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Alsacia L Sepulveda-Pacsi, Suzanne Bakken
There is a paucity of studies centering on the correlates of cancer worry among Hispanics from the Dominican Republic and the potential informatics strategies to address such worries. Data were analyzed using descriptive and correlational statistics, and logistic regression with the dependent variable of cancer worry. Independent variables for the regression were: age, gender, marital status, education, socioeconomic status, previous diagnosis of cancer, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, and chronic burden...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Nara Jang, Suzanne Bakken
Internalized HIV stigma (IHS) threatens people living with HIV (PLWH) and the public. Our purpose was to identify relationships between PLWH perceptions of IHS and demographic, clinical, overall health, health-related quality of life, and perceived health care provider (HCP) social support. Using survey data from PLWH (n = 292) in an urban HIV clinic, we first examined the reliability and validity of an existing IHS measure. Exploratory factor analysis revealed that the IHS score was composed of three factors: (a) Perception of Negative Societal Beliefs, (b) Fear of Disclosure, and (c) Perception of Negative HCP Beliefs, which were used as dependent variables in the multivariate analysis...
September 5, 2016: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
S Raquel Ramos, Peter Gordon, Suzanne Bakken, Rebecca Schnall
Federal regulations have encouraged the electronic sharing of protected health information (PHI). As an opt-in state, New York abides by an affirmative consent model where PHI is electronically shared only after written consent is obtained. The purpose of our study was to describe sociotechnical factors that influence health information exchange (HIE) consent for persons living with HIV (PLWH) at one clinic in New York City. We employed mixed methods to gather perceptions of facilitators and barriers to HIE consent...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
Janet Woollen, Jennifer Prey, Lauren Wilcox, Alexander Sackeim, Susan Restaino, Syed T Raza, Suzanne Bakken, Steven Feiner, George Hripcsak, David Vawdrey
OBJECTIVE: To investigate patients' experience using an inpatient personal health record (PHR) on a tablet computer to increase engagement in their hospital care. METHODS: We performed observations and conducted semi-structured interviews with 14 post-operative cardiac surgical patients and their family members who received an inpatient PHR. Themes were identified using an inductive coding scheme. RESULTS: All participants responded favorably to having access to view their clinical information...
2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
Jennifer E Prey, Min Qian, Susan Restaino, Judith Hibbard, Suzanne Bakken, Rebecca Schnall, Gloria Rothenberg, David K Vawdrey, Ruth Masterson Creber
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this paper are to describe the internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the PAM-13 for hospitalized cardiology and oncology patients and to examine the predictors of low patient activation in the same population. METHODS: We evaluated the internal consistency reliability of the PAM-13 in the inpatient setting. Construct validity of the PAM-13 was then assessed using two approaches: expected known-groups differences between patients with planned and unplanned admissions PAM-13 levels and convergence of PAM-13 levels with other measures...
June 27, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
Shaodian Zhang, Erin O'Carroll Bantum, Jason Owen, Suzanne Bakken, Noémie Elhadad
OBJECTIVES: The Internet and social media are revolutionizing how social support is exchanged and perceived, making online health communities (OHCs) one of the most exciting research areas in health informatics. This paper aims to provide a framework for organizing research of OHCs and help identify questions to explore for future informatics research. Based on the framework, we conceptualize OHCs from a social support standpoint and identify variables of interest in characterizing community members...
July 8, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Sunmoo Yoon, Manuel C Co, Suzanne Bakken
We applied topic modeling techniques to 123,229 Tweets to gain insights about dementia caregiving as the foundation for future interventions. Network visualization elucidated the cultural similarities and differences of topics.
