Author: Ken Wallston

Ken Wallston


Bio: Wallston is one of the developers of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) Scales, a set of measures assessing beliefs about control over a person's health status. With colleagues in psychology and nursing, he also has developed and validated a number of other measures of individual differences - e.g., the Perceived Health Competence Scale, the Vanderbilt Multidimensional Pain Coping Inventory, the Perceived Vulnerability Scale, and the Brief Resilient Coping Scale. His latest instruments include the Cognitive Adaptability Index and the Perceived Medical Condition Self-Management Scales.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Institute for Medicine & Public Health, Staff Scientist, 2018 – Present
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Professor Emeritus, 2017 – Present
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Professor of Psychology in Nursing ,1971 – 2017


University of Connecticut Graduate School, PhD, Social Psychology, 1964 – 1968
Cornell University, AB, Psychology, 1960 – 1964

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Unfortunately for today’s consumer, the number of rogue or fraudulent online pharmacies outweighs the number of reliable organizations. These companies will attempt to convince consumers that they are legitimate online pharmaceutical companies.

Shoppers need to remember, reputable pharmacies will never send SPAM emails advertising their products or services, they will never sell a controlled substance with or without a prescription, and they will never sell prescription medication without a verified physician’s prescription.

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