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Emotional Injury

Colin M Bosma, Nashwa Mansoor, Chiara S Haller
OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated the relationship between Post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptom severity and Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) after severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective multi-center, cohort study on severe TBI in Switzerland (2007-2011). Injury severity was determined using the Abbreviated Injury Score of the Head region (HAIS), following clinical assessment and initial computed tomography (CT). SETTING: Baseline data was gathered at time/location of the accident...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Douglas Zatzick, Joan Russo, Peter Thomas, Doyanne Darnell, Harry Teter, Leah Ingraham, Lauren K Whiteside, Jin Wang, Roxanne Guiney, Lea Parker, Kirsten Sandgren, Margot Kelly Hedrick, Erik G Van Eaton, Gregory Jurkovich
OBJECTIVE: The investigation aimed to compare two approaches to the delivery of care for hospitalized injury survivors, a patient-centered care transition intervention versus enhanced usual care. METHOD: This pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial randomized 171 acutely injured trauma survivors with three or more early postinjury concerns and high levels of emotional distress to intervention (I; n = 85) and enhanced usual care control (C; n = 86) conditions...
March 13, 2018: Psychiatry
Michele Cascardi, Megan Chesin, Molly Kammen
Perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) represent a heterogeneous group who engage in a variety of aggressive acts which often co-occur. However, few studies take this co-occurrence into consideration. Failure to consider overlapping forms of IPV confounds understanding of risk factors for physical IPV, which in turn undermines identification, prevention, and intervention efforts. Though rarely studied in emerging adults, personality variables have recently been identified as important correlates of IPV...
March 12, 2018: Aggressive Behavior
Lixin Jiang, Tahira M Probst, Wendi Benson, Jesse Byrd
Recent years have witnessed a staggeringly high number of workplace aggressive behaviors as well as employee accidents and injuries. Exposure to workplace aggression is associated with a host of negative psychological, emotional, and physiological outcomes, yet research relating workplace aggression to employee safety outcomes is lacking. This study aims to examine the association between exposure to workplace physical and verbal aggression with workplace injuries and underreporting of accidents and near misses...
March 5, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
Craig A Marquardt, Daniel J Goldman, Bruce N Cuthbert, Shmuel Lissek, Scott R Sponheim
Emotional dysfunction is evident in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet it is unclear what aspects of the disorder most directly relate to aberrant emotional responding. Also, the frequent co-occurrence of blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) among recently deployed U.S. military personnel complicates efforts to understand the basis for emotional disruption. We studied a cross-sectional sample (enriched for PTSD and mTBI) of 123 U.S. veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We measured subjective affective evaluations and peripheral psychophysiological responses to images with pleasant, neutral, unpleasant, and combat-related aversive content...
February 2018: Journal of Traumatic Stress
Jennifer M Flaherty, Robert J Spencer, Lauren L Drag, Percival H Pangilinan, Linas A Bieliauskas
OBJECTIVES: This study examined how depression, anxiety, and sleep items from the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI) predict results from longer inventories. METHOD: This was a retrospective review from 484, predominantly male (96.1%) Veterans, mean age 29.7 years, who underwent brief neuropsychological screening during a comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation for mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants completed the NSI, insomnia severity index (ISI), and hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS)...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology
John Grundy, Kon Mouzakis, Rajesh Vasa, Andrew Cain, Maheswaree Curumsing, Mohamed Abdelrazek, Niroshine Fernando
By the 2050, it is estimated that the proportion of people over the age of 80 will have risen from 3.9% to 9.1% of population of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries. A large proportion of these people will need significant help to manage various chronic illnesses, including dementia, heart disease, diabetes, limited physical movement and many others. Current approaches typically focus on acute episodes of illness and are not well designed to provide adequately for daily living care support...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Rebecca A Johnson, David L Albright, James R Marzolf, Jessica L Bibbo, Hayley D Yaglom, Sandra M Crowder, Gretchen K Carlisle, Amy Willard, Cynthia L Russell, Karen Grindler, Steven Osterlind, Marita Wassman, Nathan Harms
BACKGROUND: Large numbers of post-deployment U.S. veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to an urgent need for effective interventions to reduce symptoms and increase veterans' coping. PTSD includes anxiety, flashbacks, and emotional numbing. The symptoms increase health care costs for stress-related illnesses and can make veterans' civilian life difficult. METHODS: We used a randomized wait-list controlled design with repeated measures of U...
