Global mental health

Publications from the GMH Group

Selected publications from the GMH Group.

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Does mhGAP training of primary health care providers improve the identification of child- and adolescent mental, neurological or substance use disorders? Results from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda. Akol A, Makumbi F, Babirye JN, Nalugya JS, Nshemereirwe S, Engebretsen IMS. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2018 Sep 10;5:e29. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2018.18. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30455964

Acceptability and Reliability of the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-III Among Children in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Ranjitkar S, Kvestad I, Strand TA, Ulak M, Shrestha M, Chandyo RK, Shrestha L, Hysing M.
Front Psychol. 2018 Jul 24;9:1265. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01265. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30087639

Erythrocyte DHA and AA in infancy is not associated with developmental status and cognitive functioning five years later in Nepalese children.
Henjum S, Kvestad I, Shrestha M, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Thorne-Lyman AL, Shrestha PS, Kjellevold M, Hysing M, Strand TA.
Nutr J. 2018 Jul 19;17(1):70. doi: 10.1186/s12937-018-0375-5. PMID: 30025518

Konzo: a distinct neurological disease associated with food (cassava) cyanogenic poisoning.
Kashala-Abotnes E, Okitundu D, Mumba D, Boivin MJ, Tylleskär T, Tshala-Katumbay D.
Brain Res Bull. 2018 Jul 5. pii: S0361-9230(18)30324-1. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2018.07.001. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID:29981837

Effects of schooling on aspects of attention in rural Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Sanou AS, Diallo AH, Holding P, Nankabirwa V, Engebretsen IMS, Ndeezi G, Tumwine JK, Meda N, Tylleskar T, Kashala-Abotnes E.
PLoS One. 2018 Sep 5;13(9):e0203436. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203436. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29980806

Association between stunting and neuro-psychological outcomes among children in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Sanou AS, Diallo AH, Holding P, Nankabirwa V, Engebretsen IMS, Ndeezi G, Tumwine JK, Meda N, Tylleskär T, Kashala-Abotnes E.
Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2018 Jun 7;12:30. doi: 10.1186/s13034-018-0236-1. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29914417

"We are like co-wives": Traditional healers' views on collaborating with the formal Child and Adolescent Mental Health System in Uganda.
Akol A, Moland KM, Babirye JN, Engebretsen IMS.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Apr 10;18(1):258. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3063-4. PMID:29626043

Exclusive breastfeeding promotion and neuropsychological outcomes in 5-8 year old children from Uganda and Burkina Faso: Results from the PROMISE EBF cluster randomized trial.
Tumwine JK, Nankabirwa V, Diallo HA, Engebretsen IMS, Ndeezi G, Bangirana P, Sanou AS, Kashala-Abotnes E, Boivin M, Giordani B, Elgen IB, Holding P, Kakooza-Mwesige A, Skylstad V, Nalugya J, Tylleskar T, Meda N.
PLoS One. 2018 Feb 23;13(2):e0191001. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191001. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29474479


Does child and adolescent mental health in-service training result in equivalent knowledge gain among cadres of non-specialist health workers in Uganda? A pre-test post-test study. Akol A, Nalugya J, Nshemereirwe S, Babirye JN, Engebretsen IMS. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2017 Aug 24;11:50. doi: 10.1186/s13033-017-0158-y. eCollection 2017

Maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and child's cognitive performance at 6-8 years of age in rural Burkina Faso: an observational study. Sanou AS, Diallo AH, Holding P, Nankabirwa V, Engebretsen IMS, Ndeezi G, Tumwine JK, Meda N, Tylleskar T, Kashala-Abotnes E. PeerJ. 2017 Jun 30;5:e3507. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3507. eCollection 201

Is Integration the Best Way to Acculturate? A Re- examination of the Bicultural-Adaptation Relationship in the “ICSEY-Data Set”Using the Bilineal Method.  Aby-Rayya, H., Sam, D. L. (i2017Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 46, 287 - 293).

Multiculturalism. Sam, D. L. (2017).   In F. M. Moghaddam (Ed).  The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political behavior (pp 504 – 507). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Inc

Understanding positive immigrant youth adaptation in the context of multiculturalism. Sam, D. L. (2017). Journal of Adolescence.

The influence of perceived discrimination, orientation to mainstream culture and life satisfaction on destination-loyalty intentions: the case of international students. Jamaludin, N. L., Sam, D. L., Sandal, G. M., & Adam, A. A. (2016). Current Issues in Tourism, 1-16.

Heart and mind. Sam, D. L., (2016) In Hua, Z., & Komisarof, A. (eds). Crossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities, pp. 67 - 77) London: Routledge

Personal values, subjective well-being and destination-loyalty intention of international students. Jamaludin, N. L., Sam, D. L., Sandal, G. M., & Adam, A. A. (2016). SpringerPlus

Lead exposure and early child neurodevelopment among children 12-24 months in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kashala-Abotnes E, Mumbere PP, Mishika JM, Ndjukendi AO, Mpaka DB, Bumoko MG, Kayembe TK, Tshala-Katumbay D, Kazadi TK, Okitundu DL. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Dec;25(12):1361-1367. Epub 2016 May 10.

An ISBD perspective on the sociocultural challenges of managing bipolar disorder: A content analysis. Oedegaard CH, Berk L, Berk M; International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Transcultural Task Force., Youngstrom EA, Dilsaver SC, Belmaker RH, Oedegaard KJ, Fasmer OB, Engebretsen IM.Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2016 Nov;50(11):1096-1103.

Health managers' views on the status of national and decentralized health systems for child and adolescent mental health in Uganda: a qualitative study. Akol A, Engebretsen IM, Skylstad V, Nalugya J, Ndeezi G, Tumwine J. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2015 Dec 8;9:54. doi:10.1186/s13034-015-0086-z.

Factors associated with disallowance of compulsory mental healthcare referrals. Fuglseth NL, Gjestad R, Mellesdal L, Hunskaar S, Oedegaard KJ, Johansen IH.Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2016 Jan 17 doi: 10.1111/acps.12545.

Acculturation. Sam, D. L. (2015). In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol X.  Oxford:  Elsevier, pp. 68 – 74.

Satisfaction with life and psychological symptoms among International students in Ghana and  their  correlates.  Sam, D. L., Tetteh, D. K., Amponsah, B (2015). International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 49, 156-167

“We Are in This Together”: Common Group Identity Predicts Majority Members’ Active Acculturation Efforts to Integrate Immigrants. Kunst, J. R., Thomsen, L., Sam, D. L., & Berry, J. W., (2015). Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Cyberbullying victimization in among high school and university students in Ghana. Sam, D. L., Bruce, D., Agyemand, C. B., Amponsah, B., & Arkofrul, H. (in press). Deviant Behavior