Guadalupe X Ayala

Summary

Affiliation: San Diego State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Theoretical foundations of the Study of Latino (SOL) Youth: implications for obesity and cardiometabolic risk
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA and the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA Electronic address
    Ann Epidemiol 24:36-43. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Stocking characteristics and perceived increases in sales among small food store managers/owners associated with the introduction of new food products approved by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Graduate School of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion, San Diego State University and San Diego Prevention Research Center, 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:1771-9. 2012
  3. pmc Outcome effectiveness of the lay health advisor model among Latinos in the United States: an examination by role
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Educ Res 25:815-40. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Association between family variables and Mexican American children's dietary behaviors
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:62-9. 2007
  5. pmc Effects of a promotor-based intervention to promote physical activity: Familias Sanas y Activas
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego Prevention Research Center, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2261-8. 2011
  6. pmc Away-from-home food intake and risk for obesity: examining the influence of context
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State Research Foundation and San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1002-8. 2008
  7. pmc A systematic review of the relationship between acculturation and diet among Latinos in the United States: implications for future research
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1330-44. 2008
  8. pmc Factors associated with asthma management self-efficacy among 7th and 8th grade students
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:862-8. 2009
  9. pmc Correlates of dietary intake among men involved in the MAN for Health study
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Am J Mens Health 3:201-13. 2009
  10. pmc Longitudinal intervention effects on parenting of the Aventuras para Niños study
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:154-62. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Marketing health to Latinos through tiendas
    Guadalupe Ayala; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. El Valor de Nuestra Salud (The Value of Our Health)
    Guadalupe X Ayala; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. pmc Theoretical foundations of the Study of Latino (SOL) Youth: implications for obesity and cardiometabolic risk
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA and the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA Electronic address
    Ann Epidemiol 24:36-43. 2014
    ..This article describes the conceptual model developed for the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latino Youth, a multisite epidemiologic study of obesity and cardiometabolic risk among U.S. Hispanic/Latino children...
  2. doi request reprint Stocking characteristics and perceived increases in sales among small food store managers/owners associated with the introduction of new food products approved by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Graduate School of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion, San Diego State University and San Diego Prevention Research Center, 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:1771-9. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Outcome effectiveness of the lay health advisor model among Latinos in the United States: an examination by role
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Educ Res 25:815-40. 2010
    ..In the future, more of a focus on organizational and policy changes is warranted. Questions remain about diversity in LHAs' characteristics and roles, which influence not only outcomes but also program sustainability and dissemination...
  4. ncbi request reprint Association between family variables and Mexican American children's dietary behaviors
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:62-9. 2007
    ..To examine the association between family variables and children's diets...
  5. pmc Effects of a promotor-based intervention to promote physical activity: Familias Sanas y Activas
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego Prevention Research Center, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2261-8. 2011
    ..This within-participants, single time-series study tested a train-the-trainer, promotor-based physical activity (PA) intervention to improve fitness and health indicators...
  6. pmc Away-from-home food intake and risk for obesity: examining the influence of context
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State Research Foundation and San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1002-8. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc A systematic review of the relationship between acculturation and diet among Latinos in the United States: implications for future research
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1330-44. 2008
    ..These findings suggest a differential influence of acculturation on diet, requiring greater specificity in our dietary interventions by acculturation status...
  8. pmc Factors associated with asthma management self-efficacy among 7th and 8th grade students
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:862-8. 2009
    ..Examine correlates of asthma self-management among 12,154 adolescents with physician-diagnosed asthma...
  9. pmc Correlates of dietary intake among men involved in the MAN for Health study
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Am J Mens Health 3:201-13. 2009
    ..001). Latino fast-food consumption was associated with binge drinking (p < or = .001). This research provides evidence for tailoring dietary intervention for men of color...
  10. pmc Longitudinal intervention effects on parenting of the Aventuras para Niños study
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:154-62. 2010
    ..Parenting interventions have achieved changes in factors associated with childhood obesity but few have tested the effects on multiple parental influences...
