Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer
Texas Tech University | TTU · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Jonathan investigates psychological health in aging and illness. More specifically, he examines the interconnection of the biopsychosocial processes within individuals with life limiting illnesses (e.g., cancer; dementia) and their caregivers.

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Publications (51)
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Background: Pre-loss grief (PLG) has been identified as a robust risk factor for Prolonged Grief Disorder, which will be added to the DSM 5-TR. Therefore, identifying treatment targets to reduce PLG is warranted. “Preparedness” has been found to strongly predict PLG. The work is nascent and a consensus has not been reached about how best to assess...
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This study examined changes in Pre-Loss Grief (PLG) among individuals whose family member has a life limiting illness and how baseline psychosocial factors predicted PLG. This two-wave study recruited family members of advanced cancer ( N = 100) and dementia ( N = 38) patients. A subsample completed 1-month follow-up (Cancer = 33; Dementia = 28). H...
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Objectives: Inclusion of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) in the ICD-11 warrants examination of risk factors using diagnostic criteria as there is a paucity of research that has examined risk factors of PGD using the diagnostic criteria. This study examines if the identified risk factors for prolonged grief predict PGD using the diagnostic criteria a...
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Background Research has extensively examined family members’ grief prior to the death of an individual with a life-limiting illness but several inconsistencies in its conceptualization of related constructs, yet significant conceptualization issues exist. Aim This study aimed to identify and characterize studies published on family members grief b...
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Importance In 2021, New Mexico passed legislation allowing nurse practitioners and physician assistants (referred to herein as advanced practice professionals [APPs]) to prescribe medications for medical aid in dying (MAID). Other US states with existing MAID laws (eg, Washington) are also considering expanding MAID prescribing authority to APPs. T...
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Few experiences direct affect, behavior, and cognition as thoroughly as feelings of power and powerlessness. The present study examined 403 participants' narrated experiences feeling powerful (n = 196) or powerless (n = 207) using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) analysis to identify social contexts that might explain the effects of power o...
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Objectives Families bereaved following Medical Aid in Dying (MAID)-related death express concerns about public stigma. As access to MAID expands, research examining MAID is needed, including understanding stigma toward family members. This study examines if stigmatization exists toward bereaved individuals whose family member utilized MAID at diffe...
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Objective: Parental separation and parental death during childhood are common but understudied forms of adverse childhood events (ACEs), thus little is known about the impact on psychological functioning in adulthood. We examined whether parental death and parental separation during childhood was associated with risk of diagnostic criteria for dep...
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Outcomes 1. Identify the percentage of advanced practice providers (APPs) who are willing to prescribe or consult on death with dignity (DWD) cases 2. Identify why APPs are hesitating to prescribe or consult on DWD cases Importance Death with dignity (DWD) allows terminally ill patients the ability to request oral medication to end their life. Des...
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Outcomes 1. Understand the eight domains of palliative care and how they apply to the trajectory of illness in advanced heart failure therapies (mechanical circulatory support and transplant) 2. Discuss the five themes identified regarding the role of palliative care in the use of advanced therapies for heart failure patients: educating patients on...
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e24073 Background: Understanding the experience of individuals with cancer (pts) who utilize Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) is important given growing access and limited research in the U.S. Methods: Chart review from January 1, 2014-October 1, 2020, of all pts who inquired (but did not initiate completion of all legal requirements), initiated (but di...
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Losing a family member to incarceration can cause grief and distress, but research has not examined public stigma towards this grief. We examined perceptions of crime severity and stigma toward family members of incarcerated persons. Participants (N = 1,158) believed violent crimes were more severe than non-violent crimes, even when both crimes had...
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Losing a person to incarceration can cause significant disturbance in a person’s life, yet our understanding of public perceptions of family members’ reactions is minimal. We manipulated vignettes to examine perceptions of grief following an individual’s incarceration. Participants (N = 1,158) endorsed resilient reactions as more appropriate than p...
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Literature indicates laypeople hold strong opinions about how persons should grieve. This study examined how individuals perceive normal grief. Participants across two distinct samples (Study 1: N = 510 via MTurk; Study 2: N = 210 via Qualtrics panels) completed the Perception of Grief Scale and Grief Expectations Questionnaire. Findings indicated...
