R J Volk

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Design and validation of the Health Professionals' Attitudes Toward the Homeless Inventory (HPATHI)
    David S Buck
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Educ 5:2. 2005
  2. pmc Factors associated with herbal use among urban multiethnic primary care patients: a cross-sectional survey
    Grace M Kuo
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 4:18. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of shared decision making for prostate cancer screening
    R J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    Arch Fam Med 8:333-40. 1999
  4. pmc Patient education for informed decision making about prostate cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77098 3915, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:22-8. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of primary care patients' self-reports of prostate-specific antigen testing
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:56-8. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Pregnant adolescents: experiences and behaviors associated with physical assault by an intimate partner
    C M Wiemann
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Matern Child Health J 4:93-101. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint The behavioral risks and life circumstances of adolescent mothers involved with older adult partners
    C A Agurcia
    Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:822-30. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Preliminary testing of a just-in-time, user-defined values clarification exercise to aid lower literate women in making informed breast cancer treatment decisions
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Health Expect 9:218-31. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Entertainment education for informed breast cancer treatment decisions in low-literate women: development and initial evaluation of a patient decision aid
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:133-9. 2006
  10. pmc Effectiveness of the AUDIT-C as a screening test for alcohol misuse in three race/ethnic groups
    Danielle Frank
    VA Puget Sound Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:781-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Design and validation of the Health Professionals' Attitudes Toward the Homeless Inventory (HPATHI)
    David S Buck
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Educ 5:2. 2005
    ....
  2. pmc Factors associated with herbal use among urban multiethnic primary care patients: a cross-sectional survey
    Grace M Kuo
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 4:18. 2004
    ..The secondary objective was to investigate perceptions about and patterns of herbal use...
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of shared decision making for prostate cancer screening
    R J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    Arch Fam Med 8:333-40. 1999
    ..To evaluate a patient-educational approach to shared decision making for prostate cancer screening...
  4. pmc Patient education for informed decision making about prostate cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77098 3915, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:22-8. 2003
    ..We evaluated the effect of a videotape decision aid on promoting informed decision making about prostate cancer screening among primary care patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of primary care patients' self-reports of prostate-specific antigen testing
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:56-8. 2002
    ..The accuracy of reports made by male primary care patients of previous screening for prostate cancer with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay is important for clinical practice, surveillance, and research...
  6. ncbi request reprint Pregnant adolescents: experiences and behaviors associated with physical assault by an intimate partner
    C M Wiemann
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Matern Child Health J 4:93-101. 2000
    ..To better understand the experiences and behaviors of battered pregnant adolescents and the characteristics of their intimate partners...
  7. ncbi request reprint The behavioral risks and life circumstances of adolescent mothers involved with older adult partners
    C A Agurcia
    Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:822-30. 2001
    ..Given their limited educational attainment and family support, a subsequent pregnancy may place these young women at considerable financial and educational disadvantage...
  8. ncbi request reprint Preliminary testing of a just-in-time, user-defined values clarification exercise to aid lower literate women in making informed breast cancer treatment decisions
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Health Expect 9:218-31. 2006
    ..To report on the initial testing of a values clarification exercise utilizing a jewellery box within a computerized patient decision aid (CPtDA) designed to assist women in making a surgical breast cancer treatment decision...
  9. ncbi request reprint Entertainment education for informed breast cancer treatment decisions in low-literate women: development and initial evaluation of a patient decision aid
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:133-9. 2006
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  10. pmc Effectiveness of the AUDIT-C as a screening test for alcohol misuse in three race/ethnic groups
    Danielle Frank
    VA Puget Sound Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:781-7. 2008
    ..However, the AUDIT-C was validated in predominantly White populations, and its performance in different racial/ethnic groups is unclear...
  11. ncbi request reprint AUDIT-C as a brief screen for alcohol misuse in primary care
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:1208-17. 2007
    ..However, the AUDIT-C's validity and optimal screening threshold(s) in other clinical populations are unknown...
