Frances K Barg

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of changes in weight among African American breast cancer survivors
    Benita Weathers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychooncology 15:174-9. 2006
  2. pmc Qualitative analysis of peer coaches' experiences with counseling African Americans about reducing heart disease risk
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:167-72. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Unmet psychosocial needs of Pennsylvanians with cancer: 1986-2005
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer 110:631-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint When late-life depression improves: what do older patients say about their treatment?
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:596-605. 2010
  5. pmc A mixed-methods approach to understanding loneliness and depression in older adults
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, 2 Gates Building, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S329-39. 2006
  6. pmc Understanding participation by African Americans in cancer genetics research
    Jasmine A McDonald
    Center for Community Based Research and Health Disparities, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 104:324-30. 2012
  7. pmc Using a mixed-methods approach to identify health concerns in an African American community
    Benita Weathers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2087-92. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Patients' and caregivers' beliefs about depression screening and referral in the emergency department
    Megan E Pailler
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 25:721-7. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Taste alteration in breast cancer patients treated with taxane chemotherapy: experience, effect, and coping strategies
    Rebecca M Speck
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1121A Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:549-55. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Cancer survivors with unmet needs were more likely to use complementary and alternative medicine
    Jun J Mao
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 2:116-24. 2008

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Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of changes in weight among African American breast cancer survivors
    Benita Weathers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychooncology 15:174-9. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc Qualitative analysis of peer coaches' experiences with counseling African Americans about reducing heart disease risk
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:167-72. 2012
    ..Despite mounting evidence that peer coaches can make significant contributions to patient health, little is known about factors that must be addressed to engage and retain them in their role...
  3. ncbi request reprint Unmet psychosocial needs of Pennsylvanians with cancer: 1986-2005
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer 110:631-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of the current study was to identify unmet psychosocial needs of cancer survivors, understand the distribution of needs across subgroups, and compare unmet needs in 2005 with those identified by Houts et al. in 1986...
  4. ncbi request reprint When late-life depression improves: what do older patients say about their treatment?
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:596-605. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc A mixed-methods approach to understanding loneliness and depression in older adults
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, 2 Gates Building, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S329-39. 2006
    ....
  6. pmc Understanding participation by African Americans in cancer genetics research
    Jasmine A McDonald
    Center for Community Based Research and Health Disparities, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 104:324-30. 2012
    ..Achieving this goal will be limited by low rates of African American participation in cancer genetics research...
  7. pmc Using a mixed-methods approach to identify health concerns in an African American community
    Benita Weathers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2087-92. 2011
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Patients' and caregivers' beliefs about depression screening and referral in the emergency department
    Megan E Pailler
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 25:721-7. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Taste alteration in breast cancer patients treated with taxane chemotherapy: experience, effect, and coping strategies
    Rebecca M Speck
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1121A Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:549-55. 2013
    ..This study examined the experience and coping strategies for taste alteration in female breast cancer patients treated with docetaxel or paclitaxel...
  10. doi request reprint Cancer survivors with unmet needs were more likely to use complementary and alternative medicine
    Jun J Mao
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 2:116-24. 2008
    ..This study aims to determine the relationship between patients' perceived UMN and their use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help with cancer problems during and after treatment...
  11. pmc Cancer-related information seeking and scanning behavior of older Vietnamese immigrants
    Giang T Nguyen
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Health Commun 15:754-68. 2010
    ..Knowledge of SSB patterns among linguistically isolated communities is essential for efficient dissemination of cancer information to these at-risk communities...
  12. pmc Using freelisting to understand shared decision making in ADHD: parents' and pediatricians' perspectives
    Alexander G Fiks
    The Pediatric Research Consortium, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 84:236-44. 2011
    ..To compare and contrast notions of ADHD among pediatricians and parents of affected children to understand the perspectives they bring to shared decision making (SDM)...
