WILLIAM MARION VOLLMER

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Can spirometric norms be set using pre- or post- bronchodilator test results in older people?
    Bernet Kato
    Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
    Respir Res 13:102. 2012
  2. pmc Comparison of pharmacy-based measures of medication adherence
    William M Vollmer
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:155. 2012
  3. pmc Use of health information technology to improve medication adherence
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, 3800 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:SP79-87. 2011
  4. pmc Design of the xylitol for adult caries trial (X-ACT)
    James D Bader
    Dept of Operative Dentistry CB 7450, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 27599 7450, USA
    BMC Oral Health 10:22. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Responsibilities of authorship
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northewst, Portland, OR, USA
    Chest 132:2042-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Incidence of work-related asthma in members of a health maintenance organization
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research and Northwest Permanent Associates, PC, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:1292-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Assessment of asthma control and severity
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 93:409-13; quiz 414-6, 492. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Impact of regular inhaled corticosteroid use on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outcomes
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    COPD 4:135-42. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparing office-based and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in clinical trials
    W M Vollmer
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 19:77-82. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Use and impact of an automated telephone outreach system for asthma in a managed care setting
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:725-33. 2006

Detail Information

Publications57

  1. pmc Can spirometric norms be set using pre- or post- bronchodilator test results in older people?
    Bernet Kato
    Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
    Respir Res 13:102. 2012
    ..Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is defined by post-bronchodilator spirometry. Data on "normal values" come predominantly from pre-bronchodilator spirometry. The effects of this on diagnosis are unknown...
  2. pmc Comparison of pharmacy-based measures of medication adherence
    William M Vollmer
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:155. 2012
    ..An extensive literature now supports these measures, although few studies have systematically compared the properties of different adherence measures...
  3. pmc Use of health information technology to improve medication adherence
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, 3800 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:SP79-87. 2011
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  4. pmc Design of the xylitol for adult caries trial (X-ACT)
    James D Bader
    Dept of Operative Dentistry CB 7450, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 27599 7450, USA
    BMC Oral Health 10:22. 2010
    ..Xylitol, an over-the-counter sweetener, has shown some potential as a caries preventive agent, but the evidence for its effectiveness is not yet conclusive and is based largely on studies in child populations...
  5. ncbi request reprint Responsibilities of authorship
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northewst, Portland, OR, USA
    Chest 132:2042-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Incidence of work-related asthma in members of a health maintenance organization
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research and Northwest Permanent Associates, PC, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:1292-7. 2005
    ..Recent reports suggest that the incidence of work-related asthma may be much higher than Sentinel Event Notification Systems for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) data estimate...
  7. ncbi request reprint Assessment of asthma control and severity
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 93:409-13; quiz 414-6, 492. 2004
    ..To provide a conceptual framework for defining severity and control in asthma, to describe recent advances in measuring asthma control, and to discuss the role of severity and control in asthma disease management...
  8. ncbi request reprint Impact of regular inhaled corticosteroid use on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outcomes
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    COPD 4:135-42. 2007
    ..This benefit was most pronounced among never-smokers and in those with evidence of co-morbid asthma...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparing office-based and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in clinical trials
    W M Vollmer
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 19:77-82. 2005
    ..Participants readily accepted the ABPM devices, and their use requires less staff training. ABPM provides a useful alternative to RZ-BP measurements in clinical trials...
  10. ncbi request reprint Use and impact of an automated telephone outreach system for asthma in a managed care setting
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:725-33. 2006
    ..To test the ability of an automated telephone outreach intervention to reduce acute healthcare utilization and improve quality of life among adult asthma patients in a large managed care organization...
  11. ncbi request reprint Searching multiple clinical information systems for longer time periods found more prevalent cases of asthma
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 110, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:392-7. 2004
    ..This study developed a computerized algorithm for defining prevalent asthma, identified operational difficulties, and summarized data on asthma prevalence in the study population...
  12. pmc Comparison of spirometry criteria for the diagnosis of COPD: results from the BOLD study
    W M Vollmer
    Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    Eur Respir J 34:588-97. 2009
    ..7 should minimise known age biases and better reflect clinically significant irreversible airflow limitation. Our study also supports the use of the FEV(1)/FEV(6) as a practical substitute for the FEV(1)/FVC...
  13. pmc Design of the Prevention of Adult Caries Study (PACS): a randomized clinical trial assessing the effect of a chlorhexidine dental coating for the prevention of adult caries
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, 3800 N, Interstate Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    BMC Oral Health 10:23. 2010
    ..Although a number of treatments are currently in use for caries prevention in adults, evidence for their efficacy and effectiveness is limited...
