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Dear Experts and Researchers Greetings!
I am conducting research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Entrepreneurial Community. It is an essential part of my PhD research work. Kindly give 12/15 minutes and participate in the survey. I will really thankful if you kindly share it with other Colleagues and Entrepreneurs.
The link to the survey is given below:
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Nida Hussain
Yunus Social Enterprise Centre,
Business School of Zhengzhou University,
100 Kexue Ave, Gaoxin District, Zhengzhou, Henan, China.
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It is expected that employees must work in a team or group and help each other. How you consider this philosophy.
Does helping out everyone everywhere but not being getting credited anywhere is a good philosophy ? How to cope with such place and people ?
Do you have any idea of how it may impact the following -
What are Health effects ?
How it effects sustainability ?
Is there any study on growth impacts ?
What about energy and environment ?
How it impacts the ecology and environment ?
How it impacts the local economy ?
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M.K. Tripathi
I may like to such people selfless, as they put the task or work to be done as primary subject as compared to the other factors. The selfless way of living the life is full of energy and has unprecedented happiness.
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He is interested in collaborating in a multicultural project of psychometric network models on the multidimensional concept of the light triad (humanism, faith in humanity and Kantianism) and dark personality traits, to date we have collaborators from Brazil, Poland, Peru, Honduras and Denmark, we leave the link of the original article of the instrument for those who wish to participate. We are looking for participants from more socio-cultural contexts (minimum 350 participants per country).
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done. thank you for such good survey i have start analyzing the mental health of mine due to this corona virus.
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My question is simple -
Do you want to help someone ?
Do you want to help change someones life for the better ?
Do you want to have an impact on lowering the suicide rate?
What would you do for someone you love? Anything..
The struggle of addiction and mental health is more prominent today than ever before. With suicide & mental health rates increasing everyday and the lack of information & resources out there required to help tackle and deal with these things are limited.
Granted that there are services out there that do help and do work but are not always easily accessible or in some cases to late. The world is changing and it is becoming more prominent that suicide and mental health are real issues that are being overlooked in some cases where they should not of been.
Change is needed to a better quality of service, information and care that is currently being provided.
Please help us with our research to understand more from holistic overview,
help us to help those that are indeed struggling but are not getting the attention that is required.
Link below is to the study :-
Thank You
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I took the survey to help. A good piece of work!
I think addictions treatment should not just focus on the old model of abstinence and 12 steps. There are many newer techniques including acupuncture and holistic approaches which should be integrated into the treatment protocol. The old approach of "confront, confront..." does not work with every addict. Use of the "Stages for Change" model ( Prochaska and DiClemente) along with a full blown assessment of where the client is and their support system and beliefs is vital.
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I need this questionnaire for my research project which I am doing on retrospective reports about childhood trauma and adult mental health as in post traumatic stress symptoms.
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Diary R. Sulaiman
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Why do children love balloons?
Pros : to explore the child psychology and play therapy, marketing potentials
Cons: some children don't like balloons, and it is a choking hazard below 3 years of age
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I am looking for recent research on "functional addicts or alcoholics" who are still employed and went through out-patient treatment. I does not have to be published work, it could be internal outcome studies. In particular, I am interested in job retention or mental health outcome measures.
Any pointers or papers are much appreciated.
kind regards
Oliver
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Thank you Bryan
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In a convince sample of workers, recruited via random digit dialing, across a state in all industries to par take in an annoymous mental health and addictions survey, an original data set completed with 2817 participants was obtained for secondary data analysis. Of particular interest was sub-group analysis. In particula, Of the 2817 participants, 145 self identified as being Indigenous identity. The purpose was to ascertain if an association between suicide risk level (high vs low) and identifying as an Indigenous person, in this sample, existed.
To define, we associated. the dependent variable - risk of suicide suicide - which was contstructed from 4 specific suicide question about idea, plan, date, previous attempt to form a new dicotomous variable of suicide risk - high/low. This constructed variable of the suicide risk is described by the original author previously in the original study using the same Data set, which validated the constructed variable in subsequent analysis.
The self identity as Indigenous question was a direct yes/no question.
The provedure for data Analysis initially checked for assumptions of normality of the entire data set which was satisfied. Then tested each Covariate (identified from the mental health literature and available variables) - age, gender, education, marital status, household income, history of mental health diagnosis, alcohol use scale rating (high vs low vs non-drinker) and drug use scale rating (high vs low). Further, all covariates, dependent and independent variables were categorical, from 2-4 possible responses.
After eliminating the participants whom did not answer the above questions or responded dont know/refused, we were left a sample of n = 2211 and of this n= 105 were self identified as Indigenous.
We then performed chi-square association between the dependent variable and independent variable and all individual covariates and found only age and education to be an non-independent covariates and dropped them from further analysis.
