Ethnographic Insights into the Quality of Life and Experiences of People Living with Schizophrenia in Harare, Zimbabwe.
This study used focused ethnography to explore the everyday lives of 18 people living with schizophrenia in Zimbabwe and its impact on their quality of life (QOL). Data were collected using semi-structured interviews, observational fieldwork, and the short form of the World Health Organization QOL-BREF questionnaire. Those aged 20-40 years experienced poorer QOL than older people. Family dislocation, living with stigma and discrimination, cost of medications and limited and variable access to treatment and support disrupted participants' ability to enjoy life and function socially. PMID: 32633167 [PubMed - as supplied ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Interest in Communication Technology by Rural Caregivers of Adolescents with Mental Health Issues in South Africa: The Mmogo-Method ®.
This study aimed to explore caregivers' interest in using communication technology to provide support to address challenges. This study involved a visual-based narrative inquiry that gathered data through the Mmogo-method®. Three (n = 3) groups were held with rural caregivers (n = 17) of adolescents with mental health issues in a rural area in the Free State province of South Africa during 2017. Three themes captured challenges confronting caregivers, namely, psychosocial, social resources, and informational challenges. Interest in communication technology was captured in a fourth theme. The...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Firsthand Look at Life in a Psychiatric Ward during a Pandemic.
Authors: Lazar M Abstract Life inside a secure psychiatric facility has seen its share of changes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to increased agitation in patients and an increase in admissions. PMID: 32633175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Physical Touch in a Changing World: Guidance for the Mental Health Nurse.
Authors: Cleary M, Hungerford C PMID: 32633596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Mental Health of Online Learners within the Educational Sector.
Authors: Minutillo S, Cleary M, Visentin D PMID: 32633645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) and Gaming Disorder among Chinese University Students: Impulsivity and Game Time as Mediators.
CONCLUSION: Trait-FoMO on GD was fully mediated via impulsivity and gaming time, whereas state-FoMO on GD was partly mediated via impulsivity and gaming time. Individuals with high levels of FoMO were more likely to show impulsivity and spend a longer time gaming, and these factors were associated with GD. These findings provide insights to incorporate into health prevention programs to help regulate emotion, control impulsivity, and decrease GD. PMID: 32634040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Service Users' Perception of the Therapeutic Milieu in a Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit.
This study aimed to explore service users' perceptions of the therapeutic milieu in a mental health rehabilitation unit. The method used was document analysis of annual reports generated by the unit through data collection from the care receivers. Four themes were identified, namely, the 'physical environment', the 'structure of the therapeutic programme', 'relationships with the professionals' and the 'experience of living as a community'. The study contributed to previous research through meaningful ramifications for research, practice and education. PMID: 32615829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"Fathers Need Help Too": Adolescent Fathers and Depression.
"Fathers Need Help Too": Adolescent Fathers and Depression. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2020 Jun 30;:1-4 Authors: Recto P, Lesser J PMID: 32605404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

It's Not a Race, It's a Marathon! Families Living with a Young Adult Suffering from Mental Illness.
Authors: Aass LK, Skundberg-Kletthagen H, Schröder A, Moen ØL Abstract The aim of this study is to explore families' perceptions of everyday life when living with a young adult suffering from mental illness. Findings include: 1) Families balance between letting go and enabling the young adult to become independent while remaining close to help him/her complete education, work and have a social life. 2) Young adults try to deal with symptoms of mental illness by themselves and not be a burden, although longing for family members to understand them and the situation. 3) Healthcare professionals still hold...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Relationship between Terminology Preferences, Empowerment and Internalised Stigma in Mental Health.
Authors: Lyon AS, Mortimer-Jones SM Abstract People with a mental illness may be exposed to stigma which, when internalised, negatively influences self-esteem, personal goal attainment and quality of life. However, people who are empowered may actively challenge stigma by engaging in meaningful opportunities, furthering their self-worth as they achieve control within their lives. People who are empowered through active treatment participation are more likely to reach recovery goals and experience the benefits of evidence-based practices. Hence, empowerment can be viewed as essential to the recovery and well-being o...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Gaming Disorder: A New Diagnosis? Part 2.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 32605417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Navigating in a Misty Landscape - Perceptions of Supporting a Relative Residing in Supported Housing for People with a Psychiatric Disability.
