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    Nonprecsion (Standard) Psychosocial Interventions for the Treatment of Mental Disorders

    Alan E. Kazdin*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 457-473, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022522
    Abstract Advances in precision treatment promise to greatly improve the extent to which therapies for mental disorders are better matched to patient characteristics. At the same, we need to ensure that more readily disseminable and available nonprecison treatments are further developed as well. These treatments refer to standardized interventions that do not have to be individualized and are more readily available. Impetus for this call stems from the treatment gap, namely, the huge difference in the proportion of individuals who are in need of mental health services and who actually receive any form of treatment. The prevalence rates for mental disorders… More >

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    The Effects of Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Mengxian Zhao1, Yonghao You2, Jinming Li3, Sean Healy4, Alyx Taylor5, Zhihao Zhang3, Linlin Li6, Liye Zou7,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 475-489, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021361
    Abstract Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) as an animal-assisted intervention is one of the innovative approaches emerging in the treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The current study was designed to investigate the effects of a 12-week, twice a week THR program on motor skills in sixty-eight children with ASD aged 5–10 years old. All participants selected met the DSM-V criteria for ASD, and a total of fifty-three participants completed the study. A randomized controlled trial design was utilized for the study. Data was collected via a pre-THR test, interim-THR test, and post-THR test to investigate the possible changes in… More >

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    Specific Types of Screen-Based Sedentary Time and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

    Shande Liu*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 491-501, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018542
    Abstract Purpose: Screen-based sedentary behavior (SSB) has been identified as risk factor for mental disorders in most of adolescents. However, there is little literature pertaining to the specific kinds of SSB and its connections with depressive symptoms in most of adolescents. In the present study, we are going to find out the connections between specific types of SSB and depressive symptoms in Chinese adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional data based on 996 study participants of middle school students in Guangdong Province. SSB was evaluated by distributing the questionnaire of Health Behavior in School-aged Children, while depressive symptoms were evaluated using Chinese version… More >

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    COVID-19, Mental Health and Its Relationship with Workplace Accidents

    Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales1, Aldo Alvarez-Risco2, Diego Villalobos-Alvarez3, Mario Carhuapoma-Yance4, Jaime A. Yáñez5,6,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 503-509, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020513
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract The general objective of this article is to show the relationship that exists in the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health of people and the propensity for work-related accidents in companies. Various results are shown that detail how COVID-19 has generated and is generating mental alterations in people such as post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD for its acronym in English. Likewise, data are presented that report the influence of mental health as a precursor to workplace accidents in different industries, with which it can be concluded that COVID-19 needs a comprehensive approach in companies to prevent it from negatively impacting workers and… More >

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    The Interaction and Life Experiences between the Patient and the Nurse Caring for the Patient with COVID-19 in Turkey: A Qualitative Dyadic Approach

    Nuran Dudaklı1, Hilal Altundal Duru2,*, Mualla Yılmaz2, Serpil Türkleş2
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 511-525, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020703
    Abstract Previous research and observations have shown that COVID-19 affected both patients’ and nurses’ mental health. Even in the best times, one of the best ways to improve patients’ experiences is to improve the health workers’ experience. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the patterns of interaction between patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and the nurses caring for them and to help them recognize the strengths of their relationship. In this study, we aimed that purposed to discover the interaction and life experiences between the COVID-19 patients and the nurses who provided care for them in Turkey. With the dyadic… More >

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    Influence of Blocking-Stressors on Post-90s Employees’ Occupational Mobility: The Chain Mediating Effect of Psychological Contracts and Negative Emotion

    Lixia Niu1,*, Ying Liu1, Jie Liu2, Rui Zhao1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 527-538, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.017484
    Abstract To clarify the mechanism of blocking-stressors, psychological contracts, and negative emotions on post-90s employees’ occupational mobility, based on the literature study, a hypothetical model of the relationship was established. Using the blocking-stressor, psychological contract, negative emotion, and occupational mobility scales, 317 post-90s employees were selected to investigate their status. It used correlation analysis and intermediary effect tests to verify the hypothesis model. The results showed that: first, there were significant positive correlations between blocking-stressors, negative emotions, and occupational mobility, while indicating a significant negative correlation with the psychological contract; second, blocking-stressors can directly and significantly predict occupational mobility; and third,… More >

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    Pathways to Psychiatry Care among Children with Mental Health Problems

