Katharine A Bradley

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Quality concerns with routine alcohol screening in VA clinical settings
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:299-306. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Variation in documented care for unhealthy alcohol consumption across race/ethnicity in the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:1614-22. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Are smoking and alcohol misuse associated with subsequent hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions?
    Ryan B Chew
    VA Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 38:3-15. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Postoperative risks associated with alcohol screening depend on documented drinking at the time of surgery
    Anna D Rubinsky
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way S 152, Seattle, WA 98108, United States Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 132:521-7. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Prevalence of alcohol misuse among men and women undergoing major noncardiac surgery in the Veterans Affairs health care system
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Surgery 152:69-81. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Association between alcohol screening results and hospitalizations for trauma in Veterans Affairs outpatients
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:73-80. 2012
  7. doi request reprint AUDIT-C alcohol screening results and postoperative inpatient health care use
    Anna D Rubinsky
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:296-305.e1. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Two brief alcohol-screening tests From the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): validation in a female Veterans Affairs patient population
    Katharine A Bradley
    Veteran Women s Alcohol Problems Study, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development Service, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:821-9. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Alcohol screening scores and all-cause mortality in male Veterans Affairs patients
    Leslie S Kinder
    Northwest Center of Excellence for Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:253-60. 2009
  10. pmc Feedback from recently returned veterans on an anonymous web-based brief alcohol intervention
    Gwen T Lapham
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 7:17. 2012

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Publications64

  1. pmc Quality concerns with routine alcohol screening in VA clinical settings
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:299-306. 2011
    ..Alcohol screening questionnaires have typically been validated when self- or researcher-administered. Little is known about the performance of alcohol screening questionnaires administered in clinical settings...
  2. ncbi request reprint Variation in documented care for unhealthy alcohol consumption across race/ethnicity in the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:1614-22. 2012
    ..We describe alcohol-related care for 3 racial/ethnic groups among VA outpatients with unhealthy alcohol use...
  3. doi request reprint Are smoking and alcohol misuse associated with subsequent hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions?
    Ryan B Chew
    VA Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 38:3-15. 2011
    ..When ACSCs are used to evaluate the quality of care, health systems caring for populations with higher rates of smoking or nondrinking could falsely appear to have poorer quality care if alcohol and tobacco use are not considered...
  4. doi request reprint Postoperative risks associated with alcohol screening depend on documented drinking at the time of surgery
    Anna D Rubinsky
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way S 152, Seattle, WA 98108, United States Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 132:521-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether documented drinking >2d/d contributed additional information about postoperative risk beyond past-year AUDIT-C screening results...
  5. doi request reprint Prevalence of alcohol misuse among men and women undergoing major noncardiac surgery in the Veterans Affairs health care system
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Surgery 152:69-81. 2012
    ..Severe alcohol misuse (AUDIT-C ≥9 points) is associated with increased postoperative health care use; however, little is known about the prevalence of alcohol misuse in demographic and clinical subgroups of surgical patients...
  6. doi request reprint Association between alcohol screening results and hospitalizations for trauma in Veterans Affairs outpatients
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:73-80. 2012
    ..Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for traumatic injury, but it is unknown whether responses to alcohol screening questionnaires administered routinely in primary care are associated with subsequent hospitalization for traumatic injury...
  7. doi request reprint AUDIT-C alcohol screening results and postoperative inpatient health care use
    Anna D Rubinsky
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:296-305.e1. 2012
    ..This study evaluated whether AUDIT-C scores in the year before surgery were associated with postoperative hospital length of stay, total ICU days, return to the operating room, and hospital readmission...
  8. ncbi request reprint Two brief alcohol-screening tests From the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): validation in a female Veterans Affairs patient population
    Katharine A Bradley
    Veteran Women s Alcohol Problems Study, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development Service, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:821-9. 2003
    ..The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) questions 1 through 3 (AUDIT-C), and AUDIT question 3 alone are effective alcohol-screening tests in male Veterans Affairs (VA) patients, but have not been validated in women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Alcohol screening scores and all-cause mortality in male Veterans Affairs patients
    Leslie S Kinder
    Northwest Center of Excellence for Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:253-60. 2009
    ..This study examined the association between scores (ranging from 0 to 12) on the three-item Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test-Consumption Questionnaire (AUDIT-C) and mortality...
  10. pmc Feedback from recently returned veterans on an anonymous web-based brief alcohol intervention
    Gwen T Lapham
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 7:17. 2012
    ..This study adapted an electronic SBI (e-SBI) website shown to be efficacious in college students for OEF/OIF veterans and reported findings from interviews with OEF/OIF veterans about their impressions of the e-SBI...
  11. ncbi request reprint Association between alcohol screening scores and diabetic self-care behaviors
    Rachel M Thomas
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Fam Med 44:555-63. 2012
    ..This study investigated whether scores on a validated brief alcohol misuse screen are associated with diabetes self-care...
