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  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a prevalent health problem, not only globally, but also in Saudi Arabia. A growing body of literature suggests a bi-directional association between T2DM and various mental he...

    Authors: Alhussain Alzahrani, Abdulrahman Alghamdi, Turki Alqarni, Reem Alshareef and Abdullah Alzahrani

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:48

    Content type: Research

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  2. The prevalence of depressive disorder in Shenzhen is higher than for any other city in China. Despite national health system reform to integrate mental health into primary care, the majority of depression case...

    Authors: Kendall Searle, Grant Blashki, Ritsuko Kakuma, Hui Yang, Yuanlin Zhao and Harry Minas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:47

    Content type: Research

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  3. A person’s perception of health service quality depends on his or her expectations and priorities. If the perception of care is good, then it eventually enhances future health service utilization, adherence to...

    Authors: Nazmun Nahar Nuri, Malabika Sarker, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Mohammad Didar Hossain, Claudia Beiersmann and Albrecht Jahn

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:46

    Content type: Research

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  4. This study describes the Moldovan mental health system and reform needs before and during the initial phase of the MENSANA project (2014–2022) over the period 2007–2017.

    Authors: Marjonneke de Vetten-Mc Mahon, Laura S. Shields-Zeeman, Ionela Petrea and Niek S. Klazinga

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:45

    Content type: Research

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  5. The therapeutic potential of art to contribute to mental health, well-being and recovery is widely recognised. Benefits include improved self-esteem, self-confidence, communication skills, personal relationshi...

    Authors: Tony Barnett, Josephine de Deuge and Heather Bridgman

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:44

    Content type: Research

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  6. To facilitate decentralisation and scale-up of mental health services, Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services committed to implementing the World Health Organization’s mental health Gap Action Programm...

    Authors: Fiona Charlson, Odille Chang, Ilisapeci Kubuabola, Jaclyn Schess, Catherine Latu, Ernest Hunter, Isimeli Tukana, Sefanaia Qaloewai and Rahul Shidhaye

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:43

    Content type: Research

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  7. In the context of a large treatment gap for common mental disorders (CMDs) and shortage of mental health specialists in low- and middle-income countries, there is increasing evidence of the effectiveness of ta...

    Authors: One Selohilwe, Arvin Bhana, Emily C. Garman and Inge Petersen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:42

    Content type: Research

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  8. Internationally, mental health and social care systems face significant challenges when implementing policy to prevent and respond to domestic violence (DV). This paper reviews the policy process pertaining to...

    Authors: Thi Minh Le, Christine Morley, Peter S. Hill, Quyen Tu Bui and Michael P. Dunne

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:41

    Content type: Research

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  9. Several previous observational studies have reported the risk factors associated with readmission in people with mental illness. While patient-reported experiences and outcomes have become increasingly importa...

    Authors: Sosei Yamaguchi, Yasutaka Ojio, Junko Koike, Asami Matsunaga, Makoto Ogawa, Hisateru Tachimori, Akiko Kikuchi, Hiroshi Kimura, Ataru Inagaki, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Yoshiki Kishi, Koji Yoshida, Takaaki Hirooka, Satoru Oishi, Yasuhiro Matsuda and Chiyo Fujii

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:40

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. There are limited data on healthcare spending by households containing a person with severe mental disorder (SMD) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This study aimed to estimate the incidence and inte...

    Authors: Yohannes Hailemichael, Damen Hailemariam, Kebede Tirfessa, Sumaiyah Docrat, Atalay Alem, Girmay Medhin, Crick Lund, Dan Chisholm, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:39

    Content type: Research

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  11. Current coverage of mental health care in low- and middle-income countries is limited, not only in terms of access to services but also in terms of financial protection of persons in need of care and treatment...

    Authors: Jibril Abdulmalik, Saheed Olayiwola, Sumaiyah Docrat, Crick Lund, Dan Chisholm and Oye Gureje

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:38

    Content type: Research

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  12. Collaborative care is a means of improving outcomes particularly for people with complex needs. The Partners in Recovery (PIR) program, established in Australia in 2012, provides care coordination to facilitat...

    Authors: Julie Henderson, Sara Javanparast, Fran Baum, Toby Freeman, Jeffery Fuller, Anna Ziersch and Tamara Mackean

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:37

    Content type: Research

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  13. Epilepsy remains the most frequent diagnosis in Psychiatric and Mental Health Services in Mozambique. Because it is a major concern, in 2013 a Program for “Reducing the Epilepsy Treatment gap” was launched in 16 ...

