Marcia R. Weaver

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine factors predictive of duration of work-related disability. METHODS Multivariate survival analysis techniques were used to conduct a population-based, retrospective cohort study on a random sample of 28,473 workers' compensation claims from Washington State filed for injuries occurring in 1987 to 1989.(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the effectiveness of a community health worker intervention focused on reducing exposure to indoor asthma triggers. METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up among 274 low-income households containing a child aged 4-12 years who had asthma. Community health workers provided in-home environmental(More)
In June 2000, the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) organized a review of the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of condoms in preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The review concluded that condoms were effective in protecting against transmission of HIV to women and men and in reducing the risk of men becoming infected(More)
Patients satisfaction with treatments is a growing area of research that has tremendous potential to provide outcome measures for clinical trials and disease management programs. It also has applications in marketing and product development, especially for the treatment of chronic diseases. The objective of this review is to demonstrate that treatment(More)
Pediatric asthma is a growing public health issue, disproportionately affecting low-income people and people of color. Exposure to indoor asthma triggers plays an important role in the development and exacerbation of asthma. We describe the implementation of the Seattle-King County Healthy Homes Project, a randomized, controlled trial of an(More)
Malaria case management in Africa is characterized by presumptive treatment and substantial overtreatment. We evaluated an integrated team-based training program on malaria case management. Surveillance data 120 days before and after training were compared at eight health facilities in Uganda. After training, the proportion of patients with suspected(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of race/ethnicity, insurance, and type of substance abuse (SA) diagnosis on utilization of mental health (MH) and SA services among triply diagnosed adults with HIV/AIDS and co-occurring mental illness (MI) and SA disorders. DATA SOURCE Baseline (2000 to 2002) data from the HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence, Health Outcomes,(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a multi-attribute outcome measure for children with asthma that allows for the calculation of quality-adjusted life years in cost-effectiveness studies and can also be used to assign preference weights to asthma-symptom-free days. STUDY DESIGN A literature review and two interviewer-administered surveys. SETTING Homes or community(More)
The synergistic relationship between herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be substantial in developing countries that have high prevalences of both viral infections. Genital herpes, most frequently caused by HSV-2, has become the leading cause of genital ulcer disease worldwide. This review of recent(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing the diversity of the organ donor pool might improve the opportunities for people of color on organ transplant waiting lists to receive donated organs. We report on the results of a pilot classroom health education program to improve knowledge about organ donation and transplantation among a diverse student body at an urban high school.(More)