Jean Kutner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Massage therapy versus simple touch to improve pain and mood in patients with advanced cancer: a randomized trial
    Jean S Kutner
    School of Medicine, College of Nursing, University of Colorado Denver, Denver and Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:369-79. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Bereavement: addressing challenges faced by advanced cancer patients, their caregivers, and their physicians
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Prim Care 36:825-44. 2009
  3. doi request reprint An 86-year-old woman with cardiac cachexia contemplating the end of her life: review of hospice care
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Academic Office 1, Box B180, 12631 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    JAMA 303:349-56. 2010
  4. pmc Support needs of informal hospice caregivers: a qualitative study
    Jean Kutner
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:1101-4. 2009
  5. pmc Methodological challenges in conducting a multi-site randomized clinical trial of massage therapy in hospice
    Jean Kutner
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:739-44. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Lack of patient knowledge regarding hospital medications
    Ethan Cumbler
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:83-6. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Regional variations in physicians' attitudes and recommendations surrounding implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    Dan D Matlock
    Division of General InternalMedicine, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, 12631 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Card Fail 17:318-24. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Regional variation in the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention: results from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry
    Dan D Matlock
    University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, 12631 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:114-21. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Quality of care for in-hospital stroke: analysis of a statewide registry
    Ethan Cumbler
    Divisio of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA
    Stroke 42:207-10. 2011
  10. pmc Symptom burden, depression, and spiritual well-being: a comparison of heart failure and advanced cancer patients
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:592-8. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications43

  1. pmc Massage therapy versus simple touch to improve pain and mood in patients with advanced cancer: a randomized trial
    Jean S Kutner
    School of Medicine, College of Nursing, University of Colorado Denver, Denver and Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:369-79. 2008
    ..Small studies of variable quality suggest that massage therapy may relieve pain and other symptoms...
  2. doi request reprint Bereavement: addressing challenges faced by advanced cancer patients, their caregivers, and their physicians
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Prim Care 36:825-44. 2009
    ..Despite the physical, emotional and spiritual demands of working with end-of-life patients and their families, being open and willing to face these challenges can lead to positive growth and increased meaning for all involved...
  3. doi request reprint An 86-year-old woman with cardiac cachexia contemplating the end of her life: review of hospice care
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Academic Office 1, Box B180, 12631 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    JAMA 303:349-56. 2010
    ..Hospice, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to care at the end of life, can assist Mrs H and her family in making decisions that are consistent with her goals...
  4. pmc Support needs of informal hospice caregivers: a qualitative study
    Jean Kutner
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:1101-4. 2009
    ..The goal of this qualitative study was to understand caregivers' needs to inform the feasibility, structure, and content of a telephone-based counseling intervention...
  5. pmc Methodological challenges in conducting a multi-site randomized clinical trial of massage therapy in hospice
    Jean Kutner
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:739-44. 2010
    ..Issues of recruitment, retention and training should be accounted for in hospice-based research study design and budgeting...
  6. doi request reprint Lack of patient knowledge regarding hospital medications
    Ethan Cumbler
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:83-6. 2010
    ..Patient involvement in preventing inpatient medication errors is predicated upon patient knowledge of their medications. However, there is little published on the accuracy of patient knowledge or understanding of their hospital medications...
  7. doi request reprint Regional variations in physicians' attitudes and recommendations surrounding implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    Dan D Matlock
    Division of General InternalMedicine, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, 12631 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Card Fail 17:318-24. 2011
    ..This study was designed to determine if physicians' attitudes and recommendations surrounding implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are regionally associated with ICD use...
  8. doi request reprint Regional variation in the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention: results from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry
    Dan D Matlock
    University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, 12631 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:114-21. 2011
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Quality of care for in-hospital stroke: analysis of a statewide registry
    Ethan Cumbler
    Divisio of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA
    Stroke 42:207-10. 2011
    ..approximately 4% to 17% of all adult strokes have onset in the hospital. Previous research indicates significant in-hospital evaluation delays and lower adherence to some measures of quality care compared to out-of-hospital strokes...