We then performed Spearman rank correlation to determine independence of covariates between the independent variable (Indigenous identity). At this point income, history of mental health diagnosis and alcohol use scale rating were found to be significantly related to the independent variable. *A decision had to be made to keep these variables out of clinical significance, as diagnostic for collinearity using VIF was equal to approximately 1.* Dropping all the highly correlated variables, we then initially performed forward selection logistic regression ending with our independent variable, Indigenous identity.
We used STATA to perform the analysis and the Logistic commands (available do file on request).*
We found an OR 1.94 for our Independent variable, Indigenous identity, with 95% CI 1.22, 3.06 p=0.05 in the final regression model controlling for sex(gender), marital status, drug use scale. However, when history of mental health diagnosis was included in the logistic regression analysis, Indigenous identity is reduced to OR 1.83, 95% CI 0.97, 3.33 and p=0.06.
Therefore, I am requesting assistance to determine:
1) is this a case a sparse data causing a spurious finding?
1a) I tried bootstrapping with no success but wondering if utilizing fixed CI will alleviate the sparse data issue?
2) As pointed out initially by Chellai Fatih below, is proportions assumption become a factor in logistic regression?
2b) As a potential solution, is benomial zero inflated regression appropriate?
Thank you again in advance and special thanks to Chellia Fatih for his insights, much appreciated.
Any further ideas and/or discussion is very much welcome as much work is dependent on this analysis.
Daniel
PS: STATA files provided for context and may not be copied or reproduced without explicit permission of the author.
** ABORIGCAT or ABORIGCAT1= 1= yes Indigenous identity; 0 = no non-Indigenous identity
MAR_STAT or MAR_STAT1 = 1= married, common law, 2= single, divorced, widow
MH_ANY m = 1 = yes, history or current mental health diagnosis (including anxiety diagnosis, phobia disorders, major depression episode, antisocial personality disorder AND excluding psychotic diagnosis, bipolar diagnosis, major depression due to grief, trauma related diagnosis, other personality disorder diagnosis; 0= no history of mental health diagnosis
NB: based on MINI using DSM IV criteria
SUICI2CAT = 1 = high risk Suicide, 0 = low risk
DAST2CAT = 1 = high risk DUDIT score, 0= low risk
SEX (GENDER) = 1 = male, 0 = female
Pseudo R-squared = initially 3.4% to 1.4%
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Iam trying to develop a community project for adults with mental health and offenders. in Italy, as I think everywhere, we develop a "pti" (individual therapeutic plan) for each of them, as well as to carry out recreational activities all together.
I am a future social worker, in October I should graduate and I am developing a thesis about this target of people. My intention is to develop a project for direct these people to a job once they leave these structures. the work that enhances man and gives him dignity and desire to live; but in a state in crisis like mine, in my opinion both for moral values ​​and for economic reasons, it is really difficult to realize this "work step".
I would like to realize the so-called "circular economy", regarding the recycling of plastics, a subject very close to me. I would like to introduce it to this project of which I spoke to you. but it is really difficult even for the purely security reasons of people with mental disorders and offenders. to realize this idea of ​​mine, they would use potentially dangerous machinery for people in their mental state. there are many cases of attempted suicide and assault in towards of other patients within the residences for the execution of the security measure.
I would like to know your impression and any ideas.
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I changed the aim of the project: I am focusing on the resocialization of the outgoing patient and / or once they leave the residence for the safety measures, always intertwining it with the concept of plastic reuse. The intention is to create a place where family members of patients, patients, operators, volunteers and civilians can buy, sell and build objects with recycled plastic, a place of socialization. Patients will contribute to the collection and processing of plastics. Some days are planned in which the patients will come out on a sailboat to collect the plastic in the sea, as well as on the beach. There are also days of awareness for schools, during which patients will give testimony of what has been learned up to that time. The goal of the patients will be to create awareness starting from the school and involving the children through alternative training cycles.
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Affordable Care Act impact?
AoA participation?
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I am looking for a comparative study on the mental health policies in Europe. My main focus is the psychiatric hospital and the covered versions of it which reintroduce institutionalization of psychiatric patients. Anyone can suggest me  good books or some good articles? Thanks.
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Dear Mario Cardano, this is link with study policy in Brasil , include mental Health
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There are minor barriers that hinder adults who are disabled from participating in family events such as going to the zoo or museum. How would I find the data about these barriers? 
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Thanks to all for your answers. I am proceeding carefully. 
Dee Stewart
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Government policies directed towards mental health
Why this population is relevant to OT
The cost of this population group to the economy of the nation
The problems faced by this population group.
