Ellen A Slawsby

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OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of two different group psychological interventions on viable pregnancy rates in women experiencing infertility of less than 2 years' duration. DESIGN Prospective, controlled, single-blind, randomized study. SETTING Large tertiary-care teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) One hundred eighty-four women who had been trying to(More)
Infertile women express higher levels of distress than fertile women, with distress peaking between the 2nd and 3rd year. The purpose of this study was to determine whether group psychological interventions could prevent this surge. One hundred eighty-four women who had been trying to conceive between 1 and 2 years were randomized into either a(More)
Electronic data collection for monitoring pain has become increasingly popular in clinical research. However, no direct comparison has been made between electronic diaries and self-report paper diaries or phone interviews. We asked 36 patients with chronic low back pain to monitor their pain for 1 year; 20 of them used both a palmtop computer and paper(More)
STUDY DESIGN A randomized, open, long-term, repeated-dose comparison of an anti-inflammatory drug and two opioid regimens in 36 patients with back pain. OBJECTIVES To examine the long-term safety and efficacy of chronic opioid therapy in a randomized trial of patients with back pain. METHODS All participants underwent a 4-week washout period of no(More)
UNLABELLED Electronic data collection for monitoring pain has become increasingly popular in clinical research. Past research has shown that electronic diaries improve the timeliness of receipt of data, contribute to higher rates of compliance, and are preferred by patients over paper diaries, and this research suggests that electronic diaries that capture(More)
OBJECTIVES This is an open-pilot study to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of a pain-specific version of an established mind-body medicine program, the Relaxation Response [RR] Resiliency Program [R3P], in patients with chronic temporomandibular disorder [TMD]. METHODS Male and female with at least a six-month history of pain involving(More)
INTRODUCTION Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can profoundly affect quality of life and are influenced by stress and resiliency. The impact of mind-body interventions (MBIs) on IBS and IBD patients has not previously been examined. METHODS Nineteen IBS and 29 IBD patients were enrolled in a 9-week relaxation response(More)
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