Brenna N. Renn

Learn More
Depression and diabetes are both serious chronic conditions common in Western cultures. These conditions impart a significant burden on the patients and society. Depression is often comorbid with chronic illness, and past research has found an increased prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). However, the exact(More)
Integrated behavioral health increases service utilization and treatment success, particularly with high-risk populations. This study assessed medical personnel's attitudes and perceptions of behavioral health clinicians (BHCs) in primary care using a brief self-report measure. A 6-item survey was given to medical providers (n = 45) from a health care(More)
Mental Health conditions are now amongst the top five burdensome diseases in the US. Disparities in access to services and health outcomes vary due to several factors including socioeconomic status, shortage of mental health professionals, stigma and the linguistic gap between providers and non-English speaking minority population. This study explores the(More)
OBJECTIVE Identify factors that predict improvement versus persistence of insomnia symptoms following treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. METHODS Archival data from 68 PAP-treated sleep apnea patients aged 25-83 were analyzed using nonparametric tests and stepwise regression to assess the relationships(More)
  • 1