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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926940/stress-exposure-and-physical-mental-and-behavioral-health-among-american-indian-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Melissa L Walls, Kelley J Sittner, Benjamin D Aronson, Angie K Forsberg, Les B Whitbeck, Mustafa al'Absi
American Indian (AI) communities experience disproportionate exposure to stressors and health inequities including type 2 diabetes. Yet, we know little about the role of psychosocial stressors for AI diabetes-related health outcomes. We investigated associations between a range of stressors and psychological, behavioral, and physical health for AIs with diabetes. This community-based participatory research with 5 AI tribes includes 192 AI adult type 2 diabetes patients recruited from clinical records at tribal clinics...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912824/prevalence-and-correlates-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-patients-with-lung-cancer-a-cross-sectional-study-in-beirut-lebanon
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Farah Naja, Bilal Anouti, Hibeh Shatila, Reem Akel, Yolla Haibe, Arafat Tfayli
Patients with lung cancer are increasingly seeking complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to improve their physiological and psychological well-being. This study aimed to assess CAM use among lung cancer patients in Lebanon. Using a cross-sectional design, 150 lung cancer patients attending the Basile Cancer Institute at the American University of Beirut Medical Center were interviewed. Participants completed a questionnaire addressing sociodemographic characteristics, lung cancer condition, and use of CAM...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886675/self-criticism-and-depressive-symptoms-mediating-role-of-self-compassion
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Huaiyu Zhang, Natalie N Watson-Singleton, Sara E Pollard, Delishia M Pittman, Dorian A Lamis, Nicole L Fischer, Bobbi Patterson, Nadine J Kaslow
Self-compassion is gaining recognition as a resilience factor with implications for positive mental health. This study investigated the role of self-compassion in alleviating the effect of self-criticism on depressive symptoms. Participants were 147 urban, low-income African Americans with a recent suicide attempt. They were administered measures of self-criticism, depressive symptoms, and self-compassion. Results from this cross-sectional investigation showed that self-criticism was positively associated with depressive symptoms and negatively associated with self-compassion, and self-compassion was negatively associated with depressive symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880738/military-sexual-trauma-and-obesity-among-women-veterans
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Nivedita Pandey, Samir N Ashfaq, Edward W Dauterive, Andrea A MacCarthy, Laurel A Copeland
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the experience of military sexual trauma (MST) that may contribute to PTSD, and obesity are three issues that complicate care for our population of new veterans. Our aim was to analyze the association of MST and diagnosed PTSD with obesity among female veterans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women 20-103 years old using the Veterans Health Administration (VA) in fiscal year 2014 (October 2013-September 2014) with diagnosis and body-mass data were identified in administrative databases (213,985 of 404,183 women)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878718/errors-in-the-2017-apa-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-treatment-of-ptsd-what-the-data-actually-says
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REVIEW
Sarah K Dominguez, Christopher W Lee
The American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) concluded that there was strong evidence for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), cognitive therapy (CT), and exposure therapy yet weak evidence for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). This is despite the findings from an associated systematic review which concluded that EMDR leads to loss of PTSD diagnosis and symptom reduction. Depression symptoms were also found to improve more with EMDR than control conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870108/positive-and-negative-affectivity-stress-and-well-being-in-african-americans-initial-demonstration-of-a-polynomial-regression-and-response-surface-methodology-approach
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Jennifer Pierce, Ludmila Zhdanova, Todd Lucas
OBJECTIVE: The extent to which positive (PA) and negative (NA) affect conjointly impact well-being is not yet well understood. Additionally, research investigating the role of affectivity in maintaining well-being among ethnic and racial minorities is scant. The current research demonstrates how polynomial regression and response surface methodology (PR and RSM) may be used to better understand how PA and NA jointly influence stress and well-being. DESIGN: In Study 1, 291 African-American undergraduates (Mage = 22...
September 5, 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865428/psychosocial-stressors-contributing-to-emergency-psychiatric-service-utilization-in-a-sample-of-ethno-culturally-diverse-clients-with-psychosis-in-toronto
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Martin Rotenberg, Andrew Tuck, Kwame McKenzie
BACKGROUND: Understanding the psychosocial stressors of people with psychoses from minority ethnic groups may help in the development of culturally appropriate services. This study aimed to compare psychosocial factors associated with attendance at an emergency department (ED) for six ethnic groups. Preventing crises or supporting people better in the community may decrease hospitalization and improve outcomes. METHOD: A cohort was created by retrospective case note analysis of people of East-Asian, South-Asian, Black-African, Black-Caribbean, White-North American and White-European origin groups attending a specialized psychiatric ED in Toronto with a diagnosis of psychosis between 2009 and 2011...
