R M Merrill

Summary

Affiliation: Brigham Young University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Factors associated with participation in and benefits of a worksite wellness program
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84604, USA
    Popul Health Manag 16:221-6. 2013
  2. doi request reprint A small business worksite wellness model for improving health behaviors
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:895-900. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Differences in incidence rates and early detection of cancer among non-Hispanic and Hispanic Whites in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Ethn Dis 23:349-55. 2013
  4. pmc Tardive and spontaneous dyskinesia incidence in the general population
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 13:152. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Self-rated job performance and absenteeism according to employee engagement, health behaviors, and physical health
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:10-8. 2013
  6. doi request reprint A comparison of religious orientation and health between Whites and Hispanics
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    J Relig Health 51:1261-77. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Presenteeism according to healthy behaviors, physical health, and work environment
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Popul Health Manag 15:293-301. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Understanding population-based site-specific cancer incidence rates in the USA
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    J Cancer Educ 27:263-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted female breast cancer incidence rates in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, United States
    Cancer Epidemiol 36:137-40. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted melanoma skin cancer incidence rates in Whites (United States)
    Ray Martell Merrill
    Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Melanoma Res 21:535-40. 2011

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Publications118 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Factors associated with participation in and benefits of a worksite wellness program
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84604, USA
    Popul Health Manag 16:221-6. 2013
    ..Additional years of data should be assessed, when available, to confirm this pattern...
  2. doi request reprint A small business worksite wellness model for improving health behaviors
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:895-900. 2013
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a wellness program delivered by WellSteps, LLC, aimed at improving employee health behaviors in small companies that lack the resources to independently develop and manage a wellness program...
  3. ncbi request reprint Differences in incidence rates and early detection of cancer among non-Hispanic and Hispanic Whites in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Ethn Dis 23:349-55. 2013
    ..Our study compared cancer incidence rates and stage distribution between non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanic Whites in the United States between 1992 and 2009...
  4. pmc Tardive and spontaneous dyskinesia incidence in the general population
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 13:152. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Self-rated job performance and absenteeism according to employee engagement, health behaviors, and physical health
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:10-8. 2013
    ..To better understand the combined influence of employee engagement, health behavior, and physical health on job performance and absenteeism...
  6. doi request reprint A comparison of religious orientation and health between Whites and Hispanics
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    J Relig Health 51:1261-77. 2012
    ..For both Whites and Hispanics, pro-religious individuals reported the highest life satisfaction scores, which highlight the utility of employing the fourfold religious orientation typology...
  7. doi request reprint Presenteeism according to healthy behaviors, physical health, and work environment
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Popul Health Manag 15:293-301. 2012
    ..Financial stress and concerns may warrant financial planning services. Health promotion interventions aimed at improving nutrition and physical and mental health also may contribute to reducing presenteeism...
  8. doi request reprint Understanding population-based site-specific cancer incidence rates in the USA
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    J Cancer Educ 27:263-8. 2012
    ..Corrected incidence rates for prostate cancer were 9.9-13.7% higher. In cancers with either high prevalence and/or high occurrence of multiple primaries at the same site, corrected population-based incidence rates are warranted...
  9. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted female breast cancer incidence rates in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, United States
    Cancer Epidemiol 36:137-40. 2012
    ..The estimated number of breast cancer cases decreased by 4.8% for whites and 6.5% for blacks when based on RAIRs. RAIRs are a better measure of breast cancer risk and trends in RAIRs are better for monitoring the effect of risk factors...
  10. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted melanoma skin cancer incidence rates in Whites (United States)
    Ray Martell Merrill
    Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Melanoma Res 21:535-40. 2011
    ..1%); 44 467 (9.9%) including in-situ cases] for women. We concluded that RAIRs are a better measure of melanoma skin cancer risk and should be used for estimating the number of cancer patients in the USA...
  11. pmc Exploring the relationship between chronic undernutrition and asymptomatic malaria in Ghanaian children
    Benjamin T Crookston
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, 375 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Malar J 9:39. 2010
    ....
  12. pmc Patterns of smoking behavior among physicians in Yerevan, Armenia
    Paul C Perrin
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:139. 2006
    ..It will also explore how the smoking behaviors of physicians, their perceived ability to influence patient smoking behavior, and their knowledge about health outcomes related to smoking influence their interaction with patients...
