Thomas A Arcury

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Publications

  1. doi Overview of immigrant worker occupational health and safety for the agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AgFF) sector in the southeastern United States
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:911-24. 2013
  2. doi Personal protective equipment and work safety climate among Latino poultry processing workers in Western North Carolina, USA
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 18:320-8. 2012
  3. doi Employer, use of personal protective equipment, and work safety climate: Latino poultry processing workers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:180-8. 2013
  4. pmc Social integration and diabetes management among rural older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine NC, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Aging Health 24:899-922. 2012
  5. pmc Safety, security, hygiene and privacy in migrant farmworker housing
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    New Solut 22:153-73. 2012
  6. doi Work safety climate and safety practices among immigrant Latino residential construction workers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:736-45. 2012
  7. pmc Older adults' self-management of daily symptoms: complementary therapies, self-care, and medical care
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Aging Health 24:569-97. 2012
  8. pmc Work safety climate, musculoskeletal discomfort, working while injured, and depression among migrant farmworkers in North Carolina
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:S272-8. 2012
  9. pmc Living and working safely: challenges for migrant and seasonal farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Worker Health, Wake Forest University Translational Science, Institute, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    N C Med J 72:466-70. 2011
  10. pmc Migrant farmworker housing regulation violations in North Carolina
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:191-204. 2012

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Publications92

  1. doi Overview of immigrant worker occupational health and safety for the agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AgFF) sector in the southeastern United States
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:911-24. 2013
    ..Limited information is available that documents the demographic characteristics of these manual workers, the occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities they experience; or the risk factors to which they are exposed...
  2. doi Personal protective equipment and work safety climate among Latino poultry processing workers in Western North Carolina, USA
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 18:320-8. 2012
    ..Job-appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is important for decreasing the high rates of occupational injury experienced by poultry processing workers...
  3. doi Employer, use of personal protective equipment, and work safety climate: Latino poultry processing workers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:180-8. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Social integration and diabetes management among rural older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine NC, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Aging Health 24:899-922. 2012
    ..To describe diabetes management behaviors and social integration among older adults, and delineate the associations of social integration with diabetes management behaviors...
  5. pmc Safety, security, hygiene and privacy in migrant farmworker housing
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    New Solut 22:153-73. 2012
    ..Camps with residents having H-2A visas or North Carolina Department of Labor certificates of inspection posted had better safety, security, and hygiene. Regulations addressing the quality of migrant farmworker housing are needed...
  6. doi Work safety climate and safety practices among immigrant Latino residential construction workers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:736-45. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Older adults' self-management of daily symptoms: complementary therapies, self-care, and medical care
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Aging Health 24:569-97. 2012
    ..To describe older adults' use of complementary therapies, self-care practices, and medical care to treat daily symptoms and to delineate gender, ethnic, age, and education differences...
  8. pmc Work safety climate, musculoskeletal discomfort, working while injured, and depression among migrant farmworkers in North Carolina
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:S272-8. 2012
    ..This analysis described Latino migrant farmworkers' work safety climate and its association with musculoskeletal discomfort, working while injured or ill, and depressive symptoms...
  9. pmc Living and working safely: challenges for migrant and seasonal farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Worker Health, Wake Forest University Translational Science, Institute, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    N C Med J 72:466-70. 2011
    ..This commentary describes the characteristics of North Carolina farmworkers, important hazards they face, and the status of regulatory protections. Finally, it presents a summary of policy needed to protect the health of farmworkers...
  10. pmc Migrant farmworker housing regulation violations in North Carolina
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:191-204. 2012
    ..This analysis examines housing regulation violations experienced by migrant farmworkers in North Carolina, and the associations of camp characteristics with the presence of housing violations...
  11. pmc The association of mental conditions with blood glucose levels in older adults with diabetes
    Ha T Nguyen
    Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:950-7. 2012
    ....
  12. pmc Variation across the agricultural season in organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels for Latino farmworkers in eastern North Carolina: project design and descriptive results
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:539-50. 2009
    ..This article presents an overview of PACE3 and provides a descriptive analysis of participant characteristics and one set of pesticide biomarkers, the dialkylphosphate (DAP) urinary metabolites of organophosphorus (OP) pesticides...
