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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451843/caregiver-reactions-to-dementia-symptoms-effects-on-coping-repertoire-and-mental-health
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Jaclene A Zauszniewski, Nirmala Lekhak, Carol M Musil
Currently, 15 million informal caregivers, most of whom are women, provide care for older adults with dementia (Alzheimer's Disease Association, 2016). Caregiving for these individuals often creates distress and may adversely affect female caregivers' psychosocial and spiritual well-being. Approximately 35% of dementia caregivers complain of health deterioration after initiating caregiving responsibilities as compared to 19% of caregivers of older adults who do not have dementia (Alzheimer's Disease Association, 2016)...
February 16, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451835/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-advanced-cancer-patients-who-received-palliative-care-at-a-public-hospital-compared-with-those-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay, Jeannette Ferrer, Jewel Ochoa, Hilda Cantu, Janet L Williams, Minjeong Park, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced cancer experience severe physical, psychosocial, and spiritual distress requiring palliative care (PC). There are limited literature regarding characteristics and outcomes of patients evaluated by PC services at public hospitals (PHs). Objective, Design, Setting/Subjects, and Measurements: To compare the outcomes of advanced cancer patients undergoing PC at a PH and those at a comprehensive cancer center (CCC). We reviewed 359 consecutive advanced cancer patients (PH, 180; CCC, 179) undergoing PC...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451588/religiosity-depression-and-quality-of-life-in-bipolar-disorder-a-two-year-prospective-study
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André Stroppa, Fernando A Colugnati, Harold G Koenig, Alexander Moreira-Almeida
OBJECTIVE: Few quantitative studies have examined the effect of religious involvement on the course of bipolar disorder (BD). We investigated the effects of religious activity and coping behaviors on the course of depression, mania, and quality of life (QoL) in patients with BD. METHODS: Two-year longitudinal study of 168 outpatients with BD. Linear regression was used to examine associations between religious predictors and outcome variables (manic symptoms, depression, QoL), controlling for sociodemographic variables...
February 15, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448941/traditional-healing-practices-in-rural-bangladesh-a-qualitative-investigation
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Md Imdadul Haque, A B M Alauddin Chowdhury, Md Shahjahan, Md Golam Dostogir Harun
BACKGROUND: Traditional healing practice is an important and integral part of healthcare systems in almost all countries of the world. Very few studies have addressed the holistic scenario of traditional healing practices in Bangladesh, although these serve around 80% of the ailing people. This study explored distinctive forms of traditional healing practices in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: During July to October 2007, the study team conducted 64 unstructured interviews, and 18 key informant interviews with traditional healers and patients from Bhabanipur and Jobra, two adjacent villages in Chittagong district, Bangladesh...
February 15, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446661/stigma-and-spiritual-well-being-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-southern-appalachia
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Sadie P Hutson, Caroline K Darlington, Joanne M Hall, R Eric Heidel, Susan Gaskins
The Appalachian South is disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. Partly due to the negative connotation that this disease carries in religiously conservative areas, HIV-related stigma remains a critical barrier to HIV care in the South. However, spirituality is a well-documented, effective coping mechanism among persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between HIV-related stigma and spiritual well-being among a sample of PLWH (n = 216) in Appalachian counties of Tennessee and Alabama using the HIV Stigma Scale and the Spiritual Well-being Scale...
