A J Christensen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient and physician attitudes in the health care context: attitudinal symmetry predicts patient satisfaction and adherence
    Jamie A Cvengros
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:262-8. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology: introduction to the special issue
    Alan J Christensen
    Departments of Psychology, The University of Iowa, IA 52242 1409, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:193-5. 2013
  3. pmc Part I, Patient perspective: activating patients to engage their providers in the use of evidence-based medicine: a qualitative evaluation of the VA Project to Implement Diuretics (VAPID)
    Stacey A Pilling
    The Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP, Iowa City VA Medical Center, 601 Hwy 6 West, Mail Stop 152, Iowa City, IA, 52246 2208, USA
    Implement Sci 5:23. 2010
  4. pmc Part II, provider perspectives: should patients be activated to request evidence-based medicine? A qualitative study of the VA project to implement diuretics (VAPID)
    Colin D Buzza
    The Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP, Iowa City VA Medical Center, 601 Highway 6 West, Mail Stop 152, Iowa City, IA, 52246 2208, USA
    Implement Sci 5:24. 2010
  5. pmc Patient and physician beliefs about control over health: association of symmetrical beliefs with medication regimen adherence
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Iowa, 11 Seashore Hall East, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:397-402. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Monitoring attentional style and medical regimen adherence in hemodialysis patients
    A J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 16:256-62. 1997
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of family environment and donor source on patient quality of life following renal transplantation
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 21:468-76. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of a behavioral self-regulation intervention on patient adherence in hemodialysis
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 21:393-7. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Patient personality and mortality: a 4-year prospective examination of chronic renal insufficiency
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 21:315-20. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors in end-stage renal disease: an emerging context for behavioral medicine research
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:712-24. 2002

Research Grants

  1. ADHERENCE AND ADJUSTMENT IN END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE
    Alan Christensen; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Behavioral intervention and adherence in hemodialysis
    Alan Christensen; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient and physician attitudes in the health care context: attitudinal symmetry predicts patient satisfaction and adherence
    Jamie A Cvengros
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:262-8. 2007
    ..There is increasing interest in the role that patient and physician health-related attitudes may play in predicting patient outcomes...
  2. doi request reprint Behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology: introduction to the special issue
    Alan J Christensen
    Departments of Psychology, The University of Iowa, IA 52242 1409, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:193-5. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Part I, Patient perspective: activating patients to engage their providers in the use of evidence-based medicine: a qualitative evaluation of the VA Project to Implement Diuretics (VAPID)
    Stacey A Pilling
    The Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP, Iowa City VA Medical Center, 601 Hwy 6 West, Mail Stop 152, Iowa City, IA, 52246 2208, USA
    Implement Sci 5:23. 2010
    ..TRIAL REGISTRATION: National Clinical Trial Registry number NCT00265538...
  4. pmc Part II, provider perspectives: should patients be activated to request evidence-based medicine? A qualitative study of the VA project to implement diuretics (VAPID)
    Colin D Buzza
    The Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP, Iowa City VA Medical Center, 601 Highway 6 West, Mail Stop 152, Iowa City, IA, 52246 2208, USA
    Implement Sci 5:24. 2010
    ..Our objective was to interview providers to understand the effectiveness and acceptability of the intervention from their perspective, as well as the suitability of patient activation for more widespread guideline implementation...
  5. pmc Patient and physician beliefs about control over health: association of symmetrical beliefs with medication regimen adherence
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Iowa, 11 Seashore Hall East, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:397-402. 2010
    ..Past work suggests that the degree of similarity between patient and physician attitudes may be an important predictor of patient-centered outcomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Monitoring attentional style and medical regimen adherence in hemodialysis patients
    A J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 16:256-62. 1997
    ..Partial support was found for a model suggesting that a lack of perceived control is responsible for the relationship between higher monitoring and poorer adherence...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of family environment and donor source on patient quality of life following renal transplantation
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 21:468-76. 2002
    ..Patients receiving a kidney from a cadaveric donor showed modest improvements in quality of life regardless of the degree of family support...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of a behavioral self-regulation intervention on patient adherence in hemodialysis
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 21:393-7. 2002
    ..The observed group differences were, in part, due to a trend toward increasingly better adherence in the intervention group and poorer adherence in the control group across the follow-up period...
