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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072938/welfare-of-anaesthesia-trainees-survey
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G B Downey, J M McDonald, R G Downey
This study was designed to investigate levels of stress, anxiety or depression and to identify factors compounding or relieving stress in anaesthesia trainees within the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) training scheme. An electronic survey was sent to 999 randomly selected trainees and 428 responses were received. In addition to demographics, psychological wellbeing was assessed using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) and questions were asked about depression and anxiety, exacerbating factors, personal healthcare and strategies used to manage stress...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068942/prevalence-of-burnout-depression-anxiety-and-stress-in-australian-midwives-a-cross-sectional-survey
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D K Creedy, M Sidebotham, J Gamble, Julie Pallant, J Fenwick
BACKGROUND: The health and wellbeing of midwives are important considerations for workforce retention and quality care. The occurrence and relationships among mental health conditions such as burnout and depression have received little attention. We investigated the prevalence of burnout, depression, anxiety and stress in Australian midwives. METHODS: An online survey was conducted in September 2014. Participants were recruited through the Australian College of Midwives and professional networks...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063467/informing-health-promotion-in-rural-men
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Gary M H Misan, Chloe Oosterbroek, Nathan J Wilson
Issue addressed: Despite the growth of Australian men's sheds, the body of evidence regarding the health status of members, their health concerns, interests, help- or health-seeking behaviour and their preferred format for receiving health information is limited. Methods: The study involved a cross-sectional study design with data collected from 11 rural South Australian (SA) men's sheds. The survey collected information across 5 domains: demographics; health history, status, concerns and interests; health knowledge; help-seeking behaviours and health information format preferences...
December 22, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045935/the-contribution-of-individual-social-and-work-characteristics-to-employee-mental-health-in-a-coal-mining-industry-population
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Robyn Considine, Ross Tynan, Carole James, John Wiggers, Terry Lewin, Kerry Inder, David Perkins, Tonelle Handley, Brian Kelly
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the extent of mental health problems and the associated characteristics within an employee population is necessary to inform appropriate and tailored workplace mental health programs. Mental health within male dominated industries (such as mining) has received recent public attention, chiefly through observations regarding suicide in such populations in Australia and internationally. Currently there is limited empirical evidence regarding the mental health needs in the mining industry as an exemplar of a male dominated workforce, and the relative contribution to such problems of individual, socio-economic and workplace factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045280/workplace-accommodations-for-employees-with-disabilities-a-multilevel-model-of-employer-decision-making
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Apsara Telwatte, Jeromy Anglim, Sarah K A Wynton, Richard Moulding
PURPOSE: Existing research suggests that the decision to grant or deny workplace accommodations for people with disabilities is influenced by a range of legal and nonlegal factors. However, less is known about how these factors operate at the within-person level. Thus, we proposed and tested a multilevel model of the accommodation decision-making process, which we applied to better understand why people with psychological disabilities often experience greater challenges in obtaining accommodations...
January 2, 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025355/does-a-brief-educational-session-produce-positive-change-for-individuals-waiting-for-tertiary-chronic-pain-services
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Anne L J Burke, Linley A Denson, Jane L Mathias
OBJECTIVES: To examine: 1) whether a single brief pre-clinic educational session improved the well-being and quality of life of individuals entering the wait-list for a tertiary chronic pain (CP) service; and 2) the impact of waiting for services on these outcomes. METHODS: Participants were 346 adults, with basic English skills and non-urgent triage codes, who were recruited on referral to a tertiary Australian metropolitan CP unit. Participants were randomized across two conditions: "treatment as usual" (normal wait-list) and "experimental" (normal wait-list plus a 3-hour CP educational session)...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998277/the-pulsar-primary-care-protocol-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-to-test-a-training-intervention-for-general-practitioners-in-recovery-oriented-practice-to-optimize-personal-recovery-in-adult-patients
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Joanne C Enticott, Frances Shawyer, Lisa Brophy, Grant Russell, Ellie Fossey, Brett Inder, Danielle Mazza, Shiva Vasi, Penelope June Weller, Elisabeth Wilson-Evered, Vrinda Edan, Graham Meadows
BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) in Australia play a central role in the delivery of mental health care. This article describes the PULSAR (Principles Unite Local Services Assisting Recovery) Primary Care protocol, a novel mixed methods evaluation of a training intervention for GPs in recovery-oriented practice. The aim of the intervention is to optimize personal recovery in patients consulting study GPs for mental health issues. METHODS: The intervention mixed methods design involves a stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial testing the outcomes of training in recovery-oriented practice, together with an embedded qualitative study to identify the contextual enablers and challenges to implementing recovery-oriented practice...
