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Practising Midwife ; 25(8):26-30, 2022.
Article in English | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-2026913

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The perinatal period is a high risk for onset and relapse of mental health problems. The COVID-19 pandemic is a particularly stressful occurrence with reported negative impacts on perinatal mental health, hence the need to understand these impacts on pregnant and post-partum childbearing women and people, and prioritise interventions to alleviate them. This is the first of two articles.

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British Journal of Child Health ; 3(4):199-203, 2022.
Article in English | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-2025625

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The last years have been characterised by disasters and tragic events, leading to an extremely negative news cycle. Stephanie Thornton discusses the impact this can have on children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.

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J Med Internet Res ; 24(8): e39094, 2022 08 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2022409

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BACKGROUND: Efficacious mental health interventions for sexual and gender minority youth have had limited reach, given their delivery as time-intensive, in-person sessions. Internet-based interventions may facilitate reach to sexual and gender minority youth; however, there is little research examining their efficacy. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the results of a pilot randomized controlled trial of imi, a web application designed to improve mental health by supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minority identity affirmation, coping self-efficacy, and coping skill practice. METHODS: Sexual and gender minority youth (N=270) aged 13 to 19 (mean 16.5, SD 1.5) years and living in the United States were recruited through Instagram advertisements. Approximately 78% (210/270) of the sample identified as racial or ethnic minorities. Participants were randomized in a 1:1 fashion to the full imi intervention web application (treatment; 135/270, 50%) or a resource page-only version of the imi site (control; 135/270, 50%). The imi application covered four topical areas: gender identity; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minority identity; stress and coping; and internalized homophobia and transphobia. Participants explored these areas by engaging with informational resources, exercises, and peer stories at a self-guided pace. Both arms were assessed via web-based surveys at baseline and 4-week follow-up for intervention satisfaction, stress appraisals (ie, challenge, threat, and resource), coping skills (ie, instrumental support, positive reframing, and planning), and mental health symptoms among other outcomes. Main intent-to-treat analyses compared the arms at week 4, controlling for baseline values on each outcome. RESULTS: Survey retention was 90.4% (244/270) at week 4. Participants in the treatment arm reported greater satisfaction with the intervention than participants in the control arm (t241=-2.98; P=.003). The treatment arm showed significantly greater improvement in challenge appraisals (ie, belief in one's coping abilities) than the control (Cohen d=0.26; P=.008). There were no differences between the arms for threat (d=0.10; P=.37) or resource (d=0.15; P=.14) appraisals. The treatment arm showed greater increases in coping skills than the control arm (instrumental support: d=0.24, P=.005; positive reframing: d=0.27, P=.02; planning: d=0.26, P=.02). Mental health symptoms improved across both the treatment and control arms; however, there were no differences between arms. Within the treatment arm, higher engagement with imi (≥5 sessions, >10 minutes, or >10 pages) predicted greater improvement in stress appraisals (all P values <.05). CONCLUSIONS: The results provide initial evidence that asynchronous psychosocial interventions delivered via a web application to sexual and gender minority youth can support their ability to cope with minority stress. Further research is needed to examine the long-term effects of the imi application. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT05061966; https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05061966.


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Gender Identity , Sexual and Gender Minorities , Adaptation, Psychological , Adolescent , Female , Humans , Male , Pilot Projects , Sexual Behavior/psychology , United States
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Rev. bras. enferm ; 75(supl.1): e20210956, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | WHO COVID, LILACS (Americas) | ID: covidwho-2022108

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ABSTRACT Objective: to analyze the scientific production on health literacy (HL) of adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Method: an integrative review, in the MEDLINE, LILACS, CINAHL and Web of Science databases, between March 2020 and August 2021. Original articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese were included. Results: of the 65 studies found in the search, eight were included for analysis, with no publication in Brazil, with five publications in 2021, predominantly in English (n=7) and all classified with level of evidence VI. Of the instruments used, eHealth literacy was the most applied instrument (n=2). Television, family and the internet were identified as the main sources of health information during the pandemic. Final considerations: the literature has indicated that HL can interfere with adolescents' decision making and that a low HL can lead to decisions and physical and mental exposure actions of adolescents.


