Melissa A Clark

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Surveying multiple health professional team members within institutional settings: an example from the nursing home industry
    Melissa A Clark
    School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Eval Health Prof 37:287-313. 2014
  2. pmc Telephone and face to face methods of assessment of veteran's community reintegration yield equivalent results
    Linda J Resnik
    Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:98. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Age and the role of symptomatology in readiness to quit smoking
    M A Clark
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Addict Behav 24:1-16. 1999
  4. pmc Differential response effects of data collection mode in a cancer screening study of unmarried women ages 40-75 years: a randomized trial
    Melissa A Clark
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Program in Public Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:10. 2008
  5. pmc Comprehensive cancer screening among unmarried women aged 40-75 years: results from the cancer screening project for women
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health, Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine and Program in Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:451-9. 2009
  6. pmc Repeat mammography screening among unmarried women with and without a disability
    Melissa A Clark
    Departmentsof Community Health, Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine and Program in Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Womens Health Issues 19:415-24. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Opinion networks among long-term care specialists
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:102S-25S. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Measuring sexual orientation and gender expression among middle-aged and older women in a cancer screening study
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health and Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, RI 02912, USA
    J Cancer Educ 20:108-12. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Planning for future care needs: experiences of unmarried heterosexual and sexual minority women
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Women Health 50:599-617. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Conducting telephone interviews with community-dwelling older adults in a state Medicaid program: differences by ethnicity and language preference
    Melissa A Clark
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University Medical School and Program in Public Health, Box G S121, 6th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:1304-17. 2010

Detail Information

Publications81

  1. ncbi request reprint Surveying multiple health professional team members within institutional settings: an example from the nursing home industry
    Melissa A Clark
    School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Eval Health Prof 37:287-313. 2014
    ..However, sufficient resources must be available for follow-up to nonresponders with particular attention paid to lower resourced, lower quality facilities caring for higher acuity residents in highly competitive nursing home markets. ..
  2. pmc Telephone and face to face methods of assessment of veteran's community reintegration yield equivalent results
    Linda J Resnik
    Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:98. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the equivalence of telephone and in-person mode of CRIS administration...
  3. ncbi request reprint Age and the role of symptomatology in readiness to quit smoking
    M A Clark
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Addict Behav 24:1-16. 1999
    ..Findings from this study indicate a symptom-based approach to smoking cessation may be a useful strategy, especially in provider-based interventions...
  4. pmc Differential response effects of data collection mode in a cancer screening study of unmarried women ages 40-75 years: a randomized trial
    Melissa A Clark
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Program in Public Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:10. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of data collection mode on response to indicators of cancer screenings by unmarried middle-aged and older women...
  5. pmc Comprehensive cancer screening among unmarried women aged 40-75 years: results from the cancer screening project for women
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health, Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine and Program in Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:451-9. 2009
    ..We compared women who partner with women (WPW) or with women and men (WPWM) to women who partner exclusively with men (WPM). We also compared barriers to on-schedule cancer screenings between WPW/WPWM and WPM...
  6. pmc Repeat mammography screening among unmarried women with and without a disability
    Melissa A Clark
    Departmentsof Community Health, Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine and Program in Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Womens Health Issues 19:415-24. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Opinion networks among long-term care specialists
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:102S-25S. 2010
    ..Academic and research-based policy experts were most likely to be classified as prominent network members. Network structure was associated with attitudes toward LTC financing but not the regulation of nursing homes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Measuring sexual orientation and gender expression among middle-aged and older women in a cancer screening study
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health and Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, RI 02912, USA
    J Cancer Educ 20:108-12. 2005
    ..The Cancer Screening Project for Women is about the experiences of legally unmarried women aged 40 to 75 years...
  9. doi request reprint Planning for future care needs: experiences of unmarried heterosexual and sexual minority women
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Women Health 50:599-617. 2010
    ..Women who are not in traditional marriage relationships tend to adopt long-term care planning strategies that legally clarify and establish the nature of their important relationships...
  10. ncbi request reprint Conducting telephone interviews with community-dwelling older adults in a state Medicaid program: differences by ethnicity and language preference
    Melissa A Clark
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University Medical School and Program in Public Health, Box G S121, 6th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:1304-17. 2010
    ..These high rates by Spanish-speakers may be due to actual greater utilization or biases in self-reported data due to response style differences...
  11. ncbi request reprint Strategies and cost of recruitment of middle-aged and older unmarried women in a cancer screening study
    Melissa A Clark
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University Medical School and Program in Public Health, Box G S121, 6th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2605-14. 2007
    ..We compared strategies and costs associated with recruiting unmarried middle-aged and older women who partner with women (WPW) and women who partner with men (WPM) into an observational study about experiences with cancer screening...
