Christina Wee

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Quality of life among obese patients seeking weight loss surgery: the importance of obesity-related social stigma and functional status
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:231-8. 2013
  2. pmc Comparing the SF-12 and SF-36 health status questionnaires in patients with and without obesity
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:11. 2008
  3. pmc Obesity and undiagnosed diabetes in the U.S
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1813-5. 2008
  4. doi request reprint The relationship between obesity and atherosclerotic progression and prognosis among patients with coronary artery bypass grafts the effect of aggressive statin therapy
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:620-5. 2008
  5. pmc Obesity and the likelihood of sexual behavioral risk factors for HPV and cervical cancer
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2552-5. 2008
  6. pmc Obesity and C-reactive protein levels among white, black, and hispanic US adults
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:875-80. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Best practice updates for informed consent and patient education in weight loss surgery
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care and Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:885-8. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Obesity, race, and risk for death or functional decline among Medicare beneficiaries: a cohort study
    Christina C Wee
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:645-55. 2011
  9. doi request reprint A 52-year-old woman with obesity: review of bariatric surgery
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, CO 222, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    JAMA 302:1097-104. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Preferences and self-efficacy for diet modification among primary care patients
    Jessica K Bartfield
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:430-2. 2010

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Quality of life among obese patients seeking weight loss surgery: the importance of obesity-related social stigma and functional status
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:231-8. 2013
    ..Obesity is a stigmatizing condition associated with adverse psychosocial consequences. The relative importance of weight stigma in reducing health utility or the value a person places on their current health state is unknown...
  2. pmc Comparing the SF-12 and SF-36 health status questionnaires in patients with and without obesity
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:11. 2008
    ..To assess how well the SF-36, a well-validated generic quality of life (QOL) instrument, compares with its shorter adaptation, the SF-12, in capturing differences in QOL among patients with and without obesity...
  3. pmc Obesity and undiagnosed diabetes in the U.S
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1813-5. 2008
    ..To study whether obese individuals, who are at higher risk for diabetes and disparities in care than nonobese individuals, are more likely to have undiagnosed diabetes...
  4. doi request reprint The relationship between obesity and atherosclerotic progression and prognosis among patients with coronary artery bypass grafts the effect of aggressive statin therapy
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:620-5. 2008
    ..This study examines whether obesity accelerates atherogenic progression or adverse outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery...
  5. pmc Obesity and the likelihood of sexual behavioral risk factors for HPV and cervical cancer
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2552-5. 2008
    ..HPV and sexual behavioral risk factors for HPV and cervical cancer are not more prevalent in obese than normal-weight women and unlikely to account for higher-observed cervical cancer mortality in obese women...
  6. pmc Obesity and C-reactive protein levels among white, black, and hispanic US adults
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:875-80. 2008
    ..We examined whether obesity's association with novel cardiovascular risk factors such as C-reactive protein (CRP) also varies by race and ethnicity...
  7. doi request reprint Best practice updates for informed consent and patient education in weight loss surgery
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care and Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:885-8. 2009
    ..Future research should focus on the outcomes and consequences of WLS, and different approaches that facilitate patient understanding of, and decision making about, WLS...
  8. doi request reprint Obesity, race, and risk for death or functional decline among Medicare beneficiaries: a cohort study
    Christina C Wee
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:645-55. 2011
    ..The adverse effect of obesity on health outcomes may be lower in older and African American adults than in the general U.S. population...
  9. doi request reprint A 52-year-old woman with obesity: review of bariatric surgery
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, CO 222, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    JAMA 302:1097-104. 2009
    ..However, depression and anxiety, as Ms J experiences, do not necessarily improve as a result of surgery...
  10. doi request reprint Preferences and self-efficacy for diet modification among primary care patients
    Jessica K Bartfield
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:430-2. 2010
    ..05). Obese patients in our study have similarly high willingness and self-efficacy and comparable preferences for adopting changes consistent with three popular diets...
  11. pmc Use of complementary and alternative therapies by overweight and obese adults
    Suzanne M Bertisch
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1610-5. 2008
    ..Obesity is associated with higher health-care costs due, in part, to higher use of traditional health care. Few data are available on the relationship between obesity and the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)...
  12. pmc Adolescent obesity and future college degree attainment
    Angela G Fowler-Brown
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1235-41. 2010
    ..In conclusion, adolescent obesity is associated with lower likelihood of college completion. This relationship was not observed in an older cohort of adolescents...
  13. doi request reprint Psychosocial stress and 13-year BMI change among blacks: the Pitt County Study
    Angela G Fowler-Brown
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:2106-9. 2009
    ..1-17.8). For black men, perceived stress was not associated with percent BMI change. These data suggest that interventions targeting obesity in black women should consider the potential impact of emotional stress on weight change...
  14. doi request reprint Patient-physician language concordance and lifestyle counseling among Spanish-speaking patients
    Pracha P Eamranond
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, Boston, MA 02446, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 11:494-8. 2009
    ..Patients with language-discordant physicians have more problems understanding medical situations. The impact of patient-physician language concordance on lifestyle counseling among Spanish-speaking patients is not known...
  15. doi request reprint BMI and rates of suicide in the United States: an ecological analysis
    Kenneth J Mukamal
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1946-50. 2009
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  16. pmc Alternative mind-body therapies used by adults with medical conditions
    Suzanne M Bertisch
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School Osher Research Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 66:511-9. 2009
