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To complement the evidence-based practice paradigm, the authors argued for a core outcome measure to provide practice-based evidence for the psychological therapies. Utility requires instruments that are acceptable scientifically, as well as to service users, and a coordinated implementation of the measure at a national level. The development of the(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement is the foundation of evidence-based practice. Advances in measurement procedures should extend to psychotherapy practice. AIMS To review the developments in measurement relevant to psychotherapy. METHOD Domains reviewed are: (a) interventions; (b) case formulation; (c) treatment integrity; (d) performance (including adherence,(More)
The spouses of 40 women admitted to a psychiatric Mother and Baby Unit were interviewed to detect psychiatric morbidity, and aspects of their social and marital functioning. This group was compared with 25 men whose wives had not shown obvious psychiatric disorder in the puerperium. Psychiatric morbidity, using DSM-III (American Psychiatric Association,(More)
This study used techniques in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to explore the spatial patterns of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in the whole island of Ireland over an 11-year period. This is the first time that data pertaining to TB from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have been collated and examined in an all-Ireland context. The analyses(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that a small number of patients with mental health problems have chronic disorders and account for a disproportionate amount of mental health costs. This randomized controlled trial evaluated the cost-effectiveness of psychodynamic-interpersonal therapy vs treatment as usual in patients with mental health problems who were(More)
The authors review the development of liaison psychotherapy in general practice, and argue that a 'skill-sharing' approach, where the general practitioner retains the treatment role, is a more efficient model than a 'consultation' approach. Skill-sharing models are reviewed, and the need for psychiatrists and psychotherapists to be more directly involved in(More)
A descriptive analysis, to investigate the potential risk factors that might have contributed to the increased incidence of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) herd-breakdowns in the reference area of Co. Donegal during the fifth year of the four-area project (FAP), was performed. Seventy two different herds were restricted for BTB during the FAP; 10 of these herds(More)
An understanding of livestock movement is critical to effective disease prevention, control and prediction. However, livestock movement in Ireland has not yet been quantified. This study has sought to define the survival and dispersal of a defined cohort of cattle born in Co. Kerry during 2000. The cohort was observed for a maximum of four years, from(More)
The role of humour in group psychotherapy has received scant attention from both clinician and researcher. We have identified, and attempted to classify, several uses to which humour can be put in a group. We also point out the destructive potential of humour, and categorize its misapplications. We hope our scheme will serve as a framework within which(More)
BACKGROUND Schmallenberg virus (SBV) was first identified in November 2011. It is a novel Orthobunyavirus (family Bunyaviridae) whose main ill effect is congenital malformation of the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems. It is borne by Culicoides spp., and has spread extensively in western Europe. The first case of SBV in Ireland was diagnosed in(More)