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Does Ganja Cause Mental Illness? Perspectives from a Population-based Assessment of Mental Health Literacy in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.209
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553-61
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This study investigated and evaluated the mental health comprehension of a randomly selected population in Jamaica. General perceptions were significantly correlated with level of education and age, while perceptions about treatment and prevention significantly correlated with gender and education.

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Objective: Mental illness is a major cause of morbidity and, globally, has a high lifetime risk. Mental health literacy is known to improve symptom recognition, care-seeking and treatment outcomes. This study therefore sought to assess the knowledge and beliefs of Jamaicans regarding the definition, aetiology, symptomatology, treatment and prevention of mental illness.

Accepted: 
23 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2017

Validation of the Beck Depression Inventory II in HIV-positive Patients

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Pages: 
374–9
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The Beck Depression Inventory–ΙΙ is one of the gold standard screening tools for depression. It was validated in a sample of HIV-positive patients in Jamaica. The scale has reasonably good concurrent validity and acceptable discriminant validity.

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Objective: Research on depression among HIV-positive patients has been limited by the lack of a valid and reliable measure of depression. This project addresses this problem by exploring the internal consistency reliability and the concurrent and discriminant validity of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) using HIV-positive patients in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Patterns of Depressive Symptoms Among Patients with HIV-Infection

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Pages: 
380–5
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Identifying depression among HIV-infected patients is challenging, due to the overlapping symptoms of both illnesses. This study identified the clusters of depressive symptoms associated with HIV infection in a sample of patients.

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Objective: To identify the level of depressive symptoms among patients with HIV infection and to examine the reported patterns of depressive symptoms not confounded by the physical manifestations of HIV-infection.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Interpersonal Competence and Sex Risk Behaviours among Jamaican Adolescents

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.061
Pages: 
423–6
Synopsis: 
This article investigated the correlation between interpersonal competence and sex risk behaviours among 500 adolescents from nine randomly selected secondary institutions in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica. Results indicate that adolescents with high interpersonal skills are less likely to participate in risky sexual behaviours.

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Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013
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