Culturally responsive refugee and migrant health.
As the number of forcibly displaced vulnerable populations accelerates worldwide, it is increasingly important that health care systems and professionals be prepared to offer comprehensive, culturally, and linguistically appropriate services to migrant and refugee populations. Understanding the unique needs and lived experiences of these populations, including their risks to health and wellbeing as well as opportunities to promote resilience, is necessary to support these populations’ diverse needs. Integrated primary care teams are uniquely poised to support these populations by reducing barriers to health and promo...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - December 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Something Republicans and Democrats can agree on: Support for integrated behavioral health.
Barriers to the spread of integrated behavioral health and primary care continue to limit progress on meeting critical needs for mental health and substance use disorder services. The recent Bipartisan Policy Center Report (2021) provides key policy recommendations to address these barriers and accelerate the adoption of integrated behavioral health in Medicaid and Medicare. Having bipartisan support presents a policy window of opportunity to advance integrated behavioral health through advocacy for implementation of these recommendations, parallel changes to occur in employer-based and other commercial insurance plans, an...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - December 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Back to “normal” accessibility?
The author works at a nonprofit art studio for people with disabilities in Austin, Texas. The studio is having its first drawing class since the studio closed due to COVID-19 last spring. The author describes the struggles with accessibility of Susan, her first student to attend the studio in person since the pandemic. The author's initial thrill about in-person classes dulled, dissipated after hearing Susan’s story and seeing her distress. She concludes that in the rush and excitement of this (hopefully) postpandemic world, we must take the opportunity to rethink what “back to normal” means. Perhaps we c...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - December 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

There, but gone.
The author, a licensed marriage and family therapist, briefly describes his therapy with a male patient who had suicidal ideation over a broken relationship with a lover. The patient had agreed to at least a half-dozen "no-harm contracts" to not kill himself. However, the patient no-showed at his next visit, and was found by police to have taken his life. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - December 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

From challenge to opportunity: COVID-19 and the evolution of virtual mental health care.
The transition to virtual care (telehealth) during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to both challenges and opportunities in delivering effective mental health care that meets the needs of patients and families. The negative mental and physical health effects of isolation and loneliness associated with the pandemic present a challenge for community mental and behavioral health care. However, the advantages that virtual care provides for the delivery of mental health services, particularly the potential for improved access, also benefit both providers and patients. Ongoing barriers to wider adoption and utilization of virtual m...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - December 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

What is the recipe for PCBH? Proposed resources, processes, and expected outcomes.
What is the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of service delivery? Clinician innovators, administrators, and researchers have continued to refine the answer to this question. In the same way a recipe for mac n cheese provides the resources needed (i.e., ingredients), processes to make the dish, and expected outcomes (e.g., number of servings), a comprehensive operational definition for PCBH is needed to help improve the rigor of research being conducted. This recipe can also help clinicians/administrators identify a basic recipe for PCBH that standardizes the necessary components and amounts to achieve the expect...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - December 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Disability-affirmative integrated primary care.
The development of an antiracist and culturally responsive integrated health care professionals necessitates attention to, and appreciation of, the diverse intersectional identities of the patients with whom we work. Pamela Hays’ (2001) ADDRESSING model (Age and generational influences, Developmental and acquired Disability, Religion and spiritual orientation, Ethnic and racial identity, Socioeconomic status, Sexual orientation, Indigenous heritage, National origin, and Gender) can provide a useful framework to understand the complex interaction of diverse identities, particularly among people with disabilities (PWD)...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Clinician commentary on “Integrated care is associated with increased behavioral health access and utilization for youth in crisis” by Sean O’Dell.
Comments on the article “Integrated care is associated with increased behavioral health access and utilization for youth in crisis” by Sean O’Dell (see record 2022-06988-003). As a pediatrician with a practice focused exclusively on pediatric mental health, I am highly motivated to improve care by minimizing barriers to accessing care, and ensuring that the right care is delivered at the right time and in the right place. I am based in the outpatient clinic of a large mental health hospital (Waypoint Center for Mental Health Care) in rural central Ontario. As part of this program, I also have the opportun...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

