Cynthia H Chuang

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Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Emergency contraception knowledge among women in a Boston community
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, P O Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Contraception 71:157-60. 2005
  2. pmc Pregnancy intention and health behaviors: results from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study cohort
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Drive, A210, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:501-10. 2010
  3. pmc Exploring knowledge and attitudes related to pregnancy and preconception health in women with chronic medical conditions
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:713-9. 2010
  4. pmc Perceived risk of preterm and low-birthweight birth in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:64.e1-7. 2008
  5. pmc Medicine versus orthopaedic service for hospital management of hip fractures
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:2218-23. 2010
  6. pmc Predicting pregnancy from pregnancy intentions: prospective findings from the Central Pennsylvania Womens's Heath Study (CePAWHS)
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 19:159-66. 2009
  7. pmc Substance use during sexual and physical assault in HIV-infected persons
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Violence Vict 22:216-25. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Association of violence victimization with inconsistent condom use in HIV-infected persons
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:201-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Availability of emergency contraception at rural and urban pharmacies in Pennsylvania
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, 17033, USA
    Contraception 73:382-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Emergency contraception: an intervention on primary care providers
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Contraception 72:182-6. 2005

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Emergency contraception knowledge among women in a Boston community
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, P O Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Contraception 71:157-60. 2005
    ..A community education campaign aimed at reproductive-age women, health care providers and pharmacists has been tailored to address these knowledge deficits...
  2. pmc Pregnancy intention and health behaviors: results from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study cohort
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Drive, A210, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:501-10. 2010
    ..Our objective was to determine whether intention for future pregnancy affects selected preconception health behaviors that may impact pregnancy outcomes...
  3. pmc Exploring knowledge and attitudes related to pregnancy and preconception health in women with chronic medical conditions
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:713-9. 2010
    ..These findings have important implications for the development of preconception care for women with chronic medical conditions...
  4. pmc Perceived risk of preterm and low-birthweight birth in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:64.e1-7. 2008
    ..Engaging women in preconception prevention may be challenging if at-risk women do not perceive increased risk. This study examined predictors of perceiving increased risk for preterm/low birthweight birth...
  5. pmc Medicine versus orthopaedic service for hospital management of hip fractures
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:2218-23. 2010
    ..Whether complication rates, length of stay, or time to surgery differs on different services is unknown...
  6. pmc Predicting pregnancy from pregnancy intentions: prospective findings from the Central Pennsylvania Womens's Heath Study (CePAWHS)
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 19:159-66. 2009
    ..We examined whether adult women's intention for future pregnancy predicted actual pregnancies occurring in a 2-year follow-up study...
  7. pmc Substance use during sexual and physical assault in HIV-infected persons
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Violence Vict 22:216-25. 2007
    ..9, 95% CI 1.7 to 20.6) in adjusted analysis. Of the physically assaulted participants, 66% of victims and 85% of assailants used drugs/alcohol during physical assault; these results did not differ by gender...
  8. ncbi request reprint Association of violence victimization with inconsistent condom use in HIV-infected persons
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:201-7. 2006
    ..A history of sexual violence may in part explain HIV-infected persons' greater risk for transmitting HIV through high-risk sexual behaviors...
  9. ncbi request reprint Availability of emergency contraception at rural and urban pharmacies in Pennsylvania
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, 17033, USA
    Contraception 73:382-5. 2006
    ..Pharmacy availability of emergency contraception (EC) is necessary for timely access to this important contraceptive method. This is especially important in rural areas where pharmacies are fewer and further apart...
  10. ncbi request reprint Emergency contraception: an intervention on primary care providers
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Contraception 72:182-6. 2005
    ..We studied whether a single educational intervention can change provider knowledge, attitudes and practice patterns with respect to emergency contraception (EC)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Contraceptive use by diabetic and obese women
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Womens Health Issues 15:167-73. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe contraceptive use by diabetic and overweight/obese women compared with women without these conditions...
  12. pmc Association of prenatal physical activity and gestational weight gain: results from the first baby study
    Jennifer L Kraschnewski
    Department of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 23:e233-8. 2013
    ..Prenatal physical activity is recommended, although its role in preventing excessive GWG is unclear. We sought to understand the association between prenatal physical activity and GWG in a longitudinal cohort...