  13. pmc Oral health self-care behaviors of rural older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Public Health Dent 69:182-9. 2009
    ..This analysis describes the dental self-care behaviors used by a multiethnic sample of older adults and delineates the associations of self-care behaviors with personal characteristics and oral health problems...
  14. pmc Daily use of complementary and other therapies for symptoms among older adults: study design and illustrative results
    Thomas A Arcury
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Aging Health 23:52-69. 2011
    ..This article describes research designed to specify complementary therapies used among older adults by obtaining daily use data and the specific purposes for use...
  15. doi Green tobacco sickness and skin integrity among migrant Latino farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:195-203. 2008
    ..The primary aim of this analysis is to expand existing knowledge of GTS risk factors by delineating the association of measures of skin integrity with the prevalence of GTS among Latino farmworkers...
  16. pmc Dry mouth and dietary quality in older adults in north Carolina
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:439-45. 2011
    ..To quantify prevalence of dry mouth, association between dry mouth and beverage intake and dietary quality, and association between dry mouth and self-reported dietary accommodations to oral health deficits...
  17. pmc Use of tobacco products among rural older adults: prevalence of ever use and cumulative lifetime use
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, United States
    Addict Behav 34:662-7. 2009
    ..These data add to a limited body of literature on lifetime use of smoked and smokeless tobacco products, and are useful in identifying the impact of these products on morbidity and mortality, particularly for vulnerable populations...
  18. pmc Consumption of sugar- and fat-modified foods among rural older adults: the Rural Nutrition and Health (RUN) Study
    Ronny A Bell
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Nutr Elder 25:23-40. 2006
    ..Diabetes status was associated with higher use of sugar-modified foods. This study shows high level of acceptance of sugar- and fat-modified foods among rural older adults across variety of demographic and health characteristics...
  19. pmc Migrant farmworker field and camp safety and sanitation in eastern North Carolina
    Lara E Whalley
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    J Agromedicine 14:421-36. 2009
    ..Further research needs to account for social and cultural factors. Regulations should be compared with pesticide metabolite levels to measure their effectiveness. More effort is needed to enforce existing regulations...
  20. ncbi High levels of low energy reporting on 24-hour recalls and three questionnaires in an elderly low-socioeconomic status population
    Janet A Tooze
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Nutr 137:1286-93. 2007
    ..Underreporting seemed to be due to omitting foods from major food groups as well as from omitting discretionary energy foods. There was a high degree of low energy reporting in this population, particularly by men, even with six 24HR...
  21. pmc Seasonal variation in the measurement of urinary pesticide metabolites among Latino farmworkers in eastern North Carolina
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 15:339-50. 2009
    ..Future research needs to collect multiple exposure measures at frequent intervals over an extended period to characterize factors associated with exposure...
  22. pmc Correlates of physician trust among rural older adults with diabetes
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Am J Health Behav 37:660-6. 2013
    ..To examine the demographic, health and diabetes management correlates of physician trust in a rural, multiethnic population with diabetes...
  23. doi Self report of skin problems among farmworkers in North Carolina
    Quirina M Vallejos
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:204-12. 2008
    ..This study estimates the prevalence of self-reported skin problems among Latino farmworkers and identifies associated risk factors...
  24. ncbi Leaving family for work: ambivalence and mental health among Mexican migrant farmworker men
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 8:85-97. 2006
    ..Study recommendations include facilitating family contact by expanding access to telephones among migrant workers...
  25. ncbi Older adults in the rural South are not meeting healthful eating guidelines
    Mara Z Vitolins
    Department of Biostatistical Science, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:265-272. 2007
    ..To evaluate diet quality of rural older adults using national dietary guidelines and the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)...
  26. pmc Ethnic disparities in glycemic control among rural older adults with type 2 diabetes
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:656-63. 2005
    ..These data indicate that older ethnic minorities in rural communities are at increased risk for diabetes complications and need diabetes management strategies to improve glycemic control...
  27. pmc Depressive symptoms and diabetes self-management among rural older adults
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Am J Health Behav 34:36-44. 2010
    ..To assess the association of depressive symptoms with diabetes self-management regimens among older adults with type 2 diabetes in a rural, ethnically diverse community...
