Malaika Edwards

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Staff who provide services for persons with severe mental illness often have pessimistic attitudes about adopting behavioral innovations for their programs. Thirty-five staff members in psychiatric residential programs participated in eight months of interactive staff training, an organizational development strategy that helps the rehabilitation team(More)
This study examined the outcomes associated with shortening hospital stays for geriatric inpatients with dementia at a Veterans Administration medical center. Thirty-three patients who were admitted after January 1997, when the hospital decided to reduce patients' lengths of stay, were matched with 33 patients who were admitted before January 1997. Despite(More)
Previous investigations have identified staff beliefs about barriers to implementing behavioral interventions in programs for persons with severe mental illness. One of these barriers, institutional constraints, was found to be associated with collegial support; i.e., staff who report more collegial support were less likely to endorse institutional(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression is common among patients in HIV care and is associated with worse HIV-related health behaviors and outcomes. Effective depression treatment is available, yet depression remains widely underdiagnosed and undertreated in HIV care. METHODS As part of a multisite, randomized trial of depression treatment in HIV clinical care, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity and its association with illness severity in depressed HIV patients. METHODS As part of a multi-site randomized controlled trial of depression treatment for HIV patients, 304 participants meeting criteria for current Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) were assessed for other mood, anxiety and(More)
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