By expanding the reach of HIV testing programs, church-based testing events could help achieve the goal of universal testing.
Mar 14, 2017
In 2013, the Delaware Office of Early Learning contracted with the RAND Corporation to evaluate Delaware Stars for Early Success, the state's quality rating and improvement system for early learning and care programs. This report shares all findings.
Nov 7, 2016
Response rates for the Medicare Advantage Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (MA CAHPS) survey were 2.5 percentage points lower when 12 questions had been added to the survey, compared with no additional questions.
Oct 20, 2016
Sleep problems among spouses of military service members were reported at rates higher than the general population and were associated with more symptoms of depression.
May 9, 2016
Effects of a Pilot Church-Based Intervention to Reduce HIV Stigma and Promote HIV Testing Among African Americans and Latinos
Programs to reduce HIV stigma in churches may have synergistic effects with HIV testing when provided in combination.
Apr 25, 2016
Patients whose doctors provide advice on quitting smoking are more likely to be satisfied with the care they receive.
Apr 20, 2016
Less Use of Extreme Response Options by Asians to Standardized Care Scenarios May Explain Some Racial/Ethnic Differences in CAHPS Scores
This study explores whether lower ERT is observed for Asians than whites in response to standardized vignettes depicting patient experiences of care and whether ERT might in part explain Asians reporting worse care than whites.
Dec 28, 2015
We conducted a mixed methods study using nationally representative congregational survey data and in-depth interviews with congregational leaders about veterans' reintegration needs.
Nov 20, 2015
Inform church-based stigma interventions by exploring dimensions of HIV stigma among African American and Latino religious congregants and determining how these are related to drug addiction and homosexuality stigmas and knowing someone HIV-positive.
Aug 6, 2015
Improving Sleep Health for U.S. Servicemembers: Policies, Programs, Barriers to Implementation, and Recommendations
Sleep problems can have consequences for servicemembers' health and for force readiness and resiliency. This first-ever comprehensive review of sleep-related policies and programs led to recommendations for improving sleep across the force.
Apr 6, 2015
Sleep problems can have consequences for servicemembers' health and for force readiness and resiliency. Findings from a large-scale survey of servicemembers offer guidance for policies and programs to identify, treat, and prevent sleep problems.
Apr 6, 2015
Sleep problems can have long-term consequences for servicemembers' health and for force readiness and resiliency. This first-ever comprehensive review of sleep-related policies and programs led to recommendations for improving sleep across the force.
Apr 6, 2015
Correlates of HIV Testing Among African American and Latino Church Congregants: The Role of HIV Stigmatizing Attitudes and Discussions About HIV
Faith-based organizations can be key settings in which to reach African Americans and Latinos for HIV prevention, but little is known regarding factors that predict congregants' HIV testing behaviors.
Mar 10, 2015
Acculturation and Drug Use Stigma Among Latinos and African Americans: An Examination of a Church-Based Sample
Substance use patterns among Latinos likely reflect changes in attitudes resulting from acculturation, but little is known about Latinos' attitudes regarding drug addiction.
Feb 2, 2015
Little smoking research in the past 20 years includes persons 50 and older; herein we describe patterns of clinician cessation advice to US seniors, including variation by Medicare beneficiary characteristics.
Dec 15, 2014
This report describes development of the Hospice Experience of Care Survey, field test design, procedures, analytic methods and findings, and the final survey for national implementation by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Aug 8, 2014
Predictors of the Existence of Congregational HIV Programs: Similarities and Differences Compared with Other Health Programs
Results of this study can inform policy interventions to increase the capacity of religious congregations to address HIV and health.
Jan 1, 2014
Describes the functionality of the Army Medical Department's Professional Filler System (PROFIS) in the current operating environment of ongoing deployments and assesses potential modifications and improvements to the system.
May 29, 2013
A Retrospective Evaluation of the Perfecting Patient Care University Training Program for Health Care Organizations
This study evaluated how the Perfecting Patient Care (PPC) University, a quality improvement (QI) training program for health care leaders and clinicians, affected the ability of organizations to improve the health care they provide.
Jan 1, 2013
Increases in reading skills and numeracy skills substantially increase the odds that an individual will quit smoking.
Feb 1, 2012
This codebook covers the second wave of L.A.FANS. Fieldwork for the second wave took place between August 2006 and December 2008.
Jan 20, 2012
The objective of this study was to assess how best to measure "QI success" by comparing self-reported and externally rated measures of QI success.
Jan 1, 2012
All literacy skills are significantly associated with patients' self-advocacy when examined in isolation, but greater speaking and listening skills are significantly associated with better patient advocacy when all four skills were examined together.
Sep 1, 2011
This article describes the performance of hospitals' adverse-event reporting systems and the effects of national patient-safety initiatives, including the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.
Jan 1, 2011
While reading and numeracy best represent overall literacy, patients' relative strengths may vary. Effective communication with patients should rely on both oral exchange and written health information, and not rely on a single literacy skill.
Jan 1, 2011
Presents results of the Adverse Event Reporting System Survey from 2005 and 2009.
Jul 28, 2010
Skills in reading, listing and numeracy may affect the risk of coronary heart disease.
Jan 1, 2010