Mindy L McEntee

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Heart failure (HF) patients with inadequate health literacy are at increased risk for poor self-care and negative health outcomes such as hospital readmission. The purpose of the present study was to examine the prevalence of inadequate health literacy, the reliability of the Dutch HF Knowledge Scale (DHFKS) and the Self-care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI),(More)
Opioid use in chronic pain treatment is complex, as patients may derive both benefit and harm. Identification of individuals currently using opioids in a problematic way is important given the substantial recent increases in prescription rates and consequent increases in morbidity and mortality. The present review provides updated and expanded information(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of many heart failure (HF) treatments has been demonstrated, and national guidelines have been widely disseminated, yet HF care remains suboptimal. Numerous studies have examined barriers to HF care, but to date, there has been limited synthesis of these findings. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty articles reporting data on barriers(More)
Kevin E. Vowles Mindy L. McEntee Peter Siyahhan Julnes Tessa Frohe John P. Ney David N. van der Goes Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Department of Economics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA E-mail address: k.e.vowles@gmail.com (K. E.(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the prevalence and complexity of chronic pain, there is a need for measures of disability that (a) provide comprehensive, useful clinical information with regard to patient functioning, and (b) do so as briefly as possible to minimize respondent burden. The primary objective of this study was to reduce the length of a well-known, highly(More)
Engagement in valued activities is an important outcome, particularly in treatments that aim to enhance quality of life in those with chronic conditions. The present study describes the initial evaluation of the Values Tracker (VT), a two-item measure of values engagement, in 302 treatment-seeking adults with chronic pain. Hierarchical regression analyses(More)
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