Anita Stewart

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A framework for understanding modifications to measures for diverse populations
    Anita L Stewart
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Aging Health 24:992-1017. 2012
  2. pmc Body Awareness: a phenomenological inquiry into the common ground of mind-body therapies
    Wolf E Mehling
    University of California, San Francisco, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, California, USA
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 6:6. 2011
  3. pmc Patients' perspectives on how idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis affects the quality of their lives
    Jeffrey J Swigris
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:61. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and the health of pregnant women
    Anita L Stewart
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Health Psychol 12:285-300. 2007
  5. pmc Diffusing a research-based physical activity promotion program for seniors into diverse communities: CHAMPS III
    Anita L Stewart
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California St, Suite 340, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A51. 2006
  6. pmc Interpersonal processes of care survey: patient-reported measures for diverse groups
    Anita L Stewart
    Center for Aging in Diverse Communities, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, Institute for Health and Aging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118 1944, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1235-56. 2007
  7. pmc Depressive symptoms and perceived doctor-patient communication in the Heart and Soul study
    Yael Schenker
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Box 1364, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:550-6. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of an advance notice letter on the recruitment of African Americans and Whites for a mailed patient satisfaction survey
    ANNA M NAPOLES-SPRINGER
    University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94118 1944, USA
    J Aging Health 16:124S-36S. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint A conceptual model of HIV/AIDS stigma from five African countries
    William L Holzemer
    University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Adv Nurs 58:541-51. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Older African Americans' perceptions of pharmacists
    Sharon L Youmans
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, 94143 0622, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:284-90. 2007

Research Grants

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Publications56

  1. pmc A framework for understanding modifications to measures for diverse populations
    Anita L Stewart
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Aging Health 24:992-1017. 2012
    ..A framework of issues to consider when modifying measures for diverse populations is presented...
  2. pmc Body Awareness: a phenomenological inquiry into the common ground of mind-body therapies
    Wolf E Mehling
    University of California, San Francisco, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, California, USA
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 6:6. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc Patients' perspectives on how idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis affects the quality of their lives
    Jeffrey J Swigris
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:61. 2005
    ..On a broader scale, to provide the best care for people with IPF, clinicians must appreciate--from patients' perspectives--how this disease affects various aspects of their lives...
  4. ncbi request reprint Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and the health of pregnant women
    Anita L Stewart
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Health Psychol 12:285-300. 2007
    ..Few race/ethnic differences were found in physical functioning. Our results contribute to a small literature on how SES might interact with race/ethnicity in explaining health...
  5. pmc Diffusing a research-based physical activity promotion program for seniors into diverse communities: CHAMPS III
    Anita L Stewart
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California St, Suite 340, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A51. 2006
    ....
  6. pmc Interpersonal processes of care survey: patient-reported measures for diverse groups
    Anita L Stewart
    Center for Aging in Diverse Communities, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, Institute for Health and Aging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118 1944, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1235-56. 2007
    ..The survey was administered in English and Spanish to adult general medicine patients, stratified by race/ethnicity and language (African Americans, English-speaking Latinos, Spanish-speaking Latinos, non-Latino whites) (N=1,664). Study..
  7. pmc Depressive symptoms and perceived doctor-patient communication in the Heart and Soul study
    Yael Schenker
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Box 1364, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:550-6. 2009
    ..Little is known about the extent to which medical comorbidities, disease severity and depressive symptoms influence perceptions of doctor-patient communication in patients with chronic disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of an advance notice letter on the recruitment of African Americans and Whites for a mailed patient satisfaction survey
    ANNA M NAPOLES-SPRINGER
    University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94118 1944, USA
    J Aging Health 16:124S-36S. 2004
    ..Evaluate an advance notice letter for enhancing patient satisfaction survey response rates in African Americans and Whites...
  9. ncbi request reprint A conceptual model of HIV/AIDS stigma from five African countries
    William L Holzemer
    University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Adv Nurs 58:541-51. 2007
    ..It is part of a larger study to increase understanding of HIV/AIDS stigma...
  10. ncbi request reprint Older African Americans' perceptions of pharmacists
    Sharon L Youmans
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, 94143 0622, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:284-90. 2007
    ..To describe older African Americans' communication with pharmacists and their opinions, beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes about the role of the community pharmacist...
