Department of Family and Community Medicine

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    17033 Hershey

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2006
2 Citations (Scopus)

Maternal shoe size and infant birth weight: Correlation or fiction?

Stephens, M., Manning, D. A., Arnold-Canuso, A. & Haas, D. M., Jul 19 2006, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 19, 4, p. 426-428 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shoes
Birth Weight
Mothers
Parity
Gravidity
79 Citations (Scopus)

Nurse case management improves blood pressure, emotional distress and diabetes complication screening

Gabbay, R. A., Lendel, I., Saleem, T. M., Shaeffer, G., Adelman, A., Mauger, D., Collins, M. & Polomano, R. C., Jan 1 2006, In : Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 71, 1, p. 28-35 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Case Management
Diabetes Complications
Nurses
Blood Pressure
Primary Health Care
16 Citations (Scopus)

Tests of a symptom checklist to screen for comorbid psychiatric disorders in alcoholism

Benjamin, A. B., Mossman, D., Graves, N. & Sanders, R. D., May 1 2006, In : Comprehensive Psychiatry. 47, 3, p. 227-233 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Checklist
Alcoholism
Psychiatry
ROC Curve
Military Personnel
29 Citations (Scopus)

The burden of anxiety and depression among patients with chronic rheumatologic disorders at a tertiary care hospital clinic in Karachi, Pakistan

Waheed, A., Hameed, K., Khan, A. M., Syed, J. A. & Mirza, A. I., May 1 2006, In : Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 56, 5, p. 243-247 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pakistan
Tertiary Healthcare
Tertiary Care Centers
Anxiety
Depression
32 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of the interaction between increasing gestational age and obstetrical risk on birth outcomes: Evidence of a varying optimal time of delivery

Nicholson, J., Kellar, L. C. & Kellar, G. M., Jul 1 2006, In : Journal of Perinatology. 26, 7, p. 392-402 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Age
Parturition
Maternal Age
Urban Hospitals
Third Pregnancy Trimester
2005
10 Citations (Scopus)

An audit of the students' corner of Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association

Aslam, F. & Waheed, A., Nov 2005, In : Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 55, 11, p. 517-519 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pakistan
Students
Medical Students
Research
Cross-Sectional Studies
40 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular health knowledge and behavior in patient attendants at four tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan - A cause for concern

Jafary, F. H., Aslam, F., Mahmud, H., Waheed, A., Shakir, M., Afzal, A., Qayyum, M. A., Akram, J., Khan, I. S. & Haque, I. U., Nov 25 2005, In : BMC Public Health. 5, 124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pakistan
Tertiary Healthcare
Tertiary Care Centers
Coronary Disease
Health
13 Citations (Scopus)

Challenges in herbal research: A randomized clinical trial to assess blinding with ginger

Zick, S. M., Blume, A., Normolle, D. & Ruffin, M., Jun 1 2005, In : Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 13, 2, p. 101-106 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ginger
Capsules
Randomized Controlled Trials
Research
Placebos
3 Citations (Scopus)

Design of early validation trials of biomarkers

Normolle, D., Ruffin, M. & Brenner, D., 2005, In : Cancer Informatics. 1, 1, p. 25-31 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomarkers
Population
Sensitivity and Specificity
Mass Screening
Health Services Needs and Demand
118 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing doctor-patient communication using email: A pilot study

Leong, S. L., Gingrich, D., Lewis, P., Mauger, D. & George, J. H., May 1 2005, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. 18, 3, p. 180-188 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postal Service
Communication
Physicians
Patient Satisfaction
Reaction Time
53 Citations (Scopus)

Epidemiologic and viral factors associated with cervical neoplasia in HPV-16-positive women

Rajeevan, M. S., Swan, D. C., Nisenbaum, R., Lee, D. R., Vernon, S. D., Ruffin, M., Horowitz, I. R., Flowers, L. C., Kmak, D., Tadros, T., Birdsong, G., Husain, M., Srivastava, S. & Unger, E. R., May 20 2005, In : International Journal of Cancer. 115, 1, p. 114-120 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidemiologic Factors
Human papillomavirus 16
Viral Load
Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
20 Citations (Scopus)

