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RCS 10-185 – HSR&D Study

 
RCS 10-185
Research Career Scientist
Melissa R. Partin PhD
Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
Funding Period: October 2012 - September 2017

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:
The Research Career Scientist (RCS) program advances the VA research mission by supporting VA investigators who have distinguished themselves through scientific achievement, mentoring, collaboration, leadership, and service.

OBJECTIVE(S):
VA Research Career Scientists are expected to: conduct and publish scholarly research that impacts clinical practice or health policy; mentor junior VA researchers; collaborate with other investigators; and serve as a national resource for the broader research community.

METHODS:
Dr. Partin pursues the objectives of the RCS program by: (1) conducting VA relevant research in her area of interest (developing and evaluating interventions to promote best practices in the area of cancer prevention and control, with a particular emphasis on cancer screening behavior); (2) collaborating with other VA investigators with synergistic interests; (3) mentoring junior VA researchers; and (4) serving in various research leadership and service roles.

FINDINGS/RESULTS:
Not yet available.

IMPACT:
Findings from one of Dr. Partin's completed IIRs examining determinants of timely colonoscopy following positive fecal occult blood test results were incorporated as recommendations for optimizing colorectal cancer screening in a Veterans Health Administration colorectal cancer screening directive. The prostate cancer screening patient education brochure Dr. Partin and her team developed in collaboration with operational partners in the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has been broadly implemented in the VHA and received a National Mature Media Award.


External Links for this Project

NIH Reporter

Grant Number: IK6RX002974-01A1
Link: https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/9720156

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PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Articles

  1. Powell AA, Bloomfield HE, Burgess DJ, Wilt TJ, Partin MR. A conceptual framework for understanding and reducing overuse by primary care providers. Medical care research and review : MCRR. 2013 Oct 1; 70(5):451-72. [view]
  2. Partin MR, Powell AA, Burgess DJ, Haggstrom DA, Gravely AA, Halek K, Bangerter A, Shaukat A, Nelson DB. Adding Postal Follow-Up to a Web-Based Survey of Primary Care and Gastroenterology Clinic Physician Chiefs Improved Response Rates but not Response Quality or Representativeness. Evaluation & the health professions. 2015 Sep 1; 38(3):382-403. [view]
  3. Burgess DJ, Gravely AA, Nelson DB, Bair MJ, Kerns RD, Higgins DM, Farmer MM, Partin MR. Association between pain outcomes and race and opioid treatment: Retrospective cohort study of Veterans. Journal of rehabilitation research and development. 2016 Feb 1; 53(1):13-24. [view]
  4. Sultan S, Partin MR, Shah P, LeLaurin J, Freytes IM, Nightingale CL, Fesperman SF, Curbow BA, Beyth RJ. Barriers and facilitators associated with colonoscopy completion in individuals with multiple chronic conditions: a qualitative study. Patient preference and adherence. 2017 May 24; 11:985-994. [view]
  5. Murdoch M, Kehle-Forbes SM, Partin MR. Changes in affect after completing a mailed survey about trauma: two pre- and post-test studies in former disability applicants for posttraumatic stress disorder. BMC medical research methodology. 2017 May 10; 17(1):81. [view]
  6. Partin MR, Gravely AA, Burgess JF, Haggstrom DA, Lillie SE, Nelson DB, Nugent SM, Shaukat A, Sultan S, Walter LC, Burgess DJ. Contribution of patient, physician, and environmental factors to demographic and health variation in colonoscopy follow-up for abnormal colorectal cancer screening test results. Cancer. 2017 Sep 15; 123(18):3502-3512. [view]
  7. Lillie SE, Fu SS, Fabbrini AE, Rice KL, Clothier BA, Doro E, Melzer AC, Partin MR. Does need for cognitive closure explain individual differences in lung cancer screening? A brief report. Journal of Health Psychology. 2020 Jul 1; 25(8):1109-1117. [view]
  8. Partin MR, Gravely A, Gellad ZF, Nugent S, Burgess JF, Shaukat A, Nelson DB. Factors Associated With Missed and Cancelled Colonoscopy Appointments at Veterans Health Administration Facilities. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2016 Feb 1; 14(2):259-67. [view]
  9. Koeller E, Barclay C, Velasquez TL, Harris T, Partin MR, Danan ER, Greer NL, Wilt TJ. Healthcare Overuse: A literature review and taxonomy proposal. Journal of health science. 2016 Apr 1; 2(4):83-92. [view]
  10. Murdoch M, Simon AB, Polusny MA, Bangerter AK, Grill JP, Noorbaloochi S, Partin MR. Impact of different privacy conditions and incentives on survey response rate, participant representativeness, and disclosure of sensitive information: a randomized controlled trial. BMC medical research methodology. 2014 Jul 16; 14(1):90. [view]
  11. Powell AA, White KM, Partin MR, Halek K, Hysong SJ, Zarling E, Kirsh SR, Bloomfield HE. More than a score: a qualitative study of ancillary benefits of performance measurement. BMJ quality & safety. 2014 Aug 1; 23(8):651-8. [view]
  12. Partin MR, Burgess DJ, Burgess JF, Gravely A, Haggstrom D, Lillie SE, Nugent S, Powell AA, Shaukat A, Walter LC, Nelson DB. Organizational predictors of colonoscopy follow-up for positive fecal occult blood test results: an observational study. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 2015 Feb 1; 24(2):422-34. [view]
  13. Burgess DJ, Nelson DB, Gravely AA, Bair MJ, Kerns RD, Higgins DM, van Ryn M, Farmer M, Partin MR. Racial differences in prescription of opioid analgesics for chronic noncancer pain in a national sample of veterans. The journal of pain. 2014 Apr 1; 15(4):447-55. [view]
  14. Powell AA, Saini SD, Breitenstein MK, Noorbaloochi S, Cutting A, Fisher DA, Bloomfield HE, Halek K, Partin MR. Rates and correlates of potentially inappropriate colorectal cancer screening in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of general internal medicine. 2015 Jun 1; 30(6):732-41. [view]
  15. Partin MR, Lillie SE, White KM, Wilt TJ, Chrouser KL, Taylor BC, Burgess DJ. Similar perspectives on prostate cancer screening value and new guidelines across patient demographic and PSA level subgroups: A qualitative study. Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy. 2017 Aug 1; 20(4):779-787. [view]
  16. Lillie SE, Fu SS, Fabbrini AE, Rice KL, Clothier B, Nelson DB, Doro EA, Moughrabieh MA, Partin MR. What factors do patients consider most important in making lung cancer screening decisions? Findings from a demonstration project conducted in the Veterans Health Administration. Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2017 Feb 1; 104:38-44. [view]
Journal Other

