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BACKGROUND Existing studies tell us little about care quality variation within the community health center (CHC) delivery system. They also tell us little about the organizational conditions associated with CHCs that deliver especially high quality care. The purpose of this study was to examine the operational practices associated with a sample of high(More)
Residents (n = 396) at 20 assisted living (AL) settings were interviewed as were program staff and administrators to understand how resident choice, getting needed care, and a sense of community were promoted or hindered. Residents reported relatively independent and autonomous lives, yet many experienced unmet health and long-term care needs and limited(More)
Community elders (N = 330) were interviewed by telephone twice at baseline using both computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) and nurse clinicians, and at four-month follow-up using CATI to collect alternative paraprofessional home care adequacy measures. Measurement format influenced both reliability and observed levels of adequacy but alternative(More)
The U.S. population is becoming increasingly older due to steady increases in longevity, especially among women. Statistics show that older women, those 65 and over, outnumber older men by three to two. It is likely that as this trend in longevity continues, older women will continue to outnumber older men. The health care system must respond to these(More)
The goals of the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program (CCROPP) are to promote safe places for physical activity, increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and support community and youth engagement in local and regional efforts to change nutrition and physical activity environments for obesity prevention. CCROPP has created a(More)
Due to steadily increasing public expenditures for nursing home care, much research has focused on factors that influence nursing home costs, especially for Medicaid patients. Nursing home cost function studies have typically used a number of predictor variables in a multiple regression analysis to determine the effect of these variables on operating cost.(More)
A model is presented for classifying nursing home patients according to nursing resource use. The model is derived from a study of 558 Medicaid nursing home patients in 12 facilities in Virginia. Data were obtained from self-reports of nursing staff for care delivered over a 52-hour period. The measure of care time was validated through concurrent work(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether psychological resources influenced the association between parent education (PE), a marker of socioeconomic status (SES), and perceived stress. METHODS Cross-sectional analyses were conducted in a sample of 1167 non-Hispanic black and white junior and senior high school students from a Midwestern public school district in(More)
Case management has developed as an administrative service for controlling costs and improving the quality of health and social service delivery. Long-term care case management combined with service expansion has been examined in some detail with varied results. Less research has focused on case management for users of high-cost medical care. This overview(More)