Alexander K Rowe

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Health worker perceptions of how being observed influences their practices during consultations with ill children
    Alexander K Rowe
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Trop Doct 32:166-7. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of treatment error for children with uncomplicated malaria seen as outpatients in Blantyre district, Malawi
    Dawn M Osterholt
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:1147-56. 2006
  3. doi request reprint The effect of performance indicator category on estimates of intervention effectiveness
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:331-9. 2013
  4. pmc Evaluating health worker performance in Benin using the simulated client method with real children
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop A06, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Implement Sci 7:95. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Trends in health worker performance after implementing the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy in Benin
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 17:438-46. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Does shortening the training on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness guidelines reduce its effectiveness? A systematic review
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F22, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Health Policy Plan 27:179-93. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Analysis of deaths with an unknown cause in epidemiologic analyses of mortality burden
    Alexander K Rowe
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:540-50. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of nasopharyngeal isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae from children in the Central African Republic
    A K Rowe
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:438-44. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Viewpoint: evaluating the impact of malaria control efforts on mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1524-39. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictions of the impact of malaria control efforts on all-cause child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:48-55. 2007

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Health worker perceptions of how being observed influences their practices during consultations with ill children
    Alexander K Rowe
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Trop Doct 32:166-7. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of treatment error for children with uncomplicated malaria seen as outpatients in Blantyre district, Malawi
    Dawn M Osterholt
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:1147-56. 2006
    ..To develop interventions that improve health worker performance, factors affecting treatment practices must be better understood...
  3. doi request reprint The effect of performance indicator category on estimates of intervention effectiveness
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:331-9. 2013
    ..However, this approach would only be useful if intervention effect sizes varied by indicator category. To explore this approach, studies were analyzed that evaluated the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy...
  4. pmc Evaluating health worker performance in Benin using the simulated client method with real children
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop A06, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Implement Sci 7:95. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Trends in health worker performance after implementing the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy in Benin
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 17:438-46. 2012
    ..One potential reason is that the effect of training can rapidly wane. Our aim was to determine if the performance of IMCI-trained health workers deteriorated over 3 years...
  6. doi request reprint Does shortening the training on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness guidelines reduce its effectiveness? A systematic review
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F22, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Health Policy Plan 27:179-93. 2012
    ..The 11-day course duration is recommended by the World Health Organization, which developed IMCI. Our aim was to determine if shortening the training (to reduce cost) reduces its effectiveness...
  7. ncbi request reprint Analysis of deaths with an unknown cause in epidemiologic analyses of mortality burden
    Alexander K Rowe
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:540-50. 2006
    ..To describe options for analysing deaths with an unknown cause, which often occur in community-based studies that are used to estimate disease-specific mortality burden and trends in low-income countries...
  8. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of nasopharyngeal isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae from children in the Central African Republic
    A K Rowe
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:438-44. 2000
    ..Secondary purposes of the survey were to identify risk factors associated with carriage of a resistant isolate and to compare the survey methods of including only children with pneumonia vs. including all ill children...
  9. ncbi request reprint Viewpoint: evaluating the impact of malaria control efforts on mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1524-39. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictions of the impact of malaria control efforts on all-cause child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:48-55. 2007
    ..Although existing models have important limitations, they could be improved by incorporating empirical results during scale-up of multiple interventions and by adding precision estimates and sensitivity analyses...
  11. pmc A multifaceted intervention to improve health worker adherence to integrated management of childhood illness guidelines in Benin
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F22, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:837-46. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Potential of integrated continuous surveys and quality management to support monitoring, evaluation, and the scale-up of health interventions in developing countries
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:971-9. 2009
    ..Implementing and evaluating I-Q in a low-income country would provide critical information on the value of this approach...
  13. pmc Caution is required when using health facility-based data to evaluate the health impact of malaria control efforts in Africa
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Malar J 8:209. 2009
    ..In conclusion, evaluations of malaria burden reduction using facility-based data could be very helpful, but those data should be collected, analysed, and interpreted with care, transparency, and a full recognition of their limitations...
  14. doi request reprint The rise and fall of supervision in a project designed to strengthen supervision of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness in Benin
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Health Policy Plan 25:125-34. 2010
    ..However, remarkably little research has explored in depth why supervision is so challenging...
  15. pmc Quality of malaria case management at outpatient health facilities in Angola
    Alexander K Rowe
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    Malar J 8:275. 2009
    ..Implementation was complicated by a policy that was sometimes ambiguous...
  16. pmc Impact of a malaria-control project in Benin that included the integrated management of childhood illness strategy
    Alexander K Rowe
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2333-41. 2011
    ..To estimate the impact of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy on early-childhood mortality, we evaluated a malaria-control project in Benin that implemented IMCI and promoted insecticide-treated nets (ITNs)...
