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QUERI Publications

  1. Babale S, Hill JN, Guihan M, Hogan TP, Goldstein B, Evans (Mayfield) CT. Evaluating implementation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention guidelines in spinal cord injury centers using the PARIHS framework: a mixed methods study. Implementation Science. 2015 Sep 9; 10(130):1-15.
  2. Korthuis PT, McGinnis KA, Kraemer KL, Gordon AJ, Skanderson M, Justice AC, Crystal S, Goetz MB, Gibert CL, Rimland D, Fiellin LE, Gaither JR, Wang K, Asch SM, McInnes DK, Ohl ME, Bryant K, Tate JP, Duggal M, Fiellin DA, Veterans Aging Cohort Study. Quality of HIV care and mortality in HIV-Infected Patients. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015 Sep 3.
  3. Ritchie MJ, Kirchner JE, Parker LE, Curran GM, Fortney JC, Pitcock J, Bonner LM, Kilbourne AM. Evaluation of an implementation facilitation strategy for settings that experience significant implementation barriers. Implementation Science. 2015 Sep 1; 10(Suppl 1):A46.
  4. Cohen AN, Hamilton AB, Ritchie MJ, Mittman BS, Kirchner JE, Wyatt GE, Fortney JC, Hellemann G, Liu H, Curran GM, Whelan F, Eccles AM, Parker LE, McNagny K, Hutchinson CS, Teague AB, Reist C, Young AS. Improving care quality through hybrid implementation/effectiveness studies: Best practices in design, methods, and measures. Implementation Science. 2015 Sep 1; 10(Suppl 1):A29.
  5. Hundt NE, Bensadon BA, Stanley MA, Petersen NJ, Kunik ME, Kauth MR, Cully JA. Coping mediates the relationship between disease severity and illness intrusiveness among chronically ill patients. Journal of Health Psychology. 2015 Sep 1; 20(9):1186-95.
  6. Saban KL, Hogan NS, Hogan TP, Pape TL. He looks normal but … Challenges of family caregivers of Veterans diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Nursing. 2015 Sep 1; 40(5):277-85.
  7. Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Liang L, Schulte PJ, Masoudi FA, Rumsfeld JS, Ho PM, Eapen ZJ, Hernandez AF, Heidenreich PA, Bhatt DL, Peterson ED, Krumholz HM, American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) Investigators. Medication initiation burden required to comply with heart failure guideline recommendations and hospital quality measures. Circulation. 2015 Aug 27.
  8. Goetz MB, Hoang T, Kan VL, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Asch SM. Rates and predictors of newly diagnosed HIV infection among Veterans receiving routine once-per-lifetime HIV testing in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2015 Aug 15; 69(5):544-50.
  9. Waltz TJ, Powell BJ, Matthieu MM, Damschroder LJ, Chinman MJ, Smith JL, Proctor EK, Kirchner JE. Use of concept mapping to characterize relationships among implementation strategies and assess their feasibility and importance: results from the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) study. Implementation Science. 2015 Aug 7; 10(1):109.
  10. Towns SJ, Silva MA, Belanger HG. Subjective sleep quality and post-concussion symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury:[Bi]. 2015 Aug 7; 1-5.
  11. Heidenreich PA, Tsai V, Curtis J, Wang Y, Turakhia MP, Masoudi FA, Varosy PD, Goldstein MK. A validated risk model for 1-year mortality after primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement. American Heart Journal. 2015 Aug 1; 170(2):281-289.e2.
  12. Baldassarre M, Smith B, Harp J, Herrold A, High WM, Babcock-Parziale J, Louise-Bender Pape T. Exploring the relationship between mild traumatic brain injury exposure and the presence and severity of post-concussive symptoms among Veterans deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. PM&R: Journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. 2015 Aug 1; 7(8):845-58.
  13. Zulman DM, Jenchura EC, Cohen DM, Lewis ET, Houston TK, Asch SM. How can eHealth technology address challenges related to multimorbidity? Perspectives from patients with multiple chronic conditions. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2015 Aug 1; 30(8):1063-70.
  14. McInnes DK, Fix GM, Solomon JL, Petrakis BA, Sawh L, Smelson DA. Preliminary needs assessment of mobile technology use for healthcare among homeless veterans. PeerJ. 2015 Jul 30; 3:e1096.
  15. Bradley SM, Hess E, Winchester DE, Sussman JB, Aggarwal V, Maddox TM, Barón AE, Rumsfeld JS, Ho PM. Stress testing after percutaneous coronary intervention in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system: Insights from the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program. Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2015 Jul 21.
  16. Young LB, Tyler K, Grant KM. Community-level barriers to recovery for substance dependent rural residents. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 2015 Jul 15; 15(3):307-326.
