Kathleen W Saunders

Summary

Affiliation: Group Health Cooperative
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Concurrent use of alcohol and sedatives among persons prescribed chronic opioid therapy: prevalence and risk factors
    Kathleen W Saunders
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Pain 13:266-75. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationship of common pain conditions in mothers and children
    Kathleen Saunders
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative Departments of Oral Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Clin J Pain 23:204-13. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Impact of comorbidity on headache-related disability
    K Saunders
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Neurology 70:538-47. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of participation in primary care group-format back pain self-care interventions
    K W Saunders
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, 98101, USA
    Clin J Pain 16:236-43. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Prediction of physician visits and prescription medicine use for back pain
    K W Saunders
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle 98101, USA
    Pain 83:369-77. 1999
  6. pmc Relationship of opioid use and dosage levels to fractures in older chronic pain patients
    Kathleen W Saunders
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:310-5. 2010
  7. pmc Prescribed opioid difficulties, depression and opioid dose among chronic opioid therapy patients
    Joseph O Merrill
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:581-7. 2012
  8. pmc Depression and ambivalence toward chronic opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain
    Catherine Q Howe
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98195, USA
    Clin J Pain 28:561-6. 2012
  9. pmc Opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and overdose: a cohort study
    Kate M Dunn
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:85-92. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Predictors of 1-year change in patient activation in older adults with diabetes mellitus and heart disease
    Jessica Chubak
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1316-21. 2012

