Meaning in Life and Meaning of Life in Mental Health Care: An Integrative Literature Review.
Authors: Glaw X, Kable A, Hazelton M, Inder K Abstract The aim of this integrative literature review was to identify high quality empirical research and theoretical literature on the sources of meaning in life and people's beliefs regarding the meaning of life. This will inform current mental health clinical practice and research by providing a synthesis of empirical and theoretical literature. Failure to address meaninglessness or the existential crisis can lead to psychopathologies such as depression, anxiety, addiction, aggression, hopelessness, apathy, lower levels of well-being, physical illness, and suicide. ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Participants' Voices From Within a Healthy Lifestyle Group.
Authors: Park T, Foster K, Usher K Abstract Weight gain is a serious health concern. People with mental illnesses are at increased risk of weight gain. The primary treatment is lifestyle changes such as increasing physical activity and dietary changes. This qualitative study explored the experience of people with schizophrenia who participated in a healthy lifestyle program. Four themes were identified. The findings indicate that benefits of the program were more than physical health improvements and included regular access to a health professional, gaining social relationships, and a sense of belonging. Future rec...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Comparison of the Center for Epidemiology Studies Depression Scale and Beck Depression Inventory for Research with Latinas.
Authors: Bogardus M Abstract U.S. Latino farmworkers face multiple potential stressors. Research on the mental health status of this U.S. Latino subgroup has suggested high prevalence of stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms when compared to other groups. Latina farmworkers may be at greater risk than their male counterparts for poor mental health because they confront many of the same stressors but may experience additional difficulties including domestic violence, taking on new roles and responsibilities on top of traditional ones, and being expected to maintain the health and integrity of their families at th...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Development of Instructional Competencies for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk for Baccalaureate Nursing Education: A Modified Delphi Study.
Authors: Kotowski A, Roye C Abstract Suicide is a major health problem and a leading cause of death throughout the world. A primary goal for suicide prevention is reforming health professional education in order to increase the competence of health professionals in assessing and managing suicide risk. Nursing leadership is involved in this reform, yet nurses frequently lack the competence to care for patients in suicidal crisis. An identified gap in baccalaureate nursing education is instructional competencies for assessing and managing suicide risk. A modified Delphi study was used. The study began with a focus gr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Comprehensive Guide for the Safe administration of rTMS While Providing for Patient Comfort.
Authors: Van Trees K, Rustad JK, Weisman M, Phillips S, Hashimie J, Kozel FA Abstract Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a relatively new treatment modality available for patients with depression that have not shown a significant response to medications. The involvement of nurses in providing safe, comfortable, and effective treatments is increasing. Psychiatric nurses are uniquely equipped to assess the patient, provide rTMS treatments, and coordinate care. In order to perform their role effectively, nurses must be well informed regarding this new technology. The focus of this article is to pro...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Undergraduate Nursing Students' Understandings of Mental Health: A Review of the Literature.
Authors: Barry S, Ward L Abstract The purpose of this literature review was to identify research and current literature surrounding nursing students' understandings of mental health. The aim is to share findings from an extensive international and national literature review exploring undergraduate nurse education specific to mental health content. Data were collected utilising a comprehensive search of electronic databases including CINAHL (EBSCO), MEDLINE, and PsycINFO 1987-(Ovid) from 2008 to 2016. The initial search terms were altered to include undergraduate, mental health, nursing, education, experience, and k...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Aggression in Psychiatric Wards: Effect of the Use of a Structured Risk Assessment.
This study evaluated whether the routine use of the BVC could reduce the frequency of patient aggression. We conducted a study with a semi-random regression discontinuity design in 15 psychiatric wards. Baseline aggression risk was assessed using the Aggression Observation Short Form (AOS) over three months. The BVC was implemented in seven intervention wards, and the risk of aggressive incidents over three months of follow-up was compared with the risk in eight control wards. The analysis was conducted at the ward level because each ward was allocated to the intervention and control groups. At baseline, the risk of aggres...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Recovery in Substance Use Disorders: What to Know to Inform Practice.
