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Identifying potential indicators of the quality of end-of-life cancer care from administrative data.
PURPOSE To explore potential indicators of the quality of end-of-life services for cancer patients that could be monitored using existing administrative data. METHODS Quality indicators wereExpand
Cultural competence and health care disparities: key perspectives and trends.
Cultural competence has gained attention as a potential strategy to improve quality and eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in health care. In 2002 we conducted interviews with experts in culturalExpand
Resident physicians' preparedness to provide cross-cultural care.
CONTEXT Two recent reports from the Institute of Medicine cited cross-cultural training as a mechanism to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care, but little is known about residents'Expand
Effects of Early Integrated Palliative Care in Patients With Lung and GI Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Purpose We evaluated the impact of early integrated palliative care (PC) in patients with newly diagnosed lung and GI cancer. Patients and Methods We randomly assigned patients with newly diagnosedExpand
Personalized Genetic Risk Counseling to Motivate Diabetes Prevention
OBJECTIVE To examine whether diabetes genetic risk testing and counseling can improve diabetes prevention behaviors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a randomized trial of diabetes geneticExpand
Relaxation response-based yoga improves functioning in young children with autism: a pilot study.
OBJECTIVES The study objectives were to develop and objectively assess the therapeutic effect of a novel movement-based complementary and alternative medicine approach for children with anExpand
Peer-delivered smoking counseling for childhood cancer survivors increases rate of cessation: the partnership for health study.
PURPOSE Cancer survivors smoke at rates that are only slightly lower than the general population. This article reports on the final outcomes of Partnership for Health, a smoking cessationExpand
Sexual Health Communication During Cancer Care: Barriers and Recommendations
With improved cancer survival rates, it is becoming increasingly important to focus on quality of life issues throughout all stages of cancer treatment. Sexual problems often result from the physicalExpand
A snapshot of smokers after lung and colorectal cancer diagnosis
Continued smoking after a cancer diagnosis may adversely affect treatment effectiveness, subsequent cancer risk, and survival. The prevalence of continued smoking after cancer diagnosis isExpand
Barriers to repeat mammography: cultural perspectives of African‐American, Asian, and Hispanic women
Women of minority races and ethnicities have lower mammography return rates compared to Caucasians. To better understand barriers to mammography, we conducted six focus groups with 49 women ofExpand