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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601524/the-mental-health-status-and-intellectual-ability-of-unwed-mothers-dwelling-in-korean-shelter-homes
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Suyeon Jo, Soowon Park, Jung Hae Youn, Bo Kyung Sohn, Hyo Jung Choi, Ji Yeon Lee, Jin Yong Lee, Jun-Young Lee
Although many unwed mothers have issues concerning mental health and intellectual ability, little research has focused on their mental and cognitive status. Due to the public stigma attached to unwed mothers in South Korea, they tend to conceal their status and are less likely to seek psychiatric and psychological help. In this context, this study aims to assess the current status of their mental health and intellectual characteristics. A total of 48 unwed mothers from two shelter homes in South Korea agreed to participate in the study...
March 30, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601479/burden-and-risk-factors-for-cold-related-illness-and-death-in-new-york-city
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Kathryn Lane, Kazuhiko Ito, Sarah Johnson, Elizabeth A Gibson, Andrew Tang, Thomas Matte
Exposure to cold weather can cause cold-related illness and death, which are preventable. To understand the current burden, risk factors, and circumstances of exposure for illness and death directly attributed to cold, we examined hospital discharge, death certificate, and medical examiner data during the cold season from 2005 to 2014 in New York City (NYC), the largest city in the United States. On average each year, there were 180 treat-and-release emergency department visits (average annual rate of 21.6 per million) and 240 hospital admissions (29...
March 30, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590362/frailty-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-and-hospital-services-use-in-older-adults-a-cluster-analysis-in-a-cohort-study
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Francesco Gilardi, Paola Scarcella, Maria Grazia Proietti, Giovanni Capobianco, Gennaro Rocco, Alessandra Capanna, Sandro Mancinelli, Maria Cristina Marazzi, Leonardo Palombi, Giuseppe Liotta
Background: Lowering mortality and hospitalization of older adults is one of the main goals of public health to improve both health systems' sustainability and older adults' quality of life. The aim of this study is to identify the determinants associated with mortality and the use of hospital services in the population older than 64 years of age. Methods: A randomized sample from the population of the Lazio region (Italy) above the age of 64 was enrolled in 2014 by the administration of a questionnaire to assess frailty; the rates of use of hospital services and mortality in the year following the enrolment have been retrieved by the regional database...
March 26, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587719/nurse-led-home-based-care-for-people-with-hiv-aids
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Elizabeth M Wood, Babalwa Zani, Tonya M Esterhuizen, Taryn Young
BACKGROUND: Home-based care is used in many countries to increase quality of life and limit hospital stay, particularly where public health services are overburdened. Home-based care objectives for HIV/AIDS can include medical care, delivery of antiretroviral treatment and psychosocial support. This review assesses the effects of home-based nursing on morbidity in people infected with HIV/AIDS. METHODS: The trials studied are in HIV positive adults and children, regardless of sex or setting and all randomised controlled...
March 27, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564858/-a-correlational-study-of-the-recovery-process-in-patients-with-mental-illness
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Yao-Hui Huang, Yao-Yu Lin, Shih-Kai Lee, Ming-Feng Lee, Ching-Lan Esther Lin
BACKGROUND: The ideology of recovery addresses the autonomy of patients with mental illness and their ability to reconstruct a normal life. Empirical knowledge of this process of recovery and related factors remains unclear. PURPOSE: To assess the process of recovery and related factors in patients with mental illness. METHODS: This cross-sectional, correlational study was conducted on a convenience sample in a psychiatric hospital. Two-hundred and fifty patients with mental illness were recruited and were assessed using 3 instruments: Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery (QPR), Perceived Psychiatric Stigma Scale (PPSS), and Personal and Social Performance Scale (PSP)...
April 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536792/friendship-and-money-a-qualitative-study-of-service-users-experiences-of-participating-in-a-supported-socialisation-programme
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Ann Sheridan, Donal O'Keeffe, Barbara Coughlan, Kate Frazer, Johnathan Drennan, Mary Kemple
BACKGROUND: Social opportunities can be limited in the lives of people with enduring mental illness (EMI) due to psychiatric stigma, restricted home environments and employment barriers. Supported socialisation programmes have the potential to redress the impact of social isolation. AIM: To explore the experiences of service users with EMI taking part in a supported socialisation programme, using written diary entries. METHODS: This article reports on the qualitative component of a randomised controlled trial of supported socialisation for people with EMI (published previously in this journal)...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486741/intensive-home-treatment-for-patients-in-acute-psychiatric-crisis-situations-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jurgen Cornelis, Ansam Barakat, Jack Dekker, Tessy Schut, Sandra Berk, Hans Nusselder, Nikander Ruhl, Jeroen Zoeteman, Rien Van, Aartjan Beekman, Matthijs Blankers
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization is a common method to intensify care for patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis. A short-term, specialised, out-patient crisis intervention by a Crisis Resolution Team (CRT) in the Netherlands, called Intensive Home Treatment (IHT), is a viable intervention which may help reduce hospital admission days. However, research on the (cost-)effectiveness of alternatives to hospitalisation such as IHT are scarce. In the study presented in this protocol, IHT will be compared to care-as-usual (CAU) in a randomized controlled trial (RCT)...