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The aim of the study was to derive an empirically based definition of cultural sensitivity (CS) using psychologists as participants. In Study 1, nine psychologists were interviewed and asked how they conceptualized CS. Based on the results from Study 1, a survey was created for Study 2 and completed by psychologists (n= 142). Confirmatory factor an...
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The purpose of this mixed methods study was to discover if and how clinicians integrate cultural factors into treatment, what specific 'culturally sensitive' practices clinicians utilize, and who clinicians use these practices with. In Study 1(N = 9) qualitative interviews were conducted with psychologists who shared information about the culturall...
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Researchers have long examined grief-related reactions to the diagnosis of a loved one with a terminal illness, including preloss grief (PLG), which is the experience of grief symptoms prior to the loss of a loved one. Families face novel challenges when loved ones with COVID-19 become critically ill-most notably mandated physical separation-and ma...
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Introduction: Numerous studies have identified risk factors for pathological grief disorder (PGD). Studies are equivocal regarding illness as a cause of death as a risk factor for PGD for family members. Identifying if illness moderates the relationship between established modifiable risk factors and PHD may help identify individuals who are at gre...
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Having the knowledge and capacity to deliver therapy to a diverse population is recognized as benefiting client-therapist relationships and producing positive clinical outcomes. In fact, the APA requires that psychologists be aware of and respect the cultural characteristics of their clients which includes psychologists being aware of any biases an...
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Burnout, secondary traumatic stress (STS) and vicarious trauma (VT) are three highly prevalent work-related stress reactions experienced in helping professions, but prevalence rates and protective/risk factors of these stress reactions in protective services workers have been understudied. The purpose of the current study was to examine coping mech...
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Summary: Social workers fulfill vital roles, servicing clients from vulnerable populations and maintaining their welfare. As a result of frequent interaction with clients who have often experienced trauma, these workers are susceptible to experiencing burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma. This study aimed to identify if purpose...
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The Framingham Stroke Risk Profile (FSRP) is a validated model for predicting 10-year ischemic stroke risk in middle-aged adults, yet has not been demonstrated to consistently translate in older populations. This is a systematic review of independent risk factors measured among > 65 year olds, with subsequent first ischemic stroke, using PRISMA gui...
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Aims Although physiological factors have a role in nocturia, research suggests that behavioral processes, especially classical conditioning may also play an important role in nocturia and other lower urinary tract symptoms. The study aimed to assess the relationship of stimulus‐associated urges during the day to nocturia in a sample of women aged 1...
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Background/aims: Victim advocates are at risk of developing secondary traumatic stress (STS), which can result from witnessing or listening to accounts of traumatic events. This study investigated the relationship between victim status, years of experience, hours of direct contact with victims, and availability of workplace supports in the develop...
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Past research has investigated the rates of compassion satisfaction (CS), compassion fatigue (CF), and burnout within health-care providers. Findings indicate higher levels of CS and lower levels of CF predict lower rates of burnout. The current study extended prior research by replicating past research findings, but with victim advocates. This stu...
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Objective: To explore a 5-year comparison of disparities in intravenous t-PA (IV t-PA) use among acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients based on race, gender, age, ethnic origin, hospital status, and geographic location. Methods: We extracted patients' demographic information and hospital characteristics for 2010 and 2014 from the New York Statewi...
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It is projected that the number of individuals with dementia will continue to increase over the next several decades, with no cure in sight. Consequently, a greater understanding of how to promote behavioral health and quality of life for these individuals is becoming increasingly important. A common approach in the field is symptom management thro...
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The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to provide an updated overview of the cultural competency−training experiences of psychologists. The majority of the research on this topic was over 20 years old, and given the shifts that have occurred in the field and the advent of the American Psychological Association’s multicultural guidelines, a mor...
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This research established a definition of cultural competency from the perspective of the psychologists using mixed methodology. In Study 1 (N= 9) participants were interviewed and asked how they conceptualize cultural competency; three emergent themes were identified: awareness, knowledge, and skills. Based on the results from Study 1, a survey wa...
