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Health Anxiety Research Publications

Owens, V.A.M., Hadjistavropoulos, H.D., Schneider, L.H., Gullickson, K.M., Karin, E., Titov, N., & Dear, B.F. (2019). Transdiagnostic, Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for depression and anxiety: Exploring impact on health anxiety. Internet Interventions, 15, 60-66. doi:10.1016/j.invent.2019.01.001

Soucy, J. N., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2017). Treatment acceptability and preferences for managing severe health anxiety: Perceptions of Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy among primary care patients. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 57, 14-24. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.02.002

Alberts, N.*, Hadjistavropoulos, H.D., Sherry, S., & Stewart, S. (2016). Linking illness in parents to health anxiety in offspring: Do beliefs about health play a role? Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44, 18-29,  doi:10.1017/S1352465814000319

Gelinas, B.*, & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2015). Am I becoming a serial killer? A case study of cognitive behavioral therapy for mental illness anxiety. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44(3), 374-379. doi:10.1017/S1352465815000417

LeBouthillier, D. M.*, Thibodeau, M. A.*, Alberts, N. M.*, Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2015). Do people with and without medical conditions respond similarly to the Short Health Anxiety Inventory? An assessment of differential item functioning using item response theory. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 78(4), 384-390. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.12.014

Janzen Claude J. A.*, Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Friesen, L.* (2014). Exploration of health anxiety among individuals with diabetes: Prevalence and implications. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(2), 312-322. doi:10.1177/1359105312470157 

Sherry, D. L., Sherry, S. B., Vincent, N. A., Stewart, S. H., Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Doucette, S., & Hartling, N. (2014). Anxious attachment and emotional instability interact to predict health anxiety: An extension of the interpersonal model of health anxiety. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 89-94. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2013.08.025

Alberts, N.*, & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2013). Parental illness, attachment dimensions, and health beliefs: Testing the cognitive-behavioural and interpersonal models of health anxiety. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 27(2), 216-228. doi:10.1080/10615806.2013.835401

Alberts, N.*, Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Jones, S.*, & Sharpe, D. (2013). The Short Health Anxiety Inventory: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 68-78. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2012.10.009

Birnie, K. A., Sherry, S. B., Doucette, S., Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Stewart, S. (2013). The interpersonal model of health anxiety: Testing predicted paths and model specificity. Personality and Individual Differences, 54(7), 856-861. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.12.028

Bourgault-Fagnou, M.*, & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2013). A randomized trial of two forms of cognitive behaviour therapy for an older adult population with subclinical health anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 42, 31-44. doi:10.1080/16506073.2012.717302

Jones, S. L.*, Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Gullickson, K.* (2013). Understanding health anxiety following breast cancer diagnosis. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 19(5):525-535. doi:10.1080/13548506.2013.845300

Asmundson, G. J. G., Taylor, S., Carleton, R. N., Weeks, J., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2012). Should health anxiety be carved at the joint? A look at the health anxiety construct using factor mixture modeling in a non-clinical sample. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 246-251. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.11.009 

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Janzen, J. A.*, Kehler, M. D.*, Leclerc, J. A.*, Sharpe, D., & Bourgault-Fagnou, M. D.* (2012). Core cognitions related to health anxiety in self-reported medical and non-medical samples. Journal of Behavioural Medicine, 32, 167-178. doi:10.1007/s10865-011-9339-3 

Hadjistavropoulos, T., Carleton, R. N., Delbare, K., Barden, J., Zwakhalen, S., Fitzgerald, B., Ghandhari, O. O., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2012). The relationship of fear of falling and balance confidence with balance and dual tasking performance. Psychology and Aging, 27, 1-13. doi:10.1037/a0024054 

Jones, S. L.*, Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Sherry, S. B. (2012). Health anxiety in women with early-stage breast cancer: What is the relationship to social support? Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 44(2), 108-116. doi:10.1037/a0027526

Alberts, N. M.*, Sharpe, D., Kehler, M.*, & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2011). Health anxiety: Comparison of the latent structure in medical and non-medical samples. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25(4), 612-614. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.01.011

Alberts, N.*, Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Pugh, N.*, & Jones, S.* (2011). Dementia anxiety among older adult caregivers: An exploratory study of older adult caregivers in Canada. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(6), 880-886. doi:10.1017/S1041610211000299

