Chris Stout

Chris Stout
University of Illinois at Chicago | UIC · Center for Global Health

PsyD, PhD, DHL, DTech, DH

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June 2000 - present
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Publications (58)
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Background: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) have been touted as the ultimate assessment of quality medical care and have been proposed as performance measures after appropriate risk adjustment. Although spine conditions represent the most common orthopedic disorders, the most used PROs for disabilities related to the back and neck-the Modified Lo...
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I am very excited to share with you that Why Global Health Matters is now available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Global-Health-Matters-Actually/dp/1548094250/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1499439674&sr=8-2&keywords=why+global+health+matters Global health represents an integration of multi-causal problems, and as such, it must be considered by a...
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Care coordination that improves patient care and patient outcomes is becoming increasingly necessary as bundled payment programs are developed. Rather than looking at each aspect of the patient's care, the entire care continuum from preoperative preparation through completion of the episode will become the norm. The length of the episode of care ma...
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Study design: Retrospective review OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate whether the treatment of low back pain with physical therapy results in clinically significant improvements in patient-reported pain and functional outcomes. Summary of background data: Low back pain is a major cause of morbidity and disability in health care. Previous studies have found...
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These emerging adults often have a complex combination of psychiatric illnesses. Treatment systems are not sufficiently organized or funded for the seriously troubled emerging adult population who, with effective treatment, are capable of becoming independent successful adults. College health services are not able to offer intensive or extended ser...
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This chapter is a compilation of software sites, tools, content, links, and resource upon resource. This listing is neither an endorsement nor a review, but rather a nonexhaustive compilation meant to make your life easier (or at least your searching faster) if you are looking for software to be of assistance to you in your work.
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Expert advice for building your private practice The "business" of practice as a mental health professional is a skill that is seldom taught in school and requires thoughtful guidance and professional mentorship from those who have already succeeded. Containing the collective wisdom and secrets of many expert practitioners, this helpful resource pr...
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The ligamentum teres (LT) anatomy has been known for many years. While its functionality remains debatable, it is well recognized that the LT can be a source of pain in the hip joint. In 1997, a landmark publication by Gray and Villar established a classification for LT tears and increased the awareness of LT disorders. However, the incidence of LT...
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This chapter will delve into various co-morbidities or pre-existing health/medical conditions that may negatively impact injured workers' abilities to gain appropriate rehabilitative milestones. It is surprising to see that they so often go ignored in spite of the dramatic impact they have. This chapter also looks at various ironies and then offers...
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This book is the result of a thoughtful request by the publishers at Bentham eBooks. Had it not been for their suggestion, this project would not have been started. While the editors of this book are quite active and always interested in publishing, a book was not something that had been considered before this suggestion from Bentham.
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Examined the personality characteristics of recovering alcoholics (RAs) and non-alcoholics, who serve as drug counselors or therapists with alcoholics. 27 female and 18 male counselors were compared on characteristics of empathy, ability to be non-judgmental, and flexibility, using the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF). No significant...
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Luchins (2003, Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 31(2), 183–186) distinguishes the mutual strengths and shortcomings of qualitative and quantitative approaches as applied to the complexities of evaluation psychiatric hospital functioning in particular, and behavioral healthcare practice in general. This brief response offers an examinatio...
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Color-coded terrorism alerts are issued, then lifted with no explanation, desensitizing people a real need to be on alert. That psychic numbing is just one effect discussed by 15 psychologists charged with taking a critical look at the U.S. war on terrorism. Led by the chairman of the American Psychological Association task force charged with pinpo...
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R. Buckminster Fuller is recognized for his conceptualization that no matter where one is born, everyone is a "citizen of the world." As psychologists, we are all citizens of the world, and this author has found a particular fascination and compelling draw in what psychology can do to be of help on the world stage. This article shall offer some ide...
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This article takes a sober approach to what individuals can do to be better prepared to deal with the uncertainty of these times vis-a-vis the terrorist pall and offers realistic considerations of how the complex mechanisms of terrorism may play out, without alarmist hyperbole, and approaches of situation assessment, appropriate content provision,...
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Field mustn't dismiss trend as 'cookbook care'.
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The authors describe a self-assessment training program for multidisciplinary mental health teams that was developed in a public multihospital system, the process of implementing the training at a state psychiatric hospital, and a measurement instrument, the Scale for Leadership Assessment and Team Evaluation (SLATE), which they have used for self-...
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To support psychology's continued evolution as a profession, it is important to conceptualize roles that psychologists can play in the future and create pathways for developing and accessing them. This article considers a variety of roles that may become central to professional psychology in the future. Important opportunities appear to exist in th...
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The market forces that have shaped the practice of psychology in recent years have occurred within the context of broader changes in the U.S. health care system over several decades. This article reviews important trends in the mental health marketplace and considers the opportunities that these trends may present for professional psychology. There...
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Most psychologists in private practice will at some point consider contracting with a managed care organization (MCO) as a part of joining that MCO's provider panel. Such contracts are structured to advantage the HMO, and there are a number of specific contractual features that psychologists have often found problematic. This article offers a revie...
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We'll still be wondering who's in control.