  14. ncbi request reprint Role of the specialist in the treatment of asthma
    William M Vollmer
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2:189-94. 2002
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  15. ncbi request reprint International variation in the prevalence of COPD (the BOLD Study): a population-based prevalence study
    A Sonia Buist
    Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Lancet 370:741-50. 2007
    ..We aimed to measure the prevalence of COPD and its risk factors and investigate variation across countries by age, sex, and smoking status...
  16. ncbi request reprint An outreach program improved osteoporosis management after a fracture
    Adrianne C Feldstein
    Northwest Permanente, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1464-9. 2007
    ..If widely implemented, this intervention could substantially improve the secondary prevention of osteoporosis. More-individualized interventions may be necessary for high-risk subgroups...
  17. pmc Associations of internet website use with weight change in a long-term weight loss maintenance program
    Kristine L Funk
    Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research, Portland, USA
    J Med Internet Res 12:e29. 2010
    ..There is limited information about patterns of website use and specific components of an interactive website that might help promote maintenance of weight loss...
  18. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in asthma management and quality of life
    Allison L Naleway
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Asthma 43:549-52. 2006
    ..Women reported significantly worse health status than men, but the differences observed were small and were attenuated after adjusting for socioeconomic status, smoking, body mass index, and comorbid illness...
  19. doi request reprint COPD and occupational exposures: a case-control study
    Sheila Weinmann
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:561-9. 2008
    ..This case-control study evaluated the association between occupational exposures and prevalent COPD based on lifetime occupational history...
  20. pmc Weight loss during the intensive intervention phase of the weight-loss maintenance trial
    Jack F Hollis
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:118-26. 2008
    ..This paper describes methods and results for the initial 6-month weight-loss program (Phase I)...
  21. pmc A randomized clinical trial of peak flow versus symptom monitoring in older adults with asthma
    A Sonia Buist
    Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Code UHN 67, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:1077-87. 2006
    ..To determine whether peak flow monitoring has value above and beyond symptom monitoring when used as part of an asthma management plan...
  22. ncbi request reprint Predictors of asthma control in a random sample of asthmatic patients
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, California 92111, USA
    J Asthma 44:341-5. 2007
    ..0001), COPD (p < 0.0001), absence of regular specialist care (p = 0.006), higher BMI (p = 0.01), gastroesophageal reflux (p = 0.02), not being Caucasian (p = 0.04), and low income (p = 0.04)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessing future need for acute care in adult asthmatics: the Profile of Asthma Risk Study: a prospective health maintenance organization-based study
    Molly L Osborne
    Mail code L102, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Chest 132:1151-61. 2007
    ..To develop simple clinical tools predictive of acute asthma care and to identify modifiable risk factors...
  24. ncbi request reprint Using an asthma control questionnaire and administrative data to predict health-care utilization
    Dawn Peters
    Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Chest 129:918-24. 2006
    ..To examine the merits of the Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ) control index together with prior asthma health-care utilization from administrative data in predicting future acute asthma health-care utilization...
  25. ncbi request reprint Association of asthma control with health care utilization: a prospective evaluation
    William M Vollmer
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:195-9. 2002
    ..These data reinforce the usefulness of measures of short-term asthma control both for the individual clinician and for those interested in population-based asthma management...
  26. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Asthma Control Test completed at home
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, Calif, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:661-7. 2007
    ..To provide additional validity data for the Asthma Control TestTM (ACT) using a different criterion measure, setting, and population...
  27. ncbi request reprint The relationship between asthma-specific quality of life and asthma control
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Asthma 44:391-5. 2007
    ..57-0.64); and lowest with the environment domain (r = 0.38-0.43). Asthma control tools reflect the symptoms and activity themes of asthma quality of life well, but reflect the environmental domain less well...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of comprehensive lifestyle modification on diet, weight, physical fitness, and blood pressure control: 18-month results of a randomized trial
    Patricia J Elmer
    Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:485-95. 2006
    ..The main 6-month results from the PREMIER trial showed that comprehensive behavioral intervention programs improve lifestyle behaviors and lower blood pressure...
  29. ncbi request reprint Procedures used to standardize data collected by RT3 triaxial accelerometers in a large-scale weight-loss trial
    ChuHe Chen
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:354-9. 2009
    ..Accelerometers measure intensity, frequency, and duration of physical activity. However, the scarcity of reports on data reduction makes comparing accelerometer results across studies difficult...
