K Fiscella

Summary

Affiliation: University of Rochester
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Barriers and Facilitators of Online Patient Portals to Personal Health Records Among Persons Living With HIV: Formative Research
    Amneris E Luque
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, United States
    JMIR Res Protoc 2:e8. 2013
  2. pmc A community perspective on the role of fathers during pregnancy: a qualitative study
    Amina P Alio
    Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:60. 2013
  3. pmc A 5A's communication intervention to promote physical activity in underserved populations
    Jennifer K Carroll
    Department of Family Medicine, 1Family Medicine Research Programs, University of Rochester Medical Center, 1381 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:374. 2012
  4. pmc Values and options in cancer care (VOICE): study design and rationale for a patient-centered communication and decision-making intervention for physicians, patients with advanced cancer, and their caregivers
    Michael Hoerger
    Rochester Healthcare Decision Making Group, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:188. 2013
  5. pmc Patient navigation for breast and colorectal cancer treatment: a randomized trial
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1673-81. 2012
  6. pmc Contraceptive methods and use by women aged 35 and over: A qualitative study of perspectives
    Emily M Godfrey
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago, USA
    BMC Womens Health 11:5. 2011
  7. pmc Improving identification and management of partner violence: examining the process of academic detailing: a qualitative study
    Elizabeth A Edwardsen
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    BMC Med Educ 11:36. 2011
  8. pmc Cholesterol treatment with statins: who is left out and who makes it to goal?
    Peter Franks
    Center for Healthcare Policy and Research and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California at Davis, 4860 Y Street, Suite 2300, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:68. 2010
  9. pmc Do changes in traditional coronary heart disease risk factors over time explain the association between socio-economic status and coronary heart disease?
    Peter Franks
    Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California at Davis, University of California, Davis, 4860 Y Street, Suite 2300, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:28. 2011
  10. pmc Study protocol: a randomized controlled trial of patient navigation-activation to reduce cancer health disparities
    Samantha Hendren
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Cancer 10:551. 2010

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  1. pmc Barriers and Facilitators of Online Patient Portals to Personal Health Records Among Persons Living With HIV: Formative Research
    Amneris E Luque
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, United States
    JMIR Res Protoc 2:e8. 2013
    ..However, relatively little is known regarding barriers and facilitators for vulnerable groups such as persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH)...
  2. pmc A community perspective on the role of fathers during pregnancy: a qualitative study
    Amina P Alio
    Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:60. 2013
    ..Defining male involvement during pregnancy is essential for the development of future research and appropriate interventions to optimize services aiming to improve birth outcomes...
  3. pmc A 5A's communication intervention to promote physical activity in underserved populations
    Jennifer K Carroll
    Department of Family Medicine, 1Family Medicine Research Programs, University of Rochester Medical Center, 1381 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:374. 2012
    ..The 5As (Ask, Advise, Agree, Assist, Arrange) are a clinical tool recommended for health behavior counseling in primary care...
  4. pmc Values and options in cancer care (VOICE): study design and rationale for a patient-centered communication and decision-making intervention for physicians, patients with advanced cancer, and their caregivers
    Michael Hoerger
    Rochester Healthcare Decision Making Group, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:188. 2013
    ..This article describes an investigation designed to facilitate communication and decision making among oncologists, patients with advanced cancer, and their caregivers...
  5. pmc Patient navigation for breast and colorectal cancer treatment: a randomized trial
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1673-81. 2012
    ..There is limited high-quality evidence about the impact of patient navigation (PN) on outcomes for patients with diagnosed cancer...
  6. pmc Contraceptive methods and use by women aged 35 and over: A qualitative study of perspectives
    Emily M Godfrey
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago, USA
    BMC Womens Health 11:5. 2011
    ..More than 30% of the pregnancies in women aged 35 and over are unintended. This paper compares perceptions about contraceptive methods and use among women with and without an unintended pregnancy after turning age 35...
  7. pmc Improving identification and management of partner violence: examining the process of academic detailing: a qualitative study
    Elizabeth A Edwardsen
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    BMC Med Educ 11:36. 2011
    ..Many physicians do not routinely inquire about intimate partner violence...
  8. pmc Cholesterol treatment with statins: who is left out and who makes it to goal?
