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September 5, 2003


These articles appeared in recently released journals and newsletters. They include articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers; articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ; articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers; articles mentioning the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force/Put Prevention into Practice; articles mentioning the Presidents Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry and Agency-supported activities relating to the Quality Interagency Task Force; and other research using AHRQ data.


AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Glasgow RE, Lichtenstein E, Marcus AC. Why don't we see more translation of health promotion research to practice? Rethinking the efficacy-to-effectiveness transition. Am J Public Health 2003 Aug; 93(8):1261-67. [Supported by Grant No. HS10123.]

Cohen LA, Manski RJ, Magder LS, et al. A Medicaid population's use of physicians' offices for dental problems. Am J Public Health 2003 Aug; 93(8):1297-1301. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10129; second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Hupert N, Bearman GM, Mushlin AI, et al. Accuracy of screening for inhalational anthrax after a bioterrorist attack. Ann Intern Med 2003 Sep 2; 139(5 Pt 1):337-45. [Supported by Contract No. 290-00-0013.]

Patrick DL, Curtis JR, Engelberg RA, et al. Measuring and improving the quality of dying and death. Ann Intern Med 2003 Sep 2; 139(5 Pt 2):410-15. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS09540.]

Annals of Surgery
Goodney PP, Stukel TA, Lucas FL, et al. Hospital volume, length of stay, and readmission rates in high-risk surgery. Ann Surg 2003 Aug; 238(2):161-67. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS10141-01.]

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Murray PK, Singer M, Dawson NV, et al. Outcomes of rehabilitation services for nursing home residents. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2003 Aug; 84(8):1129-36. [Supported by Grant No. 5 T32 HS00059-04.]

Carter R, Holiday DB, Stocks J, et al. Predicting oxygen uptake for men and women with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2003 Aug; 84(8):1158-64. [Supported by Grant No. HS08774.]

Biological Psychiatry
Musselman DL, Betan E, Larsen H, et al. Relationship of depression to diabetes types 1 and 2: epidemiology, biology, and treatment. Biol Psychiatry 2003 Aug 1; 54(3):317-29. [Fourth author Phillips supported by Grant No. HS07922.]

Chest
Carter R, Holiday DB, Stocks J, et al. Peak physiologic responses to arm and leg ergometry in male and female patients with airflow obstruction. Chest 2003 Aug; 124(2):511-18. [R01 HS08774.]

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Hartz A, Marsh JL. Methodologic issues in observational studies. Clin Ortrhop 2003 Aug; (413):33-42. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS10739-01.]

Inquiry
Banthin JS, Selden TM. The ABCs of children's health care: how the Medicaid expansions affected access, burdens, and coverage between 1987 and 1996. Inquiry 2003 Summer; 40(2):133-45. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Crystal S, Akincigil A, Sambamoorthi U, et al. The diverse older HIV-positive population: a national profile of economic circumstances, social support, and quality of life. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2003 Jun 1; 33(Supp 2):S76-83. [Supported by Grant Nos. HS08578 and HS10227.]

Mehta SH, Moore RD, Thomas DL, et al. The effect of HAART and HCV infection on the development of hyperglycemia among HIV-infected persons. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2003 Aug 15; 33(5):577-84. [Supported by Grant No. HS07809.]

Journal of Adolescent Health
Rai AA, Stanton B, Li X, et al. Relative influences of perceived parental monitoring and perceived peer involvement on adolescent risk behaviors: an analysis of six cross-sectional data sets. J Adolesc Health 2003 Aug; 33(2):108-18. [Supported by Grant No. U01 HS07392.]

Journal of Advanced Nursing
Ethical issues in qualitative health research with homeless youths. Ensign J. J Adv Nurs 2003 Jul; 43(1):43-50. [Supported by Grant No. HS11414-02.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Levine SM, Weber-Levine ML, Mayberry RM. Complementary and alternative medical practices: training, experience, and attitudes of a primary care medical school faculty. J Am Bd Fam Pract 2003 Jul-Aug; 16(4):318-26. [Supported by Grant No. HS07400.]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Schneiderman LJ, Gilmer T, Teetzel HD, et al. Effect of ethics consultations on nonbeneficial life-sustaining treatments in the intensive care setting: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2003 Sep 3; 290(9):1166-72. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R01 HS10251.]

