Jane M Zapka

Summary

Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Organizational systems to support publicly funded tobacco treatment services
    Jane G Zapka
    Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:338-45. 2005
  2. pmc A mixed methods descriptive investigation of readiness to change in rural hospitals participating in a tele-critical care intervention
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina MUSC, 135 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:33. 2013
  3. pmc Screening colonoscopy in the US: attitudes and practices of primary care physicians
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1150-8. 2012
  4. pmc Multilevel factors affecting quality: examples from the cancer care continuum
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Rm 302H, 135 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2012:11-9. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint End-of-life communication and hospital nurses: an educational pilot
    Jane G Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:223-31. 2006
  6. pmc Keeping a Step Ahead: formative phase of a workplace intervention trial to prevent obesity
    Jane Zapka
    Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Cannon Street, P O Box 250835, Charleston, SC 29425
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:27S-36S. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Validation of colorectal cancer screening behaviors
    Jane G Zapka
    Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charliston, SC 29425, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:745-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Innovative provider- and health system-directed approaches to improving colorectal cancer screening delivery
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Med Care 46:S62-7. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint An interdisciplinary workshop to improve palliative care: advanced heart failure--clinical guidelines and healing words
    Jane G Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:37-46. 2006
  10. pmc Factors related to weight loss behavior in a multiracial/ethnic workforce
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:154-60. 2009

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc Organizational systems to support publicly funded tobacco treatment services
    Jane G Zapka
    Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:338-45. 2005
    ....
  2. pmc A mixed methods descriptive investigation of readiness to change in rural hospitals participating in a tele-critical care intervention
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina MUSC, 135 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:33. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Screening colonoscopy in the US: attitudes and practices of primary care physicians
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1150-8. 2012
    ..Little is known about factors driving the increase, but primary care physicians (PCPs) play a central role in CRC screening delivery...
  4. pmc Multilevel factors affecting quality: examples from the cancer care continuum
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Rm 302H, 135 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2012:11-9. 2012
    ..While research examining multilevel intervention is a priority, it presents numerous study design, measurement, and analytic challenges...
  5. ncbi request reprint End-of-life communication and hospital nurses: an educational pilot
    Jane G Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:223-31. 2006
    ..Data also illustrated that the challenge of facing issues about dying are complicated by a work force of relatively young staff and low exposure to few actual deaths during relatively short lengths of stay...
  6. pmc Keeping a Step Ahead: formative phase of a workplace intervention trial to prevent obesity
    Jane Zapka
    Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Cannon Street, P O Box 250835, Charleston, SC 29425
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:27S-36S. 2007
    ..The purpose of the formative research phase was to increase the feasibility, effectiveness, and likelihood of sustainability of the intervention...
  7. doi request reprint Validation of colorectal cancer screening behaviors
    Jane G Zapka
    Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charliston, SC 29425, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:745-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Innovative provider- and health system-directed approaches to improving colorectal cancer screening delivery
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Med Care 46:S62-7. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint An interdisciplinary workshop to improve palliative care: advanced heart failure--clinical guidelines and healing words
    Jane G Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:37-46. 2006
    ....
  10. pmc Factors related to weight loss behavior in a multiracial/ethnic workforce
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:154-60. 2009
    ..We examined whether factors associated with attempting to lose weight in a hospital-based employee workforce varied by race/ethnicity...
  11. pmc Lifestyle behaviours and weight among hospital-based nurses
    Jane M Zapka
    Department of Biometry, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Nurs Manag 17:853-60. 2009
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  12. pmc Factors in quality care--the case of follow-up to abnormal cancer screening tests--problems in the steps and interfaces of care
    Jane Zapka
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2010:58-71. 2010
    ....
  13. pmc Physicians' colorectal cancer screening discussion and recommendation patterns
    Jane M Zapka
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 135 Cannon Street, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:509-21. 2011
    ..This article profiles patterns of discussion about and recommendations for screening and explores potential associations with multilevel factors (patient, clinician, practice, and environment)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Advanced heart failure: prognosis, uncertainty, and decision making
    Jane G Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 13:268-74. 2007
    ..Given the complexities of caring for elderly persons with heart failure and comorbid conditions, there are significant opportunities for improving physician skills in decision making, patient-centered counseling, and palliative care...