  28. pmc Health care utilization among migrant Latino farmworkers: the case of skin disease
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Rural Health 25:98-103. 2009
    ..Skin diseases are common occupational illnesses for migrant farmworkers. Farmworkers face many barriers in accessing health care resources...
  29. pmc Repeated pesticide exposure among North Carolina migrant and seasonal farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:802-13. 2010
    ..Limited data document the multiple and repeated pesticide absorption experienced by farmworkers in an agricultural season or their risk factors...
  30. ncbi Comparative validation of standard, picture-sort and meal-based food-frequency questionnaires adapted for an elderly population of low socio-economic status
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:524-32. 2007
    ..To compare the validity of a modified Block food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ), a picture-sort administration of the FFQ (PSFFQ) and a meal pattern-based questionnaire (MPQ) in a multi-ethnic population of low socio-economic status (SES)...
  31. doi The association of dermatologist-diagnosed and self-reported skin diseases with skin-related quality of life in Latino migrant farmworkers
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Int J Dermatol 47:236-41. 2008
    ..Farmworkers are at high risk for skin diseases, and are an appropriate population in which to explore these associations...
  32. pmc Medical skepticism and complementary therapy use among older rural African-Americans and Whites
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 24:777-87. 2013
    ..This study documents demographic, health, and complementary therapy (CT) correlates of medical skepticism among rural older adults...
  33. doi Evaluating the effectiveness of a lay health promoter-led, community-based participatory pesticide safety intervention with farmworker families
    Sara A Quandt
    Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Health Promot Pract 14:425-32. 2013
    ..This study adds to the literature by demonstrating their effectiveness in a public health setting with rigorous evaluation...
  34. pmc The association of health and functional status with private and public religious practice among rural, ethnically diverse, older adults with diabetes
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 23:246-53. 2007
    ..This analysis describes the association of health and functional status with private and public religious practice among ethnically diverse (African American, Native American, white) rural older adults with diabetes...
  35. doi Prevalence of epicondylitis, rotator cuff syndrome, and low back pain in Latino poultry workers and manual laborers
    Daryl A Rosenbaum
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:226-34. 2013
    ..The goal of this study is to improve understanding of immigrant Latino manual workers' occupational health, focusing on upper body musculoskeletal injury...
  36. doi Evidence of organizational injustice in poultry processing plants: Possible effects on occupational health and safety among Latino workers in North Carolina
    Antonio J Marin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:37-48. 2009
    ..This situation creates the potential for organizational injustice, made visible through abusive supervisory practices, and leads to situations in which occupational illnesses and injuries are likely to occur...
  37. pmc Ethnic differences in elders' home remedy use: sociostructural explanations
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:39-50. 2006
    ..To determine if ethnic differences in elders' use of home remedies are explained by structured inequalities...
  38. pmc Dental anxiety and oral health outcomes among rural older adults
    Ronny A Bell
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Public Health Dent 72:53-9. 2012
    ....
  39. pmc Primary and specialty medical care among ethnically diverse, older rural adults with type 2 diabetes: the ELDER Diabetes Study
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Rural Health 21:198-205. 2005
    ..This study examines primary and specialty medical care utilization among a rural, ethnically diverse, older adult population with diabetes...
  40. pmc Job activities and respiratory symptoms among farmworkers in North Carolina
    Maria C Mirabelli
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Divisionof Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 66:178-82. 2011
    ..The odds were decreased among individuals who reported harvesting activities (odds ratio: 0.3, 95% confidence interval: 0.1, 1.0). Among Latino farmworkers, respiratory symptoms may be associated with work activities...
  41. pmc Predictors of falls in a multiethnic population of older rural adults with diabetes
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:394-8. 2006
    ..Falls are a recognized danger for older adults with diabetes. Persons in rural communities with diabetes may face additional risks from falling due to environmental and activity differences...
  42. pmc Reducing farmworker residential pesticide exposure: evaluation of a lay health advisor intervention
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Health Promot Pract 10:447-55. 2009
    ..Policy changes are needed to address circumstances outside of farmworkers' control that affect pesticide exposure...