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Sunmoo Yoon, Manuel C Co, Niurka Suero-Tejeda, Suzanne Bakken
We applied data mining techniques to a community-based behavioral dataset to build prediction models to gain insights about physical activity levels as the foundation for future interventions for urban Latinos. Our application of data mining strategies identified environment factors including having a convenient location for physical activity and psychological factors including depression as the strongest correlates of self-reported comparative physical activity among hundreds of variables. The data mining methods were useful to build prediction models to gain insights about perceptions of physical activity behavior as compared to peers...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Rebecca Schnall, Suzanne Bakken, William Brown Iii, Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Sarah Iribarren
Mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) have the potential to support self-management and improve health outcomes in persons living with HIV (PLWH). In this paper, we report on the final step in a three-stage user-centered design process for the development of a mHealth app for PLWH. We conducted a usability evaluation with 10 targeted end-users and a heuristic evaluation with 5 persons with informatics expertise to assess the usability of a prototype mHealth app for PLWH to manage their health. At the end of our usability evaluation, we finalized a Design Document that included the user interface design and functional specifications of the mHealth app...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Arlene Smaldone, Sally Findley, Suzanne Bakken, L Adriana Matiz, Susan L Rosenthal, Haomiao Jia, Sergio Matos, Deepa Manwani, Nancy S Green
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHW) are increasingly recognized as a strategy to improve health outcomes for the underserved with chronic diseases but has not been formally explored in adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD primarily affects African American, Hispanic and other traditionally underserved populations. Hydroxyurea (HU), an oral, once-daily medication, is the only approved therapeutic drug for sickle cell disease and markedly reduces symptoms, morbidity and mortality and improves quality of life largely by increasing hemoglobin F blood levels...
July 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Ruth M Masterson Creber, Elaine Fleck, Jianfang Liu, Gloria Rothenberg, Beatriz Ryan, Suzanne Bakken
The prevalence of obesity is rising rapidly among Hispanics/Latinas. We evaluated the prevalence of being obese or overweight and associated risk factors among 630 low-income, Latina women from ambulatory care clinics in Upper Manhattan. Overall, 37 % of the sample was overweight and 41 % of the sample was obese, and yet, almost half of women who are overweight considered their weight "just about right." After adjusting for socio-demographic, behavioral, and biological risk factors, being obese was strongly associated with having hypertension [relative risk ratio (RRR) 3...
May 25, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Yalini Senathirajah, David Kaufman, Suzanne Bakken
BACKGROUND: Challenges in the design of electronic health records (EHRs) include designing usable systems that must meet the complex, rapidly changing, and high-stakes information needs of clinicians. The ability to move and assemble elements together on the same page has significant human-computer interaction (HCI) and efficiency advantages, and can mitigate the problems of negotiating multiple fixed screens and the associated cognitive burdens. OBJECTIVE: We compare MedWISE-a novel EHR that supports user-composable displays-with a conventional EHR in terms of the number of repeat views of data elements for patient case appraisal...
2016: EGEMS
Rebecca Schnall, Marlene Rojas, Suzanne Bakken, William Brown, Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Monique Carry, Deborah Gelaude, Jocelyn Patterson Mosley, Jasmine Travers
BACKGROUND: Mobile technologies are a useful platform for the delivery of health behavior interventions. Yet little work has been done to create a rigorous and standardized process for the design of mobile health (mHealth) apps. This project sought to explore the use of the Information Systems Research (ISR) framework as guide for the design of mHealth apps. METHODS: Our work was guided by the ISR framework which is comprised of 3 cycles: Relevance, Rigor and Design...
April 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Ruth Masterson Creber, Jennifer Prey, Beatriz Ryan, Irma Alarcon, Min Qian, Suzanne Bakken, Steven Feiner, George Hripcsak, Fernanda Polubriaginof, Susan Restaino, Rebecca Schnall, Philip Strong, David Vawdrey
BACKGROUND: Patients who are better informed and more engaged in their health care have higher satisfaction with health care and better health outcomes. While patient engagement has been a focus in the outpatient setting, strategies to engage inpatients in their care have not been well studied. We are undertaking a study to assess how patients' information needs during hospitalization can be addressed with health information technologies. To achieve this aim, we developed a personalized inpatient portal that allows patients to see who is on their care team, monitor their vital signs, review medications being administered, review current and historical lab and test results, confirm allergies, document pain scores and send questions and comments to inpatient care providers...
