J G Zapka

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Interventions for patients, providers, and health care organizations
    Jane G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer 101:1165-87. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Healthcare system factors and colorectal cancer screening
    Jane G Zapka
    Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:28-35. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint A framework for improving the quality of cancer care: the case of breast and cervical cancer screening
    Jane G Zapka
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:4-13. 2003
  4. pmc Organizational systems to support publicly funded tobacco treatment services
    Jane G Zapka
    Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:338-45. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint The silent consumer: women's reports and ratings of abortion services
    J G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Med Care 39:50-60. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Print information to inform decisions about mammography screening participation in 16 countries with population-based programs
    Jane G Zapka
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 63:126-37. 2006
  7. pmc Smoking cessation counseling with pregnant and postpartum women: a survey of community health center providers
    J G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:78-84. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Processes of care in cervical and breast cancer screening and follow-up--the importance of communication
    Jane G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 39:81-90. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The perceptions and practices of pediatricians: tobacco intervention
    J G Zapka
    Divisions of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Pediatrics 103:e65. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for care related to follow-up of abnormal cancer screening tests: accuracy of patient report
    Elaine Puleo
    University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:310-27. 2005

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Interventions for patients, providers, and health care organizations
    Jane G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer 101:1165-87. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Healthcare system factors and colorectal cancer screening
    Jane G Zapka
    Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:28-35. 2002
    ..Developing effective programs to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) screening requires understanding of the effect of healthcare system factors on access to screening and adherence to guidelines...
  3. ncbi request reprint A framework for improving the quality of cancer care: the case of breast and cervical cancer screening
    Jane G Zapka
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:4-13. 2003
    ....
  4. pmc Organizational systems to support publicly funded tobacco treatment services
    Jane G Zapka
    Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:338-45. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint The silent consumer: women's reports and ratings of abortion services
    J G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Med Care 39:50-60. 2001
    ..Abortion is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on women in the United States, and its safety has been demonstrated. Little research has focused, however, on women's reports and ratings of the service...
  6. ncbi request reprint Print information to inform decisions about mammography screening participation in 16 countries with population-based programs
    Jane G Zapka
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 63:126-37. 2006
    ..To profile and compare the content and presentation of written communications related to informed decision-making about mammography...
  7. pmc Smoking cessation counseling with pregnant and postpartum women: a survey of community health center providers
    J G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:78-84. 2000
    ..This study assessed providers' performance of smoking cessation counseling steps with low-income pregnant and postpartum women receiving care at community health centers...
  8. ncbi request reprint Processes of care in cervical and breast cancer screening and follow-up--the importance of communication
    Jane G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 39:81-90. 2004
    ..Given limited research, we investigated patient reports of processes of care related to screening follow-up, timing of result notification, communication issues, and adherence following an abnormal mammogram or Pap test...
  9. ncbi request reprint The perceptions and practices of pediatricians: tobacco intervention
    J G Zapka
    Divisions of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Pediatrics 103:e65. 1999
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for care related to follow-up of abnormal cancer screening tests: accuracy of patient report
    Elaine Puleo
    University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:310-27. 2005
    ..There were no significant predictors of congruence for the abnormal mammogram test sample from the potential variables collected. Raw agreement rates support using patient self-report in assessing abnormal test follow-up recommendations...
  11. pmc Challenges to research in urban community health centers
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:626-8. 2006
    ..The call for research in "real world" settings such as CHCs must be matched with greater understanding of the challenges, as well as the resources to meet those challenges...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive cancer screening in a primary care population: Gender differences in the impact of ambulatory care system factors
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:86-97. 2005
    ..Characteristics of the patient-physician relationship are an important predictor of screening among women but not men. Among men, however, greater contact with the medical care system is important...
  13. ncbi request reprint Health behavior change among women with recent familial diagnosis of breast cancer
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 39:253-62. 2004
    ..Although first-degree female relatives (FDFR) of women with breast cancer are at increased risk for the disease, little is understood about how familial diagnosis impacts health behaviors and what personal factors predict such changes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Interdisciplinary collaboration for health professional education in cancer control
    Mary Jo White
    Department of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    J Cancer Educ 19:37-44. 2004
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  15. ncbi request reprint Mammography screening after breast cancer diagnosis in a first degree female relative: age group differences (United States)
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:1053-65. 2006
    ..To examine age group differences in predictors of mammography screening in women with a first-degree female relative (FDFR) with recent diagnosis of breast cancer...
  16. ncbi request reprint Implementation of systems strategies for breast and cervical cancer screening services in health maintenance organizations
    Karin Valentine Goins
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Meyers Primary Care Institute University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:745-55. 2003
    ..To describe the systems strategies used to reduce failures in delivery of breast and cervical cancer screening services in HMOs with high performance rates for these services...
  17. ncbi request reprint Screening for colorectal cancer on the front line
    Stephenie C Lemon
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:915-23. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, beliefs, and practices of primary care clinicians regarding colorectal cancer screening...
