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Carol G. Vance, PT, PhD

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office
1-244 Medical Education Building (MEB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-6758

Education

BA, Biology, Luther College
Certificate, Physical Therapy, The University of Iowa
MA, Physical Therapy, The University of Iowa
PhD, Rehabilitation Science, The University of Iowa

Publications

Hadlandsmyth, K., Dailey, D. L., Rakel, B. A., Zimmerman, M. B., Vance, C. G., Merriwether, E. N., Chimenti, R. L., Geasland, K. M., Crofford, L. J. & Sluka, K. A. (2020). Somatic symptom presentations in women with fibromyalgia are differentially associated with elevated depression and anxiety. J Health Psychol, 25(6), 819-829. PMID: 29076404.

Dailey, D. L., Vance, C. G., Rakel, B. A., Zimmerman, M. B., Embree, J., Merriwether, E. N., Geasland, K. M., Chimenti, R. L., Williams, J. M., Golchha, M., Crofford, L. J. & Sluka, K. A. (2020). Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Movement-Evoked Pain and Fatigue: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Arthritis Rheumatol, 72(5), 824-836. PMID: 31738014.

Vance, C. G., Chimenti, R. L., Dailey, D. L., Hadlandsmyth, K., Zimmerman, M. B., Geasland, K. M., Williams, J. M., Merriwether, E. N., Alemo Munters, L., Rakel, B. A., Crofford, L. J. & Sluka, K. A. (2018). Development of a method to maximize the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation intensity in women with fibromyalgia. J Pain Res, 11, 2269-2278. PMID: 30349353.

Merriwether, E. N., Frey Law, L. A., Rakel, B. A., Zimmerman, M. B., Dailey, D. L., Vance, C. G., Golchha, M., Geasland, K. M., Chimenti, R. L., Crofford, L. J. & Sluka, K. A. (2018). Physical activity is related to function and fatigue but not pain in women with fibromyalgia: baseline analyses from the Fibromyalgia Activity Study with TENS (FAST). Arthritis Res Ther, 20(1), 199. PMID: 30157911.

Merriwether, E. N., Rakel, B. A., Zimmerman, M. B., Dailey, D. L., Vance, C. G., Darghosian, L., Golchha, M., Geasland, K. M., Chimenti, R. L., Crofford, L. J. & Sluka, K. A. (2017). Reliability and Construct Validity of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Instruments in Women with Fibromyalgia. Pain Med, 18(8), 1485-1495. PMID: 27561310.

Dailey, D. L., Frey Law, L. A., Vance, C. G., Rakel, B. A., Merriwether, E. N., Darghosian, L., Golchha, M., Geasland, K. M., Spitz, R., Crofford, L. J. & Sluka, K. A. (2016). Perceived function and physical performance are associated with pain and fatigue in women with fibromyalgia. Arthritis Res Ther, 18, 68. PMID: 26979999.

Sluka, K. A., Vance, C. G. (2016). Chapter 19: Case Studies. In K. A. Sluka (Eds.) Mechanisms and Management of Pain for the Physical Therapist. (2nd Edition), pp. 397-432. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

Vance, C. G., Rakel, B. A., Dailey, D. L. & Sluka, K. A. (2015). Skin Impedance is not a factor in transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation effectiveness. J Pain Res, 8, 571-580. PMID: 26316808.

Rakel, B. A., Vance, C. G., Zimmerman, M. B., Petsas-Blodgett, N., Amendola, A. & Sluka, K. A. (2015). Mechanical hyperalgesia and reduced quality of life occur in people with mild knee osteoarthritis pain. Clin J Pain, 31(4), 315-322. PMID: 24866856.

Noehren, B., Dailey, D. L., Rakel, B. A., Vance, C. G., Zimmerman, M. B., Crofford, L. J. & Sluka, K. A. (2015). Effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on pain, function, and quality of life in fibromyalgia: a double-blind randomized clinical trial. Phys Ther, 95(1), 129-140. PMID: 25212518.

Vance, C. G., Dailey, D. L., Rakel, B. A. & Sluka, K. A. (2014). Using TENS for pain control: the state of the evidence. Pain Manag, 4(3), 197-209. PMID: 24953072.

