H B Bosworth

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The relationship of social environment, social networks, and health outcomes in the Seattle Longitudinal Study: two analytical approaches
    H B Bosworth
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 52:P197-205. 1997
  2. pmc Take Control of Your Blood Pressure (TCYB) study: a multifactorial tailored behavioral and educational intervention for achieving blood pressure control
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 70:338-47. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint The effects of antidepressant medication adherence as well as psychosocial and clinical factors on depression outcome among older adults
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, NC 27705, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:129-34. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and clinical predictors of unipolar depression outcome in older adults
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Building 16 Rm 70, Durham VAMC, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:238-46. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in blood pressure control: potential explanatory factors
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Med 119:70.e9-15. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Terminal change in cognitive function: an updated review of longitudinal studies
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Exp Aging Res 28:299-315. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Initiation and discontinuation of hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms: results from a community sample
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Behav Med 28:105-14. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Time-to-remission from geriatric depression: psychosocial and clinical factors
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Building 16, Room 70, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton Street, Durham NC 27705, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:551-9. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Nurse administered telephone intervention for blood pressure control: a patient-tailored multifactorial intervention
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 57:5-14. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Patient risk perceptions for carotid endarterectomy: which patients are strongly averse to surgery?
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    J Vasc Surg 40:86-91. 2004

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Publications108 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint The relationship of social environment, social networks, and health outcomes in the Seattle Longitudinal Study: two analytical approaches
    H B Bosworth
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 52:P197-205. 1997
    ..Including subject-oriented approaches is useful in complementing more popular regression methods for data analysis...
  2. pmc Take Control of Your Blood Pressure (TCYB) study: a multifactorial tailored behavioral and educational intervention for achieving blood pressure control
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 70:338-47. 2008
    ..Evaluating a randomized controlled trial involving a tailored behavioral intervention conducted to improve blood pressure control...
  3. ncbi request reprint The effects of antidepressant medication adherence as well as psychosocial and clinical factors on depression outcome among older adults
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, NC 27705, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:129-34. 2008
    ..To examine the contribution of medication adherence to 12-month depression scores in the context of other psychosocial and clinical predictors of depression in a sample of older adults treated for depression...
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and clinical predictors of unipolar depression outcome in older adults
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Building 16 Rm 70, Durham VAMC, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:238-46. 2002
    ..This study examined psychosocial and clinical predictors of depression non-remittance among a sample of initially clinically depressed elders...
  5. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in blood pressure control: potential explanatory factors
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Med 119:70.e9-15. 2006
    ..We explored antihypertensive medication adherence and other factors that may explain racial differences in blood pressure control...
  6. ncbi request reprint Terminal change in cognitive function: an updated review of longitudinal studies
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Exp Aging Res 28:299-315. 2002
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Initiation and discontinuation of hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms: results from a community sample
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Behav Med 28:105-14. 2005
    ..These findings highlight the importance of physicians discussing HT with their patients, particularly because of recent clinical trial developments...
  8. ncbi request reprint Time-to-remission from geriatric depression: psychosocial and clinical factors
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Building 16, Room 70, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton Street, Durham NC 27705, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:551-9. 2002
    ..The authors examined psychosocial and clinical predictors of time-to-remission in a sample of initially clinically depressed elderly patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Nurse administered telephone intervention for blood pressure control: a patient-tailored multifactorial intervention
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 57:5-14. 2005
    ..A randomized controlled trial involving a nurse administered patient-tailored intervention is being conducted to improve blood pressure (BP) control...
  10. ncbi request reprint Patient risk perceptions for carotid endarterectomy: which patients are strongly averse to surgery?
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    J Vasc Surg 40:86-91. 2004
    ..Patient risk perception for surgery may be central to their willingness to undergo surgery. This study examined potential factors associated with patient aversion of surgery...
  11. ncbi request reprint Coping styles and personality domains related to menopausal stress
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Womens Health Issues 13:32-8. 2003
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  12. ncbi request reprint The veterans' study to improve the control of hypertension (V-STITCH): design and methodology
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham NC, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:155-68. 2005
    ..Despite the damaging impact of hypertension and the availability of evidence-based target values for BP, interventions to improve BP control have had limited success...