Authors: Worley J Abstract Use of illicit substances and nonmedical use of prescription medication worldwide has increased dramatically in the past several years. Approximately 10% of people who use illicit substances will develop a substance use disorder (SUD). Similar to other chronic health disorders, periods of remission and exacerbation commonly occur in SUDs. Due to stigma and difficulty with definition, terminology related to SUDs has changed and evolved. Terms referring to nonuse of substances such as sobriety and abstinence are likely best replaced with the term remission. Similarly, the use of the term re...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Experiences of Living With Opioid Dependence: An Interview Study Among Individuals Participating in Medication-Assisted Treatment.
Authors: Melin Y, Eklund M, Lindgren BM Abstract In order to describe experiences of living with opioid dependence, thirteen interviews were conducted with people participating in medication-assisted treatment. The results showed that living with opioid dependence is about the two-faced drug. The participant's past was a constant burden in life, and the drug filled a spiritual emptiness. The participant's described a life in chaos and pain, and furthermore, a life without dignity and in alienation. Opioid dependence means great suffering. Having a holistic view and by gaining an understanding of the complexities of...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Places of Refuge and Sanctuary.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 27901628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Developing and Testing of an Economic Index Tool for Abused Women With Children.
Authors: Maddoux J, Gilroy H, McFarlane J, Liu F Abstract Violence and poverty combine to severely compromise the safety, health, and functioning of women with major pass-through effects to their children. To reduce poverty and mitigate violence, measures are needed to assess economic status before and after intervention programs. The purpose of the study was to develop a new tool to assess women's various sources of income, to measure the degree to which the components of the tool are independent, and assess the usefulness of the tool to assess the connection of economic status and mental health functioning among ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Relational Principles in the Care of Suicidal Inpatients: Experiences of Therapists and Mental Health Nurses.
This study explored and compared therapists' and mental health nurses' experiences of caring for suicidal inpatients in light of ethics of care and ethics of justice. Analysis of interview data from eight therapists and eight mental health nurses indicates two approaches: "connection and care" and "duty and control," reflecting aspects of both ethical perspectives. There are some differences between the two professional groups, and sometimes there might be conflicts between the two approaches and ethical perspectives. Clinical practice is increasingly shaped by standardization and guidelines, and it is ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Predictors of Sleep Quality Among Young Adults in Korea: Gender Differences.
This study was performed to identify the factors influencing gender differences in sleep quality between men and women. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a convenience sample of 300 young adults from three Korean universities. Participants were 20-40 years of age, used smartphones, and took no sleep medication. Participants completed questionnaires on sleep quality, exercise, stress, depression, and smart phone addiction. The predictors of sleep quality in men were coffee consumption, napping, depression, failure to engage in light exercise at least three times per week, being overweight, being in the poten...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Gamification in Healthcare: Perspectives of Mental Health Service Users and Health Professionals.
Authors: Hopia H, Raitio K Abstract The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study is to explore the perceptions and experiences that mental health service users (n = 10) and healthcare professionals (n = 32) have regarding the use of gamification in mental health care. Data was gathered by interviews. The mental health service users described promoting and retarding factors in the use of gamification, while professionals described the requirements for using gamification and changes occurring in the work culture. Additional research is needed on how game-playing elements could be integrated as a systematic part ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adherence to Medication Regimen in Patients with Severe and Chronic Psychiatric Disorders: A Qualitative Study.
Authors: Zarea K, Fereidooni-Moghadam M, Hakim A Abstract Nonadherence to treatment is common in patients with chronic psychiatric disorders. Few studies have been conducted in Iran on lack of adherence to medication regimen in patients with severe psychiatric disorders. The present study was carried out with the purpose of gaining insight into the experiences of patients, their family members, and nurses on the medication adherence in patients with severe and chronic psychiatric disorders in selected hospitals in Ahvaz, Iran. A qualitative content analysis study was used in the study and the participants included ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Crisis Intervention for People with Severe Mental Illness.
Authors: Noyce G PMID: 27898290 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Retiring Baby Boomers: Enabling and Valuing Continuing Engagement in Nursing.
