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BACKGROUND Employment and work-related disability were investigated in a cohort of adult cancer survivors who were working when they were diagnosed from 1997 to 1999 with a variety of cancers. Employment from the time of diagnosis through the early years of survivorship was studied, self-reported effects of cancer survival on disability and employment were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationships between BMI and workforce participation and the presence of work limitations in a U.S. working-age population. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We used data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, a nationwide prospective cohort, to estimate the effect of obesity in 1986 on employment and work limitations in 1999.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to longitudinally examine the effect of diabetes on labor market outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Using secondary data from the first two waves (1992 and 1994) of the Health and Retirement Study, we identified 7,055 employed respondents (51-61 years of age), 490 of whom reported having diabetes in wave 1. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of generic atorvastatin 20 mg (A20), branded rosuvastatin 10 mg (R10), generic simvastatin 40 mg (S40) and the combination of generic S40 + branded ezetimibe 10 mg (S40 + EZ10) for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Finnish patients not meeting the target goal of low-density lipoprotein(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) is known to be poor among patients with asthma; however, little is known about patients who do not fill their ICS prescriptions (ie, primary nonadherence). OBJECTIVE To estimate rates of primary nonadherence and to explore associated factors. METHODS The study population was members of a large(More)
BACKGROUND Primary nonadherence to a medication occurs when a drug is prescribed but the patient fails to pick the prescription up from the pharmacy. Managed care organizations that provide integrated care using electronic medical records (EMR) are an ideal setting to study primary nonadherence.  OBJECTIVE To identify patient and provider characteristics(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to apply the self-determination theory (SDT) model of health behavior to predict medication adherence, quality of life, and physiological outcomes among patients with diabetes. METHODS Patients with diabetes (N = 2973) receiving care from an integrated health care delivery system in 2003 and 2004 were identified from(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure disease-modifying agent adherence and persistence among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Multispecialty, salaried group practice in southeast Michigan, between June 1, 2004, and June 30, 2006. PATIENTS 224 insured adult patients with relapsing remitting MS with an outpatient visit.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of switching to ezetimibe/simvastatin (Eze/Simva) compared with doubling the submaximal statin doses, in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events in the INFORCE study. METHODS Lifetime treatment costs and benefits were computed using a Markov model. Model inputs included each(More)
PURPOSE To quantify willingness-to-pay (WTP) for reducing pill burden and dosing frequency among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and to examine the effect of dosing frequency and pill burden on likely medication adherence. PATIENTS AND METHODS Participants were US adults with T2DM on oral antihyperglycemic therapy. Each patient completed an(More)