Dany Michaella Hilaire

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Understanding the factors that influence health beliefs, attitudes, and service use among Haitians in the United States is increasingly important for this growing population. We undertook a qualitative analysis to explore the factors related to cancer screening and utilization of health services among Haitians in Boston. Key informant interviews (n=42) and(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore healthcare provider cue-responding behaviors to patient cues of distress and socioemotional concerns during ambulatory, on-treatment oncology visits. DESIGN Descriptive secondary analysis of a data set of audio recordings of oncology visits and reports of symptoms and quality of life recorded with an electronic self-report(More)
Cancer health disparities between racial and ethnic minorities have led to the use of lay health advisors to educate minority populations about cancer and promote cancer screening and other healthy behaviors. This article discusses the benefits of using lay health advisors to increase cancer awareness and screening in African American, Vietnamese, and(More)
Communication between health-care professionals and their patients is an element that can make all the difference in how those patients navigate their cancer journey. In a 2011 issue of the Annals of Oncology, Barth and Lannen reported on their systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of communication skills training courses in oncology. In this(More)
OBJECTIVE Psychosocial concerns arise after a cancer diagnosis and during treatment requiring oncology clinicians to initiate discussions to identify distress. This study examined patient-clinician communication about psychosocial concerns and predictors of assessment and treatment/referral for distress. METHODS Secondary analysis of existing dataset(More)
In January 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti. The devastation not only affected those living in Haiti at the time but also those Haitians living in the United States (U.S.). Few studies have assessed the degree of impact of the earthquake in U.S. Haitian communities. The purpose of this study was to elicit information about health priorities, concerns(More)
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