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John S. Brekke
University of Southern California
103Publications
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#1Melissa Edmondson Smith (UMB: University of Maryland, Baltimore)H-Index: 4
#2Ann-Marie Yamada (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 7
Last.John S. Brekke (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 35
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#1Erin L. Kelly (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 4
#2Joel T. Braslow (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 11
Last.John S. Brekke (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 35
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Individuals with serious mental illnesses have high rates of comorbid physical health issues and have numerous barriers to addressing their health and health care needs. The present pilot study tested the feasibility of a modified form of the “Bridge” peer-health navigator intervention delivered in a usual care setting by agency personnel. The modifications concerned the use of an electronic personal health record with individuals experiencing with housing instability. Twenty participants were r...
#1Erin L. Kelly (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 4
#2Lisa DavisH-Index: 5
Last.John S. Brekke (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 35
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#1Mercedes Hernandez (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 3
#2Concepción Barrio (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 14
Last.John S. Brekke (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 35
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Given the functional impairments associated with schizophrenia, engaging in work activities is challenging for most individuals with the illness. This study examined clinical and social barriers to employment among individuals with schizophrenia. Data came from a study on psychosocial rehabilitation involving 149 racially and ethnically diverse individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia who had recently enrolled in community-based mental health services. A model that included social competence, sy...
Patient assault is a serious issue for the well-being of staff in psychiatric hospitals. To guide workplace responses to patient assault, more information is needed about social support from different sources and whether those supports are associated with staff well-being. The present study examines social support after patient assault from work-based and nonwork-based sources, and whether inpatient psychiatric staff desires support from them and perceive the support received as being effective....
#1Caroline Lim (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 4
#2Concepción Barrio (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 14
Last.John S. Brekke (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 35
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Objective:We assessed the rate of recovery from schizophrenia in community-based psychosocial rehabilitation and whether psychosocial attributes predicted the achievement of recovery beyond demographic and clinical characteristics.Methods:We used data from 246 individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorder collected at baseline and at 6 and 12 months after admission to psychosocial rehabilitation.Results:The proportion of participants who showed recovery during either 6-month period and the fu...
#1Rong Xiao (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 1
#2Roxanne L. Bartel (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 1
Last.John S. Brekke (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 35
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#1Amy N. CohenH-Index: 19
#2Alison B. HamiltonH-Index: 17
Last.Stephen R. MarderH-Index: 74
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Objective:The study objective was to elucidate coping strategies utilized by individuals recovered from schizophrenia.Methods:This qualitative study enrolled individuals with schizophrenia who had reached a level of recovery defined by their occupational status. Diagnosis of schizophrenia was confirmed with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. Current symptoms were objectively rated by a clinician. Surveys gathered information on demographic characteristics, occupation, salary, psychiat...
#1Erin L. Kelly (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 4
#2Lei Duan (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 2
Last.John S. Brekke (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 35
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Abstract Objective Individuals with serious mental illness also have high rates of comorbid physical health issues. To address those issues, this population needs interventions that improve self-management of health and healthcare. Methods In order to improve the health and healthcare of individuals with serious mental illnesses, 151 consumers with serious mental illness were randomized to receive either usual mental healthcare plus the Bridge intervention ( n = 76) or usual mental healthcare wh...
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