Orna Baron Epel

Summary

Affiliation: University of Haifa
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Quality and correlates of physical activity counseling by health care providers in Israel
    O B Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Prev Med 31:618-26. 2000
  2. pmc Trust and the demand for autonomy may explain the low rates of immunizations among nurses
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 9:100-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Child restraint safety practices among Arab children in Israel
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Traffic Inj Prev 14:194-7. 2013
  4. pmc Challenges for the smoking ban in Israeli pubs and bars: analysis guided by the behavioral ecological model
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel
    Isr J Health Policy Res 1:28. 2012
  5. pmc Pharmacist counseling to cardiac patients in Israel prior to discharge from hospital contribute to increasing patient's medication adherence closing gaps and improving outcomes
    Bishara Bisharat
    Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience, EMMS Nazareth The Nazareth Hospital, Nazareth 16100, Israel
    J Transl Med 10:34. 2012
  6. doi request reprint What lies behind the low rates of vaccinations among nurses who treat infants?
    O Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Vaccine 30:3151-4. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Attitudes and beliefs associated with mammography in a multiethnic population in Israel
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Haifa University, Israel
    Health Educ Behav 37:227-42. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Validity of self-reported mammography in a multicultural population in Israel
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Israel
    Prev Med 46:489-91. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Validation of a Hebrew health literacy test
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, and Center for the Study of Doctor Patient Relations, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Israel
    Patient Educ Couns 67:235-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Individual-level analysis of social capital and health: a comparison of Arab and Jewish Israelis
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 66:900-10. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Quality and correlates of physical activity counseling by health care providers in Israel
    O B Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Prev Med 31:618-26. 2000
    ..This study presents an estimate of the quality and quantity of physical activity counseling and tests the associations of different variables with physical activity...
  2. pmc Trust and the demand for autonomy may explain the low rates of immunizations among nurses
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 9:100-7. 2013
    ..The demand for autonomy and low levels of trust may, in part, form these low levels of positive attitudes toward the importance of vaccinating nurses...
  3. doi request reprint Child restraint safety practices among Arab children in Israel
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Traffic Inj Prev 14:194-7. 2013
    ..Because the rate of injury and mortality from car crashes among Arab children is higher than among Jewish children in Israel, this study assesses the patterns of age-appropriate child restraint system (CRS) use in Arab towns in Israel...
  4. pmc Challenges for the smoking ban in Israeli pubs and bars: analysis guided by the behavioral ecological model
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel
    Isr J Health Policy Res 1:28. 2012
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  5. pmc Pharmacist counseling to cardiac patients in Israel prior to discharge from hospital contribute to increasing patient's medication adherence closing gaps and improving outcomes
    Bishara Bisharat
    Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience, EMMS Nazareth The Nazareth Hospital, Nazareth 16100, Israel
    J Transl Med 10:34. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint What lies behind the low rates of vaccinations among nurses who treat infants?
    O Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Vaccine 30:3151-4. 2012
    ..In most countries rates of immunizations of health care workers with recommended vaccines are not satisfactory...
  7. doi request reprint Attitudes and beliefs associated with mammography in a multiethnic population in Israel
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Haifa University, Israel
    Health Educ Behav 37:227-42. 2010
    ..It is not possible to generalize from one population to another and it implies that information concerning beliefs and attitudes should be studied in each subpopulation before planning interventions...
  8. doi request reprint Validity of self-reported mammography in a multicultural population in Israel
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Israel
    Prev Med 46:489-91. 2008
    ..To validate self-reported mammography against claims records in women aged 52-74 living in Israel and belonging to the Jewish (non-orthodox pre-1989 native or former Soviet Union immigrant or ultra-orthodox) or Arab populations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Validation of a Hebrew health literacy test
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, and Center for the Study of Doctor Patient Relations, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Israel
    Patient Educ Couns 67:235-9. 2007
    ..To validate a questionnaire measuring health literacy in Hebrew, based on the Short-Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (S-TOFHLA)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Individual-level analysis of social capital and health: a comparison of Arab and Jewish Israelis
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 66:900-10. 2008
    ..More research is needed to verify these differences...
