L A Siminoff

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Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Measuring discord in treatment decision-making; progress toward development of a cancer communication and decision-making assessment tool
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, TA 215, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Psychooncology 15:528-40. 2006
  2. pmc Access and equity to cancer care in the USA: a review and assessment
    L A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Postgrad Med J 81:674-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint A decision aid to assist in adjuvant therapy choices for breast cancer
    Laura A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Psychooncology 15:1001-13. 2006
  4. pmc Racial disparities in preferences and perceptions regarding organ donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics TA 232, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:995-1000. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Factors that predict the referral of breast cancer patients onto clinical trials by their surgeons and medical oncologists
    L A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    J Clin Oncol 18:1203-11. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing families' consent for donation of solid organs for transplantation
    L A Siminoff
    Department of Medicien, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Ave, WG 37, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    JAMA 286:71-7. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of hospital reports of organ donation eligibility, requests, and consent: a cross-validation study
    L A Siminoff
    School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 25:129-36. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Thirty-year follow-up of chemo/hormonal therapy in node-positive breast cancer
    N H Gordon
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 4904, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 102:301-12. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Do nurses avoid AIDS patients? Avoidance behaviours and the quality of care of hospitalized AIDS patients
    L A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    AIDS Care 10:147-63. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint The process of organ donation and its effect on consent
    L A Siminoff
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-4961, USA
    Clin Transplant 15:39-47. 2001

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  1. ncbi request reprint Measuring discord in treatment decision-making; progress toward development of a cancer communication and decision-making assessment tool
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, TA 215, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Psychooncology 15:528-40. 2006
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  2. pmc Access and equity to cancer care in the USA: a review and assessment
    L A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Postgrad Med J 81:674-9. 2005
    ..Those who are members of ethnic minorities and the working poor are especially apt to have poorer access to care and reduced quality of cancer care services as a result...
  3. ncbi request reprint A decision aid to assist in adjuvant therapy choices for breast cancer
    Laura A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Psychooncology 15:1001-13. 2006
    ..This study was a group randomized controlled trial of a novel decision aid to help patients with breast cancer make adjuvant therapy (AT) decisions...
  4. pmc Racial disparities in preferences and perceptions regarding organ donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics TA 232, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:995-1000. 2006
    ..To identify reasons for lower organ donation rates by African Americans, we examined knowledge and attitudes about brain death, donation, and transplantation and trust in the health care system...
  5. ncbi request reprint Factors that predict the referral of breast cancer patients onto clinical trials by their surgeons and medical oncologists
    L A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    J Clin Oncol 18:1203-11. 2000
    ..To improve understanding of physicians' reluctance to refer patients to clinical trials...
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing families' consent for donation of solid organs for transplantation
    L A Siminoff
    Department of Medicien, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Ave, WG 37, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    JAMA 286:71-7. 2001
    ..Transplantation has become the therapy of choice for patients with organ failure. However, the low rate of consent by families of donor-eligible patients is a major limiting factor in the success of organ transplantation...
  7. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of hospital reports of organ donation eligibility, requests, and consent: a cross-validation study
    L A Siminoff
    School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 25:129-36. 1999
    ..A study was conducted to determine the accuracy of state-required forms in documenting organ eligibility and procurement activities...
  8. ncbi request reprint Thirty-year follow-up of chemo/hormonal therapy in node-positive breast cancer
    N H Gordon
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 4904, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 102:301-12. 2007
    ..Similarly, the survival advantage of patients diagnosed with ER+ tumors persists for the first two decades after diagnosis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Do nurses avoid AIDS patients? Avoidance behaviours and the quality of care of hospitalized AIDS patients
    L A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    AIDS Care 10:147-63. 1998
    ..The AIDS population studied were mostly well-educated, homosexual men. Whether these results would be replicated with a different population of patients is as yet unknown...
  10. ncbi request reprint The process of organ donation and its effect on consent
    L A Siminoff
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-4961, USA
    Clin Transplant 15:39-47. 2001
    ..Further study is needed to determine if interventions based on the characteristics identified in this study will increase consent to donation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Referral of breast cancer patients to medical oncologists after initial surgical management
    L A Siminoff
    School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 4961, USA
    Med Care 38:696-704. 2000
    ..Decisions to refer patients to other physicians for care or consultation are an important component of the provision of appropriate care for cancer patients. However, little is known about the referral process between specialists...
