Eugene Oddone

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sydenham Society: racial variations in carotid endarterectomy
    Eugene Oddone
    Center for Health Services Research, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:208-11. 2007
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint To what extent should quality of care decisions be based on health outcomes data? Application to carotid endarterectomy
    Gregory Samsa
    Department of Biostatistics, Center for Clinical Health Policy, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Stroke 33:2944-9. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Healthcare access and utilization by patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: does gender matter?
    Tamara L Box
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:391-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Intentional and unintentional nonadherence to antihypertensive medication
    Kathryn P Lowry
    Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:1198-203. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Is specialty care associated with improved survival of patients with congestive heart failure?
    Olafur S Indridason
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 145:300-9. 2003
  7. 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
  8. pmc How well do clinic-based blood pressure measurements agree with the mercury standard?
    Jennifer W Kim
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:647-9. 2005
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications83

  1. ncbi request reprint Sydenham Society: racial variations in carotid endarterectomy
    Eugene Oddone
    Center for Health Services Research, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:208-11. 2007
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint To what extent should quality of care decisions be based on health outcomes data? Application to carotid endarterectomy
    Gregory Samsa
    Department of Biostatistics, Center for Clinical Health Policy, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Stroke 33:2944-9. 2002
    ..We assessed the extent to which this holds true for carotid endarterectomy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Healthcare access and utilization by patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: does gender matter?
    Tamara L Box
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:391-7. 2003
    ..To examine access to and utilization of primary healthcare services with respect to gender. Greater family and child-rearing responsibilities are possible barriers to healthcare access and utilization for women with HIV infection...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Is specialty care associated with improved survival of patients with congestive heart failure?
    Olafur S Indridason
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 145:300-9. 2003
    ..We wanted to examine the association between pattern of outpatient care and survival of patients with CHF...
  7. 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
  8. pmc How well do clinic-based blood pressure measurements agree with the mercury standard?
    Jennifer W Kim
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:647-9. 2005
    ..Clinical trials implement strict protocols, whereas clinical practices and studies that assess quality of care utilize a less rigorous protocol for BP measurement...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Cascade iatrogenesis: factors leading to the development of adverse events in hospitalized older adults
    Deirdre K Thornlow
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Nursing, 307 Trent Dr, Durham, NC 27710, United States
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:1528-35. 2009
    ..We believe that this model will help guide research in this area and enable clinicians to identify systemic failures and develop targeted interventions to prevent their occurrence...
  12. ncbi request reprint Implementing a disease management intervention for depression in primary care: a random work sampling study
    Linda H Harpole
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:238-45. 2003
    ..This information will be helpful to those who may wish to implement this disease management strategy...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Veterans Affairs Research and Development: using science to improve health care for veterans
    Eugene Z Oddone
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    N C Med J 69:35-7. 2008
    ..Furthermore, because these findings overlap with the general population, VA Research & Development programs can be applicable on a much broader scale...
  16. pmc Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: the GENEVA study. Rationale, study design and demographic characteristics
    Silke Schmidt
    Center for Human Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 30:191-204. 2008
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  17. doi request reprint Quality of pharmacotherapy and outcomes for older veterans discharged from the emergency department
    S Nicole Hastings
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:875-80. 2008
    ..To determine whether suboptimal pharmacotherapy increases the risk of adverse outcomes in older adults discharged from the emergency department (ED)...
  18. 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...
  19. pmc A multidimensional integrative medicine intervention to improve cardiovascular risk
    David Edelman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:728-34. 2006
    ..Our objective was to determine whether personalized health planning (PHP), an intervention based on the theories and principles underlying integrative medicine, reduces 10-year risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. pmc Adverse health outcomes after discharge from the emergency department--incidence and risk factors in a veteran population
    S Nicole Hastings
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1527-31. 2007
    ..An Emergency Department (ED) visit represents a time of significant risk for an older adult; however, little is known about adverse outcomes after an ED visit in the VA system...
  23. ncbi request reprint The impact of health status on physicians' intentions to offer cancer screening to older women
    Mitchell T Heflin
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, 2511 Blue Zone Duke South, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:844-50. 2006
    ..Screening for breast and cervical cancer reduces disease-specific mortality, but high rates of comorbidity and disability among elderly persons may alter the risks and benefits of screening...
  24. ncbi request reprint The quality of pharmacotherapy in older veterans discharged from the emergency department or urgent care clinic
    S Nicole Hastings
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1339-48. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with participation in DNA banking: The National Registry of Veterans with ALS
    Lisa DiMartino
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VAMC, Durham NC 27705, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:572-82. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine characteristics associated with participation in a DNA bank among veterans diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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
    ....