  11. ncbi request reprint Who are the sedentary people in Israel? A public health indicator
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:694-9. 2005
    ..Increasing physical activity and thereby reducing a sedentary lifestyle can lower the risk of chronic diseases. Raising the population's involvement in physical activity is a major challenge for public health and healthcare services...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Patterns of utilization of healthcare services among immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union]
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Harefuah 147:282-6, 376. 2008
    ..Contradictory evidence exists as to the rate of use of healthcare services by Israeli immigrants from the former Soviet Union (fSU)...
  13. pmc Reducing disparities in mammography-use in a multicultural population in Israel
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Int J Equity Health 8:19. 2009
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Cancer as perceived by a middle-aged Jewish urban population in Israel
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Haifa University in Israel
    Oncol Nurs Forum 36:E326-34. 2009
    ..To identify beliefs and attitudes of a Jewish urban population in Israel regarding cancer, in the context of the present medical knowledge among lay populations...
  15. doi request reprint Extreme and acquiescence bias in a bi-ethnic population
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Public Health 20:543-8. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to measure the extent of extreme and acquiescence biases and identify factors associated with them in two ethnic groups: Jews and Arabs in Israel...
  16. pmc Perceived discrimination and health-related quality of life among Arabs and Jews in Israel: a population-based survey
    Orna Baron Epel
    The School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    BMC Public Health 10:282. 2010
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Persistent high rates of smoking among Israeli Arab males with concomitant decrease among Jews
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:732-7. 2010
    ..During the last few decades much effort has been invested into lowering smoking rates due to its heavy burden on the population's health and on costs for the health care services...
  18. ncbi request reprint Self-reported health as a cultural health determinant in Arab and Jewish Israelis MABAT--National Health and Nutrition Survey 1999-2001
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 61:1256-66. 2005
    ..Yet diagnosis of a disease increases the frequency of reporting lower SH, more in Arabs than in Jews...
  19. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of breast cancer among Arab Israeli women
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Department of Nursing, University of Haifa, Faculty of Welfare and Health Studies, Mount Carmel, Israel
    Women Health 40:101-16. 2004
    ..Interventions aimed at increasing the rate of Arab women's performance of mammography should take these issues into consideration...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prediction of survival: a comparison between two subjective health measures in an elderly population
    Orna Baron-Epel
    The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 58:2035-43. 2004
    ..However, the general SH measure may be the preferable measure to use when needed. Education in women was associated with mortality only via the age-related SH measure...
  21. ncbi request reprint Nursing students' perceptions of smoking prevention
    Orna Baron-Epel
    The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 31095, Israel
    Nurse Educ Today 24:145-51. 2004
    ..Smoking status and students' social environment exerted a marked influence on students' attitudes to smoking role modeling. A more holistic approach to student nurses' education about smoking prevention is called for...
  22. ncbi request reprint The association between counseling, sun protection, and early detection of skin cancer in middle-aged Israelis
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Cancer Detect Prev 27:338-44. 2003
    ..In this study, we evaluated the association between counseling on skin cancer prevention and early detection and the recommended behaviors in middle-aged people...
  23. ncbi request reprint Health promotion partnerships in Israel: motives, enhancing and inhibiting factors, and modes of structure
    Orna Baron-Epel
    The Cheryl Spencer Dept of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Jerusalem, Israel
    Health Promot Int 18:15-23. 2003
    ..These results highlight the importance of acquiring skills for working in partnerships and indicate a need for guidelines to be agreed by the partners at the beginning of the working process...
  24. ncbi request reprint Consumer-oriented evaluation of health education services
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Patient Educ Couns 49:139-47. 2003
    ..The presence of a health education unit within a health plan had little effect on the counseling reported by the consumer. The reasons for and implications of the results are discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Self-reported health status of immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Israel
    O Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 3:940-6. 2001
    ..It was expected that these immigrants would have a higher morbidity and mortality rate similar to that in the former USSR...
  26. ncbi request reprint General subjective health status or age-related subjective health status: does it make a difference?
    O Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control Ministry of Health, Gertner Institute, The Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
    Soc Sci Med 53:1373-81. 2001
    ..These findings demand caution when using different wordings in questions on subjective health in non-homogeneous populations...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the consumer model: relationship between patients' expectations, perceptions and satisfaction with care
    O Baron-Epel
    The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Israel
    Int J Qual Health Care 13:317-23. 2001
    ..To evaluate the consumer model in a health care system, by studying the relationship between four variables: expectations, perceived degree of fulfillment, satisfaction and changing of physicians...
