Jewell H Halanych
Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
- The association between income, education, and experiences of discrimination in older African American and European American patientsJewell H Halanych
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Ethn Dis 21:223-9. 2011..In this study, we describe the associations of discrimination with income and education in elderly African Americans (AA) and European Americans (EA)...
- Racial/ethnic differences in diabetes care for older veterans: accounting for dual health system use changes conclusionsJewell H Halanych
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Med Care 44:439-45. 2006..Veterans Health Administration (VHA) databases are used extensively to study racial/ethnic disparities; however, these databases may not capture all care received by VHA patients...
- Burden of comorbid medical conditions and quality of diabetes careJewell H Halanych
Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Diabetes Care 30:2999-3004. 2007..We sought to examine the relationship between comorbidity and commonly assessed services for diabetic patients in a managed care organization...
- Alcohol consumption in young adults and incident hypertension: 20-year follow-up from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults StudyJewell H Halanych
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
Am J Epidemiol 171:532-9. 2010..Future studies should include social factors, such as income and education, and consider additional characteristics that may modify or confound associations between alcohol and blood pressure...
- Agreement on cause of death between proxies, death certificates, and clinician adjudicators in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyJewell H Halanych
School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
Am J Epidemiol 173:1319-26. 2011..In many settings, proxy reports may represent a better strategy for determining cause of death than reliance on death certificates...
- Awareness and management of chronic disease, insurance status, and health professional shortage areas in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS): a cross-sectional studyRaegan W Durant
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 1717 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 12:208. 2012..We examined variation in awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia according to both geographic and financial access to care...
- Disparities in diabetes care: impact of mental illnessSusan M Frayne
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
Arch Intern Med 165:2631-8. 2005..Diabetes serves as a useful condition in which to test for MHC-related disparities in care. We examined whether quality measures for diabetes care are worse for patients with or without MHCs...
- Association of race and sex with risk of incident acute coronary heart disease eventsMonika M Safford
School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
JAMA 308:1768-74. 2012..It is unknown whether long-standing disparities in incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) among US blacks and whites persist...
- Health Professional Shortage Areas, insurance status, and cardiovascular disease prevention in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) StudyTodd M Brown
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:1179-89. 2011..Less medication use for CVD prevention was not associated with HPSA status, but less statin use was associated with lack of insurance...
- Heavy drinking is associated with poor blood pressure control in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studySuzanne E Judd
Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:1601-12. 2011..These data suggest heavy alcohol consumption is associated with poor BP control and that heavy drinkers may want to consider limiting alcohol intake in order to manage hypertension...
- Hospital laboratory reporting may be a barrier to detection of 'microsize' myocardial infarction in the US: an observational studyMonika M Safford
Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Medical Towers 621, 1717 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 13:162. 2013..To confirm past reports of the clinical importance of microsize MIs, we also contrasted in-hospital, 28-day and 1-year mortality among those with microsize and nonmicrosize MI...
- Trust in physicians and blood pressure control in blacks and whites being treated for hypertension in the REGARDS studyRaegan W Durant
Division of Preventive Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Ethn Dis 20:282-9. 2010..The primary objective of this study was to assess the relationship between trust in physicians and blood pressure control among Blacks and Whites being treated for hypertension...
- Recruitment of a rural, southern, predominantly African-American population into a diabetes self-management trialSusan J Andreae
Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Contemp Clin Trials 33:499-506. 2012..Providing diabetes education to all participants, including intervention and control, helped ensure that everyone stood to benefit and likely enhanced overall participation...
- Racial and regional differences in age at menopause in the United States: findings from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyKatherine K McKnight
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:353.e1-8. 2011..We sought to examine regional and black-white differences in mean age at self-reported menopause among community-dwelling women in the United States...
- Low medication adherence and the incidence of stroke symptoms among individuals with hypertension: the REGARDS studyPaul Muntner
Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 13:479-86. 2011..20 (1.04-1.39), 1.23 (0.94-1.60), and 1.59 (1.08-2.33), respectively (P<.001). Worse adherence was also associated with higher multivariable adjusted hazard ratios for each of the 6 stroke symptoms...
- Cardiovascular outcome ascertainment was similar using blinded and unblinded adjudicators in a national prospective studyGaurav Parmar
Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 63:1159-63. 2010..Observational studies can avoid biases by blinding medical records to characteristics of interest before outcome adjudication. However, blinding is costly. We assessed the effect of blinding race and geography on outcome ascertainment...
- Understanding racial disparities in hypertension control: intensity of hypertension medication treatment in the REGARDS studyMonika M Safford
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
Ethn Dis 17:421-6. 2007..Intensity of hypertension treatment may play a role. We examined whether AA with treated hypertension received less-intense medication regimens than EA, as reflected in the number of antihypertensive medication classes...
- Multiple uncontrolled conditions and blood pressure medication intensification: an observational studyAmanda H Salanitro
VA National Quality Scholars Program, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
Implement Sci 5:55. 2010..We hypothesized that multiple uncontrolled cardiovascular risk factors would decrease blood pressure (BP) medication intensification among uncontrolled hypertensive patients...
- Intervention mapping as a guide for the development of a diabetes peer support intervention in rural AlabamaAndrea Cherrington
Division of Preventive Medicine, 624 Medical Towers, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205 4410, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 9:E36. 2012..The objective of this article is to describe the development of a 1-year peer support intervention to improve diabetes self-management among African American adults with diabetes in Alabama's Black Belt...