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Acceptance of Outpatient Electronic Medical Record By Physicians and Patients at The Ohio State University Medical Center During an Institution Wide Implementation
PI: Milisa Rizer, MD

The purpose of this study was to assess physician and patient feedback regarding electronic medical record implementation at OSUMC.

Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions (AIM-HI)
PI: Perry Mostov, DO

The Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions (AIM-HI) study was designed to evaluate the impact of a fitness program, including healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional health.

Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in a Family Practice Population
PI: W. Fred Miser, MD
The primary purpose of this study was to validate a new cardiac risk tool for use in the family practice population.  This tool was developed in line with the latest recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Clinical Utility of the Newest Vital Sign in Family Medicine: A Pilot Study
PI: Lorraine Wallace, PhD

The aim of this study was to examine whether participant use of a calculator is associated with improved scores on the Newest Vital Sign, a screening tool to detect inadequate health literacy.

Clinical Utility of Spanish Language Health Literacy Measures
PI: Lorraine Wallace, PhD

The aim of this study was to examine whether participant use of a calculator is associated with improved scores on a screening tool to detect inadequate health literacy and numberacy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques and Lifestyle Changes: Reducing Systolic Blood Pressure
PI: Randy Wexler, MD

The aim of this study was to determine whether behavioral change to improve blood pressure control was greater in patients who used cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to support their health behavior change.

Core Stability, Biomechanical Joint Loading, and Athletic Performance
PI: Ajit Chaudhair, PhD
Co-I: Tom Best, MD, PhD; Deborah Givens, PT, PhD; Greg Young, MS

This randomized interventional study assessed the influence of improving core stability on reducing lower extremity joint loading and improving athletic performance in football athletes. Forty subjects were randomized into a core stability training group or a whole-body resistance training group for 6 weeks, with both pre- and post-testing of lower extremity biomechanics, performance in selected football-specific tasks, and clinical strength measures.

Development and Validation of Educational Materials to Foster Safe Use of Opioid Medication
PI: Lorraine Wallace, PhD
The purpose of this study was to assess patient comprehension of the OxyContin Medication Guide (OxyMG) and Patient Medicine Information Sheet—Long Acting Opioids (PMIS).

Efficacy of Web-Based Physician Education
Site PI: Doug Post, PhD

The aim of this study was to change the skin examination practices of primary care physicians by developing the Basic Skin Cancer Triage curriculum into a Web-based course and to evaluate its efficacy in a geographically diverse sample of community-based primary care physicians.

Initial Development of the Opioid Health Activities Tool (OHAT): A Pilot Study
PI: Lorraine Wallace, PhD
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable Opioid Health Activities Tool (OHAT) to simulate tasks routinely required of patients prescribed opioids.

Medical Student Partners in Health
PI: Doug Post, PhD
The purpose of this project is to develop and test the feasibility of an educational intervention delivered by first-year medical students to senior patients with uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes who receive their health care in OSU primary care clinics.

Mindfulness-Based Approach to the Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes
PI: Carla Miller, PhD
Co-I: W. Fred Miser, MD

The purpose of this project was to test the effects of a dietary intervention based on self-regulation and dietary intake on weight loss compared to a standard nutrition education curriculum.

Ohio Patient Navigator Research Program
PI: Electra Paskett, PhD
Co-I: Doug Post, PhD

The Ohio Patient Navigator Research Program (OPNRP) is designed to alleviate disparities in relation to the timely diagnosis and treatment of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer in underserved populations in Columbus, Ohio.

Patient Centered Communication During Chemotherapy
PI: Doug Post, PhD
This study was designed to evaluate communication between cancer patients and clinicians through the development and evaluation of a PDA-based patient communication intervention for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.  The intervention was comprised of two integrated components: symptom monitoring and tailored patient communication training.

Patient Centered Communication During Chemotherapy: A Focus Group Study in Appalachia
PI: Doug Post, PhD

Focus groups were conducted to obtain patient and clinician feedback on the quality of a patient communication tool and its applicability to a patient population who reside in Appalachia, Ohio.

Patients' Ability to Complete the Newest Vital Sign
PI: Lorraine Wallace, PhD
The aim of this study was to examine whether participant use of a calculator is associated with improved scores on Newest Vital Sign, a screening tool to detect inadequate health literacy.

Patients' Experiences Using Pain Medication
PI: Lorraine Wallace, PhD

The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Patient Opioid Knowledge and Activities Questionnaire (POKAQ).

Remote Home Blood Pressure Monitoring: A Feasibility Study
PI: Neeraj Tayal, MD
Co-I: Milisa Rizer, MD; Albert Lai, PhD; Stuart Beatty, PharmD

The purpose of this project was to investigate the feasibility of using information technology (IT) to facilitate patient self-monitoring of blood pressure with conveyance of this information to a care team.

Risky Sexual Behavioral and Cervical Cancer in Rural Ohio Women
PI: Doug Post, PhD
The overall goal of this project was to assess the feasibility of a behavioral intervention delivered by lay health advisers.  Focus group members provided information that was used to understand community perceptions of the association between sexual behavior and cancer risk and reviewed models of the educational materials to be used in the later intervention phase of the study.

The Association of Health Literacy, Diabetes Knowledge, and Glycemic Blood Pressure and Lipid Control in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Who Receive Their Care in a Family Practice Office
PI:  W. Fred Miser, MD

This study evaluated the relationship between health literacy, the ability to comprehend and use basic health information, and knowledge about diabetes mellitus and lipid and blood pressure control among diabetic patients.

Urban Cardiovascular Diabetic F.I.T.N.E.S.S. Program: Fitness Improved Through Nutrition And Exercise Sustained By Support Of Family, Friends, And Community Partners
PI: Leon McDougle, MD
This behavioral modification program aimed to enhance public health and social welfare by optimizing lifestyle change for urban African American type-2 diabetics thereby decreasing disparities in health care outcomes for this population.

Using Photovoice to Chronicle the Daily Experience of Primary Care Patients With Chronic Pain
PI: Lorraine Wallace, PhD
The aim of this study was to use photovoice research methods to capture and explain representative photographs of patients’ experiences with chronic pain.