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A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access  
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 170)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences : Interface And Interaction     Open Access  
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 6)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access  
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Best Practices in Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central European Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access  
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access  
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription  
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access  
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Family & Community Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 8)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Heart Insight     Full-text available via subscription  
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospitals & Health Networks     Free   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inmanencia. Revista del Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos (HIGA) Eva Perón     Open Access  
Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access  
Institute for Security Studies Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Geographics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Professions     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Health Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Healthcare Delivery Reform Initiatives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)

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Journal Cover Families, Systems, & Health
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   ISSN (Print) 1091-7527 - ISSN (Online) 1939-0602
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  • Our continuing exploration of medically unexplained symptoms.
    • Authors: Mauksch; Larry B.; Fogarty, Colleen T.
      Abstract: In this issue, the reader will find three articles examining different but converging perspectives on medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). In the first article, Gates, Petterson, Wingrove, Miller, and Klink (2016) examined 110,000 office visits to primary care providers between 2002 and 2010. In the second article, Clarke (2016), an internist and gastroenterologist, presents a model for diagnosing and treating MUS. The person most referenced in the first two articles and author of the landmark study—Kroenke (2016) writes the third article, an invited commentary. Kroenke eloquently reviews the major issues confronting health care clinicians dealing with MUS. We hope that readers of the three articles on MUS in this issue will reflect on their own practice, share these articles and their impressions with colleagues, and consider ways to improve the service and consultation designs in their practice settings. Those who teach behavioral health clinicians and physicians will surely be reinforced or reinvigorated to focus on ways to help patients and colleagues. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-15
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000244
  • Somatic symptoms deserve our attention.
    • Authors: Kroenke; Kurt
      Abstract: This commentary focuses on two articles in this issue which provide important insights regarding the diagnosis and management of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). Up to half of all outpatient visits are prompted by a physical/somatic complaint of which at least a third are MUS. Analyzing data from the National Ambulatory Care Medical Survey, Gates, Petterson, Wingrove, Miller, and Klink (2016) confirmed the common finding that depression and anxiety in patients presenting with somatic symptoms are underrecognized. Only 1–4% of such patients received a diagnosis of depression or anxiety, a rate that should have been at least four- to sixfold greater. optimize the care of chronic somatic symptoms. In the second article, Clarke draws upon clinical experience spanning several decades and thousands of patients to delineates a pragmatic approach to managing MUS. His six-step strategy augmented by illustrative cases makes more tangible the process of caring for patients with chronic symptoms. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-15
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000236
  • Implementation of an acceptance- and mindfulness-based group for
           depression and anxiety in primary care: Initial outcomes.
    • Authors: Fuchs; Cara H.; Haradhvala, Natasha; Evans, Daniel R.; Nash, Justin M.; Weisberg, Risa B.; Uebelacker, Lisa A.
      Abstract: Introduction: Depression and anxiety disorders are highly prevalent among primary care patients. Group visits provide a way of delivering interventions to multiple patients at the same time. Group visits for depression and anxiety present an opportunity to expand the reach of behavioral health services for primary care patients. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the implementation of an acceptance and mindfulness-based group for primary care patients with depression and anxiety. Methods: Adult family medicine patients with Patient Health Questionnaire–9 (PHQ-9) and/or Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale–7 (GAD-7) scores > 5 were eligible for the group. The group was held biweekly in the family medicine practice with rolling enrollment. The PHQ-9 and GAD-7 were administered at every visit, and changes in depression and anxiety symptoms were analyzed using multilevel modeling. We evaluated feasibility, acceptability/satisfaction, penetration, and sustainability. Results: Over the course of 19 months, 50 patients were referred to the group, and 29 enrolled. The median number of visits attended was four among those who attended more than one group visit. Results revealed that depression and anxiety symptoms decreased significantly over the first four visits attended (d = −.26 and −.19, respectively). Patients who attended more than one group reported high satisfaction. The group was sustainable after the research funding ended; however, penetration was low. Discussion: A rolling enrollment group for patients with depression and anxiety that utilized mindfulness- and acceptance-based treatment principles is feasible to implement in a primary care setting but is not without challenges. Recommendations for ways to enhance implementation and future research are provided. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-15
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000237
  • Talk to her.
    • Authors: Pârvan; Alexandra
      Abstract: The author presents a poem that was inspired by the compassionate care provided by a physician to a comatose person in the ICU, whose family member felt helpless in finding a way to care for her. The doctor’s humanity revealed a dimension of care that was healing to all those present. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-15
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000234
  • Better together: Collaborative family healthcare association and the
           promise of team-based care.