We are in this together: Maintaining our health care teams’ wellness during challenging times.
Efforts to prevent or mitigate burnout in health care practice(s) are longstanding in both biomedical and mental health arenas—from early training in classrooms, internships, and residencies to postgraduate work in primary, secondary, tertiary, and other care contexts (Berg & Garrard, 1980; Chen et al., 2019; Prins et al., 2007). From generic advice about work/ life balance, sleep hygiene, physical activity, and healthy eating to specific interventions across individual and organizational levels designed to support trainees and providers who are personally decompensating and/or potentially putting their patients ...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Body duality.
This poem focuses on Body Duality and recounts the experience of child sexual abuse. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Medicine, mental health and child welfare: “Three different worlds that need to amalgamate”.
This article discusses some of the past failures to address the issue, and suggests that for progress to be made, health, mental health, and child welfare professionals have to be able to work with each other in a way that allows child and families to be free of abuse and neglect. It builds on the recent efforts to embed mental health services and professionals in primary care practices. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Prevention of psychological trauma among health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented unique biological, psychological, and social threats to health care providers. The failure of local macrosystems placed providers at elevated risk of psychological and physical harm. To reduce the immediate risk of trauma to our local physician workforce, our team initiated a program of proactive psychological first aid in which physicians were regularly contacted by behavioral health colleagues to assess safety conditions and physician’s well-being. When threats to the physician’s safety were identified, these concerns were escalated to leadership and addressed when possible. Wh...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of employee wellness sessions in response to COVID-19.
This study described the feasibility and utilization of, and participant satisfaction for virtual COVID-19 employee wellness sessions at a large university and health system. Method: Thomas Jefferson University behavioral health consultants (BHCs) and behavioral health leaders developed and offered JeffBeWell (JBW) wellness sessions over 17 weeks during March 2020 through July 2020. Sessions were advertised via mass emails and an employee intranet. Multiple live thirty-minute sessions were offered weekly; facilitators provided psychoeducation and offered coping tools. Topics included working remotely, parenting, sleep, nut...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Correlates of diet-related spousal involvement among both members of couples managing diabetes.
This study accordingly focused on the behavioral and emotional correlates of the receipt and provision of diet-related spousal support and control among both members of couples managing type 2 diabetes. Method: Both members of middle-aged and older adult married couples (N = 296) in which at least one member had type 2 diabetes completed an online survey. Data were analyzed using multilevel models that controlled for sociodemographic and disease characteristics. Results: The only patient status difference in any of the key variables was that spouses reported more diabetes distress than patients themselves. Receiving more f...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Family well-being and individual mental health in the early stages of COVID-19.
Conclusion: COVID-19 associated stressors 1 month into the pandemic had modest effects on family meaning making and family health resources. Individuals from families whose health resources were negatively impacted by COVID-19 reported more anxiety and depressive symptoms. Health care and public health systems should consider family health resources to help reduce the negative effects of COVID-19 on mental health. Longitudinal research is needed to examine the accumulation of stressors over time and the directionality of relationships. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Integrated care is associated with increased behavioral health access and utilization for youth in crisis.
Discussion: Opportunities for future research on cost-effectiveness of care and continuous improvement aligned with quadruple aim outcomes are discussed. Overall, this study is among few others investigating the potential for pediatric integrated care models to contribute to youth suicide prevention and the study demonstrated promising increases in access and engagement with timely behavioral health care. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Latino grandparent opportunity to influence family health behaviors: The Healthy Us Grandparent Study (HUGS).
This study explored grandparent involvement in the care of Latino children in South Texas and their possible influence on child body mass index (BMI) and family health behaviors to determine if they present an opportunity to improve child obesity treatment plans. Methods: Partnering with the local school district, we surveyed parents (N = 174) and grandparents (N = 108) of 188 Latino, primary school-age children regarding grandparent care and family health behaviors. We weighed, measured, and interviewed children regarding grandparent care and their own health behaviors. Results: All groups exceeded state and national obes...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

