Laura Siminoff

Summary

Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Consent to organ donation: a review
    Laura A Siminoff
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Prog Transplant 23:99-104. 2013
  2. pmc Oncologists' assessments of lung cancer patient and family disagreements regarding treatment decision making
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Massey Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 23298, USA
    Lung Cancer 77:212-6. 2012
  3. ncbi Improving donation outcomes: hospital development and the Rapid Assessment of Hospital Procurement Barriers in Donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, PO Box 980149, 1112 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Prog Transplant 19:180-7. 2009
  4. ncbi The rapid assessment of hospital procurement barriers in donation: assessing hospitals for change
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
    J Healthc Qual 31:24-33. 2009
  5. pmc Depressive symptoms in lung cancer patients and their family caregivers and the influence of family environment
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Massey Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 23298, USA
    Psychooncology 19:1285-93. 2010
  6. pmc Determinants of family consent to tissue donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    J Trauma 69:956-63. 2010
  7. pmc A comprehensive observational coding scheme for analyzing instrumental, affective, and relational communication in health care contexts
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    J Health Commun 16:178-97. 2011
  8. pmc The advantages and challenges of unannounced standardized patient methodology to assess healthcare communication
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Massey Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 82:318-24. 2011
  9. pmc Doctor, what's wrong with me? Factors that delay the diagnosis of colorectal cancer
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 84:352-8. 2011
  10. ncbi Communicating effectively about donation: an educational intervention to increase consent to donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, P O Box 980149, 1112 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
    Prog Transplant 19:35-43. 2009