  12. ncbi request reprint The cancer screening project for women: experiences of women who partner with women and women who partner with men
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health and Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Women Health 38:19-33. 2003
    ..Further studies are needed to determine if the themes we identified are consistent among larger samples of unmarried women...
  13. ncbi request reprint Repeat mammography: prevalence estimates and considerations for assessment
    Melissa A Clark
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Ann Behav Med 26:201-11. 2003
    ..Although this study involved mammography, similar challenges in assessing prevalence rates can occur with other screening behaviors...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of a stage-matched and tailored intervention on repeat mammography(1)
    Melissa A Clark
    Department of Community Health, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:1-7. 2002
    ..DESIGN SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1324 women (N=1026 after attrition) aged 50 to 74 years were recruited from a staff-model health maintenance organization. Some of the women were not due for mammograms at the time of recruitment...
  15. pmc A randomized trial of the impact of survey design characteristics on response rates among nursing home providers
    Melissa Clark
    Program in Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Eval Health Prof 34:464-86. 2011
    ..Providing incentives contingent on participation by both providers of a facility was an ineffective strategy for significantly increasing response rates...
  16. pmc Correlates of women's cancer screening and contraceptive knowledge among female emergency department patients
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    BMC Womens Health 7:7. 2007
    ....
  17. pmc Emergency department patient acceptance of opt-in, universal, rapid HIV screening
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:27-40. 2008
    ..We assessed emergency department (ED) patient acceptance of opt-in, rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening and identified demographic characteristics and HIV testing-history factors associated with acceptance of screening...
  18. pmc Surveying ourselves: examining the use of a web-based approach for a physician survey
    Kristen A Matteson
    Women and Infants Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Eval Health Prof 34:448-63. 2011
    ..Given the metrics examined for this study, exclusive use of web-based data collection may be appropriate for physician surveys with a minimal reduction in sample coverage and without a reduction in data quality...
  19. ncbi request reprint Correlates of repeat and recent mammography for women ages 45 to 75 in the 2002 to 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2003)
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Box G H1, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2093-101. 2006
    ..It is also important to investigate the similarity of correlates for repeat and recent mammography...
  20. pmc Effectiveness of increasing emergency department patients' self-perceived risk for being human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected through audio computer self-interview-based feedback about reported HIV risk behaviors
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:1143-55. 2009
    ..The intervention aimed to increase patient's self-perceived risk of being HIV infected by providing immediate feedback on their risk behaviors...
  21. pmc Abnormal uterine bleeding, health status, and usual source of medical care: analyses using the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey
    Kristen A Matteson
    1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:959-65. 2013
    ..Better describing the demographic characteristics, quality of life, and utilization of medical care of women with AUB could assist with health resource planning for this population...
  22. pmc Breast and cervical cancer screening practices among disabled women aged 40-75: does quality of the experience matter?
    Sze Y Liu
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:1321-9. 2008
    ..We examined the relationship between disability status and routine breast and cervical cancer screening among middle-aged and older unmarried women and the differences in reported quality of the screening experience...
  23. pmc The relationship of reported HIV risk and history of HIV testing among emergency department patients
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Postgrad Med 122:61-74. 2010
    ..Among a random sample of emergency department (ED) patients, we sought to determine the extent to which reported risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is related to ever having been tested for HIV...
  24. pmc Negative opinions about cancer screening and contraceptive measures by female emergency department patients
    Roland C Merchant
    Emergency Medicine and Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Claverick Building, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Prim Prev 29:517-33. 2008
    ....
  25. pmc Relationships of personality and psychiatric disorders to multiple domains of smoking motives and dependence in middle-aged adults
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:381-9. 2010
    ....
  26. doi request reprint High risk health behaviors and healthcare access among female adult entertainment club employees
    Esther K Choo
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Women Health 52:646-57. 2012
    ..Prior studies of adult entertainment club employees have been qualitative and lacked information regarding a range of important health factors...
  27. pmc Emergency department patient perceptions and preferences on opt-in rapid HIV screening program components
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Care 21:490-500. 2009
    ..However, concerns regarding the accuracy of the rapid HIV test might limit test acceptance and should be addressed during pre-test information procedures...
  28. pmc Personality, psychiatric disorders, and smoking in middle-aged adults
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:833-41. 2009
    ..Likewise, prior studies have not addressed whether personality shows differential associations with smoking based on the presence or absence of lifetime psychiatric disorders...