  13. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a worksite wellness program on health behaviors and personal health
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT84602, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1008-12. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite wellness program at improving health behavior and personal health...
  14. doi request reprint Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and increased risk of injury
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84604, USA
    Adv Med Sci 54:20-6. 2009
    ..This study describes the influence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on the incidence rates of selected injuries...
  15. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination in the United States, 2005-2007
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84604, USA
    Med Sci Monit 15:PH92-100. 2009
    ..This study presents current patterns of influenza vaccination among adults in the United States according to selected demographic factors, chronic diseases, and pregnancy status...
  16. ncbi request reprint Healthcare claims for identifying the level of diagnostic investigation and treatment of cancer
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Med Sci Monit 15:PH25-31. 2009
    ..Healthcare claims data were used to better understand the diagnostic investigation and treatment of cancer...
  17. doi request reprint Consequences of a plant-based diet with low dairy consumption on intake of bone-relevant nutrients
    Ray M Merrill
    College of Health and Human Performance, Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, UT 84604, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:691-8. 2009
    ..This study examines the extent to which a plant-based dietary intervention that discourages consumption of dairy products and meat influences bone-relevant nutrients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Improving overall health status through the CHIP intervention
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:135-46. 2009
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of a coronary heart disease prevention program at improving selected health indicators...
  19. doi request reprint Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) is associated with improved nutrient intake and decreased depression
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Nutrition 24:314-21. 2008
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) at lowering depression by modifying selected daily nutrients from food...
  20. doi request reprint Risk estimates of hysterectomy and selected conditions commonly treated with hysterectomy
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, UT 84604, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:253-60. 2008
    ..This study presents corrected rates and probability (risk) estimates of experiencing a hysterectomy and of selected conditions commonly treated with hysterectomy...
  21. doi request reprint C-reactive protein levels according to physical activity and body weight for participants in the coronary health improvement project
    Ray M Merrill
    Brigham Young University, Department of Health Science, Provo, UT 84604, USA
    Prev Med 46:425-30. 2008
    ..The study will also assess whether changes in CRP over the study period are associated with baseline levels of and changes in selected coronary risk factors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hysterectomy surveillance in the United States, 1997 through 2005
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Med Sci Monit 14:CR24-31. 2008
    ..To identify patterns and trends in hysterectomy from 1997 through 2005...
  23. pmc Can newly acquired healthy behaviors persist? An analysis of health behavior decay
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Bldg, Provo, UT 84602 2214, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A13. 2008
    ..We evaluated data from the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) to determine whether improved health behaviors associated with this intervention persisted or decayed during 18 months of follow-up...
  24. ncbi request reprint Smoking prevalence, attitudes, and perceived smoking prevention and control responsibilities and behaviors among physicians in Jordan
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Int Q Community Health Educ 26:397-413. 2006
    ..Training also lowered the percentage of smokers who smoked in front of patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint The effects of an intensive lifestyle modification program on sleep and stress disorders
    R M Merrill
    College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 2214, Italy
    J Nutr Health Aging 11:242-8. 2007
    ..To determine if a lifestyle change program can modify behavior to reduce sleep and stress disorders...
  26. doi request reprint Nurse and physician patient counseling about tobacco smoking in Jordan
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Promot Educ 15:9-14. 2008
    ..In conclusion, a greater level of smoking cessation training among physicians and nurses in Jordan is warranted...
  27. ncbi request reprint Impact of hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy on race-specific rates of corpus, cervical, and ovarian cancers in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:880-7. 2006
    ..This study compares incidence rates among selected racial groups for these cancers before and after correction for prevalence of hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Have the focus and sophistication of research in health education changed?
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:10-25. 2007
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Efficacy of the Berkshire Health System Cardiovascular Health Risk Reduction Program
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1024-31. 2009
    ..To assess the effectiveness of the Berkshire Health System Cardiovascular Health Risk Reduction Program...
  30. pmc Validity of self-reported height, weight, and body mass index: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2006
    Ray M Merrill
    Brigham Young University, Department of Health Science, 221 A Richards Bldg, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A121. 2009
    ..Our study extends previous studies that have evaluated the level of bias in self-reported height and weight and corresponding body mass index (BMI). Results are evaluated by age, sex, income, race/ethnicity, and BMI classifications...