  13. pmc Donation intentions for cancer genetics research among African Americans
    Jasmine A McDonald
    Center for Community Based Research and Health Disparities, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 16:252-8. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Barriers to evaluation for early intervention services: parent and early intervention employee perspectives
    Manuel E Jimenez
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Acad Pediatr 12:551-7. 2012
    ..To explore barriers to early intervention (EI) evaluation among referred infants and toddlers...
  15. pmc Older patients' views on the relationship between depression and heart disease
    Hillary R Bogner
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Fam Med 40:652-7. 2008
    ....
  16. pmc Cultural, economic, and psychological predictors of colonoscopy in a national sample
    Chanita Hughes Halbert
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Community Based Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1311-6. 2011
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Positive changes, increased spiritual importance, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among cancer survivors
    Jun J Mao
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 9:339-47. 2010
    ....
  18. pmc Breast cancer survivors willingness to participate in an acupuncture clinical trial: a qualitative study
    Marilyn M Schapira
    The Philadelphia VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Support Care Cancer 22:1207-15. 2014
    ..The objective of this study is to identify key decision-making factors among breast cancer survivors considering entry into an acupuncture clinical trial for treatment of symptoms...
  19. pmc How older adults combine medical and experiential notions of depression
    Marsha N Wittink
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Qual Health Res 18:1174-83. 2008
    ....
  20. pmc The terrible choice: re-evaluating hospice eligibility criteria for cancer
    David J Casarett
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:953-9. 2009
    ..Our goal was to determine whether willingness to make this choice identifies patients with greater need for hospice services...
  21. doi request reprint Adolescent depression: views of health care providers in a pediatric emergency department
    Peter F Cronholm
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4283, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 26:111-7. 2010
    ..Our objectives were to describe health care providers' perspectives on adolescent depression and the role of depression screening in the PED...
  22. pmc Attitudes regarding the etiology and treatment of depression in Parkinson's disease: a qualitative study
    Katherine Oehlberg
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 2676, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 21:123-32. 2008
    ..This preliminary study suggests that many PD patients with clinically significant depressive symptoms attribute their depression to psychosocial factors and endorse nonpharmacologic treatment approaches...
  23. doi request reprint Coca-colonization and hybridization of diets among the Tz'utujil Maya
    Jason M Nagata
    Health and Societies Program, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ecol Food Nutr 50:297-318. 2011
    ....
  24. pmc Losing faith and using faith: older African Americans discuss spirituality, religious activities, and depression
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 2 Gates Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:402-7. 2009
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Criticisms of chlorination: social determinants of drinking water beliefs and practices among the Tz'utujil Maya
    Jason M Nagata
    Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 29:9-16. 2011
    ....
  26. pmc Older patients' aversion to antidepressants. A qualitative study
    Jane L Givens
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:146-51. 2006
    ..Depression is common among older patients yet is often inadequately treated. Patient beliefs about antidepressants are known to affect treatment initiation and adherence, but are often not expressed in clinical settings...
  27. ncbi request reprint Student attitudes: potential barriers to implementing a community medicine field activity
    Peter F Cronholm
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4283, USA
    Fam Med 41:22-7. 2009
    ..Our objective was to assess medical students' attitudes following implementation of a community medicine experience in their clerkship year...
  28. ncbi request reprint Understanding why patients of low socioeconomic status prefer hospitals over ambulatory care
    Shreya Kangovi
    Department of Medicine, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, PA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:1196-203. 2013
    ..Interventions to improve outcomes and values need to take these differences into account. ..
  29. doi request reprint Willingness to pay for emergency referral transport in a developing setting: a geographically randomized study
    Sourav K Bose
    Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:793-800. 2012
    ..The objective was to identify the correlates of willingness to pay for ambulance transports from a rural city to a regional hospital in Guatemala...
  30. pmc Seen through their eyes: residents' reflections on the cognitive and contextual components of diagnostic errors in medicine
    Alexis R Ogdie
    Division of Rheumatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Acad Med 87:1361-7. 2012
    ..The authors explored the cognitive and contextual components of diagnostic errors described by internal medicine resident physicians through the use of an educational intervention...