  13. ncbi request reprint Congestive heart failure patients' perceptions of quality of life: the integration of physical and psychosocial factors
    H B Bosworth
    Center for Health Service Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    Aging Ment Health 8:83-91. 2004
    ..The findings suggest that psychosocial aspects and patient uncertainty about their prognosis are important components of QOL among CHF patients...
  14. pmc Racial differences in two self-management hypertension interventions
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27703, USA
    Am J Med 124:468.e1-8. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the effectiveness of 2 patient-directed interventions designed to improve blood pressure control within white and non-white subgroups (African Americans, 49%)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms, menopausal status, and climacteric symptoms in women at midlife
    H B Bosworth
    Department of Medicine, Duke University, and Durham VAMC, North Carolina 27707, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:603-8. 2001
    ..It was assessed whether higher rates of depressive symptoms were associated with menopausal status, climacteric symptoms, and use of hormone replacement therapy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Social support and quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease
    H B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham VAMC, NC 27705, USA
    Qual Life Res 9:829-39. 2000
    ..These individuals may subsequently require the greatest degree of care and potentially benefit most from intervention...
  17. ncbi request reprint Survival effects in cognitive function, cognitive style, and sociodemographic variables in the Seattle Longitudinal Study
    H B Bosworth
    Durham VAMC, Center for Aging and Human Development, Duke University 27707, USA
    Exp Aging Res 25:121-39. 1999
    ..Age-related changes in fluid ability appeared to be normative, whereas changes in crystallized abilities and perceptual speed may signify impending mortality...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and sociodemographic risk factors for mortality in the Seattle Longitudinal Study
    H B Bosworth
    Division of Health Services Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, North Carolina, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:P273-82. 1999
    ..Decrease in cognitive performance tended to be a better predictor of subsequent mortality than was the level of cognitive performance...
  19. ncbi request reprint The association between self-rated health and mortality in a well-characterized sample of coronary artery disease patients
    H B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Med Care 37:1226-36. 1999
    ....
  20. pmc Patient self-management support: novel strategies in hypertension and heart disease
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27701, USA
    Cardiol Clin 28:655-63. 2010
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint The relationship between self-rated health and health status among coronary artery patients
    H B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham
    J Aging Health 11:565-84. 1999
    ..This study examined the descriptive relationship of self-rated health (SRH) with various psychosocial measures, sociodemographic variables, coronary artery disease (CAD) diagnostic/clinical measures, and medically abstracted comorbidities...
  22. ncbi request reprint The association of psychosocial factors and depression with hypertension among older adults
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, NC 27707, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:1142-8. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship between depression and hypertension in an elderly population and how psychosocial variables influence this relationship...
  23. ncbi request reprint Depression and other determinants of values placed on current health state by stroke patients: evidence from the VA Acute Stroke (VASt) study
    H B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    Stroke 31:2603-9. 2000
    ..This prospective study examined the determinants of the utility (value) placed on health status among a sample of patients with acute ischemic and intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke...
  24. doi request reprint Patient education and provider decision support to control blood pressure in primary care: a cluster randomized trial
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 157:450-6. 2009
    ..Less than one third of the 65 million Americans with hypertension have adequate blood pressure (BP) control. This study examined the effectiveness of 2 interventions for improving patient BP control...
  25. ncbi request reprint Personality and coping with a common stressor: cardiac catheterization
    H B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham VAMC, Building 16, Room 70, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Behav Med 24:17-31. 2001
    ....
  26. pmc Is diabetes associated with poorer self-efficacy and motivation for physical activity in older adults with arthritis?
    K M Huffman
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Scand J Rheumatol 39:380-6. 2010
    ..A further objective was to determine whether the added burden of diabetes contributes to a further reduction in these PA determinants and types...
  27. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of socially isolated patients with coronary artery disease who are at elevated risk for mortality
    B H Brummett
    Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:267-72. 2001
    ..Social isolation has been linked to poor survival in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Few studies have closely examined the psychosocial characteristics of CAD patients who lack social contact...