Pugh, N.*, & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2011). Is anxiety about health associated with desire to exercise, physical activity, and exercise dependence? Personality and Individual Differences, 51(8), 1059-1062. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.08.025

Bourgault-Fagnou, M.*, & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2009). Understanding health anxiety among community dwelling seniors with varying degrees of frailty. Aging and Mental Health, 13(2), 226-237. doi:10.1080/13607860802380664

Kehler, M. D.*, & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2009). Is health anxiety a significant problem for individuals with multiple sclerosis? Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 32(2), 150-161. doi:10.1007/s10865-008-9186-z

Kowalyk, K., Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Jones, S. L.* (2009). What impact does pregnancy have on anxiety about health? Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(4), 223-230. doi:10.3109/01674820903276453

MacSwain, K. L. H., Sherry, S. B., Stewart, S. H., Watt, M. C., Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Graham, A. R. (2009). Gender differences in health anxiety: An investigation of the interpersonal model of health anxiety. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(8), 938-943. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2009.07.020

Spice, K., Jones, S. L.*, Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Kowalyk, K., & Stewart, S. H. (2009). Prenatal fear of childbirth and anxiety sensitivity. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(3), 168-174. doi:10.1080/01674820902950538 

Stewart, S. H., Sherry, S. B., Watt, M. C., Grant, V. V., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2008). Psychometric evaluation of the Multidimensional Inventory of Hypochondriacal Traits: Factor structure and relationship to anxiety sensitivity. Cognitive Psychotherapy, 22(2), 97-114. doi:10.1891/0889-8391.22.2.97

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Lawrence, B. (2007). Does anxiety about health influence eating patterns and shape-related body checking? Personality and Individual Differences, 43(2), 319-328. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2006.11.021

Asmundson, G. J., Wright, K. D., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2005). Hypervigilance and attentional fixedness in chronic musculoskeletal pain: Consistency of findings across modified stroop and dot-probe tasks. Journal of Pain, 6(8), 497-506. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2005.02.012

Asmundson, G. J. G., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2004). Invited article (peer-reviewed). Yes, I may become ill and someday I will die: Assessment and treatment considerations in the case of Mrs. A. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 11(1), 106-112. doi:10.1016/S1077-7229(04)80014-2

Coons, M. J., Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Asmundson, G. J. (2004). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale-20 in a community physiotherapy clinic sample. European Journal of Pain, 8(6), 511-516. doi:10.1016/j.ejpain.2003.11.018

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Asmundson, G. J., & Kowalyk, K. M. (2004). Measures of anxiety: Is there a difference in their ability to predict functioning at three-month follow-up among pain patients? European Journal of Pain, 8(1), 1-11. doi:10.1016/S1090-3801(03)00059-4

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2003). The relevance of health anxiety to chronic pain: Research findings and recommendations for assessment and treatment. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 7(2), 98-104. doi:10.1007/s11916-003-0019-z

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Asmundson, G. J., LaChapelle, D. L., & Quine, A. (2002). The role of health anxiety among patients with chronic pain in determining response to therapy. Pain Research and Management, 7(3), 127-133. doi: 10.1155/2002/564743

Asmundson, G. J. G., Wright, K. D., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. D. (2001). Anxiety sensitivity and disabling chronic health conditions: State of the art and future directions. Scandinavian Journal of Behaviour Therapy, 29(3), 100-117. doi:10.1080/028457100300049719

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Snider, B. S., & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2001). Anxiety in older persons waiting for cataract surgery: Investigating the contributing factors. Canadian Journal on Aging, 20, 97-111. doi:10.1017/S0714980800012150

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Hadjistavropoulos, T., & Quine, A. (2000). Health anxiety moderates the effects of distraction versus attention to pain. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38(5), 425-438. doi:10.1016/S0005-7967(99)00044-3

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., & LaChapelle, D. L. (2000). Extent and nature of anxiety experienced during physical examination of chronic low back pain. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38(1), 13-29. doi:10.1016/S0005-7967(99)00024-8

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Frombach, I. K., & Asmundson, G. J. (1999). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic investigations of the Illness Attitudes Scale in a non-clinical sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37(7), 671-684. doi:10.1016/S0005-7967(98)00159-4

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Craig, K. D., & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (1998). Cognitive and behavioural responses to illness information: The role of health anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 36(2), 149-164. doi:10.1016/S0005-7967(98)00014-X

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