  1. Partin MR, Powell AA. If less is more, which outcomes should be presented in facilitating prostate cancer screening decision making? [Letter to the Editor]. JAMA internal medicine. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1656-7. [view]
  2. Partin MR, Shaukat A, Nelson DB, Gravely A, Nugent S, Gellad ZF, Burgess JF. Reply. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2016 Mar 1; 14(3):486. [view]
HSR&D or QUERI Publications

  1. Lillie SE, Partin MR, Rice K, Fabbrini AE, Greer NL, Patel S, MacDonald R, Rutks IR, Wilt TJ. The Effects of Shared Decision Making on Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review. 2014 Sep 1. [view]
Conference Presentations

  1. Powell AA, Bloomfield HE, Burgess DJ, Wilt TJ, Taylor BC, Partin MR. A Conceptual Framework for Understanding and Reducing Provider Overuse of Primary Care Services. Poster session presented at: Preventing Overdiagnosis Annual Conference; 2013 Sep 11; Hanover, NH. [view]
  2. Kressin N, Wilt TJ, Kinsinger L, McConnell M, Partin MR, Morgan D, Aron D, Pogach L, Kerr E. Choosing Wisely and Maximizing Value: Lessons from the US Veterans Health Administration Healthcare System. Presented at: Preventing Overdiagnosis Annual Conference; 2015 Sep 1; Bethesda, MD. [view]
  3. Partin MR, Powell AA, Taylor BC, Burgess DJ, Wilt TJ. Communicating with Patients About Over Diagnosis: Development of a Pamphlet to Improve Understanding of the Benefits and Harms of Prostate Cancer Screening, and to Address Patient Concerns about Discontinuation. Presented at: Preventing Overdiagnosis Annual Conference; 2013 Sep 11; Hanover, NH. [view]
  4. Partin MR, Powell AA, Taylor BC. Communicating with Physicians About Over Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer: The Promise of Narrative Communication Techniques for Addressing Barriers to Change. Poster session presented at: Preventing Overdiagnosis Annual Conference; 2013 Sep 11; Hanover, NH. [view]
  5. Hart A, Partin MR, Bruin M, Connett J, Israni A. Creating a decision aid to improve informed decisions for kidney transplant candidates. Poster session presented at: University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute All Scholar Annual Session; 2016 Jan 20; Minneapolis, MN. [view]
  6. Partin MR, Gravel A, Gellad ZF, Nugent S, Burgess JF, Shaukat A, Nelson DB. Individual and Organizational Predictors of Cancelled and Missed Colonoscopy Appointments: An Observational Study. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D / QUERI National Meeting; 2015 Jul 10; Philadelphia, PA. [view]
  7. Powell AA, Bloomfield HE, Burgess DJ, Wilt TJ, Taylor BC, Partin MR. Overuse of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Veterans Health Administration. Presented at: Preventing Overdiagnosis Annual Conference; 2013 Sep 11; Hanover, NH. [view]
  8. Lillie SE, Partin MR, Rice K, Fabbrini AE, Greer NL, Patel S, MacDonald R, Rutks IR, Wilt TJ. Patient Perspectives About the Benefits and Harms of Prostate Cancer Screening and Reactions to New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines. Paper presented at: Preventing Overdiagnosis Annual Conference; 2014 Sep 15; Oxford, United Kingdom. [view]