  28. ncbi request reprint Social support and hostility as predictors of depressive symptoms in cardiac patients one month after hospitalization: a prospective study
    B H Brummett
    Behavioral Medicine Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Psychosom Med 60:707-13. 1998
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in physician recommendation of hormone replacement therapy
    H H Weng
    Center of Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Prev Med 33:668-73. 2001
    ..Racial differences in patient-provider communication about HRT exist and thus require greater diligence on the part of health care providers to minimize such a gap...
  30. ncbi request reprint Physician-diagnosed depression as a correlate of hospitalizations in patients receiving long-term hemodialysis
    S Susan Hedayati
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:642-9. 2005
    ..We investigated whether a physician diagnosis of depression increases the risk for hospitalization or death in patients with ESRD receiving long-term hemodialysis (HD), independent of medical comorbidities...
  31. ncbi request reprint The Take Control of Your Blood pressure (TCYB) study: study design and methodology
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham NC 27703, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:33-47. 2007
    ..Despite the damaging impact of hypertension and the availability of evidence-based target values for blood pressure, interventions to improve blood pressure control have had limited success...
  32. doi request reprint Racial differences in osteoarthritis pain and function: potential explanatory factors
    K D Allen
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 18:160-7. 2010
    ..This study examined factors underlying racial differences in pain and function among patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
  33. pmc The impact of self-reported arthritis and diabetes on response to a home-based physical activity counselling intervention
    K M Huffman
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Scand J Rheumatol 39:233-9. 2010
    ..Our objective was to explore whether persons with arthritis alone or those with both arthritis and diabetes could improve amounts of PA with a home-based counselling intervention...
  34. ncbi request reprint Perceived racial/ethnic bias in healthcare in Durham County, North Carolina: a comparison of community and national samples
    Joelle Y Friedman
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    N C Med J 66:267-75. 2005
    ..We sought to compare findings of a national survey of perceptions of racial/ethnic discrimination in healthcare to those of a community survey, with emphasis on the perceptions of Latinos...
  35. pmc Hypertension Improvement Project (HIP) Latino: results of a pilot study of lifestyle intervention for lowering blood pressure in Latino adults
    Maria Del Pilar Rocha-Goldberg
    El Centro Hispano, Durham, NC, USA
    Ethn Health 15:269-82. 2010
    ..To assess the feasibility of a culturally tailored behavioral intervention for improving hypertension-related health behaviors in Hispanic/Latino adults...
  36. ncbi request reprint Hostility in marital dyads: associations with depressive symptoms
    B H Brummett
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Behav Med 23:95-105. 2000
    ..For men, however, spouse's hostility was not related to symptoms of depression. These findings highlight the need to study psychosocial risk factors in social units and have potential implications for intervention...
  37. ncbi request reprint The relationship between hostility and behavioral risk factors for poor health in women veterans
    P S Calhoun
    Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Prev Med 33:552-7. 2001
    ..The current study was designed to further examine the relationship between hostility and health risk behaviors in a sample of women...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relationships among breast cancer perceived absolute risk, comparative risk, and worries
    I M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:973-5. 2000
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and risks of human immunodeficiency virus transmission among veterans with severe mental illness
    Jennifer L Strauss
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Mil Med 171:325-30. 2006
    ..There is a need for more effective HIV prevention interventions for persons with SMI...
  40. ncbi request reprint Lifetime sexual and physical victimization among male veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder
    Kathleen G Lapp
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Mil Med 170:787-90. 2005
    ..Determining the lifetime history of trauma exposure may have implications for vulnerability to subsequent development of PTSD and the risk of future violence...
  41. doi request reprint Telephone-based self-management of osteoarthritis: A randomized trial
    Kelli D Allen
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:570-9. 2010
    ..Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability, and self-management behaviors for osteoarthritis are underutilized...
  42. ncbi request reprint Does social support buffer functional decline in elderly patients with unipolar depression?
    J C Hays
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1850-5. 2001
    ..This study tested whether social support protects against functional decline, either generally or selectively, in the most severely depressed elderly patients undergoing treatment for major depressive disorder...
