José R. Morales

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The patient activation measure short form (PAM-13) assesses patients’ self-reported health management skills, knowledge, confidence, and motivation. We used item response theory to evaluate the psychometric properties of the PAM-13 utilized in rural settings. A Rasch partial credit model analysis was conducted on the PAM-13 instrument using a sample of 812(More)
BACKGROUND In 2008, the US government mandated that HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs funded by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) should shift from US-based international partners (IPs) to registered locally owned organizations (local partners, or LPs). The US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) developed the(More)
Personal health records (PHRs) are important for improving patient care. An important prerequisite to realize benefits of PHR use is patient recruitment. To understand clinic barriers to adoption, we used Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations theory to frame an examination of clinic staff perceptions of a new PHR and perceptions of likely patient portal users.(More)
yttria-stabilized zirconia S. Ghosh, D. Teweldebrhan, J. R. Morales, J. E. Garay, and A. A. Balandin Nano-Device Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of CaliforniaRiverside, Riverside, California 92521, USA Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, California 92521, USA Materials Science and(More)
BACKGROUND Little information exists on the technical assistance needs of local indigenous organizations charged with managing HIV care and treatment programs funded by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This paper describes the methods used to adapt the Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT) framework, which has successfully(More)
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