  12. ncbi request reprint Health insurance and cardiac transplantation: a call for reform
    Louise P King
    Donald W Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9047, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1388-91. 2005
    ..We call for a government-sponsored, multidisciplinary task force to address this situation in hopes of remedying the inequities in the present system of organ allocation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the informed consent process for randomized clinical trials in pediatric and adult oncology
    Christian M Simon
    Department of Bioethics and Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics, Rainbow Babies and Children s Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH 44106, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:2708-17. 2004
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of the opportunities for improving pediatric and adult oncology informed consent...
  14. pmc Patient perceptions of access to care and referrals to specialists: a comparison of African-American and white older patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis
    John P F Lopez
    St Peters Hospital, Emergency Department, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:667-73. 2005
    ..The reasons for this disparity remain unclear. We examined how African-American and white patients with symptomatic OA of the knee and/or hip compare with respect to their perceptions of care for knee and hip OA...
  15. ncbi request reprint Decreased use of adjuvant breast cancer therapy in a randomized controlled trial of a decision aid with individualized risk information
    Pamela B Peele
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:301-7. 2005
    ..The authors examined the impact of a patient-specific decision aid on women's decisions about adjuvant therapy for breast cancer...
  16. ncbi request reprint A communication model of shared decision making: accounting for cancer treatment decisions
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S99-S105. 2005
    ..In the CMSDM, decisions depend on (a) antecedent factors that have potential to influence communication, (b) jointly constructed communication climate, and (c) treatment preferences established by the physician and the patient...
  17. ncbi request reprint Death and organ procurement: public beliefs and attitudes
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2325-34. 2004
    ..This study highlights the need for more public dialogue and education about brain death and organ donation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting older african american women's decisions to join the PLCO Cancer Screening Trial
    Jeanette M Trauth
    Graduate School of Public Health, 217 Parran Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:8730-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the factors associated with the decisions of older African American women to join the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian) Cancer Screening Trial when recruited...
  19. ncbi request reprint A heartfelt story for the rich
    Thomas Mayo
    N C Med J 67:93. 2006
  20. ncbi request reprint Cancer communication patterns and the influence of patient characteristics: disparities in information-giving and affective behaviors
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, TA 215, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 62:355-60. 2006
    ..To examine whether patient characteristics are associated with communication patterns between oncologists and breast cancer patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Intervention of urinary incontinence and quality of life outcome in prostate cancer patients
    Amy Y Zhang
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4904, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 24:17-30. 2006
    ..Improved urinary continence was significantly associated with reduced depression and symptom distress over time. The findings suggest that an intervention focusing on urinary continence improves quality of life in these patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Arthritis-specific health beliefs related to aging among older male patients with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis
    Cathleen J Appelt
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:184-90. 2007
    ..We examined the relationship between patients' demographic characteristics and arthritis-specific beliefs related to aging...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of combined pelvic floor muscle exercise and a support group on urinary incontinence and quality of life of postprostatectomy patients
    Amy Y Zhang
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 34:47-53. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of combined pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFME) and a support group on postprostatectomy urinary incontinence and quality of life...
  24. ncbi request reprint Understanding ethnic differences in the utilization of joint replacement for osteoarthritis: the role of patient-level factors
    Said A Ibrahim
    Louis Stokes Department of VAMC, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Med Care 40:I44-51. 2002
    ..There is a marked difference between black patients and white patients in the utilization of joint replacement therapy. The reasons behind this disparity remain unknown...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison of black and white families' experiences and perceptions regarding organ donation requests
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:146-51. 2003
    ..Black families donate at a lower rate than white families. To help develop effective interventions, we compared black and white families' experiences...
  26. ncbi request reprint Knowing patients' preferences about organ donation: does it make a difference?
    Laura A Siminoff
    School of Medicine, Center for Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Trauma 53:754-60. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine in detail the impact of knowledge of a donor-eligible patient's preferences on organ donation decisions...
  27. ncbi request reprint The role of the family in treatment decision making by patients with cancer
    Amy Y Zhang
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 30:1022-8. 2003
    ..To examine family disagreements about treatment decisions for patients with advanced lung cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Families' understanding of brain death
    Laura A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Prog Transplant 13:218-24. 2003
    ..Families' understanding of brain death may be a factor that contributes to decisions regarding organ donation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the perception of prayer and consideration of joint arthroplasty
    Dennis C Ang
    Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Med Care 40:471-6. 2002
    ..Ethnic differences in utilization of arthroplasty may reflect differences in health-related attitudes and beliefs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Death and organ procurement: public beliefs and attitudes
    Laura A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Kennedy Inst Ethics J 14:217-34. 2004
    ..quot; This study highlights the need for more public dialogue and education about "brain death" and organ donation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Silence and cancer: why do families and patients fail to communicate?
