Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Mental Health
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of the positive mental health instrument among people with mental disorders: a cross-sectional study
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10, Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 14:19. 2016
  2. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic Correlates of Positive Mental Health and Differences by Depression and Anxiety in an Asian Community Sample
    Janhavi A Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 42:514-23. 2013
  3. pmc Lifetime and twelve-month prevalence of heavy-drinking in Singapore: results from a representative cross-sectional study
    Wei Yen Lim
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, S 117597, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Public Health 13:992. 2013
  4. pmc Prevalence of and factors related to the use of antidepressants and benzodiazepines: results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    BMC Psychiatry 13:231. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Development, validity and reliability of the short multidimensional positive mental health instrument
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 23:1459-77. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Perceived unmet needs of informal caregivers of people with dementia in Singapore
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1605-19. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Age of onset of life-time mental disorders and treatment contact
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:835-43. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint From well-being to positive mental health: conceptualization and qualitative development of an instrument in Singapore
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 21:1785-94. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint "How much can I take?": predictors of perceived burden for relatives of people with chronic illness
    Janhavi A Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:212-20. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support in patients with schizophrenia
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Compr Psychiatry 53:286-91. 2012

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of the positive mental health instrument among people with mental disorders: a cross-sectional study
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10, Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 14:19. 2016
    ..This cross-sectional study examines the psychometric properties of the instrument for assessing the level of PMH among help-seeking patients with mental disorders...
  2. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic Correlates of Positive Mental Health and Differences by Depression and Anxiety in an Asian Community Sample
    Janhavi A Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 42:514-23. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Lifetime and twelve-month prevalence of heavy-drinking in Singapore: results from a representative cross-sectional study
    Wei Yen Lim
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, S 117597, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Public Health 13:992. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Prevalence of and factors related to the use of antidepressants and benzodiazepines: results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    BMC Psychiatry 13:231. 2013
    ..The current study aimed to establish the prevalence and factors associated with the use of antidepressants (ADs) and benzodiazepines (BZDs) in Singapore...
  5. doi request reprint Development, validity and reliability of the short multidimensional positive mental health instrument
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 23:1459-77. 2014
    ..This study aimed to (1) develop a short PMH instrument and (2) establish its validity and reliability among the adult Singapore population...
  6. doi request reprint Perceived unmet needs of informal caregivers of people with dementia in Singapore
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1605-19. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Age of onset of life-time mental disorders and treatment contact
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:835-43. 2013
    ..The impact is more pronounced when early onset is also associated with treatment delay. Little is known about the age of onset (AOO) for mental disorders and its predictors in Singapore...
  8. ncbi request reprint From well-being to positive mental health: conceptualization and qualitative development of an instrument in Singapore
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 21:1785-94. 2012
    ..Existing instruments are developed in Western societies that differ in their conceptualization of well-being from Asian populations. Moreover, very few instruments address the multidimensional construct of well-being...
  9. ncbi request reprint "How much can I take?": predictors of perceived burden for relatives of people with chronic illness
    Janhavi A Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:212-20. 2012
    ..We investigate the predictors of perceived burden of care among relatives of people with any chronic physical or mental illness using secondary data from a nationwide survey in Singapore...
  10. doi request reprint Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support in patients with schizophrenia
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Compr Psychiatry 53:286-91. 2012
    ..This study was conducted to provide evidence of the reliability and construct validity of the MSPSS in an adult Asian population with schizophrenia...
  11. pmc The positive mental health instrument: development and validation of a culturally relevant scale in a multi-ethnic Asian population
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, 10, Buangkok View, 539747, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:92. 2011
    ..We present the item reduction and validation of the Positive Mental Health (PMH) instrument in a community-based adult sample in Singapore...
  12. doi request reprint Body mass index and risk of mental disorders in the general population: results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, Singapore, Singapore
    J Psychosom Res 74:135-41. 2013
    ..The aims of the current study were to elucidate the association between body mass index (BMI) and mental disorders and to examine whether these associations are moderated by socio-demographic correlates and comorbid physical disorders...
  13. doi request reprint Measuring health-related quality of life among adults in Singapore: population norms for the EQ-5D
    Edimansyah Abdin
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:2983-91. 2013
    ..To provide population norms for the Euro-QoL-5D (EQ-5D) according to age, sex, ethnicity and language version using a representative sample of adults aged 18 years and above in the Singapore population...
  14. doi request reprint Prevalence, correlates, comorbidity and severity of bipolar disorder: results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10, Buangkok View, Buangkok Green Medical Park, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    J Affect Disord 146:189-96. 2013
    ..The study aimed to establish the prevalence of BPD and examine the associated socio-demographic correlates, comorbidity, severity, impairment and treatment contact in the Singapore resident population...
  15. doi request reprint Care participation and burden among informal caregivers of older adults with care needs and associations with dementia
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Int Psychogeriatr 28:221-31. 2016
    ..This study describes informal caregivers' care participation for a population-based sample of older adults with care needs in Singapore, investigates differences by dementia status, and examines correlates of caregivers' burden...
  16. doi request reprint Impact of psychiatric disorders and chronic physical conditions on health-related quality of life: Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    J Affect Disord 147:325-30. 2013
    ..The aim of the current study was to establish and compare the QALY losses associated with select mental and chronic physical conditions in Singapore...
  17. doi request reprint Mental disorders: employment and work productivity in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:117-23. 2013
    ..To examine the association between mental disorders and work disability in the adult resident population in Singapore...
  18. doi request reprint Positive mental health in outpatients with affective disorders: Associations with life satisfaction and general functioning
    Lee Seng Esmond Seow
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 190:499-507. 2016
    ..The present study hypothesized that mentally ill patients with higher levels of PMH would be associated with better life satisfaction and general functioning...