  17. Bradley SM, Chan PS, Hartigan PM, Nallamothu BK, Weintraub WS, Sedlis SP, Dada M, Maron DJ, Kostuk WJ, Berman DS, Teo KK, Mancini GB, Boden WE, Spertus JA. Validation of the appropriate use criteria for percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with stable coronary artery disease (from the COURAGE trial). The American journal of Cardiology. 2015 Jul 15; 116(2):167-73.
  18. Bradley SM, O CI, Grunwald GK, Liu CF, Hebert PL, Maddox TM, Jesse RL, Fihn SD, Rumsfeld JS, Ho PM. Facility-level variation in hospitalization, mortality, and costs in the 30 days after percutaneous coronary intervention: Insights on short-term healthcare value from the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking System (VA CART) Program. Circulation. 2015 Jul 14; 132(2):101-8.
  19. Ducharme LJ, Chandler RK, Harris AH. Implementing effective substance abuse treatments in general medical settings: Mapping the research terrain. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2015 Jul 8.
  20. Bradley SM, Bohn CM, Malenka DJ, Graham MM, Bryson CL, McCabe JM, Curtis JP, Lambert-Kerzner A, Maynard C. Temporal trends in percutaneous coronary intervention appropriateness: Insights from the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program. Circulation. 2015 Jul 7; 132(1):20-6.
  21. Daggett VS, Woodward-Hagg H, Damush TM, Plue L, Russell S, Allen G, Williams LS, Chumbler NR, Bravata DM. Healthcare systems redesign project to improve dysphagia screening. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 2015 Jul 1; 30(3):226-32.
  22. Combs HL, Berry DT, Pape T, Babcock-Parziale J, Smith B, Schleenbaker R, Shandera-Ochsner A, Harp JP, High WM. The effects of mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and combined mild traumatic brain injury/post-traumatic stress disorder on returning Veterans. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2015 Jul 1; 32(13):956-66.
  23. Sayer NA, Orazem RJ, Noorbaloochi S, Gravely A, Frazier P, Carlson KF, Schnurr PP, Oleson H. Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans with reintegration problems: Differences by Veterans Affairs Healthcare user status. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. 2015 Jul 1; 42(4):493-503.
  24. LaVela SL, Landers K, Etingen B, Karalius VP, Miskevics S. Factors related to caregiving for individuals with spinal cord injury compared to caregiving for individuals with other neurologic conditions. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2015 Jul 1; 38(4):505-14.
  25. Yancy WS, Mayer SB, Coffman CJ, Smith VA, Kolotkin RL, Geiselman PJ, McVay MA, Oddone EZ, Voils CI. Effect of allowing choice of diet on weight loss: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2015 Jun 16; 162(12):805-14.
  26. Henry JA, Griest S, Thielman E, McMillan G, Kaelin C, Carlson KF. Tinnitus Functional Index: Development, validation, outcomes research, and clinical application. Hearing Research. 2015 Jun 12.
  27. Zullig LL, Stechuchak KM, Goldstein KM, Olsen MK, McCant FM, Danus S, Crowley MJ, Oddone EZ, Bosworth HB. Patient-reported medication adherence barriers among patients with cardiovascular risk factors. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. 2015 Jun 1; 21(6):479-85.
  28. Sauser K, Bravata DM, Hayward RA, Levine DA. A national evaluation of door-to-imaging times among acute ischemic stroke patients within the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2015 Jun 1; 24(6):1329-32.
  29. Rouen PA, Krein SL, Reame NE. Post-menopausal symptoms in female Veterans with type 2 diabetes: Glucose control and symptom severity. Journal of Women's Health. 2015 Jun 1; 24(6):496-505.
  30. Thompson LE, Bekelman DB, Allen LA, Peterson PN. Patient-reported outcomes in heart failure: Existing measures and future uses. Current Heart Failure Reports. 2015 Jun 1; 12(3):236-46.
  31. Heidenreich PA, Tsai V, Bao H, Curtis J, Goldstein M, Curtis L, Hernandez A, Peterson P, Turakhia MP, Masoudi FA. Does age influence cardiac resynchronization therapy use and outcome? JACC. Heart failure. 2015 Jun 1; 3(6):497-504.
  32. LaVela SL, Hill JN, Smith BM, Evans CT, Goldstein B, Martinello R. Healthcare worker influenza declination form program. American Journal of Infection Control. 2015 Jun 1; 43(6):624-8.
  33. Arnold SV, Spertus JA, Lipska KJ, Tang F, Goyal A, McGuire DK, Cresci S, Maddox TM, Kosiborod M. Association between diabetes mellitus and angina after acute myocardial infarction: analysis of the TRIUMPH prospective cohort study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2015 Jun 1; 22(6):779-87.
