Sherri LaVela

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Caregiving experiences and health conditions of women veteran and non-veteran caregivers
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Womens Health Issues 23:e225-32. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Preventive healthcare use among males with multiple sclerosis
    S L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Public Health 126:896-903. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Dysfunctional sleep in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    S L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Spinal Cord 50:682-5. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Understanding health care communication preferences of veteran primary care users
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 88:420-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Optimizing primary care telephone access and patient satisfaction
    Sherri L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Eval Health Prof 35:77-86. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Impact of a multicomponent support services program on informal caregivers of adults aging with disabilities
    Sherri L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 55:160-74. 2012
  7. pmc Chronic diseases in male veterans with multiple sclerosis
    Sherri L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines VA Hospital, 5000 S 5th Ave 151H, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E55. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Males aging with a spinal cord injury: prevalence of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:90-5. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Psychological health in older adult spousal caregivers of older adults
    Sherri L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines, JR VA Hospital, Hines, IL, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:67-80. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Working with symptoms of a respiratory infection: staff who care for high-risk individuals
    Sherri LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:448-54. 2007

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Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Caregiving experiences and health conditions of women veteran and non-veteran caregivers
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Womens Health Issues 23:e225-32. 2013
    ..We examined caregiving factors and health concerns in women veteran caregivers compared to non-veteran women (civilian) caregivers, and identified variables associated with being a woman veteran caregiver...
  2. doi request reprint Preventive healthcare use among males with multiple sclerosis
    S L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Public Health 126:896-903. 2012
    ..To understand preventive healthcare use by males with multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  3. doi request reprint Dysfunctional sleep in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    S L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Spinal Cord 50:682-5. 2012
    ..Cross-sectional survey of veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D)...
  4. doi request reprint Understanding health care communication preferences of veteran primary care users
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 88:420-6. 2012
    ..To assess veterans' health communication preferences (in-person, telephone, or electronic) for primary care needs and the impact of computer use on preferences...
  5. doi request reprint Optimizing primary care telephone access and patient satisfaction
    Sherri L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Eval Health Prof 35:77-86. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Impact of a multicomponent support services program on informal caregivers of adults aging with disabilities
    Sherri L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 55:160-74. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Chronic diseases in male veterans with multiple sclerosis
    Sherri L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines VA Hospital, 5000 S 5th Ave 151H, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E55. 2012
    ..Chronic disease risk may be high in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Our objective was to identify chronic health conditions that may disproportionately affect male veterans with MS...
  8. doi request reprint Males aging with a spinal cord injury: prevalence of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:90-5. 2012
    ..To compare the prevalence of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions in male veterans aging with spinal cord injury (SCI) with that of older men comparison groups...
  9. doi request reprint Psychological health in older adult spousal caregivers of older adults
    Sherri L LaVela
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines, JR VA Hospital, Hines, IL, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:67-80. 2010
    ..The objective of this review was to examine psychological health outcomes in older adult spouses caring for older adults...
  10. ncbi request reprint Working with symptoms of a respiratory infection: staff who care for high-risk individuals
    Sherri LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:448-54. 2007
    ..Little is known about attendance practices of HCWs caring for persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI), a group at high risk for respiratory complications...
  11. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes from nosocomial infections in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:393-400. 2007
    ..Nosocomial infection may contribute to poor long-term consequences in persons who have spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI&D)...
  12. pmc Diabetes mellitus in individuals with spinal cord injury or disorder
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 29:387-95. 2006
    ..To examine diabetes prevalence, care, complications, and characteristics of veterans with a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Disease prevalence and use of preventive services: comparison of female veterans in general and those with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative SCI QUERI, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research MCHSPR, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:301-11. 2006
    ..Prevention is particularly important in SCI&D, and disparities may exist in receipt of this care, particularly when special equipment and body adjustments are needed, among women with SCI&D...
  14. pmc Development and testing of a vaccination message targeted to persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, 1st Avenue and Roosevelt Road 151H, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 31:44-52. 2008
    ....
  15. pmc Interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:10-9. 2007
    ..To increase the percentage of veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI&D) who receive annual influenza vaccinations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination among veterans with spinal cord injury: Part 2. Increasing vaccination rates
    Frances M Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 26:210-8. 2003
    ..Historically, vaccination rates for veterans with SCI treated in Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities have been low. The objective of this study was to increase vaccination rates in this population using a multipronged strategy...
  17. ncbi request reprint Staff influenza vaccination: lessons learned
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Social Science Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA
    SCI Nurs 21:153-7. 2004
    ..The most common reason for not being vaccinated was concern about side effects. Of providers who recommended the vaccine to patients, significantly more (60%) received the vaccine; p = .000...
  18. doi request reprint Factors predicting pressure ulcers in veterans with spinal cord injuries
    Bridget M Smith
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care and Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:750-7. 2008
    ..To identify patient risk factors for pressure ulcers in a sample of veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders...
  19. pmc A comparison of multiple data sources to identify vaccinations for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, IL 60141, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:377-9. 2004
    ..Electronic records must include data that are consistently entered and validated before they can be useful for care management and decision making...
  20. ncbi request reprint Geographical proximity and health care utilization in veterans with SCI&D in the USA
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, IL 60141, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2387-99. 2004
    ..000) were associated with a greater likelihood of inpatient utilization. Geographic proximity and other factors on health care use must be considered in order to meet the health care demand patterns of veterans with SCI&D...
  21. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and practices regarding influenza vaccination among healthcare workers providing services to individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:933-40. 2004
    ..To examine influenza vaccination status and predictors for vaccine receipt among healthcare workers (HCWs) caring for patients with spinal cord injuries and disorders...
  22. ncbi request reprint Influenza diagnosis and treatment in veterans with spinal cord injury
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:291-3. 2006
    ..To assess influenza diagnosis and treatment behaviors and prescribing practices for antiviral medications among spinal cord injury (SCI) practitioners...
  23. pmc Response to the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine shortage in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders and their providers
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:20-6. 2007
    ..To assess patient and provider behaviors regarding influenza vaccination, diagnosis, and testing strategies and the availability of influenza vaccine during the 2004-2005 nationwide influenza vaccine shortage...
  24. ncbi request reprint Preventive care in spinal cord injuries and disorders: examples of research and implementation
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Health Services Research 151H, VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 18:297-316, vii. 2007
    ..However, dissemination of guidelines is not sufficient to increase use of recommended care. Implementation research has identified strategies to increase use of evidence-based care and subsequently improve patient outcomes...
  25. pmc Smoking behavior and delivery of evidence-based care for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care and the Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 34:35-45. 2011
    ..This study identified the factors associated with smoking in this population, motivations for smoking, and the readiness for smoking cessation. Current practices for the delivery of evidence-based tobacco cessation were also examined...
  26. ncbi request reprint Using VA data for research in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders: lessons from SCI QUERI
    Bridget M Smith
    SCI QUERI and Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, 5000 South Fifth Avenue, 151 H, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:679-88. 2010
    ..Primary data can be used to augment other missing SCI data and to provide more detailed information about complications commonly associated with SCI/D...
  27. doi request reprint Epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, and the Infection Control Section, Edward Hines Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:234-42. 2008
    ..To describe the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI&D)...