RESUMEN Objetivo: analizar la producción científica sobre alfabetización en salud (AS) de adolescentes durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Método: revisión integradora, en las bases de datos MEDLINE, LILACS, CINAHL y Web of Science, entre marzo de 2020 y agosto de 2021. Se incluyeron artículos originales en inglés, español y portugués. Resultados: de los 65 estudios encontrados en la búsqueda, ocho fueron incluidos para análisis, sin publicación en Brasil, con cinco publicaciones en el año 2021, predominantemente en inglés (n=7) y todos clasificados con nivel de evidencia VI. De los instrumentos utilizados, la eHealth literacy fue la herramienta más aplicada (n=2). La televisión, la familia e internet fueron identificadas como las principales fuentes de información en salud durante la pandemia. Consideraciones finales: la literatura ha indicado que la AS puede interferir en la toma de decisiones de los adolescentes y que una AS baja puede conducir a decisiones y acciones de exposición física y mental de los adolescentes.


RESUMO Objetivo: analisar a produção científica sobre o letramento em saúde (LS) de adolescentes durante a pandemia de COVID-19. Método: revisão integrativa, nas bases de dados MEDLINE, LILACS, CINAHL e Web of Science, entre março de 2020 e agosto de 2021. Foram incluídos artigos originais nos idiomas inglês, espanhol e português. Resultados: dos 65 estudos encontrados na busca, oito foram incluídos para análise, não havendo nenhuma publicação no Brasil, com cinco publicações no ano de 2021, predominância na língua inglesa (n=7) e todos classificados com nível de evidência VI. Dos instrumentos utilizados, eHealth literacy foi a ferramenta mais aplicada (n=2). Televisão, família e internet foram apontadas como as principais fontes de informações de saúde durante a pandemia. Considerações finais: a literatura sinalizou que o LS pode interferir na tomada de decisão dos adolescentes e que um baixo LS pode levar a decisões e ações de exposição física e mental dos adolescentes.

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Journal of Physical Education (Maringa) ; 33(1), 2022.
Article in Portuguese | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2024640

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This study aimed to verify the influence of the measures adopted to hold pandemy of covid-19 on physical activity (PA) levels of children and adolescents and;to verify differences among sex and ages. A fast review was carried out, with a search in journals available in the PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases, using the keywords: Children, Adolescents, Exercise, Physical Activity and Covid-19. From 449 identified studies, 17 were selected by the criterion of containing data referring to before and during social restrictions periods within the same study. Except for one article, the summary of the results indicates a decrease in PA levels during the pandemic period, with a significant influence of social isolation on children and adolescents, with a higher proportion for adolescents and females. Results are closer among countries from the same region than among continents, due to differences in the socio-cultural environment where young people live, incentivized by their relatives. From the public health point of view, there should be concern that if this pattern of behavior continues after the pandemic ends, it would further increase the risk of already existing problems, such as delays in motor development, overweight, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in adulthood. © 2022 Universidade Estadual de Maringa. All rights reserved.

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Children ; 9(8):1230, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2023222

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Low socioeconomic populations, when compared to more affluent groups, are at greater risk of initiating risky behaviours and consequently developing health complications. Health literacy has been identified as a possible means to improve and sustain positive health behaviours, with adolescence being a time point when such behaviours can be embedded. To develop a meaningful health intervention, it has been recommended that relevant stakeholders be included in the design phase. This formative evaluation study was the second phase of co-design of an engaging health literacy intervention ‘LifeLab’ with, and for, socioeconomically disadvantaged adolescents in Ireland. In Spring 2021, a series of co-design workshops (n = 17) were facilitated with a convenience sample of adolescents from socially disadvantaged areas (n = 22) to gather their perceptions, feedback, and suggested changes on the LifeLab learning activities that had emerged from Phase 1 of the work. The data was analysed using reflexive thematic analysis, resulting in the development of three themes: (i) preferred learning engagement strategies, (ii) practical and logistical considerations and (iii) ideas for LifeLab content. The results highlight the value in adopting a participatory approach, as participants offered an array of suggestions and details to maximise the potential for LifeLab to be contextually relevant and engaging;suggestions which will directly inform the development and implementation of the intervention.

