Steven Dobscha

Professor

  • 2611 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
1989 …2018
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Research Output 1989 2018

  • 2611 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 113 Article
  • 1 Review article
2018

Clinician Referrals for Non-opioid Pain Care Following Discontinuation of Long-term Opioid Therapy Differ Based on Reasons for Discontinuation

Lovejoy, T. I., Morasco, B. J., Demidenko, M. I., Meath, T. H. A. & Dobscha, S. K. May 1 2018 In : Journal of general internal medicine. 33, p. 24-30 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Referral and Consultation
Pain
Analgesics
Therapeutics

Correlates of Use and Perceived Effectiveness of Non-pharmacologic Strategies for Chronic Pain Among Patients Prescribed Long-term Opioid Therapy

Lozier, C. C., Nugent, S. M., Smith, N. X., Yarborough, B. J., Dobscha, S. K., Deyo, R. A. & Morasco, B. J. May 1 2018 In : Journal of general internal medicine. 33, p. 46-53 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Therapeutics
Pain
Demography

Loneliness is closely associated with depression outcomes and suicidal ideation among military veterans in primary care

Teo, A. R., Marsh, H. E., Forsberg, C. W., Nicolaidis, C., Chen, J. I., Newsom, J., Saha, S. & Dobscha, S. K. Apr 1 2018 In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 230, p. 42-49 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Loneliness
Suicidal Ideation
Veterans
Primary Health Care
Depression

Patients' positive and negative responses to reading mental health clinical notes online

Denneson, L. M., Chen, J. I., Pisciotta, M., Tuepker, A. & Dobscha, S. K. May 1 2018 In : Psychiatric Services. 69, 5, p. 593-596 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reading
Mental Health
Delivery of Health Care
Veterans
Insurance Pools

Patterns and correlates of medical cannabis use for pain among patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy

Nugent, S. M., Yarborough, B. J., Smith, N. X., Dobscha, S. K., Deyo, R. A., Green, C. A. & Morasco, B. J. Jan 1 2018 In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 50, p. 104-110 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Marijuana
Opioid Analgesics
Pain
Therapeutics
Nicotine

Prevalence and Correlates of Low Pain Interference Among Patients With High Pain Intensity Who Are Prescribed Long-Term Opioid Therapy

Adams, M. H., Dobscha, S. K., Smith, N. X., Yarborough, B. J., Deyo, R. A. & Morasco, B. J. Jan 1 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Pain
Therapeutics
Self Efficacy
Depression

“It Encourages Them to Complain”: A Qualitative Study of the Unintended Consequences of Assessing Patient-Reported Pain

Ahluwalia, S. C., Giannitrapani, K. F., Dobscha, S. K., Cromer, R. & Lorenz, K. A. Jan 1 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pain
Pain Management
Veterans Health
Primary Health Care
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
2017
3 Citations

A qualitative analysis of how online access to mental health notes is changing clinician perceptions of power and the therapeutic relationship

Denneson, L. M., Cromer, R., Williams, H. B., Pisciotta, M. & Dobscha, S. K. 2017 In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 19, 6, e208

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
Veterans Health
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Therapeutics
Delivery of Health Care
3 Citations

A Virtual Hope Box: Randomized controlled trial of a smartphone app for emotional regulation and coping with distress

Bush, N. E., Smolenski, D. J., Denneson, L. M., Williams, H. B., Thomas, E. K. & Dobscha, S. K. Apr 1 2017 In : Psychiatric Services. 68, 4, p. 330-336 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hope
Randomized Controlled Trials
Suicidal Ideation
Psychological Adaptation
Self Efficacy

Challenges to teaming for pain in primary care

Giannitrapani, K. F., Ahluwalia, S. C., Day, R. T., Pisciotta, M., Dobscha, S. & Lorenz, K. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Healthcare.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient-Centered Care
Qualitative Research
Veterans
Chronic Pain
Primary Health Care
3 Citations

Curiosity improves coping efficacy and reduces suicidal ideation severity among military veterans at risk for suicide

Denneson, L. M., Smolenski, D. J., Bush, N. E. & Dobscha, S. K. Mar 1 2017 In : Psychiatry Research. 249, p. 125-131 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Suicidal Ideation
Exploratory Behavior
Veterans
Suicide
Psychological Adaptation

No-show rates when phone appointment reminders are not directly delivered

Teo, A. R., Forsberg, C. W., Marsh, H. E., Saha, S. & Dobscha, S. K. Nov 1 2017 In : Psychiatric Services. 68, 11, p. 1098-1100 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality Improvement
Appointments and Schedules
Patient Participation
Postal Service
Primary Health Care
12 Citations

