Melissa R Partin

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer diagnosis improvement project evaluation demonstrates the importance of using multiple measures to track progress toward timeliness goals
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minnesota, USA
    J Healthc Qual 35:41-8. 2013
  2. pmc Levels and variation in overuse of fecal occult blood testing in the Veterans Health Administration
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1618-25. 2012
  3. pmc Bringing an organizational perspective to the optimal number of colorectal cancer screening options debate
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:376-80. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The interrelationships between and contributions of background, cognitive, and environmental factors to colorectal cancer screening adherence
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1357-68. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial showed requesting medical records with a survey produced a more representative sample than requesting separately
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center 2E 152, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:1028-35. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Validation of self-reported colorectal cancer screening behavior from a mixed-mode survey of veterans
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:768-76. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of an intervention to facilitate recycling for relapsed smokers
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:293-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Who uses decision aids? Subgroup analyses from a randomized controlled effectiveness trial of two prostate cancer screening decision support interventions
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Health Expect 9:285-95. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint A challenging but critical endeavor: balancing responsiveness and rigor in community-based participatory research
    Melissa R Partin
    Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, MN 55417, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:574-7; discussion 578-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of a repeat mammography intervention: effect of adherence definitions on results
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research 152 2E, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Prev Med 41:734-40. 2005

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Publications40

  1. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer diagnosis improvement project evaluation demonstrates the importance of using multiple measures to track progress toward timeliness goals
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minnesota, USA
    J Healthc Qual 35:41-8. 2013
    ..Because conclusions drawn about the success of QI efforts can vary by the measure used, multiple measures should be employed to track progress toward timeliness goals...
  2. pmc Levels and variation in overuse of fecal occult blood testing in the Veterans Health Administration
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1618-25. 2012
    ..Policy-makers have called for efforts to reduce overuse of cancer screening tests, including colorectal cancer screening (CRCS). Overuse of CRCS tests other than colonoscopy has not been well documented...
  3. pmc Bringing an organizational perspective to the optimal number of colorectal cancer screening options debate
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:376-80. 2012
    ..In light of these organizational level considerations, we agree with the assertion made by others that a screening program limited to FOBT and colonoscopy is likely to be ideal in most settings...
  4. ncbi request reprint The interrelationships between and contributions of background, cognitive, and environmental factors to colorectal cancer screening adherence
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1357-68. 2010
    ..We examined the interrelationships between and contributions of background, cognitive, and environmental factors to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening adherence...
  5. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial showed requesting medical records with a survey produced a more representative sample than requesting separately
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center 2E 152, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:1028-35. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to compare the effect of two approaches to requesting medical records on survey response rates, sample representativeness, and the quality of self-reported screening...
  6. doi request reprint Validation of self-reported colorectal cancer screening behavior from a mixed-mode survey of veterans
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:768-76. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to validate self-reported colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using the National Cancer Institute Colorectal Cancer Screening questionnaire...
  7. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of an intervention to facilitate recycling for relapsed smokers
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:293-9. 2006
    ..This study assessed the effectiveness of an intervention for increasing repeat tobacco-dependence treatment in a population of relapsed smokers...
  8. ncbi request reprint Who uses decision aids? Subgroup analyses from a randomized controlled effectiveness trial of two prostate cancer screening decision support interventions
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Health Expect 9:285-95. 2006
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  9. ncbi request reprint A challenging but critical endeavor: balancing responsiveness and rigor in community-based participatory research
    Melissa R Partin
    Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, MN 55417, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:574-7; discussion 578-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of a repeat mammography intervention: effect of adherence definitions on results
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research 152 2E, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Prev Med 41:734-40. 2005
    ..This randomized controlled trial examined the effect of two interventions on repeat mammography utilization using various adherence definitions...
  11. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening mode preferences among US veterans
    Adam A Powell
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Prev Med 49:442-8. 2009
    ..To assess colorectal cancer (CRC) screening mode preferences and correlates of these preferences among US veterans at average risk for CRC...