  31. doi request reprint Sectors of the Russian economy that would benefit from reduced cigarette sales
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Tob Control 18:505-8. 2009
    ..Cigarette companies argue that tobacco control measures will harm the Russian economy. Research in other countries has refuted this claim...
  32. doi request reprint Quality of life indicators according to voice disorders and voice-related conditions
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Laryngoscope 121:2004-10. 2011
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a workplace wellness program for maintaining health and promoting healthy behaviors
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:782-7. 2011
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted incidence rates for prostate cancer in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Prostate 72:181-5. 2012
    ..This study compares RAIRS with conventionally reported incidence rates for prostate cancer...
  35. doi request reprint Evaluation of a best-practice worksite wellness program in a small-employer setting using selected well-being indices
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:448-54. 2011
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous malignant melanoma among white Hispanics and non-Hispanics in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:353-8. 2010
    ..To explore whether disparities exist in melanoma incidence and prognosis between White Hispanics and White non-Hispanics...
  37. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with attrition and success in a worksite wellness telephonic health coaching program
    R M Merrill
    Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 23:385. 2010
    ..This study identifies factors associated with attrition and improvements in body mass index (BMI) in a telephonic health coaching program...
  38. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted colon and rectal cancer incidence rates in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 54:1301-6. 2011
    ..Population-based cancer incidence rates that adjust for multiple cancer primaries and for prevalent cases of the disease provide a better approximation of risk...
  39. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of markers for hepatitis B viral infection
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 15:e78-121. 2011
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Smoking prevalence, attitudes, and perceived smoking prevention and control responsibilities and practices among nurses in Amman, Jordan
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Int J Nurs Pract 16:624-32. 2010
    ..These findings identify a need for more extensive and better-tailored training programmes for nurses on patient counselling about smoking...
  41. pmc Conditional survival among cancer patients in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    M P H, Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Oncologist 15:873-82. 2010
    ..To report 5-year relative cancer survival probabilities conditional on having already survived > or = 1 years after the initial diagnosis for 11 cancer sites, diagnosed during 1990-2001 and followed through 2006...
  42. ncbi request reprint Employee weight management through health coaching
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Eat Weight Disord 15:e52-9. 2010
    ..This study will evaluate the effectiveness of an interactive health coaching intervention at lowering weight...
  43. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in the use of surgery for ovarian cancer in the United States
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Adv Med Sci 55:93-8. 2010
    ..This study provides an assessment of patterns of both hysterectomy and other surgeries among ovarian cancer patients in the United States according to race/ethnicity...
  44. pmc Unstaged cancer in the United States: a population-based study
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    BMC Cancer 11:402. 2011
    ..The current study examines unstaged disease for 18 cancer sites in the United States according to the influence of age, sex, race, marital status, incidence, and lethality...
  45. ncbi request reprint Perceived effectiveness of counselling patients about smoking among medical students in Amman, Jordan
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Utah, USA
    East Mediterr Health J 15:1180-91. 2009
    ..Students believed that physicians can more effectively prevent smoking than influence patients to stop smoking. Student training on how to effectively counsel patients about smoking prevention and cessation is warranted...
  46. ncbi request reprint Factors and barriers influencing influenza vaccination among students at Brigham Young University
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
    Med Sci Monit 16:PH29-34. 2010
    ..To identify the prevalence of influenza vaccination and factors associated with vaccination among students at Brigham Young University...
  47. doi request reprint The diminishing role of transurethral resection of the prostate
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:1422-8. 2010
    ..This study provides an update of patterns in transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) rates in the United States and the extent of TURP-detected prostate cancer incidence rates...
  48. doi request reprint Psychological disorders among children and the parents of children undergoing cancer workup
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 25:1-18. 2007
    ..Assessment of the potential psychological stress in these children and their parents has been inadequately studied in the past...
  49. ncbi request reprint Comparison of risk estimates for selected diseases and causes of death
    R M Merrill
    Cancer Control Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7344, USA
    Prev Med 28:179-93. 1999
    ..This study focuses on short-term age-conditional risk estimates for a broad set of important chronic diseases and nondisease causes of death among white and black men and women...
  50. ncbi request reprint Prevalence-corrected prostate cancer incidence rates and trends
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:148-52. 2002
    ..Failure to account for high levels of prostate cancer prevalence in conventional incidence rates of the disease results in underestimation of the rates but little temporal difference in the trends...