Patient outcomes in dose reduction or discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy: A systematic review

Frank, J. W., Lovejoy, T. I., Becker, W. C., Morasco, B. J., Koenig, C. J., Hoffecker, L., Dischinger, H. R., Dobscha, S. K. & Krebs, E. E. Aug 1 2017 In : Annals of Internal Medicine. 167, 3, p. 181-191 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Opioid Analgesics
Pain
Quality of Life
Therapeutics
Chronic Pain

Posttraumatic stress disorder and correlates of disease activity among veterans with ankylosing spondylitis

Liew, J., Lucas Williams, J., Dobscha, S. & Barton, J. L. Aug 24 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Rheumatology International. p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Veterans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Baths
Pain
5 Citations

Reasons for discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy in patients with and without substance use disorders

Lovejoy, T. I., Morasco, B. J., Demidenko, M. I., Meath, T. H. A., Frank, J. W. & Dobscha, S. K. 2017 In : Pain. 158, 3, p. 526-534 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Substance-Related Disorders
Therapeutics
Chronic Pain
Veterans Health
1 Citations

Spirituality, Religion, and Suicidality Among Veterans: A Qualitative Study

Lusk, J., Dobscha, S. K., Kopacz, M., Ritchie, M. F. & Ono, S. Jul 20 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Archives of Suicide Research. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spirituality
Religion
Veterans
Suicide
Suicidal Ideation
2 Citations

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Following Clinician-Initiated Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy Resulting from an Aberrant Urine Drug Test

Nugent, S. M., Dobscha, S. K., Morasco, B. J., Demidenko, M. I., Meath, T. H. A., Frank, J. W. & Lovejoy, T. I. Jun 9 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Substance-Related Disorders
Urine
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Referral and Consultation

Suicidal ideation and suicidal self-directed violence following clinician-initiated prescription opioid discontinuation among long-term opioid users

Demidenko, M. I., Dobscha, S. K., Morasco, B. J., Meath, T. H. A., Ilgen, M. A. & Lovejoy, T. I. Jul 1 2017 In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 47, p. 29-35 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Suicidal Ideation
Violence
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
Veterans Health
1 Citations

Trust in mental health clinicians among patients who access clinical notes online

Cromer, R., Denneson, L. M., Pisciotta, M., Williams, H., Woods, S. & Dobscha, S. K. May 1 2017 In : Psychiatric Services. 68, 5, p. 520-523 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
Delivery of Health Care
Veterans Health
Veterans
Individuality
2016
1 Citations
Veterans
Chronic Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Substance-Related Disorders
Prescriptions
2 Citations

Development and Preliminary Evaluation of an Integrated Cognitive-Behavior Treatment for Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder in Patients with the Hepatitis C Virus

Morasco, B. J., Greaves, D. W., Lovejoy, T. I., Turk, D. C., Dobscha, S. K. & Hauser, P. Dec 1 2016 In : Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 17, 12, p. 2280-2290 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Hepacivirus
Substance-Related Disorders
Cognitive Therapy
Alcohols
5 Citations

Higher Prescription Opioid Dose is Associated With Worse Patient-Reported Pain Outcomes and More Health Care Utilization

Morasco, B. J., Yarborough, B. J., Smith, N. X., Dobscha, S. K., Deyo, R. A., Perrin, N. A. & Green, C. A. Jul 12 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
Pain
Morphine

Pilot study of enhanced social support with automated telephone monitoring after psychiatric hospitalization for depression

Pfeiffer, P. N., Valenstein, M., Ganoczy, D., Henry, J., Dobscha, S. K. & Piette, J. D. Oct 25 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hospitalization
Telephone
Social Support
telephone
Psychiatry
4 Citations

Predictors of urine drug testing for patients with chronic pain: Results from a national cohort of U.S. veterans

Morasco, B. J., Peters, D., Krebs, E. E., Kovas, A. E., Hart, K. & Dobscha, S. K. Jan 2 2016 In : Substance Abuse. 37, 1, p. 82-87 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Chronic Pain
Odds Ratio
Urine
Opioid Analgesics
6 Citations

Qualitative analysis of US Department of veterans affairs mental health clinician perspectives on patient-centered care

Dobscha, S. K., Cromer, R., Crain, A. & Denneson, L. M. Jun 1 2016 In : International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 28, 3, p. 355-362 8 p., mzw028

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient-Centered Care
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Mental Health
Veterans
Delivery of Health Care
3 Citations

