Association of 5-HTTLPR Polymorphism with the Nursing Diagnoses and the Achievement of Nursing Outcomes in Patients with Major Depression.
Authors: Prokofieva M, Karadima G, Koukia E, Michou V, Kyprianidou C, Papageorgiou CV, Alexiadis E, Constantoulakis P, Dikeos D Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate whether a 44-base-pair insertion/deletion polymorphism in the upstream regulatory region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) is associated with the nursing diagnoses and the achievement of the desired nursing outcomes in inpatients with major depression. Thirty five patients were evaluated. The nursing diagnoses of risk for suicide and imbalanced nutrition are reported less often in homozygotes of the high-expressing gene (LA). Carr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The challenge of juvenile justice: advocating for troubled children in trouble.
THE CHALLENGE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE: ADVOCATING FOR TROUBLED CHILDREN IN TROUBLE. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):207-224 Authors: Esq SG Abstract Psychiatric nurses have long advocated for children with mental disorders, but few have gone behind bars to advocate for these youth. This paper offers suggestions for advocating on behalf of the most underserved of children?youthful offenders. Efforts in Maryland, as an example, portray conflicting convictions: to punish or to treat. These conflicting convictions permeate our juvenile laws, juvenile facilities, and treatment programs. A discussion of succ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

From the editor - about this issue on youthful offenders.
FROM THE EDITOR - ABOUT THIS ISSUE ON YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):121-122 Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 28985119 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

An overview of forensic psychiatric care of the adolescent.
AN OVERVIEW OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC CARE OF THE ADOLESCENT. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):125-135 Authors: Shelton SMD Abstract The field of forensic psychiatric nursing is a relatively recent addition to the specialty of psychiatric nursing. This paper provides an overview of forensic psychiatric care of adolescent patients. It describes the juvenile justice system, identifies various theoretical models useful for understanding youthful offenders, and explores risk and protective factors. Psychiatric comorbidities and treatment considerations also are presented. PMID: 28985120 [PubMed] (Sour...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The counselor's handbook: a practical a?z guide to professional and clinical practice.
THE COUNSELOR'S HANDBOOK: A PRACTICAL A?Z GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL PRACTICE. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):225-227 Authors: Erickson H PMID: 28985121 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Using creative arts to build coping skills to reduce domestic violence in the lives of female juvenile offenders.
This study provides a profile of female juvenile offenders, their problems and needs, and suggests psychoeducational approaches for building coping skills to reduce cycles of domestic violence. This is particularly important within a system designed primarily for their male counterparts. PMID: 28985122 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The role of contextual, child, and parent factors in predicting criminal outcomes in adolescence.
This study examined predictor variables that would contribute toward an explanatory model linking child maltreatment and the outcome of crime seriousness. A secondary data analysis was completed on a random sample of youth committed and detained by a juvenile justice system in the northeast United States. Although existing data indicate a predisposition to crime and violence among youth that are maltreated, more research is needed to determine the exact nature of the link, as well as the need to determine the relationship of associated factors. The aim of this analysis was to identify key contextual, child, and parental fa...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

From the guest editor of this special issue on youthful offenders.
FROM THE GUEST EDITOR OF THIS SPECIAL ISSUE ON YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):123-124 Authors: Shelton D PMID: 28985124 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Wellness and Biofield Therapies: An Integrative Review.
Authors: Mangione L, Swengros D, Anderson JG Abstract Biofield therapies such as Healing Touch and Reiki increase relaxation, decrease anxiety and stress, and improve mood. Understanding the efficacy of these therapies in terms of mental health wellness is important for nurses interested in complementary and integrative care. The goal of the present integrative review was to investigate the state of knowledge regarding biofield therapies and the impact on anxiety, mood, and mental health wellness. Electronic databases were searched for articles available in English and published from 2014 to 2016. Biofield therapie...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Provider Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence in Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Authors: Laughon K, Mitchell E, Price J Abstract BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence represents a significant public health problem and a substantial human rights' issue for women and girls throughout the world. Design and Purpose: The purpose of this study was to answer these research questions: What are the current practices for addressing gender violence in the RACS? What do professionals consider to be the current strengths and gaps in policies related to gender violence in this region? By employing a qualitative descriptive approach (Sandelowski, 2000 ), researchers traveled from the US to Bluefields, Nicara...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Dreaming.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 28956677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Association between Depressed Mood and Youth Condom/Contraceptive Nonuse: A Systematic Review of Literature.
