Kimberly Hovish

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BACKGROUND Many adolescents with mental health problems experience transition of care from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS). AIMS As part of the TRACK study we evaluated the process, outcomes and user and carer experience of transition from CAMHS to AMHS. METHOD We identified a cohort of service(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) users, parents and professionals in relation to transition between CAMHS and adult mental health services (AMHS) in the United Kingdom. METHODS Young people were sampled from an observational study population of people reaching the(More)
BACKGROUND Organizational culture is manifest in patterns of behaviour underpinned by beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions, which can influence working practices. Cultural factors and working practices have been suggested to influence the transition of young people moving from child to adult mental health services. Failure to manage and integrate(More)
OBJECTIVE Most infants become settled at night by 3 months of age, whereas infants not settled by 5 months are likely to have long-term sleep-waking problems. We assessed whether normal infant development in the first 3 months involves increasing sleep-period length or the ability to resettle autonomously after waking in the night. METHODS One hundred one(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the organisational factors that impede or facilitate transition of young people from child and adolescent (CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS). METHODS Thirty-four semi-structured interviews were conducted with health and social care professionals working in child and adult services in four English NHS Mental Health(More)
Aim To provide descriptive figures for infant distress and associated parenting at night in normal London home environments during the first three months of age. BACKGROUND Most western infants develop long night-time sleep periods by four months of age. However, 30% of infants in many countries sleep for short periods and cry out on waking in the night:(More)
B y the time their child is 4 months old, up to 20% of parents have reported colicky symptoms in their infants. Is infant colic a disorder? Is it related to the intestine, as the term colic implies? Is any treatment other than reassurance of families regarding the transient nature of these symptoms indicated? In short, are we stepping in an evidence-based(More)
Aim To examine two hypotheses about the longitudinal relationship between night-time parenting behaviours in the first few postnatal weeks and infant night-time sleep-waking at five weeks, three months and six months of age in normal London home environments. BACKGROUND Most western infants develop long night-time sleep periods by four months of age.(More)
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