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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269465/bivariate-autoregressive-state-space-modeling-of-psychophysiological-time-series-data
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Daniel M Smith, Mohammadreza Abtahi, Amir Mohammad Amiri, Kunal Mankodiya
Heart rate (HR) and electrodermal activity (EDA) are often used as physiological measures of psychological arousal in various neuropsychology experiments. In this exploratory study, we analyze HR and EDA data collected from four participants, each with a history of suicidal tendencies, during a cognitive task known as the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT). A central aim of this investigation is to guide future research by assessing heterogeneity in the population of individuals with suicidal tendencies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227715/bivariate-autoregressive-state-space-modeling-of-psychophysiological-time-series-data
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Daniel M Smith, Mohammadreza Abtahi, Amir Mohammad Amiri, Kunal Mankodiya, Daniel M Smith, Mohammadreza Abtahi, Amir Mohammad Amiri, Kunal Mankodiya, Kunal Mankodiya, Daniel M Smith, Mohammadreza Abtahi, Amir Mohammad Amiri
Heart rate (HR) and electrodermal activity (EDA) are often used as physiological measures of psychological arousal in various neuropsychology experiments. In this exploratory study, we analyze HR and EDA data collected from four participants, each with a history of suicidal tendencies, during a cognitive task known as the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT). A central aim of this investigation is to guide future research by assessing heterogeneity in the population of individuals with suicidal tendencies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105655/imperfect-de-convolution-may-introduce-spurious-psychophysiological-interactions-and-how-to-avoid-it
#3
Xin Di, Richard C Reynolds, Bharat B Biswal
Psychophysiological interaction (PPI) is a widely used regression-based method to study connectivity changes in different experimental conditions. A PPI effect is generated by point-by-point multiplication of a psychological variable (experimental design) and a physiological variable (time series of a seed region). If the psychological variable is non-centered with a constant component, the constant component will add a physiological variable to the PPI term. The physiological component would in theory be accounted for by the physiological main effect in the model...
January 20, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049354/the-life-course-model-as-a-framework-for-post-conflict-health-analysis-reflections-on-the-gulf-war-critical-period
#4
Charles W Cange
In the Kuwait context, from January 1991 to December 1991, there were a series of chemical and psychological Gulf War-era exposures that left persistent, long-term damage. Extreme stress from a critical event speeds up the usual disease latency period, and may be part of a synergistic effect that leads to higher disease rates over a shorter period of time. I am interested in the impact of armed conflict on health outcomes over the life course in Kuwait, and particularly the pathways through which armed conflict causes changes in health on a population level...
January 3, 2017: Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042169/the-problem-of-polypharmacy-in-female-patients-with-overactive-bladders-cross-sectional-study-in-a-specialist-outpatient-department
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C S Schneidinger, W Umek, B Böhmdorfer
Background: The consumption of certain drugs can cause urinary incontinence. The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of consumption of drugs that can favour incontinence, the incidence of polypharmacy and the incidence of potentially dangerous drug-drug interactions in female patients suffering from overactive bladder (OAB) who presented to a urogynaecological outpatient department. Methods: We undertook a retrospective case series study. The data from 100 female patients who attended the urogynaecological outpatient department of the Vienna General Hospital [VGH; Allgemeinen Krankenhauses Wien (AKH)] in the period from 20...
December 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974899/yoga-helps-put-the-pieces-back-together-a-qualitative-exploration-of-a-community-based-yoga-program-for-cancer-survivors
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Michael J Mackenzie, Amanda J Wurz, Yayoi Yamauchi, Lanie Ann Pires, S Nicole Culos-Reed
Objective. A qualitative research methods approach was used to explore the experiences of participants in an ongoing community-based yoga program developed for cancer survivors and their support persons. Methods. 25 participants took part in a series of semistructured focus groups following a seven-week yoga program and at three- and six-month follow-ups. Focus groups were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using a process of inductive thematic analysis. Results. The group was comprised of 20 cancer survivors, who were diagnosed on average 25...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709971/an-exploratory-analysis-of-the-impact-of-specific-interventions-some-clients-reveal-more-than-others
#7
James F Boswell, Matteo Bugatti
Recent work has highlighted that process-outcome relationships are likely to vary depending on the client, yet there is little direct evidence regarding specific intervention effects in individual clients. This study attempted to address the hypothesis that some clients reveal more than others regarding the impact of specific interventions. Intensive case study analyses were applied to 2 clients with principal major depressive disorder and comorbid anxiety disorders receiving transdiagnostic psychotherapy. Clients completed a battery of symptom and psychological assessments of mindfulness, cognitive reappraisal use, and emotion avoidance on many occasions throughout treatment...
