D G Fisher

Summary

Affiliation: California State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Development of the perceived risk of HIV scale
    Lucy E Napper
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, 90813, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1075-83. 2012
  2. pmc Hepatitis vaccination of men who have sex with men at gay pride events
    Erik David Storholm
    Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    Prev Sci 11:219-27. 2010
  3. pmc HIV risk behavior self-report reliability at different recall periods
    Lucy E Napper
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:152-61. 2010
  4. pmc Methamphetamine and Viagra use: relationship to sexual risk behaviors
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, 1090 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 40:273-9. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Reliability, sensitivity and specificity of self-report of HIV test results
    D G Fisher
    California State University, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    AIDS Care 19:692-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Employment retention of health care providers in frontier areas of Alaska
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach 90813, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 62:423-35. 2003
  7. pmc Psychometric properties of an assessment for mental health recovery programs
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, 1090 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    Community Ment Health J 45:246-50. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Needle exchange and injection drug use frequency: a randomized clinical trial
    Dennis G Fisher
    IVDU Project, Psychology Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:199-205. 2003
  9. pmc Use of crystal methamphetamine, Viagra, and sexual behavior
    Dennis G Fisher
    California State University, Long Beach, California, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:53-6. 2010
  10. pmc Selection effect of needle exchange in Anchorage, Alaska
    Dennis G Fisher
    IVDU Project, Department of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
    J Urban Health 79:128-35. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Behavioral Science Aspects of Rapid Test Acceptance
    Dennis G Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2010

Collaborators

  • Grace L Reynolds
  • MARK E contact JOHNSON
  • Adi Jaffe
  • Christiane Brems
  • Henry H Cagle
  • A M Fenaughty
  • Lucy E Napper
  • Jordan W Edwards
  • Scott L Hershberger
  • David P Redpath
  • Michele M Wood
  • Erik David Storholm
  • Kimberly A Marsh
  • Jennifer A Klahn
  • S L Hershberger
  • Erin G Schlicting
  • Jonathan C Anderson
  • Timothy A Morrisse
  • Bridget E Rogala
  • Lee M Kochems
  • Michelle M Wood
  • Catherine M Branson
  • Nettie Deaugustine
  • Josephine Simonetti
  • Daniel G Sullivan
  • David R Gretch
  • James Williams
  • Yasuhiro Yamamura
  • Brian McMahon
  • Rebecca S Wells
  • Nayra Rodriguez
  • Kandace J Williams