Authors: Gunnarsson AB, Brunt D, Tjörnstrand C, Argentzell E, Bejerholm U, Eklund M Abstract The aim was to explore informal carers' perceptions of supporting the everyday life of a relative who has a psychiatric disability and resides in supported housing (SH). A qualitative study based on interviews with 12 informal carers was performed, and the data was analyzed with qualitative content analysis. The theme "Navigating in a misty landscape when striving to support a relative with a psychiatric disability" was identified, encompassing four categories pertaining to residents' needs, collaboration, en...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Gaming Disorder: A New Diagnosis? Part 1.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 32605470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

COVID-19: A Closer Lens.
Authors: Green-Laughlin D Abstract Generations of nurses to come, now called heroes in the media, will have challenges in providing care for persons during this global pandemic. COVID-19 has impacted all demographics, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic class globally. African Americans have experienced a disproportionate number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the New Orleans and surrounding Metropolitan areas. According to the Louisiana Department of Health (2020), fifty-seven percent (57.40%) of the deaths in Louisiana related to COVID-19 have been African American (Black) and fifty-five percent (55.2%)...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Focus on Depression and Suicide in the Era of COVID-19.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 32603643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 1, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Positioning Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing as a Transformative Force in Health Care.
Authors: Gabrielsson S, Tuvesson H, Wiklund Gustin L, Jormfeldt H Abstract From the perspective of psychiatric and mental health nurses in Sweden, this discussion paper aims to position psychiatric and mental health nursing as a transformative force contributing to enforcing person-centered values and practices in health care. We argue the potential impact of psychiatric and mental health nursing on service user health and recovery, nursing student education and values, and the organization and management of health care. Psychiatric and mental health nursing is discussed as a caring, reflective, and therapeutic pra...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Psychoeducation Given to Children with Parental Psychiatric Disorders.
This study was aimed to determine the effectiveness of psychoeducation program which was developed to improve the coping skills and to increase the psychological resistance of 12-18 years children/adolescents whose parents' have psychiatric disorders.The study was carried out between May 2018 - November 2019 with children of patients who applied to the outpatient clinic and inpatient treatment at Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Total of 40 children (experiment = 20 and control = 20), participated in the study. Data were collected using Personal Information Form, Ad...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Searching for a Sense of Place: The Process of How Adolescent Girls Overcome Suicidality.
In this study we developed a grounded theory to explore the process of how adolescent girl suicide attempters escape suicide in a sample of 12 young female adults ages 18-25. Using grounded theory methods of constant comparison, memo-writing, axial, and theoretical coding, searching for a sense of place emerged as the core process encompassing social process stages of: (1) existing in a toxic environment; (2) seeing suicide as the only way out; (3) seeing new ways to escape. Implications for nursing practice, education, and research are discussed. PMID: 32584624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Measuring Social Support in People with Mental Illness: A Quantitative Analysis of the Social Network Map.
This study shows that data from the Social Network Map can be analysed at the group level, yet further research on the psychometric properties is needed. PMID: 32584625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Risk Assessment in Mental Health Practice: An Integrative Review.
Authors: Janse van Rensburg E, van der Wath A Abstract Although risk assessment in mental health practice can influence and measure treatment outcomes and level of care provision, risk assessment practices are not standardised and different screening tools are used. The aim of this integrative review was to review the literature on risk assessment in mental health practice to promote evidence-based care. Electronic databases were searched for articles available in English and published from 2013 to 2019. The findings from 12 articles evaluated the evidence for risk assessment tools utilised and discussed the justif...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Technology-Based Educational Approaches to Address Opioid Use Management by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
Authors: Kameg BN, Mitchell A Abstract Opioid overdose remains the leading cause of accidental death, with 64,000 deaths attributable to opioid-related overdoses in 2016 and a 20% increase in mortality since 2015. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are now eligible to prescribe buprenorphine. The purpose of this project was to develop educational training materials regarding opioid use management; widely disseminate these materials; monitor reach and intervention efficacy in precipitating practice change; and to evaluate barriers and facilitators of buprenorphine prescribing. The authors developed a three-...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adolescents' Experiences of the Staff's Different Interaction Styles in Coercive Youth Care in Sweden: A Qualitative Study.
