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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914194/illness-narratives-of-people-who-are-homeless
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Cecilia Håkanson, Joakim Öhlén
Multiple illnesses are common in all homeless populations. While most previous studies have focused on experiences of mental illness, there is a scarcity of studies about experiences of bodily illness among people who are homeless. This study aimed to explore illness narratives of people who are homeless, and how homelessness as a social context shapes the experience of multiple and/or advancing somatic conditions. The design was a qualitative single-case study, using interpretive description. Data were generated through interviews, with nine participants who were homeless rough sleepers in Stockholm, Sweden, recruited while receiving care in a support home for homeless people with complex care needs...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906742/is-preexisting-cervical-disk-degeneration-a-prognostic-factor-in-whiplash-associated-disorders
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Nam-Su Chung, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Yu-Sang Lee, Jang-Ho Park, Han-Dong Lee
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective control study. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether preexisting cervical disk degeneration is a prognostic factor in Whiplash-associated disorder (WAD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: WAD is a common injury of traffic accident and has a broad range of prognoses. Although numerous studies have investigated prognostic factors in WAD, few have evaluated the effect of preexisting disk degeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study involved 45 consecutive patients with grade I or II WAD having advanced disk degeneration (at least 1 disk of Miyazaki grade≥III on magnetic resonance imaging) and a control cohort of 52 patients with no or mild disk degeneration (all disks having Miyazaki grades≤II)...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903171/a-common-struggle-a-personal-journey-through-the-past-and-future-of-mental-illness-and-addiction-resilience-two-sisters-and-a-story-of-mental-illnessby-patrick-j-kennedy-and-stephen-fried-new-york-blue-ridge-press-2015-422-pages-by-jessie-close-with-pete-early
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903143/incarcerated-women-s-experiences-and-beliefs-about-psychotropic-medication-an-empirical-study
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Kia J Bentley, Rachel C Casey
OBJECTIVE: Research has consistently shown that incarcerated women experience mental illness at disproportionate rates and heavily use psychiatric medication. This study examined factors related to incarcerated women's experiences and beliefs about psychotropic medications. METHODS: The researchers conducted a survey with 274 women incarcerated at a medium-security correctional institution in a Mid-Atlantic state. A 35-item questionnaire was created that solicited data on, among other things, experiences with and perceptions of psychotropic medication use and locus of control...
December 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902745/utility-of-the-health-of-the-nation-outcome-scales-honos-in-predicting-mental-health-service-costs-for-patients-with-common-mental-health-problems-historical-cohort-study
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Conal Twomey, A Matthew Prina, David S Baldwin, Jayati Das-Munshi, David Kingdon, Leonardo Koeser, Martin J Prince, Robert Stewart, Alex D Tulloch, Alarcos Cieza
BACKGROUND: Few countries have made much progress in implementing transparent and efficient systems for the allocation of mental health care resources. In England there are ongoing efforts by the National Health Service (NHS) to develop mental health 'payment by results' (PbR). The system depends on the ability of patient 'clusters' derived from the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) to predict costs. We therefore investigated the associations of individual HoNOS items and the Total HoNOS score at baseline with mental health service costs at one year follow-up...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898289/adherence-to-medication-regimen-in-patients-with-severe-and-chronic-psychiatric-disorders-a-qualitative-study
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Kourosh Zarea, Malek Fereidooni-Moghadam, Ashrafalsadat Hakim
Nonadherence to treatment is common in patients with chronic psychiatric disorders. Few studies have been conducted in Iran on lack of adherence to medication regimen in patients with severe psychiatric disorders. The present study was carried out with the purpose of gaining insight into the experiences of patients, their family members, and nurses on the medication adherence in patients with severe and chronic psychiatric disorders in selected hospitals in Ahvaz, Iran. A qualitative content analysis study was used in the study and the participants included 7 nurses, 5 patients, and 4 family members...
November 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894462/multiple-somatic-symptoms-in-primary-care-a-field-study-for-icd-11-phc-who-s-revised-classification-of-mental-disorders-in-primary-care-settings
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David P Goldberg, Geoffrey M Reed, Rebeca Robles, Julio Bobes, Celso Iglesias, Sandra Fortes, Jair de Jesus Mari, Tai-Pong Lam, Fareed Minhas, Bushra Razzaque, José Ángel Garcia, Marianne Rosendal, C Anthony Dowell, Linda Gask, Joseph K Mbatia, Shekhar Saxena
OBJECTIVE: A World Health Organization (WHO) field study conducted in five countries assessed proposals for Bodily Stress Syndrome (BSS) and Health Anxiety (HA) for the Primary Health Care Version of ICD-11. BSS requires multiple somatic symptoms not caused by known physical pathology and associated with distress or dysfunction. HA involves persistent, intrusive fears of having an illness or intense preoccupation with and misinterpretation of bodily sensations. This study examined how the proposed descriptions for BSS and HA corresponded to what was observed by working primary care physicians (PCPs) in participating countries, and the relationship of BSS and HA to depressive and anxiety disorders and to disability...
