Robert A Bell

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Lingering questions and doubts: online information-seeking of support forum members following their medical visits
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:525-8. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact of the Wellness Guide/Guía on Hispanic women's well-being-related knowledge, efficacy beliefs, and behaviors: the mediating role of acculturation
    R A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Health Educ Behav 24:326-43. 1997
  3. pmc Encouraging patients with depressive symptoms to seek care: a mixed methods approach to message development
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 78:198-205. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Portrayals of food practices and exercise behavior in popular American films
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 37:27-32. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Frequency and types of foods advertised on Saturday morning and weekday afternoon English- and Spanish-language American television programs
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:406-13. 2009
  6. pmc Unmet expectations for care and the patient-physician relationship
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California Davis, Davis, Calif 95616, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:817-24. 2002
  7. pmc Do antidepressant advertisements educate consumers and promote communication between patients with depression and their physicians?
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 81:245-50. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Physician counseling for hypertension: what do doctors really do?
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 72:115-21. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Unsaid but not forgotten: patients' unvoiced desires in office visits
    R A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1977-84. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint The educational value of consumer-targeted prescription drug print advertising
    R A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Fam Pract 49:1092-8. 2000

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Lingering questions and doubts: online information-seeking of support forum members following their medical visits
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:525-8. 2011
    ..To examine the prevalence and predictors of patients' post-appointment online health information-seeking and the reasons behind their information searches...
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact of the Wellness Guide/Guía on Hispanic women's well-being-related knowledge, efficacy beliefs, and behaviors: the mediating role of acculturation
    R A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Health Educ Behav 24:326-43. 1997
    ..Finally, the Guide/Guía did not increase the knowledge gap between high- and low-acculturated guide recipients...
  3. pmc Encouraging patients with depressive symptoms to seek care: a mixed methods approach to message development
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 78:198-205. 2010
    ..To assess the message preferences of individuals affected by depression as part of a project that will evaluate interventions to encourage at-risk patients to talk to their physicians about depression...
  4. ncbi request reprint Portrayals of food practices and exercise behavior in popular American films
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 37:27-32. 2005
    ..To describe depictions of food, alcohol, and exercise and sport in popular films...
  5. doi request reprint Frequency and types of foods advertised on Saturday morning and weekday afternoon English- and Spanish-language American television programs
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:406-13. 2009
    ..To describe food advertised on networks serving children and youth, and to compare ads on English-language networks with ads on Spanish networks...
  6. pmc Unmet expectations for care and the patient-physician relationship
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California Davis, Davis, Calif 95616, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:817-24. 2002
    ..To profile patients likely to have unmet expectations for care, examine the effects of such expectations, and investigate how physicians' responses to patients' requests affect the development of unfulfilled expectations...
  7. pmc Do antidepressant advertisements educate consumers and promote communication between patients with depression and their physicians?
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 81:245-50. 2010
    ..To examine how online depression support group members respond to direct-to-consumer (DTC) antidepressant advertising...
  8. doi request reprint Physician counseling for hypertension: what do doctors really do?
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 72:115-21. 2008
    ..To describe patient counseling by physicians on hypertension and lifestyle and assess its impact on participants' satisfaction...
  9. ncbi request reprint Unsaid but not forgotten: patients' unvoiced desires in office visits
    R A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1977-84. 2001
    ..To examine patient, physician, and health care system characteristics associated with unvoiced desires for action, as well as the consequences of these unspoken requests...
  10. ncbi request reprint The educational value of consumer-targeted prescription drug print advertising
    R A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Fam Pract 49:1092-8. 2000
    ..Our content analysis of DTC advertising assessed the extent to which such educational efforts have been attempted...
  11. ncbi request reprint Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising, 1989-1998. A content analysis of conditions, targets, inducements, and appeals
    R A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Fam Pract 49:329-35. 2000
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  12. pmc Suffering in silence: reasons for not disclosing depression in primary care
    Robert A Bell
    Departments of Communication and Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:439-46. 2011
    ..Depression symptoms are underreported by patients. We thus assessed individuals' reasons for not disclosing depression to their primary care physician...
  13. ncbi request reprint Advertisement-induced prescription drug requests: patients' anticipated reactions to a physician who refuses
    R A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California Davis, 95616 8500, USA
    J Fam Pract 48:446-52. 1999
    ..We describe patients' forecasts of their reactions if their doctor were to deny an advertisement-motivated drug request and then identify significant predictors of these reactions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Request fulfillment in office practice: antecedents and relationship to outcomes
    Richard L Kravitz
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Med Care 40:38-51. 2002
    ..Patients communicate their desires and expectations largely by making requests. However, the antecedents and consequences of request fulfillment have received limited attention...
  15. ncbi request reprint Direct observation of requests for clinical services in office practice: what do patients want and do they get it?
