Rowena J Dolor

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient safety-focused medication therapy management: challenges affecting future implementation
    Rowena J Dolor
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e238-44. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Partnership-driven Resources to Improve and Enhance Research (PRIMER): a survey of community-engaged researchers and creation of an online toolkit
    Rowena J Dolor
    Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 4:259-65. 2011
  3. doi request reprint An evaluation of patient self-testing competency of prothrombin time for managing anticoagulation: pre-randomization results of VA Cooperative Study #481--The Home INR Study (THINRS)
    Rowena J Dolor
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 30:263-75. 2010
  4. pmc Hypertension Improvement Project (HIP): study protocol and implementation challenges
    Rowena J Dolor
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Trials 10:13. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Institutional review board training for community practices: advice from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Practice-Based Research Network listserv
    Rowena J Dolor
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:345-52. 2008
  6. pmc Effects of counseling techniques on patients' weight-related attitudes and behaviors in a primary care clinic
    Mary E Cox
    Dept of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:363-8. 2011
  7. pmc Predictors of weight loss communication in primary care encounters
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:e175-82. 2011
  8. pmc Can physicians accurately predict which patients will lose weight, improve nutrition and increase physical activity?
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Fam Pract 29:553-60. 2012
  9. 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
  10. pmc Physician empathy and listening: associations with patient satisfaction and autonomy
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:665-72. 2011

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient safety-focused medication therapy management: challenges affecting future implementation
    Rowena J Dolor
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e238-44. 2012
    ..We sought to describe the variations and challenges of patient recruitment, enrollment, MTM pharmacist visits, and telephone follow-up in a 3-arm randomized trial of MTM interventions conducted at 3 health centers...
  2. doi request reprint Partnership-driven Resources to Improve and Enhance Research (PRIMER): a survey of community-engaged researchers and creation of an online toolkit
    Rowena J Dolor
    Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 4:259-65. 2011
    ..Then, existing research resources were evaluated for relevance to multisite research, adaptability to other projects, and source credibility...
  3. doi request reprint An evaluation of patient self-testing competency of prothrombin time for managing anticoagulation: pre-randomization results of VA Cooperative Study #481--The Home INR Study (THINRS)
    Rowena J Dolor
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 30:263-75. 2010
    ..Successful home monitoring of PT with a PST device required adequate levels of cognition and manual dexterity. Training a caregiver modestly increased the proportion of patients who can perform PST...
  4. pmc Hypertension Improvement Project (HIP): study protocol and implementation challenges
    Rowena J Dolor
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Trials 10:13. 2009
    ..The chronic care model suggests that blood pressure control can be achieved by improving how patients and physicians address patient self-care...
  5. doi request reprint Institutional review board training for community practices: advice from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Practice-Based Research Network listserv
    Rowena J Dolor
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:345-52. 2008
    ..Ultimately, a discussion by the PBRN researcher with his or her governing Institutional Review Board is recommended for finding acceptable strategies within a PBRN...
  6. pmc Effects of counseling techniques on patients' weight-related attitudes and behaviors in a primary care clinic
    Mary E Cox
    Dept of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:363-8. 2011
    ..Examine primary care physicians' use of counseling techniques when treating overweight and obese patients and the association with mediators of behavior change as well as change in nutrition, exercise, and weight loss attempts...
  7. pmc Predictors of weight loss communication in primary care encounters
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:e175-82. 2011
    ..We assessed patient, physician, relationship, and systems predictors of length of weight-loss discussions and whether physicians' used MI techniques...
  8. pmc Can physicians accurately predict which patients will lose weight, improve nutrition and increase physical activity?
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Fam Pract 29:553-60. 2012
    ..The relationships between physician outcome expectations and patient motivation and confidence also are assessed...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Physician empathy and listening: associations with patient satisfaction and autonomy
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:665-72. 2011
    ..Motivational Interviewing (MI) is used to help patients change their behaviors. We sought to determine if physician use of specific MI techniques increases patient satisfaction with the physician and perceived autonomy...
  11. pmc Hypertension improvement project: randomized trial of quality improvement for physicians and lifestyle modification for patients
    Laura P Svetkey
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Hypertension 54:1226-33. 2009
    ..Differences between treatment groups did not persist at 18 months. Combined physician and patient interventions lowers blood pressure; future research should focus on enhancing effectiveness and sustainability of these interventions...
  12. pmc Physician communication techniques and weight loss in adults: Project CHAT
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:321-8. 2010
    ..Physicians are encouraged to counsel overweight and obese patients to lose weight...
  13. pmc Do the five A's work when physicians counsel about weight loss?
    Stewart C Alexander
    Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Fam Med 43:179-84. 2011
    ..An effective and efficient tool for smoking cessation is the Five A's (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange). We studied the effectiveness of the Five A's in weight-loss counseling...
  14. pmc Physician characteristics as predictors of blood pressure control in patients enrolled in the hypertension improvement project (HIP)
    Leonor Corsino
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 13:106-11. 2011
    ..Given the increasing time demands on physicians, future research should examine how physicians with a busy practice are able to successfully address BP in their patients...
