K. Chamberlain

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This paper recommends that the study of the case be seen as of primary analytic concern to social scientists, and particularly to health psychologists. Criticism is made of the idea that a case is merely a medical instance or a methodological option. Instead, we argue that health psychologists should re-direct their attention to the 'study of the case' as(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether doses of the pineal hormone melatonin alleviate jet lag. DESIGN Double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial. SETTING Long haul return flights from Auckland, New Zealand, to London and back. SUBJECTS Twenty volunteers with experience of transcontinental flights (eight women and 12 men aged 28 to 68). INTERVENTIONS(More)
The response to tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) was examined in 17 combat veterans with DSM-III defined posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by means of concurrent and retrospective chart review. Severity and improvement were determined by means of Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) ratings by two independent but nonblind raters who demonstrated(More)
Recent research shows upper respiratory infections (URIs) are influenced by minor daily events, especially those that are desirable and interpersonal in nature. The present study used a longer time frame, broader health measures and a between-subjects design to examine this effect. It also predicted that optimism and self-esteem would interact with minor(More)
The psychological effect of peacekeeping duties on 277 New Zealand Defence Force personnel was investigated using a longitudinal, cross-sectional study. Self-report data were collected in five stages from before deployment to approximately 6 months after return. Multiple measures of mental health, physical health, and stressors were used. Results revealed(More)
Rates of attempted suicide have increased in most Western countries over the past 20 years. This level of deliberate self-harm is made more significant by the fact that a large proportion of attempted suicides will reattempt in the six months following their attempt and as a group they have a high risk of eventually killing themselves. While much of the(More)
The increasing turn to qualitative research in health psychology raises a number of issues about the appropriate use and relevance of qualitative methods in this field. In this article I raise concerns about methodolatry: the privileging of methodological concerns over other considerations in qualitative health research. I argue that qualitative researchers(More)
This study examines the association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and interpersonal functioning in a New Zealand community sample of 756 Vietnam War veterans. The results support previous research findings showing that PTSD adversely affects veterans' interpersonal relationships, family functioning, and marital/dyadic adjustment and show that(More)
PURPOSE In the past, qualitative studies have focused on chronic low back pain (LBP), yet 90% of LBP is acute and episodic. The purpose of this study was to examine the broader experience (acute as well chronic) of LBP in the community. METHODS This study was part of a Personal Project Analysis of adaptation to LBP. Participants answered an open-ended(More)
In this article I consider the changing context and constitution of food in contemporary society, and the variety of ways it is bound up in health, identity and social relations. In particular, I briefly discuss the position of food in health, illness, embodiment, and the ways that food is becoming increasingly medicalized and politicized. I suggest that(More)