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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456456/developing-and-evaluating-an-instrument-to-measure-recovery-after-intensive-care-the-rain-instrument
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Ingegerd Bergbom, Veronika Karlsson, Mona Ringdal
Background: Measuring and evaluating patients' recovery, following intensive care, is essential for assessing their recovery process. By using a questionnaire, which includes spiritual and existential aspects, possibilities for identifying appropriate nursing care activities may be facilitated. The study describes the development and evaluation of a recovery questionnaire and its validity and reliability. Methods: A questionnaire consisting of 30 items on a 5-point Likert scale was completed by 169 patients (103 men, 66 women), 18 years or older (m=69, SD 12...
2018: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455058/physical-activity-combined-with-resistance-training-reduces-symptoms-of-frailty-in-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Koutatsu Nagaia, Toshiaki Miyamato, Akio Okamae, Akira Tamaki, Hiroyuki Fujioka, Yosuke Wada, Yuki Uchiyama, Ken Shinmura, Kazuhisa Domen
INTRODUCTION: Increased physical activity (PA) is a crucial factor in the prevention of physical deterioration, and resistance training (RT) is also a common and effective intervention for older adults. However, the effects of PA as an adjunct to RT on frailty status remains unclear; therefore, we clarified the effect of a PA intervention with feedback, as an adjunct to resistance strength training, on the physical and mental outcomes of frail older adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We employed a randomized controlled trial...
February 13, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454029/sex-related-differences-in-the-association-between-grip-strength-and-depression-results-from-the-irish-longitudinal-study-on-ageing
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Cillian P McDowell, Brett R Gordon, Matthew P Herring
Muscular strength is a modifiable protective factor for mental health across aging populations. Evidence of sex-related differences in its associations with mental health is limited. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine sex-related differences in cross-sectional and prospective associations between grip strength and depressive symptoms and status. Participants were community dwelling adults (N = 4505; 56.5% female), aged ≥50 years. As a measure of muscular strength, grip strength (kg) of the dominant hand was assessed using a hand-held dynamometer at baseline...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452782/multimorbidity-and-quality-of-life-at-mid-life-a-systematic-review-of-general-population-studies
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Jeeva Kanesarajah, Michael Waller, Jennifer A Whitty, Gita D Mishra
There is substantial multimorbidity at mid-life but little is known about the strength of evidence on multimorbidity and health-related quality of life (HrQoL) at mid-life. This review addresses this gap, focusing on studies of the general population. PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and APA PsycNET databases were screened on 6 March 2017 for original research on multimorbidity and HrQoL in adults aged 40-65 years from the general population. Studies focused on index conditions, using single-item HrQoL measures, unlikely to represent the general population (e...
March 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448003/increased-hippocampal-prefrontal-functional-connectivity-in-insomnia
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Jeanne Leerssen, Rick Wassing, Jennifer R Ramautar, Diederick Stoffers, Oti Lakbila-Kamal, Joy Perrier, Jessica Bruijel, Jessica C Foster-Dingley, Moji Aghajani, Eus J W van Someren
Insomnia Disorder (ID) is the second-most common mental disorder and has a far-reaching impact on daytime functioning. A meta-analysis indicates that, of all cognitive domains, declarative memory involving the hippocampus is most affected in insomnia. Hippocampal functioning has consistently been shown to be sensitive to experimental sleep deprivation. Insomnia however differs from sleep deprivation in many aspects, and findings on hippocampal structure and function have been equivocal. The present study used both structural and resting-state functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a larger sample than previously reported to evaluate hippocampal volume and functional connectivity in ID...
February 12, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447412/service-models-for-urgent-and-emergency-psychiatric-care-an-overview
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Dominiek Coates
There is variation in the way mental health services respond to urgent and emergency presentations, with few evidence-based models reported in the literature, and no agreed on best practice models. To inform the development of urgent and emergency psychiatric care models, a literature review was performed. The review sought to identify strengths and critiques of varying models, evidence gaps, and areas for future research. After review, significant variation was found in the design and scope of urgent and emergency care models...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445336/the-two-systems-account-of-theory-of-mind-testing-the-links-to-social-perceptual-and-cognitive-abilities
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Bozana Meinhardt-Injac, Moritz M Daum, Günter Meinhardt, Malte Persike
According to the two-systems account of theory of mind (ToM), understanding mental states of others involves both fast social-perceptual processes, as well as slower, reflexive cognitive operations (Frith and Frith, 2008; Apperly and Butterfill, 2009). To test the respective roles of specific abilities in either of these processes we administered 15 experimental procedures to a large sample of 343 participants, testing ability in face recognition and holistic perception, language, and reasoning. ToM was measured by a set of tasks requiring ability to track and to infer complex emotional and mental states of others from faces, eyes, spoken language, and prosody...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442158/effects-of-human-parathyroid-hormone-1-34-on-bone-loss-and-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Yang Luo, Shu-Yang Li, Fa-Ming Tian, Hui-Ping Song, Ying-Ze Zhang, Liu Zhang
PURPOSE: Lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration is a common cause of lower back pain that affects the physical and mental health of patients and increases social burden. Parathyroid hormone has been reported to be effective at inhibiting disc degeneration; however, these effects have not been fully established in vivo in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Thus, in this study, we aimed to address this issue and examine the effects of parathyroid hormone treatment in OVX rats. METHODS: Thirty female Sprague-Dawley rats, three months-old, were subjected to sham or ovariectomy surgery...