March 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Sunmoo Yoon, Jonathan A Shaffer, Suzanne Bakken
Healthcare environments are increasingly implementing health information technology (HIT) and those from various professions must be competent to use HIT in meaningful ways. In addition, HIT has been shown to enable interprofessional approaches to health care. The purpose of this article is to describe the refinement of the Self-Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies Scale (SANICS) using analytic techniques based upon item response theory (IRT) and discuss its relevance to interprofessional education and practice...
2015: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Young Ji Lee, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Haomiao Jia, Adam Wilcox, Suzanne Bakken
BACKGROUND: Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States and they suffer from a disproportionate burden of chronic diseases. Studies have shown that online health information has the potential to affect health behaviors and influence management of chronic disease for a significant proportion of the population, but little research has focused on Hispanics. OBJECTIVE: The specific aim of this descriptive, cross-sectional study was to examine the association between online health information-seeking behaviors and health behaviors (physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, alcohol use, and hypertension medication adherence) among Hispanics...
November 26, 2015: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Negar Aliabadi, Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Suzanne Bakken, Marlene Rojas, William Brown, Monique Carry, Jocelyn Patterson Mosley, Deborah Gelaude, Rebecca Schnall
HIV remains a significant public health problem among men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM comprise 2% of the U.S. population, but constitute 56% of persons living with HIV. Mobile health technology is a promising tool for HIV prevention. The purpose of this study was to identify the desired content, features and functions of a mobile application (app) for HIV prevention in high-risk MSM. We conducted five focus group sessions with 33 MSM. Focus group recordings were transcribed and coded using themes informed by the information-motivation-behavioral (IMB) skills model...
December 2015: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
Rebecca Schnall, Jocelyn Patterson Mosley, Sarah J Iribarren, Suzanne Bakken, Alex Carballo-Diéguez, William Brown Iii
BACKGROUND: There is preliminary evidence that mobile health (mHealth) apps are feasible, attractive, and an effective platform for the creation of self-management tools for persons living with HIV (PLWH). As a foundation for the current study, we conducted formative research using focus groups, participatory design sessions, and usability evaluation methods to inform the development of a health management app for PLWH. The formative research resulted in identification of the following functional requirements of a mHealth app for self-management: (1) communication between providers and peers, (2) medication reminders, (3) medication log, (4) lab reports, (5) pharmacy information, (6) nutrition and fitness, (7) resources (eg, social services, substance use, video testimonials), (8) settings, and (9) search function...
2015: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Adam Wilcox, David Vawdrey, Chunhua Weng, Mark Velez, Suzanne Bakken
Research Data eXplorer (RedX) was designed to support self-service research data queries and cohort identification from clinical research databases. The primary innovation of RedX was the electronic health record view of patient data, to provide better contextual understanding for non-technical users in building complex data queries. The design of RedX around this need identified multiple functions that would use individual patient views to better understand population-based data, and vice-versa. During development, the more necessary and valuable components of RedX were refined, leading to a functional self-service query and cohort identification tool...
2015: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
Patricia Flatley Brennan, Suzanne Bakken
PURPOSE: Contemporary big data initiatives in health care will benefit from greater integration with nursing science and nursing practice; in turn, nursing science and nursing practice has much to gain from the data science initiatives. Big data arises secondary to scholarly inquiry (e.g., -omics) and everyday observations like cardiac flow sensors or Twitter feeds. Data science methods that are emerging ensure that these data be leveraged to improve patient care. ORGANIZING CONSTRUCT: Big data encompasses data that exceed human comprehension, that exist at a volume unmanageable by standard computer systems, that arrive at a velocity not under the control of the investigator and possess a level of imprecision not found in traditional inquiry...
September 2015: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
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