Deepa Rao

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Stigma in the workplace: employer attitudes about people with HIV in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Chicago
    Deepa Rao
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:1541-9. 2008
  2. pmc Racial/Ethnic differences in the health-related quality of life of cancer patients
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:488-96. 2008
  3. doi Art therapy for relief of symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    AIDS Care 21:64-9. 2009
  4. ncbi Racial and ethnic disparities in mental illness stigma
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:1020-3. 2007
  5. ncbi Culture, somatization, and psychological distress: symptom presentation in South Indian patients from a public psychiatric hospital
    D Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Psychopathology 40:349-55. 2007
  6. ncbi Stigma, secrecy, and discrimination: ethnic/racial differences in the concerns of people living with HIV/AIDS
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 St Clair, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:265-71. 2008
  7. ncbi The health related quality of life outcomes of English and Spanish speaking persons living with HIV/AIDS from the continental United States and Puerto Rico
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:339-46. 2007
  8. pmc A Comparison of the Renal Cell Carcinoma-Symptom Index (RCC-SI) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Kidney Symptom Index (FKSI)
    Deepa Rao
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:291-8. 2009
  9. ncbi Stigma and social barriers to medication adherence with urban youth living with HIV
    D Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    AIDS Care 19:28-33. 2007
  10. pmc Measuring stigma across neurological conditions: the development of the stigma scale for chronic illness (SSCI)
    Deepa Rao
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:585-95. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications17

  1. pmc Stigma in the workplace: employer attitudes about people with HIV in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Chicago
    Deepa Rao
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:1541-9. 2008
    ..In sum, employers in all three cities showed concerns about hiring people with HIV, but at the same time, their attitudes about discriminating against people with HIV differed widely across the cities...
  2. pmc Racial/Ethnic differences in the health-related quality of life of cancer patients
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:488-96. 2008
    ..Some items appear to be responded to differently by AAs and EAs, suggesting it is important to consider race/ethnicity when evaluating responses to questions about health-related quality of life...
  3. doi Art therapy for relief of symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    AIDS Care 21:64-9. 2009
    ..05). Thus, the study demonstrated the potential benefits of one session of art therapy in relation to symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS...
  4. ncbi Racial and ethnic disparities in mental illness stigma
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:1020-3. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that racial/ethnic background may help to shape mental illness stigma, and that targeting antistigma interventions to racial/ethnic background of participants may be helpful...
  5. ncbi Culture, somatization, and psychological distress: symptom presentation in South Indian patients from a public psychiatric hospital
    D Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Psychopathology 40:349-55. 2007
    ..Although somatic and psychological symptoms appear to coexist, patients may express more of one type of symptom, somatic or psychological, over the other depending upon the nature of the illness and the patients' psychosocial contexts...
  6. ncbi Stigma, secrecy, and discrimination: ethnic/racial differences in the concerns of people living with HIV/AIDS
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 St Clair, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:265-71. 2008
    ..These differences suggest that PLWHA have different experiences of stigma based on their ethnic/racial background, either because of cultural differences or the ways in which the participants interpreted items of the HIV Stigma Scale...
  7. ncbi The health related quality of life outcomes of English and Spanish speaking persons living with HIV/AIDS from the continental United States and Puerto Rico
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:339-46. 2007
    ..Women appear to be particularly vulnerable to adverse quality of life impacts in the physical domains, and ethnic minorities appear vulnerable to adverse impacts in the psychosocial domains...
  8. pmc A Comparison of the Renal Cell Carcinoma-Symptom Index (RCC-SI) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Kidney Symptom Index (FKSI)
    Deepa Rao
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:291-8. 2009
    ..86 and 0.92, respectively. The FKSI-19 has some advantages over the RCC-SI. The FKSI-19 has more clarity in item phrasing, is shorter in length, and covers a similar breadth of disease-based symptoms when compared to the RCC-SI...
  9. ncbi Stigma and social barriers to medication adherence with urban youth living with HIV
    D Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    AIDS Care 19:28-33. 2007
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  10. pmc Measuring stigma across neurological conditions: the development of the stigma scale for chronic illness (SSCI)
    Deepa Rao
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:585-95. 2009
    ..As part of a study of health-related quality of life for people with neurological disorders, our team developed an instrument to assess the stigma for people with chronic illnesses...
  11. doi Comparability of interview- and self-administration of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) in English- and Spanish-speaking ambulatory cancer patients
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Med Care 46:423-31. 2008
    ..Flexibility is important in choosing methods and modes of questionnaire administration, to accommodate the needs of patients with diverse linguistic, cultural, educational, and functional skills...
  12. pmc On the self-stigma of mental illness: stages, disclosure, and strategies for change
    Patrick W Corrigan
    College of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois 60616, USA
    Can J Psychiatry 57:464-9. 2012
    ..Lastly, we discuss individual- and societal-level methods for reducing self-stigma, programs led by peers as well as those led by social service providers...
  13. ncbi Changing stigmatizing perceptions and recollections about mental illness: the effects of NAMI's in Our Own Voice
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3424 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
    Community Ment Health J 46:517-22. 2010
    ..Results showed the two IOOV conditions had significantly better ratios than education. These findings suggest the 30 min version of IOOV is as effective as the 90 min standard...
  14. ncbi Priority symptoms in advanced breast cancer: development and initial validation of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network-Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Cancer Symptom Index (NFBSI-16)
    Sofia F Garcia
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Value Health 15:183-90. 2012
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  15. ncbi The Modified Rush Sexual Inventory: preliminary psychometric findings
    Deepa Rao
    The Ruth M Rothstein CORE Center, Division of Adolescent Medicine, John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County, 2020 West Harrison, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Psychiatry Res 137:175-81. 2005
    ..Though the MRSI has been used in clinical trial research, the reliability and validity of the measure is unknown. This study presents the initial reliability and validity findings of the MRSI...
  16. ncbi Choice of medicine and hierarchy of resort to different health alternatives among Asian Indian migrants in a metropolitan city in the USA
    Deepa Rao
    Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, Sansom Institute, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, North Terrance, South Australia, Australia
    Ethn Health 11:153-67. 2006
    ..Many a times, these options are used simultaneously with each other...
  17. ncbi Drug therapy problems found in ambulatory patient populations in Minnesota and South Australia
    Deepa Rao
    Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, Sansom Institute, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA, 5001, Australia
    Pharm World Sci 29:647-54. 2007
    ..To compare drug therapy problems identified by pharmacists in two patient samples, the Minnesota Sample and the South Australian Sample...

Research Grants1

  1. Self Stigma Reduction for African Americans Living with HIV/AIDS
    Deepa Rao; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Dr. Rao will be uniquely positioned to carry out this work aimed at reducing HIV stigma, and subsequently improving health outcomes, for African-Americans living with HIV. ..