Marvella E Ford

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of false-positive prostate cancer screening results on subsequent prostate cancer screening behavior
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:190-4. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Design of a case management approach to enhance cancer screening trial retention among older African American men
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Aging Health 16:39S-57S. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of diabetes among patients in an urban health care system
    Marvella E Ford
    Henry Ford Health System, Center for Medical Treatment Effectiveness, Programs in Diverse Populations, Detroit, MI, USA
    Ethn Health 7:243-54. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Recruiting older African American men to a cancer screening trial (the AAMEN Project)
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 43:27-35. 2003
  5. pmc The physician's professional role in end-of-life decision-making: voices of racially and ethnically diverse physicians
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Department of Veteran Affairs, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:3-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in blood pressure control and medication utilization in a cohort of older veterans with dementia
    Ivy Poon
    Pharmacy Practice Department, Texas Southern University, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, USA
    Am J Ther 17:34-41. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in medication use among veterans with hypertension and dementia: a national cohort study
    Ivy Poon
    Pharmacy Practice Department, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 43:185-93. 2009
  8. pmc Racial disparities in advanced-stage colorectal cancer survival
    Kristin Wallace
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:463-71. 2013
  9. pmc Mind the gap: racial differences in breast cancer incidence and biologic phenotype, but not stage, among low-income women participating in a government-funded screening program
    Joan E Cunningham
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, and Hollings Cancer Center, 135 Cannon Street, Suite 300, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 137:589-98. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Evaluating an intervention to increase cancer knowledge in racially diverse communities in South Carolina
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cancer Disparities Program, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 83:256-60. 2011

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of false-positive prostate cancer screening results on subsequent prostate cancer screening behavior
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:190-4. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Design of a case management approach to enhance cancer screening trial retention among older African American men
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Aging Health 16:39S-57S. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to enhance retention among African American men enrolled in a cancer screening trial...
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of diabetes among patients in an urban health care system
    Marvella E Ford
    Henry Ford Health System, Center for Medical Treatment Effectiveness, Programs in Diverse Populations, Detroit, MI, USA
    Ethn Health 7:243-54. 2002
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Recruiting older African American men to a cancer screening trial (the AAMEN Project)
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 43:27-35. 2003
    ..This article describes the demographic characteristics of participants in a randomized trial (the AAMEN Project) designed to recruit older (aged 55+ years) African American men to a cancer screening trial...
  5. pmc The physician's professional role in end-of-life decision-making: voices of racially and ethnically diverse physicians
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Department of Veteran Affairs, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:3-9. 2010
    ..We aimed to describe values and beliefs guiding physicians' EOL decision-making and explore the relationship between physicians' race/ethnicity and their decision-making...
  6. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in blood pressure control and medication utilization in a cohort of older veterans with dementia
    Ivy Poon
    Pharmacy Practice Department, Texas Southern University, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, USA
    Am J Ther 17:34-41. 2010
    ..Physicians might have considered patients' race when prescribing antihypertensive medications reflected by the higher use of thiazide diuretics and calcium channel blockers for African-Americans...
  7. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in medication use among veterans with hypertension and dementia: a national cohort study
    Ivy Poon
    Pharmacy Practice Department, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 43:185-93. 2009
    ..Medication adherence is vital in achieving therapeutic outcomes. Use of antihypertensive and dementia medications may vary by race/ethnicity and has not been well explored...
  8. pmc Racial disparities in advanced-stage colorectal cancer survival
    Kristin Wallace
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:463-71. 2013
    ..In the present study, statewide, population-based data from South Carolina Central Cancer Registry are used to investigate the relationship between race and age on advanced-stage CRC survival...
  9. pmc Mind the gap: racial differences in breast cancer incidence and biologic phenotype, but not stage, among low-income women participating in a government-funded screening program
    Joan E Cunningham
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, and Hollings Cancer Center, 135 Cannon Street, Suite 300, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 137:589-98. 2013
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Evaluating an intervention to increase cancer knowledge in racially diverse communities in South Carolina
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cancer Disparities Program, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 83:256-60. 2011
    ..To conduct a cancer education intervention with racially diverse communities in South Carolina...
  11. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of recruitment methods for older African American men in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Trials 1:343-51. 2004
    ..This paper describes the outcomes of a randomized trial (the AAMEN Project) designed to recruit African American men aged 55-74 years to a prostate, lung and colorectal cancer screening trial...
