Benjamin J Powers

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. pmc Racial differences in the effect of a telephone-delivered hypertension disease management program
    George L Jackson
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1682-9. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of telephone self-management interventions for blood pressure control
    Virginia Wang
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 163:980-6. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Home blood pressure management and improved blood pressure control: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1173-80. 2011
  9. doi request reprint The Cholesterol, Hypertension, And Glucose Education (CHANGE) study: results from a randomized controlled trial in African Americans with diabetes
    Matthew J Crowley
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 166:179-86. 2013
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
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  4. 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)...
  5. 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...
  6. pmc Racial differences in the effect of a telephone-delivered hypertension disease management program
    George L Jackson
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1682-9. 2012
    ..African Americans are significantly more likely than whites to have uncontrolled hypertension, contributing to significant disparities in cardiovascular disease and events...
  7. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of telephone self-management interventions for blood pressure control
    Virginia Wang
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 163:980-6. 2012
    ..This study evaluated the costs of the Hypertension Intervention Nurse Telemedicine Study (HINTS), aimed to improve BP control in veterans...
  8. doi request reprint Home blood pressure management and improved blood pressure control: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1173-80. 2011
    ..To determine which of 3 interventions was most effective in improving blood pressure (BP) control, we performed a 4-arm randomized trial with 18-month follow-up at the primary care clinics at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center...
  9. doi request reprint The Cholesterol, Hypertension, And Glucose Education (CHANGE) study: results from a randomized controlled trial in African Americans with diabetes
    Matthew J Crowley
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 166:179-86. 2013
    ..Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes account for one-third of the mortality difference between African American and white patients. We evaluated the effect of a CVD risk reduction intervention in African Americans with diabetes...
  10. 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%)...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint Treatment intensification in a hypertension telemanagement trial: clinical inertia or good clinical judgment?
    Matthew J Crowley
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterns Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Hypertension 58:552-8. 2011
    ..Failure to intensify treatment when home blood pressure is elevated may, at times, represent good clinical judgment, not clinical inertia...
  13. doi request reprint Do the benefits of participation in a hypertension self-management trial persist after patients resume usual care?
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:269-75. 2014
    ..The purpose of this article is to examine clinical and economic outcomes 18 months after completion of a hypertension self-management trial...
  14. 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
    ....
  15. doi request reprint The effectiveness of personalized coronary heart disease and stroke risk communication
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 161:673-80. 2011
    ..We sought to evaluate the impact of personalized coronary heart disease and stroke risk communication on patients' knowledge, beliefs, and health behavior...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Measuring blood pressure for decision making and quality reporting: where and how many measures?
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:781-8, W-289-90. 2011
    ..The optimal setting and number of blood pressure (BP) measurements that should be used for clinical decision making and quality reporting are uncertain...
  19. doi request reprint Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers for treatment of ischemic heart disease: Future research needs prioritization
    Matthew J Crowley
    Duke Evidence Based Practice Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 163:777-782.e8. 2012
    ..The prioritization of future research needs has customarily been an informal process that is not responsive to the needs of all relevant stakeholders...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Scheduled telephone visits in the veterans health administration patient-centered medical home
    Nina R Sperber
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Legacy Tower NC Mutual Building Suite 600, 411 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:145. 2014
    ..We conducted a study at the beginning of PACT implementation to elicit stakeholder views on this mode of healthcare delivery, including potential facilitators and barriers...
  23. ncbi request reprint The intersection of patient complexity, prescriber continuity and acute care utilization
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, Durham, NC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:594-601. 2014
    ..Few studies have examined the continuity of medication management of complex patients, who often have multiple providers and complex medication regimens...
  24. pmc Revisiting literacy and adherence: future clinical and research directions
    Benjamin J Powers
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1341-2. 2006