Authors: Winer JP, Forgeard M, Cardeli E, Issa O, Ellis BH Abstract The process of resettlement in a new country and culture is commonly one of intense stress. Somali immigrants and refugees living in North America represent a large ethnocultural group navigating the complexities of forced displacement and resettlement. Despite the immense resilience exhibited by Somali communities in resettlement, the behavioral health needs of these communities require effective and culturally appropriate psychological assessment tools that can be used across service and research sectors. Given this need, we sought to examine the...
CONCLUSIONS: Our preliminary research suggests that Behavioral Activation modified to address social connectedness in homebound older adults improves both social isolation and loneliness. This intervention has potential for scalability in programs that already serve homebound older adults. Further research is needed to solidify the clinical evidence base, replicate training and supervision procedures, and demonstrate the sustainability of Brief Behavioral Activation for Improving Social Connectedness for homebound and other older adults. PMID: 32980253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: November 2020Source: Accident Analysis &Prevention, Volume 147Author(s): Yunzhu Meng, Wen Hu, Costin Untaroiu
Publication date: December 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 107Author(s): Roshini Chandroo, Iva Strnadová, Therese M. Cumming
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings demonstrate little occurrence of olfactory hallucinations but that when they occur, they are experienced as relatively unpleasant in AD patients. Our findings also demonstrate a relationship between olfactory hallucinations and psychiatric characteristics (i.e., depression) in AD. PMID: 32981566 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Griffin BR, Ooi A, Kimble RM PMID: 32981327 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Leung TI, Biskup E, DeWitt D Abstract CONTEXT: Physicians who migrate globally face a daunting series of time-consuming, labor- and resource-intensive procedures to prove their clinical competency before being allowed to practice medicine in a new country. ISSUES: In this commentary, we describe licensing barriers faced by physician-migrants based on the authors' experiences, and reflect also on rapidly implemented measures to address COVID-19 pandemic related workforce shortages. We offer recommendations for potential reductions in bureaucratic regulatory barriers that prohibit mobilization of interna...
Letter to the editor on "Cognitive behavior therapy for health anxiety: systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical efficacy and health economic outcomes". Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2020 Sep 26;: Authors: Pellegrini L, Laws KR, Albert U, Reid J, Fineberg NA PMID: 32985281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Both SF-6D and EQ-5D-5L are valid among general Thai population. Further studies should reinvestigate responsiveness and determine their impacts on economic analyses among patient groups. PMID: 32981380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The cost-effectiveness analysis suggests that double low-dose budesonide is a dominant Step 3 treatment strategy compared with low-dose budesonide plus montelukast for patients aged 1 to 5 years with persistent asthma in China. PMID: 32991222 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]