  15. ncbi request reprint Validation of diabetes health-related quality-of-life instruments using cognitive interviewing with older African Americans
    Gayenell S Magwood
    College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425 1600, USA
    J Nurs Meas 17:195-220. 2009
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  16. doi request reprint Factors associated with illness perception among critically ill patients and surrogates
    Dee Ford
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Dr, 812 CSB, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 138:59-67. 2010
    ..We investigated illness perceptions among critically ill patients or their surrogates in a university medical ICU using a prospective survey. We hypothesized that these would vary by demographic, personal, and clinical measures...
  17. doi request reprint Barriers to hospice enrollment among lung cancer patients: a survey of family members and physicians
    Dee W Ford
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina29425, USA
    Palliat Support Care 6:357-62. 2008
    ..Despite the advantages of hospice care for lung cancer patients, many are enrolled late in the course of their illness or not at all. We sought to identify reasons for this pattern...
  18. doi request reprint A review of systematic reviews evaluating diabetes interventions: focus on quality of life and disparities
    Gayenell S Magwood
    MSN, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, 99 Jonathan Lucas Street, PO Box 250160, Charleston, SC 29425
    Diabetes Educ 34:242-65. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Feeding alternatives in patients with dementia: examining the evidence
    Donald Garrow
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:1372-8. 2007
    ..The data suggest that hand feeding may be a viable alternative to tube feeding in elderly patients with dementia, although a direct comparison trial of the 2 interventions is lacking...
  20. ncbi request reprint Coronary heart disease multiple risk factor reduction. Providers' perspectives
    Milagros C Rosal
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:54-60. 2004
    ..This study investigated (1) physicians' views of challenges faced in managing patients with MRF; (2) the counseling and management methods they utilize; and (3) possible strategies to enhance MRF intervention in the primary care setting...
  21. doi request reprint Expanding the chronic care framework to improve diabetes management: the REACH case study
    Carolyn Jenkins
    Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, SC, USA
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 4:65-79. 2010
    ..Reducing the burden of chronic conditions among minorities requires novel approaches to prevent and manage disease...
  22. pmc Improving colorectal cancer screening in primary care practice: innovative strategies and future directions
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, EPN 4005, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1195-205. 2007
    ..Active engagement and support of practices are essential for the enormous potential of CRC screening to be realized...
  23. ncbi request reprint Physician perspectives on end-of-life care: factors of race, specialty, and geography
    Cindy L Carter
    Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:257-71. 2006
    ..To illuminate physicians' perceptions about differences among their African-American and Caucasian patients' preferences for end-of-life care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Print information to inform decisions about mammography screening participation in 16 countries with population-based programs
    Jane G Zapka
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 63:126-37. 2006
    ..To profile and compare the content and presentation of written communications related to informed decision-making about mammography...
  25. ncbi request reprint Screening for colorectal cancer on the front line
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:915-23. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, beliefs, and practices of primary care clinicians regarding colorectal cancer screening...
  26. pmc Challenges to research in urban community health centers
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:626-8. 2006
    ..The call for research in "real world" settings such as CHCs must be matched with greater understanding of the challenges, as well as the resources to meet those challenges...
  27. ncbi request reprint Healthcare system factors and colorectal cancer screening
    Jane G Zapka
    Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:28-35. 2002
    ..Developing effective programs to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) screening requires understanding of the effect of healthcare system factors on access to screening and adherence to guidelines...
  28. ncbi request reprint Tobacco control efforts in managed care: what do the doctors think?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:193-8. 2004
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  29. ncbi request reprint Interdisciplinary collaboration for health professional education in cancer control
    Mary Jo White
    Department of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    J Cancer Educ 19:37-44. 2004
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  30. ncbi request reprint Tobacco-control policies in 11 leading managed care organizations: progress and challenges
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston 02114, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 5:130-6. 2002
    ..Although evidence-based national guidelines for tobacco-dependence treatment have been available since 1996, translating these guidelines into clinical practice is challenging...
  31. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care and African Americans: voices from the community
    Carolyn Jenkins
    Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing College of Medicine, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:585-92. 2005
    ..A community-campus partnership was formed to guide a needs assessment related to end-of-life care in a Southern, urban, African American community. This paper presents focus group findings related to end-of-life and palliative care...
