Elizabeth M Altmaier

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Questionnaires assessing a range of quality of life (QOL) outcomes were completed by 200 adult bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients from five BMT treatment centres. Respondents had undergone allogeneic (46%) or autologous BMT (54%) for a haematological malignancy and were disease free and at least 12 months post BMT (mean 43 months). Variability in(More)
This study considered the role of social support in mitigating depression among bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients. Eighty-six BMT patients completed the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Scale (MOS-SSS) and the Centers for Epidemiological Studies of Depression Scale (CES-D) before transplant and again at one year posttransplant. Results showed(More)
Using a novel quantitative model of repeated choice behavior, we investigated the cognitive processes of criminal offenders incarcerated for various crimes. Eighty-one criminals, including violent offenders, drug and sex offenders, drivers operating a vehicle while impaired, and 18 matched controls were tested. The results were also contrasted with those(More)
This study sought to better understand the relationship between religion/spirituality and physical health and mental health in 122 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. The current study conceptualized religion/spirituality as a multidimensional factor, and measured it with a new measure of religion/spirituality for research on health outcomes (Brief(More)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disabling pain condition poorly understood by medical professionals. Because CRPS is particularly enigmatic, and has significant impact on patient function, researchers have examined psychological processes present among patients with this diagnosis. This systematic review examines psychosocial factors associated(More)
A growing number of children are experiencing marital transition. The effects of divorce on children have typically been considered deleterious, although factors can buffer the difficulty of postdivorce adjustment. One of these factors is a positive relationship with a parental figure. Unfortunately, divorce often overwhelms parents with a series of changes(More)
OBJECTIVE To study posttraumatic growth and psychological and physical well-being among 25 cancer survivors (12 men, 13 women) 9 years after receiving a hematopoietic stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor. MEASURES Participants completed measures of well-being (e.g., depression, physical function) and posttraumatic growth at the 9-year follow-up.(More)
This study examined whether three psychosocial variables (social support, self-efficacy, and optimism) assessed prior to bone marrow transplantation (BMT) predicted physical and emotional wellbeing one year post-BMT. Data were gathered on 87 participants enrolled in a multicenter, randomized trial examining the impact of ex-vivo T-cell depletion on(More)
Sleep disorders and cognition in older adults with cardiovascular disease. ABSTRACT The elderly population in the United States is growing rapidly, presenting increasing challenges in health care provision. One of the most salient and complex issues facing the elderly is cognitive impairment. This condition often leads to dementia and has a significant(More)
The impact of therapy : a qualitative analysis of clinicians working with combat veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Will Liu, for your contributions to this project. A special thank you to Courtney Cornick, for all your support throughout this process. iii ABSTRACT For some people, exposure to trauma results in the development of(More)