Luisa Franzini

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Influences of physical and social neighborhood environments on children's physical activity and obesity
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:271-8. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Self-rated health and trust in low-income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    Department of Management, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:1959-69. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Healthcare costs and utilization of vulnerable elderly people reported to Adult Protective Services for self-neglect
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:667-76. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of trust in low-income, minority neighborhoods in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1282-302. 2008
  5. pmc Costs and cost-effectiveness of a telemedicine intensive care unit program in 6 intensive care units in a large health care system
    Luisa Franzini
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Crit Care 26:329.e1-6. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics favorable to outdoor physical activity: disparities by socioeconomic and racial/ethnic composition
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Place 16:267-74. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of a practice-based immunization education intervention
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:167-75. 2007
  8. pmc Determinants of health disparities between Italian regions
    Luisa Franzini
    Management, Policy, and Community Health Division, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:296. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The association of subjective social status and health in low-income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:788-804. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Religion, sociodemographic and personal characteristics, and self-reported health in whites, blacks, and Hispanics living in low-socioeconomic status neighborhoods
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:469-84. 2005

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc Influences of physical and social neighborhood environments on children's physical activity and obesity
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:271-8. 2009
    ..We investigated the association between physical and social neighborhood environments and fifth-grade students' physical activity and obesity...
  2. doi request reprint Self-rated health and trust in low-income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    Department of Management, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:1959-69. 2008
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Healthcare costs and utilization of vulnerable elderly people reported to Adult Protective Services for self-neglect
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:667-76. 2008
    ..To assess differences between diagnoses, healthcare utilization, and healthcare costs of vulnerable elderly people reported to Adult Protective Services for self-neglect and those of matched controls...
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of trust in low-income, minority neighborhoods in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1282-302. 2008
    ..Interventions in diverse communities should focus on increasing social integration among residents in order to reach higher levels of trust, contributing to positive health outcomes...
  5. pmc Costs and cost-effectiveness of a telemedicine intensive care unit program in 6 intensive care units in a large health care system
    Luisa Franzini
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Crit Care 26:329.e1-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to estimate the costs and cost-effectiveness of a telemedicine intensive care unit (ICU) (tele-ICU) program...
  6. doi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics favorable to outdoor physical activity: disparities by socioeconomic and racial/ethnic composition
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Place 16:267-74. 2010
    ..Interventions to reduce disparities in physical activity should address not only the physical environment, but also social processes favorable to physical activity...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of a practice-based immunization education intervention
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:167-75. 2007
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of academic detailing programs to improve immunization coverage in communities through implementation and evaluation of the Raising Immunizations Thru Education (RITE) program in the Greater Houston area...
  8. pmc Determinants of health disparities between Italian regions
    Luisa Franzini
    Management, Policy, and Community Health Division, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:296. 2010
    ..In this paper, we report on regional differences in self-reported poor health and explore possible determinants at the individual and regional levels in Italy...
  9. ncbi request reprint The association of subjective social status and health in low-income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:788-804. 2006
    ..Sociocultural characteristics appear to mediate the effect of SSS on health. In particular, perceived victimization might mediate the effect of SSS on mental health...
  10. ncbi request reprint Religion, sociodemographic and personal characteristics, and self-reported health in whites, blacks, and Hispanics living in low-socioeconomic status neighborhoods
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:469-84. 2005
    ..This study examines the multifaceted role of race/ethnicity in the relationship between religiosity and health...
  11. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood economic conditions, social processes, and self-rated health in low-income neighborhoods in Texas: a multilevel latent variables model
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1135-50. 2005
    ..The results, based on data from low-income neighborhoods in Texas, USA generally supported the model and indicated that the effect of neighborhood impoverishment on health is mediated by social and physical neighborhood characteristics...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparing variation in Medicare and private insurance spending in Texas
    Louisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Pressler Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e488-95. 2011
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Differences in treatment and survival among African-American and Caucasian women with early stage operable breast cancer
    Kavita Sail
    Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, USA
    Ethn Health 17:309-23. 2012
    ..To examine racial disparities associated with breast cancer treatment and survival in elderly patients with early stage operable breast cancer...
  14. doi request reprint Social competence in late elementary school: relationships to parenting and neighborhood context
    Margaret O Brien Caughy
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 41:1613-27. 2012
    ..Implications of the study's findings for research on neighborhoods and adolescent development and the development of preventive interventions are discussed...
  15. doi request reprint Clinical and economic outcomes associated with adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly patients with early stage operable breast cancer
    Kavita R Sail
    Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Value Health 15:72-80. 2012
    ..This article examines the differences between breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy and those who did not in costs and survival by age, treatment, and axillary node status...
