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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719151/staged-treatment-in-early-psychosis-a-sequential-multiple-assignment-randomised-trial-of-interventions-for-ultra-high-risk-of-psychosis-patients
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Barnaby Nelson, G Paul Amminger, Hok Pan Yuen, Nicky Wallis, Melissa J Kerr, Lisa Dixon, Cameron Carter, Rachel Loewy, Tara A Niendam, Martha Shumway, Sarah Morris, Julie Blasioli, Patrick D McGorry
AIM: Previous research indicates that preventive intervention is likely to benefit patients "at risk" of psychosis, in terms of functional improvement, symptom reduction and delay or prevention of onset of threshold psychotic disorder. The primary aim of the current study is to test outcomes of ultra high risk (UHR) patients, primarily functional outcome, in response to a sequential intervention strategy consisting of support and problem solving (SPS), cognitive-behavioural case management and antidepressant medication...
July 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717981/effects-of-counselling-on-adherence-to-antiretroviral-treatment-among-people-with-hiv-in-estonia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anneli Uusküla, Kaja-Triin Laisaar, Mait Raag, Liis Lemsalu, Liilia Lõhmus, Kristi Rüütel, K Rivet Amico
To assess the efficacy of an education- and strengths-based counselling programme to promote antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence in a cohort of HIV-infected individuals with high prevalence of injection drug use in Estonia. Parallel-group randomized (1:1) controlled trial (RCT). Adults receiving ART in two clinics were followed for 12 months. The trial compared: (i) an intervention (three sessions) incorporated into routine clinic visits, providing education about HIV, ART, the role of adherence, and tailoring regimen to daily routines using problem-solving skills to address adherence barriers versus (ii) usual care (control)...
July 17, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717598/development-rate-rather-than-social-environment-influences-cognitive-performance-in-australian-black-field-crickets-teleogryllus-commodus
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Caitlin L Anderson, Michael M Kasumovic
Cognitive functioning is vital for enabling animals of all taxa to optimise their chances of survival and reproductive success. Learning and memory in particular are drivers of many evolutionary processes. In this study, we examine how developmental plasticity can affect cognitive ability by exploring the role the early social environment has on problem solving ability and learning of female black field crickets, Teleogryllus commodus. We used two learning paradigms, an analog of the Morris water maze and a novel linear maze, to examine cognitive differences between individuals reared in two acoustic treatments: silence or calling...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716130/psychometric-properties-and-relations-with-coping-and-family-strain-of-the-health-services-and-caregiver-experience-questionnaire-hsce-an-outcome-measure-of-informal-caregivers-experience-for-inpatient-care-in-italy
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Anna Coluccia, Fabio Ferretti, Andrea Fagiolini, Andrea Pozza
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, the number of patients supported by informal caregivers has substantially increased. In the Italian healthcare context, informal caregivers' experience of care is a new under-recognized construct, and no assessment tool is available. Measuring caregivers' experience is important since in Italy the relationship between doctors and patients/relatives is still considered asymmetrical. The current study presented development and initial psychometric properties of the Health Services and Caregiver Experience questionnaire (HSCE), a self-report tool of caregivers' global experience for inpatient clinical care, including factor structure, reliability and its relations with measures of coping strategies and family strain...
July 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714116/commentary-an-exciting-evolutionary-framework-for-new-bridges-between-social-emotional-and-cognitive-development-a-reflection-on-suor-et%C3%A2-al-2017
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Grazyna Kochanska, Kathryn C Goffin
Suor et al. () present a compelling new evolutionary framework that offers an alternative interpretation of the well-established findings of cognitive deficits in children raised in harsh early environments. They argue that such findings do not convey a complete picture of those children's cognitive development, because children's cognition becomes specialized to solve problems in fitness-enhancing ways, and traditional abstract problem-solving tasks do not fully capture their abilities. The authors demonstrate that children exposed to early harshness, particularly children with Hawk temperaments, preferentially shift cognition to salient fitness-enhancing stimuli, and thus develop better skills for solving reward-oriented tasks...
August 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713190/rumination-about-social-stress-mediates-the-association-between-peer-victimization-and-depressive-symptoms-during-middle-childhood
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Jennifer D Monti, Karen D Rudolph, Michelle E Miernicki
Although prior research has established a link between exposure to peer victimization and depressive symptoms, relatively little is known about the processes underlying this association. This study examined whether maladaptive responses to a novel social stressor - specifically, lower levels of problem solving or higher levels of rumination - mediate this association. Data were gathered from 130 children (64 boys, 66 girls; M age = 9.46, SD = .33) who participated in a laboratory social stressor task with an unfamiliar peer...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713072/link-worker-social-prescribing-to-improve-health-and-well-being-for-people-with-long-term-conditions-qualitative-study-of-service-user-perceptions
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Suzanne Moffatt, Mel Steer, Sarah Lawson, Linda Penn, Nicola O'Brien
OBJECTIVES: To describe the experiences of patients with long-term conditions who are referred to and engage with a Link Worker social prescribing programme and identify the impact of the Link Worker programme on health and well-being. DESIGN: Qualitative study using semistructured interviews with thematic analysis of the data. INTERVENTION: Link Worker social prescribing programme comprising personalised support to identify meaningful health and wellness goals, ongoing support to achieve agreed objectives and linkage into appropriate community services...