November 2016: Journal of Counseling Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528431/interventions-for-preventing-abuse-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Philip R A Baker, Daniel P Francis, Noran N Hairi, Sajaratulnisah Othman, Wan Yuen Choo
BACKGROUND: Maltreatment of older people (elder abuse) includes psychological, physical, sexual abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Evidence suggests that 10% of older adults experience some form of abuse, and only a fraction of cases are actually reported or referred to social services agencies. Elder abuse is associated with significant morbidity and premature mortality. Numerous interventions have been implemented to address the issue of elder maltreatment. It is, however, unclear which interventions best serve to prevent or reduce elder abuse...
August 16, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477592/psychophysiological-whole-brain-network-clustering-based-on-connectivity-dynamics-analysis-in-naturalistic-conditions
#9
Gal Raz, Lavi Shpigelman, Yael Jacob, Tal Gonen, Yoav Benjamini, Talma Hendler
We introduce a novel method for delineating context-dependent functional brain networks whose connectivity dynamics are synchronized with the occurrence of a specific psychophysiological process of interest. In this method of context-related network dynamics analysis (CRNDA), a continuous psychophysiological index serves as a reference for clustering the whole-brain into functional networks. We applied CRNDA to fMRI data recorded during the viewing of a sadness-inducing film clip. The method reliably demarcated networks in which temporal patterns of connectivity related to the time series of reported emotional intensity...
December 2016: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401995/friendship-networks-and-psychological-well-being-from-late-adolescence-to-young-adulthood-a-gender-specific-structural-equation-modeling-approach
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Alexander Miething, Ylva B Almquist, Viveca Östberg, Mikael Rostila, Christofer Edling, Jens Rydgren
BACKGROUND: The importance of supportive social relationships for psychological well-being has been previously recognized, but the direction of associations between both dimensions and how they evolve when adolescents enter adulthood have scarcely been addressed. The present study aims to examine the gender-specific associations between self-reported friendship network quality and psychological well-being of young people during the transition from late adolescence to young adulthood by taking into account the direction of association...
July 11, 2016: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383340/birth-in-prison-pregnancy-and-birth-behind-bars-in-brazil
#11
Maria do Carmo Leal, Barbara Vasques da Silva Ayres, Ana Paula Esteves-Pereira, Alexandra Roma Sánchez, Bernard Larouzé
The high vulnerability of incarcerated women is worsened when they are pregnant and give birth during imprisonment. This article traces the profile of incarcerated women living with their children in female prison units of the capitals and metropolitan regions of Brazil and describes pregnancy and childbirth conditions and healthcare practices while in incarceration. This study is an analysis of a series of cases resultant from a national census conducted between August 2012 and January 2014. This analysis included 241 mothers...
June 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379405/qol-and-sociodemographic-factors-among-first-time-parents-in-japan-a-multilevel-analysis
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Naomi Yoshitake, Yi Sun, Masumi Sugawara, Satoko Matsumoto, Atsushi Sakai, Junko Takaoka, Noriko Goto
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to examine the relationship between sociodemographic factors and domains of quality of life (QOL) among married adults in Japan who were either rearing or expecting their first child. Our research focus was on whether different sociodemographic variables interacted with each other in predicting the first-time parents' QOL. METHOD: In total, 4374 (mean age = 34.9 years, SD = 8.4, range 18-71) community-based married couples pooled from two surveys provided their sociodemographic information (i...
July 5, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27207731/participation-in-environmental-enhancement-and-conservation-activities-for-health-and-well-being-in-adults-a-review-of-quantitative-and-qualitative-evidence
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REVIEW
Kerryn Husk, Rebecca Lovell, Chris Cooper, Will Stahl-Timmins, Ruth Garside
BACKGROUND: There is growing research and policy interest in the potential for using the natural environment to enhance human health and well-being. This resource may be underused as a health promotion tool to address the increasing burden of common health problems such as increased chronic diseases and mental health concerns. Outdoor environmental enhancement and conservation activities (EECA) (for instance unpaid litter picking, tree planting or path maintenance) offer opportunities for physical activity alongside greater connectedness with local environments, enhanced social connections within communities and improved self-esteem through activities that improve the locality which may, in turn, further improve well-being...
