Ross Hendrickson

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Cognitive functioning can be affected by medical disorders and by the regimens used to treat them. To evaluate the cognitive risks and benefits of specific medical treatments, an increasing number of medical clinical trials have included a formal neuropsychological evaluation. This selective review has three goals: (a) to survey the range of assessment(More)
In an exploratory study, the authors examined the cognitions, affect, and behaviors reported by eight female depressed chronic pain patients during experiential therapy sessions that focused on anger and depression. Subjects appeared to fit previously developed psychologic profiles of patients with chronic pain disorder: they presented as conscientious,(More)
In this paper we discuss the methodology behind the construction of elicited imitation (EI) test items. First we examine varying uses for EI tests in research and in testing overall oral proficiency. We also mention criticisms of previous test items. Then we identify the factors that contribute to the difficulty of an EI item as shown in previous studies.(More)
The physician respondents generally agreed that progress notes and chart notes are of little value to them and that hospital discharge summaries, old ECGs, and dictated summaries of the patient's medical records were of greater value. Although a majority of respondents felt old x-ray reports, results of old laboratory tests, and reports of special tests,(More)
Elicited imitation (EI) is an oral language testing method that has been experimented with since the 1960s. Its first uses were focused on assessing first language acquisition in children (Ervin-Tripp, 2001) and diagnosing language abnormalities (Berry, 1976; Lahey, Launer, & Schiff-Myers, 1983). Later, in the 1970s, researchers began to assess how useful(More)