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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812441/the-indirect-effect-of-perceived-burdensomeness-on-the-relationship-between-indices-of-social-support-and-suicide-ideation-in-college-students
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David W Hollingsworth, Meredith L Slish, LaRicka R Wingate, Collin L Davidson, Kathy A Rasmussen, Victoria M O'Keefe, Raymond P Tucker, DeMond M Grant
OBJECTIVE: Research has demonstrated that a lack of social support is related to suicide risk. This study exams perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness, of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, as mechanisms of the social support-suicide relationship in college students. METHOD: The study consisted of 207 students from a Midwestern university. Data were collected from 2007-2008. Two multiple mediation analyses were conducted to examine whether perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness mediated the relationship between indices of social support and suicide ideation...
August 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806930/factors-associated-with-change-in-objectively-measured-physical-activity-in-older-people-data-from-the-physical-activity-cohort-scotland-study
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Clare L Clarke, Falko F Sniehotta, Thenmalar Vadiveloo, Ishbel S Argo, Peter T Donnan, Marion E T McMurdo, Miles D Witham
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional relationships between physical activity and health have been explored extensively, but less is known about how physical activity changes with time in older people. The aim of this study was to assess baseline predictors of how objectively measured physical activity changes with time in older people. METHODS: Longitudinal cohort study using data from the Physical Activity Cohort Scotland. A sample of community-dwelling older people aged 65 and over were recruited in 2009-2011, then followed up 2-3 years later...
August 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803484/social-connectedness-improves-public-mental-health-investigating-bidirectional-relationships-in-the-new-zealand-attitudes-and-values-survey
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Alexander K Saeri, Tegan Cruwys, Fiona Kate Barlow, Samantha Stronge, Chris G Sibley
BACKGROUND: The importance of social connectedness in supporting public mental health is well established. However, the reverse causal pathway (that psychological ill-health leads to reduced social connectedness) remains a dominant perspective among mental health practitioners. Our analysis aimed to provide a rigorous test of the directionality of this relationship. METHOD: A cross-lagged panel analysis of a large longitudinal national probability sample ( N ≈ 21,227), the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Survey, was used to assess the bidirectional longitudinal relationship between social connectedness and mental health, controlling for baseline levels of both variables and demographics...
August 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802328/hybrid-pet-mri-co-segmentation-based-on-joint-fuzzy-connectedness-and-graph-cut
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Arafet Sbei, Khaoula ElBedoui, Walid Barhoumi, Philippe Maksud, Chokri Maktouf
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tumor segmentation from hybrid PET/MRI scans may be highly beneficial in radiotherapy treatment planning. Indeed, it gives for both modalities the suitable information that could make the delineation of tumors more accurate than using each one apart. We aim in this work to propose a co-segmentation method that deals with several challenges, notably the lack of one-to-one correspondence between tumors of the two modalities and the boundaries' smoothing. METHODS: The proposed method is designed to surpass these limits, we propose a segmentation method based on the GCsum(max) technique...
October 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796311/predicting-the-risk-of-biological-invasions-using-environmental-similarity-and-transport-network-connectedness
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Robert C Cope, Joshua V Ross, Talia A Wittmann, Michael J Watts, Phillip Cassey
Understanding the risk of biological invasions associated with particular transport pathways and source regions is critical for implementing effective biosecurity management. This may require both a model for physical connectedness between regions, and a measure of environmental similarity, so as to quantify the potential for a species to be transported from a given region and to survive at a destination region. We present an analysis of integrated biosecurity risk into Australia, based on flights and shipping data from each global geopolitical region, and an adaptation of the "range bagging" method to determine environmental matching between regions...
August 10, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780876/the-pituri-learning-circle-central-australian-aboriginal-women-s-knowledge-and-practices-around-the-use-of-i-nicotiana-i-spp-as-a-chewing-tobacco
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Angela M Ratsch, Andrea Mason, Linda Rive, Fiona E Bogossian, Kathryn J Steadman
INTRODUCTION: Tobacco smoking has a range of known and predictable adverse outcomes, and across the world sustained smoking reduction campaigns are targeted towards reducing individual and public risk and harm. Conversely, more than 87 million women, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, use smokeless tobacco, yet the research examining the effect of this form of tobacco exposure on women is remarkably scant. In central Australia, the chewing of wild <i>Nicotiana</i> spp...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777010/information-and-communicative-technology-use-enhances-psychological-well-being-of-older-adults-the-roles-of-age-social-connectedness-and-frailty-status
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Yang Fang, Anson K C Chau, Anna Wong, Helene H Fung, Jean Woo
OBJECTIVES: Information and communicative technology (ICT) use is a potential vehicle for improving the psychological well-being (PWB) of older people. We examined the roles of age, frailty, and social connectedness in the relationship between ICT use and PWB. METHOD: Telephone interviews were conducted in mid-2016 with 1201 participants aged 50 and above (55.7% female) residing in Hong Kong, China. The participants reported PWB, ICT use (frequency of using the Internet and smart devices), frailty status, contact with family, friends, and neighbors, self-rated health, subjective financial sufficiency, education level, and employment status...
