Jerry C. Parker

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OBJECTIVE Relationships among different dimensions of patient satisfaction and selected demographic, clinical, and outcome variables were explored in a sample of severely ill people receiving inpatient psychiatric services. METHOD The sample consisted of 81 patients admitted to and discharged from an inpatient psychiatric unit at a midwestern Veterans(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the level of anxiety experienced by individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Data from 2 previous studies were used to compare the level of anxiety (measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory) in the following 4 subgroups: a general RA sample, a general osteoarthritis sample, a sample with both RA and major depression,(More)
OBJECTIVE The utility of the Treatment Outcome Profile (TOP) for measuring the effectiveness of acute inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment was tested, including its internal reliability, validity, and sensitivity to treatment gains. The relationship between patients' satisfaction with services and treatment gains in quality of life, symptoms,(More)
University of Missouri (MU) Health Care produces a large amount of digitized clinical data that can be used in clinical and translational research for cohort identification, retrospective data analysis, feasibility study, and hypothesis generation. In this article, the implementation of an integrated clinical research data repository is discussed. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral and pharmacologic treatment of depression in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Subjects (n = 54) with confirmed diagnoses of both major depression and RA were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: 1) cognitive-behavioral/pharmacologic group (CB-PHARM), 2) attention-control/pharmacologic group,(More)
OBJECTIVE The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is an instrument commonly used to assess depressive symptoms. Although the psychometric properties of the instrument are well established, the instrument's ability to identify confirmed cases of major depression has been unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of(More)
Two-hundred-forty male pain patients were given the MMPI and an extensive pain history questionnaire. A hierarchical clustering procedure was used, and three distinct profiles emerged. One profile was essentially “normal,” while a second profile revealed the “hypochondriasis” configuration, and a third was highly elevated on scales which reflect a(More)
Reactions to persistent annoyance were studied with a new laboratory method. A standard escalation sequence was found, which involved the following order of tactics: requests for termination of the annoyance, impatient demands, complaints, angry statements, threats, harassment, and abuse. The further along a tactic was in this sequence, the fewer the people(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the research activity and perspectives, and the predictors and barriers to research activity, in a cohort of individuals completing a research enrichment program for physiatrists. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study design was utilized. Data collection was accomplished with a mailed survey, which was sent to 68 individuals who had(More)
Fifty-seven male chronic pain patients admitted to an inpatient multimodal pain treatment program at a Midwestern Veterans Administration hospital completed the MMPI, Profile of Mood States (POMS), Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (TSCS), Rathus Assertiveness Schedule (RAS), activity diaries, and an extensive pain questionnaire. All patients were assessed both(More)