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. doi Consent to organ donation: a review
    Laura A Siminoff
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Prog Transplant 23:99-104. 2013
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  2. pmc Oncologists' assessments of lung cancer patient and family disagreements regarding treatment decision making
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Massey Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 23298, USA
    Lung Cancer 77:212-6. 2012
    ..This study examined assessments made by lung cancer patients, their caregivers, and their oncologists regarding patient-caregiver disagreements concerning treatment and care decisions...
  3. ncbi Improving donation outcomes: hospital development and the Rapid Assessment of Hospital Procurement Barriers in Donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, PO Box 980149, 1112 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Prog Transplant 19:180-7. 2009
    ..Deficiencies in the donation process continue to contribute to the shortage of organs available for transplant. Continuous quality improvement of hospitals' donation processes is needed to identify and correct the problems...
  4. ncbi The rapid assessment of hospital procurement barriers in donation: assessing hospitals for change
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
    J Healthc Qual 31:24-33. 2009
    ..The RAPID yields a rich description of the hospital environment that is readily translated into action-oriented recommendations for change...
  5. pmc Depressive symptoms in lung cancer patients and their family caregivers and the influence of family environment
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Massey Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 23298, USA
    Psychooncology 19:1285-93. 2010
    ..This study investigated depressive symptomatology in lung cancer patients and their identified caregiver...
  6. pmc Determinants of family consent to tissue donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    J Trauma 69:956-63. 2010
    ..This research sought to identify determinants of families' consent to tissue donation...
  7. pmc A comprehensive observational coding scheme for analyzing instrumental, affective, and relational communication in health care contexts
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    J Health Commun 16:178-97. 2011
    ..The SCCAP provided reliable measurement of communication variables including tailored content areas and observer ratings of speaker immediacy, affiliation, confirmation, and disconfirmation behaviors...
  8. pmc The advantages and challenges of unannounced standardized patient methodology to assess healthcare communication
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Massey Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 82:318-24. 2011
    ..This paper provides an overview of the implementation of using unannounced standardized patients (USPs) to conduct health communication research in clinical settings...
  9. pmc Doctor, what's wrong with me? Factors that delay the diagnosis of colorectal cancer
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 84:352-8. 2011
    ..To examine the influence of patient and physician communication factors on diagnostic delay (DD)...
  10. ncbi Communicating effectively about donation: an educational intervention to increase consent to donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, P O Box 980149, 1112 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
    Prog Transplant 19:35-43. 2009
    ..Previous research has identified organ procurement coordinators as best able to obtain consent from families; however, few studies have examined the effects of coordinator training programs on consent rates...
  11. pmc The Cancer Communication Assessment Tool for Patients and Families (CCAT-PF): a new measure
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Psychooncology 17:1216-24. 2008
    ..The Cancer Communication Assessment Tool for Patients and Families (CCAT-PF) is a new instrument that assesses congruence in patient-family caregiver communication for both research and clinical purposes...
  12. pmc Barriers to obtaining diagnostic testing for coronary artery disease among veterans
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:2207-13. 2008
    ..Understanding factors associated with nonattendance may help improve care while reducing inefficiency in service delivery...
  13. ncbi Knowing patients' preferences about organ donation: does it make a difference?
    Laura A Siminoff
    School of Medicine, Center for Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Trauma 53:754-60. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine in detail the impact of knowledge of a donor-eligible patient's preferences on organ donation decisions...
  14. pmc Racial disparities in preferences and perceptions regarding organ donation
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics TA 232, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:995-1000. 2006
    ..To identify reasons for lower organ donation rates by African Americans, we examined knowledge and attitudes about brain death, donation, and transplantation and trust in the health care system...
  15. ncbi Roles of sex and ethnicity in procurement coordinator--family communication during the organ donation discussion
    Daniel Baughn
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284, USA
    Prog Transplant 20:247-55. 2010
    ..However, previous research has been based on retrospective interviews with donation-eligible families and has not directly examined the interpersonal interactions between families and organ procurement coordinators...
  16. ncbi Comparison of black and white families' experiences and perceptions regarding organ donation requests
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:146-51. 2003
    ..Black families donate at a lower rate than white families. To help develop effective interventions, we compared black and white families' experiences...
  17. doi Seeking informed consent to Phase I cancer clinical trials: identifying oncologists' communication strategies
    Richard Brown
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 23298 0581, USA
    Psychooncology 20:361-8. 2011
    ..Little is known about communication strategies used by oncologists when recruiting patients for Phase I trials. We analyzed audio recorded Phase I consultations to identify oncologists' communication strategies...
  18. ncbi Cancer communication patterns and the influence of patient characteristics: disparities in information-giving and affective behaviors
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, TA 215, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 62:355-60. 2006
    ..To examine whether patient characteristics are associated with communication patterns between oncologists and breast cancer patients...
  19. ncbi The reasons families donate organs for transplantation: implications for policy and practice
    Laura Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio 44106 4976, USA
    J Trauma 62:969-78. 2007
    ..Cases were identified through chart review at hospitals in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Family decision makers of donor-eligible patients (N = 420) were interviewed to understand decisions regarding organ donation...
  20. ncbi Silence and cancer: why do families and patients fail to communicate?
    Amy Y Zhang
    School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    Health Commun 15:415-29. 2003
    ..Family communication was further hindered by the increasing difficulty of issues inherent to late-stage cancer. The adverse impact of communication avoidance and the implications of our findings are discussed...
  21. ncbi Measuring discord in treatment decision-making; progress toward development of a cancer communication and decision-making assessment tool
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, TA 215, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Psychooncology 15:528-40. 2006
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  22. ncbi Death and organ procurement: public beliefs and attitudes
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4976, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2325-34. 2004
    ..This study highlights the need for more public dialogue and education about brain death and organ donation...
  23. ncbi Decoupling: what is it and does it really help increase consent to organ donation?
    Laura A Siminoff
    School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Prog Transplant 12:52-60. 2002
    ..However, active consideration of the patient's donation wishes and a clear understanding of the families' initial inclination toward donation were associated with consent to organ donation...
  24. doi Differences in oncologist communication across age groups and contributions to adjuvant decision outcomes
    Mary M Step
    Department of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:S279-82. 2009
    ..Oncologists should carefully assess patient decision-making preferences and be mindful of accommodating their speech to age-related stereotypes...

Research Grants24

  1. A Randomized Trial of the ERRA Intervention to Increase Consent to Organ Donation
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This study proposes an intervention to help increase the rates of organ donation and alleviate the organ shortage. ..
  2. Appraisal and Diagnostic Delay in Colon Cancer
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  3. Understanding Consent to Tissue Donation
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This study will be the first to comprehensively examine consent to tissue donation. ..
  4. Appraisal Delay and Disparities in Timely Cancer Diagnosis
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  5. A Randomized Trial of the ERRA Intervention to Increase Consent to Organ Donation
    Laura A Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study proposes an intervention to help increase the rates of organ donation and alleviate the organ shortage. ..
  6. Appraisal and Diagnostic Delay in Colon Cancer
    Laura A Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  7. FAMILY CONFLICT AND DECISION MAKING FOR ADVANCED CANCER
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Cut-off scores will be provided for classifying concordant and discordant families. In addition, rich and detailed descriptive information about the family treatment decision-making process will be provided. ..
  8. PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS DEATH AND ORGAN PROCUREMENT
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, a community dialogue will be implemented to interpret and disseminate the findings and provide recommendations to policy makers. ..
  9. THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH CONSENT--EMPIRICAL/ETHICAL ANALYSIS
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2001
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  10. Appraisal Delay and Disparities in Timely Cancer Diagnosis
    Laura A Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....