Karen A Sullivan

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Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi Development and validation of the stroke knowledge test
    Karen Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Top Stroke Rehabil 11:19-28. 2004
  2. ncbi Alternate forms of prose passages for the assessment of auditory-verbal memory
    Karen Sullivan
    Queensland University of Technology, School of Psychology and Counselling, Carseldine, Qld 4034 Australia
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:745-53. 2005
  3. doi Detecting faked psychopathology: a comparison of two tests to detect malingered psychopathology using a simulation design
    Karen Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, Queensland 4034, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 176:75-81. 2010
  4. doi Deterring malingered psychopathology: The effect of warning simulating malingerers
    Joanne King
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, Australia
    Behav Sci Law 27:35-49. 2009
  5. doi Stroke education: retention effects in those at low- and high-risk of stroke
    Karen A Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 74:205-12. 2009
  6. ncbi A pilot investigation of effectiveness of a memory-improvement program on subjective and objective memory in healthy young adults: directions for future research
    Karen Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, QLD, Australia
    NeuroRehabilitation 23:127-35. 2008
  7. ncbi Developing a stroke intervention program: what do people at risk of stroke want?
    Karen A Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 70:126-34. 2008
  8. ncbi The nature and predictors of stroke knowledge amongst at risk elderly persons in Brisbane, Australia
    Karen Sullivan
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1339-48. 2006
  9. ncbi Neuropsychological assessment of mental capacity
    Karen Sullivan
    Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, Queensland, Australia
    Neuropsychol Rev 14:131-42. 2004
  10. ncbi Essential books and journals in clinical neuropsychology: an Australian perspective
    Karen A Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:291-300. 2004

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  1. ncbi Development and validation of the stroke knowledge test
    Karen Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Top Stroke Rehabil 11:19-28. 2004
    ..Such tests are important for evaluation of stroke education programs...
  2. ncbi Alternate forms of prose passages for the assessment of auditory-verbal memory
    Karen Sullivan
    Queensland University of Technology, School of Psychology and Counselling, Carseldine, Qld 4034 Australia
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:745-53. 2005
    ..To reduce the potential for practice effects by use of alternate forms, these new logical memory-style passages may facilitate repeat assessment of auditory-verbal memory...
  3. doi Detecting faked psychopathology: a comparison of two tests to detect malingered psychopathology using a simulation design
    Karen Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, Queensland 4034, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 176:75-81. 2010
    ..Overall, results from this study demonstrate the vulnerability of the PAI and (SCL-90-R) to simulated psychopathology, but also the capacity of these measures to detect such performance when specific indexes are used...
  4. doi Deterring malingered psychopathology: The effect of warning simulating malingerers
    Joanne King
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, Australia
    Behav Sci Law 27:35-49. 2009
    ..These results support the effectiveness of a warning to complement existing malingering detection methods...
  5. doi Stroke education: retention effects in those at low- and high-risk of stroke
    Karen A Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 74:205-12. 2009
    ..Relatively few studies have tracked retention effects of stroke education in low- and high-risk groups. Such information is important to improve the design of stroke prevention programs...
  6. ncbi A pilot investigation of effectiveness of a memory-improvement program on subjective and objective memory in healthy young adults: directions for future research
    Karen Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, QLD, Australia
    NeuroRehabilitation 23:127-35. 2008
    ..The implications of these results for memory-improvement programs more broadly are discussed...
  7. ncbi Developing a stroke intervention program: what do people at risk of stroke want?
    Karen A Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 70:126-34. 2008
    ..In order to increase the usefulness of such programs, qualitative research methods were used explore invention design issues such as factors affecting accessibility of programs and preferred health information sources...
  8. ncbi The nature and predictors of stroke knowledge amongst at risk elderly persons in Brisbane, Australia
    Karen Sullivan
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1339-48. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the nature, extent, and predictors of stroke knowledge amongst people at risk of stroke...
  9. ncbi Neuropsychological assessment of mental capacity
    Karen Sullivan
    Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, Queensland, Australia
    Neuropsychol Rev 14:131-42. 2004
    ..The purpose of proposing this model is to stimulate further discussion and debate about the contribution neuropsychologists might make in this area...
  10. ncbi Essential books and journals in clinical neuropsychology: an Australian perspective
    Karen A Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:291-300. 2004
    ..Importantly, the results of this survey may be used to help practitioners identify key professional resources in the area of clinical neuropsychology...
  11. ncbi Examiners' errors on the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised
    K Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Psychol Rep 87:234-40. 2000
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  12. ncbi A confidence interval analysis of three studies using the Alzheimer's disease knowledge test
    K Sullivan
    Queesland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Aging Ment Health 7:176-81. 2003
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  13. ncbi Providing education about Alzheimer's disease
    K Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, Australia
    Aging Ment Health 5:5-13. 2001
    ..This study has important implications for public education about dementia and resource allocation for service providers...
  14. ncbi Should a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease be disclosed?