    ..Mind-body therapies (MBT) are used by 16.6% of adults in the United States. Little is known about the patterns of and reasons for use of MBT by adults with common medical conditions...
  17. doi request reprint Expert panel on weight loss surgery: executive report update
    George L Blackburn
    Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:842-62. 2009
    ..We expect them to have far-reaching effects of the development of health care policy and the practice of WLS...
  18. ncbi request reprint Receipt of exercise counseling by older women
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:619-26. 2006
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  19. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in cancer screening: the importance of foreign birth as a barrier to care
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:1028-35. 2003
    ..Racial/ethnic groups comprised largely of foreign-born individuals have lower rates of cancer screening than white Americans. Little is known about whether these disparities are related primarily to their race/ethnicity or birthplace...
  20. pmc Obesity and breast cancer screening
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:324-31. 2004
    ..Compared to normal weight women, women with obesity have higher mortality from breast cancer but are less often screened...
  21. pmc Assessing the value of weight loss among primary care patients
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:1206-11. 2004
    ..Modest weight loss of 10% of baseline weight is beneficial and achievable for overweight and obese patients. However, whether primary care patients value modest weight loss is unclear...
  22. pmc Health care expenditures associated with overweight and obesity among US adults: importance of age and race
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:159-65. 2005
    ..We estimated health care expenditures associated with overweight and obesity and examined the influence of age, race, and gender...
  23. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with colon cancer screening: the role of patient factors and physician counseling
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Rose 115, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Prev Med 41:23-9. 2005
    ..The prevalence of colon cancer screening is nationally low. The relative contribution of patient factors and physician counseling patterns to the low prevalence of screening is unclear...
  24. pmc Stage of readiness to control weight and adopt weight control behaviors in primary care
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:410-5. 2005
    ..While the majority of adults are attempting weight loss at any given time, few engage in optimal diet and exercise. We examined factors associated with being in advanced stages of behavior change for weight loss, diet, and exercise...
  25. ncbi request reprint After the Women's Health Initiative: decision making and trust of women taking hormone therapy
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Womens Health Issues 15:187-95. 2005
    ..To describe decision making and trust of women who were on hormone therapy (estrogen and progestin or estrogen alone) when the Women's Health Initiative findings were initially released July 9, 2002...
  26. ncbi request reprint Understanding patients' value of weight loss and expectations for bariatric surgery
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Rose 115, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obes Surg 16:496-500. 2006
    ..Few studies examine patients' expectations for bariatric surgery or the value patients place on weight loss...
  27. pmc Influence of body weight on patients' satisfaction with ambulatory care
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Libby 330, Boston, MA 02132, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:155-9. 2002
    ..Obesity is associated with only modest decreases in satisfaction scores with the most recent visit, which were explained largely by higher illness burden among obese patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Menopausal symptom management and prevention counseling after the Women's Health Initiative among women seen in an internal medicine practice
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:507-14. 2005
    ..To describe the management of menopausal symptoms and the prevalence of prevention counseling among women who stopped hormone therapy (HT) after publication of the initial findings of the Women's Health Initiative...
  29. ncbi request reprint BMI and cervical cancer screening among white, African-American, and Hispanic women in the United States
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Rose 115, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obes Res 13:1275-80. 2005
    ..We examined cervical cancer screening by BMI in white, African-American, and Hispanic women and explored women's reasons for not undergoing screening...
  30. pmc Trends in obesity and arthritis among baby boomers and their predecessors, 1971-2002
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, RO 103, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1607-13. 2005
    ..We examined trends in obesity and arthritis prevalence among the "baby boom" (born 1946-1965) and "silent" (born 1926-1945) generations...
  31. pmc Acculturation and cardiovascular risk factor control among Hispanic adults in the United States
    Pracha P Eamranond
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:818-24. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether low acculturation, based on language measures, leads to disparities in cardiovascular risk factor control in U.S. Hispanic adults...
  32. ncbi request reprint Obesity among adults with disabling conditions
    Evette Weil
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    JAMA 288:1265-8. 2002
    ..Obesity, a leading cause of preventable death and chronic disease, is associated with disability. Little is known about obesity among adults with specific disabilities...
  33. ncbi request reprint Obesity among US immigrant subgroups by duration of residence
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill
    JAMA 292:2860-7. 2004
    ..The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially since the 1980s. While immigrants are the fastest growing segment of the US population, little is known about obesity or clinician counseling about diet and exercise in this group...
  34. doi request reprint Primary care for low-income populations: comparing health care delivery systems
    Ellie Grossman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:743-57. 2008
    ..Policymakers and health care services analysts and providers must monitor quality as they decide how best to deliver care to vulnerable populations...

Research Grants8

  1. Race and Health Outcomes Associated with Obesity
    Christina Wee; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our findings could also guide the setting of public health priorities and the targeting of specific initiatives to reduce racial disparities in healthcare and mortality. ..
  2. Race and Health Outcomes Associated with Obesity
    Christina Wee; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our findings could also guide the setting of public health priorities and the targeting of specific initiatives to reduce racial disparities in healthcare and mortality. ..
  3. Understanding How Patients Value Bariatric Surgery
    Christina Wee; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  4. Understanding How Patients Value Bariatric Surgery
    Christina C Wee; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  5. Understanding How Patients Value Bariatric Surgery
    Christina Wee; Fiscal Year: 2009
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