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Some these articles may be helpful for your research
Bullock, A., & Bannigan, K. (2011). Effectiveness of activity-based group work in community mental health: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 257-266. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2011.001305
Creek, J. (2008). Creative leisure opportunities. NeuroRehabilitation, 23(4), 299-304 296p.
Gunnarsson, A. B., & Eklund, M. (2009). The Tree Theme Method as an intervention in psychosocial occupational therapy: Client acceptability and outcomes. The Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 56(3), 167-176. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2008.00738.x
Holder, V. (2001). The use of Creative Activities within Occupational Therapy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(2), 103-105
Müllersdorf, M., & Ivarsson, A. B. (2012). Use of creative activities in occupational therapy practice in Sweden. Occupational Therapy International, 19(3), 127-134 128p. doi: 10.1002/oti.1327
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Is there any published evidence regarding the effectiveness of postal versus telephone recruitment into non-CTIMP mental health randomised controlled trials? Currently NRES ethics committees require written information to be provided (usually via postal methods) to potential participants. However, this often results in a poor response rate since it relies on a number of factors, for example, successful delivery; unsolicited mail being opened; the contents being read; the contents being understood/literacy levels etc. Studies are increasingly using additional 'top-up' methods (e.g., clinical studies officers phoning up non-responders) to increase recruitment. 
I would be interested to hear of other researchers' experiences in this area - and particularly to find out if anything has been published in the area.
Many thanks, Claire
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Actually each method has its pros and cons. Postal method, I have used it in USA, although they have excellent mailing system but the response rate in its best circumstances will not reach 50%. On the other hand, telephone sampling has some limitations such as calling in suitalbe time for the sample. My suggestion, is to use both, and to start with mailing and to ask participants for their convenient time to be called. Also, you  may add the email system for interaction. Hope this was helpfull somehow. good luck
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I am currently busy reviewing literature on online mental health help-seeking behaviour with a specific focus of such behaviour by gender and sexual diversities. I’d really appreciate any article or author recommendations/suggestions around the following concepts:
- Both offline and online help-seeking behaviour (formal services or informal sources);
- Mental health and help-seeking behaviour; and,
- Help-seeking behaviour by LGBT individuals.
Thanking any contributors in advance!
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Thank you, Arin and Patricio. I appreciate it!
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Is anybody researching the impact of legalisation of cannabis in Colorado and Washington, US on mental health?
A study in UK (Hamilton et al., 2014) found that in the UK, reclassifying cannabis from a class 'B' to a class 'C' drug lead to a reduction in cannabis related psychosis hospital admissions.
However in Portugal and Holland, legalisation has not increased prevalence of use. In UK studies have also found no overall relationship between increase in use in a population overtime and changes in prevalence of psychotic illness.
It would be interesting to see whether this legalisation has an impact on mental health problems. A lot of variables to consider. I'm wondering whether anybody is planning to do this? Happy to share thoughts on the issue.
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I'm working on similar research topic in Poland now - how cannabis impact on human cognitive functioning. If you could send me some of this information as well it would be great!
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I am most interested in factors that have been shown to be responsive to intervention. Thanks!
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My suggestion would be to approach this cautiously. You will probably need to seek out multiple systematic reviews. Mental health disorders are a diverse group of conditions. The risk factors for substance-use disorders,depressive disorders, dementias, bipolar disorders etc. are very different. 
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I'm particularly interested in the most compelling evidence and with magnitude of effect estimates -- for example, measure parent-child relationship quality during childhood and predict adult mental health, controlling for as baseline mental health and as many potential confounders as possible (e.g., SES, parent mental health). The motivating background for my question is that I study mentoring relationships for youth and am interested in having an empirically-informed frame for thinking about what impact such relationships might reasonably be expected to have long-term (e.g., indicated effects of parent-child ties would seem like a plausible upper limit).
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Anthony brings up an interesting and relevant point: In essence, to assess long-term effects of parent-initiated behaviors in children, there must be an examination of genetic influences as well as parental patterning behaviors that influence long-term behaviors. Another consideration is that of the adopted child and I mention this because I was adopted at the age of three days.  I have observed, in my own behavior, influences from both my biological parents (genetics) and my experiences being raised by parents quite dissimilar to my biological parents (nurture/patterning).
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I am searching for national versions of Mental Health Continuum Short Form (MHC-14, Keyes) and Positive and Negative Affect Schedule 20-item version for measuring general affect (PANAS Watson & Tellegen). We plan to use them in our new study and it would be a great help to have it all.
I would require versions in: Italian, Dutch, Estonian, Latvian, Hungarian, Malay, Russian (for MHC only), Romanian, German (for MHC), Serbian, Czech, Slovak, Japanese, Korean, Portugal.
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Thank you! I`ve contacted with professor Keyes yet, however as MHC is really popular he has no all versions at his personal computer. Anyway, we have some versions already translated and ready to use.