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Evaluation of a Proactive Smoking Cessation Electronic Visit to Extend the Reach of Evidence-Based Cessation Treatment via Primary Care.

Jennifer Dahne, Marty Player, Matthew J Carpenter, Dee W Ford, Vanessa A Diaz,

Background: Best practice guidelines for smoking cessation treatment through primary care advise the 5As model. However, compliance with these guidelines is poor, leaving many smokers untreated. The purpose of this study was to develop and preliminarily evaluate an asynchronous smoking cessation electronic visit (e-visit) that could be delivered proactively through the ... Read more >>

Telemed J E Health (Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association)
[2020, :]

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Intention to Quit Vaping Among United States Adolescents.

Tracy T Smith, Georges J Nahhas, Matthew J Carpenter, Lindsay M Squeglia, Vanessa A Diaz, Adam M Leventhal, Jennifer Dahne,

JAMA Pediatr (JAMA pediatrics)
[2020, :]

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A cross-sectional study of United States family medicine residency programme director burnout: implications for mitigation efforts and future research.

Tamatha M Psenka, John R Freedy, Lisa D Mims, Alec O DeCastro, Carole R Berini, Vanessa A Diaz, Jennie B Jarrett, Terrence E Steyer,

BACKGROUND:Academic physician burnout is concerning. Too little is known about factors associated with residency programme director burnout. Continued uncertainty risks adverse outcomes including graduate medical education leadership turnover and negative impact on recruiting and retaining under-represented minority residency programme directors. OBJECTIVE:This study assessed symptoms of burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization) and ... Read more >>

Fam Pract (Family practice)
[2020, :]

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Facilitators and barriers to utilization of medications for opioid use disorder in primary care in South Carolina.

Sarah M Oros, Lillian M Christon, Kelly S Barth, Carole R Berini, Bennie L Padgett, Vanessa A Diaz,

OBJECTIVE:Utilization of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) has not been widely adopted by primary care providers. This study sought to identify interprofessional barriers and facilitators for use of MOUD (specifically naltrexone and buprenorphine) among current and future primary care providers in a southeastern academic center in South Carolina. METHOD:Faculty, ... Read more >>

Int J Psychiatry Med (International journal of psychiatry in medicine)
[2020, :91217420946240]

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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]

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Pilot randomized controlled trial of a Spanish-language Behavioral Activation mobile app (¡Aptívate!) for the treatment of depressive symptoms among united states Latinx adults with limited English proficiency.

Jennifer Dahne, Anahi Collado, C W Lejuez, Cristina M Risco, Vanessa A Diaz, Lisa Coles, Jacob Kustanowitz, Michael J Zvolensky, Matthew J Carpenter,

BACKGROUND:To address the need for disseminable, evidence-based depression treatment options for Latinx adults with limited English proficiency (LEP), our team developed ¡Aptívate!, a Spanish-language Behavioral Activation self-help mobile application. Primary aims of this study were to: 1) examine feasibility and uptake of ¡Aptívate! among depressed Latinx adults with LEP and ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2019, 250:210-217]

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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]

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¡Aptívate!: A Spanish-language behavioral activation mobile application for delivery via primary care.

Jennifer Dahne, Anahi Collado, C W Lejuez, Cristina Risco, Vanessa A Diaz, Jacob Kustanowitz, Michael Zvolensky, Matthew J Carpenter,

Treatment for depression is a core health disparity for Latino/as in the United States. U.S. Latino/as are most likely to report depressive symptoms to primary care physicians, who often have limited resources for providing evidence-based psychological depression treatment. This limited treatment accessibility is further compounded by additional treatment barriers, including ... Read more >>

Psychol Serv (Psychological services)
[2019, 16(2):271-275]

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Body mass index is negatively associated with telomere length: a collaborative cross-sectional meta-analysis of 87 observational studies.

