Charles Swencionis

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Some studies suggest that religiosity may be related to health outcomes. The current investigation, involving 92,395 Women's Health Initiative Observational Study participants, examined the prospective association of religious affiliation, religious service attendance, and strength and comfort from religion with subsequent cardiovascular outcomes and death.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare surface electromyographic (EMG) studies of the pelvic floor in women diagnosed with dysesthetic vulvodynia to those of women with no urologic or gynecologic symptoms. STUDY DESIGN Fifty women were chosen to participate and placed in one of two diagnostic categories, asymptomatic (no report of urogynecologic abnormalities, n = 25) and(More)
Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity. However, evidence suggests that maladaptive eating behaviors such as binge eating, grazing, and a loss of control when eating may impact postsurgical weight outcomes. The current study sought to characterize the weight outcomes, eating patterns, and perceived health-related quality of(More)
Thirty-three women diagnosed as suffering from vulvar vestibulitis syndrome, marked by a significant history of long-term moderate to severe chronic introital dyspareunia and tenderness of the vulvar vestibule, were selected for treatment. Patients were given a computerized electromyographic evaluation of the pelvic floor muscles and were then provided with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate treatment of mild hypertension using combinations of diet and low-dose pharmacologic therapies. DESIGN Multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. SETTING Three university-based tertiary care centers. PATIENTS Patients (697) 21 to 65 years of age with diastolic blood pressure between 90 and 100 mm Hg as well as(More)
This study examined the relationship between addictive personality and maladaptive eating behaviors in bariatric surgery candidates. Ninety-seven bariatric surgery candidates completed the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ-R) Addiction Scale, the Overeating Questionnaire (OQ), binge-eating questions from the Questionnaire of Eating and Weight Patterns(More)
The Trial of Antihypertensive Interventions and Management was a multicenter randomized, placebo-controlled trial designed to assess the effectiveness of various combinations of pharmacologic and dietary interventions in the treatment of mild hypertension (diastolic blood pressure 90-100 mmHg). The primary outcome was blood pressure change between baseline(More)
G. Stanley Hall, the first person to earn a Ph.D. in psychology in the United States, did research on eating behaviors in the nineteenth century (Lepore in The New Yorker, 2011). Research on psychological aspects of obesity accelerated in the 1950s and there has been a great deal done at this point. We review areas of considerable activity and relevance.
This study examines the perceived levels of family functioning and their relationships with eating pathology across three eating disorder diagnostic groups. Charts of 65 day treatment female patients, ranging in age from 12 to 27 years, were studied by diagnosis and assessed using the FACES-II and EDI-2. Using multiple regression analyses, it was determined(More)
Many of the behavioral interventions designed to promote dietary change in individuals include medical assessment, initial assessment of diet history, assessing readiness, establishing dietary goals, self-monitoring, stimulus control training, training in problem solving, relapse prevention training, enlisting social support, nutrition education, dietary(More)