M E Fernandez

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Cervical cancer control for Hispanic women in Texas: strategies from research and practice
    Maria E Fernandez
    School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA Electronic address
    Gynecol Oncol 132:S26-32. 2014
  2. pmc Designing a valid randomized pragmatic primary care implementation trial: the my own health report (MOHR) project
    Alex H Krist
    Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, PO Box 980251, Richmond, VA 23298 0251, USA
    Implement Sci 8:73. 2013
  3. pmc Design of a randomized controlled trial for multiple cancer risk behaviors among Spanish-speaking Mexican-origin smokers
    Yessenia Castro
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:237. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among Latinos from U.S. cities along the Texas-Mexico border
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:195-206. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Dissemination of a breast and cervical cancer early detection program through a network of community-based organizations
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, 7000 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Promot Pract 11:654-64. 2010
  6. pmc Development and validation of a cervical cancer screening self-efficacy scale for low-income Mexican American women
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Suite 2558, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:866-75. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Planning a multilevel intervention to prevent hearing loss among farmworkers and managers: a systematic approach
    M E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, The University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Agric Saf Health 15:49-74. 2009
  8. pmc Effectiveness of Cultivando la Salud: a breast and cervical cancer screening promotion program for low-income Hispanic women
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7000 Fannin St, Suite 2558, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:936-43. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Pap smear screening among Asian Pacific Islander women in a multisite community-based cancer screening program
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research CHPPR, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Health Promot Pract 10:210-21. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Repeat mammography screening among low-income and minority women: a qualitative study
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Control 12:77-83. 2005