    K Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, Australia
    Aging Ment Health 5:340-8. 2001
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  15. doi A known-groups evaluation of the response bias scale in a neuropsychological setting
    Karen A Sullivan
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counseling and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Appl Neuropsychol Adult 20:20-32. 2013
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  16. doi Alexithymia, craving and attachment in a heavy drinking population
    Fred Arne Thorberg
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059 Australia
    Addict Behav 36:427-30. 2011
    ..Anxious attachment may be a potential treatment target to reduce alcohol consumption in those with alcohol-dependence and alexithymia...
  17. doi Alexithymia in alcohol dependent patients is partially mediated by alcohol expectancy
    Fred Arne Thorberg
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 116:238-41. 2011
    ..The present study examined the mediational effect of alcohol expectancies on alexithymia and alcohol dependence...
  18. doi Base rates of postconcussion syndrome by method of symptom report
    Shannon L Edmed
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counseling, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Appl Neuropsychol Adult 19:164-70. 2012
    ..Therefore, different diagnostic conclusions may be drawn depending on method of assessment used. Clinicians need to consider how their chosen assessment method may be influencing the symptoms reported by their patients...
  19. doi The relationship between cognitive ability, insight and self-regulatory behaviors: findings from the older driver population
    Ides Y Wong
    Centre of Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland CARRS Q and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 49:316-21. 2012
    ..Older drivers with declining cognitive abilities may not be self-regulating their driving. This group also appears to be unlikely to self-refer to driving programs...
  20. doi A confirmatory factor analysis of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in an alcohol-dependent sample
    Fred Arne Thorberg
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 178:565-7. 2010
    ..Several factor models were examined, but all models were rejected given their poor fit. A revision of the TAS-20 in alcohol-dependent populations may be needed...
  21. pmc The effect of varied test instructions on neuropsychological performance following mild traumatic brain injury: an investigation of "diagnosis threat"
    Hannah Blaine
    School of Psychology and Counseling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    J Neurotrauma 30:1405-14. 2013
    ..The results of this study suggest that it is timely to reconsider the role of DT as a unique contributor to poor mTBI outcome...
  22. doi CE the effect of varying diagnostic terminology within patient discharge information on expected mild traumatic brain injury outcome
    Chloe B Kempe
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Neuropsychol 27:762-78. 2013
    ..Given that such expectations are a known contributor to poor mTBI outcome, clinicians should consider the potential impact of varied terminology on their patients. ..
  23. doi Systematic variation of the severity of motor vehicle accident-related traumatic brain injury vignettes produces different post-concussion symptom reports
    Karen A Sullivan
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Neuropsychol 26:1255-77. 2012
    ..Systematic variation in the severity of a depicted TBI produces different PCS and PTSD symptom expectations. Even a very mild TBI vignette can elicit expectations of PCS symptoms...
  24. doi An examination of the base rates of post-concussion symptoms: the influence of demographics and depression
    Natalie Garden
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counseling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Appl Neuropsychol 17:1-7. 2010
    ..This study adds to the growing body of literature that calls for caution in the clinical interpretation of results from PCS symptom inventories...
  25. ncbi Do warnings deter rather than produce more sophisticated malingering?
    Kathryn Schenk
    School of Psychology and Counselling, and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32:752-62. 2010
    ..The combination of some noteworthy effect sizes, despite low power and the small size of some groups, suggests that further investigation of the effects of warnings needs to continue to determine their effect more fully...
  26. ncbi Tyrosine monitoring in children with early and continuously treated phenylketonuria: results of an international practice survey
    Rachael Sharman
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, PO Box 2434, Qld 4001, Queensland, Australia
    J Inherit Metab Dis 33:S417-20. 2010
    ..Further investigation of the role of tyrosine and its relationship with phe and EF development is needed to establish whether routine tyrosine monitoring and increased supplementation is recommended...
  27. doi An investigation of the validity of the MMPI-2 response bias scale using an analog simulation design
    Karen A Sullivan
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Neuropsychol 26:160-76. 2012
    ..The results from this RBS simulation study are consistent with several previous known-groups evaluations, which suggest that this scale is a useful indicator of negative response bias associated with exaggerated memory impairment...
  28. doi The Cerebrovascular Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (CABS-R): the factor structure and psychometric properties of a tool for assessing stroke-related health beliefs
    Karen A Sullivan
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Behav Med 17:67-73. 2010
    ..The Cerebrovascular Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (CABS-R) was developed to meet this need...
  29. doi A preliminary investigation of the role of the phenylalanine:tyrosine ratio in children with early and continuously treated phenylketonuria: toward identification of "safe" levels
    Rachael Sharman
    Queensland University of Technology, School of Psychology and Counselling, and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Brisbane, Australia
    Dev Neuropsychol 35:57-65. 2010
    ..Children with a lifetime phe:tyr less than 6 demonstrated normal EF, whereas children who had a lifetime phe:tyr above 6, on average, demonstrated clinically impaired EF...
  30. doi The good-old-days bias and post-concussion syndrome symptom reporting in a non-clinical sample
    Karen A Sullivan
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Brain Inj 26:1098-104. 2012
    ..To investigate the good-old-days bias, a psychosocial factor associated with post-concussion syndrome (PCS)...
