Reducing loneliness and social isolation in migrants and ethnic minorities: new insights on interventions

Hannah Cocker and Ross Nedoma summarise a recent review which explores loneliness and social isolation in migrants and ethnic minorities.

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Feeling the burn: do interventions to prevent burnout in doctors work?


Chris Pell summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis about interventions to prevent and reduce physician burnout.

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Non-pharmacological interventions for preventing job loss in workers with Inflammatory Arthritis


In her first blog for the Musculoskeletal Elf, Abiodun Adefolarin discusses a recent Cochrane review that assesses non-pharmacological interventions for helping workers with inflammatory arthritis stay at work.

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Methodological difficulties continue to hamper evaluation of interventions for challenging behaviour


The authors of this study set out to evaluate behavioural and medication-based interventions in the treatment of challenging behaviour in people learning disabilities, both separately and in combination. They suggest that researchers might need to adapt the methods they have traditionally used to evaluate drug interventions for individuals without disabilities when working with people with [read the full story…]

Prevalence of ADHD in people with learning disabilities must be established and broader range of treatment options tested


The reporting of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms has been increasing in people with learning disability but researchers have also argued that such symptoms are being under diagnosed and also poorly treated. This review set out to identify the level of ADHD symptoms in children and adults with learning disabilities reported in published studies [read the full story…]