  29. pmc Patient-provider communication and cancer screening among unmarried women
    Mary C Politi
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University The Miriam Hospital, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, CORO Suite 500, One Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 73:251-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between patient and provider communication, barriers to cancer screening, and on-schedule breast and cervical cancer screening (BCCS) among unmarried women...
  30. pmc Patient and clinician ethical perspectives on the 2006 Centers for Disease Control and prevention HIV testing methods
    Roland C Merchant
    Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine, Providence, RI, USA
    Public Health Rep 127:318-29. 2012
    ..S. health-care setting, in contrast with the 2001 CDC-recommended HIV testing methods (opt-in approach, specific written consent, and mandatory prevention counseling)...
  31. pmc Development and reliability of the lifetime interview on smoking trajectories
    Suzanne M Colby
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 14:290-8. 2012
    ..This paper presents descriptive and test-retest reliability data on smoking history variables assessed using the Lifetime Interview on Smoking Trajectories (LIST)...
  32. pmc Demographic variations in HIV testing history among emergency department patients: implications for HIV screening in US emergency departments
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Claverick Building, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Med Screen 16:60-6. 2009
    ..To determine the proportion of emergency department (ED) patients who have been tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and assess if patient history of HIV testing varies according to patient demographic characteristics...
  33. pmc Treatment decision-making and information-seeking preferences in women with pelvic floor disorders
    Vivian W Sung
    The Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 695 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 21:1071-8. 2010
    ..Our objective was to validate these scales in women with pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) and identify variables associated with decision-making preferences...
  34. pmc Prevalence and correlates of recent and repeat mammography among California women ages 55-79
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Program in Public Health, 121 South Main Street, 2nd Floor, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:168-77. 2010
    ..Two large, population-based state surveys provide the opportunity to investigate repeat and recent mammography prevalence and correlates among California's diverse population...
  35. pmc Investigating reversals of association for utilization of recent mammography among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Black women
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Box G S121, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1483-95. 2009
    ..This paper investigates the existence of "reversals" of association for recent mammography and describes an analysis strategy for identifying variables that might produce them...
  36. ncbi request reprint Filling the gaps in physician communication. The role of the Internet among primary care patients
    Christopher N Sciamanna
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, The Miriam Hospital, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Coro Building, One Hoppin Street, Suite 500, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Int J Med Inform 72:1-8. 2003
    ..Millions of people use the Internet as a source for health information yet little is understood about how the use of the Internet for health information is related to the doctor-patient relationship...
  37. pmc Can computer-based feedback improve emergency department patient uptake of rapid HIV screening?
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:S114-9.e1-2. 2011
    ....
  38. pmc Video as an effective method to deliver pretest information for rapid human immunodeficiency testing
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:124-35. 2009
    ....
  39. pmc Patients' emergency contraception comprehension, usage, and view of the emergency department role for emergency contraception
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Emerg Med 33:367-75. 2007
    ..6% to refer patients for EC. Younger patients, those who attended religious services infrequently, patients who had ever used EC, and those at risk of pregnancy were more likely to want the ED to provide EC services...
  40. pmc How valid are the responses to nursing home survey questions? Some issues and concerns
    Denise A Tyler
    Department of Community Health, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Box G S121 6, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Gerontologist 51:201-11. 2011
    ....
  41. pmc Is self-perceived HIV risk congruent with reported HIV risk among traditionally lower HIV risk and prevalence adult emergency department patients? Implications for HIV testing
    Kimberly Pringle
    1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 27:573-84. 2013
    ..Multivariable linear regression demonstrated a weak relationship between self-perceived and reported risk. Congruency between self-perceived risk and reported HIV risk was low among these non-MSM, non-IDU ED patients...
  42. pmc Elderly hispanics more likely to reside in poor-quality nursing homes
    Mary L Fennell
    Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:65-73. 2010
    ....
  43. pmc Reversals of association for Pap, colorectal, and prostate cancer testing among Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women and men
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:876-89. 2011
    ..This article investigates the prevalence of such unadjusted-to-adjusted "reversed associations" (RA) for Pap, colorectal, and prostate testing. We also investigate large percent changes (LPC) to the unadjusted ORs...
  44. ncbi request reprint Advance care planning decisions of women with cancer: provider recognition and stability of choices
    Don S Dizon
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 27:383-95. 2009
    ..Understanding the network of people who serve ACP and support roles may be important as we seek to improve the process of ACP and surrogate decision making...
  45. pmc Women's preventive health service preferences in the Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Community Health, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Med Health R I 90:235-7. 2007
  46. ncbi request reprint Health maintenance and screening in breast cancer survivors in the United States
    Christine M Duffy
    Brown University School of Medicine, Brown University, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 30:52-7. 2006
    ..In a population-based sample we sought to investigate the health practices of breast cancer survivors and to compare rates of screening to women with no history of breast cancer...
