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Mimi Misung Kim

Consulting Associate in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Family Medicine and Community Health, Community Health
Community Health, Box 104425 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
Community Health, Box 104425 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


A Systematic Review Investigating Associations Between E-Cigarette Use Among Former Cigarette Smokers and Relapse to Smoking Cigarettes.

Journal Article Inquiry · 2023 As e-cigarette use has steadily increased over the recent years, the public health interest in the potential implications of e-cigarette use on cigarette smoking has grown in parallel. With strict adherence to PRISMA guidelines, this systematic review exam ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Study title: A systematic review of RCTs to examine the risk of adverse cardiovascular events with nicotine use

Journal Article Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine · January 1, 2023 Associations between cigarette smoking and increased risk of cardiovascular disease are well established. However, it is unclear whether the association is mediated by exposure to nicotine and/or to other constituents in cigarette smoke. The objective of t ... Full text Open Access Cite

Assessing the Evidence on the Differential Impact of Menthol versus Non-menthol Cigarette Use on Smoking Dependence in the US Population: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Journal Article Am J Health Behav · September 1, 2022 Background: Menthol's effect on cigarette smoking behaviors is an intensely scrutinized US public health issue. This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the question: Does menthol cigarette use have a differential impact on smoking dependence comp ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Association between E-cigarette Use among Cigarette Smokers and Quit Attempts Made to Abstain from Cigarette Smoking.

Journal Article Am J Health Behav · September 1, 2022 Objective: Following AMSTAR 2 and PRISMA guidelines, in this synthesis of evidence we sought to identify and characterize any associations between e-cigarette use among cigarette smokers and cigarette smoking quit attempts. Methods: We queried 3 databases ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Assessing the Evidence on the Differential Impact of Menthol versus Non-menthol Cigarette Use on Initiation and Progression to Regular Smoking: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Journal Article Am J Health Behav · April 20, 2022 Background: Despite numerous assessments of the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, a rigorous synthesis related to menthol cigarettes and behavioral outcomes is lacking. This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the question: Does menthol ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Understanding Public Opinion Is Critical for Making Public Policy Democratically.

Journal Article Eval Health Prof · December 2021 Paul Gugiu argues that Kaplan and Baron-Epel's central idea or underlying premise is not merely wrong, but "dangerous with potentially dire consequences," particularly in our current circumstances of a pandemic and a polarized political atmosphere. We disa ... Full text Link to item Cite

Reporting and methodological quality of systematic literature reviews evaluating the associations between e-cigarette use and cigarette smoking behaviors: a systematic quality review.

Journal Article Harm Reduct J · November 27, 2021 INTRODUCTION: Several published systematic reviews have examined the potential associations between e-cigarette use and cigarette smoking, but their methodological and/or reporting quality have not yet been assessed. This systematic quality review followed ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Assessing the evidence on the differential impact of menthol versus non-menthol cigarette use on smoking cessation in the U.S. population: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy · August 11, 2021 BACKGROUND: The potential impact of menthol versus non-menthol cigarette use on smoking behaviors is an intensely scrutinized topic in the public health arena. To date, several general literature reviews have been conducted, but findings and conclusions ha ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Trust in Community-Engaged Research Partnerships: A Methodological Overview of Designing a Multisite Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Initiative.

Journal Article Eval Health Prof · September 2020 Community-engaged research (CEnR) builds on the strengths of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) framework to address health in underserved and minority communities. There is a paucity of studies that identify the process from which trust ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Correction to: The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Instrument Review Project: a methodology to promote rigorous evaluation.

Journal Article Implement Sci · January 3, 2020 Following publication of the original article [1] the authors reported an important acknowledgement was mistakenly omitted from the 'Acknowledgements' section. The full acknowledgement is included in this Correction article. ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Variability in sleep disturbance, physical activity and quality of life by level of depressive symptoms in women with Type 2 diabetes.

