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Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

Published by <p>This course addresses the therapeutic intervention and rationale for the use of motivational interviewing. We describe the evidence base for motivational interviewing, identify the core principles of motivational interviewing, name the stages of change, and define S.M.A.R.T. goals. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Physical and Mental Health Effects of Family Caregiving (2008)

Published by <p>Caregiving is the role of providing for another who is unable to complete tasks independently. Frequently the term is used to describe caring for someone who has had a significant or permanent disability related to a health condition. The role of caregiver is frequently taken on by friends and family of the individual needing assistance. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Organizational Workplace Mental Health: An Emerging Role for Occupational Therapy (2021)

Published by <p>Previous research indicates an increasing interest among employers to address workplace mental health through organizational initiatives and that occupational therapists are beginning to consult on the topic. Evidence suggests that workplace mental health interventions at the organizational level can reduce stigma, improve manager knowledge, attitudes, and behavior related to mental health, as well as increase […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Sleep Habits and Routines of Individuals Diagnosed with Mental and/or Substance-Use Disorders (2021)

Published by <p>This research consisted of three surveys that included demographics, participants’ sleep habits and routines, and overall quality of sleep as measured by PSQI. It also consisted of open-ended questions via semi-structured interviews with a smaller subset of the sample to further explore habits and routines associated with sleep. The researchers visited a total of six […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Effects of Occupational Therapy and Psychosocial Interventions on Interpersonal Functioning and Personal and Social Performance Levels of Corresponding Patients (2016)

Published by <p>Interpersonal relations and individual and social performance are important parameters of recovery or lack of recovery in psychiatric rehabilitation and were therefore used as outcome measures in this study. A total of 48 participants (receiving inpatient treatment for at least 2 weeks) served as the experimental group and took part in occupational activities designed by […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Improving Quality of Life and Depression After Stroke Through Telerehabilitation (2015)

Published by <p>A prospective, multisite, single-blind, RCT was designed to assess the effectiveness of two home-based interventions on motor and nonmotor outcomes after stroke. Main criteria for eligibility included a unilateral ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke within the previous 6 months with some upper extremity (UE) voluntary movement as indicated by a score of 11–55 on the Fugl-Meyer […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders on Quality of Life: A Meta-Analysis (2014)

Published by <p>A meta-analysis was performed to examine the effect of CBT for anxiety on QOL. The figure below is a flow diagram of the study selection process. QOL measures used across studies included: The Quality of Life Inventory, WHOQOL- BREF, Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire, Life Satisfaction Index, Sheehan Disability Scale, Medical Outcomes Study, […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Rumination and Behavioral Factors in Parkinson’s Disease Depression (2016)

Published by <p>Cognitive factors, such as rumination and symptom focusing, and behavioral factors, such as avoidance, accounted for the majority of depression variance. These specific cognitive and behavioral processes may be key psychological markers of depression in Parkinson’s disease and are important targets for evaluation and intervention. Results: 104 participants completed questionnaires measuring mood, motor disability, and […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effectiveness of Diaphragmatic Breathing for Reducing Physiological and Psychological Stress in Adults: A Quantitative Systematic Review (2019)

Published by <p>The objective of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of diaphragmatic breathing for reducing physiological and psychological stress in adults 18 years and older. The evidence reviewed suggests that diaphragmatic breathing can be used to decrease stress measured by both physiologic biomarkers and psychological self-report tools. 766 articles were identified and screened. Three full-text […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Roles and Coping Strategies of Sons Caring for a Parent With Dementia (2015)

Published by <p>Study design This is an exploratory qualitative study. Participants Twenty studies were included in the final analysis that met the following inclusion criteria: a son or son-in-law who is providing assistance to a parent with dementia with two or more daily activities per week and speaks English. Methodology Participants completed a sociodemographic questionnaire. Data was […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>