December 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893581/the-effect-of-socioeconomic-status-and-parental-demographics-on-activation-of-department-of-child-and-family-services-in-pediatric-burn-injury
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Jessica K Campos, Yee M Wong, Brittany N Hasty, Kelly A McElligott, Michael J Mosier
Burns resulting from child maltreatment are tragic causes of significant morbidity and mortality, most commonly affecting children under 3 years of age. More than one third of nonaccidental burns occur in single-parent homes or have parents with history of mental illness, substance abuse, incarceration, or Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) involvement. The authors sought to profile pediatric burn injuries associated with DCFS investigations. They performed a retrospective chart review of pediatric burn patients, admitted between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891433/the-clinical-presentation-and-outcome-of-the-institutionalized-wandering-mentally-ill-in-india
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Gaurav Singh, Nilima Shah, Ritambhara Mehta
INTRODUCTION: There are estimated 400,000 wandering mentally ill persons in India, found in poor physical state wandering on streets and railway stations; mainly treated either by government run Hospitals for Mental Health (HMH) or Psychiatry units of a Government Medical College (GMC). They require psychosocial rehabilitation along with treatment. AIM: To study the presentation, clinical profile and rehabilitative outcome of wandering mentally ill admitted in government psychiatric care facilities...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888976/the-variability-of-nursing-attitudes-toward-mental-illness-an-integrative-review
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Krystyna de Jacq, Allison Andreno Norful, Elaine Larson
Mental illnesses are common worldwide, and nurses' attitudes toward mental illness have an impact on the care they deliver. This integrative literature review focused on nurses' attitudes toward mental illness. Four databases were searched between January 1, 1995 to October 31, 2015 selecting studies, which met the following inclusion criteria: 1) English language; and 2) Research in which the measured outcome was nurses' attitudes toward mental illness. Fourteen studies conducted across 20 countries that 4282 participants met the inclusion criteria...
December 2016: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888724/the-role-of-physical-and-mental-health-multimorbidity-in-suicidal-ideation
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Katerina Kavalidou, Daniel J Smith, Rory C O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Previous research has focused on the separate roles of mental illness and physical health conditions in suicide risk, with relatively few studies investigating the importance of physical and psychiatric disorder co-occurrence. We aimed to investigate whether suicidal ideation might be influenced by physical and mental ill-health multimorbidity. METHODS: Data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey of England were analysed. Participants who responded to the suicidal thoughts question were grouped into four distinct categories based on their health conditions (Common mental disorders (CMD) only, physical health conditions only, CMD/physical health multimorbidity and a control group with neither physical nor mental health conditions)...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888379/medical-co-morbidities-among-patients-with-severe-mental-illnesses-in-a-community-health-facility-in-nigeria
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Victor Olufolahan Lasebikan, Joachim Azegbeobor
To examine prevalence of medical comorbidity (MCM) in schizophrenia (n = 1310) and in bipolar disorder (n = 1307) and the association of high burden of MCM (≥3 MCM) with duration of untreated illness, number of episodes, functioning, poly-medication and lifetime hospitalization for the mental disorder. Participants were recruited from a private psychiatric facility in Ibadan, Nigeria between 2004 and 2013 and enquiry made about the lifetime occurrence of 20 common chronic diseases including common tropical diseases...
November 25, 2016: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884127/cancer-related-fatigue-in-post-treatment-cancer-survivors-application-of-the-common-sense-model-of-illness-representations
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Teresa Corbett, AnnMarie Groarke, Jane C Walsh, Brian E McGuire
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CrF) is a common and disruptive symptom that may be experienced during and after cancer. Research into the subjective experience of fatigue in this group is required. The common sense model of self-regulation of health and illness (SRM) addresses personal beliefs or mental representations-whether medically sound or unsubstantiated- that a person holds about a health issue. The current study assesses if the SRM could be used as a theoretical framework for organizing the experiences of people with CrF, with a view to identifying methods to address fatigue in cancer survivors...