  12. pmc Defining limits in care of terminally ill patients
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Sections of Geriatrics and Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMJ 334:239-41. 2007
  13. doi request reprint Decision-making styles of seriously ill male Veterans for end-of-life care: Autonomists, Altruists, Authorizers, Absolute Trusters, and Avoiders
    Ursula K Braun
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, USA Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, Houston, USA Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns 94:334-41. 2014
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint A randomized recruitment intervention trial in Parkinson's disease to increase participant diversity: early stopping for lack of efficacy
    Barbara C Tilley
    Division of Biostatistics, The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Trials 9:188-97. 2012
    ..Increasing diversity is problematic for low prevalence diseases, where most community-based approaches do not reach those with the disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and the risk of dying from tobacco-related malignancies by race
    Jill N Curran
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Anticancer Res 31:3891-5. 2011
    ....
  16. pmc Voices of African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic surrogates on the burdens of end-of-life decision making
    Ursula K Braun
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:267-74. 2008
    ..End-of-life decisions are frequently made by patients' surrogates. Race and ethnicity may affect such decision making. Few studies have described how different racial/ethnic groups experience end-of-life surrogate decision making...
  17. pmc Integrating validity theory with use of measurement instruments in clinical settings
    P Adam Kelly
    METRIC Health Services Research and Development Service, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1605-19. 2005
    ..To present validity concepts in a conceptual framework useful for research in clinical settings...
  18. ncbi request reprint Modifying a breast cancer risk factor survey for African American women
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Psychiatry and Cancer Research in Diverse Populations, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA mford bcm tmc edu
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:827-34. 2002
    ..To evaluate a breast cancer risk factor survey for use with African American women...
  19. ncbi request reprint Mentoring in community-based participatory research: the RCMAR experience
    Gina Moreno-John
    University of California at San Francisco, Department of Medicine, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:S33-43. 2007
    ..In addition to mentoring trainees and/or junior faculty, we also explore the bi-directional mentoring that occurs when faculty at academic health centers develop partnerships with members of their target communities...
  20. ncbi request reprint Exploring the factorial structure of the EORTC QLQ-C30: Racial differences in measuring health-related quality of life in a sample of urban, older adults
    Cary S Kart
    Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
    J Aging Health 14:399-421. 2002
    ..To assess the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer's 30-item Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) for use with a multiracial study population of adults...
  21. ncbi request reprint Examining the effects of false positive lung cancer screening results on subsequent lung cancer screening adherence
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Psychiatry and Center for Research in Diverse Populations, Henry Ford Health Sciences Center, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA mford1 hfhs org
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:28-33. 2003
    ..The study goal was to examine the effects of an initial false positive chest X-ray screening result on subsequent lung cancer screening adherence...
  22. ncbi request reprint Enhancing adherence among older African American men enrolled in a longitudinal cancer screening trial
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Cannon Street, Suite 303, P O Box 250835, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Gerontologist 46:545-50. 2006
    ..For this study, we defined adherence as completing the trial screenings...
  23. pmc Factors influencing behavioral intention regarding prostate cancer screening among older African-American men
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:505-14. 2006
    ..To assess factors associated with perceptions of prostate cancer screening among African-American men aged > or = 55 years based upon items developed using the Preventive Health model (PHM)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Underuse of surgical resection for localized, non-small cell lung cancer among whites and African Americans in South Carolina
    Nestor F Esnaola
    Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:220-6; discussion 227. 2008
    ..We analyzed the independent effect of race on use of surgical resection in a recent, population-based sample of patients with localized non-small cell lung cancer, controlling for comorbidity and socioeconomic status...
  25. pmc Effects of baseline comorbidities on cancer screening trial adherence among older African American men
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, PO Box 250955, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1234-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of baseline comorbidities on screening adherence in a sample of older African American men (ages >or=55 years) enrolled in a case management intervention in a cancer screening trial...
  26. pmc Conceptualizing and categorizing race and ethnicity in health services research
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1658-75. 2005
    ....
  27. pmc Measurement issues in health disparities research
    Mildred Ramirez
    Research Division, The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, NY 10471, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1640-57. 2005
    ..g., estimates of prevalence, magnitude of risks, and differences in mean scores. Addressing measurement issues in the assessment of health status may contribute to a better understanding of health issues in cross-cultural research...