Elaine Adams Thompson

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OBJECTIVE To examine the validity of the Suicide Risk Screen (SRS) for identifying suicide-risk youths among potential high school dropouts. METHOD Five hundred eighty-one potential dropouts, aged 14 to 20 years, participated in a 3-stage case identification protocol. A potential dropout pool was created in 7 schools; students, randomly selected,(More)
The ICD is a common therapy for treatment of ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of sudden cardiac death. After ICD therapy, 50% of survivors are known to have significantly elevated anxiety, depression, anger, and fear in getting back to normal physical activities. Despite these problems, few interventions to improve adjustment have been rigorously(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term benefits of participating in a structured, 8-week educational telephone intervention delivered by expert cardiovascular nurses post-ICD. The intervention was aimed to (1) increase physical functioning, (2) increase psychological adjustment, (3) improve self-efficacy in managing the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to test the preliminary psychometric properties of the Scale of Body Connection (SBC), a 20-item self-report measure, designed to assess body awareness and bodily dissociation in mind-body intervention research. METHODS The SBC items were based on common expressions of awareness in body therapy. Content validity was established(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the roles of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness as mediators between known risk factors and suicidal behaviors among 1,287 potential high school dropouts. As a step toward theory development, a model was tested that posited the relationships among these variables and their effects on suicidal behaviors. Structural(More)
This study adapted a U.S. drug use prevention program for use with Russian at-risk adolescents, and explored directions for further development of programs addressing prevention of substance abuse and other health risk behaviors including risk of HIV infection. The adaptation process was conducted in phases, initially carried out in Seattle with 23(More)
Purpose. The hypothesis tested was that experimental subjects, relative to controls, would demonstrate significant increases in school performance and decreases in drug involvement at program exit (5 months) and at follow-up (10 months). Design. A two-group, repeated-measures, intervention trial was the design used. Setting. The study involved four urban(More)
This research program focuses on some of society's most profound problems: adolescent drug involvement, school failure, and suicide behaviors. The program goals address several interdisciplinary research challenges: (a) testing theory-driven preventive interventions focusing on the multifaceted etiology of adolescent drug involvement and suicide potential;(More)
PURPOSE The literature regarding the outcome of non-accidental head injury (NAHI) is scarce and lacks specific detail even though it is generally considered to be poor. The purpose of this study is to review the literature to date and report the neurological outcome of these children in detail. METHODS A cross-sectional and prospective study of children(More)
This study examined the hypothesis that among one group of high-risk youth--potential high school dropouts--key psychosocial factors would distinguish adolescents endorsing high suicide ideation from those who do not. Survey data compared high-risk youth with high suicide ideation (n = 43) with randomly selected samples of high-risk (n = 43) and "typical"(More)