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint Obesity and receipt of clinical preventive services in veterans
    William S Yancy
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1827-35. 2010
    ..This may be due to the VA health service coverage and performance directives, a more homogeneous patient demographic profile, and/or unmeasured factors related to service receipt...
  31. pmc Association of ALS with head injury, cigarette smoking and APOE genotypes
    Silke Schmidt
    Center for Human Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, 595 LaSalle Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27710, USA
    J Neurol Sci 291:22-9. 2010
    ..Since head injury and cigarette smoking are two previously implicated environmental risk factors that are more common in military than civilian study populations, we tested their association with ALS in a US veteran study population...
  32. doi request reprint A randomized trial of a low-carbohydrate diet vs orlistat plus a low-fat diet for weight loss
    William S Yancy
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:136-45. 2010
    ..Two potent weight loss therapies, a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet (LCKD) and orlistat therapy combined with a low-fat diet (O + LFD), are available to the public but, to our knowledge, have never been compared...
  33. 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...
  34. pmc Informal and formal care infrastructure and perceived need for caregiver training for frail US veterans referred to home and community-based services
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center of Excellence in Health Services Research and Development in Primary Care, Veterans Administration, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:57-66. 2010
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Factors associated with survival in the National Registry of Veterans with ALS
    Daniel M Pastula
    School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 10:332-8. 2009
    ..This finding could be due to a common exposure, a shared characteristic, an unmeasured confounder, or an enrollment bias. More research will be needed to understand the reasons behind this new finding...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Training physicians for careers in clinical research: a tailored educational experience
    William E Wilkinson
    Clinical Research Training Program, Durham, NC, USA
    Nat Biotechnol 20:99-100. 2002
  38. 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...
  39. 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)...
  40. pmc Comparison of medicine resident diabetes care between Veterans Affairs and academic health care systems
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:950-5. 2009
    ....
  41. pmc Correlation between symptoms and function in older adults with comorbidity
    Heather E Whitson
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:676-82. 2009
    ....
  42. 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...
  43. 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
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Frequency and predictors of adverse health outcomes in older Medicare beneficiaries discharged from the emergency department
    S Nicole Hastings
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Med Care 46:771-7. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the frequency and predictors of adverse outcomes among older adults discharged from the ED...
  45. 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...
  46. pmc Utility of hemoglobin A1c in predicting diabetes risk
    David Edelman
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:1175-80. 2004
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint The National Registry of Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) #500a
    Edward J Kasarkis
    VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY 40502 2236, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler Other Motor Neuron Disord 5:129-32. 2004
    ..The Registry will also function as a means of communication with the enrolled patients about basic and clinical ALS-specific research. Executive and scientific research committees guide the activity of the registry...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint Enrollment in clinical trials according to patients race: experience from the VA Cooperative Studies Program (1975-2000)
    Eugene Z Oddone
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Control Clin Trials 25:378-87. 2004
    ..This report summarizes the experience of the VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) in enrolling white, black and Hispanic patients...
  50. 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...
  51. 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
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint An economic analysis of a store and forward teledermatology consult system
    John D Whited
    Institute for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research, VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Telemed J E Health 9:351-60. 2003
    ..Teledermatology was cost-effective for decreasing the time required for patients to reach a point of initial definitive care. Cost-effectiveness ratios ranged from $0.12-0.17 (U.S.) per patient per day of time to initial intervention...
  53. ncbi request reprint Clinical identifiers of complicated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
    Vance G Fowler
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2066-72. 2003
    ..This investigation sought to define readily available clinical characteristics that could help identify patients at risk for complicated SAB...
  54. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia after median sternotomy: clinical utility of blood culture results in the identification of postoperative mediastinitis
    Vance G Fowler
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Circulation 108:73-8. 2003
    ..Mediastinitis is a complication of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) that can be difficult to diagnose. This study evaluated the utility of blood culture results in identifying patients with mediastinitis...
  55. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for patients diagnosed with diabetes at screening
    David Edelman
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:367-71. 2003
    ..We wished to determine the process and quality of diabetes care for patients diagnosed with diabetes by systematic screening...
  56. ncbi request reprint Carotid endarterectomy and race: do clinical indications and patient preferences account for differences?
    Eugene Z Oddone
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC 27710, USA
    Stroke 33:2936-43. 2002
    ..The purpose of this work was to determine the importance of clinical indications and patient preferences in predicting the use of carotid angiography and CE in a racially stratified sample of patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint Teledermatology's impact on time to intervention among referrals to a dermatology consult service
    John D Whited
    Institute for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research, VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Telemed J E Health 8:313-21. 2002
    ..Teledermatology consult systems can result in significantly shorter times to initial definitive intervention for patients compared to traditional consult modalities, and, in some cases, the need for a clinic-based visit can be avoided...