  12. ncbi request reprint Using alcohol screening results and treatment history to assess the severity of at-risk drinking in Veterans Affairs primary care patients
    Katharine A Bradley
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:448-55. 2004
    ..We evaluated whether scores on brief alcohol screening questionnaires and patient reports of prior alcohol treatment reflect the severity of recent problems due to drinking...
  13. pmc Readiness to change in primary care patients who screened positive for alcohol misuse
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Wash 98101, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:213-20. 2006
    ..This study was designed to assess readiness to change and its relationship to alcohol misuse severity among primary care patients whose screening questionnaire was positive for alcohol misuse...
  14. pmc Evaluation of an electronic clinical reminder to facilitate brief alcohol-counseling interventions in primary care
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development and Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:720-5. 2010
    ..This study evaluated an electronic alcohol-counseling clinical reminder at a single Veterans Affairs general medicine clinic...
  15. pmc Association between alcohol screening scores and mortality in black, Hispanic, and white male veterans
    Emily C Williams
    Northwest Center of Excellence for Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:2132-40. 2012
    ..Scores on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Consumption (AUDIT-C) questionnaire are associated with mortality, but whether or how associations vary across race/ethnicity is unknown...
  16. pmc Physical health and drinking among medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: a prospective study
    Emily C Williams
    VA Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, WA, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 34:1257-65. 2010
    ..We tested associations between poor physical health and drinking after hospitalization and whether associations varied by alcohol dependence status and readiness to change...
  17. pmc Alcohol screening and risk of postoperative complications in male VA patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:162-9. 2011
    ..Four weeks of preoperative abstinence decreases the risk of complications, but practical approaches for early preoperative identification of alcohol misuse are needed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder in female veterans: association with self-reported health problems and functional impairment
    Dorcas J Dobie
    Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:394-400. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Alcohol screening results in elderly male veterans: association with health status and mortality
    Isabelle Peytremann Bridevaux
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1510-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the association between alcohol screening results and health status or mortality in elderly patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Follow-up care for alcohol misuse among OEF/OIF veterans with and without alcohol use disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Joel R Grossbard
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 45:409-15. 2013
    ..1%) and neither AUD nor PTSD (52.3%). Among OEF/OIF VA outpatients with alcohol misuse, those with AUD had higher rates of follow-up for alcohol misuse than those without, but PTSD was not associated with differential follow-up...
  21. ncbi request reprint Association between alcohol screening scores and alcohol-related risks among female veterans affairs patients
    Laura J Chavez
    Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:391-400. 2012
    ..This study evaluated associations between scores on the three-item Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-consumption (AUDIT-C) questionnaire and self-reported alcohol-related risks and consequences among veteran women...
  22. doi request reprint Increased documented brief alcohol interventions with a performance measure and electronic decision support
    Gwen T Lapham
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Med Care 50:179-87. 2012
    ..Alcohol screening and brief interventions (BIs) are ranked the third highest US prevention priority, but effective methods of implementing BI into routine care have not been described...
  23. ncbi request reprint The TWEAK is weak for alcohol screening among female Veterans Affairs outpatients
    Kristen R Bush
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1971-8. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Recognition and management of alcohol misuse in OEF/OIF and other veterans in the VA: a cross-sectional study
    Eric J Hawkins
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 109:147-53. 2010
    ....
  25. 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...
  26. pmc Use of an electronic clinical reminder for brief alcohol counseling is associated with resolution of unhealthy alcohol use at follow-up screening
    Emily C Williams
    Northwest Center of Excellence for Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:11-7. 2010
    ..The specific aims were to (1) determine the prevalence of use of the reminder and (2) evaluate whether use of the reminder was associated with resolution of unhealthy alcohol use at follow-up screening...
  27. ncbi request reprint Measuring performance of brief alcohol counseling in medical settings:a review of the options and lessons from the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Subst Abus 28:133-49. 2007
    ..Further research is needed in this important area of quality improvement...
  28. ncbi request reprint Alcohol screening scores and medication nonadherence
    Chris L Bryson
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:795-804. 2008
    ..Medication nonadherence is common and is associated with adverse outcomes. Alcohol misuse may be a risk factor for nonadherence; however, evidence is limited...
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint The association between alcohol consumption and risk of COPD exacerbation in a veteran population
    Courtney C Greene
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Campus Box 356522, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Chest 134:761-7. 2008
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the association between alcohol consumption and the subsequent risk of COPD exacerbation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Alcohol-related advice for Veterans Affairs primary care patients: Who gets it? Who gives it?
    Marcia L Burman
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108 1597, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:621-30. 2004
    ..This study evaluated primary care patient and provider characteristics associated with receipt of alcohol-related advice and whether patients were advised to drink less or to abstain...
