Judith A Savageau

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Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of frequent attenders at a community health center
    Judith A Savageau
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 01655, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 19:265-75. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Recruitment and retention of primary care physicians at community health centers: a survey of Massachusetts physicians
    Judith A Savageau
    Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:817-35. 2011
  3. pmc Symptoms of diminished autonomy over cigarettes with non-daily use
    Judith A Savageau
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:25-35. 2009
  4. doi request reprint The primary care physician workforce in Massachusetts: implications for the workforce in rural, small town America
    Joseph Stenger
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J Rural Health 24:375-83. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of tobacco dependence after brief intermittent use: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth-2 study
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:704-10. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility to nicotine dependence: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth 2 study
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e974-83. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Recollections and repercussions of the first inhaled cigarette
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Addict Behav 29:261-72. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the Hooked on Nicotine Checklist and the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence in adult smokers
    Robert J Wellman
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:575-80. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Trait anxiety and nicotine dependence in adolescents: a report from the DANDY study
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Addict Behav 29:911-9. 2004
  10. doi request reprint The assessment of tobacco dependence in young users of smokeless tobacco
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Tob Control 21:471-6. 2012

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of frequent attenders at a community health center
    Judith A Savageau
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 01655, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 19:265-75. 2006
    ..Studies documenting content of visits and characteristics of frequent attenders have paid limited attention to community health center populations. This study profiles these high utilizers comparing them to non-frequent attenders...
  2. doi request reprint Recruitment and retention of primary care physicians at community health centers: a survey of Massachusetts physicians
    Judith A Savageau
    Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:817-35. 2011
    ..Once a commitment is made to caring for CHC patients, if this commitment is sustained, retention is good...
  3. pmc Symptoms of diminished autonomy over cigarettes with non-daily use
    Judith A Savageau
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:25-35. 2009
    ..9% of subjects who smoked less often than once per week. Among subjects who had not smoked 20 cigarettes in their lifetime, 12.6% had symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, and 25% had made an unsuccessful quit attempt...
  4. doi request reprint The primary care physician workforce in Massachusetts: implications for the workforce in rural, small town America
    Joseph Stenger
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J Rural Health 24:375-83. 2008
    ..Small towns across the United States struggle to maintain an adequate primary care workforce...
  5. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of tobacco dependence after brief intermittent use: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth-2 study
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:704-10. 2007
    ..The first study found that symptoms of dependence commonly appeared soon after the onset of intermittent smoking...
  6. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility to nicotine dependence: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth 2 study
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e974-83. 2007
    ..We studied a cohort of 1246 public school 6th-graders in 6 Massachusetts communities (mean age at baseline: 12.2 years)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Recollections and repercussions of the first inhaled cigarette
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Addict Behav 29:261-72. 2004
    ..It has not been determined if a youth's reaction to the first smoking experience is predictive of future nicotine dependence, or whether the impact of the first cigarette can be altered by manipulating levels of tar, nicotine and menthol...
  8. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the Hooked on Nicotine Checklist and the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence in adult smokers
    Robert J Wellman
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:575-80. 2006
    ..The HONC is uniquely suited for use with smokers whose cigarette consumption is low...
  9. ncbi request reprint Trait anxiety and nicotine dependence in adolescents: a report from the DANDY study
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Addict Behav 29:911-9. 2004
    ..Trait anxiety and relaxation in response to the first dose of nicotine were unrelated and appear to be independent risk factors for the development of nicotine dependence and a reliance on tobacco to cope with stress...
  10. doi request reprint The assessment of tobacco dependence in young users of smokeless tobacco
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Tob Control 21:471-6. 2012
    ..Dippers and smokers were also compared in relation to dependence, the pleasure derived from using tobacco and the latency to the onset of withdrawal...
  11. ncbi request reprint A shift in referral patterns for HIV/AIDS patients
    Phillip O Fournier
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Fam Pract 57:E1-9. 2008
    ..In this study, we examined how family physicians in Massachusetts were caring for their HIV-infected patients, and to see whether FPs were referring more patients to specialists for care compared with a decade ago...
  12. ncbi request reprint Family medicine residency characteristics associated with practice in a health professions shortage area
    Warren J Ferguson
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Fam Med 41:405-10. 2009
    ..We analyzed relationships between ambulatory training site and likelihood of practice in health professions shortage areas (HPSAs)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Community dimensions and HPSA practice location: 30 years of family medicine training
    Suzanne B Cashman
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Fam Med 41:255-61. 2009
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  14. pmc Enforcement of underage sales laws as a predictor of daily smoking among adolescents: a national study
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:107. 2009
    ..Our objective was to determine if state compliance with tobacco sales laws is associated with a decreased risk of current daily smoking among adolescents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Understanding the role of sex differences in work injuries: implications for primary care practice
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 30:36-43. 2008
    ..Primary care physicians care for work-injured women and men, yet there is little information on sex differences in outcomes and factors contributing to post-injury outcomes to guide their evaluation and recommendations...
  16. doi request reprint Does progression through the stages of physical addiction indicate increasing overall addiction to tobacco?
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 219:815-22. 2012
    ..As physical addiction advances, the desire to smoke changes in quality and intensity from wanting, to craving, to needing. A prior study in adolescents suggested that this progression signifies increasing addiction...
