Aram Dobalian

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of mental health services
    Aram Dobalian
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and Nursing Home, 16111 Plummer St 152, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 35:128-41. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Advance care planning documents in nursing facilities: results from a nationally representative survey
    Aram Dobalian
    VA GLA HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and Nursing Home, 16111 Plummer St 152, Bldg 25, Rm B110, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 43:193-212. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving rural community preparedness for the chronic health consequences of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies
    Aram Dobalian
    HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 91343, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:476-80. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Assessing Patients' Disaster Preparedness in Home-Based Primary Care
    Tamar Wyte-Lake
    Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, Sepulveda, Calif, USA
    Gerontology 62:263-74. 2016
  5. doi request reprint Comprehensive care for vulnerable elderly veterans during disasters
    Maria Claver
    Veterans Health Administration Emergency Management Evaluation Center and VAGLAHS HSR and D Center of Excellence for Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, 16111 Plummer St MS 152, Sepulveda, CA 91343, United States
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 56:205-13. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint PTSD and substance use: unrecognized sequelae of bioterrorism in primary care providers
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    South Med J 99:817-22. 2006
  7. pmc Sex differences in pain and misuse of prescription analgesics among persons with HIV
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Pediatric Pain Program, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 1752, USA
    Pain Med 11:815-24. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Panic disorder and pain in a national sample of persons living with HIV
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Pediatric Pain Program, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1450, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Pain 109:172-80. 2004
  9. pmc Illness burden mediates the relationship between pain and illicit drug use in persons living with HIV
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Pediatric Pain Program, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Pain 119:124-32. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Impact of VANA academic-practice partnership participation on educational mobility decisions and teaching aspirations of nurses
    Tamar Wyte-Lake
    Health Research Scientist, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center VEMEC, Sepulveda, CA Health Research Scientist, HSR and D Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA Electronic address
    J Prof Nurs 30:383-91. 2014

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of mental health services
    Aram Dobalian
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and Nursing Home, 16111 Plummer St 152, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 35:128-41. 2008
    ..Depressed men were more likely to visit an MHP than depressed women. Efforts to reduce disparities should focus on lower-income racial and ethnic minorities...
  2. ncbi request reprint Advance care planning documents in nursing facilities: results from a nationally representative survey
    Aram Dobalian
    VA GLA HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and Nursing Home, 16111 Plummer St 152, Bldg 25, Rm B110, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 43:193-212. 2006
    ..To increase the use of advance care plans, interventions should focus on groups with less social engagement and lower household income...
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving rural community preparedness for the chronic health consequences of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies
    Aram Dobalian
    HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 91343, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:476-80. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Assessing Patients' Disaster Preparedness in Home-Based Primary Care
    Tamar Wyte-Lake
    Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, Sepulveda, Calif, USA
    Gerontology 62:263-74. 2016
    ..With intimate knowledge of their patients' home environments, medical needs, resources, and limitations, HBPC practitioners are uniquely positioned to assess and improve disaster preparedness of patients...
  5. doi request reprint Comprehensive care for vulnerable elderly veterans during disasters
    Maria Claver
    Veterans Health Administration Emergency Management Evaluation Center and VAGLAHS HSR and D Center of Excellence for Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, 16111 Plummer St MS 152, Sepulveda, CA 91343, United States
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 56:205-13. 2013
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  6. ncbi request reprint PTSD and substance use: unrecognized sequelae of bioterrorism in primary care providers
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    South Med J 99:817-22. 2006
    ..Psychological casualties following public health emergencies are likely to significantly outnumber physical casualties. However, postevent psychological disorders may be underrecognized by primary care providers (PCPs)...
  7. pmc Sex differences in pain and misuse of prescription analgesics among persons with HIV
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Pediatric Pain Program, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 1752, USA
    Pain Med 11:815-24. 2010
    ..Women represent the largest percentage of new HIV infections globally. Yet, no large-scale studies have examined the experience of pain and its treatment in women living with HIV...
  8. ncbi request reprint Panic disorder and pain in a national sample of persons living with HIV
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Pediatric Pain Program, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1450, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Pain 109:172-80. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest that panic disorder, as well as PTSD and major depression are associated with greater pain in HIV patients...
  9. pmc Illness burden mediates the relationship between pain and illicit drug use in persons living with HIV
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Pediatric Pain Program, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Pain 119:124-32. 2005
    ..Our results indicate that HIV+persons who screened positive for current use of a range of illicit substances experienced greater HIV/AIDS illness burden which in turn predicted increased pain...