    Hisham A. Ramy, Soheir H. Elghonemy, Nesreen M. Mohsen, Safi M. Nagib*, Mohamed Y. Mohamed
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 539-550, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020108
    Abstract Many children with mental health problems in Egypt, as in many other countries, do not receive the help they need. Investigating the pathways of care is crucial for the early detection and treatment of these children. This study examined referral patterns and the duration of untreated psychiatric illness of 350 children attending two urban clinical settings in Egypt. Diagnoses were made using the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorder and Schizophrenia for School-aged children present and lifetime (K-SADS-PL), Child behavior checklist (CBCL,) and the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale. For 46.3%, the most distressing symptom was behavioral problems. A delay in seeking psychiatric… More >

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    Prevalence and Factors Associated with Depression, Anxiety and Stress in IBD Patients Undergoing Intravenous Biological Therapy during the COVID-19 Pandemic-Montenegro Experience

    Brigita Smolović1,2, Marija Đurović1, Miloš Lukić1, Marija Abramović2,3, Damir Muhović1,2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 551-564, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020347
    Abstract Throughout its duration, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been affecting lives worldwide and has had a sizeable impact on mental health, particularly for those who already suffer from a chronic illnesses. Depression, Anxiety and Stress (DAS) are common psychiatric comorbidities in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. This study aims to determine the prevalence and risk factors for moderate and severe symptoms of DAS in IBD patients have been undergoing intravenous biological therapy (IvBTh) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study was conducted between September 1st and November 30th, 2020 at the Clinical Center of Montenegro-IBD unit, where all patients… More >

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    Multitasking Behavior and Perceptions of Academic Performance in University Business Students in Mexico during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Victoria Gonzáles-Gutierrez1, Aldo Alvarez-Risco2, Alfredo Estrada-Merino2, María de las Mercedes Anderson-Seminario2, Sabina Mlodzianowska2, Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales3, Jaime A. Yáñez4,5,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 565-581, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021176
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Impact and Expectations by COVID-19 Pandemic: Citizens and Firms Views)
    Abstract The current study measures the influence of multitasking behavior and self-efficacy for self-regulated learning (SESRL) on perceptions of academic performance and views in university students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico. 264 university students fulfilled an online questionnaire. It was observed that multitasking behavior negatively influences SESRL (−0.203), while SESRL showed a positive influence of 0.537 on perceptions of academic performance, and multitasking behavior had an influence of −0.097 on the perception of academic performance. Cronbach’s alpha and Average Variance Extracted values were 0.809 and 0.577 (multitasking behavior), 0.819 and 0.626 (SESRL), 0.873 and 0.725 (perceptions of academic performance), respectively.… More >

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    Support and Companionship in Virtual Communities: Establishing a COVID-19 Counseling Network for Soldiers and the Collective Healing Phenomenon

    Pao-Lung Chiu*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 583-594, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019167
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Local Policy Responses in Relation to Mental Health Issues during the COVID-19 Pandemic)
    Abstract Counseling people, particularly those in the military engaged in group living, who are in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge. Therefore, supporting the people in quarantine who are experiencing psychological and interpersonal problems has become a new challenge in military mental health. This study’s primary concern was how to overcome the problems caused by physical quarantine. The study subject was a virtual counseling network and its operating experience during the quarantine period in Taiwan amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. For soldiers who mainly live in groups, this study discussed how the virtual counseling network combined with the existing… More >

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    An Exploratory Investigation of Difficulties in Applying Functional Behavior Assessment and Implementing Behavioral Intervention Plans in ADHD Programs in Saudi Arabia

    Abdulrahman Abdullah Abaoud*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 595-601, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021286
    Abstract Functional behavior assessment (FBA) and behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) can be effective for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); however, teachers may face difficulties when implementing FBA procedures and, in turn, BIPs because of lack of time, insufficient training, and multiplicity of beliefs. Thus, it is important to identify the difficulties teachers may face and the obstacles that can deter them from implementing intervention plans. This is a worthwhile endeavor because nearly all classrooms will have students with behavioral problems who will benefit from specifically designed educational interventions. This study aimed to identify the difficulties in applying FBA and… More >

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    College Students’ Academic Stressors on Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparison between Graduating Students and Non-Graduating Students

    Jiaqi Yang1, Yanwen Zhang2, Peng Li2,3,4, Huan Zhang2,3,4, Tour Liu2,3,4,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 603-618, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019406
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Local Policy Responses in Relation to Mental Health Issues during the COVID-19 Pandemic)
    Abstract The study aimed to investigate the influence of academic stressors on mental health and the mediating effect of social support and self-identity among college students and further studied the difference between the graduating students and non-graduating students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Recruiting 900 college students as subjects, used the college students’ academic stressors questionnaire, social support questionnaire, self-identity scale and depression anxiety stress scales (DASS-21). The results showed that: (1) The college students’ academic stressor positively predicted mental health; (2) Social support and self-identity mediated the relationship; (3) The model also held when academic stressors was replaced by work stressor,… More >

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