  12. doi request reprint The effect of perceived racial discrimination on bodily pain among older African American men
    Diana J Burgess
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Pain Med 10:1341-52. 2009
    ..We examined the extent to which experiences of racial discrimination are associated with bodily pain reported by African American men...
  13. pmc Presence and correlates of racial disparities in adherence to colorectal cancer screening guidelines
    Diana J Burgess
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:251-8. 2011
    ..We examined the presence and correlates of Black/White racial disparities in adherence to guidelines for colorectal cancer screening (CRCS)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Measuring patient knowledge of the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening
    David M Radosevich
    Clinical Outcomes Research Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 54:143-52. 2004
    ..The 10-item index developed in this study provides a valid and reliable tool for assessing patient knowledge of the risks and benefits of CaP screening...
  15. ncbi request reprint Promoting repeat tobacco dependence treatment: are relapsed smokers interested?
    Steven S Fu
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152 2E, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:235-43. 2006
    ..Promotion of repeat tobacco dependence treatment among relapsed smokers interested in "recycling" (repeat quit attempt) may be a promising approach to increase quit rates...
  16. pmc Randomized trial examining the effect of two prostate cancer screening educational interventions on patient knowledge, preferences, and behaviors
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:835-42. 2004
    ..To assess the effect of video and pamphlet interventions on patient prostate cancer (CaP) screening knowledge, decision-making participation, preferences, and behaviors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in colorectal cancer screening barriers and information needs
    Greta Friedemann-Sanchez
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Health Expect 10:148-60. 2007
    ..While the source of this screening differential is unknown, recent studies suggest gender differences in barriers to screening might explain the disparity...
  18. doi request reprint Evaluation of a VHA collaborative to improve follow-up after a positive colorectal cancer screening test
    Adam A Powell
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Med Care 49:897-903. 2011
    ..In 2005, the Veterans Health Administration initiated a yearlong Colorectal Cancer Care Collaborative (C4) to improve timely follow-up after positive fecal occult blood tests...
  19. ncbi request reprint Why assigning ongoing tobacco use is not necessarily a conservative approach to handling missing tobacco cessation outcomes
    David B Nelson
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research 152 2E, VA Medical Center, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:77-83. 2009
    ..Within tobacco cessation research, a widely used strategy is penalized imputation (PI), wherein cases missing cessation outcomes are assigned a "currently using tobacco" status...
  20. doi request reprint Mental health, frequency of healthcare visits, and colorectal cancer screening
    Molly M Kodl
    Minneapolis VA Medical Center, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Med Care 48:934-9. 2010
    ..Variations may be explained by methodology, including whether potential confounders such as frequency of healthcare visits are considered...
  21. ncbi request reprint Promoting repeat mammography use: insights from a systematic needs assessment
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:97-112. 2003
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  22. doi request reprint Timely follow-up of positive fecal occult blood tests strategies associated with improvement
    Adam A Powell
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:87-93. 2009
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  23. ncbi request reprint Mixed-mode administration reduced bias and enhanced poststratification adjustments in a health behavior survey
    Alisha D Baines
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, One Veteran s Drive 152 2E, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1246-55. 2007
    ..To assess whether a mixed-mode survey design reduced bias and enhanced methods commonly used to correct for bias (poststratification weighting)...
  24. pmc Variation in estimates of limited health literacy by assessment instruments and non-response bias
    Joan M Griffin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:675-81. 2010
    ..This paper compares estimates of poor health literacy using two widely used assessment tools and assesses the effect of non-response on these estimates...
  25. ncbi request reprint A conceptual framework for understanding and reducing overuse by primary care providers
    Adam A Powell
    1Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:451-72. 2013
    ..Interventions that have been commonly used to address provider overuse behavior are reviewed within the context of the framework. ..
  26. pmc Unintended consequences of implementing a national performance measurement system into local practice
    Adam A Powell
    Core Research Investigator, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research CCDOR, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:405-12. 2012
    ..To optimize PM systems, a better understanding is needed of the types of negative unintended consequences that occur and of their causal antecedents...
