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Direct-to-Patient Telehealth: Opportunities and Challenges.

Vanessa A Diaz, Marty S Player,

Provision of healthcare services through telehealth continues to increase. This rise is driven by the several factors, such as improved access, decreased cost, patient convenience and positive patient satisfaction. Direct-to-patient (DTP) care delivery is the most popular form of telehealth. However, barriers exist to its widespread use in practice, such ... Read more >>

R I Med J (2013) (Rhode Island medical journal (2013))
[2020, 103(1):35-37]

Cited: 1 time

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Pilot Randomized Trial of a Self-Help Behavioral Activation Mobile App for Utilization in Primary Care.

Jennifer Dahne, C W Lejuez, Vanessa A Diaz, Marty S Player, Jacob Kustanowitz, Julia W Felton, Matthew J Carpenter,

Mobile technologies can be leveraged to meet the need for evidence-based psychological depression treatment via primary care. The purpose of the present study was to preliminarily examine the feasibility and efficacy of a self-help brief behavioral activation mobile application (app; "Moodivate") for depressive symptoms among adults treated via primary care. ... Read more >>

Behav Ther (Behavior therapy)
[2019, 50(4):817-827]

Cited: 3 times

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Moodivate: A self-help behavioral activation mobile app for utilization in primary care-Development and clinical considerations.

Jennifer Dahne, C W Lejuez, Jacob Kustanowitz, Julia W Felton, Vanessa A Diaz, Marty S Player, Matthew J Carpenter,

Depressive symptoms are highly prevalent and are associated with considerable functional impairment, significant public health costs, and heightened mortality risk. Individuals experiencing impairment due to depressive symptomatology are most likely to report their symptoms to a primary care provider. As such, national guidelines highlight the need to assess and effectively ... Read more >>

Int J Psychiatry Med (International journal of psychiatry in medicine)
[2017, 52(2):160-175]

Cited: 6 times

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Comparison of Alcohol Use Disorder Screens During College Athlete Pre-Participation Evaluations.

Erek Majka, Travis Graves, Vanessa A Diaz, Marty S Player, Lori M Dickerson, Jennifer K Gavin, Andrea Wessell,

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening adults for alcohol misuse, a challenge among young adults who may not have regular primary care. The pre-participation evaluation (PPE) provides an opportunity for screening, but traditional screening tools require extra time in an already busy visit. The objective of this ... Read more >>

Fam Med (Family medicine)
[2016, 48(5):366-370]

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Use of a Tablet-Based Risk Assessment Program to Improve Health Counseling and Patient-Provider Relationships in a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Vanessa A Diaz, Arch G Mainous, Jennifer K Gavin, Marty S Player, Robert U Wright,

This study evaluates the impact of an interactive, tablet-based lifestyle behavior questionnaire prior to a patient's primary care visit on counseling for health behaviors and patient-provider relationships. Using a quasi-experimental design at 2 federally qualified health centers, adults aged 18 to 35 years were asked to complete a tablet-based assessment ... Read more >>

Am J Med Qual (American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality)
[2016, 31(5):434-440]

Cited: 3 times

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Discrepancies in cardiovascular disease risk calculation affect aspirin use recommendations in patients with diabetes.

Vanessa A Diaz, Lori M Dickerson, Laura Lee Smith, Katherine Seawright, Andrea Wessell, Jennifer K Gavin, Svetlana Chirina, Michele Knoll, Marty S Player, Allison McCutcheon,

OBJECTIVES: Aspirin is recommended for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in patients who are at high risk for CVD. The objective of this study was to compare agreement between two American Diabetes Association-endorsed CVD risk calculators in identifying candidates for aspirin therapy. METHODS: Adult patients with diabetes mellitus (n = 238) ... Read more >>

South. Med. J. (Southern medical journal)
[2014, 107(6):368-373]

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Recent family medicine residency graduates' perceptions of resident duty hour restrictions.

Lars E Peterson, Vanessa Diaz, Lori M Dickerson, Marty S Player, Peter J Carek,

BACKGROUND: Resident duty hour limits, new requirements for supervision, and an enhanced focus on patient safety have shown mixed effects on resident quality of life, patient safety, and resident competency. Few studies have assessed how recent graduates feel these changes have affected their education. OBJECTIVE: We assessed recent graduates' perceptions ... Read more >>

J Grad Med Educ (Journal of graduate medical education)
[2013, 5(1):31-35]

Cited: 1 time

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Chlamydia pneumoniae and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis.