  13. pmc Improving women's preconceptional health: long-term effects of the Strong Healthy Women behavior change intervention in the central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Carol S Weisman
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:265-71. 2011
    ..over the 12-month follow-up period; 2) did the intervention impact weight and BMI over the 12-month follow-up period; and 3) did the intervention impact pregnancy weight gain for those who gave birth during the follow-up period?..
  14. pmc Women's perceived control of their birth outcomes in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study: implications for the use of preconception care
    Carol S Weisman
    Pennsylvania State University Collage of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    Womens Health Issues 18:17-25. 2008
    ..The overall hypothesis is that internal control of birth outcomes is a function of prior pregnancy experiences, current health status and stress levels, access to health care, and sociodemographics...
  15. pmc Preconception predictors of birth outcomes: prospective findings from the central Pennsylvania women's health study
    Carol S Weisman
    College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, 600 Centerview Drive, A210, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:829-35. 2011
    ..To examine maternal pre-pregnancy (preconception) predictors of birthweight and fetal growth for singleton live births occurring over a 2-year period in a prospective study...
  16. pmc Prospective association of intimate partner violence with receipt of clinical preventive services in women of reproductive age
    Jennifer S McCall-Hosenfeld
    Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 23:e109-16. 2013
    ..Little prior research has explored how IPV exposure impacts receipt of relevant preventive services. We assess the prospective association of IPV exposure with receiving specific preventive services...
  17. pmc "What my doctor didn't tell me": examining health care provider advice to overweight and obese pregnant women on gestational weight gain and physical activity
    Michael R Stengel
    Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 22:e535-40. 2012
    ..How health care providers counsel overweight and obese pregnant women on appropriate GWG and physical activity remains largely unexplored...
  18. pmc The relationship between pregnancy intention and preconception health behaviors
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Prev Med 53:85-8. 2011
    ..To describe smoking, heavy drinking, and folic acid supplementation in preconception women and determine if the likelihood of healthy preconception behaviors differs by whether and when women intend future pregnancy...
  19. pmc Preconception predictors of weight gain during pregnancy: prospective findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Carol S Weisman
    Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 20:126-32. 2010
    ..We examined preconception (prepregnancy) predictors of pregnancy weight gain and weight gain that exceeds the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations based on pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), in a prospective study...
  20. pmc Contraception and abortion coverage: What do primary care physicians think?
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Contraception 86:153-6. 2012
    ..Whether primary care providers (PCPs) support public and private health insurance coverage for family planning services is unknown...
  21. ncbi request reprint Preconceptional health: risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes by reproductive life stage in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS)
    Carol S Weisman
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 16:216-24. 2006
    ..Older preconceptional women were more likely to have chronic conditions (hypertension, high cholesterol) than younger preconceptional women. Results suggest how interventions could be tailored to women's reproductive stages...
  22. pmc Multilevel analysis of the determinants of receipt of clinical preventive services among reproductive-age women
    Jennifer S McCall-Hosenfeld
    Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
    Womens Health Issues 22:e243-51. 2012
    ..We investigated the impact of individual- and county-level contextual variables on women's receipt of a comprehensive panel of preventive services in a region that includes both urban and rural communities...
  23. doi request reprint A silent response to the obesity epidemic: decline in US physician weight counseling
    Jennifer L Kraschnewski
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Med Care 51:186-92. 2013
    ..Current trends of weight-related counseling are unknown in the setting of the US obesity epidemic...
  24. pmc Primary care physicians' perceptions of barriers to preventive reproductive health care in rural communities
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 44:78-83. 2012
    ..Women residing in rural areas are less likely than urban women to receive preventive reproductive health care, but reasons for this disparity remain largely unexplored...
  25. pmc The return of bedside rounds: an educational intervention
    Jed D Gonzalo
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:792-8. 2010
    ..Bedside rounds have decreased in frequency on teaching services. Perceived barriers toward bedside rounds are inefficiency and patient and house staff lack of preference for this mode of rounding...
