S. Suresh Madhavan

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This study examines relationships between patient reported outcomes (PROs) and clinical outcomes in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Patients at the outpatient clinics of a university hospital completed measures of generic health status (SF-12), diabetes-specific quality of life (Audit of Diabetes Dependent Quality of Life – ADDQoL), and depressive symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and health-related quality-of-life (HRQL), in the presence of dietary controls and/or exercise in a national sample in the United States.METHODS: BMI and its association with HRQL domains (physical, mental and activity limitations) were examined using the Centers' for Disease Control and(More)
The impact of caring for a child with autism on caregivers' health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is not fully understood. The objective of this study was to compare the HRQOL scores of caregivers of children with autism to those of the general US population and to identify the factors that influence HRQOL. Caregivers of children with autism had lower(More)
High rates of morbidity and mortality in the Appalachian region of the country warrant examination of the preventive care behavior of its residents. This study determined compliance rates for breast and cervical cancer screening recommendations for women residing in Appalachian states and identified predictors of such compliance using the Behavioral Risk(More)
The purpose of this exploratory study was to survey physicians' attitudes surrounding the 'gift relationship' between pharmaceutical companies and physicians. A survey was mailed to 1000 randomly selected West Virginia physicians, of which 283 (28.3%) responses were received. The most commonly received gifts reported by the study physicians were trinkets(More)
Background. Bisphenol A (BPA) is detected in the urine of >95% of US adults. Recent evidence from population-based studies suggests that BPA is associated with individual components for metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, no previous study has examined the direct association between BPA and MetS. Methods. We examined 2,104 participants from the National(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine national adult immunization rates for influenza and pneumonia and assess the effect of various predisposing factors on immunization status for both diseases. DESIGN Retrospective, cross-sectional, random national sample data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System(More)
BACKGROUND Oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs) are an important component in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Large-scale studies have demonstrated that tight glycemic control with such agents can reduce the frequency and severity of long-term DM-related complications. OBJECTIVES The main goal of this study was to examine the impact of(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, medication therapy management services (MTMS) has gained significant attention as an important type of pharmaceutical care designed to improve patient outcomes with more appropriate medication usage and monitoring. Although the provision of MTMS is increasing in pharmacies across the nation, and pharmacists are well equipped to(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, medical services and treatment utilization, and costs associated with breast cancer in a socioeconomically underprivileged population covered by a state Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) program. METHODS We analyzed the West Virginia (WV) Medicaid FFS administrative claims data for women(More)