  58. ncbi request reprint Impact of diabetes screening on quality of life
    David Edelman
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:1022-6. 2002
    ..We sought to determine the effects of a new diagnosis of diabetes, discovered by systematic screening, on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) 1 year after diagnosis...
  59. ncbi request reprint Racial variations in postoperative outcomes of carotid endarterectomy: evidence from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Ronnie D Horner
    VA Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Stroke QUERI Program, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Med Care 40:I35-43. 2002
    ..It is unclear whether worse surgical outcomes are influencing clinical decision-making regarding use of the operation among minority group patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint Patient and clinician satisfaction with a store-and-forward teledermatology consult system
    John D Whited
    Institute for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research, VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 17705, USA
    Telemed J E Health 10:422-31. 2004
    ..Our study showed a high level of satisfaction among all users of a store-and-forward teledermatology consult system, and, in some cases, our survey results could be validated with observed clinical outcomes...
  61. ncbi request reprint Variations in coronary procedure utilization depending on body mass index
    William S Yancy
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1381-7. 2005
    ..The relationship between BMI and utilization of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures for coronary heart disease has not been examined...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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)...
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint Impacting late life depression: integrating a depression intervention into primary care
    Sabine M Oishi
    Center for Health Services Research, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, 10920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90024 7082, USA
    Psychiatr Q 74:75-89. 2003
    ..Basic elements of the IMPACT model seem to support integration of late life depression care into primary care. Research-related components may need modification for dissemination...
  68. ncbi request reprint Improving depression outcomes in older adults with comorbid medical illness
    Linda H Harpole
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27709, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:4-12. 2005
    ..Depression is common in older adults and often coexists with multiple chronic diseases, which may complicate its diagnosis and treatment...
  69. pmc Perceived discrimination and reported delay of pharmacy prescriptions and medical tests
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:578-83. 2005
    ..Access to health care varies according to a person's race and ethnicity. Delaying treatment is one measure of access with important health consequences...
  70. ncbi request reprint The effect of comorbid illness on receipt of cancer screening by older people
    Mitchell T Heflin
    Center for Health Services Research and Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1651-8. 2002
    ..To identify associations between the type and number of diagnoses and receipt of screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer by older people...
  71. 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...
  72. pmc Screening for diabetes in an outpatient clinic population
    David Edelman
    Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, and the Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:23-8. 2002
    ..While the prevalence of unrecognized diabetes in community populations is well known, the prevalence in clinical populations is unknown...
  73. ncbi request reprint Perceived and actual stroke risk among men with hypertension
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 10:287-94. 2008
    ..4% vs 69.6%; P<.0001). The lack of correlation between hypertensive patients' perceived stroke risk and FSR supports the need for better patient education on the risks associated with hypertension...
  74. ncbi request reprint For the patient. Who trusts healthcare institutions? Results from a community-based sample
    Corrine I Voils
    Ethn Dis 15:150. 2005
  75. ncbi request reprint Clinician awareness of adherence to hypertension guidelines
    Michael A Steinman
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco 94121, USA
    Am J Med 117:747-54. 2004
    ..We compared clinicians' beliefs about their adherence to hypertension guidelines with data on their actual performance...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint Contribution of the Veterans Health Administration in understanding racial disparities in access and utilization of health care: a spirit of inquiry
    Eugene Z Oddone
    Med Care 40:I3-13. 2002
  79. ncbi request reprint Patient satisfaction and use of Veterans Affairs versus non-Veterans Affairs healthcare services by veterans
    Kevin T Stroupe
    Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Med Care 43:453-60. 2005
    ..We examined whether patient satisfaction affected subsequent use of non-Veterans Affairs (VA) services among chronically ill veterans discharged from VA hospitals...
  80. ncbi request reprint Who doesn't receive carotid endarterectomy when appropriate?
    Ronnie D Horner
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH, Neuroscience Center Building, Room 2149, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 10852, USA
    J Vasc Surg 39:162-8. 2004
    ..The primary outcome was receipt of CEA within 6 months of evaluation. Data were collected by medical record review and interview regarding clinical status, and patient and physician perception of the risks and benefits of CEA...
  81. 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint How asymptomatic is asymptomatic carotid stenosis?
    David C Steffens
    Radiology 244:317-8, author reply 318-9. 2007
  83. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of anticoagulation of patients with atrial fibrillation in managed care organizations: results of the managing anticoagulation services trial
    David B Matchar
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Med 113:42-51. 2002
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