  17. pmc The burden of malaria mortality among African children in the year 2000
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:691-704. 2006
    ..Our objective was to estimate the number of deaths directly attributable to malaria among children <5 years old in sub-Saharan Africa for the year 2000...
  18. ncbi request reprint Predictors of correct treatment of children with fever seen at outpatient health facilities in the Central African Republic
    A K Rowe
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 151:1029-35. 2000
    ..For child health programs to improve, targeted studies are needed to understand which factors, alone or in combination, improve health care worker performance...
  19. ncbi request reprint How can we achieve and maintain high-quality performance of health workers in low-resource settings?
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F22, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Lancet 366:1026-35. 2005
    ..Furthermore, we recommend that ministries of health and international organisations should actively help translate research findings into action to improve health-worker performance, and thereby improve health...
  20. pmc Management of childhood illness at health facilities in Benin: problems and their causes
    A K Rowe
    International Child Survival and Emerging Infections Program Support Activity, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1625-35. 2001
    ..To prepare for the implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Benin, we studied the management of ill children younger than 5 years at outpatient health facilities...
  21. ncbi request reprint Why population attributable fractions can sum to more than one
    Alexander K Rowe
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:243-9. 2004
    ..For diseases with multiple risk factors, PAFs of individual risk factors can sum to more than 1, a result suggesting the impossible situation in which more than 100% of cases are preventable...
  22. ncbi request reprint Risk and protective factors for two types of error in the treatment of children with fever at outpatient health facilities in Benin
    Alexander K Rowe
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:296-303. 2003
    ..In developing countries, health workers often do not follow clinical practice guidelines. However, few studies have examined why different types of errors occur...
  23. doi request reprint Assessing the validity of health facility-based data on insecticide-treated bednet possession and use: comparison of data collected via health facility and household surveys--Lindi region and Rufiji district, Tanzania, 2005
    Jacek Skarbinski
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 13:396-405. 2008
    ..Overestimating insecticide-treated bednet use could lead to inappropriate public health actions and missed opportunities for achieving local and global public health goals...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effect of malaria rapid diagnostic tests on the management of uncomplicated malaria with artemether-lumefantrine in Kenya: a cluster randomized trial
    Jacek Skarbinski
    Malaria Branch, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:919-26. 2009
    ..30). RDTs could potentially improve malaria case management, but we urgently need to develop more effective strategies for implementing guidelines before large scale implementation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Care takers' recall of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness counselling messages in Benin
    Jane M Kelly
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Trop Doct 37:75-9. 2007
    ..9% one day later. These results support IMCI's recommendation that health workers should verify caretakers' comprehension by asking caretakers to repeat counselling messages during consultations...
  26. ncbi request reprint Malaria surveillance--United States, 2002
    Snehal Shah
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, CDC, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 53:21-34. 2004
    ..Malaria surveillance is conducted to identify episodes of local transmission and to guide prevention recommendations for travelers...
  27. ncbi request reprint Distribution of free untreated bednets bundled with insecticide via an integrated child health campaign in Lindi Region, Tanzania: lessons for future campaigns
    Jacek Skarbinski
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:1100-6. 2007
    ..However, our study found that bednets were rarely treated; thus, future campaigns should provide factory-treated long-lasting ITNs. Low ITN use underscores the need for further efforts to increase use after campaigns...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy on health care quality in Morocco
    Joseph F Naimoli
    Department of Health, Nutrition, Population, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:134-44. 2006
    ....
  29. pmc Treatment of paediatric malaria during a period of drug transition to artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia: cross sectional study
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMJ 331:734. 2005
    ..To evaluate treatment practices for uncomplicated malaria after the policy change from chloroquine to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and to artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia...
  30. ncbi request reprint Design effects and intraclass correlation coefficients from a health facility cluster survey in Benin
    Alexander K Rowe
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:521-3. 2002
  31. ncbi request reprint Practical methods for public health practitioners
    Alexander K Rowe
    Am J Prev Med 26:252-3. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Gaps in policy-relevant information on burden of disease in children: a systematic review
    Igor Rudan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, UK
    Lancet 365:2031-40. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Volume and outcome
    Alexander K Rowe
    N Engl J Med 347:693-6; author reply 693-6. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint Achieving child survival goals: potential contribution of community health workers
    Andy Haines
    Director s office, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Lancet 369:2121-31. 2007
    ..The introduction of large-scale programmes for community health workers requires evaluation to document the impact on child survival and cost effectiveness and to elucidate factors associated with success and sustainability...
  35. ncbi request reprint Should verbal autopsy results for malaria be adjusted to improve validity?
    Alexander K Rowe
    Int J Epidemiol 34:712-3. 2005