Marvin Marcus

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OBJECTIVE To examine the trade-offs inherent in selecting a sample design for a national study of care for an uncommon disease, and the adaptations, opportunities and costs associated with the choice of national probability sampling in a study of HIV/AIDS. SETTING A consortium of public and private funders, research organizations, community advocates, and(More)
In order to examine the course of normal postpartum adjustment compared to the symptomatology of postpartum depression, 25 postpartum women who met Research Diagnostic Criteria for either major or minor depression were compared to 24 non-depressed postpartum women. The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (SADS) and the Beck Depression(More)
Background: The impact of oral health on HIV patients has not been sufficiently documented. Objective: To estimate the associations between measures of oral and generic health-related quality of life in persons receiving medical care for HIV. Design: This is a longitudinal study of interview data collected in a probability sample of adults with HIV(More)
OBJECTIVE Oral health conditions associated with HIV disease are frequently more severe than those of the general population, making access to both dental and medical care important. Using the domains specified in the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use, this paper examines the correlates of unmet needs for dental and medical care in a nationally(More)
BACKGROUND Variations in dentists' provision of services have been documented, but information about contributing factors is limited. METHODS The authors used responses to a 2003 survey of general dentists in private practice in California (46 percent response rate; 3,098 dentists included in the final sample) to assess variations in service provision and(More)
Disease varies in different populations based on sociodemographic variables, and there is limited understanding of this interaction. The purpose of this methodological study was to determine the validity of the Oral Health Status Index, a disease-based index, on a Hispanic population by comparing it with the NIDCR epidemiological measures of disease, with(More)