  10. doi request reprint Impact of VANA academic-practice partnership participation on educational mobility decisions and teaching aspirations of nurses
    Tamar Wyte-Lake
    Health Research Scientist, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center VEMEC, Sepulveda, CA Health Research Scientist, HSR and D Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA Electronic address
    J Prof Nurs 30:383-91. 2014
    ..As the popularity of academic-practice partnerships grows and their list of benefits is further enumerated, motivating nurses to pursue both higher degrees and faculty roles should be listed among them based on results reported here. ..
  11. doi request reprint Therapy or threat? Inadvertent exposure to alcohol and illicit drug cues in the neighbourhoods of sober living homes
    Kevin C Heslin
    Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, Charles Drew University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Soc Care Community 21:500-8. 2013
    ..The threat of alcohol and drug cues may be mitigated by recovery-oriented homes that support coping on an individualised, as-needed basis. ..
  12. doi request reprint Explaining differences in hepatitis C between U.S. veterans and nonveterans in treatment for substance abuse: results from a regression decomposition
    Kevin C Heslin
    Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, North Hills, California 91343, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 48:854-62. 2013
    ..6% and 7.1% of the difference in HCV between the two groups, adjusting for other variables. Reducing homelessness and mental illness among veterans may also help reduce the excess burden of HCV in this population. ..
  13. doi request reprint Using exercises to identify Veterans Health Administration priorities for disaster response: findings from the New Madrid Earthquake training exercise
    June L Gin
    Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, North Hills, California 91343, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 19:126-32. 2013
    ..Relatively simple modifications to exercises, as outlined here, could provide valuable information to better understand emergency management decision making across multiple organizational levels...
  14. doi request reprint A systematic review of strategies to address the clinical nursing faculty shortage
    Tamar Wyte-Lake
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    J Nurs Educ 52:245-52. 2013
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  15. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder in rural primary care: improving care for mental health following bioterrorism
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Pediatric Pain Program, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Rural Health 22:78-82. 2006
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  16. pmc Personal and professional challenges confronted by hospital staff following hurricane sandy: a qualitative assessment of management perspectives
    Andrea M Morris
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Emerg Med 16:18. 2016
    ..This qualitative study assessed the personal and professional challenges that affected staff decisions to report to work following a natural disaster and examined the role of management in addressing staff needs and concerns...
  17. pmc Factors influencing readiness to deploy in disaster response: findings from a cross-sectional survey of the Department of Veterans Affairs Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System
    Nicole K Zagelbaum
    Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, 16111 Plummer Street MS 152, North Hills, CA 91343, USA
    BMC Emerg Med 14:16. 2014
    ..Both early and ongoing volunteer training is required to participate...
  18. doi request reprint The role of the home-based provider in disaster preparedness of a vulnerable population
    Tamar Wyte-Lake
    Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center VEMEC, Sepulveda, Calif, USA
    Gerontology 60:336-45. 2014
    ..The limited literature on this topic suggests that there are issues with the development and implementation of emergency management plans, dissemination to staff, and inconsistencies with preparedness strategies across agencies...
  19. doi request reprint Impact of the Northridge earthquake on the mental health of veterans: results from a panel study
    Aram Dobalian
    VHA Emergency Management Evaluation Center, North Hills, CA 91343, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 5:S220-6. 2011
    ..This article examines the earthquake's impact on the mental health of an existing cohort of veterans who had previously used the Sepulveda Veterans Health Administration Medical Center...
  20. doi request reprint The Department of Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy (VANA): forging strategic alliances with schools of nursing to address nursing's workforce needs
    Candice C Bowman
    HSR and D Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    Nurs Outlook 59:299-307. 2011
    ..The speed of economic recovery and the resulting changes in the nursing workforce are important determinants of VANA's future...
  21. doi request reprint Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Department of Veterans Affairs: a conceptual model for understanding the evacuation of nursing homes
    Aram Dobalian
    VAGLAHS HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA aram dobalian va gov
    Gerontology 56:581-8. 2010
    ..Although evacuation of a healthcare facility is a key preparedness activity, there is limited research on factors that lead to effective evacuation...
  22. doi request reprint Preparedness of rural physicians for bioterrorist events in Florida
    Gavin J Putzer
    College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    South Med J 106:21-6. 2013
    ..The conceptual model is valuable because it illustrates some areas of question, concern, and future inquiry regarding bioterrorism preparedness...
