- Daily Links Between Sleep and Anger Among Spouses of Chronic Pain Patients. [Journal Article]
- JGJ Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2018 Oct 04
- This study identified daily associations between sleep, emotion, and marital functioning in the context of chronic pain. Because spouses' sleep is compromised on nights when patients experience more …
This study identified daily associations between sleep, emotion, and marital functioning in the context of chronic pain. Because spouses' sleep is compromised on nights when patients experience more pain, we set out to identify implications of spouses' sleep for their own emotion (anger) upon waking and marital interaction (marital tension) throughout the rest of the day. We further considered whether spouses' critical attitudes about patients' pain-related coping exacerbated associations between their sleep, morning anger, and marital tension.
- Behavioral Health Care for Children Who Are Medically Hospitalized. [Journal Article]
- PAPediatr Ann 2018 Aug 01; 47(8):e323-e327
- Youth admitted to pediatric hospitals face a variety of emotional challenges throughout their stay. In addition to feeling compromised by their acute medical condition, managing the requirements impo…
Youth admitted to pediatric hospitals face a variety of emotional challenges throughout their stay. In addition to feeling compromised by their acute medical condition, managing the requirements imposed by hospital care can intensify the potential for behavioral dysregulation. Even meeting basic behavioral expectations often requires children to be highly vulnerable, uncomfortable, and in pain, having to trust a parade of people routinely delivering aversive interventions, all in the context of overwhelmed caregivers. Behavioral medicine approaches are thus essential for supporting adaptive coping to optimize emotional and pathophysiological recovery. Clinical implementation requires integration of emotional and behavioral health initiatives into medical services across the broadest of disciplines with hospital-wide vigilance to safety risks. Providers can support behavioral resiliency by nurturing youth who are hospitalized to become increasingly active agents in their care while bolstering the consistency of their behavioral expectations through effective communication and an empathic treatment approach tailored to their socioemotional needs. [Pediatr Ann. 2018;47(8):e323-e327.].
- A systematic review of Indigenous caregiver functioning and interventions. [Journal Article]
- QLQual Life Res 2018; 27(8):2007-2017
- CONCLUSIONS: Overall, there is very little quality evidence around Indigenous caregiver functioning. Future research in this area would benefit from greater adherence to the standards of research that contribute to a strong and reliable evidence base.
- Threat of biographical disruption: the gendered construction and experience of infertility following cancer for women and men. [Journal Article]
- BCBMC Cancer 2018 03 05; 18(1):250
- CONCLUSIONS: The fear of infertility following cancer, or knowledge of compromised fertility, can have negative effects on identity and psychological wellbeing for both women and men, serving to create biographical disruption. Support from family, partners and health care professionals can facilitate renegotiation of identity and coping.
- Everyday couples' communication research: Overcoming methodological barriers with technology. [Journal Article]
- PEPatient Educ Couns 2018; 101(3):551-556
- Relationship behaviors contribute to compromised health or resilience. Everyday communication between intimate partners represents the vast majority of their interactions. When intimate partners take…
Relationship behaviors contribute to compromised health or resilience. Everyday communication between intimate partners represents the vast majority of their interactions. When intimate partners take on new roles as patients and caregivers, everyday communication takes on a new and important role in managing both the transition and the adaptation to the change in health status. However, everyday communication and its relation to health has been little studied, likely due to barriers in collecting and processing this kind of data. The goal of this paper is to describe deterrents to capturing naturalistic, day-in-the-life communication data and share how technological advances have helped surmount them. We provide examples from a current study and describe how we anticipate technology will further change research capabilities.
- Supporting wellbeing in motor neurone disease for patients, carers, social networks, and health professionals: A scoping review and synthesis. [Journal Article]
- PSPalliat Support Care 2018; 16(2):228-237
- ABSTRACT Objective: Disease management in motor neurone disease (MND) is focused on preserving quality of life. However, the emphasis has so far been on physical symptoms and functioning and not psyc…
ABSTRACT Objective: Disease management in motor neurone disease (MND) is focused on preserving quality of life. However, the emphasis has so far been on physical symptoms and functioning and not psychosocial wellbeing. MND affects the wellbeing of carers, of family and social network members, and of healthcare providers, as well as of the patients. We therefore aimed to assess and synthesize the knowledge about maximizing MND-related psychosocial wellbeing across all these groups.
- Psychosocial Challenges Associated with Caregiving in the Context of Pediatric HIV in Rural Eastern Cape. [Journal Article]
- FPFront Public Health 2017; 5:127
- CONCLUSIONS: The findings highlight the contextual challenges of caregiving in the presence of HIV, which impacts negatively on social ecology of the families. The need for interventions to enhance resilience and coping in families confronted with HIV is indicated.
- Coping strategies related to food insecurity at the household level in Bangladesh. [Journal Article]
- PlosPLoS One 2017; 12(4):e0171411
- CONCLUSIONS: Households suffering from moderate and severe food insecurity, are more likely to adopt both financial and food compromisation coping strategies.
- The social, psychological, emotional morbidity and adjustment techniques for women with anal incontinence following Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury: use of a word picture to identify a hidden syndrome. [Journal Article]
- BPBMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016 Sep 21; 16(1):275
- CONCLUSIONS: This study has identified a previously unrecognised 'OASIS Syndrome' and, by way of a new and unique 'word picture', revealed a hidden condition. There should be greater awareness by the public and profession about the 'OASIS Syndrome' and a mechanism for early identification of the condition and referral for management. This, if successful, would overcome the barrier of silence which surrounds this currently unspoken taboo.
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- [Infant psychiatry - more reality than tale]. [Review]
- DDuodecim 2016; 132(10):951-9
- In early childhood, the ability of the parent and the child to adapt to each other's needs during early interaction is essential for a healthy mental development.The parent's ability to carry out ade…
In early childhood, the ability of the parent and the child to adapt to each other's needs during early interaction is essential for a healthy mental development.The parent's ability to carry out adequate early interaction may be compromised because of various problems. Positive, shared emotional experiences with the parent can protect the child's mental health. Severe or prolonged problems in baby care, interaction or behavior of the infant may result in the development of a psychic disorder in the infant. Infant psychiatric diagnosis and treatment plan are based on clinical examination of the child and the family and evaluation of the need for support.