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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929413/accessing-support-before-or-after-a-parent-dies-from-cancer-and-young-people-s-current-wellbeing
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A Varathakeyan, F E J McDonald, P Patterson, K Nicholson Perry, K R Allison
PURPOSE: To examine differences in distress and unmet needs between bereaved adolescent and young adult (AYA) offspring who accessed support before and after being bereaved by parental cancer, and to explore aspects of their cancer experience that influenced their help-seeking. METHODS: Phase 1: Surveys completed by AYAs (11-26 years) bereaved by parental cancer were subjected to analysis of covariance examining differences in distress and unmet needs between those who accessed support before (n = 159) and after (n = 212) parental bereavement...
September 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895426/music-for-the-ageing-brain-cognitive-emotional-social-and-neural-benefits-of-musical-leisure-activities-in-stroke-and-dementia
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Teppo Särkämö
Music engages an extensive network of auditory, cognitive, motor, and emotional processing regions in the brain. Coupled with the fact that the emotional and cognitive impact of music is often well preserved in ageing and dementia, music is a powerful tool in the care and rehabilitation of many ageing-related neurological diseases. In addition to formal music therapy, there has been a growing interest in self- or caregiver-implemented musical leisure activities or hobbies as a widely applicable means to support psychological wellbeing in ageing and in neurological rehabilitation...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894543/the-relationship-between-organizational-commitment-and-nursing-care-behavior
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Mohammad Hossein Khalilzadeh Naghneh, Mansoureh Zagheri Tafreshi, Manijeh Naderi, Nehzat Shakeri, Fariba Bolourchifard, Naser Sedghi Goyaghaj
INTRODUCTION: Nursing care encompasses physical, emotional, mental and social needs, in order to improve a patient's health and wellbeing. Caring is the central core and the essence of nursing. The important issue of care is access to proper care and increasing patients' satisfaction. Job performance of nurses is affected by many factors including organizational commitment. This study aimed to determine the relationship between organizational commitment and nurses caring behavior. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 322 nurses from selected Hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran were randomly selected and enrolled in the study in 2015...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859683/psychosocial-and-career-outcomes-of-peer-mentorship-in-medical-resident-education-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Helen Pethrick, Lorelli Nowell, Elizabeth Oddone Paolucci, Liza Lorenzetti, Michele Jacobsen, Tracey Clancy, Diane L Lorenzetti
BACKGROUND: Many medical residents lack ready access to social and emotional supports that enable them to successfully cope with the challenges associated with medical residency. This absence of support has been shown to lead to high levels of burnout, decreased mental wellbeing, and difficulty mastering professional competencies in this population. While there is emerging evidence that peer mentoring can be an important source of psychosocial and career-related support for many individuals, the extent of the evidence regarding the benefits of peer mentorship in medical residency education has not yet been established...
August 31, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838613/impact-of-dysfunction-of-the-facial-nerve-after-superficial-parotidectomy-a-prospective-study
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V E Prats-Golczer, E Gonzalez-Cardero, J A Exposito-Tirado, E Montes-Latorre, L M Gonzalez-Perez, P Infante-Cossio
To evaluate the impact of dysfunction of the facial nerve after superficial parotidectomy for pleomorphic adenoma of the superficial lobe, we prospectively analysed the data of 79 patients using the Facial Disability Index (FDI) and the Short-Form 36-Item (SF-36) questionnaires up to 12 months postoperatively. The function of the facial nerve was grading on the House-Brackmann Scale. Results at 1 week and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months were compared with preoperative (baseline) measurement. The maximum reduction in FDI scores coincided with the highest facial paresis values at one week...
August 21, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836964/evaluation-of-a-peer-delivered-transitional-and-post-discharge-support-program-following-psychiatric-hospitalisation
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Justin Newton Scanlan, Nicola Hancock, Anne Honey
BACKGROUND: The time following discharge from psychiatric hospitalisation is a high risk period. Rates of hospital readmission are high and there is increased risk for homelessness and suicide. Transitional and post-discharge support programs have demonstrated positive results in terms of enhanced wellbeing, improved connection with community-based services and, in some cases, reductions in hospital re-admission. This paper reports on the outcomes of a peer-delivered post-discharge support program...
August 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833529/distress-and-unmet-needs-during-treatment-and-quality-of-life-in-early-cancer-survivorship-a-longitudinal-study-of-haematological-cancer-patients
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Devesh Oberoi, Victoria M White, John F Seymour, H Miles Prince, Simon Harrison, Michael Jefford, Ingrid Winship, David J Hill, Damien Bolton, Jeremy Millar, Nicole Wong Doo, Anne Kay, Graham Giles
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of anxiety, depression and unmet supportive care needs on future quality of life (QoL) in multiple myeloma (MM) and diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. METHODS: MM and DLBCL patients recruited through the population-based Victorian Cancer Registry. Data was collected through two telephone interviews: T1) on average 7 months post diagnosis, T2) average 8 months later. QoL was examined at T2 using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT-G) scale...