August 4, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774227/therapists-perspectives-on-suicide-a-conceptual-model-of-connectedness
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Cian Aherne, Barry Coughlan, Paul Surgenor
BACKGROUND: A sense of disconnection for people who are suicidal seems to be a key construct of previous literature. Therapists' ways of encountering and understanding people who are suicidal have not been previously researched in depth using qualitative methodologies. AIMS: The current study aims to develop a theoretical framework for the role played by connectedness in relation to suicide based on the perspectives of psychotherapists working in the field of suicide intervention...
August 3, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771498/autonomy-connectedness-mediates-sex-differences-in-symptoms-of-psychopathology
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Marrie H J Bekker, Marcel A L M van Assen
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine if autonomy-connectedness, capacity for self-governance under the condition of connectedness, would mediate sex differences in symptoms of various mental disorders (depression, anxiety, eating disorders, antisocial personality disorder). METHOD: Participants (N = 5,525) from a representative community sample in the Netherlands filled out questionnaires regarding the variables under study. RESULTS: Autonomy-connectedness (self-awareness, SA; sensitivity to others, SO; capacity for managing new situations, CMNS) fully mediated the sex differences in depression and anxiety, and partly in eating disorder -(drive for thinness, bulimia, and body dissatisfaction) and anti-social personality disorder characteristics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768495/exploring-the-determinants-of-health-and-wellbeing-in-communities-living-in-proximity-to-coal-seam-gas-developments-in-regional-queensland
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Fiona Mactaggart, Liane McDermott, Anna Tynan, Christian A Gericke
BACKGROUND: There is some concern that coal seam gas mining may affect health and wellbeing through changes in social determinants such as living and working conditions, local economy and the environment. The onward impact of these conditions on health and wellbeing is often not monitored to the same degree as direct environmental health impacts in the mining context, but merits attention. This study reports on the findings from a recurrent theme that emerged from analysis of the qualitative component of a comprehensive Health Needs Assessment (HNA) conducted in regional Queensland: that health and wellbeing of communities was reportedly affected by nearby coal seam gas (CSG) development beyond direct environmental impacts...
August 3, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768402/factors-associated-with-subjective-life-expectancy-comparison-with-actuarial-life-expectancy
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Jaekyoung Bae, Yeon-Yong Kim, Jin-Seok Lee
OBJECTIVES: Subjective life expectancy (SLE) has been found to show a significant association with mortality. In this study, we aimed to investigate the major factors affecting SLE. We also examined whether any differences existed between SLE and actuarial life expectancy (LE) in Korea. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 1000 individuals in Korea aged 20-59 was conducted. Participants were asked about SLE via a self-reported questionnaire. LE from the National Health Insurance database in Korea was used to evaluate differences between SLE and actuarial LE...
July 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761017/social-behavioural-epistemology-and-the-scientific-community
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Milind Watve
The progress of science is influenced substantially by social behaviour of and social interactions within the scientific community. Similar to innovations in primate groups, the social acceptance of an innovation depends not only upon the relevance of the innovation but also on the social dominance and connectedness of the innovator. There are a number of parallels between many well-known phenomena in behavioural evolution and various behavioural traits observed in the scientific community. It would be useful, therefore, to use principles of behavioural evolution as hypotheses to study the social behaviour of the scientific community...
July 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759807/-em-placing-recovery-sites-of-health-and-wellness-for-individuals-with-serious-mental-illness-in-supported-housing
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Myra Piat, Kimberly Seida, Judith Sabetti, Deborah Padgett
This study used photo-elicitation methodology to explore how the move from supervised to supported housing affects recovery and community connections for individuals living with serious mental illness (SMI) in four Canadian cities. Qualitative interviews conducted in 2015 revealed five themes: (1) the characteristics distinguishing home from housing; (2) the importance of amenities offered by supported housing; (3) the connections between accessibility, mobility, and wellbeing; (4) the role of certain places in facilitating aspects of recovery such as offering hope or facilitating social connectedness; and (5) the concrete and metaphorical impact of changing vantage points on identity (re)construction...
