MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY RESEARCH AT JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

PAM GIBSON'S RESEARCH TEAM PAPERS

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Below is a list of journal and conference papers written by the JMU Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Research Team.

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Papers are listed beginning with the most recent.

MCS JOURNAL PAPERS:

Gibson, P.R. (2015). Surviving with environmental sensitivities in the long emergency. Ecopsychology, 7(4), 224-230.

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Gibson, P.R., Leaf, B., & Komisarcik. (2016). Unmet medical care needs for persons with multiple chemical sensitivity: A grounded theory of contested illness. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(5), 75-83. click here to read
Gibson, P.R., Kovach, S., & Lupfer, A. (2015). Unmet health care needs for persons with environmental sensitivity. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, January 23. Available at journal site also: http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=20122
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Gibson, P.R. (2014). Life indicators, illness characteristics, and psychosocial concomitants of
self-reported multiple chemical sensitivity: A two-year longitudinal study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(3), 204-216.

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Gibson, P.R., & Lindberg, A. (2011). Physicians’ perceptions and practices regarding patient reports of chemical sensitivity. ISRN Nursing, Volume 2011, Article ID 838930, doi:10.5402/2011/838930.

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Gibson, P.R., Sledd, L.G., McEnroe, W.H., & Vos, A.P. (2011). Isolation and access in multiple chemical sensitivity: A qualitative study. Nursing & Health Sciences, 13, 232-237. Click here to go to the journal's open website. (It's the first article under "research articles."

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Gibson, P.R., & Lindberg, A. (2011). Physicians’ perceptions and practices regarding patient reports of chemical sensitivity. ISRN Nursing, Volume 2011, 1-5. Article ID 838930, doi:10.5402/2011/838930.

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Gibson, P.R. (2010). Of the world but not in it: Barriers to community access and education for persons with environmental sensitivities. Health Care for Women International, 31(1). This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the journal Health Care for Women International © [2009] [copyright Taylor & Francis]; available online at: http://www.informaworld.com
Gibson, P.R., Suwal, S., & Sledd, L.G. (2009). Services requested and received by consumers with chemical sensitivities at the Centers for Independent Living. Disability Studies Quarterly, 29(2), p. 10. (Note: This is a multip-page, research-based article, but is lited as one page because DSQ in an online journal.)
Gibson, P.R. (2009). Chemical and electromagnetic exposures as disability barriers: Environmental sensitivity. Disability & Society, 24(2), 187-199. Author posting. (c) Taulor & Francis, 2007. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version is published in March in Disability & Society, 2009. Disabililty & Society is available online at http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/
Gibson, P.R., & Vogel, V.M. (2009). Sickness related dysfunction in persons with self reported multiple chemical sensitivity at four levels of severity. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 72-81.
Gibson, P.R., & Lindberg, A. (2007). Work accommodation for people with multiple chemical sensitivity. Disability & Society, 22(7), 717-732. Author posting. (c) Taulor & Francis, 2007. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Disability & Society, Volume 22, Issue 7, December 2007. doi:10.1080/09687590701659576 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687590701659576)
Gibson, P.R., Placek, E., Lane, J., Brohimer, S.O., & Lovelace, A.C.E. (2005). Disability induced identity changes in persons with multiple chemical sensitivity. Qualitative Health Research, 15(4), 502-524.
Gibson, P. R., Elms, A. N. M., & Ruding, L. A. (2003). Perceived treatment efficacy for conventional and alternative therapies reported by persons with multiple chemical sensitivity. Environmental Health Perspectives,  111, 1498-1504.
Gibson, P. R. (l999). Social support and attitude toward health care delivery as predictors of hope in persons with multiple chemical sensitivity. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 8(3), 275-283.
Gibson, P. R., Cheavens, J., & Warren, M. L. (l998). Social support in persons with self-reported sensitivity to chemicals. Research in Nursing & Health, 21(2), 103-115.
Gibson, P. R. (l997). Multiple chemical sensitivity, culture and delegitimization: A feminist analysis. Feminism & Psychology, 7(4), 475-493.
Gibson, P.R., Cheavens, J., & Warren, M.L. (1996). Chemical Sensitivity/Chemical Injury and Life Disruption

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MCS CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Gibson, P.R., Kovach, S., & Lupfer, A. (2013). Unmet healthcare needs for persons with chemical sensitivity. Paper delivered at the Southwest Conference on Disability, October 8-11, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Gibson, P.R., Coronado, Y., & Cook-Smith, A. (2011). Access to community based advocacy services for persons with multiple chemical sensitivity. Poster to be delivered at the Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging, and Technology, June 5-8, Toronto, Canada.

