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Predictors of Receipt of Physical Health Services in Mental Health Clinics.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

New York State Office of Mental Health, 44 Holland Ave, Albany, NY, 12229, USA.

To inform efforts to improve physical health care for adults with serious mental illness, this study examines predictors of provision and receipt of physical health services in freestanding mental health clinics in New York state. The number of services provided over the initial 12-months of implementation varied across clinics from 0 to 1407. Receipt of services was associated with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, frequent mental and physical health visits in the prior year, and prescription of antipsychotic medications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00399-4DOI Listing

Self-Esteem and HIV Infection in Morocco: Associated Factors Among People Living with HIV-Results from a Community-Based Study.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Groupe de Recherche en Psychologie Sociale, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France.

People living with HIV (PLHIV) face specific issues regarding mental quality of life (QoL), in particular self-esteem. The objective of this study was to measure self-esteem and to identify associated factors among PLHIV in Morocco. A 125-item questionnaire was administered to 300 PLHIV. Read More

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Lay Perspectives of Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: The Relevance of Autonomy and Psychological Distress.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto (ICBAS-UP), Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313, Porto, Portugal.

The aim of this study is to increase the understanding of Quality of Life (QoL) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and explore the personal features of living with the disease. Sixty-two RA patients (M = 56.7; SD = 11. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00377-wDOI Listing
March 2019
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Putting the Pieces Together: Perceptions of Longitudinal Wraparound, Systems of Care, and Positive Behavior Support Implementation.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Institute on Community Integration, Rm 150, University of Minnesota, 150 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA.

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) was introduced to community-based providers in Kansas in 2012 in response to a federally funded initiative to reduce the placement of youth in psychiatric facilities. As core project activities concluded in 2016, researchers investigated the impact of this comprehensive PBS initiative on youth, families, mental health centers, and other stakeholders. This paper describes how qualitative interviews and focus groups were used to investigate the perceptions of families, advocates, and implementers involved in wraparound (WA), regional interagency collaboration, and the addition of PBS services. Read More

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"What We Have in Common": A Qualitative Analysis of Shared Experience in Peer-Delivered Services.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1196, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63130, USA.

"Shared experience" has been described as a key element of peer-delivered services, but it is not well-understood how it is used in practice, particularly among peer specialists working in more conventional mental health agencies. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with eight peer specialists and two supervisors working in a Peer Wellness Program within a Housing First agency to explore peer specialists' approach to service delivery, with a focus on the role of shared experience. Peer specialists rarely reported explicitly sharing experiences related to mental health with clients, but described how it was nevertheless ever-present through the unique ways it shaped features of their practice (e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00391-yDOI Listing

Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications for Hurricane Harvey Sheltered Evacuees.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, 1977 Bulter Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

To report on the diagnosis of and pharmacological services provided to 229 evacuees of Hurricane Harvey housed within a large convention center. Retrospective chart review of services rendered. Evacuees were primarily adults who presented with varied diagnoses, most commonly mood, anxiety and/or psychotic disorders. Read More

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March 2019
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Correction to: Losing to Gain: The Effects of a Healthy Lifestyle Intervention on the Physical and Psychosocial Well-being of Clients in a Community-based Mental Health Setting.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

College of Health and Human Services, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Wilmington, McNeill Hall 601 S. College Road, 28403, Wilmington, NC, USA.

The original version of this article unfortunately contained an error in author group. The second author Tamatha Arms was inadvertently missed to include in the author group. Read More

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Developing Organizational Interventions to Address Stigma Among Mental Health Providers: A Pilot Study.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA.

