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Based on a family systems/social-ecological perspective, mothers and fathers of 8- and 9-year-old children with spina bifida (n = 55; 28 male, 27 female) were examined in comparison to a matched group of parents with 8- and 9-year-old able-bodied children (n = 55; 29 male, 26 female) across several areas of functioning (individual, parental, and marital).(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a debilitating chronic mental illness. However, the annual prevalence of schizophrenia is not well understood because of under-representation of schizophrenia patients in epidemiological surveys. This study used multiple administrative claims databases to estimate the annual prevalence of diagnosed schizophrenia in the USA. (More)
A central question in prescribing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is how to best balance the risk of opioid abuse and dependence with the benefits of pain relief. To achieve this balance, clinicians need an understanding of the risk factors for opioid abuse, an issue that is only partially understood. We conducted a secondary data analysis of(More)
This systematic review analyzed data from studies examining memory and cognitive function in subjects with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), compared with subjects exposed to trauma (but without PTSD). Based on analysis of 21 articles published in English from 1968 to 2009, the conclusion is that individuals with PTSD, particularly veterans, show signs(More)
BACKGROUND Interventions to improve adherence to antipsychotic medication are needed. The aims of the current study were to identify the most common barriers to medication adherence in a cohort of patients receiving outpatient and inpatient treatment for an acute exacerbation of schizophrenia, compare clinical and demographic characteristics of patients(More)
BACKGROUND The popularity of social networks has triggered a number of research efforts on network analyses of research collaborations in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) community. Those studies mainly focus on the general understanding of collaboration networks by measuring common network metrics. More fundamental questions about(More)
OBJECTIVE Practice-based collaborative care is a complex evidence-based practice that is difficult to implement in smaller primary care practices that lack on-site mental health staff. Telemedicine-based collaborative care virtually co-locates and integrates mental health providers into primary care settings. The objective of this multisite randomized(More)
This study examined prescribing practices for antipsychotic medications at 13 Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and whether patients' sociodemographic characteristics were associated with receiving novel agents. Automated pharmacy data were used to identify 599 patients who had been diagnosed as having schizophrenia and who had received a prescription(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of an intervention to promote medication adherence. METHOD Data were collected for adults with exacerbation of schizophrenia who were treated at one of 6 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers (VAMCs) in 3 regional VA networks (Veterans Integrated Service Networks [VISNs]) from March 1999 to(More)