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Last Updated: 26 January 2022

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Development and cross-sectional evaluation of a text message protocol to support mental health well-being.

Coping with stressors related to the coronavirus disease pandemic has posed significant mental health difficulties for many people. Text messenger interventions have been shown to be effective at improving health behavior self-management in children. During the pandemic, veterans' self-care was aided by a cognitive-behavioral approach. Ninety percent found the protocol messages useful, while around half endorsed various additional benefits, including being more aware of coping skills, and being more focused on positive thoughts. Annie's messages have been a Godsend to me. It helped me focus on the positives and brought me relief from "many hopeless and sad thoughts. " During the COVID pandemic, the majority of respondents' self-care efforts were successful, according to the Coping During COVID text messaging protocol, which was demonstrated with positive results.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000601


Development and field testing of primary care screening tools for harms of long-term opioid therapy continuation and tapering to discontinuation: a study protocol.

Despite calls for screening devices to help providers monitor long-term opioid use, and identify patients likely to suffer as a result of discontinuation, such screening services don't yet exist. SET1 will show whether LTOT may be harmful to continue, and SET2 will tell if tapering to stop opioids can be risky to begin. Patients receiving LTOT who are screen positive on the SET devices should be screened for additional information.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053524


The United Kingdom Research study into Ethnicity And COVID-19 outcomes in Healthcare workers (UK-REACH): protocol for a prospective longitudinal cohort study of healthcare and ancillary workers in UK healthcare settings.

According to emerging evidence, HCWs from ethnic minority groups are at a higher risk of adverse COVID-19-related outcomes. This paper details the protocol for a prospective longitudinal questionnaire survey of UK HCWs as part of the UK-REACH scheme.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050647

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