Lois Downey

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint To thine own self be true: self-concept and motivation for abstinence among substance abusers
    L Downey
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, 98195, USA
    Addict Behav 25:743-57. 2000
  2. pmc Quality-of-life trajectories at the end of life: assessments over time by patients with and without cancer
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:472-9. 2010
  3. pmc The Quality of Dying and Death Questionnaire (QODD): empirical domains and theoretical perspectives
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:9-22. 2010
  4. pmc Pediatric vaccination and vaccine-preventable disease acquisition: associations with care by complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Lois Downey
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Box 359765, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:922-30. 2010
  5. pmc Preventive screening of women who use complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 9455, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1133-43. 2009
  6. pmc Three lessons from a randomized trial of massage and meditation at end of life: patient benefit, outcome measure selection, and design of trials with terminally ill patients
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 26:246-53. 2009
  7. pmc Shared priorities for the end-of-life period
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:175-88. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Measuring intensive care nurses' perspectives on family-centered end-of-life care: evaluation of 3 questionnaires
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195, USA
    Am J Crit Care 15:568-79. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Gender, waitlists, and outcomes for public-sector drug treatment
    Lois Downey
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 120, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 25:19-28. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Sources of motivation for abstinence: a replication analysis of the reasons for quitting questionnaire
    L Downey
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Addict Behav 26:79-89. 2001

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint To thine own self be true: self-concept and motivation for abstinence among substance abusers
    L Downey
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, 98195, USA
    Addict Behav 25:743-57. 2000
    ..The perception of discrepancies between substance use and self-standards was an effective motivator of abstinence even among those who reported previous use of substances to dampen self-dissatisfaction...
  2. pmc Quality-of-life trajectories at the end of life: assessments over time by patients with and without cancer
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:472-9. 2010
    ..To compare quality-of-life (QOL) ratings of terminally ill patients with and without cancer over time...
  3. pmc The Quality of Dying and Death Questionnaire (QODD): empirical domains and theoretical perspectives
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:9-22. 2010
    ..We conclude that research based on the current version of the QODD might benefit from the use of composite measures representing the four identified domains, but that future expansion and modification of the questionnaire are in order...
  4. pmc Pediatric vaccination and vaccine-preventable disease acquisition: associations with care by complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Lois Downey
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Box 359765, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:922-30. 2010
    ..Interventions enlisting the participation of complementary/alternative medicine providers in immunization awareness and promotional activities could improve adherence rates and assist in efforts to improve public health...
  5. pmc Preventive screening of women who use complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 9455, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1133-43. 2009
    ..g., vaccination), little is known about associations between CAM use and receipt of recommended preventive screening in women...
  6. pmc Three lessons from a randomized trial of massage and meditation at end of life: patient benefit, outcome measure selection, and design of trials with terminally ill patients
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 26:246-53. 2009
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  7. pmc Shared priorities for the end-of-life period
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:175-88. 2009
    ..This change would reduce respondent burden in future investigations, simplify analyses aimed at identifying domains underlying the dying-and-death experience, and exclude the top-priority item of fewer than 4% of respondents...
  8. ncbi request reprint Measuring intensive care nurses' perspectives on family-centered end-of-life care: evaluation of 3 questionnaires
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195, USA
    Am J Crit Care 15:568-79. 2006
    ..Attempts to improve end-of-life care increasingly focus on family-centered care, but few validated assessment tools exist...
  9. ncbi request reprint Gender, waitlists, and outcomes for public-sector drug treatment
    Lois Downey
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 120, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 25:19-28. 2003
    ..The authors discuss system-level and personal characteristics that potentially affect wait times and call for additional study of whether abbreviating waits can increase women's treatment entry rates...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sources of motivation for abstinence: a replication analysis of the reasons for quitting questionnaire
    L Downey
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Addict Behav 26:79-89. 2001
    ..Testing with samples varying in severity of addiction consequences is recommended...
  11. ncbi request reprint The impact of Medicaid-linked reimbursements on revenues of public sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Lois Downey
    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:100-5. 2002
    ..Public sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics faced with decreased tax revenue and increased costs must evaluate alternative revenue sources...
  12. ncbi request reprint Primary heroin users + drug-free treatment: an equation for success?
    Lois Downey
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Addict Behav 28:339-46. 2003
    ..The authors note the importance of investigating methods for increasing treatment entry rates for opiate users who desire drug-free treatment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the quality of sexual health care provided to adolescents in medicaid managed care: a comparison of two data sources
    Lois Downey
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:2-11. 2004
    ..However, encounter data, used as an adjunct to medical record review, may increase the reliability of quality evaluations...