  43. pmc The prevalence of melasma and its association with quality of life in adult male Latino migrant workers
    Rita Pichardo
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Int J Dermatol 48:22-6. 2009
    ..Melasma is a common condition of Latino women that detracts from their quality of life (QOL). The prevalence and impact of melasma in Latino men is not well characterized...
  44. pmc Social control in older adults' diabetes self management and well-being
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Behav Med 38:115-20. 2012
    ..Active use of social control attempts by family members and friends, especially if they are coercive or punitive in nature, are likely counterproductive for maintaining the physical and mental health of older adults with diabetes...
  45. doi Poultry processing work and respiratory health of Latino men and women in North Carolina
    Maria C Mirabelli
    Departments of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:177-83. 2012
    ..To evaluate associations between poultry processing work and respiratory health among working Latino men and women in North Carolina...
  46. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine use as health self-management: rural older adults with diabetes
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S62-70. 2006
    ..We summarize CAM use for general use and for diabetes care and use multiple logistic modeling to estimate the effects of health self-management predictors on use of CAM therapies...
  47. pmc Ethnographic evaluation of a lay health promoter program to reduce occupational injuries among Latino poultry processing workers
    Antonio Marin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:36-43. 2009
    ..Promoters' supervisors reported challenges and strategies experienced by the promoters. Promoter programs in occupational health and safety are feasible approaches to supplement training provided in the workplace...
  48. pmc Teledermatology consultations provide specialty care for farmworkers in rural clinics
    Quirina M Vallejos
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 25:198-202. 2009
    ..Rural patients have limited access to dermatologic care. Farmworkers have high rates of skin disease and limited access to care...
  49. pmc Food avoidance and food modification practices of older rural adults: association with oral health status and implications for service provision
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Gerontologist 50:100-11. 2010
    ..This study examines the association between oral health and foods avoided or modified in a multiethnic rural population of older adults. It considers implications for nutrition and medical service provision to this population...
  50. pmc Depressive symptoms among Latino farmworkers across the agricultural season: Structural and situational influences
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 16:335-43. 2010
    ..The pattern of results suggests that strategies to address mental health problems in this vulnerable population will require coordinated action at the individual and social level...
  51. pmc Ultrasound for carpal tunnel syndrome screening in manual laborers
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Main Floor Reynolds Tower, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 48:127-31. 2013
    ..Neuromuscular ultrasound may be a better screening tool, because it is painless. In this study we compare the accuracy of nerve conduction studies and ultrasound for CTS screening...
  52. pmc Linking glycemic control and executive function in rural older adults with diabetes mellitus
    Ha T Nguyen
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1123-7. 2010
    ..To examine the association between glycemic control and the executive functioning domain of cognition and to identify risk factors for inadequate glycemic control that may explain this relationship...
  53. doi 3-D jobs and health disparities: The health implications of Latino chicken catchers' working conditions
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:206-15. 2013
    ..This study uses qualitative data to describe the tasks performed by chicken catchers, their organization of work, and possible health and safety hazards encountered...
  54. pmc Disparities in oral health status between older adults in a multiethnic rural community: the rural nutrition and oral health study
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1369-75. 2009
    ..To compare oral health status according to ethnicity and socioeconomic status in African-American, American-Indian, and white dentate and edentulous community-dwelling older adults...
  55. pmc Daily symptom management practices for arthritis used by older adults
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Aging Health 24:598-615. 2012
    ..This article describes the daily self-management practices of older adults with arthritis and examines the association of symptom experience with the use of self-management behaviors...
  56. ncbi Older adults' use of complementary and alternative medicine for mental health: findings from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:467-73. 2006
    ....
  57. ncbi Pesticides in the homes of farmworkers: Latino mothers' perceptions of risk to their children's health
    Pamela Rao
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:335-53. 2007
    ..Families living in farmworker households would benefit from health education programs that target their specific needs...
  58. ncbi Complementary and alternative medicine use among older adults: ethnic variation
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem NC 27157 1084, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:723-31. 2006
    ..This analysis documents CAM use among Black, Hispanic, Asian, and White adults age > or =65 and delineates the importance of ethnicity in predicting CAM use...
