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Publications by AMHR

The following publications  are organized according to the DIME manual developed by AMHR. The DIME manual consists of 6 modules:

Module 1: qualitative assessment

Module 2: instrument development

Module 3: prevalence studies

Module 4: Program Planning

Module 5: Intervention development

Module 6: impact assessment


Publications relating to mental health in general

Murray L, Burnham G. Understanding childhood sexual abuse in Africa. Lancet. 2009 Jun 6;373(9679):1924-6.

Bass J, Person C, Azur M (2005). Mental health effects of disasters. In Everly GS Jr, Parker CL, editors. Mental health aspects of disaster: Public health preparedness and response. Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness. Chapter.

Bass JK, Bolton PA, Murray LK. Do not forget culture when studying mental health. Lancet. 2007 Sep 15;370(9591):918-9. Invited commentary.

Bolton P, Betancourt TS. Mental health in postwar afghanistan. JAMA. 2004 Aug 4;292(5):626-8. Editorial.

Bolton P, Murray L, Bass J. School based intervention improves PTSD symptoms in children affected by political violence. Evid Based Ment Health. 2009 May; 12(2):47.

 Bolton P, Tang AM. Using ethnographic methods in the selection of post-disaster, mental health interventions.Prehosp Disaster Med. 2004 Jan-Mar;19(1):97-101.

Bolton P, Tol WA, Bass J. Combining qualitative and quantitative research methods to support psychosocial and mental health programmes. Intervention. 2009, 7(3):181 – 186. Introduction to Special Issue.

 Bolton P, Weiss W. Communicating across cultures: improving translation to improve complex emergency program effectiveness. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2002;16(4):252-6.

Burkle F, Chatterjee P, Bass J, Bolton P (2007). Mental Health in Emergencies. In the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) Public Health Guide for Emergencies, 2nd Edition. CHAPTER

Burkle FM Jr, Bass J, Bolton P. Becoming responsible in a "socially seismic" environment: mental health as a marker of community recovery. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2008 Jun;2(2):73-4.

CATS Consortium. Implementation of CBT for youth affected by the World Trade Center di saster: matching need to treatment intensity and reducing trauma symptoms. J Trauma Stress. 2010 Dec;23(6):699-707.

Chomba E, Murray L, Kautzman M, Haworth A, Kasese-Bota M, Kankasa C, Mwansa K, Amaya M, Thea D, Semrau K. Integration of services for victims of child sexual abuse at the university teaching hospital one-stop centre. J Trop Med. 2010;2010.

Cohen JA, Mannarino AP, Murray LK & Igelman R. Psychosocial interventions for maltreated and violence exposed children. Journal of Social Issues. 2006 62 (4): 737-766.

Cohen JA, Mannarino AP, Murray LK. Trauma-focused CBT for youth who experience ongoing traumas. Child Abuse Negl. 2011 Aug;35(8):637-46.

Hoagwood KE, Kelleher K, Murray LK, Jensen PS; Integrated Services Program Task Force. Implementation of evidence-based practices for children in four countries: a project of the World Psychiatric Association. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2006 Mar;28(1):59-66.

McDonnell SM, Bolton P, Sunderland N, Bellows B, White M, Noji E. The role of the applied epidemiologist in armed conflict. Emerg Themes Epidemiol. 2004 Oct 7;1(1):4.

Murray LK & Burnham G. 2009 Making childhood safe. Lancet. Invited commentary

Murray LK, Cohen JA, Ellis BH, Mannarino A. Cognitive behavioral therapy for symptoms of trauma and traumatic grief in refugee youth. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2008 Jul;17(3):585-604, ix.

Murray LK, Cohen JA, Mannarino A. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Refugee Youth for Symptoms of Trauma. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2008: 17(3): 585-604.

 Murray LK, Fayyad J, Jensen PS, Hoagwood K, Azer M; Integrated Services Program Task Force. An examination of cross-cultural systems implementing evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2006 Mar;28(1):76-9.

Patel V, Araya R, Bolton P. Treating depression in the developing world. Trop Med Int Health. 2004 May;9(5):539-41.

Paul Bolton, Laura Murray, Judith Bass. ‘School based intervention improves PTSD symptoms in children affected by political violence. Evidence Based Mental Health 10/3/09 15:43:34. (Invited commentary)

Publications relating to the qualitative assessment (module 1)

Betancourt TS, Speelman L, Onyango G, Bolton P. A qualitative study of mental health problems among children displaced by war in northern Uganda. Transcult Psychiatry. 2009 Jun;46(2):238-56.

Bolton P, Surkan P, Gray A, Desmousseaux M. The mental health and psychosocial effects of organized violence: A qualitative study in northern Haiti. (in press, Transcultural Psychiatry).

Bolton P, Wilk C. How do Africans view the impact of HIV? A report from a Ugandan community. AIDS Care. 2004;16(1):123-8.