Gene expression profile of cervical tissue compared to exfoliated cells: Impact on biomarker discovery

Steinau, M., Lee, D. R., Rajeevan, M. S., Vernon, S. D., Ruffin, M. & Unger, E. R., Jan 1 2005, In : BMC genomics. 6, 64.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transcriptome
Biomarkers
Genes
Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzymes
Gene Expression
13 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating a health coach into primary care: Reflections from the Penn State Ambulatory Research Network

Adelman, A. & Graybill, M., Dec 1 2005, In : Annals of family medicine. 3, SUPPL.2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Services Research
Health Behavior
Health Promotion
Biomedical Research
Counseling

Survey of health needs and concerns of rural Pennsylvanians

Henning, G., Graybill, M., Herman, J. M. & Schwartz, M., Dec 1 2005, In : Journal of Agromedicine. 10, 4, p. 71-79 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Insurance
Health Surveys
Safety
Health
Delivery of Health Care
31 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of perceived predation risk on male courtship and copulatory behavior in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae, Lycosidae)

Taylor, A., Persons, M. H. & Rypstra, A. L., Jan 1 2005, In : Journal of Arachnology. 33, 1, p. 76-81 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pardosa milvina
Lycosidae
courtship
Araneae
predation
4 Citations (Scopus)

The wisdom of Wit in the teaching of medical students and residents.

Lewis, P., Jan 1 2005, In : Family Medicine. 37, 6, p. 396-398 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Faculties
Wit and Humor
Internship and Residency
Medical Students
Teaching
2004
47 Citations (Scopus)

Active management of risk in pregnancy at term in an urban population: An association between a higher induction of labor rate and a lower cesarean delivery rate

Nicholson, J., Kellar, L. C., Cronholm, P. F. & Macones, G. A., Nov 1 2004, In : American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 191, 5, p. 1516-1528 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Induced Labor
Urban Population
Risk Management
Pregnancy
Pregnant Women
119 Citations (Scopus)

Adults' knowledge and behaviors related to human papillomavirus infection

Holcomb, B., Bailey, J. M., Crawford, K. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2004, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. 17, 1, p. 26-31 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Infections
Family Physicians
Risk-Taking
Student Health Services
Physicians' Offices
11 Citations (Scopus)

Developing a web site in primary care

Fetters, M. D., Ivankova, N. V., Ruffin, M., Creswell, J. W. & Power, D., Oct 1 2004, In : Family medicine. 36, 9, p. 651-659 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colorectal Neoplasms
Primary Health Care
Focus Groups
Early Detection of Cancer
Interviews
17 Citations (Scopus)

Dose-response relationship with increasing doses of dextromethorphan for children with cough

Paul, I., Shaffer, M. L., Yoder, K. E., Sturgis, S. A., Baker, M. & Berlin, C., Sep 1 2004, In : Clinical therapeutics. 26, 9, p. 1508-1514 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dextromethorphan
Cough
Antitussive Agents
Pediatrics
Respiratory Tract Infections
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of low dose aspirin (81 mg) on proliferating cell nuclear antigen and Amaranthus caudatus labeling in normal-risk and high-risk human subjects for colorectal cancer

Krishnan, K., Aoki, T., Ruffin, M., Normolle, D. P., Boland, C. R. & Brenner, D. E., Apr 20 2004, In : Cancer detection and prevention. 28, 2, p. 107-113 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amaranthus
Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen
Aspirin
Colorectal Neoplasms
Agglutinins
18 Citations (Scopus)

Interventions fail to increase cancer screening rates in community-based primary care practices

Ruffin, M. & Gorenflo, D. W., Sep 1 2004, In : Preventive Medicine. 39, 3, p. 435-440 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Primary Health Care
Papanicolaou Test
Sigmoidoscopy
Occult Blood
23 Citations (Scopus)

Low-dose topical delivery of all-trans retinoic acid for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia II and III