Marty S Player, Arch G Mainous, Charles J Everett, Vanessa A Diaz, Michele E Knoll, Robert U Wright,

BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional investigation between presence of antibodies and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in past studies has shown no relationship, but progression over time has not been investigated. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies and progression of CAC and ankle-brachial index ... Read more >>

Eur J Prev Cardiol (European journal of preventive cardiology)
[2014, 21(5):559-565]

Cited: 7 times

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Anxiety disorders, hypertension, and cardiovascular risk: a review.

Marty S Player, Lars E Peterson,

Hypertension, coronary heart disease (CHD), and anxiety disorders all cause substantial morbidity to patients and costs to the healthcare system. Associations between these diseases have been hypothesized and studied for decades. In particular, psychosocial stressors associated with anxiety disorders raise autonomic arousal via the hypothalamic-pituitary axis which increases circulating catecholamines. ... Read more >>

Int J Psychiatry Med (International journal of psychiatry in medicine)
[2011, 41(4):365-377]

Cited: 75 times

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Impact of EHR-based clinical decision support on adherence to guidelines for patients on NSAIDs: a randomized controlled trial.

James M Gill, Arch G Mainous, Richelle J Koopman, Marty S Player, Charles J Everett, Ying Xia Chen, James J Diamond, Michael I Lieberman,

PURPOSE: Electronic health records (EHRs) with clinical decision support hold promise for improving quality of care, but their impact on management of chronic conditions has been mixed. This study examined the impact of EHR-based clinical decision support on adherence to guidelines for reducing gastrointestinal complications in primary care patients on ... Read more >>

Ann Fam Med (Annals of family medicine)
[2011, 9(1):22-30]

Cited: 13 times

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Balancing the risks and benefits of proton pump inhibitors.

James M Gill, Marty S Player, David C Metz,

Ann Fam Med (Annals of family medicine)
[2011, 9(3):200-202]

Cited: 5 times

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Life stress and atherosclerosis: a pathway through unhealthy lifestyle.

Arch G Mainous, Charles J Everett, Vanessa A Diaz, Marty S Player, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Daniel W Smith,

To examine the relationship between a general measure of chronic life stress and atherosclerosis among middle aged adults without clinical cardiovascular disease via pathways through unhealthy lifestyle characteristics.We conducted an analysis of The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). The MESA collected in 2000 includes 5,773 participants, aged 45-84. We computed ... Read more >>

Int J Psychiatry Med (International journal of psychiatry in medicine)
[2010, 40(2):147-161]

Cited: 9 times

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An electronic medical record-based intervention to improve quality of care for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and atypical presentations of GERD.

Marty S Player, James M Gill, Arch G Mainous, Charles J Everett, Richelle J Koopman, James J Diamond, Michael I Lieberman, Ying Xia Chen,

BACKGROUND: Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common in primary care but is often underdiagnosed and untreated. GERD can also present with atypical symptoms like chronic cough and asthma, and physicians may be unaware of this presentation. We aimed to implement and evaluate an intervention to improve diagnosis and treatment for ... Read more >>

Qual Prim Care (Quality in primary care)
[2010, 18(4):223-229]

Cited: 7 times

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Moderate alcohol intake is associated with decreased risk of insulin resistance among individuals with vitamin D insufficiency.

Marty S Player, Arch G Mainous, Dana E King, Vanessa A Diaz, Charles J Everett,

To determine whether moderate alcohol intake modifies the association between low vitamin D levels and insulin resistance (IR), we hypothesized that moderate alcohol intake would have a modifying effect on IR in people with low vitamin D levels.This was a cross-sectional analysis of subjects > or = 20 y old ... Read more >>

Nutrition (Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.))
[2010, 26(1):100-105]

Cited: 3 times

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Association of urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and serum C-reactive protein.

Charles J Everett, Dana E King, Marty S Player, Eric M Matheson, Robert E Post, Arch G Mainous,

The association of 9 urinary monohydroxy polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (OH-PAHs) with serum C-reactive protein (CRP) was investigated using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2004. The unweighted number of participants included was 999, which represented 139,362,776 persons in the non-institutionalized US population. In adjusted logistic regressions, two OH-PAHs, ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2010, 110(1):79-82]

Cited: 27 times

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Leukocyte telomere length and coronary artery calcification.

Arch G Mainous, Veryan Codd, Vanessa A Diaz, U Joseph Schoepf, Charles J Everett, Marty S Player, Nilesh J Samani,

OBJECTIVE: Leukocyte telomere length is representative of biological aging and is associated with clinical coronary artery disease but its association with coronary atherosclerosis is unclear. The objective of this study was to examine the association of telomere length with coronary artery calcification in middle aged adults. METHODS: Leukocyte telomere length ... Read more >>

Atherosclerosis (Atherosclerosis)
[2010, 210(1):262-267]

Cited: 41 times

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The relationship of hepatitis antibodies and elevated liver enzymes with impaired fasting glucose and undiagnosed diabetes.

