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Prostate Cancer: Patient Education For Changing Guidelines, Richard Mendez 2018 University of Vermont College of Medicine

Prostate Cancer: Patient Education For Changing Guidelines, Richard Mendez

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

In May 2012 United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against prostate cancer screening, Grade D, with no other recommendation for providers. Since prostate cancer continues to be among the most common cancer in the United States among men, patients were exposed to previous guidelines during routine visits and require updated educational materials for primary care visits.


Clinical Topic Review: Behavioral Health Screening For Children With Well Visits, Judith A. Savageau, Linda M. Cabral, Jack Gettens, Elizabeth O'Connell, Lana Miller, Susan Maguire 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Clinical Topic Review: Behavioral Health Screening For Children With Well Visits, Judith A. Savageau, Linda M. Cabral, Jack Gettens, Elizabeth O'Connell, Lana Miller, Susan Maguire

Judith A. Savageau

The first Clinical Topic Review was conducted in order to better understand how behavioral health screenings were occurring for children and adolescents during well visits prior to the implementation of a requirement that primary care providers perform behavioral health screening using a standardized behavioral health screening tool during every well child visit.


Recruitment And Retention Of Community Health Center Primary Care Physicians Post Ma Health Care Reform: 2008 Vs. 2013 Physician Surveys, Judith A. Savageau, Linda J. Cragin, Warren J. Ferguson, Laura A. Sefton, Joan Pernice 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Recruitment And Retention Of Community Health Center Primary Care Physicians Post Ma Health Care Reform: 2008 Vs. 2013 Physician Surveys, Judith A. Savageau, Linda J. Cragin, Warren J. Ferguson, Laura A. Sefton, Joan Pernice

Judith A. Savageau

OBJECTIVES: In 2008 and 2013, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers surveyed community health center (CHC) primary care physicians (PCPs) to identify factors related to preparedness, recruitment and retention. The survey was repeated to determine the impact of Massachusetts health care reform. METHODS: An online survey was sent to 677 PCPs at 46 CHCs. New questions addressed patient-centered redesign, language competencies, and interprofessional care. ESULTS: With 48% responding, PCPs were significantly more prepared in 2013 to practice in a CHC. Intent to continue practicing in a CHC was related to age, length ...


The Effects Of Patient Characteristics On Clinician’S Adherence To Preventive Practice Guidelines, DeShana A. Collett Ph.D,PA-C, Kenneth M. Tyler Ph.D. 2017 University of Kentucky

The Effects Of Patient Characteristics On Clinician’S Adherence To Preventive Practice Guidelines, Deshana A. Collett Ph.D,Pa-C, Kenneth M. Tyler Ph.D.

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: The existence of health disparities confirms that not all patients, regardless of differences in patient demographics, are provided quality healthcare (Agency of Health Care Research and Quality, 2003). Moreover, research suggests that health disparities may be present due to the inadequate delivery of medical services (S. Haist, J. Wilson, M. Lineberry, & C. Griffith, 2007; Van Ryn, Burgess, Malat, & Griffin, 2006). The differences in the delivery of care and services to ethnic minorities and those of low socioeconomic status warrant examining the role healthcare providers play in the causation of these health disparities (Smedley, Stith, & Nelson, 2003).

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the ...


Cervical Cancer Screening At Community Health Centers Of Burlington, Adrienne Jarvis 2017 University of Vermont

Cervical Cancer Screening At Community Health Centers Of Burlington, Adrienne Jarvis

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Most invasive cervical cancers are found in women who have never been screened or who have not been screened in the last five years. In order to improve the cervical cancer screening rate at the Community Health Centers of Burlington, a chart review was conducted of female patients who did not have records of Pap tests within current guidelines. It was found that the 28% of these patients had pap tests by outside providers, indicating local care coordination is a major barrier to cervical cancer screening tracking. Another major barrier to screening was patients seen for acute visits only or ...


Headphones And Adolescents: Hearing Loss Prevention, Taylor Sommer 2017 University of Vermont

Headphones And Adolescents: Hearing Loss Prevention, Taylor Sommer

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Headphone use of adolescents is on the rise due to increased availability of personal listening devices. Hearing loss has also increased in adolescents. This project aims at preventing noise-induced hearing loss by educating adolescents on proper use of headphones.


Domestic Health Assessment For Syrian Refugees In Rutland, Vt, Ian Grant 2017 University of Vermont College of Medicine

Domestic Health Assessment For Syrian Refugees In Rutland, Vt, Ian Grant

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

The Vermont Dept. of Health/Agency of Human Services “Refugee Domestic Health Assessment Form” was reviewed, edited, and reformatted to improve provider work-flow, ensure accuracy, and ease the process of data collection. This form was redesigned specifically to be used by providers in Rutland, VT when assessing the health of newly-arrived Syrian refugees.


Food For All, Vicenta Hudziak 2017 University of Vermont College of Medicine

Food For All, Vicenta Hudziak

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Hardwick area free and reduced-cost local food resources. Includes schedules and contact information for local meals, food pantries, assistance programs, educational programs, and cookbook information.


Colorectal Cancer Screening, Eric Schmidt 2017 The University of Vermont

Colorectal Cancer Screening, Eric Schmidt

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

The USPSTF gives Colorectal Cancer screening a Grade A recommendation, beginning at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years. Screening colonoscopies are proven to show dramatic decreased incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer. This project evaluates the percentage of patients at Stowe Family Practice and Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley who are meeting these guidelines. Using chart reviews and patient interviews, the project seeks ways to increase screening rates through provider-patient shared decision making tools and educational materials for the office.


