Affiliation: Tulane University
- Cardiovascular risk factors and physical activity behavior among elementary school personnel: baseline results from the ACTION! worksite wellness programLarry S Webber
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
J Sch Health 82:410-6. 2012..Although the prevalence of obesity is increasing during adulthood, there have been few assessments of obesity, cardiovascular risk factors, and levels of physical activity among adult elementary school staff...
- Promoting physical activity in middle school girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent GirlsLarry S Webber
Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:173-84. 2008..Physical activity is important for weight control and good health; however, activity levels decline in the adolescent years, particularly in girls...
- Development of ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School PersonnelLarry S Webber
Department of Biostatistics SL18, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:48S-56S. 2007..The purpose of this paper is to describe the formative research activities and how these were used to design the ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel...
- Outpatient medication assistance program in a rural settingGary N Harmon
Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, Suite 2001, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 2715, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 61:603-7. 2004..Efforts to provide medication assistance to the rural poor in central Louisiana are described...
- Safe play spaces to promote physical activity in inner-city children: results from a pilot study of an environmental interventionThomas A Farley
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA70112, USA
Am J Public Health 97:1625-31. 2007..We evaluated the effect of providing a safe play space on the physical activity level of inner-city schoolchildren...
- Use of the SF-8 to assess health-related quality of life for a chronically ill, low-income population participating in the Central Louisiana Medication Access Program (CMAP)John J Lefante
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
Qual Life Res 14:665-73. 2005..Race and gender differences in physical component (PCS) and mental component (MCS) summary scores among participants in the CENLA Medication Access Program (CMAP), along with comparisons to the United States population are made...
- A school-based environmental intervention to reduce smoking among high school students: the Acadiana Coalition of Teens against Tobacco (ACTT)Carolyn C Johnson
Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA
Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:1298-316. 2009..Boys' and girls' smoking rates were similar. These outcome data, student feedback and process evaluation provide a basis for continuing to create more innovative adolescent tobacco control programs...
- The obesity epidemic: incidence and prevalenceLarry S Webber
Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA
J La State Med Soc 157:S3-11; quiz S11. 2005....
- Profiles of the adolescent smoker: models of tobacco use among 9th grade high school students: Acadiana Coalition of Teens against Tobacco (ACTT)Carolyn C Johnson
Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Prev Med 39:551-8. 2004..Tobacco use, underreported among Louisiana youth, was examined among 9th grade students in south central Louisiana; profiles of tobacco use were developed to inform adolescent tobacco control programs...
- ACTION live: using process evaluation to describe implementation of a worksite wellness programCarolyn C Johnson
Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
J Occup Environ Med 52:S14-21. 2010..Process evaluation is a necessary component of randomized controlled field trials. This is a descriptive article that reviews process evaluation for the ACTION Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel...
- Process evaluation of an in-school anti-tobacco media campaign in LouisianaTraci Hong
Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, Ste 2301, TW 19, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Public Health Rep 123:781-9. 2008..This study reported process evaluation of an in-school three-year anti-tobacco media campaign conducted in 10 schools in Louisiana...
- Co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in LouisianaCarolyn C Johnson
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Community Health Sciences, 1440 Canal St, Rm 2309, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 6:A85. 2009..The purpose of this study was to examine the co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in south-central Louisiana...
- Targeting school tobacco policy: lessons from the Acadiana Coalition of Teens Against Tobacco (ACTT)Neil W Boris
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
Health Promot Pract 10:549-56. 2009..Tobacco use policies are often not promoted, and enforcement of policies impacting teachers is complex. Changing social norms for smoking at high schools through policy promotion and enforcement is understudied...
- Cohort study of medication adherence in older adults (CoSMO): extended effects of Hurricane Katrina on medication adherence among older adultsTareq Islam
Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Am J Med Sci 336:105-10. 2008..The extended effect of Hurricane Katrina on antihypertensive medication adherence is not well characterized...
- Barriers to and determinants of medication adherence in hypertension management: perspective of the cohort study of medication adherence among older adultsMarie A Krousel-Wood
Center for Health Research, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA
Med Clin North Am 93:753-69. 2009..This article discusses the relevance of this study in addressing the issue of barriers to anithypertensive medication adherence...
- Where do the children play? The influence of playground equipment on physical activity of children in free playThomas A Farley
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
J Phys Act Health 5:319-31. 2008..Promotion of physical activity in children depends on an understanding of how children use play equipment...