  59. ncbi Oral health of children and adults in Latino migrant and seasonal farmworker families
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Science, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:229-35. 2007
    ..Differences among family members suggest that access to services, not lack of education, is the primary barrier facing farmworker families...
  60. ncbi Skin-related quality of life among migrant farmworkers
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Cutan Med Surg 12:1-7. 2008
    ..Farmworkers in North America work in an environment likely to produce skin injuries and illnesses that affect quality of life (QOL)...
  61. ncbi CAM use among older adults age 65 or older with hypertension in the United States: general use and disease treatment
    Ronny A Bell
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:903-9. 2006
    ..Although a number of antihypertensive therapies are currently available, adherence and control are low. The purpose of this study was to assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among older adults with HT...
  62. pmc Occurrence and co-occurrence of types of complementary and alternative medicine use by age, gender, ethnicity, and education among adults in the United States: the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
    Rebecca H Neiberg
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 17:363-70. 2011
    ..Second, it was determined whether dominant linkages of CAM modalities differ by age, gender, ethnicity, and education...
  63. pmc Heavy metals exposures among Mexican farmworkers in eastern North Carolina
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Environ Res 110:83-8. 2010
    ..Because farmworkers are exposed to neurotoxic pesticides, they may be at risk for adverse health effects from the combined exposure...
  64. pmc Cultural basis for diabetes-related beliefs among low- and high-education African American, American Indian, and white older adults
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Ethn Dis 22:466-72. 2012
    ..The goal of our study was to improve understanding of the cultural basis for variation in diabetes beliefs...
  65. doi The organization of work: implications for injury and illness among immigrant Latino poultry-processing workers
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 62:19-26. 2007
    ..The results provide preliminary evidence suggesting that the organization of work underlies injury and illness among immigrant workers in poultry processing...
  66. pmc Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among rural older African Americans, Native Americans, and whites with diabetes
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:823-9. 2005
    ..Little is known about the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among older adults living in rural communities, particularly among ethnic minority groups, who are at increased risk of developing diabetes and complications...
  67. ncbi Herbal remedy use as health self-management among older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S142-9. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults with diabetes in the United States
    Ronny A Bell
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 12:16-22. 2006
    ....
  69. pmc Experiences of Latino immigrant families in North Carolina help explain elevated levels of food insecurity and hunger
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Nutr 136:2638-44. 2006
    ..Overall, these findings suggest that immigrant Latinos experience significant levels of food insecurity that are not addressed by current governmental programs...
  70. ncbi Treating skin disease: self-management behaviors of Latino farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Agromedicine 11:27-35. 2006
    ..Appropriate medical care for treating skin problems that are dangerous and reduce farmworkers' quality-of-life needs to be made available to this population...
  71. ncbi Diabetes beliefs among low-income, white residents of a rural North Carolina community
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 21:337-45. 2005
    ..Every social group shares beliefs about health and illness. Knowledge and understanding of these health beliefs are essential for education programs to address health promotion and illness prevention...
  72. pmc Masculinity and the body: how African American and White men experience cancer screening exams involving the rectum
    Julie A Winterich
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Mens Health 3:300-9. 2009
    ..Recommendations are provided for educational programs and physicians to improve men's experiences with exams that involve the rectum...
  73. ncbi Blistering eruption in a Latino migrant farmworker
    Steven R Feldman
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Agromedicine 12:81-5. 2007
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  74. doi Using lay health promoters in occupational health: outcome evaluation in a sample of Latino poultry-processing workers
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    New Solut 19:449-66. 2009
    ..The results of this study suggest that LHPs may be effective in promoting occupational health and reducing occupational health disparities among ethnic minorities in high-risk occupations...
  75. pmc Migrant farmworkers' housing conditions across an agricultural season in North Carolina
    Quirina M Vallejos
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Ind Med 54:533-44. 2011
    ..Farmworker housing quality is regulated, but little documentation exists of compliance with regulations...
  76. pmc Job demands and pesticide exposure among immigrant Latino farmworkers
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 15:252-66. 2010
    ..However, analyses produced several interaction effects, including evidence that high levels of control may buffer the effects of physical job demands on detection of DAP urinary pesticide metabolites...