  30. ncbi request reprint The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease Initiative (BOLD): rationale and design
    A Sonia Buist
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, 97239, USA
    COPD 2:277-83. 2005
    ..BOLD's standardized methods will provide a uniform way to compare COPD burden within and between countries, and where differences are found, to explore explanations for these differences...
  31. ncbi request reprint The DASH diet and blood pressure
    Shirley R Craddick
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 North Interstate, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 5:484-91. 2003
    ..The DASH diet should be promoted, along with maintaining healthy weight, reducing sodium intake, increasing regular physical activity, and limiting alcohol intake, for lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of CVD...
  32. pmc Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the older adult: what defines abnormal lung function?
    David M Mannino
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, 740 S Limestone, K 528, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    Thorax 62:237-41. 2007
    ..70 as a threshold. Since the FEV(1)/FVC ratio declines with age, using the fixed ratio to define COPD may "overdiagnose" COPD in older populations...
  33. ncbi request reprint Premier: a clinical trial of comprehensive lifestyle modification for blood pressure control: rationale, design and baseline characteristics
    Laura P Svetkey
    Duke Hypertension Center and Sarah W Stedman Center for Nutritional Studies, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:462-71. 2003
    ..To describe PREMIER, a randomized trial to determine the effects of multi-component lifestyle interventions on blood pressure (BP)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and obstructive pulmonary disease in a population aged over 70 years
    Jon A Hardie
    Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Respir Med 99:186-95. 2005
    ..the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and obstructive pulmonary disease by age, sex, and smoking history in a population aged 70 years and older? What is the association between selected comorbidities and obstructive pulmonary disease?..
  35. ncbi request reprint Relationship of validated psychometric tools to subsequent medical utilization for asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, Calif 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:564-70. 2005
    ..Risk stratification is used to identify patients with asthma at increased risk of experiencing morbidity and resource utilization. Validated psychometric tools are infrequently studied sources of data for this purpose...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of comprehensive lifestyle modification on blood pressure control: main results of the PREMIER clinical trial
    Lawrence J Appel
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md 21205 2233, USA
    JAMA 289:2083-93. 2003
    ..The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet also lowers BP. To date, no trial has evaluated the effects of simultaneously implementing these lifestyle recommendations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of COPD and tobacco smoking in Malopolska region--results from the BOLD study in Poland
    Ewa Nizankowska-Mogilnicka
    Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Krakow, Poland
    Pol Arch Med Wewn 117:402-10. 2007
    ..To address this problem we participated in the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) Initiative which was developed to provide standardized methods for estimating the prevalence of COPD and its risk factors...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of individual components of multiple behavior changes: the PREMIER trial
    Eva Obarzanek
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7936, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:545-60. 2007
    ..To assess contributions of individual lifestyle changes on systolic blood pressure (SBP) changes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a medication intensity scale derived from computerized pharmacy data that predicts emergency hospital utilization for persistent asthma
    Michael Schatz
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:478-84. 2006
    ..To validate a risk stratification scheme using computerized pharmacy data to predict emergency hospital utilization for persistent asthma...
  40. ncbi request reprint Validation of the asthma impact survey, a brief asthma-specific quality of life tool
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:345-55. 2007
    ..The Asthma Impact Survey (AIS-6) is a new six question asthma outcome tool for which information on validity has not been published...
  41. ncbi request reprint The controller-to-total asthma medication ratio is associated with patient-centered as well as utilization outcomes
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Program, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Chest 130:43-50. 2006
    ..The ratio of controller medication to total asthma medications has been related to asthma utilization outcomes, but its relationship to patient-centered outcomes has not been explored...
  42. ncbi request reprint COPD prevalence in Salzburg, Austria: results from the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) Study
    Lea Schirnhofer
    Department of Pneumology, Paracelsus Private Medical School, Salzburg, Austria
    Chest 131:29-36. 2007
    ..The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease initiative was started to measure the prevalence of COPD in a standardized way and to provide estimates of the social and economic burden of disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint Individual blood pressure responses to changes in salt intake: results from the DASH-Sodium trial
    Eva Obarzanek
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 8136, MSC 7936, Bethesda, MD 20892 7936, USA
    Hypertension 42:459-67. 2003
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Sodium and blood pressure: no data dredging, please!