This article outlines a pilot study of "It's Just Us," an organizational intervention designed to reduce stigma among mental health providers by increasing awareness of the stigma they hold toward both clients and other providers with lived experience of mental health challenges. The targeted organization was the Mental Health Service Line in a large, Midwestern VA health care system. About 30% of the clinicians in the service provided information about their levels of stigma toward clients and providers who manage mental health challenges at baseline, 1 year later, and 2 years later. Read More

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March 2019
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Night Eating Syndrome and Its Relationship with Emotional Eating, Sleep Quality and Nutritional Status Among Adolescents' Boys.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 16. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Nutrition Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Current study was aimed to evaluate the relationship between emotional eating and night eating syndrome (NES) with sleep quality among adolescents in Tabriz-Iran. The current study was conducted among eighty adolescent boys aged 12-16 years old from Tabriz-Iran. Night eating syndrome and Emotional eating were measured by validated specific questionnaires. Read More

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Promoting Personal and Social Recovery in Older Persons with Schizophrenia: The Case of The New Club, a Novel Dutch Facility Offering Social Contact and Activities.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Many older community-living persons with schizophrenia report unmet psychological and social needs. The Amsterdam-based New Club is a novel facility that intends to foster self-reliance and social participation in this group. To explore participants' and staff perceptions, a naturalistic qualitative study combined participant observation with interviews. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00389-6DOI Listing
March 2019
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Social Support Networks and Symptom Severity Among Patients with Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Center for Innovation to Implementation, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, USA.

Patients entering an inpatient psychiatry program (N = 406) with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders reported on their social support networks (source, type) at treatment intake, and completed symptom measures at baseline and 3-, 9-, and 15-month follow-ups (77%). Longitudinal growth models found aspects of participants' support networks were associated with specific symptoms over time. Less family support (i. Read More

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March 2019
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Affirmative Competence and Practices of Mental Health Professionals with LGB clients: An Ibero-American Study.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Psychology and Education, University of Beira Interior, Estrada do Sineiro, S/n, 6200-209, Covilha, Portugal.

There are not many studies about affirmative competence and practices among mental health professionals working with Lesbian, Gay, and/or Bisexual (LGB) clients. Thus, the objectives of this research are to assess the levels of affirmative competence and practices of professionals in Ibero-American countries. The sample consists of 630 mental health professionals from various countries whose ages range from 22 to 75 years old, with a mean age of 41. Read More

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Residential Transience Among Adults: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Association with Mental Illness and Mental Health Service Use.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Division for Statistical & Data Sciences, RTI International, 3040 E. Cornwallis Rd., Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709, USA.

This study examined the association between frequent residential mobility (i.e., residential transience) and mental illness, mental health service use, and unmet need for services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00385-wDOI Listing
March 2019
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The Cost-Effectiveness of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme in Severe Mental Illness: A Decision Analytical Model Using Routine Data.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Health Service and Population Research, King's Health Economics (KHE) Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, David Goldberg Centre, King's College London, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, Box 24, London, SE5 8AF, UK.

This is the first site level economic evaluation of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme for severe mental illness (IAPT-SMI) that is funded by NHS England. It also aims to illustrate the challenges involved in evaluations based on routine data with low internal validity. Six IAPT-SMI pilot sites treated 1 of 2 clinical groups: (i) psychosis or bipolar disorder; (ii) personality disorder. Read More

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March 2019
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Relationship Between Marital Quality, Social Support and Mental Health During Pregnancy.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Health Education and Promotion, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between marital quality and mental health during pregnancy. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 300 Iranian pregnant women. The ENRICH marital satisfaction subscales, levels of domestic violence, perceived social support, as well as depression and anxiety levels were assessed using a questionnaire. Read More

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Between the Inside and the Outside World: Coping of Ultra-Orthodox Individuals with Their Work Environment After Academic Studies.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Conflict Management & Resolution Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Ben Gurion University, POB 653, Beer Sheva, Israel.

This study has explored how ultra-Orthodox individuals cope when facing secular norms and values in their work environment. The study was conducted in Israel, where 614 ultra-Orthodox adults answered questions regarding demographic characteristics, identities, openness to the workplace, social environment, Brief Cope, community sense of coherence (CSOC) and Employee Satisfaction Inventory. Individuals in the main sectors of the ultra-Orthodox society reported higher CSOC and stronger religiosity while individuals from the minor sectors reported greater openness to the job's social environment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00392-xDOI Listing

Coping with Food Insecurity Among African American in Public-Sector Mental Health Services: A Qualitative Study.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 1;55(3):440-447. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA.

While there are high rates of food insecurity among individuals with serious mental illnesses, and among African Americans, there is very little research on the ways African Americans in public-sector mental health services cope with food insecurity. This research paper presents qualitative data from a mixed methods study on the prevalence and management of food insecurity among African Americans using public sector mental health services. We interviewed 21 people about their everyday experiences of food insecurity and strategies they used to cope. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00376-xDOI Listing
April 2019
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Participants' Lived Experience with the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) Program in Relation to their Recovery-Process.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Health Science and Technology, The Faculty of Medicine, University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark.

The Illness Management and Recovery program (IMR) is developed to support people with severe mental illnesses in their recovery-process. The theory behind the program highlight the importance of helping people develop tailored illness management skills which will help achieve personal and clinical recovery. However, little is known about participants' experience with IMR in relation to their recoveryprocess. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00383-yDOI Listing
February 2019
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Evaluation of Risk Factors for Antipsychotic Polypharmacy in Inpatient Psychiatry Units of a Community Hospital: A Retrospective Analysis.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Psychiatry, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, USA.

Antipsychotic polypharmacy (APP) is a common practice while treating severe mental illness but the benefits of APP over antipsychotic monotherapy is controversial. This is a retrospective analysis comparing risk factors for people on APP and those on non-APP in inpatient psychiatry units. Two years data with 72 people in non-APP group and 82 people in APP group were analyzed quantitatively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00381-0DOI Listing
February 2019
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Perceptions of Service Use Among Currently and Formerly Homeless Adults with Mental Health Problems.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 23. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada.

This qualitative study used in-depth interviews to examine the service experiences of 52 currently and formerly homeless people with mental health problems. Thematic analysis identified five themes associated with positive and negative service experiences: (1) accessibility of services, (2) humanity in approach to care, (3) perceptions and relationships with other service users, (4) physical space and environment, and (5) outcomes of service use. Overall, minimal differences were found between currently and formerly homeless people with mental health problems, suggesting that both groups have the same wants and needs related to service use, including to be treated fairly and without judgment, receive needed support and assistance, and feel good following their service experience. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00382-zDOI Listing
February 2019
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Comparing Educational Music Therapy Interventions via Stages of Recovery with Adults in an Acute Care Mental Health Setting: A Cluster-Randomized Pilot Effectiveness Study.

Community Ment Health J 2019 May 23;55(4):624-630. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Music Therapy Program, University of Minnesota School of Music, 2106 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA.

The purpose of this cluster-randomized pilot effectiveness study was to compare two different group-based educational music therapy interventions with a control condition as measured by the stage model of recovery in adults on an acute care mental health unit. Participants (N = 69) were cluster-randomized to one of three single-session conditions: educational lyric analysis (ELA), educational songwriting (ESW), or control. ELA and ESW conditions targeted motivations for and factors contributing to recovery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00380-1DOI Listing
May 2019
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Prevalence and Determinants of PTSD 3 Years After an Earthquake in Iran.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 22;55(3):542-547. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most debilitating and costly mental health problems that can develop following exposure to natural disasters. Nevertheless, much remains unknown about how to best address PTSD and other mental health needs in disaster-stricken areas, particularly in rural and under-resourced areas. The present study is a population-based cross-sectional study conducted in rural areas that were affected by a destructive earthquake in Iran. Read More

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Change in Mental Health Stigma After a Brief Intervention Among Internally Displaced Persons in Central Sudan.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 15;55(3):534-541. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Public Health, Innlandet University Collage, Elverum, Norway.

Stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness is a worldwide phenomenon, This Longitudinal study aimed to determine the level of stigma, among the internal displaced persons in central Sudan and explore possible changes in stigma associated with an intervention. 1549 persons were interviewed using standardized stigma attitude tools. The study reveled high level of stigma among our respondents and there was no significant difference in attitudes towards mental illness observed after the intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-019-00375-yDOI Listing
April 2019
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Opinions and Expectations Related to Job Placement of Individuals with Schizophrenia: A Qualitative Study Including Both Patients and Employers.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli University, Izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey.

