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Social Support Intervention to Improve Resilience and Quality of Life of Women Living in Urban Karachi, Pakistan: A Randomized Controlled TrialDownload
Although the World Health Organization has declared that there is “no health without mental health”, mental health still does not receive its due recognition by stakeholders and health care systems around the world. The rising global burden of mental health disorders among women is a serious...
In this paper, we argue for the concurrent and comparative use of genograms and ecomaps in family caregiving research. A genogram is graphic portrayal of the composition and structure of one’s family and an ecomap is a graphic portrayal of a person or family’s social relationships. Although...
Based on an assessment of low-income women’s support needs and preferences, an intervention was designed consisting of 14 weekly group support sessions encompassing peer and professional facilitators and volunteer buddies. Participants (n=44) completed a 13-item semi-structured qualitative...
Homeless youths are often vulnerable to limited support resources and loneliness. Peers are a potent source of social support. A support intervention for homeless youths was designed to optimize peer influence and was pilot tested. The intervention was based on an initial assessment of support...
Social support is important for health and well-being and has been associated with reduced isolation in rural communities. Support from family and friends may become increasingly important as one ages, and may enable some seniors to remain living in their communities. The purpose of this project...
Examining Resilience among University Students with Reading Difficulties Using Internal and External Protective FactorsDownload
This dissertation consists of three papers investigating the impact of intrapersonal and interpersonal factors on life satisfaction and academic achievement of adults with reading difficulty (RD). Participants were university students or recent graduates. The first paper examines the impact of...
Approximately 15 million people worldwide experience stroke annually, of which ﬁve million are left permanently disabled, creating a need for long term support from family and community services. This sudden, unplanned and unpredictable event can have a devastating effect on the mental and...
Psychosocial Factors Related to Participation and Other Outcomes in Patients with Persistent Back PainDownload
Background: Persistent back pain is a debilitating problem that can threaten many aspects of affected individualsâ lives, including engagement in valued social roles (i.e., participation). Related research often focuses on studying vulnerabilities and deficits, rather than the psychosocial...
The influence of teams, supervisors and organizations on healthcare practitioners' abilities to practice ethically.Download
Healthcare practitioners make many important ethical decisions in their day-to-day practices. Questions arising in daily practice require practitioners to make prudent, balanced and good decisions, which are most effectively made interpersonally and reflectively. It is commonly assumed that the...