  14. pmc Might massage or guided meditation provide "means to a better end"? Primary outcomes from an efficacy trial with patients at the end of life
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Palliat Care 25:100-8. 2009
    ..The authors discuss the implications of their findings for integration of these complementary and alternative medicine therapies into standard hospice care...
  15. doi request reprint Hospital variation and temporal trends in palliative and end-of-life care in the ICU
    Thomas W Decato
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:1405-11. 2013
    ..Recently, relatively high family satisfaction with ICU end-of-life care has prompted speculation that ICU palliative care has improved over time, but temporal trends have not been documented...
  16. pmc Development and evaluation of an interprofessional communication intervention to improve family outcomes in the ICU
    J Randall Curtis
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:1245-54. 2012
    ..This manuscript also reports some of the lessons that we have learned early in this study...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of communication skills training for residents and nurse practitioners on quality of communication with patients with serious illness: a randomized trial
    J Randall Curtis
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle2Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle
    JAMA 310:2271-81. 2013
    ..Communication about end-of-life care is a core clinical skill. Simulation-based training improves skill acquisition, but effects on patient-reported outcomes are unknown...
  18. pmc Integrating palliative and critical care: evaluation of a quality-improvement intervention
    J Randall Curtis
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Box 359762, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:269-75. 2008
    ..Palliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU) is an important focus for quality improvement...
  19. pmc Effect of a quality-improvement intervention on end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: a randomized trial
    J Randall Curtis
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle Washington, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:348-55. 2011
    ..Because of high mortality, end-of-life care is an important component of intensive care...
  20. ncbi request reprint Refinement, scoring, and validation of the Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU) survey
    Richard J Wall
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:271-9. 2007
    ..To refine the Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU) survey and develop a validated method for scoring the instrument...
  21. doi request reprint Measuring the quality of end-of-life care
    Ruth A Engelberg
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:951-71. 2010
    ..Although there is a documented need to improve end-of-life care, there are few validated and brief questionnaires that are available as outcome measures for use in improving that care...
  22. pmc Quality of life at the end of life
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:51. 2007
    ..Here, we describe QOL in the weeks near death and determine correlates of QOL over time, with emphasis on accounting for death and missing data...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evaluating CAM treatment at the end of life: a review of clinical trials for massage and meditation
    William E Lafferty
    University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Department of Health Services, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Complement Ther Med 14:100-12. 2006
    ..There is a pressing need for improved end-of-life care. Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may improve the quality of care but few controlled trials have evaluated CAM at the end of life...
  24. doi request reprint Race, Income, and Education: Associations with Patient and Family Ratings of End-of-Life Care and Communication Provided by Physicians-in-Training
    Ann C Long
    1 Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    J Palliat Med 17:435-47. 2014
    ..Family member predictors of these perceptions differ from those observed for patients. Further investigation of these associations may guide interventions to improve care delivered to patients and families. ..
  25. pmc Using the medical record to evaluate the quality of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit
    Bradford J Glavan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1138-46. 2008
    ..We investigated whether proposed "quality markers" within the medical record are associated with family assessment of the quality of dying and death in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  26. pmc Provision of sexual health services to adolescent enrollees in Medicaid managed care
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1779-83. 2002
    ..This Seattle project measured sexual health services provided to 1112 Medicaid managed care enrollees aged 14 to 18 years...
  27. doi request reprint Interprofessional communication skills training for serious illness: evaluation of a small-group, simulated patient intervention
    Alison M Bays
    1 Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    J Palliat Med 17:159-66. 2014
    ..Small-group skills training can result in new communication behaviors, but past studies have used facilitators with extensive experience, raising concerns this is not scalable...
  28. pmc Life-sustaining treatment preferences: matches and mismatches between patients' preferences and clinicians' perceptions
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:9-19. 2013
    ..Better clinician understanding of patients' end-of-life treatment preferences has the potential for reducing unwanted treatment, decreasing health care costs, and improving end-of-life care...
  29. pmc Predictors of symptoms of posttraumatic stress and depression in family members after patient death in the ICU
    Cynthia J Gries
    University of Washington, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Chest 137:280-7. 2010
    ..Patients' deaths in the ICU have been associated with a high burden of psychologic symptoms in families. This study identifies characteristics associated with psychologic symptoms in family members...
  30. doi request reprint Discussing religion and spirituality is an advanced communication skill: an exploratory structural equation model of physician trainee self-ratings
    Dee W Ford
    Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:63-70. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to develop an improved understanding of physicians' perspectives on their communication competence about religious and spiritual issues...
  31. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristics of a quality of communication questionnaire assessing communication about end-of-life care
    Ruth Engelberg
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 98104, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:1086-98. 2006
    ..While further validation studies are needed, this assessment of the QOC represents an important step toward providing a measure of the quality of end-of-life communication...