Evaluation of a Systems-Based Tobacco Cessation Program Using Bedside Volunteers

Taylor D, Medaglio D, Jurkovitz C, Patterson F, Zhang Z, Gbadebo A, Bradley E, Wessells R, Goldenberg E Nicotine Tob. Res. 2018 Nov; PMID: 30462274 Abstract Introduction: Hospitalization and post-discharge provides an opportune time for tobacco cessation. This study tested the feasibility, uptake, and cessation outcomes of a hospital-based tobacco cessation program, delivered by volunteers

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Social constraints and fear of recurrence in couples coping with early stage breast cancer

Soriano EC, Pasipanodya EC, LoSavio ST, Otto AK, Perndorfer C, Siegel SD, Laurenceau JP Health Psychol 2018 Sep;37(9):874-884 PMID: 30138023 Abstract OBJECTIVE: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is a top concern of breast cancer (BC) survivors and their spouses. FCR often occurs within an interpersonal context, yet there has been little research on relationship processes

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Assessing the relationship between fear of cancer recurrence and health care utilization in early-stage breast cancer survivors

Otto AK, Soriano EC, Siegel SD, LoSavio ST, Laurenceau JP J Cancer Surviv 2018 Oct; PMID: 30341560 Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is associated with greater health care utilization (HCU) in early-stage breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Three hundred early-stage breast cancer survivors diagnosed within

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Does sharing good news buffer fear of bad news? A daily diary study of fear of cancer recurrence in couples approaching the first mammogram post-diagnosis

Soriano EC, Perndorfer C, Otto AK, Siegel SD, Laurenceau JP Psychooncology 2018 Jun; PMID: 29927016 Abstract OBJECTIVE: The core of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR)-a top concern of couples after successful breast cancer (BC) treatment-is fear of death. Daily relationship processes may be instrumental in regulating FCR as triggers of existential distress are encountered. We

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Checking Behavior, Fear of Recurrence, and Daily Triggers in Breast Cancer Survivors

Soriano EC, Valera R, Pasipanodya EC, Otto AK, Siegel SD, Laurenceau JP Ann Behav Med 2018 May; PMID: 29771272 Abstract Background: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is a top ongoing concern of breast cancer (BC) survivors and thus the focus of recent intervention development. The Self-Regulation Model of FCR (Lee-Jones C, Humphris G, Dixon R,

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Efficacy of ultrasound-indicated cerclage in twin pregnancies

Roman A, Rochelson B, Fox NS, Hoffman M, Berghella V, Patel V, Calluzzo I, Saccone G, Fleischer A Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2015 Jun;212(6):788.e1-6 PMID: 25637840 Abstract OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the perinatal outcomes in twin pregnancies with short cervical length (CL) with ultrasound-indicated cerclage (UIC) vs no cerclage (control). STUDY DESIGN: This was

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Carrots and Sticks: Achieving High Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates without a Mandate

Drees M, Wroten K, Smedley M, Mase T, Schwartz JS Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 Jun;36(6):717-24 PMID: 25721404 Abstract OBJECTIVE Achieving high healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza vaccination rates has typically required mandating vaccination, which is often challenging to implement. Our objective was to achieve >90% employee influenza vaccination without a mandate. DESIGN Prospective quality improvement

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