  43. ncbi request reprint Drug use and validity of substance use self-reports in veterans seeking help for posttraumatic stress disorder
    P S Calhoun
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, and Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:923-7. 2000
    ..Among participants using drugs, PTSD diagnosis was significantly associated with greater marijuana and depressant use as compared with stimulant (cocaine and amphetamines) use...
  44. ncbi request reprint Improving blood pressure control by tailored feedback to patients and clinicians
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 149:795-803. 2005
  45. pmc A model of psychosocial and cultural antecedents of blood pressure control
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 94:236-48. 2002
    ..These interventions will require the involvement of clinicians and consideration of sociocultural factors to be successful...
  46. ncbi request reprint Intentional and unintentional nonadherence to antihypertensive medication
    Kathryn P Lowry
    Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:1198-203. 2005
    ..Recent evidence suggests that nonadherence can be classified as intentional or unintentional and different patient characteristics, such as the experience of adverse effects, may be associated with each...
  47. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal trauma, war zone exposure, and posttraumatic stress disorder among veterans with schizophrenia
    Patrick S Calhoun
    VA Mid Atlantic Region Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center 116B, 508 Fulton Street, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Schizophr Res 91:210-6. 2007
    ..Results suggest that PTSD is highly prevalent and under-diagnosed among veterans with schizophrenia. Increased assessment of trauma and PTSD in this population is warranted...
  48. pmc Racial variation in wanting and obtaining mental health services among women veterans in a primary care clinic
    H B Bosworth
    Women Veterans Comprehensive Health Center, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 92:231-6. 2000
    ..African-American women may want more mental health services; however, given an equal access system, there were no racial differences in mental health use...
  49. ncbi request reprint Analysis of air contrast barium enema, computed tomographic colonography, and colonoscopy: prospective comparison
    D C Rockey
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Lancet 365:305-11. 2005
    ..We aimed to assess the sensitivity of these three imaging tests...
  50. ncbi request reprint Executive function deficits in acute stroke
    Sandra Zinn
    Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:173-80. 2007
    ..To establish the frequency of executive dysfunction during acute hospitalization for stroke and to examine the relationship of that dysfunction to stroke severity and premorbid characteristics...
  51. doi request reprint Economic analysis of a tailored behavioral intervention to improve blood pressure control for primary care patients
    Santanu K Datta
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 160:257-63. 2010
    ..We report on the economic analysis of a nurse-administered intervention designed to improve blood pressure control among hypertensive veterans...
  52. ncbi request reprint Medication barriers and anti-hypertensive medication adherence: the moderating role of locus of control
    Tantina B Hong
    Center for Health Sciences Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medial Center, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Psychol Health Med 11:20-8. 2006
    ..Future efforts to improve medication adherence should consider the patient's perceived level of medication barriers in conjunction with their locus of control...
  53. pmc Individual progress toward self-selected goals among older adults enrolled in a physical activity counseling intervention
    Katherine S Hall
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC
    J Aging Phys Act 18:439-50. 2010
    ..30, p < .05). Our results demonstrate that this physical activity counseling intervention had a positive impact on self-selected goals over the course of the intervention...
  54. ncbi request reprint Subcortical white matter lesions and functional impairment in geriatric depression
    David C Steffens
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Depress Anxiety 15:23-8. 2002
    ..We concluded that white matter lesions are independently associated with functional impairment. Further studies are needed to understand how these lesions affect function, e.g., through effects on cognition or motor skills...
  55. ncbi request reprint Does participatory decision making improve hypertension self-care behaviors and outcomes?
    Alex H Cho
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Vetterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:330-6. 2007
    ..No relationship between PDM score and blood pressure control was observed...
  56. pmc Patient characteristics associated with receipt of lifestyle behavior advice
    Leonor Corsino
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, USA
    N C Med J 70:391-8. 2009
    ..However the amount of lifestyle advice provided by clinicians has been declining over the last decade...
  57. ncbi request reprint Outpatient care use among female veterans: differences between mental health and non-mental health users
    Catherine A Forneris
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Mil Med 167:10-3. 2002
    ..We conclude that a history of somatoform symptoms might increase rates of health service use despite treatment for mental problems...