  31. doi request reprint Feasibility and effects of a Web-based adolescent psychiatric assessment administered by clinical staff in the pediatric emergency department
    Joel A Fein
    Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3501 Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:1112-7. 2010
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  32. pmc More than just a communication medium: what older adults say about television and depression
    Giang T Nguyen
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Gerontologist 48:300-10. 2008
    ..Older adults watch more television than younger people do. Television's role in mental health has been described in the general population, but less is known about how older adults think of television in the context of depression...
  33. pmc Unwritten rules of talking to doctors about depression: integrating qualitative and quantitative methods
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:302-9. 2006
    ..We wanted to understand concordance and discordance between physicians and patients about depression status by assessing older patient's views of interactions with their physicians...
  34. pmc Challenges faced by patients with low socioeconomic status during the post-hospital transition
    Shreya Kangovi
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:283-9. 2014
    ..Patients with low socioeconomic status (low-SES) are at risk for poor outcomes during the post-hospital transition. Few prior studies explore perceived reasons for poor outcomes from the perspectives of these high-risk patients...
  35. pmc Developing emergency department-based education about emergency contraception: adolescent preferences
    Cynthia J Mollen
    Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Department of Pediatrics, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Acad Emerg Med 20:1164-70. 2013
    ..The objective was to identify adolescent preferences for emergency department (ED)-based education about emergency contraception...
  36. ncbi request reprint Differences in cultural beliefs and values among African American and European American men with prostate cancer
    Chanita Hughes Halbert
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Cancer Control 14:277-84. 2007
    ..This study evaluated differences in cultural values related to religiosity, temporal orientation, and collectivism among African American and European American men...
  37. pmc "You don't want to burden them": older adults' views on family involvement in care
    Eileen Cahill
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, PA 19104, USA
    J Fam Nurs 15:295-317. 2009
    ..The expression and meaning of burden differed according to ethnicity. This study has implications for practice and policies to meet the needs of families and promote the independence of older persons...
  38. ncbi request reprint Assessing attitudes about emergency contraception among urban, minority adolescent girls: an in-depth interview study
    Cynthia J Mollen
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e395-401. 2008
    ..The purpose of this work was to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of urban, minority adolescent girls about intention to use emergency contraception pills and to identify barriers to emergency contraception pill use...
  39. doi request reprint Beyond statistical prediction: qualitative evaluation of the mechanisms by which pediatric early warning scores impact patient safety
    Christopher P Bonafide
    Division of General Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:248-53. 2013
    ..Despite marginal predictive accuracy in retrospective datasets and a paucity of studies prospectively evaluating their clinical effectiveness, pediatric EWSs are commonly used...
  40. doi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about emergency contraception: a survey of female adolescents seeking care in the emergency department
    Cynthia J Mollen
    Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 29:469-74. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that knowledge about EC would be limited, but that adolescents would support using EC in certain situations...
  41. ncbi request reprint Scope of symptoms and self-management strategies for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in breast cancer patients
    Rebecca M Speck
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:2433-9. 2012
    ..We also examined the variety of taxane-related side effects in women with and without CIPN in order to discriminate the CIPN symptom experience...
  42. ncbi request reprint How women conceptualize urinary incontinence: a cultural model
    Christine Bradway
    University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1533-41. 2010
    ..Cultural models theory provided the overall framework for the study...
  43. pmc Cancer and communication in the health care setting: experiences of older Vietnamese immigrants, a qualitative study
    Giang T Nguyen
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:45-50. 2008
    ..As patients grow older, accurate communication with health care providers about cancer becomes increasingly important. However, little is known about the cancer communication experiences of older Asian immigrants...
  44. doi request reprint Identifying hospital organizational strategies to reduce readmissions
    Faraz S Ahmad
    Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, 100 Centrex, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:278-85. 2013
    ..The results highlight the myriad approaches to readmission reduction and the complexity of developing effective strategies. ..
