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STUDY DESIGN The psychometric properties and clinical use of a battery of physical performance measures were tested on 44 patients with low back pain and 48 healthy, pain-free control subjects. OBJECTIVES Reliability, validity, and clinical use of nine physical performance measures were evaluated. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although physical performance(More)
The assessment of worry among older adults typically has involved measures designed with younger cohorts. Because of special concerns in assessing older adults, modifications to existing instruments may be necessary. Addressing equivocal factor analytic data on the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) among younger adults, the authors conducted(More)
The Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) was designed to efficiently measure the core symptoms of anxiety and depression and has demonstrated positive psychometric properties in adult samples of anxiety and depression patients and student samples. Despite these findings, the psychometric properties of the DASS remain untested in older adults, for whom the(More)
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to: 1) characterize physical performance in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus; and 2) examine group differences by pain and fatigue on a multivariate profile of disease, physical, and psychologic symptoms. METHODS One hundred outpatients, 78 men and 22 women (mean age 40.70 +/- 7.49 years)(More)
CONTEXT Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can be effective for late-life generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but only pilot studies have been conducted in primary care, where older adults most often seek treatment. OBJECTIVE To examine effects of CBT relative to enhanced usual care (EUC) in older adults with GAD in primary care. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
This study was undertaken to characterize pain in individuals with hereditary multiple exostosis (HME). Two hundred ninety-three patients with HME completed a questionnaire designed to assess pain as well as its impact on their life. Eighty-four percent of participants reported having pain, indicating that pain is a real problem in HME. Of those with pain,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the structural validity of a battery of physical performance tasks and to investigate the construct validity of the resulting factors. DESIGN A measurement study. SETTING A large, private orthopedic clinic and a physical therapy clinic in an urban area. PARTICIPANTS One hundred three consecutive adult patients with low back(More)
Physical illness may precipitate psychological distress among older adults. This study examines whether social support and self-efficacy moderate the associations between physical health and depression and anxiety. Predictions were tested in 222 individuals age 60 or older presenting for help with worry. Physical health was assessed through self-report(More)
Of the pervasive anxiety disorders diagnosed in late life, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most prevalent. In this paper, the clinical features of GAD among older adults are described, with particular attention to differences in the nature of relevant symptoms among older and younger cohorts. Outcome studies addressing the efficacy of(More)
The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is widely used to document the prevalence of depression in suffers of chronic pain and in research designs about this population. Williams and Richardson (1993) initially posed the question, "What does the BDI measure in chronic pain?". Results from their study found 3 independent constructs, which differed somewhat from(More)