John Joska

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Reliability of the lay adherence counsellor administered substance abuse and mental illness symptoms screener (SAMISS) and the International HIV Dementia Scale (IHDS) in a primary care HIV clinic in Cape Town, South Africa
    Erica Breuer
    Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 16:1464-71. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint The assessment of need for mental health services
    John Joska
    Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Valkenberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:529-39. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of clinician administered screening instruments in detecting depression among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    a Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 25:1245-52. 2013
  4. pmc The association between aids related stigma and major depressive disorder among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e48671. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Does screening HIV-positive individuals in Uganda for major depressive disorder improve case detection rates and antidepressant prescription?
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 17:2802-7. 2013
  6. pmc Comparing the accuracy of brief versus long depression screening instruments which have been validated in low and middle income countries: a systematic review
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Psychiatry 12:187. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of a visual depression screening instrument among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda, an area with low literacy
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 16:2399-406. 2012
  8. doi request reprint "I understand just a little…" Perspectives of HIV/AIDS service providers in South Africa of providing mental health care for people living with HIV/AIDS
    Sumaya Mall
    Department of Psychology, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 24:319-23. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Reliability of the Camberwell Assessment of Need for South African mental health service users
    Alan Flisher
    Formerly of Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 58:47-54. 2012
  10. doi request reprint A diffusion tensor imaging and neuropsychological study of prospective memory impairment in South African HIV positive individuals
    Hoare Jacqueline
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road Observatory, 7925 Cape Town, South Africa
    Metab Brain Dis 27:289-97. 2012

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Publications10

  1. doi request reprint Reliability of the lay adherence counsellor administered substance abuse and mental illness symptoms screener (SAMISS) and the International HIV Dementia Scale (IHDS) in a primary care HIV clinic in Cape Town, South Africa
    Erica Breuer
    Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 16:1464-71. 2012
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  2. ncbi request reprint The assessment of need for mental health services
    John Joska
    Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Valkenberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:529-39. 2005
    ..The association between prevalence, service use and unmet need requires review in order to establish whether there are trends and consistent findings...
  3. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of clinician administered screening instruments in detecting depression among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    a Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 25:1245-52. 2013
    ..All three instruments showed good properties as screening tools; the PHQ-9 has particularly high sensitivity and specificity, and so can be considered useful for screening HIV-positive patients for depression...
  4. pmc The association between aids related stigma and major depressive disorder among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e48671. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the associations between major depressive disorder, AIDS-related stigma, immune status, and sociodemographic variables with the aim of making recommendations that can guide clinicians...
  5. ncbi request reprint Does screening HIV-positive individuals in Uganda for major depressive disorder improve case detection rates and antidepressant prescription?
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 17:2802-7. 2013
    ..04-20.24). Identification of major depressive disorder by clinicians in HIV settings remains poor. However, routine screening can improve case detection rates and the proportion of patients receiving antidepressants...
  6. pmc Comparing the accuracy of brief versus long depression screening instruments which have been validated in low and middle income countries: a systematic review
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Psychiatry 12:187. 2012
    ..However, it remains unknown whether the brief instruments validated in LMIC are as accurate as the long ones...
  7. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of a visual depression screening instrument among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda, an area with low literacy
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 16:2399-406. 2012
    ..The AVIDI demonstrated a good psychometric property and can therefore be used to screen for depression in settings with higher rates of illiteracy...
  8. doi request reprint "I understand just a little…" Perspectives of HIV/AIDS service providers in South Africa of providing mental health care for people living with HIV/AIDS
    Sumaya Mall
    Department of Psychology, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 24:319-23. 2012
    ..Integration of mental health and HIV/AIDS care has potential benefit to the public HIV/AIDS care system. Mental health training should be provided to HIV/AIDS service providers in this regard...
  9. doi request reprint Reliability of the Camberwell Assessment of Need for South African mental health service users
    Alan Flisher
    Formerly of Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 58:47-54. 2012
    ..The Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN) is a widely used instrument to assess the service needs for people with a severe mental illness. No reliability data are available for its use in South Africa...
  10. doi request reprint A diffusion tensor imaging and neuropsychological study of prospective memory impairment in South African HIV positive individuals
    Hoare Jacqueline
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road Observatory, 7925 Cape Town, South Africa
    Metab Brain Dis 27:289-97. 2012
    ..0035), the corpus collosum (p = 0.006) and the cingulum (p = 0.0033) when compared to those who were HIV positive with good ProM. This study reinforces the importance of ProM assessment in HIV...