Rachel Hess

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Long-term efficacy and safety of questionnaire-based initiation of urgency urinary incontinence treatment
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:244.e1-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Pregnancy and birth history influence women's experience of menopause
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 15:435-41. 2008
  3. pmc Patient difficulty using tablet computers to screen in primary care
    Rachel Hess
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:476-80. 2008
  4. pmc Association of lifestyle and relationship factors with sexual functioning of women during midlife
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Sex Med 6:1358-68. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Exploring challenges and potentials of personal health records in diabetes self-management: implementation and initial assessment
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Telemed J E Health 13:509-17. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Vaginal maturation index self-sample collection in mid-life women: acceptability and correlation with physician-collected samples
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 15:726-9. 2008
  7. pmc Health services research in the privacy age
    Rachel Hess
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:1045-9. 2005
  8. doi request reprint The impact of hormone therapy on health-related quality of life: longitudinal results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 15:422-8. 2008
  9. pmc Promoting patient phronesis: communication patterns in an online lifestyle program coordinated with primary care
    John J Rief
    Cathedral of Learning 1117, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:311-22. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Patient perspectives on the integration of an intensive online behavioral weight loss intervention into primary care
    Kathleen M McTigue
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 83:261-4. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Does Menopause Matter?
    Rachel Hess; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Long-term efficacy and safety of questionnaire-based initiation of urgency urinary incontinence treatment
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:244.e1-9. 2013
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the longer-term efficacy and safety of initiating treatment for urgency-predominant urinary incontinence (UUI) in women diagnosed using a simple questionnaire rather than an extensive evaluation...
  2. doi request reprint Pregnancy and birth history influence women's experience of menopause
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 15:435-41. 2008
    ..We hypothesize that nulliparous women will have more dissatisfaction with childbearing choices and more negative attitudes toward menopause but will experience fewer menopausal symptoms...
  3. pmc Patient difficulty using tablet computers to screen in primary care
    Rachel Hess
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:476-80. 2008
    ..Patient-administered computerized questionnaires represent a novel tool to assist primary care physicians in the delivery of preventive health care...
  4. pmc Association of lifestyle and relationship factors with sexual functioning of women during midlife
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Sex Med 6:1358-68. 2009
    ..As women progress through menopause, they experience changes in sexual functioning that are multifactorial, likely encompassing biological, psychological, and social domains...
  5. ncbi request reprint Exploring challenges and potentials of personal health records in diabetes self-management: implementation and initial assessment
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Telemed J E Health 13:509-17. 2007
    ..Patients are responsive to technology. Future work should focus on diabetes-related outcomes assessment and intensifying interventions...
  6. doi request reprint Vaginal maturation index self-sample collection in mid-life women: acceptability and correlation with physician-collected samples
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 15:726-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the concordance of self- and physician-collected samples for VMI and evaluate participant preference for self-collection...
  7. pmc Health services research in the privacy age
    Rachel Hess
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:1045-9. 2005
    ..Strengthened regulations concerning privacy of health information are affecting large-scale health outcomes research...
  8. doi request reprint The impact of hormone therapy on health-related quality of life: longitudinal results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 15:422-8. 2008
    ..To determine the impact of hormone therapy (HT) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) during the menopausal transition and to examine variation based on menopausal symptom status...
  9. pmc Promoting patient phronesis: communication patterns in an online lifestyle program coordinated with primary care
    John J Rief
    Cathedral of Learning 1117, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:311-22. 2013
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  10. doi request reprint Patient perspectives on the integration of an intensive online behavioral weight loss intervention into primary care
    Kathleen M McTigue
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 83:261-4. 2011
    ..To examine patients' perception of how a referral-based online lifestyle intervention contributed to primary care medicine...
  11. doi request reprint Using the internet to translate an evidence-based lifestyle intervention into practice
    Kathleen M McTigue
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Telemed J E Health 15:851-8. 2009
    ..44 mm Hg; SD 9.27). An Internet-based lifestyle intervention may overcome significant barriers to preventive counseling and facilitate the incorporation of evidence-based lifestyle interventions into primary care...
