Affiliation: University of Bristol
- An investigation into the relationship between salivary cortisol, stress, anxiety and depressionKav Vedhara
Department of Experimental Psychology, Human Stress Research Unit, University of Bristol, 8 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TN, UK
Biol Psychol 62:89-96. 2003..A relationship was apparent between indices of distress and change in cortisol levels, but not absolute levels of the hormone...
- Consequences of live poliovirus vaccine administration in chronic fatigue syndromeK Vedhara
Department of Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
J Neuroimmunol 75:183-95. 1997..Polio vaccination was not found to be clinically contraindicated in CFS patients, however, there was evidence of altered immune reactivity and virus clearance...
- Greater emotional distress is associated with accelerated CD4+ cell decline in HIV infectionK Vedhara
Department of Psychology, University of Bristol, UK
J Psychosom Res 42:379-90. 1997..The data suggest that some of the variability in HIV progression can be attributed to emotional distress...
- Chronic stress in elderly carers of dementia patients and antibody response to influenza vaccinationK Vedhara
Department of Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
Lancet 353:627-31. 1999..We investigated whether antibody responses to influenza vaccination differed between carers and a control group, and the relation of the antibody response to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis...
- Acute stress, memory, attention and cortisolK Vedhara
MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Clifton, UK
Psychoneuroendocrinology 25:535-49. 2000..It was concluded that the results support the view that cortisol can modulate cognitive processes and that the effects of corticosteroids on cognitive function are selective...
- Psychosocial factors associated with indices of cortisol production in women with breast cancer and controlsKavita Vedhara
MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:299-311. 2006....
- The role of stressors and psychosocial variables in the stress process: a study of chronic caregiver stressK Vedhara
Department of Medicine, University of Bristol, Clifton, United Kingdom
Psychosom Med 62:374-85. 2000....
- Mixed treatment comparison meta-analysis of complex interventions: psychological interventions in coronary heart diseaseNicky J Welton
Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Am J Epidemiol 169:1158-65. 2009....
- Psychosocial and clinical determinants of compliance with occlusion therapy for amblyopic childrenA Searle
MRC Health Services, Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Eye (Lond) 16:150-5. 2002..The objective of this study was to determine the extent that psychosocial and clinical variables influence parental compliance with occlusion therapy (eye patching) in children with amblyopia...
- Impact of prostate cancer testing: an evaluation of the emotional consequences of a negative biopsy resultR C Macefield
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
Br J Cancer 102:1335-40. 2010..When testing for prostate cancer, as many as 75% of men with a raised prostate-specific antigen (PSA) have a benign biopsy result. Little is known about the psychological effect of this result for these men...
- The measurement of stress-related immune dysfunction in psychoneuroimmunologyK Vedhara
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Clifton, UK
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 23:699-715. 1999..We hope that a clear understanding of the rationale behind such assays and their inherent advantages and limitations will inform the discussion of the significance of stress-related immune impairment...
- Chronic stress in nonelderly caregivers: psychological, endocrine and immune implicationsKavita Vedhara
MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, UK
J Psychosom Res 53:1153-61. 2002..g., spousal caregivers of dementia patients) extends to a younger caregiver population, specifically spousal carers of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)...
- The four-dimensional stress test: psychological, sympathetic-adrenal-medullary, parasympathetic and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal responses following inhalation of 35% CO2Mark A Wetherell
MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, UK
Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:736-47. 2006..The current study was designed, therefore, to assess the psychological and physiological responses to the inhalation of CO2...
- Examination stress results in altered cardiovascular responses to acute challenge and lower cortisolPatricia Loft
Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:367-75. 2007..Salivary cortisol levels were consistently lower in the exam group. These findings indicate that ongoing natural stress alters cortisol secretion and cardiovascular responses in the face of an acute stress challenge...
- Relationship of early childhood illness with adult cortisol in the Barry Caerphilly Growth (BCG) cohortKavita Vedhara
Department of Social Medicine, Canynge Hall, University of Bristol, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:865-73. 2007..Analyses were conducted in the Barry Caerphilly Growth (BCG) cohort to explore whether the postnatal exposure of childhood infections was related to HPA axis activity in adulthood...
- Patients' perspectives on foot complications in type 2 diabetes: a qualitative studyLone Gale
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Horfield Health Centre, Bristol
Br J Gen Pract 58:555-63. 2008..Foot ulceration is a major health problem for people with diabetes. To minimise the risk of ulceration, patients are advised to perform preventive foot self-care...
- Emotionally expressive coping reduces pregnancy rates in patients undergoing in vitro fertilizationEfharis Panagopoulou
Medical School Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Fertil Steril 86:672-7. 2006..To examine the effects of coping and of infertility-specific and nonspecific stress on pregnancy outcomes after IVF treatment...
- Changes in mood predict disease activity and quality of life in patients with psoriasis following emotional disclosureKavita Vedhara
MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
J Psychosom Res 62:611-9. 2007..The present study examined the effects of emotional disclosure (ED) intervention on both disease severity and quality of life in patients with psoriasis...
- Effects of emotional disclosure on psychological and physiological outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an exploratory home-based studyMark A Wetherell
MRC Health Services Research Colloboration, Canynge Hall, University of Bristol, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2PR, UK
J Health Psychol 10:277-85. 2005..These group differences appeared to be due to deteriorations in the control group more than improvements in the disclosure group...