Scott A. Wolf

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of telephonic care management within a diabetes disease management program on adherence to treatment with hypoglycemic agents, ACE inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), statins, and recommended laboratory tests in a Medicaid population. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total(More)
UNLABELLED The information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB) model of health behavior change informed the design of a brief, culturally tailored diabetes self-care intervention for Puerto Ricans with type 2 diabetes. Participants (n = 118) were recruited from an outpatient, primary care clinic at an urban hospital in the northeast United States. ANCOVA(More)
BACKGROUND Functional deficits are common in patients with asthma. If there is cooccurring depression, these deficits may be more severe and/or more persistent. OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine 1) the prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms in a sample of inner-city patients being treated for asthma and 2) the impact of these(More)
Diabetes education for ethnic minorities should address variations in values underlying motivations, preferences, and behaviors of individuals within an ethnic group. This paper describes the development and implementation of a culturally tailored diabetes intervention for Puerto Rican Americans that can be delivered by a health care paraprofessional and(More)
The health-care systems in urban communities are facing major challenges. They are being forced to reduce costs while maintaining and improving quality. Compounding these systems issues are the inequalities in health access and barriers that persist within certain segments of the population. Hispanic Americans make up a significant and growing segment of(More)
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