Melissa H Watt

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Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The impact of methamphetamine ("tik") on a peri-urban community in Cape Town, South Africa
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke University, Duke Global Health Institute, Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, USA Electronic address
    Int J Drug Policy 25:219-25. 2014
  2. pmc Alcohol-serving venues in South Africa as sites of risk and potential protection for violence against women
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1271-80. 2012
  3. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms mediate the relationship between traumatic experiences and drinking behavior among women attending alcohol-serving venues in a South African township
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:549-58. 2012
  4. pmc "Because he has bought for her, he wants to sleep with her": alcohol as a currency for sexual exchange in South African drinking venues
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke University, Duke Global Health Institute, 235 Trent Hall, Trent Drive, Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:1005-12. 2012
  5. pmc Acceptability of a group intervention for initiates of antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Glob Public Health 6:433-46. 2011
  6. pmc Factors associated with self-reported adherence to antiretroviral therapy in a Tanzanian setting
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    AIDS Care 22:381-9. 2010
  7. pmc Missed opportunities for religious organizations to support people living with HIV/AIDS: findings from Tanzania
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:389-94. 2009
  8. pmc "It's all the time in my mind": facilitators of adherence to antiretroviral therapy in a Tanzanian setting
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, 235 Trent Hall, Trent Drive, Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:1793-800. 2009
  9. pmc Methamphetamine use is associated with childhood sexual abuse and HIV sexual risk behaviors among patrons of alcohol-serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa
    Christina S Meade
    Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 126:232-9. 2012
  10. pmc Mental health and HIV sexual risk behavior among patrons of alcohol serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa
    Kathleen J Sikkema
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:230-7. 2011

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint The impact of methamphetamine ("tik") on a peri-urban community in Cape Town, South Africa
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke University, Duke Global Health Institute, Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, USA Electronic address
    Int J Drug Policy 25:219-25. 2014
    ..Our study explored local impressions of the impact of tik use in a peri-urban township community in Cape Town, South Africa...
  2. pmc Alcohol-serving venues in South Africa as sites of risk and potential protection for violence against women
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1271-80. 2012
    ..Concurrently, venues offered potential to avoid VAW through perceived safety and owner protection. Results highlight the influence of the venue environment and importance of addressing the setting of alcohol consumption...
  3. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms mediate the relationship between traumatic experiences and drinking behavior among women attending alcohol-serving venues in a South African township
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:549-58. 2012
    ..This article examines the relationship between traumatic events and hazardous drinking among women who patronized alcohol-serving venues in South Africa and examines PTSD as a mediator of this relationship...
  4. pmc "Because he has bought for her, he wants to sleep with her": alcohol as a currency for sexual exchange in South African drinking venues
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke University, Duke Global Health Institute, 235 Trent Hall, Trent Drive, Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:1005-12. 2012
    ..Interventions are needed to address sexual risk behaviors and substance use within this context to prevent new HIV infections...
  5. pmc Acceptability of a group intervention for initiates of antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Glob Public Health 6:433-46. 2011
    ..The group intervention showed the potential to reduce stigma, increase social support and improve adherence to therapy...
  6. pmc Factors associated with self-reported adherence to antiretroviral therapy in a Tanzanian setting
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    AIDS Care 22:381-9. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Missed opportunities for religious organizations to support people living with HIV/AIDS: findings from Tanzania
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:389-94. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc "It's all the time in my mind": facilitators of adherence to antiretroviral therapy in a Tanzanian setting
    Melissa H Watt
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, 235 Trent Hall, Trent Drive, Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:1793-800. 2009
    ..The facilitating factors identified were consistent with the constructs of social cognitive theory and highlighted the importance of interventions that address multiple levels of influence on adherence...
  9. pmc Methamphetamine use is associated with childhood sexual abuse and HIV sexual risk behaviors among patrons of alcohol-serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa
    Christina S Meade
    Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 126:232-9. 2012
    ..This study describes the prevalence of meth use and its relation to HIV sexual risk behaviors among patrons of alcohol-serving venues...
  10. pmc Mental health and HIV sexual risk behavior among patrons of alcohol serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa
    Kathleen J Sikkema
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:230-7. 2011
    ..Understanding the association between mental health and risk behaviors in these settings may inform interventions that address alcohol use and HIV prevention...
  11. pmc Risk patterns preceding diagnosis among newly HIV-diagnosed men who have sex with men in New York City
    Anya S Drabkin
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 27:333-41. 2013
    ..Recent testing was associated with being employed/a student, having had UAI, and higher CD4 count. Implications for future research addressing perceived HIV risk, HIV testing utilization, and risk behavior are discussed...
  12. pmc Integrating HIV prevention into services for abused women in South Africa
    Kathleen J Sikkema
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:431-9. 2010
    ..The study demonstrated the feasibility and potential benefit of providing HIV prevention intervention to women seeking assistance for IPV...
  13. pmc Mental health treatment to reduce HIV transmission risk behavior: a positive prevention model
    Kathleen J Sikkema
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:252-62. 2010
    ..We present a conceptual model and recommendations to guide future research on the effect of mental health treatment on HIV transmission risk behavior among PLWHA...
  14. doi request reprint Drinking before and after pregnancy recognition among South African women: the moderating role of traumatic experiences
    Karmel W Choi
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:97. 2014
    ....
  15. pmc Providers' attitudes towards treating depression and self-reported depression treatment practices in HIV outpatient care
    Kiana D Bess
    Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 27:171-80. 2013
    ..Opportunities to increase HIV clinicians' comfort and confidence in treating depression, including receiving treatment support from clinic staff, are discussed...
  16. doi request reprint Providing support to IPV victims in the emergency department: vignette-based interviews with IPV survivors and emergency department nurses
    Melissa H Watt
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Violence Against Women 14:715-26. 2008
    ..IPV victims desire appropriate, respectful responses by nurses, suitable to their stage of readiness. Nurses need more insight into women's decisions to disclose and leave a relationship and skills to provide emotional support...