Tag Archives: Mental Health

A Comparative Review of Research on Mindfulness in Pre/Post Covid-19 Education (Published)

Mindfulness is a purposeful, non-judgmental method of focusing attention on the present moment including awareness, attention, and remembering. It cultivates the process of gradual mental development and is enriched by the concepts of acceptance, affirmation, self-reflection, non-evaluation, and sympathy. This profound, meaningful practice is universally healing, appropriate, and beneficial to mental health. Many researchers investigated its benefits in the education system for improving processes of teaching, learning, and interactions between teachers and students. This study applied a comparative, descriptive, integrative review to probe over thirty peer-reviewed published papers in credited journals found in search engines, concentrated on mindfulness in pre/post COVID-19 education. It manifested how this collection of research departed in their finding, application, recognition, implication, feasibility, and methodology employed. It concluded with the significance of mindfulness-based interventions in the post-COVID curriculum.

Citation: Fu F., Haratyan F. and Yanling Z. (2023) A Comparative Review of Research on Mindfulness in Pre/Post Covid-19 Education, British Journal of Education, Vol.11, Issue 3, 1-24

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Curriculum, Education, Mental Health, mindfulness, mindfulness-based interventions

Mental Health and Coping Contingencies among Adults Residing In the United Kingdom during the Covid-19 Lockdowns (Published)

Restrictions on movement and basic human rights inevitably causes a negative impact on the mental health of individuals worldwide. This could become particularly apparent in the UK where the government placed firm restrictions on the movement and freedom of the public in response to COVID-19. This study aimed to determine associations between mental health and strategies adopted by residents to cope with lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-reported data were collected from 647 adults through an online survey. Results revealed that over 20% of participants reported symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Multivariable logistic regression analysis confirmed that participants reporting use of positive coping strategies (spending time meditating and with pet companions) had significantly lower odds of experiencing symptoms of PTSD; whereas those who spent time social distancing by communicating with others online and exercising at home showed increased odds of experiencing PTSD symptoms. This study signifies COVID-19 as a major source of mental distress for adults residing in the UK and advocates various methods of coping during such stress-inducing times.

Citation: Joanne Lusher, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan,  Maher Rashwan Attaallah Mohamed, Roberta Ariel Abeldaro Zuñiga, Maha El Tantawi, Ntombifuthi P Nzimande, Passent Ellakany, Anthonia Omotola Ishabiyi,  Giuliana Florenica Abeldaño, Ala’a B Al-Tammemi, Olubukola Popoola, Muhammad Abrar Yousaf (2021) Mental Health and Coping Contingencies among Adults Residing In the United Kingdom during the Covid-19 Lockdowns, International Journal of Health and Psychology Research, Vol.9, No.3, pp.16-26


Keywords: Adults, COVID-19, Coping, Mental Health, UK, lockdowns

Qualitative analysis of mental health issues among at-home workers in the COVID-19 era: implications for clinical intervention (Published)

Little research attention has been given to mental health issues arising from the lifestyle change of working from home in the Nigerian context. Likewise, research findings in the extant literature on mental wellbeing of employees working from home are mixed. Therefore, the qualitative study examines mental health issues among at-home workers in the Covid-19 era to serve clinical practice and intervention. Data were obtained from 106 employees in service organisations in South-western, Nigeria, using a questionnaire with closed-ended questions. Results showed that employees’ experiences reflected a range of relatively mild mental health issues such as fears, anxiety and some elements of depressive disturbances/symptoms with sex differences on some of their concerns. Findings revealed that employees are delighted about working from home because they feel protected from contracting corona virus and are able to stretch their work routine far into the day with frequent breaks. Respondents commonly reported that working from home was stressful/less productive and generated work-family conflict issues. They reported difficulties arising from inadequate equipment and challenges associated with communicating with co-workers and supervisors. The practical implications of findings for mental health, clinical practice and intervention are discussed.