  12. ncbi request reprint Defining the concept of primary care in South Korea using a Delphi method
    Jae Ho Lee
    Department of Family Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Gu, Seoul, Korea 137 701 ac kr
    Fam Med 39:425-31. 2007
    ..There is no consensus on the definition of primary care in South Korea. This study's objective was to define the concept of primary care using a Delphi method...
  13. ncbi request reprint Utilizing computerized entertainment education in the development of decision aids for lower literate and naïve computer users
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Houston Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    J Health Commun 12:681-97. 2007
    ..Entertainment education may be a highly effective approach to promoting informed decision making for patients with low health literacy...
  14. pmc Management of type 2 diabetes in the primary care setting: a practice-based research network study
    Stephen J Spann
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77098 3926, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:23-31. 2006
    ..We wanted to describe how primary care clinicians care for patients with type 2 diabetes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Exploring beliefs about prostate cancer and early detection in men and women of three ethnic groups
    Stephanie L McFall
    School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, 78229, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 61:109-16. 2006
    ..To compare beliefs across three racial/ethnic categories concerning prostate cancer etiology and risk, screening routines, and shared decision-making, we conducted 12 focus groups...
  16. ncbi request reprint Psychological benefits of prostate cancer screening: the role of reassurance
    Scott B Cantor
    Section of Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics, M D Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Expect 5:104-13. 2002
    ..The role of reassurance in decision-making about screening for health problems is largely unknown. We examined the reassurance value of prostate cancer screening in primary care patients...
  17. doi request reprint Preferences for colorectal cancer screening among racially/ethnically diverse primary care patients
    Sarah T Hawley
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Med Care 46:S10-6. 2008
    ..This study used conjoint analysis to describe variation in CRC screening preferences among racially/ethnically diverse primary care patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Tailored messages for breast and cervical cancer screening of low-income and minority women using medical records data
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 610, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 50:123-32. 2003
    ....
  19. pmc Preferences of husbands and wives for outcomes of prostate cancer screening and treatment
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098 3915, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:339-48. 2004
    ..To explore the preferences of male primary care patients and their spouses for the outcomes of prostate cancer screening and treatment, and quality of life with metastatic prostate cancer...
  20. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of messages for breast and cervical cancer screening
    Maria L Jibaja-Weiss
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:42-52. 2005
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Are pregnant adolescents stigmatized by pregnancy?
    Constance M Wiemann
    Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Adolesc Health 36:352.e1-8. 2005
    ..To identify prevalence and correlates, including substance use and exposure to violence, of feeling stigmatized by being pregnant as an adolescent...
  22. ncbi request reprint Association of spirituality and sobriety during a behavioral spirituality intervention for Twelve Step (TS) recovery
    Anthony E Brown
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:611-7. 2007
    ..These findings encourage a controlled trial to determine if this work has efficacy for practitioners in substance abuse treatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Trials of decision aids for prostate cancer screening: a systematic review
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:428-434. 2007
    ..Patient decision aids are used to promote informed decision making. This review examines the methods and findings of studies that have evaluated the impact of prostate cancer screening decision aids on patient outcomes...
  24. pmc Principal investigator views of the IRB system
    Simon N Whitney
    Department of Family, Community Medicine, Houston Center for Education, Research on Therapeutics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Int J Med Sci 5:68-72. 2008
    ..Significant concern was expressed about the cost, inefficiency, and irrationality of IRB review. The IRB system works well for some researchers, but our results indicate that other investigators feel the costs outweigh the benefits...
  25. doi request reprint Beyond breaking bad news: the roles of hope and hopefulness
    Simon N Whitney
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098 3926, USA
    Cancer 113:442-5. 2008
    ..Hope is important to patients, yet physicians are sometimes unsure how to promote hope in the face of life-threatening illness...
  26. ncbi request reprint Improved detection of depression in primary care through severity evaluation
    Donald E Nease
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Fam Pract 51:1065-70. 2002
    ....