Virginia Chang

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quality of care among obese patients
    Virginia W Chang
    Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 303:1274-81. 2010
  2. pmc Fundamental cause theory, technological innovation, and health disparities: the case of cholesterol in the era of statins
    Virginia W Chang
    Department of Medecine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 50:245-60. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Income disparities in body mass index and obesity in the United States, 1971-2002
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2122-8. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Racial residential segregation and weight status among US adults
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1289-303. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Social capital and glucose control
    Judith A Long
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, 1201 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Community Health 35:519-26. 2010
  6. pmc The relationship between measured performance and satisfaction with care among clinically complex patients
    Rachel M Werner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1729-35. 2008
  7. pmc Weight status and restaurant availability a multilevel analysis
    Neil K Mehta
    Graduate Group in Demography, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:127-33. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint The changing relationship of obesity and disability, 1988-2004
    Dawn E Alley
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
    JAMA 298:2020-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and trends in obesity among aged and disabled U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, 1997-2002
    Jalpa A Doshi
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1111-7. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Income inequality and weight status in US metropolitan areas
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:83-96. 2005

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Quality of care among obese patients
    Virginia W Chang
    Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 303:1274-81. 2010
    ..Moreover, obese patients often feel that clinicians are biased or disrespectful because of their weight. These observations raise the concern that obese patients may receive lower quality of care...
  2. pmc Fundamental cause theory, technological innovation, and health disparities: the case of cholesterol in the era of statins
    Virginia W Chang
    Department of Medecine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 50:245-60. 2009
    ..We find that the influence of technologies on socioeconomic disparities is subject to two important modifiers: (1) the nature of the technological change and (2) the extent of its diffusion and adoption...
  3. ncbi request reprint Income disparities in body mass index and obesity in the United States, 1971-2002
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2122-8. 2005
    ..Although obesity is frequently associated with poverty, recent increases in obesity may not occur disproportionately among the poor. Furthermore, the relationship between income and weight status may be changing with time...
  4. ncbi request reprint Racial residential segregation and weight status among US adults
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1289-303. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that in addition to differences among people, differences among places and, in particular, differences in the spatial organization of persons may be relevant to health policy and promotion efforts...
  5. doi request reprint Social capital and glucose control
    Judith A Long
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, 1201 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Community Health 35:519-26. 2010
    ..No other measure of social capital was associated with HbA1c. In this study of black veterans with diabetes we observed that living in neighborhoods where people work together is associated with better glucose control...
  6. pmc The relationship between measured performance and satisfaction with care among clinically complex patients
    Rachel M Werner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1729-35. 2008
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  7. pmc Weight status and restaurant availability a multilevel analysis
    Neil K Mehta
    Graduate Group in Demography, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:127-33. 2008
    ..An important change to this environment is the increasing availability of away-from-home eating establishments such as restaurants...
  8. ncbi request reprint The changing relationship of obesity and disability, 1988-2004
    Dawn E Alley
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
    JAMA 298:2020-7. 2007
    ..However, whether these improvements have conferred decreased risk for disability is unknown. The obese population may be living longer with better-controlled risk factors but paradoxically experiencing more disability...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and trends in obesity among aged and disabled U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, 1997-2002
    Jalpa A Doshi
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1111-7. 2007
    ..4 percent and 32.5 percent, respectively, in 1997. Using 2002 data, we estimate that three million beneficiaries would be eligible for bariatric surgery coverage under current Medicare policy...
  10. ncbi request reprint Income inequality and weight status in US metropolitan areas
    Virginia W Chang
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:83-96. 2005
    ..Although our findings are suggestive of a contextual effect of metropolitan area income inequality, we do not find an increased risk for unhealthy weight outcomes, adding to recent debates surrounding this topic...
  11. ncbi request reprint Update on the health disparities literature
    Judith A Long
    Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:805-12. 2004
  12. pmc Racial differences in the impact of comorbidities on survival among elderly men with prostate cancer
    Mary Putt
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:409-35. 2009
    ..Adjusting for treatment had little impact on these results, despite variation in the racial difference in receipt of prostatectomy with differing comorbidity levels...
  13. ncbi request reprint The shape of things to come: obesity, aging, and disability
    Dawn E Alley
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    LDI Issue Brief 13:1-4. 2008
    ..This issue Brief summarizes two studies that examine the prevalence of obesity over time in the elderly and disabled, and the changing relationship of obesity and disability...
  14. pmc The lack of effect of market structure on hospice use
    Theodore J Iwashyna
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1531-51. 2002
    ..To describe the relative importance of health care market structure and county-level demographics in determining rates of hospice use...
  15. ncbi request reprint Self-perception of weight appropriateness in the United States
    Virginia W Chang
    Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:332-9. 2003
    ..BACKGROUND; The self-perception of weight appropriateness is an important component of eating and weight-loss behaviors. Self-perceived weight status, however, is not fully explained by objective weight status...
  16. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in place of death: United States, 1993
    Theodore J Iwashyna
    School of Medicine, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, Center on Aging and Population Research Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1113-7. 2002
    ..To examine racial and ethnic differences in place of death, adjusting for likely confounders...
  17. ncbi request reprint Trends in the association of poverty with overweight among US adolescents, 1971-2004
    Richard A Miech
    Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 295:2385-93. 2006
    ..Whether socioeconomic disparities in adolescent overweight increased, decreased, or remained constant during this period is not known...