CONCLUSIONS: There is fair evidence of an association of depressed mood with contraceptive nonuse. Further specific analyses need to be conducted on this topic. Additional research using true prospective design and improved reporting on the measure of both exposure and outcome are also needed to provide more reliable findings and facilitate improved understanding of the association between depressed mood and sexual risk behavior. PMID: 28956685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Comparing the Effect of a Moderate Physical Activity Intervention on the Mental Health Outcomes of African American and Caucasian Dementia Family Caregivers: A Secondary Data Analysis.
Authors: Cothran FA, Paun O, Barnes LL, Epps F, Schoeny M, Farran CJ Abstract Increased attention to the effects of the stressful demands of caregiving on the mental health of dementia caregivers has resulted in the development of numerous interventions. The current study is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial that tested a 12-month moderate physical activity intervention with dementia caregivers. Our secondary data analysis examined racial differences in caregiver mental health outcomes including subjective burden, depressive symptoms, and positive affect, as well as differences in physical activ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

People with Borderline Personality Disorder and Burns: Some Considerations for Health Professionals.
Authors: Kornhaber R, Haik J, Sayers J, Escott P, Cleary M, Cleary M PMID: 28945490 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Using First Rank Symptoms to Assess for Schizophrenia.
Authors: Blanchard D, van Wissen K PMID: 28945491 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Nurturing the Novice Writers in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 28945492 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Errata.
ERRATA. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2007;28(12):1357-1358 Authors: PMID: 28927336 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

From the editor-looking forward, looking back.
FROM THE EDITOR-LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2007;28(12):1275-1276 Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 28927337 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

List of associate editors and reviewers: issues in mental health nursing.
LIST OF ASSOCIATE EDITORS AND REVIEWERS: ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2007;28(12):1347-1355 Authors: PMID: 28927338 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Patients with substance abuse problems: effective identification, diagnosis, and treatment.
PATIENTS WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS: EFFECTIVE IDENTIFICATION, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2007;28(12):1345-1346 Authors: Fields B PMID: 28927339 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Impact of a Mental Health Nursing Training-Programme on the Perceived Recovery-Orientation of Patients and Nurses on Acute Psychiatric Wards: Results of a Pilot Study.
Authors: Zuaboni G, Hahn S, Wolfensberger P, Schwarze T, Richter D Abstract In mental health nursing, recovery-orientation is regarded as a best practice approach for patient care. To assess the effect of an intervention utilising a recovery-oriented approach in acute practice, a controlled pilot trial was conducted. On intervention wards, mental health nurses received special training. Recovery Self-Assessment Scale was used to assess the effects of the training. No statistically significant effects were found, between the experimental conditions. Reasons for this result may be methodological, practical or due an ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Recognizing Child Maltreatment: An Emerging Focus of Awareness in Saudi Arabia.
Authors: Brnawi B PMID: 28933596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Primary Care for Mentally Ill Adults in Acute Residential Treatment Facilities.
Authors: Chafetz L, Collins-Bride G Abstract Psychiatric bed capacity has decreased nationally with an impact on the number and the types of patients admitted to acute in-patient units. Acute residential programs provide alternatives to hospitals for patients with problems that do not meet criteria for admission. However, these settings may not have resources to respond to the medical co-morbidities associated with severe mental illness. To understand the medical needs of patients in these settings, this research examined data from a nurse-managed primary care outreach service. Prevalent problems included acute iss...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Violence Prevention Community Meeting Conducted on Your Unit.