    Authors: Palmira Fortunato Dos Santos, Vasco Cumbe, Maria Lídia Gouveia, Capucine de Fouchier, Dirk Teuwen and Tarun Dua

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:36

    Content type: Research

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  14. The significant psychosocial harms from bullying among adolescents create major challenges for mental health promotion programs and services in schools. While the negative consequences of bullying victimisatio...

    Authors: Ha Thi Hai Le, Nam Tran, Marilyn A. Campbell, Michelle L. Gatton, Huong Thanh Nguyen and Michael P. Dunne

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:35

    Content type: Research

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  15. Stress and psychological disorders have been assigned increasing significance in the field of occupational health. Based on Japan’s psychiatric disability occupational disease recognition regulation, Taiwan’s ...

    Authors: Wan-Yu Yeh, Wei-Che Chiu, Ruey-Yu Chen, Pei-Yi Hu and Dung-Min Tsai

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:34

    Content type: Research

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  16. With the growth of information technology, there is a need for the evaluation of cost-effective means of monitoring and support of field workers involved in large epidemiological surveys.

    Authors: Maggie Aradati, Lisa Bilal, Mohammad Talal Naseem, Sanaa Hyder, Abdulhameed Al‐Habeeb, Abdullah Al-Subaie, Mona Shahab, Bilal Sohail, Mansoor Baig, Abdulrahman Binmuammar and Yasmin Altwaijri

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:33

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  17. Intervening at an early stage of psychosis improves the chances of recovery from first-episode psychosis. However, people who are experiencing distress and early psychotic symptoms generally seem to delay seek...

    Authors: Hege Hansen, Signe Hjelen Stige, Christian Moltu, Jan Olav Johannessen, Inge Joa, Sveinung Dybvig and Marius Veseth

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:32

    Content type: Research

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  18. Worldwide, people with mental disorders are detained within the justice system at higher rates than the general population and often suffer human rights abuses. This review sought to understand the state of kn...

    Authors: Aish Lovett, Hye Rim Kwon, Khameer Kidia, Debra Machando, Megan Crooks, Gregory Fricchione, Graham Thornicroft and Helen E. Jack

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:31

    Content type: Review

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  19. Depression and anxiety are among the common mental health problems among medical students and are associated with poor academic performance, disability and poor quality of life. A better understanding of the m...

    Authors: Mebratu Abraha Kebede, Birke Anbessie and Getinet Ayano

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:30

    Content type: Research

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  20. Autism spectrum disorders are increasing worldwide and in Vietnam. This study reports the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders and examines their relation to selected socio-demographic factors among childre...

    Authors: Van Minh Hoang, Thi Vui Le, Thi Thuy Quynh Chu, Bich Ngoc Le, Minh Duc Duong, Ngoc Minh Thanh, Van Tac Pham, Harry Minas and Thi Thu Ha Bui

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:29

    Content type: Research

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  21. Mental disorders contribute substantial burden to the society due to their widespread occurrence and debilitating effects. A quarter of the world’s population are children and adolescents, a significant number...

    Authors: Crystal Amiel M. Estrada, Marian Fe Theresa C. Lomboy, Ernesto R. Gregorio Jr., Emmy Amalia, Cynthia R. Leynes, Romeo R. Quizon and Jun Kobayashi

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:28

    Content type: Debate

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  22. General practitioners (GPs) play an important role in the physical care of patients with severe mental illness, so our aim was to analyse the relationships between GPs’ sociodemographic status and worked-relat...

    Authors: Mª Carmen Castillejos Anguiano, Antonio Bordallo Aragón, David Aguilera Fernández and Berta Moreno Küstner

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:27

    Content type: Research

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  23. Negative attitude and discriminatory behavior of health professionals constitute a major obstacle in psychiatric care and have been pointed out as a key issue in working with mental illness. Understanding abou...

    Authors: Yoseph Sahile, Sewbesew Yitayih, Berhanu Yeshanew, Daniel Ayelegne and Awoke Mihiretu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:26

    Content type: Research

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  24. Despite a sustained focus by policymakers and researchers on improving the standard of clinical care in public mental health services, the use of evidence-based practice remains low. Among other challenges, th...

