Charles P. McCreary

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Studies that used the MMPI to predict the response of chronic low back pain patients to standard medical treatment have not produced definitive results. Patients seen in a university hospital orthopedic back pain clinic were given the MMPI before treatment, and 6 to 12 months later 76 patients completed follow-up forms that indicated their level of(More)
This study examined the direct and mediated contributions of psychosocial variables to posttreatment physical functioning among 142 patients receiving cardiac rehabilitation. Two models were proposed and tested. In the first model, psychosocial factors were correlated and made to predict baseline and 6-week physical functioning. The results showed that(More)
The effectiveness of several measures in predicting response to conservative treatment for chronic low back pain was studied. The measures included pretreatment demographic variables, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), patient ratings of pain caused by daily activities as measured by the Activities Discomfort Scale (ADS), and physician(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated hostility, social support, coping, depression, and their contributions to concurrent and posttreatment quality of life (QoL) among a group of patients participating in a 6-week cardiac rehabilitation program. METHOD Both direct and mediational relationships among psychosocial factors, QoL baseline, and QoL outcome were(More)
A modified form of Nathanson and Becker's (1983) Health Belief Model Questionnaire and other measures designed to assess cognitive processing were administered to low-income black adolescent female clients of an inner-city comprehensive health care clinic. The purpose of the study was to explore determinants of sexual activity and contraceptive use.(More)
This study examined the nature and extent of psychological differences among diagnostic subgroups of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. Three subgroups were identified and labeled as: (1) primary myalgia, (2) primary temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, or (3) combination myalgia and TMJ problems. Patients' (n = 112) levels of pain and distress(More)
This study examined whether pretreatment psychological characteristics of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients were related to the response to treatment in a TMD and facial pain clinic. The care provided to patients was either an evaluation only or an evaluation followed by a course of physical medicine/dental procedures (occlusal appliances, physical(More)
In a randomized, double-blind, parallel groups study, 40 patients undergoing surgical removal of impacted 3rd molar teeth received either sublingual lormetazepam 2.5 mg (n = 20) in a new cellulose wafer formulation followed at 35 min by i.v. saline; or sublingual placebo followed at 35 min by i.v. diazepam 10 mg (Diazemuls). Rapid onset of sedation was seen(More)