    Peter Franks
    Center for Healthcare Policy and Research and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California at Davis, 4860 Y Street, Suite 2300, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:68. 2010
    ..We examined socio-demographic factors associated with a) eligibility for statin therapy among those not on statins, and b) achievement of statin therapy goals...
  9. pmc Do changes in traditional coronary heart disease risk factors over time explain the association between socio-economic status and coronary heart disease?
    Peter Franks
    Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California at Davis, University of California, Davis, 4860 Y Street, Suite 2300, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:28. 2011
    ..We examined this question given its relevance to risk assessment in clinical decision making...
  10. pmc Study protocol: a randomized controlled trial of patient navigation-activation to reduce cancer health disparities
    Samantha Hendren
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Cancer 10:551. 2010
    ..The purpose of this clinical trial is to test the effectiveness of an intervention combining patient navigation and activation to improve cancer treatment...
  11. doi request reprint Adding socioeconomic status to Framingham scoring to reduce disparities in coronary risk assessment
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Am Heart J 157:988-94. 2009
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine the potential of adding socioeconomic status (SES) to Framingham Risk Scoring (FRS) to improve coronary heart disease (CHD) prediction by SES...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effect of mifepristone for symptomatic leiomyomata on quality of life and uterine size: a randomized controlled trial
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14620, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1381-7. 2006
    ..To assess the effect of low-dose mifepristone on quality of life, pain, bleeding, and uterine size among women with symptomatic leiomyomata...
  13. ncbi request reprint The inverse care law: implications for healthcare of vulnerable populations
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:304-12. 2005
    ....
  14. pmc Racial disparity in death from colorectal cancer: does vitamin D deficiency contribute?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
    Cancer 117:1061-9. 2011
    ....
  15. pmc Health care reform and equity: promise, pitfalls, and prescriptions
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine and Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:78-84. 2011
    ..With effective implementation, improved alignment of resources with patient needs, and most importantly, revitalization of primary care, these reforms could measurably improve equity...
  16. pmc Racial disparity in surgical complications in New York State
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
    Ann Surg 242:151-5. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship between race and surgical complications...
  17. pmc Eliminating disparities in cancer screening and follow-up of abnormal results: what will it take?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:83-100. 2011
    ..Key health care reforms offer promise for doing so...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of primary care patient visits on racial and ethnic disparities in preventive care in the United States
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 20:587-97. 2007
    ..The causes of racial and ethnic disparities in preventive care are not fully understood. We examined the hypothesis that fewer primary care visits by minority patients contribute to these disparities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hospital discharge against advice after myocardial infarction: deaths and readmissions
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Am J Med 120:1047-53. 2007
    ..Approximately 1% of patients leave hospitals against medical advice, but the clinical significance of premature hospital discharge is unknown, particularly after admission for acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  20. pmc Race, genes and preterm delivery
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:1516-26. 2005
    ..Given the complexity of polygenic conditions such as PTD, the possibility of any single gene contributing substantially to racial disparity in PTD seems remote...
  21. ncbi request reprint Health information technology and quality improvement for community health centers
    Kevin Fiscella
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:405-12. 2006
    ..HHS should actively support HIT to improve quality in CHCs. This will maximize HIT benefits, minimize costs, and ensure that CHCs have the tools to address the needs of vulnerable populations...
  22. ncbi request reprint Post partum discharge against medical advice: who leaves and does it matter?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1381 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:431-6. 2007
    ..To examine risk factors and sequela for post partum discharge against medical advice...
  23. pmc Vitamin D, race, and cardiovascular mortality: findings from a national US sample
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine and Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:11-8. 2010
    ..Findings are conflicting about the relationship between vitamin D levels and cardiovascular mortality. We wanted to determine the contribution of vitamin D levels to black-white disparities in cardiovascular mortality...
  24. doi request reprint Disparities in academic achievement and health: the intersection of child education and health policy
    Kevin Fiscella
    University of Rochester, 1381 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Pediatrics 123:1073-80. 2009
    ..This will ensure that schools, particularly those serving large numbers of poor and minority children, have the resources necessary to promote optimal learning...
  25. pmc Disparities in preventive procedures: comparisons of self-report and Medicare claims data
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:122. 2006
    ..Racial/ethnic disparities are assessed using either self-report or claims data. We compared these two data sources and examined contributors to discrepancies in estimates of disparities...