July 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711750/web-based-tailored-psycho-education-for-breast-cancer-patients-at-the-onset-of-the-survivorship-phase-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jolien M Admiraal, Annette W G van der Velden, Jenske I Geerling, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Grietje Bouma, Annemiek M E Walenkamp, Elisabeth G E de Vries, Carolien P Schröder, Anna K L Reyners
CONTEXT: Many breast cancer patients have unmet informational and psychosocial needs after treatment completion. A psycho-educational intervention may be well-suited to support these patients. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this multicenter randomized controlled trial was to examine the effectiveness of a web-based tailored psycho-educational program (ENCOURAGE) for breast cancer patients which aims to empower patients to take control over prevailing problems. METHODS: Female breast cancer patients from two hospitals in the Netherlands who recently completed (neo-)adjuvant chemotherapy were randomly assigned to standard care or 12-week access to the ENCOURAGE program providing fully automated information, problem-solving strategies, resources and services for reported problems...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711591/touching-the-void-first-and-third-person-perspectives-in-two-cases-of-autobiographical-amnesia-linked-to-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Adam Zeman, Marcus Byruck, Peter Tallis, Keith Vossel, Daniel Tranel
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) can be associated with a marked impairment of autobiographical memory. This is occasionally its presenting feature. We describe two individuals with severe epilepsy-associated autobiographical memory loss. Both MB and PT were reassured initially that their memory was intact on the basis of standard neuropsychological tests. Both have written detailed accounts of their symptoms. The key neuropsychological features of their cases are the relative normality of performance on standard memory tests, with preservation of semantic memory for impersonal information, in contrast to a profound amnesia for salient autobiographical episodes and an impoverishment of imaginative scene construction...
July 12, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710927/effects-of-brief-mindful-breathing-and-loving-kindness-meditation-on-shame-and-social-problem-solving-abilities-among-individuals-with-high-borderline-personality-traits
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Shian-Ling Keng, Jun Xian Tan
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental condition characterized by a range of cognitive and behavioral vulnerabilities, including chronic shame and deficits in social problem solving (SPS) abilities. Little research however, has examined strategies that may alleviate shame and SPS deficits among individuals with BPD traits. Using a laboratory experimental approach, the present study compared the effects of a brief mindfulness versus loving-kindness meditation (LKM) induction on shame and SPS abilities in a sample of adults with high BPD traits...
July 8, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708632/innovating-with-rehabilitation-technology-in-the-real-world-promises-potentials-and-perspectives
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Karen Sui Geok Chua, Christopher Wee Keong Kuah
In this article, we discuss robotic-assisted therapy as an emerging and significant field of clinical rehabilitation and its value proposition for innovating rehabilitation clinical practice. Attempts to achieve integration among clinicians' practices and bioengineers' machines often generate new challenges and controversies. To date, the literature is indicative of a sizeable number and variety of robotic devices in the field of clinical rehabilitation, some are commercially available; however, large-scale clinical outcomes are less positive than expected...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707187/imaging-in-vascular-access
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Eoin A Murphy, Rose A Ross, Robert G Jones, Stephen J Gandy, Nicolas Aristokleous, Marco Salsano, Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Shona Matthew, John Graeme Houston
This review examines four imaging modalities; ultrasound (US), digital subtraction angiography (DSA), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), that have common or potential applications in vascular access (VA). The four modalities are reviewed under their primary uses, techniques, advantages and disadvantages, and future directions that are specific to VA. Currently, US is the most commonly used modality in VA because it is cheaper (relative to other modalities), accessible, non-ionising, and does not require the use of contrast agents...
July 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705552/an-integrative-data-analysis-of-gender-differences-in-children-s-understanding-of-mathematical-equivalence
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Caroline Byrd Hornburg, Marisa L Rieber, Nicole M McNeil
This study examined gender as a potential source of variation in children's formal understanding of mathematical equivalence. The hypothesis was that girls would perform more poorly than boys. An integrative data analysis was conducted with 960 second and third graders across 14 previously conducted studies of children's understanding of mathematical equivalence. Measures included problem solving, problem encoding, and equal sign definition. Overall, children performed poorly on all measures. As predicted, girls were less likely than boys to solve mathematical equivalence problems correctly, even though there were no gender differences in calculation accuracy...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704628/positive-affect-is-associated-with-reduced-fixation-in-a-realistic-medical-simulation
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Monique F Crane, Sue Brouwers, Kirsty Forrest, Suyin Tan, Thomas Loveday, Mark W Wiggins, Chris Munday, Leila David
OBJECTIVE: This study extends previous research by exploring the association between mood states (i.e., positive and negative affect) and fixation in practicing anesthetists using a realistic medical simulation. BACKGROUND: The impact of practitioner emotional states on fixation is a neglected area of research. Emerging evidence is demonstrating the role of positive affect in facilitating problem solving and innovation, with demonstrated implications for practitioner fixation...
