Monthly Archives: April 2013

Measurement of a model of implementation for health care: toward a testable theory.






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Measurement of a model of implementation for health care: toward a testable theory.
Implement Sci. 2012;7:59
Authors: Cook JM, O’Donnell C, Dinnen S, Coyne JC, Ruzek JI, Schnurr PP
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Benefits of screening cancer patients for distress still not demonstrated.






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Benefits of screening cancer patients for distress still not demonstrated.
Br J Cancer. 2013 Feb 19;108(3):736-7
Authors: Coyne JC
PMID: 23370207 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Managed problem solving for antiretroviral therapy adherence: a randomized trial.






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Managed problem solving for antiretroviral therapy adherence: a randomized trial.

JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25;173(4):300-6

Authors: Gross R, Bellamy SL, Chapman J, Han X, O’Duor J, Palmer SC, Houts PS, Coyne JC, Strom BL

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BACKGROUND Adherence to antiretroviral therapy is critical to successful treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Few interventions have been demonstrated to improve both adherence and virologic outcomes. We sought to determine whether an intervention derived from problem solving theory, Managed Problem Solving (MAPS), would improve antiretroviral outcomes. METHODS We conducted a randomized investigator blind trial of MAPS compared with usual care in HIV-1 infected individuals at 3 HIV clinics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eligible patients had plasma HIV-1 viral loads greater than 1000 copies/mL and were initiating or changing therapy. Managed Problem Solving consists of 4 in-person and 12 telephone-based meetings with a trained interventionist, then monthly follow-up calls for a year. Primary outcome was medication adherence measured using electronic monitors, summarized as fraction of doses taken quarterly over 1 year. Secondary outcome was undetectable HIV viral load over 1 year. We assessed 218 for eligibility, with 190 eligible and 180 enrolled, 91 randomized to MAPS and 89 to usual care. Fifty-six participants were lost to follow-up: 33 in the MAPS group and 23 in usual care group. RESULTS In primary intention-to-treat analyses, the odds of being in a higher adherence category was 1.78 (95% CI,1.07-2.96) times greater for MAPS than usual care. In secondary analyses, the odds of an undetectable viral load was 1.48 (95% CI, 0.94-2.31) times greater for MAPS than usual care. In as-treated analyses, the effect of MAPS was stronger for both outcomes. There was neither a difference by prior treatment status nor change in effect over time. CONCLUSIONS Managed Problem Solving is an effective antiretroviral adherence intervention over the first year with a new regimen. It was equally effective at improving adherence in treatment experienced and naïve patients and did not lose effect over time. Implementation of MAPS should be strongly considered where resources are available. TRIAL REGISTRATION clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00130273.

PMID: 23358784 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Complementary and alternative medicine use of women with breast cancer: self-help CAM attracts other women than guided CAM therapies.






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Complementary and alternative medicine use of women with breast cancer: self-help CAM attracts other women than guided CAM therapies.
Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Dec;89(3):529-36
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Three conflicts as a result of causal attributions.






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Three conflicts as a result of causal attributions.
Soc Sci Med. 1989;28(1):93-7
Authors: ten Kroode H, Oosterwijk M, Steverink N
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The assessment of ADL among frail elderly in an interview survey: self-report versus performance-based tests and determinants of discrepancies.






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The assessment of ADL among frail elderly in an interview survey: self-report versus performance-based tests and determinants of discrepancies.
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 1996 Sep;51(5):P254-60
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Quality of life and social production functions: a framework for understanding health effects.






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Quality of life and social production functions: a framework for understanding health effects.
Soc Sci Med. 1997 Oct;45(7):1051-63
Authors: Ormel J, Lindenberg S, Steverink N, Vonkorff M
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The self-concept of the elderly: a cross-cultural comparison.






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The self-concept of the elderly: a cross-cultural comparison.
Int J Aging Hum Dev. 1998;46(3):171-87
Authors: Katzko MW, Steverink N, Dittmann-Kohli F, Herrera RR
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[Future time perspectives of the elderly; an empirical study rooted in theory].






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[Future time perspectives of the elderly; an empirical study rooted in theory].
Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr. 1998 Aug;29(4):196-204
Authors: Steverink N, Kempen GI
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The personal experience of aging, individual resources, and subjective well-being.






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The personal experience of aging, individual resources, and subjective well-being.
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2001 Nov;56(6):P364-73
Authors: Steverink N, Westerhof GJ, Bode C, Dittmann-Kohli F
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