Bolton P. Local perceptions of the mental health effects of the Rwandan genocide. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2001;189(4):243-8.

Murray LK, Haworth A, Semrau K, Singh M, Aldrovandi GM, Sinkala M, Thea DM, Bolton PA. Violence and abuse among HIV-infected women and their children in Zambia: a qualitative study. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006 Aug;194(8):610-5.

Murray LK, Semrau K, McCurley E, Thea DM, Scott N, Mwiya M, Kankasa C, Bass J, Bolton P. Barriers to acceptance and adherence of antiretroviral therapy in urban Zambian women: a qualitative study. AIDS Care. 2009 Jan;21(1):78-86.

Poudyal B, Bass J, Subyantoro T, Jonathan A, Erni T, Bolton P. Assessment of the psychosocial and mental health needs, dysfunction and coping mechanisms of violence affected populations in Bireuen Aceh. A qualitative study. Torture. 2009;19(3):218-26.

Wilk CM, Bolton P. Local perceptions of the mental health effects of the Uganda acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2002 Jun;190(6):394-7.

Publications relating to the instrument development (module 2)

Bass JK, Ryder RW, Lammers MC, Mukaba TN, Bolton PA. Post-partum depression in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: validation of a concept using a mixed-methods cross-cultural approach. Trop Med Int Health. 2008 Dec;13(12):1534-42.

Betancourt TS, Bass J, Borisova I, Neugebauer R, Speelman L, Onyango G, Bolton P. Assessing local instrument reliability and validity: a field-based example from northern Uganda. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2009 Aug;44(8):685-92.

Bolton P, Tang AM. An alternative approach to cross-cultural function assessment. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2002 Nov;37(11):537-43.

Bolton P. Cross-cultural validity and reliability testing of a standard psychiatric assessment instrument without a gold standard. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2001;189(4):238-42.

Murray LK, Bass J, Chomba E, Imasiku M, Thea D, Semrau K, Cohen JA, Lam C, Bolton P. Validation of the UCLA Child Post traumatic stress disorder-reaction index in Zambia. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2011 Sep 24;5(1):24.

Publications relating to prevalence studies (module 3)

Bolton P, Neugebauer R, Ndogoni L. Pevalence of depression in rural Rwanda based on symptom and functional criteria. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2002 Sep;190(9):631-7.

Bolton P, Wilk C. Depression and functional disability among an HIV-affected population in rural Uganda. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2004;39(6):442-7.

Bolton P, Wilk CM, Ndogoni L. Assessment of depression prevalence in rural Uganda using symptom and function criteria. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2004 Jun;39(6):442-7.

Publications relating to program planning (module 4)

Publications relating to intervention development (module 5)

Kaysen D, Lindgren K, Zangana GA, Murray L, Bass J, Bolton P. Adaptation of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Treatment of Torture Victims: Experience in Kurdistan, Iraq. 2011 Nov; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

McKay MM, Hibbert R, Hoagwood K, Rodriguez J, Murray LK, Legerski J, & Fernandez D. Integrating Evidence-Based Engagement Strategies into “Real-World” Child Mental Health Settings. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention. 2004; 4: 177-186.

Murray LK, Dorsey S, Bolton P, Jordans M, Rahman A, Bass J and Verdeli H. Building capacity in mental health interventions in low resource countries: An Apprenticeship Model for Training Local Providers. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2011 Nov; 18;5(1):30.

Verdeli H, Clougherty K, Bolton P, Speelman L, Lincoln N, Bass J, Neugebauer R, Weissman MM. Adapting group interpersonal psychotherapy for a developing country: experience in rural Uganda. World Psychiatry. 2003 Jun;2(2):114-20.

Publications relating to impact assessment (module 6):

Bass J, Neugebauer R, Clougherty KF, Verdeli H, Wickramaratne P, Ndogoni L, Speelman L, Weissman M, Bolton P. Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in rural Uganda: 6-month outcomes: randomised controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry. 2006 Jun;188:567-73.

Bass J, Poudyal B, Tol W, Murray L, Nadison M, Bolton P. A controlled trial of problem-solving counseling for war-affected adults in Aceh, Indonesia. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2011 Jan 19.

Bolton P, Bass J, Betancourt T, Speelman L, Onyango G, Clougherty KF, Neugebauer R, Murray L, Verdeli H. Interventions for depression symptoms among adolescent survivors of war and displacement in northern Uganda: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007 Aug 1;298(5):519-27.

Bolton P, Bass J, Murray L, Lee K, Weiss W, McDonnell SM. Expanding the scope of humanitarian program evaluation. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2007 Sep-Oct;22(5):390-5.

Bolton P, Bass J, Neugebauer R, Verdeli H, Clougherty KF, Wickramaratne P, Speelman L, Ndogoni L, Weissman M. Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in rural Uganda: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2003 Jun 18;289(23):3117-24.

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