Authors: Engström I, Engström K, Sellin T Abstract We interviewed 20 adolescents who were coercively placed in residential or psychiatric care. The aim was to explore their views on the way staff relate and perform their duties, favorable characteristics in staff, consequences of different treatment from staff and their safety experiences. Thematic analysis identified the following themes: Situational triggers of frustration; Care-based; rule-based; or passive-avoidant interaction styles toward adolescents and their responses; Adolescents' reflections about staff's interaction styles; and the Consequences...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Time Geography, a Method in Psychiatric Nursing Care.
Authors: Sunnqvist C, Rämgård M, Örmon K Abstract Patients' life history is of primary interest in psychiatric nursing care. Our aim was to illustrate how we used time geography as a method to identify individuals' patterns in relation to certain situations in place. We have used interviews and diaries to construct life charts by hand and with a computer software program. By using time geography, we provide a rich amount of information, which can generate a broader picture of a person's life, to identify stressful as well as social aspects of a person's life. Patients with mental ill health need and...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Surviving a Pandemic.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 32573305 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Mental Health Impacts of Smartphone and Social Media Use.
Authors: Cleary M, West S, Visentin D PMID: 32568610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Predictors of Expressed Emotion in First Episode Psychosis.
This article evaluated the predictors of EE and its components, EOI and CC, in relatives of first episode psychosis patients (FEP) in Brazil. Cross-sectional observational study conducted with 82 dyads of FEP patients and their relatives. Data collection instruments: sociodemographic and clinical data questionnaire, Family Questionnaire, Zarit Burden Interview and Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. Logistic and linear regression models were used. Our results indicate that patient's age, relative's sex, daily time spent together, and family burden were predictors of EE and its components. Our findings may be helpful in pla...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Ethnographic Data Generation in a Mental Health Setting: The Role of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses.
This article discusses focused ethnography as a tool to develop mental health care: careful planning of the field work, incorporating several data sets, data generation within a reflective stance and changing the researcher's role intentionally during the field study. An open and participatory role is suggested to make discoveries. The lifeworld method requires scrutinizing and further discussion on the benefit to mental health care. Psychiatric and mental health nurses can use their professional expertise in the process. PMID: 32568612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Upskilling Mental Health Nurses to Address the Burden of Poor Metabolic Health: A Mixed Method Evaluation.
This study used a mixed method approach to determine the effectiveness of 2-day metabolic workshops that aimed to provide nurses with the skills to provide lifestyle interventions. The quantitative component compares pre and post measures of attitudes, confidence, knowledge and perceived barriers of providing metabolic care using a validated tool (M-BACK) and the qualitative component to elicit more details of the needs, expectations and plans of participants. Fifty-six nurse participants demonstrated statistically significant improvements in M-BACK post scores (p 
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

An Exploration of Nurses' Perceptions of Rationing of Care: A Pilot Study.
Authors: Potter ML PMID: 32543259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Gastric Ulcers, from Psychosomatic Disease to Infection.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 32521175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Psychological Change Process of Frontline Nurses Caring for Patients with COVID-19 during Its Outbreak.
Conclusions: In the past month, the psychological characteristics of nurses changed over time. The study indicated the necessity for nurse leaders to implement intervention programs based on nurses' psychological characteristics in different periods to promote nurses' health during this critical time period. PMID: 32497451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Barriers to the Recognition of Geriatric Depression in Residential Care Facilities in Alberta.
This study explored the barriers that regulated nurse professionals encountered in recognizing and assessing geriatric depression in residential care facilities in the Canadian province of Alberta. The study used a convergent parallel mixed methods design, including a cross-sectional survey (N = 635) and qualitative interviews (N = 14) with regulated nurse professionals. Findings revealed six major barriers to the recognition of geriatric depression in Alberta, including 1) insufficient clinical knowledge and training in geriatric depression; 2) misconceived beliefs about geriatric depression; 3...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Outside-in or Inside-out? A Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Empowerment Approaches for Family Caregivers of People with Schizophrenia.
This study aimed to compare the outcomes of a skill-based empowerment psychoeducational group and an inner-resource enhancing empowerment narrative therapy group for family caregivers of people with schizophrenia. We conducted a randomized controlled trial with a longitudinal design. The sample consisted of 132 family caregivers who were randomly assigned to eight sessions of the two groups (i.e. a narrative-based group, or a psychoeducational group), or a control group with delayed treatment. Psychometric scales were administrated throughout the project. Both the psychoeducational group and the narrative group showed sign...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Psychiatric Units in Sweden.
