Ray M Merrill

Summary

Affiliation: Brigham Young University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Voice symptoms and voice-related quality of life in college students
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 122:511-9. 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications101 found, 100 shown here

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Voice symptoms and voice-related quality of life in college students
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, 229 A Richards Building, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 122:511-9. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of voice disorders in college students and their effect on the students as shown by quality-of-life indicators...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
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  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint Health behaviors and infant health outcomes in homeless pregnant women in the United States
    Rickelle Richards
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Pediatrics 128:438-46. 2011
    ..To describe selected demographics; maternal health behaviors before, during, and after pregnancy; and infant health outcomes among homeless women in the United States...
  14. 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
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Lowering employee health care costs through the Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Program
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo UT 84602, USA Ray
    J Public Health Manag Pract 17:225-32. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of the Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Program (HLIP), a worksite health program, on lowering prescription drug and medical costs...
  16. doi request reprint Improved health behaviors persist over two years for employees in a worksite wellness program
    James D LeCheminant
    Department of Exercise Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Popul Health Manag 15:261-6. 2012
    ..Thus, the type of wellness program evaluated in this study produced sustainable health behaviors through 24 months, which likely will translate into future positive health outcomes and improved employee productivity...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
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  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Voice-related symptoms and their effects on quality of life
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 122:404-11. 2013
    ....
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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
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  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  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. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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
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  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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
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  52. 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
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  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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
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  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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
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  61. 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...
  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 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
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  64. doi request reprint A review of the knowledge base on healthy worksite culture
    Steven G Aldana
    Lifestyle Research Group, Mapleton, Utah, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:414-9. 2012
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  65. 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
    ....
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and stages of change among men and women in Kiev, Ukraine
    Jenna M McAllister
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Eur J Public Health 12:302-7. 2002
    ..Relations were established between certain predictor variables (intensity of smoking, age at initiation, duration of smoking, and gender) and stages of readiness to change smoking behaviour in Kiev, Ukraine...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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
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  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk reduction and factors influencing loss to follow-up in the coronary health improvement project
    Ray M Merrill
    Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84604, USA
    Med Sci Monit 14:PH17-25. 2008
    ..This study determined whether the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) can improve cardiovascular disease risk factors through one year of follow-up and identified factors influencing loss to follow-up...
  79. doi request reprint Cigarette pack warning labels in Russia: how graphic should they be?
    Benjamin Wade
    Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Eur J Public Health 21:366-72. 2011
    ..Tobacco warning labels on cigarette packs have been shown to reduce cigarette consumption. The current study measures the Russian population's acceptance and preference of graphic (picture + text) tobacco warning labels...
  80. pmc Rural vs urban residence affects risk-appropriate colorectal cancer screening
    Allison E Anderson
    Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:526-33. 2013
    ..We evaluated the effects of geographic factors on adherence to CRC screening and differences in screening use among familial risk groups...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. doi request reprint Differential diagnosis of muscle tension dysphonia and adductor spasmodic dysphonia using spectral moments of the long-term average spectrum
    Daniel R Houtz
    Voice Disorders Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Laryngoscope 120:749-57. 2010
    ..This investigation evaluated spectral moments analysis of the LTAS as an objective test to distinguish ADSD from MTD...
  85. ncbi request reprint Use of the dietary analysis plus program in an introductory college nutrition class
    Lisa M Morris
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, College of Biology and Agriculture, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 36:213-4. 2004
  86. ncbi request reprint Relation among stroke knowledge, lifestyle, and stroke-related screening results
    Kelly A Robinson
    Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 24:300-5. 2003
    ..It also may be effectively directed toward those with higher cholesterol...
  87. ncbi request reprint Associations between breast cancer risk factors and religious practices in Utah
    Melissa Daniels
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Prev Med 38:28-38. 2004
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Dysphagia in the elderly: preliminary evidence of prevalence, risk factors, and socioemotional effects
    Nelson Roy
    Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, 390 South 1530 East, Room 1219, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0252, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 116:858-65. 2007
    ..Epidemiological studies of dysphagia in the elderly are rare. A non-treatment-seeking, elderly cohort was surveyed to provide preliminary evidence regarding the prevalence, risks, and socioemotional effects of swallowing disorders...
  89. ncbi request reprint Velopharyngeal port status during classical singing
    Kristine Tanner
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112 0252, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 48:1311-24. 2005
    ..This investigation was undertaken to examine the status of the velopharyngeal (VP) port during classical singing...
  90. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of lung cancer in Casablanca, Morocco
    Annie J Sasco
    Unit of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Cancer Causes Control 13:609-16. 2002
    ..To evaluate etiologic risk factors for lung cancer in Casablanca, Morocco...
  91. ncbi request reprint Task specificity in adductor spasmodic dysphonia versus muscle tension dysphonia
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 0252, USA
    Laryngoscope 115:311-6. 2005
    ..This study examined the diagnostic value of "task specificity" as a marker of ADSD and its potential to differentiate ADSD from muscle tension dysphonia (MTD), a functional voice disorder that can often masquerade as ADSD...
  92. ncbi request reprint Characterization of therapy and costs for patients with uterine fibroids in Utah Medicaid
    Gary Oderda
    Department of Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, 421 Wakara Way, Suite 208, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 276:211-8. 2007
    ..To determine in an eligible Utah Medicaid population (1) medical and drug costs associated with treating uterine fibroids (UFs) and (2) the cost and incidence of hysterectomy complications...
  93. ncbi request reprint Voice disorders in the general population: prevalence, risk factors, and occupational impact
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 0252, USA
    Laryngoscope 115:1988-95. 2005
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors associated with voice disorders among teachers
    Susan L Thibeault
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:786-92. 2004
    ..This study was designed to determine the occupational risk factors associated with voice disorders among schoolteachers, a high-risk population for developing voice problems...
  95. ncbi request reprint Voice disorders in teachers and the general population: effects on work performance, attendance, and future career choices
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112 0252, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 47:542-51. 2004
    ..05). These findings strongly suggest that occupationally related voice dysfunction in teachers can have significant adverse effects on job performance, attendance, and future career choices...
  96. 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
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Smoking and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a case-control study in the Rhône-Alpes region of France
    Herve Besson
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69378 Lyon cedex 8, France
    Cancer Causes Control 14:381-9. 2003
    ..To study the relation between smoking and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), in the Rhône-Alpes region of France...
  98. 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...
  99. ncbi request reprint Intensive stuttering modification therapy: a multidimensional assessment of treatment outcomes
    Michael Blomgren
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 48:509-23. 2005
    ..The discussion focuses on the strengths, weaknesses, and durability of the SSMP treatment approach...
  100. ncbi request reprint Toward improved differential diagnosis of adductor spasmodic dysphonia and muscle tension dysphonia
    Nelson Roy
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0252, USA
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 59:83-90. 2007
    ..This investigation examined the diagnostic value of variable sign expression based upon phonetic loading as a means to disambiguate ADSD and MTD...
  101. ncbi request reprint Adductor spasmodic dysphonia versus muscle tension dysphonia: examining the diagnostic value of recurrent laryngeal nerve lidocaine block
    Nelson Roy
    Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, 390 South 1530 East, Room 1219, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0252, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 116:161-8. 2007
    ..This investigation examined the precision of response to unilateral lidocaine block of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN block) as a potential diagnostic test to discriminate ADSD from MTD...