Quyen Ngo-Metzger

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Evaluating the SF-36 Health Survey (Version 2) in Older Vietnamese Americans
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, 111 Academy, Suite 220, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Aging Health 20:420-36. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint End-of-Life care: guidelines for patient-centered communication
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, University of California, Irvine 92697 5800, USA
    Am Fam Physician 77:167-74. 2008
  3. pmc Ethnic disparities in hospice use among Asian-American and Pacific Islander patients dying with cancer
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, School of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:139-44. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Improving communication between patients and providers using health information technology and other quality improvement strategies: focus on Asian Americans
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Health Policy Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA 92697 5800, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:231S-245S. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Improving communication between patients and providers using health information technology and other quality improvement strategies: focus on low-income children
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Health Policy Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA 92697 5800, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:246S-267S. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Surveying minorities with limited-English proficiency: does data collection method affect data quality among Asian Americans?
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, University of California Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Med Care 42:893-900. 2004
  7. pmc Asian Americans' reports of their health care experiences. Results of a national survey
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care QNM, University of California Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, Calif 92697, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:111-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patients
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    Am J Med 115:47-53. 2003
  9. pmc Providing high-quality care for limited English proficient patients: the importance of language concordance and interpreter use
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Research, 111 Academy, Suite 220, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:324-30. 2007
  10. pmc Linguistic and cultural barriers to care
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:44-52. 2003

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. doi request reprint Evaluating the SF-36 Health Survey (Version 2) in Older Vietnamese Americans
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, 111 Academy, Suite 220, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Aging Health 20:420-36. 2008
    ..The SF-36((R)) Health Survey (Version 2; SF-36) was evaluated among older Vietnamese Americans to determine whether underlying dimensions of physical and mental health were similar to those of other groups in the United States...
  2. ncbi request reprint End-of-Life care: guidelines for patient-centered communication
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, University of California, Irvine 92697 5800, USA
    Am Fam Physician 77:167-74. 2008
    ..Physicians also must be cognizant of how cultural factors may affect end-of-life discussions. Sensitivity to a patient's cultural and individual preferences will help the physician avoid stereotyping and making incorrect assumptions...
  3. pmc Ethnic disparities in hospice use among Asian-American and Pacific Islander patients dying with cancer
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, School of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:139-44. 2008
    ..In conclusion, in every ethnic subgroup studied, AAPIs were less likely than whites to enroll in hospice. Further research is needed to understand these differences and eliminate potential barriers to hospice care...
  4. doi request reprint Improving communication between patients and providers using health information technology and other quality improvement strategies: focus on Asian Americans
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Health Policy Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA 92697 5800, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:231S-245S. 2010
    ..More research is needed using new health IT strategies to improve care for Asian Americans and other vulnerable populations...
  5. doi request reprint Improving communication between patients and providers using health information technology and other quality improvement strategies: focus on low-income children
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Health Policy Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA 92697 5800, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:246S-267S. 2010
    ..These efforts should focus on the use of technological innovations to improve care for low-income children and their families...
  6. ncbi request reprint Surveying minorities with limited-English proficiency: does data collection method affect data quality among Asian Americans?
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, University of California Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Med Care 42:893-900. 2004
    ..Asian Americans are a rapidly growing minority group with large numbers of LEP immigrants...
  7. pmc Asian Americans' reports of their health care experiences. Results of a national survey
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care QNM, University of California Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, Calif 92697, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:111-9. 2004
    ..To examine how Asian race/ethnicity affects patients' health care experiences and satisfaction with care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patients
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    Am J Med 115:47-53. 2003
    ..We examined hospice use by Asian patients compared with white patients, and assessed whether utilization differs among those born in the United States or abroad...
  9. pmc Providing high-quality care for limited English proficient patients: the importance of language concordance and interpreter use
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Research, 111 Academy, Suite 220, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:324-30. 2007
    ..Provider-patient language discordance is related to worse quality care for limited English proficient (LEP) patients who speak Spanish. However, little is known about language barriers among LEP Asian-American patients...
  10. pmc Linguistic and cultural barriers to care
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:44-52. 2003
    ..Primarily because of immigration, Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse minority groups in the United States. However, little is known about their perspectives on health care quality...
  11. pmc Interpreter services, language concordance, and health care quality. Experiences of Asian Americans with limited English proficiency
    Alexander R Green
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:1050-6. 2005
    ..Both interpreter- and language-concordant clinicians may help overcome these problems but few studies have compared these approaches...
  12. pmc Racial/ethnic discrimination in health care: impact on perceived quality of care
    Dara H Sorkin
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 100 Theory, Suite 110, Irvine, CA 92697 5800, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:390-6. 2010
    ..Racial/ethnic minorities are more likely to report receipt of lower quality of health care; however, the mediators of such patient reports are not known...