Marij Gielen, Geja J Hageman, Evangelia E Antoniou, Katarina Nordfjall, Massimo Mangino, Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam, Tim de Meyer, Audrey E Hendricks, Erik J Giltay, Steven C Hunt, Jennifer A Nettleton, Klelia D Salpea, Vanessa A Diaz, Ramin Farzaneh-Far, Gil Atzmon, Sarah E Harris, Lifang Hou, David Gilley, Iiris Hovatta, Jeremy D Kark, Hisham Nassar, David J Kurz, Karen A Mather, Peter Willeit, Yun-Ling Zheng, Sofia Pavanello, Ellen W Demerath, Line Rode, Daniel Bunout, Andrew Steptoe, Lisa Boardman, Amelia Marti, Belinda Needham, Wei Zheng, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Andrew J Pellatt, Jaakko Kaprio, Jonathan N Hofmann, Christian Gieger, Giuseppe Paolisso, Jacob B H Hjelmborg, Lisa Mirabello, Teresa Seeman, Jason Wong, Pim van der Harst, Linda Broer, Florian Kronenberg, Barbara Kollerits, Timo Strandberg, Dan T A Eisenberg, Catherine Duggan, Josine E Verhoeven, Roxanne Schaakxs, Raffaela Zannolli, Rosana M R Dos Reis, Fadi J Charchar, Maciej Tomaszewski, Ute Mons, Ilja Demuth, Andrea Elena Iglesias Molli, Guo Cheng, Dmytro Krasnienkov, Bianca D'Antono, Marek Kasielski, Barry J McDonnell, Richard Paul Ebstein, Kristina Sundquist, Guillaume Pare, Michael Chong, Maurice P Zeegers, ,

Background:Even before the onset of age-related diseases, obesity might be a contributing factor to the cumulative burden of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation throughout the life course. Obesity may therefore contribute to accelerated shortening of telomeres. Consequently, obese persons are more likely to have shorter telomeres, but the association between ... Read more >>

Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (The American journal of clinical nutrition)
[2018, 108(3):453-475]

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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]

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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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Balint groups in family medicine residency programs: a follow-up study from 1990--2010.

Vanessa A Diaz, Alexander Chessman, Alan H Johnson, Clive D Brock, Jennifer K Gavin,

Balint groups have been part of residency education for decades. This study updates our understanding of the organization, purpose, and leadership of Balint groups within US family medicine residency programs.Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved family medicine residency training programs (n=453) were contacted to complete a questionnaire, similar to ... Read more >>

Fam Med (Family medicine)
[2015, 47(5):367-372]

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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]

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Cost and Utilization: Hospitalized Patients on a Family Medicine Service.

Maribeth Porter, Vanessa A Diaz, Jennifer K Gavin, Ashleigh Zacarias, Lori Dickerson, William J Hueston, Peter J Carek,

OBJECTIVES: The cost of hospitalizations contributes to the rising expense of medical care in the United States. Providing health insurance to uninsured Americans is a strategy to reduce these costs, but only if costs for uninsured patients are disproportionately high. This study examined hospitalization use patterns for uninsured patients compared ... Read more >>

South. Med. J. (Southern medical journal)
[2015, 108(6):364-369]

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Stressors and coping mechanisms associated with perceived stress in Latinos.

Sasha M Perez, Jennifer K Gavin, Vanessa A Diaz,

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between causes of perceived stress and the coping mechanisms used by Latino adults with perceived stress. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: This cross-sectional survey was conducted on a convenience sample of 200 Latino adults (aged ≥18 years). They were recruited from clinics, migrant camps, community events, and ... Read more >>

Ethn Dis (Ethnicity & disease)
[2015, 25(1):78-82]

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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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Elevated transferrin saturation, health-related quality of life and telomere length.

