Susan C Weller

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Explanatory models of diabetes in the U.S. and Mexico: the patient-provider gap and cultural competence
    Susan C Weller
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, United States
    Soc Sci Med 75:1088-96. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Susto and nervios: expressions for stress and depression
    Susan C Weller
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 32:406-20. 2008
  3. pmc Informed decision making changes test preferences for colorectal cancer screening in a diverse population
    Navkiran K Shokar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1123, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:141-50. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Factors associated with racial/ethnic differences in colorectal cancer screening
    Navkiran K Shokar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:414-26. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Cancer and colorectal cancer: knowledge, beliefs, and screening preferences of a diverse patient population
    Navrikan K Shokar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, USA
    Fam Med 37:341-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Regional variation in Latino descriptions of susto
    Susan C Weller
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Preventive Medicine, Galveston, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 26:449-72. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Alvah R Cass
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1123, USA
    Fam Med 45:492-500. 2013
  8. pmc Effectiveness of diabetes mellitus screening recommendations
    Florence J Dallo
    Sociomedical Sciences Division, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:10574-9. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of colorectal cancer testing and screening in a multiethnic primary care population
    Navkiran K Shokar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 1123, USA
    J Community Health 32:311-23. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint A comparison of community and physician explanatory models of AIDS in Mexico and the United States
    Roberta D Baer
    Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 18:3-22. 2004

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Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Explanatory models of diabetes in the U.S. and Mexico: the patient-provider gap and cultural competence
    Susan C Weller
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, United States
    Soc Sci Med 75:1088-96. 2012
    ..This suggests that rather than cultural competence per se, formal educational levels and class differences may also play an important role in patient understanding and the gap in patient-provider understanding...
  2. doi request reprint Susto and nervios: expressions for stress and depression
    Susan C Weller
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 32:406-20. 2008
    ..This study validates the link between these folk illnesses and stress and depression and may, ultimately, facilitate cross-cultural research on stress...
  3. pmc Informed decision making changes test preferences for colorectal cancer screening in a diverse population
    Navkiran K Shokar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1123, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:141-50. 2010
    ..Consistency in patient preferences could improve patient-clinician communication about tests by simplifying and focusing discussions...
  4. doi request reprint Factors associated with racial/ethnic differences in colorectal cancer screening
    Navkiran K Shokar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:414-26. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine which factors mediate racial/ethnic differences in CRC screening...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cancer and colorectal cancer: knowledge, beliefs, and screening preferences of a diverse patient population
    Navrikan K Shokar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, USA
    Fam Med 37:341-7. 2005
    ..This study's purpose was to enhance our understanding of factors contributing to low screening rates among patients from a variety of racial and ethnic groups...
  6. ncbi request reprint Regional variation in Latino descriptions of susto
    Susan C Weller
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Preventive Medicine, Galveston, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 26:449-72. 2002
    ..There appear to be, however, some notable regional variations in treatments and a difference between past descriptions and contemporary reports of etiology...
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Alvah R Cass
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1123, USA
    Fam Med 45:492-500. 2013
    ..OSA may be an under-recognized comorbidity of DM. The purpose of this study is to estimate the proportion of patients with type 2 DM at risk for OSA and describe factors associated with that risk...
  8. pmc Effectiveness of diabetes mellitus screening recommendations
    Florence J Dallo
    Sociomedical Sciences Division, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:10574-9. 2003
    ..The screening guidelines would be effective, if followed, and would essentially eliminate undiagnosed cases of diabetes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of colorectal cancer testing and screening in a multiethnic primary care population
    Navkiran K Shokar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 1123, USA
    J Community Health 32:311-23. 2007
    ..These results underline the need for providers to emphasize CRC screening in their practices to minority patients and those younger than 65 years of age...
  10. ncbi request reprint A comparison of community and physician explanatory models of AIDS in Mexico and the United States
    Roberta D Baer
    Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 18:3-22. 2004
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  11. ncbi request reprint A cross-cultural approach to the study of the folk illness nervios
    Roberta D Baer
    Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 27:315-37. 2003
    ..However, nervios is a much broader illness, related more to continual stresses. In contrast, susto seems to be related to a single stressful event...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural perspectives on physician and lay models of the common cold
    Roberta D Baer
    Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 22:148-66. 2008
    ..Finally, a systematic approach indicates that agreement across individual explanatory models is sufficient to allow for a community-level explanatory model of the common cold...
  13. doi request reprint Variations in glucose test ordering practices by diabetes risk factors
    Florence J Dallo
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:249-50. 2008
  14. ncbi request reprint Diabetes risk factors and testing in a Texas family medicine clinic
    Flora J Dallo
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas 75390, USA
    Tex Med 103:45-50. 2007
    ..05) to have a glucose test. Many patients who should be tested are not being tested. One way to improve the quality of care is to perform glucose testing on patients at high risk for diabetes and to obtain complete lipid profiles...
  15. ncbi request reprint "Diabetes is my companion": lifestyle and self-management among good and poor control Mexican diabetic patients
    Javier Garcia de Alba Garcia
    Social, Epidemiological and Health Services Research Unit of IMSS, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    Soc Sci Med 64:2223-35. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint The relative effect of self-management practices on glycaemic control in type 2 diabetic patients in Mexico
    Javier E Garcia de Alba Garcia
    Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Unidad de Investigacio Social, Epidemiologica y en Servios de Salud, CMNO Belisario Dominguez 1000 Colonia Independencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    Chronic Illn 2:77-85. 2006
    ..In this study, we examined the relative impact of self-management activities on glycaemic control in a population at high risk for developing complications...
  17. ncbi request reprint Missed expectations? Physicians' views of patients' participation in medical decision-making
    Amy L McGuire
    Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    Med Care 43:466-70. 2005
    ..Our objective was to identify and characterize physicians' attitudes toward patient participation in decision-making and to gain insight into how they consequently think about and structure the decision-making process...
  18. pmc Preferences of husbands and wives for outcomes of prostate cancer screening and treatment
    Robert J Volk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098 3915, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:339-48. 2004
    ..To explore the preferences of male primary care patients and their spouses for the outcomes of prostate cancer screening and treatment, and quality of life with metastatic prostate cancer...
  19. ncbi request reprint Variation in asthma beliefs and practices among mainland Puerto Ricans, Mexican-Americans, Mexicans, and Guatemalans
    Lee M Pachter
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford 06105, USA
    J Asthma 39:119-34. 2002
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