  12. pmc Interest in the use of computerized patient portals: role of the provider-patient relationship
    Susan L Zickmund
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 151C U, University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:20-6. 2008
    ..However, little is known about what influences patients' desires to use this technology...
  13. doi request reprint Value versus user fees: perspectives of patients before and after using a web-based portal for management of diabetes
    Cindy L Bryce
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Telemed J E Health 14:1035-43. 2008
    ..This opposition stems from concerns about fairness and from the recognition that health systems may experience cost savings if patients manage their diabetes successfully...
  14. ncbi request reprint Understanding physicians' attitudes towards hormone therapy
    Rachel Hess
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 230 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Womens Health Issues 15:31-8. 2005
    ..We sought to understand the relationship among components of residency education about hormone therapy (HT), knowledge about HT, and provider attitudes toward HT during a time of rapidly changing practice guidelines...
  15. pmc Are hot flashes associated with sleep disturbance during midlife? Results from the STRIDE cohort study
    Hanna Xu
    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Maturitas 71:34-8. 2012
    ..We sought to understand the associations among sleep disturbance and the frequency, bothersomeness, and interference of hot flashes in mid-life women...
  16. pmc The impact of menopause on health-related quality of life: results from the STRIDE longitudinal study
    Rachel Hess
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:535-44. 2012
    ..We examine the impact of menopausal status, beyond menopausal symptoms, on health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
  17. doi request reprint Weight regain and health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women
    David J Yankura
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2259-65. 2008
    ..Further study is needed to investigate the impact of a decline in mental health and social functioning on future weight regain...
  18. pmc Beyond frequency: who is most bothered by vasomotor symptoms?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Departments of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 15:841-7. 2008
    ..However, not all women with vasomotor symptoms, including frequent symptoms, are bothered by them. The primary aim was to identify correlates of vasomotor symptom bother beyond symptom frequency...
  19. pmc Individual quality of life in chronic kidney disease: influence of age and dialysis modality
    Khaled Abdel-Kader
    Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:711-8. 2009
    ..We also examined the strength of association between (1) multidimensional health-related quality-of-life measures and IQOL and (2) psychosocial factors and IQOL...
  20. pmc Hot flashes and carotid intima media thickness among midlife women
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 18:352-8. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that reported hot flashes would be associated with greater IMT cross-sectionally and with greater IMT progression over 2 years...
  21. pmc Pharmacologic treatment for urgency-predominant urinary incontinence in women diagnosed using a simplified algorithm: a randomized trial
    Alison J Huang
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:444.e1-11. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes associated with the initiation of treatment for urgency-predominant incontinence in women diagnosed by a simple 3-item questionnaire...
  22. pmc Promoting safe prescribing in primary care with a contraceptive vital sign: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Fam Med 10:516-22. 2012
    ....
  23. pmc A higher sense of purpose in life is associated with sexual enjoyment in midlife women
    Beth A Prairie
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 18:839-44. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to understand the association between sense of purpose in life and sexual well-being in a cohort of midlife women...
  24. ncbi request reprint Perception of "healthy" body weight by patients with diabetes
    Kathleen McTigue
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:695-7. 2006
  25. doi request reprint Measurement of health-related quality of life in the care of patients with ESRD: isn't this the metric that matters?
    Nimish Naik
    Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Semin Dial 25:439-44. 2012
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint An innovative program to provide adequate women's health education to residents with VA-based ambulatory care experiences
    Rosemarie L Conigliaro
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Lexington, KY, USA
    Teach Learn Med 19:148-53. 2007
    ..This requirement is a challenge for programs that use a Veterans Administration Hospital (VA) as the sole site for residents' continuity clinic, because of its predominately a male patient population...
  27. pmc Dyspareunia is associated with decreased frequency of intercourse in the menopausal transition
    Holly M Thomas
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Menopause 18:152-7. 2011
    ..Whereas partner availability and function probably play a role, menopausal symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, are also present. We examine the associations among vaginal dryness, dyspareunia, and frequency of sexual intercourse...
  28. doi request reprint Sexual function in women receiving maintenance dialysis
    Srikanth Seethala
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Hemodial Int 14:55-60. 2010
    ..However, few women discuss this issue with their providers or receive treatment...
