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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159495/lifetime-trauma-and-depressive-symptomatology-among-older-american-indians-the-native-elder-care-study
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Ebru Çayır, Michael P Burke, Mindi Spencer, Mark B Schure, R Turner Goins
We examined the association between lifetime traumatic events with or without trauma response symptoms and depressive symptomatology in American Indians aged ≥ 55 years from a tribe in the Southeastern US (N = 362). Twenty-three percent of the sample experienced a traumatic event without trauma-response symptoms, whereas 14% experienced a traumatic event with at least one trauma-response symptom. After adjustment for sociodemographic characteristics and social support, participants who experienced a traumatic event with one or more trauma-response symptoms had higher odds of clinically relevant depressive symptomatology compared to (1) those who never experienced a traumatic event [odds ratio (OR) 3...
November 20, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156100/doctoral-training-in-clinical-psychology-across-23-years-continuity-and-change
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John C Norcross, Michael A Sayette, Andrew M Pomerantz
OBJECTIVE: Doctoral training in clinical psychology has undergone substantial changes in recent decades, especially with the increasing heterogeneity of training models and graduate students. To document these changes, we analyzed program, student, and faculty characteristics of American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited clinical psychology programs over a 23-year span. METHOD: We surveyed directors of clinical training about their doctoral programs every 2 years from 1991 to 2013, securing 90%-98% response rates...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154560/racial-discrimination-experiences-and-african-american-youth-adjustment-the-role-of-parenting-profiles-based-on-racial-socialization-and-involved-vigilant-parenting
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Fatima A Varner, Yang Hou, Tajma Hodzic, Noelle M Hurd, Sheretta T Butler-Barnes, Stephanie J Rowley
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to test whether parenting profiles based on racial socialization and involved-vigilant parenting would compensate for or moderate associations between racial discrimination experiences and academic outcomes and psychological well-being among African American adolescents. METHOD: Participants were 1,363 African American adolescents (Mage = 14.19; 52.3% female) from 3 Midwestern suburban school districts. Latent profile analysis was used to examine whether there were distinct combinations of parenting...
November 20, 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108153/gender-dysphoria-in-children
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Gender dysphoria (GD) of childhood describes a psychological condition in which children experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and the gender associated with their biological sex. When this occurs in the pre-pubertal child, GD resolves in the vast majority of patients by late adolescence. Currently there is a vigorous, albeit suppressed, debate among physicians, therapists, and academics regarding what is fast becoming the new treatment standard for GD in children. This new paradigm is rooted in the assumption that GD is innate, and involves pubertal suppression with gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists followed by the use of cross-sex hormones-a combination that results in the sterility of minors...
2017: Issues in Law & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107616/chronic-pain-disrupts-ability-to-work-by-interfering-with-social-function-a-cross-sectional-study
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Elizabeth Hengstebeck, Steven Roskos, Karen Breejen, Bengt Arnetz, Judy Arnetz
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Some 100 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain. While research to date has focused primarily on pain interference with physical and psychological function and its effects on employment, few studies have examined the impact of pain interference on social functioning and its effects on employment. The aims of our study were to (1) evaluate the association between pain interference with ability to work and actual employment status among working age adults with chronic pain; and (2) evaluate pain interference with four types of functioning - cognitive, physical, psychological, and social - as possible mediators of pain interference with the ability to work...
October 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106656/discrimination-serious-psychological-distress-and-church-based-emotional-support-among-african-american-men-across-the-life-span
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Ann W Nguyen, Linda M Chatters, Robert Joseph Taylor, María P Aranda, Karen D Lincoln, Courtney S Thomas
Objective: This study tested whether church-based social support buffers the negative effects of discrimination on serious psychological distress (SPD) among three age groups-early, middle, and late adulthood-of African American men. Methods: Negative binominal regression analyses for discrimination and SPD were performed using data from 1,271 African American men from the National Survey of American Life. Results: Discrimination was positively associated with SPD for all age groups...
July 3, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093040/digital-media-and-sleep-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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REVIEW
Monique K LeBourgeois, Lauren Hale, Anne-Marie Chang, Lameese D Akacem, Hawley E Montgomery-Downs, Orfeu M Buxton
Given the pervasive use of screen-based media and the high prevalence of insufficient sleep among American youth and teenagers, this brief report summarizes the literature on electronic media and sleep and provides research recommendations. Recent systematic reviews of the literature reveal that the vast majority of studies find an adverse association between screen-based media consumption and sleep health, primarily via delayed bedtimes and reduced total sleep duration. The underlying mechanisms of these associations likely include the following: (1) time displacement (ie, time spent on screens replaces time spent sleeping and other activities); (2) psychological stimulation based on media content; and (3) the effects of light emitted from devices on circadian timing, sleep physiology, and alertness...
