G J Asmundson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Saskatchewan
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence of a disposition toward fearfulness and vulnerability to posttraumatic stress in dysfunctional pain patients
    G J Asmundson
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District, Sask, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 38:801-12. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and related factors in chronic pain
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 7:7-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Dimensionality of posttraumatic stress symptoms: a confirmatory factor analysis of DSM-IV symptom clusters and other symptom models
    G J Asmundson
    Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 38:203-14. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint A factor analytic study of the dizziness handicap inventory: does it assess phobic avoidance in vestibular referrals?
    G J Asmundson
    Regina Health District, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Vestib Res 9:63-8. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Beyond pain: the role of fear and avoidance in chronicity
    G J Asmundson
    Regina Health District, Clinical Research and Development Program, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Clin Psychol Rev 19:97-119. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Pain assessment: state-of-the-art applications from the cognitive-behavioural perspective
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Regina Health District, Clinical Research and Development Programme, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 40:547-50. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and other emotionality traits in predicting headache medication use in patients with recurring headaches: implications for abuse and dependency
    G J Asmundson
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Addict Behav 26:827-40. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and work-related injury
    G J Asmundson
    Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    J Anxiety Disord 12:57-69. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint Panic disorder and vestibular disturbance: an overview of empirical findings and clinical implications
    G J Asmundson
    Rehabilitation Research Department, Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Psychosom Res 44:107-20. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and fear of pain in patients with recurring headaches
    G J Asmundson
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District, Regina, Sask, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 37:703-13. 1999

Detail Information

Publications56

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence of a disposition toward fearfulness and vulnerability to posttraumatic stress in dysfunctional pain patients
    G J Asmundson
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District, Sask, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 38:801-12. 2000
    ..3%). These results suggest that MAP subgroups differ with regard to their propensity to be(come) fearful and in their likelihood of having PTSD. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and related factors in chronic pain
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 7:7-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Dimensionality of posttraumatic stress symptoms: a confirmatory factor analysis of DSM-IV symptom clusters and other symptom models
    G J Asmundson
    Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 38:203-14. 2000
    ..Implications for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment are also discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint A factor analytic study of the dizziness handicap inventory: does it assess phobic avoidance in vestibular referrals?
    G J Asmundson
    Regina Health District, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Vestib Res 9:63-8. 1999
    ..Implications for revising the DHI to provide a more comprehensive and factorially valid assessment of disability associated with vestibular disturbance are discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Beyond pain: the role of fear and avoidance in chronicity
    G J Asmundson
    Regina Health District, Clinical Research and Development Program, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Clin Psychol Rev 19:97-119. 1999
    ..Finally, we discuss the implications of the recent empirical findings for the assessment and treatment of individuals who experience disabling chronic musculoskeletal pain and suggest possible avenues for future investigation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Pain assessment: state-of-the-art applications from the cognitive-behavioural perspective
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Regina Health District, Clinical Research and Development Programme, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 40:547-50. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and other emotionality traits in predicting headache medication use in patients with recurring headaches: implications for abuse and dependency
    G J Asmundson
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Addict Behav 26:827-40. 2001
    ..The models, while significant, accounted for relatively small amounts of variance. Implications of these results and issues of medication abuse and dependency are discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and work-related injury
    G J Asmundson
    Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    J Anxiety Disord 12:57-69. 1998
    ..Implications, including the suggestion of clinical intake screening of PTSD in this population, are discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Panic disorder and vestibular disturbance: an overview of empirical findings and clinical implications
    G J Asmundson
    Rehabilitation Research Department, Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Psychosom Res 44:107-20. 1998
    ..Subsequent to this review we discuss clinical implications suggested by the data, outline recommendations for treatment, and highlight some directions for future investigation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and fear of pain in patients with recurring headaches
    G J Asmundson
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District, Regina, Sask, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 37:703-13. 1999
    ..These results provide further evidence of the important association between AS and fear responses of patients with chronic pain syndromes. Implications and future directions are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Validation of the coping with health, injuries, and problems scale in a chronic pain sample
    H D Hadjistavropoulos
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Clin J Pain 15:41-9. 1999
    ..g., palliative, instrumental, distraction) responses to injury. The present investigation assessed the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the measure in patients (n = 203) with chronic musculoskeletal pain...
