Wayne Robert Smith

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BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain condition for which patients frequently use acupuncture. OBJECTIVE To determine whether acupuncture relieves pain in fibromyalgia. DESIGN Randomized, sham-controlled trial in which participants, data collection staff, and data analysts were blinded to treatment group. SETTING Private acupuncture offices(More)
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia (FM), a chronic pain condition of unknown aetiology often develops following a traumatic event. FM has been associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression disorder (MDD). METHOD Patients seen in a referral clinic (N=571) were evaluated for FM and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) criteria. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia continue to be perplexing conditions of unknown validity. Aetiological and symptomatic heterogeneity is likely and the distinctiveness of these disorders remains unclear. Our aims were to investigate empirically symptomatic heterogeneity in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. METHODS Latent class(More)
The MMPIs of 262 adolescent males who committed sexual offenses were categorized by means of cluster analysis into four distinct groups. Each of these groups was found to contain different two-point code types. Referral offense, historical and clinical data were compared for each of the four cluster groups and for each of the two-point code types; the(More)
OBJECTIVE The predictive power of partners' responses to illness behavior for illness outcomes was investigated among couples in which one person had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS One hundred nineteen participants who met case-definition criteria for CFS and were living with a significant other (SO) completed self-report measures of relationship(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether nursing homes transferred their terminal care patients to one public hospital, and if so, the impact of these transfers on nursing home and hospital mortality rates. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study using both Medicare claims and hospital data to construct a mortality prediction model, as well as a cross-sectional(More)
This study compared chronic hemodialysis and CAPD patients on several quality of life variables: dietary adherence, self-esteem, hope, wellbeing, marital happiness, perceived control over life, marital status, number of emotional support persons, and participation in social, recreational, and work activities. Statistically significant differences in the(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to determine whether adolescent offspring of mothers with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have higher prevalence of CFS and report more fatigue, greater pain sensitivity, more sleep problems, and poorer cardiopulmonary fitness in comparison with offspring with no exposure to maternal CFS. METHODS A total of 26 adolescent(More)