Affiliation: University of California
- Alcohol-related problems in older persons. Determinants, consequences, and screeningA 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...
- 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....
- Feasibility of using an alcohol-screening and health education system with older primary care patientsK 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...
- Safely directing patients to appropriate levels of care: guideline-driven triage in the emergency serviceD 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...
- Assessing use of primary health care services by very low-income adults in a managed care programA 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...
- Ethnic variation in health-related quality of life among low-income men with prostate cancerTracey 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...
- Health-related quality-of-life in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancerTracey 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...
- Spirituality influences health related quality of life in men with prostate cancerTracey 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...
- Mental health of low income uninsured men with prostate cancerJohn 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..Patients especially at risk are those with significant urinary or bowel distress, poor physical health, low spirituality and Hispanic ethnicity...
- An evaluation of an intervention to assist primary care physicians in screening and educating older patients who use alcoholArlene 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...
- Predictors of on-call specialist response times in California emergency departmentsSarita 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...
- Information desired and acquired by men with prostate cancer: data from ethnic focus groupsSally 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...
- Adding an alcohol-related risk score to an existing categorical risk classification for older adults: sensitivity to group differencesSandra 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...
- Outcomes in men denied access to a California public assistance program for prostate cancerJennifer 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..
- Prostate cancer knowledge among low income minority menChristopher 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...
- Datapoints: second-generation antipsychotic medication combinations for schizophreniaCarol 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
- Confidence in the ability to communicate with physicians among low-income patients with prostate cancerSally 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 low self-efficacy fared worse over a range of psychosocial outcomes and both general and disease-specific health-related quality of life...
- Violence exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depressive symptoms among recent immigrant schoolchildrenLisa 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...
- Theoretical basis and program design of a school-based mental health intervention for traumatized immigrant children: a collaborative research partnershipBradley 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...
- A school-based mental health program for traumatized Latino immigrant childrenSheryl 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...
- Use of preventive services in a population of very low-income womenAllison 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
- Trends in the use and capacity of California's emergency departments, 1990-1999Susan 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...
- A mental health intervention for schoolchildren exposed to violence: a randomized controlled trialBradley D Stein
RAND, Santa Monica, Calif 90407, USA
JAMA 290:603-11. 2003....
- Stigma and depression among primary care patientsCarol 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...
- The alcohol-related problems survey: identifying hazardous and harmful drinking in older primary care patientsArlene 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...
- 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)...
- Developing quality indicators for elderly patients undergoing abdominal operationsMarcia 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..This project used a validated methodology to identify and rate process measures to achieve high-quality perioperative care for elderly surgical patients. This is the first time quality indicators have been developed in this regard...
- Waiting times in California's emergency departmentsSusan 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...
- Utilization of papanicolaou smears by South Asian women living in the United StatesSaima 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...
- The problem drinking pain paradoxArlene Fink
Addiction 100:731-2. 2005
- Engaging nurse leaders in health services researchLinda 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..Using a multilevel approach to engage nurse leaders in research, such as endorsements and "detailing" by opinion leaders, phone calls, electronic mail, and incentives, is an effective strategy...
- Suitability of prostate cancer education materials: applying a standardized assessment tool to currently available materialsDebra 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...