  58. pmc Economic evaluation of home blood pressure monitoring with or without telephonic behavioral self-management in patients with hypertension
    Shelby D Reed
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:142-8. 2010
    ..The combined intervention led to a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure compared with usual care alone. We examined direct and patient time costs associated with each intervention...
  59. doi request reprint Feasibility of blood pressure telemonitoring in patients with poor blood pressure control
    Felicia McCant
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Duke University, Durham, NC 27703, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 15:281-5. 2009
    ..47%, P = 0.002) than those generating 2 or fewer alerts. Despite the potential for improving health care using home BP telemonitoring, certain patients will require more support to use the equipment successfully...
  60. pmc The effect of a hypertension self-management intervention on diabetes and cholesterol control
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Med 122:639-46. 2009
    ..We evaluated the effect of a tailored hypertension self-management intervention on the unintended targets of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)...
  61. pmc The Veterans Learning to Improve Fitness and Function in Elders Study: a randomized trial of primary care-based physical activity counseling for older men
    Miriam C Morey
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1166-74. 2009
    ..To determine the effects of primary care-based, multicomponent physical activity counseling (PAC) promoting physical activity (PA) guidelines on gait speed and related measures of PA and function in older veterans...
  62. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in hypertension knowledge: effects of differential item functioning
    Brian J Ayotte
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton St Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:23-7. 2009
    ..These results are discussed in the context of the need for careful measurement of health-related constructs, and how measurement-related issues can result in an inaccurate estimation of racial differences in hypertension knowledge...
  63. pmc Study protocol: Couples Partnering for Lipid Enhancing Strategies (CouPLES) - a randomized, controlled trial
    Corrine I Voils
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Trials 10:10. 2009
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Strategies for analyzing multilevel cluster-randomized studies with binary outcomes collected at varying intervals of time
    Maren K Olsen
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
    Stat Med 27:6055-71. 2008
    ..When analyzing data from this type of design, we recommend using either adaptive quadrature or Bayesian methods to fit a multilevel generalized linear mixed model including all available measurements...
  65. pmc The association of emotional well-being and marital status with treatment adherence among patients with hypertension
    Ranak B Trivedi
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2424 Erwin Rd, Hock Plaza Ste 1105, P O Box 2720, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Behav Med 31:489-97. 2008
    ..34, p < .0001). Neither MCS scores nor being married were related to BP levels in adjusted analyses. Results emphasize the importance of assessing psychosocial factors to optimize hypertension treatment...
  66. doi request reprint Can this patient read and understand written health information?
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    JAMA 304:76-84. 2010
    ..Patients with limited literacy are at higher risk for poor health outcomes; however, physicians' perceptions are inaccurate for identifying these patients...
  67. pmc Literacy and blood pressure--do healthcare systems influence this relationship? A cross-sectional study
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham NC, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:219. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the association between literacy and blood pressure in primary care patients with hypertension and to determine if this relationship was consistent across distinct systems of healthcare delivery...
  68. ncbi request reprint Biological and social predictors of long-term geriatric depression outcome
    David C Steffens
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3903, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 17:41-56. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that both presence of vascular brain lesions seen on baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and lower baseline social support measures would be related to worse depression outcome...
  69. ncbi request reprint Behavioral medicine and aging
    Ilene C Siegler
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:843-51. 2002
    ..Also discussed are potential problems in age-related research, ways to improve the knowledge base in behavioral medicine and aging, and thoughts about future challenges to enhance work in behavioral medicine and aging...
  70. ncbi request reprint Relationship between obesity and health-related quality of life in men
    William S Yancy
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obes Res 10:1057-64. 2002
    ..Furthermore, most studies have not adequately considered comorbid illness. The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and HRQOL in male outpatients while considering comorbid illness...
  71. ncbi request reprint Social support and locus of control as predictors of adherence to antidepressant medication in an elderly population
    Corrine I Voils
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, and Health Services Research and Development, Building 16, Room 70, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:157-65. 2005
    ..The authors examined whether social support and locus of control (LOC), either individually or jointly, would be associated with subsequent self-reported medication adherence and treatment barriers in a sample of depressed elderly patients...