Ruffin, M., Bailey, J. M., Normolle, D. P., Michael, C. W., Bieniasz, M. E., Kmak, D. C., Unger, E. R. & Brenner, D. E., Dec 1 2004, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 13, 12, p. 2148-2152 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Tretinoin
Placebos
Female Contraceptive Devices
Biopsy
13 Citations (Scopus)

Orgasmic headache with transient basilar artery vasospasm

Schlegel, D. & Cucchiara, B., Jul 1 2004, In : Headache. 44, 7, p. 710-712 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Basilar Artery
Headache
Vascular Headaches
Orgasm
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
44 Citations (Scopus)

Prediction of hospital disposition after thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale

Schlegel, D., Tanne, D., Demchuk, A. M., Levine, S. R. & Kasner, S. E., Jul 1 2004, In : Archives of Neurology. 61, 7, p. 1061-1064 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Stroke
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Rehabilitation Nursing
29 Citations (Scopus)

Recruitment and retention of economically underserved women to a cervical cancer prevention trial

Bailey, J. M., Bieniasz, M. E., Kmak, D., Brenner, D. E. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2004, In : Applied Nursing Research. 17, 1, p. 55-60 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Nurse Practitioners
Creativity
Vulnerable Populations
Child Care
2003
33 Citations (Scopus)

Appropriateness of quality indicators for older patients with advanced dementia and poor prognosis

Solomon, D. H., Wenger, N. S., Saliba, D., Young, R. T., Adelman, A., Besdine, R. K., Blazer, D. G., Cassell, C. K., Cummings, J. L., Katz, P. R., Kitzman, D. W., Lavizzo-Mourey, R. J., Mondoux, L. C., Popovich, R., Pories, W. J. & Wenger, N., Jul 1 2003, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 51, 7, p. 902-907 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Health Care
Dementia
Geriatrics
Committee Membership
Patient Preference
2 Citations (Scopus)

Are children of military parents more physically fit than children of civilian parents?

Stephens, M., Harrison, J. J., Wilson, C., Ringler, R. L. & Robinson, C., Jun 1 2003, In : Family medicine. 35, 6, p. 404-407 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parents
Physical Fitness
Students
Television
Social Class
42 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioral risks associated with tattooing

Stephens, M., 2003, In : Family Medicine. 35, 1, p. 52-54 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tattooing
Risk-Taking
Health
Smokeless Tobacco
Military Personnel
8 Citations (Scopus)

Chaperone use by family physicians during the collection of a Pap smear.

Rockwell, P., Steyer, T. E. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2003, In : Annals of family medicine. 1, 4, p. 218-220 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papanicolaou Test
Family Physicians
Physicians
Gynecological Examination
Surveys and Questionnaires
6 Citations (Scopus)

Family physicians' knowledge of risk factors for cervical cancer

Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2003, In : Journal of Women's Health. 12, 6, p. 561-567 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Family Physicians
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Physicians
Papanicolaou Test
Geographic Locations
159 Citations (Scopus)

Utility of the NIH stroke scale as a predictor of hospital disposition

Schlegel, D., Kolb, S. J., Luciano, J. M., Tovar, J. M., Cucchiara, B. L., Liebeskind, D. S. & Kasner, S. E., Jan 1 2003, In : Stroke. 34, 1, p. 134-137 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stroke
Subacute Care
Hospitalization
Nursing
Rehabilitation
2002
1 Citation (Scopus)

Policy and organizational issues in agromedicine: A survey of 2001 naac meeting attendees

Jones, W. J. & Henning, G., Apr 5 2002, In : Journal of Agromedicine. 8, 2, p. 113-123 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organizational Policy
Policy Making
Education
Research
Surveys and Questionnaires
58 Citations (Scopus)

Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia: A systematic review of the literature

Alper, B. S. & Lewis, P., Feb 18 2002, In : Journal of Family Practice. 51, 2, p. 121-128 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postherpetic Neuralgia
Oxycodone
Randomized Controlled Trials
Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents
Capsaicin
2001
31 Citations (Scopus)