  9. ncbi request reprint Patient personality and mortality: a 4-year prospective examination of chronic renal insufficiency
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 21:315-20. 2002
    ..Patients with high neuroticism scores had a 37.5% higher estimated mortality rate. Patients with low conscientiousness scores had a 36.4% increased mortality rate...
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors in end-stage renal disease: an emerging context for behavioral medicine research
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:712-24. 2002
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Predicting change in depression following renal transplantation: effect of patient coping preferences
    A J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 19:348-53. 2000
    ..Patient differences in preference for behavioral involvement did not exert a significant effect on depression...
  12. ncbi request reprint Assessment of irrational health beliefs: relation to health practices and medical regimen adherence
    A J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 18:169-76. 1999
    ..Results indicated that higher IHBS scores were significantly associated with both objective (hemoglobin HbA1) and self-reported diabetic regimen adherence independent of trait neuroticism and conscientiousness...
  13. ncbi request reprint Social environment and longevity in schizophrenia
    A J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Psychosom Med 61:141-5. 1999
    ..The role of social support as a predictor of long-term survival among patients with schizophrenia was examined...
  14. ncbi request reprint Patient-by-treatment context interaction in chronic disease: a conceptual framework for the study of patient adherence
    A J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:435-43. 2000
    ..The primary objective of this article is to propose an alternative conceptual framework for the interpretation and design of adherence research...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cynical hostility, powerful others control expectancies, and patient adherence in hemodialysis
    A J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Psychosom Med 59:307-12. 1997
    ..The present study examined the joint role of cynical hostility and powerful others health locus of control expectancies in predicting regimen adherence in a sample of center hemodialysis patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Influence of social support on health-related quality of life outcomes in head and neck cancer
    Lucy Hynds Karnell
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Head Neck 29:143-6. 2007
    ..Evidence that social support influences health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in oncologic patients could be particularly important for head and neck cancer because this disease can affect speech, eating, and facial aesthetics...
  17. doi request reprint Health beliefs toward cardiovascular risk reduction in patients admitted to chest pain observation units
    David A Katz
    Departments of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:379-87. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the premise that evaluation in an observation unit for symptoms of possible ACS is a "teachable moment" with regard to modification of CRFs...
  18. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life in head and neck cancer survivors: impact of pretreatment depressive symptoms
    M Bryant Howren
    Department of Psychology, Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 29:65-71. 2010
    ..Symptoms of depression are common in those with cancer. The authors investigated whether depressive symptoms assessed before the initiation of cancer treatment predicted diminished health-related quality of life (HRQOL) at follow-up...
  19. ncbi request reprint Persistent posttreatment depressive symptoms in patients with head and neck cancer
    Lucy Hynds Karnell
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Rm 21010 PFP, 200 Hawkins Drive, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Head Neck 28:453-61. 2006
    ..This study examined the prevalence and risk factors of persistent (versus short-term) depressive symptoms in patients with head and neck cancer...
  20. ncbi request reprint Health locus of control and depression in chronic kidney disease: a dynamic perspective
    Jamie A Cvengros
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Health Psychol 10:677-86. 2005
    ..These results suggest that changes in internal HLOC over time may be a particularly important determinant of adjustment for individuals whose chronic illness progresses or becomes life threatening...
  21. ncbi request reprint Patient preference for being informed of their DXA scan results
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Densitom 7:275-80. 2004
    ..Patients undergoing DXA scanning were interested in receiving their scan results and educational material directly from the testing center. This might represent an effective intervention for improving care of patients with osteoporosis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of health status assessment measures in head and neck cancer: what do quality-of-life scores mean?
    Gerry F Funk
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:825-9. 2004
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint The role of perceived control and preference for control in adherence to a chronic medical regimen
    Jamie A Cvengros
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Ann Behav Med 27:155-61. 2004
    ..Poor patient adherence is a widespread problem among patients undergoing hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive head and neck oncology health status assessment
    Gerry F Funk
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Rm 21201 PFP, 200 Hawkins Drive, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Head Neck 25:561-75. 2003
    ....
  25. pmc The Iowa Continuity of Care study: Background and methods
    Barry L Carter
    Division of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa UI, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 65:1631-42. 2008
    ..The background and methods of an ongoing study to determine the effects of hospital pharmacists' enhanced communication with patients and their community providers are described...
