Arlene Fink

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc How transparent is behavioral intervention research on pathological gambling and other gambling-related disorders? A systematic literature review
    Arlene Fink
    University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Gambling Studies Program, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Addiction 107:1915-28. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
  4. ncbi request reprint 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Spirituality and quality of life in low-income men with metastatic prostate cancer
    Mary Wassel Zavala
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychooncology 18:753-61. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Hospice and emergency room use by disadvantaged men dying of prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 181:2084-9. 2009
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint 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
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
  10. pmc Spirituality and end-of-life care in disadvantaged men dying of prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Departments of Urology, UCLA, 951738, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    World J Urol 29:43-9. 2011

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. pmc How transparent is behavioral intervention research on pathological gambling and other gambling-related disorders? A systematic literature review
    Arlene Fink
    University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Gambling Studies Program, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Addiction 107:1915-28. 2012
    ..To review the transparency of reports of behavioral interventions for pathological gambling and other gambling-related disorders...
  2. ncbi request reprint 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Spirituality and quality of life in low-income men with metastatic prostate cancer
    Mary Wassel Zavala
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychooncology 18:753-61. 2009
    ..To determine how spirituality is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in an ethnically diverse cohort of low-income men with metastatic prostate cancer...
  6. doi request reprint Hospice and emergency room use by disadvantaged men dying of prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1738, USA
    J Urol 181:2084-9. 2009
    ..We ascertained whether hospice enrollment was associated with a decrease in the number of prostate cancer related emergency room visits made before death...
  7. 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..
  8. ncbi request reprint 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  10. pmc Spirituality and end-of-life care in disadvantaged men dying of prostate cancer
    Jonathan Bergman
    Departments of Urology, UCLA, 951738, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    World J Urol 29:43-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to assess the association between spirituality and type of end-of-life care received by disadvantaged men with prostate cancer...
  11. doi request reprint The role of self-efficacy in quality of life for disadvantaged men with prostate cancer
    Jennifer E Heckman
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    J Urol 186:1855-61. 2011
    ..We examined the influence of perceived efficacy in patient-physician interactions on health related quality of life among low income, uninsured men with prostate cancer during a 2-year period...
  12. pmc Prostate cancer survivorship: lessons from caring for the uninsured
    Karim Chamie
    Department of Urology, Health Services Research Group, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Urol Oncol 30:102-8. 2012
    ..Since 2001, UCLA has operated..
  13. ncbi request reprint 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...
  14. doi request reprint Longitudinal quality of life in low-income men in a state-funded prostate cancer treatment program
    Mary Wassel Zavala
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:200-14. 2008
    ..To evaluate longitudinal changes in disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among a cohort of low-income men treated for prostate cancer...
  15. ncbi request reprint 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint 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...
  17. doi request reprint Vaginal birth after cesarean: clinical risk factors associated with adverse outcome
    Kimberly D Gregory
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:452.e1-10; discussion 452.e10-2. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to identify vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) success rates and maternal and neonatal complication rates for selected antenatal conditions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Developing quality indicators for elderly surgical patients
    Marcia L McGory
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6904, USA
    Ann Surg 250:338-47. 2009
    ..To develop process-based quality indicators to improve perioperative care for elderly surgical patients...
  19. pmc Racial disparities in access to care for men in a public assistance program for prostate cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Box 951738, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1738, USA
    J Community Health 33:318-35. 2008
    ..The greater satisfaction and confidence among Hispanic men are explained by modifiable variables that suggest avenues for improvement...
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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...
  24. doi request reprint 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
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint 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
  27. ncbi request reprint 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint 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
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  34. ncbi request reprint 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint The problem drinking pain paradox
    Arlene Fink
    Addiction 100:731-2. 2005
  37. 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...

Research Grants1

  1. COMPUTER ALGORITHMS FOR ALCOHOL DISORDERS IN THE ELDERLY
    Arlene Fink; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The CARPS is user friendly. It can be used in quality improvement activities and research as well as in clinical care. ..