Health Union Peer-Reviewed Published Research Bibliography

The following research conducted by Health Union has been accepted and published across peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

2021

Articles

Green BM, Hribar CA, Hayes S, Bhowmick A, Herbert LB. Come for information, stay for support: harnessing the power of online health communities for social connectedness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(23):12743. doi:10.3390/ijerph182312743.

Horrell LN, Hayes S, Herbert LB, MacTurk K, Lawhon L, Valle CG, Bhowmick A. Telemedicine use and health-related concerns of patients with chronic conditions during COVID-19: a survey of members of online health communities. J Med Internet Res. 2021;23(2):e23795. doi:10.2196/23795.

Abstracts

Ferry M, Krieg E. Quality of life detriments and treatment efficacy among patients with axial spondyloarthritis. Poster presented at: International Society for Quality of Life Research 28th Annual Conference; October 12-28, 2021; online.

Goerlitz D, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. Still visiting the doctor- the impact of CIM. Presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; April 12-16, 2021; online.

Ingemann D, Saleh-Kurtz S, McNamara K. Hope for the future: optimism among patients using Trikafta for treatment of cystic fibrosis. Poster presented at: North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; November 2-5, 2021.

Kienzler CA, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. Assessing relationships between migraine trigger avoidance & quality of life in Migraine in America 2017 survey respondents. Presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; April 12-16, 2021; online.

Luedtke D, Goerlitz D, Robinson D, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. Relationships between tension-release triggers and migraine symptoms. Presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; April 12-16, 2021; online.

Martin S, Robinson D, Goerlitz D, Palmarella G, Wachholtz A. The value of patient-doctor agreement in chronic pain management. Presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; April 12-16, 2021; online.

Palmarella G, Green BM, McNamara K. The impact of income on healthcare provider experience for people with chronic pain. Poster presented at: American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting; April 23-25, 2021; online.

Robinson D, Martin S, Luedtke D, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. Painful depression: analyzing the predictors of pain-related feelings of depression. Presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; April 12-16, 2021; online.

Verrone A, DiStefano R, Vishniac C, Krieg E. Fear of sex/intimacy, lower quality of life and treatment challenges among HS patients. Poster presented at: Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances; September 24-26, 2021; online.

2020

Articles

Green BM, Van Horn KT, Gupte K, Hayes S, Evans M, Bhowmick A. Adaptive engagement and support model for people with chronic health conditions: using combined content analysis to assess online health communities. J Med Internet Res. 2020;22(7):e17338. doi:10.2196/17338.

Lee J, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. Chronic migraine headaches: role of smoking and locus of control. SN Compr Clin Med. 2020;2:579-586. doi:10.1007/s42399-020-00270-8.

Volpicelli Leonard K, Robertson C, Bhowmick A, Herbert LB. Perceived treatment satisfaction and effectiveness facilitators among patients with chronic health conditions: a self-reported survey. Interact J Med Res. 2020;9(1):e13029. doi:10.2196/13029.

Abstracts

Ahsan A, Comito S, Green BM, Lawhon L, Herbert LB. “Don’t give up on us!”: findings from progressive MS patients on disease-modifying therapy. Poster presented at: 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting; September 11-13, 2020; online.

Ahsan A, Comito S, Green BM, Lawhon L, Herbert LB. Use of disease modifying therapies for improved quality of life among progressive MS patients. Poster presented at: 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting; September 11-13, 2020; online.

Tishberg M, Rizvi A, Midgett K, Chhorm T, McNamara K. Impact of Certified Diabetes Educators on patient activation in type 2 diabetes management. Poster presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo; October 19-28, 2020; online.

Tishberg M, Yeates S, McNamara K, Hayes S. Biomarker testing among users of online lung cancer resources – can online communities make a clinical impact? Poster presented at: IASLC North America Conference on Lung Cancer; October 16-17, 2020; online.

Tishberg M, Yeates S, McNamara K, Hayes S. Palliative care discussions between lung cancer patients and healthcare professionals – does stage play a role? Poster presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo; October 19-28, 2020; online.

Yeates S, Winterbottom N, Green BM, Hayes S, Herbert LB, McNamara K . Hello, my name is “Cancer;” assessing patient perceptions of cancer survivorship language. Poster presented at: American Psychosocial Oncology Society 17th Annual Conference; March 2020; online.