Dailey, D. L., Rakel, B. A., Vance, C. G., Liebano, R. E., Amrit, A. S., Bush, H. M., Lee, K. S., Lee, J. E. & Sluka, K. A. (2013). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces pain, fatigue and hyperalgesia while restoring central inhibition in primary fibromyalgia. Pain, 154(11), 2554-2562. PMID: 23900134.

Liebano, R. E., Vance, C. G., Rakel, B. A., Lee, J. E., Cooper, N. A., Marchand, S., Walsh, D. M. & Sluka, K. A. (2013). Transcutanous electrical nerve stimulation and conditioned pain modulation influence the perception of pain in humans. Eur J Pain, 17(10), 1539-1546. PMID: 23650092.

Vance, C. G., Rakel, B. A., Blodgett, N. P., DeSantana, J. M., Amendola, A., Zimmerman, M. B., Walsh, D. M. & Sluka, K. A. (2012). Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on pain, pain sensitivity, and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Phys Ther, 92(7), 898-910. PMID: 22466027.

Pantaleao, M. A., Laurino, M. F., Gallego, N. L., Cabral, C. M., Rakel, B. A., Vance, C. G., Sluka, K. A., Walsh, D. M. & Liebano, R. E. (2011). Adjusting pulse amplitude during transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) application produces greater hypoalgesia. J Pain, 12(5), 581-590. PMID: 21277840.

Liebano, R., Rakel, B. A., Vance, C. G., Walsh, D. & Sluka, K. A. (2011). An investigation of the development of analgesic tolerance to TENS in humans. Pain, 152(2), 335-342. PMID: 21144659.

Hoeger, B. M., Vance, C. G. & Sluka, K. A. (2010). Managing Wound-Related Pain. In: Wound Healing: Evidence-Based Management. J. M. McCullough , L. C. Kloth (Eds.) (4th ed.), pp. 391-409. FA Davis Publishers.

Rakel, B. A., Cooper, N., Adams, H. J., Messer, B. R., Frey Law, L. A., Dannen, D. R., Miller, C. A., Polehna, A. C., Ruggle, R. C., Vance, C. G., Walsh, D. M. & Sluka, K. A. (2010). A new transient sham TENS device allows for investigator blinding while delivering a true placebo treatment. J Pain, 11(3), 230-238. PMID: 19945354.

Sluka, K. A., Vance, C. G. (2009). Chapter 19: Case Studies. In K. A. Sluka (Eds.) Mechanisms and Management of Pain for the Physical Therapist. (1st Edition), pp. 361-396. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.

DeSantana, J. M., Walsh, D. M., Vance, C. G., Rakel, B. A. & Sluka, K. A. (2008). Effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for treatment of hyperalgesia and pain. Curr Rheumatol Rep, 10(6), 492-499. PMID: 19007541.

Maeda, Y., Lisi, T. L., Vance, C. G. & Sluka, K. A. (2007). Release of GABA and activation of GABA(A) in the spinal cord mediates the effects of TENS in rats. Brain Res, 1136(1), 43-50. PMID: 17234163.

Vance, C. G., Radhakrishnan, R., Skyba, D. A. & Sluka, K. A. (2007). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation at both high and low frequencies reduces primary hyperalgesia in rats with joint inflammation in a time-dependent manner. Phys Ther, 87(1), 44-51. PMID: 17142641.

Sluka, K. A., Vance, C. G. & Lisi, T. L. (2005). High-frequency, but not low-frequency, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces aspatate and glutamate release in the spinal cord dorsal horn. J Neurochem, 95(6), 1794-1801. PMID: 16236028.

Oppliger, R. A., Nielsen, D. H. & Vance, C. G. (1991). Wrestler's minimal weight: anthropometry, bioimpedance, and hydrostatic weighing compared. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 23(2), 247-253. PMID: 2017023.

Wadsworth, C. T., Nielsen, D. H., Burns, L. P., Krull, J. D. & Vance (Thompson), C. G. (1989). Effect of the Counterforce Arm Band on Wrist Extension and Grip Strength and Pain in Subjects with Tennis Elbow. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 11(65), 192-197. PMID: 18796914.