Resource utilization and clinical outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation; Psychosocial adaptation to cardiac illness; physiologic changes and exercise capacity during the cardiac rehabilitation process; baseline psychological function in cardiac rehabilitation participants; Evaluation of quality of life survey instruments and weight loss among obese cardiac rehabilitation participants.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Ph.D., Kent State University (1982)
Gunstad, J., Luyster, F., Hughes, J., Waechter, D., Rosneck, J., & Josephson, R. (2007). The effects of obesity on functional work capacity and quality of life in phase II cardiac rehabilitation. Preventive Cardiology 10, 64-67.
Luyster, F., Hughes, J. W., Waechter, D., & Josephson, R. (2006). Resource loss predicts depression and anxiety among patients treated with implantable cardiac defibrillator. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 794-800.
Waechter, D., Boyer, J., Garner R., & Gammon, J. (2006). Differences between males and females responding to photos used in research recruiting materials. Society of Research Administrators International 2006 Symposium Proceedings, pp. 250-257.
Rosneck, J., Waechter, D., & Josephson, R. (2006). Program success outcome Indicators in cardiac rehabilitation: A Delphi study. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 26:265.
Waechter, D., Rosneck, J., Josephson, R. Improving clinical Care via Data-Driven Decision Making. Paper published in the Proceedings of the SPSS North American User's Conference. Chicago, November 5-9, 2006.
Waechter, D., Rosneck, J., Hughes, J., & Josephson, R. (2004). Contrasting Mental Health and Physical Functioning Quality of Life between the Old Old (> 75 years) and General Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Population