Valerie G Press
Affiliation: University of Chicago
- Virtual Teach-To-Goal™ Adaptive Learning of Inhaler Technique for Inpatients with Asthma or COPDValerie G Press
Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill Electronic address
J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract . 2017..Most hospitalized patients misuse respiratory inhalers. This misuse can be corrected with in-person education; however, this strategy is resource intensive and skills wane quickly after discharge...
- Patient-centered care and its effect on outcomes in the treatment of asthmaNashmia Qamar
Pediatric Residency Program, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Patient Relat Outcome Meas 2:81-109. 2011..Despite the need for further research, enough evidence exists that supports incorporating a patient-centered approach to asthma management, in order to achieve improved outcomes and patient health...
- Teaching the use of respiratory inhalers to hospitalized patients with asthma or COPD: a randomized trialValerie G Press
Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 5000, W328, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Gen Intern Med 27:1317-25. 2012..Hospitalized patients frequently misuse their respiratory inhalers, yet it is unclear what the most effective hospital-based educational intervention is for this population...
- Interventions to improve outcomes for minority adults with asthma: a systematic reviewValerie G Press
Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 5000, W305, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Gen Intern Med 27:1001-15. 2012..To systematically review the literature to characterize interventions with potential to improve outcomes for minority patients with asthma...
- The Chicago Breathe Project: a regional approach to improving education on asthma inhalers for resident physicians and minority patientsValerie G Press
Section of Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 102:548-55. 2010..Asthma affects minority citizens in Chicago disproportionately. Policy changes introducing hydrofluroalkane (HFA) inhalers may worsen already-existing health disparities related to asthma...
- Misuse of respiratory inhalers in hospitalized patients with asthma or COPDValerie G Press
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Instructor, Section of Hospital Medicine, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:635-42. 2011..Unfortunately, medications dispensed via respiratory inhalers to patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be difficult to use...
- Internal medicine residents' comfort with and frequency of providing dietary counseling to diabetic patientsJoyce W Tang
Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:1140-3. 2009..Resident physicians' preparedness to provide dietary counseling for the rising number of diabetic patients is unclear...
- More than meets the eye: relationship between low health literacy and poor vision in hospitalized patientsValerie G Press
a Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Health Commun 18:197-204. 2013..38%, p < .001)...
- Screening Hospitalized Patients for Low Health Literacy: Beyond the REALM of Possibility?Allison J Louis
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Health Educ Behav . 2016..The BHLS can be considered a viable inpatient HL screening tool, given its increased feasibility and verbal administration...
- Confirmatory spirometry for adults hospitalized with a diagnosis of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbationValentin Prieto Centurion
University of Illinios at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
BMC Pulm Med 12:73. 2012..This study was designed to determine the feasibility of spirometry and to determine its utility to confirm the diagnosis in patients hospitalized with a physician diagnosis of asthma or COPD exacerbation...
- Patient Perceptions of Wearable Face-Mounted Computing Technology and the Effect on the Doctor-Patient RelationshipMicah T Prochaska
Micah T Prochaska, MD, MS, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC 5000, Chicago, IL 60637, Email Phone 773 702 6988, Fax 773 795 7398
Appl Clin Inform 7:946-953. 2016..We aimed to determine patients' perception of and their privacy concerns with an archetype of wearable face-mounted computer devices, Google Glass...
- SEALS: an Innovative Pipeline Program Targeting Obstacles to Diversity in the Physician WorkforceCassandra D L Fritz
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 3:225-32. 2016..Our goals were to (1) design a pipeline program based on educational theory; (2) deliver the program in a low cost, sustainable manner; and (3) evaluate intermediate outcomes of the program...
- Prevalence of impaired memory in hospitalized adults and associations with in-hospital sleep lossHila Calev
Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
J Hosp Med 10:439-45. 2015..Effective inpatient teaching requires intact patient memory, but studies suggest hospitalized adults may have memory deficits. Sleep loss among inpatients could contribute to memory impairment...
- Insights into inpatients with poor vision: A high value propositionValerie G Press
Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
J Hosp Med 10:311-3. 2015..Low-cost ($8 and up) nonprescription "readers" may be a simple, high-value intervention to improve inpatients' vision. We aimed to study initial feasibility and efficacy of screening and correcting inpatients' vision...
- IBCD: development and testing of a checklist to improve quality of care for hospitalized general medical patientsAnthony V Aspesi
Quality and Safety Scholarship and Discovery Track, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:147-56. 2013..Several studies have demonstrated the usefulness of medical checklists to improve quality of care in surgery and the ICU. The feasibility, effectiveness, and sustainability of a checklist was explored...
- COPD Readmissions: Addressing COPD in the Era of Value-based Health CareTina Shah
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Chest 150:916-926. 2016..COPD remains a chronic disease with a high prevalence that has finally garnered the attention of health systems and policy makers, but we still have a long way to go to truly deliver value-based care to patients...
- Impact of Electronic Medical Record Use on the Patient-Doctor Relationship and Communication: A Systematic ReviewMaria Alcocer Alkureishi
Department of Academic Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
J Gen Intern Med 31:548-60. 2016..This systematic literature review sought to understand the impact of EMR use on patient-doctor relationships and communication...
- Medical Students' Experiences and Perspectives on Interpreting for LEP Patients at Two US Medical SchoolsMonica B Vela
Department of Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 3:245-9. 2016..However, health care teams often use available ad hoc interpreters without knowing whether their language skills are adequate. Little is known about the role of medical students working as ad hoc interpreters...
- Care transition interventions for children with asthma in the emergency departmentMolly A Martin
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill Electronic address
J Allergy Clin Immunol 138:1518-1525. 2016..Patient-centered approaches may also be important to ensure adequate intervention design, enrollment, retention, and evaluation of outcomes important to children and their families...
- Missed opportunities to transition from nebulizers to inhalers during hospitalization for acute asthma: a multi-center observational studyValerie G Press
a Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
J Asthma . 2017..We sought to characterize delivery methods of short-acting beta-agonist (SABA) therapy among hospitalized patients with acute asthma to understand if there are missed opportunities for self-management education...
- First year medical student attitudes about advocacy in medicine across multiple fields of discipline: analysis of reflective essaysValerie G Press
Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2:556-64. 2015..Advocacy is often described as a pillar of the medical profession. However, the impact of advocacy training on medical students' identity as advocates in the medical profession is not well-described...