  47. pmc Implications of question format in emergency department preventive health knowledge surveys
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:549-57. 2007
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Content validation of the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) framework in women with urinary incontinence
    Vivian W Sung
    The Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:503-9. 2011
    ....
  49. pmc Understanding reversals of association between cancer screening and race/ethnicity
    William Rakowski
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Public Health Program, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1450-7. 2012
    ....
  50. pmc Perspectives on the ethical concerns and justifications of the 2006 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV testing recommendations
    Michael J Waxman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    BMC Med Ethics 12:24. 2011
    ..These recommendations led to a public debate about their moral acceptability...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of repeat mammography among women aged 55-79 in the Year 2000 National Health Interview Survey
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health and The Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Prev Med 39:1-10. 2004
    ..This study examines the prevalence and cross-sectional correlates of repeat mammography, among women aged 55-79, using a 12-month (N = 3,502) and a 24-month interval (N = 3,491)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Validation of decision-making outcomes for female pelvic floor disorders
    Vivian W Sung
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:575.e1-6. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to modify and validate the Satisfaction with Decision Scale and Decision Regret Scale for women who have undergone surgery for pelvic floor disorders...
  53. pmc Patient-provider communication about sexual health among unmarried middle-aged and older women
    Mary C Politi
    Center for Behavioral Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Brown Medical School, Coro Building, Suite 500, One Hoppin St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:511-6. 2009
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Pregnant and moving: understanding residential mobility during pregnancy and in the first year of life using a prospective birth cohort
    Frances B Saadeh
    Center for Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Matern Child Health J 17:330-43. 2013
    ..Study findings have important implications for obstetric and pediatric providers who seek to understand, retain, and improve the health of their patient populations...
  55. ncbi request reprint Correlates of mammography in a national analysis compared to results in quintile- and regionally-defined samples
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Prev Med 42:386-9. 2006
    ..This study investigated the consistency of results about correlates of mammography from a single national-level analysis versus the results from analyses within each of five quintiles of mammography rates and nine Census subdivisions...
  56. pmc Comparison of patient comprehension of rapid HIV pre-test fundamentals by information delivery format in an emergency department setting
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:238. 2007
    ..Two trials were conducted to compare emergency department patient comprehension of rapid HIV pre-test information using different methods to deliver this information...
  57. ncbi request reprint Reminder letter, tailored stepped-care, and self-choice comparison for repeat mammography
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Box G A4, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:308-14. 2003
    ..The main benefits of mammography come from regular on-schedule screening. However, few studies have examined interventions to achieve repeat screening...
  58. ncbi request reprint Smoking status and mammography among women aged 50-75 in the 2002 behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Women Health 41:1-21. 2005
    ..Since the late 1980's, data show an association between smoking status and mammography. Women smokers reported 12-15% lower rates than non-smokers. This study investigated whether an association persists in a recent national-level database...
  59. pmc Culture change practice in U.S. Nursing homes: prevalence and variation by state medicaid reimbursement policies
    Susan C Miller
    Address correspondence to Susan C Miller, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, G S121 6, Providence, RI 02912 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:434-45. 2014
    ..To estimate the prevalence of culture change practice in U.S. nursing homes (NHs) and examine how state Medicaid policies may be associated with this prevalence...
  60. doi request reprint Emergency department patients' preferences for technology-based behavioral interventions
    Megan L Ranney
    Injury Prevention Center of Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 60:218-27.e48. 2012
    ..To assess emergency department (ED) patients' preferences for technology-based behavioral interventions, and the demographic factors associated with these preferences...
  61. pmc Geographic concentration and correlates of nursing home closures: 1999-2008
    Zhanlian Feng
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:806-13. 2011
    ..We examine whether nursing home closures are geographically concentrated and related to local community characteristics such as the racial and ethnic population mix and poverty...
  62. doi request reprint Demographic and socioeconomic predictors of melanoma prognosis in the United States
    Melody J Eide
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, Providence, RI, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:227-45. 2009
    ..Neighborhood sociodemographic variables were predictive of melanoma prognosis, and suggest an important direction for targeting public health efforts to reach those in at-risk communities...
  63. pmc Ambulatory care related to female pelvic floor disorders in the United States, 1995-2006
    Vivian W Sung
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:508.e1-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe trends for pelvic floor disorder (PFD)-related ambulatory visits...
  64. pmc Using small-area estimation to describe county-level disparities in mammography
    Karen L Schneider
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A125. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which geographic disparities exist in mammography use across counties in the contiguous United States...