  32. ncbi request reprint Implementation of evidence-based alcohol screening in the Veterans Health Administration
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development 152, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Ste 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:597-606. 2006
    ..Despite evidence-based guidelines, brief alcohol screening and counseling have not been routinely integrated into most primary care practices in the United States...
  33. doi request reprint Probability and predictors of patients converting from negative to positive screens for alcohol misuse
    Gwen T Lapham
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Northwest Center of Excellence, Seattle, Washington Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:564-71. 2014
    ..g., <0.1%), calling into question the value of annual alcohol screening for some patient subgroups...
  34. doi request reprint Prevalence of clinically recognized alcohol and other substance use disorders among VA outpatients with unhealthy alcohol use identified by routine alcohol screening
    Emily C Williams
    Denver Seattle Center of Innovation for Veteran Centered and Value Driven Care, Health Services Research and Development, Veteran Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, United States Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 135:95-103. 2014
    ..This study sought to determine the prevalence of clinically documented AUD/SUD among VA outpatients with unhealthy alcohol use identified by routine screening...
  35. doi request reprint Smoking cessation and the risk of hospitalization for pneumonia
    Laura M Cecere
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Northwest Center of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Respir Med 106:1055-62. 2012
    ..We sought to determine if smoking cessation and the duration of abstinence from tobacco reduce the risk of pneumonia hospitalization...
  36. pmc Estimating risk of alcohol dependence using alcohol screening scores
    Anna D Rubinsky
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 108:29-36. 2010
    ..AUDIT or AUDIT-C scores could be used to estimate the probability of past-year alcohol dependence among patients who screen positive for alcohol misuse and inform clinical decision-making...
  37. ncbi request reprint Alcohol screening scores and risk of hospitalizations for GI conditions in men
    David H Au
    Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:443-51. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and mortality
    Leslie S Kinder
    Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:20-6. 2008
    ..To determine whether a history of depression and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with all-cause mortality in primary care patients over an average of 2 years...
  39. pmc How primary care providers talk to patients about alcohol: a qualitative study
    Kinsey A McCormick
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:966-72. 2006
    ..Alcohol misuse is a common and well-documented source of morbidity and mortality. Brief primary care alcohol counseling has been shown to benefit patients with alcohol misuse...
  40. pmc Frequency of mastalgia among women veterans. Association with psychiatric conditions and unexplained pain syndromes
    Kay M Johnson
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S70-5. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence and frequency of mastalgia and its association with psychiatric conditions and unexplained pain syndromes...
  41. doi request reprint Strategies to implement alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care settings: a structured literature review
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:206-14. 2011
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Alcohol questionnaires and HDL: screening scores as scaled markers of alcohol consumption
    Douglas Berger
    General Medicine Service, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Alcohol 47:439-45. 2013
    ..This study using HDL as a biomarker of average alcohol consumption adds to evidence that some alcohol screening scores may also serve as scaled markers of average alcohol consumption. ..
  43. doi request reprint AUDIT-C scores as a scaled marker of mean daily drinking, alcohol use disorder severity, and probability of alcohol dependence in a U.S. general population sample of drinkers
    Anna D Rubinsky
    Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:1380-90. 2013
    ..Information provided by a patient's alcohol screening score might provide a practical tool for assessing the level of consumption and severity of misuse...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hysterectomy and associated factors in women Veterans Affairs patients
    Carolyn Gardella
    Peri operative and Surgical Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Reprod Med 50:166-72. 2005
    ..To estimate the prevalence of hysterectomy and associated factors in women veterans who access care at a Veterans Affairs medical center...
  45. ncbi request reprint Effects of sustained audit/feedback on self-reported health status of primary care patients
    Stephan D Fihn
    Northwest VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Am J Med 116:241-8. 2004
    ..Because limited audit/feedback of health status information has yielded mixed results, we evaluated the effects of a sustained program of audit/feedback on patient health and satisfaction...
  46. pmc Television viewing practices and obesity among women veterans
    Kay M Johnson
    Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S76-81. 2006
    ..Obesity is epidemic in the U.S. and has been associated with television viewing...
  47. ncbi request reprint Screening for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders among women patients in a VA Health Care System
    Tania M Davis
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:214-8. 2003
    ..This study of women Veterans Affairs (VA) health care patients screened for the prevalence of past-year smoking, hazardous and problem drinking, other drug abuse, and psychiatric disorders...