Arch G Mainous, Vanessa A Diaz, Dana E King, Charles J Everett, Marty S Player,

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of hepatitis antibodies and liver enzymes with impaired fasting glucose and undiagnosed diabetes in adults. METHODS: We analyzed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999 to 2004, a nationally representative sample of the noninstitutionalized US population. Among adults ... Read more >>

J Am Board Fam Med (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM)
[2008, 21(6):497-503]

Cited: 8 times

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Association of polychlorinated biphenyls with hypertension in the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Charles J Everett, Arch G Mainous, Ivar L Frithsen, Marty S Player, Eric M Matheson,

The association of 11 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) with hypertension was investigated using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999-2002. The unweighted number of participants assessed for hypertension ranged from 2074 to 2556 depending on the chemical(s) being analyzed. In unadjusted logistic regressions all 11 PCBs were associated with ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2008, 108(1):94-97]

Cited: 52 times

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The association between hay fever and stroke in a cohort of middle aged and elderly adults.

Eric M Matheson, Marty S Player, Arch G Mainous, Dana E King, Charles J Everett,

BACKGROUND: Asthma has been linked to stroke, but it is unknown if hay fever is related to stroke. This study was designed to investigate if there is an association between a reported history of hay fever and stroke during a 4.4-year study period. METHODS: Analysis was performed of the Atherosclerosis ... Read more >>

J Am Board Fam Med (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM)
[2008, 21(3):179-183]

Cited: 7 times

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Importance of a patient's personal health history on assessments of future risk of coronary heart disease.

Arch G Mainous, Charles J Everett, Marty S Player, Dana E King, Vanessa A Diaz,

OBJECTIVE: Although many coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors are known, the role of an individual's changing personal health history is unclear. We implemented this study to evaluate whether accounting for previous Framingham Risk Scores (FRSs) improves the predictive ability of a current FRS for future CHD in middle-aged adults. ... Read more >>

J Am Board Fam Med (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM)
[2008, 21(5):408-413]

Cited: 2 times

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Psychosocial factors and progression from prehypertension to hypertension or coronary heart disease.

Marty S Player, Dana E King, Arch G Mainous, Mark E Geesey,

This study explored the influence of trait anger and long-term psychological stress on progression to hypertension and incident coronary heart disease (CHD) in persons with prehypertension.A secondary data analysis was performed using the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, a cohort of men and women aged 45 to 64 years ... Read more >>

Ann Fam Med (Annals of family medicine)
[2007, 5(5):403-411]

Cited: 34 times

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Anxiety and unrecognized high blood pressure in U.S. ambulatory care settings: an analysis of the 2005 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

Marty S Player, Arch G Mainous, Mark Carnemolla,

To determine for U.S. ambulatory visits for anxiety how often high blood pressure is unrecognized and the factors associated with being unrecognized.Analyzed data from the 2005 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey looking at visits for anxiety by patient complaint or provider diagnosis and ... Read more >>

Int J Psychiatry Med (International journal of psychiatry in medicine)
[2008, 38(1):91-101]

Cited: 3 times

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Prehypertension and insulin resistance in a nationally representative adult population.

Marty S Player, Arch G Mainous, Vanessa A Diaz, Charles J Everett,

Prehypertension is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and progression to hypertension. Insulin resistance (IR) is also related to cardiovascular risk. It is unknown whether individuals with prehypertension also have higher IR. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between prehypertension and IR. The National Health ... Read more >>

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) (Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.))
[2007, 9(6):424-429]

Cited: 16 times

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Competing impact of excess weight versus cardiorespiratory fitness on cardiovascular risk.

Vanessa A Diaz, Marty S Player, Arch G Mainous, Peter J Carek, Mark E Geesey,

Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, whereas high cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is cardioprotective. This study evaluated the competing effect of weight and fitness on biomarkers of cardiovascular risk in a nationally representative sample of 2,112 adults (20 to 49 years of age; body mass index [BMI] > or ... Read more >>

Am. J. Cardiol. (The American journal of cardiology)
[2006, 98(11):1468-1471]

Cited: 16 times

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Antihypertensive prescribing practices: impact of the antihypertensive and lipid-lowering treatment to prevent heart attack trial.

Marty S Player, James M Gill, Heather Bittner Fagan, Arch G Mainous,

This national study examines the impact of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) on the prescribing of thiazide-type diuretics and other antihypertensive medications for patients with newly diagnosed hypertension. A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using data from a national network of electronic health records for ... Read more >>

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) (Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.))
[2006, 8(12):860-864]

Cited: 9 times

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