  72. ncbi request reprint Effects of race and poverty on the process and outcome of inpatient rehabilitation services among stroke patients
    Ronnie D Horner
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Stroke 34:1027-31. 2003
    ..This report examines, within an equal-access healthcare system, racial differences in time to initiation of stroke rehabilitation services and in the trajectory of physical function recovery...
  73. ncbi request reprint Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use among patients with GI bleeding
    Kelli L Dominick
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, Durham, NC 27705 3897, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 38:1159-64. 2004
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in analgesic/anti-inflammatory medication adherence among patients with osteoarthritis
    Kelli L Dominick
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:116-22. 2005
    ..This study examined the prevalence of self-reported adherence to medications for osteoarthritis (OA) and racial differences in adherence...
  75. ncbi request reprint Who trusts healthcare institutions? Results from a community-based sample
    Corrine I Voils
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:97-103. 2005
    ..The goal of this research was to examine racial differences in trust in various healthcare institutions...
  76. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic variations in non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use among patients with osteoarthritis
    Kelli L Dominick
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:683-94. 2004
    ..While there are documented racial differences in the use of opioid analgesics, little is known about racial differences in the use of NSAIDs...
  77. ncbi request reprint Medical service utilization by veterans seeking help for posttraumatic stress disorder
    Patrick S Calhoun
    Health Services Research 152, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:2081-6. 2002
    ..This study compared the health service use of veterans with PTSD to that of help-seeking veterans without PTSD. The relationship between severity of PTSD and service utilization was also examined...
  78. pmc Racial differences in hepatitis B and hepatitis C and associated risk behaviors in veterans with severe mental illness
    Marian I Butterfield
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham VAMC, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:43-52. 2004
    ..African-American veterans have significantly higher rates of HBV than do Caucasian veterans, which persist after controlling for prominent risk behaviors...
  79. ncbi request reprint Initial assessment of a new instrument to measure quality of life at the end of life
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Program on the Medical Encounter and Palliative Care, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:829-41. 2002
    ..We conducted this study to pilot a new multidimensional instrument to assess the quality of life at the end of life...
  80. ncbi request reprint Performance of recently detoxified patients with alcoholism on a neuropsychological screening test
    Sandra Zinn
    Health Services Research and Development, Building 16, Room 55, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Addict Behav 28:837-49. 2003
    ..Cognitive impairment in a sample of newly detoxified inpatients with alcoholism was examined using the Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (NCSE)...
  81. ncbi request reprint "Are you at peace?": one item to probe spiritual concerns at the end of life
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Centers for Palliative Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, School of Nursing, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:101-5. 2006
    ..A practical, evidence-based approach to discussing spiritual concerns in a scope suitable to a physician-patient relationship may improve the quality of the clinical encounter...
  82. ncbi request reprint The effect of poststroke cognitive impairment on rehabilitation process and functional outcome
    Sandra Zinn
    Rehabilitation Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 151, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1084-90. 2004
    ..To determine whether cognitive impairment affects access to, or quality of, rehabilitation services, and to examine the effects of functional outcomes in stroke patients...
  83. ncbi request reprint The impact of religious practice and religious coping on geriatric depression
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:905-14. 2003
    ..We set out to determine the relationship of religiousness with depression outcome after considering clinical factors...
  84. pmc A tailored intervention to aid decision-making about hormone replacement therapy
    Colleen M McBride
    The Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 2949, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1112-4. 2002
  85. ncbi request reprint Subjective and objective evaluations of health among middle-aged and older veterans with hypertension
    Tantina B Hong
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, Building 16, Room 70, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Aging Health 17:592-608. 2005
    ..The congruence between self-rated health and objective health was examined for associations with health factors related to hypertension (health behaviors, medication barriers, and perceived blood-pressure control)...
  86. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in hepatitis C infection and risks among persons with severe mental illness
    Marian I Butterfield
    Health Services Research and Development Service 152, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:848-53. 2003
    ..The authors assessed gender differences in hepatitis C infection and associated risk behaviors among persons with severe mental illness...
