Dr. Taft's Publications and Presentations

Kidambi T, Toto E, Ho N, Taft T, Hirano I. Temporal trends in the relative prevalence of dysphagia etiologies from 1999-2009. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012, 18(32):4335-41.

Taft TH, Ballou S, Keefer L. Preliminary evaluation of maternal-caregiver stress in pediatric eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. EPub ahead of print.

Taft TH, Payvar S, Wool L, O’Donoghue J. Effectiveness of the MOVE Program Among African-American Veterans: Weight Loss and Quality of Life. Federal Practitioner (Cover Article).

Taft TH, Ballou SK, Keefer L. A Preliminary Evaluation of Internalized Stigma and Stigma Resistance in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Health Psychology, EPub ahead of print.

Keefer L, Taft TH, Kiebles JL. Gastrointestinal Disorders. In Nezu AM, Nezu CM, Geller PA. (Eds.) Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology: Health Psychology (2nd ed), 2012; New York: Springer Science + Business Media 9.

Keefer L, Kiebles JL, Kwiatek MA, Palsson O, Taft TH, Martinovich Z, Barrett TA. The potential role of a self-management intervention for Ulcerative Colitis: A brief report from the Ulcerative Colitis Hypnotherapy Trial, Biological Research for Nursing. 2012; 14(1):72-78.

Taft TH, Kern E, Keefer L, Burstein D, Hirano I. Qualitative assessment of patient reported outcomes in adults with eosinophilic esophagitis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2011 Oct;45(9):769-74.

Taft TH, Keefer L, Artz C, Bratten J, Jones MP. Perceptions of illness stigma in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Quality of Life Research. 2011 Nov;20(9):1391-9.

Keswani RN, Taft TH, Cote GA, Keefer L. Increased levels of job-related stress and burnout in interventional endoscopists (IGEs): Findings from a U.S. survey. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2011 Oct;106(10):1734-40. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2011.148.

Kwiatek MA, Kiebles JL, Taft TH, Pandolfino JE, Bové MJ, Kahrilas PJ, Keefer L. Esophageal symptoms questionnaire (ESQ) for assessment of dysphagia, globus and reflux symptoms: initial development and validation. Dis Esophagus 2011 May 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2011.01202.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Taft TH, Kern E, Kwiatek MA, Hirano I, Gonsalves N, Keefer L. The adult eosinophilic esophagitis quality of life questionnaire: A new measure of health related quality of life. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2011 Oct;34(7):790-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2011.04791.x.

Taft TH, Keefer L, Keswani R. Friends, alcohol and a higher power: An analysis of adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies among gastroenterologists. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2011 Sep;45(8):e76-81.

Keefer L, Kiebles JL, Taft TH. The role of self-efficacy in inflammatory bowel disease management: Preliminary validation of a disease-specific measure. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2010; 17(2):614-20.

Keefer L, Kiebles JL, Taft TH. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In Pagoto S. (Ed) Psychological Co-Morbidities of Physical Illness: A Behavioral Medicine Approach, 2010; New York: Springer Science + Business Media.

Taft TH, Keefer L, Leonhard CL, Nealon-Woods M. The impact of perceived stigma on IBD patient outcomes. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2009; 15(8):1224-32.

Jones MP, Keefer L, Bratten J, Taft TH, Crowell MD, Levy R., Palsson O. Development and initial validation of a measure of perceived stigma in irritable bowel syndrome. Psychology, Health, & Medicine. 2009; 14(3):367-74.

Patient Education

Taft, TH (April, 2013). IBD & Stigma: Do people living with IBD experience a "Spoiled Identity?" CCFA Patient Education Symposium, Skokie IL.

Taft TH, Horgan S (Nov, 2012). The IBD Patient Experience: Navigating Your Social & Emotional Life with IBD. Oak Park Behavioral Medicine, Oak Park Illinois.

Taft TH, Horgan S (Nov, 2012). Into the E(th)OS: Understanding the Adult EGID Patient Experience. CURED Patient Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Taft TH, Horgan S (Nov, 2012). Caring for Your Child with EGID: Understanding the Role of Caregiver Stress. CURED Patient Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Taft TH (Nov, 2010). Coping with Crohn’s Disease: Emotional aspects of living with IBD. Patient Webcast: Crohn’s Advocate, New York, New York.

Taft TH. (March, 2010). A Day in the Life with IBD. Adolescent Workshop, CCFA Patient Education Symposium, Rosemont, Illinois.

Crook R, Taft TH, Israelski K, Pecora-Kelly C, Nealon-Woods M. (June, 2007). Finding help when a friend or family member has mental health problems. Naomi Ruth Cohen Conference, Evanston Illinois.

Taft TH, Kredow P. (Mar, 2007). Adjustment in the IBD Patient. Nursing Education Conference, CCFA Patient Education Symposium, Rosemont, Illinois.

Taft TH, Kredow P. (Mar, 2007). Your Life Beyond IBD. Children’s Workshop, CCFA Patient Education Symposium, Rosemont, Illinois.

Treatments We Use
Child Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Health Psychology
Medical Hypnotherapy
Telemental Health Services

Weight Loss Services
Bariatric Surgery Evaluations
Behavior Modification
Emotional Eating
Post-Bariatric Surgery Support

Conditions We Treat
Chronic Nausea
Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Gastritis
Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
Food Allergies
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Heart Disease
Hepatitis C
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis