R A Desai

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Health correlates of recreational gambling in older adults
    Rani A Desai
    Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women s Health Research at Yale, Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1672-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Cross-system service use among VA mental health patients living in Philadelphia
    R A Desai
    NEPEC 182, VA Connecticut, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 28:299-309. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint The impact of managed care on cross-system use of mental health services by veterans in Colorado
    Rani A Desai
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center NEPEC 182, Department of Veterans Affairs, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:1599-604. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Older adult patients with both psychiatric and substance abuse disorders: prevalence and health service use
    H G Prigerson
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Psychiatr Q 72:1-18. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Validity of self-reported cancer history: a comparison of health interview data and cancer registry records
    M M Desai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:299-306. 2001
  6. pmc Gender differences in the associations between past-year gambling problems and psychiatric disorders
    Rani A Desai
    Dept of Psychiatry and Women and Addictive Disorders, Core of Women s Health Research, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:173-83. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Mental health care in juvenile detention facilities: a review
    Rani A Desai
    Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:204-14. 2006
  8. pmc Non-medical use, abuse and dependence on sedatives and tranquilizers among U.S. adults: psychiatric and socio-demographic correlates
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:280-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Excitement-seeking gambling in a nationally representative sample of recreational gamblers
    Michael V Pantalon
    Department of Psychiatry Division of Substance Abuse, Yale University, 34 Park Street, Room S 104, New Haven, CN 06519, USA
    J Gambl Stud 24:63-78. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of human immunodeficiency virus testing and posttest counseling among outpatients with serious mental illness
    Mayur M Desai
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:776-80. 2007

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Health correlates of recreational gambling in older adults
    Rani A Desai
    Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women s Health Research at Yale, Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1672-9. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to identify health and well-being correlates of past-year recreational gambling in adults age 65 years and older, compared to adults age 18-64 years...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cross-system service use among VA mental health patients living in Philadelphia
    R A Desai
    NEPEC 182, VA Connecticut, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 28:299-309. 2001
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The impact of managed care on cross-system use of mental health services by veterans in Colorado
    Rani A Desai
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center NEPEC 182, Department of Veterans Affairs, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:1599-604. 2002
    ..This study examined whether the advent of managed care in Colorado resulted in lower rates of use of both state and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health care services (cross-system use)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Older adult patients with both psychiatric and substance abuse disorders: prevalence and health service use
    H G Prigerson
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Psychiatr Q 72:1-18. 2001
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Validity of self-reported cancer history: a comparison of health interview data and cancer registry records
    M M Desai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:299-306. 2001
    ..8%, that for colon and prostate cancers was 42.1%, and that for bladder cancer was 61.5%. Implications of these findings for prevalence estimation and future epidemiologic studies are discussed...
  6. pmc Gender differences in the associations between past-year gambling problems and psychiatric disorders
    Rani A Desai
    Dept of Psychiatry and Women and Addictive Disorders, Core of Women s Health Research, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:173-83. 2008
    ..Psychiatric disorders frequently co-occur with pathological gambling. The extent to which co-occurence extends to subsyndromal levels of gambling or differs between women and men is incompletely understood...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mental health care in juvenile detention facilities: a review
    Rani A Desai
    Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:204-14. 2006
    ..We conclude that, although there are some suggestions of promising interventions that may be appropriate, much more research, specifically in detention settings, is needed to determine their effectiveness...
  8. pmc Non-medical use, abuse and dependence on sedatives and tranquilizers among U.S. adults: psychiatric and socio-demographic correlates
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:280-7. 2007
    ..Non-medical use of sedatives and tranquilizers carries risks including development of abuse/dependence. Such use may correlate with psychiatric symptoms...
  9. ncbi request reprint Excitement-seeking gambling in a nationally representative sample of recreational gamblers
    Michael V Pantalon
    Department of Psychiatry Division of Substance Abuse, Yale University, 34 Park Street, Room S 104, New Haven, CN 06519, USA
    J Gambl Stud 24:63-78. 2008
    ..e., at-risk gambling). Together, these findings indicate that EGs are more likely than NEGs to demonstrate problems in multiple areas characterized by impaired impulse control...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of human immunodeficiency virus testing and posttest counseling among outpatients with serious mental illness
    Mayur M Desai
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:776-80. 2007
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Time trends and predictors of suicide among mental health outpatients in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Mayur M Desai
    New England Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, NEPEC 182, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 35:115-24. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, they highlight the importance of funding for mental health services as well as the implications of changing demographics in the VA population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Gender and non-medical use of prescription opioids: results from a national US survey
    Jeanette M Tetrault
    Veterans Affairs Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Addiction 103:258-68. 2008
    ..Gender differences exist regarding alcohol and illicit drug use disorders in the United States. Little is known about the gender-related factors associated with non-medical use of prescription opioids...
  13. doi request reprint Risk of incarceration between cohorts of veterans with and without mental illness discharged from inpatient units
    Steven K Erickson
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University and VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:178-83. 2008
    ..Data were compared before and after the closure of over 80% of the Connecticut VA psychiatric inpatient beds in 1996...
  14. ncbi request reprint Non-medical use, abuse and dependence on prescription opioids among U.S. adults: psychiatric, medical and substance use correlates
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:38-47. 2008
    ..Non-medical use of prescription opioids carries risks including development of abuse/dependence. Such use may correlate with psychiatric, medical, and substance use characteristics...
  15. ncbi request reprint Gambling, health and age: data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
    Rani A Desai
    Yale University and Veteran s Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 21:431-40. 2007
    ..g., obesity) but also with some positive measures (e.g., better physical and mental functioning). Longitudinal studies are needed to clarify the relationship between gambling and health in older adults in the context of healthy aging...
  16. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of adolescent past-year gamblers and non-gamblers in relation to alcohol drinking
    Amy M Duhig
    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Addict Behav 32:80-9. 2007
    ..01). Among past-year gamblers, MHF drinkers were more likely than ALF ones to report frequent gambling. These results suggest a complex relationship between gambling alcohol use, drug use, and mental health in adolescents...
  17. ncbi request reprint Gender differences among recreational gamblers: association with the frequency of alcohol use
    Rani A Desai
    Health Research and the Division of Substance Abuse of the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 20:145-53. 2006
    ..There were few gender differences in the correlations between alcohol consumption and health. Future research should consider gender-related influences when examining alcohol use and gambling behaviors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mental health service provision in juvenile justice facilities: pre- and postrelease psychiatric care
    John F Chapman
    State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division, 936 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06516, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 15:445-58, ix. 2006
    ..It examines the role of the psychiatrist and the structure of mental health services within juvenile justice facilities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity and the prevalence of HIV infection in a sample of patients in treatment for substance abuse
    David J Dausey
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Health Care System, NEPEC, Mail Code 182, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:10-7. 2003
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in homeless mentally ill persons: age-specific risks of substance abuse
    Holly G Prigerson
    VISN 1 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 182, West Haven, CT, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:213-9. 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in a sample of homeless people with mental illness
    Rani A Desai
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine and North East Program Evaluation Center NEPEC, NEPEC 182, West Haven VAMC, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:365-71. 2003
    ..The authors conclude that homeless people with mental illness are at particularly high risk for suicidal behavior, however, only in part because of the high prevalence of traditional risk factors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection in a sample of homeless veterans
    Rani A Desai
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center 182, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:396-401. 2003
    ..We also examine risk factors and correlates for HCV infection, including substance abuse and service in Vietnam...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mental health service delivery and suicide risk: the role of individual patient and facility factors
    Rani A Desai
    US Department of Veterans Affairs, Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:311-8. 2005
    ..This study explores suicide rates as a quality measure and identifies risk factors for suicide among psychiatric inpatients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association between community and client characteristics and subjective measures of the quality of housing
    Alvin S Mares
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:315-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between subjective perceptions of the quality of housing among mental health consumers and both client characteristics and objective measures of the client's neighborhood...
  25. ncbi request reprint The effects of federal versus state funding and academic affiliation on mental health services
    Rani A Desai
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 32:267-83. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that, unlike findings from the general medical literature, academic affiliation is unrelated to the quality and delivery of mental health care...
  26. ncbi request reprint The role of psychiatric diagnosis in satisfaction with primary care: data from the department of veterans affairs
    Rani A Desai
    The Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CN 06546, USA
    Med Care 43:1208-16. 2005
    ..There is also very little data on satisfaction of psychiatric patients with their medical care...
  27. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in adolescent gambling
    Rani A Desai
    Department of Psychiatry and Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women s Health Research, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Ann Clin Psychiatry 17:249-58. 2005
    ..Although adolescent gambling has been linked to a wide array of risk behaviors, little is known regarding the correlates of gambling in adolescent girls as compared with adolescent boys...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pathological gambling
    Rani A Desai
    South Med J 99:12. 2006
  29. ncbi request reprint Suicide among discharged psychiatric inpatients in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Rani A Desai
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Department of Psychiatry and Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Mil Med 173:721-8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to explore correlates of the use of firearms to commit suicide...
  30. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in outcomes after acute myocardial infarction
    Susannah M Bernheim
    Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Am Heart J 153:313-9. 2007
    ..Patients of low socioeconomic status (SES) have higher mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Little is known about the underlying mechanisms or the relationship between SES and rehospitalization after AMI...