This study is based on a survey distributed to all heads of regional, municipal, private and governmental health care units treating persons with psychiatric symptoms across Sweden in 2019. CAM was reportedly used by 62% of the 489 responding health care units, for symptoms including anxiety, sleep disturbances and depression. Main motivations for CAM use were symptom relief, meeting patients' requests and reduced demand for pharmaceutical medication. Very few respondents reported side effects. The most common reason for interrupting CAM use at a unit was a lack of trained professionals. This study confirms the need for fu...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Qualitative Exploration of Perspectives of Strength among Trauma-Exposed Women Living within Homelessness.
Authors: Hemphill JC Abstract The purpose of this study was to facilitate self-discovery of strengths of women who were homeless and trauma-exposed. Using an emancipatory feminist and existential phenomenological qualitative research design, seventeen women participated in facilitative dialogs exploring perceptions of strength. The dialogue focused on three aspects of strength: characteristics, strategies, and barriers. The participants' words were represented within global themes of strength: balance, protection, and dangerous environments. Results suggest women who are houseless and abused find ways to remain str...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"Entry to the Society from the Schizophrenic Cave"- A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of Job Experiences for People with Schizophrenia.
This study analyzes eight qualitative research studies published from 2000 to 2018 on the job experiences of people with schizophrenia to identify participants' job motivations, negative and positive experiences working with schizophrenia, and adaptations to gain social roles and values. We found that the core theme encompassing participants' experiences was the need for social support to facilitate reentry into society from the schizophrenic cave. These results could inform the development of targeted nursing interventions to provide social support and foster job adaptation for people with schizophrenia. PMID: 3249745...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Terminology Preferences in Mental Health.
This study involved a mixed method approach to identify the terminology preferences of people with a mental illness in Australia. N = 173 participants were recruited via convenience sampling. The humanistic terms 'individual' and 'person with lived experience' were identified as the preferred terms. Qualitatively there was a wide variation in how the terms made the respondents think or feel, with only one of the terms - 'survivor,' having solely negative themes. When contrasting the two most commonly used clinical terms, 'client' was significantly preferred to 'patient'. The term 'consumer' was one of the lea...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Motivational Interviewing: Reconciling Recovery-Focused Care and Mental Health Nursing Practice.
Authors: Mullen A, Isobel S, Flanagan K, Key K, Dunbar A, Bell A, Lewin TJ Abstract Motivational interviewing (MI) is a long-established evidenced-based intervention aimed at guiding people to implement change. Originally developed by William Miller from the United States and Stephen Rollnick from the United Kingdom, a strong emphasis for MI is the underlying 'spirit', rather than merely the specific techniques within the model. The 'spirit' of MI consists of four key components: acceptance, partnership, evocation and compassion. These have direct overlap with concepts within the personal recovery model recognised ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Modes of Informed Caring: Perspectives of Health Professionals Who Are Mothers of Adult Children with Schizophrenia.
Authors: Klages D, East L, Usher K, Jackson D Abstract Schizophrenia is a global concern, and, this paper, describes the caring roles of health professionals who are mothers of adult children with schizophrenia. A thematic analysis of data from a doctoral study identified a blending of expertise into an informed care model. Caring roles included: constant carer; coordinator carer; watchful bystander carer; and life coach carer. Previous research has not explored these dual roles. This paper elucidates their responsive approaches and contributions to mothering and caregiving roles. Informed by a fusion of profession...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Social Support and Perinatal Depression: The Perspectives of Mexican-American Adolescent Mothers.
Authors: Recto P, Champion JD Abstract Perinatal depression is estimated to affect one in seven pregnant women. As such, social support has been shown to impact the mental health of women during the perinatal period. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to examine the types of social support received by pregnant and parenting Mexican-American adolescent mothers and their perceptions of how it can influence perinatal mental health. Deductive content analysis was used to analyze the data using emotional, instrumental, and informational support as primary categories. Positive and negative aspects of t...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Risky Business? A Year-Long Study of Adult Voluntary Admissions Who Leave Psychiatric in-Patient  Care without Informing Staff.
Risky Business? A Year-Long Study of Adult Voluntary Admissions Who Leave Psychiatric in-Patient Care without Informing Staff. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2020 May 18;:1-6 Authors: Donnelly J, Kavanagh A, Donohue G Abstract Patients leaving inpatient psychiatric care without informing staff can have serious consequences for patient welfare, their families and staff. Even in cases where there are no serious outcomes and patients return, treatment can be interrupted and staff morale compromised. Given these potential deleterious effects, it is important to have an in-depth understanding of why people l...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"Waiting in the Wings"-Next-of-Kin's Experiences of Lifestyle Interventions for People with Schizophrenia.
