John A. Capitman

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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)
This study examined 67 primary health care centers operating in the San Joaquin Valley, California, and explored the factors that may have contributed to productive efficiency gains. The study used the data envelopment analysis (DEA) technique to measure efficiency of the clinics and then used tobit regression analysis to understand the factors that(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)
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)
For at least the past quarter century, tension between "medical/allied health" and "social" models of care have characterized much of the home-care policy debate. There has also emerged a growing body of research and boundary-bending care models based on a holistic view of care recipients and caregiving. Such models coordinate between medical care and(More)
We used the intersectionality framework to examine impact of racial/ethnic, immigration, and insurance differences on the timing of initiation of prenatal care (PNC) and subsequent adherence. In this cross sectional study independent variables were women’s race/ethnicity; nativity; age; education; and insurance. The dependent variables were late initiation(More)
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)
Efforts to prohibit the sales of tobacco and alcohol products to minors are widespread. Electronic Age Verification (EAV) devices are one possible means to improve compliance with sales to minors laws. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of EAV devices in terms of the frequency and accuracy of age verification, as(More)
PURPOSE To examine the use of the Outcomes Assessment and Information Set (OASIS) data to analyze patient-level outcomes of home health care. DESIGN OASIS data were obtained on 1,015 patients who received home health care services for 60 days or fewer from a large, independent home health agency between August 1998 and December 1999. METHODS An index(More)