Authors: Lanza ML Abstract The Violence Prevention Community Meeting (VPCM) is to reduce violence on inpatient psychiatry units, and has been written about elsewhere. The purpose of this article is to explain how other nurses can implement a similar meeting in their work setting. Details of different aspects of the VPCM are provided including the purpose, administrative support role of patients and staff, and the content and process of the VPCM. The reader is presented with several different scenarios about assault. The VPCM is an innovative, group-based treatment, administered by nursing staff members. Goals of th...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

An Investigation of Cardiovascular Risks in a Group of Children and Adolescents Who Use Atypical Antipsychotics.
This study was conducted to identify the metabolic parameters and body measurements associated with cardiovascular risks in a group of children and adolescents who as part of inpatient treatment received atypical antipsychotics at a psychiatric hospital in Turkey. Body mass indexes (BMIs), waist circumferences (WCs), diastolic blood pressures (DBPs), systolic blood pressures (SBPs) and heart rates (HRs) of the patients were evaluated during hospitalization and at discharge. A statistically significant difference was found among the mean BMIs, WCs, DBPs and HRs of the patients at the stages of their hospitalization and discharge (p
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluations of the Enhanced Logo-autobiography Program for Korean-American Women.
This study extends Bernstein et al.'s (2016) investigation of the effects of the Enhanced Logo-autobiography Program on Korean-American women's depressive symptoms, coping strategies, purpose in life, and posttraumatic growth by analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. This study's participants significantly improved on quantitative measures of depression, coping strategies, purpose in life, and post-traumatic growth at eight weeks post-intervention and follow-up. The qualitative content analysis revealed 17 themes with five essential themes. The program's activity to promote purpose in life through posttraumatic ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"Being Bipolar": A Qualitative Analysis of the Experience of Bipolar Disorder as Described in Internet Blogs.
"Being Bipolar": A Qualitative Analysis of the Experience of Bipolar Disorder as Described in Internet Blogs. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Sep 05;:1-7 Authors: Mandla A, Billings J, Moncrieff J Abstract In the light of debates about the nature of bipolar disorder (BD), the current article presents a thematic analysis of Internet "blogs" by self-identified bipolar sufferers. Extreme and frequent fluctuation of mood was considered the principal feature of BD, along with a broad range of other problems. BD was often invoked as an explanation for life difficulties or lack of achievemen...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

How Is a Label of Borderline Personality Disorder Constructed on Twitter: A Critical Discourse Analysis.
Authors: Dyson H, Gorvin L Abstract This research took a social constructionist stance and explored how Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is constructed by Twitter users who identify with this diagnostic label. Consistent with this position, a critical discourse analysis (CDA) methodology was employed. The data comprised two-hundred and twenty-five tweets. Tweets from professionals, or links to blogs, were excluded, in an attempt to ensure only personal tweets were used. Two interpretative repertoires were produced from the analysis: BPD as an existence of tension and BPD as a different existence. The findings ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Flourishing: An Evolutionary Concept Analysis.
DISCUSSION: The concept of flourishing is immature; however, evidence is building for related concepts. A lack of consistent terminology regarding flourishing prevents knowledge development of flourishing as a distinct concept. Further multidisciplinary research is needed to establish standard operational and conceptual definitions and develop effective interventions. PMID: 28876964 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Therapeutic Communication In Mental Health Nursing: Aesthetic And Metaphoric Processes In The Engagement With Challenging Patients.
Authors: Mills J PMID: 28806127 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring the Motivations for Body Piercing: A Pilot Study.
Authors: Crowther A, Kornhaber R, Velander F, Drummond S, Cleary M PMID: 28806128 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Issues and People who Identify as LGBTQSpecial issue of Issues in Mental Health Nursing on the topic of.
Authors: Thomas S PMID: 28806129 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Missing Thread - How Fiction Cheats Mental Health Nursing.
This article examines the problem and explores the implications for the profession, particularly in relation to stigma and public confidence. It outlines a significant gap in narrative literature, specifically in relation to the therapeutic relationship, and asks what can be done to encourage more realistic portrayals of the role. PMID: 28771377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Addressing the Missing Part of Evidence-based Practice: The Importance of Respecting Clinical Judgment in the Process of Adopting a New Screening Tool for Postpartum Depression.