  31. doi Stroke education: promising effects on the health beliefs of those at risk
    Karen A Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Top Stroke Rehabil 16:377-87. 2009
    ..Because past evaluations have typically lacked an appropriate theoretical base, the design of past research may have missed important effects...
  32. doi An examination of the expected symptoms of postconcussion syndrome in a nonclinical sample
    Karen A Sullivan
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 27:293-301. 2012
    ..This study examined the robustness of the postconcussion syndrome (PCS) expectation-as-etiology hypothesis using a variation on the typical study design and different symptom assessment methods...
  33. doi The relationship between personality characteristics and postconcussion symptoms in a nonclinical sample
    Natalie Garden
    Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Neuropsychology 24:168-75. 2010
    ..These findings support the hypothesis that personality traits can play a contributing role in self reported postconcussion symptoms...
  34. doi Boosting exercise beliefs and motivation through a psychological intervention designed for poststroke populations
    Laura Gill
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Top Stroke Rehabil 18:470-80. 2011
    ..Because past evaluations have typically lacked an appropriate theoretical base, the design of past research may have missed important effects...
  35. ncbi Examining the influence of biological and psychological factors on cognitive performance in chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study
    Simon Smith
    University of Queensland, Australia Karen Sullivan, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Int J Behav Med 10:162-73. 2003
    ..In addition, these findings suggest that psychological interventions aimed at modifying substance-related cognitions may reduce some symptoms of CFS...
  36. doi The influence of injury cause, contact-sport participation, and personal knowledge on expectation of outcome from mild traumatic brain injury
    Shannon L Edmed
    a Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 36:221-35. 2014
    ..This study investigated the influence of injury cause, contact-sport participation, and prior knowledge of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on injury beliefs and chronic symptom expectations of mTBI...
  37. ncbi Liking for high fat foods in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
    Simon S Smith
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Electronic address
    Appetite 78:185-92. 2014
    ..Whilst the majority of OSA patients were intentionally active in changing to a healthy diet, further emphasis on improving healthy eating practices and beliefs in this population is necessary. ..
  38. doi The effect of injury diagnosis on illness perceptions and expected postconcussion syndrome and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms
    Karen A Sullivan
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling Dr Sullivan and Mss Edmed and Kempe and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation Dr Sullivan and Ms Edmed, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 29:54-64. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that worse outcomes would be expected of mTBI, compared with other diagnoses, and that MHI would be perceived as worse than concussion...
  39. doi A comparison of new and existing mild traumatic brain injury vignettes: recommendations for research into post-concussion syndrome
    Karen A Sullivan
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Brain Inj 27:19-30. 2013
    ..To review and compare the mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) vignettes used in postconcussion syndrome (PCS) research, and to develop 3 new vignettes...
  40. doi Older adults' safety perceptions of driving situations: towards a new driving self-regulation scale
    Karen A Sullivan
    Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 43:1003-9. 2011
    ..We suggest that a new avoidance scale is needed and we present a new item pool that may be used for this purpose...
  41. doi Alexithymia and alcohol use disorders: a critical review
    Fred Arne Thorberg
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Addict Behav 34:237-45. 2009
    ..Given that alexithymia may have the potential to interfere with treatment outcomes, a better understanding of the role of alexithymia in alcohol use is needed...
  42. ncbi Stroke knowledge and misconceptions among survivors of stroke and a non-stroke survivor sample
    Karen Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Top Stroke Rehabil 12:72-81. 2005
    ..To investigate stroke knowledge, knowledge gaps, and misconceptions about stroke among stroke survivors and non-stroke survivors...
  43. ncbi Preliminary investigation of thiamine and alcohol intake in clinical and healthy samples
    Phillip S Stacey
    Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Psychol Rep 94:845-8. 2004
    ..Findings have implications for the prevention of alcohol-related brain damage and public health policy...
  44. ncbi Toward the development of the Cerebrovascular Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (CABS): a measure of stroke-related health beliefs
    Karen Sullivan
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    Top Stroke Rehabil 14:41-51. 2007
    ..To develop a measure of stroke-related health beliefs, derived from the Health Belief Model (HBM) and a measure of stroke risk factor behavior change...
  45. ncbi A reliable change index (RCI) for the Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS)
    Simon Smith
    Sleep Med 9:102. 2007
  46. ncbi Why participate in an Alzheimer's disease clinical trial? Is it of benefit to carers and patients?
    Maree Mastwyk
    Mental Health Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 15:149-56. 2003
    ..We also surveyed the carers of patients who did not meet study entry screening criteria to see if our conduct of the screening visit was acceptable and ethical...
  47. ncbi Carer impressions of participation in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials: what are their hopes? And is it worth it?
    Maree Mastwyk
    Mental Health Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:39-45. 2002
    ..We aimed to assess why carers seek participation for their relatives in clinical trials of Alzheimer's disease (AD) medications, and to assess carer impressions of the value of trial participation...