Alex Zautra

Summary

Affiliation: Arizona State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Affect and pain in rheumatoid arthritis: do individual differences in affective regulation and affective intensity predict emotional recovery from pain?
    Nancy A Hamilton
    Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:216-24. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of stressful events in the relationship between positive and negative affects: evidence from field and experimental studies
    A J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 1104, USA
    J Pers 68:927-51. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Depression history, stress, and pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Behav Med 30:187-97. 2007
  4. pmc Dynamic approaches to emotions and stress in everyday life: Bolger and Zuckerman reloaded with positive as well as negative affects
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Pers 73:1511-38. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Daily fatigue in women with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    Pain 128:128-35. 2007
  6. pmc Positive affect as a source of resilience for women in chronic pain
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:212-20. 2005
  7. pmc Fibromyalgia: evidence for deficits in positive affect regulation
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:147-55. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Comparison of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness meditation interventions on adaptation to rheumatoid arthritis for patients with and without history of recurrent depression
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:408-21. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Emotions, personality, and health: introduction to the special issue
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Pers 72:1097-104. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Immune activation and depression in women with rheumatoid arthritis
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Rheumatology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    J Rheumatol 31:457-63. 2004

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Affect and pain in rheumatoid arthritis: do individual differences in affective regulation and affective intensity predict emotional recovery from pain?
    Nancy A Hamilton
    Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:216-24. 2005
    ..Individual differences in adaptation to rheumatoid arthritis are not fully accounted for by illness severity or duration of symptoms...
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of stressful events in the relationship between positive and negative affects: evidence from field and experimental studies
    A J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 1104, USA
    J Pers 68:927-51. 2000
    ..Alternative explanations for these effects and the implications for cognitive interventions are discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Depression history, stress, and pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Behav Med 30:187-97. 2007
    ..Such findings provide new insight in the dynamic relationships between depression, stress, and pain...
  4. pmc Dynamic approaches to emotions and stress in everyday life: Bolger and Zuckerman reloaded with positive as well as negative affects
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Pers 73:1511-38. 2005
    ..Integrating these research strands offers the possibility of a comprehensive yet highly sensitive and dynamic approach to the study of emotions, stress, and health in everyday life...
  5. ncbi request reprint Daily fatigue in women with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    Pain 128:128-35. 2007
    ..Nonetheless, there are important differences between RA, OA, and FM patients in both the everyday manifestations and the biopsychosocial correlates of fatigue...
  6. pmc Positive affect as a source of resilience for women in chronic pain
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:212-20. 2005
    ..In contrast, higher levels of overall positive affect predicted lower levels of pain in subsequent weeks...
  7. pmc Fibromyalgia: evidence for deficits in positive affect regulation
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:147-55. 2005
    ..Our objective was to examine positive and negative affective indices, both at the trait and contextual levels, in FMS compared with a chronic pain control group, osteoarthritis (OA)...
  8. doi request reprint Comparison of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness meditation interventions on adaptation to rheumatoid arthritis for patients with and without history of recurrent depression
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:408-21. 2008
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  9. ncbi request reprint Emotions, personality, and health: introduction to the special issue
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Pers 72:1097-104. 2004
    ..Collectively, these articles show ways that emotion research may be integrated with personality theory to inform us about the psychological dimensions of health and illness...
  10. ncbi request reprint Immune activation and depression in women with rheumatoid arthritis
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Rheumatology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    J Rheumatol 31:457-63. 2004
    ..We examined markers of immune activation during periods of stress and depressive symptoms in 45 female patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in comparison to 106 controls with no autoimmune disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Depression and reactivity to stress in older women with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
    A J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 1104, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:687-96. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the role of depressive symptoms in reactivity to stress and pain in older women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Examinations of chronic pain and affect relationships: applications of a dynamic model of affect
    A Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 1104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 69:786-95. 2001
    ..Also, for arthritis participants with greater mood clarity, there was less overlap in ratings of negative and positive affective states...
  13. ncbi request reprint Impact of controlled-release oxycodone on efficacy beliefs and coping efforts among osteoarthritis patients with moderate to severe pain
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    Clin J Pain 21:471-7. 2005
    ..This study examines the impact of controlled-release oxycodone (OxyContin) on cognitive-behavioral indicators of efficacy beliefs and coping efforts in patients with osteoarthritis who experience persistent pain...
  14. doi request reprint The effects of slow breathing on affective responses to pain stimuli: an experimental study
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    Pain 149:12-8. 2010
    ..However, chronic pain patients may require more guidance to obtain therapeutic benefit from reduced breathing rates...