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Development of the perceived risk of HIV scale
    Lucy E Napper
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, 90813, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1075-83. 2012
    ..Compared to single item measures of risk perception, the PRHS is more robust by examining multiple dimensions of perceived risk. Possible uses of the measure and directions for future research are discussed...
  2. pmc Hepatitis vaccination of men who have sex with men at gay pride events
    Erik David Storholm
    Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies, New York University, New York, NY, USA
    Prev Sci 11:219-27. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc HIV risk behavior self-report reliability at different recall periods
    Lucy E Napper
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:152-61. 2010
    ..Implications of the findings and future directions for research are discussed...
  4. pmc Methamphetamine and Viagra use: relationship to sexual risk behaviors
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, 1090 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 40:273-9. 2011
    ..The protective factor was being heterosexual. Viagra use was associated with insertive, and methamphetamine was associated with receptive, anal intercourse. GHB use appears to play a more important role than previously thought...
  5. ncbi request reprint Reliability, sensitivity and specificity of self-report of HIV test results
    D G Fisher
    California State University, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    AIDS Care 19:692-6. 2007
    ..The low sensitivity at Risk Behavior Assessment was probably due to the participants' failure to receive their previous test results...
  6. ncbi request reprint Employment retention of health care providers in frontier areas of Alaska
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach 90813, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 62:423-35. 2003
    ....
  7. pmc Psychometric properties of an assessment for mental health recovery programs
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, 1090 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    Community Ment Health J 45:246-50. 2009
    ..85 (CI .81, .87); and validity coefficients for the LOCUS were at or above r = .49 for all subscales except one. There is sufficient evidence for the reliability and validity of the MORS...
  8. ncbi request reprint Needle exchange and injection drug use frequency: a randomized clinical trial
    Dennis G Fisher
    IVDU Project, Psychology Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:199-205. 2003
    ..The results do not support the hypothesis of NEPs causing an increase in injection drug use. This clinical trial provides the strongest evidence to date that needle exchanges do not produce this negative effect...
  9. pmc Use of crystal methamphetamine, Viagra, and sexual behavior
    Dennis G Fisher
    California State University, Long Beach, California, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:53-6. 2010
    ..The use of Viagra has also been shown to be associated with high-risk sexual behavior. The purpose of this review is to update the record on Viagra and on the combination of Viagra and meth use...
  10. pmc Selection effect of needle exchange in Anchorage, Alaska
    Dennis G Fisher
    IVDU Project, Department of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
    J Urban Health 79:128-35. 2002
    ..Predictors of who used the NEP were consistent with the studies of Hagen et al. This study demonstrates that selection bias occurs among IDUs who use NEPs...
  11. ncbi request reprint Reliability and criterion-related validity of self-report of syphilis
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:389-91. 2007
    ..The RBA is a standardized instrument that has been used in several studies of STDs in drug users...
  12. pmc HIV services utilization in Los Angeles County, California
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, 1090 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:440-7. 2010
    ..The analysis also suggests that domestic violence services availability and utilization should be examined more thoroughly in the future for HIV infected/affected populations...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sex partners of Alaskan drug users: HIV transmission between white men and Alaska Native women
    A M Fenaughty
    Department of Psychology, University of Alaska, Anchorage 99577, USA
    Women Health 27:87-103. 1998
    ..Level of condom use within these pairs was significantly lower than within all other pairs. The implications of a potential vector of HIV transmission from White, drug using men to Alaska Native women are discussed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Needle and syringe cleaning practices among injection drug users
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, Long Beach, California, USA
    J Drug Educ 32:167-78. 2002
    ..Future interventions should incorporate behavioral BMD components and address the concerns of those who trade sex for money or drugs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Internet access and use among homeless and indigent drug users in Long Beach, California
    David P Redpath
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, California 90813, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 9:548-51. 2006
    ..The association with amphetamine use may indicate a facilitating effect of amphetamine by heightening awareness and increasing wakefulness...
  16. pmc Results from a multiple morbidities testing program offering rapid HIV testing bundled with hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection testing
    Grace L Reynolds
    Health Care Administration, Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, 1090 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:63-9. 2008
    ..standard HIV test when bundled with hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests, and (2) whether clients receiving a rapid HIV test are more likely to return on time for hepatitis and STI test results...
  17. ncbi request reprint Heterosexual anal sex among female drug users: U.S. national compared to local Long Beach, California data
    Grace L Reynolds
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, 1090 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:796-805. 2008
    ..African American race/ethnicity and older age were inversely associated with HAS. Risk factors common to both samples of women were number of days used amphetamine in the last month and risk perception for HIV...
  18. doi request reprint Heterosexual anal sex reported by women receiving HIV prevention services in Los Angeles County
    Grace L Reynolds
    California State University, Long Beach, Center for Behavioral Research and Services, Long Beach, California 90813, USA
    Womens Health Issues 20:414-9. 2010
    ..This study examined reported heterosexual receptive anal intercourse (HRAI) in a sample of women recruited from HIV prevention providers in Los Angeles County...
  19. ncbi request reprint Follow-up for medical care among drug users with hepatitis C
    Grace L Reynolds
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    Eval Health Prof 29:355-66. 2006
    ..Knowledge of HCV infection alone does not mean that IDUs will seek medical care. Additional education concerning medical care and treatment options are needed to address IDU needs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection among injection drug users in Los Angeles County, California