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Helping professionals play an essential role in the recovery of victims of trauma. However, research has demonstrated that, as a result of their work, helping professionals’ indirect exposure to clients’ trauma increases the likelihood of experiencing negative psychological responses, including vicarious trauma (VT), secondary traumatic stress (STS...
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Objective: Many older adults cope with various chronic physical health conditions, and in some cases, with mental health and/or cognitive difficulties. Mindfulness-based interventions offer an evidence-based, mind-body complementary treatment approach for a wide range of comorbidities, yet most investigations were conducted with young or middle-age...
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Vicarious trauma is referred to as the detrimental change in the manner that professionals understand and interpret material, as a result of exposure to second-hand traumatic material (McCann & Pearlman [1990] Journal of Traumatic Stress, 3:131). According to Aparicio et al. (Health & Social Work, 2013, 38:199), vicarious trauma comprises both affe...
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Background: Depression is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders among ischemic stroke survivors, affecting up to 50%. Beta-blockers (BB) are commonly prescribed for stroke patients and the evidence for an association between BB use and depression is mixed. We explored this relationship in an urban, predominantly Afro-Caribbean stroke co...
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Aims: Although anecdotal reports of urinary urgency at one's front door are common in overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), little research has been done on how one's front door and other stimuli are related to urinary symptoms. We hypothesized that individuals with OAB would have higher scores on the Urinary Cues Questionnaire, developed for this st...
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Background Physical, psychological, and/or social impairment can result after a stroke and can be exacerbated by pain. One type of pain after stroke, central poststroke pain, is believed to be due to primary central nervous system mechanisms. Estimated prevalence of central poststroke pain ranges widely from 8% to 55% of stroke patients, suggesting...
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Background: The Framingham Risk Score, one validated model for predicting stroke risk in middle age does not perform as well in older cohorts who may have different/novel stroke risk factors. Methods: Two independent raters systematically reviewed (through July 31, 2016) PubMed and Embase, identifying studies including peer-reviewed, original, clin...
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Background: Gender-related differences in stroke are issues of increasing interest. Post- stroke fatigue (PSF) is a frequently reported symptom affecting stroke survivors and is a predictor for death and increased disability. Aims: To evaluate gender differences and predictors in PSF in an urban predominantly minority cohort. Methods: Two-center, I...
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Background: Nurses play a critical role supporting informal caregivers of stroke patients and thus need evidence of best, client centered interventions. Although there is a growing literature evaluating interventions, there is a paucity of research that begins with and engages caregiver stakeholders in identifying interventions, especially with the...
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Background: Central Post Stroke Pain (CPSP) is reportedly due to strokes in the thalamic region (Dishinbition Theory); however, the Central Imbalance Theory states that CPSP is due to damage to the spinothalamic pathway (STP). Aims: 1) Clarify the role of thalamic strokes and STP damage in CPSP patients. 2) Gain a current understanding of anatomic...
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Background: Following stroke, many survivors require assistance with activities of daily living from untrained individuals. These informal caregivers assume multiple new responsibilities, which can generate stress, especially when their own needs are inadequately addressed during a patient’s recovery. Methods: A nationwide survey mailed to 11,720 s...
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Background and Purpose: Post stroke fatigue (PSF) is a common and debilitating condition that can last months or even years. Although the relationship between PSF and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) has been studied, the results have been largely inconclusive and not previously reported in a minority cohort. Hypothesis: Higher levels of PSF...
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Aims Nocturia, or waking up at night to void, is a highly prevalent and bothersome lower urinary tract symptom. However, the applied treatment modalities do not improve symptoms in about half of the patients. The aim of this report is to generate new ideas for future nocturia research, with special emphasis on the role of sleep physiology and sleep...
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Objective: The present study assessed the relationship between nocturia and cue-induced urinary urges. Methods: Three hundred and six participants (201 females) ranging from 24 to 88 years of age, median age 53 years old participated in an online survey about bladder symptoms and cues related to urinary urge and urgency incontinence. Results: We fo...

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