What to do with that policy paper (and why).
In this editorial we describe the clinician/administrator/researcher experience of frustration or confusion around how to effectively advocate for policy change in health care. By the end of the piece the reader will (a) understand the importance of health professionals’ advocacy; (b) know how to use policy papers to advocate; and (c) understand how policy organizations use policy papers. We also discuss the National Academies of Medicine, Science, & Engineering High Quality Primary Care report as an example of a policy paper, introduce our new coeditors for the Policy and Management Department, and describe the ...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Virtual integrated primary care teams: Recommendations for team-based care.
This report provides initial recommendations based on extant team literature to support integrated primary care teams in adapting to virtual care. Future work should build off this report by examining virtual integrated primary care teams and providing evidence-based recommendations to optimize virtual care. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Caregiver perceptions of importance of COVID-19 preventative health guidelines and difficulty following guidelines are associated with child adherence rates.
Discussion: Current results indicated parents perceive child adherence to social distancing more challenging than child adherence to mask wearing or hand hygiene. Lower caregiver perceptions of importance of the behavior and greater perceived difficulty in gaining child compliance were associated with lower adherence to all tasks. Brief targeted interventions (e.g., motivational interviewing, parent behavior management training) may be well suited to enhance caregivers’ perceptions of value of the behavior, while also addressing behavioral challenges that interfere with child adherence. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) ...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Educating during the COVID-19 pandemic: The motherwork of Black women nursing professionals.
Discussion: Participants provided education to Black patients about controlling underlying health conditions and making lifestyle changes to reduce the impact of COVID-19. They advocated for changes in health care that reflect the needs and sociohistorical experiences of Black Americans to improve the overall quality of health care. This type of Black women’s motherwork or reproductive labor reflects a sense of Black consciousness stemming from their identity as Black women and their recognition of the importance of women in Black families and communities. Participants educated and advocated for Black patients while ...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Evidence-based treatment delivery in nontraditional settings: Comparing treatment dropout, barriers, and attitudes in a mobile unit versus an outpatient clinic.
Discussion: Our results highlight the need to understand the impact of MHUs for delivering mental health services, specifically which barriers are addressed, how this influences treatment completion, and how delivery of services in an MHU can influence family perceptions of therapy. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

In it together: A dyadic approach to assessing the health-related quality of life and depression among infertile couples.
Conclusions: QOL and depression scores of 1 partner were reflected in the scores of the other partner. Henceforth, screening and psychoeducation should be couple based considering the couple as 1 unit which is likely to improve the mental wellbeing of the couple. The presence of depression is not influenced by the sociodemographic profile of couples therefore all infertile couples should be screened and offered counseling. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Video calls during the COVID-19 pandemic: A bridge for patients, families, and respiratory therapists.
Conclusions: The findings shed light on the usability of video calls during this emergency period and their potential for future implementation. Specifically, this type of call may bridge the distances in such periods of care and help professionals to emotionally support patients and caregivers. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