  19. doi request reprint Prevalence of Dementia in People Aged 60 Years and Above: Results from the WiSE Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore
    J Alzheimers Dis 45:1127-38. 2015
    ..The challenge of an aging population with its expected attendant problem of an increase in the number of people with dementia is a growing concern across the world...
  20. pmc Psychiatric morbidity in pain conditions: results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, Singapore
    Pain Res Manag 18:185-90. 2013
    ..Chronic pain is a common problem among the general population and has been found to be associated with psychiatric disorders in studies based on both clinical samples and epidemiological surveys...
  21. doi request reprint Quality of life in obsessive-compulsive disorder: impact of the disorder and of treatment
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    CNS Drugs 27:367-83. 2013
    ..QoL is an important component that measures the impact of OCD on an individual and QoL goals must be incorporated as an outcome measure of therapeutic interventions...
  22. doi request reprint Gender differences in disability in a multiethnic Asian population: the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, 539747 Singapore
    Compr Psychiatry 54:381-7. 2013
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint A population-based survey of mental disorders in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:49-66. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of select mental disorders and their associated sociodemographic correlates in the adult Singapore resident population...
  24. doi request reprint Obsessive--compulsive disorder: prevalence, correlates, help-seeking and quality of life in a multiracial Asian population
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:2035-43. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Sociodemographic Correlates and Morbidity in Lottery Gamblers: Results from a Population Survey
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    J Gambl Stud 32:291-305. 2016
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Perspectives on Smoking Initiation and Maintenance: A Qualitative Exploration among Singapore Youth
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, 539747, Singapore
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 12:8956-70. 2015
    ..It also provides actionable information for initiatives to prevent smoking in young people, which includes their perspectives and emphasizes an inclusive approach without stigmatizing those who smoke. ..
  27. ncbi request reprint Patterns and Predictors of Dropout from Mental Health Treatment in an Asian Population
    Vathsala Sagayadevan
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 44:257-65. 2015
    ..The current study explored the prevalence and correlates of mental health treatment dropout across the various healthcare sectors in Singapore...
  28. doi request reprint Population norms for the EQ-5D index scores using Singapore preference weights
    Edimansyah Abdin
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 24:1545-53. 2015
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Chronic Mental and Physical Disorders, Impact on Work Productivity and Correlates of Alcohol Use Disorders and Nicotine Dependence across Occupations
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 44:133-44. 2015
    ..The association of occupation with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and nicotine dependence (ND) was also investigated...
  30. doi request reprint Days Out of Role Due to Mental and Physical Conditions: Results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Edimansyah Abdin
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 11:e0148248. 2016
    ..The aim of the current study was to evaluate the relative contributions of mental and physical conditions to days out of role among adults aged 18 years and above in Singapore...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hoarding in an Asian population: prevalence, correlates, disability and quality of life
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 43:535-43. 2014
    ..The objectives of the study were to establish the prevalence of hoarding behaviour among the general population and among individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in a cross-sectional study conducted in Singapore...
  32. pmc Patient-reported outcomes in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 16:239-54. 2014
    ..Nonetheless, it should be noted that the measures reviewed lacked patient input in their development. Future research on PROMs must involve patient perspectives and include rigorous psychometric evaluation of these measures. ..
  33. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation, suicidal plan and suicidal attempts among those with major depressive disorder
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 43:412-21. 2014
    ..The aims of the study were to identify the prevalence and sociodemographic and clinical correlates of suicidal behaviours using data from a cross-sectional survey among those with major depressive disorder (MDD) in Singapore...
  34. doi request reprint Multiple chronic medical conditions: prevalence and risk factors--results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 36:375-81. 2014
    ..The objective was to establish the prevalence and risk factors for multiple chronic medical conditions (MCMC) in the Singapore population...
  35. doi request reprint EQ-5D as a measure of programme outcome: results from the Singapore early psychosis intervention programme
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 215:46-51. 2014
    ..Our results suggest that the EQ-5D is responsive to improvement as it corresponded well to objective ratings of remission in our patients with FEP. ..
  36. doi request reprint Comorbid physical and mental illnesses among pathological gamblers: Results from a population based study in Singapore
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 227:198-205. 2015
    ..The significant association of comorbid mental and physical disorders among those with pathological gambling indicates a need to screen for these disorders and for their subsequent treatment. ..
  37. doi request reprint Subthreshold and threshold DSM-IV generalized anxiety disorder in Singapore: Results from a nationally representative sample
    Siau Pheng Lee
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Electronic address
    J Anxiety Disord 32:73-80. 2015
    ..Despite the low prevalence, significant impacts on functioning and comorbidity among subthreshold generalized anxiety cases indicate the importance of early treatment to ensure a better prognosis. ..
  38. doi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of gambling disorder among older adults: a systematic review
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Singapore Electronic address
    Addict Behav 41:199-209. 2015
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  39. ncbi request reprint Single mothers have a higher risk of mood disorders
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 43:145-51. 2014
    ..This study was aimed at comparing the prevalence of depression, other mood, and anxiety disorders in single and married mothers in a multiethnic Asian society...
  40. doi request reprint The role of sociodemographic factors in the risk of transition from alcohol use to disorders and remission in singapore
    Edimansyah Abdin
    Corresponding author Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Alcohol Alcohol 49:103-8. 2014
    ..The aim of the study was to define predictors of transition from alcohol use to disorders, and their remission, among adults residing in Singapore...
  41. ncbi request reprint Perception of the public towards the mentally ill in developed Asian country
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, 10, Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:734-9. 2007
    ..This study assessed public perceptions and attitudes towards and causal beliefs about mental health problems in Singapore - a multi-racial country in South-East Asia...