Maren K Olsen

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Move over LOCF: principled methods for handling missing data in sleep disorder trials
    Maren K Olsen
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Sleep Med 13:123-32. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Strategies for analyzing multilevel cluster-randomized studies with binary outcomes collected at varying intervals of time
    Maren K Olsen
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
    Stat Med 27:6055-71. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Home blood pressure management and improved blood pressure control: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1173-80. 2011
  4. pmc Racial differences in the effect of a telephone-delivered hypertension disease management program
    George L Jackson
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1682-9. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Economic analysis of a tailored behavioral intervention to improve blood pressure control for primary care patients
    Santanu K Datta
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 160:257-63. 2010
  6. pmc Two self-management interventions to improve hypertension control: a randomized trial
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Aging and Human Development, Duke Hypertension Center, and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27703, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:687-95. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The Cholesterol, Hypertension, And Glucose Education (CHANGE) study: results from a randomized controlled trial in African Americans with diabetes
    Matthew J Crowley
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 166:179-86. 2013
  8. pmc Factors associated with non-adherence to three hypertension self-management behaviors: preliminary data for a new instrument
    Matthew J Crowley
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, HSR and D 152, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:99-106. 2013
  9. pmc Negative emotions in cancer care: do oncologists' responses depend on severity and type of emotion?
    Sarah L Kennifer
    Center for Palliative Care, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 76:51-6. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of telephone self-management interventions for blood pressure control
    Virginia Wang
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 163:980-6. 2012

Detail Information

Publications73

  1. doi request reprint Move over LOCF: principled methods for handling missing data in sleep disorder trials
    Maren K Olsen
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Sleep Med 13:123-32. 2012
    ..Our goal is for this paper to serve as a guide to sleep disorder clinical trial researchers on how to utilize principled methods for incomplete data in their trial analyses...
  2. doi request reprint Strategies for analyzing multilevel cluster-randomized studies with binary outcomes collected at varying intervals of time
    Maren K Olsen
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
    Stat Med 27:6055-71. 2008
    ..When analyzing data from this type of design, we recommend using either adaptive quadrature or Bayesian methods to fit a multilevel generalized linear mixed model including all available measurements...
  3. doi request reprint Home blood pressure management and improved blood pressure control: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1173-80. 2011
    ..To determine which of 3 interventions was most effective in improving blood pressure (BP) control, we performed a 4-arm randomized trial with 18-month follow-up at the primary care clinics at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center...
  4. pmc Racial differences in the effect of a telephone-delivered hypertension disease management program
    George L Jackson
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1682-9. 2012
    ..African Americans are significantly more likely than whites to have uncontrolled hypertension, contributing to significant disparities in cardiovascular disease and events...
  5. doi request reprint Economic analysis of a tailored behavioral intervention to improve blood pressure control for primary care patients
    Santanu K Datta
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 160:257-63. 2010
    ..We report on the economic analysis of a nurse-administered intervention designed to improve blood pressure control among hypertensive veterans...
  6. pmc Two self-management interventions to improve hypertension control: a randomized trial
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Aging and Human Development, Duke Hypertension Center, and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27703, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:687-95. 2009
    ..Fewer than 40% of persons with hypertension in the United States have adequate blood pressure (BP) control...
  7. doi request reprint The Cholesterol, Hypertension, And Glucose Education (CHANGE) study: results from a randomized controlled trial in African Americans with diabetes
    Matthew J Crowley
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 166:179-86. 2013
    ..Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes account for one-third of the mortality difference between African American and white patients. We evaluated the effect of a CVD risk reduction intervention in African Americans with diabetes...
  8. pmc Factors associated with non-adherence to three hypertension self-management behaviors: preliminary data for a new instrument
    Matthew J Crowley
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, HSR and D 152, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:99-106. 2013
    ..Clinicians have difficulty in identifying patients that are unlikely to adhere to hypertension self-management. Identifying non-adherence is essential to addressing suboptimal blood pressure control and high costs...
  9. pmc Negative emotions in cancer care: do oncologists' responses depend on severity and type of emotion?
    Sarah L Kennifer
    Center for Palliative Care, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 76:51-6. 2009
    ..To examine how type and severity of patients' negative emotions influence oncologists' responses and subsequent conversations...