  87. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in health care utilization among patients with osteoarthritis
    Kelli L Dominick
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC 152, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:2201-6. 2003
    ..Research has identified racial variations in certain aspects of osteoarthritis (OA) related medical care. We compared health services utilization between African American and white veteran outpatients with OA...
  88. ncbi request reprint Patterns of opioid analgesic prescription among patients with osteoarthritis
    Kelli L Dominick
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Durham VA Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 18:31-46. 2004
    ..Additional research is needed to examine reasons for racial differences in opioid prescribing, as well as the prescription of these medications at fairly low doses...
  89. pmc Two self-management interventions to improve hypertension control: a randomized trial
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Aging and Human Development, Duke Hypertension Center, and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27703, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:687-95. 2009
    ..Fewer than 40% of persons with hypertension in the United States have adequate blood pressure (BP) control...
  90. ncbi request reprint Use of psychiatric and medical health care by veterans with severe mental illness
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:708-10. 2004
    ..These results highlight that veterans with severe mental illness receive more treatment in medical than psychiatric health clinics...
  91. doi request reprint The Self-Management of OsteoArthritis in Veterans (SeMOA) Study: design and methodology
    Kelli D Allen
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705P, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:596-607. 2008
    ..There is a need to implement effective self-management programs among the growing number of adults with OA...
  92. ncbi request reprint The Veterans Affairs Learners' Perceptions Survey: the foundation for educational quality improvement
    Sheri A Keitz
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Acad Med 78:910-7. 2003
    ..This study sought to establish a yearly quality indicator to identify and follow strengths and opportunities for improvement in VA clinical training programs...
  93. doi request reprint The Cholesterol, Hypertension, and Glucose Education (CHANGE) study for African Americans with diabetes: study design and methodology
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 158:342-8. 2009
    ..The increased CVD risk in African Americans is due in large part to the clustering of multiple CVD risk factors...
  94. pmc Racial differences in analgesic/anti-inflammatory medication use and perceptions of efficacy
    Kelli L Dominick
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:928-32. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare perceptions of efficacy of pain medications among African-American and Caucasian veterans with OA...
  95. pmc The implementation of a translational study involving a primary care based behavioral program to improve blood pressure control: The HTN-IMPROVE study protocol (01295)
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham NC, USA
    Implement Sci 5:54. 2010
    ..Despite the impact of hypertension and widely accepted target values for blood pressure (BP), interventions to improve BP control have had limited success...
  96. ncbi request reprint Comparison of three comorbidity measures for predicting health service use in patients with osteoarthritis
    Kelli L Dominick
    Durham VAMC, Duke University Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 53:666-72. 2005
    ..To compare the ability of 3 database-derived comorbidity scores, the Charlson Score, Elixhauser method, and RxRisk-V, in predicting health service use among individuals with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  97. ncbi request reprint Five-year trajectories of social networks and social support in older adults with major depression
    Corrine I Voils
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:1110-24. 2007
    ..This may not hold true for older adults with depression. We examined baseline status and trajectories of social networks and social support at the group and individual levels over five years...
  98. pmc Racial differences in health concern
    Corrine I Voils
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:36-42. 2006
    ..Interventions to inform blacks and Latinos about their health risks must strike a balance between creating enough health concern to encourage health behavior but not so much that it interferes with health-promoting behaviors...
  99. ncbi request reprint Hypertension Intervention Nurse Telemedicine Study (HINTS): testing a multifactorial tailored behavioral/educational and a medication management intervention for blood pressure control
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 153:918-24. 2007
    ..Only 31% of Americans with hypertension have their blood pressure (BP) under effective control. We describe a study that tests 3 different interventions in a randomized controlled trial using home BP telemedicine monitoring...
  100. ncbi request reprint Caregiver burden and psychological distress in partners of veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder
    Patrick S Calhoun
    Health Services Research, VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Trauma Stress 15:205-12. 2002
    ..Caregiver burden was strongly related to spouse psychological adjustment...
  101. pmc Racial differences in blood pressure control: potential explanatory factors
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, Durham, NC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:692-8. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to identify potential explanatory factors for racial differences in blood pressure (BP) control...