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Trivedi, Ranak 1975-

Works: 6 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 296 library holdings
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
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Predictors of help-seeking behavior in adults with multiple sclerosis by Virginia Weir( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a physically, emotionally, and financially taxing disease. Education, support and wellness programs offered through consumer organizations have been shown to reduce symptom burden and improve overall quality of life. The purpose of this analysis was to predict help-seeking behavior in MS patients in the states of Alaska, Montana and Washington. Methods: This analysis was part of a cross-sectional needs assessment conducted with the National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter of MS Society Members. Our research was guided by Anderson's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use. Predictive variables chosen were based on Anderson's three categories of influence: predisposing (age, sex, time since diagnosis, and education), enabling (receiving Medicaid, income, social support, relationship status, living in a rural area and use of accessible transportation) and need factors (MS type, anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain and mobility). Univariate logistic regression models were conducted to determine predictors of help-seeking behavior. Significance was set using a Bonferroni correction at p<0.004. Results: 437 adults with MS participated in the survey. Participants had a mean age of 52.5 years, 69.3% were female, 59.6% had a relapsing-remitting MS type, 32.3% reported a progressive MS type and average time since diagnosis was 14.6 years. 62.5% of all participants reported not having attended any MS programs or services in the last 2 years. Results from our logistic regression showed years since diagnosis, education, receiving Medicaid, use of accessible transportation and lower mobility to be associated with help-seeking behavior. Conclusions: Individual differences, ecological factors and disease characteristics serve as barriers to help seeking behavior. Creating options for participation for MS patients with lower income, lower education and those with mobility limitations should be a primary goal. Greater outreach about positive outcomes associated with seeking-help should be conducted
Psychosocial predictors of hospitalizations in patients with congestive heart failure by Ranak Trivedi( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Associations between having an informal caregiver, social support, and self-care among low-income adults with poorly controlled diabetes ( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Objective To determine whether the presence of an informal caregiver and the patient’s level of social support are associated with better diabetes self-care among adults with poorly controlled diabetes. Methods Cross-sectional study using baseline data from 253 adults of age 30–70 with poorly controlled diabetes. Participants who reported receiving assistance with their diabetes from a friend or family member in the past month were classified as having a caregiver. We used multivariate linear and logistic regression models to evaluate the associations between having a caregiver and level of social support with five self-reported diabetes self-care behaviors: diet, foot checks, blood glucose monitoring, medications, and physical activity. Results Compared to participants with no informal caregiver, those with an informal caregiver were significantly more likely to report moderate or high medication adherence (OR = 1.93, 95% CI: 1.07–3.49, p = 0.028). When we included social support in the model, having a caregiver was no longer significantly associated with medication adherence (OR = 1.50, 95% CI: 0.80–2.82), but social support score was (OR = 1.22, 95% CI: 1.03–1.45, p = 0.023). Discussion Among low-income adults with poorly controlled diabetes, having both an informal caregiver and high social support for diabetes may have a beneficial effect on medication adherence, a key self-care target to improve diabetes control
Evidence Synthesis for Determining the Efficacy of Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Depression [Internet] by Ranak Trivedi( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Brief psychotherapy for depression in primary care : a systematic review of the evidence by Jason A Nieuwsma( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The individual and societal burden of depressive disorders is widely acknowledged, but treating these disorders remains challenging. Clinical guidelines recommend that both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy should be considered as first-line treatments. Yet, because primary care settings are often the frontline of treatment, pharmacological treatments take precedence. In part, this may be due to the perception that psychotherapy is lengthy and time intensive, with guidelines recommending 12 to 20 1-hour sessions for most evidence-based psychotherapies. However, recent evidence seems to suggest that psychotherapies that are briefer in both duration and intensity may be efficacious in acute-phase treatment. If true, these briefer psychotherapies may be more easily integrated in primary care settings
Evidence synthesis for determining the efficacy of psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression by Ranak Trivedi( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent disorder impacting an estimated 13% of the general population, and a third of the veteran population. Of the patients who experience at least one depressive episode, approximately 20% will experience chronic depression and 60-85% will experience recurrence and relapse. Antidepressant medications are the most commonly prescribed treatment modality for MDD and are often the first line of treatment in primary care settings. However, fewer than 50% of patients fully remit after adequate dosage of antidepressant treatment. Treatment options for these "treatment resistant" patients vary but typically involve using other psychoactive medications as augmentation (i.e., addition of another medication) or substitution treatment (i.e., switching medications). Less attention has been paid to using psychotherapy as an augmentation or substitution treatment for treatment resistant patients, despite psychotherapy being associated with clinical improvements in MDD comparable to those achieved with antidepressants. The current review will address the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic approaches as a second step treatment for MDD in patients who do not achieve remission after initial treatment with antidepressants. Question: In primary care patients with major depressive disorder who do not achieve remission with acute phase antidepressant treatment, is empirically based psychotherapy used as an augmentation or substitution treatment more effective than control for achieving remission? SUMMARY: In summary, two good quality, moderate-sized trials showed equal benefit from augmenting antidepressant medication with CT and from active medication management, one fair quality small study showed lithium augmentation to be more beneficial than CT, and one fair quality trial showed short-term benefit from augmentation through 16 sessions of DBT. A moderate-sized, good quality study and a small, poor quality study found equal benefit from substituting CT for antidepressant treatment and from continuing management of depression with medication. There was significant heterogeneity in study designs, sample sizes, and comparator groups, and most studies were underpowered to detect moderate effect sizes. We conclude that current trials do not support favoring psychotherapy over antidepressant medication for mid-life adults with treatment resistant MDD; however, psychotherapy appears to be an equally effective treatment compared to antidepressant medication and is therefore a reasonable treatment option for this demographic. Whether these results are directly applicable to Veterans is uncertain because most study samples were mid-life adults, more than 50% female, and medical and psychiatric co-morbidity was incompletely described. The limited number of studies, mixed effects and uncertain applicability to Veterans suggest a need for additional trials to adequately evaluate the potential treatment benefit of psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression
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