Citation: Mojisola S. Ajayi & David. E. Okurame (2021) Qualitative analysis of mental health issues among at-home workers in the COVID-19 era: implications for clinical intervention, International Journal of Health and Psychology Research, Vol.9, No.3, pp.1-15

Keywords: COVID-19, Clinical intervention, Mental Health, Nigerian employees, at-home workers

A Profound Study of Trait Emotional Intelligence and Life Satisfaction among Native of Pakistan and Afghan Migrants (Published)

The Main objective of the study is to examine the difference between trait emotional intelligence and life satisfaction among natives and Afghan migrants. The Sample of present  cross-sectional study is comprised of 200 male and female (Refugees =100 Natives = 100) of ages 30 to 40 years. The mean age 34.75 and SD is 2.83.  sample of the study was selected from refugee Baluchistan by applied   systematic random sampling technique. The measures used, are: Personal Information form, “Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short Form (TEIQue-SF; Petrides, & Furnham, 2006), and Satisfaction with Life (SWLS; Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Grifin, 1985).”Results showed that there is a significant difference in emotional intelligence of natives and migrants (t = -3.355, df =, 198; p< .05) but there is no significant difference in life satisfaction of natives and Afghan migrants (t = 1.782, df =, 198; p > .05).  Findings of the present result revealed that Afghan migrants living in Pakistan can easily adjust anywhere throughout the world because they are emotionally intelligent therefore they have high adaptation qualities an can easily adopt any environment due to this they can resolve their mental health issue.

Keywords: Mental Health, Trait emotional intelligence, life satisfaction, natives and Afghan migrants.

The Relationship between the Mental Health and the Emotional and Social Intelligence among Talented Students in Ajlun Schools (Published)

This study aimed to unveil the relationship between the mental health and the emotional social intelligence among the talented students from schools at Ajloun city. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher used the mental health test, which was prepared depending on Maslow theory in addition to the emotional intelligence test, depending on Bar-on theory of emotional intelligence. To ensure the validity and reliability of the study, the sample consisted of 100 talented students who were randomly selected from talented schools. The researcher came up with the findings using up the arithmetic averages, standard deviations, the multi variance analysis and correlation coefficient. The study showed that the talented students have high degrees at the mental health scale, the social intelligence and its dimensions, the emotional intelligence and its dimensions, the results also assured that there was a positive correlation between the degrees at the mental health scale, the social intelligence and its dimensions, and the emotional intelligence and its dimensions. These results were discussed in the light of the theoretical framework and previous studies, the study also concluded some recommendations.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Mental Health, Social Intelligence, talented students

The Effect of Therapeutic Massage on the Pain of Cancer Patients (Published)

As people with cancer disease, beyond the side effects of treatments, uncertainties regarding the future, suffering, physical pain, anxiety, depression, loss of control and autonomy. The nurse must interact with how people, inserted in their sociocultural context, who are in a situation of health / illness transition. The intervention instituted in the present work was a therapeutic massage, due to the help to restore the physical and psychic balance. The application of massage and the maintenance of hygiene care and comfort and development, as well as the application of the complementary practice to the strategy of self-care and harmonization. We designed a quasi-experimental study whose objective is to evaluate the effect of therapeutic massage on mental health in a sample of 31 cancer patients, 16 in the experimental group and 15 in the control group. The selection criteria of this study considered research on this theme, so that we can have models of comparison of results. Therefore, the inclusion criteria were patients aged between 18 and 65 years old, included in an outpatient clinic, with a medical diagnosis of cancer and with a cognitive ability to self-fill the questionnaires. For this the Mini Mental State Examination Scale was applied. There are some pathologies, signs and symptoms in which this intervention is contraindicated, namely: Patients with circulatory problems, varicose veins; inflammatory or fungal processes; fever or hyperthermia; on treatment with chemotherapy; post-surgery, post-radiotherapy, post-stroke or post-myocardial infarction; bone pathology (fractures, recent torsion); hypertension; hemophiliacs; localized contagious or dermatological diseases. For the operation of the independent variable, a therapeutic massage protocol recommended by Tiffany Field and Hernandez-Reif was used, and to evaluate the dependent variable, we used the Brief Pain Inventory, which revealed good internal consistency. This study revealed a beneficial effect of therapeutic massage with regard to pain, we showed a significant improvement in pain intensity (p <0.001) and pain interference (p <0.001). We intend with this study not only that health professionals use this intervention, as well as that these results encourage the scientific community, in the conduct of future research in this pathology and in other chronic pathologies.

Keywords: Cancer, Massage, Mental Health, Pain, Therapeutic Massage