February 27, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471553/-the-role-of-organizational-indicators-within-the-implementation-of-cross-sectoral-mental-health-care-and-home-treatment-in-germany-a-literature-and-theory-review
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Christian Klode, Tilman Steinert, Andreas Blume, Peter Brückner-Bozetti, Aysin Senkal, Michael Lingenfelder
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate organizational and human resource management-related drivers of community mental health services and home treatment in Germany. METHODS: Systematic review of psychiatric and organizational science literature, additional manual search. RESULTS: Relevant driver variables in community mental health services and home treatment have mostly been addressed. However, only a few have been evaluated and complex cause-and-effect models are missing so far...
February 22, 2018: Psychiatrische Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438124/friendly-faces-characteristics-of-children-and-adolescents-with-repeat-visits-to-a-specialized-child-psychiatric-emergency-program
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Mollie Marr, Sarah M Horwitz, Ruth Gerson, Amy Storfer-Isser, Jennifer F Havens
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric mental health emergency department (ED) visits continue to rise with 19% to 62% of youth presenting to the ED ultimately returning for a mental health-related complaint. To better understand the needs of children returning to the ED, this study examines the clinical, demographic, and environmental factors associated with revisits to a dedicated child psychiatric ED. METHODS: Clinical factors, home environment, and mental health service utilization of 885 children presenting to a dedicated child psychiatric ED over a 1-year period were abstracted by retrospective chart review...
February 12, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412043/acute-crisis-care-for-patients-with-mental-health-crises-initial-assessment-of-an-innovative-prehospital-alternative-destination-program-in-north-carolina
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Jamie O Creed, Julianne M Cyr, Hillary Owino, Shannen E Box, Mia Ives-Rublee, Brian B Sheitman, Beat D Steiner, Jefferson G Williams, Michael W Bachman, Jose G Cabanas, J Brent Myers, Seth W Glickman
OBJECTIVE: Emergency Departments (ED) are overburdened with patients experiencing acute mental health crises. Pre-hospital transport by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to community mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities could reduce ED utilization and costs. Our objective was to describe characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of acute mental health crises patients who were transported by EMS to an acute crisis unit at WakeBrook, a North Carolina community mental health center...
February 7, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401345/psychiatric-history-deployments-and-potential-impacts-of-mental-health-care-in-a-combat-theater
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Colleen M Varga, Michael A Haibach, Anderson B Rowan, Jeffrey P Haibach
Introduction: Increasing numbers of U.S. service members access mental health care while deployed and at home station. Multiple deployments carry with them a higher risk of exposure to combat as well as the impact of cumulative stressors associated with separation from family, hostile environments, and high operations tempo. However, mental health care resources continue to be underutilized, potentially because of higher levels of stigma regarding mental health care and concerns about career impact among service members...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368233/risk-factors-for-self-injurious-behavior-in-an-inpatient-psychiatric-sample-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-naturalistic-observation-study
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Benjamin L Handen, Carla A Mazefsky, Robin L Gabriels, Kahsi A Pedersen, Meredith Wallace, Matthew Siegel
Limited information about self-injurious behavior (SIB) is known for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who require intensive behavioral health interventions. We examined risk-factors for SIB in 302 individuals with ASD (ages 4-20) admitted to six specialized psychiatric inpatient units. Seventy-four percent were reported by a caregiver to display SIB, however, only 25% were observed to engage in daily SIB during hospitalization. Those exhibiting SIB across environments had significantly higher ratings on caregiver questionnaires of SIB severity...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343203/cognition-health-related-quality-of-life-and-depression-ten-years-after-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Erik Grauwmeijer, Majanka Heijenbrok-Kal, Lianne Peppel, Chantal Hartjes, Iain Haitsma, Inge de Koning, Gerard Ribbers
The aim of this study was to evaluate cognitive function ten years after moderate-severe TBI and to investigate the associations between cognitive function, depression and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). In this prospective cohort study, with measurements at 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 120 months post-TBI, patients aged 18-67 years (N=113) with moderate-severe TBI were recruited. Main outcome measures were depression (CES-D), subjective cognitive functioning (CFQ), objective cognitive functioning, and HRQoL (SF-36)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334877/utilization-of-mental-health-services-by-children-displaced-by-hurricane-katrina
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Troy Quast, Sean Gregory, Eric A Storch
OBJECTIVE: This study examined changes in utilization of mental health services after Hurricane Katrina among children with preexisting conditions who were displaced from their homes in Louisiana disaster counties and resettled in Texas. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on Medicaid claims data for 101,950 children from 2004 to 2006. Pre-post changes in utilization of mental health services by the displaced children and three control groups were compared...