Authors: Sayers JM, Cleary M PMID: 27898291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Changing Public Perception about Mental Health Conditions: B4Stage4 Approach.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27898292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Paradoxes of Personal Responsibility in Mental Health Care.
Authors: Lakeman R Abstract Personal responsibility is widely considered important in mental health recovery as well as in popular models of alcohol and drug treatment. Neo-liberal socio-political rhetoric around consumerism in health care often assumes that people are informed and responsible for their own choices and behaviour. In the mental health care context and especially in emergency or crisis settings, personal responsibility often raises particular paradoxes. People often present whose behaviour does not conform to the ideals of the responsible consumer; they may seek and/or be granted absolution from irre...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Everyone's Autistic: A Memoir on the Spectrum.
Authors: Romanczuk J PMID: 27831850 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychological Treatments for Depression and Anxiety in Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Authors: Whitehead L Abstract The Mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through increasing the use of the Cochrane Library and supporting Cochrane's role by providing an evidence base for nurses and related healthcare professionals involved in delivering, leading, or researching nursing care. The CNCF produces "Cochrane Corner" columns (summaries of recent nursing-care-relevant Cochrane Reviews) that are regularly published in collaborating nursing-care-related journals. Information on the processes this Field has developed can be accessed at: http://cncf.cochrane...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Ending Violence Against Children: A Global Initiative.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27831852 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

What Physical Health Means to Me: Perspectives of People with Mental Illness.
Authors: Happell B, Ewart SB, Platania-Phung C, Bocking J, Scholz B, Stanton R Abstract There are significant inequalities in physical health and life expectancy between people with and without a mental illness. Understanding perspectives of people with mental illness on personal meanings of physical health is essential to ensuring health services are aligned with consumer understandings, needs, and values. A qualitative exploratory study was undertaken involving focus groups with 31 consumers in The Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Participants were asked: "What does physical health mean to you?"...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 28, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Using Community Based Participatory Action Research to Define Positive Youth Development Program Goal Priorities with a Latino Community.
Authors: Oscós-Sánchez MÁ, Lesser J, Oscós-Flores LD PMID: 27740875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Transgender, Mental Health, and Older People: An Appreciative Approach Towards Working Together.
Authors: Page S, Burgess J, Davies-Abbott I, Roberts D, Molderson J Abstract It cannot be assumed by healthcare providers that transgender people routinely receive care and treatment that is of the quality and sensitivity that should be expected. In particular there are concerns from within the transgender community that they experience discrimination and disrespect from both individual practitioners and the healthcare system as a whole. This causes an avoidance of contact that is undesirable for both users and providers of healthcare services. Older transgender people are vulnerable to a range of mental health pro...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"The Chicken or the Egg": Barriers and Facilitators to Collaborative Care for People With Comorbidity in a Metropolitan Region of South Australia.
"The Chicken or the Egg": Barriers and Facilitators to Collaborative Care for People With Comorbidity in a Metropolitan Region of South Australia. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2016 Oct 14;:1-7 Authors: Groenkjaer M, de Crespigny C, Liu D, Moss J, Cairney I, Lee D, Procter N, Galletly C Abstract Mental health disorder and alcohol and other drug comorbidity is prevalent in Australia. This qualitative study used semistructured interviews (N = 20) to elicit clinicians' and workers' knowledge, experiences, and opinions regarding issues pertaining to service needs of people with comorbidity in a metrop...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Role of Mediators in Reducing Antepartum Depressive Symptoms in Rural Low-Income Women Receiving a Culturally Tailored Cognitive Behavioral Intervention.
Authors: Jesse DE, Bian H, Banks EC, Gaynes BN, Hollon SD, Newton ER PMID: 27740883 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Knitting: A Craft and a Connection.
Authors: Potter ML PMID: 27740887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Universality and Diversity of Mental Health Concerns Across the Globe.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27712245 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

What is the Evidence for Treating Delusional Disorder?
Authors: Jauncey-Cooke J PMID: 27712246 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Correlates of Condom Use Among Substance Using Older Seropositive MSM: Implications for Mental Health Practice.
