Elizabeth S Knaster

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OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between depression and diabetes management among urban American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). DESIGN Retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of medical records. SETTING 33 Urban Indian Health Organizations that participated in the Indian Health Service Diabetes Care and Outcomes Audit. PATIENTS 3,741 AI/AN(More)
The aim of this study was to elucidate the experience of self-management among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and gather their input to inform a self-management intervention. Twelve people with MS participated in focus groups in which they were asked open-ended questions about MS symptoms, challenges, overcoming challenges, symptom management, and(More)
OBJECTIVES American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) experience a high burden of mortality and other disparities compared with the general population. Life tables are an important population health indicator; however, federal agencies have not produced life tables for AI/ANs, largely due to racial misclassification on death certificates. Our objective(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to evaluate racial misclassification in a statewide trauma registry and to describe the epidemiology of trauma among the Washington American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. METHODS We performed probabilistic record linkage between the Washington Trauma Registry (2005-2009) and Northwest Tribal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and adjust for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) racial misclassification in two hospital discharge datasets in the Pacific Northwest. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Oregon (2010-2011) and Washington (2011) hospital discharge datasets were linked with the Northwest Tribal Registry (NTR), a registry of AI/AN individuals who(More)
Aging with disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, and postpolio syndrome, can lead to barriers to participation, including employment barriers. Many individuals develop strategies for overcoming these barriers that may become less successful as they experience more secondary conditions concomitant with the aging(More)
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