May 21, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27199837/real-time-monitoring-of-psychotherapeutic-processes-concept-and-compliance
#14
Günter Schiepek, Wolfgang Aichhorn, Martin Gruber, Guido Strunk, Egon Bachler, Benjamin Aas
OBJECTIVE: The feasibility of a high-frequency real-time monitoring approach to psychotherapy is outlined and tested for patients' compliance to evaluate its integration to everyday practice. Criteria concern the ecological momentary assessment, the assessment of therapy-related cognitions and emotions, equidistant time sampling, real-time nonlinear time series analysis, continuous participative process control by client and therapist, and the application of idiographic (person-specific) surveys...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27093380/dealing-with-multiple-solutions-in-structural-vector-autoregressive-models
#15
Adriene M Beltz, Peter C M Molenaar
Structural vector autoregressive models (VARs) hold great potential for psychological science, particularly for time series data analysis. They capture the magnitude, direction of influence, and temporal (lagged and contemporaneous) nature of relations among variables. Unified structural equation modeling (uSEM) is an optimal structural VAR instantiation, according to large-scale simulation studies, and it is implemented within an SEM framework. However, little is known about the uniqueness of uSEM results...
March 2016: Multivariate Behavioral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27049811/exploratory-approaches-for-studying-social-interactions-dynamics-and-multivariate-processes-in-psychological-science
#16
Emilio Ferrer
In this article, I argue for the need of more use of exploratory techniques to identify dynamics in social interactions. I describe several approaches as they are applied to multivariate time series data. The first approach is an algorithm that searches for periods of variability and stability at the individual level as well as for patterns of overlap in such periods between the two individuals in a couple. These patterns describe the daily ups and downs in the couples' affect and are predictive of the state of the couples 1 to 2 years later...
March 2016: Multivariate Behavioral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27027810/preventing-occupational-stress-in-healthcare-workers
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COMMENT
João Silvestre Silva-Junior
BACKGROUND: Healthcare workers can suffer from occupational stress which may lead to serious mental and physical health problems. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of work and person-directed interventions in preventing stress at work in healthcare workers. METHODS: HASH(0x31cbd38) SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Depression Anxiety and Neurosis Group trials Specialised Register, MEDLINE, PsychInfo and Cochrane Occupational Health Field database...
January 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27000693/standing-in-the-gap-ref%C3%A2-lections-on-translating-the-jung-neumann-correspondence
#18
Heather McCartney
This paper considers the experience of translating the correspondence between C.G. Jung and Erich Neumann as part of the Philemon series. The translator explores the similarities between analytical work and the task of translation by means of the concepts of the dialectical third and the interactional field. The history and politics of the translation of analytic writing and their consequences for the lingua franca of analysis are discussed. Key themes within the correspondence are outlined, including Jung and Neumann's pre-war exploration of Judaism and the unconscious, the post-war difficulties around the publication of Neumann's Depth Psychology and a New Ethic set against the early years of the C...
April 2016: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26997244/kinds-versus-continua-a-review-of-psychometric-approaches-to-uncover-the-structure-of-psychiatric-constructs
#19
D Borsboom, M Rhemtulla, A O J Cramer, H L J van der Maas, M Scheffer, C V Dolan
The question of whether psychopathology constructs are discrete kinds or continuous dimensions represents an important issue in clinical psychology and psychiatry. The present paper reviews psychometric modelling approaches that can be used to investigate this question through the application of statistical models. The relation between constructs and indicator variables in models with categorical and continuous latent variables is discussed, as are techniques specifically designed to address the distinction between latent categories as opposed to continua (taxometrics)...
June 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26906639/modeling-bas-dysregulation-in-bipolar-disorder-illustrating-the-potential-of-time-series-analysis
#20
Ellen L Hamaker, Raoul P P P Grasman, Jan Henk Kamphuis
Time series analysis is a technique that can be used to analyze the data from a single subject and has great potential to investigate clinically relevant processes like affect regulation. This article uses time series models to investigate the assumed dysregulation of affect that is associated with bipolar disorder. By formulating a number of alternative models that capture different kinds of theoretically predicted dysregulation, and by comparing these in both bipolar patients and controls, we aim to illustrate the heuristic potential this method of analysis has for clinical psychology...
February 22, 2016: Assessment
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