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. pmc Cervical cancer control for Hispanic women in Texas: strategies from research and practice
    Maria E Fernandez
    School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA Electronic address
    Gynecol Oncol 132:S26-32. 2014
    ..This paper presents lessons learned from community-based cervical cancer control programs for Hispanics and highlights effective intervention programs, methods and strategies...
  2. pmc Designing a valid randomized pragmatic primary care implementation trial: the my own health report (MOHR) project
    Alex H Krist
    Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, PO Box 980251, Richmond, VA 23298 0251, USA
    Implement Sci 8:73. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Design of a randomized controlled trial for multiple cancer risk behaviors among Spanish-speaking Mexican-origin smokers
    Yessenia Castro
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:237. 2013
    ..S. population and are the fastest growing minority group in the country. Efforts to intervene on these important lifestyle factors among Latinos may accelerate the elimination of cancer-related health disparities...
  4. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among Latinos from U.S. cities along the Texas-Mexico border
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:195-206. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that strategies are needed to educate Hispanic residents of border communities about CRC and to motivate them to undergo CRC screening...
  5. ncbi request reprint Dissemination of a breast and cervical cancer early detection program through a network of community-based organizations
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, 7000 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Promot Pract 11:654-64. 2010
    ..The article highlights elements of the program that enhanced its adoption and implementation and describes procedures for accelerating the diffusion of the program across the country...
  6. pmc Development and validation of a cervical cancer screening self-efficacy scale for low-income Mexican American women
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Suite 2558, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:866-75. 2009
    ..Findings showed a significant increase in self-efficacy following the intervention, indicating that the measure has good sensitivity to change over time...
  7. ncbi request reprint Planning a multilevel intervention to prevent hearing loss among farmworkers and managers: a systematic approach
    M E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, The University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Agric Saf Health 15:49-74. 2009
    ..Theoretical methods and practical strategies, including program materials and activities, are then delineated...
  8. pmc Effectiveness of Cultivando la Salud: a breast and cervical cancer screening promotion program for low-income Hispanic women
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7000 Fannin St, Suite 2558, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:936-43. 2009
    ..We tested the effectiveness of a lay health worker intervention to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among low-income Hispanic women...
  9. doi request reprint Pap smear screening among Asian Pacific Islander women in a multisite community-based cancer screening program
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research CHPPR, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Health Promot Pract 10:210-21. 2009
    ..Over half of the women in Glendale reported that help getting low cost Pap tests and having translators available were instrumental in completing screening...
  10. ncbi request reprint Repeat mammography screening among low-income and minority women: a qualitative study
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Control 12:77-83. 2005
    ..Future research should seek to better understand the influence of family/friends, risk perception, and fatalistic beliefs on the decision to obtain regular mammograms...
  11. pmc HPV knowledge, attitudes, and cultural beliefs among Hispanic men and women living on the Texas-Mexico border
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Ethn Health 14:607-24. 2009
    ..Knowledge, attitudes, and cultural beliefs may play a role in higher rates of infection of human papillomavirus (HPV) and decisions about subsequent diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer...
  12. pmc Integrating clinical, community, and policy perspectives on human papillomavirus vaccination
    Maria E Fernandez
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 31:235-52. 2010
    ..The resulting integrated framework can be used as a heuristic tool for organizing factors at multiple levels to guide intervention development and future research...
  13. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of a questionnaire to measure colorectal cancer screening behaviors: does mode of survey administration matter?
    Sally W Vernon
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:758-67. 2008
    ..This study provides evidence to support the use of the National Cancer Institute CRCS questionnaire to assess self-report with any of the three survey modes...
  14. pmc Promoting regular mammography screening II. Results from a randomized controlled trial in US women veterans
    Sally W Vernon
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, 7000 Fannin, Ste 2560, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:347-58. 2008
    ..We conducted a randomized controlled trial of two theory-based interventions in a population-based, nationally representative sample of women veterans...
  15. ncbi request reprint Development of a cervical cancer educational program for Chinese women using intervention mapping
    Su I Hou
    Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Health Promot Pract 5:80-7. 2004
    ..Strategies included direct mail communication, role-model stories and testimonials, and a telephone-counseling component. The delineation of specific plans for implementation and evaluation are also described...
  16. ncbi request reprint Correlates of mammography screening among Hispanic women living in lower Rio Grande Valley farmworker communities
    Richard C Palmer
    University of Texas Houston, School of Public Health, 77030, USA
    Health Educ Behav 32:488-503. 2005
    ..In addition, efforts to increase their self-efficacy in obtaining a mammogram and to counter negative attitudes and opinions by stressing the positive prognosis associated with early detection are warranted...
  17. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and mammography screening among Hispanic women living in farmworker communities
    Richard C Palmer
    University of Texas Houston, School of Public Health, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Control 12:21-7. 2005
    ..Women in such communities with low levels of acculturation can be targeted for interventions to increase mammography adherence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Correlates of breast cancer screening among Asian Americans enrolled in ENCOREplus
    Cindy A Leong-Wu
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, The University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, 7000 Fannin, Suite 2558, 77030, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 8:235-43. 2006
    ..02, 2.48). The results of this study highlight the need for health education about breast cancer and mammography among Asian American women. Policy work also needs to be directed toward improving access to health care in this community...
  19. ncbi request reprint CDC-funded intervention research aimed at promoting colorectal cancer screening in communities
    Steven S Coughlin
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Cancer 107:1196-204. 2006
    ..Relatively few studies, however, have identified and tested intervention approaches to promote routine colorectal cancer screening among diverse populations...
  20. ncbi request reprint Partners in school asthma management: evaluation of a self-management program for children with asthma
    L Kay Bartholomew
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin, 25th Floor, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Sch Health 76:283-90. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk behaviors by ethnicity and Texas-Mexico border residence
    Maureen Sanderson
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health at Brownsville, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:514-20. 2006
    ..To determine whether residence on the Texas-Mexico border would modify the effect of ethnic differences on risk behaviors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an intervention to increase Pap test screening among Chinese women in Taiwan
    Su I Hou
    Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, School of Health and Human Performance, College of Education at the University of Georgia, Athens 30602 6522, USA
    J Community Health 27:277-90. 2002
    ..The results also support the use of Intervention Mapping, a systematic program development framework for planning effective interventions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Measures used in studies of informed decision making about cancer screening: a systematic review
    Patricia Dolan Mullen
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Behav Med 32:188-201. 2006
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Correlates of cervical cancer screening among women in Taiwan
    Su I Hou
    University of Georgia, College of Education, School of Health and Human Performance, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, 309 Ramsey Student Center, Athens, GA 30602 6522, USA
    Health Care Women Int 24:384-98. 2003
    ..Future intervention efforts tailoring these factors could potentially impact cancer screening for women internationally...

Research Grants1

  1. REPEAT MAMMOGRAPHY AMONG LOW INCOME AND MINORITY WOMEN
    Maria Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..g. stage of mammography adoption, self-efficacy, attitudes toward mammography, and perceived susceptibility to breast cancer). ..