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Misuse of alcohol is a significant public health problem, potentially resulting in research establishes a link between alcohol consumption to increased levels of violence, studies relating the density of alcohol outlets (e.g., restaurants, bars, liquor stores) and the likelihood of violent crime have been less common. In this paper we test for such a(More)
While studies have been conducted to assess nurse perception of electronic health records, once electronic health record systems are up and running, there is little to guide the use of features within the electronic health record for nursing practice. Alerts are a promising tool for implementing best practice for patient care in inpatient settings. Yet the(More)
Lay persons ("care guides") without previous clinical experience were hired by a primary care clinic, trained for 2 weeks, and assigned to help 332 patients and their providers manage their diabetes, hypertension, and congestive heart failure. One year later, failure by these patients to meet nationally recommended guidelines was reduced by 28%, P < .001.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of disordered eating behaviors among sexually active adolescent males by gender and number of sex partners, and examine psychosocial well-being by sex partner factors among boys reporting disordered eating. METHOD Data were collected from 10,095 9(th) and 12(th) grade Minnesota Student Survey participants who reported(More)
BACKGROUND Improving the quality and efficiency of chronic disease care is an important goal. OBJECTIVE To test whether patients with chronic disease working with lay "care guides" would achieve more evidence-based goals than those receiving usual care. DESIGN Parallel-group randomized trial, stratified by clinic and conducted from July 2010 to April(More)
BACKGROUND The International classification of diseases 10-Australian modification (ICD-10-AM) and the Orchard sports injury classification system (OSICS-8) are two classifications currently being used in sports injury research. OBJECTIVES To compare these two systems to determine which was the more reliable and easier to apply in the classification of(More)
Awareness of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors can improve the health of individuals and populations. Community-based risk factor screening programs may be particularly useful for quantifying the burden of cardiometabolic risk in a given population, particularly in underserved areas. This study provided a description of a screening platform(More)
OBJECTIVE The impact of stress in conjunction with lifestyle factors on workplace productivity is understudied, thus the relationship between these variables was examined. METHODS Negative binomial regression was used to test the cross-sectional association between stress and productivity loss in a sample of 2823 adults. RESULTS After body mass index(More)