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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319909/stability-and-change-in-disease-prestige-a-comparative-analysis-of-three-surveys-spanning-a-quarter-of-a-century
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Dag Album, Lars E F Johannessen, Erik B Rasmussen
In this paper, we present a comparative analysis of three survey studies of disease prestige in medical culture. The studies were conducted in 1990, 2002 and 2014 using the same research design. In each of the three rounds, a sample of Norwegian physicians was asked to rate a set of 38 diseases on a scale from 1 to 9 according to the prestige they believed health personnel in general would award them. The results show a remarkable stability in the prestige rank order over 25 years. The top three diseases in all three surveys were leukaemia, brain tumour and myocardial infarction...
March 14, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316909/utilization-of-social-media-and-web-forums-by-hiv-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-on-adherence-and-reported-anxiety-level
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Elisa Longinetti, Vinoth Manoharan, Hala Ayoub, Pamela J Surkan, Ziad El-Khatib
Due to the high stigma surrounding the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), people living with HIV (PLWH) often reach out peers over the Internet for emotional and social support. The purpose of this study was to assess the characteristics of PLWH who use HIV internet forums. A cross-sectional study was conducted using an online survey investigating demographic characteristics of PLWH, level of satisfaction of the HIV Internet forums, time living with HIV, forum users' anxiety levels, self-reported adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART), and reasons for missing pills (n = 222)...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316090/impaired-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-treated-acromegaly-despite-long-term-biochemically-stable-disease-results-from-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Nikolaos Kyriakakis, Julie Lynch, Stephen G Gilbey, Susan M Webb, Robert D Murray
OBJECTIVE: Patients with acromegaly demonstrate impaired quality of life (QoL), but data on long-term QoL changes in treated acromegaly are limited. This study evaluates and identifies factors that influence QoL in patients with long-term biochemical remission. DESIGN: The study consists of a cross-sectional arm comparing QoL between patients with treated and controlled acromegaly and healthy controls; and a longitudinal arm assessing QoL changes in patients with biochemically stable disease during 5...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314974/health-related-quality-of-life-prospectively-evaluated-by-the-8-item-short-form-after-endovascular-repair-versus-open-surgery-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Takayoshi Kato, Mototsugu Tamaki, Tomohiro Tsunekawa, Yusuke Motoji, Akihiro Hirakawa, Yasuhide Okawa, Shinji Tomita
Open repair for infra-renal abdominal aortic and iliac artery aneurysms (AAAs) is a robust treatment. On the other hand, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been widespread because of its less invasiveness. However, patients after EVAR frequently require postoperative radiographic examinations and may feel anxiety for their endoleaks. We prospectively evaluated Health-related Quality of Life of the patients with these two fashions using the 8-item Short Form (SF-8). From 2011 to 2013, 89 consecutive elective cases of AAAs were treated...
March 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301566/eating-symptomatology-and-general-psychopathology-in-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa-from-china-uk-and-spain-a-cross-cultural-study-examining-the-role-of-social-attitudes
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Zaida Agüera, Nicola Brewin, Jue Chen, Roser Granero, Qing Kang, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Jon Arcelus
Cultural studies exploring differences in the manifestation of anorexia nervosa (AN) have primarily focus on Western and non-Western cultures. However, no study so far has considered the role that social attitudes (i.e. Collectivist vs. Individualist cultural values) have in the clinical manifestations of eating disorders, including AN patients. With this in mind, the aim of this study is to compare eating and general psychopathology in a large sample of individuals diagnosed with AN from China, Spain, and United Kingdom (UK), in order to study the differences according to belonging to Western or non-Western country, or the country's Individualist Index (IDV)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299303/the-efficacy-of-augment-of-d-cycloserine-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-on-adolescent-with-one-type-of-anxiety-disorders-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Soroor Arman, Ali Soheilimehr, Mohammad Reza Maracy
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to investigating the effect of combining D-cycloserine (DCS) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on adolescent with at least one type of anxiety disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted as a double-blind randomized controlled trial on 36 adolescent with anxiety disorders. Patients were assessed in two groups. In addition to 4 sessions of weekly CBT in both groups; case group, received a 50-mg DCS capsules, control group, received Placebo daily for a month...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298187/icanadapt-early-protocol-randomised-controlled-trial-rct-of-clinician-supervised-transdiagnostic-internet-delivered-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-icbt-for-depression-and-or-anxiety-in-early-stage-cancer-survivors-vs-treatment-as-usual
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M J Murphy, J M Newby, P Butow, L Kirsten, K Allison, S Loughnan, M A Price, J Shaw, H Shepherd, J Smith, G Andrews
BACKGROUND: This RCT with two parallel arms will evaluate the efficacy of an internet-delivered transdiagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) intervention for the treatment of clinical depression and/or anxiety in early stage cancer survivors. METHODS/DESIGN: Early stage cancer survivors will be recruited via the research arm of a not-for-profit clinical research unit and randomised to an intervention (iCBT) group or a 'treatment as usual' (TAU) control group...