Journal Article Diabet Med · September 2019 AIMS: To examine (1) the prevalence of depressive symptoms in women with Type 2 diabetes, (2) the associations between depressive symptoms and the following dependent variables: sleep disturbance; physical activity; physical health-related; and global qual ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Reactive oxygen species explicit dosimetry for Photofrin-mediated pleural photodynamic therapy

Conference 17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress · August 7, 2019 Full text Cite

Determination of optical properties, drug concentration, and tissue oxygenation in human pleural tissue before and after Photofrin-mediated photodynamic therapy

Conference Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXVII · March 5, 2018 Full text Cite

Light fluence dosimetry in lung-simulating cavities

Conference Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXVII · March 5, 2018 Full text Cite

Reactive oxygen species explicit dosimetry (ROSED) of a type 1 photosensitizer

Conference Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXVII · February 12, 2018 Full text Cite

Conceptualizing trust in community-academic research partnerships using concept mapping approach: A multi-CTSA study.

Journal Article Eval Program Plann · February 2018 OBJECTIVES: Collaborations between communities, healthcare practices and academic institutions are a strategy to address health disparities. Trust is critical in the development and maintaining of effective collaborations. The aim of this pilot study was t ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Relationship Between Marital Transitions, Health Behaviors, and Health Indicators of Postmenopausal Women: Results from the Women's Health Initiative.

Journal Article J Womens Health (Larchmt) · April 2017 BACKGROUND: Historically, marital status has been associated with lower mortality and transitions into marriage were generally accompanied by improved health status. Conversely, divorce has been associated with increased mortality, possibly mediated by cha ... Full text Link to item Cite

A Systematic Review Investigating Associations Between E-Cigarette Use Among Former Cigarette Smokers and Relapse to Smoking Cigarettes.

Journal Article Inquiry · 2023 As e-cigarette use has steadily increased over the recent years, the public health interest in the potential implications of e-cigarette use on cigarette smoking has grown in parallel. With strict adherence to PRISMA guidelines, this systematic review exam ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Study title: A systematic review of RCTs to examine the risk of adverse cardiovascular events with nicotine use

Journal Article Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine · January 1, 2023 Associations between cigarette smoking and increased risk of cardiovascular disease are well established. However, it is unclear whether the association is mediated by exposure to nicotine and/or to other constituents in cigarette smoke. The objective of t ... Full text Open Access Cite

Assessing the Evidence on the Differential Impact of Menthol versus Non-menthol Cigarette Use on Smoking Dependence in the US Population: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Journal Article Am J Health Behav · September 1, 2022 Background: Menthol's effect on cigarette smoking behaviors is an intensely scrutinized US public health issue. This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the question: Does menthol cigarette use have a differential impact on smoking dependence comp ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Association between E-cigarette Use among Cigarette Smokers and Quit Attempts Made to Abstain from Cigarette Smoking.

Journal Article Am J Health Behav · September 1, 2022 Objective: Following AMSTAR 2 and PRISMA guidelines, in this synthesis of evidence we sought to identify and characterize any associations between e-cigarette use among cigarette smokers and cigarette smoking quit attempts. Methods: We queried 3 databases ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Assessing the Evidence on the Differential Impact of Menthol versus Non-menthol Cigarette Use on Initiation and Progression to Regular Smoking: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Journal Article Am J Health Behav · April 20, 2022 Background: Despite numerous assessments of the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, a rigorous synthesis related to menthol cigarettes and behavioral outcomes is lacking. This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the question: Does menthol ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Understanding Public Opinion Is Critical for Making Public Policy Democratically.

Journal Article Eval Health Prof · December 2021 Paul Gugiu argues that Kaplan and Baron-Epel's central idea or underlying premise is not merely wrong, but "dangerous with potentially dire consequences," particularly in our current circumstances of a pandemic and a polarized political atmosphere. We disa ... Full text Link to item Cite

Reporting and methodological quality of systematic literature reviews evaluating the associations between e-cigarette use and cigarette smoking behaviors: a systematic quality review.

