Sherrie H. Kaplan

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OBJECTIVE To assess the longitudinal health-related quality of life (HRQL) of children receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). METHODS Mothers (N = 160) of HSCT recipients aged 5-20 at six US transplant centers completed the Child Health Ratings Inventories (CHRIs), the Disease Impairment Inventory (DSII)-HSCT module, and the Short Form(More)
BACKGROUND Provider-patient language discordance is related to worse quality care for limited English proficient (LEP) patients who speak Spanish. However, little is known about language barriers among LEP Asian-American patients. OBJECTIVE We examined the effects of language discordance on the degree of health education and the quality of interpersonal(More)
BACKGROUND To assess how current policy trends may affect the use of counseling for depression, we examined the variation in the use of counseling and usual clinician counseling style for depression across specialty sectors (psychiatry, psychology, and general medicine) and reimbursement type (fee-for-service or prepaid). METHODS Three types of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of depressive symptoms and in provider recognition of depression among Latino, Asian, and non-Hispanic white patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Patients (n = 1,209) with type 2 diabetes were recruited from five university-affiliated primary care clinics for an(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure is a prevalent health problem associated with costly hospital readmissions. Transitional care programs have been shown to reduce readmissions but are costly to implement. Evidence regarding the effectiveness of telemonitoring in managing the care of this chronic condition is mixed. The objective of this randomized controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in type 2 diabetes is still a matter of debate. In the framework of a nationwide outcomes research program, we investigated the frequency of SMBG and its association with metabolic control and quality of life (QoL). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study involved 3,567 patients with type 2(More)
AIMS To examine the relative contribution of glycaemic control (HbA1C) and depressive symptoms on diabetes-related symptom burden (hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia) in order to guide medication modification. METHODS Secondary analysis of medical records data and questionnaires collected from a racially/ethnically diverse sample of adult patients with type(More)
BACKGROUND The modified Yale Preoperative Anxiety Scale (mYPAS) is the current "criterion standard" for assessing child anxiety during induction of anesthesia and has been used in >100 studies. This observational instrument covers 5 items and is typically administered at 4 perioperative time points. Application of this complex instrument in busy operating(More)
OBJECTIVE—To examine racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of depressive symptoms and in provider recognition of depression among Latino, Asian, and non-Hispanic white patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—Patients (n = 1,209) with type 2 diabetes were recruited from five university-affiliated primary care clinics for an(More)
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