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Brandon A. Kohrt
George Washington University
PsychiatryMental healthPsychologyPsychological interventionMedicine
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#2W. Scott ComuladaH-Index: 14
Last. Brandon A. KohrtH-Index: 29
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#1Mark J. D. JordansH-Index: 34
#2Nagendra P. LuitelH-Index: 20
Last. Brandon A. KohrtH-Index: 29
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OBJECTIVE: The Community Informant Detection Tool (CIDT) is a vignette picture-based method of proactive case detection to promote help seeking for persons with depression, psychosis, alcohol use disorder, and epilepsy. The authors evaluated the effectiveness of the CIDT to increase help-seeking behavior in rural Nepal, where a district mental health care plan was being implemented. METHODS: Twenty-four health facilities were randomly assigned to one of two methods for training their all-female ...
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#1Edith van’t Hof (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 3
#2Manaswi Sangraula (Kathmandu)
Last. Mark J. D. Jordans (Kathmandu)H-Index: 34
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BACKGROUND: Globally, the lack of availability of psychological services for people exposed to adversities has led to the development of a range of scalable psychological interventions with features that enable better scale-up. Problem Management Plus (PM+) is a brief intervention of five sessions that can be delivered by non-specialists. It is designed for people in communities in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) affected by any kind of adversity. Two recent randomized controlled trials ...
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#1Peter H Rej (UW: University of Washington)
#2Madison H. Bondy (Emory University)
Last. Daniel Eisenberg (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 41
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OBJECTIVES: Telomeres are the protective caps of chromosomes. They shorten with cell replication, age, and possibly environmental stimuli (eg, infection and stress). Short telomere length (TL) predicts subsequent worse health. Although venous whole blood (VWB) is most commonly used for TL measurement, other, more minimally invasive, sampling techniques are becoming increasingly common due to their field-friendliness, allowing for feasible measurement in low-resource contexts. We conducted statis...
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#1Rachel Brathwaite ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 3
#2Thiago Botter-Maio Rocha (UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)H-Index: 4
Last. Helen L. Fisher ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 37
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The burden of adolescent depression is high in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), yet research into prevention is lacking. Development and validation of models to predict individualized risk of depression among adolescents in LMICs is rare but crucial to ensure appropriate targeting of preventive interventions. We assessed the ability of a model developed in Brazil, a middle-income country, to predict depression in an existing culturally different adolescent cohort from Nepal, a low-incom...
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#1Bonnie N. Kaiser (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 2
#1Bonnie N. Kaiser (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 14
Last. Brandon A. Kohrt (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 29
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ABSTRACTSince 2013, the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria has left almost 2 million people displaced and 10 million in need of life-saving services. While the humanitarian response has focused on pr...
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#1Brandon A. Kohrt (Duke University)H-Index: 29
#2Elizabeth L. Turner (Duke University)H-Index: 18
Last. Vikram Patel (Harvard University)H-Index: 84
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Abstract Initiatives for integration of mental health services into primary care are underway through the World Health Organization's mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) and related endeavors. However, primary healthcare providers' stigma against persons with mental illness is a barrier to success of these programs. Therefore, interventions are needed to reduce stigma among primary healthcare providers. We developed REducing Stigma among HealthcAre ProvidErs (RESHAPE), a theoretically-gro...
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#1Kim Hartog (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 1
#2Carly D. Hubbard (Lond: University of London)
Last. Mark J. D. Jordans (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Stigmatisation and discrimination are common worldwide, and have profound negative impacts on health and quality of life. Research, albeit limited, has focused predominantly on adults. There is a paucity of literature about stigma reduction strategies concerning children and adolescents, with evidence especially sparse for low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This systematic review synthesised child-focused stigma reduction strategies in LMIC, and compared these to adult-focused int...
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#1A. Van Heerden (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 1
#1Alastair van Heerden (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 9
Last. Brandon A. Kohrt (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 29
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There has been a recent increase in debates on the ethics of social media research, passive sensor data collection, and big data analytics. However, little evidence exists to describe how people ex...
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