This collection of papers, articles, and commentaries provides insights into PCORI-funded work to advance patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research. PCORI is committed to the principles of transparency and openness in all of our work. We encourage authors to make their publications available without a subscription.
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Nondrug Therapies for Treating Insomnia in Patients With Cancer
Thirty to 50 percent of patients with cancer experience insomnia, often caused by medications or anxiety about their diagnosis. This PCORI-funded Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research-based project found that patients like these might see improvement in quality of sleep and quality of life through nondrug treatments like acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Researchers say in an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that while both therapies seem to help, CBT was more effective.
Helping Children with Medicaid Initiate the Referral Process for Mental Health Care
Many children who are Medicaid participants with mental health problems don’t receive the care they need, in part because families must first undergo a complex referral process to community mental health clinics (CMHCs) for diagnostic and therapeutic mental health services. Reporting in Pediatrics, this study found that compared with parents who had usual referrals, those who had video chat referrals were three times more likely to finish screening for specialty mental health care at the CMHC.
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Pinsky PF, Black A, Daugherty SE, Hoover R, Parnes H, Smith ZL, Eggener S, Andriole GL, Berndt SI. Metastatic prostate cancer at diagnosis and through progression in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. Cancer. 2019 May 8. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32176. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31067347.
Laudenslager ML, Simoneau TL, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Natvig C, Brewer BW, Sannes TS, Kilbourn K, Gutman J, McSweeney P. A Randomized Control Trial of Stress Management for Caregivers of Stem Cell Transplant Patients: Effect on Patient Quality of Life and Caregiver Distress. Psychooncology. 2019 May 25. doi: 10.1002/pon.5126. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31127974.
Hwang F, Pentakota SR, McGreevy CM, Glass NE, Livingston DH, Mosenthal AC. Pre-injury Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) predicts functional outcomes at 6 months in older trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 May 21. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002382. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31135771.