January 19, 2018: Military Medical Research
Ewa B Stefanska, Tamsin Higgs, Adam J Carter, Anthony R Beech
Degree of injury, as measured by the Homicide Injury Scale (HIS), was examined to advance understanding of the dynamics of sexual killing. A total of 350 nonserial, male sexual killers were included, and the different ways that the sexual element of their offenses and the act of killing were connected was accounted for by determining that cases were either directly sexual (the sexual element and killing were closely bound), or indirectly sexual (killing was not a source of sexual stimulation). The two groups, direct and indirect sexual killers, were each subjected to multiple linear regression analyses to examine the group-specific relationship between level of injury and predictor variables previously found to be associated with increased severity of attack...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Shelley Wiechman, Michael A Hoyt, David R Patterson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the importance of preburn adjustment, injury related variables and selection of coping style on various outcome measures using a biopsychosocial model. DESIGN: Longitudinal. SETTING: Outpatient burn clinics. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 231 burn survivors participated in this study as part of a larger burn model system study of 645 patients with major burn injuries. INTERVENTIONS: N/A/...
March 1, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Michelle M Shnayder, Debi Brannan, Lauren A Murphy, Lila S Asfour, Eric M Hecht, David J Lee, Alberto J Caban-Martinez
Home healthcare aides (HHAs) are a growing U.S. workforce highly susceptible to workplace stressors and musculoskeletal pain. In the present study we: 1) examine the association of musculoskeletal pain to life satisfaction and emotional exhaustion; and 2) characterize interest in meditation and yoga in a sample of HHAs. A nonprobabilistic sample of HHAs employed at home healthcare agencies in Florida, Massachusetts, and Oregon (n = 285 total) completed a self-administered questionnaire with standard survey measures on musculoskeletal pain location, duration, and severity; life satisfaction; emotional exhaustion; and interest in meditation techniques and yoga...
March 2018: Home Healthcare Now
Rina Ando, Hirotaka Iwaki, Tomoaki Tsujii, Masahiro Nagai, Noriko Nishikawa, Hayato Yabe, Ikuko Aiba, Kazuko Hasegawa, Yoshio Tsuboi, Masashi Aoki, Kenji Nakashima, Masahiro Nomoto
Objective We conducted a study to obtain information that could be used to provide Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with appropriate advice on safe driving. Methods Consecutive PD patients who visited our office were studied. Among these patients, those who had experienced driving after being diagnosed with PD were interviewed by neurologists and a trained nurse to investigate their previous car accidents, motor function, cognitive function, sleepiness, levodopa equivalent dose (LED), and emotional dysregulation...
February 28, 2018: Internal Medicine
Michael N Levas, Marlene Melzer-Lange, Sergey Tarima, Lauren M Beverung, Julie Panepinto
OBJECTIVES: Measuring health-related quality of life (HRQOL) provides the patient's perspective of his/her well-being and offers a unique outcome measure to demonstrate the impact of violence on the victim. To date, no study has described HRQOL in youth victims of violence in the United States. The purpose of this study was to describe HRQOL in youth victims of violence as compared with healthy youth and youth with chronic disease. METHODS: We conducted an exploratory cross-sectional study of the HRQOL of victims of violence aged 8 to 18 years...
