Jessica M Huff

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PURPOSE Postpartum depression is common but inadequately recognized and undertreated. Continuing depressive symptoms are associated with adverse outcomes for the woman, her infant, and family. We wanted to determine the effect of a practice-based training program for screening, diagnosis, and management of depression in postpartum mothers. METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND Practice-based research network (PBRN) study investigators must interface with multiple Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), many of which are unfamiliar with PBRN research. OBJECTIVE To present 2 IRB-related issues that have not appeared in the literature but occurred during the course of a large 5-year PBRN study involving 32 sites dispersed(More)
BACKGROUND At the midpoint of a large clinical trial taking place in a practice-based research network (PBRN), we asked leaders of the enrolled practices about the impact of participating in a PBRN study. METHODS Using semistructured interviews, the lead study nurse and physician from each site were queried about the impact of study participation on(More)
PURPOSE Given the increasing age of the US population, understanding how primary care is delivered surrounding dementia and physicians' perceived barriers and needs associated with this care is essential. METHODS A 29-item questionnaire was developed by project investigators and family physician consultants and mailed to a random sample of 1500 US members(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a peer support program on the health outcomes of patients already receiving well-organized, comprehensive diabetes care. METHODS We used a mixed-methods, nonrandomized, control-group design to evaluate the impact of a peer-mentoring program on the health outcomes and self-management behaviors(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development, implementation, and effects of collaborative effort to reduce diversion of prescription drugs in Caldwell County, NC. DESIGN Development and implementation of practice guideline, statewide opioid registry, and survey of all primary care providers. SETTING Rural Caldwell County, NC, has a population of 83,029, of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development and implementation of a resident-led effort to increase coprescription of naloxone in a primary care setting. DESIGN An exploratory, prospective pilot project to increase coprescription rates of naloxone. SETTING Four primary care offices in western Connecticut serving as medical home training sites for primary care(More)
Patient-reported health data are critical components of patient-centered health care. However, barriers related to acquisition, implementation, and data use have not been well characterized. We conducted a systematic review of literature about health assessments in ambulatory and primary care covering 2 domains: (1) best practices in health assessments in(More)
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