July 28, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758821/further-evidence-for-curricular-influence-on-student-connectedness
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Janice L Farlow, Benjamin Ulrich, Desi Schiess, Andrew Piropato, Avinash Inabathula, Nathanael Moore, Michelle Chung, Antwione Haywood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 31, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756788/what-is-good-communication-for-people-living-with-dementia-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review
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Sarah Alsawy, Warren Mansell, Phil McEvoy, Sara Tai
BACKGROUND: Many strategies have been recommended to support caregivers in communicating with people who live with dementia. However, less is known about what makes communication a good and meaningful experience from the perspective of people with dementia. Understanding this may enhance the person with dementia's sense of connectedness, strengthen their relationships, and facilitate person-centered care. The current review aimed to evaluate research that examined experiences of communication in people living with dementia...
July 31, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755535/autistic-traits-and-internet-gaming-addiction-in-chinese-children-the-mediating-effect-of-emotion-regulation-and-school-connectedness
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Sha Liu, Chengfu Yu, Bradley T Conner, Suiping Wang, Weiping Lai, Wei Zhang
This report details an 18-month longitudinal study designed to investigate the influence of autistic traits' on internet gaming addiction (IGA) in children. A total of 420 Chinese children (220 boys, Mean age=9.74±0.45) participated in the research. Autistic traits were measured in the 4th grade and emotion regulation, school connectedness and IGA measured in both the 4th and 5th grades. After controlling for age, sex, and sensation seeking, results showed that autistic traits were related to decreased emotion regulation, which in turn was related to lower school connectedness, which was related to increased IGA...
September 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750842/exploring-the-role-of-social-capital-in-urban-citizens-initiatives-in-the-netherlands
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Carlijn Wentink, Lenneke Vaandrager, Rosalie van Dam, Jan Hassink, Irini Salverda
OBJECTIVE: This research explores the role of social capital in urban citizens' initiatives in the Netherlands, by using in-depth interviews. METHOD: Social capital was operationalized as shared norms and values, connectedness, trust and reciprocity. RESULTS: The findings show that initiatives form around a shared idea or ambition (shared norms and values). An existing network of relationships (connectedness) is needed for an idea to emerge and take form...
July 24, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748578/exploring-quality-of-life-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-intellectual-disability-what-are-the-important-domains-of-life
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E Davis, D Reddihough, N Murphy, A Epstein, S M Reid, A Whitehouse, K Williams, H Leonard, J Downs
BACKGROUND: Although it is estimated that half of all children with cerebral palsy also have comorbid intellectual disability, the domains of quality of life (QOL) important for these children are not well understood. The aim of this study was to identify important domains of QOL for these children and adolescents. METHODS: Due to the children's communication impairments, qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 parents. The children (9 males) had a median age of 12 (range 7 to 17) years at interview and nearly two thirds were classified as Gross Motor Function Classification System IV or V...
July 26, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748391/social-capital-dynamics-and-health-in-mid-to-later-life-findings-from-australia
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Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Jennifer Welsh, Hal Kendig
PURPOSE: The influence of social capital has been shown to improve health and wellbeing. This study investigates the relationship between changes in social capital and health outcomes during a 6-year follow-up in mid to later life in Australia. METHODS: Nationally representative data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey included participants aged 45 years and over who responded in 2006, 2010 and 2012 (N = 3606). Each of the three components of social capital (connectedness, trust and participation) was measured in Waves 2006 and 2010 and categorised as: 'never low', 'transitioned to low', 'transitioned out of low' and 'consistently low'...
July 26, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743304/running-on-a-high-parkrun-and-personal-well-being
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Anne Grunseit, Justin Richards, Dafna Merom
BACKGROUND: Sporting or physical recreation event participation can affect different domains of mental and social well-being if sufficiently frequent, yet previous research has focused mainly on the physical health benefits of single-location or infrequent mass-participation events. We examined overall and domain specific subjective well-being of adult participants of "parkrun", a weekly, community-based, highly accessible and widespread running event. METHODS: Data were from a national online survey of 865 adult Australian parkrunners...
July 25, 2017: BMC Public Health
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