Elizabeth Mitchell 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)
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)
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 examined the effects of spouse social support on patient displays of pain behaviors. A standardized behavioral observation method was used to record pain behaviors in 110 chronic pain patients while the spouse was present and while the spouse was absent. Patients and their spouses also completed paper and pencil measures of spouse-provided social(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)
Forty-five low back pain patients were randomly assigned to either a standard inpatient rehabilitation program or the standard program with additional psychological components. The standard program emphasized education, support, and physical reconditioning through exercise. Patients receiving the psychological program were given additional training in(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)