinsic-thalamocortical-connectivity-and-overall-cognition-following-cognitive-remediation-in-chronic-schizophrenia
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Ian S Ramsay, Tasha M Nienow, Angus W MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Thalamic projections to the prefrontal cortex (PFC) are critical for cognition, and disruptions in these circuits are thought to underlie the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Cognitive remediation (REM) is a behavioral intervention that holds promise for improving cognition and functioning in schizophrenia, however the extent to which it affects thalamo-prefrontal connections has not been researched. This study sought to determine whether patients with schizophrenia who undergo a placebo-controlled trial of REM show increased functional connectivity between the thalamus and PFC, and whether these changes correspond to improvements in cognition...
May 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580593/refining-the-pediatric-evaluation-of-disability-inventory-patient-reported-outcome-pedi-pro-item-candidates-interpretation-of-a-self-reported-outcome-measure-of-functional-performance-by-young-people-with-neurodevelopmental-disabilities
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Jessica M Kramer, Ariel Schwartz
AIM: This study examined the item interpretability and rating scale use of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Patient-Reported Outcome (PEDI-PRO) by young people with developmental disabilities. The PEDI-PRO assesses the functional performance of discrete functional tasks in the context of everyday life situations. METHOD: A two-phase cognitive interview design was implemented with a convenience sample of 37 young people (mean age 19y, SD 2y 5mo; 13 males and 24 females; 68% with intellectual disability) with developmental disabilities...
June 5, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574875/augmenting-amyloid-pet-interpretations-with-quantitative-information-improves-consistency-of-early-amyloid-detection
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Nicholas R Harn, Suzanne L Hunt, Jacqueline Hill, Eric Vidoni, Mark Perry, Jeffrey M Burns
PURPOSE: Establishing reliable methods for interpreting elevated cerebral amyloid-β plaque on PET scans is increasingly important for radiologists, as availability of PET imaging in clinical practice increases. We examined a 3-step method to detect plaque in cognitively normal older adults, focusing on the additive value of quantitative information during the PET scan interpretation process. METHODS: Fifty-five F-florbetapir PET scans were evaluated by 3 experienced raters...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557586/qualitative-study-of-patients-and-caregivers-perceptions-and-information-preferences-about-hospice
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Areej El-Jawahri, Lara Traeger, Jennifer A Shin, Helen Knight, Kristina Mirabeau-Beale, Joel Fishbein, Harry H Vandusen, Vicki A Jackson, Angelo E Volandes, Jennifer S Temel
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to assess perceptions about hospice among patients with metastatic cancer and their caregivers (i.e., family and/or friends). DESIGN AND SETTING: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 16 adult patients with a prognosis ≤12 months and 7 of their caregivers. The interviews focused on perceptions, knowledge, and information preferences about hospice. Two raters coded interviews independently (κ > 0.85). We used a framework approach for data analysis...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545498/feasibility-of-a-systematic-comprehensive-one-to-one-training-scoot-program-for-new-scooter-users-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-control-trial
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W Ben Mortenson, Sharon Jang, Charlie H Goldsmith, Laura Hurd Clarke, Sandra Hobson, Richelle Emery
BACKGROUND: Mobility scooters can facilitate community participation among individuals with mobility limitations. However, accidents are a serious concern with scooter use. Scooter training has been recommended to improve safety, but there are currently few validated programs available. Therefore, we developed a Systematic, Comprehensive, One-to-One Training (SCOOT) program for scooter users. We will conduct a study to evaluate the outcomes produced by the provision SCOOT. METHODS: This feasibility study will use a mixed-methods, rater-blinded, randomized control trial, with a two-step wedge design...
May 25, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541091/psychodynamic-therapy-as-efficacious-as-other-empirically-supported-treatments-a-meta-analysis-testing-equivalence-of-outcomes
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Christiane Steinert, Thomas Munder, Sven Rabung, Jürgen Hoyer, Falk Leichsenring
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and psychodynamic therapy are most frequently applied to treat mental disorders. However, whether psychodynamic therapy is as efficacious as other empirically supported treatments is not yet clear. Thus, for the first time the equivalence of psychodynamic therapy to treatments established in efficacy was formally tested. The authors controlled for researcher allegiance effects by including representatives of psychodynamic therapy and CBT, the main rival psychotherapeutic treatments (adversarial collaboration)...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534169/-capacity-to-consent-to-treatment-in-dementia-patients-interdisciplinary-perspectives
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REVIEW
Julia Haberstroh, Tanja Müller
BACKGROUND: Currently, there are no concrete, evidence-based default procedures to adequately assess the capacity to consent to medical treatment. This explains why different raters use individual heuristics, differing both within and between disciplines. The lack of a procedure that is standardized, validated, and equally accepted across disciplines to assess the capacity to consent to treatment has led to an uncertainty in legal and medical practice regarding appropriate action and decision making...
