Namratha R Kandula
Affiliation: Northwestern University
- Association of acculturation levels and prevalence of diabetes in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)Namratha R Kandula
Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Diabetes Care 31:1621-8. 2008..We studied the association between acculturation and diabetes in a population sample of 708 Mexican-origin Hispanics, 547 non-Mexican-origin Hispanics, and 737 Chinese participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)...
- The relationship between health literacy and knowledge improvement after a multimedia type 2 diabetes education programNamratha R Kandula
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Patient Educ Couns 75:321-7. 2009..We examined the effect of a MDEP targeted to patients with low literacy on knowledge and assessed the association between literacy and knowledge improvement...
- Association between neighborhood context and smoking prevalence among Asian AmericansNamratha R Kandula
Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 North Lakeshore Dr, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Am J Public Health 99:885-92. 2009..To study neighborhood-level determinants of smoking among Asian Americans, we examined 3 neighborhood factors (ethnic enclave, socioeconomics, and perceived social cohesion) and smoking prevalence in a population-based sample...
- Knowledge gaps and misconceptions about coronary heart disease among U.S. South AsiansNamratha R Kandula
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Am J Prev Med 38:439-42. 2010..Although South Asians are at higher risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) than most other U.S. racial/ethnic groups, very little research has addressed this disparity...
- Literacy and retention of information after a multimedia diabetes education program and teach-backNamratha R Kandula
Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
J Health Commun 16:89-102. 2011..Health education interventions must incorporate strategies that can improve retention of health information and actively engage patients in long-term learning...
- Differences in self-reported health among Asians, Latinos, and non-Hispanic whites: the role of language and nativityNamratha R Kandula
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Ann Epidemiol 17:191-8. 2007..SROH may not be comparable across cultural groups. We assessed if differences in SROH between non-Hispanic whites (NHW), Latinos, and Asians were explained primarily by differences in socioeconomic status (SES) or language and nativity...
- Low rates of colorectal, cervical, and breast cancer screening in Asian Americans compared with non-Hispanic whites: Cultural influences or access to care?Namratha R Kandula
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
Cancer 107:184-92. 2006....
- Leisure time, non-leisure time, and occupational physical activity in Asian AmericansNamratha R Kandula
Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Ann Epidemiol 15:257-65. 2005..Regular physical activity reduces the risk of these diseases, yet little is known about physical activity in Asian Americans and how it changes after immigration...
- Association between prior experiences of discrimination and patients' attitudes towards health care providers collecting information about race and ethnicityNamratha R Kandula
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:789-94. 2009..However, minorities were less comfortable providing race/ethnicity information and were more worried than non-Hispanic whites about the potential misuse of this information...
- Attitudes toward health care providers, collecting information about patients' race, ethnicity, and languageDavid W Baker
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Med Care 45:1034-42. 2007..Experts recommend that health care providers (HCPs) collect patients' race/ethnicity and language, but we know little about public attitudes towards this...
- Immigrant perceptions of discrimination in health care: the California Health Interview Survey 2003Diane S Lauderdale
Department of Health Studies University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Med Care 44:914-20. 2006..Previous research about discrimination has focused on race/ethnicity. Because immigrants are clustered in certain racial and ethnic groups, failure to consider immigration status could distort race/ethnicity effects...
- The unintended impact of welfare reform on the medicaid enrollment of eligible immigrantsNamratha R Kandula
Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N. St. Clair Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Health Serv Res 39:1509-26. 2004..Inclusive state policies may overcome this effect...
- South asian american perspectives on overweight, obesity, and the relationship between weight and healthJoyce W Tang
Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Dr, 10th Fl, Chicago, IL 60611 E mail
Prev Chronic Dis 9:E107. 2012..The objective of this study was to examine perceptions of weight appropriateness and the effect of weight on health among South Asian Americans...
- Walking for transportation or leisure: what difference does the neighborhood make?Ming Wen
Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake, UT, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:1674-80. 2007..Patients are often advised to initiate a physical activity program by walking for transportation or leisure. This study explored whether neighborhood factors beyond the individual might affect compliance...