A Fink

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Alcohol-related problems in older persons. Determinants, consequences, and screening
    A Fink
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
    Arch Intern Med 156:1150-6. 1996
  2. ncbi The smoking gun: do clinicians follow guidelines on firearm safety counseling?
    S Barkin
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 152:749-56. 1998
  3. ncbi Feasibility of using an alcohol-screening and health education system with older primary care patients
    K Nguyen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 14:7-15. 2001
  4. ncbi Safely directing patients to appropriate levels of care: guideline-driven triage in the emergency service
    D L Washington
    Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA Department of Emergency Medicine, Harb
    Ann Emerg Med 36:15-22. 2000
  5. ncbi Assessing use of primary health care services by very low-income adults in a managed care program
    A L Diamant
    UCLA, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1222-7. 2001
  6. ncbi Ethnic variation in health-related quality of life among low-income men with prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:461-8. 2005
  7. ncbi Health-related quality-of-life in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:375-90. 2005
  8. ncbi Spirituality influences health related quality of life in men with prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Psychooncology 15:121-31. 2006
  9. ncbi Mental health of low income uninsured men with prostate cancer
    John L Gore
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Urol 173:1323-6. 2005
  10. ncbi An evaluation of an intervention to assist primary care physicians in screening and educating older patients who use alcohol
    Arlene Fink
    David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1937-43. 2005

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi Alcohol-related problems in older persons. Determinants, consequences, and screening
    A Fink
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
    Arch Intern Med 156:1150-6. 1996
    ..Existing screening tests should be expanded or new screening methods developed in anticipation of a growing public health problem...
  2. ncbi The smoking gun: do clinicians follow guidelines on firearm safety counseling?
    S Barkin
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 152:749-56. 1998
    ....
  3. ncbi Feasibility of using an alcohol-screening and health education system with older primary care patients
    K Nguyen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 14:7-15. 2001
    ..Their data can encourage discussions between physicians and patients and might be used for quality improvement activities...
  4. ncbi Safely directing patients to appropriate levels of care: guideline-driven triage in the emergency service
    D L Washington
    Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA Department of Emergency Medicine, Harb
    Ann Emerg Med 36:15-22. 2000
    ..We sought to develop and validate standardized clinical criteria to identify patients presenting to the emergency department whose care may be safely deferred to a later date in a nonemergency setting...
  5. ncbi Assessing use of primary health care services by very low-income adults in a managed care program
    A L Diamant
    UCLA, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1222-7. 2001
    ..To assess the effect of providing free health care services to low-income adults...
  6. ncbi Ethnic variation in health-related quality of life among low-income men with prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:461-8. 2005
    ..To describe and compare health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Hispanic, African-American, and Caucasian men with localized prostate cancer...
  7. ncbi Health-related quality-of-life in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:375-90. 2005
    ..Low-income patients with prostate cancer appear to have quality-of-life profiles that are meaningfully worse than age-matched men from the general population without cancer reported on in the literature...
  8. ncbi Spirituality influences health related quality of life in men with prostate cancer
    Tracey L Krupski
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Psychooncology 15:121-31. 2006
    ..Because the likelihood of prostate cancer survivorship is high, interventions targeting spirituality could impact the physical and psychosocial health of many men...
  9. ncbi Mental health of low income uninsured men with prostate cancer
    John L Gore
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Urol 173:1323-6. 2005
    ..We evaluated mental health outcomes in a cohort of low income, uninsured men with prostate cancer and identified factors that influence mental health...
  10. ncbi An evaluation of an intervention to assist primary care physicians in screening and educating older patients who use alcohol
    Arlene Fink
    David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1937-43. 2005
    ..To evaluate whether providing physicians and older patients with personalized reports of drinking risks and benefits and patient education reduces alcohol-related risks and problems...
  11. ncbi Predictors of on-call specialist response times in California emergency departments
    Sarita A Mohanty
    Department of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California 90033, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:505-12. 2006
    ..Limited availability of on-call specialists is thought to contribute to ED overcrowding...
  12. ncbi Information desired and acquired by men with prostate cancer: data from ethnic focus groups
    Sally L Maliski
    Department of Urology, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:393-409. 2006
    ..With content analysis, themes emerging from each focus group were identified and compared. Results highlight disparities in the prostate cancer information desired and acquired by men of different ethnicities...
  13. ncbi Adding an alcohol-related risk score to an existing categorical risk classification for older adults: sensitivity to group differences
    Sandra R Wilson
    Department of Health Services Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, California 94301, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:445-50. 2007
    ..To evaluate a new alcohol-related risk score for research use...