  26. doi request reprint The role of pain in head and neck cancer recurrence and survivorship
    Joseph Scharpf
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Pomerantz Family Pavilion, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135:789-94. 2009
    ..To examine pain, a common symptom in patients with head and neck cancer, and its relationship to recurrence and survivorship...
  27. doi request reprint First-year trends in self-reported general health predict survival in patients with head and neck cancer
    Mark J Jameson
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Dr, Room 21200 PFP, Iowa City, IA 52242 1093, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 134:958-64. 2008
    ..To demonstrate that first-year trends in a self-reported subjective general health assessment tool can provide prognostic information and help predict long-term survival in patients with head and neck cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life profiles based on survivorship status for head and neck cancer patients
    David P Goldstein
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Head Neck 29:221-9. 2007
    ..These studies have primarily focused on long-term survivors. This study addresses the HRQOL of both long-term and short-term survivors...
  29. ncbi request reprint The role of depression symptoms in dialysis withdrawal
    Elizabeth A McDade-Montez
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 25:198-204. 2006
    ..05). The potential impact that depression may have on the decision to withdraw from hemodialysis should be considered by health care providers, patient families, and patients...
  30. doi request reprint Preferences for a patient-centered role orientation: association with patient-information-seeking behavior and clinical markers of health
    Austin S Baldwin
    The Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP at the Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA 52246 2208, USA
    Ann Behav Med 35:80-6. 2008
    ..Few data exist examining how patients' preferred role orientation (patient-centered or provider-centered) is associated with "patient-centered" behavior and clinical markers of health...
  31. doi request reprint Continued alcohol use in patients with head and neck cancer
    Andrea E Potash
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Head Neck 32:905-12. 2010
    ..The effect of posttreatment alcohol consumption on health-related quality of life (QOL) and factors predicting overall QOL and continued alcohol consumption were examined in patients with head and neck cancer...
  32. doi request reprint Patient preference for and reports of provider behavior: impact of symmetry on patient outcomes
    Jamie A Cvengros
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa, IA, USA
    Health Psychol 28:660-7. 2009
    ..The goal of the present study was to examine the degree of congruence between patient preferences for the clinical encounter and reports of analogous dimensions of provider behavior and the effects of this congruence on patient outcomes...
  33. ncbi request reprint General health measures and long-term survival in patients with head and neck cancer
    Laurent M Grignon
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1093, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:471-6. 2007
    ..To determine whether a self-reported, subjective general health assessment tool can provide prognostic information about survival in patients with head and neck cancer...
  34. ncbi request reprint Public and private self-consciousness and smoking behavior in head and neck cancer patients
    K A Raichle
    University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Ann Behav Med 23:120-4. 2001
    ..This pattern is interpreted in the context of previous theorizing that suggests individuals high in public self-consciousness are more likely to discontinue habitual behavior that is perceived as socially undesirable or incorrect...
  35. ncbi request reprint Behavioral and medical treatment of chronic polydipsia in a patient with schizophrenia and diabetes insipidus
    Erin S Costanzo
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:283-6. 2004
    ..The program was used in an effort to reduce excessive fluid intake in a woman with chronic paranoid-type schizophrenia who also had a diagnosis of diabetes insipidus...
  36. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported factors associated with discontinuing employment following head and neck cancer treatment
    Andrea E Buckwalter
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1093, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:464-70. 2007
    ..To evaluate patients' reported reasons for discontinuing employment following treatment for head and neck cancer (HNC). Discontinuing employment is a serious problem for patients with HNC and has an impact on many aspects of their lives...
  37. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal examination of social support, agreeableness and depressive symptoms in chronic kidney disease
    Karin F Hoth
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    J Behav Med 30:69-76. 2007
    ..These findings underscore the importance of individual difference variables in understanding adjustment to chronic illness...

Research Grants8

  1. ADHERENCE AND ADJUSTMENT IN END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE
    Alan Christensen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The knowledge generated will add to a growing body of literature that suggests psychosocial assessment information can be useful in the selection f the most beneficial renal treatment modality for a particular patient. ..
  2. Behavioral intervention and adherence in hemodialysis
    Alan Christensen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....