    • Authors: Runyan; Christine N.
      Abstract: In this presidential column is a personal introduction of the new president of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), Christine Runyan. As president she hopes to continue to support the existing organizational initiatives. CFHA remains a preeminent organization of experts to advocate for meaningful, patient-centered quality metrics and to educate, train, mentor, consult, and realize the vision we have been asserting for 25 years. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-15
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000240
  • Psychosocial interventions for use in pediatric primary care: An
           examination of providers’ perspectives.
    • Authors: Arora; Prerna G.; Stephan, Sharon Hoover; Becker, Kimberly D.; Wissow, Lawrence
      Abstract: Introduction: The integration of psychosocial interventions in primary care settings is 1 mechanism to increase access to mental health care to youth in need. Although the delivery of psychosocial interventions by primary care providers (PCPs) reflects 1 example of this integration, research indicates that various barriers to implementation by PCPs exist. With the goal of informing a framework to guide the selection of treatments amenable to PCP practice, the authors sought to examine which criteria might influence a PCP’s intention to use a given psychosocial intervention. Method: Using survey methodology, 49 PCPs ranked characteristics of interventions for feasibility and applicability to their patient populations and setting. Results: Survey respondents found the following characteristics most important: time to employ, applicability to multiple disorders, ease of use, and ease of learning. Providers who endorsed more negative beliefs and attitudes toward addressing psychosocial concerns in youth were more likely to see certain criteria, such as ease of use and ease of learning, as more important. Discussion: The authors illustrate the potential application of these findings to the selection of psychosocial interventions for use in primary care and discuss future research directions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-11-10
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000233
  • Veterans’ mental health beliefs: Facilitators and barriers to
           primary care-mental health use.
    • Authors: Wray; Laura O.; Pikoff, Emily; King, Paul R.; Hutchison, Dezarie; Beehler, Gregory P.; Maisto, Stephen A.
      Abstract: Introduction: The Veterans Health Administration (VA) Primary Care—Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) program aims to increase availability and acceptability of mental health (MH) care by integrating these services into primary care. Little is known about veterans’ perceptions of this of method MH care delivery. This study explored the range of veterans’ beliefs and perceptions of MH and MH services with the aim of describing potential facilitators and barriers to the uptake of PC-MHI services. Method: Team-based qualitative analysis of proceedings from focus groups. Participants included 41 veterans from across service eras. Focus groups were organized by service era and use of PC-MHI services. Codes pertaining to beliefs about MH and MH treatment were identified, grouped into subthemes, and then larger organizing themes. Barriers and facilitators to treatment seeking were identified. Results: Although our study was focused on veteran perceptions of PC-MHI, participants did not appear to discriminate between PC-MHI and other MH services when discussing their decisions to seek services. Facilitators and barriers to MH treatment-seeking included systems, personal and social influences. Stigma was mentioned infrequently relative to other beliefs. Discussion: Veterans with and without experience of PC-MHI services described a variety of beliefs about MH without regard to whether this service location. These findings suggest that while integration increases access, it may not in itself decrease some barriers to seeking treatment. These findings suggest that more work is needed to address the way potential PC-MHI patients decide whether or not to engage in care. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-11-07
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000231
  • Partner expressed emotion and diabetes management among spouses living
           with Type 2 diabetes.