Journal of Clinical Hypertention
Alexander M, Gordon NP, Davis CC, et al. Patient knowledge and awareness of hypertension is suboptimal: results from a large health maintenance organization. J Clin Hypertens 2003 Jul-Aug; 5(4):254-60. [Supported by Grant No. HS10856.]

Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Ostir GV, Raji MA, Ottenbacher JK, et al. Cognitive function and incidence of stroke in older Mexican Americans. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2003 Jun; 58(6):531-35. [Supported by Grant No. HS11618.]

Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association
Giese M, Lackland D, Basile J, et al. J S C Med Assoc 2003 Jun; 99(6):157-61. [Supported by Grant No. P01 HS1087-03.]

Medical Care
Cress RD, Zaslavsky AM, West DW, et al. Completeness of information on adjuvant therapies for colorectal cancer in population-based cancer registries. Med Care 003 Sep; 41(9):1006-12. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09869.]

Litaker D, Cebul RD. Managed care penetration, insurance status, and access to health care. Med Care 2003 Sep; 41(9):1086-95. Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00059.]

Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Szczech LA, Reddan DN, Klassen PS, et al. Interactions between dialysis-related volume exposures, nutritional surrogates and mortality among ESRD patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2003 Aug; 18(8):1585-91. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00079-03.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Collard HR, Gruber MP, Weinberger SE, et al. Clinical problem-solving. Anatomy of a diagnosis. N Engl J Med 2003 Sep 4; 349(10):987-92. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11540.]

Psycho-Oncology
Gagnon EM, Recklitis CJ. Parents' decision-making preferences in pediatric oncology: the relationship to health care involvement and complementary therapy use. Psychooncology 2003 Jul-Aug; 12(5):442-52. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00063.]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Rudy ET, Detels R, Douglas W, et al. Factors affecting hepatitis vaccination refusal at a sexually transmitted disease clinic among men who have sex with men. Sex Transm Dis 2003 May; 30(5):411-18. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00046.]

Southern Medical Journal
Mudano AS, Casebeer L, Patino F, et al. Racial disparities in osteoporosis prevention in a managed care population. South Med J 2003 May; 96(5):445-51. [Supported by Grant No. HS10389.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Brennan TA, Mello MM. Patient safety and medical malpractice: a case study. Ann intern Med 2003 Aug 19; 139(4):267-73. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Localio et al, JAMA, 1993, and Brennan et al, N Engl J Med, 1991.]

Sox HC. A triage algorithm for inhalational anthrax. Ann Intern Med 2003 Sep 2; 139(5 Pt 1):379-81. [Comments on article by Hupert et al cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Screening for inhalational anthrax after a bioterrorist attack. Ann Intern Med 2003 Sep 2; 139(5 Pt 1):1-49. [Summarizes for patient use article by Hupert et al cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

McHorney CA. Ten recommendations for advancing patient-centered outcomes measurement for older persons. Ann Intern Med 2003 Sep 2; 139(5 Pt 2):403-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Spector and Fleishman, J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 1998, and Fleishman et al, J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 2002.]

Landefeld CS. Improving health care for older persons. Ann Intern Med 2003 Sep 2; 39(5 Pt 2):421-24. [Cites AHRQ publication by Elixhauser et al, HCUP Fact Book: Hospitalization in the United States, 1997, 2000.]

Murray MD, Callahan CM. Improving medication use for older adults: an integrated research agenda. Ann Intern Med 2003 Sep 2; 139(5 Pt 2):425-29. [Cites AHRQ publication by Kass-Bartelmes and Bosco, Prescription Drug Therapies: Reducing Costs and Improving Outcomes, Research in Action, 2002; AHRQ-authored article by Zhan et al, JAMA, 2001; and AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al, N Engl J Med, 1994.]

Weiner M, Callahan CM, Tierney WM, et al. Using information technology to improve the health care of older adults. Ann Intern Med 2003 Sep 2; 139(5 Pt 2):430-36. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Binstock and Spector, Health Serv Res, 1997, and several AHRQ-funded articles on medical computer technology and adverse drug events.]

