Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to ascertain trends from 1995 to 2002 in general hospital discharges among adults in the United States with serious mental illness. METHODS As of 2002 the National Hospital Discharge Survey collected data on approximately 327,000 discharges from 445 hospitals. ICD-9-CM codes were used to identify the discharges between(More)
Since 1997, the use of methamphetamine as a drug of abuse has been widespread in the United States. While several forms of amphetamine are useful in some areas of medicine, methamphetamine as an abused substance is associated with severe and multifaceted consequences. Problems associated with the abuse of amphetamine and its derivatives such as(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the role of patient navigation in decreasing health care disparities through an exemplar of a successful patient navigation program for American Indian populations living in the Northern and Southern Plains of the United States. DATA SOURCES Published literature and data from the Native Navigators and the Cancer Continuum study. (More)
OBJECTIVES To test the hypotheses that older patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and rural patients are less likely to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. METHODS A total of 6561 patients with CRC between January 1998 and December 2003 were identified by incident International Classification of Diseases for(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined behavioral trends associated with cancer risk and cancer screening use from 1997 through 2006 among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) in the Northern Plains region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa) of the United States. We also examined disparities between that population and non-Hispanic white (NHW) people in(More)
In recent years, sleep disturbances and the health-related quality of life (QOL) experienced by adults with cancer, during and after cancer treatment, have received increasing attention in the scientific literature. The purpose of this paper was to systematically review current methodological approaches to the study of sleep disturbances and QOL in adults(More)
This study identified the characteristics and needs of adults discharged from state psychiatric hospitals. A retrospective analysis of data on patients discharged from adult psychiatric units of three state psychiatric hospitals in Nebraska 2005–2008 was conducted. Diagnoses were classified into six groups, and Axis III data from the state psychiatric(More)
INTRODUCTION Population-based data are essential for quantifying the problems and measuring the progress made by comprehensive cancer control programs. However, cancer information specific to the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population is not readily available. We identified major population-based surveys conducted in the United States that contain(More)
This study used data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey to examine secular trends and regional variation in hospitalization rates for congestive heart failure. The hospitalization rate for congestive heart failure rose significantly between 1995 and 2004 for adults aged 35 to 64 years. This trend was particularly marked in the West region (from(More)
The purpose of this literature review is to determine the current state of the science for the effectiveness of patient navigation on improving outcomes of cancer care across the continuum among Native Americans. The research will help healthcare professionals ascertain potential evidence-based practice guidelines and gaps in knowledge, which may provide(More)