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Frontiers in Endocrinology ; 13, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2022681

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) has been frequently associated with an impaired immune response against infectious agents, making affected patients at risk for more severe disease and sometimes causing worse outcomes. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected patients with both diabetes, in particular those carrying comorbidities or with poor glycemic control. As regards pediatric diabetes mellitus, the availability of more accurate and technological tools for glycemic management and the improved markers of metabolic control might mitigate the negative impact of infections. Notably, good metabolic control of diabetes since its diagnosis reduces not only the risk of microangiopathic complications but also of impaired immune response to infectious diseases. Therefore, vaccinations are strongly recommended. Our paper aims to provide the most updated evidence regarding infectious diseases in type 1 pediatric DM.

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Diabetes Spectrum ; 35(3):358-366, 2022.
Article in English | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-2022462

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Objective: Nutrition therapy is a cornerstone of care for people with type 2 diabetes, yet starting new, healthy eating behaviors and sustaining them can be challenging. This decentralized, single-arm study assessed the impact of 28 days of home-delivered, pre-portioned meals (three meals per day) on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)-derived glycemic control and quality of life. Research design and methods: We enrolled 154 people with type 2 diabetes from across the United States. All participants were enrolled in a digital-first type 2 diabetes care center of excellence and had a time in range (TIR) <70% or a glucose management index (GMI) >7%. A total of 102 participants received another set of meals for a household member. Forty-four participants were excluded from CGM-based analysis because of sparse data in the baseline or intervention period. Results: From the baseline through the intervention period, average TIR improved by 6.8% (95% CI 4.0–9.7, P <0.001), average GMI improved by 0.21% (95% CI 0.11–0.32, P <0.001), and participants' odds of achieving ≥70% TIR increased (odds ratio 2.55 [95% CI 0.93–7.80, P = 0.051]). Although average TIR increased rapidly upon initiation of meal delivery, it regressed when the delivery period ended. Conclusion: Home-delivered meals were associated with modest TIR and GMI improvements, but only in the short term. More research is needed to determine whether the effects of nutrition therapy can be extended by providing ongoing meal delivery or additional support such as behavioral intervention.

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Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine ; 64(9):788-796, 2022.
Article in English | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-2018289

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The present manuscript describes vaccine responses among individuals from a North American gaming/entertainment venue, a workforce severely impacted COVID-19. Data demonstrate reduction in infections concomitant with vaccination and identify potentially important differences in response depending upon vaccine type, prior COVID-19, autoimmunity, and age, but not occupational risk factors. Objective: This study aims to evaluate COVID-19 cases and vaccine responses among workers in the gaming/entertainment industry. Methods: Participants provided detailed information on occupational risk factors, demographics, COVID-19 history, and vaccination status through questionnaire. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays were used to measure serum antiviral antibodies and neutralizing capacity. Results: Five hundred-fifty individuals participated with n = 228 (41.5%) returning for follow-up. At least 71% of participants were fully vaccinated within 8 months of vaccine availability and COVID-19 rates declined concomitantly. Serum anti–spike IgG levels and neutralizing capacity were significantly (P < 0.001) associated COVID-19 history and vaccine type, but not occupational risk factors, and declined (on average 36%) within 5 months. Few vaccine nonresponders (n = 12) and "breakthrough" infections (n = 1) were noted. Conclusions: COVID-19 vaccination was associated with a marked decrease in infections;however, individual humoral responses varied and declined significantly over time.

