Affiliation: University of California
- Integration of substance use disorder services with primary care: health center surveys and qualitative interviewsDarren Urada
Los Angeles Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, University of California, 11075 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 9:15. 2014..Our goal was to assess SUD service integration in California primary care settings and to identify the practice and policy facilitators and barriers encountered by providers who have attempted to integrate these services...
- Prevalence, distribution, and correlates of hepatitis C virus infection among homeless adults in Los AngelesLillian Gelberg
University of California at Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Public Health Rep 127:407-21. 2012..We documented the prevalence, distribution, and correlates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among urban homeless adults...
- Homeless women: who is really at risk for unintended pregnancy?Lillian Gelberg
Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA, 90024, USA
Matern Child Health J 12:52-60. 2008..To identify correlates of failure to use contraception among homeless women at risk for unintended pregnancy...
- Hospitalizations among homeless women: are there ethnic and drug abuse disparities?Lillian Gelberg
Health Services Research, UCLA School of Public Health, 650 Charles E Young Drive S, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 36:212-32. 2009..Pregnancy was the only important determinant of hospitalization in all subgroups (OR, 2.9-17.4). Preventing unintended pregnancy appears to be the most inclusive means of reducing hospitalization and attendant costs among homeless women...
- Health and health care disparities among homeless womenCheryl Teruya
Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90025, USA
Women Health 50:719-36. 2010..These findings should be considered in targeting and addressing the special needs of homeless women of different racial/ethnic groups...
- Impact of hepatitis B and C infection on health services utilization in homeless adults: a test of the Gelberg-Andersen Behavioral Model for Vulnerable PopulationsJudith A Stein
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
Health Psychol 31:20-30. 2012....
- Profile of lifetime methamphetamine use among homeless adults in Los AngelesAdeline Nyamathi
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing, Room 2 250, Factor Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1702, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 92:277-81. 2008....
- Effects of a nurse-managed program on hepatitis A and B vaccine completion among homeless adultsAdeline Nyamathi
School of Nursing, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1702, USA
Nurs Res 58:13-22. 2009..Ability to complete an HBV vaccination series is complicated by the need to prioritize competing needs, such as addiction issues, safe places to sleep, and food, over health concerns...
- VA health service utilization for homeless and low-income Veterans: a spotlight on the VA Supportive Housing (VASH) program in greater Los AngelesSonya Gabrielian
Department of Psychiatry Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center School of Public Health, UCLA Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles RAND Corp, Santa Monica Department of Family Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Med Care 52:454-61. 2014..Yet, little is known about health care utilization patterns associated with achieving HUD-VASH housing...
- Chronically homeless women's perceived deterrents to contraceptionLillian Gelberg
Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, USA
Perspect Sex Reprod Health 34:278-85. 2002..Despite the growing number of homeless women of reproductive age, little is known about their reproductive health and contraceptive use...
- Delays and unmet need for health care among adult primary care patients in a restructured urban public health systemAllison L Diamant
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
Am J Public Health 94:783-9. 2004..We estimated the prevalence and determinants of delayed and unmet needs for medical care among patients in a restructured public health system...
- Access to women's health care: a qualitative study of barriers perceived by homeless womenLillian Gelberg
Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 50 071 CHS, Box 951683, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1683, USA
Women Health 40:87-100. 2004..We conclude with suggested interventions that would make general, gynecological, and reproductive health care more accessible to homeless women...
- Use of faith-based social service providers in a representative sample of urban homeless womenKevin C Heslin
Research Centers in Minority Institutions, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA
J Urban Health 80:371-82. 2003..The benefits of increased funding through a federal faith-based policy initiative may accrue primarily to subgroups of clients already using faith-based programs...
- Is incarceration a contributor to health disparities? Access to care of formerly incarcerated adultsSonali P Kulkarni
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Avenue 3rd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
J Community Health 35:268-74. 2010..Interventions to improve the health of communities affected by high rates of incarceration could include efforts that enable access to care for formerly incarcerated adults...
- Risk factors for homelessness among women veteransDonna L Washington
Health and Equity at the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:82-91. 2010..Women veterans are three to four times more likely than non-veteran women to become homeless. However, their risk factors for homelessness have not been defined...
- Health care access, use of services, and experiences among undocumented Mexicans and other LatinosAlexander N Ortega
Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
Arch Intern Med 167:2354-60. 2007..We compared access to health care, use of services, and health care experiences for Mexicans and other Latinos by citizenship and immigrant authorization status...
- Usage patterns of over-the-counter phenazopyridine (pyridium)Chih Wen Shi
University of California Los Angeles, Departments of Family Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif 90095, USA
J Gen Intern Med 18:281-7. 2003..This study examines whether consumers inappropriately use and substitute a recently widely distributed OTC urinary analgesic, phenazopyridine, for provider care...