  14. pmc Outcomes in men denied access to a California public assistance program for prostate cancer
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:217-23. 2007
    ..To improve access to prostate cancer treatment for low income uninsured men, California initiated a program called..
  15. ncbi Prostate cancer knowledge among low income minority men
    Christopher M Deibert
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Urol 177:1851-5. 2007
    ..We identified sociodemographic characteristics that predict poor disease understanding in low income, uninsured men with prostate cancer...
  16. doi Datapoints: second-generation antipsychotic medication combinations for schizophrenia
    Carol Eisen
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Health Services Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:235. 2008
  17. ncbi Confidence in the ability to communicate with physicians among low-income patients with prostate cancer
    Sally L Maliski
    Department of Urology, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Urology 64:329-34. 2004
    ..Men with prostate cancer need to communicate easily with their physicians when facing treatment decisions and symptom management; however, little is known about whether low-income men are confident in these interactions...
  18. ncbi Violence exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depressive symptoms among recent immigrant schoolchildren
    Lisa H Jaycox
    RAND, Arlington, VA 22202 5050, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:1104-10. 2002
    ..This study examines the rates of violence exposure and associated symptoms among recent immigrant children in Los Angeles...
  19. ncbi Theoretical basis and program design of a school-based mental health intervention for traumatized immigrant children: a collaborative research partnership
    Bradley D Stein
    ULCA RAND Center for Health Services Research, RAND, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 29:318-26. 2002
    ..The challenges and limitations of collaborative research approaches also are discussed, with particular emphasis on the role of participatory research in the development and evaluation of school-based mental health programs...
  20. ncbi A school-based mental health program for traumatized Latino immigrant children
    Sheryl H Kataoka
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:311-8. 2003
    ..To pilot-test a school mental health program for Latino immigrant students who have been exposed to community violence...
  21. ncbi Use of preventive services in a population of very low-income women
    Allison L Diamant
    Division of General Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 13:151-63. 2002
  22. ncbi Trends in the use and capacity of California's emergency departments, 1990-1999
    Susan Lambe
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
    Ann Emerg Med 39:389-96. 2002
    ..Data supporting perceptions of inadequate capacity are sparse and conflicting. We describe changes in the use and capacity of California's EDs between 1990 and 1999, as well as trends in severity of patient illness or injury...
  23. ncbi A mental health intervention for schoolchildren exposed to violence: a randomized controlled trial
    Bradley D Stein
    RAND, Santa Monica, Calif 90407, USA
    JAMA 290:603-11. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi Stigma and depression among primary care patients
    Carol Roeloffs
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:311-5. 2003
    ..The relationship between stigma and service use deserves further study in diverse settings and populations...
  25. ncbi The alcohol-related problems survey: identifying hazardous and harmful drinking in older primary care patients
    Arlene Fink
    Department of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1717-22. 2002
    ..We have developed and tested a screening measure specifically for older people, the Alcohol-Related Problems Survey (ARPS), to identify older adults with these risks...
  26. ncbi Vaginal birth after cesarean: do California hospital policies follow national guidelines?
    Ida R Shihady
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nursing Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8635 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Reprod Med 52:349-58. 2007
    ..To review whether California hospitals are adhering to national practice guidelines with regard to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)...
  27. ncbi Developing quality indicators for elderly patients undergoing abdominal operations
    Marcia L McGory
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6904, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:870-83. 2005
    ..We sought to develop process-based quality indicators for elderly patients undergoing abdominal operations to identify necessary and meaningful ways to improve care in this cohort...
  28. ncbi Waiting times in California's emergency departments
    Susan Lambe
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 94143, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 41:35-44. 2003
    ..Yet few data are available on ED waiting times among a heterogeneous group of hospitals serving a distinct geographic region...
  29. pmc Utilization of papanicolaou smears by South Asian women living in the United States
    Saima Chaudhry
    Section of General Internal Medicine and Outcomes Research, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:377-84. 2003
    ..We determined rates and identified variables associated with Pap smear receipt by South Asians...
  30. ncbi The problem drinking pain paradox
    Arlene Fink
    Addiction 100:731-2. 2005
  31. ncbi Engaging nurse leaders in health services research
    Linda Burnes Bolton
    Nursing Research and Development, Women s Health Services, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    J Nurs Adm 35:238-43. 2005
    ..To describe effective methods to engage nurse leaders in structured interview research...
  32. ncbi Suitability of prostate cancer education materials: applying a standardized assessment tool to currently available materials
    Debra Weintraub
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Box 951738, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 55:275-80. 2004
    ..Most of the materials did well with typography and layout. Overall, the findings point to the need to carefully assess written materials used for multicultural audiences with low reading ability...