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J Sports Sci ; : 1-9, 2022.
Article in English | PubMed | ID: covidwho-2017137

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We aimed to investigate the association of self-reported leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) over a 45-years from adolescence to late middle age mediated by LTPA in early middle age. We also explored whether LTPA in adolescence and early middle age was associated with change in LTPA during the COVID-19 pandemic. We constructed a path model employing questionnaire data from three LTPA measurements (1976, 2001, 2021) including duplicated assessment for pre- and during COVID-19 in 2021. The direct and indirect associations between LTPA in adolescence, early middle and late middle age were investigated, as well as the impact of previous LTPA on change in late middle age LTPA due to the pandemic. The number of participants per assessment was: n = 2083;n = 1468 (71% of the original);n = 878 (42%) and n = 867 (42%), respectively. However, the number varied depending on the path examined. LTPA in adolescence was associated with LTPA in late middle age, although the association was not strong. LTPA decreased significantly during the pandemic. Earlier LTPA was associated with change in LTPA between before and during COVID-19 among males. This study is the first to demonstrate an association between adolescent and late middle age LTPA. However, the association across the 45-years was low.

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Journal of Rural Mental Health ; : No Pagination Specified, 2022.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2016598

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Telehealth implementation has potential to reduce disparities in access to mental health care. We examined the number of mental health visits accessed and the visit format used (office, phone, or virtual) by patient demographics before and after a large health system's shift to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients ages 6-17 accessed relatively fewer and female patients accessed relatively more mental health visits after the telehealth transition. Demographic variables were associated with visit format used, with rural residents, older adults, females, and White and Black/African American patients using a higher proportion of phone visits. Implications are discussed for the future implementation of telehealth. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved) Impact Statement This study found changes in the gender and age of patients accessing mental health services before and after a large health system began providing services remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also found that phone calls were relatively preferred by certain demographic groups. These groups may be adversely affected by limitations on reimbursement for mental health services provided by phone. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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APA handbook of adolescent and young adult development ; : 107-122, 2023.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2016572

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Adolescence and early adulthood are marked by elevated levels of risk taking, particularly in domains related to public health. The decision of some college-aged individuals to follow through with spring break travel plans during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic provides a current example of such behavior. Models of risky decision making explain why this might be the case. This chapter reviews these and other factors that influence decision making in adolescents and young adults. Because real-world decision making involves multiple confounded factors, the chapter argues that it is critical to examine distinct features of decision making in the laboratory to understand real-world behavior. It begins by discussing why adolescents behave the way they do-theory-followed by major factors in decision making: ambiguity, time, risk, and reward. The chapter also discusses what commonly used tasks measure, draws connections to real-world examples of risk taking, and highlights areas for future research. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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Zeitschrift fur Psychodrama und Soziometrie ; 20(Suppl 1):157-171, 2021.
Article in German | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2014429

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This contribution in the journal Zeitschrift fur Psychodrama und Soziometrie deals with the question of how we can use digital media effectively in Psychodramatherapy with children and adolescents. In times of crisis it is most important for us human beings to keep in contact, support each other and learn from each other. This contribution presents the flexible use of the new technical options, which lead to expansion of Psychodrama psychotherapy and which are useful especially in Traumatherapy. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved) (German) Dieser Beitrag der Zeitschrift fur Psychodrama und Soziometrie setzt sich mit der Frage auseinander, wie wir digitale Medien in der Psychodramatherapie mit Kindern und Jugendlichen wirkungsvoll zum Einsatz bringen konnen. In Krisenzeiten ist es fur uns Menschen besonders wichtig, den Kontakt zueinander aufrechterhalten, einander unterstutzen und voneinander lernen zu konnen. In diesem Beitrag wird ein flexibler Umgang mit den neuen technischen Moglichkeiten gezeigt, die zur Erweiterung der Therapiemethode Psychodrama fuhren und besonders in der Traumatherapie hilfreich sind. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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International perspectives on intimate partner violence: Challenges and opportunities ; : 7-14, 2021.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2013841