  11. ncbi request reprint The effects of acute illness on ADL decline over 1 year in frail older adults with and without cognitive impairment
    Laura P Sands
    Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco 94143 1265, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M449-54. 2002
    ..These relationships have not been described for the frailest of older adults whose high rates of acute illness and cognitive impairment put them at the greatest risk for loss of ADL functioning...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of acculturation on smoking behavior in Asian Americans: a meta-analysis
    Sarah Choi
    Department of Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:67-73. 2008
    ..In the United States, the prevalence rate in Asian immigrants is high (26%-70%), with Southeast Asian men having the highest rate. Acculturation has been associated with smoking behavior in this ethnic group...
  13. pmc Body awareness: construct and self-report measures
    Wolf E Mehling
    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5614. 2009
    ..We assessed the psychometric quality of selected self-report measures and examined their items for underlying definitions of the construct...
  14. pmc Improving physical activity resource guides to bridge the divide between the clinic and the community
    Hilary K Seligman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, Box 1364, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A18. 2009
    ..We elicited the detailed opinions of providers about how to make resource guides more useful for them...
  15. ncbi request reprint Psychoeducation to increase psychotherapy entry for older African Americans
    Jennifer Alvidrez
    UCSF Dept of Psychiatry, Box 0852 TRCR, San Francisco, CA 94143 0852, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:554-61. 2005
    ..This pilot study examined the impact of a brief psychoeducational intervention on treatment entry and attendance for older African American medical patients referred for psychotherapy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Using cognitive interviews to develop surveys in diverse populations
    ANNA M NAPOLES-SPRINGER
    Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations and the Center on Aging in Diverse Communities, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118 1944, USA
    Med Care 44:S21-30. 2006
    ..Cognitive interviews are pretest methods to explore the conceptual equivalence of survey items. Systematic approaches for using these methods are emerging...
  17. ncbi request reprint Overview of qualitative methods in research with diverse populations. Making research reflect the population
    ANNA M NAPOLES-SPRINGER
    University of California San Francisco, 3333California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, California 94118 1944, USA
    Med Care 44:S5-9. 2006
  18. ncbi request reprint Multilevel perspectives on diffusing a physical activity promotion program to reach diverse older adults
    Anita L Stewart
    University of California, San Francisco, Institute for Health and Aging, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 14:270-87. 2006
    ..Linking sectors to connect resources and expertise was considered essential. Complexities of such large-scale collaborations were identified. These results may guide communities interested in diffusing health promotion interventions...
  19. pmc "Below average" self-assessed school performance and Alzheimer's disease in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 5:380-7. 2009
    ..We examined whether self-assessed school performance is associated with AD beyond the effects of educational level alone...
  20. pmc Resident perceptions of the impact of work hour limitations
    Grace A Lin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Box 1364, SFGH, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:969-75. 2007
    ..Mandatory work hour limitations for residents began in July 2003. There has been little evaluation of the impact of the new limitations on Internal Medicine residency training...
  21. pmc Interpersonal processes of care and patient satisfaction: do associations differ by race, ethnicity, and language?
    Anna María Nápoles
    Department of Medicine, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118 1944, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1326-44. 2009
    ..Describe association of patient satisfaction with interpersonal processes of care (IPC) by race/ethnicity...
  22. pmc Physician language ability and cultural competence. An exploratory study of communication with Spanish-speaking patients
    Alicia Fernandez
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Calif 94110, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:167-74. 2004
    ..We studied physician-patient dyads to determine how physician self-rated Spanish-language ability and cultural competence affect Spanish-speaking patients' reports of interpersonal processes of care...
  23. ncbi request reprint Validation of the HIV/AIDS Stigma Instrument - PLWA (HASI-P)
    William L Holzemer
    University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, CA 94143, USA
    AIDS Care 19:1002-12. 2007
    ..The scale is available is several African languages...
  24. ncbi request reprint The mediating effect of pain and fatigue on level of functioning in older adults
    Jill A Bennett
    School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, 94143 0610, USA
    Nurs Res 51:254-65. 2002
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Loss of independence in activities of daily living in older adults hospitalized with medical illnesses: increased vulnerability with age
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:451-8. 2003
    ..To describe the changes in activities of daily living (ADL) function occurring before and after hospital admission in older people hospitalized with medical illness and to assess the effect of age on loss of ADL function...
