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  • Impact of Bullying and Low Perceived Social Support on Ultra- High-Risk
           for Psychosis in Immigrant Adolescents: A Preliminary Study

    • Authors: Anna Riva, Monica Bomba, Elisa Maserati, Francesca Neri, Renata Nacinovich
      Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: The purpose of our research is to identify, in a sample of immigrant adolescents, the presence of Ultra-High-Risk (UHR) for psychosis and to analyze the interaction between UHR, experience of bullying victimization and low social support. Data were collected from the medical records of 31 immigrant adolescents. CAARMS (Comprehensive Assessment of At-Risk Mental States) was used to determine the presence of ultra high risk (UHR) of developing psychosis, while MSPSS (Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support) for the perceived social support. 45.2% of subjects resulted at high risk for psychosis (UHR). In the UHR group the 57.1% of the subjects told to be victims of bullying (p = 0,007). The MSPSS outlined that 17.2% of the subjects declared that they received a low social support, the 58.6% average, and the 24.1% a high support. Significant differences between UHR and NOT UHR group considering a low perceived social support emerged. Considering the fixed variable “being or not being bullied”, a direct correlation between bullying (ρ = 0.431) and UHR and an indirect correlation between the MSPSS total score (ρ = -0.273) and UHR emerged. Results of the multiple linear regression considering UHR as a dependent variable confirmed that both the variables are significant (p = 0.0082) and that they both contribute to the risk of psychosis. Preliminary results of our study suggest a relevant and causal relation between bullying, low social support and psychosis in immigrant adolescents.
      PubDate: 2017-10-13
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i11.2605
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 11 (2017)
  • The Guarantees of the Human Rights of the Defendant in the Law System in

    • Authors: Armend Podvorica, Adelina Rakaj
      Pages: 7 - 14
      Abstract: The paper "The guarantees of the human rights of the defendant in the law system in Kosovo" aims to treat the access of the Republic of Kosovo in the delivery of constitutional guarantees and legal guarantees to protect the defendant in the criminal procedure. Within these guarantees, special emphasis is placed on the judicious acts in force that provide these guarantees in the Republic of Kosovo. A special analysis with regard to this paper is dedicated to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR), the practice of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo and the Criminal Procedure Code of Kosovo (CPCK). The analysis of those acts clarifies that the guarantees of the Legal System in Kosovo coincide with the rights of the defendant. Another dimension that finds space within the paper is the practical implementation of the guarantees provided by the aforementioned acts in terms of the rights of the defendant. The role of the Constitutional Court in the Republic of Kosovo in the past and now has been mainly analyzed in the formation of the constitutional and international guarantees, applicable in Kosovo concerning the rights of the defendant in the criminal procedure.
      PubDate: 2017-10-13
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i11.2698
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 11 (2017)
  • Perceptions on Healthy Eating, Nutrition and Obesity among Select Groups
           of the Population in Trinidad

    • Authors: Dimple Singh-Ackbarali, Rohanie Maharaj
      Pages: 15 - 24
      Abstract: This paper examined local self-reported perceptions on healthy eating, nutrition and obesity among select groups of the population and how these varied with gender, age, socioeconomic status/professional/educational training, and ethnicity.  97% of participant volunteers believed that what you eat is one of the most important factors for maintaining health, there were a number of attitudinal and perceived environmental barriers to healthy eating and increasing physical activity. Results showed that while 85.8% of participant volunteers declared that they would like to get in better shape 65.8% reported that they are currently trying to improve their weight and 48.3% confessed to having poor or only ok eating habits. Busy schedule, cost of healthy foods and lack of convenience to eat or shop healthy were found to be the main barriers to healthy eating. There are significant differences in these barriers for the different age categories. The lack of motivation to do physical activity, insufficient support from friends, and lack of time to do physical activity were the main barriers to physical activity. The difference between the different age categories were significant for several of the barriers while the difference between males and females was only significant for one barrier. Finally it was found that the perceived barriers to healthy eating and physical activity did not vary by socio-economic status or overweight status. A limitation of this study was that the barriers were not assessed objectively, but rather through self-reports. It can be concluded that more efficient measure to reduce obesity might require a shift away from the traditional focus on individual behavior change towards strategies which deal with the environment in which such behaviors occur. The successful challenge to obesity therefore lies not in interventions at the individual level but in the public policy domain.
      PubDate: 2017-10-13
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i11.2699
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 11 (2017)
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