Affiliation: Texas A and M University
- Age- and sex-specific cancer prevention and screening practices among asian Indian immigrants in the United StatesRanjita Misra
Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A and M University, College Station, 77843, USA
J Investig Med 59:787-92. 2011..The objective was to examine age- and sex-specific cancer prevention and screening practices among 1820 Asian Indian (AI) adults in the United States using items from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey Cancer Control Topical Module...
- Complementary and alternative medicine use among Asian Indians in the United States: a national studyRanjita Misra
Center for the Study of Health Disparities, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
J Altern Complement Med 16:843-52. 2010..Asian Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) at a higher rate than Americans...
- Prevalence of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular risk factors in US Asian Indians: results from a national studyRanjita Misra
Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
J Diabetes Complications 24:145-53. 2010....
- Predictors of quality of life among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitusRanjita Misra
Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
J Diabetes Complications 22:217-23. 2008..Knowledge reduced SCBs but was not associated with QoL. In the path model, SCBs influenced QoL and mediated the relationship between social support, acceptance, and QoL...
- Ethnic and gender differences in psychosocial factors, glycemic control, and quality of life among adult type 2 diabetic patientsRanjita Misra
Health and Kinesiology Department, 4243 TAMU, 158V Read Building, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4243, USA
J Diabetes Complications 23:54-64. 2009..g., social support and acceptance of the disease, knowledge levels, perceived difficulty in adherence behaviors, and diabetes outcome (glycemic control and quality of life) in Type 2 diabetic patients...
- Knowledge, attitudes, and label use among college studentsRanjita Misra
Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4243, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 107:2130-4. 2007..Attitude mediated the relationship between knowledge and label reading behavior. The indexes of fit for the tested model indicated a good fit; the predictors accounted for 44% of the variance in label usage...
- Personal cancer prevention and screening practices among Asian Indian physicians in the United StatesRanjita Misra
Health and Kinesiology Department, Texas A and M University, 4243, 158P Read Building, College Station 77843 4243, USA
Cancer Detect Prev 28:269-76. 2004..Additionally, our respondents were less likely than other physicians to practice cancer screening behaviors. Results support the need to promote regular cancer prevention and screening among Asian Indian physicians...
- Community needs and strengths assessments as an active learning projectRanjita Misra
Dept of Health and Kinesiology, 158P Read Bldg, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4243, USA
J Sch Health 73:269-71. 2003..The project, which included substantial community involvement, helped students identify needs and strengths necessary for addressing community health problems and concerns...
- Asian-Indian physicians' experience with managed care organizationsRanjita Misra
School of Allied Medical Professions, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 22:582-99. 2009..Managed care experience was categorized into physician satisfaction; service quality rating; service limitations; difficulties acquiring and maintaining managed care contracts; and financial impact...
- Gender and ethnic differences in hand hygiene practices among college studentsJoy L Anderson
Center for the Study of Health Disparities, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA
Am J Infect Control 36:361-8. 2008..Poor hand hygiene on college campuses can be improved by promoting handwashing behavior. This observational study was conducted to evaluate gender and race/ethnic differences in hand hygiene practices among college students...
- Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and associated risk factors in Asian IndiansAjay Balasubramanyam
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 10:313-23. 2008..This study examined the association between metabolic syndrome, lifestyle behaviors, and perception and knowledge of current health and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Asian Indians in the US...
- Predictors of social support, acceptance, health-promoting behaviors, and glycemic control in African-Americans with type 2 diabetesPatricia E McDonald
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
J Natl Black Nurses Assoc 13:23-30. 2002..Physical functioning was the only significant predictor of social support (beta = .30, p = .03). In turn, social support predicted acceptance (beta = .32, p = .01) and health behaviors beta = .39, p = .002)...
- A community-based diabetes prevention and management education program in a rural village in IndiaPadmini Balagopal
Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamilnadu, India
Diabetes Care 31:1097-104. 2008..In this study we evaluated a 7-month community-based nonpharmacological lifestyle intervention to prevent/reduce the risk of developing diabetes and its complications in a resource-poor village in Tamilnadu, India...
- The metabolic syndrome in South Asians: continuing escalation & possible solutionsAnoop Misra
Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital, New Delhi, India
Indian J Med Res 125:345-54. 2007..Finally, there is an urgent need to conduct research studies regarding the correct definitions of the metabolic syndrome and genetic and perinatal factors related to insulin resistance in South Asians...