  48. ncbi request reprint Screening for post-traumatic stress disorder in female Veteran's Affairs patients: validation of the PTSD checklist
    Dorcas J Dobie
    Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 24:367-74. 2002
    ..86 (95% CI 0.82-0.90). A PCL score of 38 optimized the performance of the PCL as a screening test (sensitivity 0.79, specificity 0.79). The PCL performed well as a screening measure for the detection of PTSD in female VA patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Examining quality issues in alcohol misuse screening
    Eric J Hawkins
    Health Services Research and Development, Center of Excellence in Substasnce Abuse Treatment and Education, 1160 S Colombian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Subst Abus 28:53-65. 2007
    ..Lower rates of alcohol use and misuse documented in medical records compared to mailed surveys suggest further investigation and standardization of clinical screening are necessary...
  50. ncbi request reprint Association between alcohol consumption and diabetes preventive practices
    Lisa D Chew
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Fam Med 37:589-94. 2005
    ..Little is known about the effect of alcohol consumption on the quality of care among patients with diabetes. We evaluated the association between alcohol consumption and diabetes preventive practices...
  51. pmc Validation of screening questions for limited health literacy in a large VA outpatient population
    Lisa D Chew
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:561-6. 2008
    ..We evaluated and compared the performance of 3 health literacy screening questions for detecting patients with inadequate or marginal health literacy in a large VA population...
  52. ncbi request reprint The impact of low health literacy on surgical practice
    Lisa D Chew
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development S 152, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Surg 188:250-3. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence of low health literacy (LHL) among patients in a preoperative clinic, the characteristics associated with LHL, and the association between LHL and adherence to preoperative instructions...
  53. doi request reprint Preoperative alcohol screening scores: association with complications in men undergoing total joint arthroplasty
    Alex H S Harris
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 93:321-7. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between a patient's preoperative standardized alcohol-misuse screening score and his or her risk of complications after total joint arthroplasty...
  54. pmc Associations between AUDIT-C and mortality vary by age and sex
    Alex H S Harris
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University School of Medicine Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Popul Health Manag 13:263-8. 2010
    ..This study adds to the growing literature establishing the AUDIT-C as a scaled marker of alcohol-related risk or "vital sign" that might facilitate the detection and management of alcohol-related risks and problems...
  55. doi request reprint Alcohol screening scores predict risk of subsequent fractures
    Alex H S Harris
    Center for Health Care Evaluation MC152, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:1055-69. 2009
    ..These results can be used to provide feedback to patients linking their alcohol screening scores to medical outcomes-a critical component of evidence-based brief counseling for alcohol misuse. The study's limitations are noted...
  56. pmc The effects of smoking cessation on the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations
    David H Au
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way 152, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:457-63. 2009
    ..There is a paucity of evidence about the effects of smoking cessation on the risk of COPD exacerbations...
  57. pmc A population-based study of HIV testing practices and perceptions in 4 U.S. states
    Traci A Takahashi
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:618-22. 2005
    ..To evaluate testing practices and perceptions of HIV risk among a geographically diverse, population-based sample of sexually active adults who reported behaviors that could transmit HIV...
  58. ncbi request reprint Burnout and self-reported patient care in an internal medicine residency program
    Tait D Shanafelt
    University of Washington, Veterans Affairs Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:358-67. 2002
    ..Burnout is a syndrome of depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, and a sense of low personal accomplishment. Little is known about burnout in residents or its relationship to patient care...
  59. ncbi request reprint Brief questions to identify patients with inadequate health literacy
    Lisa D Chew
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Fam Med 36:588-94. 2004
    ..No practical method for identifying patients with low heath literacy exists. We sought to develop screening questions for identifying patients with inadequate or marginal health literacy...
  60. pmc Type and location of injection drug use-related soft tissue infections predict hospitalization
    Traci A Takahashi
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Urban Health 80:127-36. 2003
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  61. pmc Alcohol-related discussions during general medicine appointments of male VA patients who screen positive for at-risk drinking
    Katharine A Bradley
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:315-26. 2002
    ..This study describes primary care discussions with patients who screened positive for at-risk drinking. In addition, discussions about alcohol use from 2 clinic firms, one with a provider-prompting intervention, are compared...
  62. ncbi request reprint Associations of mental illness and substance use disorders with prescription contraception use among women veterans
    Lisa S Callegari
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Electronic address
    Contraception 90:97-103. 2014
    ..To investigate whether mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD) are associated with having a prescription contraceptive method among women veterans...
  63. ncbi request reprint Why not add consumption measures to current definitions of substance use disorders? Commentary on Rehm et al.: 'Defining substance use disorders: do we really need more than heavy use?'
    Katharine A Bradley
    Correspondence author Group Health Research Institute, Metropolitan Park East, 1730 Minor Avenue, Ste 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 48:642-3. 2013
    ..Instead, we advocate-as others have done-that measures of consumption be added to current diagnostic criteria. ..
  64. pmc Alcohol screening scores and 90-day outcomes in patients with acute lung injury
    Brendan J Clark
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:1518-25. 2013
    ....