  26. pmc Ratings of physician communication by real and standardized patients
    Kevin Fiscella
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
    Ann Fam Med 5:151-8. 2007
    ..We wanted to compare ratings by real patients with ratings by standardized patients of physician communication...
  27. pmc Racial disparity in hypertension control: tallying the death toll
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14620, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:497-502. 2008
    ..We assessed differences in systolic blood pressure (SBP) control among white and black adults with a diagnosis of hypertension, and measured the impact of that difference on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular mortality among blacks...
  28. ncbi request reprint Impact of influenza vaccination disparities on elderly mortality in the United States
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY 14620, USA
    Prev Med 45:83-7. 2007
    ..Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination among the elderly are well documented, but their impact on minority mortality is unknown...
  29. pmc So much to do, so little time: care for the socially disadvantaged and the 15-minute visit
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1381 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1843-52. 2008
    ..Consider the following scenario...
  30. ncbi request reprint Does the content of primary care visits differ by the racial composition of physicians' practices?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
    Am J Med 119:348-53. 2006
    ..The study compared the content of primary care visits between physicians with larger and smaller African American practices...
  31. pmc Get screened: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial to increase mammography and colorectal cancer screening in a large, safety net practice
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine and Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester, 1381 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:280. 2010
    ..Relatively little is known about the benefits of these interventions among unselected patients...
  32. pmc Racial disparity in blood pressure: is vitamin D a factor?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1105-11. 2011
    ..Explanations for the difference in prevalence are incomplete. Emerging data suggest that low vitamin D levels may contribute...
  33. pmc Jail management of arrestees/inmates enrolled in community methadone maintenance programs
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Urban Health 81:645-54. 2004
    ..These practices jeopardize the health and well-being of persons enrolled in methadone programs and underscore the need for uniform national policies within jails...
  34. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity in infant and maternal mortality: confluence of infection, and microvascular dysfunction
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Matern Child Health J 8:45-54. 2004
    ..This paper reviews the literature related to potential causes of racial disparities in infant and maternal mortality...
  35. pmc Do HMOs affect educational disparities in health care?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, and Community and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, Minn, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:90-6. 2003
    ..We wanted to examine how membership in a health maintenance organization (HMO) is related to delivery of preventive clinical services to patients with different educational levels...
  36. pmc Should years of schooling be used to guide treatment of coronary risk factors?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:469-73. 2004
    ..We wanted to compare the risk of death from coronary heart disease (CHD) for patients of low socioeconomic status, measured by educational level, with established risk factors...
  37. pmc A novel approach to quality improvement in a safety-net practice: concurrent peer review visits
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, New York, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:1231-6. 2010
    ..We assessed whether a single concurrent peer review visit reduced clinical inertia and improved control of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes control among underserved patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Disparities in health care by race, ethnicity, and language among the insured: findings from a national sample
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York, USA
    Med Care 40:52-9. 2002
    ..Racial and ethnic disparities in health care have been well documented, but poorly explained...
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact of patient socioeconomic status on physician profiles: a comparison of census-derived and individual measures
    K Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Family Medicine Center, New York 14620, USA
    Med Care 39:8-14. 2001
    ..Patient education has been shown to affect physician performance profiles. It is not known whether census-derived measures of patient socioeconomic status (SES) show comparable effects...
  40. ncbi request reprint Inequality in quality: addressing socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic disparities in health care
    K Fiscella
    Family Medicine Center, 885 S Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    JAMA 283:2579-84. 2000
    ..jama. 2000;283:2579-2584..
  41. ncbi request reprint The adequacy of Papanicolaou smears as performed by family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists
    K Fiscella
    Primary Care Institute, Highland Hospital, and the Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA
    J Fam Pract 48:294-8. 1999
    ..Little is known about the quality of Papanicolaou (Pap) smears performed by family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists...
  42. ncbi request reprint Association of perceived family criticism with health behaviors
    K Fiscella
    Primary Care Institute Highland Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA
    J Fam Pract 48:128-34. 1999
    ..Perceived family criticism has also been linked to primary health care use. In our study, we examined the association between perceived family criticism and health behaviors, as well as the potential mediating role of negative affect...
