Michele K Stanek

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV) and its treatment on quality of life (QOL), acceptance of current treatment options, and psychosocial issues related to lifestyle practices associated with BV. DATA SOURCES Qualitative and quantitative data were obtained from 23 African American women with(More)
BACKGROUND The Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) model provides a roadmap for practices engaged in practice transformation to improve quality, accessibility, and satisfaction. Primary care residencies can use these principles to transform their practices, but it is unclear how best to facilitate this transformation. This paper describes the design,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate associations of APOE, APOE promoter (G-219T), and tau protein exon 6 polymorphisms (47 and 53) and a history of self-reported concussion in college athletes. DESIGN Multi-center cross-sectional study. SETTING Male football and male and female soccer programs at the University of South Carolina, Jacksonville University, Benedict(More)
BACKGROUND Improving the quality of care in residencies is critical for the profession and for our discipline, but how to do this on a large scale is unclear. The purpose of the I³ collaborative was to assess the feasibility of a regional quality improvement collaborative limited to residencies and to improve significantly dramatically the quality of care(More)
BACKGROUND Quality improvement (QI) is an integral aspect of graduate medical education and an important competence for physicians. OBJECTIVE We examined the QI activities of recent family medicine residency graduates and whether a standardized curriculum in QI during residency resulted in greater self-reported participation in QI activities in practice(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The I3 POP Collaborative's goal is to improve care of populations served by primary care residencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia by dramatically improving patients' experience, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness. We examine residency baseline triple aim measures, compare with national benchmarks, and(More)
OBJECTIVE While there is ongoing debate about the role of physician-offered prayer during the physician-patient encounter, many physicians feel inclined to include prayer in their practices. This randomized-controlled trial evaluated patients' acceptance of physician-offered prayer in a family practice setting, and the impact of physician-offered prayer on(More)
BACKGROUND Structured continuity clinical experience is required in all primary care residency programs. There is a paucity of data on whether continuity patient panels are routinely used, what the ideal panel composition is, how panels are managed within residency programs across the country, and the outcomes related to this training requirement. METHODS(More)
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