  28. ncbi request reprint Differences in trends of lung carcinoma by histology type in Israeli Jews and Arabs, 1981-1995
    O Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:11-8. 2001
    ..The trends in the Arab population in Israel are different. This may be due to different trends in the prevalence of smoking in the two populations...
  29. ncbi request reprint A participatory process for developing quality assurance tools for health education programs
    Orna Baron-Epel
    The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Israel
    Patient Educ Couns 54:213-9. 2004
    ..The tools developed were tested by interviewing health educators who were planning and running these programs. The tools built were found acceptable by the health educators as they provided information on the quality of the programs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Multiethnic differences in smoking in Israel: pooled analysis from three national surveys
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Eur J Public Health 14:384-9. 2004
    ..Smoking is a major public health risk and information regarding high-risk groups is needed to plan, implement and evaluate interventions aimed at lowering the number of smokers...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in reported smoking behaviors in face-to-face and telephone interviews
    Orna Baron-Epel
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:679-86. 2004
    ..In Arabs compared to Jews there is a significant difference between reporting smoking during a telephone interview and a face-to-face interview. The mode of data collection can affect comparisons between different groups...
  32. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with age of smoking initiation in adult populations from different ethnic backgrounds
    Orna Baron-Epel
    The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Public Health 14:301-5. 2004
    ..The age at which the individual begins smoking may influence the health of smokers at an older age. Cultural and social factors effect the age of smoking initiation...
  33. ncbi request reprint What do discharged patients know about their medication?
    Hana Kerzman
    Nursing Research Unit, Nursing Division, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Patient Educ Couns 56:276-82. 2005
    ..The findings illuminate the gap between patients' perception of knowledge and actual knowledge. The study indicates the need for patient counseling during hospitalization, with respect to medication therapy...
  34. pmc Inequalities in use of health services among Jews and Arabs in Israel
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Israel
    Health Serv Res 42:1008-19. 2007
    ..To compare the levels of utilization of health services in Jews and Arabs taking into account differences in levels of socioeconomic status (SES) in a country with a National Health Insurance Law (NHIL)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Patients' knowledge regarding medication therapy and the association with health services utilization
    Orly Toren
    Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Nursing Division, Tel Hashomer, 52621 Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 5:311-6. 2006
    ..Provision of information has been shown to have an effect on health measures such as compliance to medication therapy, quality of life, and utilization of hospitalization services...
  36. ncbi request reprint A comparison of trends in incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer, incidence to mortality ratio and stage at diagnosis between Arab and Jewish women in Israel, 1979-2002
    Jalal Tarabeia
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:36-42. 2007
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint What lies behind the subjective evaluation of health status?
    Giora Kaplan
    The Research Unit on Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical Center, 52621, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 56:1669-76. 2003
    ..Understanding how people evaluate their health can contribute to the conceptual development of subjective health...
  38. ncbi request reprint Family history of breast cancer and compliance with mammography in Israel: findings of the National Health Survey 2003-2004 (EUROHIS)
    Lital Keinan-Boker
    Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Gertner Institute, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:43-9. 2007
    ..Over 60% and around 55% of high-risk women aged 40-49 and > or =50 years, respectively, are inadequately screened for breast cancer. Screening rates are not optimal in the average-risk group as well...
  39. doi request reprint Can subjective and objective socioeconomic status explain minority health disparities in Israel?
    Orna Baron-Epel
    School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 69:1460-7. 2009
    ..However, there is a need to identify additional factors that may add to the disparities in both physical and mental health. The disparities due to socioeconomic status vary by health measure and population group...
  40. ncbi request reprint Health promotion teams' effectiveness: a structural perspective from Israel
    Anat Drach-Zahavy
    The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Israel
    Health Promot Int 21:181-90. 2006
    ..These findings highlight the importance of incorporating structural considerations into the management of coalitions and are discussed in light of the potential costs and benefits of alternative modes of structuring such coalitions...
  41. ncbi request reprint The will-to-live and survival at old age: gender differences
    Sara Carmel
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 65:518-23. 2007
    ..This strengthens its previously presented importance as a generalized indicator of well-being. These findings have practical implications for formal and informal caregivers...
  42. doi request reprint Increasing lung cancer incidence among Israeli Arab men reflects a change in the earlier paradox of low incidence and high smoking prevalence
    Jalal Tarabeia
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Cancer Prev 17:291-6. 2008
    ..The possible explanations are changes in lifestyle, particularly in dietary habits...