System navigation models to facilitate engagement in pediatric behavioral health services: A systematic review.
Discussion: Findings indicate that system navigation is a promising method for improving service use for pediatric populations referred to behavioral health services. Future research may continue to examine the effectiveness and implementation of the model, to best understand its benefits and what processes may contribute to improved service outcomes. Public Significance Statement: This paper reviews the effectiveness of system navigator models, which are designed to engage children and families in behavioral health services. The interventions reviewed are associated with increased behavioral health service use in children...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - October 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Treatment barriers in PANS/PANDAS: Observations from eleven health care provider families.
Conclusions: We found numerous barriers to treatment of PANDAS/PANS among children of health care providers. Our findings suggest that even among the medically sophisticated, PANDAS/PANS diagnosis and treatment remains challenging. Improvement in PANDAS/PANS education of clinicians who may encounter children with this disorder is 1 key step toward addressing our identified barriers. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - October 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Responding to COVID-19 through an integrated primary care/behavioral health program.
This article will discuss the development and implementation of the PCBHI COVID clinic, common presenting issues and clinical interventions used, and lessons that informed our adaptation of clinic operations and that can serve as recommendations to other health systems in establishing similar services. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Family functioning in an international sample of households reporting adult caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conclusions: Our findings add to a body of literature demonstrating that caregiving families experience greater disruption and strain during disaster situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Future research is needed to establish the causality of the collected proximal factors, such as job loss and education, with pandemic related family functioning among homes caring for adults, and examining the impact of contextual factors, such as level of caregiving need and caregiving support. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - September 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Anxiety treatment preferences among veteran primary care patients: Demographic, mental health, and treatment-related correlates.
Discussion: Results from this study suggest that patients tend to have distinct preferences for anxiety treatment in primary care that are largely consistent with common integrated primary care models. Results also identify several variables that may be associated with specific preferences, which may help match patients to their preferred type of care. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - September 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Building a community-based participatory approach to child, youth, and family health: Learnings from organizational engagement in the Peel Region of Ontario.
Conclusions: Insights from these engagement activities led to the development of a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to CYF health in Peel. In this article we posit CBPR and a population health approach can come together in research and care to prioritize equity, collaboration, and active participation in a community-wide approach to CYF health. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - September 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Developing antiracist integrated health professionals.
As the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) has increased its focus on justice, diversity, and inclusion in integrated care delivery, it is increasingly evident that widespread upstream transformation is needed to ensure that the integrated care workforce is appropriately prepared to deliver equitable care. This column highlights the need for systemic change in admissions standards, integrated care curricula, student mentorship/sponsorship, and faculty development within higher education in order to support the success of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students and increase antiracist approach...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Review of transforming teamwork: Cultivating collaborative cultures.
Teams, especially interdisciplinary teams, are now common in integrated care settings. Many behavioral health providers and physicians will work in teams for much of their careers. Transforming Teamwork: Cultivating Collaborative Cultures is a timely publication that aims to help teams improve by offering the rationale and guidance for enhancing teams and teamwork. The book is broadly applicable to organizations that want to learn how to improve teams, including organizations with diverse, interdisciplinary team members. The authors, with backgrounds in education, leadership development, and instruction, provide practical ...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Calm: A review of the mindful meditation app for use in clinical practice.
This article provides a brief review of Calm, a mindfulness meditation app and its potential uses in a clinical practice. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Don Bloch Award acceptance.
This article focuses on Parinda Khatri's acceptance of the Don Bloch Award and her acceptance speech. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Nomination of Parinda Khatri for Don Bloch Award, 2020.
This article focuses on Parinda Khatri, PhD, who was nominated for the annual Don Bloch Award. This award is the quintessential organizational award for members who have advanced the field of collaborative care, and who show intellectual, behavioral, and relational qualities. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The cry into the darkness of a burned out physician.
This poem focuses on physicians who experience emotional burnout. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Adapting a whole health model to home-based primary care: Bridging person-driven priorities with veteran and family-centered geriatric care.
This article describes adaptations to the whole health model of care that could improve its accessibility and applicability to HBPC veterans, caregivers, and the interdisciplinary teams that serve this population. These modifications are informed by whole-person geriatric and gerontological and family-systems theories and address population-based differences in the focus and approach to care. The focus on care is expanded to (a) reflect the importance of attending to caregiver needs and well-being and (b) shift from a preventative model to one that prioritizes resilience and maintenance. The approach to care emphasizes alt...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Development and functionality of a pediatric behavioral health registry for integrated and collaborative care models.
Discussion: We created a pediatric clinical BH registry that is sensitive to the unique needs of youth across a broad range of common BH needs. While it is not without limitations, this paper serves as an example of a generalizable process to create functional registries for youth. Limitations and future directions are discussed. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

