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Behavioral Health

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Neuropsychiatric Symptoms, and Neuropsychological Impairment in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Terrie B. Ginsberg, DO; Leonard Powell, DO; Sheina Emrani, BS; Victor Wasserman, MA; Stephanie Higgins, BS; Anita Chopra, MD; Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO; and David J. Libon, PhD
To help guide screening and treatment, the authors investigated the relationship between mild cognitive impairment and symptoms such as depression, anxiety, reduced executive control, and episodic memory.
J Osteopath Med; 119(2): 96-101
Behavioral Health

Osteopathic Medical Licensing Compliance With the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990

Katherine A. Lincoln, DO, and Beth E. Wagner, DO
The authors evaluated state medical licensing applications in 51 states (including DC), 16 of which had separate osteopathic licensing entities, to assess the degree of compliance with ADA requirements governing the ways applicant physicians (who are at higher risk for depression and suicide than nonphysician peers) may be questioned about their mental health treatment history.
J Osteopath Med; 120(10): 641-646
Behavioral Health

Associations Between Social Support and Diabetes-Related Distress in People With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Clipper F. Young, PharmD, MPH; Jay H. Shubrook, DO; Elyssa Valencerina, PharmD; Shirley Wong, MS; Sze Ngong Henry Lo, PharmD, MS; and Joy A. Dugan, DHSc, PA-C, MPH
In this cross-sectional study, the authors surveyed 101 Medi-Cal recipients between 40 and 80 years old with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Solano County, California, in order to analyze any associations between patients’ diabetes-related distress and their perceived social support.
J Osteopath Med; 120(11): 721-731
Behavioral Health

Associations between stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional intelligence among osteopathic medical students

Nicole A. Doyle, MS; Robert E. Davis, PhD; Syed Siraj A. Quadri, PhD; Joshua R. Mann, MD, MPH; Manoj Sharma, PhD; Richard M. Wardrop, MD, PhD; and Vinayak K. Nahar, MD, PhD
Stress, anxiety, and depression affect medical student populations at rates disproportionate to those of general student populations, but emotional intelligence (EI) has been suggested as a protective factor in association with psychological distress. In this Brief Report, the authors explored the relationships between EI and stress, anxiety, and depression among a sample of 268 U.S. osteopathic medical students.
J Osteopath Med; 1(2): 125-133
Behavioral Health

An Evaluation of Reporting Guidelines and Clinical Trial Registry Requirements Among Addiction Medicine Journals

Craig M. Cooper, BS; Harrison Gray, BS; Leslie Barcenas, BS; Trevor Torgerson, BS; Jake X. Checketts, BS; and Matt Vassar, PhD
Many medical journals require adherence to reporting guidelines, but universal adoption has not been achieved despite literature suggesting that guideline adherence strengthens the quality, transparency, and reproducibility of research. In that context, the authors investigated the reporting guideline and clinical trial registration policies of addiction research journals to identify areas of improvement.
J Am Osteopath Assoc; 120(12): 823-830
Behavioral Health

Mindfulness based waiting room intervention for osteopathic manipulation patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Adam W. Hanley, PhD; Eric L. Garland, PhD; and Rebecca Wilson Zingg, DO
In this study, the authors sought to determine whether engaging patients in a mindfulness based intervention before an OMT session improved perceived pain outcomes. They randomized 39 patients to listen to either a “control” recording or a guided meditation; patients then completed surveys assessing mindfulness and “embodied safety” immediately before and after listening to the audio recording, along with a global pain rating report and a manikin capturing both pleasant and unpleasant sensation before and after the OMT session.
J Osteopath Med; 1(4): 337-348
Behavioral Health

Predictors of emotional wellbeing in osteopathic medical students in a COVID-19 world

Robin Jacobs, PhD, MSW, MS, MPH; Michelle Lanspa, MBA; Michael Kane, PhD, LCSW, MDiv; and Joshua Caballero, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP
In this study, the authors report the results of an anonymous survey answered by 335 osteopathic medical students to assess their resilience, coping, health behaviors, and emotional wellbeing during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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