Susan C. Bolge

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the economic and humanistic burden of chronic sleep maintenance insomnia characterized by nighttime awakenings (CINA). A database analysis of National Health and Wellness Survey, an annual cross-sectional study of health status and outcomes of US adults, was performed. CINA was defined as experiencing nighttime(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and describe correlates of medication adherence in a large, national sample of outpatients with bipolar disorder. METHOD Data were collected via a self-report, Web-based survey in January and February of 2008 from US patients aged 18-65 years who reported a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and current use of psychotropic medication.(More)
BACKGROUND Health outcomes could be improved if women at high risk for osteoporotic fracture were matched to effective treatment. This study determined the extent to which treatment for osteoporosis/osteopenia corresponded to the presence of specific risk factors for osteoporotic fracture. METHODS This retrospective analysis of the United States 2007(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine reasons why rheumatoid arthritis patients discontinued subcutaneous (SQ) anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment in the past 12 months, so as to help inform successful, uninterrupted therapy. METHODS Data were collected in March and April 2011 using self-reported, internet-based questionnaires. Study inclusion criteria(More)
BACKGROUND Health care quality problems are reflected in the underuse, overuse, and misuse of health care services. There is evidence suggesting that the quality of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient care is suboptimal, which has spurred the development of a number of systematic quality improvement metrics. OBJECTIVE To investigate a quality process(More)
OBJECTIVE Bipolar disorder is frequently misdiagnosed as major depressive disorder (MDD). We aim to quantify the prevalence of misdiagnosed bipolar disorder among the depression population and evaluate the quality-of-life (QOL) impact of misdiagnoses. METHOD Data were collected from 2 self-administered, cross-sectional studies in 2003. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Depression in people with diabetes can result in increased risk for diabetes-related complications. The prevalence of depression has been estimated to be 17.6 % in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), based on studies published between 1980 and 2005. There is a lack of more recent estimates of depression prevalence among the US general(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe patient experience with intravenous (IV) biologics for ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or ulcerative colitis. METHODS Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted in 405 patients with these autoimmune diseases who were receiving an(More)
The objective was to examine the relationship between health care costs and quality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Administrative claims were used to calculate 8 process measures for the treatment of RA. Associated health care costs were calculated for members who achieved or did not achieve each of the measures. Medical, pharmacy, and laboratory claims for(More)
OBJECTIVE Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic condition complicated by being overweight or obese. This study used a patient survey to assess health, satisfaction, and diabetes self-management in relation to weight management. METHODS A survey including the Current Health Satisfaction Questionnaire, Diabetes Distress Scale, and Diabetes Treatment(More)