Monthly Archives: May 2011

Screening and Referral for Postpartum Depression among Low-Income Women: A Qualitative Perspective from Community Health Workers

Postpartum depression is a serious and common psychiatric illness. Mothers living in poverty are more likely to be depressed and have greater barriers to accessing treatment than the general population. Mental health utilization is particularly limited for women with postpartum depression and low-income, minority women. As part of an academic-community partnership, focus groups were utilized to examine staff practices, barriers, and facilitators in mental health referrals for women with… Continue reading

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Confirmatory bias and the persistent influence of discredited data in interpreting the stress-cancer link: commentary on Michael et al. (2009)

Comments on the original article, “Influence of stressors on breast cancer incidence in the Women’s Health Initiative” by Y. L. Michael et al (see record 2009-03297-001). The current authors assert that Michael et al (2009) missed an opportunity for a straightforward reporting of null findings concerning the association between stress and incidence of cancer. They urge greater skepticism toward the claims about a stress-cancer link more generally. Using data from the Women’s Health Initiative,… Continue reading

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Moderators and long-term effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy for fatigue during cancer treatment

CONCLUSIONS: Patients who experienced more concentration and memory problems at T1 benefited more from CBT for fatigue and are indicators. After a year of follow-up, the effect of CBT for fatigue was no longer observed, and the effect on fatigue seemed to be diminished 7 months postintervention. The implication is that CBT for fatigue should be offered to patients with cancer with the highest chance to benefit. Continue reading

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