  26. ncbi request reprint Conceptual challenges in linking physical activity and disability research
    Anita L Stewart
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:137-40. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Advancing health disparities research: can we afford to ignore measurement issues?
    Anita L Stewart
    Center for Aging in Diverse Communities and Medical Effectiveness Research Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Med Care 41:1207-20. 2003
    ..To compare groups, mean scores must reflect true scores and have minimal bias, assumptions that have not been tested for many self-report measures used in this research...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of hysterectomy vs medical treatment on health-related quality of life and sexual functioning: the medicine or surgery (Ms) randomized trial
    Miriam Kuppermann
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    JAMA 291:1447-55. 2004
    ..Although a quarter of US women undergo elective hysterectomy before menopause, controlled trials that evaluate the benefits and harms are lacking...
  29. ncbi request reprint Patients' perceptions of cultural factors affecting the quality of their medical encounters
    ANNA M NAPOLES-SPRINGER
    Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations and the Center on Aging in Diverse Communities, University of California San Francisco UCSF, San Francisco, CA 94118 1944
    Health Expect 8:4-17. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to identify key domains of cultural competence from the perspective of ethnically and linguistically diverse patients...
  30. pmc Recruiting ethnically diverse general internal medicine patients for a telephone survey on physician-patient communication
    ANNA M NAPOLES-SPRINGER
    Center for Aging in Diverse Communities, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118 1944, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:438-43. 2005
    ..Limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of recruitment methods among diverse populations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Health promotion and psychosocial services and women's assessments of interpersonal prenatal care in Medicaid managed care
    Carol C Korenbrot
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:135-49. 2005
    ....
  32. doi request reprint The influence of depressive symptoms on clinician-patient communication among patients with type 2 diabetes
    Sara L Swenson
    Department of Internal Medicine, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Med Care 46:257-65. 2008
    ..We investigated whether diabetes patients with depressive symptoms, compared with those without depressive symptoms, report worse clinician-patient communication, and which domains of communication are most affected...
  33. pmc Perceptions of coronary heart disease risk in Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes
    Sarah Choi
    Department of Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Diabetes Educ 34:484-92. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine coronary heart disease (CHD) risk perception, risk factor status, and factors associated with CHD risk perception in Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  34. doi request reprint Self-care behaviors in indigent patients with heart failure
    Aurelia Macabasco-O'Connell
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6918, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:223-30. 2008
    ....
  35. pmc Sexual function among overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence in a randomized controlled trial of an intensive behavioral weight loss intervention
    Alison J Huang
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Urol 181:2235-42. 2009
    ..We examined sexual function in overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence, and evaluated the effects of an intensive behavioral weight reduction intervention on sexual function in this population...
  36. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristics of the spiritual perspective scale in pregnant African-American women
    Dawn E Dailey
    Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Res Nurs Health 30:61-71. 2007
    ..Factor analysis revealed a two-factor solution. The SPS performed well suggesting that it is an appropriate tool to use as a measure of spirituality in pregnant African American women...
  37. ncbi request reprint Functional health literacy and the quality of physician-patient communication among diabetes patients
    Dean Schillinger
    Primary Care Research Center, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, 995 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 52:315-23. 2004
    ..Research is needed to identify strategies to improve communication for this group of patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint "You aren't going to get better by just sitting around": physical activity perceptions, motivations, and barriers in adults 75 years of age or older
    Melanie D Grossman
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 12:33-7. 2003
    ..Even with health problems and age, physical activity counseling by doctors is valued and considered helpful by this age group...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of perceived societal racism in older African-American adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Sandra Y Moody-Ayers
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2202-8. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Cultural factors associated with antihypertensive medication adherence in Chinese immigrants
    Wen Wen Li
    Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:354-62. 2006
    ..Little is known about hypertension control and cultural factors related to medication adherence in Chinese immigrants...
  41. pmc Measurement issues in health disparities research
    Mildred Ramirez
    Research Division, The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, NY 10471, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1640-57. 2005
    ..g., estimates of prevalence, magnitude of risks, and differences in mean scores. Addressing measurement issues in the assessment of health status may contribute to a better understanding of health issues in cross-cultural research...
  42. ncbi request reprint Women's initiative for non-smoking (WINS) VI: reliability and validity of health and psychosocial measures in women smokers with cardiovascular disease
    Erika Sivarajan Froelicher
    Department of Physiological Nursing at the School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, 94143 0610, USA
    Heart Lung 33:162-75. 2004
    ..This information will be useful to others needing to make choices about selection of health and psychosocial measurements in women smokers...