    Amy Y Zhang
    School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    Health Commun 15:415-29. 2003
    ..Family communication was further hindered by the increasing difficulty of issues inherent to late-stage cancer. The adverse impact of communication avoidance and the implications of our findings are discussed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Differences in expectations of outcome mediate African American/white patient differences in "willingness" to consider joint replacement
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:2429-35. 2002
    ..We sought to determine whether African American patients differ from white patients in their "willingness" to consider joint replacement and to determine the factors that influence this relationship...
  33. ncbi request reprint The nondirected live-kidney donor: ethical considerations and practice guidelines: A National Conference Report
    Patricia L Adams
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    Transplantation 74:582-9. 2002
    ..Other ethical issues such as the use of prisoners as an NDD, compensation for the NDD, media involvement, and communication between the NDD and recipient are discussed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Children in research: new perspectives and practices for informed consent
    Marion E Broome
    School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    IRB . 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Ethical incentives--not payment--for organ donation
    Francis L Delmonico
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:2002-5. 2002
  36. ncbi request reprint Decoupling: what is it and does it really help increase consent to organ donation?
    Laura A Siminoff
    School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Prog Transplant 12:52-60. 2002
    ..However, active consideration of the patient's donation wishes and a clear understanding of the families' initial inclination toward donation were associated with consent to organ donation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of hemodialysis treatment: a community-based randomized controlled trial to overcome patient-specific barriers
    Ashwini R Sehgal
    Division of Nephrology, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Dr, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    JAMA 287:1961-7. 2002
    ..Inadequate dialysis is also associated with increased hospitalizations and high inpatient costs. Our previous work identified 3 barriers to adequate hemodialysis: dialysis underprescription, catheter use, and shortened treatment time...
  38. pmc Does quality improvement work? Evaluation of the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Room 610, Atlanta, GA 30030, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2160-73; discussion 2294-323. 2007
    ..We evaluate the impact of the first phase on organ donation rates...
  39. ncbi request reprint Communication of randomization in childhood leukemia trials
    Eric Kodish
    Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics, Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children s Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    JAMA 291:470-5. 2004
    ..Most children diagnosed as having leukemia become research subjects in randomized clinical trials (RCTs), but little is known about how randomization is explained to or understood by parents...
  40. ncbi request reprint Organ donation in the United States
    Howard M Nathan
    Gift of Life Donor Program, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:29-40. 2003
  41. ncbi request reprint Empirical research on informed consent with the cognitively impaired
    Gavin W Hougham
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA
    IRB . 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint The promise of empirical research in the study of informed consent theory and practice
    Laura A Siminoff
    School of Medicine Sears Tower Annex 215, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    HEC Forum 16:53-71. 2004
  43. ncbi request reprint Introduction
    Stuart J Youngner
    Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Kennedy Inst Ethics J 14:211-5. 2004
  44. ncbi request reprint Groups potentially at risk for making poorly informed decisions about entry into clinical trials for childhood cancer
    Christian Simon
    Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics, Department of Pediatrics, and Rainbow Babies and Children s Hospital of University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:2173-8. 2003
    ....
  45. pmc Can focusing on self-care reduce disparities in kidney transplantation outcomes?
    Elisa J Gordon
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:935-40. 2005
  46. ncbi request reprint The dead donor rule: not dead yet
    Laura A Siminoff
    Case Western Reserve University
    Am J Bioeth 3:30. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of school-based asthma and allergy screening instruments for parents and students
    Susan Redline
    Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 90:516-28. 2003
    ..The increasing morbidity attributable to asthma among school-aged children suggests the potential utility of school-based asthma screening programs...
  48. ncbi request reprint Older patients' perceptions of quality of chronic knee or hip pain: differences by ethnicity and relationship to clinical variables
    Said A Ibrahim
    The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C, 11 East 130 A U, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M472-7. 2003
    ..We examined whether patient descriptions of chronic pain vary by ethnicity and if they correlate with important clinical measures used in arthritis care...
  49. doi request reprint Why learning to communicate with our patients is so important: using communication to enhance accrual to cancer clinical trials
    Laura A Siminoff
    J Clin Oncol 26:2614-5. 2008