Kaiser Permanente

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Organization: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Top Publications

  1. pmc The relative influence of demographic, individual, social, and environmental factors on physical activity among boys and girls
    Carrie D Patnode
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N, Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, 97227, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:79. 2010
  2. ncbi The greatest challenges reported by long-term colorectal cancer survivors with stomas
    Carmit K McMullen
    Center for Health Research, Northwest Hawaii Southeast, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    J Support Oncol 6:175-82. 2008
  3. ncbi Using existing systematic reviews in complex systematic reviews
    Evelyn P Whitlock
    Oregon Evidence Based Practice Center, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, and Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:776-82. 2008
  4. doi COPD and occupational exposures: a case-control study
    Sheila Weinmann
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:561-9. 2008
  5. doi The incidence of heart failure among nondiabetic patients with and without impaired fasting glucose
    Gregory A Nichols
    Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227 1098, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 23:224-8. 2009
  6. doi Harnessing stakeholder perspectives to improve the care of osteoporosis after a fracture
    A C Feldstein
    Northwest Permanente, Portland, OR, USA
    Osteoporos Int 19:1527-40. 2008
  7. doi Racial differences in treatment of early-stage prostate cancer
    Kathryn E Richert-Boe
    Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Urology 71:1172-6. 2008
  8. doi The role of the coordinating center in the obesity prevention at the worksite consortium
    Victor J Stevens
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 North Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:69S-71S. 2007
  9. pmc The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of telephone counselling and the nicotine patch in a state tobacco quitline
    Jack F Hollis
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Tob Control 16:i53-9. 2007
  10. ncbi An outreach program improved osteoporosis management after a fracture
    Adrianne C Feldstein
    Northwest Permanente, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1464-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications62

  1. pmc The relative influence of demographic, individual, social, and environmental factors on physical activity among boys and girls
    Carrie D Patnode
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N, Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, 97227, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:79. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  2. ncbi The greatest challenges reported by long-term colorectal cancer survivors with stomas
    Carmit K McMullen
    Center for Health Research, Northwest Hawaii Southeast, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    J Support Oncol 6:175-82. 2008
    ..that included an open-ended question about challenges of living with an ostomy were administered at three Kaiser Permanente regions: Northern California, Northwest, and Hawaii...
  3. ncbi Using existing systematic reviews in complex systematic reviews
    Evelyn P Whitlock
    Oregon Evidence Based Practice Center, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, and Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:776-82. 2008
    ..Further specification of methods, including the development of reporting standards for this approach, is needed...
  4. doi COPD and occupational exposures: a case-control study
    Sheila Weinmann
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:561-9. 2008
    ..This case-control study evaluated the association between occupational exposures and prevalent COPD based on lifetime occupational history...
  5. doi The incidence of heart failure among nondiabetic patients with and without impaired fasting glucose
    Gregory A Nichols
    Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227 1098, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 23:224-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to elucidate the relationship between fasting plasma glucose (FPG), development of diabetes, and incident heart failure (HF) in a large, community sample of nondiabetic subjects...
  6. doi Harnessing stakeholder perspectives to improve the care of osteoporosis after a fracture
    A C Feldstein
    Northwest Permanente, Portland, OR, USA
    Osteoporos Int 19:1527-40. 2008
    ....
  7. doi Racial differences in treatment of early-stage prostate cancer
    Kathryn E Richert-Boe
    Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Urology 71:1172-6. 2008
    ....
  8. doi The role of the coordinating center in the obesity prevention at the worksite consortium
    Victor J Stevens
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 North Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:69S-71S. 2007
    ..The development and implementation of these functions are described in this paper...
  9. pmc The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of telephone counselling and the nicotine patch in a state tobacco quitline
    Jack F Hollis
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Tob Control 16:i53-9. 2007
    ..We examined the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of offering callers single session versus multisession counselling, with or without free nicotine patches...
  10. ncbi An outreach program improved osteoporosis management after a fracture
    Adrianne C Feldstein
    Northwest Permanente, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1464-9. 2007
    ..If widely implemented, this intervention could substantially improve the secondary prevention of osteoporosis. More-individualized interventions may be necessary for high-risk subgroups...