  10. pmc Symptom burden, depression, and spiritual well-being: a comparison of heart failure and advanced cancer patients
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:592-8. 2009
    ..A lower proportion of patients with chronic heart failure receive palliative care compared to patients with advanced cancer...
  11. ncbi request reprint Confirmation of the "disability paradox" among hospice patients: preservation of quality of life despite physical ailments and psychosocial concerns
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:231-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe quality of life (QOL) and psychosocial and spiritual issues among patients receiving hospice care...
  12. doi request reprint Variation in pain medication use in end-of-life care
    Judy Zerzan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:501-4. 2010
    ..Variation in medication use may suggest areas for best practices or quality improvement in medication use in end-of-life care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Symptom distress and quality-of-life assessment at the end of life: the role of proxy response
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, 80262, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 32:300-10. 2006
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  14. ncbi request reprint Time course and characteristics of symptom distress and quality of life at the end of life
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:227-36. 2007
    ..The persistence of significant symptom distress, particularly due to pain, argues for the need for enhanced evidence to guide care provided in the last days and weeks of life...
  15. ncbi request reprint Healthcare professional education: a unique role for hospices
    Stacy M Fischer
    Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 22:32-40. 2005
    ..This conclusion provides a unique opportunity for hospices to collaborate with healthcare educational institutions and to influence the work force of the future...
  16. ncbi request reprint Barriers to effective symptom management in hospice
    Daniel C Johnson
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:69-79. 2005
    ..These nurses endorsed multiple barriers contributing to unrelieved symptom distress in patients receiving hospice care. Interventions to improve symptom management in hospice may need to account for these differing barrier patterns...
  17. doi request reprint Where do you want to spend your last days of life? Low concordance between preferred and actual site of death among hospitalized adults
    Stacy Fischer
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:178-83. 2013
    ..S. frequently occurs in institutions despite the overwhelming majority of persons who state that they prefer to die at home. Little research to date has examined how well individual preferences compare to actual site of death...
  18. doi request reprint "From the prison door right to the sidewalk, everything went downhill," a qualitative study of the health experiences of recently released inmates
    Ingrid A Binswanger
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Denver Health Medical Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 34:249-55. 2011
    ..Improved release planning, coordination between the medical, mental health and criminal justice systems may reduce the risk of poor health outcomes for this population...
  19. ncbi request reprint Symptoms, depression, and quality of life in patients with heart failure
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Card Fail 13:643-8. 2007
    ..Little is known about symptoms and their burden in outpatients with chronic heart failure. Diverse symptoms may be associated with poor heart failure-related quality of life, and depression may be related to increased symptoms...
  20. pmc Patient and physician perceptions of timely access to care
    Daniel W Barry
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:130-3. 2006
    ..Timeliness of care is 1 of 6 dimensions of quality identified in Crossing the Quality Chasm. We compared patient and physician perceptions of appropriate timing of visits for common medical problems...
  21. doi request reprint Hospices' preparation and practices for quality measurement
    Laura C Hanson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7550, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:1-8. 2010
    ..Little is known about hospices' readiness to meet this new mandate...
  22. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing models of end-of-life care in nursing homes: results of a survey of nursing home administrators
    Kristen N Rice
    Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:668-75. 2004
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  23. ncbi request reprint Predictors of live hospice discharge: data from the National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS)
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 19:331-7. 2002
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Current use of guidelines, protocols, and care pathways for symptom management in hospice
    Daniel C Johnson
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 21:51-7. 2004
    ..Given this favorable view, variations in the use and content of written materials may signify an opportunity to decrease symptom distress in hospice through the implementation of evidence-based symptom management resources...
  25. doi request reprint Nonurgent use of the emergency department
    Paul Redstone
    Department of Medicine General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:370-6. 2008
    ..Increased patient education about the range of conditions appropriate for care in the PCP office and more availability of office appointments could potentially decrease the ED usage by patients with low-acuity problems...
  26. ncbi request reprint Defining the role of palliative care in older adults with heart failure
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, USA
    Int J Cardiol 125:183-90. 2008
    ..This care is complementary to contemporary heart failure care and can be provided concurrently at any point during the illness based on patient and caregiver needs...
