Lorra Garey
University of Houston
PsychiatryMental healthPsychologyCognitionYoung adultPsychological interventionElectronic cigaretteSmoking cessationDepression (differential diagnoses)Anxiety sensitivityNicotinePsycINFOContext (language use)Intervention (counseling)AbstinenceChronic painPopulationSubstance useTreatment seekingAnxietyClinical psychologyMedicine
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#1Nubia A. Mayorga (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Lorra Garey (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 17
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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The outbreak of the novel 2019 SARS2-Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to substantial physical and mental health consequences. Rates of mortality and hospitalization are highest among those of racial and ethnic minority persons, including Latinx persons. Further, Latinx persons have been experiencing elevated mental health problems in response to the pandemic compared to non-Latinx Whites. The current study examined whether individual differences in anxiety sensitivity (AS) related to more ...
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#1Nubia A. Mayorga (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Jasmin R. Brooks (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 2
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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Mexican Americans represent the largest subpopulation among Latinx persons and experience numerous health inequalities for psychological symptoms and behavioral health problems. First generation Mexican Americans are particularly vulnerable to such disparities and past work suggests that the experience of acculturative stress may play a vital role in terms of mental and physical health problems among this population. The current study sought to bridge past work on acculturative stress among firs...
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#1Jasper A. J. Smits (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 57
#2Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
Last. Lorra Garey (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 17
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BACKGROUND AND AIMS People with anxiety disorders are more likely to smoke and less likely to succeed when they try to quit. Anxiety sensitivity may underlie both phenomena, such that people with high anxiety sensitivity react to interoceptive distress by avoidance. This study aimed to test the efficacy of an exercise program that induced interoceptive distress and thereby created tolerance to this distress in a safe environment. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Four YMCA branches in Au...
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#1Nubia A. Mayorga (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Justin M. Shepherd (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 8
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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Rates of traumatic event exposure, posttraumatic stress (PTS), and co-occurring mental health symptoms and disorders are conditionally higher among Latinx individuals compared to other racial/ethnic populations. Importantly, Latinx persons are a heterogeneous population, and certain subgroups endorse higher rates of negative mental health outcomes than others, including Latinx young adults born in the USA. Yet, there is little understanding of individual difference factors among trauma-exposed U...
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#1Lorra Garey (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 17
#2Emily T. Hébert (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)H-Index: 11
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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OBJECTIVES Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disability. Although most US smokers want to quit, more than 95% of cessation attempts end in relapse within 6 months. To improve cessation outcomes, research has turned to targetable mechanisms, such as anxiety sensitivity (AS), which maintain smoking behaviour, impede cessation success, and can be effectively targeted in the context of psychosocial interventions. Although integrated treatment programmes that address AS ...
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OBJECTIVE Pain-related anxiety is a psychologically based construct that is associated with tobacco dependence and may have important relevance to e-cigarette use. Difficulties with emotion regulation, a relevant construct in motives for cigarette smoking, may interact with pain-related anxiety to yield worsened clinical outcomes among e-cigarette users. We evaluated whether pain-related anxiety and difficulties with emotion regulation independently and in interaction predict e-cigarette users' ...
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#1Lorra Garey (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 17
#2Megan R. Wirtz (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
Last. Conall O’Cleirigh (Harvard University)H-Index: 45
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Abstract Background Interventions that target anxiety/depressive symptoms in the context of smoking treatment have shown promise irrespective of psychiatric diagnosis. Yet, these tailored treatments are largely absent for persons who smoke and are living with HIV (SLWH). Objective To evaluate a novel, smoking cessation intervention that addresses anxiety/depression and HIV-related health (QUIT) against a time-matched control (TMC) and a standard of care (SOC) condition. Methods SLWH (N = 180) wi...
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#1Nubia A. Mayorga (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Andrew H. Rogers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 13
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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Evidence suggests that electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users have difficulty quitting e-cigarettes. The Electronic Cigarette Barriers to Cessation Scale (E-BCS) was developed to assess barriers to cessation among e-cigarette users. Yet, no work has evaluated the psychometric properties of the E-BCS. The current study utilized data from two independent samples of adult e-cigarette users to evaluate the psychometric properties and structure of the E-BCS. In Study 1, competing models of the E-BC...
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#1Lorra Garey (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 17
#2Tanya Smit (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 6
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disability globally. Most smokers want to quit, and most make a serious quit attempt each year. Nevertheless, more than 95% of cessation attempters relapse within six months. Thus, alternative interventions are needed to combat this major public health concern. Objective: The current study was conducted to develop and test a smoking treatment among 95 (63.2% male; Mage = 46.20 years, SD = 10.90) adult daily cigarette smok...
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#1JeanFelix Chavez (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 1
#2Tanya Smit (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 6
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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BACKGROUND Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become increasingly popular in recent years. Existing evidence indicates e-cigarettes used in isolation are less harmful than combustible cigarettes, yet emerging work has demonstrated that adults use e-cigarettes largely in combination with combustible cigarettes (i.e. dual use). Despite this data, little is understood about how exclusive and dual e-cigarette users may differ across behavioral outcomes, such as substance use dependence and be...
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