Elizabeth Calhoun

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In the United States, ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths among women. The most important prognostic factor for this cancer is tumor stage, or extent of disease at diagnosis. Although women with low-stage tumors have a relatively good prognosis, most women diagnosed with late-stage disease eventually succumb to their(More)
BACKGROUND Patient navigation is a promising intervention to address cancer disparities but requires a multisite controlled trial to assess its effectiveness. METHODS The Patient Navigation Research Program compared patient navigation with usual care on time to diagnosis or treatment for participants with breast, cervical, colorectal, or prostate(More)
The Vanderbilt Center for Better Health conducted a workflow analysis study to determine the benefits of implementing a computerized provider order entry system in the adult Emergency Department. Time savings by role was 1619 hours/year for nurses, 815 for medical receptionist, -95 for attendings, and -100 for residents. Translating time savings into bottom(More)
Aging, and the Office of Behav-ioral and Social Sciences Research established the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Program in response to a strategic priority at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better address inequities in health among underserved racial , ethnic, and poor populations. Social Sciences Research(More)
Utility questionnaires are often considered difficult for subjects to understand. Our study reports pilot testing of two subject comprehension tests to determine whether comprehension can be directly measured. Current health utilities were assessed using the standard gamble (SG), time trade-off (TTO), and visual analog scale. Subjects were randomized to one(More)
BACKGROUND Drug- and device-associated hypersensitivity reactions are serious toxicities that can result in respiratory failure or acute cardiac ischemic events, or even severe hypersensitivity syndromes such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome. These toxicities are usually poorly described in the "black box" warnings section of the product labels. METHODS(More)
a division of the Arizona Health Sciences Center, we are grateful to have the opportunity to comment on the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) 1115 waiver proposal. We reviewed the current literature to determine how existing empirical evidence may help us anticipate the prospective impacts of the various components of the AHCCCS proposal.(More)
The NIH-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) is a commonly used 13-item questionnaire for the assessment of symptom severity in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). For each item, score ranges are 0–1 (6 items), 0–3 (2 items), 0– 5 (3 items), 0–6 (1 item), and 0–10 (1 item). This scoring system is straightforward, but(More)
OBJECTIVES: Patients with cancer who are treated with chemotherapy report adverse events during their treatment, which can affect their quality of life and increase the likelihood that their treatment will not be completed. In this study, patients' perceptions of the physician-patient relationship and communication about cancer-related issues, particularly(More)
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