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November 14, 2008


This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
Cravens GD, Dixon BE, Zafar A, et.al. A health information technology glossary for novices. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2008 Nov 6:917. [Supported by contract 290-04-0016.] Select to access the abstract.

Dixon B, Zafar A, Whipple E, et al. Facilitating informatics knowledge dissemination: targeted implementation resources for health care providers. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2008 Nov 6:932. [Supported by contract 290-04-0016.] Select to access the abstract.

Moiduddin A, Dullabh P, Woolley R, et. al. advancing the ePrescribing research. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2008 Nov 6:938. [Supported by Contract 290-040-016.] Select to access the abstract.

Cusack CM, Shah S. Web-based tools from AHRQ's National Resource Center. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2008 Nov 6:1221. [Supported by contract 290-040-016.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Krist AH, Woolf SH, Frazier CO, et al. An electronic linkage system for health behavior counseling: effect on delivery of the 5A's. Am J Prev Med 2008 Nov; 35(5 Suppl):S350-8. [Supported by grant 53769 from AHRQ and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation under the Prescription for Health initiative.] Select to access the abstract.

Holtrop JS, Dosh SA, Torres T, et al. The community health educator referral liaison (CHERL): a primary care practice role for promoting healthy behaviors. Am J Prev Med 2008 Nov; 35(5 Suppl):S365-72. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17044-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Hung DY, Glasgow RE, Dickinson M, et al. The chronic care model and relationships to patient health status and health-related quality of life. Am J Prev Med 2008 Nov; 35(5 Suppl):398-406. [Supported by grant K02 HS17007.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Roubideaux Y, Noonan C, Goldberg JH, et al. Relationship between the level of American Indian and Alaska Native diabetes education program services and quality-of-care indicators. Am J Public Health 2008 Nov; 98(11):2079-84. [Supported by grant P01 HS10854.] Select to access the abstract.

Current Cardiology Reports
Brown TM, Bittner V. Biomarkers of atherosclerosis: clinical applications. Curr Cardiol Rep 2008 Nov;10(6):497-504. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Daniels TL, Deppen S, Arbogast PG, et al. Mortality rates associated with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection in surgical intensive care units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2008 Nov; 29(11):1080-3. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13833 to first author.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Schubert CC, Boustani M, Callahan CM, et al. Acute care utilization by dementia caregivers within urban primary care practices. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Nov; 23(11):1736-40. [Supported by grant R01 HS10884-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Samuels TA, Bolen S, Yeh HC, et al. Missed opportunities in diabetes management: a longitudinal assessment of factors associated with sub-optimal quality. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Nov; 23(11):1770-7. [Supported by dissertation grant 1 R03 HS11946-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Lu-Yao G, Albertson PC, Stanford JL, et al. Screening, treatment, and prostate cancer mortality in the Seattle area and Connecticut: fifteen-year follow-up. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Nov; 23(11):1809-14. [Supported by grants HS08397 and HS10278.] Select to access the abstract.

Peek MP, Tang H, Alexander GC, et al. National prevalence of lifestyle counseling or referral among African-Americans and whites with diabetes. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Nov; 23(11):1858-64. [Supported by Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award K08 HS15699-01A1 to third author.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
Fried LE, Cabral H, Amaro H, et al. Lifetime and during pregnancy experience of violence and the risk of low birth weight and preterm birth. J Midwifery Womens Health 2008 Nov-Dec; 53(6):522-8. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS08008-01.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Green LA. Acknowledgement. Am J Prev Med 2008 Nov; 35(5 Suppl). [Acknowledges AHRQ's contribution of "seminal inspiration and direction" for the Prescription for Health collaboration upon which the articles in this issue (cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles are based, and AHRQ's provision of "access to information technology and research expertise thru their Resource Center for practice-based research networks"; acknowledges David Lanier, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, and Helen Burstin, former director of that center.]

American Journal of Public Health
Barger SD, Gallo LC. Ability of ethnic self-identification to partition modifiable health risk among US residents of Mexican ancestry. Am J Public Health 2008 Nov; 98(11):1971-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (Med Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