Kane RL. The contribution of geriatric health services research to successful aging. Ann Intern Med 2003 Sep 2; 139(5 Pt 2):460-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al, N Engl J Med, 1991.]

Health News Daily
Kelley J. AHRQ TA backs immunochemical fecal occult blood test cost-effectiveness. Health News Daily 2003 Sep 2; 15(169):1-2. [Reviews report released August 29, which raises doubt about the sensitivity and specificity claims denoted in test product's package.]

Inquiry
Haley J, Kenney G. Coverage gaps for Medicaid-eligible children in the wake of federal welfare reform. Inquiry 2003 Summer; 40(2):158-68. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Selden, Banthin and Cohen, Health Aff, 1998.]

Journal of the American Medical Association
Landon BE, Normand ST, Blumenthal D, et al. Physician clinical performance assessment: prospects and barriers. JAMA 2003 Sep 3; 290(9):1183-89. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hofer et al, JAMA, 1999; Normand and Zou, Stat Med, 2002; and Zaslavsky et al, Med Care, 2000.]

Lo B. Answers and questions about ethics consultations. JAMA 2003 Sep 3; 290(9):1208-10. [Comments on article by Schneiderman et al cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Medical Care
Parkerton PH, Smith DG, Belin TR, et al. Physician performance assessment: nonequivalence of primary care measures. Med Care 2003 Sep; 41(9):1034-47. [Cites AHRQ publication CAHPS® Fact Sheet, 2001, and AHRQ-funded article by Hofer et al, JAMA, 1999.]

McGillis L, Doran D, Baker GR, et al. Nurse staffing models as predictors of patient outcomes. Med Care 2003 Sep; 41(9):1096-109. [Cites AHRQ publication, Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care in Health Care Organizations Research Agenda, 1997.]

Report on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Prescription medicine spending on the rise. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2003 Aug 22; 14(16):4. [Summarizes findings from Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data published in AHRQ report, Trends in Outpatient Prescription Drug Utilization and Expenditures: 1997-2000, 2003.]

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

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
Scheid DC, Coleman MT, Hamm RM. Do perceptions of risk and quality of life affect use of hormone replacement therapy by postmenopausal women? J Am Bd Fam Pract Jul-Aug; 16(4):270-77. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Mauksch LB, Katon WJ, Russo J. The content of a low-income, uninsured primary care population: including the patient agenda. Am Bd Fam Pract Jul-Aug; 16(4):278-89. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wells et al, JAMA, 2000.]

Report on Medical Guidelines and Outcomes Research
Government recommends blood pressure screening for all adults. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2003 Aug 22; 14(16):3. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on blood pressure screening as published in the August 1 issue of American Journal of preventive Medicine.]

Levenson D. Government task force stresses education to promote breastfeeding. Rep Med Guidelines Outcomes Res 2003 Aug 22; 14(16):7-9. [Reviews USPSTF recommendations on promoting breastfeeding based on AHRQ-funded evidence review.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Inquiry
Knickman JR, Hunt KA. Medical vulnerability in America: how does the health system respond? Inquiry 2003 Summer; 40(2):198-209. [Uses MEPS 1998 Point-in-Time data files.]

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Fishbain DA, Cutler RB, Rosomoff HL, et al. Are opioid-dependent/tolerant patients impaired in driving-related skills? A structured evidence-based review. J Pain Symptom Manage 2003 Jun; 25(6):559-77. [Categorizes studies based on guidelines developed by AHRQ for categorizing levels of evidence, as cited in Institute of Medicine report, Clinical Practice Guidelines: Directions for a New Program, 1990.]

Pain Medicine
Fishbain DA, Cole B, Cutler RB, et al. A structured evidence-based review on the meaning of nonorganic physical signs: Waddell signs. Pain Med 2003 Jun; 4(2):141-81. [Categorizes studies based on guidelines developed by AHRQ for categorizing levels of evidence, as cited in Institute of Medicine report, Clinical Practice Guidelines: Directions for a New Program, 1990.]

Social Science Medicine
Laditka JN, Laditka SB, Mastanduno MP. Hospital utilization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: health outcome disparities associated with race and ethnicity. Soc Sci Med 2003 Oct; 57(8):1429-41. [Uses 1997 MEPS data.]

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