Tibor P. Palfai
Boston University
PsychiatryDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyHuman factors and ergonomicsRandomized controlled trialCognitionInjury preventionPsychological interventionBrief interventionDrugIntervention (counseling)Alcohol abuseAlcoholPopulationPoison controlSubstance abuseSuicide preventionClinical psychologyMedicineSocial psychology
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38H-index
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#1Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
#2Maya P. L. Kratzer (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
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BACKGROUND Chronic pain and heavy drinking are conditions that commonly co-occur among primary care patients. Despite the availability of behavioral interventions that target these conditions individually, engagement and adherence to treatment remain a challenge, and there have been no interventions designed to address both of these conditions together for patients presenting to primary care. This study seeks to incorporate the perspectives of patients regarding symptoms, treatment experiences, ...
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#1Kathryn Chavez (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 4
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
Last. Jeffrey H. Samet (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 75
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Previous findings on the association between hazardous drinking and HIV-risk behavior have been equivocal, varying by population and individual difference factors. This study examined associations between hazardous drinking, impulsivity, and HIV-risk behaviors among HIV-positive Russian patients with a history of injection drug use (IDU), not on antiretroviral therapy. METHODS Negative binomial regression analyses of data from a randomized controlled trial were performe...
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#1Stephen A. Maisto (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 81
#2Jeffrey S. Simons (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 37
Last. Peter Luehring-Jones (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of alcohol intoxication and its interaction with contextual or situation (partner familiarity) and individual differences variables (effortful control, urgency, and whether taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication) on sexual behaviors in men who have sex with men (MSM), a subgroup for whom HIV continues to be a major public health problem in the U.S. The participants were 236 men recruited from two northeastern U.S. cities and aged 21...
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#1Kathryn Chavez (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 4
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
Heavy episodic drinking (HDE) is associated with numerous negative consequences among US college students. A number of universities have turned to web-based interventions to reduce heavy episodic d...
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: This commentary on Leibowitz et al, "Video Consultation to Increase Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder in Primary Care: A Pilot Feasibility Study" highlights the potential value of utilizing videoconferencing to address unhealthy drinking in primary care settings, the advantages of centralized expert consultants that may be accessed through technology, and the need for future implementation process and clinical care outcome research.
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#1Kyle R. Anderson (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
Last. Jeffrey S. Simons (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 37
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Abstract Urgency, the tendency to act rashly under extreme emotions, has been associated with higher rates of hazardous/harmful drinking. Moreover, previous work suggests that the association between urgency and hazardous/harmful drinking may be mediated by drinking motives. The current study sought to replicate and extend this research to men who have sex with men (MSM), a population that has shown increased alcohol-related health risk behavior. Methods: Two-hundred-and-fifty-six moderate-to-he...
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#1Kelli D. Tahaney (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 4
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
Last. Jeffrey S. Simons (USD: University of South Dakota)H-Index: 37
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Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a high-risk population for HIV infection and this risk is increased for those who consume alcohol. Condomless anal intercourse (CAI) is the central transmission risk factor for this population. This study examined whether individual differences in working memory moderated the association between intentions to use condoms and the frequency of CAI among MSM who engaged in anal intercourse over a subsequent 6-week period. Moderate- and heavy-drinking MSM (n = 207...
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#1Tracie M. Goodness (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
Abstract This pilot study sought to test the feasibility of screening and delivering a web-based intervention to reduce marijuana use and consequences among graduate student presenting to a Student Health Center (SHC). Graduate students completed a 9-item electronic health screening instrument during their visit to the SHC. Those who reported monthly or greater marijuana use were eligible for participation in the pilot trial. Forty-nine students completed baseline assessments and were randomly a...
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#1Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
#2Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
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Chronic pain and heavy drinking are common comorbid conditions among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). An integrated approach to address these co-occurring conditions in a manner that facilitate...
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#1Kathryn Chavez (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 4
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this project was to assess the feasibility of an in-person session + mobile messaging intervention approach to reduce heavy drinking and condomless anal intercourse among hea...
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