  65. pmc The association of physician-specialty density and melanoma prognosis in the United States, 1988 to 1993
    Melody J Eide
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 60:51-8. 2009
    ..Studies suggest physician workforce may influence cancer outcomes...
  66. pmc Practice patterns and attitudes about treating abnormal uterine bleeding: a national survey of obstetricians and gynecologists
    Kristen A Matteson
    Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:321.e1-8. 2011
    ..We sought to examine the practice patterns and attitudes of obstetricians and gynecologists surrounding treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Contraceptive usage, knowledge and correlates of usage among female emergency department patients
    Roland C Merchant
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Contraception 74:201-7. 2006
    ....
  68. pmc Cigarette smoking and the lifetime alcohol involvement continuum
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 93:111-20. 2008
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Discussions regarding reproductive health for young women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy
    Christine M Duffy
    Brown University Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, RI 02903, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:766-73. 2005
    ..Research in this area has previously focused on men, or on childhood cancer survivors. We sought to explore self-report of reproductive health counseling in young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer...
  70. ncbi request reprint National trends and costs of surgical treatment for female fecal incontinence
    Vivian W Sung
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:652.e1-5. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to describe national trends, hospital charges, and costs of inpatient surgical treatment for female fecal incontinence in the United States...
  71. pmc Questioning our questions: do frequently asked questions adequately cover the aspects of women's lives most affected by abnormal uterine bleeding? Opinions of women with abnormal uterine bleeding participating in focus group discussions
    Kristen A Matteson
    Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02905 2401, USA
    Women Health 50:195-211. 2010
    ..Based on the themes identified in our focus group sessions, clinicians and researchers may need to change the questions used to capture "patient experience" with abnormal uterine bleeding more accurately...
  72. doi request reprint Women's preferences for pain control during first-trimester surgical abortion: a qualitative study
    Rebecca H Allen
    The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Contraception 85:413-8. 2012
    ..To explore women's preferences for pain control during first-trimester surgical abortion...
  73. pmc Unmet needs of primary care patients in using the Internet for health-related activities
    Christopher N Sciamanna
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, The Miriam Hospital, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Med Internet Res 4:E19. 2002
    ..Millions of people use the Internet as a source for health information yet little is understood about the use of the Internet for other health-related activities...
  74. ncbi request reprint Variability of current symptoms in women with pelvic organ prolapse
    Vivian W Sung
    The Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown Medical School, and Women s and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:787-98. 2007
    ..05). Women seeking care for symptomatic POP can have dynamic symptoms and are often not evaluated at the time of their most severe symptoms. This should be considered by clinicians evaluating women for symptoms of POP...
  75. ncbi request reprint Impact of hospital and surgeon volumes on outcomes following pelvic reconstructive surgery in the United States
    Vivian W Sung
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1778-83. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of hospital and surgeon volumes on outcomes following urogynecologic surgery...
  76. doi request reprint The role of motorcycle taxi drivers in the pre-hospital care of road traffic injury victims in rural Dominican Republic
    Naira Arellano
    Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Inj Prev 16:272-4. 2010
    ..The most common type of help drivers reported providing was transportation of crash victims (41%). Only 15.8% of drivers had ever attended a first-aid course but 84.5% expressed interest in attending a course if given the opportunity...
  77. doi request reprint Correlates of motorcycle helmet use among recent graduates of a motorcycle training course
    Megan L Ranney
    Injury Prevention Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, 55 Claverick Street, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI 02903, United States
    Accid Anal Prev 42:2057-62. 2010
    ..Legislation may therefore be a more efficient and effective strategy than education to increase helmet use...
  78. pmc Abnormal uterine bleeding: a review of patient-based outcome measures
    Kristen A Matteson
    Women and Infants Hospital, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Fertil Steril 92:205-16. 2009
    ..To summarize and evaluate the patient-based outcome measures (PBOMs) that have been used to study women with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Variations in influenza vaccination among the elderly
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:352-60. 2004
    ..To identify unique, mutually exclusive population segments whose members share characteristics associated with likelihood of influenza vaccination...
  80. ncbi request reprint Evaluating transdisciplinary science
    Daniel Stokols
    Department of Planning, Policy and Design, School of Social Ecology and UC Irvine TTURC, University of California Irvine 92697, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:S21-39. 2003
    ..Finally, new directions for future evaluative studies of transdisciplinary scientific collaboration, both within and beyond the field of tobacco science, are described...
  81. ncbi request reprint A framework for comparing data collection methods for measuring costs and other outcomes that are aggregated over time
    Kevin D Frick
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 13:351-4. 2006