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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether near wins can prolong gambling activity on a video lottery terminal. In a three-reel game, near wins were operationally defined as two identical symbols followed by a third different symbol. Players in an experimental condition were exposed to 27% near wins in a series of continuous losses, whereas(More)
We conducted an 11-week forced-escalation open-label study of paroxetine in the treatment of 36 patients with generalized social phobia. At the mean dosage of 47.9 +/- 6.2 mg/day, 23 of 30 completers (77%) were deemed responders on the basis of a clinician rating of either "very much improved" or "much improved" on the Clinical Global Impressions scale.(More)
The Chronic Pain Coping Inventory (CPCI) was developed to assess eight behavioral coping strategies hypothesized to be important for pain adaptation. But the predictive validity of the CPCI has yet to be tested in a longitudinal study. Here, 321 workers on sick leave after a work accident affecting the low back pain (LBP) region completed the CPCI during(More)
The purpose of this study was to verify the usefulness of an adaptation of the stress process model in organizing the psychological variables associated with the development of low-back-pain related disability. French-speaking Canadian workers on compensated sick leave (N=439) due to recent occupational low back pain (LBP) were evaluated during the(More)
BACKGROUND Coping strategies are among the psychosocial factors hypothesized to contribute to the development of chronic musculoskeletal disability. The Chronic Pain Coping Inventory (CPCI) was developed to assess eight behavioral coping strategies targeted in multidisciplinary pain treatment (Guarding, Resting, Asking for Assistance, Task Persistence,(More)
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