    • Authors: Lister; Zephon; Wilson, Colwick; Fox, Curtis; Herring, R. Patricia; Simpson, Cheryl; Smith, Lucretia; Edwards, Lincoln
      Abstract: Introduction: Expressed emotion has been consistently shown to be a significant predictor of relapse and poor disease management across numerous physical and mental health conditions, however very little research has been conducted on its relationship to the management practices of individuals living with Type 2 diabetes. This study examines the relationship between expressed emotion (EE) and diabetes management among couples where 1 spouse has Type 2 diabetes. Methods: The authors surveyed 106 couples where 1 partner was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Partners without diabetes completed questionnaires about their level of criticism, emotional involvement, and warmth toward their partners. Partners with diabetes completed questionnaires on diabetes control, diabetes management practices and attitude toward their diabetes. Results: The authors found that, individuals living with diabetes who had partners with high EE reported significantly poorer diabetes management in all areas (diet, physical activity, and attitude toward diabetes). Diabetes management was found to mediate the relationship between EE and diabetes control. Results suggest that partners with high EE may have a significant influence on diabetes management practices in their partner. Discussion: These findings highlight the important role couple interactions may play in diabetes management. Findings also emphasize the potential benefit of conceptualizing diabetes management from a systems/relational perspective. In addition, greater consideration should be given to using family-based approaches for diabetes management and treatment among coupled individuals living with Type 2 diabetes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-10-20
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000209
  • The Practice Integration Profile: Rationale, development, method, and
    • Authors: Macchi; C. R.; Kessler, Rodger; Auxier, Andrea; Hitt, Juvena R.; Mullin, Daniel; van Eeghen, Constance; Littenberg, Benjamin
      Abstract: Insufficient knowledge exists regarding how to measure the presence and degree of integrated care. Prior estimates of integration levels are neither grounded in theory nor psychometrically validated. They provide scant guidance to inform improvement activities, compare integration efforts, discriminate among practices by degree of integration, measure the effect of integration on quadruple aim outcomes, or address the needs of clinicians, regulators, and policymakers seeking new models of health care delivery and funding. We describe the development of the Practice Integration Profile (PIP), a novel instrument designed to measure levels of integrated behavioral health care within a primary care clinic. The PIP draws upon the Agency for Health care Research & Quality’s (AHRQ) Lexicon of Collaborative Care which provides theoretic justification for a paradigm case of collaborative care. We used the key clauses of the Lexicon to derive domains of integration and generate measures corresponding to those key clauses. After reviewing currently used methods for identifying collaborative care, or integration, and identifying the need to improve on them, we describe a national collaboration to describe and evaluate the PIP. We also describe its potential use in practice improvement, research, responsiveness to multiple stakeholder needs, and other future directions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-10-13
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000235
  • Development and validation of a measure of primary care behavioral health
    • Authors: Kessler; Rodger S.; Auxier, Andrea; Hitt, Juvena R.; Macchi, C. R.; Mullin, Daniel; van Eeghen, Constance; Littenberg, Benjamin
      Abstract: Introduction: We developed the Practice Integration Profile (PIP) to measure the degree of behavioral health integration in clinical practices with a focus on primary care (PC). Its 30 items, completed by providers, managers, and staff, provide an overall score and 6 domain scores derived from the Lexicon of Collaborative Care. We describe its history and psychometric properties. Method: The PIP was tested in a convenience sample of practices. Linear regression compared scores across integration exemplars, PC with behavioral services, PC without behavioral services, and community mental health centers without PC. An additional sample rated 4 scenarios describing practices with varying degrees of integration. Results: One hundred sixty-nine surveys were returned. Mean domain scores ran from 49 to 65. The mean total score was 55 (median 58; range 0–100) with high internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = .95). The lowest total scores were for PC without behavioral health (27), followed by community mental health centers (44), PC with behavioral health (60), and the exemplars (86; p < .001). Eleven respondents rerated their practices 37 to 194 days later. The mean change was + 1.5 (standard deviation = 11.1). Scenario scores were highly correlated with the degree of integration each scenario was designed to represent (Spearman’s ρ = −0.71; P = 0.0005). Discussion: These data suggest that the PIP is useful, has face, content, and internal validity, and distinguishes among types of practices with known variations in integration. We discuss how the PIP may support practices and policymakers in their integration efforts and researchers assessing the degree to which integration affects patient health outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-10-13
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000227
  • Deficits awareness in persons with mild cognitive impairment and family
           care partners.
    • Authors: Savla; Jyoti; Wang, Zhe; Roberto, Karen A.; Blieszner, Rosemary
      Abstract: Introduction: An emerging perspective of dyadic coping with chronic illness argues that concordance in the appraisal of illness is crucial for collaborative attempts at seeking information, making treatment decisions, and planning for long-term management of the illness and psychological and physical adjustments of both the care provider and care recipient. The present study examined whether persons with mild cognitive impairment (PwMCIs) and their family care partners (CPs) exhibited concordance in their awareness of deficits in the PwMCIs. Furthermore, this study explored the differences in concordance based on the relationship of the informant to the PwMCI, specifically spouse CP (SCP) versus adult child CP (ACCP). Method: PwMCI-SCP pairs (n = 55) and PwMCI-ACCP (n = 14) pairs provided reports on their awareness of PwMCI’s functional and cognitive deficits. CPs also reported their knowledge about dementia. Results: SCPs, but not ACCPs, reported greater deficits in everyday activity than PwMCIs’ self-reports. Additionally, compared to SCPs, ACCPs had more accurate knowledge about dementia, and their perception of PwMCI deficits corresponded more closely to PwMCI’s self-perception. Discussion: These findings demonstrate that concordance in awareness of PwMCI deficits varies across functional and cognitive areas and types of dyads. The results also highlight the importance of mild cognitive impairment-related education and support programs for care dyads to strengthen concordance, which is likely an important underpinning for effective coping as the illness progresses. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-09-29
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000230
  • Comparison of integrated behavioral health treatment for internalizing
           psychiatric disorders in patients with and without Type 2 diabetes.