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This chapter outlines some approaches to intimate partner violence across the four nations of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Although the legal infrastructures vary somewhat across the United Kingdom, as practitioners, we all face similar challenges and opportunities. Although our specialist IPV services remain somewhat patchy, our greatest resource is in the enhanced awareness of IPV and family violence among legal, social care, and health practitioners. In particular the recognition of unprocessed trauma and arousal dysregulation in some family relationships and in some episodes of IPV has created an opportunity for more creative responses and practices across legal and health and social care systems. Our challenges lie in developing our confidence with online working during and post the COVID pandemic, understanding cultural differences within our multicultural communities, and developing services for women and for LGBTQI+ couples. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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Food insecurity in families with children: Integrating research, practice, and policy ; : 1-10, 2021.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2013839

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Food insecurity, or not having access to enough food to live an active healthy lifestyle, affects over 30% of low-income households with young children. With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are estimates that there will be between 12 million and 18 million children experiencing food insecurity by the end of 2020. This brief will synthesize current knowledge about food insecurity's effects on children, families, and households and will emphasize multiple pathways and variations across developmental contexts. This volume also focuses on emerging new methods that allow a more refined approach to inform practice and policy. This introduction provides a brief overview of the major research themes in food insecurity in households with children and how this volume addresses significant gaps in the literature. The chapters are briefly summarized, and the chapter concludes with recommendations for policy and practice based on the research provided in the volume. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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Psicothema ; 34(2):249-258, 2022.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2012777

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Background: The coronavirus pandemic has led to a situation without precedent in modern history. The aim of this study is to analyse the consequences after one year of the pandemic on a group of children and adolescents assessed at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 and to determine the most effective ways of psychologically coping with this pandemic. Method: Two different, but equivalent, groups with a total of 604 (study I, 2020) and 743 (study II, 2021) children and adolescents in residential care, foster families, kinship families or family strengthening programs in Spain were evaluated using the SDQ (mental health measure), KIDSCREEN-10 index (quality of life measure) and Kidcope (coping behaviour measure). An independent sample t-test and a decision tree analysis were used. Results: The mental health of children and adolescents decreased by 9.7%, and Self-Perceived quality of life did not change after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonactive coping strategies predicted worse mental health and worse quality of life. Problem solving served as a protective factor. Conclusion: One year after, the COVID-19 pandemic has an effect on the psychological wellbeing of children and adolescents, and the consequences can be reduced if proper coping strategies are used. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved) (Spanish) Antecedentes: la pandemia del coronavirus no tiene precedentes en la historia moderna. El objetivo del estudio es analizar sus consecuencias tras un ano de pandemia en ninos y adolescentes evaluados al inicio de la misma en 2020 y determinar las estrategias de afrontamiento mas e ficaces para lidiar con la pandemia. Metodo: 2 grupos distintos pero equivalentes formados por 604 (estudio I, 2020) y 743 (estudio II, 2021) ninos y adolescentes en acogimiento residencial, acogimiento familiar (extensa y ajena) y en programas de fortalecimiento familiar en Espana fueron evaluados usando el SDQ (salud mental), KIDSCREEN-10 (calidad de vida) y Kidcope (afrontamiento). Se utilizo comparaciones de medias para muestras independientes y un analisis de arbol de decision. Resultados: la salud mental de ninos y adolescentes ha disminuido un 9,7% mientras que la calidad de vida no ha cambiado tras un ano de pandemia. Las estrategias de afrontamiento pasivas predijeron una peor salud mental y una peor calidad de vida. Estrategias de solucion de problemas actuaron como un factor protector. Conclusiones: la pandemia de la COVID-19 tiene efectos tras el paso de un ano en el bienestar psicologico de ninos y adolescentes y sus consecuencias pueden reducirse con estrategias de afrontamiento apropiadas. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering ; 83(11-B):No Pagination Specified, 2022.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2012735