November 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077480/social-emotional-aspects-of-quality-of-life-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Heidemarie Lex, Sara Weisenbach, Jacob Sloane, Sana Syed, Eva Rasky, Wolfgang Freidl
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory auto-immune disease of the central nervous system. It leads to many impairments including physical, cognitive, psychological, and social challenges. Our study examined gender and cultural associations with quality of life (QoL), personal characteristics, and benefits from having MS among those with MS. The study was conducted in Austria and the United States. The sample included 128 participants, 64 in each country, of whom 78 were women and 50 were men aged between 20 and 57 years...
October 27, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076156/association-between-serious-psychological-distress-and-nonparticipation-in-cancer-screening-and-the-modifying-effect-of-socioeconomic-status-analysis-of-anonymized-data-from-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-in-japan
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Masaki Fujiwara, Masatoshi Inagaki, Naoki Nakaya, Maiko Fujimori, Yuji Higuchi, Kyoko Kakeda, Yosuke Uchitomi, Norihito Yamada
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether individuals who have serious psychological distress (SPD) are less likely to participate in screening tests for gastric cancer, lung cancer, and other types of cancer. Of the few studies that have examined the association between SPD and participation in cancer screening, none have reported modifying effects of educational, marital, or employment status. METHODS: The authors analyzed a national representative data set from the 2010 Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions of Japan...
October 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070085/the-south-dakota-model-health-care-professions-student-disaster-preparedness-and-deployment-training
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Matt P Owens, Cheri Buffington, Michael P Frost, Randall J Waldner
OBJECTIVE: The Association of American Medical Colleges recommended an increase in medical education for public health emergencies, bioterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction in 2003. The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (USD SSOM) implemented a 1-day training event to provide disaster preparedness training and deployment organization for health professions students called Disaster Training Day (DTD). METHODS: Hospital staff and emergency medical services personnel provided the lecture portion of DTD using Core Disaster Life Support (CDLS; National Disaster Life Support Foundation) as the framework...
October 26, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066992/when-and-why-does-materialism-relate-to-employees-attitudes-and-well-being-the-mediational-role-of-need-satisfaction-and-need-frustration
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Wenceslao Unanue, Konrad Rempel, Marcos E Gómez, Anja Van den Broeck
Materialistic values may be detrimental for people's well-being. However, we know little about why (i.e., explaining mechanisms) and when (i.e., boundary conditions) this is the case. Although low satisfaction of the psychological needs is said to play a key role in this process, a recent meta-analysis indicates that the explaining power of need satisfaction is limited and suggests that need frustration may be more important. Moreover, although materialism may be detrimental in some life domains, studies in materialistic contexts such as work are lacking, particularly in the non-Western world...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059368/happiness-as-a-buffer-of-the-association-between-dependence-and-acute-tobacco-abstinence-effects-in-african-american-smokers
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Madalyn M Liautaud, Adam M Leventhal, Raina D Pang
Introduction: African-American (AA) smokers are at disproportionate risk of tobacco dependence, utilizing smoking to regulate stress, and poor cessation outcomes. Positive emotional traits may function as coping factors that buffer the extent to which dependence increases vulnerability to adverse responses to acute tobacco abstinence (i.e., tobacco withdrawal). This laboratory study examined subjective happiness (SH; dispositional orientation towards frequent and intense positive affect [PA] and life satisfaction) as a moderator of the relation between tobacco dependence and subjective and behavioral abstinence effects among AA smokers...
September 27, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057450/the-relationship-between-physical-and-psychological-symptoms-and-health-care-utilization-in-hospitalized-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Ryan D Nipp, Areej El-Jawahri, Samantha M Moran, Sara M D'Arpino, P Connor Johnson, Daniel E Lage, Risa L Wong, William F Pirl, Lara Traeger, Inga T Lennes, Barbara J Cashavelly, Vicki A Jackson, Joseph A Greer, David P Ryan, Ephraim P Hochberg, Jennifer S Temel
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced cancer often experience frequent and prolonged hospitalizations; however, the factors associated with greater health care utilization have not been described. We sought to investigate the relation between patients' physical and psychological symptom burden and health care utilization. METHODS: We enrolled patients with advanced cancer and unplanned hospitalizations from September 2014-May 2016. Upon admission, we assessed physical (Edmonton Symptom Assessment System [ESAS]) and psychological symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire 4 [PHQ-4])...