  11. ncbi Intensity of lipid-lowering therapy and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment among the elderly before and after the 2004 National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III update
    Gregory A Nichols
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227 1098, USA
    Am Heart J 154:554-60. 2007
    ..Our objectives were to compare the proportion of elderly patients receiving intensive or minimal-guideline lipid-lowering therapy and the proportions meeting low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goals before and after the update...
  12. ncbi Distributed cognition: an alternative model of cognition for medical informatics
    Brian Hazlehurst
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Int J Med Inform 77:226-34. 2008
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  13. ncbi Childhood obesity and metabolic imprinting: the ongoing effects of maternal hyperglycemia
    Teresa A Hillier
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2287-92. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine how the range of measured maternal glycemia in pregnancy relates to risk of obesity in childhood...
  14. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of echocardiography to identify intracardiac thrombus among patients with first stroke or transient ischemic attack
    Richard T Meenan
    Oregon Health and Science University Evidence based Practice Center, Portland, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:161-77. 2007
    ..The authors' objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of imaging strategies that use transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TEE) echocardiography for identifying intracardiac thrombus in new stroke patients...
  15. pmc Weight change and glycemic control after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
    Adrianne C Feldstein
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1339-45. 2008
    ..Limited community-based data describe weight change after diabetes diagnosis...
  16. pmc Weight loss during the intensive intervention phase of the weight-loss maintenance trial
    Jack F Hollis
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:118-26. 2008
    ..This paper describes methods and results for the initial 6-month weight-loss program (Phase I)...
  17. doi The relationship between obesity and asthma severity and control in adults
    David M Mosen
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR 92111, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:507-11.e6. 2008
    ..The association of obesity with asthma outcomes is not well understood...
  18. pmc Associations of internet website use with weight change in a long-term weight loss maintenance program
    Kristine L Funk
    Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research, Portland, USA
    J Med Internet Res 12:e29. 2010
    ..There is limited information about patterns of website use and specific components of an interactive website that might help promote maintenance of weight loss...
  19. doi Initial nonadherence, primary failure and therapeutic success of metformin monotherapy in clinical practice
    Gregory A Nichols
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 26:2127-35. 2010
    ..To document the extent to which drug naïve patients with diabetes continued newly initiated metformin monotherapy, and who subsequently experienced primary failure or therapeutic success...
  20. doi Predicting the risk of hyperkalemia in patients with chronic kidney disease starting lisinopril
    Eric S Johnson
    The Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:266-72. 2010
    ..We synthesized known predictors of hyperkalemia into a prognostic risk score to predict the risk of hyperkalemia...
  21. pmc Independent contribution of diabetes to increased prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation
    Gregory A Nichols
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:1851-6. 2009
    ..We sought to compare the prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation in age- and sex-matched patients with and without type 2 diabetes...
  22. pmc Development of the Patient Activation Measure for mental health
    Carla A Green
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 37:327-33. 2010
    ..The PAM-MH appears to be a reliable and valid measure of patient activation among individuals with mental health problems. It appears to have potential for use in assessing change in activation...
  23. doi Adherence to K/DOQI bone metabolism guidelines
    David H Smith
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Ren Nutr 19:334-42. 2009
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  24. pmc Randomized effectiveness trial of an Internet, pure self-help, cognitive behavioral intervention for depressive symptoms in young adults
    Greg Clarke
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 38:222-34. 2009
    ..Highly disseminable, low-cost, and self-help interventions such as this have the potential to deliver a significant public health benefit...
  25. doi Screening for child and adolescent depression in primary care settings: a systematic evidence review for the US Preventive Services Task Force
    Selvi B Williams
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, 3800 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Pediatrics 123:e716-35. 2009
    ..Depression among youth is a disabling condition that is associated with serious long-term morbidities and suicide...
  26. pmc The construct validity of the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 in assessing mental health in population health surveys
    David Feeny
    The Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, 97227 1110, OR, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:519-26. 2009
    ..Known-group comparisons were also included in the validation process...