  10. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of telephone self-management interventions for blood pressure control
    Virginia Wang
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 163:980-6. 2012
    ..This study evaluated the costs of the Hypertension Intervention Nurse Telemedicine Study (HINTS), aimed to improve BP control in veterans...
  11. ncbi request reprint The veterans' study to improve the control of hypertension (V-STITCH): design and methodology
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham NC, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:155-68. 2005
    ..Despite the damaging impact of hypertension and the availability of evidence-based target values for BP, interventions to improve BP control have had limited success...
  12. pmc Enhancing communication between oncologists and patients with a computer-based training program: a randomized trial
    James A Tulsky
    Duke University, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:593-601. 2011
    ..Quality cancer care requires addressing patients' emotions, which oncologists infrequently do. Multiday courses can teach oncologists skills to handle emotion; however, such workshops are long and costly...
  13. doi request reprint Patient education and provider decision support to control blood pressure in primary care: a cluster randomized trial
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 157:450-6. 2009
    ..Less than one third of the 65 million Americans with hypertension have adequate blood pressure (BP) control. This study examined the effectiveness of 2 interventions for improving patient BP control...
  14. pmc Do patient attributes predict oncologist empathic responses and patient perceptions of empathy?
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, USA
    Support Care Cancer 18:1405-11. 2010
    ..Oncologists may respond more empathically to some patients, and patients may perceive different levels of empathy and trust given past documentation of disparities in cancer care...
  15. ncbi request reprint The Take Control of Your Blood pressure (TCYB) study: study design and methodology
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham NC 27703, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:33-47. 2007
    ..Despite the damaging impact of hypertension and the availability of evidence-based target values for blood pressure, interventions to improve blood pressure control have had limited success...
  16. doi request reprint The Cholesterol, Hypertension, and Glucose Education (CHANGE) study for African Americans with diabetes: study design and methodology
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 158:342-8. 2009
    ..The increased CVD risk in African Americans is due in large part to the clustering of multiple CVD risk factors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in blood pressure control: potential explanatory factors
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Med 119:70.e9-15. 2006
    ..We explored antihypertensive medication adherence and other factors that may explain racial differences in blood pressure control...
  18. pmc Take Control of Your Blood Pressure (TCYB) study: a multifactorial tailored behavioral and educational intervention for achieving blood pressure control
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 70:338-47. 2008
    ..Evaluating a randomized controlled trial involving a tailored behavioral intervention conducted to improve blood pressure control...
  19. pmc Racial differences in blood pressure control: potential explanatory factors
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, Durham, NC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:692-8. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to identify potential explanatory factors for racial differences in blood pressure (BP) control...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hypertension Intervention Nurse Telemedicine Study (HINTS): testing a multifactorial tailored behavioral/educational and a medication management intervention for blood pressure control
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 153:918-24. 2007
    ..Only 31% of Americans with hypertension have their blood pressure (BP) under effective control. We describe a study that tests 3 different interventions in a randomized controlled trial using home BP telemedicine monitoring...
  21. ncbi request reprint Oncologist communication about emotion during visits with patients with advanced cancer
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program, Durham, NC, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5748-52. 2007
    ..We studied whether oncologist traits were associated with empathic opportunities and empathic responses...
  22. doi request reprint Obesity and receipt of clinical preventive services in veterans
    William S Yancy
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1827-35. 2010
    ..This may be due to the VA health service coverage and performance directives, a more homogeneous patient demographic profile, and/or unmeasured factors related to service receipt...
  23. pmc Racial differences in two self-management hypertension interventions
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27703, USA
    Am J Med 124:468.e1-8. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the effectiveness of 2 patient-directed interventions designed to improve blood pressure control within white and non-white subgroups (African Americans, 49%)...
  24. pmc Expectations and outcomes of prolonged mechanical ventilation
    Christopher E Cox
    Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:2888-94; quiz 2904. 2009
    ..Prolonged mechanical ventilation provision is increasing markedly despite poor patient outcomes. Misunderstanding prognosis in the prolonged mechanical ventilation decision-making process could provide an explanation for this phenomenon...
  25. doi request reprint Treatment intensification in a hypertension telemanagement trial: clinical inertia or good clinical judgment?
    Matthew J Crowley
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterns Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Hypertension 58:552-8. 2011
    ..Failure to intensify treatment when home blood pressure is elevated may, at times, represent good clinical judgment, not clinical inertia...
