Robert J Volk

Summary

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Entertainment education for prostate cancer screening: a randomized trial among primary care patients with low health literacy
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Houston Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Baylor College of Medicine, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 73:482-9. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Trials of decision aids for prostate cancer screening: a systematic review
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:428-434. 2007
  3. pmc Primary care physicians' use of an informed decision-making process for prostate cancer screening
    Robert J Volk
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Ann Fam Med 11:67-74. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Entertainment education for breast cancer surgery decisions: a randomized trial among patients with low health literacy
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 84:41-8. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Entertainment education for informed breast cancer treatment decisions in low-literate women: development and initial evaluation of a patient decision aid
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:133-9. 2006
  6. pmc Is a prostate cancer screening anxiety measure invariant across two different samples of age-appropriate men?
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:52. 2012
  7. pmc Primary care physicians' reported use of pre-screening discussions for prostate cancer screening: a cross-sectional survey
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 10:19. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Beyond shared decision making: an expanded typology of medical decisions
    Simon N Whitney
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Med Decis Making 28:699-705. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Utilizing computerized entertainment education in the development of decision aids for lower literate and naïve computer users
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Houston Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    J Health Commun 12:681-97. 2007
  10. pmc Validity of a low literacy version of the Decisional Conflict Scale
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:521-4. 2011

