Alison Karasz

Summary

Affiliation: Montefiore Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Cultural differences in conceptual models of depression
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:1625-35. 2005
  2. pmc Conceptual models of treatment in depressed Hispanic patients
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:527-33. 2006
  3. ncbi Cultural differences in conceptual models of everyday fatigue: a vignette study
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Health Psychol 12:613-26. 2007
  4. ncbi Cultural differences in the experience of everyday symptoms: a comparative study of South Asian and European American women
    Alison Karasz
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, The Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 31:473-97. 2007
  5. pmc The development of valid subtypes for depression in primary care settings: a preliminary study using an explanatory model approach
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:289-96. 2008
  6. ncbi The rational choice model in family decision making at the end of life
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    J Clin Ethics 21:189-200. 2010
  7. doi Health seeking for ambiguous symptoms in two cultural groups: a comparative study
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 45:415-38. 2008
  8. pmc The visit before the morning after: barriers to preprescribing emergency contraception
    Alison Karasz
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:345-50. 2004
  9. pmc Women's experiences of abnormal cervical cytology: illness representations, care processes, and outcomes
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:196-202. 2003
  10. ncbi Physicians' experiences of caring for late-stage HIV patients in the post-HAART era: challenges and adaptations
    Alison Karasz
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Hospital, 3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1609-20. 2003

