Michele Heisler

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Glycemic self-monitoring and insurance coverage
    Michele Heisler
    Ann Arbor VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research and the Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor 48113, USA
    CMAJ 171:48-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Does physician communication influence older patients' diabetes self-management and glycemic control? Results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1435-42. 2007
  3. pmc Adults with cardiovascular disease who help others: a prospective study of health outcomes
    Michele Heisler
    VA Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, PO Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    J Behav Med 36:199-211. 2013
  4. pmc Participants' assessments of the effects of a community health worker intervention on their diabetes self-management and interactions with healthcare providers
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:S270-9. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint How well do patients' assessments of their diabetes self-management correlate with actual glycemic control and receipt of recommended diabetes services?
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:738-43. 2003
  6. pmc Hospitalizations and deaths among adults with cardiovascular disease who underuse medications because of cost: a longitudinal analysis
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Practice Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 48:87-94. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint The relationship between knowledge of recent HbA1c values and diabetes care understanding and self-management
    Michele Heisler
    HSR and D Field Program, Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, P O Box 130170, 11H, Ann Arbor, MI 48113, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:816-22. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in diabetes care processes, outcomes, and treatment intensity
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 41:1221-32. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint "I am not alone": the feasibility and acceptability of interactive voice response-facilitated telephone peer support among older adults with heart failure
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 13:149-57. 2007
  10. pmc The relative importance of physician communication, participatory decision making, and patient understanding in diabetes self-management
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Mich, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:243-52. 2002

Detail Information

Publications65

  1. pmc Glycemic self-monitoring and insurance coverage
    Michele Heisler
    Ann Arbor VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research and the Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor 48113, USA
    CMAJ 171:48-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Does physician communication influence older patients' diabetes self-management and glycemic control? Results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1435-42. 2007
    ..We assessed the relative importance of two dimensions of physician communication-provision of information (PCOM) and participatory decision-making (PDM)-for older patients' diabetes self-management and glycemic control...
  3. pmc Adults with cardiovascular disease who help others: a prospective study of health outcomes
    Michele Heisler
    VA Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, PO Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    J Behav Med 36:199-211. 2013
    ..Health care providers could play an important role exploring ways that patients with CVD can provide beneficial levels of assistance to others in their own social networks or communities, thereby possibly also improving their own health...
  4. pmc Participants' assessments of the effects of a community health worker intervention on their diabetes self-management and interactions with healthcare providers
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:S270-9. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint How well do patients' assessments of their diabetes self-management correlate with actual glycemic control and receipt of recommended diabetes services?
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:738-43. 2003
    ..We explored these associations in a nationwide sample of Veterans' Affairs (VA) patients with diabetes...
  6. pmc Hospitalizations and deaths among adults with cardiovascular disease who underuse medications because of cost: a longitudinal analysis
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Practice Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 48:87-94. 2010
    ..Less is known about the extent to which such cost-related medication underuse is associated with increases in subsequent hospitalizations and deaths...
  7. ncbi request reprint The relationship between knowledge of recent HbA1c values and diabetes care understanding and self-management
    Michele Heisler
    HSR and D Field Program, Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, P O Box 130170, 11H, Ann Arbor, MI 48113, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:816-22. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in diabetes care processes, outcomes, and treatment intensity
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 41:1221-32. 2003
    ..However, the extent to which differences in medical care processes and treatment intensity contribute to poorer diabetes outcomes is unknown...
  9. ncbi request reprint "I am not alone": the feasibility and acceptability of interactive voice response-facilitated telephone peer support among older adults with heart failure
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 13:149-57. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc The relative importance of physician communication, participatory decision making, and patient understanding in diabetes self-management
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Mich, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:243-52. 2002
    ....
  11. pmc Experience and management of chronic pain among patients with other complex chronic conditions
    Amy Butchart
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113, USA
    Clin J Pain 25:293-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the experience and management of chronic pain among adult patients with other complex chronic conditions, specifically diabetes and heart failure (HF)...
  12. doi request reprint When more is not better: treatment intensification among hypertensive patients with poor medication adherence
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Circulation 117:2884-92. 2008
    ..We examined the prevalence of and relationship between patient adherence and provider treatment intensification...
  13. pmc Family influences on self-management among functionally independent adults with diabetes or heart failure: do family members hinder as much as they help?
    Ann Marie Rosland
    Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:22-33. 2010
    ..We then identified patient characteristics associated with family support and family barriers and how each was associated with self-management adherence...