  27. ncbi request reprint More than a score: a qualitative study of ancillary benefits of performance measurement
    Adam A Powell
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research CCDOR, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 23:651-8. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study is to identify and describe potential ancillary benefits of performance measures as perceived by primary care staff and facility leaders in a large US healthcare system...
  28. ncbi request reprint Communicating information to families of polytrauma patients: a narrative literature review
    Greta Friedemann-Sanchez
    Hubert H Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 33:206-13. 2008
    ..Additional research areas are highlighted in light of the new polytrauma population...
  29. pmc A comparison of small monetary incentives to convert survey non-respondents: a randomized control trial
    Joan M Griffin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research CCDOR, Minneapolis VA Health System, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:81. 2011
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  30. doi request reprint Randomized trial showed that an "embedded" survey strategy optimized authorization rates compared with two "after survey" strategies in veterans with PTSD
    Maureen Murdoch
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:665-71. 2010
    ..To test methods to optimize mail survey response and authorization rates (i.e., allowing one's survey to be linked to medical records) when the survey is sensitive and the targeted population has a mental disorder...
  31. doi request reprint Menthol cigarettes and smoking cessation during an aided quit attempt
    Steven S Fu
    Physician Research Fellowship Program, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research a VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:457-62. 2008
    ..In conclusion, combined with findings from previous research, this study suggests that smoking menthol cigarettes does not decrease smoking cessation among older smokers during a quit attempt aided with pharmacotherapy...
  32. doi request reprint Race and the validity of self-reported cancer screening behaviors: development of a conceptual model
    Diana J Burgess
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, MN 55417, USA
    Prev Med 48:99-107. 2009
    ..This would have considerable implications for research on racial and ethnic disparities in cancer screening...
  33. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in prescription of opioid analgesics for chronic noncancer pain in a national sample of veterans
    Diana J Burgess
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, VA Minneapolis Healthcare System, Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Electronic address
    J Pain 15:447-55. 2014
    ..0087), but there were no significant racial differences in opioid prescriptions in those with low to high levels of pain...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer intervention. Involving the patient in early detection and treatment
    Timothy J Wilt
    University of Minnesota School of Medicine Twin Cities, Minneapolis, USA
    Postgrad Med 114:43-9; quiz 50. 2003
    ..At least two of the many materials developed can be easily administered with very few resources and independent of primary care encounters...
  35. ncbi request reprint Timeliness across the continuum of care in veterans with lung cancer
    Adam A Powell
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research CCDOR, VA Medical Center, Minneapolis daggerCenter for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, California, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 3:951-7. 2008
    ..This study examines the timeliness of key events in the process of care between initial radiograph and first treatment...
  36. ncbi request reprint The impact of survey nonresponse bias on conclusions drawn from a mammography intervention trial
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center 152 2E, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:867-73. 2003
    ..This study demonstrates the impact of survey nonresponse bias on conclusions from a mammography trial targeting a disadvantaged population...
  37. ncbi request reprint Benefits of telephone care over primary care for smoking cessation: a randomized trial
    Lawrence C An
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:536-42. 2006
    ..The objective of this study is to determine if telephone care increases smoking cessation compared with brief clinician intervention as part of routine health care...
  38. ncbi request reprint Reducing PSAnxiety: The importance of noninvasive chronic disease management in prostate cancer detection and treatment
    Timothy J Wilt
    Am J Med 117:796-8. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Informing patients about prostate cancer screening: identifying and meeting the challenges while the evidence remains uncertain
    Melissa R Partin
    Am J Med 113:691-3. 2002
  40. pmc Validation of screening questions for limited health literacy in a large VA outpatient population
    Lisa D Chew
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:561-6. 2008
    ..We evaluated and compared the performance of 3 health literacy screening questions for detecting patients with inadequate or marginal health literacy in a large VA population...