A step at a time.
This article takes stock of where we are now, starting from the start, equipped with three of our foundational guiding principles, and sighting our polestar to see what our best next moves might be. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Source-specific social support and psychosocial stress among mothers and fathers during initial diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in young children.
Discussion: Findings contribute to the literature on gender differences in source-specific social support and psychosocial functioning in a pediatric health population. Sample characteristics limit generalizability of results, and future studies should aim to include diverse samples. Results have both scientific and clinical implications for supporting families following T1D diagnosis. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Patients’ perspectives of brief cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain: Treatment satisfaction, perceived utility, and global assessment of change.
Discussion: Patients were receptive to Brief CBT-CP, were satisfied with their experience during treatment, and reported benefit in pain-related functioning after treatment. Further development and evaluation of Brief CBT-CP as a feasible biopsychosocial treatment option for pain in primary care clinics using the PCBH model of integration is warranted. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Tier-based treatment for opioid use disorder in the primary care setting.
Discussion: OUD treatment from two clinics by tier illustrates that recovery is an individualized process based on patient need that can fluctuate due to psychosocial triggers and significant life events. Having tiers can guide treatment and provide both clinicians and patients with information about what to expect during treatment while still allowing the flexibility to meet patients where they are. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Emergency medical care utilization, romantic attachment, and psychological distress in pregnant adolescent and young adult couples.
Conclusions: Emergency medical care utilization during pregnancy was associated with higher psychological distress only for individuals reporting lower avoidant attachment. These individuals may have more resources to deal with distress (e.g., coping, social support), and may therefore also be more capable of experiencing it. Tailoring interventions to bolster healthy romantic attachment and relational wellbeing could improve mental health outcomes in at-risk pregnant adolescent and young adult couples. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Online training of behavioral health providers for primary care practice.
Discussion: Learners reported significant improvements in confidence in their ability to work as behavioral health providers in primary care. With one exception, these findings did not differ for psychologists and social workers. Over time, baseline confidence of behavioral health providers enrolling in the course increased in some areas, particularly those focused on patients with substance use disorders. Learning outcomes for the asynchronous version of the course support the continued delivery of asynchronous training of behavioral health providers working in primary care. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rig...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

“We are a family with diabetes”: Parent perspectives on siblings of youth with type 1 diabetes.
Having a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D) impacts the entire family system. Parental distress and burden have been well studied, but other family members, including siblings, have received little attention. Based on research about family life and sibling experiences in other chronic condition populations (e.g., autism, cancer), we expected parents of youth with T1D would report that siblings participated in T1D management and that T1D had a psychological impact on siblings. As part of a larger qualitative study, parents of youth with T1D age 5–17 (M = 10.8 ± 3.6 years) participated in semistructured interviews...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Family health conversations versus support group conversations when a family member has been critically ill: A mixed methods study.
Discussion: The article illustrates a disparity between how family members function and the needs they have for follow-up. We discuss what kind of follow-up these persons need. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Grandparent(s) coresidence and physical activity/screen time among Latino children in the United States.
This study used 2009–2010 Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Survey data that consisted of 2,608 Latino students from 5th to 10th grade. Associations between grandparent(s) coresidence and Latino children’s physical activity/screen time were examined using logistic regression and generalized ordered logistic regression while controlling for children’s sociodemographic variables, health-related variables, and family composition and relationship variables. Results: Grandparent(s) coresidence was associated with higher odds of being physically active for at least 60 min daily in the past 7 days b...
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Implementation of Un Abrazo Para La FamiliaTM in southern Arizona with extension to survivors and assessment of effects on distress.
Discussion: Increased cancer knowledge and self-efficacy in participants replicates evidence of Abrazo’s effectiveness. The result of decreased distress in cosurvivors extends our understanding of Abrazo’s effectiveness with this population. The increase in distress in cancer survivors warrants further attention to their intervention needs. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Measurement-based care in integrated health care: A randomized clinical trial.
Discussion: Although our findings need to be replicated, this study offers evidence that the improved outcomes and reduced dropouts associated with MBC in traditional behavioral health centers also occur in integrated care settings. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Posttraumatic stress disorder collaborative care: A quality improvement study in veterans affairs primary care.
Discussion: Our findings suggest that a depression collaborative care program can be modified to support treatment of PTSD in primary care. The modified program was acceptable to both veterans and clinical staff and showed potential for positive clinical change in an uncontrolled quality improvement study. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Families, Systems, and Health)
Source: Families, Systems, and Health - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research