Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs et al. analyzed data from over 3,000 women participating in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) and found that racial discrimination was perceived by 35% of African American women, 20% of Chinese women, 12% of Hispanic women, 11% of Japanese women, and 3% of non-Hispanic white women. However, perceived racial discrimination was associated with reduced receipt of preventive screening in only one fully adjusted model in the study. Read more
Perceived discrimination is associated with reduced breast and cervical cancer screening: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
Impact of rheumatoid arthritis on receiving a diagnosis of hypertension among patients with regular primary care
In a study to determine whether rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a risk factor for not receiving a hypertension diagnosis, Dr. Christie Bartels et al. found that while patients with RA had more total medical visits than patients with RA, they were only 36% likely to be diagnosed with hypertension during the study period. The article is in press in Arthritis Care & Research, and was recently featured in ACP InternistWeekly.
Antihypertensive medication initiation among young adults with regular primary care use
A recent study by Dr. Heather Johnson et al. found that only 34% of 18-39 year old adults with hypertension started antihypertensive medications or achieved blood pressure control within a mean follow-up period of 20 months. The article was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and featured in US News & World Report, MedPage Today, Health Magazine, Philly.com, and the Tomah Journal.
Frequency and duration of nursing care related to older patient mobility
In a study to characterize nursing activity related to mobilizing older patients in acute care settings, Dr. Barbara King et al. found that 32% of patients were not engaged by a nurse in any mobility event during an 8-hour period, and the mean duration for ambulation was less than 2 minutes per observation period. The mobility events most frequently observed were low-level activities like standing and transferring, and were most often initiated by patients. Read more