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Black women have been making successful strides in mathematics for decades;however, they continue to be underrepresented in mathematics and other STEM fields. According to Young et al. (2017), Black girls and women perform lower in mathematics than all other racial gender groups except for Black males. Considering the stakes for Black girls and women in mathematics, this study sought to address this group's challenges early in their secondary education experiences, focusing on standardized testing.The purpose of this explanatory-sequential mixed-methods study was to determine how different mathematics item types impacted the performance of African American girls, especially multiple-select multiple-choice (MSMC) items. The participants were 18-sixth grade African American girls and two mathematics teachers from an urban charter school in the Southeastern United States. Procedures included administering a 15-item Expressions and Equations mathematics assessment with three types of test items, including single-select multiple-choice (MC), MSMC, and short-answer constructed-response (CR) items. The assessment was followed by retrospective think-aloud student interviews of the MSMC items and supplemental teacher interviews for additional context. Five of the original students from the mathematics assessment completed the interview. Given the extenuating circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic, their teachers were able to highlight factors that may have contributed to their students' performance.The results and findings were multifaceted. Using Friedman's nonparametric test, a statistically significant difference was detected for the Black girls' performance on MSMC items compared to MC and CR items;MSMC items had the lowest performance overall. From the girls' retrospective think-aloud interviews, four themes were uncovered: the use of Standards for Mathematical Practices (SMPs), inaccurate mathematics language, mathematical misunderstandings, and lack of testwiseness strategies. Next, regarding the pandemic school year, teachers revealed an overall lack of student participation, high student absences, technical difficulties with online learning, and the limited capacity to meet student needs either in-person or virtually. The cumulative findings supported the quantitative assessment results. Overall, the findings suggest that Black girls are currently disadvantaged, even more so during the pandemic, due to lack of instructional support, minimal to late testwiseness training, and misaligned assessment experiences. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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PLoS ONE Vol 17(4), 2022, ArtID e0266249 ; 17(4), 2022.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2012371

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Background: This study explored students' perceptions of COVID-19 risks and preventive measures and assessed the impacts of the national lockdown on students in Uganda. Methods: A web-based survey was conducted to explore students' perceived risks of COVID-19 and preventive measures;sources of COVID-19 information and impacts of the lockdown. Both undergraduate and post-graduate students (n = 398) participated in the study. Data were analysed using IBM-SPSS-26. Results: Students acknowledged COVID-19 as a health risk, and their preventive behaviours were influenced by age, gender, marital status and living situation. Most students followed face mask guidelines but did not comply with lockdown restrictions. Social distancing was not always possible due to overcrowding. Students' main sources of COVID-19 information were local media (e.g., TV, radio) and social media. Most students (especially females) were unable to access online learning platforms due to poor internet connectivity, high costs and no access to computers. Meanwhile, a majority of those who studied online did not enjoy the experience. Students experienced depression, frustration, stress and anxiety during the lockdown;became less physically active and spent most of their time on social media, sleeping, eating or watching movies. Some students indulged in smoking, drinking alcohol, taking drugs and gambling for their first time, while others did them more often than before. Conclusion: The increase in sedentary activity, poor mental health and substance use over the lockdown period puts students at risk of health complications and poses a potential threat to the healthcare system. These risks may also negatively impact their future learning and academic potential. Further research is needed to understand the transitional experiences of students between physical and virtual learning, and how they can be supported. There is also a need to ascertain the feasibility of guidelines such as social distancing in developing countries, to increase compliance. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering ; 83(10-B):No Pagination Specified, 2022.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2012019

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been ranked by the World Health Organization as one of the 10 most debilitating conditions when looking at lost income and decreased quality of life. The current study is a qualitative examination of the experiencing of being a teenager with OCD with emphasis on social experiences. Interviews with participants revealed concerns along seven themes: distinguishing the self from OCD, OCD as a threat to survival, fear of negative evaluation, experiencing a constant inner dialogue and self-silencing, spending significant time with OCD, stigma, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on overall wellbeing. These findings have implications for clinical practice including combining Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention as well as encouraging clinicians to view patients within the context of being teenager, not just patients with OCD. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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