Authors: Coleman CL Abstract The purpose of this study was to describe the correlates of condom use among a sample of N = 60 substance using seropositive men who have sex with (MSM). The mean age of the study participants was 52 ranging 50-75 years of age. Seventy-percent of study participants reporting smoking marijuana, 62% using cocaine, 25% heroin, 37% alcohol, and 30% amphetamines. Among those reporting substance use, 75% reported it was a hassle to use condoms, 42% indicated pleasure decreased with condom use, 72% indicated safer sex is boring, 72% reported the idea of using condoms is unappealing, 78% r...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Experience of Psychotropic Medication - An Interview Study of Persons with Psychosis.
This article is based on interviews with 19 persons diagnosed with psychosis. It challenges the notion of patients being either adherent or non-adherent to the doctor's orders. The findings show that persons with psychosis are active agents when it comes to adjusting medication. The interviewees created their own strategies to gain power over treatment with psychotropic drugs. The most common strategies were to adjust the doses or take breaks of varying lengths from the medication. These deviations from prescriptions were important to conceal, not only from their own psychiatrists, but from all psychiatric staff. PMID:...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Early Psychological Preventive Intervention For Workplace Violence: A Randomized Controlled Explorative and Comparative Study Between EMDR-Recent Event and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.
Authors: Tarquinio C, Rotonda C, Houllé WA, Montel S, Rydberg JA, Minary L, Dellucci H, Tarquinio P, Fayard A, Alla F Abstract This randomized controlled trial study aims to investigate the efficacy of an early psychological intervention called EMDR-RE compared to Critical Incident Stress Debriefing on 60 victims of workplace violence, which were divided into three groups: 'EMDR-RE' (n = 19), 'CISD' (n = 23), and 'delayed EMDR-RE' (n = 18). EMDR-RE and CISD took place 48 hours after the event, whilst third intervention was delayed by an additional 48 hours. Results showed that after 3 months PCLS a...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Psychoeducation Given to Caregivers of People With a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia.
Authors: Bulut M, Arslanta┼č H, Ferhan Dereboy ─░ Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of psychoeducation given to caregivers of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia on their perceptions of burden and on clinical course of patients. This was a quasi-experimental study with pre-post tests and a control group and designed as a nonrandomized controlled intervention trial. While the patients in both the intervention and the control group received treatment as usual (TAU), only the caregivers in the study group were offered two sessions of psychoeducation a week for one month, with a total o...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Spaces and Places in the Lives of Urban Adolescents at Risk for Substance Misuse.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27690259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Hope and Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Cleary M, Sayers JM, Lopez V, Shattell MM, Cleary M PMID: 27690260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Assessment of the Psychosocial Adjustment of Well Elderly Residing in Retirement Communities.
Authors: Rosenkoetter MM, McKethan T, Chernecky C, Looney S Abstract Moving to a retirement community involves a major life transition that requires adjustment to a new way of life. The purpose of this study was to develop a tool to assess the psychosocial adjustment of residents. Using the Life Patterns Model as a conceptual framework, residents of 3 retirement communities (n = 240 residents) were surveyed. Median ages were ∼84 years, Nearly 85% (202) reported that they feel good about themselves and most (92.5%; n = 221) have things to do that they enjoy. Health status was strongly associated with having near...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adverse Events in Childhood as a Risk Factor for Elevated BMI among People with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.
This study used a secondary analysis to examine childhood adversity and body mass index in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Among females, a history of physical abuse from parents or paternal emotional neglect was associated with an increased risk for obesity (OR = 3.34 and 2.44, respectively). PMID: 27681707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Collaboration Needed: Pain Care and Opioid Abuse.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 27681886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Brokering Community Engagement: Proactive Strategies for Supporting Indigenous Australians with Mental Health Problems.
