Joseph C Scott

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BACKGROUND Sheltered, homeless women disproportionately experience cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. Low rates of Pap smear screening contribute to late diagnosis with accompanying increased morbidity and mortality. Self-efficacy (SE) has been demonstrated to be predictive of several health behaviors, but limited evidence about SE for Pap smear(More)
BACKGROUND Group patient visits are medical appointments shared among patients with a common medical condition. This care delivery method has demonstrated benefits for individuals with chronic conditions but has not been evaluated for Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS We conducted a 12-month, randomized trial of group patient visits vs usual (one-on-one)(More)
The anterior hippocampus (aHPC) has a central role in the regulation of anxiety-related behavior, stress response, emotional memory and fear. However, little is known about the presence and extent of aHPC abnormalities in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this study, we used a multimodal approach, along with graph-based measures of global brain(More)
Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST), formerly known as "sensory deprivation," was used in conjunction with pre-recorded anti-alcohol messages to reduce alcohol consumption. Subjects were college students of both sexes who were "heavy social drinkers," that is, early prodromal alcoholics. There were two studies. In the pilot study experimental(More)
BACKGROUND The contribution of 'environment' has been investigated across diverse and multiple domains related to health. However, in the context of large-scale genomic studies the focus has been on obtaining individual-level endophenotypes with environment left for future decomposition. Geo-social research has indicated that environment-level variables can(More)
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