The present study was conducted to identify the problems related to the placement of individuals with schizophrenia into jobs, the conditions allowing them to keep working and to reveal obstacles to their employment. The depth-interview technique was used for obtaining information from both patients with schizophrenia (n = 25) and the human resource managers of selected companies (n = 8). All interviews were recorded, transcribed and assessed using a thematic analysis approach. Read More

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February 2019
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Criminal Justice Professionals' Attitudes Toward Mental Illness and Substance Use.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 31;55(3):428-439. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 801 W. Michigan Street, BS 3025, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA.

Despite the high prevalence of behavioral health disorders in justice settings and prior research on the importance of attitudes in successful treatment outcomes for behavioral health populations, few studies have examined criminal justice professionals' attitudes toward mental illness and substance use. We conducted a state-wide survey of 610 criminal justice professionals using items adapted from the Drug and Drug Problems Perceptions Questionnaire (Albery et al. 2003) to examine attitudes toward mental illness and substance use as a function of criminal justice position and personal contact. Read More

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April 2019
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An Assessment of The New York State Behavioral Health System's Readiness to Transition to Medicaid Managed Care.

Community Ment Health J 2019 May 30;55(4):599-607. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, New York University Silver School of Social Work, 41 East 11th Street, 7th floor, New York, NY, 10003, USA.

New York State has one of the most richly funded Medicaid programs in the United States. In an effort to achieve the triple aim New York State is undergoing a significant redesign of its Medicaid program including transitioning nearly all Medicaid funded behavioral health services into Medicaid managed care. In preparation for this transition, a state funded technical assistance center assessed the behavioral health care system's readiness to undergo this reform across 11 domains. Read More

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Losing to Gain: The Effects of a Healthy Lifestyle Intervention on the Physical and Psychosocial Well-being of Clients in a Community-based Mental Health Setting.

Community Ment Health J 2019 May 30;55(4):608-614. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

College of Health and Human Services, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Wilmington, McNeill Hall 601 S. College Road, 28403, Wilmington, NC, US.

Individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) encounter both poorer physical health and psychosocial well-being in comparison to the general population. Obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes can result from the symptoms of mental illness, the side effects from psychotropic medications, as well as disparities associated with being mentally ill. Mental health nurses are in a prime position to implement healthy lifestyle interventions (HLIs). Read More

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May 2019
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Title: Brief Implicit Association Tests of Stigmatizing Attitudes, Awareness of Mental Distress and Label-Avoidance: A Study in People with Depressive Symptoms.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 29;55(3):507-518. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department Health & Prevention, Institute of Psychology, University Greifswald, Greifswald, 17487, Germany.

This study aims to develop and implement brief implicit association tests (BIATs) assessing stigmatizing attitudes towards mental illness, awareness of mental distress and self-identification as having a mental illness. We recruited 229 people (age range 18-80 years) with currently untreated depressive symptoms. In addition to BIATs, explicit measures assessed depression severity, contact experience and self-identification as having a mental illness. Read More

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April 2019
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PTSD Symptoms, Vicarious Traumatization, and Burnout in Front Line Workers in the Homeless Sector.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 25;55(3):454-462. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Canada.

Work with clients who have trauma-related problems is reported to lead to a constellation of reactions including vicarious traumatization, compassion fatigue, and burnout. Traumatic experiences are ubiquitous in the lives of homeless people, stemming from multiple life events prior to, and as a result of, experiencing homelessness. While most studies examine either burnout and vicarious traumatization or potential PTSD in people who work with those who are traumatized, they generally do not look at the possible co-existence of all three factors. Read More

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April 2019
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A University-Based Transdisciplinary Approach to Mental Health Workforce Shortages.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, actions, and evaluation of a university-based, transdisciplinary coalition so that the model may be replicated in other university or multidisciplinary systems. The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Mental and Behavioral Health Coalition addresses Nevada's workforce shortages through multi-disciplinary faculty collaboration among seven training programs at UNLV that produce mental health professionals. The coalition's collaborative approach to solution-generating work has served as a catalyst for professional integration in the community as a whole. Read More

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January 2019
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National, Sex and Academic Discipline Difference in Smartphone Addiction: A Study of Students in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Sudan.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Psychology, College of Education, Princess Alia, Al-Balqa'a University, Amman, Jordan.

