Journal of General Internal Medicine

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List of Papers (Total 1,540)

Does Motivation Matter? Analysis of a Randomized Trial of Proactive Outreach to VA Smokers

Background Current guidelines advise providers to assess smokers’ readiness to quit, then offer cessation therapies to smokers planning to quit and motivational interventions to smokers not planning to quit. Objectives We examined the relationship between baseline stage of change (SOC), treatment utilization, and smoking cessation to determine whether the effect of a proactive ...

Individual Versus Team-Based Financial Incentives to Increase Physical Activity: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

BACKGROUND More than half of adults in the United States do not attain the minimum recommended level of physical activity to achieve health benefits. The optimal design of financial incentives to promote physical activity is unknown. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of individual versus team-based financial incentives to increase physical activity. DESIGN Randomized, ...

Developing and Testing an Electronic Measure of Screening Colonoscopy Overuse in a Large Integrated Healthcare System

BACKGROUND Most existing performance measures focus on underuse of care, but there is growing interest in identifying and reducing overuse. OBJECTIVE We aimed to develop a valid and reliable electronic performance measure of overuse of screening colonoscopy in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VA), and to quantify overuse in VA. DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study with ...