  29. pmc Hot flashes and subclinical cardiovascular disease: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation Heart Study
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Circulation 118:1234-40. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that women with hot flashes would show reduced flow-mediated dilation and greater coronary artery and aortic calcification compared with women without hot flashes...
  30. ncbi request reprint Lapses and psychosocial factors related to physical activity in early postmenopause
    Molly B Conroy
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1858-66. 2007
    ..After menopause, leisure physical activity (PA) levels seem to decline for reasons that are not completely understood. This study examines the associations between PA, lapses in PA, and psychosocial factors in early postmenopausal women...
  31. pmc Contraception for cancer survivors
    Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
    Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:S401-6. 2009
    ..Women with IUDs can undergo all forms of imaging, including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging...
  32. pmc Meta-analysis of vascular and neoplastic events associated with tamoxifen
    R Scott Braithwaite
    Section of Clinical Systems Modeling, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicne, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:937-47. 2003
    ..Our purpose was to estimate the effects of tamoxifen on potentially life-threatening vascular and neoplastic outcomes...
  33. doi request reprint Once is not enough: effective strategies for medical student education on intimate partner violence
    Raquel Buranosky
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Violence Against Women 18:1192-212. 2012
    ..IPV-related knowledge increased with increased number of training activities. Knowledge and attitude scores were higher (p < .001) for respondents with experiential, versus only didactic, activities...
  34. pmc Racial differences in perception of healthy body weight in midlife women: results from the Do Stage Transitions Result in Detectable Effects study
    Semara Thomas
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Menopause 20:269-73. 2013
    ..Midlife is a critical period for women that typically includes weight gain. We assessed the associations between perception of healthy body weight and body mass index (BMI) and whether they vary by race...
  35. pmc Automated clinical reminders for primary care providers in the care of CKD: a small cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Khaled Abdel-Kader
    Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 58:894-902. 2011
    ..Studies suggest that PCPs may deliver suboptimal CKD care. One means to improve PCP treatment of CKD is clinical decision support systems (CDSSs)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Obesity in older adults: a systematic review of the evidence for diagnosis and treatment
    Kathleen M McTigue
    Center for Research on Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1485-97. 2006
    ..Although obesity is increasing in older U.S. adults, treatment is controversial in this age group. We sought to examine evidence concerning obesity's health-related risks, diagnostic methods, and treatment outcomes in older individuals...
  37. ncbi request reprint Experiential learning influences residents knowledge about hormone replacement therapy
    Rachel Hess
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Teach Learn Med 16:240-6. 2004
    ..Knowledge concerning hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is rapidly changing...
  38. pmc Attitudes of postmenopausal women toward interactive video dance for exercise
    Marco Inzitari
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1239-43. 2009
    ..We explored perceived advantages and disadvantages of video dance as a personal exercise option in postmenopausal women...
  39. ncbi request reprint Assessment of health-related quality of life among patients with chronic kidney disease
    Mark L Unruh
    Department of Medicine, Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 14:345-52. 2007
    ..The routine use of HRQOL assessments in the care of patients with CKD represents an important opportunity for the nephrologist to better incorporate the values and concerns of the patient into their care...
  40. doi request reprint Electronic reminders to patients within an interactive patient health record
    Gary S Fischer
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Telemed J E Health 19:497-500. 2013
    ..After 2 months, the cycle of reminders begins again. This system, which is feasible and economical to build, has the potential to improve care and compliance with quality measures...
  41. pmc Associations between recent contraceptive use and quality of life among women
    Sanithia L Williams
    Institute for Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Contraception 85:282-7. 2012
    ..Whether contraception affects health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is unclear...
  42. pmc Surface phenotype and functionality of WNV specific T cells differ with age and disease severity
    Paolo Piazza
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e15343. 2010
    ..These data provide the first indication that particular CD8+ T cell phenotypes are associated with disease outcome following WNV infection...

Research Grants2

  1. Does Menopause Matter?
    Rachel Hess; Fiscal Year: 2007
    This proposal is designed to provide Dr. Rachel Hess with the research experience and analytic skills to become an independent health services researcher emphasizing women's health and health related quality of life (HRQOL)...