February 13, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434657/mental-health-status-and-suicidal-thoughts-and-behaviors-of-migrant-children-in-eastern-coastal-china-in-comparison-to-urban-children-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Jingjing Lu, Feng Wang, Pengfei Chai, Dongshuo Wang, Lu Li, Xudong Zhou
Purpose: Although adolescents' mental health problems and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITBs) have been a serious public health concern worldwide, descriptions of risk factors for SITBs often fail to take migration into account. There are roughly 35.8 million migrant children in China who, with their parents, moved from original rural residence to urban areas. Little is known about migrant children's mental health status and levels of SITBs. This study aims to explore the mental health status and SITBs of migrant children living in eastern coastal China in comparison to their urban counterparts...
2018: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433342/promoting-resilience-breaking-the-intergenerational-cycle-of-adverse-childhood-experiences
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Briana A Woods-Jaeger, Bridget Cho, Chris C Sexton, Lauren Slagel, Kathy Goggin
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including trauma exposure, parent mental health problems, and family dysfunction, put children at risk for disrupted brain development and increased risk for later health problems and mortality. These negative effects may be prevented by resilience promoting environments that include protective caregiving relationships. We sought to understand (1) parents' experiences of ACEs, (2) the perceived impact on parenting, (3) protective factors that buffer ACEs potential negative impact, and (4) supports and services that can reduce the number and severity of ACEs and promote resilience among children exposed to early adversity...
February 1, 2018: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425665/newly-diagnosed-bipolar-disorder-and-the-subsequent-risk-of-erectile-dysfunction-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Po-Hsun Hou, Frank Chiahung Mao, Geng-Ruei Chang, Min-Wei Huang, Yao-Ting Wang, Shiau-Shian Huang
BACKGROUND: Although erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in men with mental disorders, there are few reports in the literature on the relation between bipolar disorder (BD) and ED. AIMS: To establish the incidence rate of ED in men with BD and assess the risk of ED in patients with BD according to type of treatment offered or no active treatment with medication during the 1st year of onset. METHODS: We identified 5,150 men with newly diagnosed BD using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
February 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422940/strength-based-assessment-for-future-violence-risk-a-retrospective-validation-study-of-the-structured-assessment-of-protective-factors-for-violence-risk-saprof-japanese-version-in-forensic-psychiatric-inpatients
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Hiroko Kashiwagi, Akiko Kikuchi, Mayuko Koyama, Daisuke Saito, Naotsugu Hirabayashi
Background: The Structured Assessment of PROtective Factors for violence risk (SAPROF) was recently developed as a strength-based addition to the risk assessment of future violent behavior. We examined the interrater reliability and predictive accuracy of the SAPROF for violence in forensic mental health inpatient units in Japan. Methods: This retrospective record study provides an initial validation of the SAPROF in a Japanese sample of 95 forensic psychiatric inpatients from a complete 2008-2013 cohort...
2018: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421768/developmental-neurotoxicity-in-the-progeny-after-maternal-gavage-with-chlorpyrifos
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Bérengère Laporte, Jérôme Gay-Quéheillard, Véronique Bach, Anne-Sophie Villégier
Today, developmental intellectual disorders affect one out of six children in industrialised countries. Intensively used in agriculture, the neurotoxicant pesticide chlorpyrifos (CPF) is known for its environmental persistence and bioaccumulation. Its role has not yet been established in the aetiology of intellectual impairments. Here we assessed whether maternal ingestion of low CPF dose in rats could impair the cerebral function of their progeny. Rat dams received daily CPF exposures (1 mg/kg, per os) during gestation and lactation...