August 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704577/parenting-stress-and-development-of-late-preterm-infants-at-4-months-corrected-age
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Muhammad K Mughal, Carla S Ginn, Joyce Magill-Evans, Karen M Benzies
Parenting stress has been linked to child development issues in early preterm infants, but less is known about its effects on development in infants born late preterm. We examined relationships between parenting stress of 108 mothers and 108 fathers and development of late preterm infants born at 34 0/7 to 36 6/7 weeks gestation. At 4 months corrected age, mothers and fathers completed the Parenting Stress Index (PSI-3); mothers were primary caregivers in almost all families and completed the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-2) on child development...
July 13, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703103/shining-light-in-a-dark-landscape-mri-evaluation-of-unusual-localization-of-endometriosis
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Benedetta Gui, Anna Lia Valentini, Valeria Ninivaggi, Maura Miccò, Viola Zecchi, Pier Paolo Grimaldi, Francesco Cambi, Maurizio Guido, Lorenzo Bonomo
Endometriosis is a disease distinguished by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity with intralesional recurrent bleeding and resulting fibrosis. The most common locations for endometriosis are the ovaries, pelvic peritoneum, uterosacral ligaments, and torus uterinus. Typical symptoms are secondary dysmenorrhea and cyclic or chronic pelvic pain. Unusual sites of endometriosis may be associated with specific symptoms depending on the localization. Atypical pelvic endometriosis localizations can occur in the cervix, vagina, round ligaments, ureter, and nerves...
July 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702204/exploring-the-status-of-retail-private-drug-shops-in-bangladesh-and-action-points-for-developing-an-accredited-drug-shop-model-a-facility-based-cross-sectional-study
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Syed Masud Ahmed, Nahitun Naher, Tarek Hossain, Lal Bahadur Rawal
BACKGROUND: The private retail drug shops market in Bangladesh is largely unregulated and unaccountable, giving rise to irrational use of drugs and high Out-of-pocket expenditure on health. These shops are served by salespersons with meagre or no formal training in dispensing. METHOD: This facility-based cross-sectional study was undertaken to investigate how the drug shops currently operate vis-a-vis the regulatory regime including dispensing practices of the salespersons, for identifying key action points to develop an accredited model for Bangladesh...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702123/the-evolution-of-life-a-metadarwinian-integrative-approach
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Arnold De Loof
It is undeniably very logical to first formulate an unambiguous definition of "Life" before engaging in defining the parameters instrumental to Life's evolution. Because nearly everybody assumes, erroneously in my opinion, that catching Life's essence in a single sentence is impossible, this way of thinking remained largely unexplored in evolutionary theory. Upon analyzing what exactly happens at the transition from "still alive" to "just dead," the following definition emerged. What we call "Life" (L) is an activity...
2017: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701336/internet-based-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-young-people-with-suicide-related-behaviour-reframe-it-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sarah E Hetrick, Hok P Yuen, Eleanor Bailey, Georgina R Cox, Kate Templer, Simon M Rice, Sarah Bendall, Jo Robinson
BACKGROUND: Suicide-related behaviours are common in young people and associated with a range of negative outcomes. There are few evidence-based interventions; however, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) shows promise. Internet delivery of CBT is popular, with potential to increase reach and accessibility. OBJECTIVE: To test the effectiveness of an internet-based CBT program (Reframe-IT) in reducing suicide-related behaviours, depression, anxiety, hopelessness and improving problem solving and cognitive and behavioural skills in school students with suicide-related behaviours...
July 12, 2017: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701115/comparing-facilitator-priorities-of-suicide-survivor-support-groups-a-cross-cultural-comparison-between-japanese-and-american-groups
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William Feigelman, Beverly Feigelman, Daisuke Kawashima, Keisuke Shiraga, Kenji Kawano
A total of 56 Japanese and 59 American survivor of suicide support group facilitators were asked to rank the mutual aid objectives of their groups following Shulman's scheme in terms of their frequency and importance. Both American and Japanese facilitators showed an emphasis on personal adaptation goals (such as helping bereaved feel less isolated in their grief or encouraging bereaved to share their coping with loss experiences) over collective goals (such as raising monies for more research on mental illness or trying to combat societal suicide stigma in their local communities)...
August 2017: Omega
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