  45. pmc Life disruptions for midlife and older adults with high out-of-pocket health expenditures
    David Grande
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Ann Fam Med 11:37-42. 2013
    ..Physicians prescribing new medications often do not convey important medication-related information. This study tests an intervention to improve physician-patient communication about newly prescribed medications...
  46. ncbi request reprint Team composition and perceived roles of team members in the trauma bay
    Rebecca M Speck
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Trauma Nurs 19:133-8. 2012
    ..Inconsistencies in trauma team role definition and membership should be addressed, toward the goal of improving team communication and patient outcomes...
  47. ncbi request reprint A gain in cultural competence through an international acupuncture elective
    Jun J Mao
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Fam Med 39:16-8. 2007
    ..This study describes an international acupuncture elective and its impact on medical students' development of cultural competence...
  48. pmc "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps": a response to depression in older adults
    Julia F Switzer
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Qual Health Res 16:1207-16. 2006
    ..This attitude might be rooted in the cultural experiences of this particular cohort of older adults and has implications for their use of physical and mental health services for depression...
  49. pmc Contrasting parents' and pediatricians' perspectives on shared decision-making in ADHD
    Alexander G Fiks
    Pediatric Research Consortium, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Room 1546, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e188-96. 2011
    ..The goal was to compare how parents and clinicians understand shared decision-making (SDM) in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a prototype for SDM in pediatrics...
  50. pmc A random spatial sampling method in a rural developing nation
    Michelle C Kondo
    United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 100 North 20th St Suite 205, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:338. 2014
    ..However, random sampling of rural populations in developing nations can be challenged by incomplete enumeration of the base population...
  51. doi request reprint Social determinants of iron supplementation among women of reproductive age: a systematic review of qualitative data
    Jason M Nagata
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94122, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 8:1-18. 2012
    ..Connecting review findings to a conceptual framework of social determinants of health highlights salient issues that policy makers must consider when adapting global iron supplementation recommendations to the local context...
  52. doi request reprint How should we design supportive cancer care? The patient's perspective
    David Casarett
    University of Pennsylvania, 3615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:1296-301. 2008
    ..Although so-called open-access hospice programs and bridge programs are beginning to offer these services to patients who are still receiving treatment, it is not known whether they best meet patients' needs...
  53. doi request reprint What Latino Puerto Ricans and non-Latinos say when they talk about Alzheimer's disease
    Jason Karlawish
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 7:161-70. 2011
    ..To discover whether Latino Puerto Rican and non-Latino communities differ in the words they use to talk about Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  54. pmc Patterns and determinants of inappropriate antibiotic use in injection drug users
    Joanna L Starrels
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:263-9. 2009
    ..Inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to the emergence and spread of drug resistant infections. Though injection drug users are at increased risk for drug resistant infections, few studies have examined antibiotic use in this population...
  55. doi request reprint Body mass index, socio-economic status and socio-behavioral practices among Tz'utujil Maya women
    Jason M Nagata
    Health and Societies Program, Department of History and Sociology of Science, 249 South 36th Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
    Econ Hum Biol 7:96-106. 2009
    ..These themes help to explain how SES, socio-behavioral practices and BMI are positively associated and can inform future public health interventions related to obesity and undernutrition...
  56. pmc Creating demand for prescription drugs: a content analysis of television direct-to-consumer advertising
    Dominick L Frosch
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Ann Fam Med 5:6-13. 2007
    ..This information is important, because ads may not meet their educational potential, possibly prompting consumers to request prescriptions that are clinically inappropriate or more expensive than equally effective alternatives...
  57. ncbi request reprint Examining the dimensions of cancer-related information seeking and scanning behavior
    Jeff Niederdeppe
    Department of Population Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53726, USA
    Health Commun 22:153-67. 2007
    ..These findings shed new light on how individuals navigate the media environment and suggest future research should examine predictors and effects of less purposeful efforts to obtain cancer-related information...