Share This Author
New York Times.
- G. DeFriese
- PsychologyNorth Carolina medical journal
Children raised in families with stepmothers are likely to have less health care, less education and less money spent on their food than children raised by their biological mothers, three studies by…
Health Care Preferences and Priorities of Adolescents With Chronic Illnesses
- M. Britto, R. Devellis, R. Hornung, G. DeFriese, H. Atherton, G. Slap
- Medicine, PsychologyPediatrics
- 1 November 2004
An 82-item questionnaire, devised from qualitative analysis of focus group results, contained 65 Likert scale items that adolescents considered important for health care quality and 17 forced-choice items related to adolescents' preferences for communication, suggesting that adolescents understand and value both scientific and interpersonal aspects of care.
Attributes of successful smoking cessation interventions in medical practice. A meta-analysis of 39 controlled trials.
Meta-analysis predicted that a team of physicians and nonphysicians using multiple intervention modalities to deliver individualized advice on multiple occasions would produce the best result in controlled smoking cessation trials.
The effects of having a regular doctor on access to primary care.
- J. Lambrew, G. DeFriese, T. Carey, T. Ricketts, A. Biddle
- Medicine, Political ScienceMedical care
- 1 February 1996
The results suggest that policies that promote the doctor-patient relationship will increase access, although the gains may be negligible for individuals who use mainstream primary care sites (physician's office, clinic, or health maintenance organization) versus sites such as walk-in clinics or emergency rooms.
Knowledge of risk among patients at increased risk for stroke.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patients who recognize their increased risk for stroke are more likely to engage in (and comply with) stroke prevention practices than those who do not. We describe perceived…
Self-care and assistance from others in coping with functional status limitations among a national sample of older adults.
Older adults' self-care practices in coping with functional status limitations based on in-person interviews with a national probability sample of 3,485 noninstitutionalized adults aged 65 or older selected from Medicare beneficiary files revealed that the likelihood of engaging in self-Care coping strategies increased as the severity of disability increased, except among the most severely disabled.
Specialists understanding of the health care preferences of chronically ill adolescents.
Self-reported arthritis-related disruptions in sleep and daily life and the use of medical, complementary, and self-care strategies for arthritis: the National Survey of Self-care and Aging.
- J. Jordan, S. Bernard, L. Callahan, J. Kincade, T. Konrad, G. DeFriese
- Medicine, PsychologyArchives of family medicine
- 1 February 2000
Self-reported arthritis-related disruption in sleep is associated with use of a wide range of medical, complementary, and self-care strategies and Physicians, other health care providers, and researchers should not overlook the importance of this common and often-neglected symptom.
The challenge and potential of childhood immunization registries.
The experience to date in selected areas has provided useful lessons for further development of a registry system and has underscored the potential of such systems to assure the success of childhood immunization initiatives.