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Gail Ironson
University of Miami
PsychiatryPsychologyClinical psychologyMedicineCoping (psychology)
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#1Audrey HarknessH-Index: 1
#2Brooke G. RogersH-Index: 3
Last. Steven A. SafrenH-Index: 42
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People with HIV experience elevated levels of co-occurring psychosocial concerns, which can interfere with HIV-related self-care behaviors, such as medication adherence. We recently developed transdiagnostic, integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing psychotherapy to address interrelated psychosocial problems (syndemics) that can interfere with medication adherence and self-care among people with uncontrolled HIV (i.e., a detectable viral load). Through completion of ...
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#1Neal Krause (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 70
#2Kenneth I. Pargament (BGSU: Bowling Green State University)H-Index: 76
Last. Gail Ironson (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 66
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Research indicates that people with strong social support networks tend to cope more effectively with stressful life events. This study aims to contribute to this literature in three ways. First, we assess spiritual social support that was received in religious institutions. Spiritual support is assistance that is provided with the explicit purpose of increasing the religious beliefs and behaviors of the recipient. Second, an effort was made to see if potential stress-moderating effects of spiri...
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#1Sannisha K. Dale (Harvard University)H-Index: 10
#2Jasmyn Sanders (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 2
Last. Conall O`Cleirigh (Fenway Health)H-Index: 32
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ABSTRACTMen who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk for physical and mental health conditions and are often discussed in the health literature as “at risk” versus “at promise”. However, there ...
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#1Gail Ironson (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 66
#2Calvin Fitch (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
Last. Conall O`Cleirigh (Fenway Health)H-Index: 32
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Abstract Background High rates of experience of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) among in men who have sex with men (MSM) place this population at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Objective This study explores how specific characteristics of CSA relate to posttraumatic cognitions (PTCs) and explores the role that specific PTCs play in the relationship between CSA and PTSD in MSM. Methods Two-hundred and ninety MSM completed a CSA interview, the Davidson Trauma Scale, and the ...
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#1Neal Krause (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 70
#2Kenneth I. Pargament (BGSU: Bowling Green State University)H-Index: 76
Last. Gail Ironson (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 66
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ABSTRACTPrevious analysis of the data that are used in this study reveal that compared to people who self-identify as religious and spiritual, spiritual only, and neither religious nor spiritual, s...
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#1Neal Krause (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 70
#2Kenneth I. Pargament (BGSU: Bowling Green State University)H-Index: 76
Last. Gail Ironson (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 66
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ABSTRACTThere is considerable debate about the distinction between being religious and being spiritual. It is time to move beyond this issue to an examination of the health-related implications of ...
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#1Roger C. McIntosh (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 7
#2Michael H. Antoni (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 74
Last. Neil Schneiderman (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 77
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ABSTRACTObjective: The burden of sleep disturbance and depressive symptomology is high for persons living with HIV and particularly so for women. While cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) is shown to reduce symptoms of depression and 24-hr urinary free cortisol output (CORT) in HIV+ men, less is known about the effects of CBSM on mood and concomitant sleep disturbance in HIV+ women. The study aim is to model longitudinal change in sleep disturbance, depressive symptomology, and CORT fo...
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#1Sara F. Milrad (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 3
#2Daniel L. Hall (Harvard University)H-Index: 9
Last. Michael H. Antoni (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 74
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Abstract Rationale Relationship dissatisfaction has been linked with worse health outcomes in many patient populations, though the mechanism(s) underlying this effect are unclear. Among patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and their partners, there is evidence for a bi-directional association between poorer relationship satisfaction and the severity of CFS-related fatigue. Objective Here, we hypothesized that relationship dissatisfaction negatively impacts fatigue severity through greate...
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#1Danita Jemison (UM: University of Miami)
#2Sequoia Jackson (UM: University of Miami)
Last. Adam W. Carrico (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 26
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This pilot randomized controlled trial examined the feasibility and acceptability of a Syndemics intervention targeting the intersection of stimulant use, trauma, and difficulties with HIV disease management in cocaine-using women. All participants received contingency management (CM) for 3 months with financial incentives for stimulant abstinence during thrice-weekly urine screening and refilling antiretroviral medications monthly. Sixteen participants were randomized to complete four expressiv...
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#1Emily Hylton (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 1
Last. Gail Ironson (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 66
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Abstract Mass shootings have increased in the United States in recent decades and are associated with adverse psychological outcomes. This pilot study used a pre-post design to evaluate the effectiveness of a two-week creative arts therapy camp at improving the mental health of adolescents exposed to the horrific February 14th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Participants (n = 34) were rising high school students and participated in visual art, drama, or mus...
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