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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)
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)
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)
AIMS The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between a specific glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) measurement and a pharmaceutical dispensings-based measure of adherence calculated over the 90 days before each HbA1c measure among patients who have newly initiated metformin therapy. METHODS We identified 3109 people with type 2 diabetes who(More)
AIM To estimate the rate of adherence to oral antihyperglycemic monotherapy for patients with type 2 diabetes in the US and describe factors associated with adherence in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective cohort analysis, patients aged 18 years or older with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis received between 1 January 2007 and 31 March(More)
This study examined the effect of job-related health insurance on employment transitions (labor force exits, reductions in hours, and job changes) of older working cancer survivors. Using multivariate models, we compared longitudinal data for the period 1997-2002 from the Penn State Cancer Survivor Study to similar data for workers with no cancer history in(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Statin combination therapy and statin uptitration have been shown to be efficacious in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering and are recommended for patients with high-risk coronary heart disease (CHD) who do not reach guideline-endorsed LDL-C goals on statin monotherapy. OBJECTIVE This analysis evaluated treatment practice(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown differences in adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) by race-ethnicity, yet little is known about factors that contribute to adherence within these groups. Environmental stressors, such as crime exposure, which has been associated with asthma morbidity, might also predict ICS adherence. OBJECTIVE We sought to(More)