Catchment Area (Health)

Publication Title: 
Journal of Health Services Research & Policy

OBJECTIVE: There is concern about whether public services in Northern Ireland are equitably targeted across the religious divide. This study investigates whether use of acute hospital inpatient services differs by religious denomination, after adjusting for supply and for identified demographic, morbidity and socio-economic determinants of need for such services. METHODS: Hospital utilisation at small area level was modelled against a wide range of potential health and socioeconomic factors.

Author(s): 
Jamison, Jim
O'Reilly, Dermot
Carr-Hill, Roy
Stevenson, Mike
Publication Title: 
Transcultural Psychiatry

As a mark of gratitude to Alexander Leighton, this article engages him in a dialogue, reopening several debates that were enriched by his research and reflections on ethics, the 'aesthetic dimension' of the research enterprise, the processes that mediate between collective and individual variables, and his strong distrust of theory.

Author(s): 
Corin, Ellen
Bibeau, Gilles
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics

BACKGROUND: Informal caregiving contributes significantly to the health and well being of chronically ill persons. While a vast literature demonstrates this connection, the cost and financial burden of informal caregiving has received considerably less research attention, especially as it-pertains to bipolar disorder. AIMS OF THE STUDY: This paper develops an integrated burden model of informal caregiving, which is contrasted with other more traditional models of caregiving costs, and then uses these models to estimate the financial burden of bipolar disorder.

Author(s): 
Wolff, Nancy
Perlick, Deborah A.
Kaczynski, Richard
Calabrese, Joseph
Nierenberg, Andrew
Miklowitz, David J.
Publication Title: 
Revista Latino-Americana De Enfermagem

This article discusses hemodialysis experiences in terms of meanings women attribute to several associated phenomena. Renal insufficiency may present a progressive reduction in renal function, in which the kidneys are affected and become unable to remove metabolic material from the blood. Living with hemodialysis is associated to important psychosocial adaptation mechanisms. This clinical-qualitative study was performed in two general hospitals' nephrology service.

Author(s): 
de Carvalho Pinto Nazario, Roberta
Turato, Egberto Ribeiro
Publication Title: 
AIDS and behavior

Relatively little attention has been paid to unique factors that may motivate HIV-seropositive men who have sex with men (MSM) to prevent HIV transmission. This study examines the beliefs of 250 HIV-seropositive MSM about their responsibility for protecting sex partners from HIV infection. Participants completed an open-ended interview about their sexual practices, substance use, and other HIV-related issues. Seventy percent of participants were men of color.

Author(s): 
Wolitski, Richard J.
Bailey, Caroline J.
O'Leary, Ann
GÛmez, Cynthia A.
Parsons, Jeffrey T.
Seropositive Urban Men's Study (SUMS)
Publication Title: 
L'Encéphale

Some rituals about a regular consumption of tea, smokeless tobacco (chewing) and milk are described by one of the authors at the time of his anthropological investigation among the Tuaregs of Timbuktu's region (Mali). He carries out some ethnographical and clinical materials which highlight the dependence to these substances and the role of their psychostimulant and anorexigene effects in a society much ritualised. The subject of this article appears original in the literature which approaches more the dependence to coffee than tea, to cigarettes than to chewing tobacco.

Author(s): 
Hureiki, J.
Laqueille, X.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Social Psychiatry

BACKGROUND: Help-seeking processes provide critical links between the onset of mental health problems and the provision of professional care. But little is known about these processes in the Arab world, and still less in transnational, comparative terms. This is the first study to compare help-seeking processes among Muslim Arab female students in Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Israel. AIMS: The present study compares the attitudes of Arab Muslim female students from Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards mental health treatment.

Author(s): 
Al-Krenawi, Alean
Graham, John R.
Dean, Yasmin Z.
Eltaiba, Nada
Publication Title: 
L'Encéphale

Some rituals about a regular consumption of tea, smokeless tobacco (chewing) and milk are described by one of the authors at the time of his anthropological investigation among the Tuaregs of Timbuktu's region (Mali). He carries out some ethnographical and clinical materials which highlight the dependence to these substances and the role of their psychostimulant and anorexigene effects in a society much ritualised. The subject of this article appears original in the literature which approaches more the dependence to coffee than tea, to cigarettes than to chewing tobacco.

Author(s): 
Hureiki, J.
Laqueille, X.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Social Psychiatry

BACKGROUND: Help-seeking processes provide critical links between the onset of mental health problems and the provision of professional care. But little is known about these processes in the Arab world, and still less in transnational, comparative terms. This is the first study to compare help-seeking processes among Muslim Arab female students in Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Israel. AIMS: The present study compares the attitudes of Arab Muslim female students from Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards mental health treatment.

Author(s): 
Al-Krenawi, Alean
Graham, John R.
Dean, Yasmin Z.
Eltaiba, Nada
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To characterize patients seeking care at a university-based integrative medicine practice, and to assess short-term changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) associated with integrative medical treatment. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: This study was conducted at a large U.S. academic medical center affiliated with the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. PARTICIPANTS: Seven hundred and sixty-three (763) new patients with diverse medical conditions participated in the study.

Author(s): 
Greeson, Jeffrey M.
Rosenzweig, Steven
Halbert, Steven C.
Cantor, Ira S.
Keener, Matthew T.
Brainard, George C.

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