February 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Greg Perlman, Molly Gromatsky, Kate Lee Salis, Daniel N Klein, Roman Kotov
Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury (aNSSI) is associated with abnormal scores on personality traits, such as high neuroticism. However, no studies to date have examined personality facets of self-injury in a cohort younger than college-age. Plus, adolescent psychopathologies, especially Depressive Disorders, are associated with a similar personality profile and are highly comorbid with aNSSI. Consequently, it remains unclear whether personality provides insights about aNSSI in youth beyond that due to underlying psychopathology...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Ilyas Sagar-Ouriaghli, Kate Lievesley, Paramala J Santosh
OBJECTIVES: To date, there is no single medication prescribed to alleviate all the core symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD; National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, 2016). Both serotonin reuptake inhibitors and drugs for psychosis possess therapeutic drawbacks when managing anxiety and aggression in ASD. This review sought to appraise the use of propranolol as a pharmacological alternative when managing emotional, behavioural and autonomic dysregulation (EBAD) and other symptoms...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
Franziska Willis, Sarah Kuniss, Nikolaus Kleindienst, Stefanie Lis, Janina Naoum, Martin Jungkunz, Corinne Neukel, Martin Bohus, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Ulf Baumgärtner, Christian Schmahl
Objective: Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) use nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) to cope with states of elevated inner tension. It is unclear to what extent remitted BPD patients experience these states and whether the experience of pain still regulates emotion. The purpose of this study was the investigation of baseline stress levels, stress reactivity, and pain-mediated stress regulation in remitted BPD patients. Method: Subjective and objective stress parameters were assessed in 30 remitted BPD patients, 30 current BPD patients, and 30 healthy controls...
February 2018: Brain and Behavior
Ritsaart F Westenberg, Emily L Zale, Tessa J Heinhuis, Sezai Özkan, Adam Nazzal, Sang-Gil Lee, Neal C Chen, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
BACKGROUND: Mindfulness-based interventions are useful in reducing psychologic distress and pain intensity in patients with chronic pain. However, most mindfulness-based interventions are resource-intensive, lengthy, and not feasible for busy orthopaedic surgical practices. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to determine if a 60-second personalized mindfulness-based video exercise is (1) associated with improved pain intensity, emotional distress, and state anxiety compared with an attention placebo control (a time-matched educational pamphlet about pain and stress); and (2) feasible and acceptable for patients with upper extremity injury in an orthopaedic practice...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Stefan F Fischerauer, Mojtaba Talaei-Khoei, Rens Bexkens, David C Ring, Luke S Oh, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
BACKGROUND: Fear avoidance can play a prominent role in maladaptive responses to an injury. In injured athletes, such pain-related fear or fear avoidance behavior may have a substantial influence on the recovery process. Specifically, it may explain why some are able to reach their preinjury abilities, whereas others are unable to return to sport. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Is fear avoidance in athletes associated with decreased physical function after injury? (2) To what degree is fear avoidance associated with athletes' pain intensity? METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we recruited injured athletes-defined as patients with sports-related injury, weekly engagement in sport activities, participation in competitive events as part of a team or club, self-identification as an athlete, and a desire to return to sport after recovery-from an orthopaedic sports medicine center at a major urban university hospital...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Jacobien H F Oosterhoff, Rens Bexkens, Ana-Maria Vranceanu, Luke S Oh
BACKGROUND: Although a parent's perception of his or her child's physical and emotional functioning may influence the course of the child's medical care, including access to care and decisions regarding treatment options, no studies have investigated whether the perceptions of a parent are concordant with that of an adolescent diagnosed with a sports-related orthopaedic injury. Identifying and understanding the potential discordance in coping and emotional distress within the athlete adolescent-parent dyads are important, because this discordance may have negative effects on adolescents' well-being...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Shirley B Wang, Emily M Pisetsky, Julie M Skutch, Alan E Fruzzetti, Ann F Haynos
Disordered eating frequently co-occurs with nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), and evidence suggests that the co-occurrence of these behaviors is associated with heightened emotion dysregulation. However, little is known about the relationship between restrictive eating and NSSI, and the significance of their co-occurrence. This study examined cross-sectional associations between self-reported restrictive eating, NSSI, and putative mechanisms of emotion regulation and interpersonal problems in a non-clinical sample of undergraduate students (N = 98, 80...
February 11, 2018: Comprehensive Psychiatry
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