Rachel C Shelton
Affiliation: Harvard University
- Multivitamin use among multi-ethnic, low-income adultsRachel C Shelton
Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1425 Madison Avenue, P O Box 1130, New York, NY 10029, USA
Cancer Causes Control 20:1271-80. 2009..While more evidence is needed to understand the benefits of MVU, future studies should address low use of MVU among lower-income, multi-ethnic populations, particularly in light of health disparities...
- Racial discrimination and physical activity among low-income-housing residentsRachel C Shelton
Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
Am J Prev Med 37:541-5. 2009..Although discrimination has been identified as a potential determinant of existing racial/ethnic health disparities, no studies have investigated whether racial discrimination contributes to disparities in physical activity...
- An investigation into the social context of low-income, urban Black and Latina women: implications for adherence to recommended health behaviorsRachel C Shelton
Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Health Educ Behav 38:471-81. 2011..These results suggest that effective health interventions not only address change among individuals but must also change health care systems and social policies in order to reduce health disparities...
- Validation of the group-based medical mistrust scale among urban black menRachel C Shelton
Department of Oncological Science Cancer Prevention and Control, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1425 Madison Avenue, Box 1130, New York, NY 10029, USA
J Gen Intern Med 25:549-55. 2010..Socioculturally relevant measures of medical mistrust are needed to better address health disparities, especially among Black men, a group with lower life expectancy and higher death rates compared to other race/gender groups...
- The association between social factors and physical activity among low-income adults living in public housingRachel C Shelton
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, New York, NY 10032, USA
Am J Public Health 101:2102-10. 2011..We sought to examine the association between structural, functional, and normative social factors and physical activity among urban, low-income, racially/ethnically diverse adults...
- The association between racial and gender discrimination and body mass index among residents living in lower-income housingRachel C Shelton
Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
Ethn Dis 19:251-7. 2009..Research on the association between self-reported racial or gender discrimination and body mass index (BMI) has been limited and inconclusive to date, particularly among lower-income populations...
- The influence of sociocultural factors on colonoscopy and FOBT screening adherence among low-income HispanicsRachel C Shelton
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, New York, NY 10032, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:925-44. 2011..Researchers should continue investigating how sociocultural factors influence screening adherence among Hispanics, using larger and more geographically diverse samples...
- Characteristics of male attendees of health education interventions for LatinosErrol J Philip
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 14:523-32. 2012..This information extends our understanding of community participation in health interventions and will assist in the development of effective interventions in the Latino community...
- Follow-up of abnormal screening mammograms among low-income ethnically diverse women: findings from a qualitative studyJennifer D Allen
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Patient Educ Couns 72:283-92. 2008..To understand factors that women feel facilitate or hinder their receipt of diagnostic services following an abnormal screening mammogram...
- Parental decision making about the HPV vaccineJennifer D Allen
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2187-98. 2010..Prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are available, but uptake is suboptimal. Information on factors influencing parental decisions regarding vaccination will facilitate the development of successful interventions...
- Associations between perceived social environment and neighborhood safety: Health implicationsMaria De Jesus
Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, LW 703, Boston, MA, USA
Health Place 16:1007-13. 2010..The findings reported here are useful in exploring a potential pathway through which social environmental factors influence health and in untangling the complex set of variables that may influence perceived safety...
- Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening among a low-income, multiethnic, highly insured population: does provider's understanding of the patient's social context matter?Maria De Jesus
Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, LW 703, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Urban Health 87:236-43. 2010..06, 2.29). Our findings indicate that provider's understanding of patient's social context, independent of provider's recommendation for CRC screening, contributed to adherence to CRC screening in this low-income, multiethnic population...
- A computer-tailored intervention to promote informed decision making for prostate cancer screening among African American menJennifer D Allen
Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Mens Health 3:340-51. 2009..These results suggest that use of a computer-tailored decision aid is a promising strategy to promote IDM for CaP screening among African American men...
- Cervical cancer screening among immigrant Hispanics: an analysis by country of originRachel C Shelton
Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, 10032 NY, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 14:715-20. 2012..This research provides insight into the variability that exists among Hispanics and can help improve understanding of important determinants that may influence Pap test screening among diverse Hispanics...
- Using the interactive systems framework to support a quality improvement approach to dissemination of evidence-based strategies to promote early detection of breast cancer: planning a comprehensive dynamic trialBruce D Rapkin
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 3300 Kossuth Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
Am J Community Psychol 50:497-517. 2012..Results will inform on-going policy debate about interventions needed to promote population-level screening. More generally, this project is intended to advance understanding of research paradigms necessary to study dissemination...
- Training experiences of lay and professional patient navigators for colorectal cancer screeningRachel C Shelton
Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, Room 548, New York, NY, 10032, USA
J Cancer Educ 26:277-84. 2011..Furthermore, there were no significant differences in LHWs' and Pros' reported self-efficacy and satisfaction with training. Findings support the use of diverse strategies to train and prepare LHWs as patient navigators...