May 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521579/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-post-stroke-fatigue-and-sleep-disturbance-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-with-blind-assessment
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Sylvia Nguyen, Dana Wong, Adam McKay, Shantha M W Rajaratnam, Gershon Spitz, Gavin Williams, Darren Mansfield, Jennie L Ponsford
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for post-stroke fatigue and sleep disturbance compared to treatment as usual (TAU). In a parallel two-group pilot randomised controlled trial of 15 participants, nine were allocated to eight weekly sessions of adapted CBT and six continued usual care rehabilitation. The primary outcome was the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS-7) at two and four months from baseline. Secondary outcomes included measures of sleep, mood and quality of life...
May 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509415/ratings-of-affective-and-interpersonal-tendencies-differ-for-grandiose-and-vulnerable-narcissism-a-replication-and-extension-of-gore-widiger
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Courtland S Hyatt, Chelsea E Sleep, Donald R Lynam, Thomas A Widiger, W Keith Campbell, Joshua D Miller
OBJECTIVE: Theoretical conceptions of narcissism have long been characterized by two seemingly opposing poles: grandiosity and vulnerability. The goal of the current study was to investigate the extent to which traits associated with one profile are perceived to co-occur with the other within an individual. METHOD: Lay raters (n = 862; 56% female; 80% Caucasian; mean age = 37) recruited from Amazon's MTurk and assigned to one of four conditions in which they rated how often a series of narcissistic traits were displayed by a prototypical grandiose narcissist, vulnerable narcissist, a close friend, or themselves...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481449/spontaneously-reported-symptoms-by-informants-are-associated-with-clinical-severity-in-dementia-help-seekers
#17
Jia-Qi Xu, Jacky C P Choy, Jennifer Y M Tang, Tian-Yin Liu, Hao Luo, Vivian W Q Lou, Terry Y S Lum, Gloria H Y Wong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the predictive value of symptoms of dementia that the person or an informant noticed spontaneously in determining the clinical severity of dementia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Community-based open-referral dementia assessment service in Hong Kong between 2005 and 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Help-seekers for dementia assessment service and their informants (N = 965 dyads). MEASUREMENTS: Participants underwent a clinical dementia interview based on the Clinical Dementia Rating...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471813/challenging-authority-during-an-emergency-the-effect-of-a-teaching-intervention
#18
Zeev Friedman, Vsovolod Perelman, Duncan McLuckie, Meghan Andrews, Laura M K Noble, Archana Malavade, M Dylan Bould
OBJECTIVES: Previous research has shown that residents were unable to effectively challenge a superior's wrong decision during a crisis situation, a problem that can contribute to preventable mortality. We aimed to assess whether a teaching intervention enabled residents to effectively challenge clearly wrong clinical decisions made by their staff. SUBJECTS AND INTERVENTION: Following ethics board approval, second year residents were randomized to a teaching intervention targeting cognitive skills needed to challenge a superior's decision, or a control group receiving general crisis management instruction...
April 29, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467126/young-children-s-participation-and-environment-measure-swedish-cultural-adaptation
#19
Frida Marie Åström, Mary Khetani, Anna Karin Axelsson
AIM: To culturally adapt and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Young Children's Participation and Environment Measure (YC-PEM) for use by caregivers of Swedish children with and without disabilities, aged 2-5 years. METHODS: Thirteen cognitive interviews and two focus groups with caregivers of children with and without disabilities were conducted to evaluate the cultural relevance of YC-PEM content for use in Sweden. Per participant feedback, a revised version of the Swedish YC-PEM was created and pilot tested with caregivers of children with disabilities (n = 11) and children with typical development (n = 22)...
May 3, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434131/knowing-how-and-knowing-why-testing-the-effect-of-instruction-designed-for-cognitive-integration-on-procedural-skills-transfer
#20
Jeffrey J H Cheung, Kulamakan M Kulasegaram, Nicole N Woods, Carol-Anne Moulton, Charlotte V Ringsted, Ryan Brydges
Transfer is a desired outcome of simulation-based training, yet evidence for how instructional design features promote transfer is lacking. In clinical reasoning, transfer is improved when trainees experience instruction integrating basic science explanations with clinical signs and symptoms. To test whether integrated instruction has similar effects in procedural skills (i.e., psychomotor skills) training, we studied the impact of instruction that integrates conceptual (why) and procedural (how) knowledge on the retention and transfer of simulation-based lumbar puncture (LP) skill...
April 22, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
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