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The long-term goal of this study is to validate a simple and inexpensive intervention to reduce the incidence and impact of Postpartum Depression (PPD). The central hypothesis is that enhancing social support of new mothers specifically via an organized peer get-together will decrease rates of postpartum depression. The rationale for the proposed research is that even though PPD is common and risk factors for developing PPD are known, simple and inexpensive interventions to prevent PPD need to be studied. Postpartum mothers will be recruited for the study and randomized into control versus intervention group. The intervention group will be placed in a peer discussion group. Incidence of PPD will be tracked.
Groups (intervention group receives 50000 IU vitamin D and control group receives placebo) through a random allocation. After 8 weeks, blood sample will be collected from each participant. The studied indices (inflammatory (IL-1β, IL-6, hs-CRP), PTH, platelet serotonin, serum oxytocin, serum 25(OH) D, depression status and anthropometry indices) will be evaluated at beginning and end of interventional period.
ABSTRACT Background: Today, a wide range of pediatric cancers is treated by chemotherapy. More than 21 side effects of chemotherapy have been identified. Among those nausea; vomiting, infection and anemia are most common. The adverse effects are normally managed by the parents at home. Ineffective coping and lack of knowledge about chemotherapy side effect management leads parents stress. Contemporary research evidence that Nurse-led education, booklet providence and follow up about chemotherapy and side effect management, help to decrease parents anxiety and depression. Objectives: To measure the effect of nurse-led multimedia education, booklet providence and telephonic follow up about chemotherapy and side effects management on parents anxiety and depression of children receiving chemotherapy for the first time. Methodology: A randomized control trial will be conducted in the department of chemotherapy at Indus Children Cancer Hospital Karachi from March 2018 to August 2018 on parents of children below 18 years of age undergoing chemotherapy for the first time. Total 100 parents will be randomly divided into Intervention group (n=50) and Control Group (n=50). The Intervention group will received multimedia education, booklet and weekly tele-nursing follow-up about chemotherapy and side effects management. The Control group will receive routine care. Parent's anxiety and depression will be identified by using DASS-21 and generalized estimating estimation will be used to analyzed the data. Keywords: Nurse-led, Multimedia education, Booklet, telephonic follow-up, chemotherapy, side effects, parents, anxiety, depression, children, cancer
The purpose of this study is to test the usefulness of a computer-assisted intervention for depressed cannabis users by combining peer and therapist social network support via Facebook that uses the techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy (CBT/MET) to help with relapse prevention skills, reduce cannabis use and depressive symptoms, and improve treatment adherence. All participants will receive 10 weeks of the computer assisted intervention which includes weekly 60 minute (1 hour) sessions. All participants will also be part of a secret Facebook group (CONNECT). The goal of this secret Facebook group is to reinforce the knowledge and skills taught in the computer assisted intervention and to provide social support.
This study aims to explore the determinants of cognitive impairment among Indonesian geriatrics in an Old Age Home.
Main Objectives: In Chinese healthy subjects under both fasting and postprandial conditions, amitriptyline hydrochloride tablets (size: 25 mg) produced by Sandoz Inc., US Orange Book, were used as reference preparations. A single-dose oral reference preparation and amitriptyline hydrochloride tablets (size: 25 mg) produced by Hunan Dongting Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and the calculation of the drug by the time course of amitriptyline and its active metabolite, nortriptyline, in vivo The kinetic parameters were compared, and the relative bioavailability of the two was compared to evaluate bioequivalence, which provided the basis for the bioequivalence study of amitriptyline hydrochloride tablets by Hunan Dongting Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Secondary Objective: To monitor the safety of fasting and postprandial oral test and reference preparations.
This is a Phase 2a, placebo-controlled, single-blind study in up to 24 patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).
Studies have shown that the risk of developing heart arrhythmias, is increased in patients receiving medication for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression. The QT-interval on a electrocardiogram (ECG) is often used to assess the patients risk of developing heart arrhythmias. The QT-interval defines the hearts electrical resting period and a long interval is linked to an increased risk of developing heart arrhythmias. In this project the investigators wish to examine possible side-effects in patients receiving medication for ADHD and depression and their dynamic QT-interval changes, by analysing the ECG changes that occur during "Brisk Standing".
The overall goal of this study is to use the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) data to gain an understanding of how multiple chronic conditions impact the health outcomes of older adults with back pain.
Youth depression and anxiety represent a serious public health concern, with affected youth often experiencing social, familial, and academic impairment. Research evidence supports a growing array of effective treatments for youth depression and anxiety, yet as the collection of evidence-based treatments expands, so do the challenges of utilizing the evidence: clinicians must be able to (1) access, integrate, and apply the available evidence, and (2) engage in a collaborative process with each family to develop a plan that is responsive to each family's unique characteristics, preferences, and goals. Engaging caregivers and youths as active collaborators in the treatment planning process is a patient-centered approach with the potential to improve the process and outcome of youth mental health care by facilitating the personalization of established evidence-based treatment approaches. Such collaboration, frequently referred to as shared decision-making (SDM), is a hallmark of evidence-based practice and a key feature of federal guidelines for health care delivery. However, despite growing rhetorical support for SDM, empirical support is lacking, particularly in the area of youth mental health treatment. The absence of such research is unfortunate, given the potential for SDM to facilitate the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments, and to personalize the use of established treatments to increase acceptability, retention, satisfaction, and overall effectiveness. The present project tests the feasibility and acceptability of SDM through a pilot randomized controlled trial of 40 youths (ages 7-15) meeting diagnostic criteria for an anxiety or depressive disorder. The trial will compare an evidence-based treatment that is planned collaboratively with youths and caregivers using the SDM protocol, to an evidence-based treatment that is planned by the clinician and supervisor using pretreatment assessment data. Eligible youths will received up to 26 treatment sessions at no cost and complete assessments prior to the start of treatment, at the end of treatment, and six months following the end of treatment.