This study aimed to describe the experiences of next-of-kin of lifestyle interventions for people with schizophrenia. Ten next-of-kin to people diagnosed with schizophrenia were interviewed and content analysis was used to analyze the data. Three categories emerged in the analysis: Low prioritization of physical health, Patients' needs for motivational support and Next-of-kin's' limited and distant participation. Mental health nurses need a holistic view of human beings and to include the patients' physical health and the role of the family in their responsibilities. Further studies are needed that focus on the views of th...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Formerly Incarcerated, Homeless Women.
Authors: Salem BE, Hudson AL, Yadav K, Lucas J, Toyama J, Chen S, Faucette M, Ekstrand ML, Nyamathi AM Abstract Posttraumatic stress symptoms are a pressing issue among women experiencing incarceration and homelessness. Baseline data were collected among formerly incarcerated homeless women (N = 130) who were on average 38.9 (SD = 11.36, range 19-64) years of age and recruited into a pilot randomized control trial (RCT) intervention program. A logistic regression was used to assess correlates of PTSD symptoms. The majority of the sample self-reported witnessing violence (85%) and had moderate PTSD sym...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

eMental Health Literacy and Knowledge of Common Child Mental Health Disorders among Parents of Preschoolers.
Authors: Cormier E, Park H, Schluck G Abstract The purpose of the study was to assess the eMental health literacy of parents of preschool children and explore the relationships between their eMental health literacy skills and their knowledge of common child mental health disorders and their child difficulties. Online survey data were collected using Mechanical Turk (MTurk). Parents of preschool children completed questionnaires related to internet-based mental health information seeking behavior, knowledge of common child mental health disorders using case vignettes, and child difficulties. Data were analyzed using...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Improving Knowledge and Increasing Use of a Screening Tool in an Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic.
Authors: Kiesewetter M, Snyder M, Kitten S Abstract Less than half of providers use screening tools to diagnose adult psychiatric patients. The bipolar population is specifically vulnerable to an inaccurate diagnosis. The goal of this project was to improve use of screening tools, specifically the HCL-32 in a rural adult psychiatric clinic. Following the end of the project, guidelines were analyzed to determine factors that could have improved the outcome. A pre-survey was administered to the 11 participating providers. Following the survey, a 10-minute educational session was given to each provider. Two months fol...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

New Insights Regarding the Phenomenon of Quitting.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 32400269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Reviewing the Decade, 2010 to 2019 and Challenges for the Next.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 32401561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Professionals' Experiences with Applying a Family-Centred Care Focus in Their Clinical Work.
Authors: Skundberg-Kletthagen H, Gonzalez MT, Schröder A, Moen ØL Abstract Family members play vital roles in supporting their young adults with mental health challenges, implying that professionals are challenged to apply a Family-Centred Care approach (FCC) in community mental health services. By applying a qualitative phenomengraphic approach, this study aimed to explore and describe professionals' experiences of applying a FCC approach. Based on data from 13 individual interviews, the descriptive categories were: Mutual understanding, Facing dilemmas and Dealing with barriers. Despite the profession...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse: Service User Perspectives.
Authors: Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T Abstract Irish Travellers are a small indigenous minority group with a distinctive lifestyle and culture which sets them apart from the general population. Travellers are vulnerable to significant mental distress which is exacerbated by the social disadvantage that they experience. A Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse (TMHLN) was introduced in one health care region in Ireland to provide support for Travellers and increase their access to mental health services. The aim of this paper is to present the findings from an evaluation which explored Tr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Associations between Childhood and Adolescent Emotional and Behavioral Characteristics and Screen Time of Adolescents.
This study examined both longitudinal and cross-directional associations between the degree of childhood and adolescent emotional and behavioral problem characteristics and a higher level of daily screen time in adolescence using an extensive population study. Questionnaires providing data on a representative cohort sample (the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 Study, NFBC 1986; n = 6479; 3101 males) were completed at birth, in childhood, and in adolescence. Male gender, and self-reported behavioral issues (such as a higher degree of hyperactivity/distractibility problems at the beginning of formal schooling...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research