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The present research evaluated the psychometric properties of a brief self-report instrument designed to assess appraisal of diabetes. Two hundred male subjects completed the Appraisal of Diabetes Scale (ADS) and provided blood samples that were subsequently assayed to provide an index of glycemic control (i.e., glycosylated hemoglobin). Subjects also(More)
Instruments used to study anxiety and fear responses related to chronic pain vary along two dimensions. They differ in terms of the stimuli or situations that evoke anxiety responses and the types of anxiety responses included (i.e. cognitive, motoric, and physiological). This study examined relations of variables from the Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between learned resourcefulness and two common addictive behaviors, namely, drinking and smoking. Male and female college students (N = 175) completed the Self-Control Schedule (SCS), the Quantity-Frequency-Variability questionnaire, and a smoking history form. Learned resourcefulness was related to(More)
One hundred forty-four patients and 68 physicians at three cancer centers were studied for their perceptions of the consent procedure, in which they participated one to three weeks earlier, for chemotherapy by one of 65 investigational protocols. Patients recalled the procedure positively and relied heavily on physician's advice. They felt most physicians(More)
To assess the long-term outcome of kidney/pancreas transplantation, patients were identified who had good graft function at one year posttransplant and a minimum of 3 years' follow-up. Fifty recipients from 1987-92 met these criteria. Records were reviewed for graft survival, graft function, readmissions, and medical complications. Psychosocial adjustment(More)
Some aspect of psychosocial criteria is commonly utilized by most transplant programs in assessing candidates' acceptability for transplantation. However, regardless of the assessment methodology, information obtained in pretransplant assessments may be limited given the evaluative nature of the assessment as well as the sensitive nature of the contents.(More)
No known pathophysiological mechanism can explain the majority of cases of blepharospasm, i.e. spasm of the orbicularis oculi muscle; it may also affect the lower face, neck and jaw--Meige syndrome. Only symptomatic treatment is possible, and surgery should be a last resort for severe cases. Much more clinical research will be required before promising(More)
Cancer patient compliance with medical advice and procedures is crucial to successful treatment. This study assessed the views of 246 randomly selected oncologists about the extent of, and reasons for, cancer patient noncompliance. A questionnaire was designed to assess aspects of a) appointment-keeping, b) adherence to outpatient and inpatient treatments,(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the association between treatment setting and pain control attributions as assessed by the Pain Locus of Control Scale (PLOC). DESIGN Nonrandomized consecutive samples. PATIENTS AND SETTING The patient groups included an outpatient pain clinic sample of chronic pain patients (n = 48), a group of medical clinic outpatients with(More)