August 21, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769838/school-achievement-and-performance-in-chilean-high-schools-the-mediating-role-of-subjective-wellbeing-in-school-related-evaluations
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Verónica López, Juan C Oyanedel, Marian Bilbao, Javier Torres, Denise Oyarzún, Macarena Morales, Paula Ascorra, Claudia Carrasco
School achievement gaps and school failure are problematic issues in Latin America, and are mainly explained by the socio-economic status (SES) of the students. What schools can do to improve school achievement and reduce school failure is a critical issue, both for school management and teacher training. In this study, we present the association of individual and school-related socio-emotional variables with school achievement and performance, controlling for the effects of SES. A probabilistic sample of 4,964 students, drawn from 191 schools enrolled in year 10 in urban areas of Chile, answered questionnaires assessing subjective wellbeing, social wellbeing in school, school climate, school social wellbeing and students' perceptions of teachers' wellbeing...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755250/mental-health-and-educational-experiences-among-black-youth-a-latent-class-analysis
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Theda Rose, Michael A Lindsey, Yunyu Xiao, Nadine M Finigan-Carr, Sean Joe
Disproportionately lower educational achievement, coupled with higher grade retention, suspensions, expulsions, and lower school bonding make educational success among Black adolescents a major public health concern. Mental health is a key developmental factor related to educational outcomes among adolescents; however, traditional models of mental health focus on absence of dysfunction as a way to conceptualize mental health. The dual-factor model of mental health incorporates indicators of both subjective wellbeing and psychopathology, supporting more recent research that both are needed to comprehensively assess mental health...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750342/the-role-of-public-and-private-natural-space-in-children-s-social-emotional-and-behavioural-development-in-scotland-a-longitudinal-study
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Elizabeth A Richardson, Jamie Pearce, Niamh K Shortt, Richard Mitchell
INTRODUCTION: Poor mental health in childhood has implications for health and wellbeing in later life. Natural space may benefit children's social, emotional and behavioural development. We investigated whether neighbourhood natural space and private garden access were related to children's developmental change over time. We asked whether relationships differed between boys and girls, or by household educational status. METHODS: We analysed longitudinal data for 2909 urban-dwelling children (aged 4 at 2008/9 baseline) from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) survey...
October 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736726/social-and-emotional-wellbeing-screening-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islanders-within-primary-health-care-a-series-of-missed-opportunities
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Erika Langham, Janya McCalman, Veronica Matthews, Roxanne Gwendalyn Bainbridge, Barbara Nattabi, Irina Kinchin, Ross Bailie
BACKGROUND: Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) is a critical determinant of health outcomes for Indigenous Australians. This study examined the extent to which primary healthcare services (PHSs) undertake SEWB screening and management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, and the variation in SEWB screening and management across Indigenous PHS. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis between 2012 and 2014 of 3,407 Indigenous client records from a non-representative sample of 100 PHSs in 4 Australian states/territory was undertaken to examine variation in the documentation of: (1) SEWB screening using identified measurement instruments, (2) concern regarding SEWB, (3) actions in response to concern, and (4) follow up actions...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713296/affective-and-engagement-issues-in-the-conception-and-assessment-of-a-robot-assisted-psychomotor-therapy-for-persons-with-dementia
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Natacha Rouaix, Laure Retru-Chavastel, Anne-Sophie Rigaud, Clotilde Monnet, Hermine Lenoir, Maribel Pino
The interest in robot-assisted therapies (RAT) for dementia care has grown steadily in recent years. However, RAT using humanoid robots is still a novel practice for which the adhesion mechanisms, indications and benefits remain unclear. Also, little is known about how the robot's behavioral and affective style might promote engagement of persons with dementia (PwD) in RAT. The present study sought to investigate the use of a humanoid robot in a psychomotor therapy for PwD. We examined the robot's potential to engage participants in the intervention and its effect on their emotional state...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707520/who-are-the-lonely-a-typology-of-loneliness-in-new-zealand
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Hannah Hawkins-Elder, Taciano L Milfont, Matthew D Hammond, Chris G Sibley
BACKGROUND: Loneliness has many negative physical and mental health ramifications and is most prevalent among vulnerable social groups. However, little is known about how loneliness is grouped within the population and the characteristics of those groups. METHODS: We conducted a Latent Profile Analysis on 18,264 participants from the fifth wave of the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study to identify the number of distinct loneliness profiles in the population...