  14. pmc Different models to mobilize peer support to improve diabetes self-management and clinical outcomes: evidence, logistics, evaluation considerations and needs for future research
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Practice Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, MI, USA
    Fam Pract 27:i23-32. 2010
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  15. pmc The association of perceived abuse and discrimination after September 11, 2001, with psychological distress, level of happiness, and health status among Arab Americans
    Aasim I Padela
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, 6312 Medical Science Building I, 1150 W Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5604, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:284-91. 2010
    ..We assessed the prevalence of perceived abuse and discrimination among Arab American adults after September 11, 2001, and associations between abuse or discrimination and psychological distress, level of happiness, and health status...
  16. ncbi request reprint Overcoming the influence of chronic pain on older patients' difficulty with recommended self-management activities
    Sarah L Krein
    VA HSR and D, VA Ann Arbor HCS, P O Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Gerontologist 47:61-8. 2007
    ..We examined how chronic pain affects patients' difficulty with recommended self-management activities and the potential intervening role of self-efficacy (the level of confidence in one's own ability to perform a specific task)...
  17. doi request reprint The development of a pilot training program for peer leaders in diabetes: process and content
    Tricia S Tang
    University of Michigan, Department of Medical Education, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Diabetes Educ 37:67-77. 2011
    ..The goal of this study is to describe the process of developing a program that trains peers to facilitate an empowerment-based diabetes self-management support intervention...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of patient financial incentives on participation and outcomes in a statin pill-splitting program
    Hae Mi Choe
    College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:298-304. 2007
    ..To examine willingness to participate in a pill-splitting program and the impact of pill splitting on patients' adherence and lipid control...
  19. pmc Beyond comorbidity counts: how do comorbidity type and severity influence diabetes patients' treatment priorities and self-management?
    Eve A Kerr
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1635-40. 2007
    ..The majority of older adults have 2 or more chronic conditions and among patients with diabetes, 40% have at least three...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms for racial and ethnic disparities in glycemic control in middle-aged and older Americans in the health and retirement study
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcome Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Systems, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1853-60. 2007
    ..Mechanisms for racial/ethnic disparities in glycemic control are poorly understood...
  21. doi request reprint Diabetes control with reciprocal peer support versus nurse care management: a randomized trial
    Michele Heisler
    University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:507-15. 2010
    ..Resource barriers complicate diabetes care management. Support from peers may help patients manage their diabetes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Improving heart failure self-management support by actively engaging out-of-home caregivers: results of a feasibility study
    John D Piette
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI 48113, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 14:12-8. 2008
    ..At follow-up, 75% had made changes in their self-care as a result of the intervention. The CP program may extend the impact of HF telemonitoring beyond what care management programs can realistically deliver...
  23. pmc Study protocol: the Adherence and Intensification of Medications (AIM) study--a cluster randomized controlled effectiveness study
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Trials 11:95. 2010
    ..Successful medication management requires an effective partnership between providers who initiate and increase doses of effective medications and patients who adhere to the regimen...
  24. doi request reprint Beliefs about prescription medications among patients with diabetes: variation across racial groups and influences on cost-related medication underuse
    John D Piette
    Ann Arbor HSR and D Center of Excellence, P O Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:349-61. 2010
    ..This study sought to understand differences across racial groups in diabetes patients' medication-related beliefs and adherence problems due to cost concerns...
  25. pmc When is social support important? The association of family support and professional support with specific diabetes self-management behaviors
    Ann Marie Rosland
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1992-9. 2008
    ..Social support is associated with better diabetes self-management behavior (SMB), yet interventions to increase family and friend support (FF support) have had inconsistent effects on SMB...
  26. pmc Patient-provider concordance in the prioritization of health conditions among hypertensive diabetes patients
    Donna M Zulman
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:408-14. 2010
    ..Many patients with diabetes have multiple other chronic conditions, but little is known about whether these patients and their primary care providers agree on the relative importance that they assign these comorbidities...
  27. pmc Association between cognitive function and social support with glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus
    Toru Okura
    Divisions of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1816-24. 2009
    ..To examine whether cognitive impairment in adults with diabetes mellitus is associated with worse glycemic control and to assess whether level of social support for diabetes mellitus care modifies this relationship...
  28. ncbi request reprint Differential medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia and comorbid diabetes and hypertension
    John D Piette
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:207-12. 2007
    ..Medication adherence was examined among patients with schizophrenia and comorbid physical conditions for consistency across therapeutic classes...
  29. ncbi request reprint The effect of chronic pain on diabetes patients' self-management
    Sarah L Krein
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:65-70. 2005
    ..Many adults experience chronic pain, yet little is known about the consequences of such pain among individuals with diabetes. The purpose of this study was to examine whether and how chronic pain affects diabetes self-management...
