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A cross-sectional analysis of factors associated with the intention to engage in tobacco treatment among inpatients in a state psychiatric hospital.

WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: People admitted to psychiatric facilities have high rates of tobacco use and hospitalizations present an opportunity for patients to have conversations… Read more

A crosssectional examination of factors associated with compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue across health care workers in an Academic Medical Center

Compassion satisfaction (CS) among healthcare professionals is a sense of gratification derived from caring for their suffering patients. In contrast, compassion fatigue, often a consequence of Read more

A retrospective analysis of the outcomes of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy among persons with mental health and substance use disorders.

It is common practice to individualize smoking cessation pharmacotherapy based on clinical judgment and patient response… Read more

A Systematic Review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Diagnostic Criteria for Nicotine Dependence.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual diagnostic criteria for nicotine dependence (DSM-ND) are based on the proposition that dependence is a syndrome that can be diagnosed only when a minimum of 3 of Read more

Assessing opinions and barriers to providing evidence-based tobacco treatment among health care providers within an in-patient psychiatric facility

Tobacco-related morbidity and mortality is high among people with mental illnesses (PMI), yet tobacco treatment (TT) is often not provided by mental health care providers (MHPs)… Read more

Color Conscience: A Move Toward Anti-racism. Critical Care

We write this editorial at a time of great civil unrest in the United States, following the public murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by Minneapolis police officers, and Read more

Correlates of posttraumatic growth among nursing professionals: A cross-sectional analysis

Aims: Among nursing professionals, our aims were to examine (a) self-reported traumatic experiences, (b) differences in post-traumatic growth (i.e. positive psychological growth after experiencing a Read more

Design of a Community Based Lung Cancer Education, Prevention and Screening Program

Uptake of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening is extremely low… Read more

Factors Associated with Nursing School Satisfaction, NCLEX Success, and Intent to Pursue Advanced Education Among Underrepresented Accelerated Nursing Students

The United States is steadily becoming more diverse. If current trends continue, the minority population will be the majority by 2043… Read more

Factors associated with staff engagement in patients’ tobacco treatment in a state psychiatric facility.

Persons with mental illnesses (MI) who use tobacco are likely to experience poorer physical health and worsened psychiatric symptomology as compared to their non–tobacco-using counterparts… Read more

Factors associated with tobacco cessation attempts among inpatients in a psychiatric hospital

Introduction Several effective evidence-based tobacco treatment approaches can optimize cessation attempts; however, little is known about the utilization of such strategies by people with mental Read more

Implementing SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) in primary care: lessons learned from a multi-practice evaluation portfolio

SBIRT was found to be an effective approach in empowering health care providers in identifying people at risk of developing substance use problem... Read more

Letter to the Editor.  Re:  A Lifestyle Intervention Study in Patients with Diabetes or Impaired Glucose Tolerance:  Translation of a Research Intervention into Practice

I read with interest the research article by Matvienko and Hoehns.1 The overarching goal of the study was timely and consistent with the recent paradigm shift… Read more

Nicotine dependence and gender differences in smokers accessing community mental health services.

Despite evidence of differences in smoking behavior between women and men, few studies have assessed these differences in individuals with mental illnesses… Read more

Patient Web Portals, Disease Management, and Primary Prevention

Efforts aimed at health care reform and continued advances in information technologies have prompted interest among providers and researchers in patient web portals… Read more

Predictors of smoking cessation among individuals with a history of co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders

Individuals with substance use and psychiatric disorders have a high prevalence of tobacco use disorders and are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related morbidity and mortality…  Read more

Prevalence and factors of compassion fatigue among Chinese psychiatric nurses: A cross-sectional study

Compassion fatigue has emerged as a detrimental consequence of experiencing work-related stress among psychiatric nurses, and affected the job performance, emotional and physical health of  Read more

Promoting Community Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening among Disparate Populations: Results of the cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education (c-CARE) Project

Lung cancer is the no. 1 cause of cancer death in the United States. Racial/ethnic minority and medically underserved populations suffer higher mortality than whites…  Read more

Providing tobacco treatment in a community mental health setting: A pilot study.

Individuals with mental illnesses (MIs) are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related disease burden because of higher tobacco use prevalence and poor tobacco treatment outcomes… Read more

Reasons for tobacco use and perceived tobacco-related health risks in an inpatient psychiatric population.

People with mental illness (MI) have a disproportionate tobacco-related disease burden and mortality… Read more

Sex differences in nicotine dependence among addictions clients accessing a smoking cessation program in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The purpose of this study was to examine differences in substance use disorders, psychiatric disorders and nicotine dependence among 323 women and men accessing a smoking cessation program… Read more

Sex differences in smoking cessation outcomes of a tailored program for individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness.

Tobacco use is highly prevalent among individuals with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) and/or mental illness (MI)… Read more

Smoking behaviors and medical comorbidities in patients with mental illnesses. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Correlations among smoking behaviors and co-morbid medical illnesses were examined among 982 smokers with mental illnesses enrolled in a smoking cessation program within Mental Health and Addictions Read more

Smoking Cessation among Persons with Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder and Mental Illness.

Aims: A history of either a substance use disorder (SUD) or psychiatric disorder (PD) is associated with tobacco use… Read more

Smoking cessation outcomes among individuals with substance use and/or psychiatric disorders.

Individuals with substance use and psychiatric disorders have a high prevalence of tobacco use disorders and are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related morbidity and mortality… Read more

Social Smoking Environment and Associations with Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance

Purpose: Continued cigarette smoking after a major cardiac event predicts worse health outcomes and leads to reduced participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Understanding which characteristics Read more

The Psychometric Properties of the Minnesota Tobacco Withdrawal Scale Among Patients with Mental Illness

Background and Objectives: Approximately 65% of psychiatric inpatients experience moderate-to-severe nicotine withdrawal (NW), a set of symptoms appearing within 24 hr after an abrupt cessation or Read more

Which types of tobacco treatment interventions work for people with schizophrenia? Provider and mental health consumer perspectives.

People with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders (PWS) consume tobacco at high rates, resulting in disproportionate tobacco-related morbidity and mortality… Read more