Elizabeth Mitchell Altmaier

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Bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients are exposed to several potential sources of neurologic damage including the neurotoxicity of pre-BMT preparative regimens. The latter generally include a combination of total body irradiation (TBI) and high-dose chemotherapy. Cognitive functioning in 30 adult allogeneic BMT patients (mean of 47 months post-BMT) treated(More)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
The psychosocial impact of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) was investigated in 172 disease-free adult BMT survivors drawn from five different BMT treatment centers. Respondents were a mean of 43.5 months after BMT. Both questionnaire and interview assessments were utilized. Survivors' perceptions of whether they had 'returned to normal' following BMT,(More)
Patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT) reported numerous sexual difficulties pretransplantation and at 1- and 3-years post transplantation. The most commonly reported problems pretransplant were a lack of sexual interest for men and self-perceived unattractiveness for women. At year 1, men reported more concern about physical attractiveness(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)