January 16, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316451/an-innovative-model-to-coordinate-healthcare-and-social-services-for-people-with-serious-mental-illness-a-mixed-methods-case-study-of-maryland-s-medicaid-health-home-program
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Emma E McGinty, Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, Sarah Linden, Seema Choksy, Elizabeth Stone, Gail L Daumit
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a case study examining implementation of Maryland's Medicaid health home program, a unique model for integration of behavioral, somatic, and social services for people with serious mental illness (SMI) in the psychiatric rehabilitation program setting. METHOD: We conducted interviews and surveys with health home leaders (N=72) and front-line staff (N=627) representing 46 of the 48 total health home programs active during the November 2015-December 2016 study period...
March 2018: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302224/tobacco-use-disorder-and-treatment-new-challenges-and-opportunities
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Douglas Ziedonis, Smita Das, Celine Larkin
Tobacco use remains a global problem, and options for consumers have increased with the development and marketing of e-cigarettes and other new nicotine and tobacco products, such as "heat-not-burn" tobacco and dissolvable tobacco. The increased access to these new products is juxtaposed with expanding public health and clinical intervention options, including mobile technologies and social media. The persistent high rate of tobacco-use disorders among those with psychiatric disorders has gathered increased global attention, including successful approaches to individual treatment and organizational-level interventions...
September 2017: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294931/unique-interactions-of-interpersonal-trauma-and-positive-peer-and-family-experiences-on-traumatic-distress-among-pediatric-primary-care-patients
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Shirley B Wang, Joanna Herres, Guy Diamond
Individuals with histories of interpersonal trauma are at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Risk of PTSD is particularly salient during critical periods of development, such as adolescence and emerging adulthood. However, little is known about the unique effects and interactions of protective factors and interpersonal trauma on PTSD symptoms in adolescents and young adults. The current study tested whether positive peer and family experiences decrease the associations between interpersonal trauma and PTSD symptoms and whether these associations differed by victim-perpetrator relationships...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277953/emergent-leadership-among-tenants-with-psychiatric-disabilities-living-in-supported-housing
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Myra Piat, Judith Sabetti, Deborah Padgett
The overall aim of this study was to explore the experiences of people with psychiatric disabilities living as tenants in independent, supported apartments for the first time. Supported housing provides an alternative to structured, custodial housing models, such as foster homes, or board-and-care homes, for clients in public mental health systems. This article reports findings on how leadership emerged among tenants after making the transition from custodial to supported housing. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with tenants (n = 24) and included questions on their housing history, current living situation, relationships with staff, participation, and understanding or experience of leadership...
December 25, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249534/preexisting-psychiatric-illness-worsens-acute-care-outcomes-after-orthopaedic-trauma-in-obese-patients
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Heather K Vincent, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Laura Ann Zdziarski-Horodyski, Kalia K Sadasivan, Jennifer Hagen, Robert Guenther, JoAnna McClelland, MaryBeth Horodyski
PURPOSE: Pre-existing psychiatric illness, illicit drug use, and alcohol abuse adversely impact patients with orthopaedic trauma injuries. Obesity is an independent factor associated with poorer clinical outcomes and discharge disposition, and higher hospital resource use. It is not known whether interactions exist between pre-existing illness, illicit drug use and obesity on acute trauma care outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cohort study is from orthopaedic trauma patients prospectively measured over 10 years (N = 6353)...
February 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237154/effects-of-early-life-adversity-on-hippocampal-structures-and-associated-hpa-axis-functions
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Brigitte Dahmen, Vanessa B Puetz, Wolfgang Scharke, Georg G von Polier, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Kerstin Konrad
Early-life adversity (ELA) is one of the major risk factors for serious mental and physical health risks later in life. ELA has been associated with dysfunctional neurodevelopment, especially in brain structures such as the hippocampus, and with dysfunction of the stress system, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Children who have experienced ELA are also more likely to suffer from mental health disorders such as depression later in life. The exact interplay of aberrant neurodevelopment and HPA axis dysfunction as risks for psychopathology is not yet clear...
2018: Developmental Neuroscience
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