- Health care for homeless womenJoy H Lewis
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
J Gen Intern Med 18:921-8. 2003..This study determines how much perceived unmet need for medical care there is among homeless women, what homeless women perceive to be barriers to health care, and how barriers and other factors are associated with unmet needs...
- Patient satisfaction for homeless womenKaren A Swanson
Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:675-86. 2003..This association was also tested using the Gelberg-Andersen Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations...
- How accessible is medical care for homeless women?Yee Wei Lim
Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, 90095 1772, USA
Med Care 40:510-20. 2002..Women have become a major segment of the homeless population, yet little is known about their access to health care or the relationship between access to care and vulnerability of homelessness...
- Chronic disease management for recently homeless veterans: a clinical practice improvement program to apply home telehealth technology to a vulnerable populationSonya Gabrielian
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, VA Healthcare Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
Med Care 51:S44-51. 2013..Peers were used to support patient participation...
- Risk factors for hepatitis C virus infection among homeless adultsAdeline M Nyamathi
University of California at Los Angeles, Factor Building Room 2 250, Box 95170, 2 Los Angeles, CA 90095 1702, USA
J Gen Intern Med 17:134-43. 2002..To describe the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a sample of homeless and impoverished adults and examine risk factors for HCV infection in the overall sample and as a function of injection drug use...
- Pathways to health risk exposure in adult film performersCorita R Grudzen
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Urban Health 86:67-78. 2009..Women were more likely than men to be exposed to health risks. Adult film performers, especially women, are exposed to health risks that accumulate over time and that are not limited to sexually transmitted diseases...
- Racial disparities in access to care for men in a public assistance program for prostate cancerDavid 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...
- Condom use and high-risk sexual acts in adult films: a comparison of heterosexual and homosexual filmsCorita R Grudzen
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Am J Public Health 99:S152-6. 2009..We compared the prevalence of condom use during a variety of sexual acts portrayed in adult films produced for heterosexual and homosexual audiences to assess compliance with state Occupational Health and Safety Administration regulations...
- A comparison of Hispanic and white adolescent females' use of family planning services in CaliforniaM Rosa Solorio
Department of Family Medicine, Center for Health Policy Research, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles UCLA, USA
Perspect Sex Reprod Health 36:157-61. 2004..Because Hispanics are projected to make up one-half of the state's adolescents by 2020, it is important to determine how cultural and health policy-relevant factors are linked to this group's use of family planning services...
- Access to primary care for homeless veterans with serious mental illness or substance abuse: a follow-up evaluation of co-located primary care and homeless social servicesJames McGuire
Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center NEPEC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Adm Policy Ment Health 36:255-64. 2009..Further research is needed to determine generalizability and longer term effects...
- Community-research collaboration between researchers and acupuncturists: integrating a participatory research approach in a statewide survey of licensed acupuncturists in CaliforniaTony Kuo
Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, CA 90024 4142, USA
Ethn Dis 16:S98-106. 2006..These activities helped to overcome mistrust and perceived power differences between researchers and the acupuncturist community...
- Building an academic-community partnered network for clinical services research: the Community Health Improvement Collaborative (CHIC)Kenneth B Wells
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
Ethn Dis 16:S3-17. 2006....
- Applying the Gelberg-Andersen behavioral model for vulnerable populations to health services utilization in homeless womenJudith A Stein
University of California, USA
J Health Psychol 12:791-804. 2007..Barriers predicted more illness and less outpatient HSU. Health and homelessness indicators were worse for White women. Better housing, access to care and insurance would encourage appropriate HSU...
- Mental health and health-related quality of life among adult Latino primary care patients living in the United States with previous exposure to political violenceDavid P Eisenman
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1736, USA
JAMA 290:627-34. 2003..Although political violence continues in parts of Central America, South America, and Mexico, little is known about its relationship to the health of Latino immigrants living in the United States...
- Increasing hepatitis C knowledge among homeless adults: results of a community-based, interdisciplinary interventionDarlene Tyler
605 2 East Lugonia Ave, Redlands, CA, 92374, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 41:37-49. 2014..000). Successfully engaging key stakeholders, outreach workers, community organizations, and homeless people themselves proved most efficacious in increasing HCV knowledge. ..
- 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
- Providers of primary care to homeless women in Los Angeles CountyJeff Luck
Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
J Ambul Care Manage 25:53-67. 2002..Our results suggest that, although providers of care to homeless women share challenges faced by many safety net providers, there are several policy interventions that could improve access to and quality of care for homeless women...
- Predictors of sexually transmitted infection testing among sexually active homeless youthM Rosa Solorio
Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, 10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
AIDS Behav 10:179-84. 2006..High-risk sexual behaviors did not predict STI testing in our sample. Outreach programs are needed that target sexually active homeless youth for early STI testing and treatment...
