RONALD E ACIERNO

Summary

Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evaluation of a video-based intervention for older adult victims of violence
    Ron Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 17:535-41. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Behavioral activation and therapeutic exposure for bereavement in older adults
    Ron Acierno
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:13-25. 2012
  3. pmc Rationale and design: telepsychology service delivery for depressed elderly veterans
    Leonard E Egede
    Center for Disease Prevention and Health Interventions for Diverse Populations, Ralph H, Johnson VAMC, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Trials 10:22. 2009
  4. pmc Prevalence and correlates of emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse and potential neglect in the United States: the National Elder Mistreatment Study
    Ron Acierno
    Medical University of South Carolina, Ralph H Johnson Veteran s Administration Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:292-7. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for rape, physical assault, and posttraumatic stress disorder in women: examination of differential multivariate relationships
    R Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425 0142, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 13:541-63. 1999
  6. pmc Psychological sequelae resulting from the 2004 Florida hurricanes: implications for postdisaster intervention
    Ron Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:S103-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Current psychopathology in previously assaulted older adults
    Ron Acierno
    Medical University of South Carolina, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Interpers Violence 22:250-8. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk and protective factors for psychopathology among older versus younger adults after the 2004 Florida hurricanes
    Ron Acierno
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:1051-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of fear of crime in older adults
    Ron Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 165 Cannon Street, PO Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 18:385-96. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint An acute post-rape intervention to prevent substance use and abuse
    Ron Acierno
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425 0742, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1701-15. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Florida Hurricanes & Older Adults: Outcome/Resiliency
    Ronald Acierno; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Treatment Development: Bereavement in Older Adults
    Ronald Acierno; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Elder Mistreatment
    Ronald Acierno; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evaluation of a video-based intervention for older adult victims of violence
    Ron Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 17:535-41. 2004
    ..However, despite knowledge gains, and in contrast to our predictions, no differences on measures of anxiety or depression were evident between the treatment conditions at 6-week follow up...
  2. doi request reprint Behavioral activation and therapeutic exposure for bereavement in older adults
    Ron Acierno
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:13-25. 2012
    ..ANCOVAS revealed statistically significant improvement, irrespective of how many days since death had elapsed prior to initiation of intervention, on structured interviews and self-report measures for most outcome variables...
  3. pmc Rationale and design: telepsychology service delivery for depressed elderly veterans
    Leonard E Egede
    Center for Disease Prevention and Health Interventions for Diverse Populations, Ralph H, Johnson VAMC, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Trials 10:22. 2009
    ..Thus, telepsychology may provide a cost-efficient solution to access-to-care problems in rural areas...
  4. pmc Prevalence and correlates of emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse and potential neglect in the United States: the National Elder Mistreatment Study
    Ron Acierno
    Medical University of South Carolina, Ralph H Johnson Veteran s Administration Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:292-7. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for rape, physical assault, and posttraumatic stress disorder in women: examination of differential multivariate relationships
    R Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425 0142, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 13:541-63. 1999
    ..However, risk factors for PTSD following physical assault included only a history of depression and lower education...
  6. pmc Psychological sequelae resulting from the 2004 Florida hurricanes: implications for postdisaster intervention
    Ron Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:S103-8. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence of and major risk factors associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, and major depressive episode 6 to 9 months after the 2004 Florida hurricanes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Current psychopathology in previously assaulted older adults
    Ron Acierno
    Medical University of South Carolina, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Interpers Violence 22:250-8. 2007
    ..The aforementioned findings should be considered with caution, however, as sample cell sizes were minimal for all but the PTSD symptom subtypes. Mental health service implications for older adults are discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk and protective factors for psychopathology among older versus younger adults after the 2004 Florida hurricanes
    Ron Acierno
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:1051-9. 2006
    ..Previous research demonstrates increased resiliency to psychopathology after disasters among older adults. However, little is known about differences in age-based risk and protective factors for postdisaster mental illness...