Suicide Risk Documented During Veterans' Last Veterans Affairs Health Care Contacts Prior to Suicide

Denneson, L. M., Kovas, A. E., Britton, P. C., Kaplan, M. S., McFarland, B. H. & Dobscha, S. K. Jun 1 2016 In : Suicide & life-threatening behavior. 46, 3, p. 363-374 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans Health
Veterans
Suicide
Delivery of Health Care
Primary Health Care
17 Citations

The musculoskeletal diagnosis cohort: Examining pain and pain care among veterans

Goulet, J. L. , Kerns, R. D. , Bair, M. , Becker, W. C. , Brennan, P. , Burgess, D. J. , Carroll, C. M. , Dobscha, S. , Driscoll, M. A. , Fenton, B. T. , Fraenkel, L. , Haskell, S. G. , Heapy, A. A. , Higgins, D. M. , Hoff, R. A. , Hwang, U. , Justice, A. C. , Piette, J. D. , Sinnott, P. , Wandner, L. & 2 others Womack, J. A. & Brandt, C. A. Jun 8 2016 In : Pain. 157, 8, p. 1696-1703 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Pain
Veterans Health
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Osteoarthritis
1 Citations

Treatment of veterans with mental health symptoms in VA primary care prior to suicide

Denneson, L. M., Williams, H. B., Kaplan, M. S., McFarland, B. H. & Dobscha, S. K. Jan 1 2016 In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 38, p. 65-70 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Suicide
Primary Health Care
Mental Health
Antidepressive Agents
9 Citations

VA mental health clinician experiences and attitudes toward OpenNotes

Dobscha, S. K., Denneson, L. M., Jacobson, L. E., Williams, H. B., Cromer, R. & Woods, S. Jan 1 2016 In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 38, p. 89-93 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Mental Health
Nurse Clinicians
Attitude to Health
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
2015
15 Citations

A virtual hope box smartphone app as an accessory to therapy: Proof-of-concept in a clinical sample of veterans

Bush, N. E., Dobscha, S. K., Crumpton, R., Denneson, L. M., Hoffman, J. E., Crain, A., Cromer, R. & Kinn, J. T. Feb 1 2015 In : Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 45, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hope
Veterans
Therapeutics
Smartphone
Suicide
6 Citations

Collaborative care for pain results in both symptom improvement and sustained reduction of pain and depression

Thielke, S., Corson, K. & Dobscha, S. K. Mar 1 2015 In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 37, 2, p. 139-143 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Depression
Pain
Therapeutics
Musculoskeletal Pain
Veterans
12 Citations

Does mode of contact with different types of social relationships predict depression in older adults? Evidence from a nationally representative survey

Teo, A. R., Choi, H., Andrea, S. B., Valenstein, M., Newsom, J. T., Dobscha, S. K. & Zivin, K. Oct 1 2015 In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 63, 10, p. 2014-2022 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Depression
Postal Service
Telephone
Logistic Models
Retirement
4 Citations

Military Veterans' Experiences with Suicidal Ideation: Implications for Intervention and Prevention

Denneson, L. M., Teo, A. R., Ganzini, L., Helmer, D. A., Bair, M. J. & Dobscha, S. K. Aug 1 2015 In : Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 45, 4, p. 399-414 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003-2011 Iraq War
Suicidal Ideation
Veterans
Afghan Campaign 2001-
Social Adjustment
5 Citations

Pain-related anxiety mediates the relationship between depressive symptoms and pain interference in veterans with hepatitis C

Adams, M. H., Lovejoy, T. I., Turk, D. C., Dobscha, S. K., Hauser, P. & Morasco, B. J. Nov 1 2015 In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 37, 6, p. 533-537 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Hepatitis C
Anxiety
Depression
Pain

Predictors of Improvements in Pain Intensity in a National Cohort of Older Veterans With Chronic Pain

Dobscha, S. K., Lovejoy, T. I., Morasco, B. J., Kovas, A. E., Peters, D. M., Hart, K., Williams, J. L. & McFarland, B. H. Dec 31 2015 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Chronic Pain
Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
12 Citations
Veterans
Chronic Pain
Outpatients
Pain
Cohort Studies
7 Citations

Treatment changes following aberrant urine drug test results for patients prescribed chronic opioid therapy

Morasco, B. J., Krebs, E. E., Cavanagh, R., Hyde, S., Crain, A. & Dobscha, S. K. Jan 1 2015 In : Journal of Opioid Management. 11, 1, p. 45-51 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Urine
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics
Prescriptions
2014
6 Citations

