“CORE conducts innovative research focused on health services, quality and safety, and patient-centered outcomes. Our investigator-initiated research is complemented by our service and educational missions, which extend to Maine Medical Center, MaineHealth, and Tufts University School of Medicine.”

~ Paul K. J. Han, MD, MA, MPH, Director
Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

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Submissions from 2018

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Variation in the use of active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer., Björn Löppenberg, David F Friedlander, Anna Krasnova, Andrew Tam, Jeffrey J Leow, Paul L Nguyen, Hawa Barry, Stuart R Lipsitz, Mani Menon, Firas Abdollah, Jesse D. Sammon, Maxine Sun, Toni K Choueiri, Adam S Kibel, and Quoc-Dien Trinh

Submissions from 2017

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Cancer incidence in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia., Christine W. Duarte, Adam W. Black, F Lee Lucas, and Calvin P H Vary

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Disclosing the uncertainty associated with prognostic estimates in breast cancer., Ellen G Engelhardt, Arwen H Pieterse, Paul K J Han, Nanny van Duijn-Bakker, Frans Cluitmans, Ed Maartense, Monique M E M Bos, Nir I Weijl, Cornelis J A Punt, Patricia Quarles van Ufford-Mannesse, Harm Sleeboom, Johanneke E A Portielje, Koos J M van der Hoeven, F J Sherida Woei-A-Jin, Judith R Kroep, Hanneke C J M de Haes, Ellen M A Smets, and Anne M Stiggelbout

Relationships Between Lung Cancer Mortality and Smoking, Education and Poverty in a Rural State., Kathleen M. Fairfield, Adam Black, Kimberly Murray, Erika Ziller, Leo B. Waterston, F L. Lucas, and Paul Han

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Valproate for agitation in critically ill patients: a retrospective study., David J. Gagnon, Gabriel V Fontaine, Kathryn E. Smith, Richard R. Riker, Russell R Miller, Patricia A. Lerwick, F L. Lucas, John T. Dziodzio, Kristen C. Sihler, and Gilles L. Fraser

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Screening for behavioral health conditions in primary care settings: a systematic review of the literature., Norah Mulvaney-Day, Tina Marshall, Kathryn Downey Piscopo, Neil Korsen, Sean Lynch, Lucy H Karnell, Garrett E Moran, Allen S Daniels, and Sushmita Shoma Ghose

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First-trimester chorionic bump--association with fetal aneuploidy in a high-risk population., Joseph R Wax, Angelina Cartin, Christian Litton, Michael G Pinette, and F L Lucas

Submissions from 2016

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Unknown risks: parental hesitation about vaccination., Laura L Blaisdell, Caitlin Gutheil, Norbert A M Hootsmans, and Paul K J Han

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Conflicting health information: a critical research need., Delesha M Carpenter, Lorie L Geryk, Annie T Chen, Rebekah H Nagler, Nathan F Dieckmann, and Paul K J Han

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A multistate model predicting mortality, length of stay, and readmission for surgical patients., David E Clark, Kaitlin R Ostrander, and Brad M Cushing

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Medication-related self-management behaviors among arthritis patients: does attentional coping style matter?, Lorie L Geryk, Susan J Blalock, Robert F DeVellis, Joanne M Jordan, Paul K J Han, and Delesha M Carpenter

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Shared decision-making as an existential journey: aiming for restored autonomous capacity., Pål Gulbrandsen, Marla L Clayman, Mary Catherine Beach, Paul K. Han, Emily F Boss, Eirik H Ofstad, and Glyn Elwyn

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Development and evaluation of the "BRISK Scale," a brief observational measure of risk communication competence., Paul K J Han, Katherine Joekes, Greg Mills, Caitlin Gutheil, Kahsi Smith, Nancy E Cochran, and Glyn Elwyn

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Knowledge and values for cancer screening decisions: results from a national survey., Richard M Hoffman, Joann G Elmore, Michael P Pignone, Bethany S Gerstein, Carrie A Levin, and Kathleen M Fairfield

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Difference in effectiveness of medication adherence intervention by health literacy level., Ashli A Owen-Smith, David H Smith, Cynthia S Rand, Jeffrey O Tom, Reesa Laws, Amy Waterbury, Andrew Williams, and William M Vollmer

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Prostate cancer: radiotherapy might improve survival, even in the oldest men., Stephen T. Ryan and Jesse D. Sammon