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Gibson, P.R., Sledd, L.G., McEnroe, W.H., & Vos, A.P. (2009). Down the rabbit hole: The different world of chemical intolerance. Paper delivered at the Southwest Conference on Disability, September 30 – October 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Gibson, P.R., Lockaby, S.D., & Bryant, J.M. (2009). Experiences of persons with multiple chemical sensitivity with psychological providers. Paper delivered at the Southwest Conference on Disability, September 30 – October 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Gibson, P.R. & Bryant, J.M. (2009). Psychological reports and chemical intolerance: Evaluation or “delegitimization?” Paper delivered at the Southwest Conference on Disability, September 30 – October 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Gibson, P.R., Suwal, S., & Sledd, L.G. (2008). Services requested and received by consumers with chemical sensitivities at the Centers for Independent Living. Paper delivered as part of the breakout session “Environmental Sensitivities as Disabilities: Barriers and Accommodations at the Southwest Conference on Disability October 1-3, 2008, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Gibson, P.R., & Lindberg, A. (2007). What do we know about multiple chemical sensitivity: An overview of the research. Poster delivered at the 8th International Conference of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS) “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and other Related Illnesses.” January 12-14, BahiaMarBeach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

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Gibson, P.R., Lindberg, A., Marston, N., & Merkel, J. (2007). Physicians’ perceptions and practices regarding patient reports of chemical sensitivity. Poster delivered at the 8th International Conference of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS) “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and other Related Illnesses.” January 12-14, BahiaMarBeach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. click here to read

Gibson, P.R., & Lindberg, A. (2006). Work and community access for people with multiple chemical sensitivities. Paper presented at the Work Stress and Health Conference, March 3-5. Miami, FL.

Gibson, P. R. (2003). Work experience and accommodation for persons with multiple chemical sensitivity. Invited presentation delivered at the Chemical Injury Information Network Chemical Injury Conference October 3-5, Fairfax, VA.
Gibson, P. R. (l999). Failing to accommodate sensitive populations: Individual and cultural consequences. In M. Lamielle (Chair). Worker power, health, and accommodation in a global economy. Symposium delivered at the joint APA/NIOSH Conference on Work, Stress, and Health ‘99: Organization of Work in a Global Economy. March 11-13, Baltimore, MD.
Gibson, P. R., White, M. A., & Earehart, A. (l998). Integrating chemical stressors into paradigms for women’s health. In R. Ackerman (Chair). Chemical Exposure and Women’s Health. Symposium delivered at the 106th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 15-18, San Francisco, CA
Gibson, P. R. (l997, August). Multiple chemical sensitivity, illness and culture: On the margins of health care. In P. Gibson (Chair). Marginalized Health Problems and Women: Fibromyalgia, CFIDS, and Chemical Sensitivity. Symposium delivered at the 105th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 15-19, Chicago, IL.
Gibson, P. R., Rice, V. M., Dowling, E., Stables, D. B., & Keens, M. (l997, August). The phenomenology of multiple chemical sensitivity at four levels of severity. In P. Gibson (Chair). Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: An Emerging Social, Environmental and Medical Issue. Symposium delivered at the 105th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 15-19, Chicago, IL.
Gibson, P. R., White, M. A., & Rice, V. M. (l997, March). Life satisfaction in persons with invisible disabilities: Chemical sensitivity/chemical injury. Poster delivered at the 21st National Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, March 6-9, Pittsburgh, PA
Gibson, P. R., Rice, V. M., & Stables, D. M. (l997, March). Invisible disabilities and social action: The case of multiple chemical sensitivity. Poster delivered at the 21st National Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, March 6-9, Pittsburgh, PA.
Gibson, P. R. (l996, March). Measuring adjustment to illness in persons with multiple chemical sensitivity. Poster delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Norfolk, Virginia, March 20-23.
Engel, L. R., Gibson, P. R., Adler, M. E., & Rice, V. M. (l996, March). Unmet medical needs in persons with self-reported multiple chemical sensitivity. Poster delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Norfolk, Virginia, March 20-23.
Cheavens, J., Gibson, P. R., Warren, M. L., & Pasquantino, D. (l993, November). Chemical sensitivities: Patients' views for improved access in a technological society. Poster delivered at the Annual Virginia Women's Studies Association Conference: Women and Information Technology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

 

ILRU BOOKLET ON UNDERSTANDING AND ACCOMMODATING MCS:

Gibson, P. (2002). Understanding and accommodating multiple chemical sensitivity in independent living. A 50-page guide published by IL NET, a cooperative National Training and Technical Assistance Project of the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) Program and the National Council on Independent Living.

 

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