    Dennis G Fisher
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    J Addict Dis 25:25-32. 2006
    ..Latinos had the highest proportion of HAV and HBV co-infection with HCV. The total number of co-infections, especially those co-infected with all three of the hepatitis infections, was unexpectedly high...
  21. ncbi request reprint Use of emergency room services by out-of-treatment drug users in Long Beach, California
    Grace L Reynolds
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    J Addict Dis 22:1-13. 2003
    ..Having income from public assistance programs is highly predictive of emergency room use in out-of-treatment drug users...
  22. ncbi request reprint A cognitive-behavioral intervention to reduce HIV risk behaviors in crack and injection drug users
    Scott L Hershberger
    Department of Psychology, Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:229-43. 2003
    ..It is concluded that the theory-based cognitive-behavioral intervention has limited advantage over the standard intervention in terms of both magnitude and frequency of HIV risk reduction achieved by high-risk, active drug users...
  23. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence and HIV risk behaviors among illicit drug users
    Scott L Hershberger
    Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA
    Addict Behav 29:623-5. 2004
    ..Participants' impulsivity may be one possible reason why nicotine dependence is related to HIV risk behaviors. The results also suggest that drug abuse programs make available smoking cessation programs...
  24. ncbi request reprint Health services usage by Alaskan injection drug users
    Grace L Reynolds
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, 1090 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 5:23-34. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore health services usage among injection drug users in Anchorage, Alaska...
  25. ncbi request reprint Modeling censored-in-the-middle condom use data
    S L Hershberger
    Psychology Department, California State University, Long Beach, California 90840, USA
    AIDS Care 17:610-22. 2005
    ..We found that for every additional drug injecting sex partner, the probability of using condoms decreased by approximately 1%...
  26. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic community retention among Alaska Natives. Akeela house
    D G Fisher
    Psychology Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 13:265-71. 1996
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Relationship among gender, depression, and needle sharing in a sample of injection drug users
    Mark E Johnson
    Department of Psychology, University of Alaska, Anchorage 99508, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 16:338-41. 2002
    ..This suggests the presence of a special dynamic between gender and depression that is related to higher rates of needle sharing among women...
  28. pmc Male-to-female transgender and transsexual clients of HIV service programs in Los Angeles County, California
    Jordan W Edwards
    California State University, Long Beach, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1030-3. 2007
    ..Transgender-identified individuals are at high risk for HIV infection because of reuse of needles and being paid for sexual intercourse...
  29. ncbi request reprint Assessing the validity of a single-item HIV risk stage-of-change measure
    Lucy E Napper
    California State University, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    J Drug Educ 38:27-37. 2008
    ..The current data suggests that the single-item measure should be revised or abandoned in favor of more conventional stage-of-change measures...
  30. doi request reprint Drug users' test-retest reliability of self-reported alcohol use on the risk behavior assessment
    Mark E Johnson
    Department of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:925-35. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that self-report items on alcohol use from the RBA are generally reliable, particularly items that ask for more general, rather than specific, information...
  31. ncbi request reprint Depression as measured by the Beck Depression Inventory-II among injecting drug users
    Mark E Johnson
    Department of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, 99508, USA
    Assessment 13:168-77. 2006
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Who chooses a rapid test for HIV in Los Angeles County, California?
    Kimberly A Marsh
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    Eval Health Prof 33:177-96. 2010
    ..Strategies are needed to encourage HIV rapid testing among both noninjection and injection drug users, and other at-risk groups...
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of different HCV viral load and genotyping assays
    Jonathan C Anderson
    Biomedical Program, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, USA
    J Clin Virol 28:27-37. 2003
    ..HCV genotype is subsequently determined by direct sequencing of the DNA fragment generated from the QPCR assay...
  34. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of self-reported drug treatment variables
    Jordan W Edwards
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 33:7-11. 2007
    ..Future research establishing greater delineation of this problem may aid in the construction of assessment instruments...
  35. ncbi request reprint Using the quality of well-being scale to assess quality of life in out-of-treatment drug users
    Grace L Reynolds
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 35:497-502. 2003
    ..Outpatient drug free treatment was negatively associated with QWB score(s), while prison/jail drug treatment was positively associated with QWB scores...
  36. pmc Convergent and discriminant validity of three measures of stage of change
    Lucy E Napper
    Center for Behavioral Research and Services, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:362-71. 2008
    ..There was moderate agreement in stage assignment. Analysis of behavior did provide some support for the construct validity of the measures. The results suggest that these drug-use stage-of-change measures may not be equivalent...
  37. ncbi request reprint Validity of injecting drug users' self report of hepatitis A, B, and C
    Erin G Schlicting
    University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA
    Clin Lab Sci 16:99-106. 2003
    ..To test the validity of drug users self-reports of diseases associated with drug use, in this case hepatitis A, B, and C...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mobile post-HIV test counselling
    Grace L Reynolds
    Int J STD AIDS 16:457. 2005
  39. pmc Psychiatric symptomatology among individuals in alcohol detoxification treatment
    Mark E Johnson
    Behavioral Health Research and Services, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States
    Addict Behav 32:1745-52. 2007
    ..Such screening would greatly increase the chance that coexistence of substance use and other psychiatric disorders would be properly addressed in ongoing treatment...

Research Grants1

  1. Behavioral Science Aspects of Rapid Test Acceptance
    Dennis G Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This research will make rapid tests for HIV available that can detect HIV infection earlier and are more accurate than current tests available in the United States. ..