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of fear of crime in older adults
    Ron Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 165 Cannon Street, PO Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 18:385-96. 2004
    ..Different predictor sets were noted for fear of crime against person and fear of crime against property. Reported perceptions of negative crime outcomes were associated with being female, non-Caucasian, and having low income...
  10. ncbi request reprint An acute post-rape intervention to prevent substance use and abuse
    Ron Acierno
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425 0742, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1701-15. 2003
    ..43% nonviewers met criteria for post-rape alcohol abuse; among pre-rape marijuana users, the rates of post-marijuana use were 17% vs. 43%)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Rape and physical violence: comparison of assault characteristics in older and younger adults in the National Women's Study
    R Acierno
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425 0742, USA
    J Trauma Stress 14:685-95. 2001
    ..Consistent with previous research, younger women reported greater prevalences of assault than older women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Assault, PTSD, family substance use, and depression as risk factors for cigarette use in youth: findings from the National Survey of Adolescents
    R Acierno
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425 0742, USA
    J Trauma Stress 13:381-96. 2000
    ..By contrast, PTSD per se was not associated with increased risk of smoking, after the effects of other variables were controlled...
  13. ncbi request reprint Internet-based intervention for mental health and substance use problems in disaster-affected populations: a pilot feasibility study
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Behav Ther 37:190-205. 2006
    ..The intervention consisted of 7 modules: posttraumatic stress/panic, depression, generalized anxiety, alcohol use, marijuana use, drug use, and cigarette use. Feasibility data were promising and suggest the need for further evaluation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Symptom presentations of older adult crime victims: description of a clinical sample
    Matt J Gray
    National Center for PTSD, Boston VAMC, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 16:299-309. 2002
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  15. pmc Randomized controlled evaluation of an early intervention to prevent post-rape psychopathology
    Heidi Resnick
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:2432-47. 2007
    ..Women with a prior rape history in the video condition generally maintained the lowest level of symptoms...
  16. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of probable adolescent mental health problems reported by parents in Vietnam
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:95-100. 2011
    ..The purpose of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of probable mental health problems in an epidemiologic study of Vietnamese adolescents. A secondary aim was to examine the correlates of probable mental health caseness...
  17. pmc NPY moderates the relation between hurricane exposure and generalized anxiety disorder in an epidemiologic sample of hurricane-exposed adults
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:270-5. 2010
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  18. pmc Association between COMT, PTSD, and increased smoking following hurricane exposure in an epidemiologic sample
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, USA
    Psychiatry 72:360-9. 2009
    ..This study represents the first genetic association study (to our knowledge) of smoking behavior following an acute stressor...
  19. doi request reprint A pilot study of prolonged exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder delivered via telehealth technology
    Peter W Tuerk
    Ralph H Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:116-23. 2010
    ..Preliminary results support the feasibility and safety of the modality. Suggestions for the implementation of PE via telehealth technology are discussed...
  20. pmc Prevalence and correlates of poor self-rated health in the United States: the national elder mistreatment study
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, SC, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:615-23. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the level of, and correlates for, poor self-rated health in a community sample of older adults with particular emphasis on elder mistreatment history, demographics, and social dependency variables...
  21. pmc Elder mistreatment and physical health among older adults: the South Carolina Elder Mistreatment Study
    Josh M Cisler
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:461-7. 2010
    ..A recent history of emotional mistreatment was associated with poor self-rated health independently, but not when controlling for other significant predictors...
  22. doi request reprint Specificity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: an investigation of comorbidity between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and depression in treatment-seeking veterans
    Daniel F Gros
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:885-90. 2010
    ..Together, these findings demonstrate the importance of accounting for nonspecific symptoms in diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, highlighting a need for revisions to our current diagnostics...
