Drew A Helmer
- Assessment and documentation of sexual health issues of recent combat veterans seeking VHA careDrew A Helmer
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
J Sex Med 10:1065-73. 2013..Recent combat veterans may be particularly vulnerable to sexual health issues due to their deployment-related health issues such as mental health conditions, prescription medications use, and psychosocial challenges...
- Chronic widespread pain, mental health, and physical role function in OEF/OIF veteransDrew A Helmer
Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Pain Med 10:1174-82. 2009..Describe the associations among pain, mental health concerns, and function in veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)...
- Opting out of an integrated healthcare system: dual-system use is associated with poorer glycemic control in veterans with diabetesDrew Helmer
VA New Jersey Health Care System Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange, NJ, USA
Prim Care Diabetes 2:73-80. 2008..To test for an association between quality of care and patient choice to obtain care outside an integrated healthcare delivery system...
- Can ambulatory care prevent hospitalization for metabolic decompensation?Drew A Helmer
Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Med Care 46:148-57. 2008..Metabolic decompensations (MD) are hospitalizations considered preventable with appropriate ambulatory care. We tested for associations between diabetes care and MD...
- Individualized, non-age-based glycemic control in elderly veterans with diabetesDrew A Helmer
Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Diabetes Care 31:728-31. 2008..To examine the role of age and endocrinology care in glycemic testing and control in elderly veterans with diabetes...
- Health and exposure concerns of veterans deployed to Iraq and AfghanistanDrew A Helmer
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
J Occup Environ Med 49:475-80. 2007..We report the clinical concerns of US veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom evaluated at the New Jersey War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center (NJ WRIISC) between June 2004 and January 2006...
- Health services use among Gulf War veterans and Gulf War era nondeployed veterans: a large population-based surveyDrew A Helmer
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center and the Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey HealthCare System, East Orange, USA
Am J Public Health 97:2145-8. 2007..24; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.06, 1.51]). Among these groups, the National Guard and Reserve personnel were more likely to have been hospitalized than were the regular military personnel (OR= 1.65; 95% CI=1.21, 2.26)...
- Applying diabetes-related Prevention Quality Indicators to a national cohort of veterans with diabetesDrew A Helmer
Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
Diabetes Care 26:3017-23. 2003..We identified patient-level characteristics associated with hospitalization for metabolic decompensation, developed a risk-adjustment model for the measures, and compared regional network performance using these PQIs...
- The war-related illness and injury study centers: a resource for deployment-related health concernsAndrew E Lincoln
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
Mil Med 171:577-85. 2006..009) and use of rehabilitation therapies (1.6 additional visits, p = 0.018) followed the NRP referral. The small gain in mental function suggests that the NRP may benefit combat veterans with long and complex medical histories...
- Sexual dysfunction among male veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan: prevalence and correlatesG M Monawar Hosain
Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Sex Med 10:516-23. 2013..Sexual dysfunction (SD) is not well described in the Iraq/Afghanistan veteran population despite high prevalence of multiple risk factors for this issue...
- Racial differences in sexual dysfunction among postdeployed iraq and afghanistan veteransG M Monawar Hosain
1Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Houston, TX, USA
Am J Mens Health 7:374-81. 2013..All postdeployed veterans should be screened; and psychosocial support and educational materials should address race/ethnicity-specific risk factors. ..
- Developing a bioterrorism preparedness campaign for veterans: Using focus groups to inform materials developmentSusan L Santos
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center in the VA New Jersey Health Care System in East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Health Promot Pract 8:31-40. 2007..This article describes the results of a series of focus groups with three veteran subpopulations of interest to characterize their concerns and information needs and summarizes the insights gained that helped guide materials development...