The Center for Medical Psychology (CMP) is a site for research and clinical health-related services within The Department of Psychology at Chaminade University. It is directed by Professor Tracy Trevorrow (Department of Psychology) and staffed by undergraduate students from The Department of Psychology and graduate students from The Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP).
Research: The CMP’s research mission is to explore the role of psychological, behavioral, and environmental influences on disease and disability. A special focus of this research is on brain-related disorders such as ADHD, sleep disorders, and epilepsy.
Teaching: The CMP’s teaching and mentorship mission is to provide opportunities for Chaminade undergraduate and graduate students to further their academic preparations for scholarship and service in the field of medical psychology.
Service: The CMP’s service mission is to provide health-related assessment and care for disorders that are influenced by psychological, social, and environmental factors.
The Control Over Epilepsy Scales (COE Scales) (Trevorrow, Im, & Stein, 2011) –
A survey is being done to better understand how adults with epilepsy experience seizures. Patients who take this survey must be 18 years or older and have a diagnosis of epilepsy given by a doctor for at least one year. This survey asks questions of interest to the patient and the medical community, such as what kinds of seizures patients’ have, the ways in which they manage their epilepsy, and how much control they have over their seizures. It is hoped that this survey will lead to a better understanding of patients’ experience with epilepsy and also contribute to better care for patients with seizure disorder. The survey is anonymous. Patients are not asked to enter their name. Patients can decide not to complete the survey and there will not be any change in their care or their relationship with the hospital or clinic in which the survey is taken. A patient’s completed survey will not be made available to their physician and it will not become part of their medical record. If you have any questions about this survey please contact Dr. Tracy Trevorrow, Principal Investigator at (808) 739-4685 or email at CMP@chaminade.edu. To take the survey click here.
The Epilepsy Self-Management Scale (DiIorio, 2011) –
The Epilepsy Self-Management Scale (ESMS) is a 38-item scale that assesses frequency of use of epilepsy self-management practices. Each item is rated on a 5-point scale ranging from 1, “never,” to 5, “always.” Items for the scale were developed from the review of the literature on epilepsy self-management and discussions with people with epilepsy. Individuals with epilepsy, who are participating in a study directed by Dr. Trevorrow and his colleagues, may take the ESMS as directed. For those individuals click here.
The Center for Medical Psychology Office
Dr. Trevorrow, Center Director
Phone: (808) 739-4685
Email address: CMP@chaminade.edu
204 Henry Hall
Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-1578