Michael S Clark
Affiliation: South Australia
- A randomized controlled trial of an education and counselling intervention for families after strokeMichael S Clark
Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
Clin Rehabil 17:703-12. 2003..To determine whether education and counselling after stroke leads to improved family functioning and psychosocial outcomes for stroke patients and their spouses, and better functional and social outcomes for patients...
- Environmental stress, psychological stress and allostatic loadMichael S Clark
School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Psychol Health Med 12:18-30. 2007..Primary mediators are a key component of the relationship between allostatic load and prior stress. When allostatic load is treated as an outcome of stress, it is important to distinguish environmental and psychological stress...
- The quality of life of spouse dementia caregivers: changes associated with yielding to formal care and widowhoodMalcolm J Bond
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Soc Sci Med 57:2385-95. 2003..Positive changes were particularly evident in psychological well-being and activity participation. These findings were discussed in terms of their relevance for a life transitions approach to the relinquishment of caregiving...
- Measuring disability with parsimony: evidence for the utility of a single itemMichael S Clark
Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Disabil Rehabil 26:272-9. 2004..CONCLUSIONS: The performance of the single item measure of disability was generally very satisfactory. Future investigations into the clinical application of the item across a range of patient groups are encouraged...
- Role of corticotropin-releasing factor family peptides and receptors in stress-related psychiatric disordersMichael S Clark
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry 8:119-36. 2003..Our improved understanding of the actions of CRF and related peptides reveals not only mechanisms by which stress affects behavior, but also new opportunities to intervene in psychiatric disorders related to stress exposure...