  15. pmc Patient and provider interventions for managing osteoarthritis in primary care: protocols for two randomized controlled trials
    Kelli D Allen
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:60. 2012
    ..This manuscript describes two ongoing randomized clinical trials being conducted in two different health care systems, examining patient-based and provider-based interventions for managing hip and knee OA in primary care...
  16. 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...
  17. doi request reprint Accuracy and congruence of patient and physician weight-related discussions: from project CHAT (Communicating Health: Analyzing Talk)
    Michael E Bodner
    The Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC the School of Human Kinetics, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada the Durham VA Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research, Durham, NC the Departments of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC and Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    J Am Board Fam Med 27:70-7. 2014
    ..Rates of self-reported, weight-related counseling vary, perhaps because of self-report bias. We assessed the accuracy and congruence of weight-related discussions among patients and physicians during audio-recorded encounters...
  18. doi request reprint Transitional care after hospitalization for acute stroke or myocardial infarction: a systematic review
    Janet Prvu Bettger
    Duke University School of Nursing, Duke Evidence Based Practice Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Intern Med 157:407-16. 2012
    ..Transitional care is a time-limited service to prevent discontinuous care and adverse outcomes, including rehospitalization...
  19. pmc Updated report on comparative effectiveness of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, and direct renin inhibitors for patients with essential hypertension: much more data, little new information
    Benjamin J Powers
    Durham VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:716-29. 2012
    ..Direct renin inhibitors (DRIs) have since been introduced, and significant new research has been published. We sought to update and expand the 2007 review...
  20. ncbi request reprint Quality of clinical documentation and anticoagulation control in patients with chronic nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in routine medical care
    Jack Ansell
    Department of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Med Qual 22:327-33. 2007
    ..Anticoagulation quality and record documentation were retrospectively assessed in patients with chronic nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (CNVAF) managed in a routine care setting...
  21. doi request reprint Sexuality talk during adolescent health maintenance visits
    Stewart C Alexander
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina2Health Services Research and Development Service, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
    JAMA Pediatr 168:163-9. 2014
    ..TRIAL REGISTRATION clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT01040975. ..
  22. pmc Tailored Case Management for Diabetes and Hypertension (TEACH-DM) in a community population: study design and baseline sample characteristics
    Matthew J Crowley
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 36:298-306. 2013
    ..We describe the design and baseline results of a trial evaluating a behavioral intervention among community patients with poorly-controlled diabetes and comorbid hypertension...
  23. 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...
  24. doi request reprint Representation of women in randomized clinical trials of cardiovascular disease prevention
    Chiara Melloni
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:135-42. 2010
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  25. doi request reprint Closing the gap: treating hypertension in women
    Zainab Samad
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA
    Cardiol Rev 16:305-13. 2008
    ..This review will focus on sex-specific factors that contribute to hypertension in women, and current patterns and efficacy of treatment. In addition, we will highlight evidence-based options for antihypertensive treatment in women...
  26. doi request reprint Cocooning infants: Tdap immunization for new parents in the pediatric office
    Emmanuel B Walter
    Primary Care Research Consortium, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Acad Pediatr 9:344-7. 2009
    ..This study assessed the acceptance of Tdap vaccination among parents bringing their newborn to a pediatric office during the first month of life...
  27. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination of household contacts of newborns: a hospital-based strategy to increase vaccination rates
    Emmanuel B Walter
    Duke Clinical Vaccine Unit and Primary Care Research Consortium, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27704, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1070-3. 2010
    ..7% were vaccinated through the program, as were 25.7% of fathers. A hospital-based program provided opportunities for vaccination of household contacts of newborns, thereby facilitating better adherence to national vaccination guidelines...
  28. pmc A new instrument for measuring anticoagulation-related quality of life: development and preliminary validation
    Greg Samsa
    Department of Biometry and Bioinformatics, Duke University Medical Center, Wachovia Plaza, Suite 220, 2200 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:22. 2004
    ..We describe the development and preliminary validation of such an instrument - the Duke Anticoagulation Satisfaction Scale (DASS)...
  29. doi request reprint Challenges in developing community and clinician partnerships for prevention
    Alex R Kemper
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Prim Care Community Health 1:128-33. 2010
    ..Thus, the interventions evaluated to develop links between primary care practices and community organizations were not successful. ..
  30. pmc Primary care physicians' discussions of weight-related topics with overweight and obese adolescents: results from the Teen CHAT Pilot study
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:205-7. 2009
    ..When physicians used MI skills, patients increased exercise, lost weight, and reduced screen time. Physicians should use MI techniques to help adolescents change...
  31. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of patients with otitis media and caregivers: a multicenter study
    Jeanne Lee
    Duke University Medical Center, the Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Laryngoscope 116:1798-804. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the quality of life of otitis media (OM) patients and their caregivers...
  32. doi request reprint Management of skin abscesses by primary care pediatricians
    Alex R Kemper
    Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 50:525-8. 2011
    ..A comprehensive training program of skin infections could not only improve abscess management but also decrease barriers related to such care...