Journal Article Harm Reduct J · November 27, 2021 INTRODUCTION: Several published systematic reviews have examined the potential associations between e-cigarette use and cigarette smoking, but their methodological and/or reporting quality have not yet been assessed. This systematic quality review followed ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Assessing the evidence on the differential impact of menthol versus non-menthol cigarette use on smoking cessation in the U.S. population: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy · August 11, 2021 BACKGROUND: The potential impact of menthol versus non-menthol cigarette use on smoking behaviors is an intensely scrutinized topic in the public health arena. To date, several general literature reviews have been conducted, but findings and conclusions ha ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Trust in Community-Engaged Research Partnerships: A Methodological Overview of Designing a Multisite Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Initiative.

Journal Article Eval Health Prof · September 2020 Community-engaged research (CEnR) builds on the strengths of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) framework to address health in underserved and minority communities. There is a paucity of studies that identify the process from which trust ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Correction to: The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Instrument Review Project: a methodology to promote rigorous evaluation.

Journal Article Implement Sci · January 3, 2020 Following publication of the original article [1] the authors reported an important acknowledgement was mistakenly omitted from the 'Acknowledgements' section. The full acknowledgement is included in this Correction article. ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Variability in sleep disturbance, physical activity and quality of life by level of depressive symptoms in women with Type 2 diabetes.

Journal Article Diabet Med · September 2019 AIMS: To examine (1) the prevalence of depressive symptoms in women with Type 2 diabetes, (2) the associations between depressive symptoms and the following dependent variables: sleep disturbance; physical activity; physical health-related; and global qual ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Reactive oxygen species explicit dosimetry for Photofrin-mediated pleural photodynamic therapy

Conference 17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress · August 7, 2019 Full text Cite

Determination of optical properties, drug concentration, and tissue oxygenation in human pleural tissue before and after Photofrin-mediated photodynamic therapy

Conference Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXVII · March 5, 2018 Full text Cite

Light fluence dosimetry in lung-simulating cavities

Conference Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXVII · March 5, 2018 Full text Cite

Reactive oxygen species explicit dosimetry (ROSED) of a type 1 photosensitizer

Conference Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXVII · February 12, 2018 Full text Cite

Conceptualizing trust in community-academic research partnerships using concept mapping approach: A multi-CTSA study.

Journal Article Eval Program Plann · February 2018 OBJECTIVES: Collaborations between communities, healthcare practices and academic institutions are a strategy to address health disparities. Trust is critical in the development and maintaining of effective collaborations. The aim of this pilot study was t ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Relationship Between Marital Transitions, Health Behaviors, and Health Indicators of Postmenopausal Women: Results from the Women's Health Initiative.

Journal Article J Womens Health (Larchmt) · April 2017 BACKGROUND: Historically, marital status has been associated with lower mortality and transitions into marriage were generally accompanied by improved health status. Conversely, divorce has been associated with increased mortality, possibly mediated by cha ... Full text Link to item Cite

Oxygen measurements to improve singlet oxygen dosimetry

Conference SPIE Proceedings · February 13, 2017 Full text Cite

Stakeholder Perspectives on Creating and Maintaining Trust in Community-Academic Research Partnerships.

Journal Article Health Educ Behav · February 2017 Community-academic research partnerships aim to build stakeholder trust in order to improve the reach and translation of health research, but there is limited empirical research regarding effective ways to build trust. This multisite study was launched to ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Buprenorphine compared with methadone to treat pregnant women with opioid use disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis of safety in the mother, fetus and child.

Journal Article Addiction · December 2016 AIMS: To assess the safety of buprenorphine compared with methadone to treat pregnant women with opioid use disorder. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library from inception to February 2015 for randomized controlled trials (RCT) and ob ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

What is the role of culture, diversity, and community engagement in transdisciplinary translational science?

Journal Article Transl Behav Med · March 2016 Concepts of culture and diversity are necessary considerations in the scientific application of theory generation and developmental processes of preventive interventions; yet, culture and/or diversity are often overlooked until later stages (e.g., adaptati ... Full text Link to item Cite

Correlates of Successful Aging in Racial and Ethnic Minority Women Age 80 Years and Older: Findings from the Women’s Health Initiative

Journal Article The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences · March 2016 Full text Open Access Cite

Outcomes for implementation science: an enhanced systematic review of instruments using evidence-based rating criteria.

