Oscar A. Wehmanen

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Physical illness may precipitate psychological distress among older adults. This study examines whether social support and self-efficacy moderate the associations between physical health and depression and anxiety. Predictions were tested in 222 individuals age 60 or older presenting for help with worry. Physical health was assessed through self-report(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of several strategies to increase influenza immunization in a multispecialty clinic. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective electronic database analysis of influenza vaccinations in a 6-year period at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas. METHODS We evaluated immunization rates in pregnant women and healthcare workers during 6(More)
Background Primary care physicians often treat older adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Objective To estimate physician diagnosis and recognition of anxiety and compare health service use among older adults with GAD with two comparison samples with and without other DSM diagnoses. Methods Participants were 60+ patients of a multi-specialty medical(More)
Scant evidence exists that examines the impact of participation in primary care diabetes management programs and their educational components on the risk of subsequent significant patient morbidity. This study examined the association between participation in a diabetes management program in a primary care setting and the risk of subsequent hospitalization.(More)
BACKGROUND Infants born to mothers who are colonized with group B streptococcus (GBS) but received <4 hours of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) are at-risk for presenting later with sepsis. We assessed if <4 hours of maternal IAP for GBS are associated with an increased incidence of clinical neonatal sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of universal screening and administration of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent early-onset neonatal GBS sepsis at a private tertiary care hospital since issuance of the 2002 CDC guidelines for preventing perinatal GBS disease. METHODS Retrospective analysis of women delivering between January 1, 2003 and December(More)
We evaluated the effect of a disease management (DM) program on adherence with recommended laboratory tests, health outcomes, and health care expenditures for patients with type 2 diabetes. The study was a natural experiment in a primary care setting in which the intervention was available to 1 group and then compared to the experience of a matched control(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine whether enrollment in a multidisciplinary secondary prevention lipid clinic (SPLC) for 3 or more years was associated with improved adherence to lipid guidelines as compared with usual care provided by cardiologists. METHODS Patients with documented coronary artery disease (CAD), enrolled in a SPLC,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of influenza vaccine that is administered in the second or third trimester of gestation. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective electronic database search of 5 influenza seasons (July 1, 1998, to June 30, 2003) was performed at a large multispecialty clinic in Houston, Texas. Immunization rates were(More)
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