    Authors: Sarah Cusworth Walker, Georganna Sedlar, Lucy Berliner, Felix I. Rodriguez, Paul A. Davis, Savannah Johnson and Jessica Leith

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:25

    Content type: Case Study

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  25. A major challenge in psychiatric inpatient care is to create an environment that promotes patient recovery, patient safety and good working environment for staff. Since guidelines and programs addressing this ...

    Authors: Veikko Pelto-Piri, Tuula Wallsten, Ulrika Hylén, Iradj Nikban and Lars Kjellin

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:23

    Content type: Research

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  26. In Japan, the mental health system has been shifting from hospitalization-based to community-based care; some organizations have gradually begun providing intensive case management (ICM) services. We developed...

    Authors: Kota Suzuki, Sosei Yamaguchi, Yasunari Kawasoe, Kazumi Nayuki, Tsutomu Aoki, Naomi Hasegawa and Chiyo Fujii

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:22

    Content type: Research

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  27. Emerging researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) face many barriers, including inadequacies in funding, international exposure and mentorship. In 2012, the National Institute of Mental Health (N...

    Authors: Andrea Tenório Correia da Silva, Charlotte Hanlon, Ezra Susser, Graciela Rojas, Heloísa Garcia Claro, Julieta Quayle, Kassahun Habtamu, María Soledad Burrone, Maria Tavares Cavalcanti, Mona Sharma, Marguerite Schneider, Ramesh Prasad Adhikari, Tanya van de Water, Yasmin Mohammed, Anna E. Ordóñez and Soraya Seedat

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:21

    Content type: Case Study

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  28. Staff-directed aggression represents a considerable concern in mental health and substance abuse services, and presents a substantial challenge to the quality and continuity of service provision for people wit...

    Authors: Erlend R. Maagerø-Bangstad, Knut Tore Sælør and Ottar Ness

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:20

    Content type: Research

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  29. This study aimed to examine potential predictors of duration of sick leave due to mental disorders in Japan.

    Authors: Sawako Sakakibara, Mitsuhiro Sado, Akira Ninomiya, Mayuko Arai, Satoko Takahashi, Chika Ishihara, Yuki Miura, Hajime Tabuchi, Joichiro Shirahase and Masaru Mimura

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:19

    Content type: Research

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  30. Depression is the leading cause of disability at a population level and globally 350 million people are suffering from depression. Despite a high prevalence and serious consequences, people with depression are...

    Authors: Shegaye Shumet, Telake Azale, Getnet Ayano, Dessie Abebaw, Tadele Amare and Wondale Getnet

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:18

    Content type: Research

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  31. Young adults starting college or university education encounter multiple stressors related to transitional life-stage and novel environments. Current studies reveal high rates of symptoms related to common men...

    Authors: Nasih Othman, Farah Ahmad, Christo El Morr and Paul Ritvo

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:17

    Content type: Research

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  32. The World Health Organization issued recommendations to guide the process of integrating mental health services into primary healthcare. However, there has been general as well as context specific shortcomings...

    Authors: Edith K. Wakida, Elialilia S. Okello, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Dickens Akena, Paul E. Alele, Zohray M. Talib and Celestino Obua

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:16

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  33. The resource group method provides a structure to facilitate patients’ empowerment and recovery processes, and to systematically engage significant others in treatment and care. A patient chooses members of a ...

    Authors: Cathelijn D. Tjaden, Cornelis L. Mulder, Jaap van Weeghel, Philippe Delespaul, Rene Keet, Stynke Castelein, Jenny Boumans, Eva Leeman, Ulf Malm and Hans Kroon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Primary health care is still peripheral in the identification and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in the Russian Federation. However, the development of primary health services has been ...

    Authors: Grigory Rezvy, Elena Andreeva, Nadezhda Ryzhkova, Vera Yashkovich and Tore Sørlie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:14

    Content type: Research

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  35. Depression and heart disease are an important public-health problem. Depression is one of the most prevalent and disabling psychiatric disorders with more than three times increased risk among patients with ca...

    Authors: Halima Umer, Alemayehu Negash, Mengesha Birkie and Asmare Belete

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:13

    Content type: Research

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  36. The World Mental Health-Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) 3.0, originally in English, is a fully-structured interview designed for the assessment of mental disorders. Although Arabic translat...

    Authors: Mona Shahab, Feda Al‐Tuwaijri, Noha Kattan, Lisa Bilal, Sanaa Hyder, Zeina Mneimneh, Yu-chieh Lin, AbdulHameed Al-Habeeb, Abdullah Al-Subaie, Abdulrahman Binmuammar and Yasmin Altwaijri

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:12

    Content type: Case Study

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  37. Depression in HIV/AIDS children not only worsens the progression and outcome of illness, but also impacts their quality of life, having a negative influence on society. The present study was conducted from a p...