  32. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for care related to follow-up of abnormal cancer screening tests: accuracy of patient report
    Elaine Puleo
    University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:310-27. 2005
    ..There were no significant predictors of congruence for the abnormal mammogram test sample from the potential variables collected. Raw agreement rates support using patient self-report in assessing abnormal test follow-up recommendations...
  33. ncbi request reprint Mammography screening after breast cancer diagnosis in a first degree female relative: age group differences (United States)
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:1053-65. 2006
    ..To examine age group differences in predictors of mammography screening in women with a first-degree female relative (FDFR) with recent diagnosis of breast cancer...
  34. ncbi request reprint Assessing third-year medical students' breast cancer screening skills
    Susan V Barrett
    Office of Medical Evaluation, Division of Research and Evaluation, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Acad Med 77:905-10. 2002
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  35. ncbi request reprint Treating nicotine dependence during pregnancy and postpartum: understanding clinician knowledge and performance
    Debra P Bonollo
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 48:265-74. 2002
    ..Educational programs targeting OB, WIC, and PED providers' knowledge about effective smoking cessation counseling strategies and their confidence in being effective with patients are needed...
  36. ncbi request reprint A framework for improving the quality of cancer care: the case of breast and cervical cancer screening
    Jane G Zapka
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:4-13. 2003
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint A path analysis of factors associated with distress among first-degree female relatives of women with breast cancer diagnosis
    Kenneth E Fletcher
    Psychiatry Department, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Health Psychol 25:413-24. 2006
    ..A close relationship with the cancer patient was related to higher cancer-specific distress but lower general distress. Further understanding of the process of adjustment in these women awaits longitudinal study...
  38. ncbi request reprint Implementation of systems strategies for breast and cervical cancer screening services in health maintenance organizations
    Karin Valentine Goins
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Meyers Primary Care Institute University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:745-55. 2003
    ..To describe the systems strategies used to reduce failures in delivery of breast and cervical cancer screening services in HMOs with high performance rates for these services...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of current tobacco curriculum at 12 US medical schools
    Catherine A Powers
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Cancer Educ 19:212-9. 2004
    ..Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Education at US Medical Schools (PACE), a National Cancer Institute funded project, was launched to assess and improve curriculum content and teaching at 12 US medical schools...
  40. ncbi request reprint Processes of care in cervical and breast cancer screening and follow-up--the importance of communication
    Jane G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 39:81-90. 2004
    ..Given limited research, we investigated patient reports of processes of care related to screening follow-up, timing of result notification, communication issues, and adherence following an abnormal mammogram or Pap test...
  41. ncbi request reprint Health behavior change among women with recent familial diagnosis of breast cancer
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 39:253-62. 2004
    ..Although first-degree female relatives (FDFR) of women with breast cancer are at increased risk for the disease, little is understood about how familial diagnosis impacts health behaviors and what personal factors predict such changes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Care at the end of life: focus on communication and race
    Jane G Zapka
    Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    J Aging Health 18:791-813. 2006
    ..To profile communication and recommendations reported by adults with terminal illness and explore differences by patient and physician characteristics...
  43. ncbi request reprint Interventions for patients, providers, and health care organizations
    Jane G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer 101:1165-87. 2004
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Reason for late-stage breast cancer: absence of screening or detection, or breakdown in follow-up?
    Stephen H Taplin
    Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1518-27. 2004
    ..However, despite high national mammography screening rates, late-stage breast cancers still occur, possibly because of failures in screening implementation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Patient education for colon cancer screening: a randomized trial of a video mailed before a physical examination
    Jane G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:683-92. 2004
    ..Colorectal cancer screening is underused, and primary care clinicians are challenged to provide patient education within the constraints of busy practices...
  46. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive cancer screening in a primary care population: Gender differences in the impact of ambulatory care system factors
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:86-97. 2005
    ..Characteristics of the patient-physician relationship are an important predictor of screening among women but not men. Among men, however, greater contact with the medical care system is important...
  47. pmc Physician assistants as providers of surgically induced abortion services
    Marlene B Goldman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1352-7. 2004
    ..We compared complication rates after surgical abortions performed by physician assistants with rates after abortions performed by physicians...