  11. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and body image perception among Latino youth
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, CA 92115, USA
    Ethn Health 12:21-41. 2007
    ..Examine the prevalence and predictors of body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating among Latino youth...
  12. doi request reprint Results of a multi-level intervention to prevent and control childhood obesity among Latino children: the Aventuras Para Niños Study
    Noe C Crespo
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Ann Behav Med 43:84-100. 2012
    ..Community-based interventions are needed to reduce the burden of childhood obesity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Walking for transportation among Latino adults in San Diego County: who meets physical activity guidelines?
    Suzanna M Martinez
    Dept of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:898-906. 2011
    ..U.S. Latinos engage in nonleisure-time walking (NLTW) more than other ethno-racial groups. Studies are needed to explore factors associated with NLTW to inform interventions for effective physical activity promotion...
  14. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of a communication intervention for Spanish-dominant Latinas
    John P Elder
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:159-66. 2006
    ..The present study examined the 1-year impact of two innovative behavior-change approaches to reduce dietary fat and increase fiber...
  15. ncbi request reprint Family restaurant choices are associated with child and adult overweight status in Mexican-American families
    Susan C Duerksen
    Division of Health Promotion, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:849-53. 2007
    ..2). Both child and parent BMI were lowest in families selecting Mexican restaurants. Eating at fast-food chains and other Anglo-oriented restaurants may contribute to higher obesity rates linked to acculturation among Mexican Americans...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluating psychosocial and behavioral mechanisms of change in a tailored communication intervention
    John P Elder
    San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Health Educ Behav 36:366-80. 2009
    ..The promotora model is an effective method for changing important dietary behaviors and psychosocial determinants, but longer term behavior change is achievable with less expensive intervention methods...
  17. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal and print nutrition communication for a Spanish-dominant Latino population: Secretos de la Buena Vida
    John P Elder
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Psychol 24:49-57. 2005
    ..The relative superiority of the promotora condition may derive from the personal touch achieved in the face-to-face interactions or from the women's use of print materials under the promotora's guidance...
  18. pmc Secretos de la Buena Vida: processes of dietary change via a tailored nutrition communication intervention for Latinas
    Barbara Baquero
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92115, USA
    Health Educ Res 24:855-66. 2009
    ..These findings highlight the importance of process evaluation measures and help us understand the mechanism by which tailored print materials and interpersonal health communication via promotoras can facilitate health behavior change...
  19. ncbi request reprint Association of a traditional vs shared meal decision-making and preparation style with eating behavior of Hispanic women in San Diego County
    Elva M Arredondo
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 221, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:38-45. 2006
    ..To examine the influence of meal decision-making and preparation on Hispanic women's dietary practices...
  20. pmc Underreporting of food intake among Mexican/Mexican-American Women: rates and correlates
    Elizabeth K G Bothwell
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:624-32. 2009
    ..Underreporting of food intake threatens the validity of dietary assessment; yet, little is known about the prevalence or correlates of underreporting in the Mexican/Mexican-American community...
  21. doi request reprint Associated pathways between neighborhood environment, community resource factors, and leisure-time physical activity among Mexican-American adults in San Diego, California
    Suzanna M Martinez
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Am J Health Promot 26:281-8. 2012
    ..To examine pathways between individual, social, and environmental factors associated with leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among Mexican-American adults...
  22. pmc Parent support and parent-mediated behaviors are associated with children's sugary beverage consumption
    Nanette V Lopez
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego, 9245 Sky Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:541-7. 2012
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  23. ncbi request reprint Is parenting style related to children's healthy eating and physical activity in Latino families?
    Elva M Arredondo
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:862-71. 2006
    ..Moreover, intervention researchers may want to encourage Latino parents to use less controlling styles with girls as this parenting style increased girls' risk for unhealthy eating...
  24. doi request reprint Community health partnerships for chronic disease prevention among Latinos: the San Diego Prevention Research Center
    John P Elder
    San Diego Prevention Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Prim Prev 34:17-29. 2013
    ..This article describes these principles to help others involved in similar intervention efforts identify the best approach for promoting health in their own communities...