November 25, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878322/assessing-needs-for-psychiatric-treatment-in-prisoners-1-prevalence-of-disorder
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Paul Bebbington, Sharon Jakobowitz, Nigel McKenzie, Helen Killaspy, Rachel Iveson, Gary Duffield, Mark Kerr
BACKGROUND: High levels of psychiatric morbidity in prisoners have important implications for services. Assessing Needs for Psychiatric Treatment in Prisoners is an evaluation of representative samples of prisoners in a male and a female prison in London. This paper reports on the prevalence of mental disorders. In a companion paper, we describe how this translates into mental health treatment needs and the extent to which they have been met. METHODS: Prisoners were randomly sampled in a sequential procedure based on the Local Inmate Data System...
November 22, 2016: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872937/major-depression-in-primary-care-making-the-diagnosis
#15
Chung Wai Mark Ng, Choon How How, Yin Ping Ng
Major depression is a common condition seen in the primary care setting, often presenting with somatic symptoms. It is potentially a chronic illness with considerable morbidity, and a high rate of relapse and recurrence. Major depression has a bidirectional relationship with chronic diseases, and a strong association with increased age and coexisting mental illnesses (e.g. anxiety disorders). Screening can be performed using clinical tools for major depression, such as the Patient Health Questionaire-2, Patient Health Questionaire-9 and Beck Depression Inventory, so that timely treatment can be initiated...
November 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869576/using-visual-metaphors-in-health-messages-a-strategy-to-increase-effectiveness-for-mental-illness-communication
#16
Allison J Lazard, Benita A Bamgbade, Jennah M Sontag, Carolyn Brown
Depression is highly prevalent among college students. Although treatment is often available on university campuses, many stigma-based barriers prevent students from seeking help. Communication strategies, such as the use of metaphors, are needed to reduce barriers. Specially, the use of visual metaphors, as a strategic message design tactic, may be an effective communication strategy to increase message appeal and engagement. Using a 2-phase approach, this study first identified common metaphors students use to conceptualize mental illness...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867012/a-robust-sparse-modeling-framework-for-estimating-schizophrenia-biomarkers-from-fmri
#17
Keith Dillon, Vince Calhoun, Yu-Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Our goal is to identify the brain regions most relevant to mental illness using neuroimaging. State of the art machine learning methods commonly suffer from repeatability difficulties in this application, particularly when using large and heterogeneous populations for samples. NEW METHOD: We revisit both dimensionality reduction and sparse modeling, and recast them in a common optimization-based framework. This allows us to combine the benefits of both types of methods in an approach which we call unambiguous components...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866392/drug-caused-deaths-in-australian-medical-practitioners-and-health-care-professionals
#18
Jennifer L Pilgrim, Rhyse Dorward, Olaf H Drummer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are numerous factors putting health-care professionals (HCP) at a higher risk of substance abuse and premature death, including high-stress jobs, access to controlled substances, long hours of practice and constant contact with the critically ill. This study aimed to examine fatal drug toxicity in this high-risk cohort, in order to: (1) estimate the rate of drug-caused deaths of Australian HCPs; (2) describe the key characteristics of the cohort; and (3) examine the relationship between HCP occupation and drug type, or intent...
November 20, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864309/railway-suicide-clusters-how-common-are-they-and-what-predicts-them
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Lay San Too, Jane Pirkis, Allison Milner, Lyndal Bugeja, Matthew J Spittal
BACKGROUND: A growing number of studies have sought to detect clusters of all suicides, but few have sought to identify clusters of method-specific suicides. METHODS: Data on railway suicides occurring in Victoria, Australia, between 2001 and 2012 were obtained from the National Coronial Information System. We used the Poisson discrete scan statistic to identify railway suicides that occurred close together in space and/or time. We then used a case-control design to compare clustered railway suicides with non-clustered railway suicides on a range of individual and neighbourhood factors...
November 18, 2016: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863522/cardiometabolic-health-prescribed-antipsychotics-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-people-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Daniel Bressington, Jolene Mui, Mei Ling Tse, Richard Gray, Eric F C Cheung, Wai Tong Chien
BACKGROUND: People with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (SSD) often have high levels of obesity and poor cardiometabolic health. Certain types of antipsychotics have been shown to contribute towards weight gain and there is some equivocal evidence that obesity is related to poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with SSD. It is also still uncertain if antipsychotic polypharmacy/higher doses of antipsychotics are linked with HRQoL and/or increased risk of obesity/Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)...
November 18, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
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