  23. pmc Variation in RGS2 is associated with suicidal ideation in an epidemiological study of adults exposed to the 2004 Florida hurricanes
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 13:349-57. 2009
    ..59 times increased risk of having current ideation. No gene-by-environment interactions were found, perhaps due to low power. RGS2 rs4606 is related to risk of current suicidal ideation in stressor-exposed adults...
  24. pmc Social and psychological resources associated with health status in a representative sample of adults affected by the 2004 Florida hurricanes
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Psychiatry 72:195-210. 2009
    ..Future work should evaluate secondary prevention strategies that can address general health-related concerns in the wake of a disaster...
  25. pmc Posttyphoon prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder in a Vietnamese sample
    Ananda B Amstadter
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, PO Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:180-8. 2009
    ..Risk factors for posttyphoon psychopathology differed among disorders, but generally were related to high typhoon exposure, prior trauma exposure, and in contrast to Western populations, higher age, but not gender...
  26. pmc Differences in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms between elderly non-Hispanic Whites and African Americans
    Arch G Mainous
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Family Medicine, 295 Calhoun St, P O Box 20192, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:546-9. 2005
    ..These results suggest the need to better understand coping strategies used by whites and African Americans in the face of trauma...
  27. ncbi request reprint Assessing elder victimization--demonstration of a methodology
    Ron Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, 165 Cannon Street, P O Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:644-53. 2003
    ..However, these strategies have not been used to simultaneously measure both abuse and assault in older adults, and some question exists as to the applicability of telephone interview techniques to geriatric populations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Violence and risk of PTSD, major depression, substance abuse/dependence, and comorbidity: results from the National Survey of Adolescents
    Dean G Kilpatrick
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:692-700. 2003
    ..Results generally support the hypothesis that exposure to interpersonal violence (i.e., physical assault, sexual assault, or witnessed violence) increases the risk of these disorders and of diagnostic comorbidity...
  29. pmc An acute post-sexual assault intervention to prevent drug abuse: updated findings
    Heidi S Resnick
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425 0742, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2032-45. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Mental health needs of crime victims: epidemiology and outcomes
    Dean G Kilpatrick
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 16:119-32. 2003
    ..These outcomes focus on posttraumatic stress disorder, but also include depression, substance abuse, and panic...
  31. ncbi request reprint The serotonin transporter genotype and social support and moderation of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in hurricane-exposed adults
    Dean G Kilpatrick
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, P O Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1693-9. 2007
    ....
  32. pmc Variant in RGS2 moderates posttraumatic stress symptoms following potentially traumatic event exposure
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 23:369-73. 2009
    ..RGS2 rs4606 modifies risk of postdisaster and lifetime PTSD symptoms under conditions of high stressor exposure. This is the first demonstration of gene-environment interaction for this locus...
  33. pmc Longitudinal trajectories of cigarette smoking following rape
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:113-21. 2009
    ..Having sustained an injury, minority status, and post-examination distress all predicted subsequent smoking trajectory...
  34. ncbi request reprint Description of an early intervention to prevent substance abuse and psychopathology in recent rape victims
    Heidi Resnick
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    Behav Modif 29:156-88. 2005
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  35. doi request reprint Toward the development of national telehealth services: the role of Veterans Health Administration and future directions for research
    Peter W Tuerk
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, USA
    Telemed J E Health 16:115-7. 2010
    ..To this end, we identify six specific areas of research we believe to be particularly relevant to the efficient development of telehealth modalities in civilian and military contexts outside VHA...

Research Grants4

  1. Florida Hurricanes & Older Adults: Outcome/Resiliency
    Ronald Acierno; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The overarching goal of this project is to document the acute impact of these repeated disasters on older adults while scientifically informing the development and improvement of services for older adults. ..
  2. Treatment Development: Bereavement in Older Adults
    Ronald Acierno; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  3. Elder Mistreatment
    Ronald Acierno; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Using a multi method approach, we will assess physical, sexual, and psychological mistreatment. ..