Judith Bernstein
Boston University
ObstetricsPublic healthOddsPsychologyNursingHealth carePsychological interventionPrenatal careSelf-managementType 2 diabetesPregnancyGestational diabetesIntervention (counseling)Chronic painPopulationPostpartum periodFamily medicineDiabetes mellitusMedicineThematic analysis
17Publications
6H-index
116Citations
Publications 16
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#1Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
#2Maya P. L. Kratzer (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
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BACKGROUND Chronic pain and heavy drinking are conditions that commonly co-occur among primary care patients. Despite the availability of behavioral interventions that target these conditions individually, engagement and adherence to treatment remain a challenge, and there have been no interventions designed to address both of these conditions together for patients presenting to primary care. This study seeks to incorporate the perspectives of patients regarding symptoms, treatment experiences, ...
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#1Sabrina A. Assoumou (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 9
#2Carlos R. Sian (BMC: Boston Medical Center)
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Background The US opioid crisis is associated with a surge in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among persons who inject drugs (PWID), and yet the uptake of HCV curative therapy among PWID is low. Purpose To explore potential solutions to overcome barriers to HCV treatment uptake among individuals at a drug detoxification center. Methods Qualitative study with in-depth interviews and thematic analysis of coded data. Results Patients (N = 24) had the following characteristics: mean age ...
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#1Eloho E. Akpovi (Brown University)H-Index: 1
#2Tamala Carter (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 7
Last. Pooja Mehta (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Background Low-income women using prenatal care have shared concerns as well as unique needs not met by traditional prenatal care. Our objective was to explore user ideas on addressing unmet needs driving unscheduled care utilization and use findings to inform interventions to improve perinatal outcomes. Methods We performed a secondary analysis of qualitative interviews among purposively sampled, Medicaid-insured pregnant women with varied degrees of unscheduled care utilization. Inter...
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#1Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
#2Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
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Chronic pain and heavy drinking are common comorbid conditions among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). An integrated approach to address these co-occurring conditions in a manner that facilitate...
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#1Lois McCloskey (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
#2Emily Quinn (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 20
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Objective Our objective was to describe patient-, provider-, and health systems-level factors associated with likelihood of obtaining guideline-recommended follow-up to prevent or mitigate early-onset type 2 diabetes after a birth complicated by gestational diabetes (GDM). Methods This study presents a retrospective cohort analysis of de-identified demographic and health care system characteristics, and clinical claims data for 12,622 women with GDM who were continuously enrolled in a l...
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#1Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
#2Jessica L Taylor (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
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Chronic pain and heavy drinking commonly co-occur and can influence the course of HIV. There have been no interventions designed to address both of these conditions among people living with HIV (PLWH), and none that have used telehealth methods. The purpose of this study was to better understand pain symptoms, patterns of alcohol use, treatment experiences, and technology use among PLWH in order to tailor a telehealth intervention that addresses these conditions. Ten participants with moderate o...
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#1Lois McCloskey (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
#2Marlena L. Sherman (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
Last. Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
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Objectives Complications of pregnancy such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) forewarn future chronic illness and disability, and demonstrate the need for a life course approach to prevention. Our study had two aims: (1) to elucidate how experiences reported by patients and providers converge to facilitate or impede follow-up care after GDM, and (2) to elicit recommendations for system-level changes to enhance prevention across key care transitions. Methods We conducted in-depth interviews w...
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#1Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
#2Aviva Lee-Parritz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
Last. Lois McCloskey (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
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Abstract The contribution of pregnancy interval after gestational diabetes (GDM) to type 2 diabetes (T2DM) onset is a poorly understood but potentially modifiable factor for T2DM prevention. The pu...
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#1Leah E. Squires (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 5
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
Last. Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
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ABSTRACTBlacks who use drugs are at heightened risk for health problems. Discrimination experiences may contribute to these risks by influencing health behaviors. This study examined associations between discrimination, racial identity, and health behaviors (alcohol use, cigarette smoking, low physical activity, and unprotected [condomless] sex) in a sample of 203 Black primary-care patients who reported current drug use. Logistic regression analyses did not find direct effects of discrimination...
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#1Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
#2Emily Quinn (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 20
Last. Lois McCloskey (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
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Abstract This study investigates the effect of severity of gestational diabetes (GDM) on likelihood of post-delivery glucose testing and early onset Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We asked if clinical focus on relative risk (RR), i.e. greater probability of T2DM onset in a higher-severity group, contributes to missed opportunities for prevention among women with lower-severity GDM. A sample of 12,622 continuously-insured women with GDM (2006–2015) was drawn from a large national dataset (OptumLabs® Dat...
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