Carol A. Mancuso

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Although prudent exercise is recommended for most patients with well-controlled asthma, many patients avoid exercise and physical activity because they are concerned about triggering asthma. In a sample of 258 asthma patients (mean age 42 years, 75% women), the objectives of this study were to assess the two-minute walk test and the repeated chair rise test(More)
Although there have been many studies focusing on the increasingly important assessment of patients' satisfaction, few studies have specifically addressed this tissue for total hip arthroplasty (THA). The goals of this study were to measure patients' satisfaction with THA and to evaluate the relationships of expectations and outcome to patients'(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify patient, clinical, and surgical factors that may predispose patients to anastomotic leak (AL) after large bowel surgery. BACKGROUND Anastomotic leak is still one of the most devastating complications following colorectal surgery. Knowledge about factors predisposing patients to AL is vital to its early(More)
UNLABELLED Patients have multiple expectations of THA and TKA. We asked whether preoperative educational classes addressing recovery during the first year could modify patients' expectations of their 12-month postoperative recovery. Participants were enrolled consecutively in two randomized, controlled trials, one for THA (177 patients) and one for TKA (143(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' expectations of medical care are linked to their requests for treatment and to their assessments of outcome and satisfaction. Our goals were to measure patients" preoperative expectations of knee surgery and to develop and test patient-derived knee expectations surveys. METHODS An initial sample of 377 patients (mean age, 54.6 18.2(More)
A lack of consensus regarding the indications for total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been cited as one reason for the variations in the rates of THA and TKA across the United States. The purposes of this study were to survey orthopaedists in a specific geographic area (New York City) regarding the candidacy of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Fulfillment of patient expectations is an important outcome of total hip arthroplasty. The objective of the present study was to determine the proportion of expectations that were fulfilled following total hip arthroplasty as well as how the fulfillment of expectations relates to patient and clinical characteristics. METHODS Preoperatively,(More)
Self-efficacy, a known predictor of a wide range of health behaviors, has not been investigated in studies of adherence to antihypertensive medications. A medication adherence self-efficacy scale was developed and evaluated in ambulatory hypertensive African-American patients in two sequential phases. For the item-generation phase, open-ended interviews(More)
Recent reports indicate that patients' expectations should be assessed as part of routine practice before total hip arthroplasty (THA). A total of 1,103 THA patients preoperatively completed the Hospital for Special Surgery Total Hip Replacement Expectations Survey, an 18-item scale tested for validity and reliability. Patients also completed measures of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explored the perspectives of hypertensive African-American patients, in 2 primary care practices, regarding the factors they perceived as barriers or facilitators of adherence to prescribed antihypertensive medications. DESIGN This qualitative study used a grounded theory methodology with data collection occurring through in-depth(More)