Alexander Parniakov

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BACKGROUND There is virtually no readily accessible systematically recorded evidence on how the organization of mental health services in Europe's largest country, Russia, may differ from other national systems. This study systematically compares the mental health services in Archangelsk County and Northern Norway using instruments developed for(More)
BACKGROUND A general education in psychiatry does not necessary lead to good diagnostic skills. Specific training programs in diagnostic coding are established to facilitate implementation of ICD-10 coding practices. However, studies comparing the impact of these two different educational approaches on diagnostic skills are lacking. The aim of the current(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the 10 subscales of the Ward Atmosphere Scale (WAS) in a Russian psychiatric hospital. METHODS A total of 212 patients and 96 staff members at five wards for acute psychiatric patients completed the WAS. We calculated Cronbach's alpha, the Corrected Item Total Subscale Correlation(More)
Studies of adenohypophyseal hormones, cortisol, T3, T4, thyroxine-binding globulin, testosterone, progesterone and estradiol in 90 neurotic men, treated or not with amitriptyline and benzodiazepines, allowed a conclusion that in the majority of them, endocrine functions were activated. 11 healthy men and 11 male patients underwent the three-day test with(More)
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