  12. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Chronic Pain Coping Inventory
    H D Hadjistavropoulos
    Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Pain 80:471-81. 1999
    ..These results suggest the CPCI is a valuable tool, above and beyond established coping measures, in the clinical assessment and research of pain. Directions for future research are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Neurotic butterflies in my stomach: the role of anxiety, anxiety sensitivity and depression in functional gastrointestinal disorders
    G R Norton
    Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    J Psychosom Res 47:233-40. 1999
    ..Implications of the observed association between psychological factors and FGI disorders are discussed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of a novel environment on resting heart rate in panic disorder
    D K Larsen
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Depress Anxiety 8:24-8. 1998
    ..Implications for previous and future reports on resting heart rate measures in patients with panic disorder are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factor analytic investigation of the Illness Attitudes Scale in a chronic pain sample
    H D Hadjistavropoulos
    Section for Clinical Outcomes Research, Regina Health District, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 36:1185-95. 1998
    ..Implications for the use of the measure with chronic pain patients, as well as future research directions for exploring the utility of this measure with chronic pain patients, are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Drinking away the hurt: the nature and prevalence of PTSD in substance abuse patients attending a community-based treatment program
    M F Bonin
    University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 31:55-66. 2000
    ..Further, when using a discriminant function analysis, self-report measures correctly classified 70% of the PTSD group and 80% of a composite group of possible PTSD and no PTSD participants. Implications of these results are discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Factorial validity of the short-form McGill pain questionnaire (SF-MPQ)
    K D Wright
    Regina Health District, 2180 23rd Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 0A5 Canada
    Eur J Pain 5:279-84. 2001
    ..Potential explanations for the disparity between the results of the two studies are explored and recommendations for continuing clinical and research applications are offered...
  18. ncbi request reprint Panic attacks and interoceptive acuity for cardiac sensations
    G J Asmundson
    Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 31:193-7. 1993
    ..These results are discussed in terms of their relevance to cognitive models of panic...
  19. ncbi request reprint Factorial validity of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire in men and women
    K D Wright
    Regina Health District, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Depress Anxiety 13:179-83. 2001
    ..This investigation provides important information regarding sex differences in the factorial validity of the CTQ. Implications and future research directions are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic investigations of the Illness Attitudes Scale in a nonclinical sample
    H D Hadjistavropoulos
    Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Sask, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 37:671-84. 1999
    ..Future directions for research as well as suggestions for scoring and using the IAS with nonclinical samples are discussed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Is there a negative association between anxiety sensitivity and arousal-increasing substances and activities?
    L A McWilliams
    University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Anxiety Disord 15:161-70. 2001
    ..Implications of these findings are discussed with reference to future investigation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Future directions in anxiety disorders: profiles and perspectives of leading contributors
    P J Norton
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Anxiety Disord 14:69-95. 2000
    ..Heimberg, Donald F. Klein, and Isaac M. Marks. Each offered their thoughts on a set of questions concerning the current and future status of the anxiety disorders field. Profiles and perspectives of these individuals are presented...
  23. ncbi request reprint Contributions of pain-related adjustment and perceptions of control to coping strategy use among cervical sprain patients
    D L LaChapelle
    Clinical Research and Development Program, Regina Health District and Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Eur J Pain 5:405-13. 2001
    ..Implications for clinicians who assist patients via implementation or modification of particular coping techniques are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and its impact on pain experiences and conditions: a state of the art
    Sherry H Stewart
    Dalhousie University, Department of Psychiatry, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Cogn Behav Ther 35:185-8. 2006
    ..Finally, we make several suggestions for directions for future investigations in this burgeoning area of cognitive behavioural research and practice...
  25. doi request reprint Anxiety disorders and comorbid medical illness
    Peter P Roy-Byrne
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:208-25. 2008
    ..To provide an overview of the role of anxiety disorders in medical illness...
  26. ncbi request reprint Do fundamental fears differentially contribute to pain-related fear and pain catastrophizing? An evaluation of the sensitivity index
    Linda M G Vancleef
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 10:527-36. 2006
    ..The current study can be considered as an impetus for devoting attention to IS in future pain research...