  43. ncbi request reprint A multimodal intervention to promote mammography and colorectal cancer screening in a safety-net practice
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 103:762-8. 2011
    ..There are limited data regarding interventions designed to improve cancer screening rates in safety-net practices with "real world" patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Estimating racial/ethnic disparity in mammography rates: it all depends on how you ask the question
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Prev Med 39:399-403. 2004
    ..Estimates of racial disparity in mammography appear to differ depending on the data source. This study examined the impact of different survey methodology on estimates of racial disparity in mammography...
  45. pmc Vitamin D and racial disparity in albuminuria: NHANES 2001-2006
    Kevin A Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, USA
    Am J Hypertens 24:1114-20. 2011
    ..National data show unexplained racial disparity in albuminuria. We assessed whether low serum vitamin D status contributes to racial disparity in albuminuria...
  46. ncbi request reprint Patient trust: is it related to patient-centered behavior of primary care physicians?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Med Care 42:1049-55. 2004
    ..Despite the potential importance of trust, there are few studies of its correlates using objective measures of physician behavior during encounters with patients...
  47. ncbi request reprint Health disparities based on socioeconomic inequities: implications for urban health care
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Acad Med 79:1139-47. 2004
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Are racial differences in vaginal pH explained by vaginal flora?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine and Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:747-50. 2004
    ..The study assessed racial differences in vaginal pH among women without bacterial vaginosis...
  49. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported outcome measures suitable to assessment of patient navigation
    Kevin Fiscella
    Departments of Family Medicine and Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
    Cancer 117:3603-17. 2011
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Management of opiate detoxification in jails
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
    J Addict Dis 24:61-71. 2005
    ..These results show that many jails fail use recommended opiate detoxification procedures and highlight the need for uniform national standards for jail management of opiate dependence...
  51. pmc Alcohol and opiate withdrawal in US jails
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14620 2399, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1522-4. 2004
    ..Inadequately treated drug and alcohol withdrawal in US jails appears widespread. Our data raise important ethical and constitutional questions...
  52. pmc Racial/ethnic inequities in continuity and site of care: location, location, location
    M P Doescher
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98105-6099, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:78-89. 2001
    ..Greater use of hospital clinics and community health centers by minorities also contributes to this discontinuity...
  53. ncbi request reprint Does skepticism towards medical care predict mortality?
    K Fiscella
    Primary Care Institute, and Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA
    Med Care 37:409-14. 1999
    ..This study examines the impact of skepticism toward medical care on mortality using data from the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Skepticism toward medical care and health care utilization
    K Fiscella
    Primary Care Institute, Highland Hospital, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA
    Med Care 36:180-9. 1998
    ..The impact of skepticism toward health care providers on health behavior and health care utilization was assessed using a cross-sectional analysis of data from the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES)...
  55. pmc Does patient educational level affect office visits to family physicians?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 94:157-65. 2002
    ..These show that patients' education has relatively small, but potentially important, effects on the outpatient delivery of primary care...
  56. pmc Commentary--anatomy of racial disparity in influenza vaccination
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, 1381 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:539-49. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in perceptions of physician style and trust
    M P Doescher
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98105 6099, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:1156-63. 2000
    ..While pervasive racial and ethnic inequalities in access to care and health status have been documented, potential underlying causes, such as patients' perceptions of their physicians, have not been explored as thoroughly...
  58. ncbi request reprint Do physicians who diagnose more mental health disorders generate lower health care costs?
    T L Campbell
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York 14610, USA
    J Fam Pract 49:305-10. 2000
    ..Our goal was to examine the relationships between the proportion of mental health diagnoses by primary care physicians and both health care expenditures and the risk of avoidable hospitalizations...
  59. pmc Improved quality of life is partly explained by fewer symptoms after treatment of fibroids with mifepristone
    Changyong Feng
    Department Biostatistics and Computational Biology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, New York, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 109:121-4. 2010
    ..To examine mediators of mifepristone treatment on improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among women with symptomatic fibroids...
  60. doi request reprint Open-label study of ultra low-dose mifepristone for the treatment of uterine leiomyomata
    Steve H Eisinger
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, United States
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 146:215-8. 2009
    ..To assess the effect of ultra low-dose mifepristone on uterine size, pain, bleeding and quality of life among women with symptomatic leiomyomata...