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Publications29

  1. ncbi Cultural differences in conceptual models of depression
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:1625-35. 2005
    ..The second model resembled the "situational stress" or "life problem" model described by SAs. The implications of these findings, and directions for future research, are discussed...
  2. pmc Conceptual models of treatment in depressed Hispanic patients
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:527-33. 2006
    ..In an effort to understand their perspective, we investigated depressed Hispanic patients' perceptions of primary care treatments and the specific benefits associated with them...
  3. ncbi Cultural differences in conceptual models of everyday fatigue: a vignette study
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Health Psychol 12:613-26. 2007
    ..European Americans were more likely to medicalize fatigue symptoms and view them as acute, severe and in need of treatment. The social and familial context of women's everyday lives strongly influenced their representations...
  4. ncbi Cultural differences in the experience of everyday symptoms: a comparative study of South Asian and European American women
    Alison Karasz
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, The Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 31:473-97. 2007
    ..It is argued that the comparative design of the study provided insights that could not have been achieved through the study of a single group...
  5. pmc The development of valid subtypes for depression in primary care settings: a preliminary study using an explanatory model approach
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:289-96. 2008
    ..Each subtype was associated with a distinct constellation of clinical features and health seeking experiences. Future directions for research using explanatory models to establish depressive subtypes are explored...
  6. ncbi The rational choice model in family decision making at the end of life
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    J Clin Ethics 21:189-200. 2010
    ..Evidence suggests that the model poorly reflects the strategies and priorities of many families...
  7. doi Health seeking for ambiguous symptoms in two cultural groups: a comparative study
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 45:415-38. 2008
    ..We conclude that the relationship between conceptual models of cause and cure depends on the ;match' of both to broader, unarticulated cultural models of health and illness...
  8. pmc The visit before the morning after: barriers to preprescribing emergency contraception
    Alison Karasz
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:345-50. 2004
    ..The present study sought to explore attitudes towards EC among patients and physicians, with the goal of understanding potential barriers to advance prescription...
  9. pmc Women's experiences of abnormal cervical cytology: illness representations, care processes, and outcomes
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:196-202. 2003
    ..We wanted to explore the conceptual representations of illness and experiences with care among women who have learned of an abnormal Papanicolaou (Pap) smear result...
  10. ncbi Physicians' experiences of caring for late-stage HIV patients in the post-HAART era: challenges and adaptations
    Alison Karasz
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Hospital, 3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1609-20. 2003
    ..Physicians adapt to the challenge through a variety of cognitive and behavioral strategies. The failure to adapt successfully has psychological consequences for providers that may impact patient care...
  11. pmc Conceptual models of psychological distress among low-income patients in an inner-city primary care clinic
    Alison Karasz
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:475-7. 2003
    ..We conclude that patients' models of distress may play an important role in treatment-seeking decisions, and deserve further investigation...
  12. doi Concepts of healthy diet among urban, low-income, African Americans
    Sean C Lucan
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY 10461, USA
    J Community Health 37:754-62. 2012
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  13. pmc Vaginal douching among Latinas: practices and meaning
    M Diane McKee
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:98-106. 2009
    ..This research sought to investigate vaginal hygiene practices and meaning associated with them among Latina women and adolescents. Study results would guide development of an intervention to decrease douching among Latinas...
  14. doi Abortion training at multiple sites: an unexpected curriculum for teaching systems-based practice
    Cara Herbitter
    RHEDI Center for Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    Teach Learn Med 22:102-6. 2010
    ..In 1999, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education endorsed systems-based practice as one of six general competencies...
  15. pmc What we talk about when we talk about depression: doctor-patient conversations and treatment decision outcomes
    Alison Karasz
    World Trade Center Environmental Health Center, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY, USA
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e55-63. 2012
    ..To date, physician adherence remains low. Little is known of the types of information exchange or other negotiations in doctor-patient consultations about depression that influence physician decision making about treatment...
  16. ncbi The role of the bioethicist in family meetings about end of life care
    Liza T Watkins
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:2328-41. 2007
    ..In order to negotiate the difficult terrain of end of life decision making, our data show that bioethicists often add a third role, "persuader", to official roles of "consultant" and "mediator"...
  17. pmc Providers' experiences treating chronic pain among opioid-dependent drug users
    Karina M Berg
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:482-8. 2009
    ..Providers treating both chronic pain and addiction routinely make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, but decision-making strategies in this context have not been well described...
  18. pmc Vaginal hygiene and douching: perspectives of Hispanic men
    Diane McKee
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461, USA
    Cult Health Sex 11:159-71. 2009
    ..The implications of these findings for interventions with Latina women are discussed...
  19. doi Bangladeshi immigrants in New York City: a community based health needs assessment of a hard to reach population
    Viraj V Patel
    Department of Family Medicine, North Bronx Health Network, Bronx, NY, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:767-73. 2012
    ..S. were independently associated with having diabetes. Poor health behaviors and high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors observed in this group suggest the need for early health promotion and prevention interventions...
  20. doi Perceived influences on diet among urban, low-income African Americans
    Sean C Lucan
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Am J Health Behav 36:700-10. 2012
    ..To understand perceived influences on consumption of fruits, vegetables, and fast foods for urban, low-income African Americans...
  21. ncbi An investigation of douching practices in the botánicas of the Bronx
    Matthew R Anderson
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Cult Health Sex 10:1-11. 2008
    ..Botánicas are part of a complex healing system with conceptual models different from those of allopathic medicine. These models may not be unique to the botánicas...
  22. ncbi The vaginitis monologues: women's experiences of vaginal complaints in a primary care setting
    Alison Karasz
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 3544 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Soc Sci Med 56:1013-21. 2003
    ..Finally, vaginal symptoms often functioned to express distress and gender conflict. These findings have important implications for the management of the disorder...
  23. pmc Health care seeking among urban minority adolescent girls: the crisis at sexual debut
    M Diane McKee
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:549-54. 2004
    ..We wanted to explore the context of help seeking for reproductive and nonreproductive health concerns by urban adolescent girls...
  24. pmc An integrative medicine approach to asthma: who responds?
    Benjamin Kligler
    Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 18:939-45. 2012
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  25. pmc How do clinicians manage vaginal complaints? An Internet survey
    Matthew R Anderson
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    MedGenMed 7:61. 2005
    ..Question: We undertook an Internet survey to determine how clinicians decided what was normal, how they evaluated vaginal complaints, and what happened when a diagnosis could not be reached...
  26. ncbi Being in the room: reflections on pregnancy options counseling during abortion training
    Vanita Kumar
    Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Fam Med 42:41-6. 2010
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first study of abortion training in family medicine to include an in-depth examination of its benefits in areas that may be important for pregnancy options counseling...
  27. doi Family formation in the inner city: low-income men's perception of their role in unplanned conception and pregnancy prevention
    Emily Jackson
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:71-82. 2011
    ..Research documents the importance of partners in women's contraception use, pregnancy prevention/planning, and decision-making around unintended pregnancy. Little is known of men's perceptions of this crucial role...
  28. ncbi The experience of chronic severe pain in patients undergoing methadone maintenance treatment
    Alison Karasz
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:517-25. 2004
    ..However, more research is needed to guide the development of effective treatment strategies...
  29. pmc Are vaginal symptoms ever normal? a review of the literature
    Matthew Anderson
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    MedGenMed 6:49. 2004
    ..Vaginal symptoms such as discharge, odor, and itch are among the most common presenting complaints in primary care. We undertook to determine if the symptoms associated with vaginitis (discharge, odor, irritation) occur in normal women...