  30. ncbi request reprint A conceptually based approach to understanding chronically ill patients' responses to medication cost pressures
    John D Piette
    VA Healthcare System and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:846-57. 2006
    ..The next generation of studies examining the consequences of prescription drug costs should expand our knowledge of the ways in which these co-factors influence patients' responses to medication cost pressures...
  31. ncbi request reprint Clinician identification of chronically ill patients who have problems paying for prescription medications
    Michele Heisler
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Am J Med 116:753-8. 2004
    ..We examined whether and how providers are identifying chronically ill adults who have potential problems paying for prescription medications...
  32. ncbi request reprint The role of patient-physician trust in moderating medication nonadherence due to cost pressures
    John D Piette
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1749-55. 2005
    ..We examined the extent to which patients' trust in their physicians may moderate the impact of economic constraints and other risk factors for cost-related adherence problems...
  33. pmc Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Detroit partnership: improving diabetes-related outcomes among African American and Latino adults
    Jacqueline Two Feathers
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1552-60. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the effects of a community-based, culturally tailored diabetes lifestyle intervention on risk factors for diabetes complications among African Americans and Latinos with type 2 diabetes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cost-related medication underuse: do patients with chronic illnesses tell their doctors?
    John D Piette
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48113 0170, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1749-55. 2004
    ..Although many chronically ill patients underuse prescription medications because of cost concerns, we know little about their discussions with clinicians about this issue...
  35. pmc Cost-related medication underuse among chronically ill adults: the treatments people forgo, how often, and who is at risk
    John D Piette
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, PO Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1782-7. 2004
    ..We sought information about the cost-related underuse of medications-which medications are underused, by whom, and how often...
  36. ncbi request reprint Problems due to medication costs among VA and non-VA patients with chronic illnesses
    John D Piette
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:861-8. 2004
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  37. ncbi request reprint Patient strategies to cope with high prescription medication costs: who is cutting back on necessities, increasing debt, or underusing medications?
    Michele Heisler
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Behav Med 28:43-51. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Improving diabetes treatment quality in managed care organizations: some progress, many challenges
    Michele Heisler
    Ann Arbor Veteran s Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:115-7. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Medication characteristics beyond cost alone influence decisions to underuse pharmacotherapy in response to financial pressures
    John D Piette
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:739-46. 2006
    ..We also identified differences in cost-related underuse between symptom-relief medications (e.g., analgesics) and primarily "preventive" medications (e.g., antihypertensives)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Medicaid managed care: are academic medical centers penalized by attracting patients with high-cost conditions?
    Michele Heisler
    The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:19-29. 2003
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint The relationship between older adults' knowledge of their drug coverage and medication cost problems
    John D Piette
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:91-6. 2006
    ..To determine whether chronically ill patients have gaps in knowledge about their prescription drug coverage and establish the relationship between gaps and medication cost problems...
  42. pmc Dimensions of patient-provider communication and diabetes self-care in an ethnically diverse population
    John D Piette
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, Mich 48113 0170, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:624-33. 2003
    ..However, the relative impact of general versus disease-specific communication on self-management is poorly understood, as are the determinants of these 2 communication dimensions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Problems paying out-of-pocket medication costs among older adults with diabetes
    John D Piette
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research and Department of Internal Medicine and Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:384-91. 2004
    ..To identify problems faced by older adults with diabetes due to out-of-pocket medication costs...
  44. ncbi request reprint Diabetes-specific emotional distress among African Americans and Hispanics with type 2 diabetes
    Michael S Spencer
    University of Michigan School of Social Work, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:88-105. 2006
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  45. pmc When do patients and their physicians agree on diabetes treatment goals and strategies, and what difference does it make?
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:893-902. 2003
    ..However, this hypothesis has not been tested in actual encounters of patients with their own physicians...
  46. ncbi request reprint "I help you, and you help me": facilitated telephone peer support among patients with diabetes
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113, USA
    Diabetes Educ 31:869-79. 2005
    ..The feasibility and acceptability of using an Interactive Voice Response (IVR)-based platform to facilitate peer support among older adults with diabetes was evaluated...
  47. ncbi request reprint The health effects of restricting prescription medication use because of cost
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Med Care 42:626-34. 2004
    ..Whether adults experience adverse health outcomes after having restricted medication use because of cost is not known...
  48. pmc Overestimating outcome rates: statistical estimation when reliability is suboptimal
    Rodney A Hayward
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1718-38. 2007
    ..To demonstrate how failure to account for measurement error in an outcome (dependent) variable can lead to significant estimation errors and to illustrate ways to recognize and avoid these errors...