  27. ncbi request reprint Estimation of confusion prevalence in hospice patients
    David E Nowels
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:687-95. 2002
    ..Confusion is common among ill patients and has broad consequences for their care and well-being. The prevalence of confusion in hospice patients is unknown...
  28. ncbi request reprint Lack of ethnic differences in end-of-life care in the Veterans Health Administration
    Stacy M Fischer
    Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 13611 E Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:277-83. 2007
    ..In this equal access system, minority patients were at least as likely or more likely to have important aspects of end-of-life care addressed compared with white patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Suffering at the end of life in the setting of low physical symptom distress
    Adam Abraham
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80209, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:658-65. 2006
    ..Although physical distress is a component of suffering, other determinants likely play a role. This study attempted to elucidate these other components in an effort to understand the nature of suffering better...
  30. pmc Focus group findings about the influence of culture on communication preferences in end-of-life care
    William H Shrank
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:703-9. 2005
    ..Little guidance is available for health care providers who try to communicate with patients and their families in a culturally sensitive way about end-of-life care...
  31. pmc Effect of Spanish interpretation method on patient satisfaction in an urban walk-in clinic
    Linda J Lee
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:641-5. 2002
    ..To examine the effect of Spanish interpretation method on satisfaction with care...
  32. ncbi request reprint Hospice pharmaceutical cost trends
    David Nowels
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 21:297-302. 2004
    ..Pharmaceutical costs varied by patient setting, but long-acting opioids and continuous-infusion delivery systems were the two most significant contributors. A variety of mechanisms were employed to control drug costs...
  33. ncbi request reprint Integrating an end-of-life curriculum into the internal medicine clerkship
    Bennett Leslie
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:752-3. 2002
    ..To integrate an end-of-life curriculum into the third-year internal medicine clerkship via communication skills training with standardized patients and a community hospice experience...
  34. ncbi request reprint Palliative care education: an intervention to improve medical residents' knowledge and attitudes
    Stacy M Fischer
    Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80220, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:391-9. 2003
    ..Medical care at the end of life remains poor. One approach to improving end-of-life care is through education of medical trainees. However, evidence regarding the structure of an ideal educational intervention is sparse...
  35. ncbi request reprint A practical tool to identify patients who may benefit from a palliative approach: the CARING criteria
    Stacy M Fischer
    Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80206, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:285-92. 2006
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Implementation of an ad hoc hospital-based palliative care consult service
    Jean S Kutner
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:526-8. 2004
  37. ncbi request reprint Recruiting for research in hospice: feasibility of a research screening protocol
    David Casarett
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:854-60. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of this strategy for identifying hospice patients who are interested in research participation...
  38. ncbi request reprint The practice-based research network as a model for end-of-life care research: challenges and opportunities
    Jean S Kutner
    Population based Palliative Care Research Network and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262 USA
    Cancer Control 12:186-95. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Barriers to quality care for dying patients in rural communities
    Rebecca F Van Vorst
    Foundation for Healthy Living, Latham, NY 12110, USA
    J Rural Health 22:248-53. 2006
    ..Barriers to providing optimal palliative care in rural communities are not well understood...
  40. ncbi request reprint Palliative care clinical research networks, a requirement for evidence-based palliative care: time for coordinated action
    Amy P Abernethy
    J Palliat Med 10:845-50. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Patient navigation: a culturally competent strategy to address disparities in palliative care
    Stacy M Fischer
    J Palliat Med 10:1023-8. 2007
  42. ncbi request reprint Are hospices establishing pre-hospice/palliative care programs?
    Cari Levy
    J Palliat Med 11:413-4. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint Ensuring safe, quality care for hospitalized people with advanced illness, a core obligation for hospitalists
    Jean S Kutner
    J Hosp Med 2:355-6. 2007

Research Grants3

  1. Efficacy of Massage Therapy at the End of Life
    Jean Kutner; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Analyses will determine the independent influence of the intervention (a series of massage therapy sessions) on the identified outcomes (pain, physical and emotional symptom distress, quality of life). ..