DuBard CA, Gizlice Z. Language spoken and differences in health status, access to care, and receipt of preventive services among US Hispanics. Am J Public Health 2008 Nov; 98(11):2021-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Weinick et al. (Am J Public Health, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Garnick DW, et al. Unhealthy drinking patterns and receipt of preventive medical services by older adults. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Nov; 23(11):1741-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Kosiak et al. (Womens Health Issues, 2006) and Cohen (Am Stat, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Sequist TD, Schneider EC, Anastario M, et al. Quality monitoring of physicians: linking patients' experiences of care to clinical quality and outcomes. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Nov; 23(11):1784-90. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005) and Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Sharma R, Kostis WJ, Wilson AC, et al. Questionable hospital chart documentation practices by physicians. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Nov; 23(11):1865-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cummings et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Shifren JL, Monz BU, Russo PA, et al. Sexual problems and distress in United States women: prevalence and correlates. Obstet Gynecol 2008 Nov;112(5):970-8. [Cites data from AHRQ publication Trends in Antidepressant Use by the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1997 and 2002, MEPS Statistics Brief No. 76, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science & Medicine
Lutfey KE, Campbell SM, Renfrew MR, et al. How are patient characteristics relevant for physicians' clinical decision making in diabetes? An analysis of qualitative results from a cross-national factorial experiment. Soc Sci Med 2008 Nov; 67(9):1391-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Cohen DJ, Crabtree BF, Etz RS, et al. Fidelity versus flexibility: translating evidence-based research into practice. Am J Prev Med 2008 Nov; 35(5 Suppl):S381-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling in primary care to promote healthy diet (Am J Prev Med, 2003) and to promote physical activity (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites PHS-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Etz RS, Cohen DJ, Woolf SH, et al. Bridging primary care practices and communities to promote healthy behaviors. Am J Prev Med 2008 Nov; 35(5 Suppl):S390-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of 169 Interventions, 1989.] Select to access the abstract.

Balasubramanian BA, Cohen DJ, Clark EC, et al. Practice level approaches for behavioral counseling and patient health behaviors. Am J Prev Med 2008 Nov; 35(5 Suppl):S407-13. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity and publication, Counseling to Promote a Healthy Diet, both on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Thombs BD, Jonge P, Coyne JC, et al. Depression screening and patient outcomes in cardiovascular care: a systematic review. JAMA 2008 Nov 12; 300(18):2161-71. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review, Screening for Depression, 2002; cites USPSTF methodology in article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
InfoPOEMs. Should you screen men ≥76 years of age for prostate cancer? J Fam Pract 2008 Nov; 57(11):710. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer.]

Campos-Outcalt D. USPSTF scales back approach to lipid screening for women. J Fam Pract 2008 Nov; 57(11):740-742. [Discuses USPSTF recommendations for lipid screening for women and cites Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults: Recommendation Statement, 2008, Systematic Review of Lipid Lowering Treatment to Reduce Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women, 2003, and Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults: Selective Update of 2001 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Review, 2008.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Meissner HI, Tiro JA, Haggstrom D, et al. Does patient health and hysterectomy status influence cervical cancer screening in older women? J Gen Intern Med 2008 Nov; 23(11):1822-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site, cites AHRQ-funded article by Chaudhry et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sawaya GF, Chirenje MZ, Magure MT, et al. Effect of diaphragm and lubricant gel provision on human papillomavirus infection among women provided with condoms. Obstet Gynecol 2008 Nov;112(5):990-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of 169 Interventions, 1989.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Social Science & Medicine
Fagan P. Examining the evidence base of mass media campaigns for socially disadvantaged populations: what do we know, what do we need to learn, and what should we do now? A commentary on Niederdeppe's article. Soc Sci Med 2008 Nov; 67(9):1356-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Cancer Control Interventions, Diffusion and Dissemination, 2003.]

National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles

Qualitative Health Research
Wheatley R, Kelley M, Peacock N, et al. Women's narratives on quality in prenatal care: a multicultural perspective. Qual Health Res 2008; 18(11):1586-98. [Notes that "in 2005 [AHRQ] Select to access the published a particularly useful set of patient-centeredness markers in the [NHDR, 2005]; discusses key components of and cites AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Public Health
Leibowitz AA, Desmond K, Belin T. Determinants and policy implications of male circumcision in the United States. Am J Public Health 2008 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Rand CM, Szilagyi PG, Yoo BK, et al. Additional visit burden for universal influenza vaccination of US school-aged children and adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2008 Nov; 162(11):1048-55. [Uses and cites 2003-2004 MEPS data to measure well-child care and other visits to primary care offices during the influenza vaccination season.] Select to access the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18981353.

British Journal of Nutrition
Hamer M, Witte DR, Mosdol A, et al. Prospective study of coffee and tea consumption in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus men and women: the Whitehall II study.Br J Nutr 2008 Nov; 100(5):1046-53. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] abstract.

Akbaraly TN, Brunner EJ. Socio-demographic influences on trends of fish consumption during later adult life in the Whitehall II study. Br J Nutr 2008 Nov; 100(5):1116-27. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetologia
Marmot MG, Shipley MJ, Hemingway H. et al. Biological and behavioural explanations of social inequalities in coronary heart disease: the Whitehall II study. Diabetologia 2008 Nov; 51(11):1980-8. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Ben-Joseph RH. The effect of obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors on expenditures and productivity in the United States. Obesity 2008 Nov; 162(11):2155-62. [Uses 2000-2004 2002 and 2003 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Osteoporosis International
Farley JF, Blalock SJ, Cline RR. Effect of the Women's Health Initiative on prescription anti-osteoporosis medication utilization. Osteoporos Int. 2008 Nov; 19(11):1603-12. [Uses 2002 and 2002 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

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