S K Dobscha

Summary

Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an intervention to improve primary care provider recognition of depression
    S K Dobscha
    Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Ore, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 4:163-71. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Strategies to decrease costs of prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors at a VA Medical Center
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oregon 97207, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:195-200. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Oregon physicians' responses to requests for assisted suicide: a qualitative study
    Steven K Dobscha
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:451-61. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Clarifying distinctions between contemplating and completing physician-assisted suicide
    Linda Ganzini
    Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, USA
    J Clin Ethics 15:119-22. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Reducing drug costs at a Veterans Affairs hospital by increasing market-share of generic fluoxetine
    Steven K Dobscha
    Behavioral Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Community Ment Health J 43:75-84. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Oregon physicians' perceptions of patients who request assisted suicide and their families
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:381-90. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring adherence to depression treatment guidelines in a VA primary care clinic
    Steven K Dobscha
    Behavior Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland VA Medical, Center, Portland, OR
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:230-7. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes of integrated psychiatric and general medical care
    Kristen Snyder
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Mental Health Division, Acute Psychiatry, Portland, OR, USA
    Community Ment Health J 44:147-54. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Depression treatment preferences of VA primary care patients
    Steven K Dobscha
    Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Psychosomatics 48:482-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Veterans affairs primary care clinicians' attitudes toward chronic pain and correlates of opioid prescribing rates
    Steven K Dobscha
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Pain Med 9:564-71. 2008