    • Authors: Andrews III, Arthur R.; Gomez, Debbie; Larey, Austin; Pacl, Hayden; Burchette Jr; Dennis; Hernandez Rodriguez, Juventino; Pastrana, Freddie A.; Bridges, Ana J.
      Abstract: Introduction: Type 2 diabetes is often comorbid with internalizing mental health disorders and associated with greater psychiatric treatment resistance. Integrating psychotherapy into primary care can help treat internalizing disorders generally. We explored whether such treatment had comparable effectiveness in patients with and without Type 2 diabetes. Method: Participants were 468 consecutive adults (23% male; 62% Hispanic, Mage = 41.46 years) referred by medical staff for psychotherapy appointments to address internalizing symptoms (e.g., depression). After each visit, patients completed a self-report measure and clinicians assessed patient symptom severity. These data and demographics extracted from electronic medical records were analyzed using descriptive and multilevel modeling analyses. Results: Patients with and without diabetes were similar in types of internalizing disorders experienced and baseline clinician- and self-reported symptomology. Multilevel modeling suggested improvements in self-reported symptomology was comparable across patient groups; however, only patients without diabetes significantly improved according to clinician reports. Discussion: Although findings suggested integrated psychotherapy resulted in comparable patient-reported reductions of internalizing symptoms, these effects were not evident in clinician reports of diabetic patients. Possible reasons for this discrepancy (e.g., reporting biases) are discussed. Integrated psychotherapy for internalizing disorders may be effective for Type 2 diabetic patients, though caution is warranted. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-09-26
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000224
  • You can’t treat what you don’t diagnose: An analysis of the
           recognition of somatic presentations of depression and anxiety in primary
    • Authors: Gates; Kristin; Petterson, Stephen; Wingrove, Peter; Miller, Benjamin; Klink, Kathleen
      Abstract: Background: Research suggests that 13–25% of primary care patients who present with physical complaints have underlying depression or anxiety. Objective: The goal of this paper is to quantify and compare the frequency of the diagnosis of depression and anxiety in patients with a somatic reason for visit among primary care physicians across disciplines. Method: Data obtained from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) from 2002 to 2010 was used to quantify primary care patients with somatic presentations who were given a diagnosis of depression or anxiety. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-15, Somatic Symptom Scale, and the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6–18 were used to define what constituted a somatic reason for visit in this study. Results: Of the patients presenting with a somatic reason for visit in this nationally representative survey, less than 4% of patents in family or internal medicine were diagnosed with depression or anxiety. Less than 1% of patients were diagnosed with depression or anxiety in pediatrics or obstetrics and gynecology. Less than 2% of patients with somatic reasons for visit in any primary care specialty had documented screening for depression. Conclusion: The rates of diagnosis of depression and anxiety in patents presenting with somatic reasons for visit were significantly less than the prevalence reported in the literature across primary care disciplines. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-09-05
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000229
  • Parents’ integration in the treatment of adolescents with obesity: A
           qualitative study.
    • Authors: Chamay Weber; Catherine; Camparini, Nadia; Lanza, Lydia; Narring, Françoise
      Abstract: Introduction: Obesity during adolescence is particularly challenging. Our aims were to identify parents’ and adolescents’ perceptions regarding obesity, as well as family dynamics before and after family-based behavioral therapy (FBBT) to improve obesity. Method: Using a qualitative approach, 23 parents and 21 adolescents aged 12 to 18 years participated in 6 focus groups, before and after FBBT. Focus groups were audio-taped, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using content analysis. Results: Transcript analyses suggested 3 major themes from both adolescents and parents: obesity as a source of strong negative emotions, adolescents and weight-control responsibility, and disruption in family dynamics. FBBT improved self-confidence and family functioning, allowing for behavioral changes. Both adolescents and their parents felt empowered. Discussion: Family dynamics are an important issue in weight-loss treatment during adolescence. Including both parents and adolescents in therapy is crucial for tackling obesity and addressing health needs related to this age group. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-09-05
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000219
  • Evaluation of online and in-person motivational interviewing training for
           healthcare providers.
