John P. Fulton

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BACKGROUND Understanding the ways in which socioeconomic status (SES) affects mortality is important for defining strategies to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer by race and ethnicity in the United States. METHODS Disease stage, treatment, and 5-year mortality rates were ascertained by reviewing medical records, and SES was determined by analyzing(More)
A three-level hierarchical scale including IADL (shopping and transportation) and ADL (bathing, dressing, transferring, and feeding) was tested and validated based on secondary analysis of three studies of elders in the community: a population-based sample, the Cleveland-GAO, and two service-based samples, the Alternative Health Services Project, a study of(More)
The motivational and cognitive processes of behavior change in the area of screening mammography were investigated. A total of 676 women, 40 to 79 years old, were recruited for telephone interview through random selection from designated census tracts and were asked questions that assessed mammography stage-of-adoption and decisional balance constructs from(More)
Despite the large number of men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, there is as yet no consensus concerning appropriate treatment. The purpose of this study was to describe the initial treatment patterns for localized prostate cancer in a population-based sample and to determine the clinical and patient characteristics associated with initial(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare prostate cancer incidence and mortality trends between the United States and Canada over a period of approximately 30 years. METHODS Prostate cancer incident cases were chosen from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program to estimate rates for the United(More)
The popularity of spinner spreaders for application of granular fertilizers and agricultural lime, along with increased interests in variable–rate technology (VRT), has raised concern about application accuracy and distribution of these spreaders. This investigation was undertaken to assess the application distribution of a VRT spinner fertilizer spreader.(More)
BACKGROUND Mycoplasma pneumoniae continues to be a significant cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). A more definitive methodology for reliable detection of M. pneumoniae is needed to identify outbreaks and to prevent potentially fatal extrapulmonary complications. METHODS We analyzed 2 outbreaks of CAP due to M. pneumoniae. Nasopharyngeal and/or(More)
Breast cancer survival is reportedly higher in the US than in Europe. The first worldwide study (CONCORD) found wide international differences in age-standardized survival. The aim of this study is to explain these survival differences. Population-based data on stage at diagnosis, diagnostic procedures, treatment and follow-up were collected for about(More)
In late 1987, a total of 852 Rhode Island women ages 40 and older were interviewed by telephone (78 percent response rate) to measure their use of breast cancer screening and to investigate potential predictors of use. Predictors included the women's socioeconomic status, use of medical care, a provider's reported recommendations for screening, and the(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown the effectiveness of tilt table testing in establishing the diagnosis of neurocardiogenic syncope and in dictating therapy in patients with syncope of unknown origin. Most studies have been limited by small numbers of patients and brief follow-up. Tilt table testing was performed with and without isoproterenol(More)