JENNIFER RENE MERTENS

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Effectiveness of nurse-practitioner-delivered brief motivational intervention for young adult alcohol and drug use in primary care in South Africa: a randomized clinical trial
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 49:430-8. 2014
  2. pmc Ten-year stability of remission in private alcohol and drug outpatient treatment: non-problem users versus abstainers
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 125:67-74. 2012
  3. pmc The role of medical conditions and primary care services in 5-year substance use outcomes among chemical dependency treatment patients
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 98:45-53. 2008
  4. pmc Medical conditions of adolescents in alcohol and drug treatment: comparison with matched controls
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
    J Adolesc Health 40:173-9. 2007
  5. ncbi Readmission among chemical dependency patients in private, outpatient treatment: patterns, correlates and role in long-term outcome
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 66:842-7. 2005
  6. ncbi Hazardous drinkers and drug users in HMO primary care: prevalence, medical conditions, and costs
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:989-98. 2005
  7. ncbi Medical and psychiatric conditions of alcohol and drug treatment patients in an HMO: comparison with matched controls
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2511-7. 2003
  8. pmc Individuals receiving addiction treatment: are medical costs of their family members reduced?
    Constance Weisner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Addiction 105:1226-34. 2010
  9. ncbi Relationship between use of psychiatric services and five-year alcohol and drug treatment outcomes
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:164-71. 2005
  10. pmc Trends in prescribed opioid therapy for non-cancer pain for individuals with prior substance use disorders
    Constance M Weisner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Pain 145:287-93. 2009

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Effectiveness of nurse-practitioner-delivered brief motivational intervention for young adult alcohol and drug use in primary care in South Africa: a randomized clinical trial
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 49:430-8. 2014
    ..To assess the effectiveness of brief motivational intervention for alcohol and drug use in young adult primary care patients in a low-income population and country...
  2. pmc Ten-year stability of remission in private alcohol and drug outpatient treatment: non-problem users versus abstainers
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 125:67-74. 2012
    ..over time? (b) What was the risk of relapse for non-problem users versus abstainers? (c) What individual, treatment, and extra-treatment characteristics predicted time to relapse, and did these differ by non-problem use versus abstinence?..
  3. pmc The role of medical conditions and primary care services in 5-year substance use outcomes among chemical dependency treatment patients
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 98:45-53. 2008
    ....
  4. pmc Medical conditions of adolescents in alcohol and drug treatment: comparison with matched controls
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
    J Adolesc Health 40:173-9. 2007
    ..This study addresses gaps in the literature regarding medical comorbidities in adolescents with alcohol and drug use disorders...
  5. ncbi Readmission among chemical dependency patients in private, outpatient treatment: patterns, correlates and role in long-term outcome
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 66:842-7. 2005
    ..We examine readmission patterns and the role of readmission in 5-year outcome in chemical dependency patients in a private, integrated health plan...
  6. ncbi Hazardous drinkers and drug users in HMO primary care: prevalence, medical conditions, and costs
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:989-98. 2005
    ..However, little is known about the larger population of "hazardous" drinkers (those whose consumption increases their "risk of physical and psychological harm") and drug users...
  7. ncbi Medical and psychiatric conditions of alcohol and drug treatment patients in an HMO: comparison with matched controls
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2511-7. 2003
    ..Yet, prior research on the health conditions related to substance abuse is largely focused on alcohol and is from patients treated in publicly funded programs, inpatients, and the general population...
  8. pmc Individuals receiving addiction treatment: are medical costs of their family members reduced?
    Constance Weisner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Addiction 105:1226-34. 2010
    ..To examine whether alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment is related to reduced medical costs of family members...
  9. ncbi Relationship between use of psychiatric services and five-year alcohol and drug treatment outcomes
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:164-71. 2005
    ..It was anticipated that receipt of psychiatric services would predict long-term abstinence...
  10. pmc Trends in prescribed opioid therapy for non-cancer pain for individuals with prior substance use disorders
    Constance M Weisner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Pain 145:287-93. 2009
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  11. ncbi The excess medical cost and health problems of family members of persons diagnosed with alcohol or drug problems
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 45:116-22. 2007
    ..Having a family member with substance use problems affects family functioning, which may lead to increased medical problems and increased health care utilization and costs in the other family members...
  12. pmc Family members of people with alcohol or drug dependence: health problems and medical cost compared to family members of people with diabetes and asthma
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Addiction 104:203-14. 2009
    ..To compare the medical costs and prevalence of health conditions of family members of people with an alcohol or drug dependence (AODD) diagnosis to family members of people with diabetes and asthma...
  13. ncbi Coping among individuals seeking private chemical dependence treatment: gender differences and impact on length of stay in treatment
    Carolynn S Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:1228-33. 2002
    ..Because predictors of length of stay in treatment vary by gender, it also may be reasonable to expect gender differences in coping strategies as well as in the relationship between coping and LOS in treatment...
  14. ncbi Short-term alcohol and drug treatment outcomes predict long-term outcome
    Constance Weisner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:281-94. 2003
    ..We examined the relationship of 6-month treatment outcomes to abstinence 5 years post-treatment, and whether the predictors of abstinence at 5 years were different for those who were, and were not, abstinent at 6 months...
  15. ncbi Five-year alcohol and drug treatment outcomes of older adults versus middle-aged and younger adults in a managed care program
    Derek D Satre
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco 94143, USA
    Addiction 99:1286-97. 2004
    ..We examined age group differences in individual, treatment and extra-treatment factors, which may influence long-term outcome...
  16. ncbi Gender differences in treatment outcomes for alcohol dependence among older adults
    Derek D Satre
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:638-42. 2004
    ..This study examined clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of older alcohol-dependent men and women in a mixed-age private outpatient chemical dependency program...
  17. ncbi Services integration and cost-effectiveness
    Michael E Hilton
    Division of Clinical and Prevention Research, NIAAA, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7003, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:271-80. 2003
    ..This symposium presents some recent studies in this area. The small but growing body of studies in this area has great potential to inform public policy debates...
  18. ncbi Effects of managed care on alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:416-22. 2002
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Research Grants8

  1. Brief Intervention to Reduce Substance Use in South African Primary Care
    Jennifer Mertens; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Life-course and cost trajectories of alcohol patients: a 15-year study
    Jennifer Mertens; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The study has important implications for developing a continuing care approach addressing long-term recovery. ..
  3. Life-course and cost trajectories of alcohol patients: a 15-year study
    Jennifer Mertens; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The study has important implications for developing a continuing care approach addressing long-term recovery. ..
  4. Alcohol SBIRT Implementation in an HMO: Non-Physician Providers vs. Physicians
    JENNIFER RENE MERTENS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study aims to learn how to increase use of screening and brief intervention by primary care settings, so that U.S. primary care patients may benefit from this preventive practice. ..
  5. Life-course and cost trajectories of alcohol patients: a 15-year study
    JENNIFER RENE MERTENS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The study has important implications for developing a continuing care approach addressing long-term recovery. ..
  6. Life-course and cost trajectories of alcohol patients: a 15-year study
    JENNIFER RENE MERTENS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The study has important implications for developing a continuing care approach addressing long-term recovery. ..