  17. doi request reprint A comparison of the autonomy over tobacco scale and the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Addict Behav 37:856-61. 2012
    ..Based on these results and those from prior studies, we conclude that the AUTOS offers researchers a valid and highly reliable, theory-based measure that is more versatile in its applications than the FTND...
  18. ncbi request reprint Patient health status and appointment keeping in an urban community health center
    Suzanne B Cashman
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, at The University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 15:474-88. 2004
    ..Patient appointment keeping is predictable; definable, measurable characteristics of patients can contribute to setting priorities for customizing interventions...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of abstinence on cigarette consumption upon the resumption of smoking
    Robert J Wellman
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Worcester 01655, United States
    Addict Behav 31:711-6. 2006
    ..The shapes of the observed trajectories suggest that more than one process may be at work. Prospective studies are needed to confirm these findings...
  20. doi request reprint Development of a brief questionnaire to identify families in need of legal advocacy to improve child health
    David Keller
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 8:266-9. 2008
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  21. ncbi request reprint Clinical health information technologies and the role of medicaid
    Shaun T Alfreds
    University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Health Policy and Research, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 28:11-20. 2006
    ..This article summarizes the issues related to Medicaid's participation and support of clinical HIT, and makes recommendations for addressing policy challenges at the State and Federal level...
  22. ncbi request reprint Office-based medical care for work-related conditions: findings from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1997-1998
    Allard E Dembe
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, 222 Maple Avenue, Higgins Building Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:1106-17. 2002
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  23. ncbi request reprint Assessing oral health curriculum in US family medicine residency programs: a CERA study
    Hugh Silk
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA
    Fam Med 44:719-22. 2012
    ..During the past decade, national initiatives have called for improved oral health training for physicians. We do not know, however, how family medicine residency programs have answered this call...
  24. ncbi request reprint Measuring the loss of autonomy over nicotine use in adolescents: the DANDY (Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youths) study
    Joseph R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:397-403. 2002
    ..We propose that nicotine dependence begins when autonomy is lost, ie, when the sequelae of tobacco use, either physical or psychological, present a barrier to quitting...
  25. ncbi request reprint The visiting specialist model of rural health care delivery: a survey in Massachusetts
    Jacob Drew
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    J Rural Health 22:294-9. 2006
    ..Hospitals in rural communities may seek to increase specialty care access by establishing clinics staffed by visiting specialists...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of a low-cost intervention on recording body mass index in patients' records
    Celeste A Lemay
    Office of Community Programs, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 222 Maple Avenue Chang Building, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 36:312-5. 2004
    ..Evaluate the effectiveness of body mass index (BMI) tables placed in exam rooms as an intervention to encourage providers to calculate and record BMI scores in patients' medical records...
  27. pmc Racial and ethnic variations in office-based medical care for work-related injuries and illnesses
    Allard E Dembe
    Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 222 Maple Ave, Higgins Building, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:498-507. 2005
    ..This exploratory study uses nationally representative data to evaluate the extent to which ambulatory care for work-related conditions varies by patients' race and ethnicity...
  28. ncbi request reprint An ounce of prevention: how are we managing the early assessment of residents' clinical skills?: A CERA study
    Tracy Kedian
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts, MA, USA
    Fam Med 44:723-6. 2012
    ..There is currently no accepted best practice for early assessment of incoming residents' clinical skills. This study describes the current state of early PGY-1 clinical skills assessment in US family medicine residencies...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effect of a global longitudinal pathway on medical students' attitudes toward the medically indigent
    Michael A Godkin
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Teach Learn Med 18:226-32. 2006
    ..An increase in the desire of medical students to practice in underserved areas is needed to counter low physician-to-population ratios in these areas...
  30. doi request reprint Practice parameters and financial factors impacting developmental-behavioral pediatrics
    Robin Adair
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 31:477-84. 2010
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  31. pmc Primary care provider concerns about management of chronic pain in community clinic populations
    Carole C Upshur
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:652-5. 2006
    ..Chronic pain is a common patient complaint in primary care, yet providers and patients are often dissatisfied with treatment processes and outcomes...
  32. doi request reprint A national survey of self-injurious behavior in American prisons
    Kenneth L Appelbaum
    Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 333 South St 13E779, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:285-90. 2011
    ..S. prison systems. Although self-injurious behavior has long been the source of significant challenges in correctional settings, limited research is available on this topic...
  33. ncbi request reprint Lesson in a pill box: teaching about the challenges of medication adherence
    Darlene M O'Connor
    Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
    Fam Med 41:99-104. 2009
    ..This project's goal was to educate medical and nursing students about the challenges patients face when managing complex medication regimens...
  34. ncbi request reprint Generalist-subspecialist communication for children with chronic conditions: a regional physician survey
    Christopher J Stille
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Pediatrics 112:1314-20. 2003
    ..To identify target areas for interventions to improve communication between pediatric generalists (PCPs) and pediatric subspecialists (SPs) in the outpatient care of children with chronic conditions...
  35. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of telephone counseling to promote screening mammography in two HMOs
    Roger Luckmann
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 27:442-50. 2003
    ..9 women eligible for counseling. An intervention process analysis documented a high level of acceptance of TTC and identified subgroups that could be targeted for counseling to improve the efficiency of TTC...