  9. Partin MR, Burgess DJ, Chrouser K, Kinsinger L, Lillie SE, Taylor BC, White K, Wilt TJ. Patient perspectives on the benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening and reactions to new guidelines. Paper presented at: Society for Medical Decision Making Annual Meeting; 2014 Oct 22; Miami, FL. [view]
  10. Partin MR, Burgess DJ, Chrouser K, Kinsinger L, Lillie SE, Taylor BC, White K, Wilt TJ. Patient Perspectives on the Value of Prostate Cancer Screening: A Qualitative Study. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2015 Jun 15; Minneapolis, MN. [view]
  11. Lillie SE, Partin MR, Greer NL, Rice K, Fabbrini AE, Patel S, Wilt TJ. The effects of shared decision making on cancer screening: A Systematic Review. Poster session presented at: Society for Medical Decision Making Annual Meeting; 2014 Oct 22; Miami, FL. [view]
  12. Lillie SE, Partin MR, Fabbrini AE, Rice K, Bangerter AK, Clothier BA, Doro EA, Moughrabieh MA, Nelson DB, Fu SS. The first round of results from the Minneapolis VA lung cancer screening demonstration project: a randomized trial of different screening invitation approaches. Paper presented at: Minnesota Health Services Research Annual Conference; 2016 Mar 2; Minneapolis, MN. [view]
  13. Nugent SM, Nelson DB, Gravely AA, Lillie SE, Partin MR. Use of Statistical Text Mining (STM) to Adjust Estimation of Colonoscopy Follow-up Rates for Patients with Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT+) Results. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D / QUERI National Meeting; 2015 Jul 10; Philadelphia, PA. [view]
  14. Lillie SE, Fu SS, Fabbrini AE, Rice K, Bangerter AK, Clothier BA, Doro EA, Moughrabieh MA, Nelson DB, Partin MR. Veterans' Identification of Important Factors in Lung Cancer Screening Decision Making. Paper presented at: Minnesota Health Services Research Annual Conference; 2016 Mar 1; Minneapolis, MN. [view]
  15. Danan ER, White KM, Wilt TJ, Burgess DJ, Taylor BC, Partin MR. Veteran's perceptions about prostate cancer screening benefits, harms, and intention to screen: A mixed methods study to inform a patient education tool. Poster session presented at: University of Minnesota Department of Medicine Robert Hebbel Annual Research Day; 2016 Mar 31; Minneapolis, MN. [view]
  16. Kehle-Forbes SM, Partin MR, Slone L, Polusny MA, Sayer NA, Gerould HL. Veterans’ Attitudes towards Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Poster session presented at: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Symposium; 2014 Nov 6; Miami, FL. [view]
  17. Fu SS, Fabrin A, Rice K, Bangerter AK, Clothier BA, Do TM, Doro EA, Moughrabieh A, Nelson DB, Partin MR, Lillie SE. Veterans’ Identification of Important Factors in Lung Cancer Screening Decision Making. Presented at: Preventing Overdiagnosis Annual Conference; 2015 Sep 1; Bethesda, MD. [view]
  18. Kehle-Forbes SM, Gerould HL, Polusny MA, Partin MR, Slone L, Sayer NA. Veterans’ perceptions of the role of relationships and social engagement in recovery from PTSD. Presented at: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Symposium; 2014 Nov 6; Miami, FL. [view]


DRA: Cancer
DRE: Prevention
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms: none

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