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Global Mental Health

HIV-Affected Populations

Testing the Impact of a Caregiver Training Intervention for enhancing neurological and cognitive development among HIV-infected and HIV-affected children in Uganda (2012-2016)

Boivin MJ, Nakasujja N, Familiar I, Murray SM, Sikorskii A, Awadu J, Shohet C, Givn Dr, Ruisenor-Esudero H, Schut EE, Opoka RO, Bass JK (2017). Effect of caregiver training on neurodevelopment of HIV-exposed uninfected children and caregiver mental health: a Ugandan cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
Bass JK, Opoka R, Familiar I, Nakasujja N, Sikorskii A, Awadu J, Givon D, Shohet C, Murray SM, Augustinavicius J, Mendelson T, Boivin M. (2017) Randomized controlled trial of caregiver training for HIV-infected child neurodevelopment and caregiver well-being.  AIDS. 31(13):1877-1883.

Understanding the relationship between caregiver mental health and child physical development among HIV-affected families in Uganda (2012-2016)

Bass, J. K., Nakasujja, N., Familiar-Lopez, I., Sikorskii, A., Murray, S. M., Opoka, R., ... & Boivin, M. J. (2016). Association of caregiver quality of care with neurocognitive outcomes in HIV-affected children aged 2–5 years in Uganda. AIDS care, 28(sup1), 76-83.

Validation and process evaluations of mental health, substance and alcohol use assessments and HIV risk behaviors among among orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia using Audio Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) (2012)

Kane, J. C., Murray, L. K., Bass, J. K., Johnson, R. M., & Bolton, P. (2016). Validation of a substance and alcohol use assessment instrument among orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia using Audio Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI). Drug and alcohol dependence166, 85-92.
Kane, J., Murray, L., Sughrue, S., DeMulder, J., Skavenski van Wyk, S., Queenan, J., . . . Bolton, P. (2016). Process and implementation of Audio Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) assessments in low resource settings: A case example from Zambia. Global Mental Health,3. doi:10.1017/gmh.2016.19.
Murray SM, Bolton P, Kane J, Lakin DP, Skavenski Wyk S, Paul, R, Murray L (under review). Measuring symptoms of psychopathology in Zambian orphans and vulnerable children: Scale validation and psychometric evaluation.
Kane, J. C., Bolton, P., Murray, S. M., Bass, J. K., Lakin, D., Whetten, K., ... & Murray, L. K. (2017). Psychometric evaluation of HIV risk behavior assessments using Audio Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) among orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia. AIDS care, 1-8.

Integrating TF-CBT into existing HIV service infrastructures to serve orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Zambia: Feasibility Study (2009)

Murray LK, Skavenski S, Bolton P, Bass J.  Jere, E. Catholic Relief Services, SUCCESS  Return  to  Life,  Zambia   TF-CBT  Pilot  Project  Report.  December, 2009.

Qualitative investigation of the experiences and needs of pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV in Porto Alegre, Brazil (2008-2011)

Bisol C, Vazzano A, Bass J. (2012) Vivencias de Gestantes E Maes (translation: Experiences of Pregnant Women and Mothers).  A book about coping and living with HIV for pregnant women and new mothers in Brazil (in Portuguese).

Barriers to HIV treatment acceptance and adherence among Zambian Women (2007)

Murray LK, Semrau K, McCurley E, Thea D, Scott N, Mwiya M, Kankasa C, Bass J, Bolton P. (2009) Barriers to Acceptance and Adherence of Antiretroviral Therapy in urban Zambian Women: A qualitative study. AIDS Care. 21(1):78-86

A qualitative study examining the problems of HIV infected mothers and their children in Lusaka, Zambia (2005)

Murray, L. K., Haworth, A., Semrau, K., Singh, M., Aldrovandi, G. M., Sinkala, M., ... Bolton, P. A. (2006). Violence and abuse among HIV-infected women and their children in Zambia: A qualitative study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194(8), 610-615. DOI: 10.1097/01.nmd.0000230662.01953.bc.

Evaluation of a group interpersonal therapy program to treat depression among HIV-affected adults in Rural Uganda (2001-2003)

Bolton P, Bass J, Neugebauer R, Verdeli H, Clougherty KF, Wickramaratne P, Speelman L, Ndogoni L, Weissman M. (2003) Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in rural Uganda: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. Jun 18;289(23):3117-24.
Bass J, Neugebauer R, Clougherty KF, Verdeli H, Wickramaratne P, Ndogoni L, Speelman L, Weissman M, Bolton P. (2006) Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in rural Uganda: 6-month outcomes: randomised controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry. Jun;188:567-73.
Lewandowski RE, Bolton PA, Feighery A, Bass J, Hamba C, Haroz E, Stavrou V, Ndogoni L, Jean-Pierre A, Verdeli H. (2016) Local perceptions of the impact of group interpersonal psychotherapy in rural Uganda. Glob Ment Health (Camb). Jul 27;3:e23. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2016.15. eCollection 2016.

Qualitative assessment of the mental health effects of the HIV epidemic in Uganda (2000)