February 15, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446050/coping-mechanisms-for-psychosomatic-symptoms-among-aging-roman-catholic-german-priests
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Carlos I Man-Ging, Eckhard Frick, Klaus Baumann
To identify and investigate coping mechanisms and other factors which may impact upon the psychosomatic symptoms of aging German Roman Catholic priests. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 499 aging German Roman Catholic priests with standardized questionnaires: Brief Symptom Inventory, Coping Inventory Stressful Situations, and Religious Coping Scale. Task-Oriented Coping exhibited a significant difference between the two groups. Multiple regression analyses indicated that psychosomatic symptoms could be best predicted by means of Task-Oriented Coping mechanisms, identification with priesthood, and by a low Negative Religious Coping...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445978/positive-developmental-changes-after-transition-to-high-school-is-retrospective-growth-correlated-with-measured-changes-in-current-status-of-personal-growth
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Shuhei Iimura, Kanako Taku
The transition to high school is generally considered as a stressful turning point in adolescent development, but some students experience personal growth (i.e., positive developmental changes) through that experience. It is important to examine the mechanism behind such positive changes to understand various developmental patterns of adolescents during the transition. However, the concept of growth in this research area remains unexplored. Some researchers have questioned whether retrospective, self-reported growth reflects actual positive changes in the perception of personal growth...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440799/is-every-life-worth-saving-does-religion-and-religious-beliefs-influence-paramedic-s-end-of-life-decision-making-a-prospective-questionnaire-based-investigation
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Alexander Leibold, Christoph L Lassen, Nicole Lindenberg, Bernhard M Graf, Christoph Hr Wiese
Background: Paramedics, arriving on emergency cases first, have to make end-of-life decisions almost on a daily basis. Faith shapes attitudes toward the meaning and worth of life itself and therefore influences decision-making. Objective: The objective of this study was to detect whether or not religious and spiritual beliefs influence paramedics in their workday life concerning end-of-life decisions, and whether it is legally possible for them to act according to their conscience...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436973/nurses-perceptions-of-competence-in-providing-spiritual-care
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Cathy H Abell, Dawn Garrett-Wright, Caitlyn E Abell
PURPOSE: The study examined nurses' perception of competence in providing spiritual care. DESIGN OF STUDY: A descriptive correlational research design with a convenience sample was used. METHOD: Participates completed a demographic questionnaire and the Spiritual Care Competence Scale, which has six domains: assessment and implementation of spiritual care, professionalization and improving the quality of spiritual care, personal support and patient counseling, referral to professionals, attitude toward the patient's spirituality, and communication...
March 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436435/an-overview-of-the-spiritual-importances-of-end-of-life-care-among-the-five-major-faiths-of-the-united-kingdom
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Mohsin Choudry, Aishah Latif, Katharine G Warburton
For many who pertain to particular theological paradigms, their faith cannot be compartmentalised, but is mobilised to inform all aspects of their being, most notably their ethical and moral persuasions. As clinicians, the concept that there are good and bad deaths is already known; understanding the origin and depth of non-physical suffering, and aiming to alleviate it is not possible without learning the individual experiences and beliefs that go with it. Spiritual care forms a fundamental consideration in the endeavor to address the holistic experience of those patients receiving palliative care...
February 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433014/a-thought-in-the-park-the-influence-of-naturalness-and-low-level-visual-features-on-expressed-thoughts
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Kathryn E Schertz, Sonya Sachdeva, Omid Kardan, Hiroki P Kotabe, Kathleen L Wolf, Marc G Berman
Prior research has shown that the physical characteristics of one's environment have wide ranging effects on affect and cognition. Other research has demonstrated that one's thoughts have impacts on mood and behavior, and in this three-part research program we investigated how physical features of the environment can alter thought content. In one study, we analyzed thousands of journal entries written by park visitors to examine how low-level and semantic visual features of the parks correlate with different thought topics...
February 9, 2018: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432086/overcoming-medication-stigma-in-peer-recovery-a-new-paradigm
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Noa Krawczyk, Tianna Negron, Maia Nieto, Deborah Agus, Michael I Fingerhood
BACKGROUND: Treatment for opioid use disorder involving opioid-based pharmacotherapies is considered most effective when accompanied by psychosocial interventions. Peer-led support groups are widely available and have been described by many as fundamental to the recovery process. However, some individuals using medications face stigma in these settings, which can be contradictory and counterproductive to their recovery. METHODS: This article describes the development of the Ability, Inspiration and Motivation or "AIM" group, an alternative peer support group that aims to remove medication stigma from peer-recovery...
February 12, 2018: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432082/enhancing-meaning-when-facing-later-life-losses
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Janet Anderson Yang, Breanna L Wilhelmi, Krista McGlynn
OBJECTIVE: This article presents several client cases to illustrate psychotherapeutic interventions for helping older adults facing later life losses enhance their sense of meaning. METHODS: Cases are derived from the client population of a community mental health clinic which provides psychotherapy for low income, seriously mentally ill, culturally diverse older adults, many of whom experience serious medical illnesses. Over the course of 24 years in this setting, the primary author has observed various interventions which offer possibilities to provide hope and meaning for clients with severe problems...
January 29, 2018: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430741/childhood-sexual-abuse-and-suicidal-ideation-among-bipolar-patients-existential-but-not-religious-well-being-as-a-protective-factor
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Dorian A Lamis, Shweta Kapoor, Amanda P B Evans
Individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) are at an increased risk of Suicidal ideation, attempts, and death. Moreover, a strong association exists between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and suicidal ideation among individuals with BD. Yet growing evidence suggests that existential well-being (EWB) may be a protective factor against suicidality. In this study, adult BD patients (N = 112) provided data on CSA, religious well-being (RWB; spiritual life in relation to God), EWB (purpose/meaning in life), and suicidal ideation...