Counseling Pregnant Women On Marijuana Use, Theresa B. Flanagan 2017 University of Vermont College of Medicine

Counseling Pregnant Women On Marijuana Use, Theresa B. Flanagan

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance for pregnant women nationwide, with rates of use trending upward. Marijuana use in Penobscot County is elevated well above the national average, and is likely to continue to rise with the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Maine. Though the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) discourages marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, studies have shown that providers do not emphasize counseling pregnant patients on marijuana use. This project looked at provider practices and perceptions regarding marijuana use during pregnancy at the Center for Family Medicine at Eastern Maine ...


Marijuana Use Counseling During Pregnancy, Adam Petchers 2017 UVM COM

Marijuana Use Counseling During Pregnancy, Adam Petchers

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Penobscot County, Maine has among the highest rates of marijuana use in the country, and Maine has recently voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Research has shown that pregnant women frequently seek out and are dissatisfied with information regarding the safety of marijuana use during pregnancy. We surveyed Family Medicine providers at the Center for Family Medicine at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor Maine regarding their counseling of pregnant patients on the topic of marijuana use. From the results, we created an information sheet to aid providers in marijuana use counseling with pregnant women.


Hepatitis C Screening In The Baby Boomer Cohort, Peter Hyson 2017 University of Vermont

Hepatitis C Screening In The Baby Boomer Cohort, Peter Hyson

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

The USPSTF recommends a one-time screening for Hepatitis C, irrespective of prior risk factors, for individuals born between 1945-1965. Many patients in this group may not be aware of this recommendation or understand very much about Hepatitis C infection. This project sought to educate and promote screening among the "Baby Boomer" cohort at Hinesburg Family Medicine Clinic. A literature review on HCV screening in the age group cohort was carried out and a poster was created.


Sad Management In Lewiston, Me, Ashley L. Deeb 2017 University of Vermont

Sad Management In Lewiston, Me, Ashley L. Deeb

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Seasonal affective disorder may be a significant issue in Lewiston, ME due to it's latitude. In addition, lack of transportation and poverty are also issues in this community. This project attempts to address treatment and increase awareness of SAD in Lewiston.


Strategies For Clinical Management Of Hypertension: Understanding Community Perspectives, Patrick Cruden 2017 University of Vermont

Strategies For Clinical Management Of Hypertension: Understanding Community Perspectives, Patrick Cruden

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Survey analysis of hypertensive patients in an outpatient family medicine practice aimed at efficiently improving clinical management and health literacy.


Chronic Pain: Improving Patient Awareness Of Management Options, Lauren E. Haggerty 2017 University of Vermont College of Medicine

Chronic Pain: Improving Patient Awareness Of Management Options, Lauren E. Haggerty

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans and places a significant burden on patients and their families. Opioids are frequently used to manage chronic pain, and their potential for misuse, addiction, and adverse effects are of growing concern in Vermont. Increasing patient awareness of different pain management options could decrease patient suffering and mitigate the opioid epidemic. This project aimed to educate patients on chronic pain management and resources available in Franklin County.


Organ Donation: Gauging Perception, Interest, And Clarifying Misconceptions, Tridu Huynh 2017 University of Vermont - College of Medicine

Organ Donation: Gauging Perception, Interest, And Clarifying Misconceptions, Tridu Huynh

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Around 120,000 people currently need a lifesaving organ transplant in the United States. On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. In 2011, over $34 billion dollars were spent on dialysis patients with end-stage renal disease. Only 52% of the national population is registered for organ donation. In Vermont, that number is 44%. This project aimed to clarify some common misconceptions regarding organ donation in the form of a brochure. Participants' subsequent interest and concerns regarding registering as an organ donor were also gauged. A total of 50 people filled out the form ...


Sindh Health Sector Strategy 2012 – 2020, Shehla Zaidi 2016 Aga Khan University

Sindh Health Sector Strategy 2012 – 2020, Shehla Zaidi

Shehla Zaidi

No abstract provided.


Landscape Analysis Of Multi-Sectoral Initiatives For Under-Nutrition In Pakistan, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Albertha Nyaku, Jane Keylock, Shehla Zaidi, Jai Das 2016 The Aga Khan University

Landscape Analysis Of Multi-Sectoral Initiatives For Under-Nutrition In Pakistan, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Albertha Nyaku, Jane Keylock, Shehla Zaidi, Jai Das

Shehla Zaidi

Mapping of Multi-Sectoral Initiatives for Nutrition in Pakistan, Challenges faced, Opportunities, and potential for Cross- Sectoral Synergies.


Improving Healthcare Provider Knowledge In Acute And Primary Transgender Health Needs: The Implementation Of A Clinical Education Program With Urgent Care And Emergency Room Staff And Providers, Tonia Lower 2016 Otterbein University

Improving Healthcare Provider Knowledge In Acute And Primary Transgender Health Needs: The Implementation Of A Clinical Education Program With Urgent Care And Emergency Room Staff And Providers, Tonia Lower

Doctoral Theses

The purpose of this project was to improve knowledge and identify personal bias and beliefs in the acute and primary healthcare needs of transgender persons, through the implementation of a clinical education program with healthcare providers and staff working within the urgent care and emergency department settings. The need for such a program exists due to the lack of suitable and accessible healthcare that may lead to misdiagnosis, delay of treatment and poor health outcomes. Including clinical education in the acute and primary healthcare needs of transgender persons that can be integrated into healthcare organizations may aid in the improvement ...


Proceedings Of 2016 Aurora Scientific Day, 2016 Aurora Health Care

Proceedings Of 2016 Aurora Scientific Day

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

This supplement includes select abstracts presented at the 42nd annual Aurora Scientific Day research symposium, held May 25, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Aurora Scientific Day provides a forum for original research conducted by faculty, fellows, residents, students and other allied health professionals affiliated with Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit health system comprised of integrated hospitals and clinics across eastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois.


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