  16. doi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in colorectal cancer screening persisted despite expansion of Medicare's screening reimbursement
    Arica White
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:811-7. 2011
    ..We examined the effect of Medicare's expansion of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test reimbursement on racial/ethnic disparities in CRC screening...
  17. ncbi request reprint Social capital, income inequality, and self-rated health in 45 countries
    Carol Mansyur
    Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:43-56. 2008
    ..Future research should examine country-specific characteristics, such as differences in cultural values or norms, which may influence the relationships between social capital, income inequality, and health...
  18. ncbi request reprint The cultural production of health inequalities: a cross-sectional, multilevel examination of 52 countries
    Carol Leler Mansyur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Int J Health Serv 39:301-19. 2009
    ..This study takes a step toward identifying some of the relevant cultural and structural influences. More research is needed to explore the pathways leading from the sociocultural environment to health inequalities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Contributions of social context to inequalities in years of life lost to heart disease in Texas, USA
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1847-61. 2003
    ..Social context at the block-group, tract, and county level played an important role, though a smaller role than individual factors, in explaining years of life lost to heart disease...
  20. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic, cultural, and personal influences on health outcomes in low income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    UT School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:1629-46. 2004
    ..These findings suggest a complicated interaction between nativity, acculturation, and economic factors in determining social and personal strengths and their influences on health...
  21. ncbi request reprint Culture and the social context of health inequalities
    Carol Leler Mansyur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Int J Health Serv 39:85-106. 2009
    ..Only when all levels are taken into consideration is it possible to come up with effective, sustainable policies and interventions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Social and mental health needs assessment of Katrina evacuees
    Ann L Coker
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Disaster Manag Response 4:88-94. 2006
    ..These data suggest that in addition to challenges in finding loved ones, housing, and jobs, many Katrina survivors have experienced significant psychological trauma that may lead to future PTSD...
  23. pmc Racial disparities in colorectal cancer survival: to what extent are racial disparities explained by differences in treatment, tumor characteristics, or hospital characteristics?
    Arica White
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 116:4622-31. 2010
    ..The objective of this analysis was to determine the extent to which racial/ethnic disparities in survival are explained by differences in sociodemographics, tumor characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and hospital characteristics...
  24. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of racial disparities in survival in association with socioeconomic status among men and women with colon cancer
    Xianglin L Du
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 109:2161-70. 2007
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Future research: a prospective longitudinal study of elder self-neglect
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:S261-5. 2008
    ....
  26. doi request reprint A review of body size and breast cancer risk in Hispanic and African American women
    Krystal R Sexton
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 117:5271-81. 2011
    ..Additional studies are needed to provide more understanding of the etiology of this disease and to explain some of the disparities in incidence and mortality...
  27. ncbi request reprint The unrealized potential of prenatal care. A population health approach
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:837-42. 2003
    ..Interventions capable of improving maternal and neonatal outcomes at the population level are more likely to be social and economic rather than health interventions case by case...
  28. doi request reprint McAllen And El Paso revisited: Medicare variations not always reflected in the under-sixty-five population
    Luisa Franzini
    Fleming Center for Healthcare Management, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2302-9. 2010
    ..We consider possible explanations but conclude that health care providers respond quite differently to incentives in Medicare compared to those in private insurance programs...
  29. doi request reprint Serious postoperative infections following resection of common solid tumors: outcomes, costs, and impact of hospital surgical volume
    Elenir B C Avritscher
    Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, MSB 2 101, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 22:527-35. 2014
    ..Our aim is to evaluate the outcomes and the volume-outcomes relationship associated with postoperative infections following resection of common solid tumors...
  30. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of pediatric cancer treatment: a systematic literature review
    Heidi V Russell
    Texas Children s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e273-87. 2013
    ..Economic evaluations (EEs) such as cost and/or cost effectiveness analysis may identify areas to improve resource efficiency. This review aims to identify and characterize the EE studies performed in this field...
  31. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of a randomized study comparing radiosurgery with radiosurgery and whole brain radiation therapy in patients with 1 to 3 brain metastases
    Lincy S Lal
    Ingenix Consulting Healthcare, Missouri City, TX, USA
    Am J Clin Oncol 35:45-50. 2012
    ..In this study, we compare 2 treatment options and determine cost-effectiveness and cost-utility...
  32. ncbi request reprint Projected economic costs due to health consequences of teenagers' loss of confidentiality in obtaining reproductive health care services in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1140-6. 2004
    ..We wanted to focus on the potential consequences of recently enacted legislation in Texas that limits adolescents' ability to obtain confidential reproductive health care services...
  33. ncbi request reprint Predictors of delayed HIV diagnosis in a recently diagnosed cohort
    Jennifer K Mayben
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Houston, Texas, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:195-204. 2007
    ..Expanded routine testing for HIV infection is needed with attention directed to men and persons who may not recognize that they are at risk for contracting HIV infection...