Psychiatric Disabilities

Perceptions of quality of health care among veterans with psychiatric disorders

Burnett-Zeigler I, Zivin K, Ilgen MA, Islam K, Bohnert AS. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Sep;62(9):1054-9. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.62.9.1054. SOURCE:  Health Services Research and Development, Veterans AffairsAnn Arbor Healthcare System, 2215 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA. in-gerebz@med.umich.edu;  Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Apr;63(4):310. Islam, Khairul [added]. OBJECTIVE:  An estimated 37% to 40% of veterans treated by the U.S. […]

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SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH HOUSING: DOES IT CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AND LIFE SATISFACTION OF PEOPLE WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES?

Aubry T, Flynn RJ, Virley B, Neri J.  University of Ottawa.  J Community Psychol. 2013 Mar;41(2):218-235. Despite its importance as a theory in the development of programs for populations with disabilities, social role valorization (SRV) has received relatively little attention in community mental health research. We present findings of a study that examined the relationship […]

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Health Promotion Resources: Psychiatric Disabilities

Hearts & Minds program Contact URL http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=Hearts_and_Minds Tobacco-Free Living in Psychiatric Settings Contact URL http://www.nasmhpd.org/general_files/publications/NASMHPD.toolkit.FINAL.pdf

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Community Integration: Psychiatric Disabilities

“Community Integration: Supporting People in Getting What They Want” The University of Illinois at Chicago Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, part of the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry   Format             Online course   In this 6-module web based course, faculty of the Penn Collaborative on Community Integration of Individuals […]

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Supported education for adults with psychiatric disabilities: effectiveness of an occupational therapy program.

OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the effectiveness of a supported education program for adults with psychiatric disabilities. METHOD: Thirty-eight adults with psychiatric disabilities were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 21) that received supported education services or to a control group (n = 17) that received treatment as usual. RESULTS: We found a statistically […]

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Results of an innovative university-based recovery education program for adults with psychiatric disabilities.

This study examined the effectiveness of an educational approach to psychiatric rehabilitation called the Recovery Center. Using a quasi-experimental design we recruited 97 intervention and 81 comparison participants and examined the intervention’s impact on health, mental health, subjective, and role functioning outcomes. Results suggested that this intervention was effective in improving subjective outcomes, especially empowerment […]

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Caregiver Research: Psychiatric Disabilities

Predictors of psychological distress in family caregivers of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Provencher HL, Perreault M, St-Onge M, Rousseau M. Faculty of Nursing, Laval University, Centre de Recherche Universite Laval-Robert Giffard, Quebec, Canada. helene.provencher@fsi.ulaval.ca  J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2003 Oct;10(5):592-607. The purpose of the study was to determine the relationships of primary and secondary […]

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Minority Research: Workplace Support

An exploration of social support as a factor in the return-to-work process. Lysaght RM, Larmour-Trode S.  Queen’s University, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. lysaght@post.queensu.ca Work. 2008;30(3):255-66. Despite evidence that inter-personal relationships are important in human resource management, little is understood about the nature of workplace social support in a disability context, or what […]

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Use of smoking cessation therapies in individuals with psychiatric illness: an update for prescribers.

Individuals with mental illness are particularly disadvantaged by their use of tobacco, spending as much as 40% of their income on cigarettes. They also have increased mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. The most effective interventions to help psychiatric patients stop smoking are similar to those that are effective in the general population. These include […]

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AAPL guideline for forensic evaluation of psychiatric disabilities: a disability law perspective.

Contemporary disability law takes into account the insight that physical and mental conditions need not be disabling but for the environmental and attitudinal barriers that keep people with disabilities from social participation on a plane of equality with others. The need to use a wheelchair does not disable except for curbs and stairs, and many […]

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