  26. pmc Patient-oncologist communication in advanced cancer: predictors of patient perception of prognosis
    Tracy M Robinson
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    Support Care Cancer 16:1049-57. 2008
    ..This study was designed to identify the communication factors that influence patient-oncologist concordance about chance of cure...
  27. pmc Admission to the intensive care unit and well-being in patients with advanced chronic illness
    Jared Chiarchiaro
    Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Crit Care 22:223-31. 2013
    ..To describe the association of intensive care with trajectories of functional, emotional, social, and physical well-being in patients with 3 common advanced illnesses...
  28. pmc Comparing oncologist, nurse, and physician assistant attitudes toward discussions of negative emotions with patients
    Perri A Morgan
    Duke University PA Program, Department of Community and Family Medicine, DUMC 104780, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Physician Assist Educ 21:13-7. 2010
    ..Nurses and physician assistants (PAs) may be able to help fill the need for empathic communication. Our study compares the attitudes of oncologists, nurses, and PAs toward communication with patients who demonstrate negative emotions...
  29. pmc Which domains of spirituality are associated with anxiety and depression in patients with advanced illness?
    Kimberly S Johnson
    Division of Geriatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, DUMC Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:751-8. 2011
    ..Anxiety and depression are common in seriously ill patients and may be associated with spiritual concerns. Little research has examined how concerns in different domains of spirituality are related to anxiety and depression...
  30. pmc Literacy and blood pressure--do healthcare systems influence this relationship? A cross-sectional study
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham NC, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:219. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the association between literacy and blood pressure in primary care patients with hypertension and to determine if this relationship was consistent across distinct systems of healthcare delivery...
  31. doi request reprint Feasibility of blood pressure telemonitoring in patients with poor blood pressure control
    Felicia McCant
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Duke University, Durham, NC 27703, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 15:281-5. 2009
    ..47%, P = 0.002) than those generating 2 or fewer alerts. Despite the potential for improving health care using home BP telemonitoring, certain patients will require more support to use the equipment successfully...
  32. doi request reprint Adverse impact of coercive treatments on psychiatric inpatients' satisfaction with care
    Jennifer L Strauss
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VISN 6 MIRECC, Bldg 6, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Community Ment Health J 49:457-65. 2013
    ..Albeit preliminary, these results document associations between patients' satisfaction ratings and their subjective experiences of coercion during both current and prior hospitalizations. ..
  33. pmc Economic evaluation of home blood pressure monitoring with or without telephonic behavioral self-management in patients with hypertension
    Shelby D Reed
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:142-8. 2010
    ..The combined intervention led to a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure compared with usual care alone. We examined direct and patient time costs associated with each intervention...
  34. pmc Comparing three life-limiting diseases: does diagnosis matter or is sick, sick?
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:331-41. 2011
    ..Despite similar prognoses, patients with cancer often are treated differently than those with other illnesses, the former being seen as terminal vs. chronic...
  35. doi request reprint Longitudinal adherence to fecal occult blood testing impacts colorectal cancer screening quality
    Ziad F Gellad
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:1125-34. 2011
    ..Our goal was to evaluate the adherence to repeated yearly fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) in order to better understand the extent to which longitudinal adherence may impact screening quality...
  36. doi request reprint Do the benefits of participation in a hypertension self-management trial persist after patients resume usual care?
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:269-75. 2014
    ..The purpose of this article is to examine clinical and economic outcomes 18 months after completion of a hypertension self-management trial...
  37. ncbi request reprint Impact of diabetes screening on quality of life
    David Edelman
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:1022-6. 2002
    ..We sought to determine the effects of a new diagnosis of diabetes, discovered by systematic screening, on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) 1 year after diagnosis...
  38. pmc The effect of a hypertension self-management intervention on diabetes and cholesterol control
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Med 122:639-46. 2009
    ..We evaluated the effect of a tailored hypertension self-management intervention on the unintended targets of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)...
  39. pmc Utility of hemoglobin A1c in predicting diabetes risk
    David Edelman
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:1175-80. 2004
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  40. ncbi request reprint Nurse administered telephone intervention for blood pressure control: a patient-tailored multifactorial intervention
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 57:5-14. 2005
    ..A randomized controlled trial involving a nurse administered patient-tailored intervention is being conducted to improve blood pressure (BP) control...
