Heather Britt

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Misuse of alcohol is a significant public health problem, potentially resulting in unintentional injuries, motor vehicle crashes, drownings, and, perhaps of greatest concern, serious acts of violence, including assaults, rapes, suicides, and homicides. Although previous research establishes a link between alcohol consumption increased levels of violence,(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)
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)
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)
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)
Misuse of alcohol is a significant public health problem, potentially resulting in unintentional injuries, motor vehicle crashes, drownings, and, perhaps of greatest concern, serious acts of violence, including assaults, rapes, suicides, and homicides. Although previous research establishes a link between alcohol consumption to increased levels of violence,(More)
Burnout has been identified as an occupational hazard in the helping professions for many years and is often overlooked, as health-care systems strive to improve cost and quality. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Areas of Worklife Survey (AWS) are tools for assessing burnout prevalence and its associated factors. We describe how we used them in(More)
The use of social network analysis to understand social relationships among individuals in healthcare is a relatively recent and innovative approach. This approach has been employed to study phenomena such as disease contagion, smoking cessation, and physical collaboration. This paper presents a social network analysis conducted among clinicians in three(More)