  13. pmc Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes: the Coached Care (R2D2C2) project
    Sherrie H Kaplan
    Health Policy Research Institute and Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, 100 Theory Suite 110, Irvine, CA, 92697, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1340-9. 2013
    ..Despite numerous efforts to change healthcare delivery, the profile of disparities in diabetes care and outcomes has not changed substantially over the past decade...
  14. pmc The effects of financial pressures on adherence and glucose control among racial/ethnically diverse patients with diabetes
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:432-7. 2012
    ..The Affordable Care Act is designed to decrease the numbers of uninsured patients in U.S. However, even with insurance, patients who have financial hardships may have difficulty obtaining their medications because of cost issues...
  15. doi request reprint Self-reported health status of vietnamese and non-Hispanic white older adults in california
    Dara Sorkin
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Center for Health Policy Research, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California 92697, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1543-8. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to better understand why older Vietnamese Americans are at higher risk for worse self-reported health than older white adults...
  16. pmc Complementary and alternative medical therapy use among Chinese and Vietnamese Americans: prevalence, associated factors, and effects of patient-clinician communication
    Andrew C Ahn
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Dr, Ste 22A West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:647-53. 2006
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  17. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in cancer screening: the importance of foreign birth as a barrier to care
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:1028-35. 2003
    ..Racial/ethnic groups comprised largely of foreign-born individuals have lower rates of cancer screening than white Americans. Little is known about whether these disparities are related primarily to their race/ethnicity or birthplace...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hospice use among Medicare managed care and fee-for-service patients dying with cancer
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 289:2238-45. 2003
    ..Hospice care is believed to improve care for patients at the end of life. However, few patients use hospice and others enroll too late to maximize the benefits of hospice services...
  19. pmc Underdiagnosed and undertreated depression among racially/ethnically diverse patients with type 2 diabetes
    Dara H Sorkin
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:598-600. 2011
    ..To examine racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of depressive symptoms and in provider recognition of depression among Latino, Asian, and non-Hispanic white patients with type 2 diabetes...
  20. pmc Assessing the mental health needs and barriers to care among a diverse sample of Asian American older adults
    Dara H Sorkin
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:595-602. 2011
    ..Yet, little is known about the mental health needs of older adults from various Asian subgroups compared to non-Hispanic whites...
  21. pmc Patient complexity and risk factor control among multimorbid patients with type 2 diabetes: results from the R2D2C2 study
    Shaista Malik
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Med Care 51:180-5. 2013
    ..Among patients with type 2 diabetes, it is not known whether risk factor control is better or worse for those who also have heart disease, depression, multiple other comorbidities, and associated management challenges...
  22. doi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in the mental health needs and access to care of older adults in california
    Dara H Sorkin
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Universityof California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2311-7. 2009
    ..Innovative clinical and systemic strategies are needed to better identify individuals at risk and to provide needed services...
  23. ncbi request reprint Pap smear use in California: are we closing the racial/ethnic gap?
    Israel De Alba
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Prev Med 40:747-55. 2005
    ..The use of Pap smears among women in California was evaluated to identify ethnic groups at higher risk for noncompliance with cervical cancer screening...
  24. pmc Trends in breast conserving surgery among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, 1992-2000
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:604-11. 2005
    ..Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) has been the recommended treatment for early-stage breast cancer since 1990 yet many women still do not receive this procedure...
  25. doi request reprint Who can respond to treatment? Identifying patient characteristics related to heterogeneity of treatment effects
    Sherrie H Kaplan
    Health Policy Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Med Care 48:S9-16. 2010
    ..Interest in comparative effectiveness research and the rising number of negative or "small effect" trials have stimulated research into differential response to treatment among subgroups of patients...
  26. pmc Association between patient-centered medical home rating and operating cost at federally funded health centers
    Robert S Nocon
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    JAMA 308:60-6. 2012
    ..Little is known about the cost associated with a health center's rating as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Healthcare experiences of limited english-proficient asian american patients: a cross-sectional mail survey
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    1 Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA 2 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Patient 2:113-20. 2009
    ..However, little is known about how language barriers are associated with specific patient experiences, and how these experiences in turn may influence patient satisfaction...
  28. doi request reprint Unidas por la Vida (United for Life): implementing a culturally-tailored, community-based, family-oriented lifestyle intervention
    Dara H Sorkin
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine, CA 92617, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 24:116-38. 2013
    ..The program leverages community resources in a partnership between primary care and community-based organizations. This paper describes the program's implementation, lessons learned, and implications for sustainability...
  29. pmc The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) cultural competence (CC) item set
    Robert Weech-Maldonado
    Department of Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Med Care 50:S22-31. 2012
    ..There is a need for reliable and valid measures of cultural competence (CC) from the patient's perspective...