  34. Smelson DA, Chinman M, McCarthy S, Hannah G, Sawh L, Glickman M. A cluster randomized Hybrid Type III trial testing an implementation support strategy to facilitate the use of an evidence-based practice in VA homeless programs. Implementation Science. 2015 May 28; 10(1):79.
  35. Moin T, Ertl K, Schneider J, Vasti E, Makki F, Richardson C, Havens K, Damschroder L. Women Veterans' experience with a web-based diabetes prevention program: a qualitative study to inform future practice. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2015 May 25; 17(5):e127.
  36. Evans CT, Johnson S. Prevention of clostridium difficile infection with probiotics. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015 May 15; 60 Suppl 2:S122-8.
  37. Evans CT, Safdar N. Current trends in the epidemiology and outcomes of clostridium difficile infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015 May 15; 60 Suppl 2:S66-71.
  38. Shore S, Jones PG, Maddox TM, Bradley SM, Stolker JM, Arnold SV, Parashar S, Peterson P, Bhatt DL, Spertus J, Ho PM. Longitudinal persistence with secondary prevention therapies relative to patient risk after myocardial infarction. Heart. 2015 May 15; 101(10):800-7.
  39. Bidassie B, Williams LS, Woodward-Hagg H, Matthias MS, Damush TM. Key components of external facilitation in an acute stroke quality improvement collaborative in the Veterans Health Administration. Implementation Science. 2015 May 14; 10(1):69.
  40. Kaiser DW, Tsai V, Heidenreich PA, Goldstein MK, Wang Y, Curtis J, Turakhia MP, National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Defibrillator implantations for primary prevention in the United States: Inappropriate care or inadequate documentation?: Insights from the National Cardiovascular Data ICD Registry. Heart Rhythm. 2015 May 14.
  41. Damschroder LJ, Moin T, Datta SK, Reardon CM, Steinle N, Weinreb J, Billington CJ, Maciejewski ML, Yancy WS, Hughes M, Makki F, Richardson CR. Implementation and evaluation of the VA DPP clinical demonstration: Protocol for a multi-site non-randomized hybrid effectiveness-implementation type III trial. Implementation Science. 2015 May 12; 10(1):68.
  42. Bouldin ED, Taylor LL, Littman AJ, Karavan M, Rice K, Reiber GE. Chronic lower limb wound outcomes among rural and urban Veterans. The Journal of Rural Health. 2015 May 7.
  43. Hoggatt KJ, Williams EC, Der-Martirosian C, Yano EM, Washington DL. National prevalence and correlates of alcohol misuse in women Veterans. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2015 May 1; 52:10-6.
  44. Kiefer MM, Silverman JB, Young BA, Nelson KM. National patterns in diabetes screening: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2012. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2015 May 1; 30(5):612-8.
  45. Edelman D, Dolor RJ, Coffman CJ, Pereira KC, Granger BB, Lindquist JH, Neary AM, Harris AJ, Bosworth HB. Nurse-led behavioral management of diabetes and hypertension in community practices: A randomized trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2015 May 1; 30(5):626-33.
  46. Bethel M, Bailey L, Weaver F, Le B, Burns SP, Svircev JN, Heggeness MH, Carbone LD. Surgical compared with nonsurgical management of fractures in male Veterans with chronic spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2015 May 1; 53(5):402-7.
  47. Bekelman DB, Plomondon ME, Carey EP, Sullivan MD, Nelson KM, Hattler B, McBryde CF, Lehmann KG, Gianola K, Heidenreich PA, Rumsfeld JS. Primary results of the Patient-Centered Disease Management (PCDM) for Heart Failure Study: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015 May 1; 175(5):725-32.
  48. Gidwani R, Barnett PG, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Asch SM, Lo J, Dally SK, Owens DK. Uptake and utilization of directly acting antiviral medications for hepatitis C infection in U.S. Veterans. Journal of Viral Hepatitis. 2015 May 1; 22(5):489-95.
  49. Wagner TH, Taylor T, Cowgill E, Asch SM, Su P, Bokhour B, Durfee J, Martinello RA, Maguire E, Elwy AR. Intended and unintended effects of large-scale adverse event disclosure: a controlled before-after analysis of five large-scale notifications. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2015 May 1; 24(5):295-302.
  50. Ramanathan S, Hill JN, Cameron KA, Safdar N, Guihan M, Evans CT. Relationship between knowledge and attitudes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and hand hygiene behavior in Veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder. American Journal of Infection Control. 2015 May 1; 43(5):537-9.
  51. Rosland AM, Krein SL, Kim HM, Greenstone CL, Tremblay A, Ratz D, Saffar D, Kerr EA. Measuring patient-centered medical home access and continuity in clinics with part-time clinicians. The American Journal of Managed Care. 2015 May 1; 21(5):e320-8.