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Spirituality and health: What’s the evidence and what’s needed?
  • C. Thoresen, A. Harris
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of…
  • 1 February 2002
This article familiarize readers with some recent empirical evidence about possible associations between religious and/or spiritual factors and health outcomes and hopes to introduce the dismissing critic to suggestive data that may create tempered doubt and the uncritical advocate to issues and concerns that will encourage greater modesty in the making of claims and drawing of conclusions. Expand
Pretreatment and during treatment risk factors for dropout among patients with substance use disorders.
Better screening of risk factors for dropout and efforts to create a less controlling treatment environment may result in increased retention in substance use disorder treatment. Expand
Does expressive writing reduce health care utilization? A meta-analysis of randomized trials.
  • A. Harris
  • Medicine
  • Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 31 March 2006
Writing about stressful experiences reduces HCU in healthy samples but not in samples defined by medical diagnoses or exposure to stress or other psychological factors, although the significance of these effects for individuals' health is unknown. Expand
The comparative effectiveness of cognitive processing therapy for male veterans treated in a VHA posttraumatic stress disorder residential rehabilitation program.
CPT appears to produce significantly more symptom improvement than treatment conducted before the implementation of CPT, which is likely to improve care for male veterans with military-related PTSD in VHA settings. Expand
Component alignment during total knee arthroplasty with use of standard or custom instrumentation: a randomized clinical trial using computed tomography for postoperative alignment measurement.
There were no significant improvements in clinical outcomes or knee component alignment in patients treated with patient-specific cutting blocks as compared with those treated with standard instruments. Expand
Effects of a group forgiveness intervention on forgiveness, perceived stress, and trait-anger.
The intervention reduced negative thoughts and feelings about the target transgression 2 to 3 times more effectively than the control condition, and it produced significantly greater increases in positive thoughts andfeelings toward the transgressor. Expand
Physical activity, exercise coping, and depression in a 10-year cohort study of depressed patients.
It appears that physical activity may be especially helpful in the context of medical problems and major life stressors, and more physical activity is associated with reduced concurrent depression. Expand
Incidence and Risk Factors for Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in National Collegiate Athletic Association Football
Between 2004 and 2009, NCAA football players experienced a greater number of ACL injuries in games compared with practices, in scrimmages compared with regular practices, and when playing on artificial turf surfaces. Expand
Volunteering is Associated with Delayed Mortality in Older People: Analysis of the Longitudinal Study of Aging
Testing the hypothesis that frequent volunteering is associated with less mortality risk when the effects of socio-demographics, medical status, physical activity and social integration are controlled found that frequent volunteers had significantly reduced mortality compared to non-volunteers. Expand