Associations between prescription opioid use and sleep impairment among veterans with chronic pain

Morasco, B. J., O'Hearn, D., Turk, D. C. & Dobscha, S. K. Nov 1 2014 In : Pain Medicine (United States). 15, 11, p. 1902-1910 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Chronic Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
Sleep
7 Citations

Biopsychosocial factors associated with pain in veterans with the hepatitis C virus

Morasco, B. J., Lovejoy, T. I., Turk, D. C., Crain, A., Hauser, P. & Dobscha, S. K. Oct 1 2014 In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37, 5, p. 902-911 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Hepacivirus
Pain
Catastrophization
Self Efficacy
11 Citations

Correlates of Suicide Among Veterans Treated in Primary Care: Case–Control Study of a Nationally Representative Sample

Dobscha, S. K., Denneson, L. M., Kovas, A. E., Teo, A., Forsberg, C. W., Kaplan, M. S., Bossarte, R. & McFarland, B. H. 2014 In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. 29, 4, p. 853-860 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Suicide
Case-Control Studies
Primary Health Care
Suicidal Ideation
3 Citations

Mental health utilization of new-to-care Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans following suicidal ideation assessment

Denneson, L. M., Corson, K., Helmer, D. A., Bair, M. J. & Dobscha, S. K. Jul 30 2014 In : Psychiatry Research. 217, 3, p. 147-153 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Afghanistan
Iraq
Suicidal Ideation
Veterans
Mental Health
5 Citations

Primary care clinician responses to positive suicidal ideation risk assessments in veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan

Dobscha, S. K., Denneson, L. M., Kovas, A. E., Corson, K., Helmer, D. A. & Bair, M. J. 2014 In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 36, 3, p. 310-317 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Afghanistan
Iraq
Suicidal Ideation
Veterans
Primary Health Care
2013
5 Citations

Brief assessment for suicidal ideation in OEF/OIF veterans with positive depression screens

Dobscha, S. K., Corson, K., Helmer, D. A., Bair, M. J., Denneson, L. M., Brandt, C., Beane, A. & Ganzini, L. May 2013 In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 35, 3, p. 272-278 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003-2011 Iraq War
Afghan Campaign 2001-
Suicidal Ideation
Veterans
Depression
12 Citations

Care management practices for chronic pain in veterans prescribed high doses of opioid medications

Morasco, B. J., Cavanagh, R., Gritzner, S. & Dobscha, S. K. Dec 2013 In : Family Practice. 30, 6, p. 671-678 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Practice Management
Veterans
Chronic Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Pain
9 Citations

Clinician Documentation on Receipt of Trauma-Focused Evidence-Based Psychotherapies in a VA PTSD Clinic

Lu, M. W., Plagge, J. M., Marsiglio, M. C. & Dobscha, S. K. 2013 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

posttraumatic stress disorder
Veterans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
psychotherapy
Psychotherapy
52 Citations

Correlates of prescription opioid initiation and long-term opioid use in veterans with persistent pain

Dobscha, S. K., Morasco, B. J., Duckart, J. P., MacEy, T. & Deyo, R. A. Feb 2013 In : Clinical Journal of Pain. 29, 2, p. 102-108 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
Pain
Therapeutics
2 Citations

Patterns of care and side effects for patients prescribed methadone for treatment of chronic pain

Macey, T. A., Weimer, M. B., Grimaldi, E. M., Dobscha, S. K. & Morasco, B. J. Sep 2013 In : Journal of Opioid Management. 9, 5, p. 325-333 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Methadone
Chronic Pain
Morphine
Therapeutics
Opioid Analgesics
2 Citations

Prescription Opioids and Benzodiazepines: Moving Beyond "Just Say No"

Dobscha, S. K. Oct 2013 In : Pain Medicine (United States). 14, 10, p. 1447-1449 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Benzodiazepines
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
22 Citations

Prescription opioids for back pain and use of medications for erectile dysfunction

Deyo, R. A., Smith, D. H. M., Johnson, E. S., Tillotson, C. J., Donovan, M., Yang, X., Petrik, A., Morasco, B. J. & Dobscha, S. K. May 15 2013 In : Spine. 38, 11, p. 909-915 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Erectile Dysfunction
Back Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
Testosterone
19 Citations

Prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans

Corson, K., Denneson, L. M., Bair, M. J., Helmer, D. A., Goulet, J. L. & Dobscha, S. K. Jul 2013 In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 149, 1-3, p. 291-298 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003-2011 Iraq War
Afghan Campaign 2001-
Suicidal Ideation
Veterans
Depression