Ethan M Berke
Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
- Using built environment characteristics to predict walking for exerciseGina S Lovasi
Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Int J Health Geogr 7:10. 2008..In order to limit confounding by prior health conditions, the sample was restricted to participants in good self-reported health and without a documented history of cardiovascular disease...
- Computing travel time when the exact address is unknown: a comparison of point and polygon ZIP code approximation methodsEthan M Berke
Department of Geography, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Int J Health Geogr 8:23. 2009..Travel time is an important metric of geographic access to health care. We compared strategies of estimating travel times when only subject ZIP code data were available...
- Association of the built environment with physical activity and obesity in older personsEthan M Berke
Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Am J Public Health 97:486-92. 2007..We examined whether older persons who live in areas that are conducive to walking are more active or less obese than those living in areas where walking is more difficult...
- Protective association between neighborhood walkability and depression in older menEthan M Berke
Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 55:526-33. 2007..To evaluate the association between neighborhood walkability and depression in older adults...
- Cancer care in the United States: identifying end-of-life cohortsEthan M Berke
The Center for Healthcare Research and Reform, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
J Palliat Med 12:128-32. 2009..We examined several techniques of identifying end-of-life cancer cohorts with claims data that is population-based, geographically scalable, and amenable to routine updating...
- Impact of a managed-Medicare physical activity benefit on health care utilization and costs in older adults with diabetesHuong Q Nguyen
Department of Behavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98199, USA
Diabetes Care 30:43-8. 2007..The purpose of this article was to determine the effects of a managed-Medicare physical activity benefit on health care utilization and costs among older adults with diabetes...
- End-of-life care for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer is highly intensive overall and varies widelyNancy E Morden
Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 31:786-96. 2012..They also suggest that best practices in end-of-life cancer care can be found in many settings and that efforts to improve the quality of end-of-life care should include every hospital category...
- Breast cancer stage at diagnosis and geographic access to mammography screening (New Hampshire, 1998-2004)Maria O Celaya
New Hampshire State Cancer Registry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Rural Remote Health 10:1361. 2010..Recent studies have shown inconsistent results in their investigations of the possible association between travel distance to mammography and stage of breast cancer at diagnosis...
- Alcohol retail density and demographic predictors of health disparities: a geographic analysisEthan M Berke
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
Am J Public Health 100:1967-71. 2010..We examined whether the geographic density of alcohol retailers was greater in geographic areas with higher levels of demographic characteristics that predict health disparities...
- Practical and policy implications of using different rural-urban classification systems: a case study of inpatient service utilization among Veterans Administration usersEthan M Berke
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, HB 7251, 35 Centerra Parkway, Room 206, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
J Rural Health 25:259-66. 2009..Several classification systems exist for defining rural areas, which may lead to different interpretations of rural health services data...
- Quality of care for cardiometabolic disease: associations with mental disorder and ruralityNancy E Morden
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
Med Care 48:72-8. 2010..We assess whether quality of care disparities by mental disorder status are magnified for individuals living in rural areas...
- Distance as a barrier to using a fitness-program benefit for managed Medicare enrolleesEthan M Berke
Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
J Aging Phys Act 14:313-24. 2006..Health systems providing fitness-program benefits as a way to increase physical activity levels of their plan members should consider location of program facilities in relation to members' home addresses to maximize use of the benefit...
- Does neighborhood walkability moderate the effects of intrapersonal characteristics on amount of walking in post-menopausal women?Cynthia K Perry
Department of Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington, Box 357262, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Electronic address
Health Place 21:39-45. 2013..Specifying types of walking (e.g., for transportation) can elucidate the relationships among intrapersonal factors, the built environment, and walking...
- Objective measurement of sociability and activity: mobile sensing in the communityEthan M Berke
Center for Population Health, The Dart mouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Ann Fam Med 9:344-50. 2011..We assessed the feasibility of a wireless mobile device in measuring sociability and physical activity in older adults, and compared results with those of traditional questionnaires...
- Healthcare cost differences with participation in a community-based group physical activity benefit for medicare managed care health plan membersRonald T Ackermann
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1459-65. 2008..To determine whether participation in a physical activity benefit by Medicare managed care enrollees is associated with lower healthcare utilization and costs...