  77. pmc Complementary therapy use and health self-management among rural older adults
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:635-43. 2009
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  78. ncbi Ethnic disparities: control of glycemia, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol among US adults with type 2 diabetes
    Julienne K Kirk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:1489-501. 2005
    ..To examine ethnic disparities in the quality of diabetes care among adults with diabetes in the US through a systematic qualitative review...
  79. ncbi Age, ethnicity, and use of complementary and alternative medicine in health self-management
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:84-98. 2007
    ..The results also highlight the significance of social and cultural factors in understanding patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use in the adult population...
  80. pmc Differentiating approaches to diabetes self-management of multi-ethnic rural older adults at the extremes of glycemic control
    Aleshia Nichol Brewer-Lowry
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Gerontologist 50:657-67. 2010
    ..This study identified approaches to diabetes self-management that differentiate persons with well-controlled from poorly controlled diabetes. Previous research has focused largely on persons participating in self-management interventions...
  81. pmc Reporting pesticide assessment results to farmworker families: development, implementation, and evaluation of a risk communication strategy
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Piedmont Plaza II, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:636-42. 2004
    ..We review the strengths and weaknesses of such an approach and suggest areas for future research in risk communication to communities affected by environmental health risks...
  82. pmc Dietary fat reduction behaviors among African American, American Indian, and white older adults with diabetes
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Nutr Elder 28:143-57. 2009
    ..Older men and ethnic minorities with diabetes should be targeted for dietary change education...
  83. pmc Cholinesterase depression and its association with pesticide exposure across the agricultural season among Latino farmworkers in North Carolina
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:635-9. 2010
    ..Farmworkers can be exposed to a wide variety of pesticides. Assessing cholinesterase activity over time can be used to monitor exposure to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides...
  84. pmc Eye health and safety among Latino farmworkers
    Amit Verma
    Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
    J Agromedicine 16:143-52. 2011
    ..Many farmworkers choose to take risks in order to save time. Interventions are needed that target farmworker knowledge and beliefs about eye safety...
  85. ncbi Common skin disorders seen in the migrant farmworker health care clinic setting
    Michael Hinckley
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Agromedicine 12:71-9. 2007
    ..Skin diseases are common occupational illnesses for farmworkers. Migrant farmworkers commonly access rural health clinics for diagnosis and treatment of skin disease...
  86. pmc Older adults' common sense models of diabetes
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Am J Health Behav 35:318-33. 2011
    ..To investigate the importance of viewing belief systems about health maintenance holistically...
  87. ncbi Work-family conflict: experiences and health implications among immigrant Latinos
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Appl Psychol 92:1119-30. 2007
    ..These results demonstrate how traditional models of work-family conflict need to be modified to reflect the needs and circumstances of diverse workers in the new global economy...
  88. pmc Ethnic and sex differences in ownership of preventive health equipment among rural older adults with diabetes
    Ronny A Bell
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Rural Health 23:332-8. 2007
    ..Different levels of self-management have been reported among various populations, though little is known about ownership of equipment that can enhance accomplishment of these tasks...
  89. ncbi Self-treatment with bleach by a Latino farmworker
    Shelley Cathcart
    Department of Dermatology, The Department of Family and Community Medicine, and the Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Dermatitis 19:102-4. 2008
    ..This patient illustrates a common practice that exacerbates skin disease and sheds light on social and cultural factors of which health care providers serving this community should be aware...
  90. pmc Effects of complementary therapy on health in a national U.S. sample of older adults
    Ha T Nguyen
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 16:701-6. 2010
    ..The study objectives were to identify types of complementary therapy that are most predictive of health outcomes, including functional status, physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and mental HRQoL among older adults...
  91. pmc Wages, wage violations, and pesticide safety experienced by migrant farmworkers in North Carolina
    Erin Robinson
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    New Solut 21:251-68. 2011
    ..The association of violations indicates that some growers generally violate regulations. Greater enforcement of all regulations is needed...
  92. pmc Depressive symptoms and sleepiness among Latino farmworkers in eastern North Carolina
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Agromedicine 16:251-60. 2011
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