  51. ncbi request reprint Effect of young age on prostate cancer survival: a population-based assessment (United States)
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:435-43. 2002
    ..The influence of select factors (race, marital status, stage, histological grade, histology, presence of comorbid cancer, and time of diagnosis) on the relation between age at diagnosis and survival was considered...
  52. pmc Female breast cancer incidence and survival in Utah according to religious preference, 1985-1999
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    BMC Cancer 5:49. 2005
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Age, lifestyle, health risk indicators, and prostate-specific antigen scores in men participating in the world senior games
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Urol Oncol 7:105-9. 2002
    ..A number of risk factors have been implicated for prostate cancer, with dietary fat intake the most commonly accepted modifiable risk...
  54. ncbi request reprint How representative are the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) program cancer data of the United States?
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:1027-34. 2004
    ..S. population and are often used to provide national estimates of cancer incidence and survival. Cancer mortality data for the U.S. and for SEER are compared to assess the representation of SEER to the U.S...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among Mormons and non-Mormons in Utah (United States) 1995-1999
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Prev Med 40:535-41. 2005
    ..Population-based Utah Cancer Registry data were linked with Latter-day Saint (LDS or Mormon) Church membership records to obtain site-specific cancer incidence for LDS and non-LDS populations in Utah during 1995-1999...
  56. ncbi request reprint Impact of the LDS church's health doctrine on deaths from diseases and conditions associated with cigarette smoking
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:704-11. 2003
    ..This study provides a quantitative assessment of the impact the LDS Church's health doctrine has on deaths and years of potential life lost (YPLL) from diseases and conditions associated with cigarette smoking in Utah...
  57. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in satisfaction with doctors and health providers in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:492-8. 2003
    ..To assess racial and ethnic disparities in satisfaction with doctors and health providers in the United States...
  58. ncbi request reprint Outcome expectations that motivate physical activity among world senior games participants
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, UT 84602, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 99:1277-89. 2004
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk associated with early and late maternal age at first birth
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, 229 A Richards Building, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 96:583-93. 2005
    ..This paper provides a review of the literature associating maternal age at first birth and cancer. Potential mechanisms explaining associations between maternal age at first birth and cancer are also discussed...
  60. ncbi request reprint Demographics and health-related factors of men receiving prostate-specific antigen screening in Utah
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Prev Med 33:646-52. 2001
    ..This paper describes the relationship between select demographic and health-related factors with PSA screening...
  61. pmc Toward a better understanding of the comparatively high prostate cancer incidence rates in Utah
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    BMC Cancer 3:14. 2003
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Climate conditions and physical activity in the United States
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:371-81. 2005
    ..To identify the influence season and climate have on physical activity among US adults...
  63. pmc Comparison of two methods based on cross-sectional data for correcting corpus uterine cancer incidence and probabilities
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 84602, USA
    BMC Cancer 1:13. 2001
    ..Two methods are presented for obtaining hysterectomy prevalence corrected estimates of invasive cancer incidence rates and probabilities of the corpus uterine...
  64. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with no surgery or radiation therapy for invasive cervical cancer in Black and White women
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Ethn Dis 10:248-56. 2000
    ..Race influences receipt of treatment indirectly through stage. Reasons why therapy was not received (eg, not recommended, refused) differ according to race and stage at diagnosis...
  65. ncbi request reprint Religious preference, church activity, and physical exercise
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Prev Med 33:38-45. 2001
    ..About 90% of the adult population has a religious preference and 62% of those individuals attend church weekly. This study evaluates the relationship between religious preference, church attendance, and physical activity...
  66. pmc Partitioned prostate cancer prevalence estimates: an informative measure of the disease burden
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:191-7. 2001
    ..Prevalence of invasive prostate cancer in the United States is presented according to age at diagnosis, time from diagnosis, geographical area, and two races (white and black)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Monitoring progress against cancer with age-adjusted rates and trends: what role does the standard population play?
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    J Cancer Educ 15:99-107. 2000
    ..Hence, knowledge of how the selected standard population influences such rates is essential for analysis and interpretation of the results...
  68. ncbi request reprint Conditional survival among patients with carcinoma of the lung
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Chest 116:697-703. 1999
    ..The current paper reports these probabilities for lung cancer patients according to histologic subtype, stage, and age at diagnosis...