December 1, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054031/mental-health-of-heroin-users-with-differing-injection-drug-use-histories-a-non-treatment-sample-of-mexican-american-young-adult-men
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Kathryn M Nowotny, Tasha Perdue, Alice Cepeda, Avelardo Valdez
BACKGROUND: While the comorbidity of mental health and injecting heroin has been documented, current research is limited by describing the mental health of people who inject drugs without a comparison group and by the lack of research on nontreatment samples in the United States, particularly among Hispanics. The purpose of this study was to examine the association of injecting history (never, former, occasional, and daily) and multiple outcomes of global and mental health using a sample of U...
December 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052667/differences-in-coping-among-african-american-women-with-breast-cancer-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#15
Crystal C Watkins, Iye Kamara Kanu, Jill B Hamilton, Sharon L Kozachik, Fannie Gaston-Johansson
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine differences in psychological distress, symptoms, coping capacity, and coping abilities among African American (AA) women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and non-TNBC and to explore differences in relationships among these variables.
. DESIGN: A prospective, descriptive, comparative, and correlational design.
. SETTING: Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
. SAMPLE: 30 AA women with breast cancer...
November 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035330/whites-but-not-blacks-gain-life-expectancy-from-social-contacts
#16
Shervin Assari
Background. Recent research suggests that the health gain from economic resources and psychological assets may be systematically larger for Whites than Blacks. Aim. This study aimed to assess whether the life expectancy gain associated with social contacts over a long follow up differs for Blacks and Whites. Methods. Data came from the Americans' Changing Lives (ACL) Study, 1986-2011. The sample was a nationally representative sample of American adults 25 and older, who were followed for up to 25 years (n = 3361)...
October 16, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026930/-burnout-a%C3%A2-call-for-action
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REVIEW
C S Hartog
BACKGROUND: Burnout is an emerging topic and has recently been the subject of a position paper of the US American Society of Critical Care Medicine. OBJECTIVES: To give an overview over prevalence, causes, and relevance of burnout in intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians and point to potential prevention strategies MATERIALS AND METHODS: Narrative review. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Burnout is a job-related state which results from long-lasting, permanent work overload when short spells of recreation, for instance during the weekend, are not effective to reduce exhaustion, vegetative symptoms, loss of efficiency, and depersonalization...
October 12, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020190/the-mental-health-benefits-of-acquiring-a-home-in-older-age-a-fixed-effects-analysis-of-older-americans
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Emilie Courtin, Jennifer Dowd, Mauricio Avendano
Homeownership is consistently associated with better mental health, but whether becoming a homeowner in later in life has positive psychological benefits has not been examined. We assessed whether acquiring a home after 50 is associated with depression in a representative sample of older Americans. We used individual fixed-effects models based on data from 20,524 respondents aged ≥50 from the Health and Retirement Study and interviewed biannually between 1993 and 2010. Depressive symptoms were measured using the 8-item Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018565/health-related-quality-of-life-and-depression-among-participants-in-the-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-international-collaborative-clinical-alliance-registry
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Annie Chou, John A Gonzales, Troy E Daniels, Lindsey A Criswell, Stephen C Shiboski, Caroline H Shiboski
OBJECTIVE: To examine health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depression among participants in an international Sjögren's syndrome (SS) registry, comparing those with and without SS. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of participants in the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) registry. The 2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism SS classification criteria were used to determine disease status. HRQoL was assessed using the Short Form 12, version 2 Health Survey to derive scores for physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS)...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016183/paul-w-thayer-1927-2017
#20
Michael A Campion
Presents an obituary for Paul W. Thayer, who died on January 25, 2017, at the age of 89. Thayer was an industrial and organizational psychologist probably most distinguished by his professional service. He was a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Psychological Society (APS), and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He received multiple awards for his service, including SIOP's Distinguished Professional Contributions Award (1986) and its Distinguished Service Award (1990), as well as the APA Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science (2014)...
October 2017: American Psychologist
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