Michael D Barnett

University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States

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Publications (2)2.98 Total impact

  • Tracey Ledoux, Michael D Barnett, Luz M Garcini, Jeff Baker
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigated the relationship between physical and mental health and psychosocial variables and recent (within the last 12 months) mental health service use among 240 medical patients recruited from general and specialty outpatient clinics at an academic medical center. Results indicated 43.3% of the participants had recently received mental health services in the form of psychotropic medication (75%), psychotherapy (2%), or a combination of these treatments (20.2%). Among patients with moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression, approximately two-thirds were receiving mental health treatment. Moreover, four variables (healthcare provider referral for mental health services, perceived need for mental health services, prior use of mental health services, and frequency of medical appointments) were significant unique predictors of recent mental health service use. This suggests collaborative/integrated medical care may increase needed mental health service use.
    Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 09/2009; 16(4):304-10. · 1.49 Impact Factor
  • Michael D Barnett, Tracey Ledoux, Luz M Garcini, Jeff Baker
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    ABSTRACT: A body of research has demonstrated that the Type D personality is a risk factor among cardiac patients. Previous studies validating the Type D Scale (DS14) across other clinical groups have not included chronic pain patients in their samples. The purpose of this study was to investigate the construct and concurrent validity of the DS14 using the MMPI-2. The DS14 and its two component subscales demonstrated strong internal consistency among chronic pain patients. The two subscales of the DS14 were found to be related to similar clinical scales on the MMPI-2, and significant differences were found in the MMPI-2 profiles of individuals with and without the Type D personality. Considerations for clinical practice and research are discussed.
    Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 04/2009; 16(2):194-9. · 1.49 Impact Factor