  69. ncbi request reprint Cancer surveillance series: interpreting trends in prostate cancer--part I: Evidence of the effects of screening in recent prostate cancer incidence, mortality, and survival rates
    B F Hankey
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:1017-24. 1999
    ..Detailed data are presented for whites because the size of the population allows for calculating statistically reliable rates; however, similar overall trends are seen for African-Americans and other races...
  70. ncbi request reprint Measuring the public health burden of cancer in the United States through lifetime and age-conditional risk estimates
    R M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 11:547-53. 2001
    ..Even if cancer rates remain stable or fall, it is possible for the cancer burden, as reflected by lifetime and age-conditional risk estimates, to increase due to the aging population...
  71. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer survival and treatment in health maintenance organization and fee-for-service settings
    A L Potosky
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 89:1683-91. 1997
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint A worksite diabetes prevention program: two-year impact on employee health
    Steven Aldana
    Department of Exercise Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
    AAOHN J 54:389-95. 2006
    ..Worksite diabetes prevention programs may reduce blood glucose below pre-diabetic and diabetic levels. Improvements in diabetes risk factors persisted for at least 2 years in most of these employees...
  73. ncbi request reprint The relationship of socio-economic status and access to minimum expected therapy among female breast cancer patients in the National Cancer Institute Black-White Cancer Survival Study
    N Breen
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Ethn Dis 9:111-25. 1999
    ..Older women and women with no usual source of care were significantly less likely to receive minimum expected therapy. Overall, 21% of black women did not receive minimum expected therapy compared to 15% of white women...
  74. ncbi request reprint Characterizing health behaviors and infectious disease prevalence among Filipino street children
    Levi Njord
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, United States of America
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 20:367-74. 2008
    ..To describe health problems and social, environmental, and health behavior characteristics among street children in Manila, Philippines...
  75. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of voice disorders in teachers and the general population
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 47:281-93. 2004
    ..These results support the notion that teaching is a high-risk occupation for voice disorders. Important information is also provided regarding additional factors that might contribute to the development of voice disorders...
  76. ncbi request reprint Survival and treatment for colorectal cancer Medicare patients in two group/staff health maintenance organizations and the fee-for-service setting
    R M Merrill
    Brigham Young University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 56:177-96. 1999
    ..Superior overall survival in the HMOs may be the result of increased colorectal cancer screening, greater use of adjuvant therapies, and selection of healthier individuals...
  77. doi request reprint The importance of tobacco cessation training for nurses in Serbia
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    J Contin Educ Nurs 41:89-96. 2010
    ..This study assessed smoking prevalence, attitudes, and perceived patient counseling responsibilities among practicing nurses in Serbia. The need for nurses to receive tobacco cessation training is explored...
  78. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of voice disorders in the elderly: preliminary findings
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Laryngoscope 117:628-33. 2007
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer risk-factor and screening awareness among women nurses and teachers in Amman, Jordan
    Hala Madanat
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Cancer Nurs 25:276-82. 2002
    ..0001). These results provide important information about the level of breast cancer awareness among women nurses and teachers in Jordan and may be useful for developing future prevention and screening education programs...
  80. ncbi request reprint Partitioning linear trends in age-adjusted rates
    B F Hankey
    Cancer Statistics Branch, Cancer Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7352, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 11:31-5. 2000
    ..The objective here is to provide a method for partitioning a linear trend in age-adjusted rates into disease-specific components...
  81. pmc Sit to stand transfer: performance in rising power, transfer time and sway by age and sex in senior athletes
    J B Feland
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Br J Sports Med 39:e39. 2005
    ..To observe the differences in performance variables of the sit to stand transfer (as measured on the NeuroCom Balance Master) in a population of senior athletes...
  82. ncbi request reprint The effects of a worksite chronic disease prevention program
    Steven G Aldana
    College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602 2214, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:558-64. 2005
    ..This study determined the behavioral and clinical impact of a worksite chronic disease prevention program...
  83. ncbi request reprint A cross-cultural analysis of 'motivation for eating' as a potential factor in the emergence of global obesity: Japan and the United States
    Steven R Hawks
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Health Promot Int 18:153-62. 2003
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint The association between allergies and cancer: what is currently known?
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 99:102-16; quiz 117-9, 150. 2007
    ..To provide an overview of what is currently known about the relationship between allergies and cancer...