    Frank M Sacks
    Am J Hypertens 16:614-6. 2003
  45. ncbi request reprint Reference values for arterial blood gases in the elderly
    Jon A Hardie
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Deaconess Hospital, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Chest 125:2053-60. 2004
    ..At the same time, we wish to examine how different criteria for exclusion from the reference sample with regard to previous smoking and various comorbidities might influence reference values...
  46. ncbi request reprint Identification of patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) using automated data
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, The University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Fallon Healthcare System, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:661-7. 2004
    ..Our aim was to identify individuals with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) among asthma drug users, based on patterns of diagnostic and procedural codes (termed 'algorithms') contained in automated claims data...
  47. ncbi request reprint Determinants of future long-term asthma control
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1048-53. 2006
    ..Asthma control has been hypothesized to be inversely related to asthma severity, directly related to effective management, and also related to other definable factors, but empiric data to support this construct are few...
  48. ncbi request reprint The potential impact of nonpharmacologic population-wide blood pressure reduction on coronary heart disease events: pronounced benefits in African-Americans and hypertensives
    Thomas P Erlinger
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Prev Med 37:327-33. 2003
    ..However, several nonpharmacologic interventions reduce BP to a greater degree in hypertensives and African-Americans...
  49. pmc Acceptability of sodium-reduced research diets, including the Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension diet, among adults with prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension
    Njeri Karanja
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1530-8. 2007
    ..Examine the acceptability of sodium-reduced research diets...
  50. ncbi request reprint Asthma-specific quality of life and subsequent asthma emergency hospital care
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 7060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:206-11. 2008
    ..To identify an optimal cut-point score on the Mini-Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (mini-AQLQ) to predict subsequent asthma exacerbations, and to determine the additional risk conferred by a prior history of acute episodes...
  51. doi request reprint Comparison of strategies for sustaining weight loss: the weight loss maintenance randomized controlled trial
    Laura P Svetkey
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Duke Hypertension Center and Sarah W Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    JAMA 299:1139-48. 2008
    ..Behavioral weight loss interventions achieve short-term success, but re-gain is common...
  52. doi request reprint Effect of group racial composition on weight loss in African Americans
    Jamy D Ard
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:306-10. 2008
    ..We tested the hypothesis that AA who participate in all AA weight loss intervention groups will lose more weight than AA who participate in mixed race groups...
  53. ncbi request reprint Validation of a beta-agonist long-term asthma control scale derived from computerized pharmacy data
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy San Diego, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:995-1000. 2006
    ..Asthma control has been defined clinically by using validated tools, but an asthma control scale using administrative data has not been reported...
  54. ncbi request reprint Incidence of Churg-Strauss syndrome in asthma drug users: a population-based perspective
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Fallon Foundation, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:1076-80. 2005
    ..To estimate the incidence of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) among a large population of asthma drug users...
  55. ncbi request reprint Improved asthma outcomes from allergy specialist care: a population-based cross-sectional analysis
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:1307-13. 2005
    ..Prior studies suggest that allergist care improves asthma outcomes, but many of these studies have methodological shortcomings...
  56. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in survival of oxygen-dependent patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Maria Christina L Machado
    State Public Hospital of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:524-9. 2006
    ..Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. The prevalence of COPD is rising among women and is approaching that of men, but it is not known if sex affects survival...
  57. ncbi request reprint Relationships among quality of life, severity, and control measures in asthma: an evaluation using factor analysis
    Michael Schatz
    Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:1049-55. 2005
    ..Validated psychometric tools measuring quality of life, asthma control, and asthma severity have been developed, but their relationships with each other and with other important patient-centered outcomes have not been rigorously assessed...

Research Grants9

  1. Use of Automated Phone Calls to Promote Adherence with Inhaled Corticosteroids
    William Vollmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This method, if it helps people take their medications as prescribed, could be used with a variety of other long-term medical conditions. ..
  2. Xylitol Adult Caries Trial (X-ACT) Data Coordinating Center
    William Vollmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Little research has been done on methods to prevent tooth decay in adults. This study would test how well a lozenge to be taken several times a day works to prevent tooth decay in adults who are prone to tooth decay. ..
  3. Prevention of Adult Caries Study (PACS) Data Coordinating Center
    William Vollmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Use of Automated Phone Calls to Promote Adherence with Inhaled Corticosteroids
    William Vollmer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This method, if it helps people take their medications as prescribed, could be used with a variety of other long-term medical conditions. ..
  5. Promoting Adherence to Improve Effectiveness of Cardiovascular Disease Therapies
    WILLIAM MARION VOLLMER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This research should also be broadly applicable to other diseases and treatments. ..