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ID31106618Published Date2019-05-20JournalThe journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 2019-05-20
The present study examined predictive linkages between multiple risk factors and their contribution to the development of anxiety and depression in Puerto Rican mothers of infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).The scales used were: the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale, the Hollingshead, and a Demographic Questionnaire was constructed to obtain information about mother and infant characteristics.Both the cumulative psychosocial risk…
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ID30744152Published Date2019-02-10JournalBehavioral sciences (Basel, Switzerland), 2019-02-10, Volume 9
The present study evaluates the psychometric properties of the Conflicts in Romantic Relationships Over Facebook Use Scale with a sample of Puerto Rican adults. A total of 300 Puerto Ricans participated in this confirmatory and psychometric study. The results confirmed that the scale has a multidimensional structure. These dimensions are: Partner Facebook intrusion, Conflict over Facebook use, and Jealousy over Facebook use. A total of 18 items complied with the criteria of discrimination and…
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ID29809109Published Date2018-07-12JournalThe New England journal of medicine, 2018-07-12, Volume 379
Quantifying the effect of natural disasters on society is critical for recovery of public health services and infrastructure. The death toll can be difficult to assess in the aftermath of a major disaster. In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused massive infrastructural damage to Puerto Rico, but its effect on mortality remains contentious. The official death count is 64.Using a representative, stratified sample, we surveyed 3299 randomly chosen households across Puerto Rico to produce an in…
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ID29031372Published Date2018-01-01JournalJournal of adolescence, 2018-01-01, Volume 62
Immigrant youth are and will continue to be a diverse and important part of Western nations. In this context, the study of immigrant youth adaptation has burgeoned. The papers of this special section represent a shift from a deficit-based to a strength-based approach to immigrant youth. They focus on unpacking the immigrant paradox, often based on longitudinal, multilevel data. In this commentary, we discuss how the research findings and themes that emerge from these papers contribute to our …
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ID28957712Published Date2018-01-01JournalJournal of psychiatric research, 2018-01-01, Volume 96
A number of older adults obtain normal scores on formal cognitive tests, but present clinical concerns that raise suspicion of cognitive decline. Despite not meeting full criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), these PreMCI states confer risk for progression to Alzheimer's disease (AD). This investigation addressed a pressing need to identify cognitive measures that are sensitive to PreMCI and are associated with brain biomarkers of neurodegeneration.Participants included 49 older adult…
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ID29016175Published Date2017-10-01JournalThe American psychologist, 2017-10-01, Volume 72
Two critical perspectives were missing from the special issue entitled "Psychology of Terrorism": developmental and sociocultural. From a developmental point of view, the fact that most individuals who engage in terrorist groups or terroristic acts are young men is critically important. Perspectives from adolescent development, neuroscience, and social psychology can shed light on why this is the case. In addition, sociocultural perspectives are needed to answer important community-level ques…
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ID28573426Published Date2017-08-01JournalPrevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 2017-08-01, Volume 18
Mayor advancements have been achieved in research on the cultural adaptation of prevention and treatment interventions that are conducted with diverse ethnocultural groups. This commentary addresses conceptual, ethical, contextual, and methodological issues related to cultural adaptations. The articles in this special issue represent a major contribution to the study of cultural adaptations in prevention science. We frame our analysis of fidelity to core intervention components using a concep…
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ID27673351Published Date2017-03-01JournalJournal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD), 2017-03-01, Volume 18
Controversy exists regarding the merits of exposure-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) versus a phased approach when prominent dissociative symptoms are present. The first aim of this study was to examine the degree to which diagnosing dissociation in two traumatized patients' vignettes influenced clinicians' preference for phase-oriented treatment and whether clinicians' treatment experience contributed to their treatment preference. The second aim was to assess the ex…
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ID27145485Published Date2017-03-01JournalApplied neuropsychology. Adult, 2017-03-01, Volume 24
The psychological characteristics of acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) have received limited research focus, despite empirical evidence of their relevance for subsequent psychological adjustment and early therapeutic intervention. This study addressed a wide range of psychological features in 47 individuals who were hospitalized as a result of acute mild TBI (mTBI). Participants were screened from amongst consecutive TBI admissions for moderate to severe brain injury, and for pre-injury neur…
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ID27594809Published Date2016-09-01JournalAddictive disorders & their treatment, 2016-09-01, Volume 15
To examine the differential impact of depressive and manic mood states on alcohol craving in patients with bipolar disorder and comorbid alcoholism.Forty-four men and women, ages 18-65, with DSM-IV-TR comorbid diagnoses of bipolar I disorder and alcohol dependence were assessed over a three-month period to examine the extent to which their depressive and manic symptoms were associated with alcohol cravings (i.e., desire to use and not to use alcohol) at each assessment point, controlling for …
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