  15. doi request reprint Vulnerability and resilience in women with arthritis: test of a two-factor model
    Bruce W Smith
    Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:799-810. 2008
    ..Finally, the Vulnerability factor interacted with pain to predict more future negative affect. The main implication is that both Vulnerability and Resilience should be considered in theory, research, and interventions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Health goal cognition and adjustment in women with fibromyalgia
    Nancy A Hamilton
    Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    J Behav Med 28:455-66. 2005
    ..Differences between groups are discussed in the context of proposed relations between goals and environmental support...
  17. pmc The role of positive and negative interpersonal events on daily fatigue in women with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis
    Brendt P Parrish
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University
    Health Psychol 27:694-702. 2008
    ..The current study tested whether daily interpersonal events predicted fatigue from one day to the next among female chronic pain patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint The role of purpose in life in recovery from knee surgery
    Bruce W Smith
    Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
    Int J Behav Med 11:197-202. 2004
    ..The results suggest that PIL may be an important positive personal characteristic and target for interventions...
  19. pmc The effects of anxiety and depression on weekly pain in women with arthritis
    Bruce W Smith
    Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, MSC03 2220, Albuquerque, NM 87131 1161, USA
    Pain 138:354-61. 2008
    ..These results highlight the need for careful study of the differential effects of anxiety and depression and treatments that target their unique mechanisms...
  20. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in emotional processing and reactivity to pain among older women with rheumatoid arthritis
    Nancy A Hamilton
    Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Clin J Pain 23:165-72. 2007
    ..The current study suggests that the emotional impact of pain is related to emotional intensity which can be tempered by the ability to regulate emotion...
  21. ncbi request reprint Are reports of childhood abuse related to the experience of chronic pain in adulthood? A meta-analytic review of the literature
    Debra A Davis
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    Clin J Pain 21:398-405. 2005
    ..Recent empirical evidence suggests that childhood abuse may be related to the experience of chronic pain in adulthood. To date, a systematic quantitative review of the literature has not been presented...
  22. ncbi request reprint The role of personality in exposure and reactivity to interpersonal stress in relation to arthritis disease activity and negative affect in women
    Bruce W Smith
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, USA
    Health Psychol 21:81-8. 2002
    ..There were no significant differences in the effects...
  23. doi request reprint Daily affect relations in fibromyalgia patients reveal positive affective disturbance
    Patrick H Finan
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, 950 S McAllister, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:474-82. 2009
    ....
  24. pmc Oscillations in daily pain prediction accuracy
    Patrick H Finan
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, USA
    Nonlinear Dynamics Psychol Life Sci 14:27-46. 2010
    ..The current analyses highlight the need to account for change in data through dynamical modeling, which cannot be fully observed through traditional statistical techniques...
  25. doi request reprint Community gardening: a parsimonious path to individual, community, and environmental resilience
    Heather A Okvat
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, 85287 1104, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 47:374-87. 2011
    ..We discuss the potential contribution of an extensive network of community gardens to easing the global climate change crisis and address the role of community psychologists in community gardening research and policy-oriented action...
  26. pmc Genetic influences on the dynamics of pain and affect in fibromyalgia
    Patrick H Finan
    Arizona State University, Dept of Psychology, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    Health Psychol 29:134-42. 2010
    ..The purpose of the present investigation was to determine if variation in the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and mu-opioid receptor (OPRM1) genes is associated with pain-related positive affective regulation in fibromyalgia (FM)...
  27. doi request reprint Resilience: a new paradigm for adaptation to chronic pain
    John A Sturgeon
    Psychology Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, 85287 1104, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 14:105-12. 2010
    ..This paper offers resilience as an integrative perspective that can illuminate the traits and mechanisms underlying the sustainability of a good life and recovery from distress for individuals with chronic pain...
  28. pmc Chronic pain, stress, and the dynamics of affective differentiation
    Mary C Davis
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Pers 72:1133-59. 2004
    ....
  29. pmc Chronic stress and regulation of cellular markers of inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis: implications for fatigue
    Mary C Davis
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P O Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 22:24-32. 2008
    ..The association between these markers of inflammation and fatigue was also tested...
  30. ncbi request reprint Uncertainty of illness relationships with mental health and coping processes in fibromyalgia patients
    John W Reich
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 1104, USA
    J Behav Med 29:307-16. 2006
    ..Implications of these results for therapeutic interventions are discussed...