  85. ncbi request reprint Incidental detection of population-based prostate cancer incidence rates through transurethral resection of the prostate
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, 229 A Richards Building, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Urol Oncol 7:213-9. 2002
    ..To provide an updated assessment of the influence transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has on incidental detection of prostate cancer and to characterize stage, histologic grade, and treatment patterns among these cases...
  86. doi request reprint Comparison of factors influencing emergency department visits and hospitalization among drivers in work and nonwork-related motor vehicle crashes in Utah, 1999-2005
    Steven M Thygerson
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, 221 Richards Building, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 43:209-13. 2011
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of unconditional and conditional worth among college students
    Barbara Day Lockhart
    Department of Physical Education, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 94:489-98. 2002
    ..This research shows the importance of incorporating unconditional worth into self-esteem measures...
  88. ncbi request reprint The effects of an intensive lifestyle modification program on carotid artery intima-media thickness: a randomized trial
    Steven G Aldana
    College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:510-6. 2007
    ....
  89. doi request reprint Articulatory changes following treatment of muscle tension dysphonia: preliminary acoustic evidence
    Christopher Dromey
    133 Taylor Building, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 80602, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 51:196-208. 2008
    ..Although the phonatory benefits of these techniques have been documented previously, this investigation examined whether acoustic evidence exists for articulatory changes accompanying successful management...
  90. ncbi request reprint Disparities in diabetes management practice between racial and ethnic groups in the United States
    Rosemary Thackeray
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Diabetes Educ 30:665-75. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between race/ethnicity and self-management practices of people with diabetes...
  91. pmc The behavioral and clinical effects of therapeutic lifestyle change on middle-aged adults
    Steven G Aldana
    274 SFH, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 2214, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A05. 2006
    ..This study determined the behavioral and clinical impact of a therapeutic lifestyle-modification intervention on a group of community volunteers...
  92. ncbi request reprint Financial impact of a comprehensive multisite workplace health promotion program
    Steven G Aldana
    Department of Physical Education, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 2214, USA
    Prev Med 40:131-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if the Washoe County School District Wellness Program impacted employee health care costs and rates of absenteeism over a 2-year period...
  93. ncbi request reprint Intuitive eating and the nutrition transition in Asia
    Steven R Hawks
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 13:194-203. 2004
    ..The tentative findings of this exploratory study support further evaluation of cultural influences as an important component of the nutrition transition...
  94. ncbi request reprint Motivational factors and stages of change for physical activity among college students in Amman, Jordan
    Hala Madanat
    Department of Community Health, School of Science and Health, Utah Valley State College Orem, Utah 84058, USA
    Promot Educ 13:185-90. 2006
    ..These results provide important information about the motivational factors for physical activity for college-aged students in Jordan that can be useful in developing effective physical activity intervention programs...
  95. ncbi request reprint A video-based lifestyle intervention and changes in coronary risk
    Steven G Aldana
    Department of Exercise Sciences, 274 SFH, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 2214, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:115-24. 2008
    ..For individuals empowered to make better choices regarding diet and exercise, significant improvements occurred in most coronary risk factors in as little as 4-6 weeks...
  96. ncbi request reprint Effects of an intensive diet and physical activity modification program on the health risks of adults
    Steven G Aldana
    College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 2214, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:371-81. 2005
    ..This study assessed the clinical impact of lifestyle change education on chronic disease risk factors within a community...
  97. doi request reprint Maternal health behaviors and infant health outcomes among homeless mothers: U.S. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 2000-2007
    Rickelle Richards
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, Brigham Young University, S 233 ESC, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Prev Med 52:87-94. 2011
    ..To determine whether participation in the Women, Infants, and Children Program is associated with improved maternal and infant health outcomes among homeless women in the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System...
  98. doi request reprint Epidemiology of motor vehicle crashes in Utah
    Steven M Thygerson
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84604, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 12:39-47. 2011
    ....
  99. doi request reprint The impact of worksite wellness in a small business setting
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, BrighamYoung University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, UT 84602, USA Ray
    J Occup Environ Med 53:127-31. 2011
    ..This study evaluates the level of participation and effectiveness of a worksite wellness program in a small business setting...
  100. doi request reprint Drug use among street children and non--street children in the Philippines
    Levi Njord
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Asia Pac J Public Health 22:203-11. 2010
    ..Filipino street children are at greater risk of abusing drugs than are non-street children, with street children who do not maintain family contact being at greatest risk...