  25. doi request reprint The relation of medical conditions to depressive symptoms among Latinos: leisure time physical activity as a mediator
    Elva M Arredondo
    San Diego State University, San Diego 92104, USA
    J Health Psychol 17:742-52. 2012
    ..In other words, people with hypertension who engaged in vigorous PA reported less depressive symptoms. PA may be a promising avenue for improving hypertension and depressive symptoms...
  26. pmc Effects of a multi-pronged intervention on children's activity levels at recess: the Aventuras para Niños study
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, and Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University Research Foundation, San Diego, CA 9245, USA
    Adv Nutr 2:171S-6S. 2011
    ..The present results are not conclusive as to the link between these interventions and actual behavior, but show sufficient promise for further population and setting specific research...
  27. doi request reprint Health communication in the Latino community: issues and approaches
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:227-51. 2009
    ..This and other fundamental communication approaches, as well as audience and population characteristics, need to be considered within the context of dynamic and complex societal changes...
  28. pmc Examining multiple parenting behaviors on young children's dietary fat consumption
    Christina M Eisenberg
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health IBACH, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:302-9. 2012
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  29. ncbi request reprint The relation of acculturation to Latinas' perceived neighborhood safety and physical activity: a structural equation analysis
    Latrice C Pichon
    San Diego State University University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Ann Behav Med 34:295-303. 2007
    ..Physical activity rates are low for adult Latinas. In the United States, only 7.8% of adult Latinas met Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for weekly vigorous leisure-time physical activity...
  30. ncbi request reprint Physician communication and physical activity among Latinas
    Maura Reilly
    Dept of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 10:602-6. 2013
    ..Research on this topic is limited in the U.S. Latino population. This study examines doctor-patient communication from the perspective of enrollees in a physical activity (PA) intervention...
  31. ncbi request reprint Is church attendance associated with Latinas' health practices and self-reported health?
    Elva M Arredondo
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:502-11. 2005
    ..To evaluate (a) the relation between frequency of church attendance, self-rated health, and health behaviors controlling for potential confounders and (b) the influence of acculturation on church attendance and health behaviors...
  32. doi request reprint Socio-demographic disparities of childhood asthma
    Noe C Crespo
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health IBACH, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Child Health Care 15:358-69. 2011
    ..1, CI: 2.7, 46.4), were male (OR = 1.8; CI: 1.1, 3.1) and born pre-term (OR = 3.0, CI: 1.4, 6.3). This study supports socio-demographic disparities in childhood asthma and evidence of their independent effects...
  33. ncbi request reprint Some methodologic issues in analyzing data from a randomized adolescent tobacco and alcohol use prevention trial
    Donald J Slymen
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182 4162, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:332-40. 2003
    ..Third, because outcomes are measured repeatedly over time, we illustrate the importance of assessing the impact of missing-data patterns on outcomes and the extent to which the patterns may modify the treatment effect...
  34. pmc Active transportation and acculturation among Latino children in San Diego County
    Suzanna M Martinez
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Prev Med 47:313-8. 2008
    ..To examine multiple measures of acculturation and their association with walking to school in a large population-based sample in San Diego, California...
  35. pmc Engaging community businesses in human immunodeficiency virus prevention: a feasibility study
    Liza S Rovniak
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:347-53. 2010
    ..To explore the feasibility of engaging community businesses in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention...
  36. ncbi request reprint Targeting children's dietary behaviors in a family intervention: 'Entre familia: reflejos de salud'
    Lucy A Horton
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University Research Foundation, San Diego, CA, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 55:397-405. 2013
    ..01) increased by one. No other intervention effects were observed. Conclusions. Family-based interventions can improve children's eating habits, with the amount of contact with the promotora being key to success. ..
  37. pmc Do Latino and non-Latino grocery stores differ in the availability and affordability of healthy food items in a low-income, metropolitan region?
    Jennifer A Emond
    Cancer Prevention and Control Program, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, University of California, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093 0901, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:360-9. 2012
    ..To compare non-ethnically based supermarkets and Latino grocery stores (tiendas) in a lower-income region with regard to the availability, quality and cost of several healthy v. unhealthy food items...