  27. doi Adapting the logical basis of tests for Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium to the real needs of association studies in human and medical genetics
    Katrina A B Goddard
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Genet Epidemiol 33:569-80. 2009
    ..In addition, we show that the new test is useful for the analysis of genome-wide association studies...
  28. pmc Public awareness and use of direct-to-consumer genetic tests: results from 3 state population-based surveys, 2006
    Katrina A B Goddard
    National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:442-5. 2009
    ..Less than 1% had used a health-related direct-to-consumer genetic test. Public health systems should increase consumer and provider education and continue surveillance on direct-to-consumer genetic tests...
  29. doi Lower visual acuity predicts worse utility values among patients with type 2 diabetes
    David H Smith
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:1277-84. 2008
    ..We estimated the quality of life impact of vision loss in a community-based population with diabetes...
  30. ncbi Behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Jennifer S Lin
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:497-508, W96-9. 2008
    ..Despite advances in prevention and treatment, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States...
  31. ncbi Distributed cognition in the heart room: how situation awareness arises from coordinated communications during cardiac surgery
    Brian Hazlehurst
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Biomed Inform 40:539-51. 2007
    ..We argue for the "activity system" as the appropriate unit of analysis, and distributed cognition as a powerful theoretical framework for studying the socio-technical work of health care...
  32. ncbi The quality of obstructive lung disease care for adults in the United States as measured by adherence to recommended processes
    Richard A Mularski
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate, WIN 1060, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Chest 130:1844-50. 2006
    ..The extent to which patients with obstructive lung disease receive recommended processes of care is largely unknown. We assessed the quality of care delivered to a national sample of the US population...
  33. ncbi Using existing population-based data sets to measure the American Academy of Pediatrics definition of medical home for all children and children with special health care needs
    Christina D Bethell
    Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Kaiser Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1529-37. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to identify methods to measure the presence of medical homes for all children and for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) using existing population-based data sets...
  34. ncbi Cost of medical care for chronic kidney disease and comorbidity among enrollees in a large HMO population
    David H Smith
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:1300-6. 2004
    ..Future research in this area could be usefully directed toward analyzing the clinical and economic consequences of better managing or preventing comorbidities in patients with CKD...
  35. ncbi Bayes without priors
    Mikel Aickin
    Center for Health Research, 3800 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:4-13. 2004
    ..Although there have been critics of the methods of hypothesis testing, significance testing (P-values), and confidence intervals, these methods are used to the exclusion of all others...
  36. ncbi Participant-centered analysis in complementary and alternative medicine comparative trials
    Mikel Aickin
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 1098, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 9:949-57. 2003
    ....
  37. ncbi On the integration of complementary and conventional medicine within health maintenance organizations
    Richard T Meenan
    Science Programs Department, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:43-52. 2004
    ..We describe avenues through which CAM is currently available within the Northwest Region of Kaiser Permanente (KPNW). We also describe research methods applicable to the study of CAM integration within HMOs.
  38. ncbi Screening rarely screened women: time-to-service and 24-month outcomes of tailored interventions
    Barbara Valanis
    Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Prev Med 37:442-50. 2003
    ..Managed care organizations and others reaching out to underscreened women seek strategies to encourage mammogram and Pap screening...
  39. ncbi Use of complementary and alternative medicine for temporomandibular disorders
    Lynn L DeBar
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    J Orofac Pain 17:224-36. 2003
    ..This study examines the use of CAM therapies among patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD)...
  40. ncbi Diabetic retinopathy: contemporary prevalence in a well-controlled population
    Jonathan Betz Brown
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:2637-42. 2003
    ..To measure the extent to which modern intensified risk factor control has lessened the duration-specific prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and, therefore, has decreased the risk of blindness in Americans with type 2 diabetes...
  41. ncbi One-year results from a brief, computer-assisted intervention to decrease consumption of fat and increase consumption of fruits and vegetables
    Victor J Stevens
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Prev Med 36:594-600. 2003
    ..Current cancer prevention recommendations include reducing consumption of fat and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables...