  61. doi request reprint Contraceptive nonuse among US women at risk for unplanned pregnancy
    Justine Wu
    Department of Family Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Contraception 78:284-9. 2008
    ..This study was conducted to assess risk factors for contraceptive nonuse among a nationally representative sample of US women and explored the influence of future pregnancy intentions on contraceptive nonuse...
  62. pmc The relative health burden of selected social and behavioral risk factors in the United States: implications for policy
    Peter Muennig
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 W 168th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1758-64. 2010
    ..We sought to quantify the potential health impact of selected medical and nonmedical policy changes within the United States...
  63. ncbi request reprint Benign neglect or neglected abuse: drug and alcohol withdrawal in U.S. jails
    Kevin Fiscella
    University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 32:129-36. 2004
  64. ncbi request reprint Family involvement in routine health care: a survey of patients' behaviors and preferences
    R J Botelho
    Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, Family Medicine Center, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Fam Pract 42:572-6. 1996
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the behavior and preferences of patients regarding family involvement in their routine health care visits...
  65. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and beliefs about health promotion and preventive health care among somali women in the United States
    Jennifer Carroll
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, USA
    Health Care Women Int 28:360-80. 2007
    ..All participants were familiar with the process and rationale for immunizations and routine medical examinations; few understood cancer screening services...
  66. ncbi request reprint Influences on patients' ratings of physicians: Physicians demographics and personality
    Paul Duberstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 65:270-4. 2007
    ..There is considerable interest in the influences on patients' ratings of physicians...
  67. pmc Can the influence of childhood socioeconomic status on men's and women's adult body mass be explained by adult socioeconomic status or personality? Findings from a national sample
    Benjamin P Chapman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Health Psychol 28:419-27. 2009
    ....
  68. pmc Personality, socioeconomic status, and all-cause mortality in the United States
    Benjamin P Chapman
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box PSYCH, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:83-92. 2010
    ..Future research and prevention aimed at ameliorating SES health disparities may benefit from considering the risk clustering of social disadvantage and dispositional factors...
  69. ncbi request reprint Influence of accompanied encounters on patient-centeredness with older patients
    Cleveland G Shields
    University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, Rochester Center to Improve Communication in Health Care, Rochester, NY 14620 2830, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 18:344-54. 2005
    ..To conduct a pilot study to examine physician patient interaction when elderly patients are accompanied during a medical visit...
  70. pmc Education and smoking: confounding or effect modification by phenotypic personality traits?
    Benjamin Chapman
    Laboratory of Personality and Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Ann Behav Med 38:237-48. 2009
    ..Little is known about whether educational gradients in smoking patterns can be explained by financial measures of socioeconomic status (SES) and/or personality traits...
  71. pmc Barrier to pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations in Black elderly communities: mistrust
    LeWanza M Harris
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1678-84. 2006
    ..To understand the role of trust of medical institutions in the decision by elderly black Americans to receive pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations...
  72. pmc The role of usual source of care in cholesterol treatment
    Paul Winters
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, New York, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 23:179-85. 2010
    ....
  73. pmc Rochester Participatory Decision-Making Scale (RPAD): reliability and validity
    Cleveland G Shields
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester Center to Improve Communication in Health Care, Rochester, NY, USA
    Ann Fam Med 3:436-42. 2005
    ..We wanted develop a reliable and valid objective measure of patient-physician collaborative decision making, the Rochester Participatory Decision-Making Scale (RPAD)...
  74. pmc Physician perspectives on incentives to participate in practice-based research: a greater rochester practice-based research network (GR-PBRN) study
    Karen Gibson
    Center for Community Health, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 23:452-4. 2010
    ..To understand factors associated with primary care physician research participation in a practice-based research network (PBRN) and to compare perspectives by specialty...
  75. pmc Caring for Somali women: implications for clinician-patient communication
    Jennifer Carroll
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 66:337-45. 2007
    ..We sought to identify characteristics associated with favorable treatment in receipt of preventive healthcare services, from the perspective of resettled African refugee women...
  76. pmc Patient-centered communication and diagnostic testing
    Ronald M Epstein
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
    Ann Fam Med 3:415-21. 2005
    ..We studied the relationship between patient-centered communication and diagnostic testing expenditures...