September 2, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857899/alcohol-and-substance-use-race-and-insurance-status-predict-nontreatment-for-hepatitis-c-virus-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antivirals-a-retrospective-study-in-a-large-urban-tertiary-center
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Omar T Sims, Yuqi Guo, Mohamed G Shoreibah, Krishna Venkata, Paul Fitzmorris, Vishnu Kommineni, John Romano, Omar I Massoud
OBJECTIVE: Direct acting antivirals (DAAs) have overcome many long-standing medical barriers to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment (i.e. host characteristics and medical contraindications) and treatment outcome disparities that were associated with interferon regimens. The public health and clinical benefit of current and forthcoming DAA discoveries will be limited if efforts are not made to examine racial, psychological, and socioeconomic factors associated with being treated with DAAs...
August 29, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852921/primary-care-providers-perceptions-of-young-cambodian-american-female-patients
#9
Ivy K Ho, Sable A Smith
There are significant health disparities among Southeast Asian Americans. As an initial step toward understanding the psychosocial factors associated with these disparities, the present study examined primary care providers' perspectives of health status, healthcare utilization, health-related behaviors, and stressors among one subset of Southeast Asian Americans-Cambodian American women between the ages of 18 and 24 years. Interviews with five primary care providers indicated that cultural, historical, psychological and social issues were associated with health outcomes and health behaviors...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843437/deficits-in-visual-working-memory-capacity-and-general-cognition-in-african-americans-with-psychosis
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Samuel R Mathias, Emma E M Knowles, Jennifer Barrett, Tamara Beetham, Olivia Leach, Sebastiano Buccheri, Katrina Aberizk, John Blangero, Russell A Poldrack, David C Glahn
On average, patients with psychosis perform worse than controls on visual change-detection tasks, implying that psychosis is associated with reduced capacity of visual working memory (WM). In the present study, 79 patients diagnosed with various psychotic disorders and 166 controls, all African Americans, completed a change-detection task and several other neurocognitive measures. The aims of the study were to (1) determine whether we could observe a between-group difference in performance on the change-detection task in this sample; (2) establish whether such a difference could be specifically attributed to reduced WM capacity (k); and (3) estimate k in the context of the general cognitive deficit in psychosis...
August 23, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839950/application-of-the-betty-neuman-systems-model-in-the-nursing-care-of-patients-clients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Zakieh Ahmadi, Tabandeh Sadeghi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the application of the Betty Neuman systems model to the care of patient/clients with multiple sclerosis. METHODS: This clinical study resulted from the application of the nursing process to a patient/client admitted with multiple sclerosis in the neurological ward of a hospital in an urban area of Iran. RESULTS: A patient/client was evaluated according to the Neuman model. Intrapersonal stressors (physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual), interpersonal stressors (being away from family and children) and extra-personal stressors (aggression and psychological pressure from the spouse) were found...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833054/psychological-distress-associated-with-cancer-screening-a-systematic-review
#12
REVIEW
Emma Chad-Friedman, Sarah Coleman, Lara N Traeger, William F Pirl, Roberta Goldman, Steven J Atlas, Elyse R Park
BACKGROUND: Current national cancer screening recommendations include the potential risk of psychological harm related to screening. However, data on the relation of psychological distress to cancer screening is limited. The authors conducted a systematic review to assess psychological distress associated with cancer screening procedures. METHODS: Studies that administered measures of psychological distress between 2 weeks before and 1 month after the screening procedure were included...
August 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828027/psychological-features-of-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-report-of-four-cases
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Yaser Jenab, Seyedeh Roghaieh Hashemi, Neda Ghaffari-Marandi, Hoda Zafarghandi, Nazila Shahmansouri
Takotsubo or stress-induced cardiomyopathy is a cardiomyopathy in which the patient has a sudden onset, reversible left ventricular systolic dysfunction without any significant coronary artery disease. Four women, who were at a mean age of 64 years and suffered from chest pain exacerbated by emotional stress, were admitted as cases of acute coronary syndrome and were completely evaluated through precise history taking, physical examination, and ECG. Coronary angiography or coronary multidetector computed tomography was used to exclude significant coronary artery disease...