  31. pmc The role of illness uncertainty on coping with fibromyalgia symptoms
    Lisa M Johnson
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Health Psychol 25:696-703. 2006
    ..Results were consistent with hypothesized effects. Illness uncertainty accompanied by episodic pain negatively influenced coping efficacy, an important resource in adaptation to FM...
  32. pmc Daily interpersonal events in pain patients: applying action theory to chronic illness
    Mary C Davis
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:1097-113. 2006
    ....
  33. pmc Pain acceptance moderates the relation between pain and negative affect in female osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia patients
    Anna L Kratz
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:291-301. 2007
    ..Pain acceptance is emerging as a promising complement to control-based pain management strategies and a likely approach to maintaining quality of life for chronic pain patients...
  34. doi request reprint Coping self-efficacy as a mediator between catastrophizing and physical functioning: treatment target selection in an osteoarthritis sample
    Patrick E McKnight
    Department of Psychology, George Mason University, MSN 3F5, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 4400, USA
    J Behav Med 33:239-49. 2010
    ..Treatments targeting both self-efficacy and catastrophizing may have greater impact on physical functioning compared to treatments that focus on only one...
  35. ncbi request reprint Older adults' recovery from surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee: psychosocial resources and constraints as predictors of outcomes
    Mary Ann Parris Stephens
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Ohio 44242 0001, USA
    Health Psychol 21:377-83. 2002
    ..The constraints patients encountered early in recovery were strong predictors of poor recovery. Although resources were associated with some improvement, these effects were largely accounted for by constraints...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comment on "stress-vulnerability factors as long-term predictors of disease activity in early rheumatoid arthritis"
    Alex J Zautra
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Psychosom Res 55:303-4. 2003
  37. doi request reprint Fibromyalgia and fatigue: central processing, widespread dysfunction
    Patrick H Finan
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, 7001 Williams Field Road, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    PM R 2:431-7. 2010
    ..Finally, pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for FM are highlighted, with an emphasis on the efficacy of these treatments in alleviating pain and fatigue symptoms...
  38. ncbi request reprint Impact of two types of expectancy on recovery from total knee replacement surgery (TKR) in adults with osteoarthritis
    Connie Engel
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Behav Med 30:113-23. 2004
    ..These results point to the importance of psychosocial variables in recovery of function and reduced symptoms after knee surgery...
  39. ncbi request reprint Positive affect as a factor of resilience in the pain-negative affect relationship in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Elin B Strand
    Department of Behavioural Sciences and Statistics, Institute of Basic Medical Science, University of Oslo, POB 1111 Blindern, N 0317 Oslo, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 60:477-84. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine positive affect (PA) as a factor of resilience in the relationships between pain and negative affect (NA) in a sample of patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  40. ncbi request reprint Coping with rheumatoid arthritis pain in daily life: within-person analyses reveal hidden vulnerability for the formerly depressed
    Tamlin S Conner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue MC 6325, Farmington, CT 06030 6325, USA
    Pain 126:198-209. 2006
    ..Patterns suggest that formerly depressed individuals exhibit a hidden vulnerability in how they manage chronic pain. This vulnerability is best revealed by a daily process approach...
  41. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal workplace stressors and well-being: a multi-wave study of employees with and without arthritis
    Phillip T Potter
    Air Combat Command Headquarters, U S Air Force, USA
    J Appl Psychol 87:789-96. 2002
    ..The data support the hypothesis that the psychosocial environment of the workplace contributes unique effects on well-being...
  42. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis patients' perceptions of mutuality in conversations with spouses/partners and their links with psychological and physical health
    Shelley Kasle
    Arizona Arthritis Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 85724 5093, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 59:921-8. 2008
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Research Grants22

  1. Adaptation To Pain And Stress In Fibromyalgia
    Alex Zautra; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..3. The examination of those factors predictive of the onset of widespread pain among the OA sample that displayed only regional pain at the initial assessment. ..
  2. STRESS AND ADAPTATION TO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
    Alex Zautra; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Successful treatment is expected to alter stress responses, leading to better physical and mental health over time. ..
  3. Resilience and Health in Communities and Individuals.
    Alex Zautra; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..For those mid-aged adults with children, the outcome measures will also be assessed in one their children approaching adult life (aged 16 to 24 years; N = 160) to probe the transmission of resilience across generations. ..
  4. Resilience and Health in Communities and Individuals.
    Alex Zautra; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..For those mid-aged adults with children, the outcome measures will also be assessed in one their children approaching adult life (aged 16 to 24 years; N = 160) to probe the transmission of resilience across generations. ..