  42. ncbi Unadjusted and adjusted prevalence of diagnosed depression in type 2 diabetes
    Gregory A Nichols
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227 1098, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:744-9. 2003
    ..To estimate the prevalence of diagnosed depression in a large population of individuals with type 2 diabetes, compared to a matched control group, and to estimate the extent of depression that is independently associated with diabetes...
  43. pmc Overcoming depression on the Internet (ODIN): a randomized controlled trial of an Internet depression skills intervention program
    Greg Clarke
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227 1098, USA
    J Med Internet Res 4:E14. 2002
    ..We created an Internet-based, cognitive therapy, self-help program to be used as a stand-alone intervention for mild-to-moderate depression, or as an adjunct to traditional services for more severe depression...
  44. ncbi Adapting to psychiatric disability and needs for home- and community-based care
    Carla A Green
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:29-41. 2002
    ....
  45. ncbi Use of oral antithrombotic agents among health maintenance organization members with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
    Jonathan B Brown
    Center for Health Research, 3800 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:193-9. 2002
    ..Although antithrombotic agents are often prescribed at hospital discharge after CVD-related events, much less is known about the ongoing use of such agents...
  46. ncbi Healthcare use by children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder with and without psychiatric comorbidities
    Lynn L DeBar
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 31:312-23. 2004
    ..ADHD and other psychiatric comorbidities lead to higher use of specialty mental health services and greater use of psychotropic medications...
  47. ncbi YOUTH: decisions and challenges in designing an osteoporosis prevention intervention for teen girls
    Lynn L DeBar
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Prev Med 39:1047-55. 2004
    ....
  48. ncbi Talk about costs: health care professionals' views about expenses related to substance abuse treatment
    Carla A Green
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 31:483-94. 2004
  49. pmc "Not getting tanked": definitions of moderate drinking and their health implications
    Carla A Green
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 1110, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 86:265-73. 2007
    ..People encounter large amounts of sometimes-inconsistent information about risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, and about what constitutes "low-risk" or "moderate" drinking...
  50. ncbi Vaccines, antibiotics, and atopy
    John P Mullooly
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:275-88. 2007
    ..It may also shift the developing immune system towards a more allergic response. We assess possible associations in young allergy clinic patients...
  51. ncbi The association between fibrate use, change in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and the risk of cardiovascular disease: a retrospective chart review involving up to 8 years of follow-up
    Gregory A Nichols
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227 1098, USA
    Clin Ther 28:243-50. 2006
    ..However, whether fibrates provide a CVD risk reduction independent of changes in the traditional lipoprotein fractions and other known CVD risk factors is not clear...
  52. ncbi Electronic medical record reminder improves osteoporosis management after a fracture: a randomized, controlled trial
    Adrianne Feldstein
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:450-7. 2006
    ..Osteoporosis treatment rates after a fracture are low. This study evaluated methods to increase guideline-recommended osteoporosis care postfracture...
  53. ncbi Natural language processing in the electronic medical record: assessing clinician adherence to tobacco treatment guidelines
    Brian Hazlehurst
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:434-9. 2005
    ..Comprehensively assessing care quality with electronic medical records (EMRs) is not currently possible because much data reside in clinicians' free-text notes...
  54. ncbi Predicting time to subsequent pregnancy
    Rachel Gold
    Department of Epidemiology, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Research and Data Analysis, University of Washington UW School of Public and Community Medicine, Portland, Oregon, 97239, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:219-28. 2005
    ..Women in poverty may benefit from avoiding closely spaced pregnancies. This study sought to identify predictive factors that could identify women at risk for closely spaced pregnancies...
  55. ncbi Practice patterns in patients at risk for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
    Adrianne C Feldstein
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    Osteoporos Int 16:2168-74. 2005
    ..Future research should focus on understanding barriers to GIOP identification and facilitating osteoporosis management...
  56. pmc Asthma and atopy in rural children: is farming protective?
    Allison L Naleway
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Clin Med Res 2:5-12. 2004
    ..Additionally, prospective studies are needed to more closely examine the timing of farm exposures in relation to the onset of asthma and atopy, and to determine if the apparent protective effects of farming persist into adulthood...
