Monthly Archives: May 2014

Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women with breast cancer






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Depression screening and patient outcomes in pregnancy or postpartum: a systematic review






CONCLUSION: There is currently no evidence from any well-designed and conducted RCT that screening for depression would benefit women in pregnancy or postpartum. Existing guidelines that recommend depression screening during pregnancy or postpartum should be re-considered. Continue reading

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Is implementing screening for distress an efficient means to recruit patients to a psychological intervention trial?






CONCLUSIONS: Implementing screening proved inefficient for recruiting distressed cancer patients post-treatment to a randomized controlled trial on PST, with need for services being much less than anticipated. Consecutively screening patients did not result in a sample representative of the larger pool of distressed patients, which may lower generalizability. An adequately powered intervention trial using screening requires a feasibility study establishing recruitment rates and dedicated, funded… Continue reading

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Evaluation of an Implementation Model: A National Investigation of VA Residential Programs.






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Evaluation of an Implementation Model: A National Investigation of VA Residential Programs.
Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014 May 10;
Authors: Cook JM, Dinnen S, Coyne JC, Thompson R, Simiola V, Ruzek J, S… Continue reading

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Evaluation of an implementation model: a national investigation of VA residential programs






This national investigation utilizes qualitative data to evaluate an implementation model regarding factors influencing provider use of two evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Semi-structured qualitative interviews with 198 mental health providers from 38 Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) residential treatment programs were used to explore these issues regarding prolonged exposure (PE) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) in VA residential PTSD programs…. Continue reading

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