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an intervention to improve primary care provider recognition of depression
    S K Dobscha
    Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Ore, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 4:163-71. 2001
    ..While systematic screening has the potential to improve recognition, providers may overlook screening results because of barriers to accessing the information and the need to address multiple health care issues...
  2. ncbi request reprint Strategies to decrease costs of prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors at a VA Medical Center
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oregon 97207, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:195-200. 2003
    ..The authors examined the efficacy of a multifaceted intervention designed to contain the cost of prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to inpatients and outpatients served by a Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center...
  3. ncbi request reprint Oregon physicians' responses to requests for assisted suicide: a qualitative study
    Steven K Dobscha
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:451-61. 2004
    ..Physicians rarely sought support from colleagues; instead, they tended to discuss emotional aspects of their experiences with their spouses...
  4. ncbi request reprint Clarifying distinctions between contemplating and completing physician-assisted suicide
    Linda Ganzini
    Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, USA
    J Clin Ethics 15:119-22. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Reducing drug costs at a Veterans Affairs hospital by increasing market-share of generic fluoxetine
    Steven K Dobscha
    Behavioral Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Community Ment Health J 43:75-84. 2007
    ..The results highlight the robustness and flexibility of the intervention approach...
  6. ncbi request reprint Oregon physicians' perceptions of patients who request assisted suicide and their families
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:381-90. 2003
    ..Many family members were reluctant to support these requests until they recognized the strength of the preference...
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring adherence to depression treatment guidelines in a VA primary care clinic
    Steven K Dobscha
    Behavior Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland VA Medical, Center, Portland, OR
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:230-7. 2003
    ..More research is needed to determine the validity of the DGM and the impact of guideline adherence on depression outcomes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes of integrated psychiatric and general medical care
    Kristen Snyder
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Mental Health Division, Acute Psychiatry, Portland, OR, USA
    Community Ment Health J 44:147-54. 2008
    ..This study suggests that integrated care can be provided to chronically mentally ill patients in a primary care setting and generate outcomes comparable to those of standard care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Depression treatment preferences of VA primary care patients
    Steven K Dobscha
    Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Psychosomatics 48:482-8. 2007
    ..quot; Although the treatment that was offered was associated with treatment preferences, being offered preferred treatment was not associated with receiving treatment or with changes in depression severity or satisfaction over time...
  10. ncbi request reprint Veterans affairs primary care clinicians' attitudes toward chronic pain and correlates of opioid prescribing rates
    Steven K Dobscha
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Pain Med 9:564-71. 2008
    ..A secondary objective was to explore relationships between clinician and practice characteristics and an objective measure of opioid prescribing rates...
  11. pmc Prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients requesting physicians' aid in dying: cross sectional survey
    Linda Ganzini
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Health Services Research and Development, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, PO Box 1034, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    BMJ 337:a1682. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of depression and anxiety in terminally ill patients pursuing aid in dying from physicians...
  12. doi request reprint Oregonians' reasons for requesting physician aid in dying
    Linda Ganzini
    Research Service, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, PO Box 1034, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:489-92. 2009
    ..Oregon is the only US jurisdiction with a legal process, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, that allows terminally ill patients to obtain physician aid in dying (PAD)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Use of videoconferencing for depression research: enrollment, retention, and patient satisfaction
    Steven K Dobscha
    Behavior Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Telemed J E Health 11:84-9. 2005
    ..Videoconferencing allows patients in rural and remote locations to participate in psychiatric research and expands sources of recruitment for research projects...
  14. ncbi request reprint Screening for depression and suicidality in a VA primary care setting: 2 items are better than 1 item
    Kathryn Corson
    Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:839-45. 2004
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  15. doi request reprint Mental health outcomes of family members of Oregonians who request physician aid in dying
    Linda Ganzini
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Health Services Research and Development, Research Service R and D 66, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:807-15. 2009
    ..In summary, pursuit of aid in dying does not have negative effects on surviving family members and may be associated with greater preparation and acceptance of death...
  16. pmc Why Oregon patients request assisted death: family members' views
    Linda Ganzini
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Health Services Research and Development, Research Service R and D 66, Portland VAMC, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:154-7. 2008
    ..Physician assisted death (PAD) was legalized through Oregon's Death with Dignity Act in 1994 and enacted in 1997...
  17. doi request reprint Prescription medication misuse and substance use disorder in VA primary care patients with chronic pain
    Benjamin J Morasco
    Behavioral Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland VA Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97219, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:93-9. 2008
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  18. pmc Screening for posttraumatic stress disorder in VA primary care patients with depression symptoms
    Martha S Gerrity
    Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1321-4. 2007
    ..Unrecognized posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common and may be an important factor in treatment-resistant depression. Brief screens for PTSD have not been evaluated for patients with depression...
  19. doi request reprint Collaborative care for chronic pain in primary care: a cluster randomized trial
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland, OR, USA
    JAMA 301:1242-52. 2009
    ..Chronic pain is common in primary care patients and is associated with distress, disability, and increased health care use...
  20. doi request reprint Associations between race and ethnicity and treatment for chronic pain in the VA
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Physical and Mental Disorders, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Pain 10:1078-87. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to understand the reasons for these differences and their potential clinical implications...
  21. ncbi request reprint Measuring depression and pain with home health monitors
    Steven K Dobscha
    Behavior Health and Clinical Neuroscience Division, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Telemed J E Health 12:702-6. 2006
    ..These results suggest that with modifications, home health monitoring shows promise for monitoring symptom severity for a variety of medical and mental health conditions, for either clinical or research purposes...
  22. doi request reprint VA healthcare costs of a collaborative intervention for chronic pain in primary care
    Kathryn C Dickinson
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Med Care 48:38-44. 2010
    ..The objectives of this article are to report the incremental benefit and incremental health services costs of a collaborative intervention for chronic pain from a veterans affairs (VA) healthcare perspective...
  23. ncbi request reprint Depression decision support in primary care: a cluster randomized trial
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oregon Health and Science University, and Oregon State University, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:477-87. 2006
    ..Intensive collaborative interventions improve depression outcomes, but the benefit of less intensive interventions is not clear...
  24. ncbi request reprint A program for teaching psychiatric residents to provide integrated psychiatric and primary medical care
    S K Dobscha
    Behavior Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, OR 97207, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1651-3. 2001
    ..Patients frequently missed appointments. Barriers to starting and maintaining the program included space constraints and the amount of supervision required...
  25. ncbi request reprint Psychiatry resident graduate comfort with general medical issues: impact of an integrated psychiatry-primary medical care training track
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland VA Medical Center, Behavior Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Oregon 97207, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 29:448-51. 2005
    ..To determine if a psychiatry-primary medical care (PPMC) training track impacts comfort and behaviors related to addressing general medical issues after residency...
  26. doi request reprint Rationale, design, and baseline findings from a randomized trial of collaborative care for chronic musculoskeletal pain in primary care
    Steven K Dobscha
    Columbia Center for Study of Chronic, Comorbid Physical and Mental Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Pain Med 9:1050-64. 2008
    ..This article describes the rationale, design, and baseline findings from an ongoing study of collaborative care for chronic musculoskeletal pain and comorbid depression...
  27. doi request reprint Associations between race and ethnicity and receipt of advice about alcohol use in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland Department of Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, P O Box 1034 P3MHADM, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:663-70. 2009
    ..This study sought to identify racial and ethnic differences in rates of alcohol-related advice given to veterans treated in Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities...
  28. ncbi request reprint Integration and coordination of pain management in primary care
    John D Otis
    Psychology Service, VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:1333-43. 2006
    ..The article concludes with a discussion of issues that frequently arise when integrating psychological treatment for pain in primary care settings...
  29. ncbi request reprint Depression and suicidal ideation in patients who discontinue the life-support treatment of dialysis
    Lewis M Cohen
    Department of Psychiatry, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:889-96. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of major depression and suicidal ideation in patients who stop the life-support treatment of dialysis...
  30. ncbi request reprint If it isn't depression
    Linda Ganzini
    J Palliat Med 6:927-30. 2003