Authors: Ben-David V, Jonson-Reid M, Tompkins R Abstract The aim of the present study was to examine the role of nurse's clinical judgment in the uptake of an evidence-based tool assessing postpartum depression, the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale. Nurses in a home visitation program were being asked to regularly screen for postpartum depression. The screener was introduced as a new standard of practice for nurses. A qualitative investigation of the nurses' reactions in addition to an evidence-based screener was conducted. Prior to and during the implementation, several meetings were held with the nurses and ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Concept Analysis of Resilience Integrating Genetics.
Authors: Niitsu K, Houfek JF, Barron CR, Stoltenberg SF, Kupzyk KA, Rice MJ Abstract Although clinicians and researchers are interested in the phenomenon of resilience, there is no agreed-upon definition of resilience. Scientific evidence suggests that resilience is influenced by intrapersonal (e.g. personality traits) and environmental (e.g. social support) variables. A concept analysis was conducted to better understand the meaning of resilience. In this analysis, the antecedent of resilience was a potentially traumatic event; the defining attributes were ego-resiliency, emotion regulation, social support, and he...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"Coming Out" with a Mental Disorder in Japan: How Self-Stigma and Empowerment Affect this Decision.
"Coming Out" with a Mental Disorder in Japan: How Self-Stigma and Empowerment Affect this Decision. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Aug 02;:1-11 Authors: Nagai K, Kajita E Abstract When persons with mental disorders attempt to live independently in the community, they face situations where they must decide whether to disclose their disorder (i.e., "come out"), which will affect self-concept, self-stigma, and empowerment. We conducted a self-reported questionnaire among users of psychiatric daycare facilities (N = 150) to gather correlational data on these variables among others. Sixty...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Assessment of Mental Health Literacy among Perinatal Hispanic Adolescents.
This study assessed the MHL of pregnant and postpartum Hispanic adolescents (n = 30) using a modified MHL scale. Implications for nursing practice are discussed to help improve mental health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum Hispanic adolescents. PMID: 28766973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Experiences of Clinicians Caring for Older Adults with Dual Diagnosis: An Exploratory Study.
This article explores the experiences of a clinical team providing care to older adults with dual diagnosis in Melbourne, Australia, through a semi-structured interview process. The participants described a number of systemic barriers to providing care to the older adults with dual diagnosis presenting to the mental health service, in addition to feeling poorly prepared and expressing a degree of clinical helplessness. Additionally, the participants described service improvement, which included a strong dual diagnosis culture in the leadership team of the mental health service and role modelling dual diagnosis competent pr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Potential Drug-Drug Interactions in Patients Attended in Primary Health Care: A Focus on Mental Health.
Authors: Borges TL, Vedana KGG, Castilho ECD, Miasso AI Abstract There were no Brazilian studies regarding potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in primary health care (PHC) analysing common mental disorders (CMDs) and psychotropic medication. OBJECTIVES: To identify DDI prevalence in that setting; to classify DDI; to verify correlations with demographics, pharmacotherapeutics, psychotropic medication and CMDs. Among 430 patients interviewed 190 had more than two medications prescribed, 58.4% had DDI. Factors associated were age and number of medications. Nine types of severe DDI composed 28% patients' prescr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Past Pain Experience and Experimentally induced Pain Perception.
CONCLUSION: The lack of a past experience of pain was comparable for the different groups, suggesting that psychiatric disorders do not affect the experience of pain associated with daily life or past events. For each subject, the reported previous experience of pain influences the present feeling of pain. PMID: 28766994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Intensive Case Management for Severe Mental Illness.
Authors: Coles BA PMID: 28767005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing: Evidence, Practice and Empowerment.
Authors: Ann Davenport L PMID: 28745910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Impact of Psychological Grief Counseling on the Severity of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Mothers after Stillbirths.
