Military members who visited a primary care clinic while suffering from PTSD and depression reported fewer symptoms and better mental health functioning a year after enrolling in a treatment program that included specially trained care managers and telephone therapy options.
Comparative modeling of colorectal cancer screening methods for previously unscreened adults found that the use of four strategies over different intervals between the ages of 50 and 75 years yielded a comparable balance of benefit and burden.
An approach to treating depression that coordinates efforts among health providers and community partners improved services for clients in underserved populations, especially those involved in the justice system.
New guidelines from the American College of Physicians favor behavioral therapy over meds as the first-line treatment for insomnia. However, the ACP's recommendation will not in itself raise the level of access to optimal care for insomnia patients.
Measures and tools used to assess quality of life are not being used widely in the treatment and care of patients with cancer, despite being used in clinical trials. A range of challenges would need to be addressed before quality of life measures and tools might be used more widely.
Use of quality of life (QoL) tools in cancer patients may improve patient–physician communication and have the potential to improve care, but the tools are not currently widely used in clinical practice, in brain cancer or other cancer contexts. More research and stakeholder engagement is needed on how QoL tools can achieve the most impact.
As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health initiative, RAND developed an action framework to achieve the goal of enabling everyone in the United States to lead healthier lives, now and for generations to come.
We report here on the first gathering of the National Institutes of Health Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Opportunity Network grant recipients in the separate but interrelated topics of psychosocial stress and sleep.
This report describes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's National Survey of Health Attitudes, part of the foundation's Culture of Health strategy. It describes the survey development and provides the survey text and summary statistics of the data.
Reported unmet health care need in adolescence is common and is an independent predictor of poor adult health. Reducing these unmet health care needs may be an effective method to improve population health.