Amy L Ai

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Private prayer and optimism in middle-aged and older patients awaiting cardiac surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle 98105 6299, USA
    Gerontologist 42:70-81. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint The traumatic impact of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the potential protection of optimism
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Interpers Violence 21:689-700. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of mood state and psychosocial functioning on plasma Interleukin-6 in adult patients before cardiac surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle 98105 6299, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 35:363-76. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Getting affairs in order: influences of social support and religious coping on end-of-life planning among open-heart surgery patients
    Amy L Ai
    School of Social Work, University of Washington Health Sciences, Seattle, WA 98105 6299, USA
    J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care 2:71-94. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial mediation of religious coping styles: a study of short-term psychological distress following cardiac surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 6299, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:867-82. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Spiritual and religious involvement relate to end-of-life decision-making in patients undergoing coronary bypass graft surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington Health Sciences, Seattle 98105 6299, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 38:113-32. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Faith factors and internal health locus of control in patients prior to open-heart surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Settle, Washington 98105 6299, USA
    J Health Psychol 10:669-76. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of faith and secular factors on locus of control in middle-aged and older cardiac patients
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington Health Science, USA
    Aging Ment Health 9:470-81. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Prayers, spiritual support, and positive attitudes in coping with the September 11 national crisis
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 6299, USA
    J Pers 73:763-91. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Hope, meaning, and growth following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington Seattle, USA
    J Interpers Violence 20:523-48. 2005

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Private prayer and optimism in middle-aged and older patients awaiting cardiac surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle 98105 6299, USA
    Gerontologist 42:70-81. 2002
    ..This study investigated the use of private prayer among middle-aged and older patients as a way of coping with cardiac surgery and prayer's relationship to optimism...
  2. ncbi request reprint The traumatic impact of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the potential protection of optimism
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Interpers Violence 21:689-700. 2006
    ..Optimism and its interaction with personal loss were inversely associated with posttraumatic stress disorder symptom scores...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of mood state and psychosocial functioning on plasma Interleukin-6 in adult patients before cardiac surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle 98105 6299, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 35:363-76. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Getting affairs in order: influences of social support and religious coping on end-of-life planning among open-heart surgery patients
    Amy L Ai
    School of Social Work, University of Washington Health Sciences, Seattle, WA 98105 6299, USA
    J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care 2:71-94. 2006
    ..Minority race was inversely related to EOLP. Findings suggest the potential role for social workers in helping cardiac patients to access social spiritual resources, and to consider engagement in EOLP...
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial mediation of religious coping styles: a study of short-term psychological distress following cardiac surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 6299, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:867-82. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Spiritual and religious involvement relate to end-of-life decision-making in patients undergoing coronary bypass graft surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington Health Sciences, Seattle 98105 6299, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 38:113-32. 2008
    ..Therefore, faith factors appear to have independent but complex effects on end-of-life decision making in middle-aged and older cardiac patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Faith factors and internal health locus of control in patients prior to open-heart surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Settle, Washington 98105 6299, USA
    J Health Psychol 10:669-76. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of faith and secular factors on locus of control in middle-aged and older cardiac patients
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington Health Science, USA
    Aging Ment Health 9:470-81. 2005
    ..Several factors in the medical history affected different loci of control. Older age and minority status were associated with greater external control...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prayers, spiritual support, and positive attitudes in coping with the September 11 national crisis
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 6299, USA
    J Pers 73:763-91. 2005
    ..Higher levels of initial negative emotional response were associated with the use of prayer for coping, which was, in turn, related to less distress through the pathway of the above linkage...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hope, meaning, and growth following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington Seattle, USA
    J Interpers Violence 20:523-48. 2005
    ..These findings offer further credence to the study of positive aspects resulting from violence-related trauma and highlight the needs for addressing the nature of traumatic events and PTG...
  11. ncbi request reprint Possibilities of the positive following violence and trauma: informing the coming decade of research
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, USA
    J Interpers Violence 20:242-50. 2005
    ..All three have important implications for survivors of violence and trauma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Faith-based and secular pathways to hope and optimism subconstructs in middle-aged and older cardiac patients
    Amy L Ai
    Universities of Washington Health Science, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Health Psychol 9:435-50. 2004
    ..Other sociodemographically resourcable factors affected both the agency and pathway components of hope as well as dispositional optimism and dispositional pessimism directly or indirectly through their effects on emotional distress...
  13. ncbi request reprint The use of complementary and alternative therapies among middle-aged and older cardiac patients
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, 4101 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105 6299, USA
    Am J Med Qual 17:21-7. 2002
    ..Findings suggest that there is considerable CAM use in this cardiac sample. Physicians and other health providers should investigate patients' CAM utility and promote collaborative medical care...
  14. ncbi request reprint Social-strata-related cardiovascular health disparity and comorbidity in an aging society: implications for professional care
    Amy L Ai
    School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 6299, USA
    Health Soc Work 32:97-105. 2007
    ..Findings from a large-sample clinical trial by the National Institutes of Health call for innovative psychosocial intervention. Implications for professional practice, research, and education are outlined...
  15. ncbi request reprint The influence of prayer coping on mental health among cardiac surgery patients: the role of optimism and acute distress
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, USA
    J Health Psychol 12:580-96. 2007
    ..Age was associated with better preoperative mental health, but age-related chronic conditions were associated with poor outcomes; both of these were mediated through the same mediators...
  16. ncbi request reprint Depression, faith-based coping, and short-term postoperative global functioning in adult and older patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington Health Sciences, Seattle, Washington 98105 6299, United States
    J Psychosom Res 60:21-8. 2006
    ..This prospective study examined how preoperative depression and faith-based coping, assessed preoperatively and postoperatively, affected short-term postoperative global functioning (SPGF) following a major cardiac surgery...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comorbid mental health symptoms and heart diseases: can health care and mental health care professionals collaboratively improve the assessment and management?
    Amy L Ai
    School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Health Soc Work 35:27-38. 2010
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  18. ncbi request reprint Fatigue of survivors following cardiac surgery: positive influences of preoperative prayer coping
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Br J Health Psychol 17:724-42. 2012
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  19. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of faith-based coping on physical and mental fatigue in middle-aged and older cardiac patients
    Amy L Ai
    University of Washington, Seattle WA 98105 6299, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 36:351-65. 2006
    ..Particularly, we explored whether this faith effect is independent or explained by positive mediators...
  20. doi request reprint The effects of discrimination and acculturation to service seeking satisfaction for Latina and Asian American women: implications for mental health professions
    Bu Huang
    Research Institute, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, USA
    Soc Work Public Health 26:46-59. 2011
    ..Older age, higher education levels, longer duration in the United States, and better mental health, are positively related to satisfaction levels for Latina and Asian American women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cardiac conditions
    Michel D Peck
    School of Social Work, San Jose State University, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 50:13-44. 2008
    ..Accordingly, this article provides a systematic review of the clinical evidence about the efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and any potential risk of psychosocial intervention with cardiac patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint War-related trauma and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder among adult Kosovar refugees
    Amy L Ai
    School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle 98105 6299, USA
    J Trauma Stress 15:157-60. 2002
    ..Of these individuals, 78 (60.5%) showed the likely presence of PTSD. The mean number of war-related traumatic events reported was 15 (SD = 4.5). Higher PTSD scores were associated with more traumatic events and female gender...
  23. doi request reprint International terrorism and mental health: recent research and future directions
    Peter Fischer
    Social, Economic, and Organisational Psychology, Exeter University, UK
    J Interpers Violence 23:339-61. 2008
    ..Finally, theoretical and practical implications as well as limitations and future directions are discussed...