There are an increasing number of studies on smartphone addiction (SA) among students, and also a number of cross-cultural ones. We add to this body of research by presenting, for the first time, a cross-cultural study comparing students in four Middle Eastern countries: Sudan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. In this context, we also attempt to replicate findings-in other studies-that there are differences in smartphone addiction prevalence along the lines of sex, culture and subject of study. Read More

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January 2019
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Attitudes of Mental Health Peer-Run Organizations Towards Health Homes: Recommendations for Policy and Practice.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 12;55(3):420-427. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

Live & Learn, Inc., 785 Quintana Road, Suite 219, Morro Bay, CA, 93442, USA.

This study examined peer-run organizations' attitudes towards collaborating in health homes. Data were drawn from the 2012 National Survey of Peer-Run Organizations. Multinomial logistic regression modeled the association between organizational willingness to participate in a health home and salient factors. Read More

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April 2019
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Stepped Care as an Implementation and Service Delivery Model for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, USA.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for schizophrenia spectrum disorders is an evidence-based treatment that is recommended by United States schizophrenia treatment guidelines. Based on recent estimates, only 0.3% of individuals with a primary psychotic disorder are able to access this treatment in the United States. Read More

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January 2019
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National Resilience: A New Self-Report Assessment Scale.

Community Ment Health J 2019 May 2;55(4):721-731. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, PREPARED Center for Emergency Response Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel.

The current paper presents a new self-report national resilience assessment scale (NRAS). The scale was constructed and validated using a sample of 1022 Jewish Israeli adults. The internal structure of the 25-item was determined by a Varimax factor analysis, which emitted four distinct factors pertaining to identifying with the state, solidarity and social justice, trust in national institutions and trust in public justice; which explained 61% of the variance. Read More

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May 2019
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Interplay of Self-efficacy and Social Support in Predicting Quality of Life in Cardiovascular Patients in Pakistan.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

The primary objective of the present study was to assess independent and interactive relations of perceived social support and self-efficacy with four quality of life (QOL) domains namely physical, psychological, social, and environmental in cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients from a South Asian region. Participants were 172 (age 22-60 years) patients recruited from three major government sector hospitals from the fifth biggest city of South Asia. It was found that overall CVD patients had a better QOL in psychological and environmental domains compared to social and psychological. Read More

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January 2019
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January 2019
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Attitudes Toward Patient-Centered Care in the Mental Care Services in Isfahan, Iran.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 10;55(3):548-552. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Understanding patient-physician relationships in mental care services is an indispensable element to improve the quality of mental care, yet little is known about it in Iran. This study measured the attitudes of the patients' family and personal caregivers (FPCs) and psychiatrists toward patient-centered care. A sample of 88 FPCs of mental patients and 29 psychiatrists in four teaching hospitals of Isfahan city, Iran, providing mental care, were asked to complete the patient-practitioner orientation scale (PPOS). Read More

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April 2019
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The Phenomenon of "Hearing Voices": Not Just Psychotic Hallucinations-A Psychological Literature Review and a Reflection on Clinical and Social Health.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Philosophy, Education, Sociology and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padova, Via Venezia 14, Padua, Italia.

The phenomenon of hearing voices is currently a much-discussed topic, both in the field of research and in the field of care services. The majority of people who report "hearing voices" do not subsequently receive services or receive a diagnosis of psychopathology. This topic raises questions for professionals in the health field about the lack of tools that can help illuminate the phenomenon. Read More

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December 2018
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Perspectives on a Stage-Based Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Dialectical Behavior Therapy Consumers in Public Mental Health Settings.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Apr 7;55(3):409-419. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Box 351635, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA.