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. pmc Entertainment education for prostate cancer screening: a randomized trial among primary care patients with low health literacy
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Houston Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Baylor College of Medicine, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 73:482-9. 2008
    ..To evaluate an entertainment-based patient decision aid for prostate cancer screening among patients with low or high health literacy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Trials of decision aids for prostate cancer screening: a systematic review
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:428-434. 2007
    ..Patient decision aids are used to promote informed decision making. This review examines the methods and findings of studies that have evaluated the impact of prostate cancer screening decision aids on patient outcomes...
  3. pmc Primary care physicians' use of an informed decision-making process for prostate cancer screening
    Robert J Volk
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Ann Fam Med 11:67-74. 2013
    ..We describe primary care physicians' reports of their prescreening discussions about the potential harms and benefits of prostate cancer screening...
  4. doi request reprint Entertainment education for breast cancer surgery decisions: a randomized trial among patients with low health literacy
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 84:41-8. 2011
    ..To evaluate an entertainment-based patient decision aid for early stage breast cancer surgery in low health literacy patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Entertainment education for informed breast cancer treatment decisions in low-literate women: development and initial evaluation of a patient decision aid
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:133-9. 2006
    ....
  6. pmc Is a prostate cancer screening anxiety measure invariant across two different samples of age-appropriate men?
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:52. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Primary care physicians' reported use of pre-screening discussions for prostate cancer screening: a cross-sectional survey
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 10:19. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to explore physicians' use of pre-screening discussions and reasons why physicians would or would not try to persuade patients to be screened if they initially refuse testing...
  8. doi request reprint Beyond shared decision making: an expanded typology of medical decisions
    Simon N Whitney
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Med Decis Making 28:699-705. 2008
    ..Conflict resolution requires acknowledging the potential for conflict...
  9. ncbi request reprint Utilizing computerized entertainment education in the development of decision aids for lower literate and naïve computer users
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Houston Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    J Health Commun 12:681-97. 2007
    ..Entertainment education may be a highly effective approach to promoting informed decision making for patients with low health literacy...
  10. pmc Validity of a low literacy version of the Decisional Conflict Scale
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:521-4. 2011
    ..To evaluate the psychometric properties of the 4-factor low literacy Decisional Conflict Scale (DCS-LL) with men eligible for prostate cancer screening (PCS)...
  11. doi request reprint A community-based intervention to promote informed decision making for prostate cancer screening among Hispanic American men changed knowledge and role preferences: a cluster RCT
    Evelyn C Y Chan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 84:e44-51. 2011
    ..We assessed the short-term effects of a community-based intervention for Hispanic men to encourage informed decision making (IDM) about prostate cancer screening with prostate specific antigen (PSA)...
  12. pmc Factors associated with herbal use among urban multiethnic primary care patients: a cross-sectional survey
    Grace M Kuo
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 4:18. 2004
    ..The secondary objective was to investigate perceptions about and patterns of herbal use...
  13. ncbi request reprint Preliminary testing of a just-in-time, user-defined values clarification exercise to aid lower literate women in making informed breast cancer treatment decisions
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Health Expect 9:218-31. 2006
    ..To report on the initial testing of a values clarification exercise utilizing a jewellery box within a computerized patient decision aid (CPtDA) designed to assist women in making a surgical breast cancer treatment decision...
  14. pmc Preferences of husbands and wives for outcomes of prostate cancer screening and treatment
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098 3915, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:339-48. 2004
    ..To explore the preferences of male primary care patients and their spouses for the outcomes of prostate cancer screening and treatment, and quality of life with metastatic prostate cancer...
  15. pmc Patient education for informed decision making about prostate cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77098 3915, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:22-8. 2003
    ..We evaluated the effect of a videotape decision aid on promoting informed decision making about prostate cancer screening among primary care patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Are pregnant adolescents stigmatized by pregnancy?
    Constance M Wiemann
    Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Adolesc Health 36:352.e1-8. 2005
    ..To identify prevalence and correlates, including substance use and exposure to violence, of feeling stigmatized by being pregnant as an adolescent...
  17. pmc Impact of educational and patient decision aids on decisional conflict associated with total knee arthroplasty
    Sofia de Achaval
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:229-37. 2012
    ..To examine the impact of a videobooklet patient decision aid supplemented by an interactive values clarification exercise on decisional conflict in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) considering total knee arthroplasty...
  18. doi request reprint Beyond breaking bad news: the roles of hope and hopefulness
    Simon N Whitney
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098 3926, USA
    Cancer 113:442-5. 2008
    ..Hope is important to patients, yet physicians are sometimes unsure how to promote hope in the face of life-threatening illness...
  19. pmc Management of type 2 diabetes in the primary care setting: a practice-based research network study
    Stephen J Spann
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77098 3926, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:23-31. 2006
    ..We wanted to describe how primary care clinicians care for patients with type 2 diabetes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychological benefits of prostate cancer screening: the role of reassurance
    Scott B Cantor
    Section of Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics, M D Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Expect 5:104-13. 2002
    ..The role of reassurance in decision-making about screening for health problems is largely unknown. We examined the reassurance value of prostate cancer screening in primary care patients...
  21. doi request reprint Spirituality and confidence to resist substance use among celebrate recovery participants
    Anthony E Brown
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    J Relig Health 52:107-13. 2013
    ..We conclude that spirituality may be an important explanatory variable in outcomes of a faith-based 12-step recovery program...
  22. ncbi request reprint Association of spirituality and sobriety during a behavioral spirituality intervention for Twelve Step (TS) recovery
    Anthony E Brown
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:611-7. 2007
    ..These findings encourage a controlled trial to determine if this work has efficacy for practitioners in substance abuse treatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Tailored messages for breast and cervical cancer screening of low-income and minority women using medical records data
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 610, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 50:123-32. 2003
    ....
  24. pmc Principal investigator views of the IRB system
    Simon N Whitney
    Department of Family, Community Medicine, Houston Center for Education, Research on Therapeutics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Int J Med Sci 5:68-72. 2008
    ..Significant concern was expressed about the cost, inefficiency, and irrationality of IRB review. The IRB system works well for some researchers, but our results indicate that other investigators feel the costs outweigh the benefits...
  25. doi request reprint Multilevel predictors of inconsistent condom use among adolescent mothers
    Bethanie S Van Horne
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6621 Fannin Street, Mail Station CC610 01, Houston, TX 77030 2399, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S417-24. 2009
    ..We used Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory to identify factors that predicted never or sometimes using condoms in a multiethnic cohort of adolescent mothers...
  26. pmc Adherence to diabetes self-care behaviors in English- and Spanish-speaking Hispanic men
    Luis O Rustveld
    Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Patient Prefer Adherence 3:123-30. 2009
    ..Educational and counseling messages should stress that a diagnosis of diabetes is not a death sentence, and full functional capacity can be maintained with good control...
  27. doi request reprint Differing levels of clinical evidence: exploring communication challenges in shared decision making
    Quentin W Smith
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:3S-13S. 2013
    ..Eight scholarly papers emerged, and with this introductory article, comprise this special issue of Medical Care Research and Review...
  28. doi request reprint Decision aids: when 'nudging' patients to make a particular choice is more ethical than balanced, nondirective content
    J S Blumenthal-Barby
    Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:303-10. 2013
    ..But they are also justified. We challenge medical decision makers and decision aid developers to determine if and when patients should be "nudged" toward one option or another...
  29. pmc Design and validation of the Health Professionals' Attitudes Toward the Homeless Inventory (HPATHI)
    David S Buck
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Educ 5:2. 2005
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of primary care patients' self-reports of prostate-specific antigen testing
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:56-8. 2002
    ..The accuracy of reports made by male primary care patients of previous screening for prostate cancer with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay is important for clinical practice, surveillance, and research...
  31. doi request reprint Preferences for colorectal cancer screening among racially/ethnically diverse primary care patients
    Sarah T Hawley
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Med Care 46:S10-6. 2008
    ..This study used conjoint analysis to describe variation in CRC screening preferences among racially/ethnically diverse primary care patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Exploring beliefs about prostate cancer and early detection in men and women of three ethnic groups
    Stephanie L McFall
    School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, 78229, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 61:109-16. 2006
    ..To compare beliefs across three racial/ethnic categories concerning prostate cancer etiology and risk, screening routines, and shared decision-making, we conducted 12 focus groups...
  33. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of messages for breast and cervical cancer screening
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:42-52. 2005
    ....
  34. pmc Effectiveness of the AUDIT-C as a screening test for alcohol misuse in three race/ethnic groups
    Danielle Frank
    VA Puget Sound Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:781-7. 2008
    ..However, the AUDIT-C was validated in predominantly White populations, and its performance in different racial/ethnic groups is unclear...
  35. ncbi request reprint AUDIT-C as a brief screen for alcohol misuse in primary care
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:1208-17. 2007
    ..However, the AUDIT-C's validity and optimal screening threshold(s) in other clinical populations are unknown...