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One of the fastest growing immigrant groups in the United States is from the Indian subcontinent of South Asia. Included in this group are people from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Although there is considerable heterogeneity within and between the populations of these countries, cultural similarities contribute to common challenges when South(More)
This study assesses the utility of Maslach's concept of burnout for family practice physicians. Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) subscale correlations for the 67 residents in this sample are compared with Maslach's normative sample. The residents scored in the moderate to high range on the MBI subscales. MBI interscale correlations were similar to the(More)
METHODS The relationship between physician encouragement and breast cancer screening is examined with a population-based survey of 630 women between the ages of 45 and 75. Although the women interviewed were selected on the basis of their noncompliance with mammography guidelines, nearly half had previously had at least one mammogram. RESULTS Women(More)
OBJECTIVE Burnout and career-choice regret among physicians in early practice may contribute to physician impairment and attrition as well as patient dissatisfaction. METHOD Fifty residency-trained family physicians in early practice completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory and a questionnaire on career-choice, demographics, and practice characteristics.(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To assess healthcare provider communication about end-of-life (EOL) and hospice care with patients with terminal cancer and their families, from the perspective of the family members. DESIGN Exploratory, qualitative study using focus group discussion. SETTING University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. SAMPLE 24 spouses and(More)
BACKGROUND This 1-year randomized trial tested the efficacy of behavioral techniques for increasing mammography referrals by primary care physicians in small, community practices. METHODS Sixty-one practices were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: (1) education-only control, (2) education plus cue enhancement using mammography chart stickers,(More)
An understanding of perceived barriers to health-care is critical to improving healthcare access for all Americans. To determine perceived barriers to health-care in an urban poor population in Dayton, Ohio, a face-to-face door-to-door survey of individuals identified through targeted, stratified, area probability sampling was done. A sample of 413(More)
Burnout among 67 residents in four family practice training programs was explored. The residents' scores on the emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and lack of accomplishment subscales of the Maslach Burnout Inventory were used to assess burnout. These scores were examined in relation to situational and background measures, two personality instruments(More)
Without ambivalence, psychotherapy would be unnecessary; however there is a great deal of ambivalence about abortion so it is a therapy issue. In our society abortion decision are made in an ambivalent environment. Even when a woman makes a free decision to have a legal abortion, an emotional sequelae can ensue. This article reviews literature and(More)