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Telomere Length: A Review of Methods for Measurement
- Alison J. Montpetit, Areej A. Alhareeri, C. Jackson-Cook
- Biology, PsychologyNursing research
- 1 July 2014
It is important that investigators become familiar with the methodological nuances of the various procedures used for measuring telomere length to ensure that they are empowered to select an optimal assessment approach to meet the needs of their study designs.
Effects of guided imagery on outcomes of pain, functional status, and self-efficacy in persons diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
- V. Menzies, A. Taylor, C. Bourguignon
- Medicine, PsychologyJournal of alternative and complementary medicine
- 22 February 2006
The effectiveness of guided imagery in improving functional status and sense of self-efficacy for managing pain and other symptoms of FM was demonstrated, however, participants' reports of pain did not change.
Preprocedural Distress in Children With Cancer
- D. Shockey, V. Menzies, D. Glick, A. Taylor, Amy Boitnott, V. Rovnyak
- Medicine, PsychologyJournal of pediatric oncology nursing : official…
- 29 March 2013
This feasibility study suggests that the combination intervention offered in a clinical setting may be beneficial to children experiencing procedural distress as a novel coping strategy.
Effects of guided imagery on biobehavioral factors in women with fibromyalgia
- V. Menzies, D. Lyon, R. Elswick, N. McCain, D. P. Gray
- PsychologyJournal of Behavioral Medicine
- 1 February 2014
Women diagnosed with fibromyalgia (N = 72) participated in a 10-week randomized trial to examine the effectiveness of guided imagery on self-efficacy, perceived stress, and selected biobehavioral…
Pilot Study of Metabolomics and Psychoneurological Symptoms in Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer
Results demonstrated that metabolomics may be useful for elucidating biological mechanisms associated with the development and severity of PN symptoms, specifically pain and fatigue, in women with early-stage breast cancer.
Relaxation and Guided Imagery in Hispanic Persons Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Study
A pilot study using a repeated-measures pretest–posttest design investigated the effects of a 10-week mind–body intervention (visual imagery with relaxation) on symptom management of Hispanics with FM and demonstrated improvement in self-efficacy for managing pain and other symptoms and functional status.
The idea of imagination: an analysis of "imagery".
BACKGROUND Although the benefits of guided imagery are now more widely recognized, the definitions of imagery used by various health science disciplines are inconsistent. PURPOSE To conduct an…
Unique Cytokine Signature in the Plasma of Patients with Fibromyalgia
The TH2 suppression provides strong evidence of immune dysregulation in patients with FMS and may lead to more definitive diagnostic tools for clinicians treating FMS.
Epigenetic Alterations and an Increased Frequency of Micronuclei in Women with Fibromyalgia
Results support the need for future research to further examine the potential role of epigenetic and acquired chromosomal alterations as a possible biological mechanism underlying FM.
Psychoneuroimmunological Relationships in Women With Fibromyalgia
- V. Menzies, D. Lyon, R. Elswick, Alison J. Montpetit, N. McCain
- Psychology, MedicineBiological research for nursing
- 1 April 2013
Relationships among perceived stress and symptoms supported the PNI framework and suggest higher levels of generalized inflammation in the sample and provide evidence for continued development of biobehavioral interventions to address both symptoms and their biological markers over time.