Said A Ibrahim

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding ethnic differences in the utilization of joint replacement for osteoarthritis: the role of patient-level factors
    Said A Ibrahim
    Louis Stokes Department of VAMC, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Med Care 40:I44-51. 2002
  2. pmc Confronting health inequity: the global dimension
    Juan Antonio Casas-Zamora
    Am J Public Health 94:2055-8. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in surgical outcomes in veterans following knee or hip arthroplasty
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:3143-51. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Older patients' perceptions of quality of chronic knee or hip pain: differences by ethnicity and relationship to clinical variables
    Said A Ibrahim
    The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C, 11 East 130 A U, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M472-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Elderly hospitalized patients with diastolic heart failure: lack of gender and ethnic differences in 18-month mortality rates
    Said A Ibrahim
    The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:56-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Differences in expectations of outcome mediate African American/white patient differences in "willingness" to consider joint replacement
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:2429-35. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Self-assessed global quality of life: a comparison between African-American and white older patients with arthritis
    Said A Ibrahim
    The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C, 11 East 9 130 A U, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:512-7. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Inner city African-American elderly patients' perceptions and preferences for the care of chronic knee and hip pain: findings from focus groups
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1318-22. 2004
  9. pmc Racial differences in 30-day mortality for pulmonary embolism
    Said A Ibrahim
    Veterans Administration Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:2161-4. 2006
  10. pmc Impact of perceived discrimination in healthcare on patient-provider communication
    Leslie R M Hausmann
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Med Care 49:626-33. 2011

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Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding ethnic differences in the utilization of joint replacement for osteoarthritis: the role of patient-level factors
    Said A Ibrahim
    Louis Stokes Department of VAMC, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Med Care 40:I44-51. 2002
    ..There is a marked difference between black patients and white patients in the utilization of joint replacement therapy. The reasons behind this disparity remain unknown...
  2. pmc Confronting health inequity: the global dimension
    Juan Antonio Casas-Zamora
    Am J Public Health 94:2055-8. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in surgical outcomes in veterans following knee or hip arthroplasty
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:3143-51. 2005
    ..There are few published race/ethnicity-specific data on joint arthroplasty outcomes. The present study was undertaken to examine racial/ethnic differences in mortality and morbidity following elective knee or hip arthroplasty...
  4. ncbi request reprint Older patients' perceptions of quality of chronic knee or hip pain: differences by ethnicity and relationship to clinical variables
    Said A Ibrahim
    The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C, 11 East 130 A U, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M472-7. 2003
    ..We examined whether patient descriptions of chronic pain vary by ethnicity and if they correlate with important clinical measures used in arthritis care...
  5. ncbi request reprint Elderly hospitalized patients with diastolic heart failure: lack of gender and ethnic differences in 18-month mortality rates
    Said A Ibrahim
    The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:56-9. 2003
    ..Racial and gender differences in mortality rates have been reported for patients with systolic heart failure. Relatively little is known regarding diastolic heart failure prognosis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Differences in expectations of outcome mediate African American/white patient differences in "willingness" to consider joint replacement
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:2429-35. 2002
    ..We sought to determine whether African American patients differ from white patients in their "willingness" to consider joint replacement and to determine the factors that influence this relationship...
  7. ncbi request reprint Self-assessed global quality of life: a comparison between African-American and white older patients with arthritis
    Said A Ibrahim
    The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C, 11 East 9 130 A U, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:512-7. 2002
    ..121, P = 0.004) was negatively correlated with overall QOL ratings. How ethnic variations in perceptions of QOL impact observed ethnic disparity in the utilization of joint replacement therapy needs further investigation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Inner city African-American elderly patients' perceptions and preferences for the care of chronic knee and hip pain: findings from focus groups
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1318-22. 2004
    ..African Americans undergo joint replacement less often than do white persons. The authors studied African-American perceptions and preferences for the care of knee and hip pain...
  9. pmc Racial differences in 30-day mortality for pulmonary embolism
    Said A Ibrahim
    Veterans Administration Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:2161-4. 2006
    ..We used a large statewide database to compare 30-day mortality (defined as death within 30 days from the date of latest hospital admission) for Black and White patients who were hospitalized because of pulmonary embolism...
  10. pmc Impact of perceived discrimination in healthcare on patient-provider communication
    Leslie R M Hausmann
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Med Care 49:626-33. 2011
    ..The impact of patients' perceptions of discrimination in healthcare on patient-provider interactions is unknown...