Arch G Mainous, Robert U Wright, Mary M Hulihan, Waleed O Twal, Christine E McLaren, Vanessa A Diaz, Gordon D McLaren, W Scott Argraves, Althea M Grant,

We sought to examine the relationship between elevated transferrin saturation (TS) and measures of health status (telomere length and patient-reported health-related quality of life) to assess whether elevated TS is associated with negative patient outcomes beyond increased risk for morbidity and mortality, using a cross-sectional analysis of the Hemochromatosis and ... Read more >>

Biometals (Biometals : an international journal on the role of metal ions in biology, biochemistry, and medicine)
[2014, 27(1):135-141]

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Satisfaction, early removal, and side effects associated with long-acting reversible contraception.

Lori M Dickerson, Vanessa A Diaz, Jessica Jordon, Emily Davis, Svetlana Chirina, Jennifer A Goddard, Kristin B Carr, Peter J Carek,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal implants (SDI) are recommended as first-line contraception for the majority of women by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, these methods of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) are underutilized. Some concerns regarding their use include cost of placement, side effects, and ... Read more >>

Fam Med (Family medicine)
[2013, 45(10):701-707]

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Telomere length and elevated iron: the influence of phenotype and HFE genotype.

Arch G Mainous, Robert U Wright, Mary M Hulihan, Waleed O Twal, Christine E McLaren, Vanessa A Diaz, Gordon D McLaren, W Scott Argraves, Althea M Grant,

Elevated body iron stores are associated with morbidity and mortality due to oxidative stress. Hereditary hemochromatosis, a common condition caused by HFE gene mutations, can lead to excess iron storage and disease but clinical penetrance of HFE gene mutations is low and many people with elevated iron stores lack HFE ... Read more >>

Am J Hematol (American journal of hematology)
[2013, 88(6):492-496]

Cited: 7 times

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Factors affecting HPV vaccine use among recent family medicine residency graduates.

Robert E Post, Peter J Carek, Arch G Mainous, Vanessa A Diaz, Sharleen P Johnson,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many adolescents seek care by family physicians for well visits and have the opportunity for HPV vaccination during these visits. Limited information is available regarding what affects physicians in offering the vaccine. The purpose of this study was to examine factors that affect family physician administration of ... Read more >>

Fam Med (Family medicine)
[2013, 45(2):90-94]

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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]

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Transferrin saturation and hospital length of stay and mortality in Medicare beneficiaries.

Arch G Mainous, Vanessa A Diaz, Michele E Knoll, Mary M Hulihan, Althea M Grant, Robert U Wright,

To evaluate in a large, nationally representative cohort the association between high serum transferrin saturation (TS) and hospital length of stay and mortality in older adults.Prospective cohort.Longitudinal analyses of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey linked to Medicare claims from 1991 through 2006.Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older ... Read more >>

J Am Geriatr Soc (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)
[2013, 61(1):132-136]

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Unequal burden of disease, unequal participation in clinical trials: solutions from African American and Latino community members.

Marvella E Ford, Laura A Siminoff, Elisabeth Pickelsimer, Arch G Mainous, Daniel W Smith, Vanessa A Diaz, Lea H Soderstrom, Melanie S Jefferson, Barbara C Tilley,

African Americans and Latinos are underrepresented in clinical trials. The purpose of this study was to elicit solutions to participation barriers from African Americans and Latinos. Fifty-seven adults (32 African Americans, 25 Latinos) ages 50 years and older participated. The Institute of Medicine's Unequal Treatment conceptual framework was used. Six ... Read more >>

Health Soc Work (Health & social work)
[2013, 38(1):29-38]

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Impact of quality improvement training during residency on current practice.

Vanessa A Diaz, Peter J Carek, Sharleen P Johnson,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Quality improvement (QI) has become an integral aspect of family medicine residency training. This study examines whether QI training during residency is associated with the integration of QI activities into practice following graduation. METHODS: A confidential survey was delivered to South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (SC ... Read more >>

Fam Med (Family medicine)
[2012, 44(8):569-573]

Cited: 9 times

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Integrating cognitive behavioral therapy into management of depression.

John R Freedy, Peter J Carek, Vanessa A Diaz, C Carolyn Thiedke,

Am Fam Physician (American family physician)
[2012, 85(7):686-687]

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