Authors: Sayers JM, Hunt GE, Cleary M, Burmeister OK Abstract This qualitative study explored the experiences of mental health employees working with Indigenous clients living with mental illness. Interviews were conducted with 20 mental health workers to identify strategies they adopt to facilitate community engagement with Indigenous clients. Using a thematic analysis approach, 'Brokering community engagement' was the umbrella theme from which two subthemes related to community engagement for the service and clients emerged (1) enabling connections -community and family; and (2) recovery and reconnecting with com...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Children's Resourcefulness Scale in Taiwanese Children.
This study reports the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Children's Resourcefulness Scale (C-CRS) for Taiwanese children. An instrument for assessing resourcefulness skills in children and adolescents, the CRS was translated into Mandarin Chinese, and a cross-sectional investigation was conducted with a convenience sample of 368 fifth and sixth graders recruited from three geographically diverse locations in Taiwan. Internal consistency statistics from the total sample and subgroups were between .57 and .71 with lower alphas for subgroups with disadvantaged socioeconomic status. Findings suggest that the ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adherence to Antipsychotic Drug Measured by an Arabic Version of Morisky Scale.
Authors: Alhalaiqa F, Omari O, Wynaden D, Almusallami N, Bashtawy M, Morisky DE, Batiha AM, Alkhawaldeh A Abstract A cross-sectional study (n = 108) was conducted to assess medication adherence levels among people with mental illness in Jordan using the Arabic version of Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. The findings showed a significant negative correlation between patients' level of adherence, frequency of admissions, and relapses per year and a negative correlation between adherence level and frequency of follow up appointments per month. Nonadherence to antipsychotic medication in Jordan is very high and the ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Beyond the Horizon: International Learning Experiences, Community Engagement, and Mental Health in Guatemala.
Authors: Puga F, Dorough A, Rice JN PMID: 27548102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adherence to Psychotropic Medications and Associated Factors in Primary Health Care.
Authors: Miasso AI, Telles Filho PC, Borges TL, Pereira Júnior AD, Giacchero Vedana KG, Shasanmi R, Escobar Gimenes FR Abstract The study aims were to analyze patients' adherence to psychotropic medications and its association with sociodemographic factors, therapeutic regimen, presence of common mental disorders, and illness factors. A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in ten Primary Health Care units in Brazil. The tools were the Measurement of Treatment Adherence Test and the Self Reporting Questionnaire. Nonadherence to psychotropic drugs was 88.9%. There was association between adherence...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Perceptions Among Psychiatric Staff of Creating a Therapeutic Alliance With Patients on Community Treatment Orders.
Authors: Jansson S, Fridlund B Abstract A therapeutic alliance with a continuing collaboration between a patient and psychiatric staff is a resource for helping patients cope with the demands of coercive legislation. Knowledge exists describing coercion in inpatient care while the knowledge regarding the perceptions of creating a therapeutic alliance with patients on Community Treatment Orders (CTO) among psychiatric staff is scarce. To describe perceptions among psychiatric staff of creating a therapeutic alliance with patients on CTOs, an exploratory design using a phenomenographic method was employed. Thirteen s...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of a Telephone Intervention Upon Self-Reported Medication Adherence and Self-Efficacy in Outpatients With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSDs).
This study extends the literature on adherence in SSDs by describing a clinic-based sample of stable outpatients, and is the first investigation to measure medication adherence self efficacy in this group. Our next project will examine the effectiveness of TIPS upon objectively measured medication adherence in this group over 6 months of follow up. PMID: 27532874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Self-Efficacy, Depression, and Self-Care Activities in Adult Jordanians with Type 2 Diabetes: The Role of Illness Perception.
Authors: Al-Amer R, Ramjan L, Glew P, Randall S, Salamonson Y Abstract Diabetes mellitus is reaching epidemic levels worldwide. In a developing country like Jordan, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has reached a prevalence rate of 17.1%. This cross-sectional study examined the relationship between self-care activities and: illness perception, depression, social support, religiosity and spiritual coping, and self-efficacy among patients with T2DM. A random sample of 220 patients with T2DM, who attended Jordan University Hospital in Jordan were enrolled. The data were collected through a structured interview and the m...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Thomas S PMID: 27458745 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Thomas S PMID: 27458864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Good for Me vs. Good for Us.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 27463618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research