February 12, 2018: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428188/-i-m-not-a-spiritual-person-how-hope-might-facilitate-conversations-about-spirituality-among-teens-and-young-adults-with-cancer
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Krysta S Barton, Tyler Tate, Nancy Lau, Karen B Taliesin, Elisha D Waldman, Abby R Rosenberg
CONTEXT: Supporting patients' spiritual needs is central to palliative care. Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) may be developing their spiritual identities; it is unclear how to navigate conversations concerning their spiritual needs. OBJECTIVES: To (1) describe spiritual narratives among AYAs based on their self-identification as religious, spiritual, both, or neither; and, (2) identify language to support AYA spiritual needs in keeping with their self-identities...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428116/clinical-and-demographic-variables-associated-coping-and-the-burden-of-caregivers-of-schizophrenia-patients
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Belvy Mora-Castañeda, María Márquez-González, Alberto Fernández-Liria, Ricardo de la Espriella, Néstor Torres, Álvaro Arenas Borrero
OBJECTIVE: To analyse of the relationship between burden of illness and coping strategies and the demographic variables of caregivers, and the demographic and clinical variables of people diagnosed with schizophrenia. METHODS: Multicentre correlational cross-sectional study including 70 people diagnosed with schizophrenia, or a schizoaffective disorder, and 70 primary informal caregivers. They were evaluated using Zarit Caregiver Burden Inventory, Family Coping Strategies Questionnaire, Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms, Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms, and the brief Disability Assessment Scale...
January 2018: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427510/the-supportive-care-needs-of-individuals-recovering-from-first-episode-psychosis-a-scoping-review
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Ellen L Davies, Andrea L Gordon, Lemuel J Pelentsov, Adrian J Esterman
BACKGROUND: First episode psychosis (FEP) can be a traumatic experience that may alter an individual's ability to meet their own needs. The Supportive Care Needs Framework (SCNF) could complement the recovery-oriented, person-centred approach that is the current foundation of mental health care. AIM: To identify the supportive care needs (SCNs) of individuals recovering from a FEP. METHODS: A scoping review of the literature was undertaken...
February 10, 2018: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425055/caring-for-life-limiting-illness-in-ethiopia-a-mixed-methods-assessment-of-outpatient-palliative-care-needs
#18
Eleanor Anderson Reid, Esayas Kebede Gudina, Nicola Ayers, Wondimagegnu Tigineh, Yoseph Mamo Azmera
BACKGROUND: Palliative care aims to reduce physical suffering and the emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial distress of life-limiting illness. Palliative care is a human right, yet there are vast disparities in its provision: of the 40 million people globally in need of palliative care, less than 10% receive it, largely in high-income countries. There is a particular paucity of data on palliative care needs across the spectrum of incurable disease in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this research were to assess the overall burden of life-limiting illness, the costs associated with life-limiting illness, and barriers to accessing palliative care in Ethiopia...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424252/the-impact-of-respite-programming-on-caregiver-resilience-in-dementia-care-a-qualitative-examination-of-family-caregiver-perspectives
#19
Emily Roberts, Kristopher M Struckmeyer
Family members with a relative with dementia often experience what has been called the "unexpected career of caregiver" and face multifaceted, complex, and stressful life situations that can have important consequences. This exploratory study was designed to address this major public health challenge through the lens of caregiver resilience and caregiver respite programming. While many caregivers report that they derive significant emotional and spiritual rewards from their caregiving role, many also experience physical and emotional problems directly related to the stress and demands of daily care...
January 2018: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422747/yoga-in-print-media-missing-the-heart-of-the-practice
#20
Heather Freeman, Nadezhda Vladagina, Elika Razmjou, Christiane Brems
Background: Popular media typically portray yoga as an exercise or posture practice despite the reality that yoga comprised eight practices (called limbs) including ethical behavior, conscious lifestyle choices, postures, breathing, introspection, concentration, meditation, and wholeness. Aim: This study assessed the comprehensiveness of yoga practice as represented in articles in the popular yoga magazine, Yoga Journal. It explored the degree to which articles referenced each of the eight limbs of yoga and other contents (e...
September 2017: International Journal of Yoga
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