Thomas A Arcury

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Diabetes meanings among those without diabetes: explanatory models of immigrant Latinos in rural 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
    Soc Sci Med 59:2183-93. 2004
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. doi request reprint 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
  7. ncbi request reprint 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. ncbi request reprint Diabetes meanings among those without diabetes: explanatory models of immigrant Latinos in rural 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
    Soc Sci Med 59:2183-93. 2004
    ..These results provide information for the design of health programs for the prevention of type 2 diabetes...
  2. 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
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. doi request reprint 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint 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
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  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  18. doi request reprint 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint 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...
  22. doi request reprint 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...
  23. doi request reprint 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...
  24. 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
    ....
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint 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...
  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 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...
  39. 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...
  40. doi request reprint 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. doi request reprint 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
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  44. 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...
  45. doi request reprint 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. ncbi request reprint 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  48. ncbi request reprint 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. doi request reprint 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint 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...
  54. pmc Prevalence of bifid median nerves and persistent median arteries and their association with carpal tunnel syndrome in a sample of Latino poultry processors and other manual workers
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27157 1078, USA Center for Worker Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Muscle Nerve 48:539-44. 2013
    ..The prevalence of bifid median nerves and persistent median arteries, their co-occurrence, and their relationship to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are only understood partially...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. doi request reprint 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...
  59. ncbi request reprint 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint 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
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  62. 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint 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...
  67. pmc The relationship between cognitive function and non-prescribed therapy use in older adults
    Ha T Nguyen
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:648-58. 2012
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Aging and eating in the rural, southern United States: beliefs about salt and its effect on health
    Shannon L Smith
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:189-98. 2006
    ..These older adults' narratives demonstrate their attempts to reconcile the important role of traditional foods in their identity as Southerners with their attempts to meet medical recommendations for healthy eating...
  69. 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint 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...
  71. 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...
  72. ncbi request reprint 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...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint 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...
  79. doi request reprint 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...
  80. ncbi request reprint 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...
  81. 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint Pesticide safety behaviors in Latino farmworker family households
    Pamela Rao
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:271-80. 2006
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Latino farmworker perceptions of the risk factors for occupational skin disease
    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 49:434-42. 2006
    ..Interventions to reduce skin disease must be adapted to farmworkers' understanding of such disease, including their beliefs or knowledge of risk factors for skin disease...
  84. ncbi request reprint Determinants of health care use by children in rural western North Carolina: results from the Mountain Accessibility Project
    Charles R Woods
    Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Pediatrics 112:e143-52. 2003
    ..To assess determinants of health care visits among children in a 12-county region of western North Carolina representative of rural areas in the United States...
  85. ncbi request reprint Food consumption patterns of rural older African American, Native American, and white adults in North Carolina
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Nutr Elder 23:1-16. 2003
    ..These data provide greater insight into the dietary patterns of rural elders than examining nutrient intakes...
  86. ncbi request reprint Access to transportation and health care utilization in a rural region
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 21:31-8. 2005
    ..However, little research has examined directly access to transportation in analyses of rural health care utilization...
  87. pmc Diabetes foot self-care practices in a rural triethnic population
    Ronny A Bell
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Diabetes Educ 31:75-83. 2005
    ..The purposes of this study were to assess the level of foot self-care performed in a rural, multiethnic population of older adults and to identify factors associated with foot self-care...
  88. ncbi request reprint Quality of diets consumed by older rural adults
    Mara Z Vitolins
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Rural Health 18:49-56. 2002
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use among immigrant Latino farmworkers in North Carolina
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:617-25. 2007
    ..Heavy alcohol use among Latino farmworkers is believed to be common, but it remains poorly documented...
  90. pmc The effects of geography and spatial behavior on health care utilization among the residents of a rural region
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:135-55. 2005
    ..This analysis determines the importance of geography and spatial behavior as predisposing and enabling factors in rural health care utilization, controlling for demographic, social, cultural, and health status factors...
  91. ncbi request reprint Hispanic farmworker interpretations of green tobacco sickness
    Pamela Rao
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Rural Health 18:503-11. 2002
    ..If health care providers understand the explanatory model held by farmworkers, they will be more effective at diagnosing and treating GTS and be better prepared to teach patients how to prevent future episodes...
  92. pmc Household food security among migrant and seasonal latino farmworkers in North Carolina
    Sara A Quandt
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:568-76. 2004
    ....
  93. pmc Ethnic disparities in health-related quality of life among older rural adults with diabetes
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:471-6. 2007
    ..Strategies to reduce diabetes-related complications (long term) and assist mobility (short term) may reduce ethnic disparities in HRQOL...
  94. ncbi request reprint Illnesses and injuries reported by Latino poultry workers in western North Carolina
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:343-51. 2006
    ..Poultry processing is the largest sector of the meat products industry. Many workers are immigrants; few data exist on their illness and injury rates and the impact of workplace safety environment...
  95. ncbi request reprint Dermatological illnesses of immigrant poultry-processing workers in North Carolina
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 60:165-9. 2005
    ..Worker self-reports were not strongly associated with dermatologist diagnoses. Skin diseases are common among poultry workers and impact workers' quality of life; reasons for lack of medical care should be investigated...
  96. pmc Men's knowledge and beliefs about prostate cancer: education, race, and screening status
    Julie A Winterich
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:199-203. 2009
    ..This study compared education, race, and screening status to determine how each factor shapes men's knowledge of prostate cancer and screening...
  97. pmc Physical activity among 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 Rural Health 22:164-8. 2006
    ..This analysis describes physical activity levels and factors associated with physical activity in an ethnically diverse (African American, Native American, white) sample of rural older adults with diabetes...
  98. 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
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Disparities in A1C levels between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults with diabetes: a meta-analysis
    Julienne K Kirk
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:240-6. 2008
    ..Hispanics have higher rates of diabetes and diabetes-related complications than do non-Hispanic whites. A meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the difference between the mean values of A1C for these two groups...
  100. ncbi request reprint Age, race, and ethnicity in the use of complementary and alternative medicine for health self-management: evidence from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Aging Health 17:547-72. 2005
    ..Determine if complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use for treating existing conditions and for health maintenance differs by age and ethnicity...
  101. doi request reprint Migrant farmworker stress: mental health implications
    Ann E Hiott
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 24:32-9. 2008
    ..The number of Latinos in rural regions of the United States is increasing. Little is known about factors that undermine the mental health of this segment of the rural population...