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The Emotional Impact of End-Stage Renal Disease: Importance of Patients' Perceptions of Intrusiveness and Control
Patients' perceptions of increased intrusiveness, and their perceptions of limited control over eleven life dimensions, each correlated significantly and uniquely with increased negative and decreased positive mood, suggesting that each of these two factors contributes importantly and independently to patients' distress. Expand
Measuring depressive symptoms in illness populations: Psychometric properties of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale
The CES-D's factorial composition was highly similar to that observed among community volunteers and this pattern did not change despite differences in physical health and illness. Expand
A randomized comparison of group cognitive–behavioral therapy, surface electromyographic biofeedback, and vestibulectomy in the treatment of dyspareunia resulting from vulvar vestibulitis
It is suggested that women with dyspareunia can benefit from both medical and behavioral interventions, and the apparent superiority of vestibulectomy needs to be interpreted with caution. Expand
Biopsychosocial Profile of Women With Dyspareunia
As an undifferentiated group, women with dyspareunia have more physical pathology, psychologic distress, sexual dysfunction, and relationship problems, however, this pattern of differences appears to vary depending on the presence and type of physical findings evident on examination. Expand
Structure of Lifestyle Disruptions in Chronic Disease: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Illness Intrusiveness Ratings Scale
Investigating the factor structure underlying the IIRS and evaluating its stability across diagnoses confirmed the consistency of the three-factor solution, corroborating that IIRS scores are uniquely defined across patient populations. Expand
Thermography as a physiological measure of sexual arousal in both men and women.
Thermal imaging is a promising technology for the assessment of physiological sexual arousal in both men and women and significantly and highly correlated with subjective ratings of sexual arousal. Expand
Vestibular tactile and pain thresholds in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
The data imply that VVS may reflect a specific pathological process in the vestibular region, superimposed on systemic hypersensitivity to tactile and pain stimuli. Expand
Vaginal Spasm, Pain, and Behavior: An Empirical Investigation of the Diagnosis of Vaginismus
The data suggest that the spasm-based definition of vaginismus is not adequate as a diagnostic marker for vag inismus and pain and fear of pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and behavioral avoidance need to be included in a multidimensional reconceptualization of vagInismus. Expand
Should Dyspareunia Be Retained as a Sexual Dysfunction in DSM-V? A Painful Classification Decision
  • Y. Binik
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of sexual behavior
  • 1 February 2005
The reconceptualization of dyspareunia as a pain disorder rather than as a sexual dysfunction has important implications for the understanding and treatment of this prevalent but neglected women’s health problem. Expand
Etiological Correlates of Vaginismus: Sexual and Physical Abuse, Sexual Knowledge, Sexual Self-Schema, and Relationship Adjustment
Investigation of the role of sexual and physical abuse, sexual self-schema, sexual functioning, sexual knowledge, relationship adjustment, and psychological distress in 87 women found more women with vaginismus reported a history of childhood sexual interference. Expand