  38. doi request reprint Correlates of medication nonadherence among Latinos with type 2 diabetes
    Humberto Parada
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University Research Foundation, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Diabetes Educ 38:552-61. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess factors related to diabetes medication nonadherence in a sample of predominantly Spanish-speaking Mexican-origin adults residing along the US-Mexico border...
  39. pmc Qualitative methods to ensure acceptability of behavioral and social interventions to the target population
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Public Health Dent 71:S69-79. 2011
    ..This paper introduces qualitative methods for assessing the acceptability of an intervention...
  40. ncbi request reprint Tobacco and alcohol use-prevention program for Hispanic migrant adolescents
    John P Elder
    San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:269-75. 2002
    ..Evaluate a community-based tobacco/alcohol use-prevention program group compared with an attention-control condition (first aid/home safety) group...
  41. doi request reprint A prospective examination of asthma symptom monitoring: provider, caregiver and pediatric patient influences on peak flow meter use
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Public Health, Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Asthma 51:84-90. 2014
    ..This study examined whether provider, caregiver and child communication predicted peak flow meter (PFM) use one month later...
  42. ncbi request reprint Examining knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about depression among Latino adults with type 2 diabetes
    Andrea Cherrington
    MPH, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, CB 7590, 725 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Diabetes Educ 32:603-13. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about depression among Latinos with type 2 diabetes...
  43. doi request reprint Family support is associated with behavioral strategies for healthy eating among Latinas
    Emily A Schmied
    1San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 41:34-41. 2014
    ..Dietary interventions target the adoption of behavioral strategies to increase fiber and decrease fat consumption. However, little is known about the contributions of psychosocial factors to the use of these strategies...
  44. ncbi request reprint The association of physical activity and work-related characteristics among Latino adults
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:79-84. 2011
    ..Studies have examined the association between work-related characteristics and physical activity participation; however few studies include U.S. Latinos...
  45. pmc Efficacy of a store-based environmental change intervention compared with a delayed treatment control condition on store customers' intake of fruits and vegetables
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    1 Graduate School of Public Health, Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Public Health Nutr 16:1953-60. 2013
    ..The present store-based intervention was designed to promote sales of fruits and vegetables (F&V) to increase intake among store customers--specifically customers of tiendas, small-to-medium-sized Latino food stores...
  46. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and physical activity among North Carolina Latina immigrants
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2509-22. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that future epidemiologic studies and physical activity interventions should measure and tailor programs based on English-language use and age of arrival to the US among Latina immigrants...
  47. ncbi request reprint Correlates of body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio among Mexican women in the United States: implications for intervention development
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7440, USA
    Womens Health Issues 14:155-64. 2004
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Restaurant and food shopping selections among Latino women in Southern California
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, CB 7440, Rosenau Hall, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7440, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:38-45. 2005
    ..This study describes and examines determinants of restaurant and food store selections in a sample of Latino women...
  49. ncbi request reprint Do Latino immigrants link self-rated health with BMI and health behaviors?
    Deanna Kepka
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:535-44. 2007
    ..To assess the association between self-rated health, obesity, and self-reported health behaviors of Latino immigrants..
  50. ncbi request reprint Asthma in middle schools: what students have to say about their asthma
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7440 Rosenau Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7440, USA
    J Sch Health 76:208-14. 2006
    ..A school-based intervention in middle school may help students with asthma transition to greater autonomy of care, while easing transition in other domains of life...
  51. ncbi request reprint Realidad Latina: Latino adolescents, their school, and a university use photovoice to examine and address the influence of immigration
    J Matt Streng
    Orange County Health Department, Health Promotion and Educational Services, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
    J Interprof Care 18:403-15. 2004
    ..Likewise, implications from the findings and the nature of the CBPR approach for future Latino adolescent health intervention research are presented...

Research Grants2

  1. Marketing health to Latinos through tiendas
    Guadalupe Ayala; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..e., increased physical activity, reduction in tobacco use) in a novel setting. ..
  2. El Valor de Nuestra Salud (The Value of Our Health)
    Guadalupe X Ayala; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....