April 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805152/comparing-the-prevalence-and-the-risk-profile-for-antenatal-depressive-symptoms-across-cultures
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Irene E Corbani, Paola Rucci, Elena Iapichino, Marta Quartieri Bollani, Gilla Cauli, Mara R Ceruti, Costanzo Gala, Mariano Bassi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although several studies have analyzed the risk factors of antenatal and post-partum depression, evidence on the prevalence and the risk profile for antenatal depressive symptoms (ADS) between native-born and different groups of non-native born women living in the same country is scant. The aim of this article is to compare the prevalence and the risk profile for ADS across geographical areas in women recruited from two large hospitals of North-western Italy. METHOD: The presence of ADS was defined as an Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale (EPDS) score ≥12 or a Beck Depression Inventory, Short Form (BDI-SF) score ≥9 or the presence of suicidal ideation/behavior...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804581/influence-of-eysenckian-personality-traits-in-choice-of-specialization-by-young-omani-doctors
#15
Mohammed Al-Alawi, Hamed Al-Sinawi, Salim Al-Husseini, Samir Al-Adawi, Sathiya Murthi Panchatcharam, Sahar Khan, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan
OBJECTIVES: The role of personality in occupational specialty choices has been explored in many parts of the world. To our knowledge, there is a dearth of such studies in the Arab/Islamic population and Oman is no exception. This study aimed to explore the relationship between personality traits and specialty choice among residents of Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out among Omani resident physicians working under OMSB...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774581/ethnic-differences-in-bullying-victimization-and-psychological-distress-a-test-of-an-ecological-model
#16
Siyon Rhee, Sei-Young Lee, Sook-Hee Jung
This study examines ethnic differences in the prevalence of bullying victimization by peers as well as the associations between bullying victimization and psychological distress with relevant ecological factors including parental supervision, school support, and community safety. The study utilized the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Adolescents Data, which was collected in the United States using a multi-stage stratified sampling design with a Random Digit-Dial method. The final study sample contained a total of 2367 adolescents, comprised of 48...
October 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760818/research-protocol-on-early-palliative-care-in-patients-with-acute-leukaemia-after-one-relapse
#17
Cécile Barbaret, Julien Berthiller, Anne-Marie Schott Pethelaz, Mauricette Michallet, Gilles Salles, Stéphane Sanchez, Marilène Filbet
OBJECTIVES: According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology palliative care referrals are made within the last 3 weeks of patients' lives and most frequently when oncological treatments have ceased especially for patients with haematological malignancies. Recent publications indicate that patients with acute leukaemia are prone to symptoms, an indication for which a close collaboration between the patient's haematologist and a palliative care team might result in improved symptom management...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757449/weight-loss-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-diabetes
#18
Linda M Delahanty
The American Diabetes Association nutrition and lifestyle recommendations for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes focus on losing 7% of body weight and increasing physical activity to at least 150minperweek. This emphasis is largely based on results of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trials. DPP demonstrated that a lifestyle intervention aimed at 7% weight loss and 150min of activity per week reduced diabetes incidence by 58% after 2.8years of follow-up and resulted in sustained improvements in hemoglobinA1c, blood pressure and lipid levels...
July 28, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755250/mental-health-and-educational-experiences-among-black-youth-a-latent-class-analysis
#19
Theda Rose, Michael A Lindsey, Yunyu Xiao, Nadine M Finigan-Carr, Sean Joe
Disproportionately lower educational achievement, coupled with higher grade retention, suspensions, expulsions, and lower school bonding make educational success among Black adolescents a major public health concern. Mental health is a key developmental factor related to educational outcomes among adolescents; however, traditional models of mental health focus on absence of dysfunction as a way to conceptualize mental health. The dual-factor model of mental health incorporates indicators of both subjective wellbeing and psychopathology, supporting more recent research that both are needed to comprehensively assess mental health...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754808/sex-disparities-in-ideal-cardiovascular-health
#20
Marie Simon, Pierre Boutouyrie, Kumar Narayanan, Bamba Gaye, Muriel Tafflet, Frédérique Thomas, Catherine Guibout, Marie-Cécile Périer, Bruno Pannier, Xavier Jouven, Jean-Philippe Empana
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the gap in the distribution of ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) between men and women accounting for comorbidities, socioeconomic and psychological confounding factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted among 9012 French men and women aged 50-75 years who were participants of the Paris Prospective Study 3. Each of the seven metrics was defined according to the American Heart Association criteria, and the CVH was considered as poor (0 or 1 ideal health metric), intermediate (2, 3 or 4 ideal health metrics) and ideal (5-7 ideal health metrics)...
July 28, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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