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This article describes a second treatment-outcome study of cognitive trauma therapy for battered women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; CTT-BW). CTT-BW includes trauma history exploration: PTSD education; stress management; exposure to abuse and abuser reminders; self-monitoring of negative self-talk; cognitive therapy for guilt; and modules on(More)
This paper describes a treatment-outcome study of Cognitive Trauma Therapy for Battered Women (CTT-BW) with PTSD. Derived from psychological learning principles, CTT-BW emphasizes the role of irrational beliefs and evaluative language in chronic PTSD. CTT-BW includes trauma history exploration, PTSD psychoeducation, stress management, psychoeducation about(More)
Stress is a major risk factor for numerous neuropsychiatric diseases. However, susceptibility to stress and the qualitative nature of stress effects on behavior differ markedly among individuals. This is partly because of the moderating influence of genetic factors. Inbred mouse strains provide a relatively stable and restricted range of genetic and(More)
This study examined the influence of exercise intensity upon the cortisol response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Specifically, we examined exercise at intensities of 40, 60, and 80% maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) in an attempt to determine the intensity necessary to provoke an increase in circulating cortisol. Twelve active moderately(More)
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) remains the principal dose-limiting toxicity of many agents. This systematic review evaluates available CIPN measures and provides rationale for selection of measures in this field. Searches of Medline (1966-2010), CINAHL (1966-2010), Embase (1966-2010), and Cochrane (1988-2010) databases were performed. To(More)
BACKGROUND Family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation is becoming a more common and accepted practice. OBJECTIVES We wanted to determine the views held by pediatricians on family presence during pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We hypothesized that physicians who had more experience with critical illness and death would be more willing(More)
Although approximately 50% of nursing home residents fall annually, the surrounding circumstances remain inadequately understood. This study explored nursing staff perspectives of person, environment, and interactive circumstances surrounding nursing home falls. Focus groups were conducted at two nursing homes in the mid-Atlantic region with the highest and(More)