  57. ncbi The near absence of osteoporosis treatment in older men with fractures
    Adrianne C Feldstein
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    Osteoporos Int 16:953-62. 2005
    ..Information systems merging diagnostic and treatment information can help delineate gaps in patient management. Interventions showing promise in other conditions should be evaluated to improve care for osteoporosis...
  58. pmc Incidence of herpes zoster, 1997-2002
    J P Mullooly
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Northwest Region, 3800 N Interstate Drive, Portland, OR 97227 1098, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 133:245-53. 2005
    We estimated age-specific herpes zoster (HZ) incidence rates in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Health Plan (KPNW) during 1997-2002 and tested for secular trends and differences between residents of two states with different varicella ..
  59. ncbi Teen reach: outcomes from a randomized, controlled trial of a tobacco reduction program for teens seen in primary medical care
    Jack F Hollis
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Pediatrics 115:981-9. 2005
    ..To test the long-term efficacy of brief counseling plus a computer-based tobacco intervention for teens being seen for routine medical care...
  60. ncbi Assessment of asthma control and severity
    William M Vollmer
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 93:409-13; quiz 414-6, 492. 2004
    ..To provide a conceptual framework for defining severity and control in asthma, to describe recent advances in measuring asthma control, and to discuss the role of severity and control in asthma disease management...
  61. ncbi Gender-based structural models of health care costs: alcohol use, physical health, mental health, and functioning
    Carla A Green
    Oregon Health and Science University and Affiliate Investigator Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 7:107-25. 2004
    ..g. alcohol consumption and depression)...
  62. pmc Satisfaction, commitment, and psychological well-being among HMO physicians
    D K Freeborn
    Center for Health Research Kaiser Permanente, Northwest Region 3800 N Interstate Ave Portland, OR 97227 1110, USA
    West J Med 174:13-8. 2001
    ..To identify the factors that predict professional satisfaction, organizational commitment, and burnout among physicians working for health maintenance organizations (HMOs)...

Research Grants62

  1. Characteristics and Costs of Impaired Fasting Glucose
    Gregory Nichols; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Finally, we will calculate and compare the costs of medical care for patients in each FPG stage, and estimate multivariate models to identify factors that contribute to medical costs in each stage. ..
  2. Focusing Implementation to Bring Effective Reminders: FIBER
    Adrianne C Feldstein; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Weight in Secondary Prevention (WISP)
    Adrianne Feldstein; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study will use electronic data from Kaiser Permanente Northwest disease registries, electronic medical record, and other databases...
  4. Focusing Implementation to Bring Effective Reminders: FIBER
    Adrianne Feldstein; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Many of the FIBER findings will be useful in other clinical areas and will be broadly applicable to health care organizations aiming to improve detection, treatment, and survivability of colorectal cancer. ..
  5. Forging Implementation of Cancer Screening Reminder Systems (FICSRS)
    Adrianne Feldstein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  6. Recoveries from Severe Mental Illness
    Carla Green; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..As such, proposed project will inform efforts to facilitate recovery individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities. ..
  7. Gender, Drinking Pattens, Health & Services Seeking
    Carla Green; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results from this study will advance our ability to develop gender-specific screening and intervention procedures that reduce adverse health consequences related to drinking patterns and other health behaviors. ..
  8. Prevention of Adult Caries Study (PACS) Data Coordinating Center
    William Vollmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Promoting Adherence to Improve Effectiveness of Cardiovascular Disease Therapies
    WILLIAM MARION VOLLMER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This research should also be broadly applicable to other diseases and treatments. ..
  10. Use of Automated Phone Calls to Promote Adherence with Inhaled Corticosteroids
    William Vollmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This randomized clinical trial would enroll the estimated 24,500 members of the Kaiser Permanente Northwest and Hawaii regions aged 18 years or older who will have been seen for asthma or COPD and received ..