  11. pmc Race, insurance status, and desire for tubal sterilization reversal
    Sonya B Borrero
    Division of General Internal Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Fertil Steril 90:272-7. 2008
    ..To examine the independent effects of race/ethnicity and insurance status on desire for tubal sterilization reversal...
  12. ncbi request reprint Arthritis-specific health beliefs related to aging among older male patients with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis
    Cathleen J Appelt
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:184-90. 2007
    ..We examined the relationship between patients' demographic characteristics and arthritis-specific beliefs related to aging...
  13. pmc Symptom expression in coronary heart disease and revascularization recommendations for black and white patients
    Marilyn Hravnak
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Health System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1701-8. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in 30-day mortality for patients hospitalized with acute pulmonary embolism
    Sonya Borrero
    University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1165-70. 2007
    ..We compared 30-day mortality for men and women hospitalized with PE using a large statewide database...
  15. ncbi request reprint Perceived racial discrimination in health care and its association with patients' healthcare experiences: does the measure matter?
    Leslie R M Hausmann
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:40-7. 2010
    ..Examine whether three measures of perceived racial discrimination in health care detect similar rates of discrimination and show similar associations with patients' healthcare experiences...
  16. pmc Perceived discrimination in health care and health status in a racially diverse sample
    Leslie R M Hausmann
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Med Care 46:905-14. 2008
    ..This study examined the prevalence of such discrimination, and its association with health status, for the 3 largest race/ethnic groups in the United States...
  17. pmc Orthopedic communication about osteoarthritis treatment: Does patient race matter?
    Leslie R M Hausmann
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:635-42. 2011
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  18. doi request reprint Race, sex, and total knee replacement consideration: role of social support
    Ernest R Vina
    University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh, VA Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:1103-11. 2013
    ..To determine whether there are racial differences in social support among patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and whether the impact of social support on patient preferences for total knee replacement (TKR) varies by race and sex...
  19. pmc Unintended pregnancy influences racial disparity in tubal sterilization rates
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:122-8. 2010
    ..Disparities in rates of unintended pregnancy may help explain observed racial/ethnic differences in sterilization, but this association has not been investigated...
  20. pmc Does vasectomy explain the difference in tubal sterilization rates between black and white women?
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Fertil Steril 91:1642-5. 2009
    ..To examine whether the observed difference in tubal sterilization rates between black and white women is dependent on racial/ethnic differences in vasectomy rates...
  21. pmc The effect of patient race on total joint replacement recommendations and utilization in the orthopedic setting
    Leslie R M Hausmann
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive 151C H, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:982-8. 2010
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  22. pmc Investigating racial differences in coping with chronic osteoarthritis pain
    Alvin C Jones
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive 151C H, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 23:339-47. 2008
    ..Further investigation of the role this coping strategy has on the decision making process for total joint arthroplasty should be explored...
  23. doi request reprint Thrombolytic therapy and mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2183-90. 2008
    ..In the management of acute pulmonary embolism, the prevalence of thrombolytic therapy is uncertain, and its benefits compared with standard anticoagulation remain a subject of debate...
  24. pmc Perceived racial discrimination in health care: a comparison of Veterans Affairs and other patients
    Leslie R M Hausmann
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Dr 151C H, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 1206, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S718-24. 2009
    ..We compared rates of perceived racial discrimination in health care settings for veteran and nonveteran patients and for veterans who used the Veterans Affairs health care system and those who did not...
  25. pmc Perceived discrimination in health care and use of preventive health services
    Leslie R M Hausmann
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1679-84. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between perceived discrimination and preventive health care utilization...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the perception of prayer and consideration of joint arthroplasty
    Dennis C Ang
    Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Med Care 40:471-6. 2002
    ..Ethnic differences in utilization of arthroplasty may reflect differences in health-related attitudes and beliefs...
  27. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity in knee arthroplasty utilization in the veterans health administration
    Alvin Jones
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 53:979-81. 2005
  28. doi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in pneumonia treatment and mortality
    Leslie R M Hausmann
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Med Care 47:1009-17. 2009
    ..The extent to which racial/ethnic disparities in pneumonia care occur within or between hospitals is unclear...
  29. pmc "Everything I know I learned from my mother...Or not": perspectives of African-American and white women on decisions about tubal sterilization
    Sonya Borrero
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:312-9. 2009
    ..African-American women have had higher rates of female sterilization compared to white women since its emergence as a contraceptive method. The reasons underlying this observed racial difference are unknown...