  27. ncbi request reprint The role of health anxiety among patients with chronic pain in determining response to therapy
    Heather D Hadjistavropoulos
    University of Regina, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 7:127-33. 2002
    ..The results suggest that HA should be taken into consideration during treatment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale-20 in a community physiotherapy clinic sample
    Michael J Coons
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont, Canada
    Eur J Pain 8:511-6. 2004
    ..These results suggest that this measure has good utility for both clinical and research applications. Directions for future evaluation are also discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Strategic and automatic threat processing in chronic musculoskeletal pain: a startle probe investigation
    R Nicholas Carleton
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Cogn Behav Ther 35:236-47. 2006
    ..Implications and directions for future research are discussed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Is high fear of pain associated with attentional biases for pain-related or general threat? A categorical reanalysis
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Pain 8:11-8. 2007
    ..When fear of pain groups are derived by using measures of general and pain-specific fearfulness, people with high fear of pain are likely to selectively attend all potentially threatening stimuli in their environment...
  31. ncbi request reprint Is the latent structure of fear of pain continuous or discontinuous among pain patients? Taxometric analysis of the pain anxiety symptoms scale
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviors Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Pain 8:387-95. 2007
    ..The findings, indicating that fear of pain is continuous, are important for understanding the nature of fear of pain and to designing appropriately targeted interventions...
  32. ncbi request reprint The relationship of adult attachment dimensions to pain-related fear, hypervigilance, and catastrophizing
    Lachlan A McWilliams
    Department of Psychology, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada B4P 2R6
    Pain 127:27-34. 2007
    ..Future research directions and potential clinical implications are discussed...
  33. ncbi request reprint Physical and mental comorbidity, disability, and suicidal behavior associated with posttraumatic stress disorder in a large community sample
    Jitender Sareen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Psychosom Med 69:242-8. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint The Fear of Pain Questionnaire-Short Form (FPQ-SF): factorial validity and psychometric properties
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina, Sask, Canada S4S 0A2
    Pain 134:51-8. 2008
    ..Use of this short version of the measure--the FPQ-Short Form--is discussed and directions for future research outlined...
  35. ncbi request reprint An exploration of the psychometric properties of the PASS-20 with a nonclinical sample
    Murray P Abrams
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
    J Pain 8:879-86. 2007
    ..Pain-related anxiety is identified as a continuous construct, robust across both clinical and nonclinical samples...
  36. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the efficacy of graded in vivo exposure for the treatment of fear in patients with chronic back pain: a randomized controlled clinical trial
    Marc P Woods
    Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, Canada
    Pain 136:271-80. 2008
    ..Implications of these findings for the treatment of individuals with chronic low back and other pain conditions are discussed...
  37. ncbi request reprint Acceptance and mindfulness-based therapy: new wave or old hat?
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:1-16. 2008
    ..Although there are fundamental differences in the philosophical foundation, ACT techniques are fully compatible with CBT and may lead to improved interventions for some disorders. Areas of future treatment research are discussed...
  38. doi request reprint A longitudinal investigation of fear of falling, fear of pain, and activity avoidance in community-dwelling older adults
    Thomas Hadjistavropoulos
    Department of Psychology and Centre on Aging and Health, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 0A2
    J Aging Health 19:965-84. 2007
    ..The primary purpose of this study was to examine the role of fear of falling, fear of pain, and associated activity avoidance in the prediction of pain and falls...
  39. ncbi request reprint Should CBT rest on its success?
    Gerhard Andersson
    Cogn Behav Ther 37:1-4. 2008
  40. doi request reprint Associations between dimensions of anxiety sensitivity and PTSD symptom clusters in active-duty police officers
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Laboratory and The Traumatic Stress Group, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Cogn Behav Ther 37:66-75. 2008
    ..These findings contribute to understanding the nature of association between AS and PTSD symptom clusters. Implications for the treatment of individuals having PTSD with and without panic-related symptomatology are discussed...
  41. ncbi request reprint The Illness/Injury Sensitivity Index: an examination of construct validity
    R Nicholas Carleton
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Depress Anxiety 23:340-6. 2006
    ..In addition, a substantial correlation with fear of pain suggests a shift in our perspective on what constitutes a fundamental fear. Future research implications are discussed...