  41. doi request reprint The effectiveness of personalized coronary heart disease and stroke risk communication
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 161:673-80. 2011
    ..We sought to evaluate the impact of personalized coronary heart disease and stroke risk communication on patients' knowledge, beliefs, and health behavior...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet program compared to a low-fat diet on fasting lipoprotein subclasses
    Eric C Westman
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Int J Cardiol 110:212-6. 2006
    ..Low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets (LCKD) are effective for weight loss, but concerns remain regarding cardiovascular risk. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an LCKD program on serum lipoprotein subclasses...
  43. doi request reprint How price responsive is the demand for specialty care?
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Durham VA Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham, NC, USA
    Health Econ 21:902-12. 2012
    ..Outpatient visit co-payments have increased in recent years. We estimate the patient response to a price change for specialty care, based on a co-payment increase from $15 to $50 per visit for veterans with hypertension...
  44. ncbi request reprint Emergency department visits in Veterans Affairs medical facilities
    S Nicole Hastings
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e215-23. 2011
    ..To identify the frequency of, and risk factors for, repeat emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations following a treat-andrelease ED visit in patients from Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs)...
  45. doi request reprint Testing the reliability and validity of DSM-IV-TR and ICSD-2 insomnia diagnoses. Results of a multitrait-multimethod analysis
    Jack D Edinger
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:992-1002. 2011
    ..Distinctive diagnostic classification schemes for insomnia diagnoses are available, but the optimal insomnia nosology has yet to be determined...
  46. doi request reprint Measuring blood pressure for decision making and quality reporting: where and how many measures?
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:781-8, W-289-90. 2011
    ..The optimal setting and number of blood pressure (BP) measurements that should be used for clinical decision making and quality reporting are uncertain...
  47. ncbi request reprint Perceived and actual stroke risk among men with hypertension
    Benjamin J Powers
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 10:287-94. 2008
    ..4% vs 69.6%; P<.0001). The lack of correlation between hypertensive patients' perceived stroke risk and FSR supports the need for better patient education on the risks associated with hypertension...
  48. pmc Cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with primary insomnia or insomnia associated predominantly with mixed psychiatric disorders: a randomized clinical trial
    Jack D Edinger
    Psychology Service, VA Medical Center Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Sleep 32:499-510. 2009
    ..This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) against a sleep hygiene education control therapy in patients with primary or comorbid insomnia...
  49. doi request reprint Do preparation and life completion discussions improve functioning and quality of life in seriously ill patients? Pilot randomized control trial
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1234-40. 2008
    ..Significant palliative care intervention has focused on physical pain and symptom control; yet less empirical evidence supports efforts to address the psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of experience...
  50. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for patients diagnosed with diabetes at screening
    David Edelman
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:367-71. 2003
    ..We wished to determine the process and quality of diabetes care for patients diagnosed with diabetes by systematic screening...
  51. doi request reprint Health services use of older veterans treated and released from veterans affairs medical center emergency departments
    Susan Nicole Hastings
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1515-21. 2013
    ..To determine predictors of repeat health service use in older veterans treated and released from the emergency department (ED)...
  52. pmc A multidimensional integrative medicine intervention to improve cardiovascular risk
    David Edelman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:728-34. 2006
    ..Our objective was to determine whether personalized health planning (PHP), an intervention based on the theories and principles underlying integrative medicine, reduces 10-year risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Variations in coronary procedure utilization depending on body mass index
    William S Yancy
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1381-7. 2005
    ..The relationship between BMI and utilization of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures for coronary heart disease has not been examined...
  54. ncbi request reprint Relationship between obesity and health-related quality of life in men
    William S Yancy
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obes Res 10:1057-64. 2002
    ..Furthermore, most studies have not adequately considered comorbid illness. The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and HRQOL in male outpatients while considering comorbid illness...
  55. doi request reprint Is military sexual trauma associated with trading sex among women veterans seeking outpatient mental health care?
    Jennifer L Strauss
    Health Services Research and Development, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Trauma Dissociation 12:290-304. 2011
    ..Results extend previously observed associations between sexual trauma and trading sex in civilian cohorts and underscore the pernicious influence of sexual victimization across the lifespan...
  56. ncbi request reprint Improving blood pressure control by tailored feedback to patients and clinicians
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 149:795-803. 2005
  57. doi request reprint Internet Versus DVD Decision Aids for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
    Kelli D Allen
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Musculoskeletal Care 14:87-97. 2016
    ..The present study compared the effectiveness and acceptability of internet and DVD formats of DAs for osteoarthritis (OA)...
