Rachel C Shelton
Affiliation: Harvard University
- 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...
- 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 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...
- Implementation of culturally targeted patient navigation system for screening colonoscopy in a direct referral systemLina Jandorf
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Department of Oncology, School of Medicine, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, 4100 John R, MM03CB Detroit, MI 48201, USA and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West, 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
Health Educ Res 28:803-15. 2013..navigators, how CTPN was implemented and provide a preliminary answer to our questions of the study aims: can peer navigators be as effective as professionals and what is the potential impact of patient navigation on screening adherence?..
- Sociocultural determinants of breast and cervical cancer screening adherence: an examination of variation among immigrant Latinas by country of originRachel C Shelton
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, 722 West 168th Street, Room 548, New York, NY 10032, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:1768-92. 2012..Findings provide important information about Latina sub-group variability that can help inform the development of breast and cervical cancer screening interventions...
- 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...
- Identifying barriers to colonoscopy screening for nonadherent African American participants in a patient navigation interventionJamilia R Sly
Department of Oncological Sciences, Cancer Prevention and Control Division, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
Health Educ Behav 40:449-57. 2013..Future interventions should consider gender-specific navigation and combining PN with nonmedical interventions to address other identified barriers. ..
- HPV vaccine decision-making and acceptance: does religion play a role?Rachel C Shelton
Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, Room 548, New York, NY, 10032, USA
J Relig Health 52:1120-30. 2013..being undecided) (OR = 2.92, 95% CI = 1.25, 6.84). Directions for research and implications for interventions are addressed. ..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Interpersonal influences and attitudes about adjuvant therapy treatment decisions among non-metastatic breast cancer patients: an examination of differences by age and race/ethnicity in the BQUAL studyRachel C Shelton
Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 137:817-28. 2013....
- 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...