    • Authors: Mullin; Daniel J.; Saver, Barry; Savageau, Judith A.; Forsberg, Lisa; Forsberg, Lars
      Abstract: Introduction: This study examines the outcomes of a 22-hr motivational interviewing (MI) course and compares online and in-person offerings of the course. It also evaluates clinicians’ ability to accurately self-assess their MI skills. Method: 34 clinicians participated in this study and completed MI workshops either in-person or online. Use of MI in an acting patient encounter was recorded early in the training and again following the training. Recordings of these encounters were coded using the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) 3.1 coding system. After each acting patient encounter clinicians also self-evaluated their use of MI. Results: Participants showed statistically significant improvement in MI skills measured by the MITI. There were no meaningful differences between the MI skills acquired by the participants in the online group compared with those who completed training in-person. There was little correlation between participants’ self-assessment of MI skills and objective assessment. Discussion: It is feasible to complete MI training through synchronous online workshops. Participant self-assessment of MI skill does not appear to be a useful approach for assessing MI skill. The acquisition of MI skills by health professionals is possible via the Internet. Learning should be assessed using objective measures rather than relying on self-report. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-08-29
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000214
  • “I definitely want grandbabies”: Caregivers of adolescents with
           perinatally-acquired HIV reflect on dating and childbearing.
    • Authors: Fair; Cynthia D.; Albright, Jamie N.; Clark, Devon M.; Houpt, Bethany
      Abstract: Introduction: Parents and caregivers of typically developing teens are often a source of information about sexual health and relationships. However, little is known about the information offered to adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV (APHIV) by caregivers who may provide support and guidance to their teen as they explore sexuality and childbearing. Method: This qualitative exploratory study involved the in-depth interviews of 18 caregivers (17 females), including biological mothers (9), relatives (5), and adoptive/foster mothers (4), who care for APHIV. Interviews explored views regarding their adolescent’s engagement in romantic relationships, sexual behaviors, and childbearing. The guardian’s knowledge of mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) was also assessed for accuracy. Transcribed interviews were coded for emergent themes. Results: Analyses indicated that the majority of caregivers discussed sexual health and dating with their adolescent. However, guidance regarding disclosure to partners of the adolescent’s HIV status varied. Some biological mothers and all relatives cautioned against disclosure, contrary to foster/adoptive mothers. Most caregivers wanted their adolescent to experience parenthood. Reasons affirming childbearing included the belief their child would be a good parent and wanted to experience parenthood, childbearing as a normative experience, and decreased HIV-related stigma. Biological mothers and most relatives did not know the risk of MTCT, as opposed to all foster/adoptive mothers who accurately stated the risk was 1% to 2%. Discussion: The type of guardian influenced the nature of shared information related to disclosure and risk of MTCT. Sexual and reproductive health education should be provided to caregivers because they could be an important source of information for APHIV. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-08-29
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000218
  • Diagnosis and treatment of medically unexplained symptoms and chronic
           functional syndromes.
    • Authors: Clarke; David D.
      Abstract: Medically unexplained symptoms and chronic functional syndromes are common but few health care professionals have had formal training about their connection to psychosocial issues. A systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment is described that is based on published evidence and detailed interviews with more than 7,000 of these patients. This approach is designed to meet the needs of primary care teams using techniques for assessing and treating current life stresses, the prolonged impact of adversity in childhood and somatic presentations of depression, posttraumatic stress, and anxiety disorders. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-08-18
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000228
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) in the life cycle of the family: An interpretative
           phenomenological analysis of the perspective of persons with recently
           diagnosed MS.
    • Authors: de Ceuninck van Capelle; Archie; Visser, Leo H.; Vosman, Frans
      Abstract: Introduction: In this study the authors explored how people with recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) experience their disease within their family lives. Ten people in various stages of the cycle of family life (leaving home, finding a partner, raising children, parenting adolescents, launching children) who had been diagnosed with MS were interviewed in half-structured conversational interviews. Method: Transcriptions were analyzed following a phenomenological approach. Results: Five themes were found: (a) dwindling capacity for housekeeping and childcare (b) struggling to ask for or to accept help, (c) countering awkward attitudes toward my illness, (d) suspecting family members of concealing their, and (e) watching family members wrestle with your illness. Discussion: The participants described that their illness affected their ability to care for their family and home as they used to. Only a couple of studies have addressed the first person perspective of patients on family and MS. The study expands on these studies by exploring not previously examined perspectives on leaving home, finding a partner, parenting adolescents, and launching children. The findings on family and MS, approached as elements of the first person perspective of MS patients, may guide future research. Given the pivotal role of worries on family in patient experience of MS, we argue that acknowledgment of family as a constitutive element of the patient perspective should be integrated in regular MS care. The authors suggest that the clinical handling of MS as a family issue needs to be done thoughtfully and with attention to the specifics of each unique family situation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-08-15
      DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000216
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