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Psychosocial and Spiritual Factors Affecting Persons Living with HIV and AIDS

Description: The purposes of this study were (a) to examine whether social support decreases as the person with HIV disease progresses from asymptomatic HIV to symptomatic AIDS and (b) to examine the extent to which general well-being might be mediated through a religious and/or spiritual support system.
Date: August 1993
Creator: Elkins, Tamara L. (Tamara Lynn)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Preparedness to Counsel HIV-Positive Clients: a Survey of Practitioners

Description: This purpose of this study was to investigate and examine the attitudes of therapists who treat HIV-positive (HIV+) clients. Specifically, therapists' perceptions of their own preparedness in dealing with specific issues and emotions of HIV+ clients were examined. Also, therapists' evaluation of their own efficacy of specific therapeutic approaches with HIV+ clients was examined. These therapists' perceptions and evaluations of all their clients in general were compared to their HIV+ clients. Comparisons were also made within the two groups.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Rowe, Christina J. (Christina Jo)
Partner: UNT Libraries

HIV and Duty to Protect: a Survey of Licensed Professional Counselors and Physicians

Description: This study was designed to investigate what course of action therapists and physicians report they would take in reconciling their conflicting duties to maintain confidentiality and protect third parties from harm in HIV-related situations. The physicians surveyed were licensed to practice medicine in Texas and board certified in Internal Medicine. The therapists surveyed were licensed professional counselors in Texas and members of one of three selected divisions within the Texas Counseling Association. A survey instrument developed by the researcher was mailed to 200 subjects randomly selected from each group.
Date: May 1995
Creator: Johnson, Laura K. (Laura Kimberly)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Perceived Stress as a Mediator Between Self-Efficacy and Depression in HIV positive Individuals

Description: Presentation for the 2011 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on perceived stress as a mediator between self-efficacy and depression in human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) individuals.
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Parks, Eddie; Vosvick, Mark A. & Chng, Chwee-Lye
Partner: UNT Honors College

The roles of stress, self-distraction and behavioral disengagement: Perceived stigma in HIV-positive individuals

Description: Paper on denial, daily hassles, and health distress in HIV positive individuals. The authors' findings are important from a therapeutic perspective, and suggest that experiencing hassles and choosing to use denial as a coping strategy are associated with more health distress.
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Gomez, Brooke; Chng, Chwee-Lye & Vosvick, Mark A.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Do Anger Expressions, Coping Strategies and Interpersonal Support Dynamics Relate to CD4 Count in HIV-Positive Adults? [Presentation]

Description: Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing anger expressions, coping strategies, and interpersonal support dynamics relating to CD4 count in human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) adults.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Pierson, Mark & Vosvick, Mark A.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Perceived Stress as a Mediator Between Self-Efficacy and Depression in Persons Living with HIV

Description: Poster presentation for the 2011 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on perceived stress as a mediator between self-efficacy and depression in persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Parks, Eddie; Chng, Chwee-Lye & Vosvick, Mark A.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Resilience and Behavioral Disengagement: Correlates of a Negative Sense of Control for an HIV sample

Description: Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on resilience and behavioral disengagement and correlates of a negative sense of control for an HIV sample.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Vincent, Danielle; Vosvick, Mark A.; Lopez, Eliot; Miller, James & Chng, Chwee-Lye
Partner: UNT Honors College

HIV-Associated Dementia: Cofactors as Predictors of Severity of Neurocoenitive Deficits

Description: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between a set of cofactors and severity of cognitive impairment, to determine if there were any factors which significantly predicted more severe neurocognitive deficits in persons with AIDS. Twenty-four male volunteers recruited from community groups and physician referrals participated. Subjects completed several self-report questionnaires eliciting information regarding demographics and risk factor variables, in addition to a comprehensive battery of neuropsychological tests. A severity of cognitive impairment summary score was computed for each subject, reflecting both the number of impaired tests and their distance in the impaired direction from normative data. Neither CD4 count, number of months since diagnosis of AIDS, number of AIDS-related illnesses, number of recent stressors, history of head injury/LOC, history of substance use, current or past psychiatric disorder, history of learning disability nor history of other medical illness were found to be significantly related to severity of cognitive impairment in this sample, after controlling for the effects of age, level of education, estimated premorbid IQ and mood status. However, no reliable conclusions could be drawn from this study because the small sample size resulted in an unacceptably low level of statistical power for the desired regression analysis. Exploratory analyses of variance revealed no significant group differences for any of the covariate or cofactor variables when subjects falling at the low, middle, and high ranges of severity of impairment were compared, with the exception of a possible inverse relationship with CD4 count. This was consistent with an exploratory stepwise regression analysis in which only CD4 count entered the model. Some potential limitations of the operational definitions used for the variables in this study were identified, and modifications were suggested. The results of additional exploratory analyses comparing group differences between the "globally impaired" and "unimpaired" subjects (Maj et ...
Date: December 1996
Creator: Anderson, Deborah E. (Deborah Elaine), 1967-
Partner: UNT Libraries