  77. ncbi request reprint Race and ethnicity coding agreement between hospitals and between hospital and death data
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Preventive Medicine and Oncology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
    Med Sci Monit 14:SR9-13. 2008
    ..Little is known regarding the reliability of hospital coding for race and ethnicity particularly for Hispanics, Asians, and American Indians. We assessed these questions using hospital and mortality data from a large, diverse state...
  78. pmc Getting patients to exercise more: a systematic review of underserved populations
    Jennifer K Carroll
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Family Medicine Research Programs, 1381 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Fam Pract 57:170-6, E1-3, 1 p following E3. 2008
  79. ncbi request reprint Low-dose mifepristone for uterine leiomyomata
    Steven H Eisinger
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 101:243-50. 2003
    ..To compare the effect of 5 and 10 mg of mifepristone on uterine leiomyoma size and symptoms, and to measure side effects...
  80. pmc Clinician-patient communication about physical activity in an underserved population
    Jennifer K Carroll
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Family Medicine Research Programs, 1381 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:118-27. 2008
    ..Our goal was to assess primary care physicians' use of the 5A model in discussions with underserved populations about physical activity...
  81. pmc Patient-centered communication during primary care visits for depressive symptoms: what is the role of physician personality?
    Benjamin P Chapman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Med Care 46:806-12. 2008
    ..Aside from patient presentation, little is known about other influences on PCC. We investigated whether PCC is influenced by personality dispositions of primary care providers, independent of patient presentation...
  82. ncbi request reprint Emotion language in primary care encounters: reliability and validity of an emotion word count coding system
    Cleveland G Shields
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester Center to Improve Communication in Health Care, 1381 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 2830, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 57:232-8. 2005
    ..To develop a reliable and valid computer coded measure to assess emotional expression from transcripts of physician-patient interactions...
  83. ncbi request reprint Is patient HMO insurance or physician HMO participation related to racial disparities in primary care?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:397-402. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship between racial disparities in common primary care procedures and patient HMO membership and physician level of HMO participation...
  84. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of cancer-related fatigue
    Julie L Ryan
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, James P Wilmot Cancer Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Oncologist 12:22-34. 2007
    ..An understanding of relevant mechanisms may offer potential routes for its prevention and treatment in patients with cancer.Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is found at the end of this article...
  85. ncbi request reprint Assessment of cancer-related fatigue: implications for clinical diagnosis and treatment
    Pascal Jean-Pierre
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, James P Wilmot Cancer Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Oncologist 12:11-21. 2007
    ..Strategies to facilitate reliable assessment of CRF are also discussed. Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is found at the end of this article...
  86. ncbi request reprint Measuring patient-centered communication in patient-physician consultations: theoretical and practical issues
    Ronald M Epstein
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, 1381 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1516-28. 2005
    ..The increasing influence of the PCC literature to guide medical education, licensure of clinicians, and assessments of quality provides a strong rationale for further clarification of these measurement issues...
  87. ncbi request reprint Physicians' responses to patients' medically unexplained symptoms
    Ronald M Epstein
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:269-76. 2006
    ..To understand how physicians communicate may contribute to the mistrust and poor clinical outcomes observed in patients who present with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)...
  88. pmc Patient navigation from the paired perspectives of cancer patients and navigators: a qualitative analysis
    Amanat M Yosha
    University of Rochester, Department of Family Medicine, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 82:396-401. 2011
    ..We explored the strengths, limitations, and our own lessons learned about adopting the novel methodology of multiperspective analysis...
  89. ncbi request reprint Mammography self-report and mammography claims: racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic discrepancies among elderly women
    Kathleen Holt
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14620, USA
    Med Care 44:513-8. 2006
    ..National self-report surveys show minimal racial disparity in mammography, whereas analyses of administrative data show large disparity...
  90. pmc Preventive care
    Mark P Doescher
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195 4696, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:632-7. 2004
    ..To examine the impact of provider continuity on preventive care among adults who have a regular site of care...
  91. pmc Gender, race/ethnicity, personality, and interleukin-6 in urban primary care patients
    Benjamin P Chapman
    Department of Psychiatry, Rochester Center for Mind Body Research, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:636-42. 2009
    ..physical activity itself, and whether IL-6 levels may be reduced by boosting regular activity levels in demographic segments such as women and minorities who appear susceptible to greater inflammation...
