Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Frequency of private spiritual activity and cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health InitiativeElena Salmoirago-Blotcher
Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Ann Epidemiol 23:239-45. 2013..We examined whether more frequent private spiritual activity was associated with reduced cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study...
- Methodological limitations of psychosocial interventions in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) A systematic reviewElena Salmoirago-Blotcher
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave Worcester, MA 01655 0002, USA
BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:56. 2009..Different psychosocial interventions have been employed to improve this condition, but previous reviews have suggested that methodological issues may limit the validity of such interventions...
- Religion and healthy lifestyle behaviors among postmenopausal women: the women's health initiativeElena Salmoirago-Blotcher
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
J Behav Med 34:360-71. 2011..Further research is needed to get a deeper understanding of the relationship between religious involvement and healthy lifestyle behaviors and of the inconsistent patterns in this association...
- Constipation and risk of cardiovascular disease among postmenopausal womenElena Salmoirago-Blotcher
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 01655, USA
Am J Med 124:714-23. 2011..Because many factors predisposing to constipation also are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, we hypothesized that constipation may be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events...
- Design and methods for a pilot study of a phone-delivered, mindfulness-based intervention in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillatorsElena Salmoirago-Blotcher
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Room S3 855, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:972106. 2012..Conclusions. If proven feasible and effective, phone-delivered mindfulness-based interventions could improve psychological distress in ICD outpatients with serious cardiovascular conditions...
- Mindfulness training for coping with hot flashes: results of a randomized trialJames Francis Carmody
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Menopause 18:611-20. 2011..The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of participation in a mindfulness training program (mindfulness-based stress reduction, [MBSR]) on the degree of bother from hot flashes and night sweats...