Nicholas J. Voudouris

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Enhancing quality of life and reducing the unmet needs of women are central to the successful management of advanced breast cancer. The objective of this study was to investigate the quality of life and support and information needs of urban women with advanced breast cancer. This study was conducted at four large urban hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. A(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a disease which has as its hallmarks progressive muscle weakness and degeneration of skeletal muscle. Also observed among those with DMD is a higher rate of mental retardation* than in the normally developing population. While estimates for the prevalence of mental retardation in the normally developing population are(More)
Both conditioning and expectancy models have been offered in recent years as explanations for the placebo response. Following our earlier work on conditioning placebo responses in human subjects the current study examined the relative contribution made by conditioning and verbal expectancy. Group 1 received a Combined Expectancy and Conditioning(More)
Following our earlier research, we further investigated a model that conceptualizes placebo phenomena as the result of conditioning and attempted to extend and replicate the finding that placebo responses can be conditioned in human subjects. Two groups of 10 subjects were told that they were receiving an analgesic which was in fact a placebo. During the(More)
OBJECTIVE Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were examined in a variety of measures relating to body concerns and dieting and eating behaviors. METHOD Grade 9 females (n = 363) from nine schools completed questionnaires with the aid of a definitions glossary at Time 1, including the five subscales of the Eating Attitudes Test, the Dutch(More)
Following earlier animal research, we attempt to condition placebo effects in human subjects. Four groups of 8 voluntary subjects were told that the experimenters would test a powerful new analgesic cream over three sessions by assessing its ability to reduce experimentally induced pain. The analgesic cream was, in fact, a placebo. In the first session all(More)
The effects of single oral doses of zopiclone and temazepam were investigated in eight healthy male volunteers using a single blind, placebo controlled cross over study. Doses of zopiclone were 7.5 and 15 mg while the dose of temazepam was 20 mg. Each dose was separated by at least a one-week washout period. For each subject the dim light melatonin onset(More)
This study used meta-analytical techniques to explore the association between intelligence and age in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The sample comprised 1224 children and young adults with DMD (mean age 12 y 3 mo, SD 4 y; range 2 y to 27 y). Standardized measures including the Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WIS) and the Stanford-Binet(More)
The present study explored the contribution of type 2 cholecystokinin (CCK) receptors in energy regulation. A total of 78 CCK2 receptor-deficient mice and 80 wild-type controls were acclimated to a 12:12 light-dark cycle at 30 +/- 1 degrees C. Using a computer-monitored biotelemetry system, circadian patterns of body temperature, food intake, and activity(More)
Weiland, Tracey J., Nicholas J. Voudouris, and Stephen Kent. CCK2 receptor nullification attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced sickness behavior. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 292: R112–R123, 2007. First published July 20, 2006; doi:10.1152/ajpregu.00156.2006.—Systemic infection produces a highly regulated set of responses such as fever, anorexia,(More)