  18. ncbi request reprint A path analysis of factors associated with distress among first-degree female relatives of women with breast cancer diagnosis
    Kenneth E Fletcher
    Psychiatry Department, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Health Psychol 25:413-24. 2006
    ..A close relationship with the cancer patient was related to higher cancer-specific distress but lower general distress. Further understanding of the process of adjustment in these women awaits longitudinal study...
  19. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation benefits in HMOs
    J G Zapka
    University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 01655, USA
    HMO Pract 11:27-33. 1997
    ..Such monitoring will allow plans to better assess participation and effectiveness, and to make benefit and operational decisions on the basis of performance...
  20. ncbi request reprint Patient education for colon cancer screening: a randomized trial of a video mailed before a physical examination
    Jane G Zapka
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:683-92. 2004
    ..Colorectal cancer screening is underused, and primary care clinicians are challenged to provide patient education within the constraints of busy practices...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physician-based smoking intervention: a rededication to a five-step strategy to smoking research
    J K Ockene
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Addict Behav 22:835-48. 1997
    ..Finally, we present recommendations concerning research priorities for physician-based smoking intervention and the research funding process...
  22. ncbi request reprint Provider education to promote implementation of clinical practice guidelines
    J K Ockene
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, North Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Chest 118:33S-39S. 2000
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Treating nicotine dependence during pregnancy and postpartum: understanding clinician knowledge and performance
    Debra P Bonollo
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 48:265-74. 2002
    ..Educational programs targeting OB, WIC, and PED providers' knowledge about effective smoking cessation counseling strategies and their confidence in being effective with patients are needed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Assessing third-year medical students' breast cancer screening skills
    Susan V Barrett
    Office of Medical Evaluation, Division of Research and Evaluation, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Acad Med 77:905-10. 2002
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  25. ncbi request reprint Reason for late-stage breast cancer: absence of screening or detection, or breakdown in follow-up?
    Stephen H Taplin
    Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1518-27. 2004
    ..However, despite high national mammography screening rates, late-stage breast cancers still occur, possibly because of failures in screening implementation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Advanced heart failure: prognosis, uncertainty, and decision making
    Jane G Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 13:268-74. 2007
    ..Given the complexities of caring for elderly persons with heart failure and comorbid conditions, there are significant opportunities for improving physician skills in decision making, patient-centered counseling, and palliative care...
  27. pmc Improving colorectal cancer screening in primary care practice: innovative strategies and future directions
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, EPN 4005, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1195-205. 2007
    ..Active engagement and support of practices are essential for the enormous potential of CRC screening to be realized...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of emergency medical services for suspected acute cardiac ischemia among demographic and clinical patient subgroups: the REACT trial. Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment
    Stavroula K Osganian
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:175-85. 2002
    ..The Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (REACT) trial was designed to determine the impact of a community intervention on use of EMS among demographic and clinical subgroups of patients with suspected acute cardiac ischemia...
  29. ncbi request reprint An interdisciplinary workshop to improve palliative care: advanced heart failure--clinical guidelines and healing words
    Jane G Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:37-46. 2006
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  30. ncbi request reprint Tobacco-control policies in 11 leading managed care organizations: progress and challenges
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston 02114, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 5:130-6. 2002
    ..Although evidence-based national guidelines for tobacco-dependence treatment have been available since 1996, translating these guidelines into clinical practice is challenging...
  31. ncbi request reprint Tobacco control efforts in managed care: what do the doctors think?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:193-8. 2004
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  32. ncbi request reprint End-of-life communication and hospital nurses: an educational pilot
    Jane G Zapka
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:223-31. 2006
    ..Data also illustrated that the challenge of facing issues about dying are complicated by a work force of relatively young staff and low exposure to few actual deaths during relatively short lengths of stay...
  33. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care and African Americans: voices from the community
    Carolyn Jenkins
    Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing College of Medicine, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:585-92. 2005
    ..A community-campus partnership was formed to guide a needs assessment related to end-of-life care in a Southern, urban, African American community. This paper presents focus group findings related to end-of-life and palliative care...
  34. ncbi request reprint Physician perspectives on end-of-life care: factors of race, specialty, and geography
    Cindy L Carter
    Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:257-71. 2006
    ..To illuminate physicians' perceptions about differences among their African-American and Caucasian patients' preferences for end-of-life care...
  35. ncbi request reprint Care at the end of life: focus on communication and race
    Jane G Zapka
    Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    J Aging Health 18:791-813. 2006
    ..To profile communication and recommendations reported by adults with terminal illness and explore differences by patient and physician characteristics...
  36. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of current tobacco curriculum at 12 US medical schools
    Catherine A Powers
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Cancer Educ 19:212-9. 2004
    ..Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Education at US Medical Schools (PACE), a National Cancer Institute funded project, was launched to assess and improve curriculum content and teaching at 12 US medical schools...
  37. pmc Physician assistants as providers of surgically induced abortion services
    Marlene B Goldman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1352-7. 2004
    ..We compared complication rates after surgical abortions performed by physician assistants with rates after abortions performed by physicians...
  38. doi request reprint Validation of colorectal cancer screening behaviors
    Jane G Zapka
    Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charliston, SC 29425, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:745-7. 2008