  43. ncbi request reprint Consumer assessment of the quality of interpersonal processes of prenatal care among ethnically diverse low-income women: development of a new measure
    Sabrina T Wong
    University of British Columbia School of Nursing, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5, Canada
    Womens Health Issues 14:118-29. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to develop a multidimensional measure of prenatal interpersonal processes of care (PIPC) that demonstrates reliability and validity in ethnically diverse women in Medicaid managed care plans...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prepregnancy health status and the risk of preterm delivery
    Jennifer S Haas
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:58-63. 2005
    ..Despite extensive evaluation, our understanding of risk factors for premature delivery is incomplete...
  45. ncbi request reprint Cultural factors and medication compliance in Chinese immigrants who are taking antihypertensive medications: instrument development
    Wen Wen Li
    Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    J Nurs Meas 13:231-52. 2005
    ..60. Results showed that most of the scales are applicable and acceptable in a Chinese immigrant population and had good reliability. However, further testing with a larger sample in other regions of the country is indicated...
  46. pmc Measurement in a multi-ethnic society. Overview to the special issue
    Jeanne A Teresi
    Columbia University Stroud Center and Research Division, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, 5901 Palisade Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471, USA
    Med Care 44:S3-4. 2006
  47. ncbi request reprint The California active aging community grant program: translating science into practice to promote physical activity in older adults
    Steven P Hooker
    Prevention Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:155-65. 2005
    ..Attempts to study the translation of evidence-based physical activity interventions in community settings are scarce...
  48. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristics of a patient satisfaction instrument tailored to the concerns of African Americans
    Marie N Fongwa
    School of Nursing, UCLA, California 90095 6917, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:948-55. 2006
    ..The survey needs to be evaluated in other samples to determine if it adequately reflects cultural issues from other ethnic minorities...
  49. ncbi request reprint Measurement adequacy of parenting and children's functional status in African American and Latino families
    Sabrina T Wong
    University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Vancouver, Canada
    J Nurs Meas 12:47-62. 2004
    ..Different factor loadings for some items for Hispanics and African Americans suggest different interpretation of items between the two cultural groups...
  50. ncbi request reprint An empirical evaluation of social support and psychological well-being in older Chinese and Korean immigrants
    Sabrina T Wong
    University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Culture, Gender, and Health Research Unit, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ethn Health 12:43-67. 2007
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Assessing environmentally determined mobility disability: self-report versus observed community mobility
    Anne Shumway-Cook
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:700-4. 2005
    ....
  52. pmc Changes in the health status of women during and after pregnancy
    Jennifer S Haas
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:45-51. 2005
    ..To characterize the changes in health status experienced by a multi-ethnic cohort of women during and after pregnancy...
  53. ncbi request reprint Physical activity counseling in primary care and patient well-being: Do patients benefit?
    Roger T Anderson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Ann Behav Med 30:146-54. 2005
    ..Benefits to health-related quality of life (HRQL) and subjective well-being may be as important and take less time to accrue...
  54. ncbi request reprint The changing meaning of family support among older Chinese and Korean immigrants
    Sabrina T Wong
    University of British Columbia, Culture, Gender, and Health Research Unit, School of Nursing and Centre for Health Services Policy Research, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, T 161, Vancouver, B C V6T 2B5, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S4-9. 2006
    ..Our objective in this study was to examine how family social-support expectations have changed among older Chinese and Korean U.S. immigrants...
  55. ncbi request reprint Examining the types of social support and the actual sources of support in older Chinese and Korean immigrants
    Sabrina T Wong
    University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Culture, Gender, and Health Unit Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 61:105-21. 2005
    ..Despite their reticence in asking for help outside the family, elders are seeking help from other sources, such as ethnic churches and the government...
  56. ncbi request reprint What explains differences between dementia patients' and their caregivers' ratings of patients' quality of life?
    Laura P Sands
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2069, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:272-80. 2004
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Research Grants5

  1. MEASURING INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES IN DIVERSE PATIENTS
    Anita Stewart; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Interventions arising from such studies could contribute to quality improvements in caring for diverse groups. ..
  2. Physical Activity and Diet to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes Risk
    Anita Stewart; Fiscal Year: 2007
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