  11. Use of Automated Phone Calls to Promote Adherence with Inhaled Corticosteroids
    William Vollmer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This randomized clinical trial would enroll the estimated 24,500 members of the Kaiser Permanente Northwest and Hawaii regions aged 18 years or older who will have been seen for asthma or COPD and received ..
  12. Xylitol Adult Caries Trial (X-ACT) Data Coordinating Center
    William Vollmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Little research has been done on methods to prevent tooth decay in adults. This study would test how well a lozenge to be taken several times a day works to prevent tooth decay in adults who are prone to tooth decay. ..
  13. Cost-effectiveness of automated telephone outreach in patients with lung disease
    David Smith; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will carry out an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness (efficiency) of the automated phone calls. (End of Abstract) ..
  14. Cost-effectiveness of automated telephone outreach in patients with lung disease
    David H Smith; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will carry out an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness (efficiency) of the automated phone calls. (End of Abstract) ..
  15. Developing an HIV-Specific Prevention Index Using the Electronic Medical Record
    Richard T Meenan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..prevention and screening guidelines) and quality of care and outcomes for a sample of 4,000 HIV-infected Kaiser Permanente (KP) patients in the Northwest and California. Specific project aims include: 1...
  16. Sharp Instrument Injuries and Use of Clinical Services
    Gerardo Maupome; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We will be using records from the Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) health-maintenance organization clinical services, so barriers to access to care, lack of ..
  17. Automating Assessment of Asthma Care Quality
    Brian Hazlehurst; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..research will perform retrospective analysis of EMR data from two distinct health systems: a mid-sized HMO (Kaiser Permanente Northwest, KPNW) and a consortium of public health clinics (Oregon Community Health Information Network) ..
  18. Enhancing Clinical Effectiveness Research with Natural Language Processing of EMR
    BRIAN L HAZLEHURST; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will demonstrate the utility of this infrastructure by conducting CER studies investigating the effectiveness of interventions in asthma and smoking, across the 6 participating health systems. ..
  19. 4/4-Prevention of Depression: Impact on Transition to Early Adulthood
    Gregory N Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study also will identify youth who are most likely to benefit from this program, and will inform us about how to create future prevention programs that help those youth who did not benefit. ..
  20. Weight management for improved pregnancy outcomes
    Victor J Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  21. Antidepressant Adherence via Telephonic Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR)
    Gregory N Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This program is low cost and can be delivered to widespread populations much more easily than other approaches. ..
  22. Weight management for improved pregnancy outcomes
    Victor J Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In addition to measures of safety, our secondary analyses will address the feasibility and acceptability of a weight management intervention among obese pregnant women. ..
  23. Weight management for improved pregnancy outcomes
    Victor Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  24. Followup of Depressed Adolescents Receiving CBT + SSRIs
    Gregory Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This is a particularly important question, given the high risk of depression relapse/recurrence in these youth. ..
  25. HMO COLLABORATIVE CARE TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSED YOUTH
    Gregory Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The RCT will be conducted in four major primary care clinics in the Northwest Division of the Kaiser Permanente (KP) health maintenance organization (HMO), with an overall membership of approximately 420,000, of whom ..
  26. Primary Care Treatment for Overweight Adolescent Females
    Victor Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..contacts, d) it fully utilizes the unique features of a primary care setting in an integrated health plan, and d) the pediatrician has an enduring involvement in the intervention, consistent with the chronic disease model of care ..
  27. Brief, Primary Care CBT for Unmedicated Depressed Youth
    Gregory Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  28. WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE TRIAL
    Victor Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The purpose of this proposal is to develop and test two such interventions, which, if effective, should complement ongoing efforts to stem the obesity epidemic and ultimately prevent obesity-related CVD. ..
  29. Helping Women Adopt a Cancer Prevention Diet
    Victor Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will permit a thorough investigation of the strengths and weaknesses of computer-based counseling compared to in-person counseling to reduce cancer risk. ..
  30. Prevention of Depression (POD)
    Gregory Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This application is based in Nashville (Judy Garber, PI), and interlocks with applications from Boston (William Beardslee, PI), Pittsburgh (David Brent, PI), and Portland (Greg Clarke, PI). ..