  30. pmc Racial/ethnic variations in physician recommendations for cardiac revascularization
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15240
    Am J Public Health 93:1689-93. 2003
    ..We sought to examine whether physician recommendations for cardiac revascularization vary according to patient race...
  31. pmc Racial differences in expectations of joint replacement surgery outcomes
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4155, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 59:730-7. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to measure these differences using a well-validated survey instrument and to determine if the differences could be explained by racial variation in disease severity, socioeconomic factors, literacy, or trust...
  32. pmc Brief report: Gender and total knee/hip arthroplasty utilization rate in the VA system
    Sonya Borrero
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S54-7. 2006
    ..Total joint arthroplasty is an effective treatment option for end-stage OA. We examined gender differences in utilization rates of total knee/hip arthroplasty in the Veterans Administration (VA) system...
  33. pmc Factors associated with patients who leave acute-care hospitals against medical advice
    Said A Ibrahim
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2204-8. 2007
    ..We examined hospital- and patient-related factors associated with discharge against medical advice (termed self-discharge) after emergency admission to acute-care hospitals...
  34. ncbi request reprint Race, insurance status, and tubal sterilization
    Sonya Borrero
    Divison of General Internal Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:94-100. 2007
    ..To examine the independent effects of race or ethnicity and insurance status on use of tubal sterilization rates...
  35. pmc Obese African-American women's perspectives on weight loss and bariatric surgery
    Cheryl Sterling Lynch
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:908-14. 2007
    ..African-American (AA) women have higher rates of obesity and obesity-related diseases but are less likely than other women to undergo bariatric surgery or have success with conventional weight loss methods...
  36. pmc Hospital volume and patient outcomes in pulmonary embolism
    Drahomir Aujesky
    Division of Internal Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    CMAJ 178:27-33. 2008
    ..For patients with pulmonary embolism, the relation between the number of patients treated in a hospital (volume) and patient outcome is unknown...
  37. pmc Racial disparities in preferences and perceptions regarding organ donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics TA 232, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:995-1000. 2006
    ..To identify reasons for lower organ donation rates by African Americans, we examined knowledge and attitudes about brain death, donation, and transplantation and trust in the health care system...
  38. pmc Patient perceptions of access to care and referrals to specialists: a comparison of African-American and white older patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis
    John P F Lopez
    St Peters Hospital, Emergency Department, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:667-73. 2005
    ..The reasons for this disparity remain unclear. We examined how African-American and white patients with symptomatic OA of the knee and/or hip compare with respect to their perceptions of care for knee and hip OA...
  39. ncbi request reprint A culturally competent approach to cancer news and education in an inner city community: focus group findings
    Jonnie P Marks
    Public Health Productions, Inc, Cleveland, Ohio 44118, USA
    J Health Commun 9:143-57. 2004
    ..For this community "cancer" represents a giant screen upon which individual fears and societal ethnic, political, and economic tensions are projected...
  40. ncbi request reprint Is there a difference in the perception of symptoms between african americans and whites with osteoarthritis?
    Dennis C Ang
    Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Indiana University, Indianapolis 46202, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:1305-10. 2003
    ..Ethnic differences in utilization of joint replacement may reflect differences in the perception of symptoms of OA...
  41. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in hip and knee joint replacement: a review of research in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Said A Ibrahim
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 15:S87-94. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Update on the health disparities literature
    Judith A Long
    Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:805-12. 2004
  43. ncbi request reprint The effect of race/ethnicity and desirable social characteristics on physicians' decisions to prescribe opioid analgesics
    Joshua H Tamayo-Sarver
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:1239-48. 2003
    ....
  44. pmc Health disparities: the importance of culture and health communication
    Stephen B Thomas
    Am J Public Health 94:2050. 2004
  45. pmc Achieving health equity: an incremental journey
    Said A Ibrahim
    Am J Public Health 93:1619-21. 2003
  46. pmc Eliminating health inequalities
    Said A Ibrahim
    Am J Public Health 93:1618. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint African American race was associated with an increased risk of complications following venous thromboembolism
    Drahomir Aujesky
    Division of Internal Medicine, the Clinical Epidemiology Center, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:410-6. 2007
    ..Limited data exist on the quality of care for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), and it is unknown whether the processes and outcomes of care for this illness differ between African Americans and whites...
  48. pmc Hypertension and medication adherence among African Americans: a potential factor in cardiovascular disparities
    Said A Ibrahim
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:28-9. 2003
  49. pmc The role of race and genetics in health disparities research
    Michael J Fine
    Am J Public Health 95:2125-8. 2005

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