Journal Article Implement Sci · November 4, 2015 BACKGROUND: High-quality measurement is critical to advancing knowledge in any field. New fields, such as implementation science, are often beset with measurement gaps and poor quality instruments, a weakness that can be more easily addressed in light of s ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Instrument Review Project: a methodology to promote rigorous evaluation.

Journal Article Implement Sci · January 8, 2015 BACKGROUND: Identification of psychometrically strong instruments for the field of implementation science is a high priority underscored in a recent National Institutes of Health working meeting (October 2013). Existing instrument reviews are limited in sc ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Healing With CAARE: An Oasis of Care in the Changing Landscape of Translational Science.

Journal Article N C Med J · 2015 There is increasing interest in understanding the impact of clinical and behavioral interventions in real-world settings. In this commentary, we draw on our experiences as partners in community engagement research to illustrate its effectiveness and practi ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Design of the North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness and Survivorship Study (NC ProCESS).

Journal Article J Comp Eff Res · January 2015 The North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness & Survivorship Study (NC ProCESS) was designed in collaboration with stakeholders to compare the effectiveness of different treatment options for localized prostate cancer. Using the Rapid Case A ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Applying Cognitive Interviewing to Inform Measurement of Partnership Readiness: A New Approach to Strengthening Community-Academic Research.

Journal Article Prog Community Health Partnersh · 2015 BACKGROUND: Partnerships between academic and community-based organizations (CBOs) can richly inform the research process and speed translation of findings. Although immense potential exists to co-conduct research, a better understanding of how to create a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Strategies addressing barriers to clinical trial enrollment of underrepresented populations: A systematic review

Journal Article Contemporary Clinical Trials · November 1, 2014 Background: Underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials remains a reality while they have disproportionately higher rates of health disparities. Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify successful community-engaged in ... Full text Cite

Pharmacotherapy for adults with alcohol use disorders in outpatient settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article JAMA · May 14, 2014 IMPORTANCE: Alcohol use disorders cause substantial morbidity and early mortality yet remain greatly undertreated. Medications are considerably underused. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the benefits and harms of medications ... Full text Link to item Cite

Results from a pilot promotora program to reduce depression and stress among immigrant Latinas.

Journal Article Health Promot Pract · May 2014 The stressful experiences that Latino immigrants face throughout the migration process to the United States put them at increased risk for poor mental health. Latinas are at heightened risk due to stigma, limited access to mental health resources, domestic ... Full text Link to item Cite

Participating in research: attitudes within the African American church.

Journal Article J Relig Health · April 2014 We assessed associations between pastor and congregant characteristics and congregant attitudes about research participation among African American churches. Respondents shared their attitudes regarding how willing, ready, and confident they were about res ... Full text Link to item Cite

Examining characteristics of congregation members willing to attend health promotion in African American churches.

Journal Article Health Promot Pract · January 2014 BACKGROUND: Although churches are an important partner for improving health within the African American community, it is not known how congregants are best reached by health promotion activities and thus how best to target members in recruitment. This stud ... Full text Link to item Cite

Understanding sexual identity development of African American male college students

Journal Article Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality · December 3, 2013 African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV among other racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One group warranting attention in North Carolina has been African American male college students. Between 2000 and 2003, 11% of new HIV infectio ... Cite

Connecting communities to health research: development of the Project CONNECT minority research registry.

Journal Article Contemp Clin Trials · May 2013 INTRODUCTION: Prevention and treatment standards are based on evidence obtained in behavioral and clinical research. However, racial and ethnic minorities remain relatively absent from the science that develops these standards. While investigators have suc ... Full text Link to item Cite

Advances in the reliability and validity of the North Carolina family assessment scale

Chapter · January 1, 2012 Objective: Psychometric properties of the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale (NCFAS) are examined in relation to placement and prediction of future placement within the context of Intensive Family Preservation Services (IFPS). Method: IFPS workers reco ... Full text Cite

Predicting glaucoma diagnosis in an elderly sample: Revisiting the established populations for epidemiologic studies of the elderly

Journal Article Journal of the National Medical Association · January 1, 2011 Though research has examined race as an important factor in defining the scope of glaucoma in the United States, further exploration into other specific factors may help inform the design of preventive services to decrease rates of blindness due to glaucom ... Full text Cite

Assessing trauma, substance abuse, and mental health in a sample of homeless men.

