R D Kerns

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Preliminary validation of a German version of pain stages of change questionnaire
    Carsten Maurischat
    Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Belfortstr 16, 79098 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Pain 6:43-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychological treatments for persistent pain: an introduction
    Robert D Kerns
    Psychology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, VA Central Office and Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:1327-31. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence that cognitive decline mediates the relationship between pain and disability in the elderly
    Robert D Kerns
    Pain Med 7:1-2. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Identification of pain-reduction strategies used by community-dwelling older persons
    Lisa C Barry
    Department of Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1569-75. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Further support for the pain stages of change model: suggestions for improved measurement
    Carsten Maurischat
    Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Freiburg, D 79085 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Pain 10:41-9. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Pain in multiple sclerosis: a biopsychosocial perspective
    Robert D Kerns
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:225-32. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint A critical review of the pain readiness to change model
    Robert D Kerns
    Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Pain 5:357-67. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Veterans' reports of pain and associations with ratings of health, health-risk behaviors, affective distress, and use of the healthcare system
    Robert D Kerns
    Psychology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:371-9. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Identification of subgroups of persons with chronic pain based on profiles on the pain stages of change questionnaire
    Robert D Kerns
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University, Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Pain 116:302-10. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Predicting responses to self-management treatments for chronic pain: application of the pain stages of change model
    R D Kerns
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale University, West Haven, USA
    Pain 84:49-55. 2000

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Publications49

  1. ncbi request reprint Preliminary validation of a German version of pain stages of change questionnaire
    Carsten Maurischat
    Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Belfortstr 16, 79098 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Pain 6:43-8. 2002
    ..All scales evidenced sufficient indices of reliability and discriminant validity. Deviations from the original American version and suggestions for future refinements in the new measure are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychological treatments for persistent pain: an introduction
    Robert D Kerns
    Psychology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, VA Central Office and Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:1327-31. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence that cognitive decline mediates the relationship between pain and disability in the elderly
    Robert D Kerns
    Pain Med 7:1-2. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Identification of pain-reduction strategies used by community-dwelling older persons
    Lisa C Barry
    Department of Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1569-75. 2005
    ..In this cross-sectional study of older persons with chronic nonmalignant pain, we sought to identify strategies perceived as effective in reducing pain and to ascertain factors associated with their use...
  5. ncbi request reprint Further support for the pain stages of change model: suggestions for improved measurement
    Carsten Maurischat
    Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Freiburg, D 79085 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Pain 10:41-9. 2006
    ..Implications of these findings for future research exploring the relevance of the pain stages of change model are discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Pain in multiple sclerosis: a biopsychosocial perspective
    Robert D Kerns
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:225-32. 2002
    ..Such an approach needs to consider the exacerbating nature of MS, MS-related pain, and interventions aimed at their management. Suggestions for future research on MS-related pain conclude the article...
  7. ncbi request reprint A critical review of the pain readiness to change model
    Robert D Kerns
    Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Pain 5:357-67. 2004
    ..The aim of this article is to review the work in this area and discuss implications for clinical practice and further research...
  8. ncbi request reprint Veterans' reports of pain and associations with ratings of health, health-risk behaviors, affective distress, and use of the healthcare system
    Robert D Kerns
    Psychology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:371-9. 2003
    ..Results support the goals of the VHA National Pain Management Strategy designed to reduce unnecessary pain and suffering among veterans receiving care in VHA facilities...
  9. ncbi request reprint Identification of subgroups of persons with chronic pain based on profiles on the pain stages of change questionnaire
    Robert D Kerns
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University, Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Pain 116:302-10. 2005
    ..Future research should examine the utility of PSOCQ profiles, relative to individual PSOCQ scale scores alone, in predicting response to self-management treatment approaches...
  10. ncbi request reprint Predicting responses to self-management treatments for chronic pain: application of the pain stages of change model
    R D Kerns
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale University, West Haven, USA
    Pain 84:49-55. 2000
    ..This study supports the predictive validity and utility of the PSOCQ, as well as the relevance of the stages of change model to self-management of chronic pain...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain in the elderly
    R D Kerns
    Psychology Service, Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 17:503-23, vii. 2001
    ..This article concludes with suggestions for future refinements in the application of this approach in the management of chronic pain in the elderly...
  12. ncbi request reprint Readiness to adopt a self-management approach to chronic pain: the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire (PSOCQ)
    R D Kerns
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven 06516, USA
    Pain 72:227-34. 1997
    ..There was also substantial support for each factor's discriminant and criterion-related validity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Persistent pain and uncomfortable sensations in persons with multiple sclerosis
    Olympia Hadjimichael
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Pain 127:35-41. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Identification of strategies used to cope with chronic pain in older persons receiving primary care from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Lisa C Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:950-6. 2004
    ..To identify the strategies used by older persons to cope with chronic noncancer pain, determine the perceived effectiveness of the strategies, and ascertain factors associated with their use...