2019

Articles

Herbert LB, Zerkowski K, O’Brien S, Volpicelli Leonard K, Bhowmick A. Impact on interpersonal relationships among caregivers and patients with multiple sclerosis. Neurodegener Dis Manag. 2019;9(3):173-187. doi:10.2217/nmt-2018-0045.

Horrell L, Lazard AJ, Bhowmick A, Hayes S, Mees S, Valle CG. Attracting users to online health communities: results of LungCancer.net Facebook advertisement campaigns. J Med Internet Res. 2019;21(11):e14421. doi:10.2196/14421.

Abstracts

Ahsan A, Hayes S, Green B, Wallin S, Herbert LB, McNamara K. Gender disparities in sexual side effect discussions among healthcare professionals and bladder cancer patients. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo; November 2-6; Philadelphia, PA.

Goerlitz D, Rakeen B, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. The headache of migraine management: prevalence and efficacy of treatment type in a national migraine population. Poster presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; March 6-9; Washington, DC.

Hayes S, Bhowmick A, Mees S, Lazard A, Valle C, Horrell L. Facebook advertising to increase online community engagement: results of the LungCancer.net advertisement campaign. Poster presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; March 6-9; Washington, DC.

Hayes S, Green B, Bhowmick A, Yeates S, McNamara K, Herbert LB. Misperceptions regarding palliative and hospice care among cancer patients — what can we learn from patient-reported treatment decision making? Presented at: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference; March 21-23; Orlando, FL.

Kienzler C, Hernandez Altamirano D, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. To journal or not to journal: migraine journal use among 2015 Migraine in America cohort. Poster presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; March 6-9; Washington, DC.

Lee J, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. Childhood onset migraine and adult outcomes: a retrospective survey. Poster presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; March 6-9; Washington, DC.

Tishberg M, Yeates S, Hayes S, Green B, Herbert LB, McNamara K. Omnipresence of scanxiety for patients with lung cancer and its impact on quality of life. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo; November 2-6; Philadelphia, PA. 

Winterbottom N, Yeates S, Hayes S, Green B, Herbert LB, McNamara K. Assessing needs of men following prostate cancer treatment: an exploration of treatment regret. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo; November 2-6; Philadelphia, PA.

2018

Article

Nazareth TA, Rava AR, Polyakov JL, Banfe EN, Waltrip RW II, Zerkowski KB, Herbert LB. Relapse prevalence, symptoms, and health care engagement: patient insights from the Multiple Sclerosis in America 2017 survey. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2018;26:219-234. doi:10.1016/j.msard.2018.09.002. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

Abstracts

Green B, Van Horn K, Gupta K, Bhowmick A, Booth M. Using qualitative analysis to assess a model of support for online health communities for people living with chronic health conditions. Presented at: Connected Health Conference; October 17-19; Boston, MA.

Lee J, Wachholtz A, Bhowmick A. Spirituality and chronic migraines. Presented at: American Psychological Association Annual Convention; August 9-12; San Francisco, CA.

Leonard KV, Robertson C, Herbert LB. Perceived treatment satisfaction and effectiveness facilitators among patients with chronic health conditions: a self-reported survey. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo; November 10-14; San Diego, CA. 

Leonard KV, Robertson C, McNamara K, Hayes S. Differentiating characteristics of patients seeking a second opinion: a survey on non-small cell lung cancer patients. Presented at: IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer; September 23-26; Toronto, Canada.

Rava A, Waltrip R, Zerkowski K, Ahsan A, Nazareth T. Correlates of healthcare-seeking behavior during relapse among patients with multiple sclerosis. Presented at: American Neurological Association Annual Meeting; October 8-12; Cambridge, MA.

Waltrip R, Mahler N, Ahsan A, Herbert LB. Focused HCP discussion and proactive education on relapse identification and management improves patient reporting and timely treatment of MS relapse. Presented at: Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers; May 30-June 2; Nashville, TN.

White paper

Bhowmick A. Four key questions about adherence/compliance. Available at https://www.pm360online.com/four-key-questions-about-adherence-compliance/. Accessed April 8, 2022.

2017

Article

Wachholtz A, Herbert LB, Bhowmick A, Marcus D. More is not always better: an epidemiological assessment of migraine frequency and the impact on relationships. J Pain Manag Med. 2017;3(2):126. Epub 2017 Jul 14. PMID: 30221257.