Journal Article Health Soc Work · February 2010 This study examined the impact of physical and sexual trauma on a sample of 239 homeless men. Study participants completed a self-administered survey that collected data on demographics, exposure to psychological trauma, physical health and mental health p ... Full text Link to item Cite

Autonomy and the use of directive intervention in the treatment of individuals with serious mental illnesses: A survey of social work practitioners

Journal Article Social Work in Mental Health · July 1, 2009 Social workers in mental health settings struggle to support the principle of autonomy while weighing the need to directively intervene when there is a risk of harm or when clients are nonadherent to treatment. However, our understanding of this tension is ... Full text Cite

Effect of ropinirole on sleep outcomes in patients with restless legs syndrome: meta-analysis of pooled individual patient data from randomized controlled trials.

Journal Article Pharmacotherapy · March 2009 STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of ropinirole with those of placebo on sleep, as evaluated by specific domains of the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) sleep scale, as well as the Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I) scale, in patients with re ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparison of methods to assess medication adherence and classify nonadherence.

Journal Article Ann Pharmacother · March 2009 BACKGROUND: Medication adherence is suboptimal, and clinicians and researchers struggle with identifying nonadherent patients. Various measures of medication adherence exist, but there is controversy regarding which measures provide acceptable data and how ... Full text Link to item Cite

Access to medical care among persons with psychotic and major affective disorders.

Journal Article Psychiatr Serv · August 2008 OBJECTIVE: People with serious mental illness have higher mortality rates than the general population, and this difference is not explained by such causes as suicide or accidents. This study therefore examined access and barriers to medical care among pers ... Full text Link to item Cite

Social workers' familiarity with psychiatric advance directives: Implications for education, practice, and research

Journal Article Families in Society · April 1, 2008 Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) are legal documents that allow competent individuals to express wishes for psychiatric care during a future crisis when they may no longer be able to do so. PADs are intended to enhance client autonomy at a time when c ... Full text Cite

Front line workers' attitudes towards psychiatric advance directives.

Journal Article Community Ment Health J · February 2008 Studies have begun to explore provider attitudes' toward psychiatric advance directives (PADs) and how those attitudes are related to provider characteristics. The study gathered attitudinal data from a sample of 193 social workers serving mentally ill adu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predicting medication use in an elderly hypertensive sample: Revisiting the established populations for epidemiologic studies of the elderly study

Journal Article Journal of the National Medical Association · January 1, 2008 Though some research has begun to examine specific factors related to race that should be targeted in the design of interventions to improve medication adherence, there remains an underreporting of factors that contribute to the use of hypertensive medicat ... Full text Cite

Healthcare barriers among severely mentally ill homeless adults: evidence from the five-site health and risk study.

Journal Article Adm Policy Ment Health · July 2007 UNLABELLED: Few studies have examined barriers to physical and mental healthcare among homeless mentally adults. METHODS: This study examined physical and mental healthcare barriers reported by 154 recently homeless mentally ill persons. RESULTS: Practical ... Full text Link to item Cite

Understanding the personal and clinical utility of psychiatric advance directives: a qualitative perspective.

Journal Article Psychiatry · 2007 Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) are legal tools that allow competent individuals to declare preferences for future mental health treatment when they may not be capable of doing so as a result of a psychiatric crisis. PADs allow individuals to maintai ... Full text Link to item Cite

Psychiatric advance directives: a tool for consumer empowerment and recovery.