  26. pmc Barriers to colorectal cancer screening among women in rural central Pennsylvania: primary care physicians' perspective
    Lara A Rosenwasser
    Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
    Rural Remote Health 13:2504. 2013
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  27. pmc Mode of first delivery and women's intentions for subsequent childbearing: findings from the First Baby Study
    Kristen H Kjerulff
    Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Penn State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 27:62-71. 2013
    ..Little research has addressed either of these hypotheses...
  28. ncbi request reprint A strength training program for primary care patients, central pennsylvania, 2012
    Christopher N Sciamanna
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine, H034, 500 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 e mail
    Prev Chronic Dis 11:E107. 2014
    ..Primary care providers can recommend strength training programs to use "Exercise as Medicine," yet few studies have examined the interest of primary care patients in these programs...
  29. pmc Longitudinal association of intimate partner violence and depressive symptoms
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, USA
    Ment Health Fam Med 9:107-14. 2012
    ..Greater social support and binge drinking/drug use attenuates this association, suggesting that interventions focusing on coping mechanisms may serve to reduce the impact of IPV on future depression...
  30. pmc Design of the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS) strong healthy women intervention: improving preconceptional health
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 267 N Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802 5701, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:18-28. 2009
    ..This intervention protocol may offer researchers and healthcare professionals a framework for designing other programs aiming to improve women's preconceptional health...
  31. pmc Improving women's preconceptional health: findings from a randomized trial of the Strong Healthy Women intervention in the Central Pennsylvania women's health study
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Womens Health Issues 18:S87-96. 2008
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  32. pmc Primary care physicians' perceptions of rates of unintended pregnancy
    Sara M Parisi
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Contraception 86:48-54. 2012
    ..Primary care physicians (PCPs) treat many women of reproductive age who need contraceptive and preconception counseling...
  33. pmc Attending rounds and bedside case presentations: medical student and medicine resident experiences and attitudes
    Jed D Gonzalo
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Teach Learn Med 21:105-10. 2009
    ..Attending rounds have transitioned away from the patient's bedside toward the hallway and conference rooms. This transition has brought into question how to best teach on medicine services...
  34. pmc Patient-centered interprofessional collaborative care: factors associated with bedside interprofessional rounds
    Jed D Gonzalo
    Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:1040-7. 2014
    ..However, models such as bedside interprofessional rounds, or encounters that include the team of physician and nurse providers discussing medical care at the patient's bedside, are not well studied...
  35. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening in high-risk groups is increasing, although current smokers fall behind
    Aminat O Oluyemi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Penn State University Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
    Cancer 120:2106-13. 2014
    ..For this study, the authors evaluated national CRC screening trends in these high-risk groups to provide insights into whether screening resources are being appropriately used...
  36. pmc Paging "dr. Google": does technology fill the gap created by the prenatal care visit structure? Qualitative focus group study with pregnant women
    Jennifer L Kraschnewski
    Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, United States
    J Med Internet Res 16:e147. 2014
    ..Little is known about how pregnant women engage with technologies and the interface between these tools and medical care, especially for women of lower socioeconomic status...
  37. pmc Unintended pregnancy and postpartum depression among first-time mothers
    Shahed Abbasi
    Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:412-6. 2013
    ..The objective of this secondary analysis was to examine whether pregnancy intention was associated with postpartum depression among first-time mothers...
  38. pmc The effect of a provider-enhanced clinical decision support tool for guiding venous thromboembolism pharmacoprophylaxis in low-risk patients
    Michael J Macauley
    Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
    Hosp Pract (1995) 40:7-12. 2012
    ..Provider-enhanced CDS tools may outperform computer-based VTE risk-stratification algorithms...
  39. pmc Effect of standardized electronic discharge instructions on post-discharge hospital utilization
    John W Showalter
    Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Mail Code HS04, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:718-23. 2011
    ..CMS has identified clear discharge instructions with specific attention to medication management as a necessary intervention...
  40. ncbi request reprint Emergency contraception knowledge after a community education campaign
    Rebekah E Gee
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Contraception 76:366-71. 2007
    ..This study evaluates the effectiveness of a community education campaign in the Boston community of Jamaica Plain conducted by the Massachusetts Emergency Contraception (EC) Network aimed at improving public knowledge of EC...

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