Thomas D Parsons

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Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality paced serial assessment test for neuropsychological assessment of a military cohort
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 173:331-7. 2012
  2. pmc Validation of the Cognitive Assessment of Later Life Status (CALLS) instrument: a computerized telephonic measure
    Valerie C Crooks
    Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
    BMC Neurol 7:10. 2007
  3. pmc Pattern of neuropsychological performance among HIV positive patients in Uganda
    Kevin R Robertson
    Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Neurol 7:8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Virtual Reality Stroop Task for neurocognitive assessment
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 163:433-9. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality in paediatric rehabilitation: a review
    Thomas D Parsons
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, CA 90292 4019, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 12:224-38. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Affective outcomes of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety and specific phobias: a meta-analysis
    Thomas D Parsons
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, 13274 Fiji Way, Office 301, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 4019, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:250-61. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint A controlled clinical comparison of attention performance in children with ADHD in a virtual reality classroom compared to standard neuropsychological methods
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Child Neuropsychol 13:363-81. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Verbal memory retrieval deficits associated with untreated hypothyroidism
    Karen J Miller
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 19:132-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint A virtual human agent for assessing bias in novice therapists
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 4019, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 142:253-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Virtual reality goes to war: a brief review of the future of military behavioral healthcare
    Albert Rizzo
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, CA 90094, USA
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 18:176-87. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality paced serial assessment test for neuropsychological assessment of a military cohort
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 173:331-7. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Validation of the Cognitive Assessment of Later Life Status (CALLS) instrument: a computerized telephonic measure
    Valerie C Crooks
    Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
    BMC Neurol 7:10. 2007
    ..Neuropsychological assessments, while comprehensive, are too costly and time-consuming for epidemiological studies. This study's aim was to develop a psychometrically valid telephone administered test of cognitive function in aging...
  3. pmc Pattern of neuropsychological performance among HIV positive patients in Uganda
    Kevin R Robertson
    Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Neurol 7:8. 2007
    ..The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the pattern of neuropsychological performance in a sample of HIV positive patients in comparison to HIV negative control subjects in Uganda...
  4. ncbi request reprint Virtual Reality Stroop Task for neurocognitive assessment
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 163:433-9. 2011
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality in paediatric rehabilitation: a review
    Thomas D Parsons
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, CA 90292 4019, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 12:224-38. 2009
    ..To provide a narrative review of studies regarding the outcomes of Virtual Reality (VR)-based treatment and rehabilitation programmes within the paediatric population...
  6. ncbi request reprint Affective outcomes of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety and specific phobias: a meta-analysis
    Thomas D Parsons
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, 13274 Fiji Way, Office 301, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 4019, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:250-61. 2008
    ..This highlights the need for future research studies that report uniform and detailed information regarding presence, immersion, anxiety and/or phobia duration, and demographics...
  7. ncbi request reprint A controlled clinical comparison of attention performance in children with ADHD in a virtual reality classroom compared to standard neuropsychological methods
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Child Neuropsychol 13:363-81. 2007
    ..These data suggested that the Virtual Classroom had good potential for controlled performance assessment within an ecologically valid environment and appeared to parse out significant effects due to the presence of distraction stimuli...
  8. ncbi request reprint Verbal memory retrieval deficits associated with untreated hypothyroidism
    Karen J Miller
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 19:132-6. 2007
    ..There were no significant results found between groups on attentional or nonverbal tasks. Results suggest that hypothyroid-related memory deficits are not attributable to an attentional deficit but rather to specific retrieval deficits...
  9. ncbi request reprint A virtual human agent for assessing bias in novice therapists
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 4019, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 142:253-8. 2009
    ..The third experiment looked at the usability of Virtual Standardized Patients for eliciting psychophysiological responses following exposure to virtual humans representing different ethnicities...
  10. doi request reprint Virtual reality goes to war: a brief review of the future of military behavioral healthcare
    Albert Rizzo
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, CA 90094, USA
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 18:176-87. 2011
    ..S. Army University Affiliated Research Center, and this paper will detail efforts to use virtual reality to deliver exposure therapy, assess PTSD and cognitive function and provide stress resilience training prior to deployment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Virtual environment for assessment of neurocognitive functioning: virtual reality cognitive performance assessment test
    Thomas D Parsons
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90292 4019, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 132:351-6. 2008
    ..We conclude that the VRCPAT provides a unique opportunity to reliably and efficiently study neurocognitive function within an ecologically valid environment...
  12. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive and psychophysiological analysis of human performance within virtual reality environments
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, CA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 142:247-52. 2009
    ..The third experiment looked at participants' psychophysiological responses in both low and high immersion virtual environments...
  13. doi request reprint Initial validation of a virtual environment for assessment of memory functioning: virtual reality cognitive performance assessment test
    Thomas D Parsons
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, California 90292 4019, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 11:17-25. 2008
    ..We conclude that the VRCPAT is a valid test that provides a unique opportunity to reliably and efficiently study memory function within an ecologically valid environment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Objective structured clinical interview training using a virtual human patient
    Thomas D Parsons
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90292 4019, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 132:357-62. 2008
    ..This study illustrates the ways in which a variety of core research components developed at the University of Southern California facilitates the rapid development of mental health applications...
  15. ncbi request reprint A virtual reality scenario for all seasons: the virtual classroom
    Albert A Rizzo
    Institute for Creative Technologies, School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90292, USA
    CNS Spectr 11:35-44. 2006
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Better than the real thing: eliciting fear with moving and static computer-generated stimuli
    Christopher G Courtney
    University of Southern California, Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, United States
    Int J Psychophysiol 78:107-14. 2010
    ..The results demonstrate the importance of motion in eliciting fear and the usefulness of computer-generated stimuli in the study of emotion...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in mental rotation and spatial rotation in a virtual environment
    Thomas D Parsons
    Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, USA
    Neuropsychologia 42:555-62. 2004
    ..Current results suggest men may rely more on left hemisphere processing than women when engaged in rotational tasks...