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Determinants of cancer screening in Asian-Americans., Quoc-Dien Trinh, Hanhan Li, Christian P Meyer, Julian Hanske, Toni K Choueiri, Gally Reznor, Stuart R Lipsitz, Adam S Kibel, Paul K. Han, Paul L Nguyen, Mani Menon, and Jesse D Sammon

Submissions from 2015

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Decisions about medication use and cancer screening across age groups in the United States., Kathleen M Fairfield, Bethany S Gerstein, Carrie A Levin, Vickie Stringfellow, Heidi R Wierman, and Mary McNaughton-Collins

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Physicians' perceptions of the value of prognostic models: the benefits and risks of prognostic confidence., Sarah A M Hallen, Norbert A M Hootsmans, Laura Blaisdell, Caitlin M Gutheil, and Paul K J Han

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Genetic information-seeking behaviors and knowledge among family members and patients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes., Jada G Hamilton, Sadie P Hutson, Amy E Frohnmayer, Paul K J Han, June A Peters, Ann G Carr, and Blanche P Alter

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Effects of false-positive cancer screenings and cancer worry on risk-reducing surgery among BRCA1/2 carriers., David B Portnoy, Jennifer T Loud, Paul K J Han, Phuong L Mai, and Mark H Greene

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Noninvasive prenatal testing: the importance of pretest trisomy risk and posttest predictive values., Joseph R Wax, Renee Chard, Angelina Cartin, Christian Litton, Michael G Pinette, and F Lee Lucas

Submissions from 2014

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How do research participants perceive "uncertainty" in genome sequencing?, Barbara B Biesecker, William Klein, Katie L Lewis, Tyler C Fisher, Martha Frances Wright, Leslie G Biesecker, and Paul K Han

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The effect of hospital care on early survival after penetrating trauma., David E Clark, Peter C Doolittle, Robert J Winchell, and Rebecca A Betensky

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Developing, evaluating and validating a scoring rubric for written case reports., Peggy R Cyr, Kahsi A Smith, India L Broyles, and Christina T Holt

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Improved survival outcomes in cancer patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia., Christine W Duarte, Kimberly Murray, F Lee Lucas, Kathleen Fairfield, Heather Miller, Peter Brooks, and Calvin P H Vary

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Intraperitoneal chemotherapy among women in the Medicare population with epithelial ovarian cancer., Kathleen M Fairfield, Kimberly Murray, Jason A LaChance, Heidi R Wierman, Craig C Earle, Edward L Trimble, and Joan L Warren

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Relationship between regional spending on vascular care and amputation rate., Philip P Goodney, Lori L Travis, Benjamin S Brooke, Randall R DeMartino, David C Goodman, Elliott S Fisher, and John D Birkmeyer

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Development and evaluation of a risk communication curriculum for medical students., Paul K J Han, Katherine Joekes, Glyn Elwyn, Kathleen M Mazor, Richard Thomson, Philip Sedgwick, Judith Ibison, and John B Wong

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Individual differences in aversion to ambiguity regarding medical tests and treatments: association with cancer screening cognitions., Paul K J Han, Andrew E Williams, Amy Haskins, Caitlin Gutheil, F Lee Lucas, William M P Klein, and Kathleen M Mazor

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Development of clinical models for predicting erectile function after localized prostate cancer treatment., Amy E Haskins, Paul K J Han, Frances L Lucas, Ian Bristol, and Moritz Hansen

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Lack of shared decision making in cancer screening discussions: results from a national survey., Richard M Hoffman, Joann G Elmore, Kathleen M Fairfield, Bethany S Gerstein, Carrie A Levin, and Michael P Pignone

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Perceived ambiguity, fatalism, and believing cancer is more prevalent than heart disease., William M P Klein, Rebecca A Ferrer, Kaitlin A Graff, Annette R Kaufman, and Paul K J Han

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Perceptions of cancer as a death sentence: prevalence and consequences., Richard P Moser, Jamie Arndt, Paul K Han, Erika A Waters, Marni Amsellem, and Bradford W Hesse

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Effects of a renal rehabilitation exercise program in patients with CKD: a randomized, controlled trial., Ana P Rossi, Debra D Burris, F Leslie Lucas, Gail A Crocker, and James C Wasserman

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Clinical impact of sacroplasty on patient mobility., Jennifer Talmadge, Kahsi Smith, Thomas Dykes, and Derek Mittleider