  23. pmc Provider stakeholders' perceived benefit from a nascent health information exchange: a qualitative analysis
    Joshua M Pevnick
    Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Med Syst 36:601-13. 2012
    ..Early HIE development and promotional efforts should not only focus on potential benefits, but should also address organizational concerns...
  24. pmc Pain, problem drug use history, and aberrant analgesic use behaviors in persons living with HIV
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Pain 133:128-37. 2007
    ..Among non-problem users, pain was not linked to aberrant use of opioids, but was linked to the use of such medications specifically for pain...
  25. pmc Pain and use of complementary and alternative medicine in a national sample of persons living with HIV
    Jennie C I Tsao
    Pediatric Pain Program, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:418-32. 2005
    ..These results highlight the importance of medical efforts to control pain in persons living with HIV...
  26. ncbi request reprint Factors predicting lawsuits against nursing homes in Florida 1997-2001
    Christopher E Johnson
    Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center of Excellence, Gainsville, FL 32608 1197, USA
    Gerontologist 44:339-47. 2004
    ..We explore how nursing home characteristics affect the number of lawsuits filed against the facilities in Florida during the period from 1997 to 2001...
  27. ncbi request reprint Nursing facility compliance with do-not-hospitalize orders
    Aram Dobalian
    Department of Health Services Administration, University of Florida, PO Box 100195, Gainesville, FL 32610 0195, USA
    Gerontologist 44:159-65. 2004
    ..This study sought to determine whether nursing homes comply with residents' do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders prohibiting inpatient hospitalization...
  28. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic determinants of planned methadone treatment
    Patrick A Rivers
    Health Management Program, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 62901, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:451-9. 2006
    ..To examine socioeconomic characteristics associated with planned methadone maintenance treatment (MMT)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Do orders limiting aggressive treatment impact care for acute myocardial infarction?
    Tiffany A Radcliff
    VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, HSR and D TREP for Long term Care Research, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:91-7. 2007
    ..The goal of this research was to determine the association between limitation of aggressive treatment (LAT) orders and guideline adherence for acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pain and the use of outpatient services among persons with HIV: results from a nationally representative survey
    Aram Dobalian
    Department of Health Services Administration College of Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0195, USA
    Med Care 42:129-38. 2004
    ..Furthermore, pain could be an important factor in seeking medical care. However, the relationship between pain and health service utilization is poorly understood...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diagnosed mental and physical health conditions in the United States nursing home population: differences between urban and rural facilities
    Aram Dobalian
    Department of Health Services Administration, University of Florida, PO Box 100195, Gainesville, FL 32610 0195, USA
    J Rural Health 19:477-83. 2003
    ..There has been limited examination of the differences in health characteristics of the rural long-term care population. Recognizing these differences will allow policymakers to improve access to long-term care services in rural communities...
  32. ncbi request reprint The impact of HIV on oral health and subsequent use of dental services
    Aram Dobalian
    Department of Health Services Administration, University of Florida, PO Box 100195, Gainesville, FL 32610 0195, USA
    J Public Health Dent 63:78-85. 2003
    ..This study examined differences in health and access to dental services among a nationally representative sample of patients with HIV using Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use...
  33. ncbi request reprint The problem with advance directives: maybe it is the medium, not the message
    Ray Moseley
    Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 41:211-9. 2005
    ..This article reviews the limitations of written advance directives and surrogate decision-makers and describes why VADs may be helpful in overcoming these limitations...
  34. pmc Predicting lawsuits against nursing homes in the United States, 1997-2001
    Christopher E Johnson
    North Florida South Georgia Veteran s Health System, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1713-31. 2004
    ..To examine how nursing home characteristics impacted the number of lawsuits filed against the facilities in the United States during 1997-2001...
  35. ncbi request reprint Predictors of lawsuit activity against nursing homes in Hillsborough County, Florida
    Christopher E Johnson
    Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center of Excellence, Department of Health Services Administration, University of Florida, North Florida South Georgia Veteran s Health System, Gainesville, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 29:150-8. 2004
    ..We found that registered nurse levels, size, and being part of a chain or system impacted litigation in Hillsborough County...
  36. ncbi request reprint Stability of anxiety and depression in a national sample of adults with human immunodeficiency virus
    Jennie C I Tsao
    National Rural Behavioral Health Center, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610 0165, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:111-8. 2004
    ..Our findings indicate that living with HIV does not necessarily lead to increased psychiatric distress but that palliation of HIV symptoms is paramount to patients' mental health...