Edward F Tierney

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OBJECTIVE To examine racial/ethnic and economic variation in cost-related medication underuse among insured adults with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We surveyed 5,086 participants from the multicenter Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes Study. Respondents reported whether they used less medication because of cost in the past 12 months.(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the 2009 prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in Puerto Rico among adults ≥ 20 years of age in order to gain a better understanding of its geographic distribution so that policymakers can more efficiently target prevention and control programs. METHODS A Bayesian multilevel model was fitted to the combined 2008-2010 Behavioral Risk(More)
the importance of dietary strategies focusing on both reducing sodium intake and increasing potassium intake. There are various ways to improve intakes of minerals in the population. Adherence to dietary guidelines, with ample fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products, should be promoted. Food companies can help by promoting the(More)
Introduction: Differences in incidence of diabetes and prevalence of risk factors for diabetes exist among states. It is unknown how much of this variability in incidence of diagnosed diabetes is due to variability in risk factor prevalence. We investigate the contribution of selected risk factors to state level incidence of diagnosed diabetes. Materials(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined factors associated with screening for albuminuria and initiation of ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) treatment in diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted surveys and medical record reviews for 5,378 patients participating in a study of diabetes care in managed care at baseline (2000-2001) and(More)
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