Judith Bernstein
Boston University
PsychiatryInternal medicinePublic healthPsychologyNursingHealth careRandomized controlled trialPsychological interventionReferralBrief interventionMotivational interviewingInfertilityDrugIntervention (counseling)Emergency departmentPopulationPoison controlSubstance abuseFamily medicineMedical emergencyClinical psychologyMedicine
99Publications
28H-index
3,032Citations
Publications 96
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#1Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
Last. Jeffrey H. Samet (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 75
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Methods In this randomized trial (the Assessing Screening Plus brief Intervention’s Resulting Efficacy to stop drug use (ASPIRE) study) we tested the efficacy of a brief negotiated interview (BNI), and an adaptation of motivational interviewing (AMI), compared to no BI. Primary care patient participants had Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) drug specific scores of ≥4. Primary outcome at 6 months was number of days use of the drug of most concern (DOMC) in the pas...
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#1Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
#2Valerie Ng (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
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Background In 2009, 27% of the 48,100 estimated new cases of HIV were attributed to heterosexual contact with an infected or at-risk person. Sexually active adults are less likely to use condoms in relationships with main partners than with non-regular partners, despite general knowledge that condom use reduces HIV transmission.
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#1Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
#2Daniel P. Alford (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 23
Last. Jeffrey H. Samet (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 75
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We describe universal screening in a large urban hospital-based primary care practice. Trained staff aimed to screen all adult patients presenting for primary care visits between July 2010 and February 2011. Screening included three items about past three-month drug use: frequency of heavy drinking (>3 standard drinks in a day for women and >4 for men); any use of prescription sedatives, opioids, or amphetamines without a prescription or in greater amounts than prescribed; and any use of illicit...
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#1Emily F. Rothman (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
#2Gregory L. Stuart (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 55
Last. Robert J. Vinci (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 24
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Objective: This study retrospectively examined the daily-level associations between youth alcohol use and dating abuse (DA) victimization and perpetration for a 6-month period. Method: Timeline Followback (TLFB) interview data were collected from 397 urban emergency department patients, ages 17 to 21 years. Patients were eligible if they reported past month alcohol use and past year dating. Generalized estimating equation (GEE) analyses estimated the likelihood of DA on a given day as a function...
35 CitationsSource
#1Edward BernsteinH-Index: 30
#2Timothy HeerenH-Index: 97
Last. Judith BernsteinH-Index: 28
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Objectives: Public health initiatives have lowered human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission risk associated with injection drug use in the United States, making sexual risk behaviors a greater source of transmission. Strategies are therefore needed to reduce these risk behaviors among all emergency department (ED) patients who use drugs, regardless of route of administration. Although recent articles have focused on the opportunity for early HIV detection and treatment through an array of...
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#1Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
#2Desiree Ashong (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 3
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
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This randomized, controlled trial, conducted among out-of-treatment heroin/cocaine users at an emergency department visit, tests the impact on sexual risk of adding brief motivational intervention (B-MI) to point-of-service testing, counseling and drug treatment referral. 1,030 enrollees aged 18–54 received either voluntary counseling/testing (VC/T) with drug treatment referral, or VC/T, referral, and B-MI, delivered by an outreach worker. We measured number and proportion of non-protected sex a...
20 CitationsSource
#1Tracy A. Battaglia (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 20
#1Tracy A. Battaglia (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 22
Last. Judith BernsteinH-Index: 28
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: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of incorporating chronic disease navigation using lay health care workers trained in motivational interviewing (MI) into an existing mammography navigation program. Primary-care patient navigators implemented MI-based telephone conversations around mammography, smoking, depression, and obesity. We conducted a small-scale demonstration, using mixed methods to assess patient outcomes and provider satisfaction. One hundred nine patients pa...
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#1Machelle M. SeibelH-Index: 33
#2Ann A. KiesslingH-Index: 2
Last. Susan LevinH-Index: 2
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The field of reproductive technology witnessed enormous advances in the 1980s which have greatly altered the diagnosis and management of infertility. This book surveys the technological advances in infertility which the clinician must understand to optimize patient care. However, the same technologies that provide new hope for infertile couples generate increasingly complicated social concerns. Therefore, the second part of this volume explores the significant psychosocial, legal and ethical iss...
3 Citations
#1Judith BernsteinH-Index: 28
#2Amy GraczykH-Index: 1
Last. Lee StruninH-Index: 22
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Adolescent drinking research has focused heavily on risks for alcohol-related consequences and on personality traits associated with adverse alcohol-related outcomes. A risk-based paradigm may inadvertently overemphasize risk when measures are applied to communities that experience discrimination and socioeconomic disadvantage. In this study we use qualitative methods to examine drinking motives and the relationship between motives and patterns of risk and resilience among a diverse group of 60 ...
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#1Emily F. Rothman (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
#2Gregory L. StuartH-Index: 55
Last. Judith BernsteinH-Index: 28
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Objective:This study examined childhood abuse, problem behavior, drinking style, and dating violence (DV). Our goal was to assess whether (a) alcohol use—related beliefs and behaviors (“drinking style”) would be associated with DV perpetration and victimization, (b) drinking style would mediate the relationship between childhood abuse and DV, and (c) the drinking style—DV relationship would be attributable to propensity for problem behavior.Method:Cross-sectional survey data were collected from ...
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