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. pmc Concurrent use of alcohol and sedatives among persons prescribed chronic opioid therapy: prevalence and risk factors
    Kathleen W Saunders
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Pain 13:266-75. 2012
    ..Male gender was the only predictor of concurrent alcohol use. Concurrent use of CNS depressants was common among this sample of COT users regardless of substance use disorder status...
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationship of common pain conditions in mothers and children
    Kathleen Saunders
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative Departments of Oral Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Clin J Pain 23:204-13. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to assess whether there is an association between: (1) site-specific pain conditions in mothers and children and (2) the presence of multiple pain conditions in mothers and children...
  3. doi request reprint Impact of comorbidity on headache-related disability
    K Saunders
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Neurology 70:538-47. 2008
    ..To assess and compare the extent to which comorbid conditions explain the role disability associated with migraine and other severe headaches...
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of participation in primary care group-format back pain self-care interventions
    K W Saunders
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, 98101, USA
    Clin J Pain 16:236-43. 2000
    ..This is relevant to the generalizability of studies that rely on volunteers as well as the characteristics of patients who do not seek out self-care interventions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prediction of physician visits and prescription medicine use for back pain
    K W Saunders
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle 98101, USA
    Pain 83:369-77. 1999
    ..These findings help clarify specific patient attitudes and beliefs that are related to healthcare utilization and suggest that a subset of these beliefs can be modified through a brief educational intervention...
  6. pmc Relationship of opioid use and dosage levels to fractures in older chronic pain patients
    Kathleen W Saunders
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:310-5. 2010
    ..Opioids have been linked to increased risk of fractures, but little is known about how opioid dose affects fracture risk...
  7. pmc Prescribed opioid difficulties, depression and opioid dose among chronic opioid therapy patients
    Joseph O Merrill
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:581-7. 2012
    ..Chronic opioid therapy has increased dramatically, as have complications related to prescription opioids. Little is known about the problems and concerns attributed to opioids by patients receiving different opioid doses...
  8. pmc Depression and ambivalence toward chronic opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain
    Catherine Q Howe
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98195, USA
    Clin J Pain 28:561-6. 2012
    ..This study examines predictors of the desire to cut down or stop opioid therapy among patients receiving COT who report that opioids are helpful for relieving pain...
  9. pmc Opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and overdose: a cohort study
    Kate M Dunn
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:85-92. 2010
    ..Concomitant with this change in practice, rates of fatal opioid overdose have increased. The extent to which overdose risks are elevated among patients receiving medically prescribed long-term opioid therapy is unknown...
  10. doi request reprint Predictors of 1-year change in patient activation in older adults with diabetes mellitus and heart disease
    Jessica Chubak
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1316-21. 2012
    ..To identify patterns and predictors of 1-year change in patient activation in chronically ill older adults...
  11. ncbi request reprint Optimizing prediction of back pain outcomes
    Judith A Turner
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Pain 154:1391-401. 2013
    ..A limited set of measures may be used to predict risk for future clinically significant pain in patients initiating primary care for back pain, but further evaluation of prognostic models is needed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparison of back pain prognostic risk stratification item sets
    Michael Von Korff
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington Electronic address
    J Pain 15:81-9. 2014
    ..81 (.77-.85) for a composite item set. Differences in prediction were modest. Items from 2 prognostic screeners, and both combined, achieved acceptable and similar prediction of unfavorable back pain outcomes...
  13. pmc Depression and prescription opioid misuse among chronic opioid therapy recipients with no history of substance abuse
    Alicia Grattan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    Ann Fam Med 10:304-11. 2012
    ..This study aims to examine whether there is an association between depression and opioid misuse in patients receiving COT who have no history of substance abuse...
  14. pmc Prevalence and characteristics of flare-ups of chronic nonspecific back pain in primary care: a telephone survey
    Pradeep Suri
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin J Pain 28:573-80. 2012
    ..To describe the prevalence and characteristics of flare-ups of chronic nonspecific back pain (CNSBP) among primary care patients, and to examine associations with measures of pain severity and psychosocial factors...
  15. pmc Patient-reported care coordination: associations with primary care continuity and specialty care use
    David T Liss
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:323-9. 2011
    ..This study investigated (1) the association between care coordination and continuity of primary care, and (2) differences in this association by level of specialty care use...
  16. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of a lay person-led self-management group intervention for back pain patients in primary care
    M Von Korff
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:2608-15. 1998
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint The course of back pain in primary care
    M Von Korff
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:2833-7; discussion 2838-9. 1996
    ..CONCLUSION: Results from existing studies suggest that back pain among primary care patients typically runs a recurrent course characterized by variation and change, rather than an acute, self-limiting course...
  18. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of a cognitive-behavioral program for enhancing back pain self care in a primary care setting
    J E Moore
    Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Pain 88:145-53. 2000
    ..Modest, but statistically significant, effects on pain ratings and interference with activities were also observed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Costs of care for irritable bowel syndrome patients in a health maintenance organization
    R L Levy
    University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 96:3122-9. 2001
    ..However, the majority of the excess in health care costs resulted from medical care not directly related to lower GI problems...
  20. pmc De facto long-term opioid therapy for noncancer pain
    Michael Von Korff
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Clin J Pain 24:521-7. 2008
    ..This paper describes characteristics of opioid use episodes for noncancer pain and defines thresholds for de facto long-term opioid therapy...
  21. ncbi request reprint A trial of an activating intervention for chronic back pain in primary care and physical therapy settings
    Michael Von Korff
    Group Health Cooperative, Center for Health Studies, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Pain 113:323-30. 2005
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Chronic spinal pain and physical-mental comorbidity in the United States: results from the national comorbidity survey replication
    Michael Von Korff
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Pain 113:331-9. 2005
    ..The societal burdens of chronic spinal pain need to be understood and managed within the context of comorbid conditions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relationship of pain and symptoms to pubertal development in adolescents
    Linda LeResche
    Department of Oral Medicine, University of Washington, P O Box 356370, Seattle, WA 98195 6370, USA
    Pain 118:201-9. 2005
    ..For both sexes, pubertal development was a better predictor of pain than was age. Thus it appears that pain, other somatic symptoms and depression increase systematically with pubertal development in girls...
  24. pmc Association between obesity and psychiatric disorders in the US adult population
    Gregory E Simon
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:824-30. 2006
    ..Epidemiologic data suggest an association between obesity and depression, but findings vary across studies and suggest a stronger relationship in women than men...
  25. ncbi request reprint Frequency and priority of pain patients' health care use
    Michael Von Korff
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Clin J Pain 23:400-8. 2007
    ..This study assesses reasons for health care visits of pain patients versus controls, and compares characteristics of pain patients who differ in frequency and priority of service use...
  26. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal orofacial pain and other signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders during pregnancy: a prospective study
    Linda LeResche
    Department of Oral Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6370, USA
    J Orofac Pain 19:193-201. 2005
    ..To describe the course of reported musculoskeletal pain in the temporomandibular region and other signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) as well as psychological distress over the course of pregnancy and 1 year postpartum...
  27. ncbi request reprint Primary care and urology patients with the male pelvic pain syndrome: symptoms and quality of life
    Judith A Turner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Urol 167:1768-73. 2002
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of two self-care interventions to reduce disability associated with back pain
    Larkin L Strong
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1639-45. 2006
    ..Two randomized, controlled trials...