Jessica Ann Lohnberg

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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)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To investigate the influence of coping style on interference caused by a variety of common post-treatment symptoms after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. DESIGN Longitudinal; secondary analysis of data from the original study that examined health-related quality-of-life variables (e.g., depression, well-being) in adult patients(More)
In the last two decades, emerging research has focused on advancing the explanations of how chronic pain becomes disabling. The fear-avoidance model of pain suggests that fear of reinjury in chronic pain patients leads to avoidance of certain movements that subsequently results in more pain and disability from that lack of movement. The literature(More)
BACKGROUND Provision of bariatric surgery in the Veterans Health Administration must account for obese veterans' co-morbidity burden and the geographically dispersed location of patients relative to Veterans Affairs (VA) bariatric centers. OBJECTIVES To evaluate a collaborative, integrated, interdisciplinary bariatric team of surgeons, bariatricians,(More)
BACKGROUND The rates of obesity and substance abuse are high among US veterans. OBJECTIVE To examine weight loss and substance abuse rates following bariatric surgery in veterans with a history of substance abuse (SA). METHODS A prospective database of consecutive bariatric operations was reviewed. Data for SA patients were compared to patients without(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the presence and influence of intrusive thoughts among adults previously diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. METHOD The present study used an Internet-based survey completed by a sample (N = 326) from two national organizations. RESULTS After controlling for age, gender, and pain level, intrusive thoughts were(More)
Melissa Alderfer Glen Ally Elizabeth Altmaier Erin Andrews June Andrews Horowitz Rachel Annunziato Kelly Anthony Adam Arechiga Glenn Ashkanazi Heather Austin Andrea Auxier Marni Axelrad Kay Barrett Abbie Beacham Annemerle Beerthuizen Kristoffer Berlin Kristin Bingen Margaret Booth-Jones Robert Bornstein T.K. Bouman Özlem Bozo Cheryl Brosig Pim Brouwers(More)
Despite substantial evidence for their effectiveness in treating disordered eating and obesity, mindfulness-based treatments have not been broadly implemented among Veterans. A number of reviews have reported mindfulness to be beneficial in promoting healthy eating behaviors and weight loss among non-Veteran samples. We discuss this approach in the context(More)
Posttraumatic growth has been demonstrated to occur following the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Still unknown is whether patients expect such growth, how growth is perceived at early points in time that follow the cancer experience, and whether patient reports of growth are corroborated by others. Participants were 87 patients and 55 collaterals who(More)
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