Luesa Jordan

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OBJECTIVE Evaluate use of a web-based shared medical record (SMR) between older patients with diabetes and providers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study. Health records and SMR use patterns of 6,185 enrollees aged ≥65 years with diabetes were analyzed from implementation of a SMR in August 2003 through December 2007. We(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of a team of geriatrics specialists on the practice style of primary care providers (PCPs) and the functioning of their patients aged 75 and older. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Two primary care clinics in the Seattle, Washington, area. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-one PCPs and 874 patients aged 75 and older. (More)
BACKGROUND Several small, uncontrolled studies have found improvements in self-care behaviors and reductions in clinical risk in persons with type 2 diabetes who received care from licensed naturopathic physicians. To extend these findings and determine the feasibility and promise of a randomized clinical trial, we conducted a prospective study to measure(More)
BACKGROUND Very little research has explored the factors that influence interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. We surveyed persons with sub-optimally controlled type 2 diabetes to evaluate potential relationships between interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, current self-care practices, motivation(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have documented racial/ethnic differences in patients' use of websites providing shared electronic medical records between patients and health care professionals. Less is known about whether these are driven by patient-level preferences and/or barriers versus broader provider or system factors. METHODS Cross-sectional study of(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess whether menopausal symptoms were more common and/or more severe among women with depressive symptoms. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 1358 women, ages 45-70, at two large integrated health plans (Seattle; Boston) was performed. Information on demographics, medical and reproductive history, medication use,(More)
The question of whether the use of a teaching strategy employing simulation influences attitudes toward disabled persons over time was addressed in this quasi-experimental intervention study. The experimental group participated in "Sensitivity Day" which incorporated a simulation activity. A total of 77 undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students completed(More)
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