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    Slow and Steady Wins the Race; Lessons Learned from a Psychological Intervention in Cancer Care: The Importance of Conducting a Pilot and/or Feasibility Study in Complex Interventions

    Rien ne sert de courir, il faut partir à point ; Leçons apprises d’une intervention psychologique en oncologie : de l’importance de conduire des études pilotes et/ou de faisabilité dans les interventions complexes

    Sophie Lelorain1,*, Christelle Duprez2, Laura Caton2, Marie-Mai Nguyen2, Gildas d’Almeida2, Guillaume Piessen3, Alexis Cortot4

    Psycho-Oncologie, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 201-209, 2023, DOI:10.32604/po.2023.044910

    Abstract This article chronicles a failed research project. We designed and carried out a psychological intervention aimed at increasing esogastric and lung cancer patients’ emotional competencies after treatments. We present the final protocol of the study, a randomized controlled trial in a public hospital, and describe the difficulties encountered and our subsequent reflections, to provide researchers and clinicians with advice for the implementation of such interventions. Firstly, the role of psychology, emotions, and emotional competencies, is still underacknowledged in cancer care. Pedagogical efforts must be made to convince both physicians and patients of the importance of those elements. Secondly and consequently,… More >

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    Group Psychological Intervention for Children with Hyperactivity Disorder

    Ying Xu*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 81-97, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.023720

    Abstract ADHD is a broad psychiatric disorder that affects children of normal or near-normal intelligence. It is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and age-inappropriate impulsivity, and it is often accompanied by learning difficulties, behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal problems. On the other hand, hyperactive tendencies in children with ADHD exhibit ADHD-like behaviors such as lack of self-control, inattention, hyperactivity, and emotional impulsivity. However, because their symptoms are less severe, they do not meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD but are ADHD or at risk of developing ADHD. The purpose of this study is to alleviate and reduce children’s hyperactivity symptoms by investigating the… More >

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    Psychological and Emotional Responses during Different Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic Based on a Survey of a Mental Health Hotline

    Shuna Peng1, Xiaohong Luo1, Shiyu Liang1, Fengning Deng1, Yuning Liu2, Hong Zeng1,*, Xuesong Yang3,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 711-724, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020556

    Abstract Background: The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2019 triggered psychological and emotional responses. This research investigates the psychological status and emotional problems of those who sought psychological assistance during the epidemic period by calling a mental health hotline. Methods: This study aims to combine qualitative and quantitative research. Descriptive analysis was used for undertaking qualitative research. We analyzed the data from group 1 (n = 706), in which the people used the mental health hotline from 25 January 2020 to 23 June 2020. A self-designed questionnaire was developed in accordance with the classification and summarized items from group 1’s psychological problems… More >

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    Professional Ethical Concerns and Recommendations on Psychological Interventions during the COVID-19 Pandemic in China

    Qin An1, Jun Gao2, Zhiqin Sang3, Mingyi Qian4,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.1, pp. 87-98, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.014422

    Abstract When COVID-19 pandemic hit China, Chinese clinical psychologists, counselors and other practitioners reacted quickly to provide psychological interventions for different target groups. Different professional ethical concerns and potential transgressions arose during different stages of pandemic. This paper aimed to summarize different ethical concerns and transgressions during different stages of pandemic in China, as well as how the professional ethical workgroup in the registration system of clinical psychologists and professional organizations of Chinese Psychological Society (CPS) to publish a series of documents as recommendations on ethical practice. It is hoped by providing a picture of “problems vs. solutions” in terms of… More >

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