- Barriers to drug use behavior change among primary care patients in urban United States community health centersHoward Padwa
1Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Subst Use Misuse 49:743-51. 2014..Numerous perceived barriers to drug use behavior change were identified. Study implications and limitations are discussed. ..
- Wireless data collection of self-administered surveys using tablet computersKyle W Singleton
Medical Imaging Informatics Group, Los Angeles, CA, USA
AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2011:1261-9. 2011..The system was developed in coordination with UCLA Family Medicine and is currently deployed for the collection of data in a group of Los Angeles area clinics of community health centers for a study on drug addiction and intervention...
- Health conditions among aging narcotics addicts: medical examination resultsYih Ing Hser
University of California, Los Angeles, California 90025, USA
J Behav Med 27:607-22. 2004..2% tested positive for hepatitis C, 85.6% for hepatitis B, 3.8% for syphilis, and 27.3% for TB. The study empirically demonstrated poor health conditions and high morbidity among surviving narcotics addicts...
- Determinants of physician unwillingness to offer medical abortion using mifepristoneMichelle D Seelig
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Family Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90024 4142, USA
Womens Health Issues 16:14-21. 2006..We sought to identify factors associated with contemplating versus not contemplating offering medical abortion with mifepristone among physicians not opposed to it...
- National recommendations for enhancing the conduct of ethical health research with human participants in post-disaster situationsBowen Chung
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ethn Dis 18:378-83. 2008....
- Cancer risk behaviors and screening rates among homeless adults in Los Angeles CountySara Chau
UCLA, School of Medicine, 90095 1720, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:431-8. 2002....
- Impoverished diabetic patients whose doctors facilitate their participation in medical decision making are more satisfied with their careCarol Golin
Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
J Gen Intern Med 17:857-66. 2002..We sought to characterize the relationship between aspects of diabetic patients' participation in medical decision making and their satisfaction with care...
- Psychiatric symptoms, health services, and HIV risk factors among homeless womenAmy M Kilbourne
University of Pittsburgh, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 13:49-65. 2002..Homeless women who are substance abusers are vulnerable to HIV risk behaviors. Risk reduction interventions for homeless women should be implemented through substance abuse and intensive case management programs...
- Convincing new providers to offer medical abortion: what will it take?Francine Coeytaux
Perspect Sex Reprod Health 35:44-7. 2003
- Case management and access to services for homeless womenKevin C Heslin
Research Centers in Minority Institutions, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Sciences, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 14:34-51. 2003..More assertive forms of outreach may be necessary to link this population to case managers and a broader range of services...
- Health care utilization among homeless adolescents and young adultsShari L Barkin
Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
J Adolesc Health 32:253-6. 2003..Adolescent homeless women reported higher outpatient visit use. Possessing public health insurance increased the odds of outpatient visits. Future research might use the outpatient setting to aid adolescents in exiting homelessness...
- Prevalence and predictors of HIV testing among a probability sample of homeless women in Los Angeles CountyBrooke Herndon
General Internal Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Public Health Rep 118:261-9. 2003..To describe the prevalence and predictors of HIV testing in a probability cluster sample of urban homeless women...
- Ethics of clinical research within a community-academic partnered participatory frameworkDonna T Chen
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
Ethn Dis 16:S118-35. 2006..This adapted framework can guide community-academic partnerships as they evaluate whether to proceed with potential clinical research studies and as they work to enhance the ethics of clinical research studies using a CBPR approach...
- Consumer knowledge of over-the-counter phenazopyridineChih Wen Shi
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, Mailcode 0807, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Ann Fam Med 2:240-4. 2004..This study examines consumer knowledge regarding the urinary tract analgesic phenazopyridine, which recently became available without prescription...
- Differences in individual-level terrorism preparedness in Los Angeles CountyDavid P Eisenman
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
Am J Prev Med 30:1-6. 2006..Our study describes variations in preparedness among the population of Los Angeles County after the September 11, 2001 and subsequent anthrax attacks...
- Ethnic differences in the correlates of mental distress among homeless womenErika Laine Austin
Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Womens Health Issues 18:26-34. 2008..We sought to determine whether ethnic differences exist in the relationship between the predisposing and enabling domains of the Gelberg-Andersen Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations and mental distress...
- Community characteristics and violence against homeless women in Los Angeles CountyKevin C Heslin
J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:203-18. 2007..To reduce violence against homeless women, ensuring the safety of locations for shelters and other assistance programs should be a planning priority for local housing authorities...
- Are homeless transitional shelters receptive to environmental tobacco control interventions?Lisa Arangua
Tob Control 16:143-4. 2007
- 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...