Journal Article Psychiatr Rehabil J · 2007 Individuals with psychiatric disabilities identify choice and self-direction as central elements of recovery. During times of psychiatric crisis people may experience a frightening loss of choice and self-direction, which can be damaging and traumatic. Psy ... Full text Link to item Cite

Facilitated psychiatric advance directives: a randomized trial of an intervention to foster advance treatment planning among persons with severe mental illness.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · November 2006 OBJECTIVE: Studies show a high potential demand for psychiatric advance directives but low completion rates. The authors conducted a randomized study of a structured, manualized intervention to facilitate completion of psychiatric advance directives. METHO ... Full text Link to item Cite

Trauma and post-traumatic stress among homeless men: A review of current research

Journal Article Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma · September 22, 2006 As the prevalence of homelessness among men increases, the impact of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in the lives of homeless men warrants attention. We will review research and clinical reports on the impact of traumatic event exposure, the ante ... Full text Cite

Clinicians' attitudes regarding barriers to the implementation of psychiatric advance directives.

Journal Article Adm Policy Ment Health · July 2006 OBJECTIVE: Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) may include documenting advance instructions (AIs) and/or designating health care agents (HCAs). Laws authorizing PADs have proliferated in the past decade, but there has been little research regarding perce ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical decision making and views about psychiatric advance directives.

Journal Article Psychiatr Serv · March 2006 OBJECTIVES: Psychiatric advance directives allow competent persons to document advance instructions or designate a health care agent to communicate their preferences for future mental health treatment in the event of an incapacitating crisis. Although laws ... Full text Link to item Cite

Use of outpatient commitment or related civil court treatment orders in five U.S. communities.

Journal Article Psychiatr Serv · March 2006 OBJECTIVE: Outpatient commitment and a number of related civil court mechanisms are used to attempt to improve adherence to mental health treatment in the community. This study examined lifetime use rates and correlates of outpatient commitment or related ... Full text Link to item Cite

Advances in the reliability and validity of the North Carolina family assessment scale

Journal Article Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment · December 1, 2005 Objective: Psychometric properties of the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale (NCFAS) are examined in relation to placement and prediction of future placement within the context of Intensive Family Preservation Services (IFPS). Method: IFPS workers reco ... Full text Cite

Can shelter-based interventions improve treatment engagement in homeless individuals with psychiatric and/or substance misuse disorders?: a randomized controlled trial.

Journal Article Med Care · August 2005 BACKGROUND: High proportions of homeless individuals have mental illness and substance use disorders. Few of these individuals engage in consistent treatment, although they are likely to benefit from it. Shelter-based interventions to help this population ... Full text Link to item Cite

Psychiatrists’ views and attitudes about psychiatric advance directives

Journal Article International Journal of Forensic Mental Health · January 1, 2005 Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) document a patient’s advance instructions (AIs) for treatment and/or designation of a potential proxy decision maker. Approximately 50% of a total of N=167 U.S. psychiatrists who completed a mail survey of their attitu ... Full text Cite

A two-level community intervention model for homeless mothers with mental health or substance abuse disorders

Journal Article Journal of Community Practice · October 27, 2004 This paper describes a two-tiered community intervention model in response to a call from the Center for Mental Health Services for the development of best-practice strategies for homeless mothers with mental health and/or substance use disorders and their ... Full text Cite

Stressful life events and trauma among substance-abusing homeless men

Journal Article Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions · June 28, 2004 This study examined the prevalence and nature of stressful life events and the impact of these events and related factors (mental health disorders, number of episodes of homelessness) on trauma severity among substance-abusing, homeless men. Data were coll ... Full text Cite

Exploring trauma among homeless men in treatment for substance abuse: A qualitative approach

Journal Article Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions · June 28, 2004 This paper presents data from qualitative interviews of ten homeless men attending a substance abuse treatment agency in the Southeast. Each subject participated in a one time in-depth qualitative interview focused on his family background, mental health, ... Full text Cite

Can we talk?: Using facilitated dialogue to positively change student attitudes towards persons with mental Illness

Journal Article Journal of Teaching in Social Work · May 19, 2004 To facilitate the recovery of people with mental illness (consumers of mental health services), social workers must be strengths-focused and believe in the potential for consumer growth and improvement. Unfortunately, social workers often share the negativ ... Full text Cite