July 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689090/social-and-emotional-wellbeing-assessment-instruments-for-use-with-indigenous-australians-a-critical-review
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M Le Grande, C F Ski, D R Thompson, P Scuffham, S Kularatna, A C Jackson, A Brown
RATIONALE: There is growing recognition that in addition to universally recognised domains and indicators of wellbeing (such as population health and life expectancy), additional frameworks are required to fully explain and measure Indigenous wellbeing. In particular, Indigenous Australian wellbeing is largely determined by colonisation, historical trauma, grief, loss, and ongoing social marginalisation. Dominant mainstream indicators of wellbeing based on the biomedical model may therefore be inadequate and not entirely relevant in the Indigenous context...
July 1, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680408/a-potential-role-for-mu-opioids-in-mediating-the-positive-effects-of-gratitude
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REVIEW
Max Henning, Glenn R Fox, Jonas Kaplan, Hanna Damasio, Antonio Damasio
Gratitude is a complex emotional feeling associated with universally desirable positive effects in personal, social, and physiological domains. Why or how gratitude achieves these functional outcomes is not clear. Toward the goal of identifying its' underlying physiological processes, we recently investigated the neural correlates of gratitude. In our study, participants were exposed to gratitude-inducing stimuli, and rated each according to how much gratitude it provoked. As expected, self-reported gratitude intensity correlated with brain activity in distinct regions of the medial pre-frontal cortex associated with social reward and moral cognition...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678190/taste-salt-consumption-and-local-explanations-around-hypertension-in-a-rural-population-in-northern-peru
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M Amalia Pesantes, Francisco Diez-Canseco, Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz, Vilarmina Ponce-Lucero, J Jaime Miranda
Interventions to promote behaviors to reduce sodium intake require messages tailored to local understandings of the relationship between what we eat and our health. We studied local explanations about hypertension, the relationship between local diet, salt intake, and health status, and participants' opinions about changing food habits. This study provided inputs for a social marketing campaign in Peru promoting the use of a salt substitute containing less sodium than regular salt. Qualitative methods (focus groups and in-depth interviews) were utilized with local populations, people with hypertension, and health personnel in six rural villages...
July 5, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675583/experiencing-health-related-quality-of-life-in-paediatric-short-stature-a-cross-cultural-analysis-of-statements-from-patients-and-parents
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Rachel Sommer, Monika Bullinger, John Chaplin, Ju-Ky Do, Mick Power, Andreas Pleil, Julia Quitmann
OBJECTIVES: Direct assessment of the patient perspective is necessary to thoroughly understand patients' experiences of disease. We aimed to examine information from children with short stature on their perceived HrQoL within 5 European countries. METHODS: Patients, identified through clinical databases, were approached by their clinicians according to the inclusion criteria regarding a diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency or idiopathic short stature and age requirements...
July 4, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675195/how-to-deal-with-violent-and-aggressive-patients-in-acute-medical-settings
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R H Harwood
Dealing with violence and aggression is an area where health professionals often feel uncertain. Standing at the interface between medicine, psychiatry and law, the best actions may not be clear, and guidelines neither consistently applicable nor explicit. An aggressive, violent or abusive patient may be behaving anti-socially or criminally. But in acute medical settings it is more likely that a medical, mental health or emotional problem, or some combination thereof, is the explanation and usually we will not know the relative contribution of each element...
June 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668759/adverse-childhood-experiences-among-youth-reported-to-child-welfare-results-from-the-national-survey-of-child-adolescent-wellbeing
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Antonio R Garcia, Meera Gupta, Johanna K P Greeson, Allison Thompson, Christina DeNard
The negative influence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) outcomes are well documented. However, no research to date has examined the effect of ACEs on SEB outcomes in youth who received mental health services after reporting to the child welfare system. This study's analyses of data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being II revealed that the most prevalent ACEs included hospitalization for a medical condition, neglect, and exposures to domestic and community violence...
June 29, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632005/sleep-problems-and-life-satisfaction-as-predictors-of-health-in-men-with-sex-chromosome-aneuploidies
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Krister W Fjermestad, Simen Stokke
More knowledge is needed about men with sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCA). We present self-reported data from 53 men with SCA (Mage = 36.8 years, SD = 12.3, range 19-67). The Health Survey-Short Form (SF-36) measured eight health domains (physical functioning, role-physical, role-emotional, vitality, emotional health, social functioning, pain, general health). The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index measured sleep problems. The Personal Wellbeing Index measured satisfaction with eight life domains. Compared to norms, SCA reported poorer health (mean d = -0...
February 21, 2017: Behavioral Medicine
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