  15. ncbi request reprint Functional self-efficacy and pain-related disability among older veterans with chronic pain in a primary care setting
    Lisa C Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Pain 104:131-7. 2003
    ..05, 95% CI 1.03-4.06) and low vs. high (OR=4.77, 95% CI 1.96-11.61) functional self-efficacy. Functional self-efficacy was a strong and independent factor associated with pain-related disability among older veterans with chronic pain...
  16. ncbi request reprint An examination of the relationship between chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder
    John D Otis
    Psychology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130 4893, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:397-405. 2003
    ..Future directions for research and clinical implications are discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and persistent postconcussive symptoms in OIF/OEF veterans: polytrauma clinical triad
    Henry L Lew
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PM and R Service, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:697-702. 2009
    ..These results underscore the complexity of the presenting complaints in OIF/OEF veterans and support the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to assessment and treatment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Intersession coping skill practice mediates the relationship between readiness for self-management treatment and goal accomplishment
    Alicia Heapy
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Psychology Service 116B, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Pain 118:360-8. 2005
    ..These data provide support for a motivational model of pain treatment that asserts adherence to therapist recommendations for coping skill practice mediates readiness to change and self-reported goal attainments...
  19. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and age-related characteristics of pain in a sample of women veterans receiving primary care
    Sally G Haskell
    Department of Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Connecticut, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:862-9. 2006
    ....
  20. doi request reprint The moderating effect of obesity on cognitive-behavioral pain treatment outcomes
    John J Sellinger
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Pain Med 11:1381-90. 2010
    ..To assess the effects of body mass index on cognitive-behavioral pain treatment outcomes for chronic low back pain...
  21. ncbi request reprint Patient-provider interactions in the management of chronic pain: current findings within the context of shared medical decision making
    Lisa Maria E Frantsve
    Psychology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Pain Med 8:25-35. 2007
    ..This article reviews the literature on patient-provider interactions among patients with chronic pain conditions with an emphasis on shared medical decision making...
  22. pmc Use of opioid medications for chronic noncancer pain syndromes in primary care
    M Carrington Reid
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Conn 06516, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:173-9. 2002
    ..We also sought to determine the proportion of patients who manifested prescription opioid abuse behaviors and the factors associated with these behaviors...
  23. doi request reprint The development of an integrated treatment for veterans with comorbid chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder
    John D Otis
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130 4893, USA
    Pain Med 10:1300-11. 2009
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the development of the first integrated treatment for Veterans with comorbid chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pain-related disability among older male veterans receiving primary care
    M Carrington Reid
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven 06516, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M727-32. 2002
    ..We sought to identify factors associated with disability due to pain in a sample of older veterans receiving primary care...
  25. doi request reprint The association of sexual trauma with persistent pain in a sample of women veterans receiving primary care
    Sally G Haskell
    Department of Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Pain Med 9:710-7. 2008
    ..We sought to determine whether the presence and intensity of persistent pain, as well as level of pain-related interference, in the VA Connecticut Women's Clinic population was positively associated with reports of sexual trauma...
  26. ncbi request reprint Vulvodynia: an introduction and critical review of a chronic pain condition
    R M Masheb
    Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Psychiatric Institute, New Haven, CT 06520 8038, USA
    Pain 86:3-10. 2000
    ..Finally, suggestions are made for considering vulvodynia from a multidimensional, chronic pain perspective...
  27. doi request reprint Pain among Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom: do women and men differ?
    Sally G Haskell
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Pain Med 10:1167-73. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: opioid treatment for chronic back pain: prevalence, efficacy, and association with addiction
    Bridget A Martell
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8025, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:116-27. 2007
    ..The prevalence, efficacy, and risk for addiction for persons receiving opioids for chronic back pain are unclear...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of depression in treatment-seeking women with vulvodynia
    R M Masheb
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8098, USA
    J Obstet Gynaecol 25:786-91. 2005
    ..Rates of current MDD appeared to be lower than rates of MDD among other samples of treatment seeking chronic pain patients. In summary, co-morbid MDD is related to greater pain severity and worse functioning among women with vulvodynia...
  30. pmc A randomized clinical trial for women with vulvodynia: Cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. supportive psychotherapy
    Robin M Masheb
    Yale University School of Medicine, P O Box 208098, New Haven, CT 06520 8098, USA
    Pain 141:31-40. 2009
    ..CBT, a directed treatment approach that involves learning and practice of specific pain-relevant coping and self-management skills, yielded better outcomes and greater patient satisfaction than a less directive approach...
  31. ncbi request reprint Self-appraised problem solving and pain-relevant social support as predictors of the experience of chronic pain
    Robert D Kerns
    Psychology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven 06516, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:100-5. 2002
    ..The results support the assessment of problem-solving skills in chronic pain patients and the investigation and utility of interventions aimed at increasing adaptive pain-relevant social support...