December 20, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990703/-you-never-come-back-the-same-the-challenge-of-spiritual-care-in-a-deployed-military-nursing-context
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Andrew Ormsby, Ann Harrington, Sally Borbasi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the experience of spirituality and spiritual care by military nurses on deployed operations. BACKGROUND: Despite an increasing body of research addressing spirituality in nursing care in a variety of clinical settings, the deployed military nursing context remains poorly understood. DESIGN: A qualitative, philosophical hermeneutic design. METHOD: Ten Australian military nurses were interviewed about their experiences of spirituality and spiritual care while on deployed operations...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982748/self-reported-reasons-for-smoking-predicting-abstinence-and-implications-for-smoking-cessation-treatments-among-those-with-a-psychotic-disorder
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Vanessa Clark, Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin, Robyn Richmond, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Sacha Filia, David Castle, Jill Williams, Juanita Todd
OBJECTIVES: People living with a psychotic illness have higher rates of cigarette smoking and face unique barriers to quitting compared to the general population. We examined whether self-reported reasons for smoking are useful predictors of successful quit attempts among people with psychosis. METHODS: As part of a randomised controlled trial addressing smoking and cardiovascular disease risk behaviours among people with psychosis, self-reported reasons for smoking were assessed at baseline (n = 235), 15-weeks (n = 151) and 12-months (n = 139)...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976522/the-support-needs-of-patients-waiting-for-publicly-funded-bariatric-surgery-implications-for-health-service-planners
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M J Sharman, A J Venn, K A Jose, D Williams, M Hensher, A J Palmer, S Wilkinson, D Ezzy
The objective of this study was to investigate the experience of waiting for publicly funded bariatric surgery in an Australian tertiary healthcare setting. Focus groups and individual interviews involving people waiting for or who had undergone publicly funded bariatric surgery were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically. A total of 11 women and 6 men engaged in one of six focus groups in 2014, and an additional 10 women and 9 men were interviewed in 2015. Mean age was 53 years (range 23-66); mean waiting time was 6 years (range 0-12), and mean time since surgery was 4 years (range 0-11)...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960122/a-socioecological-model-of-posttraumatic-stress-among-australian-midwives
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Julia Leinweber, Debra K Creedy, Heather Rowe, Jenny Gamble
OBJECTIVE: to develop a comprehensive model of personal, trauma event-related and workplace-related risk factors for posttraumatic stress subsequent to witnessing birth trauma among Australian midwives. DESIGN: a descriptive, cross-sectional design was used. PARTICIPANTS: members of the Australian College of Midwives were invited to complete an online survey. MEASUREMENTS: the survey included items about witnessing a traumatic birth event and previous experiences of life trauma...
December 6, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939485/postpartum-physiology-psychology-and-paediatric-follow-up-study-p4-study-study-protocol
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Gregory K Davis, Lynne Roberts, George Mangos, Amanda Henry, Franziska Pettit, Anthony O'Sullivan, Caroline S E Homer, Maria Craig, Samuel B Harvey, Mark A Brown
BACKGROUND: Women who have had hypertension in pregnancy are at greater risk of long term cardiovascular disease (CVD). Little is known about their cardiovascular risk postpartum or the effects on the woman's mental health and the outcomes of their infants. In this project we will study the physiological and psychological health of women and the physical health and development of their infants six months, two years and five years after birth. We will establish normal blood pressure (BP) and metabolic function for women who were normotensive in pregnancy and use these to assess women who had gestational hypertension (GH) or preeclampsia (PE)...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934629/the-work-environment-of-junior-doctors-their-perspectives-and-coping-strategies
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Tzong-Yang Pan, Howard S Fan, Cathy A Owen
OBJECTIVE: This study explores the associations between psychological distress in junior doctors and their work environment and how they cope with work stressors. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey designed by Health Education and Training Institute was delivered in 2014 to over 1900 junior doctors across 15 hospital networks through Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. Psychological distress was evaluated using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale-10 (K10)...
