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Mental health and associated health service use on the island of Ireland

This is the first population-based mental health telephone survey that allows for direct comparisons between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The findings show: Health Research Board Mental health This is the first population-based mental hea ...

Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2008

This report presents data obtained from the National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System (NPIRS) in 2008 on all admissions to, discharges from, and deaths in, Irish psychiatric units and hospitals. Data are presented nationally, regionally, by HSE are ...

Reconnecting with life: personal experiences of recovering from mental health problems in Ireland

The study provides a deeper level of understanding of what recovery is (i.e. reconnection with life) and guidance on how it can happen (through an active reconnection with self, others and time). Preferred individual strategies of reconnecting with life c ...

Report of an audit of child protection research in Ireland 1990-2009.

Findings: A total of 190 research documents were identified in line with the criteria agreed between the researchers and the CAAB, and are included in the audit. The key findings from the analysis of the audit are as follows: â?¢ Research identified in th ...

Putting a health inequalities focus on the Northern Ireland cardiovascular service framework

The PHA, supported by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and other agencies and individuals, has completed a health impact assessment (HIA) on the Cardiovascular Service Framework (CVSFW) for Northern Ireland.The CVSFW is the first in a serie ...

Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals Census 2010

This report presents data on all patients resident in psychiatric units and hospitals operating within the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2001 (Department of Health and Children 2001) at midnight on 31 March 2010. It is the seventh national psychiatr ...

Mental Health: The case for a cross-jurisdictional approach combining policy and research efforts on the island of Ireland

Dr Patricia Clarke, Centre for Cross Border Studies Mental health Despite the fact that mental ill-health is the most common health condition on the island affecting every fourth citizen it has long been considered as the Cinderella service within the hea ...

Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2011

This report presents data on all admissions to, discharges from, and deaths in, Irish psychiatric units and hospitals, as recorded on the National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System (NPIRS) in 2011. Data is presented Health Research Board Irish psych ...

An Assessment of the Microbiology of Hand Contact Surfaces in the Retail Environment

safefood Foodborne infections and gastrointestinal disease This study aimed to assess the microbiology of food and hand contact surfaces in the retail environment and the potential for these surfaces to act as vehicles for the spread of foodborne pathogen ...

Living on the borderline- an evaluation of the client impact and active ingredients of dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder in Irish adult mental health settings

Bayley, Austin; Mental health; borderline personality disorder; dialectical behaviour therapy; The research evaluated the client impact and active ingredients of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in three Adult ...

Environmental Health Organisations against Tobacco

Byrne, Miriam; Tobacco control; Health professionals; Environmental health; Enforcement; Anti tobacco policy making; Physics; Mental Health Collection Research and Evaluation Report http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1322 © Public Article RIAN Yes Environmental ...

The differential impact of subjective and objective aspects of social engagement on cardiovascular risk factors

WHELAN, BRENDAN JAMES; TIMONEN, VIRPI; KAMIYA, YUMIKO; KENNY, ROSE ANNE; Gerontology; Cardiovascular disease (CVD); Background: This article provides new insights into the impact of social engagement on CVD risk factors in older adults. We hypothesized th ...

Anorexia, bulimia, and obesity: Shared decision making deficits on the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT).

HEVEY, DAVID THOMAS; Psychology; Eating disorders; The pathological eating behaviors in Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), and obesity are characterized by a preference for high immediate reward, despite higher future losses in terms of both phy ...

Health and wealth in the North of Ireland: is there a “social gradient” to health outcomes?

Borooah, Vani K.; Health status; Social gradient; Northern Ireland; Health problems; This paper investigates using data on 2,700 persons in the North of Ireland, whether there is a social gradient to health, both with respect to general health (self-asses ...

Review of Evidence-based Mental Health Promotion and Primary/Secondary Prevention

Barry, Margaret M.; Canavan, Réamonn; Clarke, Aleisha; Dempsey, Colette; O'Sullivan, Maeve; Health Promotion; Mental Health Collection Research and Evaluation Report http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2168 © Public Report RIAN Yes Review of Evidence-bas ...

SLÁN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Mental Health and Social Well-Being.

Barry, Margaret M.; Van Lente, Eric; Molcho, Michal; Morgan, Karen; McGee, Hannah; Conroy, Ronán M.; Watson, Dorothy; Shelley, Emer; Perry, Ivan; Health Promotion; Mental Health Collection Research and Evaluation Report http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2169 © ...

Addressing the determinants of positive mental health: concepts, evidence and practice

Barry, Margaret M.; Health promotion; Positive mental health; Mental health promotion; Determinants of mental health; Effective interventions; Positive mental health is recognised as a key resource for population well-being and the social and economic pro ...

Evaluating the impact of the Winning New Jobs Programme on the re-employment and mental health of a mixed profile of unemployed people

Reynolds, Colette; Unemployed; Mental health; Jobs programme; Health Promotion; This paper reports on the evaluation of the JOBS programme (Caplan et al, 1989), an evidence-based intervention designed to promote re-employment and improve the mental health ...

Implementation of a school-based mental health promotion programme in Ireland

Byrne, Mary; Barry, Margaret M.; Sheridan, Anne; Mental health promotion; Adolescents; School; Curriculum; Implementation; Evaluation; Health Promotion; This paper reflects on the challenges associated with developing, implementing and evaluating a univer ...

The implementation of mental health promotion programmes

Barry, Margaret M.; Mental health promotion; Programme implementation; Quality of implementation; Process of implementation; Health Promotion; The evaluation of programme implementation has a critical role to play in advancing knowledge and practice in me ...