- Medication adherence in older clinic patients with hypertension after Hurricane Katrina: implications for clinical practice and disaster managementMarie A Krousel-Wood
Center for Health Research, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Am J Med Sci 336:99-104. 2008..In post-disaster situations, additional barriers may reduce antihypertensive medication adherence...
- Adverse effects of complementary and alternative medicine on antihypertensive medication adherence: findings from the cohort study of medication adherence among older adultsMarie A Krousel-Wood
Center for Health Research, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA70121, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 58:54-61. 2010..To determine the association between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and antihypertensive medication adherence in older black and white adults...
- Relationships among fitness, body composition, and physical activityTimothy G Lohman
Department of Physiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1163-70. 2008..This study was designed to examine the associations of physical activity and body composition with cardiorespiratory fitness in eighth grade girls...
- Design characteristics of worksite environmental interventions for obesity preventionCharlotte A Pratt
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936, Room 10118, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2171-80. 2007..This paper describes the design characteristics of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded studies that are testing innovative environmental interventions for weight control and obesity prevention at worksites...
- Tracking of physical and physiological risk variables among ethnic subgroups from third to eighth grade: the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health cohort studySteven H Kelder
School of Public Health, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Prev Med 34:324-33. 2002..This paper reports the tracking of physiologic variables through eighth grade...
- Maintenance of lightweight correlates with decreased cardiovascular risk factors in early adolescenceJohanna T Dwyer
Schools of Nutrition and Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, J T D, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
J Adolesc Health 31:117-24. 2002..To describe predictors of lightweight in 11-year-olds and how weight changes between ages 9-11 years affected selected cardiovascular risk factors...
- Maintenance of effects of the eat smart school food service program: results from the CATCH-ON studyStavroula K Osganian
Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Health Educ Behav 30:418-33. 2003....
- Maintenance of effects of the CATCH physical education program: results from the CATCH-ON studyThomas L McKenzie
Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182 7251, USA
Health Educ Behav 30:447-62. 2003..Use of CATCH PE curricula was associated with increased levels of teacher training and school support for PE in both former intervention and control schools...
- Design of the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG)June Stevens
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Contemp Clin Trials 26:223-33. 2005..The TAAG study addresses an important health behavior, and also advances the field of group-randomized trials through the use of a study design and analysis plan tailored to serve the main study hypothesis...
- Serum homocysteine is related to food intake in adolescents: the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular HealthPamela L Lutsey
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 83:1380-6. 2006..However, little is known about the relation between food intake and homocysteine in adolescents...
- Vitamin supplement intake is related to dietary intake and physical activity: The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH)Lindsay Reaves
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minneapolis School of Public Health, 1300 S Second St, Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 106:2018-23. 2006..To explore the relationship of multiple-vitamin supplement use with selected food groups, physical activity, lifestyle behaviors, and weight status...
- Objectively measured physical activity in sixth-grade girlsRussell R Pate
Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:1262-8. 2006..To describe the objectively measured physical activity characteristics of a diverse sample of sixth-grade girls, to examine influences on physical activity, and to report compliance with physical activity guidelines...
- Objectively assessed associations between physical activity and body composition in middle-school girls: the Trial of Activity for Adolescent GirlsJune Stevens
Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Am J Epidemiol 166:1298-305. 2007..More population-based research using objective physical activity and body composition measurements is needed to make evidence-based physical activity recommendations for US youth...
- Evaluating school-based interventions using the Healthy Eating IndexJohanna Dwyer
Frances Stern Nutrition Center, New England Medical Center and School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 102:257-9. 2002
- TRIAL OF ACTIVITY FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS (TAAG)Larry Webber; Fiscal Year: 2005..TAAG has the potential to provide a sustainable program that can be disseminated to middle schools throughout the country in order to increase physical activity for girls. ..
- ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School PersonnelLarry Webber; Fiscal Year: 2007..At the conclusion of the main trial, the program will be disseminated to schools in the Greater New Orleans area, and materials will be developed to further disseminate the program to interested schools nation-wide. ..
- Longitudinal Assessments in the Trial of Activity of Adolescent Girls (LA-TAAG)Larry Webber; Fiscal Year: 2009..We will also explore the influence of personal, school and environmental factors, including persistent stress and anxiety that may have resulted from Hurricane Katrina, on these relationships. ..