  49. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases: importance to the practicing neurosurgeon
    Sonia V Eden
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Neurocrit Care 9:55-73. 2008
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  50. pmc Routine HIV testing in Botswana: a population-based study on attitudes, practices, and human rights concerns
    Sheri D Weiser
    Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e261. 2006
    ..The Botswana government recently implemented a policy of routine or "opt-out" HIV testing in response to the high prevalence of HIV infection, estimated at 37% of adults...
  51. ncbi request reprint When adults with diabetes attempt to drink less soda: resulting adult-child interactions and household changes
    Helena H Laroche
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1004-11. 2008
    ..To examine adult-child interactions related to soda consumption in families where 1 inner-city African-American or Latino adult with diabetes is attempting lifestyle changes...
  52. pmc The impact of universal access to antiretroviral therapy on HIV stigma in Botswana
    William R Wolfe
    Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1865-71. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the impact of treatment access on HIV stigma in Botswana 3 years after the introduction of a national program of universal access to antiretroviral therapy...
  53. pmc Hidden from plain sight: residents' domestic violence screening attitudes and reported practices
    Arshiya Baig
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:949-54. 2006
    ..Little is known about whether physicians differentially screen based on a patient's race or socioeconomic status (SES) or about resident physician screening attitudes and practices...
  54. ncbi request reprint Chronic disease - related behaviors and health among African Americans and Hispanics in the REACH Detroit 2010 communities, Michigan, and the United States
    Edith C Kieffer
    University of Michigan School of Social Work in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Health Promot Pract 7:256S-64S. 2006
    ..To compare chronic disease risk factors and their correlates for African American and Hispanic residents of REACH Detroit, Michigan, and the United States...
  55. pmc A population-based study on alcohol and high-risk sexual behaviors in Botswana
    Sheri D Weiser
    Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e392. 2006
    ..While alcohol use is strongly associated with HIV infection in Africa, few population-based studies have characterized the association of alcohol use with specific high-risk sexual behaviors...
  56. ncbi request reprint Can school income and racial/ethnic composition explain the racial/ethnic disparity in adolescent physical activity participation?
    Tracy K Richmond
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 117:2158-66. 2006
    ..Our goal was to determine if racial/ethnic disparities in adolescent boys' and girls' physical activity participation exist and persist once the school attended is considered...
  57. ncbi request reprint What about the children? The experience of families involved in an adult-focused diabetes intervention
    Helena H Laroche
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, VA Medical Center mailstop 152, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:427-36. 2008
    ..Among adults with diabetes attempting to change their own diets, we explored how these adults approached providing food for their children and how their children reacted to dietary changes in the household...
  58. ncbi request reprint Discussion of illness during well-child care visits with parents of children with and without special health care needs
    Jeanne Van Cleave
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, 50 Staniford St, Ste 901, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:1170-5. 2007
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  59. pmc Why don't diabetes patients achieve recommended risk factor targets? Poor adherence versus lack of treatment intensification
    Julie A Schmittdiel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:588-94. 2008
    ..Despite the availability of effective hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and hyperglycemia therapies, target levels of systolic blood pressure (SBP), LDL-cholesterol (LDL-c), and hemoglobin A1c control are often not achieved...
  60. doi request reprint Actively engaging patients in treatment decision making and monitoring as a strategy to improve hypertension outcomes in diabetes mellitus
    Michele Heisler
    Circulation 117:1355-7. 2008
  61. pmc Discriminatory attitudes and practices by health workers toward patients with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
    Chen Reis
    Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e246. 2005
    ..The study involved a cross-sectional survey of 1,021 Nigerian health-care professionals (including 324 physicians, 541 nurses, and 133 midwives identified by profession) in 111 health-care facilities in four Nigerian states...
  62. doi request reprint Prescription drug co-payments and cost-related medication underuse
    Todd H Wagner
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Economics Resource Center, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, USA
    Health Econ Policy Law 3:51-67. 2008
    ..Realigning the co-payments with cost-effectiveness data, also known as value-based insurance design, warrants further investigation...
  63. pmc Food insufficiency is associated with high-risk sexual behavior among women in Botswana and Swaziland
    Sheri D Weiser
    Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 4:1589-97; discussion 1598. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that food insufficiency is associated with HIV transmission behavior...
  64. ncbi request reprint A population-based assessment of women's mental health and attitudes toward women's human rights in Afghanistan
    Lynn L Amowitz
    Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:577-87. 2003
    ..To assess the health status of Afghan women and attitudes of these women and their male relatives during the period of Taliban rule toward women's rights and community development needs in Afghanistan...
  65. ncbi request reprint Assessment of torture and ill treatment of detainees in Mexico: attitudes and experiences of forensic physicians
    Michele Heisler
    JAMA 289:2135-43. 2003
    ....