March 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295802/cognitive-and-metacognitive-predictors-of-symptom-improvement-following-treatment-for-social-anxiety-disorder-a-secondary-analysis-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Henrik Nordahl, Hans M Nordahl, Odin Hjemdal, Adrian Wells
Cognitive therapy for social anxiety disorder (SAD) based on the Clark and Wells model emphasizes negative beliefs about the social self and self-consciousness as central causal factors. However, Wells' metacognitive model proposes that metacognitive beliefs are central to pathology universally. The relative importance of cognitive and metacognitive beliefs in the treatment of SAD is therefore an important research question. This study examined change in negative cognitive and negative metacognitive beliefs as independent correlates of symptom improvement in 46 SAD patients undergoing evidence-based treatments...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288950/do-patients-and-physicians-agree-when-they-assess-quality-of-life
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A Barata, R Martino, I Gich, I García-Cadenas, E Abella, P Barba, J Briones, S Brunet, A Esquirol, F García-Pallarols, A Garrido, M Granell, J Martinez, I Mensa, S Novelli, B Sanchez-Blanco, D Valcárcel, J Sierra
INTRODUCTION: Patients and physicians agreement on the most significant symptoms is associated with treatment outcomes and satisfaction with care. Thus, we seek to assess patient and physician agreement on patient-reported quality of life (QoL), and whether patient-related variables predicted disagreement. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional, multisite study; where patients and physicians completed the FACT-BMT at day 90. Agreement was analyzed with the Intraclass Coefficient Correlation (ICC)...
March 10, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288592/transfer-of-manualized-short-term-psychodynamic-psychotherapy-stpp-for-social-anxiety-disorder-into-clinical-practice-results-from-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jörg Wiltink, Christian Ruckes, Jürgen Hoyer, Falk Leichsenring, Peter Joraschky, Frank Leweke, Karin Pöhlmann, Manfred E Beutel
BACKGROUND: Despite growing evidence for manualized psychodynamic treatments, there is a lack of studies on their transfer to routine practice. This is the first study to examine the effects of an additional training in manualized Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STPP) on the outcome in routine psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder (SAD). The study is an extension to a large RCT comparing STPP to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of SAD. METHODS: The manualized treatment was designed for a time limited approach with 25 individual sessions of STPP over 6 months...
March 14, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287023/identifying-risks-for-mental-health-problems-in-hiv-positive-adolescents-accessing-hiv-treatment-in-johannesburg
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Nataly Woollett, Lucie Cluver, Monica Bandeira, Heena Brahmbhatt
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems of adolescents are underserved in low and middle-income countries where they account for a significant proportion of disease burden. Perinatally infected HIV-positive adolescents have a high prevalence of mental health disorders; however, little is known about those retained in care in South Africa. METHODS: HIV-positive adolescents aged 13-19 years (n = 343) accessing five paediatric antiretroviral clinics in Johannesburg were assessed using standardized measures for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidality...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286196/-coping-skills-are-associated-with-gastrointestinal-symptom-severity-and-somatization-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Katarina Wilpart, Hans Törnblom, Jan Svedlund, Jan F Tack, Magnus Simrén, Lukas Van Oudenhove
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Coping resources and processes are altered in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We investigated the relationship between coping resources and gastrointestinal (GI) and extra-intestinal symptom severity in patients with IBS as well as potential mediators of this relationship. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 216 patients with IBS attending a secondary/tertiary care specialized outpatient center in Sweden from 2003 through 2007...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285751/androgen-treatment-effects-on-motor-function-cognition-and-behavior-in-boys-with-klinefelter-syndrome
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Judith L Ross, Harvey Kushner, Karen Kowal, Martha Bardsley, Shanlee Davis, Allan L Reiss, Nicole Tartaglia, David Roeltgen
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of early low-dose androgen on motor, cognitive, and behavioral function in prepubertal boys with Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY). STUDY DESIGN: Double-blind trial of 84 boys, ages 4-12 years, randomized to oxandrolone (Ox; 0.06 mg/kg daily; n = 43) or placebo (Pl; n = 41) for 24 months. Standardized assessments were performed at baseline and every 12 months for 24 months evaluating motor, cognitive, and behavioral function...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284107/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-and-comorbid-anxiety-disorders-results-from-a-european-multicenter-study
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Markus Dold, Lucie Bartova, Daniel Souery, Julien Mendlewicz, Alessandro Serretti, Stefano Porcelli, Joseph Zohar, Stuart Montgomery, Siegfried Kasper
This naturalistic European multicenter study aimed to elucidate the association between major depressive disorder (MDD) and comorbid anxiety disorders. Demographic and clinical information of 1346 MDD patients were compared between those with and without concurrent anxiety disorders. The association between explanatory variables and the presence of comorbid anxiety disorders was examined using binary logistic regression analyses. 286 (21.2%) of the participants exhibited comorbid anxiety disorders, 10.8% generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), 8...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283465/design-considerations-for-mhealth-programs-targeting-smokers-not-yet-ready-to-quit-results-of-a-sequential-mixed-methods-study
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Jennifer B McClure, Jaimee Heffner, Sarah Hohl, Predrag Klasnja, Sheryl L Catz
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) smoking cessation programs are typically designed for smokers who are ready to quit smoking. In contrast, most smokers want to quit someday but are not yet ready to quit. If mHealth apps were designed for these smokers, they could potentially encourage and assist more people to quit smoking. No prior studies have specifically examined the design considerations of mHealth apps targeting smokers who are not yet ready to quit. OBJECTIVE: To inform the user-centered design of mHealth apps for smokers who were not yet ready to quit by assessing (1) whether these smokers were interested in using mHealth tools to change their smoking behavior; (2) their preferred features, functionality, and content of mHealth programs addressing smoking; and (3) considerations for marketing or distributing these programs to promote their uptake...