  18. ncbi request reprint Motor based assessment of neurocognitive functioning in resource-limited international settings
    Thomas D Parsons
    Center corrected for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 29:59-66. 2007
    ..Motor battery sensitivity to impairment diagnosis was 0.79 and specificity was 0.76. A motor battery may have broader utility to diagnose and monitor HIV related neurocognitive disorders in international settings...
  19. ncbi request reprint Memory improvement with treatment of hypothyroidism
    Karen J Miller
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA NPI H, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Int J Neurosci 116:895-906. 2006
    ..Results suggest that specific memory retrieval deficits associated with hypothyroidism can resolve after replacement therapy with levothyroxine...
  20. doi request reprint Application of reliable change indices to computerized neuropsychological measures of concussion
    Thomas D Parsons
    Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, California 90292 4019, USA
    Int J Neurosci 119:492-507. 2009
    ..Hence, the RCIs presented herein provide information that may be used judiciously by a clinician for assessing meaningful change...
  21. pmc Better quality of life with neuropsychological improvement on HAART
    Thomas D Parsons
    AIDS Neurological Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7025, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:11. 2006
    ..Cognitive impairment can dramatically impact functional ability and day-to-day productivity. We assessed the relationship of quality of life (QOL) and neuropsychological functioning with successful HAART treatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive differential diagnosis of dementing diseases: Alzheimer's Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Major Depressive Disorder
    Alyssa J Braaten
    Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
    Int J Neurosci 116:1271-93. 2006
    ..The identification of these profiles will assist in the differential diagnosis of these disorders and aid in patient treatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive functioning and HAART in HIV and hepatitis C virus co-infection
    Thomas D Parsons
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7025, USA
    AIDS 20:1591-5. 2006
    ..This study examined the effects of HAART on neurocognitive functioning in persons with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV co-infection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Backpropagation and regression: comparative utility for neuropsychologists
    Thomas D Parsons
    Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:95-104. 2004
    ..39, p < .02; Standard Error = 13.07). This 18% increase in prediction of a common neuropsychological problem demonstrated that an ANN has the potential to outperform a regression...
  25. ncbi request reprint Editorial comment: treatment of HIV-associated cognitive impairment--beyond HAART
    Thomas D Parsons
    AIDS Read 15:293. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and incidence of neurocognitive impairment in the HAART era
    Kevin R Robertson
    Department of Neurology, UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    AIDS 21:1915-21. 2007
    ..The effects of HAART on neurological disease are less well understood. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and incidence of neurocognitive impairment in individuals who initiated HAART as part of an AIDS clinical trial...
  27. ncbi request reprint Timed Gait test: normative data for the assessment of the AIDS dementia complex
    Kevin R Robertson
    AIDS Neurological Center and Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7025, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:1053-64. 2006
    ..These normative data should prove useful in both recognition of ADC and treatment response. Given its minimal training requirements, the Timed Gait would have utility in resource limited settings...
  28. ncbi request reprint Verbal fluency in HIV infection: a meta-analytic review
    Jennifer E Iudicello
    Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:183-9. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Assessing health-related quality of life in NeuroAIDS: some psychometric properties of the Neurological Quality of Life Questionnaire (NeuroQOL)
    Kevin R Robertson
    The AIDS Neurological Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7025, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 14:416-23. 2007
    ..78 for 6 months and 0.67 for one year intervals between test and retest) were all found to be high and adequately stable. Overall, these results indicate acceptable reliability and initial construct validity for the NeuroQOL...
  30. ncbi request reprint Thoughts of death and suicidal ideation in nonpsychiatric human immunodeficiency virus seropositive individuals
    Kevin Robertson
    AIDS Neurological Center, 3114 Bioinformatics, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, University North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7025, USA
    Death Stud 30:455-69. 2006
    ..Suicidal ideation did not increase with advancing disease. The high prevalence of suicidal ideation suggests inclusion of its assessment in HIV treatment regardless of stage...
  31. ncbi request reprint The MMPI-2 Fake Bad Scale: concordance and specificity of true and estimated scores
    Nathaniel W Nelson
    Rush University Medical Center, Department of Psychology, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:1-12. 2006
    ..Future studies should examine E-FBS sensitivity in compensation-seekers with incomplete effort...
  32. ncbi request reprint Adaptation reduces spike-count reliability, but not spike-timing precision, of auditory nerve responses
    Michael Avissar
    Department of Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Neurosci 27:6461-72. 2007
    ..These findings imply that during the course of short-term adaptation, coding strategies that employ a rate code are constrained by increased neural noise because of vesicle depletion, whereas those that employ a temporal code are not...
  33. ncbi request reprint Immersiveness and physiological arousal within panoramic video-based virtual reality
    Mary F Macedonio
    Department of Psychology, St John s University, New York, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 10:508-15. 2007
    ..Hence, physiological arousal appeared to be moderated by participant hypnotizability and absorption levels...
  34. ncbi request reprint Statistical power of studies examining the cognitive effects of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease
    Steven Paul Woods
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 20:27-38. 2006
    ..Statistical and methodological recommendations (e.g., meta-analysis) are offered to enhance the power of current and future studies examining the neuropsychological sequelae of STN DBS in PD...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cognitive sequelae of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis
    Thomas D Parsons
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7025, USA
    Lancet Neurol 5:578-88. 2006
    ..We did a quantitative meta-analysis to improve understanding of the variability and clinical significance of cognitive dysfunction after STN DBS...