  32. ncbi request reprint On the reliability and validity of physician ratings for vulvodynia and the discriminant validity of its subtypes
    Robin M Masheb
    Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208098, New Haven, CT 06520 8098, USA
    Pain Med 5:349-58. 2004
    ..This study aimed to test the reliability and validity of physician ratings in a broadly defined sample of women with vulvodynia and to examine the external validity of the vulvodynia subtypes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Motivation and maternal presence during induction of anesthesia
    Alison A Caldwell-Andrews
    Department of Anesthesiology, Center for the Advancement of Perioperative Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Anesthesiology 103:478-83. 2005
    ..The authors developed a measure to determine whether maternal motivation to be present during induction (Motivation for Parental Presence during Induction of Anesthesia [MPPIA]) is related to children's anxiety during the induction process...
  34. ncbi request reprint Support and coronary heart disease: the importance of significant other responses
    Norman I Itkowitz
    New England Institute for Behavioral Medicine, Stanford, Connecticut, USA
    J Behav Med 26:19-30. 2003
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Perioperative pain management in the opioid-tolerant individual
    Deb Gordon
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Pain 9:383-7. 2008
  36. ncbi request reprint Initial development and validation of a multidimensional pain readiness to change questionnaire
    Warren R Nielson
    Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain 4:148-58. 2003
    ..The results provide preliminary support for the reliability and validity of this instrument. Further research is needed to clarify the construct validity of the MPRCQ and its clinical utility...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic low back pain in older persons: a preliminary study
    M Carrington Reid
    Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Pain Med 4:223-30. 2003
    ..To determine the feasibility and potential efficacy of providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to older persons with chronic low back pain (CLBP)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Rapid improvement in pain management: the Veterans Health Administration and the institute for healthcare improvement collaborative
    Charles S Cleeland
    Pain Research Group, Department of Symptom Research, U T M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin J Pain 19:298-305. 2003
    ..With the goal of rapid improvement in pain management, a joint Collaborative (Veterans Health Administration and Institute for Healthcare Improvement) was conducted from May 2000 to January 2001...
  39. ncbi request reprint Toward the development of a motivational model of pain self-management
    Mark P Jensen
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Pain 4:477-92. 2003
    ..In particular, there is a need to determine whether (and which) motivation enhancement interventions increase active participation in self-management treatment programs for chronic pain...
  40. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of psychological interventions for chronic low back pain
    Benson M Hoffman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Health Psychol 26:1-9. 2007
    ..The rigor of the methods used, as well as the results that reflect mild to moderate heterogeneity and minimal publication bias, suggest confidence in the conclusions of this review...
  41. ncbi request reprint Core outcome measures for chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations
    Robert H Dworkin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Pain 113:9-19. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint Identifying the activities affected by chronic nonmalignant pain in older veterans receiving primary care
    Bao D Duong
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:687-94. 2005
    ..To identify the specific types of activities affected by chronic pain in older persons and the extent to which older individuals modify, perform less frequently, or terminate activities because of pain...
  43. ncbi request reprint Perceived barriers to trying self-management approaches for chronic pain in older persons
    Jonathan S Austrian
    Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:856-61. 2005
    ..To examine older persons' willingness to participate in exercise and relaxation programs for managing chronic pain, to identify characteristics associated with willingness to participate, and to ascertain their barriers to participation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Higher levels of pain readiness to change and more positive affect reduce pain reports--a weekly assessment study on arthritis patients
    Elin B Strand
    Institute of Basic Medical Science, Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Pain 127:204-13. 2007
    ..Results encourage continued investigation of apparent interactions between chronic pain, affect, and pain self-management...
  45. ncbi request reprint The future of health psychology interventions
    Perry M Nicassio
    Clinical Psychology Program, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA
    Health Psychol 23:132-7. 2004
    ..In accordance, greater effort should be devoted to disseminating information on treatment effectiveness to professional and lay groups to maximize the public health benefit of established intervention approaches...
  46. pmc Further development of the multidimensional pain readiness to change questionnaire: the MPRCQ2
    Warren R Nielson
    Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario and the Beryl and Richard Ivey Rheumatology Day Programs, St Joseph s Health Care London, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain 9:552-65. 2008
    ..The MPRCQ2 may be helpful in future research investigating the relationship between readiness to change pain-related coping and adoption of coping behaviors and adjustment to chronic pain...
  47. ncbi request reprint Interpreting the clinical importance of treatment outcomes in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations
    Robert H Dworkin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    J Pain 9:105-21. 2008
    ..Provisional benchmarks for identifying clinically important changes in specific outcome measures that can be used for outcome studies of treatments for chronic pain are proposed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Clinical research as a foundation for Veterans Health Administration Pain Management Strategy
    Robert D Kerns
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:ix-xi. 2003
  49. ncbi request reprint Developing patient-reported outcome measures for pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations
    Dennis C Turk
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Pain 125:208-15. 2006