Robin Dimatteo

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The concept of nonverbal emotional expressiveness was explored through the development of a 13-item self-report Affective Communication Test (ACT). Studies reported here show the ACT to be a reliable and valid measure of individual differences in expressiveness or what is sometimes called "charisma." In the course of the validation, expressiveness was shown(More)
The present study investigated theoretically and empirically derived similarities and differences between the constructs of enduring happiness and self-esteem. Participants (N = 621), retired employees ages 51 to 95, completed standardized measures of affect, personality, psychosocial characteristics, physical health, and demographics. The relations between(More)
• To become familiar with central elements of patient–physician communication • To understand how these communication styles and behaviors contribute to the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered medical care • To understand how various types of communication can influence patients’ satisfaction, health behaviors, and health outcomes • To learn about(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explores whether maternal HL (MHL) and maternal perception of health care provider (HCP) interpersonal interactions predict maternal perception of quality of pediatric ambulatory care received. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 124 low-income Latina mothers of children 3 months to 4 years. Maternal HL, perception of(More)
BACKGROUND Patient self-report is a practical method for measuring adherence, but little is known about its optimal use. OBJECTIVES To examine the retest reliability and predictive validity of 3 different types of self-report adherence measures among patients with common chronic illnesses. RESEARCH DESIGN Correlation and regression analyses of data from(More)
OBJECTIVE We explored relationships between maternal health literacy (HL), communicative self-efficacy (SE), social support (SS) and maternal perception of interactions with health care providers (HCPs). METHODS Using a cross-sectional, correlational design, we assessed sociodemographic characteristics, maternal HL, social support, communicative(More)
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