    Authors: Enpeng Zhou, Zhengxue Qiao, Yuewu Cheng, Jiawei Zhou, Wenbo Wang, Mingzhe Zhao, Xiaohui Qiu, Lin Wang, Xuejia Song, Erying Zhao, Ruopeng Wang, Xueyan Zhao, Yanjie Yang and Xiuxian Yang

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:10

    Content type: Research

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  38. Since the introduction of the Mental Health Act (MHA) in 1995, mental health services have expanded at the community level in Korea. While community facilities for mental health have grown considerably, large ...

    Authors: Yong-Chang Heo, Sang Kyoung Kahng and Sungyong Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:9

    Content type: Case Study

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  39. Systematic efforts to improve the quality, safety and value of health care have increased over the last decades. Even so, it is hard to choose priorities and to know when the desired results are reached, espec...

    Authors: Mikael Selvin, Kjerstin Almqvist, Lars Kjellin, Lars-Olov Lundqvist and Agneta Schröder

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:8

    Content type: Research

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  40. Depression in healthy person without cardiac disease has been associated with the development of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease also risk factor for development of depression. This has deva...

    Authors: Asmare Belete, Alemayehu Negash and Mengesha Birkie

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:7

    Content type: Research

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  41. While considerable progress is being made to understand the health and self-management needs of youth with mental health disorders, little attention has focused on the mental health and recovery needs that the...

    Authors: Skye P. Barbic, Adelena Leon, Ian Manion, Sarah Irving, Rebecca Zivanovic, Emily Jenkins, Shelly Ben-David, Pouya Azar, Amy Salmon, Carolyn Helps, Stephanie Gillingham, Tara Beaulieu, Rachal Pattison, Corinne Talon, Oluseyi Oyedele, Karen Tee…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:6

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Mental, neurological and substance use disorders are highly prevalent in Ethiopia which are known to result in substantial disability. Improving the knowledge, attitude and practice of the primary health care ...

    Authors: Eftu Ahmed, Hailu Merga and Fessahaye Alemseged

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:5

    Content type: Research

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  43. With the implicit neglect for the integration of mental health services into general health service development in South Africa, there is an urgent need for an understanding of the ways in which existing refor...

    Authors: Sumaiyah Docrat, Crick Lund and Dan Chisholm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:4

    Content type: Research

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  44. Hospital nurses are exposed to various work-related factors that may be associated with increased risk of developing different mental disorders. Empirical evidence on the prevalence and correlates of individua...

    Authors: Thi Thu Thuy Tran, Ngoc Bich Nguyen, Mai Anh Luong, Thi Hai Anh Bui, Thi Dung Phan, Van Oanh Tran, Thi Huyen Ngo, Harry Minas and Thuy Quynh Nguyen

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:3

    Content type: Research

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  45. Suicide is a critical global health issue. Japan has had a high suicide rate for the last 12 decades. In 2007, the Japanese Central Government Office issued the “General Principles of Suicide Prevention Policy...

    Authors: Naohiro Yonemoto, Yoshitaka Kawashima, Kaori Endo and Mitsuhiko Yamada

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:2

    Content type: Research

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  46. Care assistant workers as a new pattern of care providers in China play an important role in bridging the mental health treatment gap. Stigma and discrimination against people with mental disorders among care ...

    Authors: Jie Li, Yu Fan, Hua-Qing Zhong, Xiao-Ling Duan, Wen Chen, Sara Evans-Lacko and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2019 13:1

    Content type: Research

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  47. Changes in Norwegian law and health policy require all health professionals to help safeguard the provision of information and follow-up for the children of parents with mental or physical illness, or substanc...

    Authors: Bjørg Eva Skogøy, Darryl Maybery, Torleif Ruud, Knut Sørgaard, Gro Christensen Peck, Elin Kufås, Kristin Stavnes, Eivind Thorsen and Terje Ogden

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:77

    Content type: Research

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  48. Psychotherapy and mental health services in Nairobi’s public hospitals are increasing. Rather than prematurely imposing psychotherapy protocols developed in Western countries to Kenya, we argue that first stud...

    Authors: Manasi Kumar, Mary Wangari Kuria, Caleb Joseph Othieno and Fredrik Falkenström

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2018 12:76

    Content type: Research

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