  42. ncbi request reprint Detection and management of malingering in people presenting for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: methods, obstacles, and recommendations
    Steven Taylor
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Anxiety Disord 21:22-41. 2007
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Measures of anxiety: is there a difference in their ability to predict functioning at three-month follow-up among pain patients?
    Heather D Hadjistavropoulos
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
    Eur J Pain 8:1-11. 2004
    ..It is concluded that the importance of various forms of anxiety is dependent on the timeframe and outcome examined. Clinical implications of the findings as well as directions for future research are discussed...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pain and PTSD symptoms in female veterans
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Eur J Pain 8:345-50. 2004
    ..To date, however, the association has only been examined within samples of mostly male participants...
  45. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity, fear, and avoidance behavior in headache pain
    Peter J Norton
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, 128 Heyne Bldg, Houston, TX 77204 5022, USA
    Pain 111:218-23. 2004
    ..These results provide compelling evidence that AS may play an important role in pain-related fear and escape and avoidance behavior in patients with recurrent headaches...
  46. ncbi request reprint Using facial expressions to assess musculoskeletal pain in older persons
    Thomas Hadjistavropoulos
    Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Canada
    Eur J Pain 6:179-87. 2002
    ..The results support the utility of FACS in the assessment of musculoskeletal pain among seniors undergoing rehabilitation following knee surgery...
  47. ncbi request reprint Brief report: factor structure of the Childhood Illness Attitude Scales (CIAS)
    Kristi D Wright
    Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 30:213-8. 2005
    ..The CIAS measures fears, beliefs, and attitudes associated with health anxiety and abnormal illness behavior in childhood...
  48. ncbi request reprint Dot-probe evaluation of selective attentional processing of pain cues in patients with chronic headaches
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
    Pain 114:250-6. 2005
    ..Implications of the findings and future research directions are discussed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Is CBT already the dominant paradigm in psychotherapy research and practice?
    Gerhard Andersson
    Cogn Behav Ther 34:1-2. 2005
  50. ncbi request reprint Hypervigilance and attentional fixedness in chronic musculoskeletal pain: consistency of findings across modified stroop and dot-probe tasks
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Pain 6:497-506. 2005
    ..Taken together, these findings provide evidence that chronic pain patients and healthy control participants do not differ in the way they attend to threatening linguistic stimuli...
  51. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of cognitive-behavior therapy combined with vestibular rehabilitation in the treatment of dizziness
    Gerhard Andersson
    Department of Behavioural Sciences, Linkoping University, SE 581 83 Linkoping, Sweden
    Behav Res Ther 44:1265-73. 2006
    ..These findings provide preliminary support for the combination of Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and VR methods in the treatment of dizziness...
  52. ncbi request reprint Fear of pain is elevated in adults with co-occurring trauma-related stress and social anxiety symptoms
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Laboratory and The Traumatic Stress Group, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Cogn Behav Ther 34:248-55. 2005
    ..Implications for future research and treatment are discussed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Strategies for managing symptoms of anxiety
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 0A2, Canada
    Expert Rev Neurother 6:213-22. 2006
    ..Expert consensus guidelines, prognostic factors, patient preferences and accessibility issues are discussed with regard to treatment selection in addition to emerging challenges in the field and future research directions...
  54. ncbi request reprint CBT and religion
    Gerhard Andersson
    Cogn Behav Ther 35:1-2. 2006
  55. ncbi request reprint Fearing the unknown: a short version of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale
    R Nicholas Carleton
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina, Sask, Canada S4S 0A2
    J Anxiety Disord 21:105-17. 2007
    ..The IUS-12 also demonstrated a stable two-factor structure, representing both anxious and avoidance components of intolerance of uncertainty. Directions for future research and potential applications for assessment are discussed...
  56. ncbi request reprint PTSD and the experience of pain: research and clinical implications of shared vulnerability and mutual maintenance models
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina, Regina, SK S4S 0A2
    Can J Psychiatry 47:930-7. 2002
    ..The paper concludes with an overview of future research directions, as well as practical recommendations for assessing and treating patients who present with co-occurring PTSD or chronic pain symptoms...