December 1, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922448/the-second-randomised-evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-cost-effectiveness-and-acceptability-of-computerised-therapy-reeact-2-trial-does-the-provision-of-telephone-support-enhance-the-effectiveness-of-computer-delivered-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-a-randomised
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Sally Brabyn, Ricardo Araya, Michael Barkham, Peter Bower, Cindy Cooper, Ana Duarte, David Kessler, Sarah Knowles, Karina Lovell, Elizabeth Littlewood, Richard Mattock, Stephen Palmer, Jodi Pervin, David Richards, Debbie Tallon, David White, Simon Walker, Gillian Worthy, Simon Gilbody
BACKGROUND: Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) is an efficient form of therapy potentially improving access to psychological care. Indirect evidence suggests that the uptake and effectiveness of cCBT can be increased if facilitated by telephone, but this is not routinely offered in the NHS. OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone-facilitated free-to-use cCBT [e.g. MoodGYM (National Institute for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia)] with minimally supported cCBT...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919251/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-sensory-awareness-training-and-additional-motor-practice-for-learning-scalpel-skills-in-podiatry-students
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Ryan S Causby, Michelle N McDonnell, Lloyd Reed, Susan L Hillier
BACKGROUND: The process of using a scalpel, like all other motor activities, is dependent upon the successful integration of afferent (sensory), cognitive and efferent (motor) processes. During learning of these skills, even if motor practice is carefully monitored there is still an inherent risk involved. It is also possible that this strategy could reinforce high levels of anxiety experienced by the student and affect student self-efficacy, causing detrimental effects on motor learning...
December 5, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905677/coping-and-caring-support-resources-integral-to-perioperative-nurses-during-the-process-of-organ-procurement-surgery
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Zaneta Smith, Gavin Leslie, Dianne Wynaden
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: This paper, discusses and explores the levels of support provided to perioperative nurses' when participating in multi-organ procurement surgery and the impact to their overall well-being. BACKGROUND: Assisting within multi-organ procurement surgical procedures has been recognised to impact on the well-being of perioperative nurses leaving little opportunity for them to recover from their participation or to seek available support resources. To date, this area has remained largely unexplored with limited evidence of how nurses manage and cope with these procedures, in addition to the support received in the workplace...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899094/research-protocol-for-a-digital-intervention-to-reduce-stigma-among-males-with-a-personal-experience-of-suicide-in-the-australian-farming-community
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Alison J Kennedy, Vincent Lawrence Versace, Susan A Brumby
BACKGROUND: Australian farming communities have up to twice the suicide rate of the general population. Men, particularly, demonstrate debilitating self- and perceived-stigma associated with an experience of suicide. The Ripple Effect is aimed to reduce suicide stigma within the social, cultural, geographical and psychological contexts in which it occurs. METHODS: A mixed-method design with multi-level evaluation will be effected following the development and delivery of a personalised website experience (combining shared stories, education, personal goal setting and links to resources) to farming men, aged 30-64 years, with an experience of suicide...
November 29, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899051/anxiety-levels-are-independently-associated-with-cognitive-performance-in-an-australian-multiple-sclerosis-patient-cohort
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Karen Ribbons, Rodney Lea, Peter W Schofield, Jeannette Lechner-Scott
Neurological and psychological symptoms in multiple sclerosis can affect cognitive function. The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between psychological measures and cognitive performance in a patient cohort. In 322 multiple sclerosis patients, psychological symptoms were measured using the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale, and cognitive function was evaluated using Audio Recorded Cognitive Screen. Multifactor linear regression analysis, accounting for all clinical covariates, found that anxiety was the only psychological measure to remain a significant predictor of cognitive performance (p<0...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893993/mediated-effects-of-perceived-discrimination-on-adolescent-academic-achievement-a-test-of-four-models
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William Hood, Graham L Bradley, Samantha Ferguson
Many adolescents feel they are subjected to acts of discrimination. Research shows that discrimination is associated with adverse outcomes including poor psychological adjustment, school adjustment, and academic achievement. This study investigated alternative pathways through which discrimination affects adolescents' academic achievement. A sample of 244 Year 7-10 Australian secondary school students (65% male; Mage = 13.6 years; SD = 1.24) completed questionnaires measuring discrimination, psychological adjustment, and sense of school membership...
January 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879587/psychological-outcomes-of-labiaplasty-a-prospective-study
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Gemma Sharp, Marika Tiggemann, Julie Mattiske
BACKGROUND: Although the demand for labiaplasty has increased rapidly over the past decade, little is known about the psychological outcomes of this procedure. In particular, there is a lack of prospective controlled studies to assess the effects of labiaplasty on women's psychological well-being and intimate relationship quality. Nor has research investigated whether preoperative patient characteristics predict satisfaction with surgery. METHODS: The current study used a prospective controlled design...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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