Difficulties with consumer engagement are a common barrier to implementing trauma-focused evidence-based psychotherapies (TF-EBPs). Potential methods of increasing engagement include utilizing a stage-based treatment approach, and involving consumers in implementation efforts. This mixed method study explored consumers' perspectives on a stage-based TF-EBP, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol. Read More

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April 2019
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Sedentary Behavior and Quality of Life in People with Psychotic Disorders from a Low Income Country: A Study from Uganda.

Community Ment Health J 2019 May 5;55(4):714-720. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda.

The current study examined the impact of sedentary behaviour (SB) on quality of life (QoL) in people with psychotic disorders. Thirty-six Ugandan women (mean age = 33.9 ± 8. Read More

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May 2019
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Predictors of Mental Health Recovery in Homeless Adults with Mental Illness.

Community Ment Health J 2019 May 5;55(4):631-640. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

For people with mental illness, experiences of homelessness can complicate mental health recovery processes. This study used longitudinal data from a randomized controlled trial of housing first (HF) to examine predictors of recovery among homeless people with mental illness. Findings showed that health and community predictors were most strongly associated with mental health recovery. Read More

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May 2019
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Hope and Schizophrenia in the Latino Family Context.

Community Ment Health J 2019 01 1;55(1):42-50. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

This study explored hope among Latinos with schizophrenia and their family caregivers to gain a greater understanding of how it is experienced in the family context. Data were collected from 34 participants (14 individuals with schizophrenia; 20 family caregivers). Semistructured in-depth interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis, comparing codes across and within consumer and family caregiver transcripts. Read More

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January 2019
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Factors of Mental Health Service Utilization by Community-Dwelling Adults in Shanghai, China.

Community Ment Health J 2019 01 28;55(1):161-167. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

School of Public Health, Key Lab of Health Technology Assessment, National Health Commission, Fudan University, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Shanghai, 200032, China.

This study investigated the utilization of Mental Health Services (MHS) and associated predisposing, enabling, and need factors among residents of Shanghai, China. It used a cross-sectional design and a structured questionnaire. We selected 3502 residents aged 18 years and older through multi-stage, stratified random sampling; trained mental health personnel interviewed them. Read More

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January 2019
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American Association of Community Psychiatrists Position Statement: Putting Patients First by Improving Treatment Planning and Reducing Administrative and Clinical Burden of Treatment Plan Documentation.

Community Ment Health J 2019 01 27;55(1):4-8. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

This paper represents a position statement of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP) regarding treatment plans. We regard treatment plans, a documentation requirement, in this position statement, as distinct from the process of treatment planning. The AACP is concerned that treatment plan documentation in its current state, creates unnecessary administrative burden for physicians, without evidence of benefit for patients, reducing direct patient contact time, thereby negatively impacting quality of care. Read More

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January 2019
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Abuse and Effects of Salvia divinorum in a Sample of Patients Hospitalized for Substance Dependence.

Community Ment Health J 2019 May 29;55(4):702-708. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross, 60096, Jal Eddib, Lebanon.

The study goal is to document the prevalence of salvia use among patients admitted for detoxification of other illicit drug use and to determine its effect. This cross-sectional study included 47 heavy drug users who were admitted for detoxification of other illicit drug abuse at a psychiatric hospital in Lebanon. The prevalence of salvia use was 66%. Read More

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May 2019
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Effects of a community intervention program for dementia on mental health: the importance of secondary caregivers in promoting positive aspects and reducing strain.

Community Ment Health J 2019 Feb 25;55(2):296-303. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

CINTESIS.UA, Departament of Education and Psychology of the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

The study presents a community intervention program targeted at caregivers of individuals with dementia, and assesses its main outcomes in terms of caregiver strain, positive aspects of care, and physical and mental health. A total of 187 caregivers completed a 10-week psychoeducational program and were assessed at baseline, post intervention and at 6-month follow-up. The evaluation of the program was performed using multivariable linear mixed effect models. Read More

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February 2019
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