  58. doi request reprint Study design and protocol for a theory-based behavioral intervention focusing on maintenance of weight loss: the Maintenance After Initiation of Nutrition TrAINing (MAINTAIN) study
    Corrine I Voils
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 39:95-105. 2014
    ..The effectiveness of MAINTAIN is being evaluated in an ongoing trial, the rationale and procedures of which are reported herein...
  59. ncbi request reprint Five-year trajectories of social networks and social support in older adults with major depression
    Corrine I Voils
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:1110-24. 2007
    ..This may not hold true for older adults with depression. We examined baseline status and trajectories of social networks and social support at the group and individual levels over five years...
  60. pmc Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Durability of Weight Loss
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina2Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    JAMA Surg 151:1046-1055. 2016
    ..Bariatric surgery induces significant weight loss for severely obese patients, but there is limited evidence of the durability of weight loss compared with nonsurgical matches and across bariatric procedures...
  61. doi request reprint Heart matters: Gender and racial differences cardiovascular disease risk factor control among veterans
    Karen M Goldstein
    Center of Excellence for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Ambulatory Care Services, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Electronic address
    Womens Health Issues 24:477-83. 2014
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of inexpensive sleep-assessment devices
    Jack D Edinger
    Psychology Service, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 2:41-9. 2004
    ..These findings indicate that the selection of an alternative methodology should consider the sleep measure of interest in addition to the relative merits and drawbacks of each device...
  63. ncbi request reprint Improving depression outcomes in older adults with comorbid medical illness
    Linda H Harpole
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27709, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:4-12. 2005
    ..Depression is common in older adults and often coexists with multiple chronic diseases, which may complicate its diagnosis and treatment...
  64. ncbi request reprint A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-fat diet to treat obesity and hyperlipidemia: a randomized, controlled trial
    William S Yancy
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:769-77. 2004
    ..Low-carbohydrate diets remain popular despite a paucity of scientific evidence on their effectiveness...
  65. ncbi request reprint The association of psychosocial factors and depression with hypertension among older adults
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, NC 27707, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:1142-8. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship between depression and hypertension in an elderly population and how psychosocial variables influence this relationship...
  66. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of pain and coping among patients with osteoarthritis: a daily diary analysis
    Kelli D Allen
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 12:118-23. 2006
    ..Few studies have examined patterns of pain and coping among patients with osteoarthritis (OA). This pilot study used a daily diary approach to examine pain and coping strategy use among white and nonwhite veterans with OA...
  67. pmc Identifying depressed older adults in primary care: a secondary analysis of a multisite randomized controlled trial
    Corrine I Voils
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 10:9-14. 2008
    ..To determine whether a subset of depressive symptoms could be identified to facilitate diagnosis of depression in older adults in primary care...
  68. pmc The implementation of a translational study involving a primary care based behavioral program to improve blood pressure control: The HTN-IMPROVE study protocol (01295)
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham NC, USA
    Implement Sci 5:54. 2010
    ..Despite the impact of hypertension and widely accepted target values for blood pressure (BP), interventions to improve BP control have had limited success...
  69. ncbi request reprint Clinical identifiers of complicated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
    Vance G Fowler
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2066-72. 2003
    ..This investigation sought to define readily available clinical characteristics that could help identify patients at risk for complicated SAB...
  70. ncbi request reprint Enrollment in clinical trials according to patients race: experience from the VA Cooperative Studies Program (1975-2000)
    Eugene Z Oddone
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Control Clin Trials 25:378-87. 2004
    ..This report summarizes the experience of the VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) in enrolling white, black and Hispanic patients...
  71. pmc Screening for diabetes in an outpatient clinic population
    David Edelman
    Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, and the Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:23-8. 2002
    ..While the prevalence of unrecognized diabetes in community populations is well known, the prevalence in clinical populations is unknown...
  72. ncbi request reprint Studying communication in oncologist-patient encounters: the SCOPE Trial
    Celine M Koropchak
    Department of Medicine and Center for Palliative Care, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Palliat Med 20:813-9. 2006
    ..In this report, we describe the study methods and identify challenges to implementation and how these were overcome...
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    Christopher E Cox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Crit Care 11:R9. 2007
    ..To better understand the implications of PMV provision, we compared one-year health outcomes between two common definitions of PMV as well as between PMV patients and those ventilated for shorter periods of time...