Clinical Psychology Research Papers/Topics

Prevalence of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms among Adults Seeking Treatment for Substance Use Disorders in Nairobi County

Abstract: Individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more predisposed to developing a substance use disorder than their healthy peers. This study sought to establish the prevalence of ADHD symptoms among adults seeking treatment for substance use disorder in Nairobi County. It also sought to establish the drug of choice of adults with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and lastly, to compare the severity of SUD between adults with symptoms of atten...

The Relationship between Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown and Stress among Caregivers of Children with Autism in Kasarani Region, Nairobi County, Kenya

Abstract: The general objective of this study was to determine the relationship between COVID- 19 pandemic lockdown and stress among caregivers of children with autism in Kasarani region, Nairobi County, Kenya. Mixed methods approach that combines phenomenological research design with correlational research was used. The target population was caregivers of children with autism residing within Kasarani region of Nairobi County. The total sample size was 50 caregivers of children with autism i...

Assessing the Effects of Social Media on The Attitudes and Behaviour of Students from United States International University – Africa Towards Covid – 19 Containment Measures

Abstract: The World Health Organization, different governments, health providers and other stakeholders are the main public health information disseminators, and they use different sources to share the information to the public. One of the most popular sources is social media as it reaches a wide following. However, not all information on social media platforms is always accurate. The creation and spread of unverified information during a pandemic is referred to as infodemics and it tends to...

Assessment of Substance Use Prevention Programs among Undergraduate Students in Selected Universities in Kenya

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the substance use prevention programs among undergraduate students in selected universities in Kenya. The study was guided by the following research objectives: to establish the current levels of substance use among undergraduate students in both public and private universities; to examine the extent to which awareness of substance prevention program has reduced substance abuse among undergraduate students in public and private universities, ...

Diabetes and Psychological Distress among Patients with Diabetes in Nairobi County

Abstract: Diabetes is a growing course of concern in society today that presents a clinical challenge following diagnosis. In this regard, newly diagnosed patients report experiencing depression and anxiety related symptoms warranting the need for psychological care. Unfortunately, it‟s an aspect in diabetes care that is often ignored despite highly affecting patient care and outcomes. An analysis was done to investigate the relationship between diagnosis of diabetes and anxiety, the relat...

Single Parenting and Adolescents Susceptibility to Antisocial Behaviour: A Case of United States International University- Africa Students

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to establish if there was a relationship between single parenthood and adolescents’ susceptibility to antisocial behavior among USIU-A students. There were three objectives of the study: to examine gender differences in relation to adolescents susceptibility to antisocial behavior among USIU-Africa student from single parenthood; to find out if there was an association between adolescents from single parenthood and their academic performance; to estab...

Relationship between Problematic Smartphone Use and Social Anxiety among University Students: A Case of United States International University-Africa

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between problematic smartphone use and social anxiety among United States International University-Africa students. The objectives of the study were: to determine gender differences in relation to problematic smartphone use; to assess the levels of social anxiety among university students; and to establish whether there was a relation between problematic smartphone use and social anxiety among university students. Self-det...

Peacebuilding From Below: Contributions of Local Peace Infrastructures in Land - Based Conflicts - Case of Turkana County 2012-2020

Abstract: Departing from the now widely criticized approach of liberal peace, taking Turkana County in Kenya as a case study, this thesis investigates the contributions of peace building from below, with a focus on how land-based conflicts are addressed in light of oil discovery in Lokichar sub county. The study looks at the now embraced approach of peacebuilding from below in order to situate the everyday realities of peacebuilders on the ground. Key findings of the study revealed that majo...

Depression among Patients on Hemodialysis in Kiambu County

Abstract: Depression is among the commonest mental disorders seen in medical practice. Although its estimates indicating the same vary due to the measurement criteria used, at least 25% of those experiencing health problems and more so on hemodialysis are likely to suffer from depression. A diagnosis of depression is associated with diminished health status and lower quality of life persisting over time. Depression among hemodialysis patients may complicate the treatment and influence non ad...

The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression among Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury

Abstract: Over the years, depression has become a global health concern and a large contributor to the global burden of disease. Depression is now a leading cause of disability worldwide, with current estimates of ova 264 million people of all ages. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological intervention that is effective for depression. The likelihood of major depression in brain injury patients is up to 8 times higher than that in the general population. Despite ...

To establish the Relationship between Sports Betting and Youth Intrapersonal Conflicts in Ruiru Sub County, Kiambu County, Kenya

Abstract: While the gambling industry has brought with it employment and revenue in Kenya, it has also contributed to challenges such as mental health problems especially among the youth which are rampant throughout the country. The study thus sought to establish the relationship between youth betting and interpersonal conflicts such as depression among the youth of Ruiru Sub County. The specific objectives were to establish opinions of youth on sport betting, to determine betting factors th...

Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Mental Health Treatment- Seeking among University Students in Nairobi County

Abstract: As many as 30% of university students have a mental health problem (Said, Kypri Bowman. 2013), and yet only two thirds seek treatment (Eisenberg et al., 2011). Owing to a shortage of Kenyan studies, gaps in service access in the university student population are not properly understood. Using a qualitative, exploratory approach, the present study was aimed at investigating university students' intentions to seek vestment for mental health problems, as well as explore their perceive...

Boko Haram’s Insurgency and Nigeria’s Relations with the United States of America 2009-2016

Abstract: The study sought to examine Boko Haram’s insurgency and Nigeria’s relations with; the United States, the work was divided into five chapters. The study was guided by the following research questions: How did Boko Haram insurgency shape Nigeria’s international image? How did insurgency of Boko Haram influence Nigeria -United States of America security relations? To what level does insurgency of the Boko Haram affect trade relations between Nigeria and the United States of Amer...

The Relationship between Parenting Styles and Conduct Disorder among Children in Dagoretti Girls’ and Kabete Boys’ Rehabilitation Schools.

Abstract: Adolescence stage is when an individual is in the transitional years from a child to and adult. This stage marks the onset of cognitive, physical and emotional changes therefore a very important time for the child as they try to answer the question who they are and who they want to be in future. Parental love care and supervision is very important to the child because they start question rules and defy them at this stage. The manner in which the parent raise their child determines ...

Attitudes towards Mental Health among United States International University Africa Students

Abstract: Stigma and discrimination are serious problems faced by individuals with mental health problems, and may prevent these individuals from seeking the treatment they need. The present study aimed to examine the attitudes held by USIU-A students towards mental health problems. Data were collected from classes in various courses, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, at the university, including Journalism, International Business Administration, International Relations, and Psychol...


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