January 25, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414564/positive-psychological-interventions-for-people-with-epilepsy-an-assessment-on-factors-related-to-intervention-participation
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Siew-Tim Lai, Kheng-Seang Lim, Venus Tang, Wah-Yun Low
BACKGROUND: Positive psychological interventions (PPI) are increasingly employed as a coping strategy with physical and mental conditions, including neurological diseases. Its effectiveness on improving wellbeing in people with epilepsy (PWE) has been shown in a few studies. This study aimed to explore factors related to participants' willingness to engage in psychological interventions from the perspective of patients with epilepsy. METHODS: Participants answered a needs assessment questionnaire eliciting information about their illness perception (Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (Brief-IPQ)), emotions (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)), willingness to participate in psychological interventions, preferences in types of PPI and intervention designs, as well as barriers in seeking mental health services...
January 23, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413071/the-magnitude-and-determinants-of-emotional-behavioral-problems-in-working-adolescents-in-turkey
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Dilek Avci, Kevser Tari Selcuk, Serap Kaynak
OBJECTIVE: Working adolescents are at a greater risk of mental disorders than are non-working adolescents. The present study was aimed at determining the magnitude and determinants of emotional and behavioral problems in working adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 343 adolescents attending two vocational training centers in the province of Balikesir between January 2016 and March 2016. The data were collected with the Personal Information Form, and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire...
February 2018: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411542/prevalence-of-psychotic-like-experiences-and-their-correlations-with-internalizing-problems-a-study-of-early-adolescents-in-rural-area-in-karawang-indonesia
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Lerivia Maharani, Sherly Saragih Turnip
INTRODUCTION: Adolescents who live in rural areas have been found to experience more mental health problems than those who live in urban areas. In Indonesia, adolescents who live in rural areas have limited facilities to access mental health services. On the other hand, there is still a strong belief in the rural communities that mental health problems are the consequence of demonic possession, having committed a sin, lack of faith, etc. Rural communities tend to seek traditional remedies such as advice from traditional healers or witchdoctors...
February 6, 2018: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry: Official Journal of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411040/cognitive-profiles-of-finnish-preschool-children-with-expressive-and-receptive-language-impairment
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Virpi Saar, Sari Levänen, Erkki Komulainen
Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the verbal and nonverbal cognitive profiles of children with specific language impairment (SLI) with problems predominantly in expressive (SLI-E) or receptive (SLI-R) language skills. These diagnostic subgroups have not been compared before in psychological studies. Method: Participants were preschool-age Finnish-speaking children with SLI diagnosed by a multidisciplinary team. Cognitive profile differences between the diagnostic subgroups and the relationship between verbal and nonverbal reasoning skills were evaluated...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408453/a-randomized-control-trial-to-establish-the-feasibility-and-safety-of-rapamycin-treatment-in-an-older-human-cohort-immunological-physical-performance-and-cognitive-effects
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Ellen Kraig, Leslie A Linehan, Hanyu Liang, Terry Q Romo, Qianqian Liu, Yubo Wu, Adriana D Benavides, Tyler J Curiel, Martin A Javors, Nicolas Musi, Laura Chiodo, Wouter Koek, Jonathan A L Gelfond, Dean L Kellogg
Inhibition of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway by rapamycin (RAPA), an FDA-approved immunosuppressive drug used as a clinical therapy to prevent solid organ allograft rejection, enhances longevity in mice. Importantly, RAPA was efficacious even when initiated in relatively old animals, suggesting that mTOR inhibition could potentially slow the progression of aging-associated pathologies in older humans (Harrison et al., 2009; Miller et al., 2011). However, the safety and tolerability of RAPA in older human subjects have not yet been demonstrated...
February 3, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407512/maternal-depression-antidepressant-use-and-placental-oxytocin-receptor-dna-methylation-findings-from-the-mpews-study
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Megan Galbally, Joanne Ryan, Marinus van IJzendoorn, Stuart J Watson, Olav Spigset, Martha Lappas, Richard Saffery, Ron de Kloet, Andrew James Lewis
The aim of this study was to investigate placental DNA methylation of the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) in women with depression in pregnancy. We also explored the role of antidepressant medication in pregnancy on placental OXTR methylation. Data were obtained from 239 women in the Mercy Pregnancy and Emotional Wellbeing Study (MPEWS), a selected pregnancy cohort. Current depressive disorders were diagnosed using the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (SCID-IV)...
January 4, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402179/the-moderating-effect-of-mental-toughness-perception-of-risk-and-belief-in-the-paranormal
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Kenneth Drinkwater, Neil Dagnall, Andrew Denovan, Andrew Parker
This research demonstrates that higher levels of mental toughness provide cognitive-perceptual processing advantages when evaluating risk. No previous research, however, has examined mental toughness in relation to perception of risk and paranormal belief (a variable associated with distorted perception of causality and elevated levels of perceived risk). Accordingly, the present paper investigated relationships between these factors. A sample of 174 participants completed self-report measures assessing mental toughness, general perception of risk, and paranormal belief...
January 1, 2018: Psychological Reports
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