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Leadership is an important consideration at many levels within behavioral healthcare systems. The authors developed a training program in a large public hospital system that focused on psychiatric leadership and clinical team functioning. In a learning laboratory format, they used videotaped patient simulations as a stimulus for multidisciplinary t...
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Unique roles of the professional psychologist are outlined with respect to increasingly restrictive utilization practices of managed care. Suggestions of how to develop less traditional venues of practice, the types of instruments to use, and report formats, along with ways to persuade primary care physicians (PCPs), managed care organizations, and...
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Unique roles of the professional psychologist are outlined with respect to increasingly restrictive utilization practices of managed care. Suggestions of how to develop less traditional venues of practice, the types of instruments to use, and report formats, along with ways to persuade primary care physicians (PCPs), managed care organizations, and...
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This study examined the effects of informing psychologists of the parameters, scope, and rationale of the prescriptive authority option. Eighty-six percent of attendees of the 1993 Illinois Psychological Association Convention Prescription Privileges Session completed pre- and postsession surveys that measured their attitudes about training psychol...
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This study examined the effects of informing psychologists of the parameters, scope, and rationale of the prescriptive authority option. Eighty-six percent of attendees of the 1993 Illinois Psychological Association Convention Prescription Privileges Session completed pre- and postsession surveys that measured their attitudes about training psychol...
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The concept of quality management methods has existed for at least the last 40 years. The late W. Edwards Deming is considered to have been the originating and driving force behind what many call Total Quality Management (TQM) or Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). (In this chapter TQM will generally refer to both concepts.) The TQM concepts have...
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The perceptions and knowledge of teachers with regard to psychotropic medication for students was investigated. The views of two groups of teachers, those who taught students with learning disabilities and those who taught students with serious emotional disturbance, were compared. Both groups of teachers reported that they felt incompetent in term...
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A primary characteristic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an inability to establish and maintain sustained attention, which is speculated to reflect frontal lobe involvement. The Knight Verbal Fluency measure was administered to 19 ADHD inpatient boys and to a cohort group of 7 children who were matched for mean age, psychiatri...
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Several procedures used to develop automated psychodiagnostic methods have been suceessful. This paper presents the next step toward a method of automating the treatment planning of psychiatric patients.
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The perceptions, knowledge, and opinions of 104 teachers of students with learning disabilities regarding medication used with their students were investigated. The students' doctors were perceived as the professionals primarily responsible for making the decision to have the student either placed on or taken off medication. The teachers indicated...
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An acute care psychiatric hospital faces the dilemma of maintaining a safe and secure environment for its patients while gradually providing them with enough independence to assume responsibility for the management of their own behaviors. When patients leave the hospital building, grounds, or an off-ground activity without prior authorization from...
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Natural disasters do not always lead to post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) for their victims, although stress-related symptoms are commonly reported as results of such disasters. The impact of a natural disaster on the treatment of a hospitalized psychiatric population has never been systematically evaluated. In the fall of 1986, severe river f...
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This paper presents an innovative way to instruct students in logical decision making in a psychology assessment course without their needing to know any programming language. This also yielded a tool that can aid students in making differential diagnoses of psychological as opposed to medical conditions.
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Too frequently, current, adaptable software programs are not used to their full potential for educational and clinical applications. Graduate psychology students often become familiar with computers and various programs for word processing and research applications, and now these students, using the same systems, can utilize and adapt database soft...
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The third edition of theDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 1980), outlines for the student what symptoms to consider when attempting to arrive at an accurate differential diagnosis of eight broad psychiatric categories. This paper describes a program developed to instruct a medical or graduate s...
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In this research we explored numerous areas involved in the process of Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) candidates' selection of an internship site, perceived factors affecting selection by an internship site, and how such individuals compare in training and ability with the more traditional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidates in similar settings. The...
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In this research we explored numerous areas involved in the process of Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) candidates' selection of an internship site, perceived factors affecting selection by an internship site, and how such individuals compare in training and ability with the more traditional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidates in similar settings. The...
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The focus of this paper generally concerns the role of Ethical Principles for Psychologists (American Psychological Association, 1981) as applied to the supervisory relationship. More specifically, initial examination is the issue of supervision versus psychotherapy; followed by considerations of the dual relationship and diminished consent; and, f...
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Questionnaire data from 9 clinical interns who were candidates for the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree showed that Ss (1) viewed their clinical skills and training as superior to those of clinicians' receiving the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree; (2) had received training similar to that of PhD candidates in the areas of psychotherapy, psychol...
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Managed care presents mental health professionals with new and difficult challenges. However, it also offers practitioners new opportunities for growth, especially with regard to psychological testing services. A combination of reference, planning manual, and marketing guide, this book provides clinical psychologists with the guidance they need t...
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This chapter is meant to serve as a brief examination of differing perspectives on the causes of terrorism, a review of psychology's offerings in dealing with terrorism (including public preparation, counter-terrorism, and response), as well as a source of content and resources on what steps individuals and groups of individuals (e.g., families, co...