March 10, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282427/d-cycloserine-augmentation-of-behavior-therapy-for-anxiety-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorders-a-meta-analysis
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Paul-Christian Bürkner, Nadine Bittner, Heinz Holling, Ulrike Buhlmann
OBJECTIVE: The present meta-analysis investigates whether the antibiotic D-cycloserine (DCS), a partial agonist at the glutamatergic N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor, can augment the effect of behavior therapy in humans with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. METHOD: A keyword-based computer search was conducted using common electronic databases. Only studies investigating the effect of DCS in humans with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders were included, resulting in 23 studies with a combined sample size of 1314 patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279394/validation-and-application-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-10-item-connor-davidson-resilience-scale-cd-risc-10-among-parents-of-children-with-cancer-diagnosis
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Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Peng Chen, Mu Zi Liang, Mei Ling Liu, Yuan Liang Yu, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan
PURPOSE: Parents of children diagnosed with cancer often experience considerable emotional distress for their children with negative emotions, such as disbelief, depression, anxiety, hope and shock. Resilience is defined as the psychological characteristics that promote positive adaptation in the face of stress and adversity, which has been demonstrated to relate to positive coping and less psychological distress. Thus, a quick screening tool to evaluate the levels of resilience of parents with cancer-diagnosed children is urgently required...
April 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277857/usefulness-of-self-report-questionnaires-for-psychological-assessment-of-patients-with-tinnitus-and-hyperacusis-and-patients-views-of-the-questionnaires
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Hashir Aazh, Brian C J Moore
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the relevance and applicability of psychological questionnaires to patients seeking help for tinnitus and/or hyperacusis. DESIGN: This was a questionnaire-based survey. The following questionnaires were administered: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7), Short Health Anxiety Inventory (SHAI), Mini-Social Phobia Inventory (Mini-SPIN), Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R), Panic Disorder Severity Scale-Self Report (PDSS-SR), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and Penn State Worry Questionnaire-Abbreviated version (PSWQ-A)...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276743/enhancing-treatment-effectiveness-through-social-modelling-a-pilot-study
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Kate Faasse, Anna Perera, Kate Loveys, Andrew Grey, Keith J Petrie
OBJECTIVE: Medical treatments take place in social contexts; however, little research has investigated how social modelling might influence treatment outcomes. This experimental pilot study investigated social modelling of treatment effectiveness and placebo treatment outcomes. DESIGN: Fifty-nine participants took part in the study, ostensibly examining the use of beta-blockers (actually placebos) for examination anxiety. Participants were randomly assigned to observe a female confederate report positive treatment effects (reduced heart rate, relaxed, calm) or feeling no different...
February 20, 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274697/pain-catastrophizing-and-negative-mood-states-following-spinal-cord-injury-transitioning-from-inpatient-rehabilitation-into-the-community
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Ashley Craig, Rebecca Guest, Yvonne Tran, Kathryn Nicholson Perry, James Middleton
Chronic pain is prevalent in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). This research investigated how chronic pain intensity and catastrophizing varies in adults with SCI during inpatient rehabilitation up to 12 months post-injury after transitioning into the community. Eighty-eight participants with SCI were assessed for pain intensity and catastrophizing, depressive mood states and cognitive performance. Participants were divided into sub-groups of clinically elevated depressive mood and anxiety versus those with normal mood state levels...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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