Abstracts

Hayes S, Herbert LB, Rizvi A, Green B, Makopoulos C, Zerkowski K, McNamara K. Patient-reported experiences regarding healthcare-related cost discussions with their healthcare professionals. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo; November 4-8; Atlanta, GA.

Herbert LB, Bhowmick A, Green BM, Zerkowski K, Hayes S. Facebook…the destination for health information? Understanding patients’ use of social media for health. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo; November 4-8; Atlanta, GA.

Herbert LB, Rizvi A. Impact of employment status on health-related quality of life for people living with autoimmune conditions. Presented at: International Society for Quality of Life Research Annual Conference; October 18-21; Philadelphia, PA.

Lee J, Wachholtz A, Bhowmick A. The relationship between smoking and migraine frequency: the unusual role of locus of control. Presented at: American Psychological Association Annual Convention; August 3-6; Washington, DC. 

Malone C, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. Prescription opioid medication use among people with migraine: national survey results. Presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting; March 29-April 1; San Diego, CA.

Nazareth T, Polyakov J, Banfe E, Zerkowski K, Herbert LB. Relapse prevalence, symptoms, and healthcare engagement: insights from patients with multiple sclerosis from the Multiple Sclerosis in America 2017 survey. Presented at: European Committee for Treatment & Research in Multiple Sclerosis; October 25-28; Paris, France.

White paper

Bhowmick A. Online health communities: a new frontier in health research. Presented at: DTC Perspectives National Conference; April 5-7; Boston, MA.

2016

Article

Lee J, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. Does complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use reduce negative life impact of headaches for chronic migraineurs? A national survey. Springerplus. 2016;5(1):1006. doi:10.1186/s40064-016-2362-7.

Abstracts

Chang L, Tanaka Y, Larmore CJ, Qian L, Zhu B, Araujo AB. Biologic DMARD use among U.S. patients in an online rheumatoid arthritis community. Presented at: American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting; November 11-16; Washington, DC.

Malone CD, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz AB. The chronic migraine experience. Presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; March 30-April 2; Washington, DC.

2015

Articles

Malone CD, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz AB. Migraine: treatments, comorbidities, and quality of life, in the USA. J Pain Res. 2015;8:537-547. doi:10.2147/JPR.S88207.

Wachholtz A, Malone C, Bhowmick A. The chronic migraineur and health services: national survey results. J Pain Manag Med. 2015;1(1):103. Epub 2015 Nov 9. PMID: 26807447.

Abstracts

Lee J, Bhowmick A, Wachholtz A. Exploring the negative impact of migraine and the impact of alternative medicine treatments. Presented at: Regional Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health; October 1-3; Singapore. 

Lee J, Wachholtz A, Bhowmick A. Negative impact of migraine and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. Presented at: Regional Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health; October 1-3; Singapore.

White paper

Herbert LB, Lawhon L, Chateau O. What really matters? Predicting patient interest and participation in clinical trials: survey data meta-analysis of patients with chronic conditions. Presented at: Eye for Pharma 2nd Annual Stakeholder Conference; Fall; US East Coast. Available at https://health-union.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Patient-Interest-and-Participation-In-Clinical-Trials-What-Really-Matters.pdf. Accessed 4/5/2022.

2013

Article

Marcus DA, Bhowmick A. Fibromyalgia comorbidity in a community sample of adults with migraine. 2013;32(10):1553-1556. doi:10.1007/s10067-013-2310-7. Epub 2013 Jun 7.

2012

Articles

Marcus DA, Bhowmick A. Migraine frequency but not self-efficacy drives utilization and impact from online resources. Headache. 2013;53(3):551-552. doi:10.1111/j.1526-4610.2012.02298.x. Epub 2012 Dec 11.

Marcus DA, Bhowmick A. Survey of migraine sufferers with dogs to evaluate for canine migraine-alerting behaviors. J Altern Complement Med. 2013;19(6):501-508. doi:10.1089/acm.2012.0234. Epub 2012 Dec 4.

Marcus DA, Richards KL, Chambers JF, Bhowmick A. Fibromyalgia family and relationship impact exploratory survey. Musculoskeletal Care. 2013;11(3):125-134. doi:10.1002/msc.1039. Epub 2012 Nov 21.