B. Vijaya K. V. Kumar

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CONTEXT Mechanism-based classification (MBC) was established with current evidence and physical therapy (PT) management methods for both cancer and for noncancer pain. AIMS This study aims to describe the efficacy of MBC-based PT in persons with primary complaints of cancer pain. SETTINGS AND DESIGN A prospective case series of patients who attended the(More)
This study examined the relationship of 15 trait (e.g., absorption, ego-permissiveness) and 21 phenomenological variables (assessed by the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory) with performance on the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A. Factor analyses suggested three trait factors (absorption-permissiveness, general sensation(More)
Participants (N = 206) experienced 15-min of monotonous drumming either before or after hypnosis (Harvard scale). Participants completed the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI) in reference to the last 4-min of drumming. Stimulus order did not affect the objective trance levels as measured by the Harvard scores. The subjective trance level as(More)
Procedures for estimating hypnotic depth have been used for more than 70 years. This study predicted self-reported hypnotic depth from the phenomenological and behavioral variables of the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory-Hypnotic Assessment Procedure (PCI-HAP). Participants were divided into 2 groups; 1 was used to generate regression equations, and(More)
Positive and negative affect generated while using the Phenomenology of Consciousness--Hypnotic Assessment Procedure (PCI-HAP) on a sample of drug and alcohol users were predicted using several variables. The results were then cross-validated on a second, smaller sample. The results suggest that, although some negative affect was reported, the PCI-HAP was(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking has been reported as a major risk factor for periodontal disease. Studies have demonstrated decreased bleeding on probing and reduced inflammatory response among smokers, which has been attributed to the alterations in gingival microvasculature, gingival epithelium. In previous investigations, vascular and epithelial changes have been(More)
This paper presents the face recognition performance evaluation using visual and thermal infrared (IR) face images with correlation filter methods. New correlation filter designs have shown to be distortion invariant and the advantages of using thermal IR images are due to their invariance to visible illumination variations. A combined use of thermal IR(More)