Colonic mucosal prostaglandin e2 and cyclooxygenase expression before and after low aspirin doses in subjects at high risk or at normal risk for colorectal cancer1, 2

Krishnan, K., Ruffin, M., Normolle, D., Shureiqi, I., Burney, K., Bailey, J., Peters-Golden, M., Rock, C. L., Boland, C. R. & Brenner, D. E., Jan 1 2001, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 10, 5, p. 447-453 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostaglandin-Endoperoxide Synthases
Dinoprostone
Aspirin
Colorectal Neoplasms
Biomarkers
20 Citations (Scopus)

Ergogenic supplements and health risk behaviors

Stephens, M. & Olsen, C., 2001, In : Journal of Family Practice. 50, 8, p. 696-699 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk-Taking
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Health
Drinking
32 Citations (Scopus)

High vegetable and fruit diet intervention in premenopausal women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Rock, C. L., Moskowitz, A., Huizar, B., Saenz, C. C., Clark, J. T., Daly, T. L., Chin, H., Behling, C. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2001, In : Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 101, 10, p. 1167-1174 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
homocysteine
Vegetables
Fruit
carotenoids

Pennsylvania statewide agricultural emergency response training Program: A collaborative partnership with agromedicine, academic and community resources

Pistella, C. L., Kanzleiter-Keister, L., Henderson, R. A. & Herman, J. M., Sep 21 2001, In : Journal of Agromedicine. 7, 3, p. 11-21 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emergencies
Emergency Medical Services
Education
Organizational Models
Ships
2000
27 Citations (Scopus)

Chemoprevention for colorectal cancer

Krishnan, K., Ruffin, M. & Brenner, D. E., Jan 1 2000, In : Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 33, 3, p. 199-219 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplastic Cell Transformation
Precancerous Conditions
Anticarcinogenic Agents
Colonic Polyps
Cultured Tumor Cells

Controlling head lice

Stephens, M., Dec 1 2000, In : Patient Care. 34, 17, p. 99-107 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediculus
Therapeutics
2 Citations (Scopus)

Estrogen-progestin increases breast cancer risk.

Stephens, M., Jan 1 2000, In : The Journal of family practice. 49, 4, p. 301-302 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Progestins
Estrogens
Breast Neoplasms
76 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic taste markers and preferences for vegetables and fruit of female breast care patients

Drewnowski, A., Henderson, S. A., Hann, C. S., Berg, W. A. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2000, In : Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 100, 2, p. 191-197 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

propylthiouracil
Propylthiouracil
patient care
Genetic Markers
Vegetables
Diltiazem
Calcium Channel Blockers
Norway
Diuretics
Sweden
X Ray Computed Tomography
Coronary Disease
Myocardial Infarction
Population
Respiratory Mechanics
Metered Dose Inhalers
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Albuterol
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
1 Citation (Scopus)

Obstetric analgesia

Stephens, M., Fenton, L. A. & Fields, S. A., Jan 1 2000, In : Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 27, 1, p. 203-220 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obstetrical Analgesia
Prenatal Care
Patient Preference
Analgesics
Communication
109 Citations (Scopus)
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Prostatic Neoplasms
Primary Health Care
Early Detection of Cancer
50 Citations (Scopus)

Prevention of cervix cancer

Rock, C. L., Michael, C. W., Reynolds, R. K. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2000, In : Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 33, 3, p. 169-185 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Cervix Uteri
Papanicolaou Test
Papillomavirus Vaccines
1 Citation (Scopus)

Routine preoperative testing before cataract surgery.

Stephens, M., Jan 1 2000, In : The Journal of family practice. 49, 4, p. 299-300 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical History Taking
Elective Surgical Procedures
Cataract Extraction
Intraoperative Complications
Routine Diagnostic Tests
20 Citations (Scopus)

The maternal perspective on prenatal ultrasound

Stephens, M., Montefalcon, R. & Lane, D. A., Sep 12 2000, In : Journal of Family Practice. 49, 7, p. 601-604 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mothers
Prenatal Ultrasonography
Pregnancy
Fetus
Fetal Development