Judith Bernstein
Boston University
PsychiatryInternal medicinePublic healthPsychologyNursingHealth careRandomized controlled trialPsychological interventionReferralBrief interventionMotivational interviewingInfertilityDrugIntervention (counseling)Emergency departmentPopulationPoison controlSubstance abuseFamily medicineMedical emergencyClinical psychologyMedicine
Publications 96
#1Emily F. Rothman (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
#2Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
Last. Lee Strunin (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 22
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Research suggests that adverse childhood experiences (e.g., child abuse, interparental violence) predispose youth to early drinking initiation, but specifics about how and why adolescents progress from these exposures to alcohol use are not well understood. This National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism supported study presents data from semistructured interviews with 22 adolescents who reported both initiating drinking ≤18 years old and ≥2 adverse childhood experiences. Data were colle...
12 CitationsSource
#1Richard SaitzH-Index: 68
#2Daniel P. AlfordH-Index: 23
Last. Tibor P. PalfaiH-Index: 38
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The efficacy of screening and brief intervention (SBI) for drug use in primary care patients is largely unknown. Because of this lack of evidence, US professional organizations do not recommend it. Yet, a strong theoretical case can be made for drug SBI. Drug use is common and associated with numerous health consequences, patients usually do not seek help for drug abuse and dependence, and SBI has proven efficacy for unhealthy alcohol use. On the other hand, the diversity of drugs of abuse and t...
92 CitationsSource
#1Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
#2Elizabeth Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
Last. Timothy Heeren (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 97
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Issues: Reductions in control group consumption over time that are possibly related to research design affect the impact of brief alcohol interventions (BAI) in clinical settings. Approach: We conducted a systematic review to identify research design factors that may contribute to control group change, strategies to limit these effects and implications for researchers. Studies with control group n > 30 were selected if they published baseline and outcome consumption data, conducted trials in cli...
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#1Leah E. Squires (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
#2Daniel P. AlfordH-Index: 23
Last. Richard SaitzH-Index: 68
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A 45 year-old man (Mr. M) hospitalized 3 months prior for chest pain (“noncardiac,” MI ruledout) presents to a primary care physician (PCP) with heartburn worse after meals, and nothelped by antacids. He denies weight loss, vomiting or bloody stools/melena. He has sometrouble falling asleep because of worries about his job and sometimes forgets to pick up hiskids from their activities. He is married and has two children (son age 9, daughter 11), and isa manager at an electronics store. His last ...
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#1Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
#2Timothy Heeren (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 97
Last. Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
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ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2010; 17:890–902 © 2010 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Abstract Objectives: Adolescents in their late teens and early 20s have the highest alcohol consumption in the United States; binge drinking peaks at age 21-25 years. Underage drinking is associated with many negative consequences, including academic problems and risk of intentional and unintentional injuries. This study tested the effectiveness of pediatric emergency department (PED) screening and...
137 CitationsSource
#1Edward BernsteinH-Index: 1
Last. Thea JamesH-Index: 12
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#1Edward BernsteinH-Index: 30
#2Judith BernsteinH-Index: 28
Last. Richard SaitzH-Index: 68
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This article summarizes a panel discussion on ‘‘SBIRT in the emergency care setting: are we ready to take it to scale?’’ Dr. Edward Bernstein commented on the historical developments of emergency department (ED) screening, brief intervention (BI), and referral to treatment (SBIRT) research, practice, and knowledge translation. Dr. Jack Stein addressed SBIRT grant program progress to date, the reimbursement stream, SBIRT lessons learned, and unanswered questions. Dr. Richard Saitz reviewed the li...
61 CitationsSource
#1Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
#2Deric ToppH-Index: 2
Last. Judith BernsteinH-Index: 28
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This article describes a limited statewide dissemination of an evidence-based technology, screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT), and evaluation of the effects on emergency department (ED) systems of care, utilizing the knowledge translation framework of reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM), using both quantitative and qualitative data sources. Screening and brief intervention (SBI) can detect high-risk and dependent alcohol and drug ...
78 CitationsSource
#1Elizabeth Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
#2Erika M. EdwardsH-Index: 25
Last. Judith BernsteinH-Index: 28
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OBJECTIVES: Marijuana was involved in 209,563 emergency department (ED) visits in 2006, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network. Although screening and brief intervention (SBI) has been effective in changing drinking among ED patients in a number of studies, tests of marijuana SBI in a pediatric emergency department (PED) have not yet been reported. The aim of this pilot study was to test whether SBI is effective in reducing marijuana consumption among youth and young adults presenting to a ...
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#1Cheryl J. CherpitelH-Index: 59
#2Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
Last. Grazyna SwiatkiewiczH-Index: 13
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A randomized clinical controlled trial of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for drinking and related problems among at-risk and dependent drinkers, using nurse interventionists, was undertaken in an emergency room (ER) in Sosnowiec, Poland, the first level-one trauma center in that country. This study was the first outside of the U.S. to test protocols developed in a 14-site collaborative SBIRT study. Because Poland has both a pattern of heavy drinking and a highly ...
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