    Richard L Kravitz
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1673-81. 2003
    ..However, little is known about the nature, frequency, and impact of such requests. We performed this study to ascertain the prevalence, antecedents, and consequences of patients' requests for clinical services in ambulatory practice...
  16. doi request reprint Third-person effects and direct-to-consumer advertisements for antidepressants
    Laramie D Taylor
    Communication Department, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:160-5. 2011
    ..Past Previous research has also found a link between depression and diminished self-serving biases; whether this would be the case for TPE is unknown...
  17. ncbi request reprint The prepared patient: information seeking of online support group members before their medical appointments
    Xinyi Hu
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Health Commun 17:960-78. 2012
    ..Most respondents intended to ask their physician questions and request clinical resources based on online information...
  18. pmc Beliefs about control in the physician-patient relationship: effect on communication in medical encounters
    Richard L Street
    Department of Communication, Texas A and M University, College Station, Tex 77843 4234, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:609-16. 2003
    ..g., shared control vs doctor control) were related to their communications styles and adaptations (i.e., how they responded to the communication of the other participant)...
  19. doi request reprint Characteristics of food industry web sites and "advergames" targeting children
    Jennifer Culp
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 42:197-201. 2010
    ..To assess the content of food industry Web sites targeting children by describing strategies used to prolong their visits and foster brand loyalty; and to document health-promoting messages on these Web sites...
  20. pmc Depression treatment preferences of Hispanic individuals: exploring the influence of ethnicity, language, and explanatory models
    Erik Fernandez y Garcia
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, University of California Davis School of Medicine, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:39-50. 2011
    ..Specifically, we examined factors associated with medication preferences in non-Hispanic white and Spanish-speaking and English-speaking Hispanic persons...
  21. pmc Relational barriers to depression help-seeking in primary care
    Richard L Kravitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 82:207-13. 2011
    ..To identify attitudinal and interpersonal barriers to depression care-seeking and disclosure in primary care and in so doing, evaluate the primary care paradigm for depression care in the United States...
  22. ncbi request reprint A taxonomy of requests by patients (TORP): a new system for understanding clinical negotiation in office practice
    R L Kravitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, USA
    J Fam Pract 48:872-8. 1999
    ..The goal of our investigation was to facilitate research on clinical negotiation between patients and physicians by developing a reliable and valid classification system for patients' requests in office practice...
  23. ncbi request reprint Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs: balancing benefits and risks, and a way forward
    R L Kravitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 82:360-2. 2007
  24. pmc Accuracy of parental report and electronic health record documentation as measures of diet and physical activity counseling
    Ulfat Shaikh
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, 95817, USA
    Acad Pediatr 12:81-7. 2012
    ..To determine whether parental reports and electronic health record documentation of physician counseling on nutrition and physical activity reflect actual counseling provided...
  25. doi request reprint Online health information seeking: the influence of age, information trustworthiness, and search challenges
    Lisa M Soederberg Miller
    University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Aging Health 24:525-41. 2012
    ..The goal of the present study was to examine age differences in the role of trust and ease of search in predicting whether or not individuals use (adopters) or do notuse (nonadopters) the Internet to search for health information...
  26. doi request reprint What do doctors say when prescribing medications?: an examination of medical recommendations from a communication perspective
    Bo Feng
    Department of Communication and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Health Commun 26:286-96. 2011
    ..The implications of the findings are discussed in light of the study's limitations and directions for future research...
  27. pmc Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising and the public
    R A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:651-7. 1999
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Direct-to-consumer advertisements are reaching the public, but selectively so, and affecting their behaviors. Implications for public policy are examined...
  28. ncbi request reprint Patient trust in the physician: relationship to patient requests
    David H Thom
    University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, SF General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 80 83, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Fam Pract 19:476-83. 2002
    ..Patient trust is a key component of the patient-physician relationship. A previous qualitative study has suggested that a low level of trust is associated with unfulfilled requests...
  29. ncbi request reprint Characterizing patient requests and physician responses in office practice
    Richard L Kravitz
    UC Davis Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:217-38. 2002
    ..STUDY SETTINGS: Data were obtained from visits to six general internists practicing in North-Central California in 1994 and eight cardiologists practicing in the same region in 1998...
  30. pmc Physicians' shared decision-making behaviors in depression care
    Henry N Young
    Social and Administrative Sciences Division, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1404-8. 2008
    ..This study assesses the extent to which physicians enact SDM behaviors and describes factors associated with physicians' SDM behaviors within the context of depression care...
  31. pmc Types of information physicians provide when prescribing antidepressants
    Henry N Young
    Social and Administrative Sciences Division, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1172-7. 2006
    ..Providing antidepressant information to patients may foster greater adherence to therapy...
  32. ncbi request reprint A practical guide to ACR MRI accreditation
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Radiology, UCSD School of Medicine, USA
    Radiol Manage 29:58-62. 2007
    ..Most failures occur because applicants don't check their submissions properly. Use care in selecting an MRI physics expert to assist you in this process...