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Biobehavioral variables and mortality or cardiac arrest in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Pilot Study (CAPS).
TLDR
Results indicated that the type B behavior pattern, higher levels of depression and lower pulse rate reactivity to challenge were significant risk factors for death or cardiac arrest, after adjusting statistically for a set of known clinical predictors of disease severity. Expand
Chronic pain and functional impairment: assessing beliefs about their relationship.
TLDR
The PAIRS demonstrated adequate internal consistency and it correlated significantly with another measure of the cognitive component of chronic pain syndrome, the Cognitive Errors Questionnaire--Low Back Scale. Expand
A Roadmap to Computer‐Based Psychotherapy in the United States
TLDR
Specific challenges (and some possible solutions) to implementing computer‐based distance therapy and self‐guided treatments in the United States are discussed. Expand
Comparison of lumbar paravertebral EMG patterns in chronic low back pain patients and non-patient controls
TLDR
Although the two groups did not differ on absolute levels of EMG during quiet standing, significant differences were found for EMG patterns during dynamic postures, providing support for the biomechanical model of chronic pain and the need for further research pertaining to pain behavior and movement‐related lumbar muscle activity. Expand
Cognitive behavior therapy for hypochondriasis: a randomized controlled trial.
TLDR
This brief, individual CBT intervention, developed specifically to alter hypochondriacal thinking and restructure hypochondRIacal beliefs, appears to have significant beneficial long-term effects on the symptoms of Hypochondriasis. Expand
What Is eHealth (6): Perspectives on the Evolution of eHealth Research
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Recommendations included the need for improvement and formalization of development and evaluation standards across private and public sectors, additional research on the technology needs and preferences of traditionally underserved populations, and long-term epidemiologic studies of the impact of eHealth on outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Expand
Expectancies and functional impairment in chronic low back pain
TLDR
Perceived self‐efficacy and pain response expectancies were examined as correlates of movement limitations and impaired functioning in a sample of 40 patients with chronic low back pain and indicated that actual performance was best predicted by self-efficacy ratings, which in turn appeared to be determined by pain response expectsancies. Expand
Promise of and potential for patient-facing technologies to enable meaningful use.
TLDR
A framework for organizing patient-facing technologies into categories of meaningful use is provided, and how these technologies can improve healthcare quality, safety, and population health is provided. Expand
Mapping the Road From Childhood Trauma to Adult Somatization: The Role of Attachment
TLDR
Study results support the idea that childhood trauma shapes patients' styles of relating to others in times of need, and these styles, in turn, influence the somatization process and how patients respond to providers. Expand
Challenges and opportunities of eHealth research.
  • D. Ahern
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • American journal of preventive medicine
  • 1 May 2007
TLDR
Some of the unique challenges and opportunities that researchers in eHealth face with a particular emphasis on methodologic issues are addressed and emerging evidence pointing to the growing interest and investment in e health research is presented. Expand
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