Betty Chewning

Learn More
OBJECTIVES Empirical literature on patient decision role preferences regarding treatment and screening was reviewed to summarize patients' role preferences across measures, time and patient population. METHODS Five databases were searched from January 1980 to December 2007 (1980-2007 Ovid MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PsychInfo, Web of(More)
Self-report tools for monitoring adherence can be useful in identifying patients who need assistance with their medications, assessing patient concerns, and evaluating new programs. The aim of this study is to test the validity of the Brief Medication Questionnaire (BMQ), a new self-report tool for screening adherence and barriers to adherence. The tool(More)
Objectives: This paper presents findings from a research partnership with rural American Indian communities to identify protective factors associated with their adolescents' health-related behaviors including 1) delay of sexual debut; 2) not having had intercourse in the past 3 months; 3) birth control use among sexually active adolescents in the past 3(More)
Past research suggests that patients' self-management behavior and knowledge about their condition/treatment may impact functioning and well-being. Specific self-management activities used by patients on hemodialysis have included cooperative/participatory and protective/proactive strategies. In this cross-sectional study, measures of self-management and(More)
BACKGROUND Pharmacist-patient communication in community pharmacies has been studied for over 25 years with little effort to evaluate this research comprehensively. OBJECTIVE The main objective of this review is to examine and summarize how researchers have conceptualized, defined, and measured pharmacist-patient communication across studies and identify(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a tobacco cessation training program on pharmacists' confidence, skills, and practice-change behaviors. DESIGN Quasi-experimental study. SETTING Wisconsin during 2002-2003. PARTICIPANTS 25 community pharmacists. INTERVENTION A continuing education training program was developed and implemented using home and live(More)
Background Although Muslim diabetic patients may be aware of their religious exemption from fasting, many still fast and adjust their medication regimens accordingly. Pharmacists have a significant potential to identify and prevent harm from medication misuse in Ramadan. Objectives This study examines Egyptian pharmacists’ knowledge regarding management of(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this research was to examine physicians' and patients' question-asking about medications during medical encounters. METHODS A dataset of 467 audiotapes and transcripts of outpatient visits, as well as postvisit interviews with chronic disease patients and their primary care physicians, was analyzed. RESULTS All patients took at(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether rheumatologists and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with depressive symptoms communicate about depression. METHODS The data used in this study came from a randomized controlled trial to improve provider-patient communication about patients' agendas. The current secondary analysis used data collected at baseline, before any(More)
OBJECTIVE This study's objective was to assess the relationship of empathy in medical office visits to subsequent outcomes of the common cold. METHODS A total of 350 subjects ? 12 years of age received either a standard or enhanced physician visit as part of a randomized controlled trial. Enhanced visits emphasized empathy on the part of the physician.(More)