Susan C Weller
Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
- Explanatory models of diabetes in the U.S. and Mexico: the patient-provider gap and cultural competenceSusan 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...
- Susto and nervios: expressions for stress and depressionSusan 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...
- Informed decision making changes test preferences for colorectal cancer screening in a diverse populationNavkiran 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...
- Factors associated with racial/ethnic differences in colorectal cancer screeningNavkiran 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...
- Cancer and colorectal cancer: knowledge, beliefs, and screening preferences of a diverse patient populationNavrikan 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...
- Regional variation in Latino descriptions of sustoSusan 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...
- Risk of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitusAlvah 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...
- Effectiveness of diabetes mellitus screening recommendationsFlorence 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...
- Prevalence of colorectal cancer testing and screening in a multiethnic primary care populationNavkiran 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...
- A comparison of community and physician explanatory models of AIDS in Mexico and the United StatesRoberta D Baer
Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Med Anthropol Q 18:3-22. 2004....
- A cross-cultural approach to the study of the folk illness nerviosRoberta 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...
- Cross-cultural perspectives on physician and lay models of the common coldRoberta 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...
- Variations in glucose test ordering practices by diabetes risk factorsFlorence J Dallo
School of Public Health, University of Texas, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
J Am Board Fam Med 21:249-50. 2008
- Diabetes risk factors and testing in a Texas family medicine clinicFlora 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...
- "Diabetes is my companion": lifestyle and self-management among good and poor control Mexican diabetic patientsJavier Garcia de Alba Garcia
Social, Epidemiological and Health Services Research Unit of IMSS, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Soc Sci Med 64:2223-35. 2007....
- The relative effect of self-management practices on glycaemic control in type 2 diabetic patients in MexicoJavier 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...
- Missed expectations? Physicians' views of patients' participation in medical decision-makingAmy 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...
- Preferences of husbands and wives for outcomes of prostate cancer screening and treatmentRobert 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...
- Variation in asthma beliefs and practices among mainland Puerto Ricans, Mexican-Americans, Mexicans, and GuatemalansLee 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....