Authors: Navidian A, Saravani Z, Shakiba M Abstract Planned support and interventions are necessary in the care and support of women who have experienced stillbirth. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of psychological grief counseling on the symptom severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mothers after stillbirths. This interventional study is semi-experimental. The study was conducted on 100 women who had recently had stillbirths. Eligible samples were selected and randomly divided into the two groups of intervention and control. The data collection tool was the PPQ,(1) which was ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Staying Awake and Aware: The Importance of Sleep in Psychiatric Nursing Practice.
Authors: Tobin T, Tobin ML Abstract Given that approximately 70 million Americans suffer from sleep-wake disorders and their under-recognized role in practice, psychiatric nurses may see, or may be already seeing, patients with undiagnosed sleep disorders. Assessment of sleep-wake disorders can and should be a part of psychiatric nursing education and practice. Many practicing clinicians lack formal training regarding sleep-wake issues and treatment. Even as sleep disturbances are common concerns among psychiatric populations, sleep-wake issues may go unrecognized. The article presents a stylized progression o...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychiatric Comorbidities and BMI: An Exploratory Analysis.
This study uses a secondary analysis to examine associations between a large number of combinations of various mental health conditions and BMI. Surprisingly, the results of this study indicate that the most comorbid psychiatric disorders are not associated with an increased risk of elevated BMI. However, bipolar disorder, agoraphobia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and panic disorder had the greatest number of comorbid disorder associations linked with elevated BMI. The effect sizes ranged from a significant but relatively small Cohen's d of 0.3 to a more notable effect size of 0.7. The results of this study in...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Experiences and Perceived Social Support among Iranian Men on Methadone Maintenance Therapy: A Qualitative Study.
Authors: Aghakhani N, Lopez V, Cleary M Abstract The use of drugs predominantly among Iranian men leads to health and social problems. Iran has established methadone maintenance therapy centres but there is limited research exploring the experiences of men who make use of this therapy. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of men on methadone maintenance therapy in Urmia, Iran. Sixteen opioid-dependent males on methadone syrup substitution therapy were interviewed. Transcribed data were subjected to thematic analysis. Three themes emerged from the data: (1) the role of family in drug addi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Meaning of Stigma for People with Mental Disorders in Brazil.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study contributes new insights to be addressed in interventions to reduce the suffering and impact of stigma. PMID: 28745917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Risk Typology for Depression in African Americans.
This study used data from the American's Changing Lives Survey to identify risk types for depression in a national sample of African American adults and older adults (n = 1174). Latent class analysis results revealed a risk typology that included 3 distinct risk patterns for African Americans. Individuals in the High Protective/Low Risk Type (41%) had high levels of religiosity and social support. Those in the Moderate Protection/Low Risk Type (44%) had moderate levels of religiosity and social support. The Low Protection/Low Risk Type (15%) had low organizational and non-organizational religiosity and relatively low socia...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Recovery-based Training in Mental Health: Effects on Staff Knowledge and Attitudes to Recovery.
Authors: Walsh FP, Meskell P, Burke E, Dowling M Abstract This longitudinal study describes the effects of recovery-based training on staff knowledge and attitudes to recovery. Mental health staff (n = 101) completed the study questionnaire (the Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI-20) and Recovery Attitudes' Questionnaire (RAQ-16)) before training and after six months. On the RKI, significant changes between pre- and post-training scores (p
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Exploration of the Factors Affecting the Choices of Nursing Students Who Choose Psychiatric Nursing as the First and Last Choice.
Authors: Günüşen NP, Duman ZÇ, İnan FŞ, İnce SÇ, Sari A, Aksoy B Abstract The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the factors that affect the choices of nursing students who chose a psychiatric nursing internship. The sample group of the study consisted of 13 students who listed psychiatric nursing as their first choice and 11 students who listed psychiatric nursing as their last choice. Four themes were determined: personal reasons, stigmatization, experiences related to psychiatric nursing, and perception of care. Providing activities in nursing education to reduce stigmatizat...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research