  92. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of telephone reminders in improving rate of appointments kept at an outpatient clinic: a randomized controlled trial
    M J Hashim
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, NY, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 14:193-6. 2001
    ..Telephone reminders provide substantial net revenue, but the results may be population specific...
  93. pmc Discharges against medical advice: are race/ethnicity predictors?
    Peter Franks
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California at Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:955-60. 2006
    ..Prior literature suggests that blacks are more likely to be discharged against medical advice (DAMA)...
  94. ncbi request reprint Risk of preterm birth that is associated with vaginal douching
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:1345-50. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between vaginal douching and preterm birth...
  95. pmc Preventing school dropouts should start in preschool
    Kevin Fiscella
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A67; author reply A69. 2008
  96. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographics, self-rated health, and mortality in the US
    Peter Franks
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, 4860 Y Street, Suite 2300, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Soc Sci Med 56:2505-14. 2003
    ..Because of these differential sociodemographic relationships caution is urged when using self-rated health measures in research, clinical, and policy settings...
  97. ncbi request reprint Effects of patient and physician practice socioeconomic status on the health care of privately insured managed care patients
    Peter Franks
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis 95817, USA
    Med Care 41:842-52. 2003
    ..Previous research shows that patient socioeconomic status (SES) affects health care, but little is known about the relative effects of patient and physician practice SES among privately insured patients...
  98. pmc Use of geocoding and surname analysis to estimate race and ethnicity
    Kevin Fiscella
    Departments of Family Medicine and Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1482-500. 2006
    ..To review two indirect methods, geocoding and surname analysis, for estimating race/ethnicity as a means for health plans to assess disparities in care...
  99. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status disparities in healthcare outcomes: selection bias or biased treatment?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Med Care 42:939-42. 2004
  100. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient socioeconomic status on physician profiles for prevention, disease management, and diagnostic testing costs
    Peter Franks
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, CA, USA
    Med Care 40:717-24. 2002
    ..Previous research shows patient socioeconomic status (SES) affects physician profiles for health status and satisfaction, but effects on other aspects of care are not known...

Research Grants14

  1. Using Social Risk to Guide Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Preventive Treatment
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Implementation of such a global risk tool could ultimately help justify implementation of more intensive behavioral interventions focusing on diet, exercise, smoking cessation and medication adherence for those at highest social risk. ..
  2. The Impact of HMO's on Disparties
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..If the study hypotheses are confirmed, the findings will underscore the need for HMOs to track and address disparities among their members if the Healthy People 2010 for the elimination of disparities is to be achieved. ..
  3. Using Social Risk to Guide Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Preventive Treatment
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Implementation of such a global risk tool could ultimately help justify implementation of more intensive behavioral interventions focusing on diet, exercise, smoking cessation and medication adherence for those at highest social risk. ..
  4. RCT of Primary Care-based Patient Navigation-Activation
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings from this project have implications for national policy related to the design and implementation of patient navigation programs for cancer and interventions designed to eliminate disparities in cancer treatment. ..
  5. RCT of Primary Care-based Patient Navigation-Activation
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings from this project have implications for national policy related to the design and implementation of patient navigation programs for cancer and interventions designed to eliminate disparities in cancer treatment ..
  6. The Impact of HMO's on Disparties
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If the study hypotheses are confirmed, the findings will underscore the need for HMOs to track and address disparities among their members if the Healthy People 2010 for the elimination of disparities is to be achieved. ..
  7. Do Reporting Biases Mitigate Disparity Estimates?
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Randomized Control Trial of Mifepristone for Fibroids
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The study may also offer valuable insight into a mechanism by which mifepristone reduces fibroid size. ..
  9. The Impact of HMO's on Disparties
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If the study hypotheses are confirmed, the findings will underscore the need for HMOs to track and address disparities among their members if the Healthy People 2010 for the elimination of disparities is to be achieved. ..
  10. Randomized Control Trial of Mifepristone for Fibroids
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The study may also offer valuable insight into a mechanism by which mifepristone reduces fibroid size. ..
  11. Do Reporting Biases Mitigate Disparity Estimates?
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..